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"action news" delaware valley's le ading news program. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. good afternoon in the news this noon. a septa bus is involved in a
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crash overnight sending the driver to the hospital. and big celebrations are underway in london for the queen's 90th birthday. but the big story on "action news" is breaking news, a teenager is dead after she was assaulted inside of a wilmington high school this morning. the 15-year-old was taken from howard high school of technology by helicopter but efforts to save her life were not successful. lets go to chad pradelli outside of the school in wilmington with all the details. >> reporter: rick, the mayor and chief of police and other officials just held a press conference here at howard high school saying that a fight broke out in a girl's bathroom and the victim was knocked unconscious and it was a disturbing scene as paramedics desperately tried to save her life. >> i'm so upset -- that a young lady lost her life today.
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things like this shouldn't happen. my heart bleeds for the family and the kids that go to this school and the administrators and our city. >> ems and first responders frantically tried to revive the victim. she was air lifted to a local hospital where she later died. kayla wilson says she was in the stall when the fight broke out inside of the bathroom. >> she was fighting a girl and then all of these other girls started banking her. >> banking? >> like jumping her and she hit her head on the sink. >> school was dismissed a short time later and school administrators tried to keep calm outside. many were unaware of the receivseverity of the situation >> there was an incidents that took place at howard and come get your child. >> they say it was a fight.
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i'm just trying to find my grandson. >> are you upset? >> yes, i have to find my grandson. >> the name has not been released her parents are at ai dupont high school. as for the two girls that were a part of this fight, they are being interviewed by detectives, chad pradelli, channel 6 "action news." >> chad thank you. a video of a school fight has sparked an investigation in reading, parents say that two special needs students started throwing punches that did nothing to stop it. it happened at the childrens school that helps children with autism and other behavioral problems. they will take appropriate action when they learn more about the facts. pennsylvania has become a battleground for the race for the presidency today. bernie sanders will try to woo voters in reading and oaks this
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afternoon. john kasich will make stops in media and king of prussia and donald trump will be in harrisburg. and a new 6 abc poll was released this morning, it shows donald trump enjoys a comfortable lead of 40% of the vote in the keystone state ahead of the primary. ted cruz has 26% and john kasich has dropped to 24%. democrat hillary clinton continues to enjoy a commanding lead over bernie sanders, 58% to 31%. >> and hillary clinton took center stage this morning on "good morning america" as part of the show's town hall series, she answered questions from voters around the country live from abc's times square studios, one came from brendon boyle, he asked clinton's plans for young voter who's are currently supporting her opponent bernie sanders. >> they are involved, that is good news for the democratic party and good news for our
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country. i said to groups of sander's supporters, they may not support me and i understand that but i support them and i keep their futures in mind because that is what you are suppose to do. >> giving local voters a chance to voice their opinion about the candidates. on tuesday voters in pennsylvania will also cast ballots for the primary race for u.s. senate and "action news" will host a senate debate this week. we want to you join in on the action, send us your questions using #6abcaction. on the weather front we get one more day of sunny skies and warm temperatures before changes move in and get out and enjoy it. sky 6 hd looking at atlantic city, cloud cover mixed with sunshine and looking nice at the shore and breezy as temperatures climb into the 70s. but we'll end the work week on a
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somewhat soggy note tomorrow. with more on that david murphy is outside on the terrace with the accuweather forecast. >> it's another nice one building across the region now and instead of that bright blue sky we mentioned yesterday tlrk are high clouds building in and only one issue to talk about today and we'll get to that in a min. satellite shows you how the clouds are filtering in from the west and they get thicker in the afternoon and evening. the showers out by pittsburgh and north of washington, they will not be able to make it here at least not yet. temperatures are on the march, 67 in philadelphia and up in allentown better by a tick 68 degrees and maintaining cooler temperatures downtown in cape may and atlantic city. it's drawing in the cool air from the coast. and the air is moderating and breezy in philadelphia and winds 16 miles per hour.
