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city. yesterday a political candidate and his staff found themselves right in the middle of the violence. one minute they were talking to a young man about the election, seconds later that young man was dead. chris raab a candidate for state representative stood in front of his campaign headquarters to talk about the murder he and his staff witnessed yesterday afternoon. they were out campaign willing they stopped to chat about tomorrow's primary with a group in the 1400 block of vernon road. 21-year-old alex can cherry was among the young men gathered there. >> and we were impressed with this young man and i asked my colleagues to get his information and moments after we got his information, he was shot in the head. >> an unidentified black male came around the corner, fired one time striking him in the back of the head and then stood over top of him and shot himself more times. >> somebody tell me who killed my son. >> reporter: police were still on the scene of that
murder when a few hours later someone started firing from an suv into a crowd gathered on the block around the corner where cherry had lived. cherry's friend 18-year-old elijah frazier was shot and killed. a 17-year-old boy suffered a graze wound to the head. police say there's been an escalation in violence and drug activity in the area. they believe both victims were targeted because they were the associated with one of the rival gangs. >> i engaged that young man who was alive and well and had his vitality and moments later he was a corpse. >> reporter: today rabb's campaign staff continued to put fliers up in the area. the candidate admit he spent part of the morning in grief counseling. >> to his parents, my deepest condolences. thank you. >> reporter: rabb is a
father of two boys ages nine and 12. they were supposed to be out campaigning with their father yesterday afternoon but there had been a change of plans. police are picking up patrols in the neighborhood to try to prevent any further retaliation. there is video of the first murder but police are following up on leads right now and not releasing it yet. live at police headquarters, i'm sarah bloomquist, channel6 "action news. >> sarah, thank you. we are still waiting on word about charges after a man was shot five times in the city's logan section in broad daylight. happened outside of the precious babies learning academy on old york road just before noontime. according to police the suspect ran around the corner to a nearby home, barricading himself inside. three men were arrested a short time later. police say one was the gunman. "action news" reporter trish hartman will have more on today's chaotic scene coming up tonight at 6:00. >> ♪ >> turning to the race now for the white house. we are less than 14 hours from the polls opening in both
pennsylvania and delaware and the last minute crunch is on to gather voter support. >> four of the five candidates are campaigning in our area today. democrats hillary clinton and senator bernie sanders will be in philadelphia tonight. clinton already made a swing through delaware earlier today. republican governor john kasich made a stop in the city this morning and just minutes ago donald trump is holding a rally in chester county. >> overshadowing today's push for support is the announcement of a new alliance between kasich and cruz. they are trying to do all they can to make sure trump does not get the nomination. >> and for more on this we turn to abc's elizabeth hur who is live in new york. elizabeth. >> reporter: that's right, rick and sharrie, kasich and cruz confirmed they are now joining forces to try to stop trump prompting trump to go on the attack calling his rivals week desperate and pathetic. >> ♪ >> reporter: gop frontrunner donald trump firing back at his republican rivals now
teaming up against him. >> it shows how pathetic they are. >> reporter: trump calling the new deal between ted cruz and john kasich collusion and even unveiling his new nickname for kasich. >> we call him one for 41. he's won one race in 41 states. >> i think that is an allocation of resources that makes a lot of sense. >> reporter: calling the move to have cruz step out of new mexico and oregon and kasich out of indiana a winning strategy for the party. the gop candidates even taking a hit from billionaire charles koch who for years supported republicans now saying hillary clinton might make a better president. >> so, is it possible another clinton could be better than another republican? >> it's possible, it's possible. >> reporter: clinton already has 80 percent of the delegates she needs to clinch the democratic nomination and even though her opponent bernie sanders is conceding nothing, clinton's focus is
shifting to november. >> don't just fly that big jet in and land it and go make a big speech and insult everybody you can think of. >> reporter: in fact, for this second event in row clinton made no mention of sanders in her speech. with polls showing both clinton and trump leading heading into tomorrow's primaries. live in new york, i'm elizabeth hur for channel6 "action news." rick, back to you. >> elizabeth, thank you. meantime frontrunner donald trump continues to make roads through the keystone state. he just wrapped up on stage at a rally in west chester university in front of a packed house. but it wasn't just supporters trump drew. he also drew plenty of protestors spotted lining the sidewalks outside today's rally by chopper6. polls show trump with a commanding lead in pennsylvania. >> on the democratic side now, frontrunner hillary clinton continues her blitz through the delaware valley today. she made an appearance this morning in wilmington at world
