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valley's leading news program, with meteorologist melissa magee, jeff skversky and walter perez. saturday night, i'm walter perez. a horse in lap caster county left starving and abused gets a new home with the fame just comedian. two fire fighters were injured battling a blaze in bensalem. big story is underground fire near 30th street station. right around 1:00 this have afternoon when a loud bang was reported when fire fighters
arrived smoke was coming up from beneath the street. a "action news" reporter jeff chirico is live at the scene with much more, jeff? >> reporter: walter, you can see the explosion scene, behind me here. you can see those pieces of cone create that buckled here, ten to 15-foot hole can be seen. peco crews are on the scene investigating but at this point there is no word on what caused the explosion, that came very close to motorist and passers by. >> it was kind of scary. no one wanted to turn no one wanted to move. >> reporter: emergency crews block off 2900 block of market street minutes after an explosion under the busy university city intersection. >> we were on 30th street, turning left on to market, when all of a sudden the road, just exploded. >> we heard a big boom and looked up and manhole cover was 20 feet in the air. >> reporter: chunks of concrete rained down, fortunately, missing pedestrians and cars. blast created a large hole over the spot daniel solace has just passed with his wife.
>> by the grace of god light turned or we had crossed otherwise we would have been standing right on the manhole cover and hurt. >> reporter: he says passers by ran fearing blast was actually gunfire. thirtieth street station was briefly evacuated and septa bus lines were rerouted as peco crews responded. witnesses including these septa cashiers who work underground say the incident could have been far worse. >> thank god nobody was hurt, but it is at scary. >> it is scary that we are underground and this is up top. >> reporter: peco spokesperson tells me that this is an abandoned manhole meaning there is no equipment in that manhole. so peco crews nonetheless are here on the scene investigating trying to determine exactly what could have caused it then. we do know it was not a transformer because there was no transformer down there. the road here just opened within the past ten minutes. so things are getting back to normal in this part of the university city. we are live from university
city, jeff chirico for channel six a "action news". >> thanks, jeff. two fire fighters were injured this morning responding to a fire in bensalem. fire broke out in the home in the 1100 block of tennis avenue at 9:00 o'clock this morning. one fire fighter who was a member of the nottingham fire company was on the roof when it gave way. he fell through, and was quickly rushed to aria torresdale but later transferred to jefferson hospital. the other fire fighter was hospitalized after experiencing tightness in his chest. one resident also suffered a minor burns. moving on to the accu weather forecast. rain is starting to pick up out there this evening. meteorologist melissa magee is at the "action news" big board with the first check of the accu weather forecast, melissa. >> earl willer we had a lull in the activity but right now we are starting to fine steadier pockets of moisture and steady rain moving in the delaware and lehigh valleys. the here's storm tracker six live double scan radar. notice moisture scattered in the region. we will go in tight's long that 95 corridor here in philadelphia so the street level is showing you from jenkintown in between
philadelphia, between route 611 where we are dealing with the light rain, moderate to heavy pocket on i476, between the city and chester. same thing for gibbstown, moving off to the north and west on route one i should say, to the north and east of media we are dealing with the rain. that will start to continue, for the rest of the early evening hours. quite a contrast, from our day yesterday, so may, temperatures swings. yesterday was gorgeous. we had a high of 76. sunny, mild. we went to damp, dreer toy day with a high in philadelphia coming in at 62 degrees. the outside at this hour 56 in philadelphia. sixty-two in allentown. fifty in the poconos. fifty-eight in cape may but that northeasterly wind. fifty-nine in dover. 57 degrees in wilmington. we will talk about what we can expect for the rest of tonight, light rain, showers will linger and then we have limited sunshine for the second half of the weekend on sunday but there is some light at the end of the tunnel. warmer weather on the way next week. we have details coming up with the accu weather forecast, walter. >> thank you, melissa. man was killed and two
