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spring township that's in berks county. that's how many students were on a bus, a school bus that was rear-ended by a car. 17 students were transported to the hospital as was the driver of the car. "action news" reporter walter perez is live at the scene and walter, what's the latest there? >> reporter: well, jim, the scene has since been cleared here at the intersection of shillington road and spohn road in spring township berks county. all the kids on board that bus were middle schoolers but we're happy to report that though several children were taken to the hospital no serious injuries have been reported. it was right around 2:30 this afternoon when it happened. the wilson school district bus filled with 34 students, two adults and a driver was returning from a field trip. investigators say that's when this vehicle ran into the rear of the bus as it crossed the intersection of shillington road and spohn road in spring township berks county. 17 of those students were taken to nearby hospitals and we're told the driver of the car was also injured but
there's no word at this hour on that person's condition. emergency crews set up a triage area just a few feet away from the accident scene so the rest of the people on board could be evaluated by medical personnel. but school officials say most of the kids only suffered from case a rattled nerves. spring township police chief brian ross sales there were no serious injuries but two of the middle schoolers are being treated for open wounds. >> there were two students that were injured to the extent that they had lacerations and or bumps and bruises and there were another 15 that complained of some type of -- a lot of it was emotional so we transported 15 individuals by bus to reading hospital, the two that had visible injuries went to saint luke's by ambulance. >> reporter: now, the children on board that bus were not taken to the hospital, were sent home with their parents as soon as their parents showed up. meanwhile police are still interviewing witnesses to this case so at this hour still no word who was at fault.
reporting live from spring township berks county, walter perez channel6 "action news." >> thank you walter. we have breaking news now as we can see from chopper6 there is an oil sheen that has developed on the schuylkill river. this is between the spring garden and chestnut street bridges. we don't know where it's from, don't know how many gallons of oil are in the river but you can can plainly see the sheen from chopper6. now, this is the same basic area that had 4200 gallons of oil a spill in january, oil that seeped down into the river from the csx tracks on the west side of the river. don't know the origin of this spill. we know that there is oil on top of the river. don't know how deep it goes or how many gallons there are but we obviously will try to find out as much information as we can.
philadelphia police now say a second person died in the wake of this crash yesterday in the east falls section of the city. a six-year-old was pronounced dead within an hour after the accident. and now it turns out that a 20-year-old died several hours later. "action news" reporter sarah bloomquist is live in the 5400 block of henry avenue the scene of the deadly crash. sarah. >> reporter: jim, police believe the car carrying seven people, adults and children spun out on the wet pavement right into oncoming traffic here on this curve on henry avenue behind me as you said an adult male and a young boy died as a result of their injuries. police said today they believe the injuries would have been less severe, perhaps even lives saved had the victims been properly restrained with seat belts and car seats. henry avenue where a mazda six carrying seven people including four children spun out on the wet pavement and
crossed into the path of an oncoming mazda three. they were placed there by janice thomas who was traveling with her adult granddaughter when they came upon the horrific scene just after 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon. she saw two women lying in the road. >> they were completely ejected from the vehicle, completely. people in the back seat, the one who passed away, he was hanging out then tire back window was gone. >> reporter: the women ages 23 and 25 had been up front. the child ejected from the back seat was six-year-old eric barksdale perez who was pronounced dead a short time later. a seven week old girl and her father 20-year-old zaire ross wilson who died last night from his injuries. good samaritans including two off duty police officers pulled over to help and administered cpr. >> it was a chaotic scene but yet at the same time it was calm because everyone was just
jumped right in and were doing their jobs. >> reporter: police confirm today only the infant girl was in a car seat. none of the adults were wearing seat belts and the other kids were not restrained in car seats as required bylaw. >> this is very unfortunate to see the devastation that occurred as a result of not being restrained properly seated in the vehicle. >> i was there. i didn't see any booster seats and that's what breaks my heart for that little boy who, , who tragically died. didn't have to happen. >> reporter: police do not think that speed was a factor. they also don't think that either driver was impaired in any way. the two women, two boys and the infant all remain in area hospitals with very serious injuries in critical condition tonight. the occupants of the other vehicle are in critical but stable condition. they were wearing seat belts. live in east falls, i'm sarah sh
