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his high school. this afternoon his father is reacting to that tragedy and police are offering a reward to find the person who did it. it's friday afternoon, i'm brian taff. >> and i'm sharrie williams. the big story on "action news" is the teen shot and can killed in wilmington he's the second student from the same school killed in just a matter of weeks. vernon odom is live. you spoke with the boy's father today. >> reporter: i did, sharrie, but first good evening to you and brian. tonight sources tell me the police do have the name of a suspect in this case and they're looking for him at this hour as a father grieves. >> happy all the time. >> reporter: brad wingo ponders the loss of his 15-year-old son brandon. the high school freshman was gunned down yesterday just blocks from his school right after dismissal time by assailant who remains at large at this hour. his father told me his growth
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as a ball player got him promoted to the varsity team at mid season. his father says he has no idea why brandon was targeted for murder three shots to the head. >> it's bad. the city is terrible. there's a $10,000 reward outism there were many witnesses police say a lone gunman they say fled on foot. brandon's father says his son never told him about any fear or threats of violence. >> told him about hanging out with the wrong kids, everything. most of the kids are just basketball players that he played with over the years and became friends with, you know, but as far as violence or anything like that, from what i know nothingism young wingo attended the hour high school of technology where amy joyner-francis was killed in a fight. his son was a casual acquaintance of hers.
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again tonight sharrie there's a $10,000 reward for the person who leads police to the killer of young wingo. at this point the investigation continues at this hour. police sources say they have a suspect in mind. live in wilmington, delaware, i'm vernon odom, channel6 "action news." >> okay, vern, thank you. chester county authorities have identified a man wanted for the attempted homicide of a willistown police officer. police spent the afternoon searching ridley state park in neighboring delaware county because they thought terrell winchester was hiding there but they were unable to find him. he allegedly stole a vehicle yesterday and rammed it into a police car on route three. the officer was not hurt but winchester is wanted on multiple charges. >> now to the latest on egyptair flight 804. this afternoon still no solid answers. today greek officials are combing through wreckage and human remains believed to be associated with the flight. a devastating development for the family members of those 66
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people on board. egyptian officials admit that terrorism is more likely than a technical problem but every possibility is being considered and today a major clue. the flight was more than three hours into its route from paris to cairo when it suddenly dropped from radar early yesterday morning. there was no distress call but just today we learned that that plane turned left and then strangely to the right before it vanished. >> if it turns out that this is a bomb, yes, you have to look at the whole security for all the flights where the aircraft come from, what kind of bomb was it. >> now investigators are looking into every single person involved, the captain, co-captain every passenger even the tarmac workers. they're also reviewing the jet's stops before this flight including one in tunisia hours earlier. and this afternoon still no sign of that black box but they are look, for it.
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and as the victims' families wait for answers as well, today we learn more about one woman on board. a facebook post describes marla hamdi a canadian woman living in cairo as a devoted and loving mother of three. brian. >> all right, alicia, thank you. we are still working to learn the name of the man who died today after he was hit by a septa train. the action cam was at the fern rock regional rail station where a man was hit just before noon. police have not said how the man ended up on the tracks. the incident forced septa to suspend service on the lansdowne doylestown warminster and west trenton lines. it reopened after self hours but riders may still see some residual delays. people in parts of montgomery and bucks counties are getting bottled water from the government because of a toxic situation in nearby wells and investigators are still trying to figure out the exact cause of this problem. "action news" reporter john rawlins live now in horsham where people have been picking up their water today. john. >> reporter: that's right, the issue is drinking water, brian, and the ground water
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that that drinking water comes from that is around those former military facilities several federal agencies are involved in all this, the epa, navy, one state agent z-the department of environmental protections dep that's the organization giving away the water today. about 100 cases have been given away so far. folks around here have lots of questions. >> well, i want them to come out and test my well and to tell me definitively whether my well is contaminated or not. >> reporter: you have health concerns. >> yes. who wouldn't. >> reporter: the reason behind this bottled water give away to residents is contamination. contamination of the ground water in and around the former willow grove air station and naval warfare station compounds called pro-flooding rain 98ed chemicals may have leached into the ground water. because of the new epa advisory 16 municipal wells, five in horsham, five in warrington and six in warminster are now off line
