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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 are expected to be okay.
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video from a viewer shows it's intensity and darnel fisher felt it. >> it was so intense you could feel it as you came out. >> firefighters say that two people jumped from a home and this neighbor saw a woman running after getting her kids out safely. >> she had two babies in her hand and was running down the street and saying to the other two kids come, come, come. and she ran down the street. >> this was done deliberately. arson investigators spent the morning sifting through the debris and that they took the person of interest in custody at the scene but so far no charges are filed. >> we had a conflict between the sheriff's office and the tenent there in the process of being evicted. >> the red cross arrived and
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helped victims get medication and food. the red cross says that at this point they are assisting at least 20 people in this fire alone, they say this is only the fourth fire they had in south jersey so they are helping multiple families in the area for the past week. reporting in camden, annie mccormick, channel 6 "action news." grieving students returned to a willing stone school a day after their classmate was killed. counselors were on hand at howard technology high school. amy joyner got into a fight in a school bathroom with two other students. >> she was really special to me. she had a bright future ahead of her. and it's sad it was taken away at such a young age. >> she was only 16, she really didn't deserve this. she didn't even graduate high school. it's sad. >> an autopsy will determine how
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joyner died. school dismissed at 11:15 today. in the winfield heights section of philadelphia police are asking for the public's help to find a would be rapist. the surveillance photos shows the woman fighting off her attacker. it happened on wharton street in philadelphia. the suspect approached the 19 victim from behind and forced her to the ground and she managed to fight back and spray the man with mace. also, breaking news here, philadelphia firefighters region cued a man trapped in a grate at a construction site. and a community in mercer county new jersey are coming together to remember a beloved superintendant. dr. steven mayer was hit and killed by a 17-year-old driver thursday morning. he served as superintendant of the robbinsville school
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district. mourners can watch the service via feeds at several locations including the high school. pennsylvania attorney general, kathleen kane says 15 drug dealers are off the streets in delaware county saying the suspects trafficked large amounts to the city of chester. kane says the suspects operated out of the bennett homes development. we are seeing a change to end the work week, mostly cloudy skies and a possibility of rain later for us. you may want to keep the umbrella close by this afternoon and tonight. sky 6 hd taking a live look at center city. despite the clouds temperatures on the mild side and could be humid as we climb to 80 degrees, but the weekend is not a complete washout. david murphy is in with a preview of the accuweather forecast. >> it feels like early summer out here with temperatures
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spiking up and the humidity increasing and there is a chance for scattered downpours and even the rumble of thunder later today. as we look at the numbers, it's warm. 74 in philadelphia and trenton 72 and wilmington upper 70s for dover and millville. the cool spot along the shore with temperatures there in the 60s. but what a bounce up from yesterday. we are 7 degrees warmer in philadelphia and 11 degrees warmer in millville. at the shore 9 to 10 degrees warmer and 5 above in the poconos. as you look at double scan live radar most of the heavy action is over the carolinas and parts of western north carolina and virginia as well as down towards atlanta, much of the that will miss us to the south and we are getting clipped by rain later, future tracker 6 at 3:00, scattered around the region with filtered sunshine puncturing through with temperatures of 80 degrees, 6:00 again scattered
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and it tries to pull more together here as we go into the latter part of the evening and overnight hours as the actual cold front pushes through. as we go through the evening and overnight hours it was pretty low at 4:00, it was so scattered around the region. and it bumps up around 6:00 to 8:00 and the biggest impact between the roadways is at 10:00 and midnight tonight. and we talk about the showers lingering into the morning. that plus a closer look coming up in the full accuweather forecast. >> all right adam thank you. >> an early morning crash in the tioga-nicetown section injured three people including a pedestrian. an suv and car collided forcing the car up on to its side. a pedestrian standing nearby was hit but not badly hurt, and a driver and passenger in the car were both taken to the hospital
