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with developing news at this hour, a serious accident in the city's mount airy section, chopper 6 over a large tree that crashed on top of an suv in mount airy. the driver and the other person amazingly not injured. the tree fell in the 7700 block of mccallup --m street. walter perez is on the scene. tell us more. >> reporter: we have done stories like this before, certainly on a windy day, but rarely after a perfect weekend the older model car was being driven around 10:30. traveling down the block here when suddenly a tree simply fell on the car. it's a bigotry. judging from the way the tree
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splintered it was dead or drying. the upside, both walked away uninjured. it happened so was paul had no time to react. my husband saw it coming, it was so close there was no way he could stop. it hit us. that hit us. and we lived. it was amazing, yeah. >> reporter: not a scratch? a couple of scratches, yeah, flying glass, i think. that's about it.>> reporter: ba, arleen said she and her husband are in town from boston for a memorial service for a relative who recently passed away. once again, the only bright spot both people walk away uninjured. reporting live from mount airy,
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walter perez channel 6 "action news." thank four that report. in other news philadelphia police are searching for the gunman who shot a philadelphia police officer last night. 24-year-old officer james mccullough fired back after being wounded. the shooting happened at 59th and market. a busy area along the market frankford line in west philadelphia. "action news" reporter, annie mccormick has been following the story all morning long live at penn presbyterian hospital where the officer is being treated this afternoon. >> reporter: the officer is expected to be released sometime today. we are told he has been surrounded by his family and many city leaders and colleagues have been in and out of here. at this hour, police are looking for the gunman. it started with a crime that turned into another crime and left the officer shot.
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it started at salford and market before 9:00 p.m. two men were stealing her dodge durango. she flagged down two district policemen, james mccullough jumped out and tackled one of the men and a shot went off, he was shot in the leg. he was bleeding heavily he managed to fire off a few shots. he actually on his own put a tourniquet around his leg during that time. both men did take off. we are told by sources, though, that one of the men from the dodge durango, not the alleged shooter ran toward a septa subway stop it was down there that he was apprehended by another man that was able to hold him for police. this is kind of a convoluted story, even the woman was the
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one who saw him steal the durango, there was a crime committed where a man was robbed of his keys of the ford. they were trying to use the keys on the dodge durango. that's when that unfolded. police kept the man chased into the subway stop into custody. he is in custody at this time. they are looking for the gunman. at this hour we do not have word on a suspect description. mccullough was taken to penn presbyterian hospital in stable condition. shot in the thigh. we are told he has a couple of more tests today, but expected to be released. back out here live, he is 24 years old, he has been on the force for two years and has a 2-year-old girl and fiance and mom and they have been at his side all night and all morning. annie mccormick channel 6 "action news." back to you. for the latest on the breaking news story follow us on
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air and online and social media for breaking news. join us on facebook, 6abc axe. on twitter @ 6abc. police gave an update on a deadly shooting of a four-year-old girl in kensington. this is the father of the four-year-old victim. according to police phillips confessed to the accidental shooting inside the home on saturday. police said it happened as the girl and her siblings were watching the tv in the bedroom. once inside the room he removed his gun from the holster and started waving and pointing the gun around in the room. during this time the gun discharged one time striking his daughter in the back of the head killing her instantly. phillips faces multiple charges including third degree murder and involuntary
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manslaughter. despite previous reports police say a 5-year-old sibling had nothing to do with the shooting. we received an update on a tractor-trailer accident that caused a mess in mercer county, new jersey. the big rig overturned in lauren township during the morning rush. the wreck happened where 295 northbound and i-95 southbound connect. crews spent the morning picking up the bricks and clearing the wreckage. minutes ago we learned that it is clear and the road is open the driver was taken to the hospital, no word on a condition. the action cam was in newark, delaware, as firefighters responded to a crash involving a school bus. the accident happened on old baltimore pike and christiana farms place. an 86-year-old man was pulled out of the overturned car. he was transported to christiana hospital with head and chest injuries. the immigration debate is
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center stage at the u.s. supreme court this noon. hearings are scheduled for a controversial immigration law and challenging president obama's power to enforce it. >> reporter: people lined up outside the coulter over the weekend to -- outside the court over the weekend to hear the argument. it was beneficial for my parents to have the opportunity to have work permits. it will keep them from being deported. >> reporter: 8 justices consider the 2014 executive action a program for immigrants who came as children was expanded. he created a program for parents whose children are here legally. in total nearly 4 million people would see deferred. the programs were on hold since february 2015 afternoon a lower
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court struck down the law. lawyers representing 26 states and the house of representatives that the president overstepped his authority by ignoring the will of congress. president obama repeatedly and stated he did not have authority to issue such an order without congressal -- >> reporter: president could leave office with the programs on hold. a decision is expected by the summer. meghan hughes, abc news at the supreme court. politics, the presidential candidates making their closing arts to the voters in new york today. the empire state's primary is tomorrow. donald trump and hillary clinton are leading in the polls.