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shut down along with an estimated 80 private wells. ed lutz money those opting for bottled water today. >> i don't have the whole story yet. if they're starting to give water away that means we shouldn't drink the water and where are we going? are we going to have another flint situation. >> reporter: with the new advisory experts say the tap water from municipal water provider center city safe. bottled water will still be available for those on private wells. as for possible long term health effects there are many questions. state senator stuart green recess constituents have been calling his office. >> of course they're concerned and they should be concerned asking questions such as what impact will this have on our children. >> reporter: as we say lots of questions maybe some answers forth coming. the navy and the epa announced they are going to have at least two open houses next week to try to explain the problem as they see it and also the process of how they he will correct that problem. live in horsham, john rawlins,
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channel6 "action news." back to you all. >> all right, john, thanks very much. i certainly hope you had a chance to spend at least a little bit of time outside today because it's just about perfect. >> it's the best place to be. meteorologist melissa magee is standing outside in the sun in for adam today. there hi, sharrie, hi, brian. don't want to go back inside because the weather is delightful on our friday. hopefully you had a chance to enjoy the numbers. across the delaware and lehigh valleys it's 75 in philadelphia, same thing up the 95 corridor northbound in trenton 75, 76 in allentown, cooler at the coast. temperatures there only in the 60's. if you're out on the town this friday evening, still mostly sunnies gorgeous by 7:00 p.m., 71 degrees. still nice at 8 o'clock. but the clouds will start to build and drift across our region as we get into nine, 10 and 11 o'clock tonight and temperatures by then down into the 60's. here's why the includes are building. storm tracker six live double scan radar showing you there's a area of low pressure just to the west of nashville but also
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an area of low pressure that will start to form off the coast and that will be the primary low that works its way into our region for the start of our weekend so the rain arrives mid morning tomorrow. the heaviest noon to 6:00 p.m. total anywhere from a half inch to an inch and a half and gust at the shore as high as 40 miles an hour. we'll take a close look at the forecast and see how the rest of the weekend fares in that accuweather forecast. sharrie. >> sounds good. verizon workers held a protest today in wynnefield heights as their strike moves towards its fifth week. a large group of union members and supporters rallied outside the verizon store on city avenue today. 40,000 workers walked off the job back in april. their main reason is about the outsourcing of jobs to mexico and overseas. they rejected the most recent offer from verizon which included a seven and a half percent raise and protection from layoffs. >> they are the future of medicine and today they officially took the next step on their journeys.
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drexel university's college of medicine held its commencement ceremony at the kimmel center today. 434 students got their medical degrees masters or ph.d.'s. former secretary of u.s. health and human services department louis sullivan gave the address today. drexel educates one of every 72 medical students in america. >> congrats to the graduates. time for the "action news" traffic report. >> all right. send it over to dr. matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center. >> honorary degree i guess. >> yes. >> i'll take it. i'll take any degree i can get. good afternoon we're commencing the friday afternoon ride home and start to our weekend brian and sharrie and it's not starting in the best way in a few spots like here on 202 in malvern. there's a crash in the southbound lanes right by route 29. all that's left is one vehicle off to the side. hopefully he pulls away soon,, too but it is a little extra heavy on 202 southbound because of that now earlier accident and northbound by 252 there's a disabled vehicle up ahead there taking out the left lane. association you have problems on the northbound and the
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southbound sides. and it's not a problem but the stotesbury regatta continues and it's causing traffic troubles because the kelly drive remains closed. detour back around the ball fields with a whole bunch of other people. i did that last night. you can stay on the mlk drive with a whole bunch of other people or stay on the schuylkill with a whole bunch of other people, 12 miles per hour there. maybe think outside the box, ridge avenue or lancaster avenue some other possible alternates. on the vine street expressway this afternoon trouble here in the westbound lanes by broad street at crash taking out the left lane causing gridlock coming away from 95 and 95 itself is quite heavy here on the southbound side approaching cottman. that's because just up ahead broken down cement truck but it appears to be on the move. however, it is has cemented a really slow ride for you on 95 southbound. let's grab the ipad do the commuter report on this friday afternoon. beautiful friday. maybe you're headed down the shore. watch out for a work zone on the parkway northbound as you head towards the a.c. expressway. we'll can check it again brian and sharrie in the next half hour. >> you're full of good news
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today. >> not so much. >> happy friday anyway. still ahead, the foods you buy is getting new labels. we'll break down the differences that you will see on your groceries and what it will look like coming up. >> plus, the candidates for president try to court voters on different sides of a very divisive issue. >> and we have details on this summer's wawa welcome america festival. find out who will headline the party on the parkway this fourth of july. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> the race for the white house is focused on gun control today with each of the frontrunners trying to build support from voters on opposite sides of the issue. donald trump just wrapped up a speech to the national rifle association in kentucky. at that same event the nra officially endorsed the presumptive republican nominee. trump once supported a ban on assault weapons but he has now reversed that stance and says he does not want a ban on assault weapons.
