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pull his weapon. the 17 hour manhunt for police shooting suspect scott griffin ended here on the 1200 block of alden. police say he was armed with a gunny gun but arrested without incident by undercover narcotics officers. >> we're not sure if it's the weapon. we believe that it is but we have to wait for ballistics. >> reporter: the shooting happened just before 9 p.m. sunday. police say griffin carjacked a woman's dodge durango at 59 and and market. the woman flagged down officer james mccullough and his partner. >> when the shooting suspect first gets out the vehicle, there's a slight wrestling, a tussling right then and there and then the suspect starts to take off. officer mccullough starts to chase him. at that point he turns, he shoots and he shoots him at one time in the leg. >> reporter: mccullough managed to fire several shots but none hit the 23-year-old suspect. mccullough made a tourniquet as fellow officers rushed him to a hospital. police say the two suspects
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robbed another man moments before their encounter with police. >> the nonshooting suspect fled towards the el station at 60th and market. he actually ran past the first individual that he had robbed and his friends who caught up with him physically subdued him until the police came and arrested him. >> reporter: mccullough shown here on his facebook page is a two year veteran of the force a father of young child expected to be married soon and commissioner richard ross says a testament to the brave men and women in blue. >> thankfully he's going to be okay and just to echo something that captain clark great coordination on behalf of all the men and women out there in west philadelphia last night. and police tell me griffin has 14 prior arrests. he's now facing at tell meed murder, robbery and other related charges. i'm live outside of police headquarters, chad pradelli channel6 "action news." >> chad, thank you.
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this is the second philadelphia police officer shot in the line of duty this year from the 18th district. back in january officer jessie hartnett was ambushed inside his police cruiser. now the suspect in that case edward archer is still awaiting trial. hartnett is recovering from his injuries but as we showed you right here, he got engaged last week when he proposed to his girlfriend after throwing out the first pitch before the phillies home opener. a happy moment there. our coverage of the shooting of officer mccullough continues on 6abc.com with the latest on that investigation. a photo gallery of images from the scene and videos including that dramatic radio call from the wounded officer's partner. >> we've got some breaking news at 4 o'clock. we take you live now to trenton, new jersey, chopper 6hd flying over the scene of what is being described as an auto-pedestrian accident. you can see the response here that's happening, this taking place at route one twin and lalor street again in trenton.
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trenton police are working this particular scene, this auto-pedestrian accident happening about a half hour ago at 3:30. we'll keep our eyes on this and as we get more we'll bring it to you. a portion of the street has been blocked off as police investigate an auto-pedestrian accident in trenton, new jersey. meantime philadelphia police say a man in kensington accidentally shot and killed his four-year-old daughter but then tried to blame it on one of his other children. ly 30-year-old maurice phillips is now facing a list of charges including third degree murder. police say he was -- he has couldn't felsd to waving a gun t to waving a gun around. phils lips tried to shift the blame to his five-year-old. first they say he hit her out of punishment and didn't stop there. >> he took blood and actually wiped it on her shirt to try
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to even more so show that she was the one that fired the lethal shot. >> vernon odom has been talking with neighbors. we'll have live report and more on the investigation coming up in a report at 4:30. >> a couple driving through mount airy survived a close call this morning after a tree came crashing down on their car. walter perez live now on mccann street where this happened. this came down a matter of inches. >> reporter: no doubt about it brian. that tree landed right where the windshield meets the hood so you shutter to think what would have happened if they were two to 3 feet further along and what makes this story that much bizarre is we've covered stories like this before when it was windy or an ice storm but for a tree to fall on a perfect day after a perfect weekend was pretty unusual. >> it's a very strange experience. >> reporter: paul raybin of boston is talking about what happened this morning when a 30 to 40-foot tree randomly
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fell on top of his vehicle as he was traveling down the 7300 block of mccallum street. both paul and his wife say it happened so fast there was really no time to react. >> i don't remember whether i heard the crack but i saw in front of -- the tree was already falling so i thought it seemed like it was suspended horizontally. >> my husband saw it coming but it was so close that there was no way that he could stop and it hit us. to think that that hit us and we lived. >> reporter: the fact of the matter is they didn't just walk away from this incident they walked away with only a few scratches. paul says his car was ruined so he certainly doesn't feel lucky but he is full al wear that this order -- fully aware this ordeal could have ended worse. >> mashed in the windshield. i'm sure if it had been a foot or so farther back we would have a different outcome. >> the tree did not hit us. it's a miracle.
