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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. good afternoon rick is off and in the news this noon. a man is arrested for trying to
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poison food at several grocery stores. and millions of additional vehicles could be included in an expanded recall. and the big story on "action news" is the investigation into the shooting of a man by a philadelphia police officer. the man was killed driving a minivan in overbrook last night. now investigators are trying to figure out if the shooting was justified. >> reporter: we are waiting for a new update from police but what we foe is four shots were fired by a police officer. and the gun fire killed the man driving the minivan. they saw the minivan and called because they thought it was suspicious and maybe casing the neighborhood. marked cruisers and officers were in uniform and four of them were at the scene. it all unfolded here at the
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intersection of lancaster and overbrook. the shooting happened on the other side of the block but the minivan went to this side of the block and crashed into the vehicles causing a chain reaction. >> preliminary reports indicate that the driver of this minivan was acting suspicious. there was concern that he was casing the neighborhood. >> they tried to stop the vehicle and he attempted to flea and they had plain clothes officers on the scene and they went around the block and told him to stop. apparently he attempted to flee from them and trapping an officer between the car and the other area and he didn't feel he could escape and discharged his weapon. >> the driver was pronounced dead at the hospital. no weapons were found on him or in the vehicle. his vehicle crashed into two parked cars. >> i heard the kid yelling i'm
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stopping i'm stopping. and then pow pow pow. >> a woman that did not want to be identified. she believes the person that said that was the suspect. but she did not see anything. >> heard freeze stop. and three, four or five shots. and when i came to the window police were blocking the streets. per protocol homicide and detectives will interview witnesses. >> it's early in the investigation, i'm not making judgments, whether it's good or bad we'll have to see. >> police also say there are multiple surveillance cameras in the area and they will also review the video from those. annie mccormick, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. police also shot a man in southwest philadelphia, this happened on the 5300 block of grays avenue late last night. investigators say that the man
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was firing a gun into the air on the back porch and he fired at police when he asked to drop the weapon. officers fired back hitting the man in the leg and he is expected to survive. and a forecast that sounds like a broken record. another day of damp, cool and cloudy conditions. david murphy is tracking the latest from the big board. >> reporter: we have clouds and cool conditions with a breeze off the ocean. there are showers a couple moving away from the northwestern suburbs, i want to look at this stuff from south jersey and delaware, these are more than just showers. we have a couple of thunderstorms that have erupted inland from the beach and west of the garden state parkway some of this is pushing into southern areas around millville around the southern portion of route 55, and it looks like some of it will be hitting the atlantic city expressway in atlanta
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county before too much longer, these lightning strikes are live strikes happening in the last couple of seconds and the yellow flashes are within the last few minutes or so. these are not severe storms but you will want to take cover when they come by you and they are forcing lightning through the region. temperatures are cool, 54 in philadelphia, currently not much better than dawn, 51 in allentown un53 in wilmington and 52 in trenton and again the thunderstorms creeping northeast right along the coast just inland from the water. winds right now are out of the northeast and they are not real strong but when you have temperatures in the low to mid-50s and you have the cool moist breeze blowing, it's jacket weather and shoulder hunching weather. today's high is only 58 degrees, well below the average high of 70 we expect cloudy and damp with spotty showers. unfortunately that is the way it
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will stay, tomorrow and friday, as the cutoff low from the jet stream is just meandering its way to the coast over the next 48 hours and even by friday we are cloudy with showers in the forecast. things get better for the weekend however, and we'll have that story coming up and good stuff coming for next week. this doesn't last just another two and a half days to deal. >> thank you. turning now to the presidential race, donald trump is the presumptive republican nominee now that ted cruz dro droch -- dropped out. >> reporter: good afternoon yesterday it looks like ted cruz was in the campaign for the long haul, last night he surprised supporters saying he was dropping his bid and frontrunners on both sides are looking ahead to the general election. last night a decisive win for
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donald trump and a turning point for the white house. ted cruz vowed to fight to the convention but last night he emotionally acknowledged he reached the end of the road. >> with boundless optimism for the long-term future of our nation -- we are suspending our campaign. >> reporter: now the republican party is wrapping around its head around the inevitable. tweeting donald trump will be the presumptive nominee, we need to unite and focus on beating hillary clinton. >> bernie sanders with a four point win over clinton last night. >> i understand that secretary clinton thinks this campaign is over but i have bad news for her. >> but clinton's lead is almost insurmountable. and they are turning their attention to the general election. and trump talked about the potential running mate.
