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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 and stolen purses
wallets phones and electronics but four cars were also taken and eventually recovered. >> we do believe that the suspect knows the west chester borough very well. >> reporter: the crimes have rattled this community since a safety and many like lisa say they are increasing security at their homes. >> i'm concerned that they're not going to be caught. we now sleep with all of our blinds closed. we just order the a security s it should arrive by 2:30 today. we're doing everything we can. you put 1 foot on our property after dark every light on the outside comes on. my husband has that arranged. >> reporter: and police say none of the homes targeted had their alarms activated. also we can tell you at this point there is no surveillance capturing that burglar or burglars. police of course urging everyone to be on high alert. they say if you see anything suspicious don't hesitate to contact authorities. live in west chester, gray hall, channel6 "action news." rick. >> gray, thank you. we are following developing news tonight out of
washington. right now the white house is on a security alert after a shooting outside on the street. officials say that's where a uniformed secret service officer shot a man with a gun at around 3 o'clock this afternoon. still unclear why there person was armed. less than an hour ago the white house confirmed no one inside was injured. the president was not even there at the time. updates as we get them on our web site at 6abc.com. police in wilmington are offering up to $10,000 in reward money to track down the person who shot and killed a teenager just blocks from his school. 15-year-old brandon wingo was gunned down right after dismissal yesterday, should the three times in the head. today wingo's father, brad, spoke exclusively to "action news." he says he has no idea why brandon was targeted by a murderer. >> told him about, you know, hanging out with the wrong kids, boom, boom, boom, everything. most of the kids were 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, nothing. >> witnesses say a lone gunman fled from the scene on foot. wingo attended howard high school of technology, the same school where 16-year-old amy joyner-francis fell victim to a deadly fight in a bathroom last month. three students are facing charges in that case. >> dozens of people took to the streets in protest after delaware's attorneys general decided not to bring criminal charges against a wilmington police officer who shot a man in a wheelchair. >> hands up don't shoot. >> today protestors marched in downtown wilmington. they say the d.a. should have criminally charged four officers involved in jeremy mcdole's death. cell phone video here captured the incident last september. a delaware department of justice investigation found no probable cause to charge those officers. >> all right. we're just about a week and countering from memorial day and the unofficial start of summer and after a rough went weather-wise towns up and down
the jersey shore are hard at work getting ready for the seasonal crowds. new jersey correspondent more muriel bowser is live in ocean city tonight with the details. hi, nora. >> reporter: hi there, rick. we're here on the boardwalk in ocean city where it was crowded enough today, you would have thought summer had already started. we had sunny skies, people in shorts and t's all thrilled to see the sun and everyone is looking forward to next weekend. >> with the start of memorial day weekend just seven days away, shore towns are gearing up for the start of the summer season. in ocean city crews are sprucing up the lifeguard stands getting them ready to move to the beach. the water is still too chilly to do much swimming. >> we painter and fix and repair our stands, the boats, you know, try to give everything a fresh coat and stuff so we're ready to go. >> reporter: paula ashton of hainesport and her three children couldn't wait until next weekend. this unpacked their summer clothes and leaded to the shore today. >> definitely looking forward to their summer season ending school getting down to the beach getting do you ever this
rainy weather that we've had for a long timism feels if to see the sun doesn't it. >> yes, definitely exit. you have short sleeves on and flip-flops. how does that feel. >> amazing. >> reporter: it's been awhile, right. >> yeah, it's been a very long time. >> reporter: their neighbor was just putting in his flowers. >> everything is do. next week will be the big opening. >> reporter: ocean city beaches took a hit over the printer storms but some of the sand that washed away has been replaced. contractors for the army corps of engineers were moving out their equipment. >> we have been eligible and have just received supplemental fills i guess is what they call them to replenish parts of the beaches that were lost. >> reporter: the ankh family was thrilled with their visit to that beach new york this >> we enjoy ourselves down here. >> reporter: how was it. >> awesome. >> greatest feeling in the world. i don't like shoes that much.
