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comcast creating one of the region's biggest employers. >> and through it all-nighter se back in spades. he founded the snider youth hockey team. he was 83. his passing comes two days after his flyers clinched a playoff berth and today the team is reacting. jaime apody begins our team coverage live at the wells fargo sent this afternoon. jamie. brian, monica, they didn't now the flyers vow to play for snider in the playoffs. his death did not come as a surprise to them. they've dedicated an entire season to an ailing mr. snider. however with his death comes a chance that they'd love to win one final stanley were you tore mr. snider. ed snider was the flowers. still as passionate about the orange and black as the day he brought them here. he'll always be a shining example of how an owner should
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act so well respected by his players and coaches always known as mr. snider. ron hextall has the chance to nomgo him as a player and gm. and summed up why we loved him. >> when you think of philadelphia flyers and everything that we're about, every trait, we're passionate, we work hard, we're greedy, we're tough, we have a lot of will, when you think of all those traits, that's ed snider. >> he loved his flyers. he's a philadelphia flyers. he started the whole thing and he would always be the guy that kind of brought that to the city and he's a really good man. >> reporter: that you see the flyers flag at the wells fargo center at half-staff in memory of beloved owner mr. snider.
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services will be private but the team will announce shortly an upcoming public celebration of his lively the flyers begin the playoffs thursday in washington against the capitals. at the wells fargo center jaime apody channel6 "action news." brian and monica. >> thank you. so much of ed snider's legacy goes beyond the flyers. in addition to his involvement with the city's other sports teams he was deeply committed to youth hockey. >> john rawlins in cobbs creek. this is one of the rinks built thanks to snider's philanthropy, isn't it john. >> reporter: hi, guys, how are you doing? 10 years ago or so, ed snider was looking around and thinking about philanthropy particularly on how to help kids in the city and the more he thought about it the more it made sense to him apparently to leverage the sport that made him a very wealthy man. >> i can't imagine anybody in the whole world that's prouder of your team than you. >> very, very proud and i think we prove that we're a hell of a hockey club. >> reporter: almost 50 years ago ed snider borrowed
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$2 million betting philadelphia fans would love hockey. that gamble played off. in the mid 70's when the flyers took the stanley cup twice. >> being the broad street bullies, you know, that was -- that's what set them apart for me. they were the toughest team on ice. they they played the russians and the russians refused to come out again. >> reporter: he's talking about the time when the red army team refused to continue playing saying the flyers had been too rough. snider an unabashed capitol explained to the soviets the reality of no play no, pay. >> i said what's going on and they said they won't come back on the ice. i said tell them we're not going to pay them if they don't come back. sure enough they rumbled to each other in russian and they came back on the ice. >> reporter: the ed snider hockey ed rendell says the goal for
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snider to provide a pathway up. >> they may not go on to the nhl but there are scholarships to college will open doors for them ed knew that. >> such a genuine personally he wanted to help everybody out and i'm honored, sitting on the board for mr. snider 's' foundation. >> reporter: little quiet here but the foundation has a big presence and in about an hour some of the kids and some of the adults involved with the foundation will be here to talk about and reflect on ed snider. live in cob cobbs creek, john rawlins channel6 "action news." >> last reflection on social media across philadelphia and beyond fans mourning the loss of a man who did so much for our city. lisa tweeting feel like we lost a family member because that's what mr. snider brought to this organization. the flyers. he made it feel like a family for the fans, too. and speaking of the flyers, quite an emotional
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moment, maybe just as potent as the flyers clinching that spot in the playoffs. while singing god bless america, lauren hart here holding up her phone to share the moment with snider who at the time was ill at home in california. >> she was face timing with flyers chairman and governor ed snider and she said after since he wasn't at the arena, we brought the arena to him. >> what special moment there. many fans like this one here contributing to a trending hashtag today, do it for ed. this fan here writes, sad news for the flyers but maybe it's the fuel they need to go out and do their thing and hopefully go on a cup run. and tyler here reminding everyone as we have been hearing so much today of snider's philanthropy and charity writing if it wasn't for ed snider, majority of the people that played or play hockey in this city may never