cafe live at the queen asking voters to get out and do their part tomorrow. tonight she heads to center city philadelphia for another get out the vote rally. she's expected to speak at city hall around 7:15. senator bernie sanders will be holding a competing rally across town tonight he'll end can courage voters to get out the vote at drexel university. tomorrow we'll have representatives from the league of women voters here to answer any questions that you might have. you can call the number on your screen from 7 a.m. when polls open until the polls close at 8:00 p.m. >> all right now to the big news on the eagles front tonight. reports say quarterback sam bradford is demanding to be traded off the team. after the eagles traded for the number two overall draft pick. that's according to espn. eagles officials acknowledge they traded up in the draft to take a quarterback. bradford resigned with the eagles earlier in the off
season. espn is reporting bradford is refusing to show up to any more off season activities. we'll have much more on what experts say this could mean for the birds coming up tonight in sports. >> officials in the poconos are trying to track down who set two large brush fires that have been burning for nearly a week. the larger of the two fires has now spread to more than 5600 acres and burned at least four structures. one community has been evacuated because of the flames. the smaller fire was contained over the weekend. a $5,000 reward is now being offered for any information leading to the arrest of those responsible. >> all right, turning to accuweather, the calendar may read april but we're getting a nice taste of summer around the delaware valley. looking live outside right now from sky6 showing you atlantic city. nice evening there. plenty of sun today. temperatures topping out around 80. we'll keep the warmth for tomorrow,, too but some showers could be on the way but a nice night. meteorologist cecily tynan outside with a first look at
the forecast. might have dinner alfresco cecily. >> that would be a great idea because it certainly is very warm. another day of temperatures above average. the average high for this time of the year is 67. right now we're holding at 76 degrees. but if you look out at the west, it's even warmer. chicago 81. saint louis 87. there warthat warm air will be g our way but so will the storm system. there's a severe thunderstorm watch near chicago and that lope will be moving towards us tomorrow. that will bring us unsettled weather. future tracker showing this time tomorrow night we'll be dealing with a broken line of some showers, perhaps even some gusty thunderstorms as that system rolls through but ahead of it it's going to be warm and slightly more humid. so, looking ahead, tomorrow afternoon some showers and thunderstorms that i'm tracking. another area of rain later in the week but the good news is it looks like it clears out well in time for the weekend. should be another beautiful weekend.
i'll have details on that in the accuweather forecast. back to you guys. >> all right cecily. we'll talk again soon. time for a check of our "action news" traffic report monday night. >> let's go live to matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center. it will be a a busy afternoon, matt. >> the traffic is not matching the weather, that's for sure. it's been a mess of an afternoon especially on the p pennsylvania turnpike eastbound rick and sharrie. this is the eastbound accident scene approaching bensalem. you saw the truck there flipped on its side and all this poor stuck traffic stuck behind the accident that's been out here for hours now. they were lettering some of the stuck traffic by on the left shoulder to just kind of get people out of the way but officially a plan x is still in place. so, if you hit the maps, what does that mean? that means the eastbound turnpike is shut down between willow grove and bensalem. you're not allowed to go farther east than willow grove. if i were you i wouldn't go farther east than fort washington because if you do you'll get into speeds like 9 miles per hour so stay on the secondaries this afternoon like county line road, route 63, route 73 to the south but
the turnpike eastbound is not where you want to be. we started the afternoon with problems on city avenue southbound and the schuylkill eastbound. those problems have wrapped up. we also had a broken down vehicley vehicle on 95 northbound by woodhaven. that has cleared. still a bit sluggish from cottman up to the woodhaven interchange. we'll check it again, rick and sharrie, coming up in the next half hour. >> thanks matt. >> still much more ahead on "action news" at 5:00. that includes new developments in the fight over a controversial law in north carolina. ahead at 5:30 the political showdown shaping up in the south as lawmakers there head back to the work. >> but first a multi-million dollar settlement nearly a year and a half after the deadly shooting of 12-year-old tamir rice. that and much more when "action news" comes right bac back. >> ♪