i love running around barefoot. >> reporter: back live now on the boardwalk lots of people running around barefoot or flip-flops or bathing suits. it's definitely cooling down a bit now. this day is a gift after all the gloomy weather that we've had. here's hoping that we get many more days like this when the summer season officially starts. we'll have more for you in just an hour. for now i'm nora muchanic live at objection cam in ocean city. back to you monica. >> thank you nor ranch center city philadelphia it is a perfect day as here as well to guilty out and about. plenty of sunshine, springlike temperatures but of course as she mentioned enjoy it when you can. change is on the way. meteorologist cecily tynan is outside with a first look at weather. >> if i could control the weather we would have weather like this right through the weekend and beyond because today was pretty spectacular. take a look at temperatures across the region. this is around where we should be for this time of year. 75 degrees in philadelphia, allentown trenton 76, reading wilmington 74 and as nora mentioned along the shore you
do have that sea breeze with the wind off the ocean. the ocean temperature 59 degrees so temperatures around the beaches just in the low 60's so it's a friday night for your evening planner out on the town, it's going to be beautiful. at 7 o'clock, 71 degrees. by 9 o'clock, 66 and if you're staying out late by 11 o'clock, 63 degrees. we will see increasing clouds tonight but it will be dry tonight. the problem is that it's not going to stay dry tomorrow. double scan lie showing there's one low pressure heading towards the ohio valley. that will transform to a coastal low off the carolinas and that's what will be bringing us rain tomorrow. rain will be arriving around mid morning. if you have to get a run in do it early in the morning. heaviest from noon to 6 o'clock. looking at about a half inch to an inch and a half. shore gusts up to 40 miles an hour. i'll let you know when it clears out and we track temperatures in the 80's ahead in the accuweather forecast. rick. >> thank you. the number of pregnant women in the united states reported to have the zika virus has more than tripled
according to medical experts. the sends for disease control and prevention says the number has increased to 157. part of the increase is because the government has changed how it reports cases. all women who tested positive are counted even if they don't have symptoms. the president once again urged congress to take up his proposal to combat the bill. >> a bill that has sufficient funds to do the job. they should not be going off on recess before this is done. >> right now ctc officials say they have no evidence that anyone has gotten zika from being bitten by a mosquito in the continental u.s. but they are concerned about mosquito season coming up this summer. >> search crews in the mediterranean have found the first signs of wreckage after the crash of egyptair flight 804. meantime investigators are now taking a close look at the passenger list and questioning ground crew in paris. all in hopes of determine and the cause. officials say the plane claw headed from paris to cairo
egypt was more likely than not downed by a terrorist attack. 66 people were on board at the time. we'll have more on the investigation into that crash coming up at 5:30. with terrorism back in the headlines "action news" is taking an in depth look at the influence of isis right here in the delaware valley and here's a preview of tonight's special report. >> i'm brian taff. a local man's curiosity concerning isis sent him on an unexpected path one that landed him behind bars. >> they were sending me stuff that i had no doubt there these people were actively engaged in isis in syria. >> the power of isis and their ability to infect the minds of young people all throughout the world is absolutely unprecedented. >> so, how did a car salesman from delaware get connectord with isis? who else does law enforcement say may be at risk and how are they battling what they call a growing threat? we explore the isis influence tonight only on channel6 "action news at 11:00.
>> time now for a check of our "action news" traffic report friday night. >> let's see what's rowing out there with matt pelman. >> happy friday rick and monica. welcome to friday evening on the schuylkill expressway. a parking lot as you can see here in the eastbound lanes in king of prussia coming off of 422 and 202 it's a long slow barely moving crawl at this point from 202 on into the conshohocken curve. don't know that i'd use the pennsylvania turnpike eastbound instead. there was an earlier crash by norristown that's now gone but just 15 miles per hour between valley forge and norristown so that, too, is a long slow crawl. if you can stay on some of the local roads like maybe south gulf or route 30 lancaster avenue those are probably better bets. couple inches with some fires this afternoon. a brush fire in mount laurel along the new jersey turnpike next to route 73. speed restrictions and speeds in the 20's. 295 northbound with a whole bunch of friday afternoon
afternoon. >> thanks matt. >> much more ahead on "action news" at 5: including the tense moments above a new york city street today after a scaffolding gets stuck 14 floors up. >> also big changes to those nutrition labels you see on the side of every package of food in the grocery store. the new federal guidelines that officials say will make it easier manage your diet when "action news" at 5:00 comes right back. ♪ ♪ ♪ that's life. you diet. you exercise.