bloomquist channel6 "action news. jim. >> thank you sarah. jury selection under way now in the corruption trial of pennsylvania congressman chaka fattah. fattah and four others face a list of charges including racketeering and bribery. federal prosecutors say fattah took bribes and misused campaign funds and charitable grants. testimony won't begin until may 16th. fattah lost his bid for a 12th term in congress just last week. he was defeated by state lawmaker dwight evans in the primary. convicted child molester jerry sandusky returned to center county court today in belfont pennsylvania tried to convince a judge to grant him a new trial. "action news" reporter chad pradelli was there. >there. >> now al lindsey is going to say it. >> reporter: what do you want to say. >> listen to him. with his wife dottie and other friends in court sandusky's lead defense attorney former federal prosecutor al lindsey argued sandusky received inadequate counsel from former
defense attorneys joe amendola and carl romminger. >> jerry sandusky is an innocent man this is a very flawed prosecution. >> reporter: after the hearing a letter from jerry sandusky was trod reporters. >> my concern is for my family, friends, supporters and those who have worked so hard to identify the wrong. >> reporter: lindsey presented more than two dozen arguments writing before judge john cle land. lindsey says amendola should have not have waived sandusky's wright a preliminary hearing. lindsey suggested prosecutors leaked news of the grand jury investigation and he also believes amendola erred by allowing sandusky to be interviewed by bob costas with little or no preparation. in the interview sandusky creepingly suggested he was sexually at tracked to boys and the attorney general's
office used that interview as part of its prosecution. >> our position is our client was not prepared for that. >> reporter: attempts to reach jerry sandusky's attorney for comment have been unsuccessful. the judge has not indicated when he'll make a decision. in bell fonder chad pradelli channel6 "actio -- belfont chad. >> player don guardian says the city is teetering other etch. it managed to make its bond payment today. at a news conference this morning, guardian said atlantic city has six to $7 million in reserve. today's payment means atlantic city narrowly avoids becoming the first new jersey municipality to default on its debt in 78 years. >> we're doing it tight. we understand how important these payments are to make. i think it's good government and it's good business. >> the city is suing the state trying to get $33 million in aid. the state senate passed a takeover plan supported by
governor chris christie. guardian says that plan leaves the city and its residents without a seat at the table. the assembly could vote thursday on a compromise plan to give atlantic city two years to get its finances in order. emmaus high school put on lockdown this morning after two bullets were found inside a boy's bathroom. police quickly identified the person responsible and deemed that there was no threat. the person reportedly intended to cause an early dismissal at the school. no weapons or additional bullets were found. classes did resume. you will soon see more highways with the speed limit of 70 miles per hour across pennsylvania. state transportation officials announced today that they're increasing the speed limit on more than 800 miles of road along the turnpike and five other state highways. penndot officials have already began putting up the new signs. they should be finished by the end of the week. coming up on "action news"
tonight, a south jersey teacher is out of the classroom after being arrested for sexually assaulting a student. and the phillies are riding a red hot win streak going into their game tonight against the saint louis cardinals. cecily. >> we're getting a break from the wet weather now but double scan live showing some heavy rain and thunderstorms moving our way. i'll have details on the timing and what it means for your morning commute tomorrow in the accuweather 7-day forecast. >> those stories and much more when "action news" continues tonight. >> ♪
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13-year-old female student. needless to say there is much reaction around the school community to these developments. new jersey correspondent nora muchanic has the story. >> he's like a great teacher an great guy. like i'm like really surprised at all these, you know, allegations are coming up against him. >> reporter: parents are reacting tots arrest of 65-year-old chester ingram a sixth grades social studies teacher at anne mullen middle school in sicklerville. he was charged friar with sexually assaulting a female student under the age of this afternoon and endangering the welfare of a child. the school district released a statement saying it's cooperating with police and that the teacher was immediately removed from the classroom suspended and ordered to remain off the property. lynn isn't surprised by the charges. she says five years ago when her granddaughter was a student at mullen the child grew uncomfortable with the attention ingram was allegedly paying to her. >> he was close to her telling her how pretty you are, you dress pretty, i love redheads. >> reporter: did you go to
