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continues, with rick williams, sara bloomquist and david murphy. all across philadelphia and the country they are rallying for higher wages, what the thousands of workers are demanding they get paid coming up and russia is denying claims that russia's planes buzzes close to a navy destroyer. and president obama is expected to talk to two classes this year including one in new jersey. workers in philadelphia that say they are underpaid are rallying today from fast food to home care employees to airport workers as well. they are all demanding $15 an hour. >> reporter: it's called the fight for 15, people talking about wage increases and it's happening across the country. there was a strike here at the mcdonald's earlier this morning and more expected across the
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nation nation along with rallies. >> workers at this mcdonald's at broad and allegheny circled with picket signs in hand and called for an increase to $15 an hour. >> we are trying to tell mcdonald's to come to the table and pay the workers more. >> we are demanding $15, new york is one, california has won, and we are here to say philadelphia should not get left behind. >> and mcdonalds one of the corporate targets, an average of 64 million people are paid less than $15 an hour in a variety of industries, including home care, airports and janitorial staff. today nationwide strikes to raise awareness to the issue expand the east coast. today we asked mayor jim kenney if a wage increase of $15 an hour could happen here.
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>> i think people should be paid appropriately and the wage in this country is stunning, $15 is certainly a goal. >> new york and california have made the increase already. expect leaders across the country to base their decisions after analyzing the increase the cities have. >> by organizing your workforce and being represented by a union, that is the best way to determine what is the viable wage rate. >> there is expected to be a rally in the afternoon in the city where people march to city hall. reporting in north philadelphia, annie mccormick, channel 6 "action news." philadelphia police want a drive toward find the driver that hit and killed a man in the kensington section, the deadly crash happened at the corner of aramingo and lehigh. they helped him track down the car, it has front end damage,
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they know who the owner of the vehicle is and they are trying to figure out who was behind the wheel of the car at the time. >> a basement fire forced people out of their homes this morning, the flames started at 7:00 a.m. at a two story row home on leonard street. the red cross is helping residents find a place to go and the cause is under investigation. >> police are trying to figure out what caused a car to slam into a house in burlington county. it happened at 12:30 on the unit block of delaware avenue and riverside, police say the driver lost control and hit the front porch of a home. the front bumper ripped right off and nobody was seriously hurt. turning to the forecast now an afternoon of sunshine and it only gets warmer as we head into the weekend. >> it may even feel a little like summer. karen rogers is outside on the terrace with good news from accuweather. >> reporter: last week we had
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the snow showers, people were saying when is it going to change and now we have the change for sure. it's beautiful out here right now. bright sunshine, lets look at the country numbers, lets start in the northwest. we started off around 30 degrees in some of these areas, but bumped up to how in quakertown and spots town. 62 in saint davids and suburbs in new jersey, 58 in browns mills and 56 in woodbine. and the wins are relaxed, out of the northeast a gentle breeze at 5 miles per hour and more in sea isle city at 10 miles per hour, it feels good out here this afternoon. lots of sunshine and satellite 6 along with action radar showing nothing is happening, we have hardly any clouds and no precipitation and we are staying that way for a couple of days. if you like this weather we have
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more coming at you. if you head out to golf, a good day for that. and less of a breeze and mostly sunny skies, by 2:00, 60 degrees, by 4:00 holding at 62 degrees, that is your high for today. the only fly in the ointment it's on extreme and be careful heading out and grab the allergy meds, and temperatures go up from here, how warm does it get, i'll give you the answer in a couple of minutes. >> thank you. 6abc.com/weather remains your comprehensive resource for everything weather including constantly updated forecasts and stormtracker 6 live double scan radar at your fingertips. a u.s. navy crew says it experienced a dangerously close encounter with a russian jet at sea and russia says their pilot didn't do anything wrong.
