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"action news", delaware valley's leading news program, with meteorologist melissa magee, jeff skversky, sarah bloomquist and walter perez. sunday night, donald trump and joe biden attend the same graduation ceremony right here in our area. also a bar in center city is targeted by a mass gunman. but the big story on a "action news" is a deadly fire in a bucks county motel that investigators say was set intentionally. >> in fact, police have made an arrest tonight and charges
against the suspect include criminal homicide. "action news" reporter jeff chirico joins us live from the scene in bensalem with the story, jeff? >> reporter: walter, police say surveillance video shows the suspect purchasing gasoline from this wawa, and then returning to his room here at the lincoln motel, where he allegedly set his girl friend on fire because he was angry with her. what happened? tell us what happened. >> tell me what happened in that room. >> step back folks. >> step back. >> what happened? what did you do? >> unaudible. >> what did you do? >> reporter: forty-six year-old kevin small of philadelphia admitted to reporters he set the fire that killed his girl friend at the lincoln motel on the two to hundred block of lincoln highway in bensalem. flames broke out just after 2:00 this morning. heavy smoke poured from 21st floor rooms. fire crews had to rescue at least three people from the second floor. >> people were running down the hall way screaming,
everybody was like get out, get out, there is fire, get out. so i ran took my things and ran down the steps. >> reporter: inside room 103 police found body of the 46 year-old melissa a bacon smith of philadelphia. small allegedly told investigators he doused the victim with gasoline that he purchase a at a nearby wawa because he was angry with her. >> i don't know what sparked it. he claims that she laughed at him earl willer in the night, but that is his story. >> reporter: according to the complaint small flew through gasoline in the coffee cup at victim's face while she was smoking. >> we believe she reached out and yelled his name and he left her in there to die. >> reporter: small left the scene but was found not far away with burns to his hand. as he left for jail he told reporters that is exactly where he belongs. crews have been spending the afternoon here at lincoln motel boarding up the windows. i'm told all 40 units are damage. small faces a long list of charges including criminal homicide, and arson. when reporters asked small if
he had anything to say to his victim's family he said i'm sorry. we are live from bensalem township, jeff chirico for channel six "action news". >> jeff, thank you. investigators are trying to figure out how a man ended up near einstein medical center with three gunshot wound. an officer was transporting the victim of another shooting to the hospital, when the officer came upon the unidentified man lying in the road. the officer put that man in the patrol car and took him to the hospital where he was pronounced dead a all right time later. police saw surveillance video of the man stumbling on old york road toward einstein and then collapsing. trying to figure out where the shooting took place. a woman was shot six times in the the city's tioga section early this morning. officers found more than 30 shell casings at that scene. it happened around 1:00 o'clock in the 3800 block of north 13th street. when police arrived some had already taken the woman to temple hospital where she is now in critical condition. no arrests have been made. in the city's mantua
section a man was stabbed to death overnight, it happened at 36th and aspen street around 2:00 a.m. someone stabbed the 50 year-old victim once in the chest. he was pronounced dead at penn presbyterian hospital a short time later and no arrests have been made. masked gunman robbed a bar in center city overnight. investigators say it was bit past midnight when gunman walk in the tavern on broad sports bar inside hyat the bellevue. he made way with cash from the manager's office but there is no word how much. police are checking surveillance footage from that area to hopefully get a good look at the thief. president barack obama delivered the commencement dress at rutgers university today. the president told graduates it is a world becoming more inter connected by the day, and building walls will only hurt, not help america. in a thinly failed critique of republican presidential candidate donald trump, the president says isolating muslims or treating them differently could have a global impact. >> that is not who we are.
