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where a family resides, you look here it's all new construction where temple students live. with it comes partying and drinking and finally the university is beginning to crack down. >> sabrina gibson has lived here for four years. >> there is a lot of drinking and they urinate on your cars and you'll you see is the red cups. >> she is among the last full-time residents on her block. it has left her and others frustrated by the drinking and parties that come with the new tenants. >> what is frustrating to me is the noise, it's so dirty and the partying and they do it all times of night. there is no cut off point. >> they cannot assume they can do anything they want off campus
and be as disruptive and dangerous to the community as they have been. >> deputy dean of students says that students will begin patrolling off campus housing from thursday night to saturday night. they are observers of the environment and giving police an idea of situations escalating or students that are in medical trouble. fines will jump to $750 for a sec underage drinking offense and hosting an out of control party is $1500. >> will it have an impact. yes, it will be stricter and control some people that go crazy. >> this pilot program will go several weeks and then reassess the program this summer. live off campus, chad pradelli,
channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. from our delaware newsroom tonight, police have released new video of a person of interest in a deadly shooting from last year. this is the man they are hoping to identify. it's all in connection with the shooting death of edwin heath, he was killed at the fox run townhouses in bear last may. and anyone with information is asked to call police. and after a big loss by both frontrunners in wisconsin, the focus is turning to the keystone state. and last night bernie sanders secured a big win in the badger state and beat clinton by more than 13 points. both sanders and clinton are campaigning in pennsylvania, sander is expected to make his first appearance tonight in south philadelphia and dann cuellar is live now. >> reporter: hey guys, the bernie sanders event is billed as a conversation about issues
important to the black voters community. but even though sanders sees philadelphia crucial to his campaign he has to overcome party leader that have already endorsed hillary clinton. he has two events leading into the pennsylvania primary. at temple he schedule aid victory rally later tonight there are long lines ready to go in at 8:00. he is still 370 points behind hillary clinton. but he says he is now gaining momentum. momentum is in the last couple of weeks, there are national polls that have us one point up or one point down. [ applause ] >> despite sanders' huge victory. the math paints a difficult picture to winning the
nomination and not likely that the democratic race will last deep into the spring. >> if we wake up, middle class people and young people and senior citizens, begin to stand up and fight back, and come out and vote in large numbers there is nothing that we cannot accomplish. [ applause ] >> reporter: sanders continued presence in the race is an irritant to hillary clinton keeping her from focusing on the general election and we are asking sanders' supporters why they are backing him and not hillary. >> thank you. sander's rival hillary clinton made stops first was the afocio convenience. >> i fully support governor wolf and his fight to raise the
minimum wage in pennsylvania as well. >> this afternoon clinton was joined by philadelphia mayor, jim kenney, an agency dedicated to helping the homeless find work. a recent poll shows clinton leading in pennsylvania but only by 6 points. >> on the republican side it was not a majority decision in wisconsin, but senator ted cruz walked away with a sizable win talking about a contested convention in july. more than 87% of voters picked cruz as the nominee and trump in second and john kasich coming in third. here is where the delegate count stands. 1237 are needed to secure the nomination, donald trump leads with 740. cruz sits in second with 514 and kasich trails with 143. >> but after the championship
may be over but the party for the villanova wildcats is not done yet. it was back to school after a long weekend. the action cam was at villanova for what many described address a normal wednesday. after the big victory in houston monday night. according to tour guides there is an influx of interest in the school and they are getting plenty of questions about basketball. >> they definitely have questions about things like that, they want to know about the team. it's very exciting to share that they are now touring a school that has won a national championship. >> meanwhile "action news" caught up with the team on campus as the national championship win continues to sink in. and coach jay wright took a very important phone call. jaime apody is live with that part of the story tonight. >> reporter: i called him. i did. it was me.
