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horse pike in west atlantic city. that road has been closed westbound. the big question, how long does this last? can can't we get some better weather for the weekend, cecily tynan? >> and jim we certainly will. i know everyone is really tired of the wet gloomy weather. the worst of it is over. double scan live showing that steady heavy rain that we had earlier today has now pushed over western pennsylvania but this low pressure is still here. it's just spinning. it's what's known as being vertically stacked now. the surface low is right under the upper level low. when that happens, the storm system will weaken but it just takes awhile. we don't have a lot of heavy rain but i have been tracking this one batch that's been moving through new castle county. it's right over 301 between newark and middletown and you can see how this is pushing to the west. it's crossing 40 right now. it will be heading to i-95 and we will see a few more scattered showers as we head through the evening hours. but not as much rain as earlier today. the rainfall totals showing that this was a soaking rain.
generally about an inch to an inch and a quarter. trenton the outliar with only a half inch of rain and in addition to the rain falling from the sky, we have had that persistent flow off the ocean so that has created a lot of coastal flooding. coastal flood warning. moderate flooding expected. about one to two hours later in the back bays and a coastal flood advisory has been posted for the delaware river. what can we he expect heading into the weekend? it will be improving it's just a gradual process. the pick of the weekend will be mother's day. lots of sunshine, most of the day, and yes, temperatures in the 70's will return. i'll have all the details on that coming up in the full accuweather forecast. jim. >> cecily, thank you. it was traffic tragedy early this morning on route 55 in deptford township, new jersey. but it was also a criminal act as in hit and run. "action news" reporter gray hall has the story. >> reporter: friends of
32-year-old annabella aponte of glassboro new jersey are heartbroken after getting the newts she was killed in an early morning crash in deptford new jersey. >> there is people out there in this world that don't care. they to things and they keep going and they think it's okay and it's not for them to go ahead and just hit her like that. it is so sad. >> reporter: officers believe aponte ran off the road along route 55 and hit a tree around 5:30 friday morning then got out of her car to look for help. that's when new jersey state troopers believe she was hit and killed by another car. police say the driver never stopped. >> upon arrival we observed a unresponsive female in the left lane of state highway 55. >> reporter: neighbors confirm aponte lived in this apartment complex in glassboro. they say everyone knew her and loved her. her friends say she will be greatly missed. >> she was a loving caring person. she was a sweetheart. she always cared for everyone.
you know, she was just -- she was a loveable person. >> reporter: police have not released the make and model of the vehicle involved in the hit and run. it is also not clear what caused aponte to run off the road and crash. >> we do know there was a second vehicle involved. that vehicle has been identified. everything outside of that is still under investigation. >> reporter: as police work to track down the driver that left the scene friends of aponte are left grieving and praying for justice. >> mother's day is sunday. so, this is very sad and hurtful and i know it's probably just -- everybody's just upset. >> reporter: tonight state troopers are urging anyone with information about this incident to come forward. friends of the victim tell me she leaves behind a 12-year-old child. in glassboro, gray hall, channel6 "action news." >> pennsylvania state police need the public's help identifying a road rage suspect. this is the sketch of the man wanted for shooting at a driver on the blue route in west conshohocken yesterday afternoon. the suspect was driving a dark
blue lincoln town car. the bullet missed the intended victim but hit his car. police say the victim is cooperating but investigators believe that both the shooter and the victim were driving aggressively. philadelphia police are looking to track down this man, edwin burgos. investigators say he is one of the suspects wanted for assaulting two school police officers in northeast philadelphia. the attack happened monday at cottman and caster. one officer suffered a broken jaw, the other had serious bruises. police arrested two other suspects. roger millington turned himself in on wednesday. the third is a juvenile and was arrested yesterday. driving the pennsylvania turnpike isn't ordinarily a treacherous affair but it sure was last night in bristol township. that's because somebody was hurling rocks from a turnpike overpass. "action news" reporter trish hartman is live along the turnpike tonight. trish, what exactly happened there last night and do police think they can track down the