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hillary clinton will campaign for tighter gun laws this weekend. she'll be in florida with mothers who have lost their children to gun violence including the mother of trayvon martin. a new poll from the new york times today shows clinton leading trump by six points. that's down from 10 points just a month ago. and that's saying -- same poll shows bernie sanders with more than double the lead over trump than clinton has. >> the man suspected of organizing the paris terror attacks is refusing to talk with investigators. police were hoping that salah abdeslam would give information about the islamic state's strategies in europe and they also want to know if there are any suspects who survived the november attacks in paris that killed 130 people. but abdeslam refused to cooperate or answer any questions in court today. the concern about isis also runs deep here at home where philadelphia police say they're increasingly having to deal with the many 10 tackles of that terror organization. tonight at 11:00 we talk to the city's top counter
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terrorism officials who tell us about their fight against isis right here and we hear from one delaware plan who says with just a few clicks of a mouse he was able to get in touch with top isis leadership. a dialogue that landed him in hot water with the fbi. >> we went from twitter to direct message on twitter into skype, into encrypted applications and doors started to open. >> tonight in my special report at 11 o'clock what police tell us about isis influence here at home and the message within philadelphia's muss sim community to counteract the road to radicalization. >> here at the big board and big changes are coming to food nutrition labels, big and bold. as you can see here, serving sizes and the calorie count both getting major font upgrade and when it comes to those serving sizes, they are getting recalculated to be more realistic. more in tune to how much people actually eat at one time. there's also a new line to
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indicate which sugars are naturally can occurring and which were added during processing. first lady michelle obama announced the new labels today at an annual health summit as part of her let's move campaign against childhood obesity. she says the long awaited makeover is 20 years in the making. >> very soon you will no longer need a microscope a calculator or a degree in nutrition to figure out whether the if i'd you're buying is actually good for our kids so that's a phenomenal achievement. >> now these changes were proposed by the fda two years ago. it's the first major update to the label since they were created back in 1994. right now you can find them on about 800,000 foods, the food industry now has two years to comply but i'll tell you what, you guys, you can can't miss the calories, they're loud and clear right there on those new labels. >> fewer excuses i guess. >> that's it. >> all right, alicia. right now we want to invite you to join us this coming tuesday for a special event to help in the fight against
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pediatric cancer. 6abc is teaming up with children's hospital's daisy days charity for a donation drive to raise money for pediatric cancer research and the care of young patients. volunteers and some very special guests will be right here manning the phone lines in our 6abc studios. they will be take your donations from 4:00 to 6:30. again, that's coming up this tuesday. the plans are set for this year's wawa welcome america festival. today organizers revealed the performers for the free fourth of july concert on the ben franklin parkway. the lineup includes south philadelphia legends gamble and hough along with the o'jay's intruders philly pop and the ac cappella group brotherly love. the independence day celebration will include fireworks as always but they will go off an hour earlier this year at 10:00 p.m. >> sounds good. a philadelphia flare. >> yeah. >> time for a check of the accuweather forecast. >> let's head over to meteorologist melissa magee.
