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football stadium at temple and calling for economic and racial justice and there is more. the day of action protesters are now live at broad and arch outside of the convenience center, we are looking live from chopper 6 hd and "action news" reporter, sara bloomquist, is there as well. >> reporter: well jim, this protest stopped here at broad and arch. they came down broad and circled around city hall and set up speakers, they have a stage here in front of a large mcdonald's and a number of issues they are talking upon here but it's primarily a rally for a higher minimum wage. they are asking for $15 an hour, this started at 2:00 this afternoon and students gathered at the bell tower at temple university protesting a proposed football stadium. and then they met up with people
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protesting for a higher minimum wayne. they headed down to broad street and city hall and circled back to broad and arch. we spoke with some of them along the route. >> i feel like temple and the entire community don't respect us and the people around us. when you come to temple there is this whole environment of us versus them with the locals and the students. >> we are fed up. >> i'm out here supporting everybody that is out here fighting for $15. >> we worked at mcdonald's for almost four years and i'm making the same amount for four years, i need better for my son and for my family. >> right now he is home with my mom -- >> as we come back here live, there is a really large police presence here. they are blocking off the streets and quite a bit of traffic in the area as well.
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this area just gridlocked at the moment. we are live in center city, i'm sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. philadelphia police are investigating a shooting death today of an 83-year-old woman in german town, it happened in the 400 block of east cosgrove at 12:30 this afternoon. trish hartman is live at the location. >> reporter: well jim, family members have identified the victim as mary morton, police say she was 83 years old and shot in the chest in her home. friends and family gathered here on her block incomplete shock. >> mary morton's granddaughter, robin, says she found out the news on tv that her vibrant, spunky grandmother was shot to death. >> a great person and walked around the neighborhood and very open with everyone. >> police say that the 83-year-old was shot twice in
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the chest inside of her home on the 400 block of east cosgrove street in german town this afternoon. she was rushed to einstein medical center where she was pronounced dead. police went in and out with evident bags and people gathered in disbelief over her violent death. >> this is not her. no. it doesn't add up. >> she would give you anything. you know, that is how i picture her. her and her husband and the whole family. >> people say her husband is in his 90s and has alzheimer's disease and he remained in the home while they investigated. >> i thought it was the husband, and then i found out it was her. >> an autopsy is schedule for tomorrow morning and police have recovered a weapon but have not released information about a motive. no arrests have been made.
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trish hartman, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. a two car crash caused major traffic delays on i-95 in the holmesburg section of philadelphia this afternoon. the accident happened in the southbound lanes a mile south of academy road and one carver overturned and the other smashed into a construction sign and fortunately nobody was hurt. the second man charged in a carjacking in 2014 that ened in a deadly crash is now heading to prison. jonathan rosa was scheduled today and sentenced to 45 to 90 years in jail. prosecutors say that rosa and crawford forced a real estate agent into her own suv and they say they sexually assaulted her while they drove her around and they lost control and slammed into a fruit stand in the tioga section of philadelphia and taisha williams and her three children were there and they were killed.
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crawford is sentenced to 130 years behind bars. police say officials have broke up a gang that terrorized areas of philadelphia. 15 members are behind bars tonight. police say they operated around 10th and thompson and respond for at least 10 shootings. philadelphia city council held the first meeting this week on mayor kenney's soda tax proposal. "action news" reporter, john rawlins taking a closer look at the tax and who would bear the burden and what it's designed to accomplish. >> how will the sugary drink tax play out for consumers, they say the 3 cents an ounce wholesale tax passes through to shoppers penny for penny, dollar for dollar. >> the current price of turkey
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hill tea -- >> but the mayor who wants the tax says he doubts there will be that kind of price hike. >> in the supermarket if you have a way to blen the increased tax through all of your products, it's minuscule. >> he believes the cost would be spread over thousands of items -- >> this tax will be passed through directly to the consumer we believe and i think the mayor knows that. >> he predicts that it could bring job losses to retail stores, he thinks that consumers will cross the border to avoid a $4.19 tax hike on a gallon of lemonade. >> would you go out of the city to escape the tax? >> yes, i would. >> it targets sugary drinks and
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not high fat foods. >> people said why don't you tax donuts, because this is a more predictable way of taxing this issue and collecting the tax. newcastle county is mourning the loss of one of its council members, joseph redditt died this morning. james boil says that redditt dies of a heart complication. three women on the front lines of the most emotional moments are honored for their service. they were given the dispatcher of the year award at police headquarters today and official says that all three demonstrating exceptional service in 2015. this is the 17th year for this honor. a popular center city
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playground will get a makeover. at schuylkill river park, the upgrades make the park accessible for people with disabilities and storm water improvements. coming up on "action news" tonight, a south jersey 7-year-old is honored today by getting to serve alongside the men and women whom he calls superheroes. and jeff skversky is live in washington where the flyers are set for their first playoff game tonight. >> reporter: jim, the flyers plan to honor owner, ed snider tonight in the first game of the playoffs against the capitals. it was sunny and seasonably warm with a high of 63, but i am tracking the summer like warmth moving in i'll let you know how high temperatures climb. and one of the most heart warming homecomings we have seen in sometime.