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i don't know. >> reporter: now, judging from the way the tree splintered it was pretty dry inseed so it was either dead or dying. its chance i assume was inevitable but timing couldn't have been any worse. sadly paul and arlene are in town for paul's father's funeral. the one bright spot that lingers is neither one of them was injured. walter perez channel6 "action news." >> quite a story nor pair. it is time for a check of the accuweather forecast. >> does it get any nicer than this outside? meteorologist adam joseph standing by with the first look at the forecast on a stunning day, adam. >> yeah, i tell you, we've had a string of sunshine saturday, sunday as well as today. this sunny train is not going to stop. the temperatures they've been climbing since saturday as well. 67 degrees to begin the weekend, 73 yesterday, 80 degrees so far today, so a june-like feeling is in the air especially inland locations. it's 82 in wilmington, 80 in trenton, 81 in allentown. it was 80 in the last hour in
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mount pocono but much cooler at the shore. easterly winds off that ocean at 52. it only is between about 64 from cape play to 65 at the boardwalk in atlantic city. high pressure remains in control but that high is starting to break down. if you look north of binghamton new york city northern parts of new england you see some clouds entering from the north. that front is the cold front that will slide through late tonight early tomorrow morning. it won't bring us a chance for rain but it will start to drop the temperatures over the next 48 hours. not as warm tomorrow, cooler on wednesday. we're tracking showers late in the week but even with that dropdown in temperature still going to be pretty nice. we'll show you those numbers coming up in that full accuweather forecast. >> can't get enough adam. thanks very much. it is time for a check of the "action news" traffic report today. >> hey, matt. >> look who is back. into toys see you sharrie. >> thank you. >> welcome back from vacation. good afternoon everybody. busy midday with construction and a whole bunch of accidents. one of them was on the
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schuylkill expressway westbound. we broke into programming with chopper6 during the 2 o'clock hour and you saw the awful scene here near montgomery drive. everything with that accident has cleared up but it's still given us heavy delays this afternoon on the westbound schuylkill still back here onto the westbound side of the vine but as you can see that delay is starting to thin. on the eastbound side of the vine same is not true. the delay just starting to build between the schuylkill and 95 and while we're in this neck of the woods let me mention to you 11 o'clock tonight the vine will close four nights this week it's shutting down for construction as they put some of those new beams into place so those closures were postponed from last week but they will happen this week. meanwhile in chester county on the route one oxford bypass getting word of a crash in the southbound lanes near 841. speeds just in the 30's approaching that accident scene. in bucks county there's a wreck on 309 northbound side approaching souderton involving a motorcycle so the emergency crews are converging on that scene as well and as we told you just a bit ago they're out there in trenton with the accident involving
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the pedestrian that continues to shut down the northbound lanes of 129 canal boulevard at lalor street. 29 is your alternate but if you're coming south on 29 of course you can't get to 129 northbound because of that accident and in south harrison township gloucester county watch out for a crash along lincoln mill road at cedar grove road. let's grab the ipad do the commuter report on this monday afternoon. if you're traveling eastbound on 422 out of berks county through the stow area watch out, object on the road there. we'll keep tabs on that. got a lot of people heading into the phils and flyers games, double events tonight in south philadelphia so a lot to talk about. i'll see you again, brian and sharrie, in the next half hour. >> matt, see you then. still at a head here at 4 o'clock a severe storm leads to massive flooding and a rescue. >> leave the car. swim. >> the plan who was caught in a sinking car and the television reporter who dove in to help. >> plus, the latest on a pair of deadly and devastate earthquakes. how workers from around the
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katie: i'm katie mcginty and i approve this message. >> ♪ >> and we're back now with an update on our breaking news out of trenton this afternoon. we have now learned that this auto-pedestrian accident here on route 129 and lalor street is in fact fatal. someone has died as a result of this accident here. it involves that red pickup truck in the center of your screen we have also seen when our camera was a little bit closer the presence of a hand held stop sign that is in fact underneath that car. there was a significant police presence here. again we can tell you right now that this was a fatal accident. route 29 at lalor street. nora muchanic is en route to that scene. she'll have a live report for us coming up tonight at 5 o'clock. >> torrential rains have caused severe flooding across the state of texas affecting the lives of millions of people. from the air you can see the devastation clearly.