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hi, melissa. >> hi, sharrie, hi brianly we had a fantastic finish here on our friday, plenty of sunshine, blue sky overhead and as we take you -- take a look outside sky6 live in hd down the shore in cape may, you can actually see some folks on the beach. we had some sailboats in the water as well a nice crisp breeze there, the shore probably feels pretty comfortable. let's show you the numbers outside across much of the region. it is cooler at the coast. right now numbers there are only in the middle and upper 60's with 75 as you head inland there in philadelphia, 74 for reading, 76 in allentown, 73 in lancaster, down in dover at this hour we're coming in at 76 degrees. we'll talk about the 80-degree days we've seen so far this year. if you go back in march, we had two days. that's pretty rare. in april we had three days with temperatures in the 80's or higher and so far for the month of may, we've not seen any days with temperatures in the 80's. last may we had 13 days in the 80's at this point. things will change, however,
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as we get into early and late next week. here's satellite6 along with action radar. you can see it's dry right now. the clouds are building. there's an area of low pressure just to the south and west of nashville, tennessee. that's an area of low pressure that we're tracking but the primary low that works its way into our region as we go throughout the day on saturday will start to form just off the georgia-carolina coast and that's going to work its way into our region for saturday. in the near term for the rest of tonight it's a good looking night to play some ball. phils at home, first pitch around 7:05, a few clouds, it's comfortable. first pitch temperature around 71 degrees. once we get into the ninth inning as they take on the braves that temperature drops down to 64. here's future tracker six. 8 o'clock in the morning on saturday, it's a cloudy start but you notice that moisture to our south and west. it will start to approach and as we go throughout 11:00 a.m. tomorrow the moisture starting to invade much of the delaware and lehigh valleys with that heavier pocket just to the south and west of wilmington and dover. by 2 o'clock in the afternoon we were talking about the heavy of that rain, it looks
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to be in the city, points to the south and as you go to the north and west, we do have light to moderate pockets of moisture. the heaviest starts to move off by about 5, 6 o'clock in the evening tomorrow after which we are just left with some showers by 8:30 and for the rest of saturday night. the four day at 4:00 looks like this it's a soggy start to your he could woo. rainy, breezy and cooler, a high temperature of just 61 degrees. on sunday, it's mostly cloudy, a couple of showers around still, a high of 68. pop-up thundershower on monday, 70 and 76 on tuesday with a couple breaks of sunshine but eventually that forecast will get a little warmer in the near term guys, get ready for the soak on the way for the start of our weekend. >> had to can come to an end. >> i guess so. melissa, it just started. >> it did. >> thank you very much. >> okay. >> up next a phi final farewell for one of the most influential educators in philadelphia's recent history. >> dozens of items have been recovered following several burglaries throughout multiple towns. now police are trying to figure out who they all belong
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>> ♪ >> we want to get back to the breaking news at the top of the show and give you an update at what's happening at the white house. the lockdown has been listed. that lockdown went into effect after a secret service officer shot an armed person on the street outside of the white house. that suspect who was wound is there now in custody. president obama was not inside of the white house at the time but vice president joe biden was. there's no evidence of any further threat at this moment. >> temple university honored the man who helped transform that school into what it is today. students faculty and board members joined the family of peter liacouras to celebrate his life at the performing arts center today. as temple's seventh pressley
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courses led the university's evolution from a local commuter school to an internationally known public research institution. he passed away last week at the age of 85. looks like the bids for yahoo were not as high as the struggling company was hoping for. the wall street journal is reporting the top offers for ya' who are expected to be between two and $3 billion in the next round of bidding. a month ago they expected it to sell for five or 8 billion. bidders cooled off after presentations from georgia who's ceo about company's outlook. a look at how the numbers faired on wall to end the week and we like green arrows when we can get them. the dow up 65 and a half points to close at 17,501. nasdaq up 57 points, the s & p 500 also up just about 12 an quarter points on the day. >> dozens of classmates got together for a very special class reunion.
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today in haddonfield, new jersey, the 1946 class at collingswood high school held their 70th reunion. the one-time classmates were able to eat lunch together at the tavern stock country club. there was also a copy of their yearbook on display along with one of the school's newspapers dating back to february 1st, 1946. >> awesome. coming up in the next half hour of "action news" at 4:00 today it is freebie friday. we've got that great ways to enjoy the weekend with your family without spending a dime. >> we like the sound of that. >> yes. >> first, police are trying to figure out who owns all of this jewelry. we're live with the latest on the investigation into a serial burglar accused of targeting homes across the region. >> ♪
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dear fellow citizen, time spent with my son really makes me appreciate "the now". but i also have to plan for my family's future. and that means taking on debt. in a smart way. like my mortgage - it's working for me. and if he needs a college loan down the road, that'll be worth it too. it's all about having a strategy, that fits your life. so, if you have a question about how to make debt work for you, ask me. sincerely, brandon heaven fellow dad and fellow citizen.
