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good afternoon, in the news, a large brushfire forces evacuations in the poconos. verticals say it was started on purpose. also a new show of support
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at the delaware high school where a student was killed last week. but the big to the big stoy on "action news" is the latest on a deadly shooting inside a montgomery county church. one man was killed during montgomery county service yesterday. police know who pulled the trigger. katherine scott joins us live from the district attorney's office from norristown with more on the investigation. katherine? >> reporter: sarah, detectives and members of the district attorney's office are meeting in norristown as they continue to go over the interviews they conducted as they conducted the investigation. as for the man who opened fire, he has not been charged. he is cooperating with them. he is a young man. >> reporter: the family of 27-year-old robert braxton is grieving stunned while the montgomeryville man was shot and killed attending church in north wales.
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you don't go to church to be killed. >> reporter: 11:00 a.m. sunday service was underway at the church on the 400 block of stump road. the congregation stopped singing and the gunfire. we were worshiping and you hear three different gunshots and everybody went on the floor. >> reporter: braxton was hit in the chest and pronounced dead at the hospital. investigators believe an argument between two church members escalated. the investigation is on going. we have to determine if the shooting was justified under the law. >> reporter: the district attorney wouldn't elaborate, but said braxton was not armed. the shooter had a concealed carry permit for his semi automatic handgun. one church member saw several ushers arguing with braxton before the shooting. one of the ushers shot him. i don't know if he overreacted. the man wasn't armed. i don't know what to say. >> reporter: the shooter has not
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been identified, and, again, he has not been charged. as for braxton, the autopsy is scheduled for today. katherine scott channel 6 "action news." philadelphia police are investigating two deadly shootings that happened just hours apart in the same neighborhood. the first happened yesterday afternoon in cedarbrook when a man was shot in the head while talking to the aid of a candidate for the pennsylvania house. four hours later a block away another shooting left a 17-year-old hurt and 18-year-old dead. annie mccormick will have more on the investigation at 12:30. there was a show of support at a delaware high school where a student was killed last week. adults gathered outside howard high school in wilmington to hug and comfort students as they arrived. it was the first full day of regular classes since the death of 18-year-old amy joyner last thursday. she died after a fight in the
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bathroom. police have not announced charges in the case. turning to politics now, the presidential candidates will be attending events across the region today ahead of the primaries in pennsylvania and delaware tomorrow. hillary clinton supporters lined up in wilmington for a chance to see her speak at world cafe live. you can see the supporters on the stage waiting for hillary clinton to arrive at any moment now in wilmington, delaware. later on tonight, clinton has a rally outside of philadelphia city hall and that kicks off around 7:00 p.m. rival bernie sanders will rally at drexel university athletic center at 8:00 p.m. admission is free, but space is limited. on the republican side donald trump has a campaign rally at west chester university. i john kasich mingled with voters at the penrose dinner after he and cruz hatched a plan
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to stop trump working together. >> reporter: an extraordinary move in the gop race for the was. i'm going to win, i get a kick out of case issue and cruz. >> reporter: donald trump facing a new fight after ted cruz and john kasich announced they are teaming up. kasich agreed to bow out of indiana to give the cruz campaign a clear path and in return, cruz is stepping out of oregon and new mexico leaving those seats to kasich to insure that we can nominate the republican that can unify the party and win in november. before we can support them we have to believe that their as will be different than the rhetoric we heard so far. >> reporter: meanwhile, the gop contenders took another hit from charles koch. is it possible another
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clinton could be better than a republican this time around? it's possible. i will stand up and fight for you through the campaign all the way into the white house. >> reporter: the democratic front uner is hoping to close -- front runner is hoping to close the deal tomorrow with the delegates she needs to clinch the nomination, but bernie sanders is promising to fight to the finish. campaign is doing well and we'll win. >> reporter: clinton said she is not interested in an endorsement from the koch brothers and as for cruz he contends the billionaire was referring to trump not all the gop candidates. in new york, elizabeth hur. channel 6 "action news." "action news" will have complete primary election coverage tomorrow, we'll representatives from the league of women voters to answer any questions you have. call the number on the screen from 7:00 a.m. when the polls open until the polls close at 8:00 p.m. tomorrow night.