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>> two workers were rescued from a scaffold in new york city after it became stuck on the 14th floor. this morning nypd responded to calls after people saw the workers holding onto the broken scaffolding. you can see the scaffolding dangling from one side near the top of the building right there. rescue crews were able to pull the workers through the 12th floor window. fortunately they were not injured. well, the nutrition labels on the foods you buy will be easier to read thanks to a major overhaul. first lady michelle obama outlined the changes today. calories will be listed in bigger boulder type. added sugars linked to health problems will get their own line and serving sizes will be updated to take into account packaging size. it's the first major update to
food nutrition labels since their creation in 1994. manufacturers will have two years to comply. >> stocks closed higher on wall street putting the dow back in the green for the year but it was a bit of a sour end of the week for most investors. [bell tolls] went with the down in positive territory the index still posted its first four week losing streak for the first time since 2014. the dow jones gained 65 points by the closing bell. the nasdaq rose 57 points the s & p 500 up 12. unemployment rate in pennsylvania has suffered a bill set back: the jobless rate roseo 5.3 percent. >> plenty people in purple to straw draw attention to a
debilitating disease. this was a rally for lupus month. medical experts say awareness and understanding of lupus is essential to improving the diagnoses of the disease and finding a cure. lupus ravages different parts of the body and has no known cause. >> a touching new exhibit in newtown bucks county shrining the light on international children who are living in poverty. it's a 2,000 square foot interactive exhibit at grace point. compassion international shows the difficult daily struggles of kids in the philippines kenya ugandan the dominican republic. it will tug at your heart strings but it does leave you at the end with a feeling of hope. >> much more still to come on "action news" tonight. in health check it is fitness friday. >> a new program created in philadelphia giving those with parkinson's a fighting chance. ali gorman explains the science behind it when "action news" comes right back. >> ♪
think the first may lead to the other but in this case the training boxers do to get ready for a fight can help people with parkinson's. that's the goal of a program called rock steady boxing. 52-year-old susan quinn is fighting back against the disease that has slowly weakened her right side. she's always been active. >> biking, hiking, everything. >> reporter: she doesn't want to give that up. but two years ago she was diagnosed with parkinson's. a neurological disease that typically gets worse over time. now she's going through an assessment with physical therapist carol leaper and former professional boxer joey. >> we look for balance. that's the main thing. >> he says soon quinn and dozens of others will enroll in rock steady boxing classes. it's a program that's started in indianapolis. the local parkinson's counties sim has expanded it here in
philadelphia. it uses noncontact boxing fitness to help slowly progression of the disease and relieve symptoms. stretching helps lessen stiffness in the upper body. punching can help steady tremors and the foot work helps improve balance and coordination. >> with boxing they have to keep moving their feet, they're shifting their weight. >> reporter: leaper says it also gives them a sense of empowerment. quinn is eager to start. she's hoping it will slow the progression of her disease and allow her to live as she likes to live. he also owns jolt and jabs and calls his students and rock steady becoming warriors. >> seeing these people with this disease, i see them and i fist pump them and they he get fired up and man it brings -- it makes me so happy. >> reporter: and the program will have different level classes depending on the severity of the symptoms. it's not a cure but it has been shown to help.
registration opens may 31st. the cost is $255 which includes 10 classes, a t-shirt and equipment. we have all this information on 6abc.com. rick and monica. >> nice story. >> thank you ali. >> thanks ali. >> we have breaking news right now from new jersey. this is mount laurel camden county. fire crews battling a brush fire along the new jersey turnpike. you can see from chopper6 still some active flames here. the fire was reported along the side of the turnpike at exit four. fortunately no injuries and no evacuations and the turnpike is running normally but fire crews are still trying to get a handle on this. as you see multiple sites with active fire and the white smoke could eventually impact the flow of traffic but for now things are moving all right and we'll be right back with more. stay with us.