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>> it's 4:30 and "action news" continues with an undercover sting that landed an alleged trial predator behind bars. >> doctors from around the world converge on philadelphia. we'll show you the innovative procedures they're learning that will be life changing for children need. >> plus are good looks the secret to a good marriageup that's one blogger's opinion and she's getting a bit of backlash on line. she defends her stance. that's coming up ahead in big talkers. >> first here at 4:30 pricey
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bracelets necklaces and watches. those are just some of the things belonging -- the belongings police say were stolen during several burglaries across philadelphia suburbs. >> investigators believe their suspects to be lingd to more crimes. trish hartman talks to one of the victims and joins us now from solebury township police headquarters with the story. trish. >> reporter:. >> reporter: sharrie, solebury police are trying to find owners of hundreds of pieces of stolen jewelry and while they have charged a suspect with several recent burglaries, they would like to know if that man is responsible for more. necklaces, earrings, passports, all stolen according to detectives. these items covered the tables at the solebury township building and police say this isn't all of it. they're hoping they'll be able to reunite some of the items with their rightful owners on wednesday at 6:30 p.m. >> so our hope is that the public comes out on wednesday night takes a look at everything and we can clear
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multiple burglaries not only in bucks county, montgomery possibly delaware and in philadelphia. >> just top of my dresser took the jewelry boxes, opened drawers and ransacked that and blue back down the sense out the front door. >> reporter: this victim says her solebury township home was broken into while no one was home. she says she'll be there wednesday. her high school class ring and several other sentimental items were swiped. >> my husband had bought me a jewelry box when we were dating and it was a maribel blue and white jewelry box. so, that had a lot of sentimental value. >> reporter: surveillance cameras on her property captured the suspect's vehicle pulling up and leaving just minutes later. police were able to use that video to connect this case with another burglary in solebury township and two others in newtown township and whitemarsh township montgomery county. when police ran the tag and started visiting pawnshops they discovered the same man,
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35-year-old william dawson had pawned jewelry at five different sites. dalton was arrested monday in addition to the items that were pawned police found hundreds of items in his home and vehicle items they believe are stolen. >> there's items here that i believe would be, you know, very personal to some of these people and i'm sure they had like to have that back. >> reporter: now, police say you must bring a police report to prove that your home had been burglarized. if you would like to take a look at those stolen items here at the police department on wednesday night. if you want to see some pictures of some of those stolen jewelry and other items we have them posted at 6abc.com. we're live at solebury township, trish hartman channel6 "action news." sharrie. >> trish, thank you. a philadelphia man is behind bars accused of trying to lure who he thought was a young teen into having sex with him. instead of a 14-year-old girl, he was met with a police
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officer. he was arrested on the spot. he is charged with multiple felonies. this case was part of an online sting. police are hoping this surveillance video help lead to the arrest an armed robber. the man can be seen putting items from the west philadelphia store into a black bag but when an employee confronted him, he pulled a gun and then left the store. you're asked to call police if you know anything about this crime which happened on sunday. >> a fire broke out this afternoon inside a southwest philadelphia refine knee. chopper6 hd was overhead rider about noon today as smoke poured from one of the furnaces at philadelphia energy solutions. emergency responders from the company and the philadelphia fire department quickly responded to the scene. they put that fire out after about half an hour. fortunately no one was hurt here. >> all right. finally we don't mind talking about the weather. >> for now. >> friday at least it's beautiful. >> really nice outside today, guys.
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plenty of sunshine, bright blue skies for now. >> for now. >> and then it changes. storm tracker6 and sky6 live in hd at philadelphia international airport on this friday, you can see that we've got clear skies, no issues, you get the green light if you're traveling, at least in terms of the weather and the way the weather is concerned. the temperature outside 75 degrees. the dewpoint 35. the winds out of the east at 5 miles per hour. that pressure 30.20. if you're headed over to watch our philadelphia union taking on d.c. united tonight, sun, a few clouds, nice and warm for the start of the soccer game, that temperature 71 and for the finish, we'll drop down into the lower 60's. here is the change. storm tracker6 live double scan radar 3-d showing you there are two areas of low pressure that we're tracking and this area of low pressure for the most part will work its way up the eastern seaboard and right through the midatlantic region as we go throughout the day on saturday and you can see that primary low taking over. as it does so we've got a good soaking on the the way for the majority of the day tomorrow. we'll let you know, guys, if
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it clears up at least for the second half of our weekend but hopefully you had a chance to soak up what you could today because the wet weather moves in. >> all right. not enough. thank you. >> everyone agrees. >> he wwe want to congratulate e newest alum from valley forge military college. they marked the end of their college careers. lieutenant governor mike stack gave the commencement address inside the school's chapel. he told the new grads that determination often leads to success. you are looking at two veteran teachers with a combined 80 years experience as they walk into the celebration in their honor today. the saint margaret school in narberth threw an anniversary party for delores lopresti and jane krause. each of these women has now spent four decades as an educator. they were treated to a song by current students along with flowers and gifts from their appreciative colleagues.