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in serious but stable condition. a motorcyclist is killed after colliding with a car in northeast philadelphia. the accident happened after 10:30 last night. it's unclear what exactly caused the crash but the driver stayed at the scene and the driver of that vehicle was not wearing a helmet. now, to the race for 2016 and the big focus is on pennsylvania. bernie sanders held an invitation only breakfast in pennsylvania while his rival, hillary clinton visited jenkintown, montgomery county and donald trump is holding a rally later in delaware and ted cruz is making three stops including one in allentown later tonight. the pennsylvania primary is on tuesday. the race for president is not the only one we are following closely. 6 abc and the league of women voters are hosting a debate for the democrats vying for the u.s. senate seat, be sure to tune in sunday at 11:00 a.m. here on 6
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abc and the one hour debate will be streamed at 6abc.com and the watch abc app. president obama and the first lady are in london today. they are meeting with queen elizabeth one day after her 90th birthday, this comes after as the president weighs in on whether or not the uk should stay in the european union. >> reporter: rick, president obama's visit with queen elizabeth ii is one of two royal engagements today. he will have dinner with prince william and his wife and prince harry. but while there he is causing quite a stir after telling the uk to stick with the european union. it's a royal affair for the obamas, the president and first lady touching down on marine one on the growns of windsor castle. queen elizabeth and her husband
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prince phillip there to greet them. michelle delivering birthday greeting, according to the white house they gave the queen a custom photo album chronicling her visits as a birthday gift. next stop president obama is meeting with prime minister david cameron, the topic bound to come up britain's vote on whether or not they should remain in the european union. the weighing in, urging they should stay in the union. the article annering leaders of the british exit campaign. >> i would take issue with the president's argument, because i think that the difficulty is that the european union is now causing such stresses and strains that actually remaining in, is the insecure option.
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>> reporter: he also went after president obama for removing the bronze bust of winston churchill from the oval office when he was first elected. it could be part of his dislike for the english empire. he says it's untrue and the bust is still at the white house. i'm stephanie ramos, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. there is much more ahead on "action news" at 12:30, remembering a legend, the music world in shock over the death of prince, coming up we take a closer look at the musician's life off stage and nascar is underfire for one of their top drivers. tony stewart is sounding off over safety concerns and he is not alone.
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across pennsylvania, he's praised as a progressive champion with a record of reform. josh shapiro the democrats most compelling candidate for attorney general. 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 residents in one texas town
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could not believe their eyes when they saw a tiger roaming the streets. animal control officers tracked her down and captured her. police are now searching for her owner. well, today is earth day and a short time ago 170 countries pledged to take better care of the planet. secretary of state, john kerry, were among the representatives that signed the agreement today. they will set their own targets to reduce carbon monoxide and other greenhouse gases, they are not legally binding but countries must update every year. china and japan that account for 40% of emissions are part of the pact. nascar tony stewart is returning to the track for his final season this weekend. authorities fined him $20,000 for him questioning nascar's commitment to safety. but stew quart is not the only
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one with doubts. >> just as tony stewart is coming back from an injury he is causing a blackout. >> taking nascar to task over a new policy. loosening restrictions on pit crews who mount tires with one or more of their lug nuts missing. they are putting competition before safety and i can't believe that is something that nascar has let happen. >> the three time champion is no stranger to controversy. >> brawling in the pits and the stands. in 2014, an alleged confrontation with another driver led to stewart hitting and killing another driver. he was never charged with a crime. now they are drawing the line. telling the charlotte observe
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said you will not have heard a rant come out of my mouth -- >> nascar says that new technology and cam are systems leads to officials less needed on that time of the track and they are relying on pit crews for safety enforcement. >> i am one of the guys that are freaked out by it, i have had a few come off and it never ends well. >> that was ryan smith reporting for abc news. still ahead on "action news," another check of the forecast as we look live outside. sky 6 hd showing you the commodore barry bridge meteorologist, adam joseph has the update from accuweather.