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a brushfire is forcing evacuations in the poconos at this hour. chopper 6 was over the scene in the area today. the fire burned through 5600 acres since it broke out last wednesday. authorities believe it was intentionally started. there is a 5,000-dollar reward for information leading to an arrest. on the weather front we're starting off the workweek with warm summer-like temperatures. get out and enjoy it if you can. sky6 live hd looking at the center city skyline, a bit of sunshine and clouds cover. we'll be in the 80s much of the day, if you enjoy the weekend you won't mind today. we could see changes tomorrow. david murphy is outside the studios with a preview. how was the weekend, david? >> reporter: it was great, i enjoyed the union win at talen nrg stadium in chester. it's another nice day buildings. we've had a string of them this spring. a lot of nice weather only interrupted by the wet stuff
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occasionally. now high clouds are spilling in from the west, but thin enough for sunshine to break through. 68 degrees in philadelphia. comfortable, but feeling warm when you stand in the sun in a suit jacket. 68 in allentown. 65 in trenton. 65 in wilmington, down south in dover we're inching up into the low 70s. it's cooler along the oceanfront of you the winds coming in off the cool ocean and it is cooling you down. winds speaking of which, are not all that strong. 9 miles per hour in philadelphia. notice how they are stronger down by the shore because the wind is coming over the flat ocean, it doesn't have any trees or buildings to slow it down a little bit. winds dieing down once you getaway from the shore. if you you're planning to head to the links or something else, shades, cool drinks and sunscreen prescribed by dr. murphy. 2:00 p.m., 675 degrees. 5:00 p.m., 77 degrees. the high between the two time
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periods of time will be 80 degrees around 4:00 p.m. that's well above the normal high of 67. tonight's low is above the average low as well because we'll have another warm one tomorrow. the change tomorrow, sarah an rick, we have showers around and thunderstorms especially in the afternoon i'll track them for you on future tracker 6 coming up. we'll see you back inside, thank you. coming up on "action news" at noon, police take down a shooter at a high school prom. why the attack cover much worse. troops heading to syria, we have details of president obama's announcement when "action news" at noon comes right back.
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syria including special forces to keep up the momentum. they are expected to engage in combat operations they will provide expertise to syrian forces instead. the new deployment will bring the special forces in syria to 300. the subway station hit by an explosion has reopened in brussels. 16 people died in the station on march 22. the rest of the underground network reopened a few weeks ago under heavy security. the brefl airport rocked by -- brussels airport rocked by explosions is operating, but not at full capacity. johnny manzell faces a misdemeanor assault charge for assaulting his former girl friend in dallas. she claimed he hit her so hard he burst her eardrum. police in wisconsin are getting high praise for helping
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to stop an attack on a high school prom. it happened 150 miles north of milwaukee. according to police, a man who graduated from the high school shot two students in the leg as they were leaving the prom. a police officer on the scene shot and killed the gunman in the parking lot. members of the school community said the shooting could have been much worse. we don't know what could have happened he had entered the high school. we can only speculate and say what if, i have a feeling that what if would have been more tragic. authorities believe the gunman was not targeting the student in the parking lot, had he gotten into the buildings, they think his plan was to shoot randomly. this is video of a tornado that touched down in nebraska yesterday. in minnesota lightning lit a house on fire full of kids inside having a sleepover at the time. nobody was hurt. officials say the threat for more severe weather continues today. u.s. coast guard had to
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rescue a man after he ignored their warnings this past weekend. long damages runner was trying to go from florida to bermuda in his inflatable bubble known as hydropod. he tried this stunt two years ago and had to be rescued too. lamp the coast guard sent him a letter telling him not to do it. he did it anyway. a british astronaut ran hundreds of miles above the real rails. tim peak ran the rails and recorded a race countdown that was playing on big screens at the starting line. he wrapped up the space marathon 3 hours and 35 minutes. pretty good time. cvs i should a recall for -- issued a recall for products sold across the county. plus the benefits ever
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shows the housing mark is taking a live out west. new home sales have been dropping for three months in a row. the commerce department said the drop is in western states that's pulling down the numbers for the rest of the country. new home prices are down slightly from last year. cvs has issued a recall for organic herbal tea. the gold emblem abound spice team was distribute the
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nationwide with a best buy date of march 18, 2018. customers should return the tea for a full refund. you can find more at 6abc.com. "healthcheck" this noon found heavy marijuana use as a teenager can lead to a risk of early death. british researchers followed had a thousand men for 40 years. those who smoke a lot of pot were likely to die by 60. pot smokers are more likely to smoke cigarettes and suffer from anxiety and depression. a new study says the mediterranean diet can protect people by lowering the risk of heart attack and stroke. it's high in fruits and fish and unrefind foods. it protects against carnals and