the school about it. >> no, we didn't go to the school. we spoke directly to him and we just didn't want her to stay after school. that's kind of weird. you don't do it. >> reporter: a former student describes ingraham as old school. >> he's playing around with the girls and that's not something to play around with any more. this ain't the old days. >> reporter: chester ingraham did not answer his door today but told me by phone he couldn't comment and referred me to his lawyer. attorney bob agre says the incident is al thirty seven have happened on scoop school property. >> you tell them not to talk to strangers respect their elders and teachers. >> reporter: chester ingraham's wife was named teacher of the year in he is today. he has his first court appearance set for may tenth. in sicklerville, i'm nora muchanic, channel6 "action news." >> 14 student athletes from south jersey accept scholarships today at lincoln financial field. they received community
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>> duciducis rodgers talked to students. ducis talked about his time in school shared words of wisdom about success in life. he also told the students that what they learn in school now will very much help them in their careers later. important words of wisdom and from a wise man. >> thank you. i had a lot of fun there. the school is in great hands with more moyer the principal who also attended the school and i made a lot of new friends including a special fourth grader named tyler. had a good time. >> sounds good. >> now to baseball. you know what else sounds good the phillies.
phillies looking good right now 15 and 10 on the year if you can below it. phillies take the field in saint louis looking for their seventh straight victory the longest since the 2012 season. jeremy hellickson get the start. phillies coming off a weekend sweep of the cleveland indians. pair of runs early both in the third inning. velasquez and the bullpen has been nearly perfect during this stretch. they may not always be pretty but the phils are finding ways to scrap and fight. >> everybody's just going out there and trying to do their job and i think that's a good -- i think what it means is these guys are -- they're like a team. they're not concerned struckly about what their numbers are. >> it's phenomenal. it's great. i mean, don't change. we're doing a great job. offensively, defensively we're doing great. it's fun to watch. >> to football. sam bradford remains mia. the eagles quarterback still not playing nice with the team. espn reporting that bradford
is still not returning phone calls or text messages from eagles personnel. he's already skipped out of off season workouts voluntary workouts. bradford is upset that the eagles drafted their qb of the future in carson wentz. doug pederson said bradford is missing valuable time as team is implementing a new offense. most athletes have had to overcan come some obstacles to get to where they are. not all are the same and not all are easy to climb. jaime apody introduces us to a boy from bucks county who is working on his ultimate goal. >> reporter: kyle has played hockey his entire life. >> not to brag but yes, pretty good. >> he's the captain of our team. >> reporter: the senior from holy ghost prep the defending state champs was getting ready for the upcoming season when he noticed something wasn't right. >> on his spine right around his neck. it was like time stood still. devastateddism doctors needed two days of surgery each seven hours to remove the noncancerous tumor in kyle's
spine. and that was just the beginning of a long road back to the ice. >> after surgery for the first two or three days i couldn't move or feel my legs. and then my mom didn't think i would be able to walk again actually. >> he couldn't get out of bed. they had to teach him how to roll out of bed. had to help him do normal functions that you normally take for granted. one month later kyle walked out of the hospital. while in the hospital kyle set a goal to get back on the ice with his team for senior night and at the end of february with two rods and 10 screws in his neck not only did he reach that goal, he will scored one, too. [cheers and applause] >> the place was packed. and just the moment he stepped on the ice, i mean, everybody was clearing. i really can't describe it. it was unreal and then the to score a goal ton see his whole team just running the corner and just hug him, i'm tearing up now. it brought tears to everybody eyes. you lined around everybody was crying.
to him he's my hero. >> reporter: jaime apody channel6 "action news. >> jamie also tells us that last week kyle had his last physical therapy session. and he hopes to eventually attend penn state. >> cecily tynan with that accuweather forecast when we continue in just a moment. >> ♪ trying to make me eat my greens?low. no, just trying to save you some green. whaaat?! thousands of blue tags. thousands of low prices. my giant.