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pennsylvania and delaware voters go to the polls one week from tomorrow. presidential voters took center stage on "good morning america." abc jonathan carl moderated the town hall with ted cruz. many asked the republican candidate questions. he is trailing donald trump and john kasich in pennsylvania. turning to the weather at this hour, it is monday you will want to go outside for lunch after watching us, of course we are basking in test of summer. the temple may hit 80 in spots today. roll down the windows for the ride home. a beautiful picture of the center city skyline. dave is outside, you do plan to come in, don't you? >> reporter: i have a computer stopped up.
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it's a beautiful weekend. for some of you it may be too warm. we don't have any cloud cover close by, it's melting away near ontario and toronto. we have feathery clouds every now and then. 75 degrees in philadelphia currently. warming up quick. we started around the 50s and slipped into the upper 40s. that's in the rear view mirror. allentown, 75. reading, 74. the entire breadth of pennsylvania in the 70s. ocean water, 52. you're feeling the effects there. everybody is enjoying comfortable conditions. 7 miles is the wind speeds. high pressure close enough to keep us knocked downwind wise. the high today will be 80 degrees, that's well above the average high of 65. of course off the record of 94
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well above average tonight's overlow of 56 running well above average. that's rare you get 80 this time of year. it's not unheard of, in fact it's happened in the recent past. the last 80 was back on april 1. back in march we had a pair of 82s. there's a portion of the spring that has been mild. this 80 will not hang around for a long time. tomorrow, rick, we'll see the temperatures drop a little bit, even more on wednesday and we have to look out for rain later in the seven day. rain, what's that, right? we have not seen it in a while. i'll tell you when the next round is coming. for now, beautiful out here, humidity low, getting warm, definitely shorts whether if you're going to be out walking later on. much more ahead on "action news" at noon. a reporter helps rescue a man trapped by flash flooding in texas. boston marathon is
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station in houston, texas helped save a man escaping rising floodwaters. he was doing a live report when he saw a car starting to float away and sink. the man swam out of the car ascertain he ran into the floodwaters to help him to higher ground. the man was not hurt. dozens of people who sure viervegd the boston -- who survived the boston marathon attack are taking part in the race which is underway right now. that includes two victims who lost limbs in the bombings. an estimated 30,000 runners will complete 22.2-mile treck. top american runners are sitting out today because they are resting up for the summer olympic also. flyers and phillies playing
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at home at 7:00 p.m. flyers down 2-0 against the caps. nhl best's team all season. a lot of talk about stephen mason giving up this embarrassing goal saturday night. flyers need to get a women now. we have to go home now and home turf and if you don't lose at home you're in the series, we believe there's a long way to go. we've been doing a good job, we have to get to the net more. it's a series they have to get a good job at home, they came up with two wins. we go back home to our buildings we'll do everything in our power to take advantage of our home ice. . flyers play tribute to ed snyder before the opening faceoff. "action news" will have live
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that tax return if you have not filed yet or asked for an expansion you have less than 12 hours to do so. a legal holiday in washington, d.c. pushed tax day back a few days, residents in maine and massachusetts have another day to file thanks to a different state holiday that falls today. amazon is giving netflix a run for its money.