others injured during a shooting in north philadelphia late last night. it happened on the 3300 block of north 13th street. police responded to the scene, and found the 18 year-old victim with several gunshot wound. he was pronounced dead at the scene. a short time later two men walk into temple hospital with gunshot wound. they were treated and released. no arrests have been made and no further information has been released about this case. police in philadelphia were on the scene of the schuylkill river trail this morning after two separate flashing incidents. one person has been arrested but the other suspect remains on the loose. "action news" reporter trish hartman joins us live from the trail with more, trish? >> reporter: walter, police say that the two separate incident happened just minutes apart on different parts of the trail, one man is in custody, and another is still on the loose. >> it concerns me because it upsets people, you know, as well, if my wife comes home upset because somebody flashed her that is upset to go me. >> reporter: on the schuylkill river trail folks are keeping their guard up after two
reported cases of indecent exposure. philadelphia police say the first happened around 7:30. a man on a bike told police he saw a man lying in the middle of the trail exposing himself and engaging in a lewd act. police say victim called 911 right away and officer found the suspect 34 year old taylor smally. he is charged with indecent expose ire open lewdness and harassment. shortly thereafter are officers spoke to the woman near i trail near jfk boulevard. police say around 7:45 a female runner saw a man with his pants down, engaging in a lewd act. police are still trying to track down that suspect. he is described as a hispanic male in his late 30's or early 40's with a stocky build wearing a gray jacket and a backpack as he fled up the stairs to jfk boulevard. runners we spoke with say it is a alarming. >> i mean, overall, in the it i you have to be on your game and worried. >> i don't think he is going after anybody. i think he was having fun.
it is disgusting. >> reporter: last month a new initiative called schuylkill river trail watch was form and safety trainings are offered to sit sense who use the trail to help keep it safe. the next training session is set for wednesday at city hall. john says that he signed up for it and hopes that this recent criminal activity the will be addressed. >> i would be shocked if they don't bring it up because other incidents have been brought up and it is reason was establish. this area means a lot to me. i use this a fair amount. >> reporter: now these new locations, markers, on the trail, are meant to help you tell police where you are, if you need help and police say both victims did exactly what they are supposed to in situations like this they called 911 right away. if you do have any information about this morning's incident, you should call the philadelphia police. we are live along the schuylkill river trail, trish hartman for channel six "action news". walter. >> thanks, trish. police in bucks county are investigating a fatal accident in falls township earlier this morning. it happened about 6:30 on
route one near route 13. driver of the car lost control, and ran off the road. that driver was pronounced dead at the scene. the route one northbound was shut down for a while as police investigated. another crash this one in new jersey, claim the life of a man there. this one happened just before 4:00 a.m. on route 73, in voorhees. investigators say the driver, 34 year-old christopher gonzales, veered off the road and hit the utility pole. he was pronounced dead at the scene as well. a man was injured overnight in philadelphia when fire works detonated in his hand. the just after 1:00 a.m. police responded to the scene along the 2800 block of butter street in west kensington. bomb squad also responded to some concern that there were explosive materials in the man's backpack. the victim was taken to temple hospital, no word on his condition net. philadelphia mayor jim kenney spent the morning discussing race, diversity and education. action cam on the scene here at the university of pennsylvania, where the mayor spoke at a forum on helping more african-american men in philadelphia advance their
educational standings. he was joined by jack drummond, head of the city office of black male engagement along with researchers from penn. kid in need received a helping hand today courtesy of a yard sale this morning organized by a middle schooler from chester county. molly doland of west chester started a a group called kids for kids, three years ago at just nine years old. each year the group organizes a yard sale and donates proceeds to charity benefiting children all across the country this year molly got the her classmates involved but her biggest event yet. today's yard sale featured bake god, lemonade stand and a bounce house. much more to come on "action news" tonight, she was injured, a abandoned and pummeled with paint balls in lancaster county. now this horse has new hope courtesy of a famous celebrity. locals this very cool piece of artwork graces neighborhood in fishtown there. how a crew of thousands made this vision a reality. and the phillies try to rebound from last night's loss with the braves? jeff skversky has sports when