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>> small plane plowed into the corner of a home and then crashed into a home in pompano beach. no one on the ground was injured. the plane went down shorterly after takeoff and investigators
are arriving on the scene tonight to figure out why. the cleveland police department has reached a 6 million-dollar settlement in a lawsuit over the death of 12-year-old tamir rice. rice was shot and killed by a police officer while he was playing with a pellet gun
outside of a recreation center. happened back in november of 2014. video of the encounter shows the patrolman firing those shots within seconds of opening his car door. tamir died the follow day. a grand jury declined to indict the officers involved. >> up to 250 more american troops are headed to syria to help the fight against isis. president obama made that announcement today in germany. he said the additional troops were crucial to keeping up momentum that the u.s. has built up in recent months. troops are not expected to engage in combat. instead, they will provide expertise and advice to syrian forces. president obama made today's announcement as he wrapped up his nearly week long tour overseas. the president has called on several allies in the middle east and europe to ramp up their fight against isis. >> all right, turning to health check tonight they may be convenient for adults but laundry packets continue to be a growing threat to children. >> health reporter and registered nurse ali gorman is
live at the big board with the upday. hi, heal. >> hi, guys. every day there are about 30 incidents of children biteing into swallowing or breaking laundry deter gender packets and the numbers continue to go up despite warnings and changes to the packaging. the nation's poison control centers say just from january to the end of march they received more than 2800 calls for help. last year alone they got more than 12,000 calls for laundry packets. plus, thousands more for dishwasher detergent packets. doctors say many kids have been hospitalized and at least two have died. >> concentrated chemicals can cause serious burns that gets down the lung it can cause severe damage. it also when absorbed can cause effects on the brain. >> some manufacturers have put the pads into opaque or child resistant containers but doctors say kids are still getting them. they say families with young children shouldn't use the packets and if they do, store them high out of sight and in
app locked cabinet. also today, there's more evidence eating red vegetables may help reduce the risk for prostate cancer. the red pigment in tomatoes and watermelon indicates a high level of lycopene. that antioxidant lab linked to lower psa which could mean a lower risk for prostate cancer. eating red vegetables with a healthy fat such as olive oil can be especially helpful. an iowa man is almost finished his 250-mile run. brian wade is running across the state of iowa to raise money and awareness for cancer research. he's making short stops along the way to meet supporters and rest his legs. he says many smaller rural areas across the nation don't get the attention or help they need to beat cancer. and wade is raising money for the leukemia and lymphoma society. by the way, the distance he's
running north to south through iowa is equal to about running nine and a half marathons. >> wow. >> i can't even imagine that. >> i'm just tired just listening to that. >> i know. >> great effort by him no doubt. still ahead on "action news" at 5:00 a major music star announces a stop in philadelphia on his summer tour. >> also today's call to action from vice president joe biden about the u.s. education system. that story and much more when we come right back. >> ♪ this change in attitude
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he said pell grants help 60 percent of cpc students attend college. >> world creativity was front and center at villanova university this afternoon and it paid off. students showcased ideas to a path of business and marketing experts. $10,000 in prizes went to the top entrepreneurs. grammy award winning artist drake is coming to philadelphia this summer. he will perform at the wells fargo center on sunday august 21st. it's been three years since drake was last here and since that time he's become one of the hottest hip hop performers out. tickets for drake's summer 16 tour go on sale friday. coincidentally that's the same day of the release of his newest album called view. maybe it's not such a coincidence. >> maybe it's not. >> probably a hot ticket, too. >> that's true. >> still to come on "action news" at 5:00 we'll have a look and the forecast. >> looking live outside sky6 hd showing philadelphia international airport. meteorologist cecily tynan has your exclusive accuweather five day when we come right
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time for accuweather at the "action news" big board. >> all right. meteorologist cecily tynan standing by with the forecast. a beautiful day today. >> it certainly is, rick and sharrie. we're live on sky6 taking a look at penn's landing. i want to point out a few things. sky6 shaking a little bit with a breeze out of the southwest. that's what's bringing us the warm air.
