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elementary school on west loudoun street, police arrested another eighth grade girl as the suspect. gray hall is live outside of school in the logan section of the city. >> reporter: jim, tonight that investigation continues. we know the incident happened on the third floor of this school behind me and we learned that the two students knew each other other and they had a dispute before. police say an eighth grader went on attack at cook elementary wednesday morning. >> i'm speechless. >> parents rushed to the school when they got word of the violence. >> i got a texfrom my kids and i was not surprised. they own have one school police officer and it's always something here at this school. >> the eighth grade female student stabbed another student after they got into a fight.
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>> she stabbed her around the chest area and the arm. >> it happened at 8:30 this morning in the hallway as students were preparing to start classes and no other students were involved and the school was placed on lockdown for about 30 minutes. parents were anxious to see if their children were safe. >> it's sad they come here to get their education and now they have to worry about protecting themselves. >> it took me 3 minutes to get around the corner, they are fine and i saw her face and she is cool. >> police took the suspect out in handcuffs and the victim was taken to the hospital and she was conscious and alert at the time. and parents were notified. >> we take the steps as soon as possible. they called the parents informing them of the incident and a letter will be sent with students. >> it's tragic we send our kids to school to be in a safe
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environment but it's always something. >> the district says that the injured eighth grader should make a full recovery and they are trying to figure out now how the attacker got her hands on the scissors. >> thank you gray. >> fumes from a faulty heater sent two people to the hospital in delaware county. the incident happened at noon today at the scott plaza in tinicum township and the heater caused high levels of carbon monoxide in the building and people were allowed back after the fact. >> residents of two more buildings in wilmington are orderer to move out. buildings h and i are deemed unsafe by officials. this half four people living in building g died on march 25th, officials say a faulty boiler
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caused carbon monoxide poisoning and now they are in the process of service the boiler. as promised thousands of verizon workers hit the bricks. 39,000 workers went on strike nationwide including 5900 in our area. john rawlins live at the verizon facility at 9 and and race in philadelphia. what is the status of the job action tonight. >> it's going on for 12 hours, the strikers frame this as a job security strike. verizon is a huge corporation and has a huge wireless footprint but this has to do with the old copper lines and fios and television and internet system as well. >> what do you we want? contracts! >> striking verizon workers are concerned that job security, that local jobs could be moved
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out of the area or taken over by sub-contractors. >> they want to sub contract the work sometimes out of the state or country. >> and recent retiree lisa, channelling her ier wonder woman. for her it's a battle for middle class existence. >> to be able to raise your family above the poverty level. >> the strikers currently earn a combined wage and benefit package on average of $130,000 a year and union claims of offshoring jobs is ridiculous, all they want is permission to move calls to across state lines to verizon call centers and 80% of the union workers all of those hired before 2003 cannot be laid off. true says the union but what about those hired since 2003. they do not have job security
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and they want to contract our jobs out but we want to keep them good middle class american jobs. >> there is a stormy relationship between verizon and their unions, this is the second walkout since 2011 and that one lasted 10 days. no word on negotiations at this particular cycle. >> john thank you. the medical marijuana bill is headed to the desk of governor tom wolf and he said late today he will sign it. the legislation passed a vote this afternoon in the pennsylvania house. supporters of the bill including parents of children who suffer from debilitating seizures spoke out in harrisburg today. the senate approved the legislation yesterday again it has the support of governor wolf, pennsylvania will be the 4th state to legalize the medical marijuana program. arrangements have been made to celebrate the life of ed
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schneider, the flyers will honor his life and legacy next thursday, april 21st, the event at the wells fargo center is free and open to the public. the doors open at 11:30 and the celebration begins at 1:00 and of course schneider brought the national hockey league to philadelphia and so much more. he died of bladder cancer at the age of 83. testimony continues at this hour in the drunk driving trial of sister kimberly miller, she was stopped in november in new jersey, and is a teacher at little flower high school. the trial was at the munecal court building in washington township and nora muchanic is right there. >> reporter: a medical expert is on the stand right now, sister kim's lawyers say she was not drunk but may have been affected by the medication she was taking and testified she doesn't remember much of the episode.
