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police investigate shooting death of the four year-old girl in kensington, "action news" is next. a four year-old girl is shot to death inside of perfect home in kensington and tonight police say it was girl
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a's five-year old sibling who pulled the trigger. the saturday night i'm walter perez. the big story on "action news" is tragic shooting death of the little girl. four year-old was shot and killed inside her home in kensington this afternoon and police say a sibling was to blame. a "action news" reporter jeff chirico is live at police headquarters with the very latest on the investigation, jeff. walter, thinks so tragic, police say the five-year old used the mother's boyfriend gun, that boyfriend then fled the scene before police arrived. as you can imagine, the tragic situation has left loved ones devastated. >> i was told that she was shot and killed. >> reporter: stunned and heart broken crystal dougherty greeted loss of her friend's four year-old daughter whom she described as beautiful and bright. >> she was a sweet, loving little girl. she was full of life. she was always willing to help. she was a great big sister. >> reporter: investigators say the five-year old sibling shot her once in the chest inside
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their home on the 200 block of east mayfield street. the child used the mother's boyfriend's gun. neighbor louise sawyer said she saw the mother leave with police. >> they took her out. she didn't look good. >> police took her out? >> yes, they took her, too. >> reporter: sawyer says girl's mother was protect and wouldn't let her kids play out front because she feared violence in the street. >> i said why don't you bring kid out? no, i'm not bringing kid out here with all this trouble, in. >> reporter: homicide detective spent hours processing trying to figure out how a five-year old got a hold of the gun that turned a young girl in the cities latest victim of gun violence. >> do you have any idea where that weapon may have come from. >> no idea at all. no. >> unaudible. >> reporter: we do know police have been looking for that mother's boyfriend all night long and at this hour it is unclear whether they have found him. we're live at police headquarters, jeff chirico for
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channel six "action news". >> so tragic, thanks, jeff. developing news right now one person has been injured tonight during a fire in camden county. these are mansion apartments in pine hill. the fire broke out at 9:00 p.m. and quickly went to three alarms. we're told several people were rescued and half an hour ago the fire was placed under control. no word tonight how the whole thing started. an arrest has been made in the theft of the package filled with electronics from the porch of the home in wynfield. theft was captured. this happened tuesday afternoon in the 5400 block of woodbine avenue. video shows that the delivery man dropping off two amazon boxes containing electronics. a couple hours later a man approach the door, waiting for nearly a minute, and then kicks the box before cautiously picking it up and hiding tonight his jacket. surveillance camera was purchased after the home owner was a victim of the burglary last year. no word on the suspect's identity. moving to the accu weather forecast in the wake of the picture perfect spring day, we have had highs in the upper 60's and tomorrow will be even
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warmer. meteorologist melissa magee is at the big board with the first check of the accu weather forecast, melissa. >> yeah walter, in the a bad way to start off our weekend with plenty of sunshine on our saturday. clear and comfortable tonight. currently in philadelphia coming in at 50 degrees. allentown lehigh val five 56789 up in the poconos warmer then in the city at 56. cooler though at the coast from beach haven down to cape may, temperatures are only in the upper 40's with that northeasterly wind. here's satellite six with action radar. we have high pressure that has been dominant over the past couple of days, remains so tonight, the wind around that high are clockwise, we're tapping into that northerly wind which is why it is cooler at the coast in comparison to inland locations, and with that northerly wind temperatures will fall off quickly north and west and south and east of that 95 corridor. call from accu weather tonight, clear skies, chilly. thirty-six in allentown for the overnight the low. thirty-seven in lancaster. forty-three in cape may. so 35 degrees in the pine barons in new jersey.