philadelphia fire department is going high tech to potentially save lives in the cities tallest buildings. officials held a training drill this morning, at the b and y melon certainty on market street, equipped with the special ipad app. that app puts important information like floor plans at first responders fingertips. it is equipped with the emergency messaging system allowing fire fighters to make informed decisions much faster. officials in atlantic city were working on a similar goal, teaming up with the red cross on the fire safety campaign. volunteers and fire fighters canvassed neighborhoods there talking to neighbors about the importance of preparedness. they were offering free smoke alarms with help in getting them installed. in fact these volunteers visited more than 1300 homes just today. a horse that was abandoned, a week and a half
blind and shot with more than 100 paint balls in lancaster county will soon have a a new home with jon stewart, the former host of the daily show. the horse has been recuperating at a rescue and rehab center in york county. officials there named her lily where she has gained hundreds of the pound since her arrival. last week lily will go live in a 12-acre farm in middletown, new jersey owned by stewart and his wife. he will be joining cows, pigs sheep and other rescued animals at stewart's farm. the kensington sexist a bland new home to a brand new piece of artwork. >> one, two, three... >> yeah. >> the philadelphia a federal credit union, partnered with the cities mural arts program to spruce up the wall outside ac auto repairs on east dauphin street and frankford avenue. more than 2,000 people in the neighborhood came together, to help bring this mural to life. ♪ >> i want to be a part of it,
okay. jeff skversky has sports, phillies trying to rebound after last night's loss. >> should president be a problem with the braves the worst team in the league. i say that and i think i will hurt myself here. middle of the phillies other is in the middle of a giant slump. ryan howard, worst hitter in baseball his major league average is a worse .161, miguel franco is barely hitting .200 over last month. sadly, this is the biggest hit at the park today begins the
braves. mascots and defensive is the story. third inning freddie freeman when not hitting home runs he is robbed. steven lowe getting down low, nice play. phillies trying to start a rally. herrera robbed. they had two hits. fourth inning herrera will not be able to rob this. the ball gets by, run scores. braves get two off adam morgan. people falling asleep at the park. maybe this will wake up the fans and miguel franco. watch out. nearly drilled in the head. phillies lose two to nothing. lose for just second time over last nine series and comes against the worst team in the league. well, ben simmons, brian ingram, simmons/ingram. sixers fans are not only ones debating what to do with the first overall pick in the nba draft. even the team said they have not decided. not to mention they have two other first round picks. sixers general manager brian
colangelo has to figure out what to do with their three draft picks. don't rule out trading a guy or two or a pick or two. head coach brett brown will be among those weighing in on what to do with the number one overall selection next month. >> i mean this is a massive decision, it comes with a lot have of responsibility, and it will receive the time that is required. it is extensive. it should be. so, all over the place, you know, you will have to do that type of work to arrive to a very, very important decision. >> it may be the off season but don't tell that to the eagles, at least most of them have been in town working out and working together. receiver jordan matthews says his mentality is to treat this time like it is a playoff game. doug pederson has to like the sound of this, matthews say his mentality does not change in the off season, that work ethic can only help a receiving corp with the most drops in the season last year.
he says you cannot afford to drop the ball this spring. >> treat it like it is always on the line, don't come out the here, oh, 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 and wins super bowls you have to have have a super bowl every day out here. you don't need to be perfect but you need to have that attitude. >> seeing this picture may give sam bradford attitude. carson wentz taking pictures in his official eagles jersey and players association event. only matter of time before wentz wears this in a game at the link. brutal tart to the preakness today, two horses died during under card races. the ten years after chester county horse barbaro broke his leg at the preakness his owners lose another on the very track. practice practice brakes his left front leg and euthanized during the fourth race. like barbaro, he comes in undefeated.
