tv Action News at Noon ABC May 23, 2016 12:00pm-12:31pm EDT
with breaking news out of the maryland a baltimore police officer has been cleared in all charges in the case against freddie gray. pro protesters taunted him as he left the courthouse, abc's elizabeth hur joins us with the latest. >> reporter: just a quick background. officer nero opted for a bench trial not a jury trial meaning his fate was up to judge and the judge ruled that the state failed to approve that the officer acted intentionally and unlawfully, so the court had to find him not guilty. the verdict is in and it is not guilty for baltimore police officer edward nero. we're obviously outraged and angered. >> reporter: the 30-year-old spent the last week fighting assault and endangerment charges
after the prosecution alleged he arrested freddie gray without probable cause and was negligent when he did not buckle him into a seat belt. gray died last april after his neck was bron in the back of a -- broken in the back of a police van when he was left unshackled and unbelted. the defense argued he did not arrest gray himself. gray's death led to widespread anger an protest in the streets of baltimore more than a week prompting a citywide curfew. the investigate ended with 6 officers being arrested in the case. officer nero is the second officer to stand trial, but the first to reach a verdict. after officer william port's manslaughter trial last december
ended with a hung jury. now in court, observers say officer showed no emotion when the verdict was red. not guilty on all four counts. outside protesters are upset, but so far remaining peace. live in new york, elizabeth hur channel 6 "action news" back to you. back here, grief counselors are at burlington city high school following the death of a student a month shy of graduation, antwan timbers, junior was struck and killed by a driver suspected of dui early yesterday morning. katherine scott is live at the scene of the crash with more on how his classmates are honoring him today. >> reporter: sarah that's right, we're standing with the accident happened. the school is right down the street from here. a number of students passed by the site this morning on the way to class. you can see there's a memorial set up on the corner for the
17-year-old. grief counselors are at the school to offer support for students. he didn't deserve it. he wanted to go to the army. >> reporter: students arrived at burlington city high school wearing black to remember antwan. he was walking at route 130 at federal early sunday when he was struck and killed. he had a lot of aspiration growing up. he came here a couple of times to get a haircut. >> reporter: the pole snapped in the lot out front after the car went careening off the road. it's a tragic loss for the community. >> reporter: the driver are a card doe j. patterson the third was behind the wheel and remained at the scene. he arrested for driving under the influence and reckless
driving. the prosecutor's office will make the determination if criminal charges will be filed. antwan was rotc. you think about antwan you smile. i rarely seen him mad. you think happiness. >> reporter: there's a press conference set to begin under an hour from city hall, it will include police, the mayor the family and the school district. live in burial -- burlington, katherine scott channel 6 "action news." police are looking for the person who shot and killed a 14-year-old boy from chester, the boy's name is zenas powell he was shot with his cousin quamar powell. they were not the intended victims. "action news" reporter, annie mccormick speaks with the
murder's boy's mother coming up in our next half-hour. a montgomery county woman remains in custody after police say she killed her husband in north wales. neighbors heard gunfire coming from the home on south 6th street yesterday. authorities found a 67-year-old man dead from a gunshot wound in the garage. ten people were forced from their homes in burlington county. red cross is helping displaced residents there's no word on what caused the blaze. officials say no one was hurt. on the weather front get ready for a warmup. outside we go sky6 live hd center city mix of sunshine and clouds, temperatures climbing into the 70s today and we could hit 80 tomorrow and wednesday, but there's rain in the forecast, too, let's get a closer look at the forecast, meteorologist david murphy outside on the terrace.
david. >> reporter: a little bit of everything on the way i suppose, the one thing we're not looking at in our near future or disants distant future is the chilly damp conditions we had the last a couple of weeks. we had sprinkles and showers that dove down long island and new york and came through south jersey and delaware, it is heading into baltimore. it is heading south of us. there's a chance of a pop-up shower farther north up near philadelphia and beyond. we don't see anything like that right now. you take a look at satellite, there's the rain spinning around the area of low pressure moving past us along the southern coast. the low east of that might spin around and get us later on. right now it looks like spotty showers, philadelphia and north quite a bit of sunshine breaking out. the temperatures are recollecting. 70 in philadelphia. and even warmer up north with
the clouds are thinner. in allentown 74. 73 in trenton. 73 in reading. notice how where the clouds are thicker you're closer to the cooler ocean water it's cooler the farther south you go, -6r 5 in cape may, new jersey. we're going for a comfortable afternoon with warm conditions and very light winds. the winds running 3 miles per hour in philadelphia. so, you don't have much of a breeze to deal with for my money adds to the comfortable feel and nice conditions. the high 74 around the average high of 76. 58 is the low and that's above average. i want to show you the national map, though, we have changes on the way, the warm air in memphis and new orleans we'll tap into that and we're looking at the highs in the 80s and straight through the holiday weekend. it might get more humid we'll talk about the good, the bad,
the no too ugly. i'm okay with human at this point. thank you. dozens of doctors and nurses are showing support for sugary drinks in south philadelphia. you're looking live where healthcare professionals are speaking out on the tax on sugary drinks. they believe it will save lives by reducing the risk of health problems associated with sugary drinks. many small businesses and union members fear it will hurt business and cost jobs. a pair of new polls show the front unrunners are in a statistical ties. a wall street poll shows hillary clinton leading trump by 3%, washington post poll has trump with a narrow lead. both polls show the most popular
candidate in either party is bernie sanders who is refusing to drop out of the race. still to come on "action news" at noon, authorities are sending in a submarine to help find the black box recorder from the downed egypt airplane. special photo shoot for the special members of the philadelphia police department. we'll be right back. i drive a golf ball.
