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"action news" reporter chad pradelli has been following the story since it broke yesterday. chad, what is the latest on that investigation. >> reporter: well, monica, i'll get to in a moment. right now a vigil is under way for amy joyner-francis as you can see behind me. as for the investigation police tell me they continue to scour social media accounts. look at cell phones for possible video and interview witnesses. as this investigation continues, the city and howard high school continue to mourn. >> he restores hallelujah my soul. he leads me in the path of righteousness. >> reporter: two dozen people gathered outside howard high school to remember amy joyner-francis. they marched to rods knee square. it's been a difficult day at howard. there have been many tears and hugs of grief at a small memorial that's been growing outside of the school. >> she was very special to a lot of people not only to me but to a lot of people. >> she was only 16. she really didn't deserve this. >> reporter: joyner-francis died yesterday after getting
into a fight with at least two girls in a school bathroom. paramedics tried to revive her but slaw pronounced at a local hospital. students say the fight may have been over a boy. police are still investigating. >> this is not a young lady who was involved in street activity. this is an honor roll student manager of the wrestling team whose mother and father were very engaged in her life as well as her siblings. >> reporter: the school day was shortened on friday. it was not a dave learning but rather mourning as grief counselors met students at the door. strict officials say only about a third of the student body showed up. >> she was a wonderful young lady. and the fact that she's gone, it really affects us tremendously. she made a huge difference in society and we need more young people like that. >> reporter: an autopsy is pending. i'm told it could take 72 hours to lo towers complete. i'm live in wilmington, chad
pradelli channel6 "action news. monica. >> thank you chad. the south jersey mother who admitted burning her newborn daughter to death learned her fate this morning. a judge sentenced hyphernkemberly dorvilier to 30 years lined bars. she doused the newborn with accelerant before setting her on five. dorvilier apologized. she pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter in february. a a would be rapist is on the run. police need your help catching him. the attempted rape happened in south philadelphia early wednesday and there is a good description of the suspect. "action news" gray hall has more now. >> reporter: police want the man seen in these surveillance pictures off the streets. they fear he may hurt someone again. the suspect is wanted in connection to an attempted rape in south philadelphia wednesday morning. along the 1300 black of wharton street. the news has rattled the nerves of those living in the area. >> makes me think, you know, be more aware, you know, like
never have my headphones in, don't talk on the phone, don't be distracted as i'm walking. >> reporter: the attack happened as the 19-year-old victim was walking home alone. she told detectives she felt someone walking behind her. she grabbed her mace and that's when the man attacked. >> he rushed up lined her grabbed her tackled her to the grounden pulled her dress down, the top of her dress he pulled down exposing her. she managed to fight him off and pepper spray him at which time he fled um officers say the story could have will a much different ending if the victim did not have the will to fight back. >> slaw in the fight of her life. if you saw the still photo that's her hand at his throat. she was in the fight of her life and she fought him off. >> reporter: people living in the area are shaken by the came and say 33 don't recognize the suspect. the neighborhood is on high alert but everyone is thankful the victim got away. >> i'm proud of the fact that she stood up for herself and that she fought back. >> reporter: police are alerting the neighborhood about the suspect who is described as a 37-year-old
black man about five-seven, 225 pounds. he was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and black pants with such good pictures officers are confident they will make an arrest. >> somebody out there is going to recognize this person and we need them to call. they can remain anonymous. just tells who he is. tell us who he is. we'll take from it there before he hurts somebody else. >> reporter: no doubt a frightening time for folks living in this community tonight detectives tell me they are still reviewing more surveillance video. they're asking anyone with information to call police. in south philadelphia, gray hall, channel6 "action news." >> ♪ >> we are just four days away until voters head to the polls in pennsylvania and delaware. the candidates of course are crisscrossing the region hoping to drum up last minute support. "action news" reporter trish hartman live in the delaware state fairgrounds in harrington where republican frontrunner donald trump just wrapped up a rally. hi, trish. >> reporter: hi, monica. yeah, those supporters are still making their way out of the arena right now. trump spoke for about an hour here at the arena touching on
many ha many issues ahead of tuesday's primary. thousands of people waited for hours waiting to hear from the republican frontrunner. >> we love to be here. do we love delaware? do we love it? yes. [cheers and applause] >> reporter: the crowd went wild for donald trump ready to hear the businessman from new york speak about jobs the economy and the military. >> we're going take our military, we're going make it so strong, so good and hopefully we'll never have to use it but nobody's going to play with us. we're going to take care of healthcare. we're going to have strong borders and we are going to make great trade deals. we're going save social security without cuts. we're going save medicare. >> reporter: hours before trump even arrived the line snaked around the fairgrounds full of supporters hoping for a good seat. >> i want to hear him talk about the wall. i want to hear him talk about what he plans to do with foreign policy. >> i think that it's really interesting to be a part of it.
