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>> reporter: hi monica, double scan live radar shows the story we are not looking at a solid band of heavy rain like we had earlier today and we have scattered showers and thunderstorms that are moving in. so zooming in there is one batch of showers moving along i-95 heading towards philadelphia, those are just showers however i am tracking this line of pretty potent thunderstorms moving into western chester county, fremont, and spruce grove and nottingham all in the path of this. moving to the northeast at 45 miles per hour. and 8 lightning strikes with this and we have reports that these could contain pea size hail and wind gusts up to 45 miles per hour and they are moving quickly. the earlier storms packed a bunch, christine posted this from acland and the wins were strong enough to bring down the scoreboard at the football field. so they can have some pretty intense wind gusts as they roll
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through. today the temperature managed to make it back into the 60s and currently 60 degrees and we saw peeks of sunshine and waiting in the wings in time for the weekend we are tracking cold air, temperatures only in the 20s in canada, and with the cold air i'm tracking the chance of some snow, i'll have more details on that coming up in the full accuweather forecast. >> thank you cecily. as rainy stormy weather pushes through the area, keep 6abc.com/weather close at hand. our team of meteorologists are just a press click on swipe away. "action news" learn that mayor, jim kenney has chosen a new fire commissioner. he currently serves as deputy sent of homeland security and veterans affairs department. before that he was fire chief for alexandria, virginia. and he will replace michael
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sawyer who was appointed by michael nutter. the owners a business in the bustleton section of philadelphia are beefing up security after vandals struck overnight. someone smashed the windshields on 21 vehicles, it happened at the maco body shop, they say their motion surveillance did not capture the vandals in the act. >> the way the cameras were set up, it didn't catch these guys on how they were walking along and all the cars with the footprints on the hood with their sneaker prints all over the place. >> maco is covering the cost of damage to the cars estimated at $5,000 to $10,000. final details are being ironed out as the city of philadelphia get ready to host a parade for the national champion villanova wildcats. thousands are expected to come into philadelphia to celebrate the winning basketball team.
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gray hall is joining us along the route. >> we are just hours away from the wildcat fans taking over the city. they are awaiting the parade and city leaders and business owners are preparing for the huge crowds. >> the wildcats are on fire and they are taking the national title as ncaa champs, they are hosting the victory parade and businesses are ready for the crowds. >> we are hoping for a lot of families to come in. >> employees at mama's vegetarian is looking forward to it and hoping to see long lines. >> it depends on how many people are here in the city are working here in the city. >> if you plan on showing up and showing your support the festivities kick off at 1:00 p.m. friday and street closures begin at 1:00 a.m.
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market from 15th to 23rd are blocked off from jfk to chestnut. >> our key concern is to get center city back open for rush hour. >> david wilson, managing director of culture for the city of philadelphia says that it's likely 50,000 well wishers will show up and crews are ready to respond. >> this is a major event and we are staffing it with the appropriate public safety assets, so fire, police, ems. >> hours before the parade workers are posting no parking signs and trash cans and crews have made their to do list and everyone is waiting to celebrate the wildcats. >> it's great for the city, we deserve some type of championship. it's a long time waiting and hopefully there is more to come. >> a key thing to remember there will be a lot of people in center city tomorrow.
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and city leaders are urging everyone to be patient if you show up tomorrow and parade goers should check in with septa because routes will be adjusted. live tonight in center city, gray hall, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. if you can't make it in person, tune in to 6 abc, "action news" will broadcast villanova's victory parade live in its entirety. the special coverage starts at 1:00 after "action news" at noon and we'll stream the parade at 6abc.com and have extensive coverage on the facebook page and twitter. pennsylvania governor, tom wolf, signed an order banning gay, lesbian and transgender residents working for the commonwealth companies that do business with the state. not to private businesses unless they contract with the state. the order comes after north carolina implemented a law that make its legal to fire people
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based on their sexual orientation or identity. after spending the day rallying voters, hillary clinton moved on to new york city. she greeted potential voters while taking a ride here on the subway but the democratic candidates continue their push for philadelphia's support. bill clinton brought hillary clinton's message and vernon odom has the story. >> reporter: the former president's day began with a prayer session and rally with a most of ministers from the episcopal church. they have always counted on the black community to come out and vote for them. he was touting his record and hillarys when a pair of placard waiving protesters, their issue the crime bill the president pushed through and said it was too harsh landing many bind
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bars. >> i don't know how you would characterize the gang leaders that got 13-year-old kids hopped up on crack and sent them out on the streets to murder other african-american children. you thought they were good citizens, she didn't. >> at one time she called the black youth, super predators. >> he happily worked the rope line before leaving. bernie sanders picked up a major union endorsement from the communication union this morning. >> why is it we lost millions and millions of good paying middle class jobs as corporations shut down in pennsylvania and in the united states of america, and move to low wage countries abroad -- >> at the aflcio convention a lot of hurrays but few endorsements. >> there are three unions that endorsed bernie and 28 unions that endorsed hillary.