it would alienate the very communities at home and abroad who are our most important partners against violent streamism. >> reporter: the president told 12,000 graduates that without their knowledge, not brag about their ignorance. obama said it was a year long campaign by students and officials that convinced him to give today's address. it was graduation day the at the university of pennsylvania but two people in the audience stole some of the spotlight. "action news" reporter christie ileto in university city to explain. >> reporter: that is right, republican presidential candidate donald trump and vice-president joe biden are expect to be in the stand here for this graduation ceremony. not as politicians though but as parents and grandparents. trump is here for his daughter tiffany and vice-president biden here from his granddaughter niomi who are two of the 1500 students graduating from the school of arts and science is here at university of pennsylvania. and for that reason alone, families were asked to come,
much earlier then normal for the ceremony. people started to arrive around 4:00 because security has been tight all afternoon. meaning, secret service, gathered around franklin field, airport style metal detectors the at the gates and, of course, k-9 units walking the ground. even we cannot view from our spot where we have been at since 3:00 o'clock. ceremony is supposed to start at 6:30 on the the dot and will last until about 9:30 this evening. reporting live at franklin field, christie ileto for channel six "action news". >> 140 medical students received their degrees from penn's school of medicine today. action cam was at kimmel center for pearl man school of medicine graduation ceremonies. more than half of the graduates obtained dual degrees in subjects ranging from bioethics to business. u.s. news and world report has ranked medical will school among top five in the nation for the last 19 straight years. sixteen army r ot c cadets became secretary lieutenants in the united states army at
widener university today. sixteen came from five schools, widener,ville know of, newman, west chester and penn state abington. their parents all haddon or of pinning the second lieutenant badge on their uniform this years marked 100th anniversary of the army r ot c program here in the you had. it wasn't the perfect day for an outdoor ceremony but it could have been worse for sure. it was windy, chilly but sun did make welcomed appearances as the day progressed. meteorologist melissa magee joins us from the "action news" big board with the first check of the accu weather forecast, melissa. >> walter, we had a change today in comparison to yesterday. yesterday we had highs in the upper 70's. today was much cooler. we had wind to deal with. 3 degrees cooler in philadelphia then it was this same time yesterday. 10 degrees cooler in allentown then it was 24 hours ago and 12 degrees cold tore day in atlantic city and unless wildwood then it was this same time, just saturday. the wind, that was the other issue. we have wind coming from the
westerly direction gusting as high as 35 miles an hour in allentown, as high as 36 miles an hour in millville and we have a gust as high as 33 miles an hour out in the west in wilmington. the here's part of the reason y we have had that cold front moving through yesterday. in the wake of that we are dealing with these wind coming from the west and northwesterly direction but check this out we have a upper level low that is also moving on through and if you look closely, there is some snow across the new york/pennsylvania border, so we will get rid of the showers early and then turns clear and then breeze will relax as well which will set us up nicely for a frost advisory that goes up during the overnight hours from 4:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. monday. it is for berks and lehigh counties because these numbers will drop into the upper 30's, so we will talk about what we can expect. it is chilly overnight with these numbers in the 30's, and lower 40's, milder tomorrow but then we're tracking more rain by tuesday, and then we have details with the full and exclusive accu weather forecast, sarah a. >> melissa, thank you. one of the oldest wooden
tall ships in the nation is coming back life for the season. crews put up mast in the sales and uncovered gaps and booms to repair the gisellea for her first sale of the spring. it was constructed in 1901 in portugal and she's now docked at penns landing. this majestic ship serves as maritime goodwill ambassador for the city of philadelphia. much more to come on "action news" tonight hundreds announce at philadelphia navy yard taking a stand against hatred one step at a time. it ways a celebration of the long life well lived in montgomery county, we will introduce you to the area's new centenarian. plus fighting phillies take on the red today at the bank, jeff skversky has highlights when "action news" comes right back. volunteer fire fighters
fire department. the sessions are designed to refine fire fighting techniques so they can douse fires quicker and safer then before. e ms work are and their families were treated to a barbecue today in recognition of the e ms week. flight true from mid-atlantic medivac'd sponsored cook out at pottstown limerick airport. kid were given tours of the helicopter and their facilities. these e ms workers then received a big thank you for their services to the community. it was a great day to find a new best friend in northern liberties. the citizens for no kill philadelphia hosted a super adoption day as piazza at schmidts. several shelters and rescue groups were there with their adoptable cats and dogs. they are even a few little pigs looking for a good home. this is the president's seventh year and one of the largest in the city. in delaware there were plenty of potential pets looking for good homes. delaware human society teamed up with the north shore animal league for america's 2016 tour for life. the event highlights, all of
hey, it was kids only today in doylestown as hundreds of elementary school students hit the pavement in the seventh annually run for life. the 3-d race celebrates youth fitness. only children and kindergarten through sixth grade could participate. proceed support books, fun loving programs throughout the region. jeff skversky has check on sports. were my season started the spectation were low. now they are higher. every time they lose, they get upset. >> everyone's expectation where is low and now, it is funny thinking could this team really be a playoff team. >> really. >> they are fun to watch. today maybe not so much. how about the phillies. they have been red hot coming into play against cincinnati,
only one team in baseball has a better record over the last five weeks. they could actually be in first place, with a win, and a nationals loss. darren dalton throwing out the first pitch, dutch looks great. real pitcher adam morgan does not. fourth inning with the reds, morgan walks pitcher with the bases loaded. phillies down three to nothing. later in the fourth, suarez who drilled cameron rupp last night, homered over the wall. three run home run. phillies down seven to nothing. morgan does not get out of the inning. fill business chance after chance to score, ryan howard, comes inches from two home runs, close but no cigar in the fifth. howard is hitting .174, only one player in baseball is worse to make matters worse red first base man joey votto teasing phillies fan, pretend to go throw the ball to the kid and he loves being a bad guy. he pumps his fist and then he does it again to another fan, no ball for you. brutal day to be in the fans.