i think you can learn more from coming to this today than you probably can sitting in a classroom. >> i'm excited to hear him talk because i've been waiting so long to hear him. now according to a poll out this week trump has a strong lead among delaware republicans, 55 percent of republicans say they plan to vote for trump. john kasich was a distant second with 18 percent. delaware is a winner take all primary state so all 16 delegates will go to the winner on tuesday. we're live in harrington delaware trish hartman channel6 "action news." monica. >> thank you, trish. ted cruz campaigned across pennsylvania today. he held a rally in scranton this morning he has an event tonight in allentown. john kasich is in connecticut tonight. he hosted a town hall meeting. democratic presidential hopeful bernie sanders was in west philadelphia stumping for votes today. it is one of three stops in the keystone state before next tuesday's all important pennsylvania primary. and our matt o'donnell talked one-on-one with the candidate about this race. >> senator matt o'donnell pleasure the meet you.
>> when we met senator sanders after his appearance in west philadelphia today we told him homicides in the city are up 16 percent from this time last year and that violence against police continues with the wounding of an officer earlier this week. >> what we want to do is to understand why there is so much crime and that is directly related to the fact that in this city and in many other cities around america we have unemployment rates for young kids of 40, 50 or 60 percent. >> bernie sanders support among african-americans has been soft in the past. here you'd never know it. at the rally people were wearing t-shirts saying black men for bernie. >> all of our young people who have the ability and the desire were able to get a college education regardless of their income. >> everything about sanders' campaign has shocked the pundits winning more than a dozen primaries, being competitive in national polls, having made it this late into the primary season. we wondered if even the can candidate himself had been taken off guard. >> i thought from the beginning that we had a chance to win.
>> truly. >> yes, i d but -- because i thought we had a message that was resonating. >> sander's aids only gave us a few minutes. when our time was up we managed to put in one more topical philadelphia based question. how about the flyers and the capitals tonight. >> no comment, hey, don't get me into trouble. >> all right, senator thank you. >> coming up on "action news at 11:00 hear senator sander's views on a proposed soda tax in philadelphia plus why he is campaigning in a state that has always sided with a clinton, bill or hillary. with the sanders campaign in west philadelphia, matt o'donnell, channel6 "action news. >> speaking of hillary she brought her campaign back to pennsylvania today. mrs. clinton held a round table discussion with a group of women at kurds and whey in jenkintown she vowed to address paid family leave if she's elected president. the democra democratic cand. 6ab hosted the debate hoping
to challenge pat toomey in the fall. you can watch that debate in its entirety this sunday right here on 6abc. stay with "action news" for complete primary election coverage next tuesday. we will have representatives from the league of women voters to answer any questions. call the flub on your screen from 7:00 a.m. until the polls close at 8:00 p.m. coming up on "action news" tonight it is signing day for college bound seniors. ahead the celebration for those taking their education to the next level. jaime apody live in washington where the flyers of course lope to keep their playoff dreams alive. hi, jamie. >> reporter: hey there, monica. the flyers will ride michal neuvirth tonight in washington hopefully he does well against his former team. he's two and zero thus far against them in his career. we'll see if he can do it again tonight, bring the series back home. cecily. >> jamie, showers and thunderstorms are pushing in from the west but very slowly and there means they'll also
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subcontractor fell into a sewer. it happened while he was working on the presidential city apartments. that is the $100 million redevelopment project along city avenue in wynnefield heights. firefighters took the man out on a stretcher as you can see and he was taken to the hospital for treatment. a heads up for drivers in center city tonight. a part of broad street will be closed starting at 7:00 p.m. the philadelphia international festival of the arts takes place tomorrow on broad street between chestnut and south. traffic will be detoured to 13th and 15th streets. a break down of that area should be complete by early sunday morning. the city of philadelphia thanked folks who helped revitalize it with an enduring symbol of gratitude today. mayor jim kenney and others were on hand where pavers were unveiled at dillworth park. each of the donors helped make the years long renovation project possible there. planning for this renovation started nine years ago and it wrapped up in 2014.
>> ♪ that's the sound of excited high school seniors celebrating their next educational stems. the action cam at temple university reach high philly college signing day. this is any a partnership between the mayors office local colleges universities and community organizations. >> ♪ and wilmington police pipe and drum band kicked off a ceremony honoring a long time public service today. officers colleagues family and friends gathered at the police station to wish jump rosalie well as she retired today. she's been a justice of the peace for that court for the past 34 -- 35 years after a long line of hugs there police escorted the judge to her hom home.