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>> the numbers speak for themselves. >> hillary clinton got a rousing reception at the aflcio convention yesterday. the match-up comes one week after the major showdown in new york. in west oak lane, i'm vernon odom, channel 6 "action news." the benefits of hosting the democratic national convention in july will have lasting effects for philadelphia long after that event is over. at&t is making permanent upgrades to the wells fargo center and to the city. at&t was named the official provider for the convenience. they want to assure that media outlets and visitors can share the experience with the rest of the world. >> and meantime the republican candidates are focusing on new york, that is trump's home state and he has the edge there. he was on long island today where he shrugged off his defeat
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in wisconsin. and talked about ted cruz's comment deriding new york values and trump campaigned in a conservative area of upstate new york after being heckled in new york city yesterday. and john kasich chowed down on a sandwich at a stop at a deli. we larged that aremark will stay in philadelphia. it provides 16,000 jobs across pennsylvania and 1100 people work in management and management support roles here at the global headquarters thank he were considering a move but decided that philadelphia is the best choice based on the environment, talent pool and quality of life. now they are deciding if they will stay in their current building or move to another location within the city. coming up it's a new shark encounter that will have you walk ago above water. ahead a preview of adventure
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aquarium's newest attraction. and sam hinke says so long to the sixers, jaime apody has the rereaction to the gm's departure ahead in sports. i'm tracking thunderstorms this evening and the chance of snow on saturday. i'll have all the details coming up. >> those stories and more when "action news" continues tonight. what's the most awarded car company of the year? ranking from top to bottom. luxury cars just seem like they would be top awarded. better be some awards behind what you are paying for, right. the final answer. chevy. the most awarded car company two years in a row. wow, it's like a luxury car.
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the metropolitan urban league unveiled a portrait of
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gillan, he was a community activist that served in the bustleton division during world war ii and was a korean war vet and a bronze star recipient. he died last year at the age of 95. shark lovers can see sharks tomorrow, besides the glass tunnel you'll be able to walk across a rope bridge to see feedings and much more, the next best thing to being in the shark tank as katherine scott reports. >> reporter: starting tonight you can look at sharks in a whole new way at the camden aquarium. the shark bridge is opening. >> you see staff that work, see divers get into the exhibit and clean it and our husbandry staff feed the sharks. >> that view comes from over head called the long of the v
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shaped rope bridge of its kind. you'll see tiger and land sharks and nurse sharks. >> you can see 10 to 14 sharks below you. >> project manager joseph hess says building this bridge took 200 tons of steel and enough ropes to span the length of 63 football fields and a little bit of courage. >> most people have not seen sharks this close let alone worked above them. >> staff used harnessing and other safety precautions while they worked on the rafts and now the bridge is ready to go. when you walk along this rope bridge it moves slightly from side to side, between that and the sharks down below it gets your heart rate going a little bit but it is fun. >> the shark bridge is free with
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women voters responsible for the content of this advertising. jaime apody is here with sports and big changes from the sixers. >> when your resignation letter is more pages thank your wins. sam hinke as resigned and the system has not worked. where does that leave is the sixers. a strange turn of events, he issued a 13 page resignation letter, it appeared what set him off was deangelo's son to the front office and knew he would lose his power. >> he obviously felt this was something he didn't want to be a part of. the collaborative effort and the people we are talking to moving forward. i respect it, and in some ways i
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understand it. but it doesn't diminish my personal disappointment of not seeing this through with him. >> it's been seven and a half years to celebrate something around here and you have a good excuse tomorrow to play hooky and head downtown. the last time the villanova wildcats had a parade was 1985. and ryan arcidiacono's parents let him skip school to aten the phillies parade. >> you skipped school to attend the phillies parade. and now you are in your own parade. >> i don't think there will be a quarter million. >> in ninth grade i was hanging off the buses watching the phillies parade. that is my idea of a parade, it can't be that, anything anywhere near that would be amazing.