phillies lose nine-four. loses out on souvenirs thanks to votto. >> i was just having fun with them. they give you a hard time during the game and my way giving them a hard time back. really it is just me playing around. >> but they are really awesome here. they are such a treat to play. they give you, play in front of, made it a point, to not give a ball to adult that was giving me a hard time and so be it. >> i think votto will be booed. >> best finishes to the baseball, cameron rupp is sore as you can imagine from his collision last night. rupp had two concussions test including one this morning but his left ankle is still sore, so he will have an mri tomorrow. growing up in the area, who didn't love watching brian westbrook, wilmington native and eagles rookie wendell smallwood not only a big fan
but he wants to be just like, b west. smallwood a fifth round pick, grew up in delaware. he went on to lead big 12 in rushing last season for west virginia. smallwoodies playing in his backyard. he said it is more relaxing being in his hometown and even with his family, flipping out, that he is an eagle. >> it is just crazy. they are so close. they will want to come see me. i said just relax, stay at home. i haven't seen anyone. it honestly feels like i'm somewhere far. but they are giving me that space and being as pumped and supporting the eagles as much as they do, it means a lot to all of us. >> more eagles tonight on "action news" sports sunday 97.5 the fanatic mike missanelli joins me in the studio and we will talk car send wentz, sam bradford and much more at 11:45. it has been a mess at the monster mile this weekend in dover, rain wiped out qualifying, and practice then blew up into flames on friday when dann contact patrick's car caught fire, during an accident.
all this before the dover 400 even starts. then a monster of a mess, 47 laps to go today jimmy johnson, ten time winner at dover takes out just about everyone, johnson had trouble on the restart and he finished 25th. the accident allows matt can set to get in front and he barely squeaks by kyle larson. ken set snapped a 17 race win less drought the to win for the third time at dover. finally, tell me this doesn't get you pumped for memorial day weekend at the shore. walter, sarah is doing this in avalon i'm sure. x games surfer gabriel, back flips for the perfect ten. >> wow. >> look at that. >> i wish i could do that. >> i would pull a muscle. i don't want to show off. >> i struggle boarding, so that could not be me. >> i have trouble standing up these days. volunteers are running and walking the ken wood heritage trail to put a new roof
overhead of the worthy veteran. serta pro painter teamed up with home for our troops to host this event. money raised will build a special home for an army corporal wounded in afghanistan by an improvised explosive device. up next here on "action news" a birth the day party 100 years in the making as it was celebrated with love. meteorologist melissa magee has the exclusive accu weather seven day forecast when "action news" comes right back.