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a frost advisory is up at 2:00 h 8:00 a.m. on sunday. this is really for lehigh, northampton, montgomery, bucks counties and areas in south jersey because temperatures overnight will be in the middle will and lower 30's and these highlighted counties here. so we will talk about what we can expect in a cool start on sunday but it gets warmer, quickly by tomorrow afternoon and we are tracking a sunny, dry stretch, we will let you know how long that sticks around coming up in the full and exclusive accu weather forecast. >> we will take it. >> thanks, melissa. if you are in center city tonight you have noticed this south street bridge lit up in orange in honor of the game two of the flyers/capitals playoff series. unfortunately it it was another tough night for the flyers. they lost to the the capitols and now in the two game hole in the first round of the playoffs. jeff skversky has more. jeff, we are talk about it. this was bad hockey tonight this was tough to watch. so far in this series flyers struggled. they are in in big trouble. they have overcome two to nothing series only three to
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nothing. they are playing this team. it is still early in the series but game two, oh, so crucial for flyers tonight after getting shut out in game one. they were trying to avoid this. going down two to zero because playoff teams that get down two to zero, lose 86 percent of the time. goal tending the difference tonight in game two in washington. first period the flyers down one to zip, looking for their first goal of the series on the power play five on three advantage. still, nothing. caps goalie brandon holtby playing out of his mind, stopping 19 shots in the first alone. second period steve mason, this is a huge mistake. on the dump in, under his legs, wow. flyers down two too nothing. end of the second they failed to kill the penalty. alexander ovechkin puts ate way. good night, bad hockey. flyers lose four-one. they are down two to nothing. they have only ever overcome a hole like this once in the
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last 15 years. >> they did a good job at home and they came up with two wins. now we go back home to our building, and we're going to take it upon ourselves to do everything within our power to make sure that we take advantage of our home ice, in our building in front of our fans. >> we have to go home right now and hold serve, and play good at home. if you don't lose at home you are still in the series. we believe is there still a licensing way to go. >> game three now will be at home at the wells fargo center monday night, flyers desperately need a win there. >> ultracritical. thanks, jeff. in 100 days tens of thousands of people will flock to the city of philadelphia, as the democratic party formally nominates its candidate for president. it is expected to be a festive atmosphere so only right to start the celebration early, 100 days early to be precise. a "action news" reporter trish hartman has more. >> yeah. >> reporter: one hundred days and counting, as revealed by an official count down clock
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unveiled outside the national constitution center. activity, music and food trucks took over arch street to get people excited about the national democratic convention at the wells fargo sent they are july. >> this is a wonderful start and great for the city. >> i want to learn about what is going on and get exciting and the city is in a good place for it. >> reporter: inside convention officials gave an update on preparations. >> we will will have built a city within a city and we will be ready to receive 60,000 guests and a million viewers worldwide who tune into our convention. >> reporter: after thursday a's heated debate between hillary clinton and bernie sanders, former governor and convention chair ed rendell called for candidates to tone it down a little bit. >> we want to conduct the rest of this campaign in the the way that doesn't hurt the chances have of our eventual nominee winning in the fall. >> reporter: call was put out for more volunteers, when more 9,000 signed up.
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official as shourd local businesses that their bottom lines will see a boost come july. >> we are working with the business community through the dnc host commit thee, working with our restaurants, hotels and it will be a good time and they will make some money and people will work. >> reporter: officials expect 15,000 hotel rooms to be book for all of those visitors and they say dnc will have an economic impact of 300 million-dollar for the city. reporting from the national constitution center, trish hartman for channel six "action news". bernie sanders pick up a few extra delegates during colorado's convention but that does not do much for his chances of winning the presidential nomination. including super delegates, hillary clinton lead by more than 700. clinton was in los angeles pitching her plan to raise the federal minimum wage and she also said that she would push for stronger background checks for gun buyers. on the republican side, ted cruz pulled a clean sweep today in wyoming. the texas senator won all 14 delegates up for grabs at the republican convention there, cruz was the only candidate to
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dress the convention crowd today, promised to go end what he called president barack owe bam's war on coal, if he is elect. trump still leads overall delegate counts. more than a dozen veterans could soon be getting new jobs. today disabled veterans graduated from the entrepreneur ship boot camp at st. joes university. the program provided business fundamentals, guidance in developing business plans and networking opportunities. during today's graduation disabled veterans were able to pitch their ideas to the panel of judges much like the abc show, shark tank. much more to come on "action news", death toll is rising after a second earthquake strikes japan in as many days. and we will have the latest from the scene. plus it was a bright idea in center city today as hundreds of cyclist celebrated the reopening of the brand new trail. and jeff skversky returns with more on the flyers with game two when "action news" comes right back.