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the weekend. as we look live at sky 6 hd, we are going to spy on these folks here. they are getting ready for a wedding maybe? >> let go crash it. there will be food i'm sure. >> it's happy hour somewhere in the world. right now it's dry down there and the sun is kind of glistening thereof the water a little bit and hopefully it's this evening. they could squeeze it out and there could be showers lingering in cape may. not a lot of rain pushing in and it will be peppered through the region this afternoon through tonight. it's very warm and 74 degrees, the dew point has kicked up and that is in the low 20s earlier in the week when we had the deep blue sky and it's more humid and pressure is holding steady and winds southwest at 10 and the ocean in cape may 54 degrees. as we look at the numbers, 74
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trenton and 60s along the shore and 70s to the north and west and even mt. pocono challenging the city of philadelphia with an equally warm number. low pressure is still in the ohio valley, this system is what it was in the midwest dealing with all the rain especially in texas slowly working off to the east and you see an area of rain working up from the south and west and we watch that pushing across lewes, delaware and even today at 3:00, future tracker 6 showing much of the area is quiet and could be a pop-up shower or downpour here or there. it kicks into high gear here or there and showing up on future tracker 6 during the latter part of the rush hour, 6:00. it's hit or miss and that continues at 10:00, we are trying to develop a line here along i-95 and more overnight when there is a better chance of a concentration some of that rain passing through and the
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rumble of thunder and a quick wind gust up to 30 or 40 miles per hour and early at 11:00, a lot of clouds are slow to push out with a scattered shower around and as we look at rainfall totals, a quarter to half inch on average going into the latter part of the afternoon into tonight and tomorrow in the lehigh valley turning sunny and pleasant and a high of 63 degrees, a different story at the shore clouds linger tomorrow even showers through the morning and early afternoon hours with your temperature in the lower 60s. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast we are at 81 this afternoon again some scattered downpours or a thunderstorm is popping and then slow clearing from north to south on saturday, 70 degrees but the sun is back for everyone on sunday, pleasant and low humidity, 69 degrees and then we throw another 10 degrees in the mix here on monday and back to 80 degrees with sun and clouds and a few showers pushing in maybe even a thunderstorm late
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tuesday with a cold front and still warm and we dry it out in the middle of next week, temperatures of 70 to 74, not a washout tonight or tomorrow. watch for the hit or miss sho r showers or downpours. now to the latest oní
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and think are you strange. what do you want them to know? >> the music. >> prince, he was music, he was the physical embodiment of pure music. >> christopher moon is credited with discovering him. >> his dream really wasn't to be a musician, it was to be a basketball player but height worked against him and he let the music do the talking. >> the world listened eagerly as this 5'2" force broke all the rules. journalists started to call him the artist formerly known as prince. he compared record labels to slavery. >> i said you can call me prince and it felt good to say that again because i hadn't in so long. still rocking his high heels, he
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famously became a -- and in my ways he treated music like a religion. ♪ ♪ released hundreds of songs and recordedly filled vaults with thousands more. >> one day someone will release them. >> at least one indication that we have not heard the last of this super star. >> and that was abc's lindsay davis. be sure to tune in for a special 20/20 tonight on prince, there is more on the music legend's life and his untimely death. 20/20 starts at 11:00 here on 6 abc. and 6 abc has complete coverage of prince's death and you can view photos from his career and read reactions from celebrities and fellow musicians and share your memories with us on social media.
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meteorologist, adam joseph with a final look at the forecast this afternoon. >> very warm, very muggy and scattered showers and downpours will be passing through as we look at double scan live radar. the biggest concentration is the virginias and carolinas, we'll get clipped by a two and this weekend sun returning north to south and a shower across the shore and 70 and sun back in full force on sunday and 69. here is a look at "action
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news" at 4:00, a special earth day edition of freebie friday. and penn state is phasing out one of their most successful fundraising, the changes for thon. and why medical authorities are jumping into the investigation. that will do it for "action news" at noon, don't forget to join us today for "action news" at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. for meteorologist, david murphy, sara bloomquist and adam joseph, i'm rick williams have a nice afternoon. we'll see you back here today beginning at 4:00.
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