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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. good afternoon developing knew in burlington county.
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a train slammed on to the track. that crash disrupted service on the new jersey river line. john rawlins live on the scene with the very latest. >> reporter: good afternoon sar remarks let me set the scene here we are on broad street in riverton and behind me is the car, the station wagon struck by the train and to the left is the river line unit. and moving to the left here we see the crossing at main street that is where the accident occurred. they are referring all questions to new jersey transit. witnesses say though it was about 11:30 when the light rail train struck the older model, gold station wagon. there were do people in that station wagon, an older couple
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from this small town. >> we were on the train and heard a big thug on the jar and it shook everyone up. and we look out the window and a mercedes benz was stuck on the river line. is he lucky to be alive and it was a serious incident and you can only attribute that to the miracle of god. >> i turned around and heard someone crying and a loud bang and a screeching sound and turned around to see a car being pushed up the tracks. it looks in pretty bad shape. >> we were really scared and freaking out. i mean really scare. >> happening right from front of us. >> you recognized the people in the car. >> yes.
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>> regulars? >> yes. >> they come here all the time. it makes us sad and upset. >> no official word on the extent of the injuries, just waiting for someone in charge to say something about that. the train southbound as we say is slowing down as it was about to make a stop here at riverton, that is an advantage in this particular situation and the main street crossing line is operating and the flashing lights are on and the arm is down, we are trying to figure out why the car went behind or around the signals at that time. they are getting ready to move the car and getting more of what happens here later in the day. live in riverton, john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." >> we are also following the ongoing search for a man that escaped from a new jersey prison and tuesday. "action news" reporter, gray
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hall is live from barnegat township where police gave us an update on the manhunt. >> reporter: at this point police cannot confirm that the suspect is in the area but they are operating on the assumption that he is and will not stop working until he is captured. the frantic continues for an escaped new jersey inmate arthur buckles, he escaped from the state prison in hammonton on tuesday. >> we are following tips and leads and nothing has developed. >> they believe he ditched a stolen truck in a cvs parking lot. schools are open but on high alert. >> i'm a nervous wreck with this guy around and my kids don't want to go to school. i had to lie and say they caught
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him. >> prison workers noticed buckle was missing when they did a count on tuesday. he was serving a sentence for aggravated assault and we learn that buckle was charged with murder and sentenced in 1996 and sentenced on a lesser charge of manslaughter. he would have been eligible for parole on may 21st. they are urging him to surrender. >> unless mr. buckle is captured or we have evidence he is someplace else other than barnegat, this operation will continue with the mission being capture mr. buckle and keep the residents safe. >> back out live, police are asking the public to be on alert. and they are saying to keep their doors locked and make sure the vehicles are secure and if you see anything suspicious, and see the 38-year-old suspect you should call police. gray hall, channel 6 "action
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news." >> thank you. a car crash that caused a traffic nightmare across the northeast extension along the turnpike is cleared. chopper 6 hd was over the massive backup. police say there was a crash on 476 this morning and drivers were told to take route 63 east and back to the turnpike in fort washington. the accident is cleared but traffic is only getting by at reduced speeds. crews are working to fix a water main break that created a big mess in south philadelphia. it happened this morning at 53rd street. a car dipped into a sinkhole that started a chain reaction underground and it even caused part of the road to buckle. annie mccormick will have more on this story coming up in the next half hour.
