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crash on a south jersey highway and thousands of students are making history at temple university's graduation today. but the big story on "action news" at noon is the downpour hitting the delaware valley. heavy rain is causing flight delays at the philadelphia international airport and coastal flooding continues at the jersey shore. some streets were covered in water in egg harbor township. and melissa magee is tracking the wet weather for us and is at the big board with the latest. >> reporter: yes, certainly a soggy start to our friday. heavy moisture in time for the commute and it continues this afternoon. here is stormtracker 6 live double scan you can see the rain along the i-95 corridor and points to the north and west. as we go through the afternoon hours, the moisture from where it is currently, shifts to the north and west. we'll go tighter on storm tracker street level. from philadelphia into
wilmington we are dealing with pockets of moderate if not heavy moisture in coatesville and malvern. we are getting the moisture off the atlantic and because of that there is a big concern at the coast today. a coastal flood warning is issued and stays up until 1:00 a.m. moderate flooding say big concern, we have watches from seaside heights to cape may. the bay high tide follows five hours after that. a big concern later on this evening. as far as the rain we have seen so far. atlantic city more than and inch. 1.10 and 1.9 in wilmington and philadelphia almost an inch. and this will continue as we go throughout the day. as far as what to expect, the showers linger into the
afternoon. it's uncool and unsettled until saturday. but it improves for mothers day. we'll have that coming up in the full accuweather forecast. >> keep 6abc.com/weather handy on all of your devices heading into the mothers day weekend. live double scan live radar will let you know when changes are expected in your area. breaking news from delaware county. an empty shell casing is discovered at marple high school in newtown square, they found the shell casing first period and parents were informed of a lockdown at the school and that has ended. all students are said to be safe and police are working with the school to investigate. stay with us for updates. from our delaware newsroom, there are new developments in the death of a 16-year-old student, it has been more than
two weeks since amy joyner francis died in a fight at howard high school of technology. they turned over most of the evidence to the delaware department of justice. they will decide on the charges warranted in this case. all the girls involved have been suspended from school. the man that opened fire on the blue route is still on the run, police say he shot into another car in an apparent case of road rage. annie mccormick is live in winfield heights. >> reporter: rick, a short time ago, detectives left to follow-up on leads from overnight into this morning. detectives are looking for surveillance footage on the blue route and around the conshohocken exit where the suspect was last seen. take a good look at the composite sketch that police say
pulled out a gun and shot at normal motorist. >> take a good look at the sketch, they say he has scarring on the right side of his face and his face is pocked on both sides. >> this looks like the dark blue lincoln town car the suspect was driving, it has tinted windows. >> a silver or black emblem. >> it was on the schuylkill expressway when the brazen incident occurred. two drivers got into a disagreement on the road and it escalated when the shooter got out of his vehicle and fired at the person he had an issue with. the driver of this blue mitsubishi lancer. the driver was not hurt the bullet wept through the door but hit the center console. a woman a few cars back spoke to "action news" on face time. >> i saw brakes stopping and
people waiving their hands out of the window and then someone pull out something, could have been the gun. >> the shooting victim is cooperating but they are hashing out the details. they believe they were engaging in aggressive driving. >> that is what led to it, which one was more investigating we are investigating, we know who was more aggressive in the end with the gun fire. >> reporter: now we are told that the roadway was packed at the time the shooting did occur and there are more witnesses out there. they are urging the people to please call them. if you have information call the pennsylvania state police. channel 6 "action news." >> annie, thank you. an accident in south jersey left one person dead and shut down a busy roadway. it happened before 6:00 in the southbound lanes of route 42 in depford township.
we are told that a car went off the highway and struck a tree. the driver was thrown from the car and died at the scene. an inmate that escaped from a south jersey prison is still on the loose. arthur buckel escaped from bay side state prison on tuesday. he was spotted at a cvs store the next day but they are confident that buckel left town. but to be on alert. he served time for man salute for killing a crying baby. joe paterno's son denied a bombshell alligation against his late father. the complaint says that a boy told him in 1976 that jerry sandusky molested him. that is 25 years before they told officials about the abuse. it's part of the lawsuit with the insurers and the school.