culprits? >> reporter: well, jim, state police are asking for the public's help on this one. they're still looking for the people responsible for throwing rocks and bricks off of the bristol oxford valley road overpass here in bristol township. one of those bricks hit a truck driver in the face giving him 15 stitches, broken bones and now he has a message for those responsible. randy blake says he was driving eastbound on the pennsylvania turnpike around 6:00 p.m. carrying barrels of flammable materials when it happened. >> just as i went underneath the overpass to my surprise a brick come through the window. >> reporter: the brick hit randy in the face breaking his eye socket and fracturing his jaw. somehow he managed to maintain control and safely exit the turnpike. >> set my brakes got out walked over to the driver next to me and said hey, would you mind calling 911. he's like oh my god what happened to you? i said somebody threw a brick through my windshield. >> my oldest son said to me he says mom he goes he deserves a medal 'cause he could have
just pulled over on the road or he could have wrecked. >> reporter: we caught up with randy and his wife on their way to west virginia after a long night at temple hospital. >> the bad thing about it is these kids or people or whoever it is throwing these brooks off the overpasses they think it's funny. randy will have to return in about a week for surgery to repair his eye socket. he says those responsible are putting drivers' lives at risk. >> bricks and rocks and stuff like that, i mean, you know, look at me. it could have been a lot worse. i could have lost my eye. i could have lost my life. >> reporter: now state police say whoever was throwing these objects also damaged two other trucks last night. fortunately those drivers were not hurt. if you have any information on who did this, state police would like to hear from you. we're live in bristol township bucks county, trish hartman, channel6 "action news. jim. >> thank you, trish. three family members are under arrest tonight accused of running an illegal gambling operation in chester county. jamie sandoval his son hugo
and his niece elizabeth allegedly collected $37,000 in illegal proceeds. the district attorney's officers says it seized five gambling machines from two businesses. the trio allegedly rigged the machines so they never paid out any winnings. it was a solid show of respect late this afternoon for former philadelphia police commissioner willie williams. current commissioner richard ross and other members of the department paid their respects at baker funeral home in north philadelphia. the public viewing goes on until 9 o'clock tonight. another viewing will begin at 8 o'clock tomorrow morning at the zion baptist church on north broad street. funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. willie williams died at his home near atlanta after a long illness. he was 72. holy family college in northeast philadelphia honored the dedication and sacrifice of local law enforcement today with a special mass. this is what they call a blue
mass which offers prayers for the safety of police officers and remembers those who gave their lives in the line of duty. today's mass is part of events surrounding national law enforcement month. it was a heated trial today at philadelphia city hall. second graders from five elementary schools heard testimony in the trial of bb wolf as in big bad. hack covered of damaging property for blowing down the house of the three little pigs. the students heard testimony from one of the pigs and then deliberated the verdict and they found the wolf not guilty. we know how these things can can go. mayor jim kenney was even on handled for the trial. the event was part of law week 2016. the weather didn't rain on the parade of graduates inside temple university's liacouras center today. this was a record breaking commencement. the class of 2016 is the largest in the history of the university.
more than 9300 diplomas were awarded this year. the students come from 76 countries and range in age from 20 to 63 and we congratulate all the owls who received diplomas today. big man on cam pulls. eagles defensive lineman brandon brooks goes back to school. >> a south jersey airman returning from his seventh tour of duty surprises his little girl at her school today. i'm nora muchanic in marlton. i'll have that story coming up. >> well in addition to the rain we were one of the coldest places in the country. today's high only 56. minneapolis 91. i am tracking some summer-like warmth on the way. i'll let you know when it comes in the accuweather 7-day forecast. >> if you didn't hear it correctly we have brandon brooks going back to school. those stories and more when "action news" continues.