elimination. they handled that pressure well in game four wednesday night. and they're confident they can do the same in tonight's game five. they really have no other choice against the caps. jaime apody is live with the flyers in d.c. with more. jamie. >> reporter: yeah, ducis the caps actually don't have a greater track record closing out teams. they're one in seven in their last eight tries but the flyers realize they still have quite an uphill climb ahead of them. take a look at dave hakstol and company arriving. hoping this is not the last time they'll do so this season. capitals have not lost back to back games in regulation its entire year. it's not impossible to do what the flyers are trying to do. they did come back against the bruins to win a seven game series. >> we're never g going to quit. that's just how we are. it's obviously runs from the coaching staff all the way
down. it's a great trait to have. >> we've had our back up against the wall a lot this year and we pushed through it pretty well. we're excited about the challenge. you never want to be down in the hole like we are but we've shown that we can battle back from these type of challenges and looking forward to this one as well. >> reporter: the flyers skipped practice yesterday to attend ed snider's memorial service. jay snider, ed's son ended that by saying caps watching on the live stream we're not done yet. let's hope he's right. michal neuvirth in net tonight against his former team. live at the verizon center jaime apody channel6 "action news. ducis. >> need more magic tonight. phillies back in action tonight on the road in milwaukee to face the brewers. 16 of the phillies next 19 games are on the road. aaron nola pitches tonight. we are a week away from the nfl draft. many expect the eagles to land carson wentz with their newly acquired second overall selection.
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>> sprinkles out there. let's see what's happening with the rain with cecily. >> we have more on the way as well. we've had nine days of dry weather. storm tracker6 live double scan showing not much activity in philadelphia. most of the showers right now across south jersey and these are really on the light side. no thunderstorms. most of the activity near sea isle city and this is all continuing to push up to the north and the east. but we do have a lot of clouds. sky6 taking a look at the center city skyline and seeing some towering cumulus clouds as the atmosphere begins to get more moist as a very slow moving storm system moves our way and that finally will bring us some rain. but it has been a warm week. monday's high 82. tuesday 78. we dropped down to 71 degrees on wednesday. yesterday 73. and today shot back up to 78 degrees. the average high for this time
of the year, 66. so, well above average. even right now with 75 degrees in philadelphia, the same in trenton. allentown 74. reading 73. cape may is the cool spot with that wind off the ocean, 59 degrees. the poconos pretty mild currently 71. but satellite6 along with action radar showing we've got the clouds in place and there's a lot of unsettled weather on the way. it's a very slow moving system, though. if you look at ohio you see that spin and that's low pressure. it's what's known as a cut off low because it's cut off from the jet stream so it's just meandering very slowly but these showers across western pennsylvania gradually will move into our region as we head through the overnight hours. association the gooso the good e heading out not going to be a lot of activity. showers missing us to the south a few more across the poconos. the wee hours of the morning is when the atmosphere gets a lot more juicy. don't be surprised if you hear
a rumble of thunder south of philadelphia in the wee hours of the morning around 4 o'clock and the problem with this system moving so slowly in, it's also going to move slowly out. so that means it will be unsettled for your saturday morning. plenty of clouds with some spotty showers, maybe even a downpour and then as we head through the day we will gradually be clearing out from the northwest to the southeast but even by 7:30 tomorrow evening, a lot of clouds still lingering along the coast so do not expect a bright and sunny day on the beaches tomorrow. future tracker showing what you get really depends on where you r some areas missing out completely. areas south of philadelphia where you could get some heavier downpours could get up to about three-quarters of an inch of rain. after nine days of dry weather in a row we can use any rain we get. then on sunday high pressure building in and this means we get rid of the clouds for all of us plenty of sunshine, definitely the better of the two days this weekend and there will be a little bit cooler but temperatures still running slightly above normal, 69 degrees and once that high pressure moves to the east heading into monday, we tap
into those winds out of the south and that means temperatures back up into the low 80's. so, the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, tomorrow plenty of clouds and lingering showers. as we head through the afternoon finally some sunshine again emerging from the northwest to the southeast. should be dry for the union game, though, a high of 73 degrees. on sunday, bright sunshine and pleasant with a high of 69 degrees and monday with those winds out of the south, it gets warmer again. up to 82 degrees. fifth day this year temperatures in the 80's and then on tuesday, unsettled, mostly cloudy with some showers as a cold front slips through. still a warm day, 78 degrees. behind that system we drop back down to 70 on wednesday under partly sunny skies. thursday possibility of a shower. otherwise partly sunny, 74. and friday sun mixing with clouds with a high of 76 degrees. so, if you're planning your outdoor activity this weekend sunday the better of the two days. >> okay. >> and if you have to do something outside on saturday,
i'd suggest you do it in the afternoon once those showers move out. >> okay, thank you so much cecily. finally tonight the salvation army of greater philadelphia celebrated earth day with a fun eco friendly project. children from kindergarten to seventh grade looked on as staffers planted trees at the east falls center and the kids helped. then they did arts and crafts projects as a reminted of the importance of our environment. abc's world news tonight with david muir is next here on channel6. "action news" continues at 10:00 tonight on phl17 with brian taff sharrie williams adam joseph and ducis rodgers. join us for "action news" at 11:00 here on channel6. for jim gardner cecily tynan ducis rodgers the entire "action news" team i'm monica malpass. have a good night. we hope we see you right back here tonight at 11:00. >> ♪ narrator: looking out for wall street ceos -
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