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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. one suspect fired hipght
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mccullough -- hitting mccullough in the thigh. mccullough returns fire and it's unclear if he hit the suspect. a second suspect runs into the septa station, the original robbery victim catches him bean bean -- and beats him until officers arrive. the officer who was shot put an tourniquet on his leg. the manhunt for the second shooting suspect is underway. police are interviewing the other suspect who is in police custody. i'm told he is cooperating they are trying to verify the name being provided. find the second suspect and bring him into custody. again, a press conference will takes place within the hour where we are expected to learn more information. live outside police headquarters, chad perdelli channel 6 "action news." our coverage of the shooting of officer mccullough continues at 6abc.com with the latest on the investigation. a photo gallery of images 67
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scene and videos of the dramatic radio call from the wounded officer's partner. new details about the shooting death of a 4-year-old in kensington. maurice fliments is -- phillips is charged with third degree murder and other offenses. he walked into a bedroom and a single gunshot was fired. he removed the gun from the holster and started waving and pointing the gun around in the room. during this time the gun discharge one time striking his daughter in the back of the head killing her instantly. captain clark said the other children in the room got upset and started yelling that's when police say he struck his 5-year-old daughter with a closed fist and wiped the blood from his hand from under his shirt. he called his fiance and told her to come home, he changed his
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clothes and fled the scene. he turned himself into police and remains behind bars. two cars crashed at cheltenham annie mccormick east washington lane. we know a person was taken to the hospital. the cause of the collision is under investigation. a fast-moving fire destroyed this home in upper darby overnight. the flames started at 2:15 a.m. on ardmore avenue. the fire was in the back of the home and quickly spread. it reached two-alarms before it was brought under control. no reported injuries. turning to the forecast it's a picture-perfect day out there. we've got lots of sun and it is very warm for april. accuweather says it is the warmest day of the week, so get out and enjoy it. david murphy is outside on the terrace enjoying the sunshine. we have the details. >> reporter: it was a nice
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streak, everything building up to it was nice, but today takes the cake. we have high pressure barely any clouds showing up other than that up in canada. 735 degrees in philadelphia. not much different down the pike in washington, although we'll wind up warmer down there and up in new york, 74 degrees. pittsburgh, 74. so the wide mid atlantic region enjoying nice noontime numbers. the afternoon lots of sunshine, winds on the light side. degrees. 4:00 p.m., that's the high, 80 degrees, the 4th time we've hit 08 or better this spring season. it hadn't always been warm, but a lot of time it has been. 6:00 p.m., 77. 8:00 a.m., 71. temperatures will fall tonight we'll get into the 50s overnight which is not too bad.
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we have the high tree pollen still in place, maple, juniper and popular has been added, they have taken elm off it. we're running high today tomorrow, wednesday and probably thursday, as well. thursday into friday we'll get shower activity that will probably lower that pollen count a little bit. i recommend sunscreen and shade and shorts if you're going out and doing exercises this afternoon. a nice day, we have more in the forecast coming up in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. there's more severe weather story out west. serious storms are putting millions of people at risk today flooding in texas has triggered emergencies and rescues. there are reports of possible tornados. abc's elizabeth hur has more. >> reporter: oh, municipal god. >> reporter: alive report on high water danger -- oh, my god.
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>> reporter: alive report on high water danger turns into a real water rescue. what did you think when the water started filling up the car. i thought how am i going to get out of here, you were kind enough to tell me to swim. >> reporter: texas has received up to 15 inches of rain closing highways and trapping residents. stay at home stay off the streets. in sea brook texas strong winds created waves on the streets, keeping emergency crews busy all night. the storm so fierce it struck down this row of power lines and wiping out fences south of dallas and sparking this fire.
