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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 shooting in the
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overbrook section of philadelphia. after getting calls of a suspicious van in the area. >> police received several calls about a car occupied by a male in the area. they were college students and were concerned about the male casing the particular area. >> officers noticed the van and called for backup to pull it over. they surrounded the vehicle on foot and that is when they say that the man inside started to drive towards officers. one officer fired several shot. >> they got out and told him to stop and he tries to flee from them and trapped an officer with the car and he did not feel like he could escape and he discharged hi weapon. >> the van lost control and slammed into parked cars. >> i heard freeze stop, pop pop pop. and that is when everything froze, the streets were blocked off and they were around
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searching with flash lights looking for the shells. >> another woman said she did not see anything but thought she heard the driver of the van yell. i'm stopping, i'm stopping, and then pow pow pow. >> i didn't hear nothing else. >> a full investigation is in progress as they sort out the details. >> everybody will be interviewed and we'll look for civilian witnesses to see how that matches up to what officers are saying. >> back out live one person is dead and no other injuries were reported at this point. police have not revealed the identity of the victim and we hope to get more answers as the day progresses. >> gray thank you for that. turning now to the forecast, we have another day in the gloom, rain showers can pop up at any time so keep that
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umbrella handy. meteorologist, david murphy, is on the terrace. >> dry out here for now sara. some of us are dealing with showers, starting with the cloudy look. we are socked in as an an upper level low, and a couple of showers to the north and west not anything more than a nuisance in western berks county. as we take a look at the just radar view and the live view on stormtracker 6 live double scan you can see there is a cluster and a line of thunderstorms from the beach to the west side of the garden state parkway. be careful they are producing a lot of lightning but not severe storms or particularly gusty. just lightning and thunder. you'll want to remain indoors while the lightning is around. it's cool out there. 54 in philadelphia and more of the same in washington and cooler up the coast in new york city, but everybody from here to there socked in by the clouds and kind of damp, as we roll
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through the day, 2:00, 57 degrees and a high of 58 at 4:00. by 6:00, 55 and by 8:00, 53 and 10:00, 52. there is a possibility of an afternoon shower and drizzle as well. storm tracker 6 app on your smart phone is a good idea. sara when i step inside we'll look at the seven-day forecast s there is light at the end of the tunnel. i mean the kind provided by the sun. it's coming back and we'll have details coming up. >> it's a welcome sight. and our rainy day continues, follow us on facebook and twitter. an investigation is underway to cause the floor to collapse under a man in west philadelphia. rescue crews were called to a
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house at 60th and chancellor streets this morning. the man fell through down to the basement after the first floor gave way. he was rescued and evaluated at the scene. turning now to breaking news in the race for the white house. sources now say that ohio governor, john kasich, will drop out of the presidential race later today. that of course leaves donald trump as the sole candidate for the republican nomination. this word comes just one day after ted cruz abruptly quit the race and now the focus is to unify the republican party. >> what ted did is a very brave thing to do and great thing to do, because we want to bring unity to the republican party. >> trump says he will likely go the political route in choosing a running mate and is planning to accept more political contributions now. on the democrat side bernie sanders delivered hillary clinton a big upset in indiana and vows to take his candidacy
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to the convention here in july but admits it's an uphill battle to defeat clinton. >> the path is hard but i believe he with pull off one the biggest political upsets in the history of the united states. >> clinton has a dominating lead over sanders looking ahead to november and the presumptive nominee donald trump. she told supporters they cannot allow trump to win the presidency. and now word of a deadly workplace shooting in texas. workers at a transportation company opened fire killing one person and injuring another and the shooter took his own life. the gunman was fired sometime before the shooting and then left and came back. the fbi has arrested a man that was seen on surveillance video putting toxic material on
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produce in a grocery store and officials say he has done this more than once. >> reporter: the fbi arrested the man in this photograph after they say he was caught spraying a mixture of hand sanitizer and rat poison on produce at three michigan grocery stores including whole foods and meyer and plum market. rat poison can prevent blood from clotting and irritate the skin when touched. >> it's very creepy. >> i would like to ring his neck. >> the still unidentified man reportedly confessed to the crimes and was picked up after tips from the public. >> we ended up with numerous leads after that and one lead did pan out. >> he indicated in the past couple of weeks he has been in a couple of other grocery stores. so we have notified them. >> investigators say that the contamination took place over
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the last two weeks, there is no indication of terrorism. the man may have had mental issues. >> does this happen anywhere else? >> what if he was doing this for weeks or months or years and it makes you think about everything you buy all the time. >> the fbi thanking the media and those that contacted them for bringing this case to their attention. they are asking that anyone that shopped at these ann arbor stores recently to contact authorities. police in delaware are remembering their fallen colleagues today. newcastle county police held their annual memorial ceremony this morning to honor fallen officers and others killed in the line of duty. they laid wreaths at a memorial and loved one left flowers. there is more ahead on "action news" at 12:30. prince's final days and unexpected deaths continues to raise questions. and health officials issue another warning about the zika
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virus and how it could effect people in the u.s.
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...on the spot. keep on scratchin' tracy and her family were driving home to illinois from wisconsin when it happened. police say they were passing a chevy blazer when the driver rolled down his window and opened fire. the gunman later shot by police is in custody. neighbors say the family moved to illinois a few years ago from new jersey. a small plane crash on long island killed all three people on board. the pilot made a distress call right before the plane broke up during the flight. the ntsb says it will take at least a week to release findings on the crash. there are new details surrounding the death of prince. the singer was seeking treatment for addiction.