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have played as he helped bring access to the sport an place to play to tens of thousands of people across our area. brian. >> what an impact. alicia, thanks very much. as we mentioned ed snider had a hand in almost every sports team in philadelphia at one time or another. that includes more than a decade as owner of the sixers. the face of ownership for most of that time with pat croce who said he considered snider a father figure. >> he was tough. he was tough because he -- if it didn't go his way or the right way or the winning way, you know ed snider was fierce, he did not like to lose. and so i never wanted to disapdisappoint the man. >> our extensive coverage of the death of ed snider continues online at we have a photo gallery of images celibating his remarkable life and historic videos from his legendary career. >> he'll never be forgotten. >> no doubt. time to get a check of that the accuweather forecast for the week ahead. >> let's send things outside
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to meteorologist cecily tynan in for adam joseph. >> hi, brian and mon cam i came out here wearing a jacket. high to take it off because it's warmed up so nicely. take a look at the temperature. philadelphia right now, it is 67 degrees and 72, not too far to the south in washington, d.c. we've got the winds out of the south and that's pulling up the very warm air. so, compare this to yesterday. we are 18 degrees warmer in philadelphia and two days ago we were experiencing snow. so, a nice turn around. however, that being said, i am tracking another round of in. storm tracker6 double live showing that we had -- double scan live i should say we had some of those showers this morning with a warm front. that's now pushed up to the north. if you look across the ohio valley you can see that line of showers. that's a cold front that will be moving through in the morning hours tomorrow. so, tomorrow morning the morning rush hour will be wet. allow for that. but after that i'm tracking a nice sunny stretch and, yes, temperatures even in the 70's
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making a return. i'll let you know when when i come back inside for the accuweather forecast. monica. >> thank you, cecily. well, today's cloudy weather wasn't enough to keep folks from dreaming of summer. baseball is back. and the phillies are playing their home opener right now and of course a huge crowd came out to welcome them home. chad pradelli live at citizens bank park with all the festivities. hi, jeff. >> reporter: hey, monica, i'm on citizens bank way and it's a little dead right now. that's because the game is well under way but earlier this morning, this afternoon this place was jamming. you can see most of the pregame festivities have been taken down, the ferris wheel is still here but the home opener's always a great day and fans and families were out taking it all in. the home opener festivities started early on citizens bank way. the phillies had their pregame party and others had their own party in the parking lots which were in full swing by noon. >> it's the greatest day of
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the year. it's like christmas only better. >> reporter: fans lined up earl to get inside the ballpark. others waited on tenth street to get a glimpse of the 2016 phillies as they walked into the ballpark. >> i've never done this before. i've been to opening games before but i never saw the team walking in before. >> reporter: it's pretty cool. >> it's awesome. >> we will come back. >> reporter: new season for the fightans a young squad is hoping to improve on an abysmal 2015 season. they're two and four out of the gate but fans are optimistic. >> a lot of people aren't expecting much this season but i'm keeping my hopes high. i think it's going to be a good season. i think we're going to surprise a lot of people. >> reporter: and at last check, things were not going the phillies' way. they were down three to nothing. it's still early. still a lot of innings left. let's hope the phillies can pull it out. live at citizens bank park, chad pradelli channel6 "action news." >> chad, thanks very much. a philadelphia police
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officer who survived an ambush in his patrol car in january had a special role in today's game. jesse hartnett was shot in his left arm which is still in that sling as he threw out one of the ceremonial first pitch. he got a standing ovation and kept the crowd on their feet when this happened. he got down on one knee and proposed to his girlfriend lilly. well, she said yes. and sealed the deal with a kiss right there on the field. hartnett said he had been planning this for about a month. >> oh. >> it's kind of thrilling. it's a once in a lifetime experience i think to go out there and i wanted to utilize that time as best as i could so it was wonderful. >> put it to good use, sir. two other hometown heroes also on hand today. villanova national champs ryan arcidiacono and daniel ochefu also throwing out a first pitch today. pretty oftenly. >> great day. my goodness. we love it. all right. time right now for an "action
