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developing now on "action news" a police officer shot in the line of duty continues to chase down a suspect even after he is wounded. a child is hurt in a dirt
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bike crash that unfolded during a crackdown to get the vehicles off city streets. the warming trend continues, accuweather is talking about highs today that could reach 80s. where are the shorts. wow, put them on later. 5:31, monday april 18. david is here, matt pellman is in for karen. >> reporter: today we'll have sunshine on the way, lack of cloud cover falling apart by toronto and the great lakes. temperatures cooler in spots under the clear skies. 49 in allentown. 50 in philadelphia. mid 40s in trenton and reading. 367 degrees in millville. coat light jacket possible this morning but you'll not need it for long. on the bus stop between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. cool and nice by 6:00. 54 degrees by 8:00 a.m. this afternoon temperatures zoom, 74 degrees by 1:00 p.m. 79 by 3:00 p.m.
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the high today will be 80 degrees that will clock in around 4:00 p.m. well off the record high which is in the 90s, still very nice and unusual for april. as we take a look at the pollen count it will be high for the next several days, that changes on friday, thursday night into friday we're looking at a round of rain. matt pellman we have the complete forecast coming up. right now we have to say happy birthday belated one day, to my twitter follower, katie in drexel hill. >> reporter: katie, i hope it was wonderful, good morning, katie, good morning everybody, we're live along the vine street expressway, so far things look great. traffic moving well in each direction with no overnight construction. the same will not be true coming up tonight at 11:00 p.m. they will close the vine again between the schuylkill and broad street. get ready are the vine is open and ready for you. north of that there, this is north broad street at spring
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garden. we had paving work that happened the last few nights. this portion of north broad is looking better. around city hall we have the milling and paving work going on. on the big picture, the bumps continue along the kelly drive, 6:30 reassure facing work. they return at 9:30. construction in makefield bucks county that was closing edge wood road has cleared out of the way. officer james mccullough is in the hospital after he was shot running down a suspect in west philadelphia. two suspects are in custody, authorities have not said who they are. "action news" reporter, annie mccormick is live outside of penn presbyterian hospital that's where officer mccullough is being treated. good morning, annie. >> reporter: good morning, commissioner ross is commending officer mccullough's quick actions, after he was hit he managed to fire off three shots and tends 0 to his own wind
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before his partner took him to the hospital. two suspects are in custody and police is saying there might be a third. this was the scene at salford and market where gunfire erupted between a robbery suspect and philadelphia police. it all started when a woman flagged down two officers on patrol. two men she said were breaking into her car. as they approached two males exited the vehicle, they started to run. officer mccullough tackled one of the males almost instantly he was shot in his left leg. the male got up and started running northbound on salford street. officer mccullough pursued him and fired three times. >> reporter: even after 24-year-old police officer james mccullough was shot he managed to fire off shots himself and applied first aid to his leg. it's important to point out that he applied a tourniquet himself because he was bleeding
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profusely. his partner went to his aid and brought him to the officer. two suspects in custody. neither was hit by the police bullets. a heavy police presence grew outside the hospital the mayor, commissioner ross and the police of the 18th district filed inside in support of officer mccullough. it's a dangerous city and lots of gunnels out there. >> reporter: we're told that besides fellow police officers mccullough's family is by his side. he has a 2-year-old daughter and fiance and on the force for two years and currently in the 18th district. annie mccormick channel 6 "action news." back to you. thanks for the update, annie. brand new "action news" has obtained the dramatic police radio call made by officer's mccullough's partner as shots were being fired. police shut down service in
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the market frank ford el and set up a grid search of the area as they took the suspects into custody. police are looking into what started a shootout that ended with three people dead. it happened on east west west moreland street. a 46-year-old man called police saying he had shot someone. he bar -- barricaded himself inside a house about to two hours later he let them inside. police found the man's brother and girlfriend and another person shot in the head. this video shows crews hosing down hot spots after the
