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accuweather forecast but for fans of warmer weather, this is more like it. today we saw people walking around eating outside and enjoying the weather that feels a whole lot more like spring and this is just the start of a really nice warm weekend ahead: it is friday afternoon, i'm brian taff. >> i'm monica malpass. the big story is that weekend warmup for the delaware and lehigh valleys. meteorologist adam joseph bringing us the details. what a change from a week ago, hm. >> big time here. we were ahead of four to 5-inches of snow last week. after some chilly numbers this week, our average is moving up. cincinnati widget tax omaha, dallas and all that is moving in our direction. as we look at satellite and radar, there's very little to look at with high pressure in control. another day with a cloudless sky out there and we are going
repeat that throughout the upcoming weekend. it is friday evening. so if you're heading out on the town, 60 degrees at 7 o'clock dropping back to 57 at 8 o'clock and then into the lower 50's a little chill in the air between 10 and 11 o'clock with that crystal clear sky. today's high of 64. we'll add three more degrees to that tomorrow, 8 degrees to it on sunday and 16 degrees warmer than today come monday. we'll talk about that almost summer-like feeling for the beginning of next week and just how long, brian, this beautiful weather lasts in full accuweather forecast. >> adam thanks very much. today's conditions had people flocking outside to soak it all in. sidewalk tables were filled with restaurant customers enjoying an outdoor lunch today and by midday people were parked on benches in dillworth park reading a book or just basking in the sun. >> i looked out the window and it was just gorgeous so i couldn't resist. i had to get a cup of coffee and my book and find a chair. >> it is awesome, absolutely awesome. i can't wait.
sandals -- i got my boots on but i'm ready for my sandals. ready for the shore. >> we are ready for the shore and local garden centers expect business tock booming this week. they spent the past few days stock up for an anticipated rush of homeowners looking to spruce up for spring. stick with 6abc.com/weather for the weekend for the latest updates the forecasts and remember to keep storm tracker six live radar close at hand for any changes coming our way. >> with warm weather on tap for the weekend running trails figure to be a pretty popular spot the next few days but after a few recent incidents there's a new push to make sure that the schuylkill river trail is safe and that goes beyond just police. trish hartman live in fairmount park with details on how folks are getting involved, too. trish. >> reporter: monica, with the gorgeous weather in store this weekend no doubt this trail will be packed with people. meanwhile a new initiative is under way to keep those people safe while they're out here. gina palo loves walking on the schuylkill river trail but she doesn't always feel safe here.
>> i've been on this trail before with my husband and there was a bunch of kids that they he wouldn't let us pass them, they were just like playing around with us and it was disturbing. >> reporter: back in february police say groups of teens on bikes were approaching people on the trail, some with weapons demanding money and cell phones. in one case police say a man was beaten even after he handed over his phone. since then a coalition has formed to increase security. volunteers will be trained to be part of a new trail watch at a session on april 27th. >> different techniques. one when they see different incidents taking place along this trail who do you report it to? how do you reach out to the philadelphia police department? how do you go about making descriptions. >> reporter: in the past two weeks these location markers have gone up so people can help notify police exactly where crime is happening. community organizations like the philadelphia bicycle coalition have joined in the effort to make the trail safer. >> there needed to be a proactive solution to alleviate the fears that also have more eyes and ears out on
the trail to help keep an eye on what's going on. >> reporter: most trail users we spoke to think trained volunteers will make a difference. >> i've always really liked it and i think it's great that they're upping some programs to take care of some security measures here. >> people have busy schedules. they need to do stuff at night and why not have people use this? >> reporter: now, registration for that first training session just opened today and is limited to 50 people you can sign up for free at frt watch.com. live along the schuylkill river trail, trish hartman channel6 "action news." monica. >> thank you. bill cosby and his lawyers are fighting another legal battle today connected to his criminal case in montgomery county. attorneys for andrea constand want a judge to throw out the secrecy clause around her settlement with cosby 10 years ago. cosby's attorneys say constand violate packet by cooperating with investigators last year. a judge heard from both sides