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pre sident obama will give the commencement address at rutgers university next month. they announced he would be there on may 19th and help to celebrate the university's 250th commencement university and before that the president speaks at howard university on may 7th and will give the commencement at the air force academy on june 2nd. and this is new an extraordinary tale about an extraordinary young man. nora muchanic has the story.
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>> reporter: meet the newest member of the police department. he was sworn in as an honorary officer. last summer dee as he is known he made key chains for all the mown holly police officers who he thinks of as superheroes. >> i thought he was unbelievable and i had to meet him immediately. >> he likes to meet with the men and women in blue and they posed for pictures and wore superman t-shirts in his honor. >> now that you are a police officer what will you do? >> keep mount holly safe too. >> between all the surgeries and all the health problems and the way he handles the police think he is the super hero.
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>> he is out going. >> to be going through something like that it's amazing. >> he wear a cape saying darius one and brain tumor zero. he manages to the make the honor role at school, even though he is now legally blind. >> i want to be like him. >> his father marvels at him. >> he is now my hero. >> after the swearing in he had a pizza party with the officers and sold the homemade key chains on facebook with the proceeds going to charities that help him. i'm nora muchanic, channel 6 "action news." to another story about superheroes, this one about a father whose love for his country is only surpassed by the love for his children. >> can i sit here? >> dad?
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>> that is tech sergeant john greetin surprising his son josh today at newark high school. josh has down syndrome. the sergeant has been deployed for six months, after the hugs and kisses there it was on to downs elementary school to surprise daughter jessica. >> it was difficult to be away from them but when your country needs you, you go. >> he and his family stay in touch through skype and social media, this is his first deployment in almost 25 years, he last served in desert storm.
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i'm backing josh shapiro for attorney general because things have to change. we need criminal justice reform because our prisons are far too overcrowded. we have to deal with drug addiction through treatment, not incarceration. and use our prison for those who are truly violent. and we need to get illegal guns off our streets. i'm joining with president obama and leaders across our area in supporting josh.
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josh shapiro will be an attorney general committed to fairness and equal justice. game one flyers-capitals it's playoff time. >> it should be a good series but a tough series. >> the flyers believe it will be a deep run in the playoffs. first up the mighty washington
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capitals. jeff skversky is live with a preview of game one. >> reporter: hey ducis the flyers take the ice for the first game of the playoffs against the cap. and they are dedicating the game to the late owner, ed snider, claude giroux says they have to keep emotions in check. they will wear the initials of ed snider and a moment of silence before the game. and wayne simmons the forward says ed would love nothing more than to win another cup. the flyers have a tough shot, this is the best team they are facing in the washington capitals. >> every year i don't think anyone gave us a chance to make the playoffs and we are here and i am confident in this room. i know the guys on this team will go to battle. we are confident within
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ourselves. >> everyone's record is 0-0, we are all on an even playing field and we'll go out and play our hockey. the flyers have defied all sorts of odds, since they made the mayoff run they have been one of the best teams in hockey. and watch for captain cloud giroux and former captain, mike richards. playoff hockey is back for the flyers. jeff skversky channel 6 "action news." >> thank you jeff. to baseball, phillies pitcher daniel stump is busted, hit with an 80 game suspension for testing positive for an anabolic steroid. first inning, ryan howard facing a lefty, his third homer of the year, 1-0 phils, that is enough for vince valesquez he has the
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fastball working and allowing just three hits. 16 strikeouts today. the phillies win 3-0. they have won 5-6. >> we went 0-4 the first four games but we didn't set that tone we want to show people we are not losers we are all winners here. the tennessee titans traded their top pick to the l.a. rams. kobe bryant could not have scripted a better way to go out. bryant scored 60 points in the final game in the nba. 60, kobe is the oldest player to score that many points and gave the people what they wanted for 20 years and again last night. >> tonight was trying to go out, play with heart and try to put on a show as much as i possibly
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could. so good to be able to do that one last time. >> 60 points he attempted 50 points but 60. thank you ducis. there was a real can do add toot on the campus of villanova today, the school sororities collected canned goods and competed to see who could build the best castle from the cans. they will be donated to the north life food cupboard. this ii got to see my dad, die on national tv. they don't know what they took from us. people are dying. we need a president that's going to talk about it. i believe bernie sanders is a protestor.