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>> will your running mate be a republican? >> yes. >> an elected official. most likely. >> the states in blue are the democrats won in the past presidential elections, if clinton can hold on to those, she just needs to win florida to win the white house. and what about the republicans who said they would never support donald trump will they come around now that he is the likely republican nominee. reporting from washington, karen travers, channel 6 "action news." authorities are still searching for an escaped prisoner. 38-year-old arthur buckle was reported missing from the state side prison in hammonton, he was in jail for assault and due for parole in three weeks. an annual memorial is underway in center city to honor fallen police officers and firefighters.
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you are looking live at the living flame memorial service in franklin square. mayor jim kenney and officials are paying respects to hero that died in the line of duty. walter dewitt iii is a veteran injured on the job in 1 995. the controversial proposal to hike the tax on sugary drink. mayor kenney wants to use the money to pay to expand pre-k classes, he argued the fee will not make it pass the wholesale level but critics say it will be passed on to consumers. we'll have complete coverage starting on "action news" at 4:00. still to come here on "action news" at noon, thousands of homeowners are forced to flee when a massive wild fire suddenly changes direction.
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plus, the school district faces backlash. after a school note written by a second grader. and we'll go in tighter on stormtracker 6 live double scan coming up next letting you know where temperatures are going today and let you know when the weather pattern will change for the better. that is coming up . every friday,
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a massive wild fire destroyed entire neighborhoods in canada. the wind shifted yesterday causing the flames to suddenly jump a river. that sparked confusion and evacuations. people were ordered to leave their homes in fort mcmurray and there is only one road out of the city. people were stuck in traffic as the flames burned next to them. >> nobody seems to know anything, very poor as usual, music playing on the radio. terrible situation. firefighters are facing strong winds today. the government is standing by to help. speculation over prince's
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death there is new plans to honor his life. and he will be inducted into the apollo's hall-of-fame. he joined aretha franklin and michael jackson when he is inducted on june 13th. the navy seal killed by isis is being honored in arizona. the governor ordered all flags flown at half staff. the 24-year-old phoenix native died when islamic fighters attacked his vehicle in iraq. he is the third military member to die in combat with isis. the president is in flint, michigan, he is holding a round table discussion with residents on how they are dealing with the water crisis. he promises a change. and wants to assure residents
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that federal help will continue. detroit classes are back in session after they were closed for two days. teachers refused to work because of fears they would not get paid. after receiving word from the struggling district that they will receive paychecks. there are working on a $500 million plan to restructure the district and its debt. one school district is reviewing their procedures after a 7-year-old fooled them with a fake excuse note. and basically a second grader, 7-year-old tricked the school system and was able to go home on the note. >> that is the girl's father in disbelief. his daughter isabela gave them a scrap of paper. even with the questionable penmanship and misspelled words she was allowed to leave on a school bus. a neighborhood her in until her
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parents got home from work. in respond to district plans to retrain school staff. and people are scrambling to get lottery ticket ahead of tonight's jackpot. there has been no winners since march 2nd. we'll show you the winning numbers tonight on "action news" at 11:00. coming up next here on "action news" at noon, the takata airbag recall is expanding to include millions of additional vehicles, and later a man is under arrest because of what he did the food at several grocery stores. details on this fbi investigation coming up at 12:30.
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breaking news now in the presidential race, abc news has now confirmed that ohio governor, john kasich will suspend his campaign. the republican candidate is expected to make the announcement later on this afternoon. takata is expected to recall 135 millionaire bags this would affect hundreds of thousands of vehicles. the inflaters affected 19 million cars. a new study says that medical mistakes is the third leading cause of death in the united states. it leads to 230,000 fatalities each year behind only heart disease and cancer. the mistakes range from wrong
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medication or dosage to errors in the operating room. a new report shows that a third of doctors write prescriptions for unnecessary antibiotics. it's ineffective against cold symptoms, the body can become resistant from overuse. experts recommend asking if the medicine will actually work. a new minimally evasive procedure is showing big promise in getting rid of cellulite. >> 80% of women have it and there is no way to get rid of it. >> it bothers me especially in the summertime. >> but there is a new procedure that can be done. we find out how it works and how much it costs and how long it
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lasts. tonight only on "action news" at 11:00. the "action news" team is out working on news stories tonight beginning at 4:00, adam joseph is on one of his outdoor adventures, he will be in media dining under the stars. the chew is celebrating its 1,000th episode. alicia vitarelli went behind the scenes to the celebration. meteorologist, will have your seven-day forecast when "action news" comes right back.