knight quiz, post game for 100 forty-first running is 30 minutes away. nyquist better hospital the slop, it has been raining in baltimore all day. >> ideal trip would be we break great, we grab the lead, and we just go easy all the way around. that would be ideal but nyquist has so much natural speed from the gate ideally he gets good position where ever that is and he runs a big race. >> finally how would you like this guy's job, on turtle patrol. third round in the byron nelson classic, jordan spieth's hometown of texas. the spieth trying to hold on to the lead, he hits the long birdie putt on 14th, got it. fourteen under par but he trails the leader right the now, by two shots. >> all right. >> he is in contention. >> sound good. much more to come on "action news", meteorologist melissa a magee has exclusive a accu weather seven day forecast but first a look at the is what coming up on world
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lehigh valleys. we will go tighter on street level with storm tracker six and along that i-95 corridor from wilmington, northbound into philadelphia, we have moderate pockets of moisture moving in. same thing for woodbury and gibbstown at this hour. now we will show you a pocket not as heavy as what you are finding on that i-95 corridor. north and west across the lehigh val any lebanon, lancaster county, hamburg, bethel, kutztown up to allentown and in the lehigh valley and easton as well we have light rain. expect this moisture to continue as we go throughout the early evening hours. we will show you pictures outside, sky six live in hd, looking at penns landing, and ben franklin bridge on this saturday afternoon. definitely a damp, glummy, dreary start to our weekend. some improvement is on the way, for the second half, but has wet weather here before you step out later tonight. temperatures are definitely responding to the moisture and cooler numbers with that northeasterly wind, just 56 in philadelphia after a high today of just 62 in the city.
sixty-two right now in allentown. fifty in the poconos. fifty-eight at the coast in cape may. northwest in lancaster coming in at the 54. the visibility really showing you where we are fining those heavier if not moderate pockets of moisture. we are down to two and a half miles in philadelphia, mile and a half in dover and 1.7 miles in wilmington a how some extra time out and about on the roadways this evening. the here's satellite six with action radar there is moisture that we are tracking currently across our region. we will watch this active across the virginias and see how that swoops in later on tonight. but overall we are stuck in an unsettled pattern, in the just tonight but for that matter over the next several days. call from accu weather over next 12 hours we have light rains, pockets of moderate rain as well and showers will persist. otherwise, mostly cloudy later tonight. we will drop down to 50 in the suburbs and 53 in philadelphia a for the overnight low. the phils are at home once again tomorrow afternoon taking on the braves, first pitch around 1:35, limited
sunshine, stray shower is possible. the first pitch temperature around 65 degrees. once we get in the ninth inning we will bump up to 68. here's the pattern, it is unsettled tomorrow right into monday and for that matter into tuesday. we're tracking this cut off upper level low that is essentially cut off from the jet stream meaning there is nothing to steer it or kick it out, so it sits and spin is a cross philadelphia and that will allow the opportunities for cloud, pop up showers and limited sunshine across the region. it is not until after tuesday that it will kick out to sea that temperatures will be responding and backup in the 80's. exclusive seven day forecast shows it is cloudy tomorrow, spotty shower as well, high of 68, some sun around on monday at 72. then p.m. thunder shower likely. pop up then are showers continue on tuesday, and then here we go, wednesday, sunny and warmer, up to 82. could be the first 80 degrees in the month of may that we have seen, taste of summer on thursday, 86. eighty-four on friday, and as we get into memorial day weekend, walter, we will stay
in the lower 80's. >> not too bad. >> i like it. you can find the seven day forecast and live look at storm tracker six double scan radar anytime of the day on our web site just go to six abc.com/weather. finally tonight super heroes are taking over the please touch museum this weekend. museum's second annual super hero weekend. it was a celebration of the super power of imagination for children of all ages. kid got a chance to make their own costumes and snag photos with the likes of spider man, iron man and a wonder woman. super hero weekend continues tomorrow at 11:00 a a.m. world news saturday is next on channel six, don't miss "action news" at ten on phl17 tonight and then we are back here again on six a abc at 11:00. for melissa magee, jeff skversky and the entire "action news" team, i'm walter perez. we will see you right back here at 11:00 o'clock. >> ♪
tonight." new clues in the mystery of flight 804. pieces of the missing jet picked up at sea, the new recordings from the cockpit. >> thank you so much. good day. have a good night. >> and now smoke detected inside that plane. what happened in those final moments? donald trump on a twitter tirade against hillary clinton over guns. why he says she doesn't deserve secret service protection. breaking news, not one but two race horses collapse and die at the start of a big day at the track. distracted drivers beware. vigilantes taking matters into their own hands when you take your hands off the wheel. >> you're endangering your child as well as everybody else that's on the roadways. and the all girl baseball