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airport all smiles and eager to begin his career as a philadelphia eagle. ducis rodgers wentz got his first taste of the philadelphia sports media this afternoon at the philadelphia novacare center. what did we learn from listening to this man from north dakota. >> reporter: jim, i can tell you he was calm, he was poised. he gave thoughtful answers. he was very relaxed. how that translates onto the football field only time will tell. went was here at the team's practice facility and he got his jersey today. he'll wear number 11. he's been at the team's practice facility all afternoon. went did a meet and greet with some season ticket holders. some fans came out of the room and they described him as a quote/unquote great guy. wentz is not expected to start right away but make no mistake the birds view him as their franchise quarterback. he says he is okay with however the team handles his development. >> as a competitor you want to be out there but i understand that there's a lot to that and
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i'm just going come in and learn. that's not for me to died. i'm going come in learn and compete my tail you have. when coach feels fit for me to go out there i'll go out there and hopefully do well. latch night coach doug pederson described carson wentz as a guy that reminded him of brett farve. the seeing eagles still have to deal with the sam bradford situationally we'll talk about that later in sports. we'll live outside the eagles team practice facility. i'm ducis rodgers. back to you jim. >> thank you ducis. "action news" facebook fans were among the first to see carson wentz in philadelphia. and make sure that you're getting the up to the minute update most of them, all of them by liking our face -- by liking our page at news. police in wilmington, delaware announced today that they are still not ready to make arrests in the death of 16-year-old amy joyner-francis.
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she died last week after a fight with other girls in the school bathroom. well, tonight friends and community members will gather to share their grief and seek ways to make sure that something like this never happens again. "action news" reporter clad pradelli was live outside the seeds of greatness bible church in new castle. chad. >> reporter: jim, tonight there will be a program called code blue, the power of choice. it's designed to help teens deal with the choices they face, choices like the one several girls made last week that led to the death of amy joyner-francis. the grieving in the beating death of howard high school of technology sophomore amy joyner-francis continues. sources tell "action news" joyner-francis was beaten by three girls stabbed with pencils and her head slammed into a sink. chief bobby cummings said though that no weapon was used. the cause of death has not been released but images of paramedics frantically trying to save joyner-francis before
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being air lifted to a local hospital are still fresh in the minds of students who kept relatively quiet this week as they continue to mourn. wilmington police have remained mostly silent as well telling reporters they're doing a thorough and complete investigation. >> there are over 3,000 printerd pages of data alone that must be painstakingly reviewed by the investigators on this case. because there's still a lot of work left to do by our detectives and the attorney general's office in terms of reviewing evidence and relevant facts, we are not in a position at this time to file charges. >> reporter: during a town hall meeting last week, chief cummings said he intends to charge the three girls involved. howard administrators say the students have been removed from school. and funeral service for amy joyner-francis are planned for this sunday. i'm live in new castle, chad pradelli, channel6 "action news." jim. >> thank you, chad.
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two plane emergencies forced a ground stop at philadelphia international airport this morning. the faa says a republic area lines flight from toronto landed in philadelphia after reporting steering problems. that happened shortly after 8 o'clock. in a second emergency, a plane from richmond landed in philadelphia after the pilot reported smoke in the cockpit and cabin. the american eagle jet landed safely at 8:15. oxygen masks did deploy but nobody was hurt. the incidents backed up flights on the runway. the ground stop was lifted just after 9:00 a.m. we have been trying to escape this chilly wet spell. we've been trapped in but with no success. but we do need the rain and it looks like we can get substantial amounts on sunday. meteorologist cecily tynan is live at the "action news" big board. cecily, what's the latest from accuweather? >> and jim, we could get up to about three-quarters of an inch of rain on sunday but the entire weekend will not be a washout.