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bit early from their military deployment. this is what happened today in marlton, new jersey. >> reporter: she didn't see him coming but felt a tap on her shoulder. it took six-year-old violet avery a minute or two to realize that the uniformed man crouching in front of her was her dad. air force sergeant james avery home a day early to surprise her at her first grade class at evans elementary school in marlton. >> for the moment i just wanted to give violet something to remember and the kids in her class and school were very supportive. >> reporter: sergeant avery has been deployed to southwest
asia for the past seven months. he's a transport officer who can't be happier to have his little girl back in his arms. >> she looks terrific. it looks like when i showed up she was a little stunned. she didn't recognize me right away. she had some new eye glasses. >> reporter: she looked a little bit like she wanted to cry. >> i'm happy to see him. >> reporter: how does he look? good. >> uh-huh. >> reporter: master sergeant avery has been in the air force for 15 years. he supports seven different times over the world. being away is tough but he says the homecomings are wonderful. >> terrific. no complaints obviously. i'm very excited. >> reporter: and the first graders were excited to see him while he was deployed violet's classmates sent letters and valentine's to sergeant avery's unit and teachers kept an eye on her. >> you're at that young age and it's first grade you need as much support as possible both academically socially or otherwise so i think it is difficult. >> reporter: and now that he's home, the first thing violet wants to do with her dad. >> um, see a movie with him. >> reporter: do you know what movie?
>> "the jungle book." >> reporter: are you game. >> i have plans now. all right. >> reporter: in marlton, i'm nora muchanic, channel6 "action news." >> and it was a very special birthday celebration today at applebee's in bensalem. gladys banks turned 105 years old. glad at the time of this accident is an avid quilter who drove from her home in trevose to the whelan temple baptist church in brewerytown every week until she was 95. gladys danced with the wings of victory ministry until last year. she's a grandmother to six, a great grandmother to 24 and from all of us here at "action news," we wish gladys banks a happy birthday . >> [laughter]
their draft picks. two they locked up are the guard taken in the third round from oregon state and tackle, a fifth rounds pick from tcu. both get four year contracts. top pick carson wentz is the last player to reach a deal. the eagles have a three day rookie camp that begins a week from today. the eagles picked up a guard in the off season and this guard uses the job title off the field as well. jaime apody spent the morning with brandon brooks and they went back to school. >> reporter: he makes his living protecting quarterbacks. and also understands the importance of pro at thissing ps money. he signed a five year $40 million contract with the eagles. today brooks is a special guest at mr. coleman's personal finance class at plymouth whitemarsh high school. mr. coleman happens to be my husband he spoke to kids about the importance of financial literacy. >> it's extremely important. i honestly really didn't know the importance until i got to
the nfl. had i known at a young are age i definitely would have strived to educate myself a lot better. >> reporter: brooks puts his money where his mouth is. he spends his off season shadowing executives and upon moving to philadelphia enrolled at the blart ton school at the university of pennsylvania to complete his mba. >> knowledge is power. you know, having -- coming from humble begins and even now it's like you can always lose it so it's like understand how to manage it not just for me but for, you knowing my future generations. >> reporter: then it was time for some fun. financial football interactive a game that teaches financial concepts brandon captained one team and i captained the other. >> go man. >> that's what i'm talking about. [laughter] >> come on. >> reporter: in the end brandon's team beat mine 14 to eight. on the field off the field and in the classroom this guy is money. in plymouth meeting jaime apody channel6 "action news. >> to the phillies. they are hoping a change of
venue equals a change of fortunes. they visit the marlins tonight in miami. makmackle frankel back in the lineup. phillies dropped three of four games. this time tomorrow horses will be making their way to the starting gate. kentucky derby is tomorrow. nyquist is the overwhelming favorite at three to one. if you don't know much about him his trainer will feel you in. >> wow. i would say he's like a first round draft pick. not like a johnny manziel, nothing against johnny manziel but first round draft pick that we paid around i would say 400,000 for him. he's really well thought of and just had an amazing rookie career. >> finally tonight we've seen players and even fans make great catches at a baseball game. what about a cotton candy vendor? look at this from the astros mariners game.