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news" traffic report update. >> let's sended over to matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center with an update. >> as we get the ball rolling on this afternoon commute we know it's going to be busy a little while later when people head home from the ballpark but right now things don't look to terrible on 95 through south philadelphia. however, the same cannot be said of the schuylkill expressway. and it's thanks to this, a broken down tractor-trailer here in the eastbound center lane approaching girard avenue, the exit for the zoo. the truck has been out here for a little while now. doesn't appear to be on the move any time real soon. so, that does not bode well for your ride on the eastbound side of the schuylkill this afternoon. it's already a parking lot from approaching city avenue through this point approaching girard. and over there, those river drives, the mlk and the kelly instead because the schuylkill eastbound is going to be a mess i have a feeling throughout the afternoon rush. a carbine the cracker barrel along chemical road at gallagher road. in newark, watch out for a
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crash along old baltimore pike near salem church road. let's grab the ipad do the commuter report on this monday afternoon. hone you had a nice weekend. were you ever our friends it's barbie girl talking about a vehicle stopped on the road along 95 northbound by the airport. still watch out for that. hopefully they can get that off to the side shortlily we'll check it again brian and monica in the next half hour. >> barbie girl just living in her barbie world. thanks, matt. still ahead secretary of state john kerry makes overseas. >> a possible election if it were between donald trump and hillary clinton. >> yes who is about to go up for auction. and another well known site is reportedly getting ready for a huge bid. >> ♪ vo: president obama endorses
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the numbers show more americans trust clinton, the democratic frontrunner on a number of issues from healthcare to immigration and nominating supreme court justices. in the meantime, trump is back on the campaign trail today after taking a few days off. us his gop contender ted cruz accident happened up all of the delegates in colorado. they hold a convention there instead of a primary and today trump is accusing cruz's camp of "crooked shenanigans" in that fight for delegates. back to the democrats and ahead of the april 19th primary in new york, bernie sanders is hoping that a recent string of victories will bring him momentum over hillary clinton. sanders was born in brooklyn and has certainly been gaining some ground and some momentum right now. he's won seven of the last eight contests. and new york's primary should prove to be a very interesting one to watch for a number of reasons. clinton, of course, was a senator there, donald trump grew up in queens, so everyone is staking their claim to new
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york, brian. >> home turf for a lot of these candidates. >> right. >> alicia, thank you. john kerry has become the first u.s. secretary of state to visit the memorial in her in hiroshima japan. he laid a wreath. kerry is the most senior american official to travel to hiroshima since world war ii. he said today he hopes president obama will have the chance when he comes to japan for the g-7 summit next month. >> now here's a look at the day's closing numbers for you and we do have the dow going down about 20 points and change at 17,556. nasdaq also down 4,833 at the close and the s & p 500 down 5.61 at 2,041. britain's daily mail is in talks with its partners to make a possible joint bid for yahoo. the daily mail's parent company said today it is trying to team up with private
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equity buyers to acquire yahoo's internet assets. they attract 14 million sisters putting them among the most popular english language web site. an auction is expected to be highly contentious. >> time now for a check of the accuweather forecast. >> let's go check in with meteorologist cecily tynan. hi. >> hi, brian and monica. it's getting better after all the cold and the snow i've been tracking. pretty nice forecast on the way. we just have a one hiccup to get through late tonight and tomorrow morning. double scan live showing most of the region and is rain free right now. we do have some light showers generally the eastern half of berks county right now. they've rolled through reading. they're really between 422 and 222 heading up to the north and east. should be heading towards quakertown and allentown. so, lots of clouds right now overlooking reading. this is our view from pago today. elsewhere we're seeing breaks of sunshine and temperatures
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have risen into the upper 60's in philadelphia. 67 degrees feeling pretty nice now. trenton 67 and dover also 67. cape may 64. and the far northwestern suburbs with that cloud cover a little bit cooler, reading 58 and allentown currently 59 degrees. satellite6 along with action radar showing that we are in the warm sector of this system right now. a warm front moved through this morning. that brought us the clouds and the showers. that's now lifted up to the north but then you can see this trailing line of showers. that's a cold front and that will be moving through during the day tomorrow. the call from accuweather for tonight, we'll cloud up. the rain arrives late tonight. overnight low not that cold, 55 in philadelphia, 52 in cape may and 53 degrees in wilmington. future tracker showing the problem is the time. we are going have a wet tuesday morning commute. 5 o'clock in the morning generally light showers around philadelphia, some heavy rain across the poconos. this swings through the i-95 corridor around 8:30 but it moves pretty quickly.