today. neither cosby nor constand was there in person. vernon odom was there for us in the courtroom and he'll have details in a full report at 6:00. >> brand into at 4:00 we learned the name of the man who was shot and killed this morning in burlington county. police say 31-year-old colby rogers of mount laurel was shot to death in his car. it happened around 3:15 this morning on the 600 block of woodhaven lane in willingboro. they have not said who killed him or why. >> atlantic city has made a payment to its school district amid a looming takeover by the state of new jersey. mayor don guardian said the city paid 50 percent of what it owes the district today. the president of the school board said he understands the city's financial situation and that not having the full payment will not affect classes this year or graduation ceremony. state lawmakers continue to weigh a possible takeover in atlantic city. governor chris christie and the senate are in favor of that. the assembly and speaker vincent prieto want to give ac more time. >> he's one of many local veterans who have served our
country with valor and selflessness and today jim brown a vietnam vet is single-handedly making sure to pride in our country and our service members flies with dignity in delaware. brown spent the morning replacing all of the military service flags and the american flag at the town of newport's bicentennial memorial park. he says the flags were tattered and torn and v.f.w. post 15 pitched in to purchase all new flags and today he restrung each one by hand. >> these flags should have been taken care of a long time ago. i don't know who's in charge anymore but somebody ought to step up and let us know. we're changing some flags, all the military flags are worn out. in fact the air force flag is gone and the rope that's holding it up. >> well, the town of newport is helping out with that one
its replacing the rigging for that air force flag and adding new pow and delaware state flags as well. brown's v.f.w. post hosts a ceremony at that park every year so keeping it in pristine shape is especially important to them ton all of the service members who look to those flags with such pride. brian. >> yeah, what a good guy, alicia. thank you. dozens of volunteers went to work in mantua to help homeowners make repairs they otherwise couldn't afford and those volunteers are doing a lot more than just sprucing up the neighborhood. as katherine scott shows us they're changing lives in the process. >> this my baby. >> reporter: ruby beckett is talking about her man chew what home where she's lived for 33 years where she raised her children and it just got a major overhaul. >> oh, voila. the best part. my new stove. >> reporter: while miss ruby as she's known is already planning the meals she'll cook, she'll do it knowing her home is now safe and up to code.
it's all thanks to rebuilding together philadelphia the. it's rehabbing 14 homes in this block build. >> the repairs are literally life saving. >> a lot of these families are second generation. they grew up here. now they're raising their own families. they've become embedded in the community and we just want them to be able to stay here and be safe and healthy. >> reporter: with the help of volunteers rebuilding together philadelphia makes critical repairs in 75 homes a year. none of the repairs are cosmetic. they're all based on 25 health and safety goals. before they started work in miss ruby's house, this is what it looked like. there was major water damage throughout the home. she needed a new roof but couldn't afford it. >> we wasn't able to walk over here for years. >> reporter: miss ruby who is a recovery and special it will had gotten a loan and hired contractors but said their work wasn't up to par. with a new roof a new beginning. >> rebuilding together fulfilled a blessing that i've been waiting for for almost 20 years of getting my house
together properly. >> reporter: and with each repair, homeowners have watched their neighborhood transform. >> it was a financial burden that we couldn't meet but we still cared about our neighborhood and our property. >> reporter: rebuilding together philadelphia is always looking for volunteers of any skill level. to learn more about how to get involved visit us on our web site at 6abc.com. in mantua, katherine scott, channel6 "action news." >> time to get a check of the "action news" traffic report friday afternoon. >> matt pelman standing by in the "action news" traffic center. we made it almost to the weekend. now we just got to get home, matt. >> let's say we led to our homes friday afternoon not us quite yet. couple hours down the road. for those people heading home right now a couple issues including this one in northeast philadelphia. it was a vehicle fire. now it's just a shell of the vehicle right there because fire crews arrived on the scene, they extinguished the flames but you can see that westbound woodhaven road remains blocked here at evans street. where is evans street you ask? the roosevelt boulevard would
be right about here so this is just west of the boulevard. meaning all westbound traffic on woodhaven coming away from franklin, philadelphia mills is going have to get on the boulevard. you can't keep going west because of this vehicle fire. we'll be keeping tabs on that. on the big picture watching several other issuesly traffic light troubles in frankford along castor avenue. a whole lot of low speeds other schuylkill expressway, vine street expressway and on 95 complicating matters. there's a crash on the southbound side by allegheny avenue. it's taking out the left lane. so as you come south from academy road, you're sitting in very slow at times stopped traffic. i think the camera is stopped as well here along 95. and in north coventry a crash shutting down chestnut hill road near ian drive. saint peter's road an alternate around. that gets do the commuter report on this finally friday afternoon. as if speeds like 4 miles per hour aren't bad enough where the boulevard meets up with your schuylkill you also are watching a pothole in the roads so you got the slowed