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>> reporter: it was a scene reminiscent of the cold war -- russian fighter jets flying dapgously close to the navy destroyer uss david cook in the baltic sea. the russian plane passing just 30 feet away from the ship again and again. >> right turn over the bow. flying at low altitudes and even causing a giant wake. >> it's unsafe and lots of room for disaster. >> according to a statement, the u.s. navy captain judged the action unsafe and unprofessional but took no action beyond trying to communicate with the aircraft by radio. the white house says there are repeated issues like this in
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resenyears. this incident is inconsistent with the professional norms of military operating in proximity to each other in international waters in international air space. >> the russian ministry responds saying they were only 44 miles from the base, and once they detected the destroyer they diverted with all safety precautions. railroad union leaders blame corporate changes from amtrak for two workers being killed on the tracks in chester. they say employee training is inadequate on the northeast corridor and amtrak says they are all working to improve it's safety culture. a train struck a backhoe killing the operator and supervisor. the ntsb is investigating. governor tom wolf will make medical marijuana legal in
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pennsylvania on sunday. they sent it to the governor's desk to sign and the bill allows patients to take the drug in pill, vapor or liquid form. now, to the race for the white house. tonight democrats hillary clinton and senator bernie sanders face off in a crucial debate. it's the first showdown for the candidates in more than a month. it follows days of intense campaigning, they are both hoping to pull out a win in the empire state in tuesday's primary. >> donald trump is coming under fire for his controversial comment at a pittsburgh rally. yesterday he asked, are we bringing back joe paterno. trump's aide says he was making reference to the coach's statue, that was removed after the sex
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scandal. back here philadelphia's mayor spent the morning with preschoolers and their parents and he was a big hit. mayor kenney is a big proponent of pre-k in the city. he supports a pre-k program and helped the kids paint a mural here. they hope that the mayor can convince city council to expand pre-k programs like this one. there is more ahead on "action news" at 12:30, he chose to retire early because of a controversy between the white sox and his son, but there could be another reason for adam laroach's leaving.
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a man who plead guilty to a
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cash jacking in philadelphia two years ago is sentenced. jonathan rosea is given 40 years in prison. they killed three children when they crashed the vehicle. the mother was hurt in the accident and later died. former baseball player, adam laroach is speaking out for the first time after the white sox asked him not to bring his son to work every day. eva pilgrim has more. >> reporter: his exit gained headlines. >> white sox first base man deciding to retire early after being told not to bring his son, drake, to the ballpark every day. >> he is either a spoiled guy
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that wants to bring his kid to work every day. there is more to it than the simple narrative. >> the first base man going deep with espn magazine talking about the backlash. >> i never took it for granted. one i get to play a game and two i get paid an absurd amount of money to play a game and i get to have my son with me doing and i knew it would be shut down at any point. >> but the decision may have been because of a trip they took, going undercover to the red light district in southeast asia, trying to rescue under age sex slaves. he wrote, i was sick, thinking about my kids and people searching for their 12-year-old
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daughters. and we are playing a game for the next six months. he walked away putting more value on family. >> he feels that some people with learn on his decision. >> he has no regrets, baseball is not that important to me, i love it and it's a passion but everybody is put here for a bigger purpose. >> topping the people scene, one of the world's most famous entertainers when on to perform in the lehigh valley after being in an accident. diana ross limo crashed in bethlehem yesterday afternoon. the super star diva was set to perform at the bethlehem events center and that is what she went on to do. no word on what caused the crash. disney star, debbie ryan, is apologizing to her fans after being arrested for the suspicion of drunk driving. the star of the series jessie was arrested earlier this month.
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ryan crashed into another vehicle and failed a field sobriety test. she is scheduled for arraignment in may. president obama will be the commencement speaker at rutgers university this year. he addresses the graduates on the 15th, rutgers university in new brunswick is one of the oldest universities in the country. still to come on "action news" another check of that really nice forecast. looking live outside showing you a nice picture of downtown wilmington. there is nothing but sunshine today.
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disney's first live action remake of the jungle book. >> where am i? >> this is a cave, my cave. >> all right the latest movie based on the jungle book story stars newcomer neil saysy as mowgli the boy living in the wild. >> i was acting with puppets it was cool the way they did that on the computer and i'm running along a blue platform going back and forth but it looks like i'm running for miles and miles. >> neil was on the red carpet in london alongside ben kingsly who plays the panther. disney is the parent company of 6 abc. that is high on our list for this weekend. >> our kids are excited too. >> i love it. >> you liked reading that one.