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>> on november 7th, 2015, sister kimberly miller was pulled over for drunk driving on the black horse pike. a long time teacher in huntington park. police say that she had blood shot eyes and her blood alcohol leave was 1.6 twice the legal limit. but those were thrown out because the officer did not continually watch her for 20 minutes before administering test of her lawyers argue she was not drug but under the influence of ambien, a powerful sleep medication. >> i was upset and in my habit in handcuffs. i'm a nun. i was in handcuffs. i was so upset. >> sister kim said she attended an event in haverford but after
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taking an ambien pill had to recollection of how she got from her convent to south jersey. she drove into a shop. sister kim has a dozen supporters in court with her and the defense is on now trying to convince the judge that this is not a case of drunk driving, nora muchanic channel 6 "action news." could there be a deal at the jersey shore, there is a new proposal to keep atlantic city afloat until the ends of the summer. under the measure introduced by state president steve sweeney, they would lend money but only in officials could come up with a plan to cut spending nearly in half and that has to be ready in 130 days, but the bill could be
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dead on arrival when it reaches governor chris christie's desk, he repeatedly said he will only sign a package that includes a state takeover of atlantic city. coming up a fascination with costco, helped a delaware high schooler gain acceptance to five ivy league schools. and the flyers get in one final practice before heading south for their playoff match-ups with washington. loads of sunshine today and sky 6 hd looking at the atlantic city beaches, six and a half weeks away from memorial day but i'm tracking summer like weather on the way. all the details are coming up in the accuweather forecast those stories and more when okay continues. for years, i was a laboratory chemist,
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medicare and social security. i'm shaughnessy naughton and i approve this message. there has been a lot of talk recently about justice reform and mass incarcerations and in the last week or so in the race for president. and the city of philadelphia is getting $3.5 million in a grant for the express purposes of reducing the prison population and we get that story from reporter vernon odom. >> reporter: philadelphia prisons hold about 100,000 inmates a day. they want to cut that by a third. part of that is cutting racial bias in the justice system. they received money to start a
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conpresensitive reform plan. folks cannot get what they need in social skill training behind bars. >> there are violent people out there that belong in jail but the vast majority can be dealt with in other ways. >> they are talking about non-violent offenders being returned to their communities. some leeway to first time offenders and cash bail and early intervention and police and mental health experts with anti-bias training. and all agencies showed up to pledge their support and cooperate. here the perspective of young philadelphians who did their jail time. >> a first time offender, you feel like you lose after that, there is never a way out, you always go back to what you started from. >> it's a culture of lock emup,
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lock emup. >> he knows every angle of the system. >> most of the people we lock up are not a danger to the community in any physical sense. >> many reformers expect philadelphia to create a national model on how this should be done. they are complex and what better place than to launch these reforms than here. i'm vernon odom at the criminal justice center in center city. a high school senior has a tough choice to make she is selected by five ivy league schools as well as other elite institutions and it may have to do with a shopping trip to costco. britney simpson has a 4.9 gpa and scores 2100 on the sat's but it was her essay, britney
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compared the seemingly endless choices at costco with her lifelong curiosity for answers. and it was her parents that helped her believe in herself. >> my mom did not doubt me and saw me doubting myself, she said no, stop doing that. >> britney is leaning towards yale or stanford and plans to study neuro science.
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and then tell them what to do. my plan -- break up the big banks, close the tax loopholes, and make them pay their fair share. then we can expand health care to all, and provide universal college education. will they like me? no. will they begin to play by the rules if i'm president? you better believe it. i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message. flyers getting ready for game one. >> the flyers open tomorrow in washington and the caps, were the best team in the nhl during the season but during the playoffs all you need is a hot goalie and steve mason is capable of being that guy. the flyers spent a lot of energy just getting here but the fight
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is far from over. >> my guys worked hard to be one of the 16 teams in the playoffs. and now we start over again, we did not get here just to get here. we have other goals in mind. playoff hockey brings playoff beards. don't expect many flyers to shave during the run but as jaime apody discovered one player is taking the no clippers thing to the next level. >> it's wild, untamed, free throwing and uninhibited and it just may be the key to the flyers playoff run. with that i had a serious question for the flyers today. >> what is up with jake's hair? >> that is a serious question. i don't know. it looks interesting, to say the least. >> interesting considering he has not cut it in a year. >> what do you think of jake's hair?