>> time for accuweather at the "action news" big board. >> meteorologist cecily tynan here with the changing accuweather wood. hey seals. >> hi, monica and rick. unfortunately tomorrow is not going to be anything like today but enjoy this weather while you can. sky6 taking a look live, cape may and this is something we haven't seen all month. you can actually see that the beach is kind of peppered with folks along taking a stroll enjoying the sunshine. it is cooler on the beaches with wind off the ocean. they've got that sea breeze so cape may currently 63 degrees but inland feels pretty nice, doesn't it? philadelphia 75 which is the normal high for this time of the year.
allentown and trenton 76. reading and wilmington currently 74 degrees. hard to believe, though, we have not had one day this month with temperatures in the 80's. march this year we had two days, april 3 and last year by the 20th of may we already had 13 days in the 80's in may. none right now but i am tracking some 80-degree weather that will be moving in the middle of next week and looks like that will stick around for awhile. but satellite6 along with action radar showing heading into the weekend we've got a messy storm on the way. there's one low pressure across the ohio valley. what this will be doing, it will be weakening and transferring its low -- energy to a low pressure off the coast of the carolinas and that becomes a coastal storm and heads out to sea and what that means is that it's going to be cloudy, it's going to be cool and wet tomorrow. so, friday night enjoy it. if you're heading to the union game, it's looking great. at the start of the game at 7 o'clock, 71 degrees. by the end of the game, 64 degrees with increasing
clouds through the evening but the evening will be dry and future tracker timing the rain and it looks like the thunderstorm will be riding a little bit slower than initially anticipated. that's good news. 8 o'clock in the morning the showers should still be to our south and our west so if you need to get out, do some errands you need to go for a run do it early in the morning because around lunchtime is when it feels in. around 11 o'clock the rain is here and then we're looking at periods of rain, heavy at times through the afternoon and then tapering off to some showers by the evening and sunday is not going to be completely dry but it won't be quite as wet as saturday. tomorrow about a half inch to an inch and a half of rain. when it's raining temperatures only in the 50. sunday clouds with occasional showers, 68 degrees and monday still possibility of a pop-up shower or thunderstorm, a high of 70 but look at tuesday. pop-up shower possible but 76 degrees and wednesday sunny and warm, 83 degrees finally.
>> ♪ >> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, jaime apody, rick williams and monica malpass. >> new developments in the search for that egyptair plane that crashed on the way to cairo. what officials are saying at this hour. also emergency responders rush to the scene of a towering fire at a local refinery and a history making day for the k-9 unit of camden county's police force. you'll hear from the first female officer to join that department. but first we are continuing to hon monitor breaking news from burlington county tonight. chopper6 is live over a brush fire burning along the new jersey turnpike in mount laurel. this is near exit four. so far there are no reports of injuries or evacuations and there are no restrictions on traffic along the turnpike at this time. we'll continue to follow this breaking story and bring you updates as they become available to us. >> military ships from the
united states egypt and other countries are now racing to the area that is believed to be where egyptair flight 804 went down early yesterday morning. officials now say they are not optimistic about finding survivors. the families of the 66 passengers and crew may find some closure with this latest discovery but it's a race against time trying to recover key pieces of evidence from that wreckage. searchers say they spotted what they believe could be an oil slick from the plane in the mediterranean sea. that's 100 miles north of alexandria, egypt. egyptian officials are standing by their belief that downing of the jetliner they believe was a terrorist attack. abc's marci gonzalez is live inside charles day gall airport near paris with the very latest. good evening to you, marcy. >> reporter: hi, monica. good evening. the investigation is now focused here and in that area off the coast of egypt where the debris was reportedly found which could hold some crucial clues. search planes scouring the mediterranean sea.