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alzheimers and parkinsons. let's check in with alicia vitarelli looking at the week ahead. >> reporter: friends and fans came to mourn the iconic musician prince there's a legal battle brewing. 56 million americans are affected by hair loss, there's a new treatment it doesn't involve surgery or drugs. we'll explain how it works. we have an update on a story of a third grader selling lemonade so he can fund his own adoption. a beautiful story you won't want to mills coming -- to miss, coming up in big talkers. you can watch our newscast streaming live on your smart phone or tablet. see you at 4:00 p.m. the accuweather forecast when we come right back. > meteorologist david murphy
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back inside with a closer look at summertime forecast. >> reporter: really feels that way, we hit 70 the last couple of days over the weekend. it was gorgeous. today how about 80. 80! >> reporter: storm tracker 6 live. how about tomorrow? >> reporter: how about today, you're not listening. [laughter]. storm tracker 6 live double scan shows there's nothing going on. as we head outside on the action cam, dog woods, right, neil? see where i go for my sources, he's good. he lives in the hinterlands and you know about your various trees and what have you. out in chester county i think. 68 degrees is the current temperature, wind out of the west/southwest at 9 miles per
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hour. not all that strong today. we can get into the mid teens at times. 68 in philadelphia. up in allentown. the numbers will have a tendency to rise quickly. 71 in dover. down the shore you're holding close to the 60-degree mark because the sea breeze will start to kick in before too much longer. there you see high clouds filter into the region. in her high and thin enough for the sunshine to get through. that will be the story most of the rest of the day. informant lehigh valley, warm -- up in the lehigh valley, warmer than the weekend. sun an high clouds warm for this time of the year in the allentown and bethlehem and easton and our friends in reading, as well. 62 down the shore, it will be cooler because of the onshore flow off the cold ocean water. sun and high clouds. in philadelphia, high of 80 this afternoon, sun winning out over the cloud cover, very warm out of the southwest at 8 to 16 miles per hour on average. for the evening commute probably need shades and the
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air-conditioning on, maybe, or maybe you roll down both sides of the windows there. 80 degrees is the 4:00 p.m. temperature. very warm at 5:00 p.m., 78. 76 by 6:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m., 73, which ain't bad. 62 is the overnight low which is mild. spotty shower in the overnight hours is possible, especially after midnight and into tomorrow morning. tomorrow, during the afternoon we'll get warm all over again. frontal boundary will be off to the north. 81 degrees is the forecast high. clouds with maybe a few sunny breaks and we are looking at a a couple of showers building back in the during the afternoon, maybe a couple of thunderstorms. here's future tracker 6 picking up that part of the story at 11:00 p.m. tonight. you can see we're e we're -- we're dry. you got plans to head out and walk the pooch you're fine. in the morning we'll have showers and rumble of thunder, we'll have something to talk about programs at -- perhaps at
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4:30 when we go on the air in the morning. 3, 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., we'll see more showers and thunderstorms mixed in here. crowbles it's not raining -- obviously it's not raining everywhere all at once, but you could get hit with a brief downpour or wind gusts. 80 today, warming up, sunshine and mainly high clouds. tomorrow, warm, high of 81. not a washout by any means, but a couple of small showers in the morning and thumper also in the evening. wednesday, 69. thursday, 59 degrees, friday, cloudy and 63. again there's a chance of rain, but it looks like it will be south of philadelphia. friday's rain better chance for south jersey and delaware, than southeastern pennsylvania. the coming weekend looks good.
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union home. i'm home. >> reporter: sarah and i had a great time at union. very fun. thanks david. >> reporter: the british royals have produced a new style icon, parents everywhere are clammerring to get the tiny bathroom worn by prince george. it's made by a company called my first years, the retailers is accepting preorders for customers willing wait for the next batch. much more still ahead on in the next half-hour of "action news." glnch we're following a new ultimate-- ultimatum by sam bradford. and brushfire in the poconos is forcing people out of
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♪ all come to look for america ♪ i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message. of the stories we're following on "action news" at 12:30. the eve. vote is tomorrow. four of the five presidential candidates have events scheduled today in our area. "action news" was on the trail this morning and we have a live report coming up. philadelphia police are chasing clues in two shootings they say are kennethed and the political can -- connected, and
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the political candidate's aid had just talked to one of the victims. two brushfires in the poconos are forcing thousand from their homes. investigators know what sparked them. now the details, the presidential candidates are making final appeals to voters ahead of tomorrow's primaries in pennsylvania and delaware. most of the candidates have events scheduled today in our area. "action news" reporter, vernon odem was with republican john kasich this morning, he joins us live from south philadelphia. vernon? >> reporter: good day to you, sarah, the classic political life fits perfectly here. politics makes for strange bed fellows, it's an old line, but appropriate. 32 hours ago ted cruz was calling kasich a spoiler helping donald trump by refusing to drop out and not letting cruz go one on one with the republican frontrunner. the o

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