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like steve santarsiero, harrisburg politicians who will say or do anything to advance his career? he claims he wrote pennsylvania's gun safety law. but the truth is he didn't. there is no law requiring universal background checks for all gun purchases. his campaign even bragged that he passed 54 bills. in fact, 7 years in harrisburg, steve santarsiero has never passed a single bill into law. i'm shaughnessy naughton. i approve this message because i am not a career politician.
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this is awesome, a group of performers made quite a splash in center city philadelphia today. they are french musicians that brought their talents to the rodan museum. this is a preview of their upcoming show in c major, c spells sea as in under the sea. part of the philadelphia international festival of the arts. >> that is one of the oddest things i have seen but they sound fantastic. >> accuweather forecast? fantastic? >> it gets better and better every day. stormtracker 6 live double scan showing no rain out there. in fact, barely a cloud in the sky. ray posted this on his facebook page, he took this from his drone and while there was one cloud over peace valley park in
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bucks county and plenty of sunshine today. that trend continues through the weekend. temperatures where they should be for this time of year. yesterday's high only 58 and today 63 that is average for this time of your. currently 62 in philadelphia, allentown the same and trenton 59 and wilmington 55, and notice along the shore, the ocean temperature is 50 degrees and the winds off the ocean pulling in the cooler air so cape may and beach haven only 50, satellite 6 along with action radar showing we had a couple of clouds earlier and they cleared out nicely, we have plenty of time to enjoy it. the sun doesn't set until 7:39 and may 5th, the sun will set at 8:00 and june 7th it sets at 8:30. once the sunsets it's going to get chilly. 40 in philadelphia and lancaster 32 degrees and allentown 33 and
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millville 33 and with the out lying areas dropping close to the freezing point, we have yet another frost advisory posted for our entire viewing area except for philadelphia and delaware counties and except for right along the coasts, the frost advisories for midnight until 8:00 in the morning. after a chilly start tomorrow will be beautiful. a tour of the lehigh valley, 64 degrees with plenty of sunshine and we are looking at nice conditions across the entire viewing area. there you go, center city are you looking at sunshine tomorrow, a high of 64 degrees, 1 degree higher than today. if you are down the shore, temperatures are going to be slightly cooler with winds off the ocean and the afternoon high is only 53 degrees, you get the sea breeze all day long. my clicker is not working so go ahead paul -- high pressure is banked over us and what this does is it is a protective dome
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thank is future tracker rainfall, we are looking at 4 to 5 inches of rain, but that is over the ridge and we stay in the sunshine and the best weekend since last year. saturday 67 with sunshine and sunday up to 72. so the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast it's a bea y beauty. 64 tomorrow and 67 on saturday and sunday 72 degrees and then on monday, feeling like june a high of 80 degrees, on tuesday a cold front moves through and that drops temperatures back into the upper 60s and 68 degrees and wednesday a seasonable 64 and thursday it warms back up into the 70s. 75 degrees. a lot of soccer games and baseball games canceled last weekend with the lousy weather, they will be back on this weekend. >> in force thank you cecily. finally spring has sprung at the philadelphia zoo, the zoo's
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resident hippos basked in the spring sunshine this morning. visitors gathered to watch the two take a dip in their outdoor pool fort first time. the hippos also received special treats. he has the munchies -- special treats from zookeepers, they like to eat leaves and grasses. doesn't sound exciting but that it what it is. >> they are vegetarians. except not all the time. >> they don't eat people. >> they attack people. you are right i got it. abc world news tonight is next. for the entire "action news" team i'm jim gardner we hope you'll join us at 11:00.
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tonight, several breaking stories as we come on. the devastating and deadly earthquake. the pictures coming in now. the desperate search for the missing. the aftershocks. and now, the warning. more on the way. breaking news tonight on donald trump. the new video of his campaign manager and the prosecutor's decision. plus, hillary clinton tonight. what will her strategy be against bernie sanders on that stage? and just in, the new number on clinton in this battle for new york. also, the images at this hour. the military crash on a highway, right outside new york city. several injuries. we've now learned two in critical condition. traffic backed up for miles. and the rescue effort. the police officer ambushed. a deputy shot in the back. an unprovoked attack. another officer firing back.

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