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accuweather says we are getting closer to the light at the end of the tunnel. it's a mainly cloudy and cool and little rain out there. i have picked up a shower that is going up the border over northern chester county and northern montgomery county. this is on the move on light, it won't last very long. there is a couple of sprinkles down in delaware county and newcastle, expecting a dry day and cool. the bigger issue is out to the west. the precipitation is pinwheeling around that, and you can spot the lows and the cloud cover and rain. this is so far west that the rain is circulating to the southwest and not a problem for us. tomorrow it will migrate to the east coast and then this batch of rain is coming up through our neck of the woods. today cloudy and cool and mainly dry and tomorrow we get a period of day starting quickly in the morning and going mid-afternoon
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where it's pretty darn wet around here. in the meantime we have cloud cover aplenty, there might be a break or two here or there, but generally speaking we can't rule out a sprinkle or shower this afternoon. the temperatures are making it a coat worthy day. 55 degrees in philadelphia. 55 in allentown right now, saw in millville. and 52 in wilmington and 50 on the nose in cape may. plus, there is a breeze dropping down out of the north, when you head outside hunch your shoulders, zip up and it's cloudy and cool. today's high only a degree or so better than what we are right now, we'll go for 56 and not surprised if we hit 57 or so. it will feel the same and be well below the average high of 71. things are gradually better and i'll have more on the rain and the turn around for saturday and sunday and next week. sara that is all coming up. >> thank you david.
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>> new jersey lawmakers once again try to save atlantic city but their efforts won't add up to much. even if the bill passes, senate president, steve sweeney is vowing not to put it up for a vote in the senate. sweeney is pushing his own aid bill that has the support of chris christie. it has 130 days to stabilize finances compared to two years under the assembly bill. and now to the presidential campaign, donald trump has shifted his focus to raising money and picking a running mate. abc's karen travers live in the washington with the latest on the race for the white house. >> reporter: good afternoon rick. bernie sanders is campaigning in west virginia today ahead of next week's primary there, but this week hillary clinton is aiming her harshest words at donald trump and the republican is firing back.
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it's full steam ahead to the general election, hillary clinton in an interview with cnn had a message for donald trump. >> if he wants to follow in the footsteps of those that try to knock me down and take me out of the political arena, i'm more than happy to have him do that. >> and went after trump on policy. >> he makes grand statements and accusations, at some when you run for president you have to put meat on the bone. >> bernie sanders says he is not dropping out until the last contest but trump is now the last man standing on the gop side and on c inch n he was talking about a running mate. >> i would like someone to help me from a legislative standpoint, getting things passed through senate and congress. maybe a senator. >> trump's potential vp list
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will include former and current members of congress. now he says he will raise money for his battle against clinton and threw out a whopping price tag. >> we'll try to raise a billion dollars, that is what will be necessary. >> two former presidents, george bush and george h.w. bush will sit out this election and not endorse donald trump. >> thank you. it's a sure sign that the democratic national convention is almost here. dnc broke ground at the childrens hospital in philadelphia. the idea is to have a positive impact long after the -- ends. still to come on "action news" at noon, burning out of control, more people are forced
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to flee a massive wild fire threatening homes in canada. >> a robot performs surgery without human help. we'll be right back. every friday,
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new video appears to show the gun battle that killed a navy seal in iraq. officer charles keating was shot and killed on tuesday. he and his team were trying to save another team of troops. he was brought to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. during the 16 hour battle u.s. forces killed over 50 fighters. the blaze in canada is burning out of control. nearly 90,000 residents were forced to abandon their belongings and there is only one highway ta owe leads out of town and residents were forced to flee outside of a wall of flames. it has destroyed over 1600 buildings and properties. and passengers got a scare
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during an international flight. -- traveler were crying and praying when it's plane hit a rocky patch from abi. a search and rescue team in utah were trying to recover the body of a hiker as the chopper hovered a few feet away from a cliff. it hit a safety rope and the chopper bounced off the side of the mountain and the pilot regained control and landed safely. a member of the rescue team managed to capture it on camera the power ball is growing again after no one won last night's drawing. that make its at least $415 million.
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it has gone 18 straight drawings without a winner, the next drawing is saturday night and can you see the numbers during "action news" at 11:00. these little guys? they represent blood cells. and if you have afib - an irregular heartbeat that may put you at five times greater risk of stroke - 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.
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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. 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.