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today's high is 76 degrees a few 10 degrees of the average high of 66 and the low tonight 61 betner terms of that average low, it's really staying mild over the next 24 hours. here is the issue though, until 5:00 this afternoon, the national weather service issued a red flag warning that means an enhanced chance of brush fires getting going in the breezy conditions this afternoon and the low humidity and dry forest floor is also a problem. we'll get more moisture on the ground tomorrow and as i step inside rick, we'll talk more about that and show you what it's going to look like on future tracker 6. >> thank you. and a chance of rain in the forecast means you'll want to keep open on all of your devices, check in westbound double scan live radar for up to the minute views of anything headed our way. a public celebration of ed snider's life begins at the
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wells fargo center center in less than an hour. they have invited fans and players to join in and honor him for all he did. he was 83 years old and it begins at 1:00 and we'll have a live report from the arena in the next half hour. philadelphia d.a. seth williams was joined by faith leaders in center city they joined for the prayer for peace breakfast, among the attendees, ed rendell and ceo leah daltory. it fines way to support neighborhood programs to prevent gym. frankford high school celebrated the achievements of one of their own. christine colter was awarded the pioneer achievement award during the ceremony. she graduated in 1980 and now
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commands 1,000 philadelphia police officers. still to come on "action news" at noon, a brawl at third base, coaches throw fist instead of balls in a little league game in florida. >> and scientists say they have a new weapon in their arsenal for zika. but there are concerns. and we'll look at honors for queen elizabeth happening right now.
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one person was hurt when two cars collided with a septa bus overnight and can you see the damage to the window of the bus here at 48th and market streets in philadelphia just after midnight. police tell "action news" that two cars crashed after one car ran a red light and that sent one into the bus after it ran the red light. the passenger was seriously hurt. and two coaches came to blows at a little league over the weekend in florida. >> really? that is what you want? >> the fight was recorded on a cell phone by spectator, according to the people at the
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game, the argument started when a player was switched out for a faster runner and one coach took a swing against another. arkansas a teenager is facing rell any robbery charges for putting a soda into a cup after getting a free cup of water. he ordered three cups of water at an mcdonald's drive through and they went inside and dumped the water out and filled the cups with soda, a manager told him to return the drinks and morris refused. when the police caught up with them morris was behind the wheel and was arrested. espn fired former pitcher, curt shilling, following his comments on facebook about transgender people. he posted an image of an overweight man with a long blond
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wig wearing womens clothes. he said a man is a man no matter what they call themselves. he seemed to referring to laws into states that restrict access to bathrooms for transgender people. a 19th century mansion in chester county, hits the auction sp block this afternoon. dodss of potential buyers are touring the 6,000 square foot home ahead of the bidding. lock airy sits on a two acre plot of land, the minimum bid is $250,000, the auction begins at 1:00 this afternoon. and still ahead on "action news" at noon, have your pizza and still lose the weight. details on a new study that may have dieters breathing a sigh of relief. >> and depression later in life knowing the signs that are unique for seniors and how to prevent the blues.
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volkswagon owners affected by an emission scandal now has an option let the company buy back their vehicle or fix it. a federal judge signed off on volkswagon's plan to make diesel
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cars client with federal laws. it had come under scrutiny for rigging cars in order to cheat on emissions tests. microsoft is phasing out the xbox 360, they will continue selling existing models and support the platform xbox live services for the console. during health check this noon, can you have the slice of pizza and still beat the battle of the bulge, allowing yourself to indulge on cheat days could help you lose the weight. it was limited to 10,500 calories per week and half the people got to eat and half the group reduced their body mass indexes. but those that had the treats were more motivates and able to reach their goals. >> you can't have a cheat day
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every day. healthy aging is not just a matter of physical condition, good emotional health is part of the condition too. anchor tamala edwards gets tips on one common ailment. >> they may be called the golden years but dealing with the reality could trigger depression. >> change or loss of job, medical illness or medical problems, children moving away. there is also evidence that some natural body changes in aging can contribute to it, health worries and loss of loved one can trigger it. signs of depression in seniors are largely the same as other ages, being withdrawn and having a sad move be sleeping too much or too little and there are age differences. often times older folks can have
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confusion and memory problems. >> grief after losing a loved one but when it continues for six months or more or when the senior wants to join the loved one it's time for help. treatments like psycho therapy and medication works 80% of the time. seniors can do a lot to prevent mental illnesses by having a good diet. unhealthy fats and sugar provides the energy needed for a healthy brain. >> aerobic exercise 15 to 20 minutes a day could be just as effective as adding an anti-depressant could be just as affective as being out in the sun for the day. the team is working on news stories for tonight at 4:00. it's thursday and another
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outdoor adventure is planned for today. meteorologist, adam joseph, is exploring the museum in wilmington. >> and we have tips on how to get the best travel discountses from motels to flights we have you covered in what is the deal. >> david murphy has the seven-day forecast for you including some rain tomorrow. stay with us.