looking for more wreckage after egyptian officials say suitcases, seats and human remains were found believed to be from egyptair flight 804. investigators hoping it could all lead to the plane's black boxes. >> right now we found some debris which will help narrow down search area so they can put the microphones in the water. they'll be listening for the little metallic pingersism investigators are trying to figure out what caused the plane to drop from radar at 37,000 feet with no distress call greek officials say its radar shows the jet turning left, then strangely to the right before vanishing. >> it's a tragedy and by knowing the reason we'll be able to know how we would be -- how we would react. >> reporter: egyptian officials admit terrorism is more likely than a technical problem but every possibility is being considered. investigators looking into the backgrounds of all 66 people on board including captain mohammed shu can kar and the
co-captain. european security officials saying they found no one on the plane had any known lynx to terrorism. investigators are reviewing the jet's stops before this flight including one in tunisia ya' jus just hours earl. >> they're going the make a very serious examination and series of interviews with anybody who had any type of exposure to this aircraft. >> reporter: and the flight took off from here at charles day gall airport can which has some of the most district security measures in the world so now officials here are going over surveillance footage to see if they can pinpoint any potential security lapses. we're live tonight in paris, marci gonzalez channel6 "action news." >> monica, back to you. >> thank you march see. marcy. you can read the history of egyptair crashes from abc news. >> in other news tonight a philadelphia man is behind bars accused of trying to lure
who he thought was a young teenager into a sexual encounter. however, instead of a 14-year-old girl the man from roxborough was met by an undercover officer. police say he drove to the ridley township delaware county where he was arrested on the spot he's charged with multiple felonies. this case was part of a and online sting according to authorities. police are hoping this surveillance video helps lead to the arrest of an armed robber. the man can be seen putting items from the west philadelphia store into a black bag when an employee confronts him he pulls a gun and then left the store. you're asked to call police if you know anything about the crime which happened on sunday. chopper6 was over the philadelphia energy solutions refining complex here in southwest philadelphia today. smoke poured from a fire at one of the refinery furnaces. emergency responders rushed to the scene and immediately doused the flames with water. it took more than a half hour to get the situation under control. no one was injured and there was no threat to the surrounding community.
>> police in west philadelphia are looking for the suspect who robbed a man right in the middle of a crowded store. they gave us video from tuesday evening inside reilly's deli on westminster avenue. the victim was buying lottery tickets when a man just grabbed some money and a cell phone right out of his hands. no one stopped that man and he ran ay want police want anybody who recognizes this man to call them right away. from our delaware news room this is a man charged with burglary and felony theft for allegedly stealing from an elderly homeowner in wilmington. authorities say he told the 77-year-old victim he was a utility worker offered her discounterred service and then asked to use the phone. while in the home, fadiga allegedly took several tights and when he was couldn't fronted by the victim he ran weigh. he was captured a short time later. >> a community in delaware is rolling out a new approach to help heroin addicts. state and local officials in new castle unveiled hero help today. it will be a rehabilitation option for people addicted to
heroin and prescription painkillers. nonviolent drug offenders will have the choice between being arrested or entering a program to start getting treatment immediately. and if they complete the program, the charges against them could be dropped. >> it's not a silverbullet, it's not solving every problem. it simply gives us the ability when someone truly is in need of help and wants help it will give us an opportunity to put them into this program. >> today's announcement comes just months after officials in new castle unveiled the heroin trap. the program uses videos and interaffect tiff ads to help addicts find resources for help. >> the camden county police k-9 unit is welcoming two new members tonight one of whom is making history. "action news" reporter annie mccormick with that story. >> reporter: this yellow lab almost has his very own badge and he is partnered with the first woman to become a k-9 officer in camden's history. officer gabrielle comb macho graduated two years ago and