we have that filtered sunshine. then if you look to the bottom of the screen you can see how the trees are really filling out. a lot of leaves on the trees, part of the reason we have that rain saturday morning everything a lot greener after that and also we had a run of very warm weather. the last nine days we've had highs of 70 degrees or above so with temperatures during that period running more than five and a half degrees above normal and rainfall didn't get much, only .11 of an inch of rain. we do need more rain and we'll get more rain mainly tomorrow afternoon but right now it's warm out there. philadelphia 76 degrees. allentown 74. reading 76. wilmington 75. trenton 73. the exception once again right along the beaches with those winds off the ocean. the ocean temperature in the 50's so it's a beach temperature, the air temperature in cape may currently only 61 degrees. satellite6 along with action radar showing it looks when you see the satellite like it's cloudy but these are very high thin clouds up high in
the it's a fire. a lot of that sun is filtering through the clouds and if we fly out to the west you can see this spin near minneapolis. that's low pressure and here's that trailing cold front causing some severe weather across chicago. that's what will be pressing in during the afternoon tomorrow. so, tonight with the clouds thickening and with the winds out of the southwest, it's going to be a pretty warm night. philadelphia 60. allentown 54. cape may 56. and wilmington 57 degrees. future tracker showing in the wee hours six o of the morning d have thunderstorm activity, a shower or thunderstorm with a warm front moving through. in the morning hours a good amount of sunshine south of philadelphia, more clouds, perhaps a shower across the poconos and then the main event happens into the afternoon. at 2:30 temperatures in the 80's with some pops of sunshine and then that broken line moving through philadelphia, the i-95 corridor around 5 o'clock and should be pressing into south jersey by about 7:30 and then moving off shore shortly after 8 o'clock. could have some gusty winds
even small hail with that system. so, the five day at 5:00 showing tomorrow a warm day, 83 degrees, afternoon thunderstorms. lined that system brighter to the north more clouds to the south and wednesday 67 degrees. thursday a day for your umbrella. cool and rainy 59 degrees. friday we start to dry out 63 and saturday looking good for the union game, 69 degrees but how about the weather for sunday? the broad street run adam will have more details on that coming up in the full accuweather forecast, guys. >> okay, thanks, cecily. >> all right, there's still much more to come in the next half hour of "action news" at 5:00 target stores become the target for conservatives fighting its new restroom policily. >> candidates in the race to unseat a pennsylvania senator go down to the wire seeking votes. and it's a big shift for saudia arabia cutting oil from its economic diet. we'll tell you why. >> plus, jaime apody has more on that latest drama that's involving sam bradford and the eagles when "action news" at 5:00 ca5:00 comes right back. fight back and rebuild
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for lgbt rights in north carolina as some lawmakers try to repeal the law that's already cost the state millions. also fast action may have prevented a young man way high powered rifle from becoming a police shooter. and it's a tax bill surprise for thousands of property owners in philadelphia as the city has a nguyen can kell in assessments. >> now the details it's a bitter fight over a controversial north carolina law moving into high gear tonight. supporters and opponents of house bill two which blocks local and state protection for lesbian gay bisexual and transgender people are squaring off. it comes as north carolina lawmakers start their new session. democrats want it off the books. most republicans want it to stay. abc's bazi kanani is live with the latest on this fight. good evening, sharrie. the new law may cost the state millions of dollars in lost revenue concerts and conventions already canceled. opponents hope that will convince lawmakers to reverse
course. >> repeal hb2. >> reporter: protestors made clear the battle over north carolina's so-called bathroom bill is not over. >> this bill advocates hate. >> reporter: opponents gather at the statehouse where lawmakers return today delivering boxes of petition significant can commerce to the governor who signed the law that occur tails protections against job discrimination for lgbt people and forces transgender people to use the bathroom of their gender at birth. >> but now i'm being asked to go into the men's restroom. does that make any sense. >> reporter: the state's become democratic lawmakers say they will try to repeal the law and say the economic consequences dozens of companies now boycotting and the nba considering moving next year's all-star game from the state will force their republican colleagues to reconsider. >> governor mccrory speaker
moore and senator burger will be in a position where they must repeal house bill two. >> reporter: republicans getting a show of support at a at another rally near the statehouse insisting the new law will stand the controversy will not distract them. >> we're not afraid of transgender people. we're afraid of the sexual predators who will prey on the weak and the defenseless. >> reporter: and democrats may have a hard time repealing the law given the state's republican controlled legislature. they hope that some will bow to pressure during this hotly contested election year. in washington, bazi kanani channel6 "action news." rick. >> thank you. a conservative christian active group is calling for a boycott against target. the american family association says it's collected half a million signatures on petitions since wednesday to back up the boycott. in the blog post last week, target said transgender workers and shoppers should
use the restroom of the gender they identify with. the group maintains then courageous sexual predators, though. u.s. attorney general loretta lynch came to north philadelphia to talk about turning the page. she presided over a discussion marking national reentry week. it's held to help out excons who are struggling to transition back into society. the justice department is hoping to eliminate barriers to jobs, housing and healthcare. >> officials say quick work by police and school district staffers prevented a shooting at a wisconsin school prom from being much worse. two students were hurt when an 18-year-old man fired a high powered rifle on them as they left antigo high school saturday night a police officer already at the same scene fatally shot the gunman in the parking lot. administrators say it appeared the armed man intended to go into the dance and start shooting at random. but students hit will be fine. there's no word on a motive.