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the river overflowed its banks near dallas. in houston more than a million students did not go to school today because of this storm that dropped as much as 16-inches of rain in some spots. it left some drivers trapped in their cars including one man who was rescued by a reporter from our sister station ktrk. >> come here, sir. come here. >> thank you. >> yes, we're here -- yes. >> amazing moments playing out on television there and this driver able to get out just in time before his car went completely under water. the national weather service has issued a flash flood watch for the houston area through tomorrow morning. more than 110,000 people there have already lost power. >> at least 350 people are dead after a devastating earthquake in ecuador. rescuers from all over the world continue to pour into the towns impacted by there 7.8 magnitude quake. they're looking for people trapped beneath the rubble of collapsed buildings.
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they're trying to help survivors as they deal with this destruction. in addition to doctors and search crews international aid workers are also working to set up plants to make sure people have clean water to drink. meanwhile aftershocks in japan are delaying rescue efforts after a pair of earthquakes in that country. at least 42 people are dead, more than a thousand others are hurt. the first quake happened thursday. then there was a second one on saturday. about 180,000 people have been evacuated to shelters. in addition to aftershocks, rescue workers have been dealing with bad weather and the threat of landslides. >> the presidential candidates are making one last push across the state of new york before tomorrow's crucial primary. on the republican side polls show donald trump with a huge lead over ted ted and john kasich. in fact, almost every poll predicts trump will take in more than 50 percent of the republican vote there. for the democrats hillary clinton and bernie sanders are looking to pounce on their ties to new york. polls slow clinton a former
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new york center has a double digit lead over sanders who was born in brooklyn. >> yahoo's search for a buyer comes to ahead today. anyone hoping to make a bid for that company has to do it by the close of business. in the last the owns years yahoo has gone through five ceo's and one interim. it's now well behind google. now the company is looking for a buyer. verizon comcast time and google's parent company alphabet have all reportedly shown varying levels of interest. now to a look at the day's closing numbers on wall street. green to start week, the dow up 107 points, the nasdaq up 21 points. the clock is ticking. you have until midnight to submit them a request for an extension or to submit your taxes to avoid a penalty.
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now, the deadline normally would have been last friday but a holiday in washington, d.c. pushed it back. this year tax day is coming with some perks. we've compiled a list of free things you can get from food to a massage, just search tax day freebies on 6abc.com. >> i will search that soon. ethiopian runners made history today at the boston marathon. for the first time ethiopians won the men's and women's races but of course many are reflecting on the attack on the marathon back in 2013. 31 survivors competed today. adrienne hazlet lost part of her leg in the bombings. well, today pure joy as the ballroom dancer danced her way down part of the course. patriots quarterback tom brady calls her an inspiration. i would have to agree with that. >> absolutely. >> time for another check of the accuweather forecast. >> perfect day in boston for the marathon. it's a great day around here to do anything outside.