recently decided to go to the k-9 academy. >> we bonded very quick. i actually got him only a month ago. >> reporter: why did it take this long to add a female officer in the mix. >> up to this point in time we did not have many female officers. we never had one put in for the assignment. but now we have a significant amount of female officers. >> i'd like to think had that when it comes to officers it doesn't matter may, female we come here and do the exact same job. >> reporter: peyton lives at home with comb macho and her father who is a captain on the force. today county and state officials talked about the importance of dogs like peyton who sniff out narcotics in the city besieged with drugs saying it helps the nation fight the epidemic of drug use. the american humane society donated five body armor dog vests. the police department has eight k-9s now and hope to eventually have 12 or 15. peyton and com macho have two roles. >> it will be hugs and kisses and detecting narcotics. when she's not specifically on an assignment for detecting narcotics, she'll be in the
schools and doing outreach with the community. >> reporter: peyton and the officer will graduate the academy in june and then they will hit the streets together. >> i've been so used to dealing with humans going from that transition it's just completely wild. >> reporter: which one is better? >> probably the the the dog. >> reporter: reporting in camden, annie mccormick channel6 "action news." >> more than a hundred students at valley forge military college are on their way to successful career. both cadets noncadets graduated. lieutenant governor mike stack gave the commencement address on the school's campus in wayne. a very proud day for friends and families here in delaware county. >> absolutely. congrats to all of them. all right. time to get a check of the traffic scene friday night. >> once again matt pelman the update on the highways and by ways folks trying to get home get that weekend start. >> nice days like this are shorsort of in short supply. they're runing into a whole bunch of problems like a crash here on 95 northbound side approaching bridge street.
police are on the scene. right lane is out of commission. that means extra slowing coming north of penn's landing on 95. southbound also really heavy with a 31 minute travel time. a lot of people there headed down toward the phils game. and it's extra locked up on the northbound side of the roosevelt boulevard expressway this afternoon coming off the schuylkill up to wissahickon. that's where a broken down vehicle is sticking out partial into that right lane. of course the kelly drive remains shut down so that's putting extra traffic on the schuylkill itself with speeds in the teens and the mlk is going to be busy as well. we showed you the picture from chopper sick of the brush fire in mount laurel burlington county along the turnpike and while both lanes are opened in both directions, people are slowing down because of the smoke and just to see what's going on. headed northbound i would use 295. southbound i wouldn't. speeds just in the teens headed southbound. maybe use kings highway as an alternate. and septa's paoli thorndale regional rail lines shuttle busing right now. a short stretch between cynwyd and overbrook but that is giving people problems on this friday afternoon. have a good weekend rick and
monica. >> you too matt. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> still to come the uber driver charged in a shooting rampage appears before a judge for only minutes before he's removed from the courtroom. we'll explain why. >> also a group of future inventors and scientists showed off their brain power today in philadelphia. we'll take you there for the competition. and melissa is in for adam tonight. hey, melissa. >> hi rick. we're tracking big changes on the way for the start of our weekend. we're dry right now but off to the south and west we're tracking this wet weather that invades our region tomorrow. details coming up with the accuweather forecast. >> the phillies back in acton night in southampton ducis sout. ducis rodgers live with a report from citizens bank park when "action news" comes right back. i'm terrible at golf.
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>> the the uber driver charge with going on a random shooting rampage in michigan had to be removed from the courtroom after on outburst today. video from inside the court shows jason dalton interrupting a victim's emotional testimony. he became a rambling rant while she was talking about the day slaw shot. guards had to restrain dalton when he appeared to approach the victim on the witness stand. dalton is accused of killing six people and injuring two others.