autopsies are due to be completed today on eight members of an ohio family shot to death at four homes friday night. investigators say the killings were carefully planned and carried out when the victims were asleep. but they won't say whether they know the killer's identity and they aren't saying whether marijuana operations found at three of the homes may have played a role in those murders. >> two college students who sued their school for allegedly not investigating sexual assaults are now opening up about it. they filed separate lawsuits against kansas state university after they say university officials refused to investigate their reports of rape and sexual assault at fraternity houses. >> i went to the office and they gave me a lot of back and forth. i answered a lot of questions and then ultimately they told me that they couldn't investigate because it was off campus. >> the school is at the center
of other charges it miss handled sexual assault case. in a statement to abc news the university says it can can't comment on litigation but it has a strong policy prohibiting discrimination including sexual violence. back here a 15-year-old south jersey teenager hit by a car while crossing the road saturday night has died. gaffe von conley passed away at cooper university hospital surrounded by family and friends. her family says she was an organ donor. she was struck about 8 o'clock saturday night while crossing route 42 in washington township. the driver of the car left the scene but returned later. no charges have been filed pending a police investigatio investigation. >> candidates are stumping for votes ahead of tomorrow's primary. the democratic show down is big race. katie mcginty posed for pictures alongside joe biden and senator bob casey. they took time to chat with people at the mayfair diner. gun controly mcginty is a
former chief of staff to tom wolf and exadvisor to president clinton. joe sestak courted voters by phone in media delaware county. sestak is a former congress plan who lost a senate bid to republican pat toomey in 2010. the other democrats john fetterman faced off with mcginty and sestak in a debate on 6abc yesterday. remember, "action news" and 6abc.com is the place for the latest on the primary elections in pennsylvania and delaware. we'll have full coverage of all of the races tomorrow. and representatives from the league of women voters will be here to answer your questions. just call the number on your screen from 7:00 in the morning when polls open until the polls close at 8:00 p.m. >> in other news tonight owners of about a half million properties in the city of philadelphia got a surprise when they got new assessments in the mail. they could owe the city thousands more than they expected. "action news" reporter vernon odom explains why.
>> reporter: david banks live on lat tonya street in port breeze a redeveloping neighborhood in south philadelphia. banks has a 10 year abatement in the row house he renovated so for a decade he'll play roughly one half the amount of tax on the structure he would be assessed without the abatement but the city's tax assessor has mailed out nearly 535,000 reassessments on land value. there are no tax breaks here and that has banks grabbing his wallet. >> and my concern is that just recently we got notice in the mail that the land value tax value has increased. mine has increased several thousand dollars. >> reporter: the city's tax assessor says 85 percent of the taxpayers will see no change in their assessment or in fact a decrease. but the city also admits some reassessments could trigger property tax jumps of more than $400 or roughly three and
a half percent of those reassessed. >> many of those large increases are due to new construction or consolidated accounts that we would put on the books anyway. >> reporter: for those taxpayers who don't think they're getting a fair shake on taxes there's a channel for appeal. >> anything that a taxpayer sees in the assessment notice that they believe is incorrect and based on an assumption on parter please contact us through the first level review process reporter: when property evaluation notices went out in 2013 with dramatic reassessments it generated some 50,000 appeals. since then, that number has dropped dramatically. now the assessor expects the number of appeals to rise again but at this point he's not exactly sure exactly how much. ly in point breeze, i'm vernon odom, channel6 "action news. >> deldot shut down part of i-95 in newark, delaware this afternoon to make repairs. southbound drivers backed up quite a ways by the exit to
route 896. deldot is filling a crack in a bridge overpass and reinforcing a damaged joint. >> alall right, on this monday time to get a check of how things are moving for motorists. >> for that we go to matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center for the latest. >> restrictions you just mentioned rick and sharrie cleared right before 5 o'clock so now we're down just about a five minute delay on the southbound travel time along 95 so looking better there. but on 95 in delco we've had big delays since last we spoke because of this accident. southbound approaching the blue route now on the shoulder but coming down from the airport look at that, about a 20 minute delay on that southbound travel time. also since last we spoke there was a crash here on the vine street expressway eastbound approaching 95. the crash is now gone but the traffic headed eastbound is still jamming as you can see and not a lot has changed with our turnpike troubles except the speeds have gotten slower and a vehicle broke down in the backlog but the bottom line is all eastbound traffic