speed, you got the poet poles, the crashes. we'll check it again brian and monica in the next half hour. >> still ahead at 4 o'clock today a presidential candidate announced a campaign stop in philadelphia while another spent the day overseas. >> the lehigh valley's answer to their reading terminal
market. from artisan chocolates to wood fired pizza, we'll take you inside today's grand opening. >> and wildcats go to wall street. we'll show you the tribute to villanova today at the new york stock exchange. >> ♪
>> ♪ >> the presidential candidates have begun lining up trips to pennsylvania ahead of the april 26th primary. next up hillary clinton who comes to philadelphia next wednesday, the day after new york's primary. meanwhile democrat bernie sanders is thousands of miles away from new york and pennsylvania appearing instead at the vatican today. sanders landed in rome this morning where he was greeted
by several supporters. he addressed a conference on social economic and environmental issues speaking to the media outside the vatican he talked about the world's income disparity which he called among the planet's most pressing issues. >> that to me is unacceptable. it is unsustainable. it is immoral and together we have got to change that. >> meanwhile republican donald trump won the endorsement of the new york post today. he continues to lead polls in the empire state by double digits. >> belgium's transportation minister stepped down after security lapses at the country's airports. a resignation comes after a secret report detailing some flaws in airport security was leaked to the public. it comes to light following those terror attacks at the brussels airport and at a subway station. the belgian parliament is looking into any warning signs that may have been missed before the deadly bombings. the nba is resisting pressure so far to move the all-star game out of north carolina because of a law
there that limits protections for the lgbt community. critics say it allows discrimination and they've asked the nba to take a stand by taking the 2017 all-star game out of charlotte. but today lead commissioner adam silver said although the law is problematic there are no plans to move the game. instead, the league will try to affect change in north carolina by working with the local government and businesses. >> here at the big board now and foodies in northampton county today are celebrating the opening of a specialty market with all kinds of edible delights in easton. from an artisan wood fired pizzeria that serves beer and bred to gourmet shock late specialty butcher shop an noodle bar from a james beard nominated chef, it's all under one roof at the easton public market on northampton street. more than 15 vendors are creating a locally sourced paradise for food lovers.
>> to see it come to fruition to be in it and see how much talent has been brought into this space and to see everybody enjoying it is wonderful. >> reporter: and looks delicious. the marked has an 800 square foot familiar stand app community space and a demonstration kitchen for cooking classes. all yum all under one roof. >> it looks good alicia. can't wait to check it out. anyone planning a summer trip has a new option for flying out of trenton mercer airport today. the action cam was there as frontier airlines executives and airport officials cut the ribbon on the first departure this morning. frontier is bringing back seasonal nonstop flights from trenton to atlanta, charlotte, chicago, detroit and raleigh durham. now to a look at today's closing numbers on wall street. not the best note on which to end the week but it could be worse. the dow off 29 points just about to close at 17,897 ending the week nasdaq off seven and a half points. s & p 500 down just about two
points but today the trading session started with a philadelphia flare. [cheers and applause] >> members of the national champion villanova wildcats rang the opening bell this morning. head coach jay wright joined seniors ryan arcidiacono daniel ochefu pat ferrell lafferty and lowe at the new york stock exchange then brought their ncaa championship trophy with they as they started the trading day from as you heard clears from wall street. >> flyers have a huge game tomorrow in their playoff series with the capitals and today some of their fans got flyered up. >> let's go flyers. >> radio station teamed up to host this pep flail balance linwood. they had a chance to take a few shots and meet the flyers ice girls and team alumni and that is a lunchtime rally but what is it without something to eat and they had that as well. the flyers and caps face off tomorrow at 7:00. the caps lead the series so far one-nothing but we're
going get it back. >> just love looking at all this video outside today. everyone outside and happy because the weather has been fantastic. >> let's take it over to adam joseph see what we have in store for the weekend. hi there. >> pretty much exactly what we're feeling today will continue saturday into sunday but those temperatures will get even warmer each day. as we look live on sky6 from cape may this looks like a beautiful shot. it is but if you're at the shore the temperatures are a whole lot cooler, very typical in the spring to see a big drop in temperature as you head to the shore. with that wind coming in off the water, the atlantic, which is only about 50 degrees, it's 52 cape may 52 in beach haven. as far inland as millville 57, dover 58 but then you head to the north and west away from that easterly wind, 63 trenton, 64 philadelphia, allentown, reading and lancaster right now sitting at 60 degrees. high pressure remains in control and as you can see, nothing in the way of cloud cover way up to the north and off to our east where a storm is kind of stuck over the open