firefighters in on county california had to battle this blaze from land and water. the fire started at an abandoned restaurant at the end of steel beach pier. they had to use eight fire boats to tackle those flames. the whole building was engulfed and the pier was damaged the cause is under investigation. >> ducis is here. phillies in a tough division but hopefully this is one opponent they don't have to worry too much. >> atlanta is awful. >> okay. >> and the phillies surprise, surprise. >> pretty good. >> pretty good, that's right monica. they're the surprise of baseball. phillies at 24 and 17 are one game out of first place in the nl east. tonight they begin a three game set with the braves. the last place braves mind you. jeff skversky is live at the park with a preview. jeff. >> reporter: hey, ducis. before the season started phillies manager pete mackanin was hoping this team would be hovering around the 500 mark. guess what pete you're seven games over 500 and only a game
out of first place. it is hard to believe and yes like you at home the manager is even surprised his team is playing so wie. here are the phils getting ready for the atlanta braves tonight to start a three game series against the worst team in the league and a phils win plus a nationals loss tonight and the phils will go to bed tied for first place for the first time in five years. look, it's if the season ended today the phillies would be in the playoffs as a wild card team. yes, it is hard to believe this team is contending. go figure. >> i don't think it surprises any of us. i think all 25 of us believe that we can play and that we belong here. and we can play with all the, you know, the big guys in this league and i think that's what's keeping us going. you know, we believe, we have confidence in each other and, you know we pick each other up. >> reporter: phillies number one prospect jp crawford is picking up his bags and moving to aaa crawford promoted today to lehigh valley after sitting
.265 in reading. find out what he says about crawford and whether he want to see him in the majors this year why he may not want to see him right weigh. that and much more at 6:00 live at the ballpark jeff skversky channel6 "action news." >> we are less than five weeks away from the nba draft. all the focus has been on the number one overall pick but the sixers also have two other picks as well, 24 and 26 overall. to help them decide on those selections the sixers invited more prospects to their practice facility for a work jut today. that group included ic isaiah miles. >> i haven't heard anything. you know, my purpose is i don't really want to know 'cause i don't really want to have my head into that. i want to have my head into working hard in every single workout. they tell me you go in this spot, i feel like it's a distraction to me. i don't want that distraction. >> the union will host rival d.c. united tonight. the union are unbeaten at home this season.
the soul held today's practice outdoors a the fort desk. it's to lead up to military appreciation night that's tomorrow when the soul will host orlando. because of a democratic national convention this will be their last home game until the playoffs. as for the matchup the six and one soul will face an undefeated predators team. >> it's going to be exciting game for one. you're seven and oh playing six and one teams that really don't like each other that much so a lot of history between each team. >> getting back to the phillies plenty of room on the bandwagon if anybody would like to jump on for we've been on board the whole time. >> i'm driving it. >> yes, are you. >> i'll sit in the back. thank you. wheel of fortune philadelphia week wraps up tonight right here on 6abc at 7:30 and tonight a life long wheel watcher is hoping to win big. emily johnson of philadelphia is the assistant dean of students at moore college of art and design. she tells us she's been watching wheel for as long as she can remember. johnson jumped at the opportunity to try out as a
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>> congratulations to philadelphia's newest public relations hall of famer. he's a pr executive inducted today during a luncheon at the logan hotel on the ben franklin parkway. he's known fork his crisis management expertise and is a political expert on our inside stories program and i was fortunate to emcee the event for him there. great job going jeff. >> nice guy. >> yes. >> meteorologist melissa magee is here now with a closer look at that weekend forecast where you might want to plan a lot of indoor stuff this weekend. >> hopefully you had a chance to enjoy today because it was a very small stretch and it comes to an end tomorrow guys. >> great. >> beale tell you what's going on. here is storm tracker6 live double scan radar. you can see it's dry, no issues with precipitation. a bit of a different story as we go throughout the day on saturday evening however we'll show you the picture outside the action cam was outside earlier today in fairmount