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health check this noon scientists have achieved a medical first. the robotic arm was able to
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stitch up live pigs and in some cases they performed better than doctors in a head to head match-up. it's been years before the machines were ready to try on humans. >> a local senior resident is keeping a treasure alive with paint. tamala edwards takes us there in today's art of aging. >> this was an experience of love. >> at brandywine living, they helped seniors to transform their memories into poignant pictures. >> they love to see the joy people have in seeing their work. and appreciating their work and helps their self-esteem. >> for older adults they have a lot of material to work with. >> brandywine academy of the fine arts helped them create it. >> helping them tell their story
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through art and the results were fantastic. >> brandywine organized an exhibition to show the art to family and friends. >> i don't know what to draw and i went like that. and i was very proud of myself when i blended the petal. >> it was a chance to relive life experiences. >> i drew a b 15, a plane a flew during the war. painting my airplane was a tough thing for me to do. >> when they put their stories from paper to canvas, they drew inspiration from others. >> i didn't know they had the abilities to do these things. >> it's an opportunity to showcase someone's inner spirit and have fun and make friends and laugh and fully be connected and learn it's never to late to learn something new.
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>> i became an artist. the "action news" team is working on news stories for today at 4:00. here is alicia vitarelli with a preview. >> reporter: coming up today at 4:00, we have new information about a recall affecting a popular snack food. why it could pose a major health risk. we'll break down the details for you. and they are a trendy alternative to cigarettes, the food and drug administration announced new rules for e-cigarettes and big changes for anyone that smokes them and all the companies that make them. and guys i'll see you in the studio in the next half hour to dish about the 1,000th episode of the chew it airs today. and i have all the highlights, an amazing and delicious time there. >> thank as -- alicia.
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meteorologist, david murphy now with a check of the accuweather forecast. i guess we won't see sunshine until mothers day. >> saturday looks overcast but a chance of sunny breaks. >> that is my mothers day gift. >> nice rick. am i giving her that? >> stormtracker 6 live double scan shows there is no major rain out there, although if we go closer i am catching one shower through pottstown, if you see this on your windshield it won't last longer. don't worry it won't be long. taking a look outside. we have cloudy skies over the ben franklin bridge, probably only seeing a couple of spotty showers and dry most of the time, take a look at we are at
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55 degrees and the winds out of the northeast at 12 miles per hour that is aombination that requires a jacket. maybe a couple of sprinkles and showers between now and 5:30. pretty much more of the same until 11:00. adam and cecily may have something to show you, and may be some breaks in the clouds tonight. but cloudy and on the damp side. the lehigh valley we'll go for spotty drizzle and 55 is the high and if you see rain it won't last all that long. down the shore 54 degrees and spotty drizzle. and high tide from 6:00 or 7:00 up to midnight could produce minor tidal flooding. it's lunar high tide and it looks minor. and 56 is today's high in
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philadelphia, may add a degree or two to that. and clear skies overall with spotty drizzle and the breezes could pick up 10 to 20 miles per hour. a jacket is required. for the evening commute, 55 at 4:00 and 56 at 5:00, even numbers until 7:00, and yes there could be a pop-up shower or sprinkle. 51 is the overnight low that doesn't sound too bad but we'll be under the clouds and there could be additional clouds and drizzle overnight. it's still kind of dry there, as we head to the morning commute there is the chance we see light showers move back up into the i-95 corridor that is 8:00. after that steadier bands of rain come through and it looks like everyone is wet at 2:00. and we hope it gets over the west of us for the evening commute and tomorrow evening i would bring an umbrella if you are out because there could be residual showers off the ocean.
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56 and mostly cloudy with a spotty shower and drizzle. cloudy and rainy and 58 and hopefully getting better at night. milder on saturday and a chance of showers throughout the day and this depends on the low pressure center. we'll see about how much sun we see on saturday. 68 is a better high though. and a damp start is likely on sunday and we quickly transition to dry conditions and we see sun coming back on sunday for mothers day and by wednesday we are back to 78. good. >> good? great. thanks david.
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"action news" at 12:30 continues with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. hello again, here are the stories we are following for on "action news" at 12:30. an nj transit train collided with a vehicle and the jaws of life were used to rescue the people inside. and the wild fire rages on in canada and more evacuation orders are being issued. plus, heisman trophy winner and nfl quarterback, johnny manziel faces a judge on domestic violence charges. now a developing story in burlington county. where a new jersey transit lig


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