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so, we're looking at about a tenth to about a half inch of rain by noon it's really concentrated right along the coast and then everything clears out by tuesday around 5 o'clock. so, this is good news for the gardeners and actually good news if your are allergy sufferers. we need to get some of the pollen out of the air. trees now moderate and grass also getting into the act so it's been problems for allergy sufferers. the four day at 4:00 showing you that tomorrow we're looking at rain in the morning, sunshine by the afternoon with a high of 60 degrees. wednesday behind the cold front we're back in the sunshine but it is a little bit on the cool side with a high of 58 degrees. but look at what happens as we head toward the second half of the work week. thursday 62 degrees. friday 64. and i don't want to give it all away now but let's just say that that warmup continues right through the weekend. it's about time. >> okay. >> we'll have a nice warm sunny weekend. >> yes. >> so on the way.
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i'll talk about that in the seven-day forecast. >> we've been patient. >> yes. >> thank you cecily. still ahead here at 4 o'clock today the candidates in one of the most heated local races came together for a debate today. >> coming up at 4:30 so many of us start our day with coffee but are you really brewing up your best cup of joe? we'll go away from drip coffeemakers and look at three other alternatives to find out how to get the best java jolt for your money. >> speaking of coffee there's no shortage of those starbucks cups and what's written on them circulating the internet but there's one message in particular that has a customer and social media pretty fired up today. we're going to tell you about in it big talkers. remember, "action news" is about interaction with you. follow us on social media for the latest headlines, accuweather and breaking news and of course you can communicate with us on facebook we're 6abc "action news." on twitter we're at 6abc. join us and be a part of "action news." >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> here at 4 o'clock we learned woman who died after she was hit by a septa train was a 21-year-old penn student. olivia kong was a finance major who had just returned from studying abroad in australia. police say it appears she jumped. it happened underground near the 40th and market street station in west philadelphia. the incident prompted septa to suspend rail service on the market frankford line for several hours today. the trenton school district is reopening its search for a new superintendent. mayor eric jackson and board of education officials made the announcement. the two finalists for the job are no longer in that running so the district had to start over. lucy ferry will stay as interim leader. they've been looking for a permanent superintendent thins duran resigned isinceduran resi.
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chaka fattah facing a challenge from dwight evans brian gordon and attorney dan musharraf. pennsylvania's primary falls on tuesday april 26th. >> finding energy can be pretty tough on a monday morning but that was the goal of a hearing at city hall. city council heard from solar industry representatives. the city's considering installing solar panels at its public schools. a report found that doing it could save millions of dollars for the cash strapped district. mayor jim kenney and council president darrell clarke soaked in the knowledge in west philadelphialy they listened to ninth graders at what's called the workshop school. these students presented solutions for energy efficiency. >> employees from the physical zoo took their mission to preserve wildlife outside the zoo's walls today. workers joined forces with peco and philadelphia parks and rec to plant trees in fairmount park. all this is part of the zoo and fairmount park habitat restoration project. among other things the trees will help enhance the habitat
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for wildlife that live there. the event serves as a kickoff for peco's annual volunteer week. >> of course it looks beautiful. >> absolutely. still ahead on "action news" today tens of thousands of verizon workers are ready to walk off the jobs. hear why they're unhappy with the company next in a live report. >> reporter: if you knew coffeemakers promised to improve your daily caffeine fix but do they really? consumer reports has been testing and we've got results coming up in what's the deal. for years, i was a laboratory chemist,
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>> ♪ >> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, alicia vitarelli, sharrie williams and brian taff. >> ♪ >> hello again. it's 4:30. sharrie williams is off today. i'm monica malpass along with brian taff. "action news" continues with a search for three men who pulled off a $64,000 burglary. >> and new information today a driver finally faces charges for this deadly crash almost two years after it happened. >> plus, a popular online artist known for his photoshoping skills has a powerful message about beauty. we'll explain the viral post ahead in big talkers. >> but first here at 4:30, 40,000 verizon workers up and down the east coast are ready to walk off the job. they've been working without a contract for months now and they say enough is enough. "action news" reporter sarah bloomquist now live outside verizon's offices in chinatown to explain how the looming strike could impact customers across the region. sarah. >> reporter: brian, verizon employees have been working