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that the quake was a stronger than the nation faced in decade and called for calm. the pacific tsunami warning center said hazardous tsunami waves are possible. at least 23 people are dead following yesterday's 7.0 quake in southern japan. locally mergecy centers are pack tonight treating more than 1,000 others injured. dozens of others remain trapped in the ruble this most recent quake follows a 6.2 quake that happened on thursday that killed nine. beal have have much more on the rescue efforts coming up in our next half an hour. it has been two decade since a local mother was murdered and her killer is still on the loose. tonight her sisters are asking for her help. here's rick williams with tonight's crime fighters report. >> tammy used to come over my house and take my youngest son travis out, and to the playground, i had four kid myself. >> reporter: it has been 20 years since the murder of tammy pierce. her family says years have not been very kind. >> i just feel like we need
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closure. we need some kind of closure, for her, for my mom, for actually her daughter. we need closure. she did not deserve this. >> reporter: body of the 28 year-old was found april 14th, 1996, and moved to philadelphia's kensington section of the city. barbara was the one who had to id the body. >> it was horrible. worse thing i ever had to go do was go identify someone. >> reporter: tammy's sisters no time has passed but they are still hopeful that someone knows something. >> i just want somebody, if anybody knows anything out there please come forward. >> reporter: the city of philadelphia is offering a reward of $20,000 for at rest and conviction of the person responsible. all you have to does call the citizens crime commission at the 215-546-tips, all calls will remain anonymous. tammy's daughter was just ten years old at the time of her mother's death. >> i know that she misses her mom. we miss her.
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her sisters, we all miss her. >> reporter: for crime fighters, i'm rick williams for channel six "action news". folks in mount laurel got
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dressed up tonight for a special gallon a juvenile diabetes research foundation south jersey chapter, held its annual at the west mount -- westin mount laurel. nearly 400 people enjoyed live entertainment and live auction. "action news" own karen rodgers served as mc. all of the money raised tonight will go toward
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diabetes research and prevention. time for a check of the accu weather forecast with meteorologist melissa magee. we have a freeze warning tonight but today and tomorrow just gorgeous. >> we have a frost advisory overnight but then temperatures -- >> freeze advisory, not frost advisory. >> i understood because mean. >> it warms up tomorrow. we got it. storm tracker six live double scan radar you should see that we have got no issues with precipitation. we have a nice, dry stretch on the way, so still outside we will go, sky six live in hd, we're looking at ben franklin bridge on this saturday night. mostly clear. still pretty comfortable so hard to believe that overnight tonight, temperatures will be dropping in some locations into the middle and lower 30's. more on that in a moment but it is a dry stretch a cross much of the region. likely from april 13th, to the 21st, we're talking about nine days, when temperatures nice and comfortable and dry conditions across the region. this hasn't happened since december 3rd to december 13th
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and then we had an 11 day dry stretch and these numbers will be nice and comfortable and dry weather will prevail. it is 50 in philadelphia at this hour. fifty-five allentown, lehigh valley 567893 for reading. forty-nine in lancaster. forty-three though in millville, beach haven, down to cape may temperatures are in the upper 40's. here's sat the light six with action radar, you can see we have dry conditions right now across much of the new england down across mid-atlantic region. it stays that way tonight. big ridge of high pressure right now are clockwise. so windy should say. we are tapping in the northerly wind, northeasterly wind, temperatures will fall off quickly. mostly clear tonight, chilly, dropping down into the 36 in philadelphia for overnight the low and 44, 44 i should say, and 36 in the suburbs. the here's the setup for us for our sunday. even warmer tomorrow. high temperature coming in at 74 degrees with this big ridge of high pressure over great lakes and ohio valley.