no, just kidding. josh hart told us they are a bunch of ordinary guys that did an extraordinary thing. sure. the championship villanova wildcats met with us for one last time before the big parade. a lot of them went back to class today among them kris jenkins and they got a standing ovation from their classmates and teacher. and jay wright's cell phone rang and on the other end was president barack obama calling to give his congratulations and he had a lot of fun things to say to jay. here is a little bit of what mr. president said to our villanova basketball coach. >> the reason it was a great game because carolina did not give it away and they played great and you played great. i was rooting for villanova --
and invited us to the white house. i told him my wife has a crush on him. he said make sure she comes i want to take a picture with her. he obviously watched the game and was excited about the game and very complimentary. >> was it kind of surreal? >> it was cool. it was cool. >> the guys say it's cool because they get to go to the white house and meet president obama sometime in the near future. the final ncaa basketball to meet him until there is a new president in office. more on campus here coming up all right here on "action news." live at villanova university. channel 6 "action news." >> thank you jaime. the celebration is not over yet, friday of course the city of philadelphia will hold a parade for the wildcats, it starts at 1:00 at 20th and market streets and runs to dill worth park and
septa is expanding service, the norristown high speed line and the broad street line and the market frankford line. and "action news" is broadcasting the parade in its entirety. it starts friday at 1:00 right after "action news" at noon and we'll stream the parade online at 6abc.com. a delaware valley native is celebrating his team's big win in womens basketball. for the fourth straight year the uconn huskies won the national championship. the team is led by coach geno auriemma from norristown. they completed a perfect season. 38 wins zero losses. on the heels of villanova big win flyers fans have a chance to buy their ticket foz err potential playoff run. round one at the wells fargo center center are now on sale. right now the flyers are tied with boston for the final playoff spot. they have four games left in the
regular season. good luck guys. time for our "action news" traffic report midweek. lets go live to matt pellman and see how it's running. >> don't head for northbound 95 it's a mess all afternoon from past the walt whitman bridge to allegheny avenue where we have late running construction that cleared before 4:00, and extra heavy delays northbound to cotman avenue. it's extra slow on the eastbound side of the schuylkill coming out of king of prussia, speeds of 10 miles per hour, a crash involving a truck by the conshohocken curve, it didn't help us this afternoon. if you are headed way north approaching the lehigh tunnel one lane is blocked and lower pottsgrove at the cvs and a pair of brush fires along phoenixville at evander slice street and one in pennsauken at
47th. and the blowing smoke is impacting the betsy ross bridge. we'll check it again in the next half hour. >> thank you sir. more ahead on "action news" at 5:00, a dramatic rescue was caught on camera in oklahoma. why a couple says they were in the right place at the right time to save a man almost caught in a raging wild fire. and a 600 million there's decision from president obama, the excess fund from one crisis he is using to fund another. >> get ready for a rainy thursday followed by a wintery weekend including a chance for some snow. believe it or not. vo: president obama endorses
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he can't get out. dramatic video shows the moment that a man escaped a raging wild fire in oklahoma. jason perks was driving a road grader when it got stuck in a ditch. perk made it out of the grader and made it to the couple's car in time. both he and the couple survived the flames and hours later he
was back out on the job. the white house has given in to the republican battle to fund the zika virus. another showdown is still underway and reporter and registered nurse, ali gorman is here to explain. >> reporter: redirecting the money is a bit controversial when some lawmakers first proposed this, some were against it. they wanted to keep the ebola money there but now just under $600 million from the ebola fund will be used to battle the zika virus in puerto rico and if it moves to the united states. and most goes to research to develop the vaccine and control the mosquitos, president obama requested $1.9 billion to fund zika. and they say the full amount is still needed as we learn more about the virus including the rate of sexual transmission and
the rate of the potential birth defect to unborn babies. >> we continue to be concerned about the impact of this virus on the united states. >> officials are concerned about the wider range of the type of mosquito that carries zika. that could increase the chance that it gets to the continental u.s. and the world house organization's birthday is tomorrow. the gift is the call to action against diabetes, the number of people living with the disease is going up in every region of the world. if diabetes is not controlled it can raise your risk for heart disease, kidney failure, blindness and amputation, and in many cases it is preventible. mores that to be done to make sure communities have access to healthy food and healthy eating and exercise and there are simple things to do to improve
your overall health. one is volunteering, they say those that volunteer are better protected against stress and cooking, home cooked meals are typically healthier. people that eat at home eat 130 fewer calories than people that eat out more often and the last one is caring for a pet. it can prevent loneliness and from you out walking your pet every day that keeps you moving which can help lower your blood pressure among my benefits. >> good idea. >> great advice thank you. "action news" is about interaction with you, follow us on social media fort lake-effect headlines and accuweather and breaking news and to communicate with us, we are #6abcaction.