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meteorologist, david murphy, back inside now with a closer look at the forecast that will bring some changes to us tomorrow. >> it sure is. we'll see more clouds around and there is a shot of rain. you remember what that is? >> it's been a few days. >> yes, stormtracker 6 live double scan shows we are dry and rain free for now. as we look outside on the action
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cam, beautiful pictures from bala cynwyd out there with the flowers here and there and pretty comfortable as we got past 10:00, it was chilly to start out and things are improving. temperatures 67 degrees and if you are standing in the sun and moving around, you may think are you sweating a bit. winds 16 miles per hour that may be as strong as they get today and perhaps they climb above that at times, generally speaking not as windy as recently over the last couple of weeks. 68 in allentown and 66 in reading, comfortable conditions in southeastern pennsylvania and into the heart of south jersey, dover up to 70 and notice it's cooler down in cape may, you have the draw of air coming in off the cool ocean and that is still a pretty day. clouds are rolling in from the west and they are high and thin and i think they'll stay that way for the next several hours, we'll get some sunshine still
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bursting through. later today and tonight we'll have cloudy skies and tomorrow a little damp, lehigh valley forecast, sun and high clouds moving in and warmer than yesterday, high 75 degrees, down the shore, a little cooler again next to the flow coming in off the cool ocean, 55 in the water and 65 in the beach and cool and still a nice afternoon. in philadelphia, we'll go for a patriotic high, 76 degrees is your high a mix of sun and clouds and a bit warmer and winds from the southwest bringing in the mild air for us today. running 7 to 14 on average, but as you saw they go up above that every now and then. for the evening commute it's probably still sun glass weather, you may still want the shades. 77 by 4:00 and 74 by 5:00 and then getting down into the 60s by 7:00. 61 is the overnight low and it's mostly cloudy and pretty darn mild. winds from the southwest 6 to 16
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miles per hour overnight. we'll still have the southerly flow ahead of the approaching front and we expect the number to get to 79 degrees tomorrow afternoon, but the tradeoff is more clouds and eventually showers from the system coming in from the west and future tracker 6 showing you 6:30 in the morning not much going on but maybe some early sunshine and we bring in the clouds quickly and i can't rule out a shower in the early afternoon. it looks more likely late afternoon and evening, you could see some of that, there could be a thunderstorm that is what it looks like on this model run. something to show you on radar and by saturday morning. it is out of here as the greaty harry kalas uses to say. sun mixes with clouds today and clouds increasing a bit in the afternoon and tomorrow a few showers around in the afternoon and evening and 79 is the high and passover arrives at sun down, and we are cooler over the weekend but dry, sun is roaring
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back with a high of 70, great for the union at 4:00 here at 6 abc and down at the stadium. 69 degrees and mostly sunny on sunday and warm on monday and showers maybe overnight monday in tuesday. >> i'm not impressed with that. >> we can be unimpressed together. it's a birthday party fit for a queen in english today. queen elizabeth shook hands with well-wishers and then she and prince phillip took a ride in a range rover who were lined up in the street carrying balloons and union jack flags. and she released this new picture of the queen with seven of her grandchildren and her great grandchildren there. >> a nice family. still ahead in our next half
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our, flyers are honoring the late founder ed snider with a celebration today and we are live. and we are following breaking news from wilmington, delaware where a 15-year-old girl has died after being assaulted by other students. r a. he'll protect seniors from scams and stand up to polluting frackers. he's backed by law enforcement, supported by planned parenthood and he's endorsed by president obama - who says shapiro "represents the next generation of progressive leadership". democrat josh shapiro an attorney general...for us
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12:30. >> here are stories we are following for you on "action news" at 12:30. presidential candidates are crisscrossing pennsylvania as the state's primary draws near and remembering ed snider the flyers are honoring him with a celebration and we are live. and students from robbinsville, new jersey are returning to school with heavy hearts after the death of their superintendant. a wilmington high school students that died after being assaulted in a school bathroom by other students. chad pradelli has the latest. >> reporter: about a half hour ago the mayor and chief of police wrapped up a news conference, they say that a fight broke out at howard school of technology, the victim was knocked unconscious and it was a disturbing scene as paramedics desperately tried to save her life. >> i am so upset


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