waters of the atlantic and it is not moving in our direction. so, for the phillies in town we got a new competitor, washington is in town, it's mostly clear, 7:05 your first pitch at 61 degrees with a light southeasterly wind. the ninth inning your temperature dropping to around 53 so definitely need to bring a light jacket to the bank. as we look at numbers tonight, not as chilly as the last few into the but there could be patchy frost special in the interior sections of southern new jersey. 33 toms river. as we look at future tracker temperatures tomorrow afternoon 65, philadelphia 63, millville 64 and allentown so a very pleasant day and by sunday afternoon temperatures going into the lower 70's but much cooler at the shore, only in the 50's and something we have to think about now that we have that sun angle a little bit higher the temps in the afternoon getting warmer we have to remind ourselves of something we don't like to
think about but need to be reminded of. stanford university did a study about cars and keeping pets or infants in the cars. the cars interior heats up 40 degrees an hour when the air temperature starts to hit 72. so, no matter if it's 72 out or 96 degrees outside you get that 40-degree hour kick up. >> temperature in the car in 80 percent of that rise is within the first half hour with the interior can reach 112 to 136 degrees. that four day at 4:00 forecast we have to remind ourselves because with these temperatures and again that sun angle getting higher with no clouds we're 67 here saturday, 74 degrees on sunday with spring perfection and then 80 here on monday, very warm and a brief cooldown coming in tuesday with temperatures sliding back into the 60's. so, overall it's a really nice four day forecast. >> thank you. >> stunning. how quickly it heats up is unreal. >> doesn't take long. >> adam thank you. a terrifying stay at a local motel. the pair arrested for busting
into a room and attacking the woman inside. >> an historic apology. philadelphia honors the legacy of jackie robinson and comes to grips with its own part in his story. alicia. >> and the viral silent anti-bullying video that speaks volumes. the power saying nothing at all coming up in big talkers. for years, i was a laboratory chemist, developing drugs to fight deadly diseases. as a scientist, i know there's more that washington can do
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montgomery county brought down power lines and closed a local road for hours. the action cam was on blair mill road near witmer road in horsham where a car slammed into a utility pole before 2:00 a.m. the pole and wires it was holding both came crashing down onto the street. power crews spent several hours making repairs and no one was seriously hurt here. from our delaware news room today police arrested two people for a robbery and an attack at a dover motel. 25-year-old xavier spady and amanda harris accused of forcing their way into a room at the dover inn on north
dupont highway yesterday. there was a woman inside there room and police say spady put his hands around her throat. he then took her money and he and harris ran offer. police found them in the area and arrested them without a struggle. they are also -- they also found spady holding 5 grams of marijuana. >> today is usually the deadline to file your taxes but because of a federal holiday observed only in washington, d.c., the deadline for you is now next monday. today the aarp helped senior citizens in delaware who still have not done their taxes. senator chris coons visited the newark senior center and spoke with volunteers and some seniors. last year this program helped more than 11,000 seniors in delaware. more than a dozen of the area's brightest students gathered for a celebratory breakfast this morning. the university of the sciences host edwiners of the delaware valley science fairs. the student's science fairs projects were mostly cloudy focused on medicine and the environmental sciences. students will present their
projects at the intel international fare next o month in phoenix arizona. what an honor. >> absolutely. next on "action news" it is freebie friday and we've got a lot of deals to help you get out and enjoy the beautiful weekend weather. >> any way you can get out there. plus honoring a baseball legend. we are live as major league baseball celebrates the life and career of jackie robinson. >> a powerful message in complete silence. see a student's viral video about bullying coming up in big talkers. >> ♪
>> ♪ >> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, alicia vitarelli, sharrie williams, and brian taff. >> ♪ >> hello again. 4:30 now. sharrie is off. monica malpass joins us and "action news" continues with charges filed against the driver accused of killing a man riding a scooter. >> plus, major safety violations at an area hospital. we have new details about the dangers and lapses that an inspection revealed. >> and a local student from new jersey finds herself on the cover of a magazine with the first lady. hear from her and find out how she got that honor straight ahead. >> but first, a long overdue apology for a baseball pioneer. today philadelphia officially recognized the racist treatment that it gave jackie robinson almost 70 years ago. "action news" reporter gray hall is live for us outside citizens bank park where major league baseball will be honoring robinson tonight. gray. >> reporter: indeed they