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adam joseph standing by. hey adam. >> everyone along the east coast back to the ohio valley as strong high pressure remains in control and we take a live look right now you can see a couple folks walking along the water's edge in cape play live on sky since. looks beautiful from this vantage point but they probable have at least a light jacket on because at the shore like this weekend there's that cool wind can coming in off the water so right now it's only 63 degrees in cape may. at the atlantic city airport 10 miles inland you do go into the lower 70's. beach haven in the 60's. you can see that easterly wind and sea breeze front setting up in western parts of atlantic county and southern parts of burlington county while you go farther inland we are right around 80 degrees or better. right now in wilmington 82, allentown 81 and then the upper 70's north and west where we have a northwesterly wind setting into those northwest suburbs. so, we did hit 80 so far in philadelphia today. this marks the fourth time this year we've hit 80 degrees in philadelphia. it's rare to have this many days but not uncommon up to
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this point marchth ninth and tenth if you remember those back to back 82-degree days and the first day of this month we hit 80 and we duplicate that on this day. as we look at high pressure in control across the ohio valley, tennessee valley midatlantic region this high has been dominant and it's starting to break down a little bit. there was a front to the north here. you see those clouds and showers slowly working in from the north so a front is going to swing through here early tomorrow morning. but it's not going to come with any precipitation. so, it's fairly comfortable overnight tonight. 56 philadelphia, 52 in wilmington, 51 in allentown, 50's along the shore with a clear sky above. we'll watch high clouds 8 o'clock tomorrow morning with the front nearly a town and trenton with temperatures already at 61 philadelphia, 62 in wilmington. there you see those high clouds streaming to the south as the front progresses around lunchtime with temps in the mid and upper 60's across much of the area. once again topping off in the 70's for most locations especially south of
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philadelphia and then as we get into wednesday, that northeasterly wind will continue so we'll drop the highs on wednesday into the 60's so it's just a one hit wonder with this 80 degrees at least this week. as we look at that four day at 4:00 forecast 75, breezy tomorrow, not as warm but still well above average. then wall to wall sunshine as new high pressure comes in on wednesday but a bit cooler with highs in the upper 60's. sun early thursday gives way to increasing clouds but warmer at 74. and then thursday night into friday on and off showers likely with a system passing by. doesn't look too heavy at this point. passover begins at sundown with the temperature pretty warm at 77 degrees. we'll have that seven day in the next half hour. >> all right. >> all right. >> thank you, adam. >> yeah. >> meantime still ahead, a truck crashes and spills bricks all over the road causing a huge backup on two major highways. >> and coming up at 4:30 a father admits to shooting his daughter then trying to blame it on another one of his kids. we've got the full story in a
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>> from our delaware news room today a plan in his 80's had to be rescued after crashing into a school bus this morning. it happened just before 7:00 a.m. at old baltimore pike and christiana farms place in newark. police say the bus and the car collided flipping the car onto its roof. rescue workers cut the 86-year-old driver out of the wreckage and took him to the hospital. he is in serious condition. the students on the bus were from kuumba academy. none of them was injured. truck overturned in mercer county this morning and caused big delays on two major highways. you can see that vehicle lost its load of bricks all over there roadway. it happened right at the merger of 295 north and 95 south. both roads were backed up as crews cleaned up. the driver went to the hospital but we're still trying to find out how badly he or she was wounded. >> philadelphia mayor jim kenney checked in on people getting a checkout. he stopped by the kensington health and science academy community fair. the fair gives students and families a chance to get
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health screenings and nutritional information. the jewish celebration of passover begins friday at sundown and today in south jersey some students got an early start. the action cam was at the katz jcc in cherry hill for a children's seder. which were celebrated the holiday with friends. the eight day feast commemorates the ancient israelite's freedom from slavery in egypt. >> and still ahead here on a monday afternoon we're following the latest about the father accused of shooting and killing his young daughter and then apparently trying to blame her sister for that crime. >> plus, i'm nydia han coming up in what's the deal can can you trust your car mechanic. we have advice on how to avoid unnecessary and expensive repairs. >> ♪
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at the hands of her own father. she was shot to death this weekend inside her kensington home. "action news" reporter vernon odom live near the scene with the latest developments in this disturbing story. vern. >> reporter: good evening, brian. we frequently as most everyone knows we have to report on tragedy, the result of incredible stupidity but this kensington story is one of industrial strength recklessness. this is 30-year-old maurice phillips charged with the murder of his four-year-old daughter inside their nome kensington on saturday afternoon. police say tahirah phillips was inside watching tv with six siblings ranging in age from 13 years to seven months old when phillips the biological father of five of them including tahirah came in and started playing with his gun like it was a toy. >> once inside of the room he removed his gun from the holster and started carelessly and recklessly waving and pointing the gun around in the room. during this time the gun