i drive to the hoop. i drive a racecar. i have a driver. his name is carl. but that's not what we all have in common. we talked to our doctors about treatment with xarelto®. xarelto® is proven to treat and help reduce the risk of dvt and pe blood clots. xarelto® is also proven to reduce the risk of stroke in people with afib, not caused by a heart valve problem. for people with afib currently well managed on warfarin, there is limited information on how xarelto® and warfarin compare in reducing the risk of stroke. you know, taking warfarin, i had to deal with that blood testing routine. i couldn't have a healthy salad whenever i wanted. i found another way. yeah, treatment with xarelto®. hey, safety first. like all blood thinners, don't stop taking xarelto® without talking to your doctor, as this may increase your risk of a blood clot or stroke. while taking, you may bruise more easily and it may take longer for bleeding to stop. xarelto® may increase your risk of bleeding if you take certain medicines. xarelto® can cause serious and in rare cases, fatal bleeding. get help right away for unexpected bleeding, unusual bruising, or tingling.
if you have had spinal anesthesia while on xarelto®, watch for back pain or any nerve or muscle related signs or symptoms. do not take xarelto® if you have an artificial heart valve or abnormal bleeding. tell your doctor before all planned medical or dental procedures. before starting xarelto®, tell your doctor about any kidney, liver, or bleeding problems. xarelto® is the number one prescribed blood thinner in its class. well that calls for a round of kevin nealons. make mine an arnold palmer. same here. with xarelto® there is no regular blood monitoring and no known dietary restrictions. treatment with xarelto® was the right move for us. ask your doctor about xarelto®.
search crews have recovered more debris from egypt air 804 that plumbed into the mediterranean yesterday. flight 804 went down as it was close to finishing its flight from paris to cairo. iraqi government troops are battling to recapture a key city from isis control. they are trying to push isis out of fallujah. they are being supported by u.s. airstrikes. it is 4 miles west of baghdad and under isis control for two
years. it is unclear how long the offensive will take. president obama confirmed the death of the taliban's top leader. he said it marked an important milestone in bringing peace to afghanistan. military commanders are hoping his death will cripple the taliban. however, some fear it will lead to retaliation and more fighting. the united states is listing its decades long ban on selling miment equipment to vietnam -- -- military equipment to vietnam. he said his division was not made in response to china's assertion in the south china sea. given all the work we do together, across the spectrum of economic trade and security humanitarian efforts, it was appropriate for us not to have a blanket across the board ban. some critics have argued
that the embargo should remain until vietnam improves it's human rights record. philadelphia's new morman temple is letting the public get a rare look inside. the church of jesus christ of ladder day saints began accepting tour reservation. the temple the first of it's kind in all of pennsylvania. the public tours will start in august leading up to the church's official dedication on september 18. from that time on, only church members will be allowed on side. you can find information about booking a tour at 6abc.com. very special members of the philadelphia police department got a bird's eye view of the city they will serve and protect. the philadelphia police k-9 unit got to take pictures at the one liberty observation deck. they posed 57 floors above the city. they are offering all graduals the chance to rise to the top.
any graduate wearing a cap and gown can get in for free if he or she is accompanied by a paying guest. a leading doctors group calls forego change at american public schools. one legend pace tribute to another. coming up at 12:30 p.m. madonna takes the stage for a performance dedicated to prince. poor mouth breather.
offering $62 billion to buy a u.s. company. bayer wants to acquire monsanto. it would create a giant seed and farm chemical cal company with presence in the u.s. asia and europe. it's a chance for them to become a global leader in agricutlure. money -- monsanto is reviewing the offer. a new york times analysis found prescriptions for opioids dropped since 2012. saying doctors are heeding the warning of highly addictive pain killers. despite the progress, overdoses have continued to prime. every school should have a registered nurse. until now, the american academy
of pediatrics said there was one for every so many students. "action news" invites you to join us for a special event to fight against pediatric cancer. we're teaming up with the children's hospital to raise money for research and care of patients. volunteers and special guests will be manning phone lines at 6abc studio, they will be taking your donations from 4:00 p.m. to 60:00 p.m. meantime, the "action news" team is out working on news stories beginning at 4:00 p.m. let's check in with alicia vitarelli looking very springy today, alicia. >> reporter: thank you i'm trying, it's feeling more springy out there today. a lot of people will be flocking to the shore for the unofficial start of summer.