will, monica. the game against the washington nationals begins tonight at 7:05 in the middle of all the excitement and sports cheering, will be moments of reflection to remember and honor the life of jackie robinson. >> ♪ >> reporter: on this jackie robinson day dozens showed up to the stars negro memorial park to honor major league's first black player. both young and old dime show their support and remember the man who broke color barriers on april 15th, 1947. >> we look at jackie robinson as a baseball player but law much more than that. he stood up when others didn't stand up. >> without jackie robinson i don't think we would be standing here right now because we wouldn't -- he opened a lot of doors for black baseball players in america. >> reporter: last month the philadelphia city council unanimously adopted a resolution to honor robinson's achievements and officially apologize for the racism he experienced in the cities. back in the 40's he was
refused service at a local hotel and taunted by phillies managers and players who used racial slurs. city leaders say the apology was long overdue. >> it turns out that we were the first city in the country to be able to do that and it reminds us that jackie robinson was a great man. he did not just live on the ball field. he lives in american history. >> reporter: it was a tough and embarrassing time in our history but through jackie's hardship came major changes in the world of sports. while no one can speak for robinson, there is a feeling that if he were here today he would be happy about how things turned outer. >> i bet you every april 15th jackie is up there having a party. he can't believe that his legacy has carried on the way it has and i think that's great for all of us to think about on this day. >> reporter: and tributes were held throughout the day for jackie robinson and also today all major league players will be wearing the number 42. live outside citizens bank park, gray hall, channel6 "action news. brian. >> all right, gray, thank you
very much. there are new developments today in a deadly hit and run crash. philadelphia investigators say they've charged the driver responsible for killing a man who was riding a scooter. 62-year-old ramon morales is charged with murder and homicide by vehicle. "action news" was outside his port richmond home yesterday as officers served a search warrant and arrested him. he hit thomas dunbar in kensington wednesday night dragging him hundreds of feet. dunbar was rushed to the hospital but died from his injuries. >> cooper university hospital has been slapped with a lefty fine after being accused of serious safety and health violations. osha says the hospital exposed employees to injuries from needle pricks and blood borne bacteria and viruses. there were also allegedly lapses in training on certain protocols. cooper has been fined $55,000 for the violations. the findings stem from an inspection that started last october. "action news" reached out to cooper. we are waiting for their response.
>> well, this time last week we were getting ready to hunker down for a cold weekend and this time we're making. >> snow, don't for get that. >> we can get outside this is weekend. >> we can. get in the yard, go for a walk or just maybe a bite to eat or lunch or dinner or whatever it may be outdoor plans both days. as we take a look right now live on sky6 center city skyline above that a cloudless sky. 64 degrees the temperature. low dewpoint meaning dry air is in place. the winds out of the east-southeast at 7 miles an hour and many folks starting to think the shore to head down there as we look live from the beach cam. easterly wind coming off the ocean of 51 degrees and it's going to stay very cool at the shore this weekend despite that warmup inland. pollen forecast, that remains to be on the very high side saturday, sunday, monday into tuesday. maple juniper and now popular is in the mix of pollinating like crazy so if you do not
like to cut the lawn or do yard work there's your excuse. you don't have to do it, exactly, just start sneezing and say hey, you, can you go out there and do that for me. >> there you go. >> the seven day coming up in a little bit. >> chopper6 was over a crash this morning which left a car balanced on a concrete barrier. this happened along university avenue bridge between 34th street and grays ferry avenue. no word on any injuries or just what caused this crash. a house fire sent people scrambling to safety in the logan section of philadelphia. firefighters encountered thick smoke as they tried to knock down the flames last night. the fire broke out around 11 o'clock on the 4500 block of north mervine street and spread from one home to another leaving a lot of damage behind. officials tell us one person was treated for smoke inhalation. >> employees at pse&g workers simulate add gas leak in a residential neighborhood as part of their emergency
preparedness program. this training allows for pse&g to increase public safety and try to prepare for worst case scenarios. police in south jersey are trying to track down a suspect after a popular community figure was found murdered. "action news" anchor rick williams live in our news room with more. >> hi, monica. his name was sylvester combs better known as buttons. while he may have been homeless many say he was the heart and soul of swedesboro. neighbors banded together pay for his funeral. now police are trying to find his killer. nora muchanic has the latest on the investigation coming up tonight on "action news" at 5:00. and it's fitness friday. this week we're talking about the broad street run and staying healthy ahead of the race. in health check tonight ali gorman explains ways to keep yourself injury free and ready to run on race day. those stories and much more when we see you in just a little bit on "action news at 5:00 until then back to the studio, brian, see you then. >> we are less than a month away from the broad street run. thank you my friend. the boys and girls club of