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>> the shirts said always schooling. >> nice. >> there's a new way to stay hydrated along one of philadelphia's most popular trails. the city just unveiled four new public water stations on kelly drive. runners cyclists and rowers can use them to fill up reusable bottles. organizers hope this will help reduce the number of disposable bottles that litter the banks of the schuylkill river. the new stations were added in partnership with the 90th annual stotesbury regatta. we know exercise is beneficial for us but it turns out it's especially helpful for people suffering from a specific disease. "action news" anchor rick williams live in the news room to explain this one. hi, rick. >> hi, sharrie. in this case we're talking about boxing and parkinson's. parkinson center city a neurological disease that affects movement and only gets worse with time. but one program is using punches and some fancy foot work to slow down the disease's effects.
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that story coming up tonight in health check. also coming up at 5:00 making history in the camden policcamdencounty police depart. we'll explain the first for the officer and her new k-9 companion. back to you. >> see shortly rick. about two dozen doctors from several third world countries are in philadelphia now to learn new surgical techniques. the workshop is hosted by jefferson university hospital and operation smile. health reporter and registered nurse ali gorman stopped by this morning. >> reporter: a team of doctors nurses and technicians at jefferson university hospital are performing two complicated surgeries correcting a facial deformity and moving a graft from a patient's leg to replace infected tissue in the jaw. at the same time doctors visiting from different countries are watching the surgeries on a live video feed at the hospital. they're all volunteers with operation smile.
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it's an international charity that provides free surgeries to kids in developing countries. dr. daniel taub says the goal is to share knowledge and experience. >> understand, the answer they can at this time part of it, the nurse component to it. we're trying to have some interactive discussions with them from the operating room when there's little breaks so they can ask questions. >> reporter: the visiting doctors come from more than a dozen countries including egypt malawi columbia honduras. they're learning from each other. >> there are many points of view that you can take from this experience. >> reporter: the overall goal is to empower the healthcare providers so they can take what they learn here back to their home countries. >> gives you a little bit of experience for the local doctors it is very important issue. >> reporter: today's event is a precursor to a larger conference in virginia this weekends where 500 operation smile volunteers will get together. again the goal to educate
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healthcare providers and expand access to quality care worldwide. reporting in center city, ali gorman, channel6 "action news. >> never sees to amaze me the medical advancements being made right here. >> it is pretty interesting. >> still ahead on "action news" a new drug is bringing hope to patients battling a specific type of cancer. a outbursts that got an accused killer dragged out of court. >> the controversy surrounding what a blogger is calling the secret to marriage success. according to her it's all about a woman's looks. >> and meteorologist melissa magee back with that full accuweather forecast. what will the weekend hold? "action news at 4:00 continues next.
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>> ♪ >> the uber driver charged with the mass shooting in kalamazoo michigan had to be dragged out of the courtroom today. tyaina caruthers was crying as she took the stand to describe
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her alleged encounter with that accused shooter jason dalton. that's when he went off on a rambling rant. less than 30 seconds after the judge warned him to be quiet he started yelling and the guards had to escort him out. dalton is accused of killing six people and injuring two others including caruthers. >> in health check today at 4:00 the fda has approved the first drug for bladder cancer which harnesses the power of the body's immune s it blocks a protein in many tumors that deactivates the body's disease fighting t cells. the t cells then hunter down and destroy the cancer cells. the drug was given conditional approval based on promising early results. full approval could be about a year or two away. >> ♪ >> big talkers now and not only is it pretty, it is pretty cool. it's student project that has everyone talking and thinking. the violin is purple and plastic and it came off of a
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3-d printer. jena slayton a high school junior in minnesota made it for her physics experiment on sound waves. as you can see it's fully functional, too. now the fact that this came off of a printer isn't even the coolest part. slayton says she hopes that this could be a new way to make music education more accessible. she says it's a more affordable way to create student starter violins and get them into more class also re. don't you love when this comes from the high school level. it is the blog that has social media on fire. a newlywed woman is in the hot seat for what she says is the key to her successful marriage. staying hot for her husband. amanda lauren published the blog weeks after she got married. she says she wants to give her husband what she calls the gift of having the best possible wife and for them that means looking good. >> i said i vow to stay hot for you and to keep trying to look and feel my best for you. i hate to say that it's