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discharged one time striking his daughter in the back of the head killing her instandly. >instantly. >> reporter: phillips spread blood on a five-year-old sister of tahirah in an effort to blame her for the shooting. he changed clothes and fled the scene. >> several hours later he did turn himself in to 24th police district. he was ultimately transported to the homicide unit where he gave a statement confessing to the shooting. >> reporter: this section of kensington is known as the bad lands notorious for many years. dope dealers on many corners, the smell of marijuana all down the block. most neighbors are afraid to talk to reporters about the dangers here but this open disgust about this latest act of deadly violence. >> happened here, the father is crazy. >> it's a stupid idiotic act. just law completely reckless in doing this and unfortunately a four-year-old
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has lost her life behind this. >> reporter: sharrie, detectives told me this afternoon one who is one of the interviewers of the suspect that maurice phillips told them he frequently played with his handgun that way in front of those children. live in kensington, i'm vernon odom, channel6 "action news." >> vern, thank you. the man police say shot a philadelphia cop is now under arrest. narcotics officers tracked down scott griffin in the 1200 block of alden this afternoon. police say griffin shot and wounded officer james mccullough at 59th and market. police say griffin and samir coyett carjacked a woman's dodge durango. mccullough fired back but the suspects got away. coyett was arrested last night. coming up sarah bloomquist will have a live report. philadelphia investigators say this man killed three people including his own brother over the weekend in the city's kensington section. 46-year-old james dickson is
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charged with three counts of murder and related offenses. the victims were all shot in the head early sunday morning insides of a home on east westemoreland street. when officers arrived, dickson reportedly barricaded himself inside for two hours. a fourth victim is being treated at temple hospital. >> "action news" has new details about the deadly amtrak crash in chester earlier this month. the ntsb released its preliminary report today saying the back low on the tracks was doing work during a planned period. it's still unclear if the track was closed during the exact time of that april 3rd crash. a worker in the backhoe an supervisor were killed. the report also says the engineer did use the emergency brakes as soon as he saw something. the full investigation will take months to complete. >> a fast moving fire torched a home in upper darby early this morning. the action cam was on the scene along the 100 block of ardmore avenue as firefighters worked to put out the hot spots. the fire broke out around 2:15
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in the back of the home and quickly spread. there were no reports of any injuries. >> meteorologist adam joseph joining us now. going to be one of those perfect nights when you get home to have dinner outside. >> for sure. ice cream as well. >> yes. >> the whole deal. >> while the kids just went he said ice cream. sorry parents. outside live at penn's landing beautiful shot temperature mild at 80 degrees, wind out of the south at 7 miles an hour. the pressure 30.14. that will drop a bit as a cold front passes through late tonight but a little different story at the shore. we'll look live right now from the shrivers beach cam from ocean city. a few folks walk wind gust jackets on temperature only 68 with the wind right off of that water the the ocean only 52 so it adds a bit of a chill to the air so temperatures may vary depending on your location but the one thing that is constant is that pollen which has spiked and remains on the high side, tuesday, wednesday and also going into thursday and
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friday. we'll talk about a little drop in the pollen with some showers to kind of cleanse the atmosphere in that accuweather 7-day forecast, letter you know when that arrives. >> yeah, i can feel that pollen for sure. >> i can hear it in your voice. you should go home. >> okay, you said it. >> ice cream. >> ice cream for me at home adam. >> thank you very much. philadelphia mayor jim kenney spent the morning visiting with pre-k students in olney. he was there to push his idea of universal pre-k one of the items that would benefit from his proposed sugary drink tax. representatives from the within reach campaign and the philadelphia federation of teachers were also on hand there today. they cut a ribbon to celebrate the opening of a special place in delaware county. a new playground at primeaus elementary school gives children with autism a dedicated place to have fun. the playground customized for them. congressman pat meehan was on land to commend the community for making a dream come true for these kids.
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>> the society of plastic surgeons released its annual findings on the most popular cosmetic procedures and the hottest enhancement might surprise you. monica malpass live with more on this story. >> we're talking about lip injections and coming up tonight in health check we'll have some details for you. we'll break down how many people are actually looking to plump up their lips, who's going under the knife and why doctors think it is such a popular surgery. plus, amazon is making a big change to its prime subscription service. if you don't want to pay $99 for the whole year you now have another option less expensive to buy in. we'll have those stories and more coming your way on "action news" at 5:00. sharrie and brian, we'll see you then. pucker up. >> you got it. >> there you go. >> get our duck face going. thank you very much, monica. still ahead on "action news" today immigration reform heads to the supreme court as justices hear arguments in a case that will impact millions of people. >> plus, more u.s. troops are headed overseas to fight isis. we'll explain the role they'll play up next.