decisions furthering your education or a career after graduation. there is a new push from the childrens hospital in philadelphia to give the gift of life. the action cam was in center city where officials kicked off donate life month. every person that signs up to be an organ donor can potentially save lives. several children that received transplants were at today's event. >> there is an ongoing battle in chester county and now both sides of the project are meeting tonight to talk about the controversy. the space that was once the waterloo gardens in devon. they want to turn the site into a new retail center, but they don't want a building that large in the neighborhood. the meeting starts tonight at the beaumont elementary school in devon. starbucks has plans to build
the biggest store in the world in new york city. it's expected to open in lower manhattan in 2018. it would not be your typical latte spot, it would have rare coffee varieties roasted by baristas. it opened its first one a mile from its seattle headquarter back in 2014. still to come a check of the accuweather forecast. looking outside from sky 6 hd, it has been a sunny day, the sun is setting and we are in for chilly temperatures. meteorologist, cecily tynan has your accuweather forecast when we come right back.
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time for accuweather at the "action news" big board. cecily tynan is here to tell united states about the chill out. >> a nice recovery today after a cold start to the morning. sky 6 hd taking a look at atlantic city where it's sunny and sky 6 is shaking with the winds. we have winds out of the south and that will pull up milder air and this morning it was cold and the atlantic city airport dropping all the way down to 22 degrees, a record low for the atlantic city airport. allentown close to the record dropped down to 28 degrees, wilmington 29 and philadelphia we dropped down to 29 degrees.
the record low 24, not a record but 29 degrees is 12 degrees below average. this is the coldest april temperature here in 19 years. it's rare to get that cold in april. we warmed up into the 50s in the afternoon and sunshine with the winds out of the south and 53 in philadelphia, it's bearable. allentown and wilmington 51 and reading and trenton currently 52. satellite 6 along with action radar showing we are beginning to see high, thin clouds moving in from the west. all ahead of a cold front that stretches from the great lakes to the tennessee valley. this is pushing through as we head through the day tomorrow. that means temperatures are milder, back in the 60s but we are dealing with some rain. future tracker showing 11:00 tonight clouds beginning to thicken especially out to the west. temperatures are in the 40s and temperatures actually will be rising in the overnight hours.
the combination of cloud cover and southerly winds, 55 degrees and showers in the western suburbs and it looks like most of the showers will hold off until after the morning commute but then things get really wet in the afternoon around 1:30, some heavy rain is rolling through and perhaps some thunderstorms, into the evening rush hour a few spotty showers and then we have another secondary piece of energy rolling through in the evening hours, at 8:00 could have a few more thunderstorms before we begin to dry out later on thursday night. and future tracker 6 showing we are looking at a pretty good soaking of rain and generally .75 inch of rain to about an inch, and it's going to be a wet day. don't forget the umbrella. the five-day at 5:00, periods of rain and perhaps a thunderstorm, 63 degrees, behind the system on friday it's breezy and cool and dry for the villanova victory parade. 54 degrees and dry for the union game friday night saturday show.
43 degrees and rain or snow showers, 48 on sunday and monday we bump it up to 59 degrees and increasing clouds for the phillies home opener. special day today the first outdoor adventure with adam joseph he is actually inside at the lost river canyons. you should have worn a tux. >> in this particular room, which is called the crystal ballroom, this is where they used to hold dance parties and wedding in the 1940s. this cave was accidentally discovered in 1883 and 1929 the gilman family purchased it and opened it to the public and explored a quarter mile into the cave. check out this room, one feature is the frozen water fall of all different kinds of minerals.
this cave is about 250,000 years old. it's still active and that means still growing, you can hear the drips of water coming through and i have stories that date back to 1889 in it room. we'll give you the accuweather forecast and tell you more about the lost river caverns. a pretty cool place. >> the first original man cave, you always wanted one. quick break.