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double scan live showing the showers that worked through earlier today have lifted north and east of our region. so, we have a break in the rain. however, as we fly out west, this is what we will be dealing with on sunday. there's a very powerful low pressure and it is causing severe weather, tornado warnings and watches, astern dougatornado possibly on the grd south of oklahoma city. parts of the rockies and colorado could get up to a foot of snow so it's a powerful storm system. it will not bring us severe weather because of the cold air. the cold air really basically saps the strength from the storm system and it has been cold the past three days, hasn't felt like spring. today's high 53 degrees. that's 16 degrees below normal. so, three days of temperatures stuck in the 50's. tomorrow, though, we should make it up into the low 60's. since it will be a dry day tomorrow with clouds giving way to some sunshine but clouds mainly the rule but
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sunday is when i expect a soaking rain and most of that the first half the day so bad timing for the broad street run, temperatures well below average on sunday and that unsettled weather continues into next week. more details on what to expect in the full accuweather 7-day forecast. jim. >> thank you, cecily. those april showers keep coming and has you covered. between storm tracker6 live radar and constant updates from our team of meteorologists, you'll be prepared for whatever changes may happen. a crash damaged an apartment building in marshallton, delaware, this afternoon. new castle county police say a woman backed her suv into a building at the creek at marshallton apartments. this happened at 12:50 on nelson drive. police say fortunately nobody was hurt but the building did sustain heavy structural damage. funeral arrangements have been announced for former philadelphia police commissioner willie williams. a viewing will be held from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. next
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saturday may seventh at zion baptist church on north broad street. funeral services will follow. philadelphia's first african-american police commissioner died in his home near atlanta after a long illness. he was 72. saving lives was the focus of the citizens fire prevention committee meeting today. philadelphia fire commissioner derrick sawyer spoke about the city's progress in reducing deaths and injuries. sawyer says the city had the lowest number of fire deaths in history last year. the commissioner also accepted a recognition award for his dedication and his leadership. coming up on "action news" tonight, final funds have been secured to finish a project that will bring more jobs and more cargo to the port of philadelphia. and we'll go back to south philadelphia for reaction from the eagles about their first round pick. carson wentz. cecily tynan is back with the accuweather seven-day forecast when "action news"
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continues tonight. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> good economic news tonight for philadelphia. senator bob casey helped mark a milestone tonight at the port of philadelphia that will bring in more cargo and more jobs. "action news" reporter vernon odom has the story. >> reporter: a typical busy friday at the 90-year-old terminal one of philadelphia's busiest along the delaware. lots of jobs here with signs that many more will be added in the near future. years of river dredging are nearing completion. the balance of the $300 million in federal
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funding needed to finish the project has now been secured and that has the politicians crowing. >> this is really a project about the future and about jobs. it's as simple as that. >> reporter: upon the completion of dredging over 100 miles of river from the mouth of the delaware to tioga here in philadelphia. the new dredging will provide channel depth of 45 feet putting philadelphia in league with other major east coast rivals. >> going to deepen that river and get these boats up and down and give new york a hell of a tussle. >> reporter: 500,000 containers come into philadelphia's port each year. completion of the dredging will allow larger slips to come into the port, ultimately raising capacity here to two and a half to 3 million containers a year meaning the job demand will double with wages averaging more than $30 an hour. >> we're going create 10,000 good family sustaining jobs right here in this port.