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>> forget super size. how does all you can eat sound? the details about mcdonald's newest experiment next in big talkers. >> and meteorologist adam joseph will be back with a full forecast from accuweather when "action news" at 4:00 continues next. >> ♪
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>> the hunt is on for the person or people behind this bus explosion in jerusalem. the police commissioner is calling it a terror attack. a bomb went off in the back of the bus injuring 21 people who planted the bomb is still a mystery. israelis are preparing for the passover holiday later this week. the united states is strengthening its fight against isis by sending 200 more u.s. troops overseas. the troops will be in iraq advising iraqi forces who are on the front lines. secretary ash carter made that announcement today during an unannounced trip to baghdad. carter stressed that the u.s. is not alone in this mission.
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>> i more importantly of course the president will continue to be asking even as we're asking more of ourselves to ask more of our coalition partners in europe, the gulf and elsewhere. >> the additional military members will be taking a number of helicopters with them. this is the first major increase for u.s. forces in almost a year. it also comes as iraqi forces try to retake the key city of mosul. >> fight over immigration taking center stage at the united states supreme court today. the justices heard arguments challenging exactly how much power the president has to enforce two laws which he signed as executive orders in 2014. they would allow almost 4 million people living in the country illegally to defer deportation and to work in the united states. large groups of demonstrators from both sides gathered outside the court today. >> i'm most afraid of my family going away to their home country.
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>> i'm encouraged today. i feel like the justices are going to support article two section three of the constitution which requires that the laws be faithfully executed by the president of the united states and that he doesn't have the authority to make law. >> 26 states and the house of representatives are the ones challenging the programs. a decision is expected some time this summer. >> mr. and mrs. obama will be having a royal dinner on friday night. prince william his wife kate and brother prince henry -- prince harry will host the obamas at kensington palace. the stop is part of the president's scheduled visit to britain to hold talks with prime minister david cameron. the obamas will also have lunch with queen elizabeth at windsor castle to celebrate her 90th birthday. >> ♪ >> in health check today at 4:00 remember when coloring books were for children? well, not anymore. now many people are hooked on coloring books for adults. experts say the coloring really can relax your brain by taking you away from daily
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worries. if you're feeling stressed it can contract you yet keep your brain engaged. >> they're somewhat intricate. you have to pay attention to what you're doing. you're accomplishing something. when you're done you have something to show for it. >> well, that can be rewarding as well. in these days when our dale work is on inn a virtual world on computers if coloring books don't appeal to you experts say activities like crossword puzzles cross-stitch quilting and even shooting hoops can also help. >> ♪ >> there you go. thank you sharrie. big talkers now and a new business model that mcdonald's is sure to test your willpower. the fast food chain is testing all you can eat fries. but you'll have to book a flight to saint joseph, missouri, this summer in order to indulge. the unlimited fries are one of the features tested at a new restaurant still under construction right now. the franchise owner says people will place their orders
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at a kiosk and the food will be brought direct to their table. he says the system hm speed up ordering and letter people choose from hundreds of customized options. the news comes a few days after the wall street journal reported that mcdonald's is removing healthier items from its menu saying, you know what, no one goes there to diet. so why not have more fries. all right, big talkers follow-up now. you'll recall this one. remember the viral naming contest for this state of the art ship in the united kingdom? the results are in and surprise surprise, boaty mcboat face won by a landslide but there is a catch. we don't know if authorities will actual give that $300 million research vessel that name. the folks at the national environmental research council who are building it tweeted saying they'll announce the new name in due course. the guy who came up with boaty mcboat face never expected it to pick up quite so much steam but frankly are any of us really surprised it did?
