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democratic and republican candidates are again making stops in the lehigh and delaware counties be a south jersey man or mom is sentenced for allegedly burning her newborn daughter to death. and the flyers are hoping to extend their post season run. but the big story is the investigation into a delaware teenager's beating death. students are back in high school as they try to cope with the fight that happened in the girls bathroom. a memorial is honoring amy joyner. chad pradelli is live outside the school with the latest. >> reporter: behind me is the memorial like you said it's growing this morning and it's a difficult day here out outside of howard high school as teachers and students try to cope with the tragedy and we await word where the investigation stands. >> outside of howard high school
hugs of grief finding comfort in the wake of amy joyner's death is difficult. >> this is not a young lady involved in street activity. an honor roll student a manager of the wrestling team. >> she was special to me, she had a bright future ahead of her and it's sad it was taken away at such a young age. >> police say that joyner and two other students got into a fight in the bathroom yesterday morning and joyner lost consciousness and they tried to revive her but to no avail. grief counselors and other officials met students as they arrived at howard this morning. the school dismissed early and the growing memorial a sad reminder of the tragedy impacting the school and the city of wilmington. >> she was only 16, she really
didn't deserve this. she didn't even graduate high school, it's sad. >> reporter: and i'm told that the autopsy could take 72 hours to complete. so far no one has been charged. chad pradelli, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you a south jersey mother admitting to burning her newborn daughter to death is sentenced this morning. she was sentenced to 30 years behind bars, and doused the child with accelerant in 2014. she apologized in court for not giving her daughter the life she deserved. she plead guilty to manslaughter into february and must serve a third of the sentence before being eligible for parole. tributes for prince are pouring in this afternoon. and we still don't know how he died. the iconic musician was found
unresponsive today. marcy gonzales is outside of his studio. >> officers are still working on the other side of this fence were here you can see the crowd is growing and people are leaving flowers and balloons honoring a legend. mourning the death of a music icon. by celebrating the songs that were his life ♪ ♪ thousands of prince's fans dancing through the night in minneapolis. the legendry song writer and musician's home town lit up in tribute as people wonder what happened. deputies responded to a call from paisley park the mega star's home. finding prince rogers nelson unresponsive in an elevator.
they attempted cpr but could not revive him. he was treated by a doctor earlier in the day for an illness just way week after this show in atlanta -- his private plane making an emergency landing his publicist blaming the flu. after spending three hours in the hospital. the next day the 57-year-old giving a impromtu performance and assuring fans. >> today the prayers and heart break -- >> it's unreal, surreal, i miss him dearly. >> reverberating around the globe. >> you can feel that grief out here outside of prince's estate. it could be a few days before preliminary results come back. in chanhassen, minnesota,
channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. 6abc.com has complete coverage of prince's death and see photos of his career and read about celebrities and musicians, be sure to share your prince memories with us on facebook and twitter. >> on the weather front, we are ending the work week with cloudy skies and a chance of rain later. the sun will come out tomorrow and sunday. the weekend is looking beautiful. looking live at is the center city skyline, temperatures are on the mild side, things could feel humid as we climb to 80 degrees, adam joseph in for david murphy is in with a preview. happy friday, you can feel the uptick in humidity here this afternoon. some fileters sun coming through the area and the numbers are moving up with that southerly wind right now in philadelphia. 74 degrees. 72 in wilmington. 76 in dover as well as millville. 70s in the lehigh valley and right along the shore a bit
cooler, catching a wind off the water temperatures there in the 60s. earlier in the week the dew points were in the 20s, that is the deep blue sky and dry air, the dew points a measure of the moisture in the air in the upper 50s near 60, that is why it feels slightly muggy and could be a risk of showers and downpours this afternoon. as we look at stormtracker 6 live double scan you can see it's broken in nature and most of the concentration is in the virginias and the tennessee valley. and that stays to the south but the system pushes through and sparks scattered showers, as we look at future tracker 6 at 2:30, you can see not a solid area of rain, it is really hit or miss and still sunshine at the shore. by 5:30, you see green trying to pop here and there along the mid-atlantic but most of the cons station is still to the south and west and then it
pushes through later at 11:00, that is a better opportunity of seeing downpours around. we'll go for isolated showers even a thunderstorm for the rest of the day, very hit or miss, mainly a miss for most locations, some brief heavy rain or wind and most of the us will likely see less than a .25 inch this afternoon and into the night. we'll chat about saturday coming up in the full accuweather forecast. >> thank you. in other news, an early morning house fire in camden had a family jumping out of windows to safety. an "action news" viewer sent us this the video of the home on haddon avenue engulfed in flames. six people including children escaped with their lives at 4:30 a.m. they are all being treated at the hospital for injuries and the fire also damaged the neighboring homes. they left with a lot of damage to their homes.