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>> can i go now? >> that says it all. >> classic playoff hair. >> hockey and hair have a rich history, usually it's a playoff beard, not shaving is a superstition. >> too lazy to get a haircut or shave my face. lying in bed instead of getting a haircut. >> he has not cut it in a year. >> jake is jake, you don't ask questions you just go with it. >> i don't think he has cut it once, it's pretty impressive. >> it's his look, it fits him well. it's a tough look -- >> forget the fact that his lion like locks are -- the flyers hope there is magic in the mane. >> the magic is in the beard, and think now nobody is touching any hair. >> jaime apody, channel 6 "action news."
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>> fozzie bear. the flyers announced a public memorial for ed schneider, held thursday at 1:00 p.m. at the wells fargo center. the phillies send jared why could have to the mound against san diego. yesterday he told us he was looking forward to tonight his home season debut. >> i am really excited. it was a great crowd yesterday and the fans were saw some and into the game and i think we are looking forward to doing that as well. all good things come to an end and the same is for the sixers season, it ends at 10-71, short of their worst season in 30 years. kobe bryant hangs up his shoes tonight. he ranks third on the all time scoring list and is not sure what tonight will be like. >> i'm not really sure, i feel really exciting and you know,
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very happy. and i'm looking forward to lacing them up one more time. >> an incredible career will come to an end. >> thank you ducis. coming up cecily tynan has the accuweather forecast.
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>> good news -- >> even put jim in a good mood. stormtracker 6 live double scan showing we have got no rain out there, a good amount of sunshine and we are taking a look live shot from the pagoda in reading and filtered sunshine and we have a few high thin clouds moving in tonight and despite the sunshine temperatures are on the chilly side today and tonight the temperatures are dropping down to the freezing points, and our frost advisory is posted for two areas, our far north and west suburbs and interior south jersey, with you know the drill we are going through this a lot the past week and bringing in the potted plants, and after a cool start to the day tomorrow, should be a beautiful afternoon for baseball, business person special at 1:05 is the citizens bank park, wall-to-wall sunshine and winds out of the northeast 5 to 10 miles per hour and warming
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up to 62 degrees, looking really nice. now temperatures are on the cool side, 57 currently down from the high of 58 that is 5 degrees below normal and trenton and allentown you'll notice cape may with winds off the ocean only 48 degrees. satellite 6 along with action radar showing a good amount of sunshine but we have high, thin clouds moving in and a little bit of an upper level disturbance moves through overnight but no moisture just some clouds here and there. philadelphia a low of 42 degrees and 32 in lancaster and 32 in millville. so could have some patchy frost overnight. but as we head into the weekend, this is a weather pattern that really slows down any storms, it's known as an omega block, because it looks like the greek letter omega, we have low pressure to the east and to the west, and the like an atmosphere traffic jam, it sinks if are you
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under the low pressure but we are under the high pressure, that means sinking air right into the weekend, loads of sunshine and dry conditions and if you look at the chance of any rain, zero thursday, friday, saturday, sunday and monday we have a 10% chance of afternoon showers but dry and sunny, the only flip side, it's tough if you have allergies. the exclusive accuweather forecast, sunny tomorrow and 62 degrees, we bump it up to 64 on friday and saturday 67 and then temperatures are off to the races. 74 on sunday and monday grab the shorts, a little bit on the hot side 79 degrees and a cold front moves through on tuesday bringing us the possibility of a shower and dropping temperatures to 68 degrees and wednesday it will be seasonable with a high of 65. i think on monday people are complaining. it's too hot. we want it cooler. >> finally, it was a delicate operation in center city
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philadelphia, attaching ahead to a 200 foot long dragon. workers carefully placed the final piece on to the giant lantern in franklin square, the centerpiece of the japanese festival. the festival runs for seven weeks and features giant flowers and a three story pagoda in franklin square. world news is next on channel 6, and "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl 17 with brian taff, sharrie williams, adam joseph, and ducis rogers. then please join us for "action news" at 11:00 here on channel 6. for cecily tynan, ducis rogers, and the entire "action news" team, i'm jim gardner we hope you'll join us at 11:00.
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breaking news tonight. the dangerous close encounter at sea. russian fighter jets coming within 30 feet of a u.s. warship. russian pilots refusing to answer radio calls from the americans. martha raddatz standing by. also breaking, donald trump goes to war with the republican party. calling the process a scam. and tonight, allegations of death threats now against delegates who could make or break trump. a major new development, after a super bowl champ is killed. we now learn he was shot seven times in the back. breaking late today, preparing for zika here in the u.s. the cdc tonight revealing troubling new evidence about what the virus can do, calling it a turning point. and made in america is back

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