delaware is facing new pressure to reopen one of its centers in wilmington. residents say the jackson street club should be a safe haven for local kids but instead it's been closed for the last six years. today they urged the girls and boys club to repair and reopen that can club in time for summer vacation. they say the organization has access to state funding to get this done but has so far neglected to use that money. we reached out to the boys and girls club for a response today. they say the building is very old and the money would simply not be enough to cover the extensive repairs needed there. $300,000 check changed hands at saint francis dee sales in west philadelphia today. colonial penn life insurance presented the money to the children's scholarship fund of philadelphia. today's donation is part of a larger partnership. it will allow the scholarship fund to help more than 300 additional low income children over the next two years. >> one montgomery county town is all spruced up tonight thanks to volunteers to
beautify their neighborhood. students and adults from 11 groups worked on six different blocks of pottstown today. this army of volunteers repaired 12 homes, cleaned up, hung house numbers and cleared gutters as part of the pottstown cares effort. it included chestnut walnut beach and cherry streets. a teenager from edgewater park new jersey is sharing the cover of a national magazine with first lady michelle obama. obama. she's one of the teens to win 17 magazine's essay contest. it was initiated by michelle obama's better make room campaign which encourages students to work hard in high school and college. louis wrote about the obstacles she has to overcan come to have success at doane academy. they got to go to the white house and interview the first lady for that magazine. >> just going into the white house i just couldn't believe it. i'm like. i really there, you know, and meeting the first lady she's just so fun, inspiring, just -- she was happy to see us and she really gave us so much advice. >> what an honor an thrill.
louis plans to attend college and study political science. >> i imagine that cover will be framed in her house. >> i'm sure. >> for a very long time. great stuff. new details ahead about that controversial idea to allow texting in movie theaters. >> plus, a principal holds down a young student and paddles him as punishment, all while his mother looks on. her explanation next in big talkers. >> a powerful film way simple message. how it's making waves by silently speaking to teens across the country. >> meteorologist adam joseph returns with that full forecast from arc weather for your weekend and more when "action news" continues at 4:00 next. fight back and rebuild
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drives, food collections and other community service projects to celebrate the city's resiliency. the player proclaimed today will be known as one boston day. >> well, flying passengers headed from new york to nashville had an unexpected layover in west virginia when their plane hit a bird. the pilot called in an emergency landing with a cracked windshield. passengers say they heard the loud thud a noise that rattled their nerves midair. >> birds and aircraft share the same air space. these things are bound to happen. gets your heart beating fast. >> that plane landed safely. fortunately no one was injured here. >> new information now to a story we first told you about yesterday. amc theaters say they heard the outcry and they are no longer thinking about allowing texting during their movies. they've changed their mind. the company sent this tweet out late this morning saying, "you spoke. we listened ." the idea lab center to the cutting room floor. amc's ceo said he was open to
the idea of letting customers use their phones in designated parts of theaters but the social media backlash won out. the company says it now focus on other ideas to improve the experience for customers. >> ♪ >> big talkers now and it's a story that's igniting a lot of emotions and opinions. a mother in georgia was forced to watch her son a kindergartener get spanked by his school principal with a pad department slain in a perez recorded the whole thing. her son screaming as administrator tried to paddle her. her son was being punished for spitting on another student at school. she says the only reason she agreed to this is because the only alternative for the little boy was suspension. >> if he gets suspended i'm going to be arrested for truancy. if he misses another day i'm going to be arrested. she never denied that. she never told me anything otherwise. >> she being the jasper county
sheriff saying that's not quite the case. the mother here was recently arrested after her son missed 18 days of school but the principal says he wasn't holding that over her head when she gave the go ahead for the paddling. really hard video to watch here. pads ling is an allowable punishment in the state of georgia. you know what they say. if you don't have something nice to say, say nothing at all. ah and that is precisely the message in this viral anti-bullying video created by a teenager in california. it's a silent video but it speaks volumes. 15-year-old lindsey hunter the creator of the film is bringing thousands of people, hundreds of thousands actually to tears, both sad and happy. the video is called silent because the student who is bullied is deaf. now, the realization moment is just as powerful here as one of the bullies realizes the impact of her actions and tries to find a way to apologize. lindsey the creator says she