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finally every child plays the blame game. toddlers often blaming anyone else when they find themselves in trouble. so it was with laura hopkins son in inverness scotland when asked who painted lipstick on mommy's mirror. >> i don't know. >> was it you? >> no. >> who was it? >> batman. >> batman did it. >> yeah, batman did it. mom could barely contain her laughter putting this adorable video on youtube rather than putting her son in timeout for his artistic abilities. and that was a good decision because at last check it had been viewed more than half a million times and if it wasn't cute enough that he blamed batman, check out the glasses. love that kid . >> [laughter] >> pretty stylish. >> the best. >> you can come up with batman as an excuse you can't punish that. >> you cannot get in trouble. >> yeah. >> my kids better not be watching. >> brian, thanks. time to get another check on the roads tonight. matt pelman standing by with
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that update. hey, matt. >> batman is everywhere. we need someone to save the day along the schuylkill expressway sharrie. i have a feeling it's going to be a rough evening because in south philadelphia we have not only the phils but also the flyers, both around 7 o'clock. that means a lot of people are going to be headed eastbound on 76 to get to those games and already you can see it's quite clogged here from the boulevard on in towards south street. 37 minutes on the eastbound travel time. should be 14. nowhere close this afternoon. 95 you's also going to be congested. looks okay right now through south philadelphia but we have two separate accidents on the roosevelt boulevard southbound. one at strahle, the other at rhawn. bottom line is if you're coming southbound on the boulevard stay in the outer drive there both toward the inner drive. university city 37th and chestnut traffic lights flashing. caution through that area. radnor township a crash along 30 lancaster avenue at old eagle school road. still have the wreck in west grove chester county along the southbound side of one the oxford bypass near 841 that's
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causing a little bit of sluggishness as you head towards nottingham this afternoon. in pottstown a wreck along high street at college drive. i think i just would stay up on king street to get around that. our motorcycle crash on 309 in souderton has cleared. now there's a new one along county line road at doylestown pike. in trenton 129 canal boulevard northbound blocked at lalor street because of that awful fatal pedestrian accident. stay over on 29 instead of 129 this afternoon. we'll check it again, brian, and sharrie, coming up in the 5 o'clock hour. >> see you then matt. thank you. coming up here today we have some important tips to help you avoid spending big bucks on unnecessary car repairs. >> and stepping outside right now, sky6 hd looking live at penn's landing. look at the beautiful sky. lots of sunshine today. meteorologist adam joseph has a look at how the rest of the week is shaping up in exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast next.
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>> quite a stretch of nice weather we've had. adam joseph here to let us know if we can stretch it out a little longer. >> we will. at least four more days before we have a chance of rain. most of this week looking equally as nice. action cam in farm country in southern new jersey in vineland as some of the early crops are thriving. however you take a close look at that dirt it's very dry, definitely need a good soaking of rain to push in but right now as we look at double scan live radar not finding it at the present time. in fact it's very hard to even find a cloud out there but tomorrow we'll see a few high clouds streaming in from the north as a cold front approaches. the numbers are summer-like. upper 70's to near 80 degrees, even 81 right now in chester, 84 in martins creek. tannersville 80 degrees, slatington 81. upper 70's throughout most of lancaster county as well as
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berks county. but as we slide to the south you can see a big difference from the western part of southern new jersey to the shore line. we're only in the low 60's in fact for cape may county, 66 in the boardwalk, 69 in surf city, 72 woodbine with those easterly winds but once you hit hammonton 15 land that's where you bump up to the 70's and 80's. the entire state of delaware in the low 80's. high pressure is to our west. it's weakening a little bit bringing flooding rains from dallas texas, the eastern part of texas, houston into the northern plains. we catch that break but there's a front to our north and this is going swing through here tomorrow and really only bring us a couple of clouds and a wind shift more from the northeast as opposed from the northwest. so, for the phillies this evening 7:05 mostly clear for the first pitch at 76 degrees. by the ninth inning still very pleasant around 67 and throughout the remainder of the overnight hours it stays clear overall and very
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comfortable, 42 in those outlying suburbs, 56 degrees for center city and then that front sinks to the south here on tuesday as new high pressure comes in from can today. it's a bit breezy tomorrow out of the north-northwesterly direction even times northeast at 75 degrees so we're calling it a touch cooler but that's still well above average. then that high will settle in, relax the wind on wednesday with full sunshine, seasonable temperatures right around 69 degrees as we await a system to the west. in fact today 0 percent chance of rain. we'll mimic that tomorrow, wednesday, thursday but it bounces up here on friday as we could see around a quarter of an inch in many locations. a few high clouds streaming through tomorrow, very breezy with a warm high of 75 degrees. wall to wall sunshine, less wind and a bit cooler of 69 but then we bounce back into the 70's on thursday, morning sun giving way to increasing