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flames break out in the back of the house on ardmore avenue. the family who just purchased the home had not moved in because it was under renovation. two vehicle crash and utility pole crashing down to the ground in west philadelphia. 63rd chestnut streets, one car sideswiped another sending the vehicle into the pole. the woman whose car was pushed into the pole is being treated for non-life threatening injuries. there's no word if a dirt bike driver will face charges for a crash that ended with injuring a child. officers say a police helicopter was hovering over the biker at the time of the crash. the child has minor injuries. philadelphia police say the wreck illustrates the dangers of
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atvs and dirt bikes on city streets. police ended seizing 60 bikes and made three arrests. they say atvs it's a quality of life issue. as the police department we feel when we stop them and conrecess sedate them -- confiscate them and saving lives. 200 vehicles are off the street since the police started the crackdowns earlier in the year. 5:38 the final push is on to secure votes before the primary in new york state. hillary clinton attended several rallies in new york city yesterday ascertain shoafd dance moves at a -- showed off dance moves at a block party. the pennsylvania primary is one week from tomorrow. sanders will be in state college tomorrow night and clinton plans to be in philadelphia on wednesday. donald trump once again
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railed at what he called a rig election process. he said he didn't put much effort into wyoming because of that. ted cruz won all 14 delegates on saturday. gop party chairman said all the candidates have known about the rules for a year. "good morning america" is holding a live town hall with senator cruz. you can take part. cruz will be in the new york studios and take questions from locations throughout the country including philadelphia. "g.m.a." will have a live camera at honey's sit and eat at 21st and south street this morning. so head there if you have to ask a question of senator cruz. maybe you should get a seat outside because it's going to be a great day to do that. >> reporter: the weekend was gorgeous, today we'll turn it you mean a couple of notches. storm tracker 6 live double scan we are looking at dry conditions this morning. as we take a look outside. hey it's april, so we're a little bit cool out there, but plenty of stars, sun coming up
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nice and bright. it's going to be a nice afternoon, even though we're starting out more typically cool this morning. the winds are calm across the region. a comfortable start, some suburbs in the 40s, jacket weather probably. but as we take a look at sky cover, lots of sunshine on the way with clouds falling apart as they try to drop down from the north along with an approaching frontal boundary. look for lots of sunshine today. high of 80. we'll have to wait until 4:00 p.m. to get there. you can see how numbers improve. 54 by 8:00. 63 by 10:00 a.m., 71 by lunchtime. a great afternoon to have luncheon the park bench if you can managed to that. 79 degrees by 3:00 right around 3:30, 4:00 p.m. this afternoon. lots of sun, 81 in reading. 80 in lancaster, wilmington, philadelphia and close to that in trenton, new jersey. all of these areas to the north,
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very comfortable today and down through the middle of delaware and south jersey, still pretty good we'll get into the mid 70s for the most part. down the shore, the mid 60s, cooler. if you have tickets to the phillies. great night for baseball, 75 degrees for the first pitch. 64 the 9th inning. light winds. the mets coming to town, hopefully the phillies can do well against them. tonight, 54. frontal boundary coming down looks like it will trigger rain in new england but not here as it comes down tomorrow. 80 sunny and warm. make your plans to get out there and enjoy it again. tomorrow, breezy and great 74 degrees, partly sunny sky cover and more of a breeze. wednesday, sunny and cooler, 69 degrees. we cool down as the fronts pushes to the south.
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on thursday sun gives way to clouds, high of 74. could be showers at night. friday the front is active over the area we'll see clouds and sunny breaks occasionally a shower or thunderstorm high of 77. after that next frontal passage it's cooler 69 degrees saturday and sunday. any rain should be limited saturday morning. we're looking good for the rest of the weekend. 5:42. still ahead on "action news," medical marijuana is legal in pennsylvania. but you'll have to wait a little while longer to get your hands on it. the fight so impeach brazil's president is getting intense. welch video from that nation's capitol. >> reporter: nice and dry matt along woodhaven road close to 63. the cars heading westbound toward the boulevard. construction coming to 422 during the midday this week will give us issues. we'll talk about that after the break. a duckle waddling again
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after -- a duck is waddling again after getting two new feet. that story after "action news" comes right back.