the company says that paterno was told decades earlier and he did nothing about it. his son said the alligation is not true and that paterno never covered up sandusky's actions. and lawmakers will meet again today to come up with a compromise for atlantic city. after the bill failed to come up for a vote. he will try again on a new bill that would be more acceptable to governor chris christie. and christie is calling on lawmakers to support the bill by steve sweeney. rainy skies are not dampening the enthusiasm of thousands of temple university graduates. commencement exercises got underway on the campus and the class is celebrating a mile tonight. katherine scott is live now with
more. >> reporter: hi rick, yes graduation is letting out right now, some years linger outside of the ceremony, not so much this year, pouring rain and gloomy and people are grabbing their family members and moving on but inside this morning it was a different story. the smiles from graduates brightened up this rainy day, the class of 201 6 is the largest in the school's history. >> even though it's rainy and ugly it's awesome. >> i'm excited. it's been seven years since i went back to school but i did it. >> the class comes from 36 countries and 49 states and two u.s. territories and 56 pennsylvania counties. about 80% of the members of the class are from pennsylvania. 20% from philadelphia and now they will all join an enormous
network of temple alumni. >> they are leaders in philadelphia and cities around the world. they will be your lifetime partners. >> the youngest graduate to earn a bachelors is 20 and the oldest is 63. and some are figuring out what to do next and others have their plans lined up and ready to go. >> i'm graduating with a full-time job. >> i have an internship in center city and doing a masters here at temple. >> i'm excited to get out in the real world and apply the knowledge i learned here. >> i love this. the fun tidbits about the graduating class. 14 sets of twins, 167 people named michael. and 30 of the graduates have a birthday today so they have something extra to celebrate. congratulations everybody.
live in philadelphia, katherine scott, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. and there is more to come on "action news" at noon, a look at the incredible damage from a wild fire that destroyed entire neighborhoods in canada. and a top honor for pope francis, the pontiff accepts a prestigious prize today. the soaking rain is affection our temperatures, nones in the lower 50s across the region and it doesn't look like much improvement as we get into mother's day. i drive a golf ball.
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estranged wife in a parking lot remains on the large. tortle followed his wife to the school and confronted her when she was picking up their children. he shot a bystanders and killed his wife. a permanent no contact order was issued in the domestic violence case. and a retaining wall and parking lot collapsed. penndot engineers will investigate the area today. it caused several buildings to collapse and an unoccupied vehicle went flying on to the tire shop and the owner says it was chaotic. >> a huge clap. and it was amazing the thundering noise. people said the building had collapsed. >> no injuries have been reported. the tire shop owner says a wall adjacent to the bridge had
unstableness for some time now and warned officials it needed to be fixed. in the race for the white house, donald trump says he is surprised that house speaker, paul ryan, is not ready to support him. it's not about policy differences but wants him to work harder to unify the party. and hillary clinton said yesterday he wants to create a deportation force and clinton was heckled by protesters at the event. pope francis is presented with one of europe's most prestigious prices for his message of hope and encouragement. the prize is awarded each year to people that contribute to european unity, former, winners were bill clinton and st. john
paul ii. the president is speaking about new steps to prevent financial corruption like money laundering and tax evasion. lets listen in. >> it's not growing as fast as it should be and lagging groenl in places like europe and japan and now china. here in the united states there are folks that are still hurting and we have to do everything we can to strengthen the good trends and guard against dangerous trends in the global economy and if the republican congress joined us to take steps that are common exception, then we could put additional wind at the back of americans. to create new jobs they should invest in our infrastructure, roads, bridges, schools, water mains -- >> we are listening to the president from the white house delivering a statement on the u.s. economy and financial trabs
transparency and fighting corruption. if you would like to see the rest we are streaming it at 6abc.com. and we'll have a wrap up on "action news" beginning at 4:00. still to come on "action news" at noon, residents in one city face and extra charge at a grocery store. it may have shoppers changing their habits.