>> as far as accuweather forecasts go this is not a top 10 forecast. >> i regret saying we need rain. >> we do need the grain we don't need it for a full week but we do have some rain on the way. storm tracker6 live double scan slowing right now, though..., showing right now though we have some dry weather and sky6 actually showing that finally the clouds breaking for some
sunshine late this afternoon and this evening. however, there is some rain on the way and overnight some of it will be heavy. the accuweather highlights show you that the key time with the steady rain tonight between about 11 o'clock tonight and 8 o'clock tomorrow morning. so, some of this rain will be heavy at times with a potential for some heavy thunderstorms, best potential south of philadelphia where temperatures got warmer today and overall overnight we're looking at about three-quarters of an inch to an inch and a quarter so that's a pretty good soaking and that will slow down the morning commute. once we get this system out of here, this shows the chance of rain this week and we keep that chance of rain wednesday, thursday and friday with an upper level low finally when we head into the weekend good timing with this, we will break out of our unsettled weather pattern. temperatures right now depend on where you are. the clouds really hanging on very tough areas to the north so quick town it's a cool 59 degrees. warrington 61, fleetwood only
55 and pottstown currently 62 degrees. heading into south jersey, though, you saw more sunshine earlier so vineland 71 dover delaware 70 degrees so more sunshine areas to the south. satellite6 along with action radar showing that finally we have been breaking out. again, with some clear skies south of philadelphia i want to show you what's happening, though in washington, d.c. there is a severe thunderstorm there and this actually has some hail with it. you can see the hail core right here so a severe thunderstorm warning in effect. our chance of severe weather really greatly diminished fortunately here thanks to the fact that the clouds did hang tough much of the day. so, future tracker showing around 10 o'clock tonight this is when we'll see some showers mainly south of philadelphia but this really fills in around midnight. by 12:30, future tracker showing some thunderstorms so don't be surprised if you hear that rum. rumble of thunder. heavy rain continuing into the morning commute.
7 o'clock a soaking rain. as we head through the day we're looking at improving conditions. by about 11 o'clock the scattered showers hanging along the coast and there end they move off so the rest of the day lots of clouds with occasional drizzle but the heavy rain will be confined to the morning. so, the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, we get that morning rain then clouds the remainder of the day. it stays cool 64 degrees. low pressure moving in on wednesday. clouds with showers and this low pressure what's called a cutoff low it's ought cut off from the jet stream so there's nothing to push it around so it meanders thursday and friday with more clouds and sun with a chance of showers. not all day rain but a chance of showers any time during the day and then we break out of that on saturday. saturday's looking gorgeous. partly sunny and warm, 74 degrees. sunday for mother's day some sunshine but then a cold front will bring us a chance of a shower but not a washout. a pretty nice day, 72 degrees and monday sun mixing with clouds with a high of 74 so it stays unsettled through the
week. the weekend looking pretty good but tomorrow morning is going to be wet. >> thank you seems abc's "world news tonight" with david muir 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 app special health check report at 11:00 here on channel6. here is ali gorman with a preview. >> reporter: it's the message in several new weight loss books. eat more fat if you want to lose weight and have more energy. i'll explain what this means and how it can help you tonight on "action news" at 11:00. >> look forward to that. cecily tynan ducis rodgers and the entire "action news" team i'm jim gardner. we hope you'll join us at 11:00. >> ♪
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