spent most of her life around disabled people in fact her father is blind. she says when she described her video to him scene by scene, he, too, was brought to tears. now at the very end of the video it is the hug that has been pretty much seen around the world over and over with close to half a million people viewing and sharing this very powerful video. >> awesome. good stuff. alicia thanks. let's get another check of roads rider now. >> over to matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center on a friday. matt. >> i don't have a whole lot of nice things to say but i think i should probably still say them just so you know. we never have nice things to say about the schuylkill expressway and this afternoon it's really acting up with a crash here in the eastbound lanes right underneath 30th street station. police are on the scene left lane is out of commission. just one lane getting by and a parking lot is resulting as you come eastbound from belmont through this point at 30th street. stick with the river drives instead. they'll be closed this weekend
but they're open for you this afternoon. this is 95. i told you last half hour there was a crash southbound at allegheny. that's gone. then a vehicle broke down right here approaching cottman. that's gone, too. what is not gone is the southbound delay. so, if you're headed towards the phils game that travel time southbound is still about double what it should be. and it is construction palooza these days in and around valley forge national park. 252 still blocked. yellow springs road to knox covered bridge is still blocked. i've been telling you the last couple mornings today pot house road in schuylkill township joined the party. indeed it is shut down but we were told injimmy rollinsly it was just during the daytimes. now it's around the clock, pot house road out of commission for the next month in schuylkill township. not too far off in charles town township charles town road is blocked because of a crash with a downed pole and wires, 29 can get you around that. north coventry a crash closing chestnut hill road. saint peters road is your alternate. we'll check it again at 5 o'clock.
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>> ♪ >> meteorologist adam joseph joining us with the accuweather forecast. feels like everybody is in a great mood today. >> yes. >> it's friday, it's the weekend on the way. we're not tracking snow this weekend, we're tracking sunshine and above normal temperatures so we have all the right reasons to put that smile on. >> good news. >> as we take a look at the action cam, those dandy lions are back. if you're a lawn lover these are your enemies. but a beautiful dandelion
there soon to be turning white and then you make a wish as you blow the seeds away. you never did that as a kid. >> of course. >> then you get more dandelions. >> never mind. it will turn white and then you blow and make a wish and the seeds go all over the lawn. anyway as we take a look right now double scan live -- was that a northern thing. not much going on much lots of sunshine here, another dry day. the temperature 64 degrees. right now in philadelphia. the dewpoint low 27, winds out of the east-southeast at seven. you see those low 50's at the shore. expect that again tomorrow and then a little better on sunday at the shore in the upper 50's near 60 while inland locations right now mid 60's going into the upper 60's and 70's the second half of the weekend. there's that high pressure protecting not only the midatlantic, the northeast, the great lakes with all the weather systems revolving around that high, so we are in
the sweet spot here if you like this kind of weather with all of the wet weather along the gulf coast states and then wrapping around into the northern plains. tonight back at home it's clear, chilly a calm wind, 35 in the suburbs, 42 degrees for center city. no longer do we have a frost advisory or freeze warnings overnight tonight like the last couple of nights but as we look at the setup that high still in control to our north. beautiful inland. 67 degrees but only 55 at the shore. low pressure which is just off the coast will sit here and kind of drift just to our south and east as high pressure kind of moves from our north to our west, everything is kind of working backwards here with a warm -- a cold front coming in from the north so it's even warmer on sunday. 84 degrees, 60 at the shore so again f-you're heading to the shore, bring a light jacket especially with that wind coming in off the water. but we do have that dry stretch that continues and looks to be pretty long. it's likely to be a nine day
dry stretch that began last wednesday on the 13th and could last through next thursday and this hasn't happened in nearly four months to have such a long prolonged dry period where we had 11 days back in the middle of december of last year. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, 67 full sun for tomorrow. perfection here on sunday, 74 degrees, jumping to 80 here on monday with just a few high clouds. that front to the north slides through on tuesday, comes through dry, just 68 degrees so we do get a little cool down here tuesday into wednesday but then it heats right back up to 77 on thursday and the first chance for any showers comes a week from now on friday with temperatures still pretty balmy at 75 degrees. so, what a turn around from the snow of last week. >> absolutely. >> yes. >> love it. >> adam thank you. freebie friday is up next with ways you can get out and enjoy this beautiful weekend. >> and once you have worked up an appetite treat your itself a burger and a pizza.