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>> reporter: the experts say that dredging here will be completed in 2018. that will coincide with completion of the dredging now being done on the panama canal. all of this the experts say will have a dramatic positive impact on all the eastern ports of the united states. in south philadelphia, i'm vernon odom channel6 "action news. >> subaru is fulfilling its promise to create jobs in the camden area by starting with an investment in the future. the car company has joined forces with the local organization called respond to train new auto mechanics. students in respond's classes will become part of subaru university where they'll get the hands-on training needed to qualify for jobs with subaru. >> these are good high paying jobs too. an average technician can make anywhere from, say, $80,000 to well over a hundred thousand dollars. >> back in december subaru broke ground on its new u.s. headquarters in camden promising it would bring 700
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jobs. the brandywine conservancy and museum of art in chadds ford opened a new exhibit today honoring its founder who died last weekend. george raymond known to friends as frolic was an artist philanthropist and conservationist. he was instrumental in helping the conservancy grow from 47 acres of preserved land to the 62,000 acres that it is today. weymouth died on sunday at the age of 79
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>> a group of first graders in woodbury new jersey presented what they've learned today about recycling and they did it with art and music. >> ♪ >> the students at west end memorial elementary school sang a few recycling themed songs to their parents. they also showed off their works of art which were all made out of recycled
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materials. let's go live to the novacare center and ducis rodgers, ducis you have heard from carson wentz. what's your first impression? >> reporter: first impression he looks like a starting quarterback, sounds like a starting quarterback. we shall see what he looks like when he gets on the field. let's take a look at video of carson wentz at the novacare complex. he got his jersey today. he'll wear number 11. of course it's been a wild 24 hours for cars wentz. a day ago he was just a kid from bismarck north dakota. today he's an nfl quarterback signing autographs for philadelphia eagles fans. wentz has been in town but he's learning about our passionate fan base. >> everyone has just been telling me about how passionate everybody is and talking last night to the media again i just said, you know, they're passionate here. they hate losing. i'm like i fit right n i'm real passionate about the game as well and so i think that's what -- that's the general consensus that i keep getting
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from this philadelphia area. >> reporter: wentz also told us he's okay with how the eagles plan to develop huh him. it doesn't look like he'll start this season. that brings us to the elephant in the room how the eagles will handle their unhappy starting quarterback. sam bradford is not showing up to voluntary workouts. he and his agent are not happy the eagles drafted a quarterback. bradford says he want to be traded. the market for him is drying up but that probably doesn't matter because the eagles say they will not honor that request to ship him out of town. >> sam is our quarterback and we have been clear about that from the first time we had this conversation. whenever he comes back wheel well come him with open arms. it's the voluntary period of the off season. >> it gives us an opportunities to gift other guy some time, some reps. as soon as he gets back here we plug him in and we catch him up. >> reporter: let's move on down the street. the eagles are back in town. they have won six of their
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last seven ball games. today they'll take on the cleveland indians. adam morgan will start today. they're coming off a sweep of the nats. the first time they've done that since 2009. it's been a combination of good pitching and timely hitting for the phils. the phils are two games above .500 at 12 and 10. their manager is pleased. he thinks they can be even better. >> 33 pull for one another on the bench. it's a lot of fun to watch these guys get excited. the chemistry is there. we just need some more hitting. so, the hitting would be great along with the chemistry. >> reporter: again adam morgan gets the start. as for the eagles the nfl draft continues tonight with rounds two and three. the birds have just one pick tonight in the third round at the back end 79th overall. live in south philadelphia, ducis rodgers channel6 "action news." jim back to you. >> this was the second day of the penn relays and today the
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high school boys had their chance to show off. they were among the thousands of talented youngsters all athletes competing in track and field at franklin field in university city at the university of pennsylvania. more than 22,000 athletes from around the world attend this three-day event. half of those are high school students. and thanks to parents and supporters, more than 110,000 spectators will be on hand to watch.
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>> ♪ >> the tournament of bands is under way in wildwood. this is the atlantic coast indoor championships.
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more than 400 schools from throughout the country will compete over the next four days. this event features performers from middle school all the way through college. it is happening this weekend in wildwood. >> great. >> good thing it's an indoor competition because sunday would be not that nice. >> not so night. tomorrow won't be a bad day. we could see a few glimpses of sunshine. that would be a bonus. storm tracker6 live double scan showing that we are getting a break from the rain finally but with all this rain we have been getting the action cam showing these are the benefits. the spring flowers, the pans pansies looking great. the accuweather highlights will show that you temperatures will be milder on saturday. we have three days in a row stuck in the 50's. tomorrow we should make it up into the low 60's with again a few glimpses of sunshine.