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clouds. and very cloudy friday with showers on and off but warm of 77. and those showers exit pretty early saturday, returning sun for the weekend, 69. looking great on sunday, also 69 degrees. and very mild and overall dry on monday with your temperatures of 62 degrees and it's a good thing when you say cooler, that's still above average with those temperatures in the upper 60's wednesday. >> yeah, warm week. >> uh-huh. >> sounds good, adam. thank you. >> okay, a quick oil change turns into expensive repairs. this is a situation many of us have been in before. >> you know, and those repairs are not always needed. we have advice to make sure you do not get ripped off the next time you're at the garage. what's the deal is next. >> ♪
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>> well, it's a common experience. you bring your car in for routine maintenance or recall service and the mechanic tells you there are much bigger problems that need attention. but do they really? our nydia han explains what you need to know to avoid getting ripped off. >> reporter: consumer reports says be skeptical when searching for a good mechanic. here's advice on how to avoid unnecessary repairs. lisa leone says she's no expert when it comes to cars so when her car started to shudder she brought it to her dealer's mechanic and was told scary news. >> i had done damage to a major part in the car and it was probably going cost me $4,000 in the end. >> reporter: suspicious she brought the car to another mechanic for a seconds pin. in the ends it turned out that a simple reboot of the car's computer solved the problem. >> cars are more reliable these days and fury pairs mean lower profits for those garages. >> reporter: some mechanics may even lie about what 33 find under the hood when you bring your vehicle into the shop. some common scams, faking a
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leak. putting drops of cool atlantic city on your engine to mimic a broken radiator. recommending an unneeded full brake replacement with rotors and calipers when simply replacing the brake pads and resurfacing the rotors will do or calling for a transmission flush which under certain circumstances can actually cause damage. >> check your owner's manual for your maintenance schedule especially if you suspect the mechanic is trying to trick you by suggesting you replace an expensive piece like a timing belt before necessary. >> reporter: for any repair be sure to get an estimate in writing and if you still question it, seek out a second opinion from a trusted mechanic. and be on guard if you get a recall notice. some unscrupulous dealers may refuse to do the free fix unless you agree to other expensive repairs or maintenance. refusing to do a recall service until you have other unrelated repairs done is unethical and against department transportation regulations. dealers who do so should be reported right away to the government.
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file a complaint. we have listed a link on 6abc.com. i'm nydia han. >> finally at 4:00 robots taking over serving duties at a restaurant in china. five robots now roam around thanksgiving foodelivering food. the waitress bot can only move along six pads and cannot respond to customers' requests. they can, however, pose for pictures and you better believe they have been doing a lot of that lately. the the restaurant has not been completely taken over. it still does employ some people. so their jobs are safe for now. >> for now. >> that's right. >> all right. that will do it for "action news" at 4:00 now for brian taff alicia vitarelli and adam joseph, i'm sharrie williams. join me along with brian adam and ducis rodgers tonight and every night for a full hour of "action news" at 10:00 on phl17. >> so we'll see you at 10 o'clock. now here are rick williams and monica malpass with a look at what's next on "action news" at 5:00 hi guys. >> hi there.
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>> thank you. coming up next, we're following developing flues out of trenton where a crossing guard was hit and killed by a car just feet from a school. plus, two suspects are in can you do tonight after a philadelphia police officer was shot in the line of duty. >> and heavy rains put the city of houston under water leaving cars stranded and people trapped on rooftops. we're tracking the cleanup efforts as the water begins to recede. those stories and more coming your way next at 5:00.
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with jaime apody, meteorologist cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> it is 5 o'clock and we're following developing news out of trenton tonight. a crossing guard was killed in a deadly accident just feet from a school. happened just about 90 minutes ago. we first showed you pictures of the scene from chopper6 hd on "action news" at 4:00 little bit earlier. >> in the past hour new jersey correspondent nora muchanic arrived at that scene near route 29 and lalor street to get more details. >> reporter: monica, rick, this is a very busy intersection in town and we have a grim scene right now, an active scene. let's go to more of those pictures from chopper6 hd it happened around 3:30 this
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afternoon. witnesses are telling us it was one of the crossing guards who worked at this intersection who was killed. some of them saw it happen. one of the drivers involved in the accident described what happened. she says her car was clipped by that red chevy pickup truck that apparently hit the crossing guard. here's what she and the others in the area are telling us. >> lalor street making a left 'cause i had the green light. the car was coming 29, the red truck coming down route 29. it was going hit me, speeding. i put my foot on the gas and he hit the back of my car. >> hit that car and kept going. went so far. >> just flying down the stree street. no brakes. oh, my god it was terrible. >> the first thing i heard was that loud noise, a big bang and it sounded like a truck accident and when i ran around i noticed that the red

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