"action news" continues with adam joseph, jaime apody and rick williams. here is what is happening wednesday night. a heart break, mystery after dogs were found dead and stripped of their identification collars. and a man walking home at a local eatery ends up at the hospital with a gunshot wound. and the national champion villanova wildcats are getting ready for a big celebration. jaime apody is live with more. and a family is mourning the loss of two beloved pets found shot near their home. the bodies were found by a
worker near old shady side road and both collars were missing. gray hall is live now with this unfolding. >> reporter: hi monica. as you can imagine this is a heart breaking time for the family, not only have they lost two pets, they lost two members of their family, it started when the dogs ran away like they did before but this time they did not make it home. >> margaret christie is talking about the devastating loss of her two dogs. buddha ran away from home last wednesday and oliver disappeared while they were searching for them. both were found and shot once and their collars missing and their bodies dumbed in a creek. >> when you lose a pet maybe you give it up to cars maybe but you
don't think about deliberate intentional harm. >> the family says hours after the dogs disappeared they made flyers and less than 24 hours later they got the heart breaking news from a worker in the area who found the lifeless animals. >> i have news but i don't think it's good. >> poor guy had to deliver the news that he had seen -- seen their bodies. >> the brandywine law enforcement unit is working the case but admit they have no leads, but workers say cameras in the wooded area where the dogs were dumped could help. >> we are waiting to hear back if we can have access to the film. >> while investigators work down to find out who is respond for this animal cruelty a family is left with unanswered questions, but the big one is why. she knows an arrest will not
bring her beloved animals back but bring closure and that a violent person is off the street. >> i'm not looking for vengeance, the other piece is if you can do that it can escalate. >> reporter: and tonight there is no word if the cameras that investigators are reviewing actually revealed anything, we can tell that you there is a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in this case. if you have the information call the brandywine spca. rick back to you opening statements are underway in the trial of two former philadelphia police officers accused of beating a suspect back in 2013, sean mcknight and kevin robertson are charged with police brutality, for a confrontation with rivera. they pulled him over as he was riding his scooter, prosecutors say that surveillance footage
shows officers knocking him off the bike and punching him and beating him and they allegedly submitted paperwork saying he assaulted them and resisted arrest. from our delaware newsroom, a judge rule that kathleen zerba can sue for bath salts -- an adrenalin rush, they sold knowing they were dangerous. the company petitioned to have the complaint dismissed but the judge says there is sufficient evidence to support the claim. philadelphia police will be able to pro prevent overdoses, they received a $50,000 donation
to put more narcan on the streets, it reverses the effect of oxycodone and heroin. philadelphia like the rest of the country is in the middle of a tragic heroin epidemic. >> people are saved on our streets in every zip code with the exception of two as a result of the use of naloxone. now, to the 2016 elections. a new jersey congressman announced today he wants to keep his job. donald nor cross kicked off his election campaign in cherry hill and represents new jersey's first congressional district, will he continue his cruise aid in congress to push for higher wages and health care and jobs in south jersey. there are two other folks hoping to unseat norcross, whom ever wins the primary will face
bob paterson in the general election. the primary elections in pennsylvania and delaware are less than three weeks away, voter goes to the polls on april 26th new jersey has their primary on june 7th. it doesn't feel like it right now, but the weather is getting warmer, that means the return of our outdoor adventures. >> we have a jam packed lineup of fun ways to spend your time. adam joseph is inside of heller caverns today. this looks like fun adam. >> you talk about the temperatures outside. one thing rick and monica, when you are 100 feet under the ground in this cavern also known as a cave, it's a constant temperature of 52 degrees, we are in the crystal chapel. i'm getting wet by the drops coming down. this particular room they held parties. this particular cave was explored and discovered back in 1883 and in 1889 the local
residents would come in here because it was cooler and they had a wooden dance floor and have square dances in here. where dan is where the band would set up. this is a frozen water fall a mixture of iron and calcium and zinc that almost flows like a water fall. then is oscar the turtle. it does look like a turtle in person and you have a head and eye and flippers there and shell. but i'll tell you a lot more when we give you the accuweather forecast. this is still active, 250,000 years old and still growing today. have you to come check it out. we'll have the seven day in another room in just a little bit. >> thank you. time now for an update on the highways and by ways tonight in our "action news" traffic center. how is it rolling matt?