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it is available for the first time on its own 8-point the 9 -- $8.99 a month. for the way to get amazon video was to hand over a yearly 99-dollar fee for a full prime membership. customers can pay $10.995 nont a month instead the annual fee. the united states will send troops to iraq to help in the fight against isis. details at 4:00 p.m. protecting yourself from getting ripped off. we have tips to help you avoid unnecessary costly car repairs that's ahead in what's the deal. another check of the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast when "action news" comes right back. david is back inside with
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us, he was outside. thank you for coming back. >> reporter: it was close. it's nice out there today. storm tracker 6 live double scan showing us we are dry. as we look outside we have plenty of blue skies over penns landing and look at the glassy waters with a tugboat and a barge. that's the way the river looks when you have a lack of wind. temperatures are looking nice, those guys are on their lunch break in that boat. why not. comfortable, wind out of the east at 7 miles per hour. there are couple of spots around the region that every hour are coming up with calm winds. warm, 74 in trenton. 76 in wilmington. all of southeastern pennsylvania for the most part in the mid 70s.
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you have to go to lancaster to get to 71. it's cooler through the heart of south jersey and delaware, low 70s there. cooler along the oceanfront. we'll stay in the 60s along the ocean today. satellite shows you the lack of cloud cover though, a little bit of cloud cover creeping through in the form of high cirrus clouds you can't do anything about the jet contrails, it's a beautiful day. lehigh valley lights wind up north as well as down the shore. 8 in the lehigh valley. similar numbers in places like allentown, bethlehem and easton and reading as what you'll have closer to philadelphia. at the shore, 64 degrees next to the cool ocean water of 52. lots of sun, still pleasant, though. back up north in philadelphia. 80 degrees is the high. mostly sunny, very warm and pleasant this afternoon with the winds behaving themselves only running out of the northwest at 6 to 12 miles per hour. a couple of weeks ago i had people saying when will the
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winds let up. we've seen that happen in the last several days with the dome of high pressure over head. if you're heading to the phillies, mostly clear, winds on the light side. first pitch temperature, 75 degrees. in the 9th inning sliding to 64 degrees. 9 phillies did good up north against the mets we'll see if they can keep it up. 56 degrees is the overnight low. winds out of the northwest light 4 to 8 miles per hour. for tomorrow, thing will get a little bit different. today we have a high of 80 feeling like summer. down the shore cooler. tomorrow we have a frontal boundary to the north that will drop through the region. looks like it passes us by dry. behind it breezy and cooler tomorrow, partly sunny and 74. still not bad, right. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, 80 sunny warm, light winds. tomorrow, breezier and great, partly sunny animal 74. and 74.
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wednesday, 69 not bad. 74 on thursday sun and clouds, a frontal boundary passing us by ushering milder air. friday there could showers around at time maybe a rumble of thunder, high of 77. i got someone who tweeted me saying my wedding is on friday will it be a washout in i don't think it will be a washout. spotty showers and rumble of thunder. if we get rain it will be early saturday morning. thank you. much more for the next half-hour of "action news." severe flooding in texas is getting worse. we have more on the rescues from flooding cars and homes. johnny did he mean and his wife are apologizing for smuggling there dogs into australia. next.
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being rescued from high water and other weather dangers are a threat there. a philadelphia police officer is on the mend after being shot on the job. we are told the shooter is still on the loose. officials say the officer was shot when he responded to a woman's call for help when two men tried to steal her car. chad perdelli is live at the police headquarters with the latest on the officer and the search for the gunman. chad. >> reporter: yeah, rick, the manhunt of the shooter of officer james mccullough is loose at this hour. 9:00 p.m. last night two men robbed a victim of his ford exhibition keys at broad and market. they tried to rob a durango. a woman who owned the durango flagged down the officer and his partner.

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