light showers but we do have this one batch of heavy rain. i've been tracking it for the past hour. that's rotating through new castle county delaware so if you're going to be heading south on i-95 from wilmington through maryland, are you going to be hitting this heavy rain and some of that rain falling at about an inch and a half an hour. and with the rain we're also getting the clouds. we are live on sky6 taking a look at philadelphia international airport. it's been a tough day for travelers and still with the low clouds, we he do have delays averaging about 36 minutes. so, it's getting better but we've got a ways to go. right now it's cool. 55 degrees our high, 56, 15 degrees below normal. allentown 52, trenton 50, millville 52, cape may 51 and wilmington currently 52 degrees. now satellite6 along with action radar showing this low pressure is essentially right over us but if you look at the radar echoes you can see how they're getting less vibrant. what this low pressure is doing, it's starting to
collapse on itself. it's starting to weaken and that will gradually bring us nicer weather. the problem, though, down the shore, we still have the piling up of water. it's also a new moon so that means more flooding tonight. the next high tide between 7:30 and 9:30 and like we've seen there will be widespread street flooding, wave heights five to 8 feet and yes, additional beach erosion tonight. now, future tracker showing tomorrow morning, don't expect a bright and sunny morning. 9 o'clock the clouds are in place even a few scattered showers but as we head into the afternoon with that low pressure really weakening, we will see some peeks of sunshine but when you get the sunshine and colder air higher in the atmosphere you also get a few scattered showers popping up. so, 4 o'clock we will see some showers not widespread, temps in the 60's and then on sunday morning, this is when a cold front rolls through. this will bring us a round of showers around 7 o'clock in the morning but what that cold front will do, it will finally kick that low pressure out to sea, so look at what happens by lunchtime.
the sun is back. temperatures close to 70 degrees. we will not just see peaks of sunshine on sunday, we will see hours of it. so mother's day looking pretty nice. gift from mother nature. sunshine returns. at 8 o'clock still a lot of clouds though. 54 by noon, it will be sunny, 64 by 4 o'clock 70 degrees but hold on to your hats. winds out of the northwest sustained up to about 20 miles per hour, could be gusting even higher. so the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, tomorrow still a little bit unsettled, some scattered showers. some sunshine by the afternoon but a lot of clouds the first half of the day. the high 66 degrees. on sunday, the sunshine is back. it's breezy and seasonable with a high of 70 and monday should be beautiful, mostly sunny very pleasant with a high of 72. on tuesday we warm things up to 78 degrees, partly sunny skies. wednesday also 78. not a washout but a few scattered showers and thunderstorms. on thursday, should dry things out, clouds and sun, 73. and friday the dad vail
regatta at this point looks like showers are likely. hopefully we can change that with a high of 70 degrees. so, taking your days sunday definitely better than saturday. but compared to ta today, tomorrow is not back. >> thank you cecily. a trip back in time. the sixth grade class put on a fashion show in honor of special persons day. the show started with some flappers from the 1920's, moved to the 40's with a dance to an andrews sister song and finally ended in the future with a trio of robots. this fashion show of the decades now in its 20th year. abc's "world news tonight" with david muir is next on channel6. "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl17 with brian taff, sharrie williams adam joseph and ducis rodgers. and then we would like you to join us for a special report, an "action news" investigation on channel6. wendy salts plan has th saltzmay
of a local family fighting to get their child back. >> reporter: a three month old infant ripped from his parents home. local doctors say he suffered nearly two dozen fractures while in their care. >> he had multiple fractures all throughout his body. from the ribs to the fingers. i was baffled because i didn't understand how he could have so many fractures. >> reporter: could can a rare genetic disorder combined with a common nutrient deficiency from nursing be to blame? don't miss my exclusive investigation the fight for caesar tonight at 11:00. >> and for cecily tynan, ducis rodgers and the entire "action news" team, i'm jim gardner. we lope you'l hope you'll join r "action news at 11:00. >> ♪
tonight, the deadly shooting spree. we're on the scene right now. 24 hours of terror. across three cities. the dramatic takedown, ramming into his car. a law enforcement officer accused of opening fire outside two shopping malls and at his children's schools. and this entire city up in flames. authorities saying it's out of control. we also have donald trump one-on-one tonight, and we ask, what does he make of paul ryan not supporting him? and the former presidents that say they won't go to the convention. his response tonight. and