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>> of course if you want the best seat in the house, stay here live coverage of the victory parade begins tomorrow at 1:00 p.m. on channel 6, i will be there with a slew of my "action news" colleagues and streaming live at 6abc.com and on facebook. round one of the masters is underway, jordan spieth the leader, it was a homer fest for phillies. first inning, they needed three pitchers to get three outs. that was a home run off morton and then a grand slam off stump and left the phillies down 8-2, ryan howard hit a home run in the fifth. and hunter homered as well for the phillies but it was bruce's day he hit two of them. three for four and after so much promise this spring, not the way the phillies want to start the season they were swept by the reds. and the bullpen has a 13.50 era
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through three games. and three games left to go for the flyers but a loss to the worst team in hockey would be devastated. they looked tired last night in detroit. despite that they are still in the final playoff spot and if they win tonight and boston loses in regulations, one point saturday clinches a spot for the flyers. >> i condition believe we are talking about this but the eagles released their preseason schedule. weeks one and four against the bucks and jets and then the steelers and colts. get your calendars out. >> thank you jaime. a group of tal ened youngsters from wilmington qualify for a chess tournament but are having trouble coming up with the money to go. they won first place in this tournament in 2014, they are
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ready to compete again but fell short of the fundraising goal. the tournament starts on the 14th and they hope to leave on the 13th.
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time for accuweather and plenty of time for rain and then we chill things down a bit. >> we have snow showers on saturday and gusty winds. >> oh my gosh. >> we have something for everyone. stormtracker 6 live double scan showing first talking about the thunderstorms we do have another round pushing into our region and it's not going to be as widespread as earlier but i am tracking this one cell moving out of maryland and this has reports of some hail. this will cross middling town at
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6:24 and point breeze and eight lightning strikes associated with this and if it stays together it will move into salem county, new jersey and a cluster of showers and thunderstorms moving across western chester county and this is crossing route 30 right now and heading towards coatesville and honey brook and are you on the northern edge of that, four lightning strikes associated with that. these storms are moving so quickly, the skies clear immediately, right behind it. and i have had literally hundreds of photos of rainbows tweeted to me and posted on my facebook page, a great shot of a rainbow in downtown westchester. there is always a silver lining to the storms and clouds. right now 55 in philadelphia and our high 62, and one degree above normal for a change and feeling like spring, 61 in dover and 64 in allentown and 61 at
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the atlantic city airport. scattered thunderstorms and showers moving through tonight. not as widespread as earlier today. a cool breeze tonight, 32 for center city and tomorrow it's dry for the villanova parade. as they march down market street but it is going to be breezy and cool, you will want to bundle up. at 11:00, 28 degrees, when the parade kicks off 50 and by 3:00, 52 degrees. we are in the area of fast moving systems, so saturday a clipper rolls through and this is when the fun starts, this pulls down cooler air and 45 degrees with rain and snow showers and it looks like it is moving in early in the morning and 8:30 in the morning snow mainly west of the philadelphia and rain to the east and bear in mind this is april. so a lot of this snow will be melting as it falls, and when you get what is known as a trough setting up, this is the zone of the greatest lift, we
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can get the snow to stick on grassy surfaces, looks like that zone will be north of philadelphia. so calling for a coating to perhaps 2 inches in the higher elevations north of philadelphia. philadelphia areas south, snowflakes mixing in but shouldn't accumulate. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast 54 degrees tomorrow a breezy day and saturday kind of miserable, rain and wet snow showers, 45 degrees and a gusty evening, and then sunday we dry it out and 48 degrees and a chilly breeze, and monday for the phillies home opener, we bump it up to 61 degrees and tuesday rain and 64 and wednesday cool things down to 59 degrees and thursday we bump it up to 62 degrees with a mixture of clouds and sun and i'll have an update on the snow potential coming up on "action news" at 11:00. >> thank you. finally tonight april is financial literacy month, citizens bank is doing its part
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to help people manage their money. they are donating $2 million to fund nonprofit programs in the philadelphia area, the announcement was made at the headquarterer in northern liberties that helps low income home buyers and small business owners. world news is next on channel 6 and "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl 17 with brian taff, sharrie williams, and ducis rogers. for jim gardner and cecily tynan and ducis rogers and the entire "action news" team. i'm monica malpass have a great night. hope to see you at 11:00. for years, i was a laboratory chemist,
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breaking news tonight. the outbreak. now 13 confirmed tornadoes slicing through communities. homes wiped out. plus, the blinding rain and brutal cold sweeping into the east. also this evening, the battle for new york now. ted cruz tries to recover after facing angry new yorkers after his comments about new york values. >> no business being in the bronx. >> donald trump joining in. >> talking about new york values. i think you can forget about him. >> and hillary clinton, fighting to win where she was once senator. what happened when she tried to get on the subway. the homicide on campus, and new developments tonight. the brutal killing of a young dancing student. her story just revealed. and now, the surveillance, as 50,000 students are put on alert. the manhunt at this hour. two psych patients charged in violent crimes escaping. and t

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