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it is 5:45, monday, time to do some stuff! like work and school, right. that's the platt bridge. 57 degrees already. we're getting up to nearly 80 degrees today. got to like that, matt pellman. >> reporter: that's true, the fun stuff may have wrapped up
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last night with the end of the weekend, but at least we have the weather to look forward to. it's going to be a nice one out there. if you're coming out of the burbs, the ride looks good so far. chester county 100, worthington drive. we had cones set up here, south of here there are cones blocking the right lanes. we're not completely done. but in this area, worthington the cones be moved out of the way. cones will be coming to 422 in the work zone just like lose week we'll have construction 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. it will block one of two lanes. analyst week as i warned you that gave you delays westbound on 422. we expect the delays during the middays once again this week. with the commuter report westbound on 422 berks county,
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minor crash, you should be able to get around it. perkiomen valley high school around 29ravely pike. graterford road bridge reopening is happening on friday. thisthis is brand new, moyer rod will be shut down through july for bridge construction stay on ballooning glen road or cal callowhill road as the alternates. brazilian lawmakers shouted and scuffled and sang as they debated whether to impeach the country's president. president dilma rousseff is accused of using accounting tricks in managing the federal budget to maine taint spending and sure up support. if the senate votes to put the president on trial. millions spilled into the streets yesterday to support
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impeachment. pennsylvania is the 24th state to legalize medical marijuana. governor tom wolf signed the law in harrisburg yesterday. he was surrounded by law makers of both parties as well as patient advocates. all we're asking here is to have the ability to have that doctor make a decision in conjunction with his or her patient that will make that patient's life better. that's all this bill is about. the new law allows up to 150 dispensaries, it could be in pills, oil, guess, creams and more and not in plant form. it will be 18 months before the marijuana is actually available. 30,000 races are waking up to embark on the 120th running of the boston marathon. 100 million people are expected to cheer them on from the
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sidelines. five thousand police officers westbound patrolling the route. 17 survivors who lost a limb from the 2013 bombings will be running. good luck to jamie shore. supreme court will hear arguments on president obama's immigration law today. model chrisy tiegan and legends had their baby and her name will thrill harry potter fans. narrator: looking out for wall street ceos -
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that's what congressman sestak did. sestak was one of only eight democrats to join republicans to allow ceos of bailed out banks to pay themselves unlimited bonuses using bailout money. an "outrage," according to newspapers. for working families - katie mcginty for senate. she'll invest in education, not ceo bonuses. and fight for pay equity for women. helping families - not wall street. katie: i'm katie mcginty and i approve this message.
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a duck that lost its feet due to frostbite can walk gabby. a teacher from wisconsin used a 3d printer to create feet for
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philip. they hope he'll swim with the others in local ponds in the near future. look at him go. a very nice story. let's head outside this morning, so far the morning commute facilities the bill. it will be a good one. >> reporter: very good matt. >> reporter: hey we'll have westbound construction each day this week from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the right lane on the platt bridge. watch out for that as you head toward the airport for a flight. eastbound south philadelphia, extra traffic expected because the flyers and phils have games around 7:00. if ever there was a night to use the sports express trains it might be tonight with the double games. otherwise we're on time across the board with mass transit. >> reporter: we're rooting for the flyers and the phillies we have a jacket winds are light. this afternoon, shorts and ts,
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we can route for the fly guys hopefully they grab a win at home against washington. wins not that strong we mentioned the temperatures are cool with light winds it's easy to take. recently easier to take when you consider where we are going later on. 67 degrees by 11:00 a.m., noon, 71. 78 by 2:00 p.m. looking at a high of 80 at 4:00 p.m. nice matt and tam. all right, david. you can find the seven-day forecast and a live look at storm tracker 6 live double scan radar at any time on our website at 6abc.com/weather. new this morning, actor johnny depp's wife has pleaded guilty to providing false immigration document admitting they smuggled the couple's dogs into australia. the terriers were not declared on a custom's form when they arrived on the depp jet last
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may. she could face a year in jail and $7,000. congrats are in order for john lend and his wife -- legend, the pair have announce the the birth of their daughter, luna. the name of a popular character in "harry potter" book. it's not clear if it was the inspiration for baby stephen.
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6:00 a.m., monday, april 18. here's what's happening. a philadelphia police officer is wounded in the line of duty. we're live to update officer james mccullough's condition and we have the road call for help. a gunman blasts a barrage of bullets sending three men to the hospital overnight. we have details. butter fingers beware, apple is considering going back to an all glass iphone. let's not do that. it's apple you can't tell them what to do. >> reporter: no you can't. i'm requesting that we go

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