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without a contract now since august of last year. they plan to strike at 6:00 a.m. wednesday unless there is progress in the negotiations. but at this point there are no planned talks and union leaders say the two sides aren't close anyway. >> it has been stressful. >> reporter: sherri lane has been a verizon employee for 17 years. she handles government and federal accounts. wednesday morning at 6:00 a.m. she's prepared to be walking the picket lines. for her, the biggest issues in the ongoing contract negotiations are are healthcare costs and job security. >> that's the first thing. then on top of that, we don't want our jobs shipped overseas because they can ship them overseas and pay these people next to nothing. >> reporter: edward mooney is the international vice president for the communications workers of america district 213 and the verizon employee. he says the pension and healthcare costs have been on the table during talks but he sees the outsourcing of jobs such as those in there call
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centers as the top issue yet to be revolved. resolved. >> they want to contract to the tune of 50 percent of the workforce going to out of state or overseas contractors. >> reporter: verizon's chief administrator officer said we tried to work with union lead stories reach a deal. verizon has been moving the bargaining process forward but now union leaders would rather make strike threats than constructively engage at the bargaining table. >> we have good middle class jobs we're not denying. but we're going to keep them that way and when you're telling us these good middle class jobs you have, we only want to you have 50 percent of what you should have, that's where we go astray. >> reporter: now t-the last verizon strike happened back in 2011 and lasted for two weeks. verizon says if workers walk off they are prepared. they have been training nonunion workers to replace the employees for the duration of the strike. union leaders say that's where customers will feel the impact when their service suffers.
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live in chinatown i'm sarah bloomquist channel6 "action news." >> sarah thank you. philadelphia is mourning the loss avenue local legend today. ed snider has lost his battle with bladder cancer. snider is perhaps best known for founding the flyers but his reach in this city went way beyond professional hockey. the 83-year-old also created a youth hockey foundation and was known for his extensive philanthropy. the flyers who clinched a play spot on saturday had been using his battle with cancer as an inspiration this season. now they carry his memory forward. "action news"'s coverage of snide's life and legacy continues tonight at 5:00. >> an egg harbor township woman is facing charges she killed three people in a deadly crash. 20-year-old melissa rodriguez was behind wheel of this crushed red camry. rodriguez has been accused of crossing the center line slaming into a new jersey new jy transit bus in may of 2014. three teenagers in the car with her died. other passengers including
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eight people on the bus were also injured that day. philadelphia police say two men faced off in a knife battle and they ended up wounded in the hospital. the dispute happened at ridge and cecil b. moore avenues about 4:30 this morning. police took one man to hahnemann hospital. the other was found at the scene a short time later also taken to hahnemann. no word yet what set off that fight. >> philadelphia police are looking for the man who stole two guns from someone's car. newly released video shows the thief walking up to and then rummaging through black suv there. the victim says he parked his car on the 6400 block of lansdowne avenue in west philadelphia and reported the handgun stolen from the center console. you're asked to call investigators if you recognize this man here. police are also hoping someone knows something about a big cigarette theft. three men carrying a big ladder broke into a warehouse along east hunting park avenue by fridaying open a back door. once inside, they took 24 cases of cigarettes that
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amounts to about $64,000 worth of merchandise. >> get a look of that accuweather. and it's improved since this morning. >> tomorrow is going to be the same way. we'll wake up with rain but then by afternoon sunshine is out there. really depends on your location right now. live on sky6 taking a look at the center city skyline where we have some peeks of sunshine and that temperature, look at that, pretty nice. 67 degrees with those warm winds out of the south, southwest at 15 miles per hour. but it is a different situation up in berks county. this is bear creek in berks county, there's no snow there. well, there are a few patches but mainly green but that temperature is pretty chilly, 58 degrees right now because that warm front is really struggling to move north of persons county and the lehigh valley and we do... berks county and the lehigh valley and we do have showers. that batch of showers moving through berks county into the lehigh valley right now but a wider view showing a cold front that's stretching across the ohio valley and that's
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what will be moving through here really the first half of the day. i'll talk more about the timing and once we get rid of this rain, the seven-day forecast is looking really nice. >> all right. >> i was apologizing all last week for the weather. >> yeah. >> this week is looking really nice. >> you're going to get the credit this week. >> that would be nice. mother nature gets it. >> thanks cecily. >> teen 26 honors the 20 children and six educators killed in the 2012 sandy hook school mass can kerr in connecticut. this team is raising awareness of course of gun violence all the way to washington, d.c. >> according to the cdc, 92 americans lose their lives every day in the united states to gun violence. >> team 26 wants universal background can checks for gun owners and they'll rally on capitol hill tomorrow. >> scarier than we first thought. that's the cdc is now saying about the zika virus. "action news" anchor rick williams live in the news room