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david here now with a check of the accuweather forecast. i have never been to london but i figured this is probably what is the weather is like. >> people on social media are saying that, london, seattle and
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ireland in themoors. the thunderstorms appear to be coming down the delaware bay and dumping good bits of rain across areas just inland from the jersey shore. so inland cape may county, atlanta county around mays landing and another cluster around millville there is still decent lightning bolts there in the last 10 minutes or so. but we are looking at seven strikes in the last 10 minutes total. these are not severe storms but you want to be careful of the lightning of course. don't go dancing around if you hear that coming through. i'll move that quickly and you can see it moving straight up the coast and not coming to philadelphia. and at the same time there is
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another cluster of showers out to the west. and these may clip areas northwest of reading including the airport. i'll leave you with that wide view. as we look outside it's a cloudy morning, that is the action cam earlier at summers point. and the clouds were hanging tough then and still are now with rain nearby. 54 in philadelphia, the winds are out of the east at 12 miles per hour. picking up a bit from where they were earlier this morning. bundle up if you want to head out. a good jacket is a good idea. 52 in trenton and 53 in wilmington and 51 in cape may. future tracker 6 shows you the rest of the rain story, it looks like we'll get the possibility of a passing shower. we get into the afternoon and evening and cloud cover and drizzle and a spotty shower all the way up until 11:00. the next couple of hours the better chance of seeing something come through with a
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quick dump of rain versus later on in the afternoon or evening. 58 the high in the lehigh valley. and 56 at the shore. and there is a coastal flood advisory for tonight. it's minor flooding just tidal stuff coming in after 6:00 up until 11:00 tonight at high tide. cloudy skies in philadelphia and a high of 58 degrees and spotty showers can't be ruled out and for the evening commute, windshield wipers may be going a bit with drizzle around and cool and cloudy and temperatures from 60 all the way down to 56 degrees. here is your exclusive accuweather forecast, how about we do this again in the next couple of days. 58 today and clouds and rain and tomorrow 59 and clouds and rain at times. and friday a few periods of rain and a high of 60. and then the weekend things get a little better. 68 on saturday a mix of clouds
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and sun both days and chance of a pop-up shower on sunday. i wouldn't bank on that. mothers day sunday we hope it's mainly dry and you may have caught the 70s coming back on monday. >> we are looking forward to that. may the force be with you. today is a sacred day for the star wars fans. it's a play on the may the fourth be with you. the fourth of may is recognized by fans as an unofficial holiday since 1979, after the release of the film. they celebrate the love for one of the biggest movie franchise of all times. there is more ahead in the next half our of "action news" at noon. there is new information from the cdc about the zika virus hitting here in the u.s. and little kids are riding in
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style if their parents want to pay big bucks for this fancy new toy car. they can pool together in the heart, forming a clot that can break free, and travel upstream to the brain where it can block blood flow and cause a stroke. but if you have afib that's not caused by a heart valve problem, pradaxa can help stop clots from forming. pradaxa was better than warfarin at reducing the risk of stroke, in a clinical trial - without the need for regular blood tests. and, in the rare event of an emergency, pradaxa is the only oral blood thinner other than warfarin with a specific reversal treatment to help your body clot normally again. pradaxa is not for people who have had a heart valve replacement. don't stop taking pradaxa without talking to your doctor. stopping increases your risk of stroke or blood clots. ask your doctor if you need to stop pradaxa before any planned medical or dental procedure. pradaxa can cause serious, and sometimes, fatal bleeding.
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don't take pradaxa if you have abnormal bleeding. and seek immediate medical care for unexpected signs of bleeding, like unusual bruising. pradaxa may increase your bleeding risk if you're 75 or older, have kidney problems, stomach ulcers, a bleeding condition, or take certain medicines. side effects with pradaxa can include indigestion, stomach pain, upset or burning. go with pradaxa, the only blood thinner that lowers your stroke risk better than warfarin and has a specific reversal treatment. eligible patients could pay as little as zero dollars on co-pay. ask your doctor about pradaxa today. "action news" at 12:230 continues with sara bloomquist, and meteorologist david murphy. here are stories we are following for you on "action news" at 12:30. the investigation continues into what led up to philadelphia police opening fire on a man
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killing him. we are live with the latest next. and police say a man was fired from his job in texas and came back with a gun. we have details on the deadly workplace shoot that happened hours ago. and an arrest was made after a man was seen putting poison produce. an man was shot in philadelphia after he refused to stop. gray hall is live with the latest on this investigation. >> reporter: hi sara, we are waiting to hear back from police with an update on this. it ended right here when the driver slammed into a row of parked cars. that driver was dead and right now police are connecting the dots trying to figure out what led to the shooting. one man is dead after a police involved


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