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reaction. >> reporter: well rick, that is new information from upper darby police, we learn that five student were arrested after drugs, a weapon and bullets were found in the school building. four males and one female. police tell us that this started as a drug deal, a student witnessed the drug deal and saw the weapon and saw the student take it into the school building and that student did the right thing and reported it. students dismissed address normal at pendergast memorial high school. they hold us at 11:00 this morning they heard an announcement over the loud speakers. >> i was in first period and the principal said we were in a lockdown and we thought it was a drill but it wasn't. >> the upper darby police spons after a student said there was a weapon on the property. >> they searched the campus
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including the cafeteria and the roof. >> they brought us outside for two hours and then brought us back inside. >> we had to be silence while on lock up we heard the lockers were being searched. >> they found a .9 millimeter gun and marijuana and bullets in a backpack in a locker. students were stunned by what the officers found. >> very, i was not expecting that. >> i'm shocked. >> the young student who reported it is a hero in my opinion. in my opinion a hero because when you have drugs and kids and guns it only leads to one thing. tragedy. >> the five students range in age from 15 to 17 are all being charged as juveniles, one will be held in custody and the other four are released to their
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parents, the archdiocese released a statement, incidents such as this demonstrates the importance of the school community working together to maintain a safe environment. sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." >> sara, thank you. now to the race for the white house and the focus has shifted to pennsylvania. where the crucial primary less than a week away and candidates from both parties are spending time in the keystone state and hillary clinton is wrapping up a meeting on gun violence in spring garden at st. pauls baptist church. >> you had 12 shootings, people murdered including a 4-year-old girl and a policeman shot, that is just one weekend in one american city. >> as the front runner spoke she was surrounded by family members and loved ones by african-americans who died in
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police custody. now dann cuellar is live getting ready for her next event. >> a new poll shows delicious leading sanders in pennsylvania by 13 points, she says she never counts chickens before the eggs hatch. fresh out of her victory, hillary clinton is making a number of stops here just days before the pennsylvania primary. >> there were long lines outside of fillmore waiting to see hillary clinton that is billed as an organized event. she says she is the oath candidate that can break down barriers and bring results for famili families. >> hillary is experienced and has been secretary of state and mended problem in other countries. >> she is with me. because i feel she is always
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with me and has my best interest in mind. >> mrs. clinton leads sanders by 200, among clinton supporters there is no question that she will win. >> it's time to unify behind hillary clinton and it's an exciting time in politics and a lot is at stake and momentum is building and policy wise she has a solid policy, she has integrity and can bring new era to the presidency. like her husband but in her own steps. there are 19 primaries and caulks remaining and mrs. clinton is due to arrive here shortly. we are live in fishtown, dann cuellar, channel 6 "action news." bernie sanders was not in philadelphia today but a pair of well known ice-cream makers
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campaigned. ben and jerry founders of ben and jerry's ice-cream stumped for votes in rittenhouse square. bernie sanders will have events in scranton and reading tomorrow. donald trump has an event in harrisburg tomorrow and is planning a rally at the delaware state fair grounds on friday. and ted cruz spent the day campaigning in hershey, pennsylvania. his loss in new york means he cannot secure the amount of delegates needs before the election but can stop trump from getting the majority. and john kasich will be in king of prussia tomorrow night. and they are helping voters if they one into trouble at the polls tomorrow. the philadelphia da's office will investigate any claims of
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illegal voting and you can find information on the election force task force at 6abc.com. and of course, the race for president is not the oath one we are following. 6 abc is hosting a democratic senate debate this week and can you join in the action, tell us what you would like to ask the candidates, send us your questions on facebook, twitter or instagram, using #6abcaction. in other news, a blockbuster trade for the eagles today. the birds have obtained the number two pick in this year's draft but they have given up quite a bit to get it and some may say the price is too high. jaime apody is live at the nova care complex with more on the wheelings and dealings. >> reporter: rick, if the trade nets the eagles their franchise quarterback for the next decade and a super bowl, the price won't matter at all. if it's a bust, it better not be a bust. eagles get the second overall
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pick from cleveland along with a fourth round pick next year but they have to give up eight overall and a third and fourth round pick next year and next years number one pick and to 18 second round pick. they don't know who they are giving it up for. the thought is that the rams will take jared goth leaving the eagles with carter went. howie rosen doesn't know who the rams are picking but they need a franchise quarterback and next year the talent pool is so poor the risk is worth it. >> we spent a ton of time investigating these guys as well as looking at these guys going forward the quarterback market this year and next year and 2018 and understand that although
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this doesn't fit an immediate need this is a rare opportunity that we are in. >> reporter: amazing to think the eagles have the 13th overall pick a couple of months ago and fow they are up to number two, they say that sam bradford is not up for sale. jaime apody, channel 6 "action news." >> to say the least. thank you. meanwhile investigators believe an apartment fire that affected nearly two dozen people started on a kitchen stove. several units were damaged in the hunter glen complex, one resident and a firefighter suffered minor injuries and the red cross is helping roughly 20 people find new shelter. authorities are one step close tore finding a man that -- in buck county. this is the suspect identified as 22-year-old montell johnson,
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police say he tried to steal a motorcycle from a driveway on monday but when the homeowner came out side to confront him, he shot the homeowner's dog. anybody with information should call 911. a mess is cleared from the schuylkill expressway police had to shut down the eastbound lanes at south street when a dump truck overturned spilling gravel across the highway and the crash happened at noon and all lanes were reopen at 2:30. another crash tied up traffic on the pennsylvania turnpike, it happened westbound at 8:00 a.m. one car got sandwiched next to the pileup by the truck and police say no one was seriously hurt and it took crews two hours to clear the wreckage and get the road back open. headache as way those that use the delaware memorial bridge, backups from new jersey into delaware this morning.