>> speeds are dropping like a rock. what a mess we start to jam past montgomery drive through the on ramp and another police officer towards the accident scene just up ahead, we have an ambulance and fire truck there and right lane is out of commission and with just the left lane squeezing by the delay is grow on the westbound schuylkill. head for ridge pike and conshohocken state road and nearby a crash to watch out for at belmont avenue. and speeds of just 7 miles per hour. it's extra locked up on 95 northbound all afternoon, because of late running construction just 10 miles per hours from penn's landing, and one along bristol and one along crestville lane and one near cornelius school look for downs wired and a broken down vehicle southbound is gone but slow from 38 to 42, yes it's busy.
rock and monica back to you. >> thank you. more to come on "action news" a dream come true for a little girl that wants to meet pope francis. and the excitement continues for the villanova wildcats as they get ready for a big celebration. jaime apody is live on campus with more. frustrated with your overactive bladder medicine not working? can't handle the side effects? botox® treats symptoms of leaking, going too often, and the strong sudden need to go. ask your urologist if botox® can help calm your bladder
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a 5-year-old girl from ohio had her wish to see pope francis come true today. it's part of what her family calls their visual bucket list. lizzi myers suffers from a syndrome that effects your ears and eye sight. they got tickets to anywhere in the world and they chose world and got to arrange a face-to-face meeting with the pontiff. >> she bless the elizabeth's eyes and he is praying for us and asked us to pray for him.
>> the pope blessed her and they will continue to pray for a miracle. they have not told her yet of her condition, right now they don't think it's necessary. >> we'll have more on the pope's blessing and the murder of a texas college student. can you watch that tonight at with 30 following "action news" at 6:00. very special. turning to sports now. the villanova campus riding a wave of excitement following the national championship win. we learned that classes are canceled at villanova friday so everyone can attend the big victory parade. jaime apody is live now with the latest. >> reporter: back to business as usual. yes, i guess. if you call taking a call from the president of the united states and going on national talk shows as usual. the victorious wildcats met with the media one final time before
the big parade and although he hit the biggest shot in the history of basketball. kris jenkins had to go back to class like every other student today. he made the rounds on "good morning america" and mike and mike, and he is still just a college kid and today that is what he did. >> what was it like just to walk in just like everybody else? >> it was back to normal. back to reality in class look agent powerpoints and talking to my friends next to me. >> come on you didn't get mobbed. we did get -- josh and i are in the same class and we got a standing ovation but right after that it was back to the lecture. >> surely jenkins will be front and center going down market street. if you don't go to the parade watch is live on 6 abc and
streaming live on 6abc.com. they have all been big but it doesn't get bigger than this for the flyers. the plyoffs on the line. the flyers and red wings and bruins all have 91 points. should they beat detroit in regulation, they could klink a spot tomorrow afternoon in toronto. claude giroux is excited about this game circled on the calendar. they are coming off a loss and condition afford another. >> we are regrouping and we lost one game so -- >> we are doing one job and it's a good test to see how we do against detroit here. >> steve mason starting his 15 out of 16 games, aaron nola making his debut and finally it's masters time. check this out from the par 3 challenge. ricky fowler on the tee, his
partner just hit a hole in one. so what does fowler do? >> the reaction -- >> yes fowler does the same and the crowd goes crazy celebrating, back to back holes in one, i would say that is a good omen with the masters coming up. i'll have more coming up including what the president said to jay wright on the phone. >> we'll take a break and more "action news" after this. fios is not cable. we're wired differently. in the last 10 years our competitors have received a few awards. but we've received a few more, including jd power who ranked us highest in customer satisfaction for the third year in a row.
