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900 block of clifford brown walk in wilmington. police were called to this location, with word that a teenage boy had been shot in the head. indeed, he had. indeed, he has died. that means more tragedy for the school that has seen more than its share. it is thursday night, the big story on "action news" tonight is the fatal shooting of a 15 year-old, "action news" reporter christie ileto is live in wilmington police and christie, many of our viewers have become familiar with howard high school of technology and for all of the wrong reasons. >> reporter: that is right, jim. this is second howard high student to die in less than a month. right now it is unclear if this was random or targeted or if the victim knew his shooter. >> i heard gunshot and then i was like shoot that sounded close to home. >> reporter: when she heard it it was gunfire in the 900 block of clifford brown walk taking a life of the
neighborhood teen. >> i went to go look outside and seen the individual lying on the ground. i heard everybody screaming. >> i just heard these three shots, and then, i walked down and seen the boy, shot in the head. >> reporter: late this evening principal stanley fork confirmed that boy is a ninth grader at howard high school. shot blocked away from the school he attend. teen died at christiana hospital from the bullet wound to the head and "action news" was there as detectives combed the neighborhood blocks for evidence of who pulled that trigger. but the latest death is compounded by painful loss just weeks earlier of sophomore amy joyner francis, a 16 year-old died from her injuries following a school bathroom beating. three girls have been charged in connection with her death. still principal says that the howard community is pained by the loss of this young man and they are asking people to keep his family in their prayers. counselors will be on hand at howard high tomorrow. is there a $10,000 reward for
information leading to the arrest for the person responsible. anyone with information is asked to contact detectives. reporting live from wilmington christie ileto for channel six "action news", jim. >> thanks, christie. another school, another problem, a 40 caliber semiautomatic handgun was found this morning inside of locker of the student at penn wood middle school will in darby bureau. police did take a student into custody. it turns out that the police have been called to the school, several times, just this week. there was a fight there yesterday, tension has been building, and officials sent a letter home to parents, today saying quote at no time was the handgun visible or used to threaten students. the mystery of the egyptair disappearance is deepening tonight. airline officials have backed off earlier claims that the plane's wreckage had been found in the mediterranean. but intelligence officials in the u.s. and abroad believe that terrorism more likely than not, brought down the plane. sixty-six people were aboard the air bus a320 in route from
paris when it vanished from radar last night, about 175 miles off shore from the egyptian coastline. destination was cairo. weather satellites found at the time showed no harsh conditions, and the passenger jet had been cruising at 37,000 feet. but then, something strange happened, the plane made a 90-degree turn to the left and then a full 360-degree cork screw spin back to the right plumetting 20,000 feet, 23,000 e finally disappearing from radar at 10,000 feet. speculation is about a bomb, at this point no terror organizations has claimed responsibility and american spy satellite did not detect heat from an explosion. this mystery, continues. on the political front, donald trump came to new jersey tonight to help governor chris christie pays back some of his campaign debt from running for president.
"action news" reporter john rawlins is live in lawrenceville tonight. john, the first time new jersey trump supporters got to see their guy in person. >> reporter: this was a first this year. this was a rally/fundraiser. it was estimated before the event christie had between 200, $250,000 of old debt. and that the, his friend, mr. trump, volunteered to help him raise that money. so, what you will see here in a few seconds is even the price of admission did not dampen anyone's spirits. an embrace between the presumptive republican nominee and governor chris christie, those who wanted to see trump, paid $200 a piece to help christie retire his campaign debt. >> you know, chris paid off his entire campaign debt tonight. >> reporter: with that said trump then moved into his wrapped fire, stream of consciousness deliver friday his primary victories in the east. >> we won every state. >> reporter: to his likely democratic opponent.