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>> ♪ >> we've got breaking news right now out of west philadelphia. chopper6 over the scene of a gushing water main break right now. this happened just a short time ago. neighbors in the vicinity say a contractor of some kind had been working around this area at the time of the rupture. it's not clear if that contractor was at fault. we don't have the exact intersection at this point. chopper is just overhead right now. again, crews are on the way to the scene to try to contain this in hopes that it does not affect water service to anyone in this area of west philadelphia. >> ♪ >> let's get you to freebie friday. nova nation is still flying high after clinching that ncaa championship title and as we continue to celebrate mod pizza in wayne is giving away free pizza all day tomorrow, everyone gets a free 11-inch
pie p, one per customer. there's free music prizes a big old party for the wildcats win, win, win for everyone involved there. the freebie on fire today. as you refresh your spring wardrobe you'll love this one. close mentor in montgomeryville is giving all of its customers free earrings tomorrow, a free pair. just show up at the store. hey, do some shopping while you're at it. good deals, too. ahead of summer get a free sunless glow at suntan city, your first spray tan visit is free. and uv free, too. there are locations all across our area. lots of great and amazing free workouts on tap. first, tomorrow morning in manayunk check this outer the manayunk trail celebration offers free classes on the bridge from yoga to boot camp, bar, all kinds of stretching and there are free frozen yogurt and smooth these to enjoy as well. so that's happening tomorrow in manayunk and then for the month of april, fuel
cycle fitness in ardmore offering free classes every monday and wednesday morning so that's happening through the end of the month. go check that out. and lest you should forget with monday's tax deadline looming there are some great freebie hes happening. find out where you can sing for your dinner right now on 6abc.com. it's a really fun freebie an delicious one. you don't even have to sing well. >> okay. >> have a good weekend. >> lots of freebies. more than 200 older adults put on their dancing shoes this morning. >> ♪ the katz community jewish center in cherry hill hosted a seniors dance. they had a doo wop performance. everybody seems to have had a nice time. >> now for monica malpass sharrie williams alicia vitarelli and adam joseph, i'm brian taff. hope you'll 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. >> right now here's rick williams with a look at what's ahead at 5:00 i'll see you in a moment. >> coming up at 5:00 new pressure on the nba. why a group of lawmakers want the league to move the all-star game altogether and what the nba is saying tonight. also, registration is now opened for a citywide soccer competition that philadelphia mayor jim kenney wants to make a tradition and the party continues for the villanova wildcats. the big honor for the team seniors on their trip to new york city today. those stories and much more coming your way next on "action news" at 5:00
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valley's leading news program. with jaime apody, meteorologist cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> police in south jersey are trying to solve the murder of a homeless manton night and a beloved community figure. sylvester combs was found beaten to death just a blocks from the spot where he greeted people every morning. a search for a suspect is under way. friday night and the big story on "action news is that investigation in gloucester
county. >> combs was a fixture in the small community of swedesboro a town of less than 2500 people. new at 5:00 nora muchanic live in our new jersey news room with the latest on this case. nora. >> reporter: monica, rick, the gloucester county prosecutor's office says it's done at least 50 interviews in connection with this case and is asking for the public's help to solve the murder of a man everyone knew as buttons. >> you would see buttons walking up and down the street or sitting on a park bench but he didn't bother anybody. >> reporter: and that is why the residents of swedesboro are trying to figure out why anyone would murder 60-year-old sylvester combs a also will man who was a fixture in this tiny community and known to everyone as buttonsly he was discovered beaten to death last week in a trailer where he sometimes stayed at this abandoned pallet factory in town. >> we're shaken by this horrific crime that he was taken so brutally that it wasn't necessary. it just -- it's awful.