is still being forced off at willow grove because of the overturned truck accident approaching bensalem. you want to stay on the secondaries this afternoon like county line road, route 63 or route 73. this could be out here for awhile. rick and sharrie, back over to you. >> matt thank you again. >> so much more to come on "action news" on this monday night. saudia arabia says it does not want to be a big oil power anymore. we'll have the details on a big change for the kingdom. >> patriots quarterback tom brady gets thrown for a big legal loss in sports and wheel explain. adam. >> 80's come tomorrow but also some information with low pressure into the great lakes. we're tracking some pop-up downpours and storms here tuesday. we'll have the timing in accuweather. >> okay add today. word on a popular item which might be banned in one new jersey shore town. that and much more when "action news" continues in just a moment.
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includes plans to a steak in aram p.o. it sets up a giant government investment fund to attract money from around the world. the king called on saudis to work together for its success. >> for the second time organizers of the 2020 tokyo olympics unveiled a logo for the games. the winning design has three varieties of blue rectangular shapes representing different countries cultures and ways of thinking. and there's a similar design for the paraolympics. the first proposed logo was scrapped last year over allegations of plagiarism due to similar the to a theater logo in belgium. >> jaime apody is here and the eagles making waves. >> is it ever quiet around here. we could have predicted this. the eagles trade up to draft a future franchise quarterback. the current quarterback not very happy. espn reporting sam bradford is angry with the team after they traded up to number two to
draft a potential franchise qb, so angry he wants to be traded. and he'll skip the rest of the birds off season voluntary workouts. he wasn't there today. remember the eagles paying bradford $15 million this season to be their starting quarterback. former eagles quarterback and espn nfl analyst ron jaworski knows how this works and here are his thoughts. >> as a player you have to win the job. there is no entitlement in this league and as a player you must stay focused on your job. do your job. is a common phrase around the nfl and it's quite possible that sam is kind of looking away from philadelphia right now, that there's something on his mind that maybe the agent or other teams have telling him that you can force a trad trade. >> jaws says these reports are correct. carson went is the guy the eagles traded up to get. wentz didn't play division one football not to mention he only started 23 games in college. basically he's not going to start this year. they need bradford. what a mess.
jaws says the birds brass better tread lightly. >> i think it's very important how the eagles handle this and i mean howie has been around the block right now. he'll deal with it the right way. doug has experience right now in dealing with quarterbacks. he was the nfl quarterback. he's played under some very significant coaches you look at mike holmgren and donee don shula. he's learned how to handle that position. >> the eagles not the only team whose quarterback situation has turned to a soap on that r deflate-gate going on forever. tom breezy had his suspension reinstated meaning he'll miss the first four games of the season we think. brady is not ready to accept this new ruling and is exploring other legal options so basically this may never end. nba playoffs got a bit more interesting. warriors superstar steph curry will miss two weeks with a sprained ligament in his knee. golden state leads houston three games to one. can curry will miss the rest of that series and at least four games in the next if they
were to advance. flyers did not advance but boy they gave it their all. yesterday their stanley cup hopes ended with a one-nothing loss to the capitals in game six. it's hard to be too upset. it was quite obvious the caps were the better team. >> this series is obviously this is the -- you know, the latest information that we have and playoff time obviously is a little different heavy a level as we aw but it will be part of the information for sure that we use as a staff and as a group to evaluate and look at areas that we need to improve on and push forward. >> i got one. how about guys that can score. >> i like that idea. >> they need scoring. >> no doubt. >> thanks jamie. >> thanks. >> coach you're right. thank you jamie. or gm. much more ahead on "action news" tonight. they may be a hit with the kids but in wildwood new jersey they're not sold on hoverboards and they might take action against them. >> and stepping outside looking live through sky6 hd a beautiful day outside.