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i got out here there were explosions and the oil storage tanks were completely engulfed. >> reporter: it's going to be another busy day for emergency crews with more rain in the forecast. authorities say they are not out of the woods just yet. in new york, litz -- elizabeth hur channel 6 "action news." voters in the entire state head to the polls tomorrow. ted cruz appeared with his wife heidi on "good morning america" town hall. meanwhile, trump is trying to keep his lead in new york. the latest polls put him ahead of cruz and john kasich. hillary clinton and bernie sanders are spending the day in new york. the latest poll shows clinton's double-digit lead remains in tack. sanders is hoping for a last minute come from behind victory. on wednesday, hillary clinton will turn her attention to our
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area. she'll be campaigning in philadelphia ahead of tuesday's primaries here and in delaware. in other news officials break ground in montgomery county today that's been closed for three years. the action cam was at cedar brook middle school it closed 2 1/2 years ago because of environmental issues. today the school's rebuild project officially got underway. it is slated to reopen in september of next year. philadelphia mayor jim kenny continued his push for universal pre-k. the mayor said the city needs a major federal investment to give families access to quality and affordable early education. he was joined by fed nation of teachers. they share the same goal of making pre-k a prior to. there's much more ahead on
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"action news" at 12:30. aftershocks in ecuador and the death toll keeps missing. the latest on the couple from washington that has not been seen for a week. those stories and much more when we come right back. are you sick of harrisburg politicians
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said the death toll from the devastating earthquake has risen to 350 people. a short time ago a 7-year-old girl and her mother was pulled from the rubble. the quake collapsed buildings and coastal towns and strong aftershocks are hindering recovery efforts. 100,000 people may need help. japan, military planes are delivering bred food and other emergency supplies to an area stricken by two powerful earthquakes. 42 people died and 1,000 injured in the quakes on saturday
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morning. a town was cut off by landslides and road and bridge damage. rescuers are working around the clock to find anyone still trapped. there is a manhunt underway on the west coast after the mysterious disappearance of a couple in washington state. police are looking for two convicted felons. >> reporter: desperate manhunt for two convicted felons turned murder suspects. police looking for two brothers john and tony reid police believe they carried a married couple possibly over a property dispute. both men are considered to be armed and dangerous. we do not currently know where they are. >> reporter: the married couple last seen a week ago was supposed to go to a concert with friends never showed up. four days later police find their vehicles in a remote
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forest 15 miles away from their home. surveillance video which has not been brie rhee leased ties the brothers to the disposal of couple's cars. while their bodies have not been found, police believe they were killed. police say until earlier this year, one of the men lived next-door to the cowment and believed that -- couple and believed that recently he had been going back and forth to his former home. we believe there was a property dispute between mr. reid and patrick and monique. >> reporter: friends and family devastated. we want them to come home. >> reporter: the family said the couple who had been married for four years were a loving pair adding where they are, they are together. >> reporter: today actor johnny dep and his wife issued a public apology for the legal drama surrounding their pet dogs.
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johnny depp's wife was charged with smuggling her dogs it's a crime. she pleaded guilty and got a fine equivalent to $8,000. volunteers spent their time providing free dental care to exotic patients at the exotic feline rescue center in indiana. 8 cats were treated they received life enhancing dental care including root can't and extractions. another check of the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. stepping outside sky6 live hd showing you the commodor barry bridge, meteorologist david murphy has the update from accuweather when "action news" returns.
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mcdonald's is testing all you can eat french fries, you have to go a franchise in missouri to get the offer. if it is successful we could get the chance to eat all the fries we can stuff in our stomachs, now that's a happy meal. >> reporter: at first it is. two hours from now, i wouldn't be -- >> reporter: storm tracker 6 live double scan what have we got? nothing in terms of precipitation. bright at the shore and elsewhere. not much wind, so the camera is not being knocked around much. feeling good out there. forecast highlights we're heading to 80 in most neighborhoods away from the shore where it will be cooler. tomorrow in the 70s. nice, though. wednesday in the mid to upper 60s, cooler, but pleasant, a nice stretch of weather. 75 degrees in philadelphia. pressure 30 inches and even.
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winds out of the east the 7 miles per hour. light and comfortable. satellite shows you a lack of cloud cover nearby. we have a frontal boundary that will be pushing closer to us later tonight and tomorrow. the cloud cover is way up in canada at the noon hour. below it we are enjoying sunshine again today. 80 is the high in philadelphia and in wilmington and allentown and 80 from trenton toward reading and lancaster. you get into the heart of south jersey and delaware, and in the mid 70s this afternoon. a little bit cooler the closer you get to the ocean water. 65 degrees is the high in cape may. a lot cooler by the ocean. 78 degrees in philadelphia. 80 is the high we'll hit that at 4:00 p.m. him we'll are faiferl comfortable in through the -- fairly comfortable in through the dinner hour and early evening. dipping down to 62 later this evening, but comfortable for this time of the year. the mets and the phillies take to the field for the beginning of a three game series.