>> if hillary clinton gets in, i don't know if our country can ever recover. >> reporter: biggest applause came with talk of the border walk and trump's harsh word for u.s. based employers moving production out of the u.s. >> like carrier, ford, nabisco, they think they will take our people, fire all of our people, move to mexico, make their air conditioners and sell them right across the border, no tax, no nothing, guess what, folks. not will work that way anymore. >> reporter: trump administration would tax such goods by 35 percent. robber keeley of norristown likes what trump says and yet he believes trump knows how to change things. >> if he says these things he must have research it and decided these things can be done in some fashion. >> reporter: trump's first rally in new jersey packed this national guard armory but it also brought out an estimated 200 protesters to a nearby park. well, people claiming ton protesters of mr. trump and people claiming ton supporters of mr. trump clashed on line
today, prior to the will rally. the two side though were separated by a roadway, the police and a fence. so, they never did meet during the event, in the real world. live from lawrenceville, john rawlins for channel six "action news", jim. >> a lot of virtual clashing, thanks, john. on the democratic side, a new york times poll of likely voters says hillary clinton is leading donald trump by six points but it is not all good news for clinton. margin was ten points just a month ago and poll shows bernie sanders does better against trump then she does, sanders is ahead by 13 points, 51 to 38 percent. camden fire fighters had to wage a battle against multi alarm house fire tonight. blaze erupted shortly before 6:00 on the unit block of north 26th street. one person was taken to the hospital. the fire went to three alarms before fire fighters, got it under control at 9:30 tonight.
police are on the trail of the suspect car thief who ran a cop car, and then took off running. chopper six was over the crash scene at 4:00 o'clock along route three in willis town, chester county near delaware county line. police brought in k-9's to track the suspect while other officers scoured a nearby golf course and woods looking for the suspect or at least clues. the suspect remains at large tonight, the officer was in the hurt. police in berlin boro were trying to track down the man who assault aid female runner this morning in berlin park. would the man was running, on the kicknet trail when man jump out and, grabbed her shirt month. man kicked, punched and screamed and that sent the attacker running. police showed up quickly to search but the man is still at large. police in runnemede, new jersey have put out a drag net for bandit who stole pipes, pipes from a home, and could
have blown up the whole block. "action news" reporter dann cuellar explains. >> reporter: it was around 10:15 this morning that police were called to the 300 block of north reid avenue in runnemede. >> when we arrived on the location, we detect a extremely large odor of natural gas. >> reporter: within minutes, utility workers shut off gas supply to the house allowing fire fighters to go in and open doors and windows to air it the out. fortunately the home owner had been away for the week. >> heater or something would have spark, we would have definitely lost that house and probably two or three houses next to that house. >> reporter: that thought sent shivers through the neighbor delores kirschnor. >> i was there, you know, in an instant, we would be gone. >> reporter: police say this man 23 year-old william gannett of the 200 block of west fifth street is responsible for what happened. they have say gannett, with a history of drug problems, was trying to steel copper pipes from the home to sell for drugs. police say's parentally tried
two other homes including one that david just bought. he said he called police to report someone had cut out several pipes and electrical wires in his home, causing roughly, $2,000 in damage. that is when the officer told him what had just happened down the block. >> they said he was close to blowing up the neighborhood, but, you know, it is pretty crazy, you know, first week here and something like that happens. >> reporter: right now police say he is being charged with three counts of burglary, one count of possession of stolen property and most of all wrist risking widespread disaster and destruction. he has been remanded to a camden county jail in lieu of $10,000 bail. in runnemede new jersey police, i'm dann cuellar for channel six "action news". a reading, pennsylvania police officer stand accused tonight of lying about why he pulled over a driver and then punching her in the face and smashing her cell phone to get rid of the evidence. we showed you this surveillance video last night at 11:00. confrontation, last month between officer jesus santiago
dejesus, and marslena gar see a the law men turn himself in today but his lawyer rejects the charges saying woman assaulted the officer first and video does not tell the whole story. trenton police will begin using body cameras within the next two weeks. devices will be activated every time an officer responds to a call. the video will be up loaded to the cloud, stored by the cameras manufacturer, so the recordings can the not be tampered with or edited. department officials showed off the technology today. that during the first of five planned meetings, to explain the system to the public. there has been another sighting of a bear in delaware. this time in newark. it already has its own twitter #. a member of the delaware public works crew shot this video near the white clay creek state park. earlier the bear was wandering around near homes on kirschoff street. yesterday he was spotted near
hockessin. officials think the bear is heading north but they say if you happen to spot it, post a picture with #dellabear. still to come on "action news" tonight the an overpass collapsed on a highway in the the heart land. plus it is prom night at children's hospital, these young patients are dressed to the nine's. the cecily. first time this week, temperatures climbed in the 70's. seventy-three. it gets warmer tomorrow but then i'm tracking rain for the weekend. we will have details in the the accu weather seven day forecast. health reporter and registered nurse ali gorman joins with us a special report. >> jim, we are looking at epidemic of painkiller addiction and its smallest victims. kid born to common painkillers and spending first days and weeks of life going through withdraw. >> will not get more brutal than that. ducis rodgers with the eagles working out the when "action news" continues tonight.