>> hoverboards may not be welcome along the boardwalk in wildwood new jersey. town commissioners are expected to take up a proposal this week to ban the battery powered aircraft -- not an aircraft just a craft. that would be neat. officials are worried about insurance liabilitys from injuries like these and that overheated batteries might cause fires like this. dozens of fires have been
reported from faulty batteries. just days ago several officials seized more than 4,000 counterfeit hoverboards in california. >> some may deem them as dangerous but if you have one not a bad day to be outside using it. >> they don't hover. they roll. >> i was on one once and just five seconds later i was not on it any more. >> temperature-wise pretty warm outside as we look at double scan live radar. a beautiful start to the week with temperatures well above normal. notice that milky white appearance to the sky. those are those high thin cirrus clouds from the north and west. temperature-wise in the mid and upper 70's across much of the area. 76 as we topped off in philadelphia today. you flip that number, that's the normal of 67 degrees and far from the record of 92 set back in 1960 and the normal this morning low is 47, we were right around that early on today. 73 trenton right now, 74 in allentown, 75 wilmington. 76 in dover.
but once again, at the shore we've got an on shore wind so with an ocean of 57 degrees, we match that air temperature right along the boardwalk in atlantic city through long beach island 59 degrees and down to the south sea isle city, avalon stone harbor right around that 59, 60-degree mark. we've got the clouds that continue to filter through the eastern half of the country from the midatlantic into southern new england. low pressure right around chicago. you see that yellow box that has popped up. that is a severe thunderstorm watch. there is a tremendous amount of energy with this system that will develop here tonight and tomorrow but that stays in the midwest. we will get some gusty thunderstorms to develop in spots tomorrow afternoon but as we go through the overnight hours as that warm front continues to drift through there could be some scattered downpours or even a quick shower especially north of philadelphia late tonight, early tomorrow morning. the majority of the region will start tomorrow morning for that commute on the dry and mild side with some sunshine.
we spike into the upper 70's, low 80's across much of the area and we're still awaiting that front to come in from the north. this is 2:30. the best chance for any storms to fire up would be far northern areas in the early afternoon. then it collapses close to philadelphia, chester county, into trenton around 4, 5 o'clock and then it continues the push to the south in southern new jersey and did wear during the evening hours tomorrow as we dry in the northern areas. so, the key time for any of these scattered downpours or thunderstorms is between 1:00 and 7:00 tomorrow. again, they're scattered but some could have some gusty winds or even some hail the size of pea to quarter size. now everyone in every storm will have them but it could happen and then a cooldown will follow. in fact as we look at the numbers, we're expecting 83 degrees in philadelphia tomorrow. we drop 16 degrees from that on wednesday and we'll be 24 degrees cooler than tuesday come thursday with more rain so we'll be taking a dip from that normal of 68 degrees. the exclusive accuweather
7-day forecast, 80's are back for tomorrow. some scattered storms in the afternoon. it is not a washout kind of day. again f-you're in delaware or ma, bring the umbrella around if you're going to vote and then it's bright to the north and wednesday, clouds linger southern areas at 67 its a cool rainy day for all thursday of 59 degrees as we slowly dry friday, 63. weekend looks great, 69 saturday for the union in town. broad street run looks dry in the 50's. 70 in the afternoon and then more rain come monday of 67. >> that's good wedding weather. >> i'll be at lunch adam. >> possible storms means you'll want to keep 6abc/weather close at hand. storm tracker6 live radar will make sure you're prepared for whatever comes our way. >> in the meantime we'll take a quick break. more news in just a minute. stay with us.
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one plan was shot five times just as little ones were outside. "action news" reporter trish hartman is live at the scene tonight. trish, it was bad. it could have been catastrophic. >> reporter: yeah, jim, a few of the kids were shaken up but none of them was hurt. a day care worker told me they train for scenarios like this one and today that training had to be put to use. after the shooting on the 5800 block of old york road, brittany mcneil rushed to precious babies learning academy to pick up her two children early. >> my kids, i feel much better. about to go home and make sure my son didn't really see nothing like that. >> reporter: she says her two-year-old son was outside with a group of children and teachers taking a walk when they heard gun shots. the teachers grabbed the kids and ran inside. >> people from the day care grabbed him. that's pretty much all he said that they was grabbing him. >> crazy. nobody got no common courtesy and not wo