we'll have more on this in our next half hour. and crews responded to a house fire in the german town section of the city on the 1500 block. everybody was able to get out safely and the cause of the fire is still under investigation. medics responded to the mercer fire academy where a firefighter apparently suffered a medical incident. the firefighter became overheated during a training exercise, is he expected to be okay. turning to vote 2016 now. a number of the candidates are holding events in our area today. frontrunner, hillary clinton, was in jenkintown, montgomery county and visited curds and way cafe and talking about breaking down the barriers she says holds pennsylvanians back. and bernie sanders was here for
an event in west pennsylvania. at the sharon community center in katherine street and now heads to maryland and be back in wilmington this weekend. the republican candidates are also spread out across our state. donald trump will hold a rally at the state fair grounds. and ted cruz is campaigning across pennsylvania and will be in allentown at 7:00 tonight and john kasich will hold a town hall in connecticut. we'll have complete coverage of these events starting on "action news" at 4:00. well, the flyers face the capitals in washington, d.c. tonight for game five of the stanley cup playoffs. they trail the capitals 3-1, they need a win or they are done. meanwhile scott lawton is released from the hospital. flyers say he is doing well but will not accompany the team to d.c. today. and still to come on "action news" at noon, president obama joins in on queen elizabeth's
recall. new information now surrounding an officer-involved shooting that sent a 17-year-old to the hospital. police say that
officers confronted a teenager that allegedly had a gun, and the suspect ran and tripped and fell and then pointed a weapon at the officer, that is when one officer opened fire hitting the teenager in the knee. they found a black replica handgun on the suspect and the officer that fired the weapon is on administrative duty per department policy. >> police in newcastle county
say that a homeowners crystal clear surveillance footage arrest a thief. raymond montgomery allegedly stole packages from the porch in bear. they got tips once they released the video, arresting officers say they found drug paraphernalia as they took him into custody. he was charged and released . in belgium the metro station targeted in brussels will reopen on monday. the march 22nd bomb attack during rush hour killed 16 people and damaged the maalbeek station. now riders can leave messages or drawing to remember the victims. president obama is in london today to talk security and politics with prime minister david cameron, the twro are expected to talk about counter terrorism and the fight against isis and the meeting comes from
the referendum in the uk as to whether the country should stay in the european union. he had lunch at the castle with queen elizabeth who celebrates her 90th birthday this week. still to come on "action news" at noon, kmart announces they are closing dozens of stores, find out which in our area are impacted. >> and why you don't get a good night sleep in a hospital. do washinthey sure do,ans side because
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68 kmart stores across the country are closing this summer. the kmart on the 88 hundred block in philadelphia is one of them. most of the closings will happen in late july and sears is closing ten of their department stores. the company had a dispointing holiday season and cannot keep up with rivals like wal-mart. uber will pay up to $100 million to settle two lawsuits from hundreds of thousands of drivers. 3 87,000 drivers will split the money depending on how many miles they have driven. it allows drivers to post signs in their cars explaining that tips are appreciated or required or included. the judge has to okay the settlement. turning to health check now, a pesky problem that many of us face, scientists say it's okay if you don't sleep well at a first night at a hotel.
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adam is back now with a closer look at the forecast. not a lot of sunshine now. >> filtered sunshine, there is a chance of downpours and storms for the rest of the day. as we look at stormtracker 6 live double scan right now 3-d not showing a whole lot. lancaster county getting a couple of sprinkles but fairly quiet across the area and you can expect that going into the afternoon, which is hit or miss downpours and showers, but what everyone is feeling right now is the warmth, 73 in pottstown and saint david's 73 and center city 74 and 75 in martins creek and chester county in the 70s, as we head to the south, warmer here with a southwesterly wind. 76 hammonton and 76 in browns mills and right along the immediate shore a bit cooler with the wind catching in off the water, temperatures in the
lower 60s. as we look at satellite and radar a broken line of showers down to the south and west and the low pressure is still in the ohio valley and all of this needs to push off to the east and it's slowly working its way through, future tracker 6 at 3:00, again some sunshine towards the shore communities. as you can see very little happening in the way of any rainfall. but as you go through the evening hours at 6:00, number one you have the rush and number two there are a lot of proms here this evening, people want to get the outdoor pictures? if are you in the wrong spot you could see a downpour but most of it will occur during the evening hours, here is one cell along i-95, and it's close toward midnight and 2:00 in the morning as we get the brought of the rain and now low pressure is slowing down and sun returning
north and west on saturday and showers continuing at the shore now tomorrow morning into the early afternoon. most areas are getting a quarter inch or less, but if you get under a downpour, you could get up to a .50 inch around here, this afternoon into tonight and tomorrow morning. but the high pressure is not strong enough to continue the journey to the south throughout the day, so the sun returns but it will be slow from the north to the south and there could be lingering showers tomorrow morning at the shore and philadelphia coming in at 70 and high pressure is coxing in saturday night into sunday and sunshine for everyone the second half of the weekend. seasonable and nice and temperatures at 69 degrees, as we look at the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, this afternoon warm and muggy and 81 degrees with the scattered showers and a quick thunderstorm that could bring some gusty winds and could be isolated and clearing here from saturday from the north to the south. sun is back full force 69 and we are up to near 80 again on
monday with sun and clouds and the next system arrives on tuesday with rain developing in the afternoon with a cold front of 78, and that drys us out in the middle part of the week with the temperatures falling back to 70 to 74 degrees, a warm seven-day forecast, not a lot of rain but hopefully we can get the prom pictures in outside without hitting the rain. >> that is important for the ladies. >> thank you adam. finally at 12:00, a detroit police officer went above andon duty, he pulled over devon for tinted windows but noticed his 3-year-old daughter was in the back without a car seat, the rookie officer could have written up a ticket but had him follow him to wal-mart and the officer paid for a brand new car seat. >> more ahead in our next half
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following for you now. a woman fights off a would be rapist in south philadelphia and police need your help to find the suspect. >> and family and friends pay tribute to a 16-year-old girl killed in an assault at a wilmington high school. and a house fire in camden sends six people to the hospital and now authorities say it may not be an accident. now the details, viewer video shows the blaze damaging up to eight homes in camden this morning and authorities say they have a person of interest in custody. annie mccormick has the story. >> reporter: the chief of police say they have a person of interest in custody because they believe this fire was intensely set. >> the 800 block of haddon avenue looked like a ball of fire as fire tore through the homes on the block. several people were sent to the hospital including children, all suffered smoke inhalation but