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lets head back out to ableage live at lost river cavern. >> reporter: yes we are outside but way underground by 150 feet. this particular cave also known as a cavern was accidentally discovered back in 1883 when they were blasting in the area. known as a limestone quarry. this is an active limestone cave. when you take a tour, it's over a quarter mile deep. and you get to see all the different minerals you see under
the ground and it's all depending on what kind of mineral and what kind of color and you see the formations, notice this right here. this is known as cave bacon, because it looks like trips of bacon on the ceiling of the cave and stalagmites and stalactites. and the own place where it's a bonus to be short is in this cave, if you are 5 15i 2001 h-h 53 philadelphia and 50 millville and 51 in allentown and again atlantic city cooler at 48 degrees. as you look at satellite and radar, locally we are good. we have high clouds filtering in
from the west but as we fly to the west you'll notice we have a storm brewing over the great lakes and the cold front stretches from chicago to st. louis down into the tennessee valley. you see the thunderstorms and downpours, that will be pushing in here first thing tomorrow morning and lingering at times, during the afternoon. as we go through the forecast tomorrow night. it's cloudy and not as cold, we are not talking about freezing temperatures again as we dip between 42 to 47 degrees, future tracker 63:00 tomorrow morning, it's works into reading and lancaster, around 1:00 it's the brunt of the system with the heaviest rain and thunderstorms working through the heart of the area with temperatures warming well into the 50s and 60s, 5:00 most of that exits and we see spotty showers peppered through the region and 8:00 tomorrow another round of passing shower will move through as the winds start to switch out of the northwest and by 8:00 on friday
morning, it's partly sunny and notice we dry out and temperatures in the low 40s and we dry out just in time for the victory parade down in center city for villanova. for that parade it's partly sunny and there is a westerly wind 12 to 20 miles per hour and a cool breeze with temperatures of 48 degrees and averaging around 50 between noon, 1:00 and 2:00 and topping off around 52 degrees at 3:00. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, periods of rain tomorrow, 63 degrees and even a thunderstorm, and breezy and partly sunny on friday and 54 and saturday rain and snow showers, and don't be surprised to see a coating of snow and spots of 53 and sunny and windy on sunday and 48 and we climb back into the 50s and 60s next week and it comes with a little bit of rain. this is known as the bridge. it's the bridge that goes into a
totally help rate room and all of these kind of like highway system of different rooms and this bridge does go over water and we are underground and water develops all the different formations, this is known as the lost river, we have to thank the gilman family for having us today. they purchased the cave in 1929 and they are in their third generation explaining to the public what happens underground. >> very cool thank you. >> thank you for that tour adam. can you get a closer look at the track of the rain and the snow adam was talking about by going to 6abc.com and find the latest satellite and radar images and the up to the minute forecast. this change in attitude
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a teacher is one of 16 people arrested in a child porn operation. and bernie sanders and hillary clinton are both in the area rallying voters. and how life on villanova campus is resuming after the thrilling championship win. for cecily tynan, jaime apody, rick williams and the entire "action news" team. i'm monica malpass.
wednesday night and jim is off and i'm rick williams, in the news a former traffic court judge is sentenced to prison and a dog attack sends four people to the hospital in pennsauken. but the big story on "action news" is 16 people arrested as part of a massive child pornography ring in new jersey and among the suspects a local elementary school teacher. thomas guzzi. he taught theater and worked at the theater in pitman. john rawlins is here with more on the arrest and allegations. >> reporter: the teacher involved in what is dubbed operation safe guard worked in vineland for 12 years and was arrested february 19th, since then he is on unpaid leave here, as for the videos that connect the 16 men they are described as
vial. >> these videos show very young children. being coerced in performing sexual acts on themselves or others including child rape. >> new jersey's acting attorney general says 16 men ages 17 to 72 arrested. showing child sex abuse as young as -- >> 9 months. so -- and there is 2-year-olds it's very, very young children. >> one of those arrested. thomas guzz i'm a well liked teacher in vineland and also worked at the theater in pitman. they say he used to report in a back bathroom. this comes as law enforcement faces an arms race in