there's a lot of to do in the city, too. we'll have tips for a family-friendly weekend in philadelphia. plus, passengers on board a plane live a real life nightmare as creepy crawley things start crawling up their legs, oh, my gosh. details about the hours long debacle coming up at 4:00 p.m. if you can handle it. take us with you on the go download the free abc newscast watch us live on your smart phone or tablet. alicia is in a good mood today and it is monday. more on the warmup when we come right back. that means now may be a great time to shop for an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company.
medicare doesn't cover everything. and like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, these help cover some of what medicare doesn't pay. so don't wait. call now to request your free decision guide. it could help you find the aarp medicare supplement plan that works for you. these types of plans have no networks, so you get to choose any doctor who accepts medicare patients. rates are competitive, and they're the only plans of their kind endorsed by aarp. remember - these plans let you apply all year round. so call today. because now's the perfect time to learn more. go long.
this week, right? >> reporter: we're getting toasty out there, but you're right warmer stuff is coming. we are dry, but we had showers in south jersey and delaware, if you caught the morning broadcast you saw them on storm tracker 6 live. now we'll keep the radar ready for additional showers that come in the two or three hours. there's the temple university sky6 live hd camera atop almost brand new morgan hall looking south along broad street. we have sunshine from behind the clouds of we have a clouds and sun mix and it is getting warm. the temperature is 70 degrees, the wind are running at 3 miles per hour. not impressive winds that's kind of nice, 73 in trenton. the farther north you go the less cloud cover you have. you're in the mid 70s in the lehigh valley and down in the upper 60s in millville, and dover. the mid 60s on the nose in cape may.
future tracker 6 taking you through the rest of the afternoon everything looks fine in the next couple of hours, we get into 2:00 p.m. some of you start to develop a shower or thundershower out there. a little bit more of that as we go between 2 and 5:00 p.m. someone texted me from the shore and facebook and asked if we were in the clear after the morning showers. the model have been consistent around i-95 and shorepoints north and west. we have a chance of spotty stuff. later tonight it dies down. later tonight and overnight more waves of lighter showers could roll in off the ocean. if you have plans to be out late tonight and driving around after midnight. it might be damp. in the lehigh valley, 76 degrees, we can't rule out a spotty shower. down the shore, a spotty shower can't be ruled out, what you saw was in the early morning hours, temperatures in the mid 60s.
philadelphia, 74 degrees, a mix of clouds and sun, spotty showers as you saw, maybe a rumble of thunder. we're not looking at anything severe. winds out of the northeast at 5 to 10 miles per hour. for the evening commute, might still need sunglasses if there's a chance of clouds and sun mix. some of you might have the windshield wipers going at the same time. 74 by 1:00 p.m., 75 by 6:00 p.m., whether you you see lingering sun or showers depends on where you are. more clouds tonight, possibly overnight. 58 the overnight low. tomorrow, warmer, looks like we'll get up to 77 degrees, sunny breaks with some clouds, shower or an odd thunderstorm is possible, i think most of the day is probably dry. that's just the beginning in terms of warm air. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, 74 today, clouds and sun, 77 tomorrow. maybe an afternoon thunderstorm. sunny and warm on wednesday this looks like the nicest day of the
week. 85. the humidity on the low side. thursday, 87 degrees, clouds and sun, warm and humid for the first time in a while around here, maybe a late day pop-up thunderstorm or two, more of the same on friday and the holiday weekend. saturday and sunday, clouds and sun, sticky the thunderstorm popping up. the early word on memorial day pretty much the same story, 83 somewhere around there, sticky and maybe a thunderstorm. how soon will people start complaining it's too warm? thursday. i give it two hours. it's hard to believe that 30 years has passed since ferris buehleer took a day off. support cast members recreated the scene in daily plaza. there were meet and greet with
of the stories we're following on "action news" at 12:30. one of 6 baltimore police officers charged in the arrest and death of freddie gray has been found not guilty of all charges. details on today's verdict next. president obama is in vietnam vowing to leave behind the troubled history with our former warren me. as the world watch madonna's tribute to prince, more information is revealed about the singer's tragic death. a baltimore police officer was acquitted in the charges in connection with the arrest of freddie gray. it was a blow to the prosecutors who were trying to hold the police officer account in the young man's death. the assault charges carried a penalty of ten years in