well, a bridge in oklahoma city collapsed on a major thoroughfare today. nobody was injured but this road will be shut down for some time. investigators say that the driver of a tractor trailer slammed into the bridge, bringing it down, around him. health check at 11:00 tonight every hour in this country a baby is born addicted to opioids, painkillers like percocet and vicodin. they are the innocent victims of a growing epidemic. health reporter and register nurse ali gorman joins with us this story. >> reporter: this is happening at every local hospital, jim. of course, no one intend to be addicted to these drugs and some may not fully understand the consequences. but babies born addict will
spend the first days to weeks of their lives, going through withdraw. inside the neonatal intensive care unit at holy redeemer hospital nurse jackie mccollum says they always have one new born addict to opioids. >> at one point i think we had seven, seven babies. >> reporter: this video shows a one day old baby, going go through withdraw, nurses say the high pitched cry, intense body are telltale signs. >> it is their nervous system. >> reporter: mccollum shows me the long list of other symptoms, including tremors, extreme irritability, difficulty feeding and sleeping. it is called neonatal abstinence syndrome. are the babies in pain? >> i have to say, yes. >> it was so painful to watch knowing that i did that to her. >> reporter: i spoke with one mother who didn't want to be identified, we will call her
ann. she's clean new but years ago she started taking percocet that was prescribed to her for migraines. the at first it just made her drowsy. >> but one day, a switch just flipped, just like that. >> reporter: she knew then that she was hooked. her prescription wasn't enough, so this career woman and wife started to buy more pills on the the street. >> it wasn't so much a moral dilemma for me, it was a dependens and i could not stop. >> reporter: then ann became pregnant neonatologist doctor joan donahue says if a woman is physically addicted to painkillers, stopping the drugs when pregnant can be more harmful they can suffer a seizure in uterus and stay on percocet but told no one. when her baby girl was born, it was obvious that the baby was going through withdraw. >> muscle pains, spasm, your it an, she cried a lot, she was throwing up.
>> reporter: the treatment is to give the babies morphine and slowly wean them off opioids and babies spent five weeks in the n icu. >> it is upsetting on many levels. >> reporter: donahue says while some mothers are getting some drugs on the street, many of prescriptions and don't realize potential consequences of taking painkillers long term. is there also concern for when babies are weaned and ready to go home. >> if she was suffering from an addiction and taking a new born home and trying to get on your feet is very, very difficult. >> reporter: she says addicts need more help getting clean, and ann is now four years drug free. the baby girl is five years old, healthy, and happy. >> i feel blessed beyond words, so blessed. >> reporter: as her long term effects of the baby, some experts say they have a higher risk for adhd, others say we just don't know enough yet but doctor donahue says that this should be a wake up call and then medical community needs
to get a better happened will on a dixon both treating and and preventing it. >> is there just so many things to think about and complications you do not know where to begin. but we feel good about the woman you talked to and, of course, her daughter. >> reporter: very brave to share her story and raise awareness. an "action news" investigation has prompted a big change at td bank. company announced that it will permanently retire the coin counting kiosk known as the penny arcade. back in february, investigative reporter wendy saltzman found knack racies at the machine. the bank which is headquarters in cherry hill had previously pulled the devices last month for testing. the decision also comes on the heels of the number of lawsuit that the bank has faced since consumers who claimed that they were shortchanged. td bank determined it would be difficult to ensure complete consistency at those kiosks.