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three lanes on the southbound span is closed as they repair suspension ropes, that leaves one lane open. they expect it to take a few days and they are advising riders to take the walt whitman bridge instead. still to come at 6:00, attorney general, kathleen kane, goes back to court in montgomery county and more fallout into coin counting machines. the new lawsuit targeting a big bank. beautiful weather today and lots of sunshine and bright blue skies but with the clear skies it will get chilly and we have a frost advisory for our viewing area and track rain finally on the way in the accuweather forecast. more on the big eagles trade coming newspaper sports when "action news" continues tonight.
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whaaat?! thousands of blue tags. thousands of low prices. my giant. pennsylvania attorney general, kathleen kane appears in a montgomery county courthouse for accusing prosecutors of leaking documents. and he believes it's a distraction and doubts they could find the culprit. kane is accused of leaking grand jury documents to embarrass her rivals. new at 6:00 an investigation, "action news" special investigation of a few weeks ago is getting action after protecting your dollars and cents, in february we encountered problems with coin counting machines.
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both td banks and pnc pulled the machines. wendy saltzman has more. >> reporter: our "action news" investigation spanned across the delaware valley. testing 15 different counting machines. out of 17 tests we ran only one machine was accurate. >> i guess most people won't make a big deal because it's pennies, nickels and dimes but it sure does add up. >> he contacted "action news" after he was shorted $44 at this td bank in requires ford. >> we took assorted coins to different banks. one paid us a little extra and one was $4 off and one 21 cents off and one returned 9 cents extra and today we found the
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machines shut down. they sent us a statement. pnc made the decision to take all of our remaining coin machines out of service. we have have taken media reports calling into question of coin counting machines very seriously. releasing a statement say that all of our coin counting machines are in the process of taken out of service, our machines will be brought back into service when we are satisfied they meet the performance guidelines. they would not respond saying it's on going litigation and jeffrey says he was shorted 50 cents time one and 90 cents another time. >> they will not join the lawsuit because they were refunded their $44 after our report.
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that's what congressman for wsestak did.ceos - 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. katie mcginty- tough on wall street ceos, a fighter for pay equity for women. praised by former gov. ed rendell, "she'll stand strong for working families." katie: i'm katie mcginty and i approve this message. ducis is back now with the
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big trade. the eagles rolled the dice today. >> the next nfl draft will be interesting. the eagles gave up a bit to move up only and now giving up a whole lot more to move up to number two. they acquire the cleveland brown's second pick, they give up this year's second, third and fourth round picks and a second rounder in 2018. jaime apody is live in south philadelphia with more on today's move. >> reporter: ducis the last time the eagles picked as high as two it was 1999 and got donovan mcnabb and he was mentored by greg peterson and it worked out. if this move is as successful that is great but if not i don't want to be howie rosen.