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different for men and women but in my house, in my relationship, it is. >> now, the backlash was swift. one woman says that she makes some women feel their looks make them unworthy of long term love. now some call it six assist. others say she hasn't been nearly long enough to be doling out advice for success. lauren to her defense spoke on "gma" this morning and says this is what works for her and her own marriage and she thinks that she will feel the same way in 40 years. there's a really good discussion going on about this on my facebook page right now and a lot of people are coming to her defense. >> yeah, i suspect it's a heated debate. >> very heated. >> yeah, well, whatever works for individuals. >> that's what i say. if it works for her go for it. >> alicia thanks very much. >> let's get a check on the roads right now. >> matt pelman standings by with the update on a friday. >> this traffic not working for a lot of people this afternoon. it is very congested. beautiful friday afternoon. a lot of people do wander to
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be out and about and you can see what that's doing to the schuylkill expressway. clogged in both directions here by montgomery drive. eastbound travel time a little bit worse if you're headed towards the phils game 42 minutes is about three times what it ideally should be so not looking so hot on the schuylkill. we can can't send you to the kelly drive instead. that's still blocked off for the stotesbury he regatta and the mlk is going to be busy also. maybe think outside the box a little bit. ridge avenue or lancaster avenue some possible alternates. this is the vine street expressway. that crash that we had on the westbound side by broad street is pushed off to the side. but the heavy delays linger here in both directions by 76 the schuylkill expressway. and still slow going on 95 southbound as you enter the worked here at cottman but a little bit better than last time because that broken down cement truck has been cleared out of the way. so the lanes are opened, it's just a little heavy as you head towards center city on the southbound side of 95. had a crash by saint charles borromeo seminary at city and lancaster but that cleared out. at argyle and wynnewood watch
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out for an accident. it was one on the pennsylvania turnpike just like yesterday afternoon eastbound side by norristown. it's off to the side now but you're still being treated to 10 miles per hour. schuylkill eastbound not a whole lot better at 11 miles per hour and east whiteland chester county watch out for a crash along 401 at bacton hill road. we'll come back in about a half hour and check it again brian and sharrie. >> sounds good. matt thank you. freebie friday coming up. from neighborhood festivals to reading time for kids we have a lot for you to do this weekend, all of it free of charge. >> and stepping outside because it's beautiful, why not, sky6 hd, with a view from spruce street harbor park which is penn's landing. a beautiful day out there. meteorologist melissa magee is coming up with that exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast next. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> meteorologist melissa magee joining us this afternoon. we have learned to take the little gifts that mother nature gives us. >> that is right. we got one today. it was a big gift. bad part is that it will be little in a second. not lasting too long. >> take it while we got it. >> show you a picture outside. it's gorgeous outside. the action cam was out in fairmount park. you can see the channel6 zoo balloon flying high up in the sky from the belmont plateau. a mostly sunny sky. just gorgeous outside. enjoy it while you can before the sun sets because wet weather moves in tomorrow. storm tracker6 live double scan radar showing you it's dry, it's quiet right now across much of the delaware and lehigh valleys. no issues with precipitation. that changes as we get into saturday evening. outside at this hour it's 75 in philadelphia, comfortable up in allentown, nice to be above average for a change coming in at 76. 77 up in the poconos right now. cooler at the coast from beach haven down to cape may. temperatures are only in the 60's. here is satellite6 along with action radar.
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high pressure has been dominating our region real from new england all the way down across the midatlantic. what we are tracking and what we are watching, two pieces of energy right now, there's an area of low pressure just to the south of cincinnati and there's also an area of lope low pressure forming just off the coast of georgian the carolinas. this will work its way up the eastern seaboard and take over and with that we have the moisture on the move. the call from accuweather, however, over the next 12 hours stars early then turning cloudy as that moisture gets closer to our regionally we'll drop down to 53 in the suburbs and 56 in philadelphia for the overnight low. here's future tracker six as we time out the moisture for the start of our weekend. 8 o'clock in the morning it's mostly cloudy. you notice those showers getting closer to us. south and west of lancaster approaching dover as well. as we get into 11 o'clock tomorrow morning make sure you have the wet weather gear with you because the moisture will be increasing as the day wears on. the heaviest pocket you could see by 2 o'clock in the afternoon in philadelphia and areas to the south as well for south jersey and also into
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delaware. the tail end of the day you could see 5 o'clock in the evening the heaviest starting to push out of our region and moving to the north and east. by 8:30 tomorrow evening we just have some lingering moisture overhead. we'll break it down region by region for you with the rainfall. in our northwest suburbs you could find anywhere from a half inch to an inch of precipitation. right along that 95 corridor three-quarters of an inch to about an inch and a quarter's worth. delaware, south jersey depending on the area of low pressure and how it tracks, anywhere from an inch to an inch and a half and locally higher amounts than that. this really sets us up for an unsettled pattern tomorrow and then right through sunday into tuesday, we essentially have this trough of low pressure that's cut off from the main jet stream. so we have showers, pockets of sunshine and then a few pop-up showers as we go throughout the day sunday monday into tuesday before the pattern breaks. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast showing it's rainy, breezy, cooler day tomorrow, high of just 61. clouds around, still unsettled on sunday.