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stormtracker 6 live double scan around the area we are dry season looking good and staying dry and you know what? if you haven't had your lunch yet, lets go outside, the action cam was checking this out at dillworth park, this table is free and a good day to be outside. a gentle breeze and people walking around. a nice day and lots of sunshine and feeling good out there. this is what you have to look forward to. we continue with chilly starts and temperatures dipping down to the freezing mark in spots and that is the again the case tomorrow, it's a bit chilly to start you off. we have a nice streak coming this way and we'll stay dry through the weekend, 57 degrees right now in philadelphia, 56 in allentown and 56 in millville and 55 degrees in atlantic city. this morning it was around freezing in atlantic city. all of those numbers have really changed. and 5 degrees warmer than at this point yesterday. if you thought yesterday was on
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the cool side, it's feeling better out there. satellite 6 along with action radar showing absolutely nothing happening. no fronts coming our way for the next couple of days. we are dry and quiet. we had a cluster of clouds in the poconos that moved on out but that did not impact usal all. a wider look you can see the rain and system to the south, but high pressure settled here and nothing is happening and the high pressure is keeping us quiet and dry and allowing the sunshine to fill out. and because it is dry as well the temperatures will really soar as we continue with this trend. by 2:00 p.m. 60 degrees, by 4:00 p.m. 62, the average is 63. by 6:00 p.m. 62 degrees and 8:00 a cloud or two and 54 and 10:00 p.m. 53. here is the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast mostly sunny and very nice. if you head to the phillies game in a few minutes, it will be a
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great day for that. and 62 is your high and the overnight hours getting to 40 and that means in the suburbs, you'll be in the low to mid-30s. friday sunny and beautiful and 64 degrees, temperatures inching higher each day and 67 degrees, keeping the wall-to-wall sunshine. sunny and 72, compare that to sunday, we had snow showers in sunday. monday 14 degrees above average, 79 degrees, a front coming through monday night. we warm things up for us. there is only a slight chance of a shower monday night into tuesday, that rolls through dry, on tuesday it's not quite as warm, it looks like most of day is dry. a passing shower with the front, on wednesday it's a bit cooler, as you look at the seven-day forecast, the average high is 63, we are really going above average starting tomorrow and
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culminating with 79 degrees, it feels like summer and if you are missing the shorts and t-shirts you can pull them out and use that sunday into monday when you hit the 70s, a sign that summer is not that far away. we see it in the distance. >> it's there somewhere. >> thanks karen. >> it's thursday and that mean a jam packed prime time lineup on 6 abc tonight. it started at 8:00 p.m. with two back to back episodes of "grey's anatomy." >> just stand there -- >> i want to help. >> doctor i need to speak to you privately. >> -- >> dr. warren i'm not asking come with me. >> ben's decision to operate on a mother without the proper equipment -- the hospital is forced into a lock down because of a missing child tonight on two full hours of "grey's anatomy."
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>> i can't believe you actually called. >> we had a deal. >> now you are a man of your word? >> if i tell you everything, if i answer all of your questions will you please stay away. >> so you can do to princess what you did to me. >> allison and ben's cat and mouse may be coming to an end tonight. and they took on a new client that may have developed a potentially deadly weapon. talk about a heart stopping lineup. it all started at 8:00 with two new episodes of "grey's anatomy" and followed by the catch at 11:00, many stars of tg i'm t live tweet during their own shows, follow your responses with hashtag of the show and #~ 6 abc.
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modres: the cost of living the pay stays the same. i have to work extra hours just to make ends meet. it's a big struggle. one person that really gets this is katie mcginty. she came from a working-class family. she was ninth of 10 kids. she gets it. she'll fight for equal pay for equal work. katie mcginty will protect social security and medicare. that's why president obama and vice president biden support her, too. she'll make a heck of a senator.
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lets get one last check of the forecast, meteorologist, karen rogers, no excuse not to get outside. >> it's so good, you don't mind talking about it. look at the forecast, it's 57 degrees in philadelphia. even in reading 56 and 56 in trenton and 56 in millville and 55 in atlantic city. we are talking about nice numbers coming your way this weekend and today is looking good. lots of sunshine, 2:00 p.m. 60 degrees and 4:00 p.m. 62, that is your high. by 8:00 p.m. 54 and a nice afternoon and nice night. >> thank you. it's a sure sign of spring when the hippos come out to play. they came out and basked in the sunshine this morning at the philadelphia zoo. they took a dip in their outdoor pool for the first time this
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season. >> moving slow but having fun. it may be the number one rule for movie theater etiquette, no texting. why one ceo wants encourage texting. and leaving tax season behind, think free meals and even massages. >> still -- that doesn't do it for me. >> still writing a check. don't forget to join us for "action news" at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. >> for rick williams, david murphy and the entire "action news" team. i'm sara bloomquist have a nice afternoon. fight back and rebuild
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