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with the details we're learning about this today. hi, rick. >> hi, brian. today health officials sounded the alarm bell. coming up tonight on health check we'll tell you about the other birth defects and brain disorders that are now linked to the viruses. also coming up on "action news at 5:00 police need your help after a woman was grabbed by a man in the city's hunting park section. we have details about the suspect police are now looking for. those stories and much more when we see you on "action news" at 5:00. back to the studio. monica we'll see you soon. >> thank you are rick. a fun pep rally got southwest philadelphia students excited about what can be a stressful topic toda today. >> southwest leadership academy charter school kicked off tssa week with a hip hop party. there was a dance-off, costume contest even lip sync competition. inspirational speeches got the students in the mind-set to
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strive for success with all their testing. good luck. >> look at that. good moves. >> never that fun when i went to school. >> still ahead here on "action news" this hour, opposing rallies clash in north carolina. the latest developments and fallout surrounding that state's controversial lgbt law. >> a starbucks barista gets a customer's name really wrong and now a photo is going viral about it. find out why the phrase on the label hit close to tomorrow. >> my name is brian, b-r-i-a-n. they always spell the brain. cecily tynan standing by with the accuweather forecast next. >> could be way worse . >> [laughter]
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rally to thank the law make here's approved it. at the same time critics who say the law allows discrimination held a counter protest across the street. >> my risk of being attacked accosted challenged even killed in a restroom has increased. >> now, civil rights groups have threatened sit ins later this month if that law is not repealed. >> a missing florida found florr was found alive. the 45-year-old man was found walking on the beach in stuart his boat washed ashore overnight. he and three other people were reported missing after leaving for a fishing trip sunday morning. unfortunately the other two adults and child that he was with did not survive newark information now to a story we first told you about last week. the texas police officer seen in this video body slamming a 12-year-old student was fired from his job today. the san antonio he school district says the extent of
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the officer's response was "absolutely unwarranted." he had been placed on administrative leave. the district says it's still investigating the incident to see if further action needs to be taken. >> big talkers now. usually people post pictures of that starbucks cups, their names often butcher' butcher ed. the receipt reads diabetes here i come. not only does this customer call it rude but the dig was incredibly hurtful because it was so personal. the customer added his own little note back to the barista saying two of my sisters are are diabetic, so not funny. starbucks says it does not condone this kind of behavior. james friedman is kind of a star on twitter. he has more than 250,000 followers pretty glued to his
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fun photoshoped antics. people submit quirky requests like this guile asked cups make me into a cat. it's my one and only dream and he complies in a pretty funny way. pretty sure this wasn't the cat she was thinking of. this guy wanted james to make it look like he was looking at the camera in this picture so james tweaks the pic and jokes that you go, buddy, see what he did with the camera there. but then there's this. his most recent viral sensation that's not about fun and games rather it's packed with heart and emotion. this young girl who says she suffers from an eating disorder asked james if he could maybe make her look "pretty." james doesn't touch a thing. reposts the original picture writing nothing and no one could make you prettier than you already are and he adds, don't put looks were your health. people loving his response today. finally, you know what they say, parents can have a birth plan but in the end baby
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is boss. and that's exactly how it went down for this florida mom who gave birth not in the hospital but in the hospital parking lot. and while it's an experience she will definitely never forget, at least she has pictures to go with it that's because paula d'amore who describes herself as type a tells abc news that she hired a professional photographer to capture the birth of hadder third child. she says she never had any pictures from the births of her first two children or at least not any good ones she didn't want to miss the moment her daughter arrived. well, she got her thousand dollars worth. she describes the whole birth as so far as and so stressed it was kind of like an out of body experience with little gorgeous danielle there having some story to tell some day and now the family has all of the pictures to go with that pretty incredible story. nothing like having a photographer at ready. >> yeah. >> oh, boy. >> especially in that moment. >> thankfully she's safely