we congratulate the class of 2016, 800 students are celebrating following commencement tonight at rutgers camden for the faculty of arts and sciences. services were held at bb and t pavilion to accommodate all of the proud friend and family of the graduates tonight. higher education also focus in glenside, montgomery county tonight at arcadia university. nearly 500 students received their doctorate and master's degree during graduate commencement. more than 500 under graduates will receive their degrees, tomorrow. i like this time of the year when everybody is moving into new horizons, and taking on new challenges in their lives. >> weather perfect for the outdoor graduation. >> absolutely. >> even nicer tomorrow. storm tracker six live double scan showing we have dry conditions out there tonight and the action cam in center city along ben franklin parkway and this is something we have not seen at all this month. we have some folks out this
evening on their blankets enjoying the very comfortable conditions, even right now temperatures just beginning to slip in the 50's. philadelphia 59 degrees. down from our high of 73 degrees. wilmington and dover holding at 60. allentown 57. trenton 59. cape may point currently at 57 . the satellite six with action radar showing we are clearing out the cloud very quickly. a very strong high pressure system will build in for one day tomorrow, and that will provide that sinking air that brings us loads of sunshine. warm conditions, however, and this is the system that will cause some problems throughout the weekend with rain mostly on saturday. so tomorrow, enjoy the sunshine in the morning rush, and we are looking at full sun, warming quickly at 6:00 o'clock, 53 degrees. by 8:00 o'clock 60. tomorrow is bike to work day. weather doesn't get much better then this. 76 degrees in philadelphia the same in allentown and trenton. wilmington 74. with the ocean temperature in
the 50's this time of the year we will get that sea breeze so it will be cooler along the coast. cape may 66. boardwalk in atlantic city 67. then on saturday thinks when the troublemaker moves in. at this point it looks like it will be tracking to the south. so that means the heavier rain will be areas to the south, lighter rain to the north but we're looking at more than an inch of rain in some areas and also it will be very windy, with wind gust as long the coast especially cape may and delaware beaches roughly 40 miles april hour. mess of the the day temperatures will be in the 50's. in addition to the wet day it will be cool, and windy. so the exclusive accu weather seven day forecast, enjoy tomorrow, it will be gorgeous. 76 degrees. great weather for union game and for phillies game, on saturday that rain moving in, again, heaviest to the south with a high of 61 degrees and then on sunday, an upper level disturbance which will me ander, which means we will see more cloud and sunshine. still possibility of spotty showers but not widespread
rain, 70 degrees. we will keep that possibility of the pop up shower on monday but that weather pattern begins to change. tuesday, cloud break for some sunshine, 75 degrees and for the first time this month we're looking at 80-degree weather moving in on wednesday and thursday as we head toward memorial day weekend. so this weekend in the looking that great. hopefully next week and holiday will be nicer thanks, cecily. they held a reception to honor this years recipient of the eisenhower fellowship. the organization's highest honor dwight eisenhower medal for leadership and service went to doctors without borders. former secretary of the state, general colin powell, presented the fellow award to shehad mahmoud the ceo of interactive group which is a telecommunications company in pakistan. >> ♪
>> this was a night to remember at children's hospital of philadelphia, for the tenth annual patient prom. it looked like a slice of hollywood as youngsters arrived on the red carpet, from the stylish couples to the dapper bachelors, prom goers were camera ready tonight and then it was a night of dancing for some a
eagles get back to work, yes, they brought... >> yes. >> yah, we are, we have to get it together. >> foot the ball ace year round sport game may be played from september to february... put in place right now. if you hear what he said to me in the commercial break. >> wow, wow, wow. >> let's hear it. >> not the fair. >> doug pederson trying to get his team heading in the right direction, the eagles missed playoffs four of the past five games and a commitment has to be made right now. >> we come out here, and it is
voluntary we have a long time, until the season. at the end of the day if you want to be that caliber of the team that goes deep in the playoffs that wins super bowls you have to have a super bowl every single day. you don't have to be perfect but you have to that attitude and that feeling especially when you hit the field. >> phillies had night off they are tied for third most wins in the national league. how? why? maybe because young guys don't know they are not supposed to be this good. >> we show up every day. we will be in the ballgame. we have done a great job of finishing games lately. we believe we can do this throughout the season. >> i'm impressed how we grind through games and we find a way to win. we take the lead. we get a couple runs here and there. and then we have been pretty steady. just a matter of staying the course and trusting each other what we can do. >> it is a real team. you know, it is great to see. i think that is a big part of
he averaged 18 points, seven rebound a game this past season and recorded 11 double/double. roger federer has pulled out of the french open next week. he is dealing with the back injury. this is significant. federer has appeared in a record 65 straight grand slam events, the last one he missed was in 1999, in the u.s. open. union will host d.c. united tomorrow. union played three straight draws, they have one victory in the last five matches. >> we don't wanting to back to being a 500 team and this is i game where we really to have take advantage, and, then try to jump on d.c. early and try to protect our home field to get that little bit of separation from the danger of mediocrity. >> that is sports. >> all right. >> you you are still laughing. >> no, i'm good. jimmy kimmel live, next on channel six. jimmy's guest magic johnson, ludicrous and sierra, music from ariana grande, "action