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couple of showers at 68. a pop-up thundershower likely on monday, 70. 76 on tuesday. then it gets better. on wednesday sunny and warm, summer-like, a high of 83. 84 on thursday with a string of 80's on the way next friday a high temperature of 85 degrees. so we'll get rid of the wet weather tomorrow and we do have some improvement on the way as we get into next week, guys. >> melissa, thank you. >> you got it. >> freebie friday is coming up next. we've got details about free family friendly events in the city and in the suburbs. >> and tonight this brand new episode of 20/20. oklahoma city police department as an officer faces shocking allegations that he preyed against those he swore to serve and protect. his jail cell interview tonight at 10:00 right here on 6abc. here's a look at the rest of our prime time lineup tonight. >> ♪
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>> it is freebie friday and lots of fun on tap for the whole family this weekend. first, tomorrow, the rittenhouse row spring festival will showcase philadelphia's finest fashions cuisine and entertainment from noon until 5 o'clock rain or shine on walnut street from broad to 19th street this is a wonderful freebie going on for veterans and their families. the philadelphia soul is offering free tickets to tomorrow's game. military appreciation day is opened to all active duty personnel and veterans. that game is tomorrow night at 7:30 at the wells fargo center. even though it is free, you still have to reverv reserve yor seat online. strawberry festival at peddler's village saturday and sunday. that's always a great event. and forget the preakness. tomorrow from 11:00 to 6:00 it's the kensington kinetics
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sculpture derby and arts festival. the streets will be filled with local artists musicians and food. here's the derby part. hand crafted mobile sculptures will parade along the 3-mile urban optical course. i'm sure there's great prizes for the winners. that sounds like a really fun day. finally we love this. free story time happening for kids at barnes an barnes and nos stores its a thank arama theme. kids will get a copy of the thank you book by mo williams. check with your local barnes and noble to find out when it's happening. have a great weekend. >> with the rain that last one could be really important for moms and dads looking to get out. alicia thank you. >> you got it. >> there that will do it for "action news" at 4:00 for adam joseph melissa magee, i'm brian taff. hope you'll join me tonight and every night for a full hour of "action news" at 10:00 upon hll17. >> here are rick william and monica malpass with a look at
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what's ahead at 5 o'clock. hi, guys. >> thank you. coming up next on "action news" at 5 o'clock, six burglaries in seven weeks. the search for a suspect now under way in west chester after a spring of break-ins across the area. also the reward police in wilmington a recovering up to help track down the gun plan who killed a teenage are just blocks from his high school. >> and memorial day is just about a week ago away. now the clock is ticking for shore towns to get set for summer time. we'll have those stories and more coming up next at 5:00. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with jaime apody, meteorologist cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> ♪ >> new at 5:00 the search is on for the thief or thieves behind a string of break-ins in chester county. tonight police are asking for your help in hopes of stopping the suspects. friday night. the big story on action news at the six burglaries in the span of just seven weeks in west chester putting folks there on high alert. >> "action news" reporter gray hall is live in west chester tonight with all the details. gray. >> reporter: well, rick and monica, many folks living in this community say it is frightening to know that burglar has targeted so many homes and is still out there on the streets. police tell me they are
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following up on leads but many people say they will not feel safe until an arrest is made. >> hopefully they catch him. please catch him. somebody catch him. >> reporter: it is a nerve wracking time for many people living in west chester after police announce they're searching for a burglar who has targeted half a dozen homes if march through may. >> scares the daylights out of me am across the street our neighbors were robbed and their car was stolen and it was 4 o'clock in the morning and we were home in bed. >> reporter: police believe the bold burglar is acting alone and strikes during the hours of 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. while people are at home. in each case the victims have had their doors and windows locked. so far no one has been hurt or come face to face with that burglar. by the time they realize their home has been broken into the crook is long gone. >> it is fortunate that it doesn't appear that the suspect or suspects want a confrontationism police wander to make an arrest before anyone is h the deceptive burglar has not only broken into homes

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