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inside the hospital. >> the brothers are like what? >> let's get another check of the roads right now isn't matt pelman in the traffic center to see what's roguy rolling out there or not. >> this afternoon we're delivering a parking lot for you guys on the schuylkill expressway eastbound the pictures here tell the story its because of this broken down tractor-trailer at least now unlike the last half hour we have a heavy duty tow truck on the scene that attempting to help but that center lane is still out of commission and it's been so now for about an hour. so, eastbound on the schuylkill traffic is simply parked from belmont into this point approaching girard avenue the exit for the zoo, just the two lanes getting by. you really want to head for the river drives. stay over there instead. on the westbound side right now just a little bit sluggish but it's going to get worse once the baseball game ends of course. right now i think we're still in the sixth, maybe in the seventh inning. this is the vines westbound go the taillights jamming up headed towards the schuylkill. by the way vine street expressway is staying opened each night this week. those beams that they were going put into place that required the closures that we
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had talked about before, they haven't been delivered yet so the vine will not close during the overnights this week which that's good news. in cheltenham township a crash along glenside aviatrices mill road by vinnie's pizza. one on norristown road and mckean road. there's a new crash in bridgeport along fourth street by depot and one in plymouth meeting along chemical road cleared out. still have that downed pole in wilmington blocking haines avenue near river road. stick with lore avenue as an alternate around that. so plenty of stuff going on. we'll check it again, brian and monica, in the 5 o'clock hour. >> sounds good. thank you sir. find out which coffeemakers cook up the best cup of joe. everybody wants to know that one. >> sky6 looking live over the center city skyline. having a beautiful evening out there even as the clouds are filling up the evening sky. cecily tynan with the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast next.
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>> ♪ >> meteorologist cecily tynan in. we're going to talk about how the april showers cleared out or not. >> we got another batch that will be moving in but then we clear out tomorrow and the rest of the forecast looking beautiful which i think we all deserve. >> yes. >> been a tough few weeks, that's for sure. let's go to storm tracker6 live double scan and you can see that we do have a batch of showers moving across our northern suburbs. it's moving really out of berks county, parts of montgomery county, bucks county right now, crossing route 100 this evenin hundred, . it's lifting out of our region and will be followed by steadier rain later tonight as a cold front moves through but temperatures show we had a nice warmup today. friday only 51, on saturday 43 with that snow and rain. sunday bumped up to 50, today
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67 degrees. as we head into the weekend it's going to get warm. 65 in millville, 66 in wilmington, 64 in cape may. it is cool interallentown, 59. and reading currently 58 degrees. satellite6 along with action radar showing this conveyor belt of moisture, this is a cold front that will be pushing through really during the first half of the day tomorrow. future tracker showing morning rush will be affected by this. we will have some pockets of some rain, perhaps even some steady rain around 6 o'clock in the northern suburbs and then it pushes really east of the i-95 corridor mid morning around 9 o'clock beginning to clear out in the northwest suburbs and it's a pretty quick hitting system by early in the afternoon it's pushing off shore and then even the clouds will be breaking for some sunshine as we head later in the afternoon. so, as far as the amount, if you look at the computer models, most of them showing around a tenth to a quarter inch, the outlier the nam showing about half inch of rain.
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looks like it's not going to be a tremendous soaking rain just enough for some of the lawns and to help pull some of the pollen out of the air. this low pressure pushes off shore, we get the high pressure beginning to move in so 58 degrees, mostly sunny. definitely on the breezy side. heading into thursday, the high pressure really maintaining control and that brings us plenty of sunshine and begins to warm things up. so, the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, tomorrow is a 50-50 day. we get that rain in the morning but the sunshine is back by the afternoon, a high of 60 degrees. on wednesday behind that system it's mostly sunny, it's a tad cooler with a high of 58 degrees and thursday we begin to warm things up a. 62 degrees, mostly sunny. you like it warmer? you got it on friday, up to 64 degrees. look at this weekend. we are overdue for a nice weekend and we've got it. saturday sunny, just gorgeous, 68 degrees. on sunday, we bump it up to 70 degrees and monday even
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warmer, 72 degrees. that's 7 degrees above normal. sunday morning is the valley forge revolutionary 5-mile run. adam and i will be running in that. >> cool. >> saturday i ran in snow. the week before i ran in 60 miles an hour head winds. >> right. >> the week before it was cold. so, finally we have got perfect running weather. even rick will have to come out now . >> [laughter] >> you'll enjoy it. >> yeah, should be perfect. >> you guys are busy this weekend. >> i'll pay your entry fee. >> thank you cecily. still ahead on "action news" today, the traditional drip coffee as more people are turning to french presses and cold brew. new types of coffeemakers are hitting the market. >> which one makes the best brew? we'll tell you next in what's the deal. the world a president has to grapple with.