park. you can see the sprinkles in the waterfall that we have there. it's a mostly sunny sky across the region. really comfortable at this hour as well. high today in philadelphia, 76 degrees. so, nice to be above average for a change. normal for us this time of year is 75. the record 94 set back in 1996. we won't be in the 90's next week but the 80's aren't too far behind and not too far away. numbers along that 95 corridor 76 degrees wilmington 74 at the coast though it's much cooler. from beach haven down to cape may point, temperature in the lower 60's. 75 in the poconos and 72 at lancaster. here's satellite6 along with action radar. it's dry and quiet thanks to that dominating ridge of high pressure from new england all the way down across the midatlantic region but what we're tracking for the weekend, you can see an area of low pressure to the south of cincinnati and also a piece of energy that will start to develop over georgia and the carolinas. this will work its way to the
north and east as we go throughout the day on saturday. future tracker six timing it out for you. 8 o'clock in the morning it's mostly cloudy. we have showers approaching across areas in dover. as we go throughout the early morning hours make sure you have the wet weather gear with you. it does look to be heavy for areas south of philadelphia for millville and dover also wilmington at that time. 2 o'clock in the afternoon right now it looks like the heaviest of that precipitation will be in philadelphia and areas to the south for trenton lakehurst down to millville wildwood on westward into dover. by 5 o'clock in the evening, the back edge of that precipitation at least the heaviest at least will start to exit to our north and east and as we go throughout the rest of the evening hours we have lingering and residual moisture to deal with. as far as rainfall and what we are expecting here, tomorrow and right throughout tomorrow afternoon and evening, for our northwest suburbs we could find more than a half inch of rainfall right along that 95 corridor, three-quarters avenue and inch to about an inch and a quarter depending on your location and the bull's eye looks to be across
areas in south jersey also into delaware where folks there could find more than an inch and a half of rain on the way. so, we get rid of saturday. then sunday it stays unsettled. we have this trough of low pressure that is essentially cut off from the jet stream here so that will allow for a shower, limited sunshine and clouds to invade the region. not just sunday but for that matter into monday and also into tuesday. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast showing it's rainy breezy cooler tomorrow, high of 61. sunday clouds, showers around and at 68. a pop-up thundershower around on monday coming in at 70. breaks of sunshine by tuesday. otherwise we're up to 76 and then by wednesday, it's sunny and warm, up to 83. string of 80's on the way by thursday up to 84. clouds and some sun as we get into next friday. then a storm is still possible but a high temperature coming in at 81 so a soaking on the way tomorrow, guys, with some improvement in that seven-day forecast. >> all right. >> thank you. >> thank you melissa. we want to invite you to join us this coming tuesday for a special event to help in the fight against pediatric
cancer. we are teaming up with children's hospital's daisy days clarity for a donation drive to raise money for pediatric cancer research and the care of young cancer patients. volunteers and some very special guests will be here manning the phone lines at our 6abc studios and they'll be taking your donations from four to six:30 p.m. on tuesda tuesday.
>> right now jim gardner and the "action news" team standing by with these stories next at 6:00. a wilmington father speaks out about the violent death of his 15-year-old son. >> police arrest a serial burglar in bucks county. now they're trying to reunite the stolen items with their rightful owners. >> sunny skies, warm temperatures, the boardwalk was packed today in ocean city as everyone here at the shore gets ready for memorial day weekend. i'm nora muchanic. i'll have that story coming up. >> all right those stories and more next at 6::for adam joseph, cecily tynan jaime apody rick williams the entire "action news" team.
>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rodgers, meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> ♪ >> friday night, police search for a suspect who rammed a cruiser into chester county police and new water stations help folks stay hydrated along kelly drive. but the big story on "action news" tonight is new information about the violent death of a student from a wilmington school. authorities have identified the victim of yesterday's cold blooded shooting as 15-year-old brandon wingo.
he was shot in the head and at this hour law men are mounting a major search for the person who pulled the trigger. "action news" reporter vernon odom is live in wilmington tonight. vernon, what do police know about the shooting? do they have any leads? >> reporter: they do have a number of leads, jim. there were a lot of witnesses out there yesterday afternoon and it was broad daylight. in fact, police do have the name of a person of interest they're calling that man but they are tight lipped beyond that as a father grieves here. >> it's bad, man. city's terrible. >> reporter: bradley wingo reflects on the gang land style murder his 15-year-old son brandon. young wingo was shot point blank in the head his father tells me as he walk home from the howard high school of technology just after 3:00 yesterday. the freshman was a member of the varsity basketball squad. >> basketball, basketball was his life. >> reporter: wingo tells me his son never spoke to him about any threats on his l