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♪ ♪ >> reporter: the minneapolis star tribune reporting that dr. howard cornfield a doctor specializing on opiate addiction rushed to treat the star before his death. the paper reports that he arrived at paisley park at 9:30 a.m. but prince's entourage could not find the musician. his body was found in the elevator a few minutes later. that caller said the emergency calls were in minneapolis, minnesota and at the home of prince. prince pronounced dead at 10:09 a.m. and he hoped that prince would agree to go to california for long-term care. allegations of drug problems flying this morning after they released this log of 45, 911 calls from the paisley park complex.
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one from 2011, a woman calling police concerned about prince's cocaine habit. since the woman wait aid year after the comments to can't authorities and did not indicate that the singer was in immediate danger, police didn't investigate. sources say that authorities are looking at the star's pain medication and whether he died of a drug overdose. this morning prince's friends standing up for the music icon. his former employee saying these allegations of drug use don't ring true. >> it's exhausting, it's not true. >> for the time we were there, we would have seen something. >> this couple making sure prince was well fed and he rarely had a glass of wine. >> his version of partying is not typical. not the typical rock star. >> we lost a friend, a person, it's overwhelming our friend is not there any more. >> we reached out to the
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cornfields as well as the lawyer representing the doctor. no official word on the cause of death. the schuylkill river national and state heritage area is having a major impact on the area. the area generated $590 million for philadelphia, montgomery, berks and schuylkill counties. it supports more than 6,000 jobs and representationive brian costello presented the study at valley forge this afternoon. still ahead another check of the forecast, stepping outside sky 6 hd showing you the clouds hanging over center city. meteorologist, david murphy with your update from accuweather.
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the cdc issued a warning that it was unlikely that zika
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would spread to the united states. here is more now. >> fears swelling around the zika virus and the mosquitos that spread it. >> it is a very difficult mosquito to control and eliminate. >> u.s. officials saying it is quote, very likely that mosquito would spread to humans in america. what is the best thing you and your family can do to combat the disease here at home. last spring consumer reports tested 15 insect repellant finding ones effective against the zika mosquito. off deep woods 8 was found to be the most effective. we caught up with michael roth, aka the bug guy from the university of maryland. >> mosquito repellant clothing
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is a very good way to prevent mosquito bites and to reduce the incidents of mosquito born diseases. >> but what else can you do around your home? >> other things to do is get rid of those breeding sites, that means eliminate all sources of standing water. if you have a 5 gallon pail or old paint can dump them out and get rid of them. if it holds water for a week or two weeks you can breed post keiths. >> david is back with another check of the accuweather forecast. >> stormtracker 6 live double scan shows you that we have rain but it's mainly down by the jersey shore, and not right along the shore. it's a little bit inland, i'll take you in closer. it's not just rain and we are generating lightning strikes with this. a line of thunderstorms are coming through finance you are
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beneath this are you getting drenched and you think the whole area is getting socked but it's really just you because you have repeated storms coming past you doing a training effect. i'll go in tighter in atlantic county and northern cape may county. places like tuckahoe and a.c. airport getting hammered. again, it's all moving up to the north, a little shower up toward reading it now looks like it will miss the airport highlighted in gray. chester coming up -- we'll do a.c., looking south along the shore front and a lot of clouds out there. and a little damp and wet inland from this picture you saw on storm tracker. 54 is your current temperature, cool and damp and winds from the east at 12 miles per hour. and on the breezy side and a day for a jacket when you go outside.
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keep the app on your smart phone if are you doing chores. it's basically cloudy, future tracker 6 picking up the story in the afternoon and it looks like most of the area is dry. a chance of a spotty shower, the rest of the afternoon is dry, and cool and cloudy, but could be a bit of spitting drizzle at times. i could see drizzle tonight even though the model is not picking up much of that. the easterly flow is coming out of the northeast today. 56 is your high in allentown and 58 in philadelphia and wilmington and millville and down the shore in cape may. by 2:00, 57 and 4:00, 58 and 6:00, 55. no matter what the numbers wind up being through this time period it's not going to feel much differently. you'll have a breeze and clouds and that cool, damp feel with an occasional sprinkle possible.
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53 degrees at 8:00 and still a spotty shower possible. and just feeling kind of damp and cool and not comfortable otherwise. the cutoff low we are talking about. normally it comes through fast and you have a day or two of this, but this one is separated and it takes thursday through friday for awful this to finally get away from us and i think saturday is when we see some decent sun come back. tomorrow the model is not doing a lot to us, just basically cloudy skies and light sprinkles and showers through the day. and some of that showing up on the model. friday morning a batch or two of rain and by the afternoon cloudy and a bit damp. your exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast 58 is today's high and occasional rain, 59
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tomorrow clouds and a bit of rain there as well. and a few periods of rain possible on friday with a high of 60. for the weekend things get better, the low scoots off the coast and 68 on saturday and sunday with a clouds and sun mix. a chance of a spotty shower both days, one model is trending late at night saturday into sunday morning. generally speaking though a lot less cloud cover and rain over the weekend than what we are experiencing during the work week. mothers day hoping for sun and then it really gets nice monday and tuesday and sunshine and 70s. >> we could use a rebound. thank you david. topping the people scene, everybody at graceland is all shook up over the 2 millionth visitor. they got a private graceland tour and a chat by phone with priscilla presley.
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but probably more of the same in the i-95 corridor down to berlin and wrightstown, 56 degrees. and 58 to 56 up and down the shore. we have the thunderstorms creeping up the coast, they are obviously producing lightning. >> thank you. finally this noon, move over big wheels and little red wagons, kids driving toys are getting an upgrades. radio flyer will ship these mini tesla models for $499 you can pick your color red, blue or silver and upgrade with turbine wheels and battery that offers 50% more play time. i know a 4-year-old that would like that. >> coming up on "action news" at 4:00, mangled metal with a powerful message. we look at a new sculpture with the dangers of texting and
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