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she was the mc at philadelphia navy yard for walk against hate. participants of all ages joined in the 2-mile walk organized by anti defamation league to highly diversity and struggle for human rights for all. the walk raises fund for the league's anti bullying program, and area schools. six abc is a proud sponsor of the annual walk. time for a final check of the accu weather forecast. one of those days where sun would come up, get your hopes up and clouds with come back and get your hopes back down. >> cloudy, sunny type day. winds were an issue. >> oh, yeah. >> it felt more like march then may and it looks like we have more changes on the way for monday. the here's storm tracker six live double scan radar, a couple of sprinkles off to or north and west in reading and also into allentown. we're tracking a upper level loaf moving through and believe it or not there is a couple of snow showers, in some flurries across the new york, pennsylvania border. that is not moving in our direction. so just chilly and little bit
on the cool side tonight. we will show you picture outside, sky six live in hd, we are down the shore, in atlantic city, gearing up for eventually our summer season. right now it is brisk. if you are on the boardwalk grab an extra layer, notice the camera bouncing in the wind because we have wind out of the westerly direction. certainly chilly today, the high well below average, 59 for the high, normal for us this time of the year is 70. the record 93, setback in 1900. el nino having an impact on our temperatures this season. the wind, that was an issue today, peak wind gusts 39 miles an hour in philadelphia allentown had a gust of 38 miles an hour. 35 miles an hour wind gusts for dover, and doylestown. millville having a gust today clonking in at 33 miles an hour. we've got that westerly wind and wind overhead so just 57 in philadelphia. forty-nine in allentown. thirty-eight in the poconos. fifty-one in lancaster. 12 degrees cold inner cape may then this same time yesterday coming in at 58.
fifty-seven at boardwalk and 50 degrees up the 95 corridor in trenton. the here's satellite six with action radar we have cold front that moved through yesterday, right now we are fighting those cloud overhead and then as you look off to the west this is upper level low that we're tracking. the as it moves through, we have sun. low gets close then we have cloud and couple sprinkles that move through and the snow showers starting to dissipate. this moisture will cut off as we go throughout the rest of tonight. so partly cloudy is call from accu weather over next 12 hours. we have got a frost advisory for berks, lehigh counties, northwest suburbs. overnight the lows there will drop in the upper 30's and 42 is the overnight low in philadelphia. good idea to cover up any offensive vegetation. we are near record lows in some locations, and reading that is a watch here forecast, closely, we're forecasting a low of 36. record is 35. allentown you could tie a record tonight. thirty-six is what we're forecasting. the record 37 back in 1939, trenton same thing for you,
38, with the record of 41. philadelphia a very close record, your record is 40 and record low in wilmington is 38. future tracker six showing at 4:00 in the morning where we have a frost advisory, check out these numbers north and west. we're only in the lower 30's. 39 degrees in philadelphia. the as you wake up at 8:00 in the morning for monday, we will bounce back into the lower 40's in our northwestern suburbs, and 46 in philadelphia. fifty at the coast in wildwood. it does look like it will be warmer as we go throughout the afternoon tomorrow, it will be below average but max out in the upper 60's come tomorrow along that i-95 corridor. lower 60's north and west of up to. here's the exclusive accu weather seven day forecast, breezy milder tomorrow not a bad day. high up to 65. average for us this time of the year is 74. mostly cloudy on tuesday, high up to 62. we're tracking afternoon rain that will move in thanks to moisture coming in from a southerly direction. it stays with us on tuesday, on and off rain, dreary, cool, damp, mid week, high of 64.
we will dry out nicely on thursday, sunny and nice, up to 70. plenty of sunshine on friday with a high of 72 and some sun around on saturday and then we're tracking afternoon shower at 73. cloudy next sunday with a high of 71. we are dry tomorrow and then tuesday and wednesday are our wet days, this week, guys. >> melissa, thank you. you can find the seven day forecast and live look at storm tracker six double scan radar anytime of the day on our web site, just head to six abc.com/weather. finally tonight, we want to share a few very special celebration a sent try in the making. sandra was surrounded by family and friend today and lots of smiles as she celebrated her 102. h birthday. she has lived in norristown her whole life is one of the 11 siblings in her family and now she has three children, seven grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild. as you can see her birth the day cake covered all of the bases. all of us here at "action news", happy birthday, santa
and many more. two hour season finally of the once upon a time is next on channel six. don't miss "action news" at 10:00ophl17 tonight and then we are right back here again at six abc at 11:00. for melissa magee, jeff skversky, sarah bloomquist and the entire "action news" team, i'm walter perez. we will see you right back here at 11:00 o'clock. >> ♪ [ soft music ]
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