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plenty of sunshine to enjoy but cooler at the coast, 50's from cape may, up to beach haven. and if you are heading over to citizens bank park we have a really good looking afternoon on the way for you as they take on the nationals, first pitch, from 1:35, lots of sunshine, warmer day a around his temperatures and once we get in the ninth inning, we will go at 74. here's the exclusive seven day forecast. no issues tomorrow. sunny and warm. high pressure dominates. high temperature coming in at 74. summer preview on monday coming in at 80 degrees. more like june on the way by then. late monday into tuesday we're tracking a cold front that will move through. not a whole lot of precipitation with this late monday night and tuesday but it knocks our temperatures down to 70. relatively cooler but still a above our average of 66 for this time of the year. plenty of sunshine by wednesday, in at 68, we will be backup in the 70's by thursday, and we have a high temperature of 77, it is mostly cloudy on friday with a
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couple of showers in at 75 and pass over, beginning at sundown and then next saturday, limited sunshine with a high temperature coming in at 72. not bad to today. even better tomorrow. >> thanks, medical list. you can find the seven day forecast and a live look at storm tracker six double scan radar anytime of the day on our web site at six hundreds of the cyclists celebrated the opening of the circuit trails tonight. they all took part in the light bright ride. cyclist left their bike and pedaled down schuylkill river park at 25th and spruce street. the purpose toys respread the word about the rebranding of the circuit trails. coming up next, jeff skversky has sports. phillies have another rough day at citizens bank park with the nationals. that and much more when "action news" comes right back.
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out, the flyers coming out firing tonight in game two their 42 shots on goal are most they have had in the playoff game in five years but the flyers, they still, have trouble scoring on the capitals and a ugly mental lapse only makes things worse. flyers trying to avoid falling in the big hole against alexander ovechkin and capitols in game two. first period down one to nothing looking for their first goal on the power play five on three advantage. still, nothing. brayden holtby stops 19 in the first. and second period, steve mason a huge mistake. jason chimara on the dump in, how does this happen? right under his legs. flyers down two to nothing. seven minutes later, still looking for their first goal of the series, how about jake voracek, finally, flyers are on the game. they are within one. minutes later they can tie it, brayden schenn though is robbed. holtby stopped 41 of their 42 shots, and then end of the
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second they cannot kill the penalty. alexander ovechkin the one timer, good night, bad hockey, flyers lose four-one. they are down 20 in the series. they have overcome a hole like this three times in team history. >> i told the team is in a tough position after that. you know, just a bad goal. >> i don't know how we didn't score there. we need to get pucks in the net. i think everybody had a scoring chance. it is frustrating for sure. >> i guess we have to get to the net more. their goalie played well. it is upon us to get through that barrier. >> they will try to do so game three monday night at home. aaron nola's career is off to one of the greatest starts by a phillies pitcher in team history but nola has had no luck with the nationals. he has allowed 13 earned runs over a 15 innings against the nationals. things going south in south philadelphia a for aaron nola and phillies, quickly tonight,
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again, how about nola, first inning, bryce harper with the routine fly. ruf drops the ball. they allowed eight total first inning runs. fourth inning, nationals get two more the pitcher doubles to right. phillies down five to nothing. fifth inning, bryce harper, gone. two run shot. nola allows a career high seven runs to the nationals. phillies lose eight-one. they have been out scored 17-two in the series, so farrah begins the nationals. >> i don't expect nola to be perfect every time out especially a guy that realize on command so much, and it just happened to be back to back with hellickson's outing yesterday. so nola is a lot better then he pitch tonight. >> well, between the flyers and the phillies, brutal weekend for our team against washington. phillies and flyers, destroyed by these teams.
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still to come in sports college football spring games both temple and penn state, first game for quarterback battle in state college when we come right back.
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