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>> ♪ >> beyond the drip coffeemaker or french press are all sorts of unique machines to get your brew on. here's our nydia han with consumer reports test results, just a few of them. >> reporter: several new coffeemakers promise to jump start your java fix. how well do they work and how does the coffee taste? consumer reports did some testing and comparing. morning coffee is nothing new but how you brew it can be. consumer reports looked at three coffeemakers that claim to improve your cup of joe. including one that only makes cooled brew coffee a method that requires seeping the grounds in cold water for a long time. >> makes coffee less acidic. >> reporter: this $50 oxo cold brew a container on a stand. fill it with water and grounds and 12 to 24 hours later the coffee decanters slowly in the carafe. testers wonder why you need it. >> you can also just use a simple glass jar and pour the liquid off. >> reporter: next up the fellow duo coffee steeper.
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costs $100 bruce coffee hot or cold and the double filter promise to keep the gunk out of the bottom your cup isn't we needed to use more coffee and we had to steep it longer than the instructions suggested but the chamber is real well insulated so we were still able to get a hot cup of coffee. >> reporter: for $30 this aero press bruce both coffee and espresso using an air tight plunger to force the coffee through the filter. plunging can be a little tricky and made testers a little nervous but the aero press does work quickly is that easy to clean. >> eventually we were able to get a good cup of coffee from each of these but not right out of the box. we had varied time temperature, amount of coffee, the grind. >> reporter: be aware these new coffeemakers do require a little work. if you're more of a traditionalist consume are reports has several conventional drip coffeemakers. among the best cuisine art. consider the 13nhi.
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>> surveillance cameras show a man cooking a meal at the five guys restaurant in washington, d.c. investigator say he followed a delivery man inside flipping burgers and toughed his buns when the worker left. his fedora has people on social media comparing him to the hamburglar. >> he will be toasting himself in the near future. that will do it. for monica malpass sharrie williams alicia vitarelli cecily tynan adam joseph i'm brian taff. join me along with sharrie adam and ducis rodgers tonight and every night for a full hour of "action news" at 10:00 on phl17. >> here's rick williams with a look at what's ahead at five. ooh. :see you in a minute rick. >> monica thank you. coming up next, our coverage continues on the life and legacy of ed snider. new details tonight about the death of a aberdeeny
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beanie college student found dead this weekend in west conshohocken as the college community comes together. and new at 5:00 new jersey lawmakers pushing to battle lead poisoning. find out how they want to keep kids safe. those stories and much more next at 5:00.
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with jaime apody, meteorologist cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. >> people are mourning the death of a sports icon and legend, ed snider the philadelphia flyers founder. during the opening ceremony of today's phillies game a moment of silence was held. >> it is monday night. the big story on "action news" is the passing of ed snider. he lost his two year battle with cancer early this morning. >> "action news" anchor matt o'donnell has more on ed snider's enormous legacy. >> flyers clinch the stanley cup. >> reporter: ed snider secured an nhl team back in 1966, 50 years ago. just eight years later, the philadelphia flyers a bruising team that earned the nickname broad street bullies won what would be two consecutive stanley cups. >> it's very excite and it's very thrilling for me to know that when we had our first
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parade, going down broad street before we started our very first season nobody came. and then seven years later there were 2 million people, so this is a hockey town. >> reporter: snide was born the son a grocery store own interwashington, d.c. in 1933. he and his new flowers staff had to teach a region and that had little exposure to hockey to understand the game. they did that and more. the flyers have one of the most passionate fan bases in the nhl. mr. snider has his employees and players always called him was a shrewd businessman whose stare to pierce through lead. he famously fired coaches almost at the drop of a hat but he also expected excellence with his team and passion during every shift. snider had also been a part owner of the eagles and served as chairman of the sixers and what would become the flyers parents company comcast-spectacor. he was elected to the nhl hall of fame in 1988. snider is survived by his wife, three


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