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carson went he passed the eye test but did not play division one football. they mortgaged the farm to get the guy they want? but no, they don't know which guy they will end up with. >> you have to be comfortable with both guys, and if you felt strongly about just one and didn't know the direction they were going in then you would wait until you were on the clock to make this trade. >> sam bradford was told of this deal before he hit the practice field today and rosen said he was not for sale. this is fascinating and getting more fascinating by the second. the opportunity to draft a franchise quarterback is a rare one. >> thank you jaime. >> the news put the flyers on the back burner and they are on the hot seat, they need to beat
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the caps tonight to avoid elimination. jeff skversky joins us at the wells fargo center with a preview of game four. >> the flyers look to not be swept in the first round of the playoffs. desperate times call for desperate measures, they are making a change tonight in goal. steve mason has the worst save percentage in playoffs. he will start for the first time in a playoff game in five yours. the flyers need to win four straight games or the season is over. >> it's a great opportunity for all of us to get back into the series and you know we got to go play our shift and trust in our system and play for each other. >> we have to win. you know -- it's a must win tonight. you say that all the time all season long, but tonight is a
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must win, otherwise the season is over. >> and braden schenn will replace jake voracek on the top line and that is a big issue as well. jeff skversky, channel 6 "action news." >> jeff thank you. it's all on the line tonight. got to win or the season is over. >> thank you ducis. quick break and cecily tynan has the accuweather forecast when we come right back. this change in attitude brought to you by escape to margaritaville, the new instant game from the pennsylvania lottery. featuring a second chance trip to the fabulous margaritaville beach resort in hollywood beach, florida. the ultimate paradise getaway, offering relaxation, entertainment and adventure. incredible dining and more. escape to margaritaville. paradise could be yours
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meteorologist, cecily tynan is here now with a closer look at a nice accuweather forecast. but precipitation is on the way. >> and we do need rain and it
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won't ruin the weekend. it's all about timing. stormtracker 6 live double scan showing no rain out there tonight. in fact, not even a cloud in the sky. the action cam in south philadelphia at fdr park the lakes, you see the blue skies and the sunshine and generally light winds. and pretty comfortable today but we have been trending down as far as temperature. monday it felt like june 82 degrees and yesterday we hit 78 degrees at 11:00 in the morning, today's high was 71 and cool in comparison but still 5 degrees above normal. even the poconos is warm 71 considerings and trenton 67 and the winds off the ocean 54 degrees the air temperature matching beach haven and the boardwalk and cape may 54 degrees. satellite 6 along with action radar showing our next rain maker is a cold front finally starting to push east. this is the same system that
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brought the historic flooding to houston, this cold front is moving in and not until friday afternoon. if you look at the rainfall finally this month, we got 1.36 inches so we are about an inch below normal for april. but from march 1st we are 3 inches below normal. we could use the rain but tonight clear and chilly. allentown 38 and reading 39 and millville 39 degrees and the pine barrens of new jersey, temperatures drop close to the freezing point so a frost advisory is posted until 8:00 tomorrow morning. if you live in these communities, a good idea to bring in the potted plants or cover up the early blooms with a blanket. we start the day with sun and as we head throughout the day we see increasing high clouds with increased sunshine and it will
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get warmer than today with a high of 74 degrees, but the temperature peaks on friday ahead of a cold front. our afternoon high up near 80 at 79 degrees. we cloud up in the afternoon and that front is progress he and it moves out of here in time for the weekend and that means the dry weather will return. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast pretty nice weather tomorrow not as bright blue skies as today. with the high, thin clouds in the afternoon. the afternoon high up to 74 degrees, another dry day. on friday it's warm with 79 degrees with showers and embedded thunderstorms moving in in the afternoon and future tracker 6 showing a half inch to quarter inch kind of a quick hit of rain and then on saturday another area of high pressure moves in and bringing the return of sunny high conditions, sunday
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cooler and partly sunny skies with a high of 69 degrees, monday and tuesday, may have to dust off the umbrellas again and both days the possibility of showers and wednesday clouds mixing with sun with a high of 68 degrees, something for everyone, we get much needed rain on friday but it's out of here in time for the weekend. >> cecily thank you. "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl 17 with brian taff and ducis rogers and join us for "action news" at 11:00 on channel 6. for meteorologist, cecily tynan, ducis rogers and jim gardner and the entire "action news" team i'm rick williams, we hope you'll join us at 11:00.
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tonight, as we come on the air, we're following several breaking stories. the major arrests. government officials accused of coverup in that toxic water crisis in flint. tonight, michigan's top prosecutor saying more charges are coming. the race for 2016. the big win and the new changes. trump declaring the race is over. his landslide win giving his campaign new momentum. and hillary clinton, close to sealing the deal. rising tide. flood threats across four states. the toll booth clerk rushing into the water, trying to help a trapped driver. and now, more rain on the way. change for a $20? the big surprise. the new face replacing andrew jackson on the $20 bill. and, little league brawl.

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