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so tomorrow is not a bad day. however, the flip side, this is future tracker rainfall totals showing what we're expecting on sunday and we're looking at anywhere from about a half inch to close to three-quarters of an inch and the bulk of that will be falling the first half of the day so not good timing for the broad street run. it's going to be a wet run. right now it's damp and it's chilly. 50 degrees in philadelphia. the same in cape may. trenton 49. reading 51 and wilmington 51 degrees. satellite6 along with action radar showing that any steady lane has lifted north and east of our region. we're left with the clouds and some drizzle. however, i am tracking is powerful storm system that's rolling across the plains right now that is bringing severe weather, tornadoes in oklahoma and some snow in colorado. this system is moving our way. i don't expect any severe weather because we're going to be in the cool sector of the storm but it's going to bring a lot of rain. the call from accuweather for the tonight it will be cloudy
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and chilly a little bit of drizzle but no heavy rain, nothing organized. 45 in philadelphia. 40 in allentown. fledge cap47 in cape may. tomorrow morning 9 o'clock lots of clouds but some breaks in the clouds. so we will see some sunshine. so not a bad day. as we head into the afternoon, still more clouds than sunshine but a few breaks, perhaps a few sprinkles north of the poconos. but then saturday night, this is when that rain moves in after midnight and sunday morning it's looking like a soaking rain around 7 o'clock the heaviest rain will be just west of philadelphia. it rolls through between 7:00 and 11 o'clock. still some rain especially north of philadelphia and then heading into the afternoon, it tapers off to scattered showers but still plenty of clouds and temperatures definitely will be on the cool side on sunday. so, if you are running the broad street run, dress for rain. it will be liquid sunshine. trying put an optimistic spin on this. it will be raw and chilly at
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8 o'clock when the race steps off, 49 degrees by 9:30, 50. for the tailgate 52 degrees. a steady rain through the race and it will be heavy at times and i did post some tips on how to dress to run -- to race in the rain on my facebook page so hopefully you'll follow that and you won't wear the cotton socks because they'll give you blister on your feet. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, tomorrow again clouds breaking with sun. decent for the phillies. on sunday though rain heaviest in the morning. it will be chilly with a high of 59 degrees. heading into monday, showers lingering the first half of the day. by the afternoon could see a few breaks of sunshine, 66 degrees and tuesday's looking decent. partly sunny, 68 degrees. the possibility of some rain tuesday night and wednesday all depends on the track of a coastal storm. if it moves inland could get a soaking rain. if it stays out to sight would be partly cloudy. stay tuned on that.
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68 degrees. thursday and friday clouds mixing with sun possibility of showers 68 degrees. my number we have about 15 people from channel six running. we have just as many volunteering and our shout out to the volunteers at broad street because running a race you get warm when you're running. if you're just standing there all morning you don't get warm so thank you for the volunteers at broad street ahead of time. if they weren't there we couldn't run the race. >> and there's a channel6 water station at. >> mile seven. i remember you being there one year. >> it was fun. >> we got to get you out. >> all you have to do,, all the runners have to do this year is just do that. >> just open your mouth. >> and have a drink. >> you don't have to hydrate so much. >> a student at a hamilton elementary school spent the morning giving back to the community. the youngsters at our lady of sorrows prepared hundreds of sandwiches for the trenton soup kitchen while older students put the meals together the younger ones decorated lunch bags and place
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mats. this is all part of the diocese of trenton's second annual day of service. abc's world news tonight with david muir is next on channel6. "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl17 with brian taff, sharrie williams, adam joseph and ducis rodgers and then please join us for a special "action news" report at 11:00 here on channel6. "action news" troubleshooter nydia han is investigating the case of an exploding car. >> take a look at this. this used car burst into flames two weeks after the owner bought it. police and fire officials responded. the "action news" troubleshooters did, too, and we've triggered an investigation into the incident. >> i mean, people could have been killed including us. >> watch this "action news" troubleshooters tonight on channel6 "action news at 11:00. >> and for the entire "action news" team, i'm jim gardner. we hope you'll join us at 11:00.
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breaking news tonight. the chaos. the giant wall of protesters. then the clashes. some of the protesters taking aim. donald trump forced to hike around it all, to find another way in. trump telling the crowd, it was like i was crossing the border. also breaking tonight, two tornadoes on the ground. and millions now bracing for severe weather hitting this friday night. we're on the scene of a major gas explosion, a giant fireball. a home incinerated, utility lines ignited. a community on alert. two separate air scares at one american airport tonight. smoke inside the cabin. the oxygen masks. and the evacuation. passengers left on the tarmac. and, developments in the case of the boys lost at sea. for the first time, video of the


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