and u.s. employers added 160,000 jobs in april, the fewest in eight months but hourly pay was up from a year earlier. a new cost saving measure will help save the environment in new york city. stores are required to charge 5 cents per paper or plastic bag. the goal is to encourage shoppers to bring their own reuseable bags to the store. residents fail to recycle most of the bags they throw away any way. the new policy takes effect in october. the "action news" team is working on news stories for today at 4:00. alicia vitarelli is here with a preview. >> happy freebie friday, all things 100% off. including hot beauty deals. and free things to do with your mom this weekend.
and speaking of moms, we have a special story coming up this afternoon. the incredible story showing the connection between mothers and their daughters through their faces. we'll show you a local doctor's eye opening study on aging ahead at 4:00. you can take us with you on the go with the free 6 abc news app. and the next half hour i'm coming in the studio to dish about the best meatball in the city. i'm the meatball correspondent. >> we are live with a chat from pen medicine and the cancer center, doctors are answering your questions about skin cancer and melanoma, you can get your questions answered on our website at 6abc.com. accuweather is coming up next after this quick break. sky 6 hd taking a live look at a dreary ben franklin bridge.
melissa magee is here with the accuweather forecast finally seeing sun on moms day. >> mom has something to look forward to. this is not how we want to start our weekend but improvement is coming. we'll show you stormtracker 6 live double scan radar, we still have the moisture and heavy rain for philadelphia up to trenton and down the i-95 corridor southbound into wilmington. a lot of that moisture will press from an east to west direction. we go in a little tighter to street level, jenkintown and willow grove, pockets of rain
and same for norristown and downingtown and westchester and downs ford. the moisture in comparison to what we had today and earlier this morning will lift and turn more showery as we go through the afternoon hours. we'll show you the picture outside. sky 6 hd looking at the commodore barry bridge, this tells the story, it's cloudy and dreary and we have the showers around and temperatures are responding to the wet weather outside. in philadelphia it's 51, 50 in wilmington and 45 and 53 in reading and a chill in the atmosphere and the easterly component, and 50 in trenton and the boardwalk in atlantic city. with so much low level moisture down to 1 mile there and 3 in allentown unimprovement for millville and wildwood. if you are traveling by air check ahead with your carrier for travel delays.
satellite 6 along with action radar you can see the upper level low for the most part stuck across the mid-atlantic region, we have the showers now but watch the progression of the moisture here it goes westward for the rest of today and then it kicks it out to saturday into sunday. by 6:00 in the evening for the evening ride home it looks better than how it looked earlier today with just a few lingering showers for allentown, reading and down to lancaster. the moisture stays with us for the start of our weekend on saturday. i would not be surprised to see showers on saturday afternoon but also some sunny breaks but it's not until we get into sunday afternoon in time for mothers day that the improvement comes. brighter afternoon and a nice northwesterly wind at 20 miles per hour and temperatures for mom max out in the upper 50s.
here is the exclusive accuweather forecast cloudy and rainy today and high of 56, not bad on saturday and clouds and sun and 65, a couple of showers, can't rule that out either. a morning shower and it's nice, up to 68 and 72 on monday and 76 on tuesday, and 78 on wednesday and down to 73 on thursday. a much better day next week. >> we are looking forward to it. thanks melissa.
"action news" at 12:30 continues with rick williams and meteorologist, melissa magee. hello again, sarah is off and we are following these stories at 12:30. heavy rain leads to flooded streets in part of our region and the rain continues this afternoon. we have an update from accuweather coming up. and philadelphia police say they had to shoot a dog from stopping it from attacking a woman. and a plane hits terrible turbulence over the bahamas and has to get medical treatment for passengers and crew. some drivers are dodging small puddles and others have to navigate roads under water. one of the hardest hit areas is down at the shore. this is the scene in delaware, people walking along market street in wilmington were shielding themselves from the