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bottom of the 10th inning that was night. mainly clear 75 degrees the first pitch. 65 degrees in the 9th inning a gorgeous night for baseball. if you're heading to the flyers 72 inside the arena. tomorrow we get a frontal boundary coming down from the north. behind it it will be cooler, but 74 is well above average for this time of the year. a little breezier tomorrow, a different sort of day, generally speaking not bad, any precipitation from the front will be in new england and not down here. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast today is a good one. 80 degrees is the high feeling more like late may than the middle of april. we'll take it, lots of sunshine and light wind. we get into tuesday, the front drops down, partly sunny sky cover, breezy. 75 degrees. phillies play tomorrow night.
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sunshine behind the cooler front high of 69 degrees. another phillies game on tap, not a bad day for basketball for anything else with the -- baseball or anything else with the high of 69. thursday, increasing clouds, high of 74 degrees. there will be light rain showers arriving late at night. friday, 77 is the high, we have showers on and off and maybe a rumble of thunder. i don't think it's a washout it will be a day that features clouds and rain. saturday morning, showers right now it looks like those get out of here in a hurry. we wind up with clouds break fogger the afternoon. which would be nice because we have the 6abc union game in chester you'll be there. you'll be there. >> reporter: chris sowers is coming, ali gorman is coming. we'll be signing autographs before the match. that will be fun. thank david. another round of "dancing with the stars" is coming up on 6abc. the stars and the pros are
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switching things up. everyone is getting a different dancing partner. last week it was about the magical world of disney. two stars are tied for first place, ginger seen and page van zant. find out how they do with their new partners at 8:00 p.m. grammy winner john legend and his model wife announced the birth of their daughter over the weekend by posting this picture of the baby's weight on instagram. they named her luna simone stevens. the family is doing well, though admittedly they are sleeping. in the 1960 as -- 1960s and 70s pop art took the world by storm. karen rogers has 6abc loves the arts. >> reporter: the philadelphia museum of art is the final venue
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and east coast showing for the exhibition. it's an eye opening look at the images that shaped culture around the globe. it's called international pop. it's main goal and challenge and element is to reframe pop art in a global context. we have collage, and film and sculpture. >> reporter: it features a total of 150 works by 87 artists from around the world. we have art from japan, brazil, germany and eastern europe. >> reporter: dinner date by venezuelanavment -- venezuelan art. you've seen oldenburg was
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doing in the 60s and what his contemporaries were doing and widen your view of pop. >> reporter: you can download spotify play list by ben vaughn. we encourage people to listen to it in the exhibition space. >> reporter: in philadelphia we're a great pop city this is a great chance to build on the knowledge. >> reporter: international pop is on display through may 15. go to arts in fill.org or go to loves the arts and other area events. for 6abc loves the arts, i'm karen rogers.
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>> time to get a final check. accuweather forecast with meteorologist david murphy.
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>> reporter: it's a beauty out there today. we have temperatures climbing up to 80 or so in the northern and western suburbs that includes pottstown and downingtown and kutztown and allentown. more of the same in the central portion of the region ups and downs the i-95 corridor. when you get to the shore you're in the mid 70s and mid 60s along the coast. it depends on where you are. everybody is looking at light winds. beautiful day overall. thanks david. finally this noon you'll find this cool or strange. robots are serving at a restaurant in china. they can bring dishes to customer's tables, but they can only move along 6 paths and can't respond to customer's request. because of this there are several humans working as waiters at the restaurant. but it won't be long. here's a look at some of the stories coming up this afternoon on "action news" at 4:00 p.m. we continue to follow the shooting of officer james
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mccullough and the search for the gunman in the case. we're expecting a news conference any minute from philadelphia police we'll bring that to you live when it happens. we'll have complete coverage this afternoon on "action news" beginning at 4:00 p.m. that's going to do it for us. don't forget to join us today for "action news" at 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. for david murphy and rick williams, and the entire "action news" team, i'm sarah bloomquist. have a great afternoon. don't let dust and allergies get between you
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