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franklinville, new jersey man in gloucester county. he was conducting train exercises approaching the newcastle airport. that is when it went down in this ditch behind this hill. a shed and some cars were damaged. somehow the pilot managed to avoid the adjacent buildinged. cell phone video caught the quick black smyth one mile southeast of the newcastle airport. >> a privately owned helicopter crashed here on quigley boulevard in newcastle. we confirm that one person was on board and one fatality. >> the chopper was this model a euro e 135 operated by metro transportation that ran for university of pennsylvania medical. and it was conducting a training
flight from atlantic city airport to newcastle airport. first responders rushed to the scene and john hughes took this video after he watched the chopper crash. >> it sounds like it was out of gas, like the propellers were not moving and it was struggling and i looked up and seen it going straight down. >> jay williams heard the crash and saw the after imagine. >> we heard the crash and felt the crash across the street. the investigation began immediately with authorities marking debris including this tank on the grown and getting footage with a drone. >> it's up to them whether they want to continue to conduct the investigation tonight or hold off until the daytime hours and start off fresh tomorrow morning. >> the ntsb, is expected to
arrive on the scene here at 7:00 tonight and we do expect another briefing around that time. again, we know the pilot was a franklinville, new jersey man 37 years old and his name is withheld pending notification of next of kin. >> thank you. in other news a dangerous leak in south jersey is contained after it caused nearly 2,000 people to evacuate. just before 10:00 this morning people near center square road in logan township began reporting a chemical smell to officials. they found that the valve on a nearby rail car failed and the car was leaking a flammable substance similar to propane and it has since been secured. and 1900 people were evacuated and two people were hurt and both expected to be okay. officials say it's unclear when the evacuation order will be lifted to. turning to accuweather a
soggy day around the delaware valley. folks knew about it, plenty of umbrellas and hoodies up at 19th and walnut and there is a chance you'll need the rain gear again tonight. >> definitely a one two punch from mother nature. the soaking for the morning commute and stormtracker 6 live double scan showing the area of thunderstorms working through d.c. and it's producing severe weather and pushing up to the north a triple point low that brings us showers and thunderstorms tonight and we do have a few renegade storms popping up in south jersey. this one just blew up west of elmer and crossing route 40 and intensifying up to the north and another one near glassboro and another one developing currently off the bay moving into salem county, and we'll see more activity as we head through tonight and working up from the south, tonight grab the umbrella and you need it again and you need it this morning and this
evening, showers and thunderstorms any of them could contain gusty winds and small hail the best chance of that happening areas where it is warmer parts of delaware and south jersey have broken out and that is the potential for severe storms and strong storms as well. we'll talk about the holiday weekend, it won't be perfect and not a washout in the full accuweather forecast. >> all right cecily we'll can check back in later. thank you. >> right now a special election is underway in montana in a race to fill the see of the new secretary of the interior and now representative gianforte is facing assault charges in what is already a fiercely fought race. marcy gonzales is live in los angeles with what to watch coming out of montana this evening. >> reporter: hi rick, the polls are still open in montana for several more hours, it's unclear if this will make a difference
in this area. two-thirds of voters cast their ballots early and it's sparking outrage on both sides of the aisle. republican congressional candidate greg gianforte getting this citation charged with misdemeanor assault on the eve of the election. gianforte running in montana for a seat that was vacated was about to do an interview when ben jacobs came in asking about health care. >> ask about that later. >> there won't be time. >> i'm sick and tired of you guys, you guys did the same thing last time. get the hell out of here -- >> gianforte spokesperson blames jacobs blames the reporter saying it was aggressive behavior from a liberal journalist. jack ones explained it
differently. >> he grabbed my record and the next thing i knew i when from being vertical to horizontal. >> and on fox news that reporter backed the account. >> gianforte grabbed him by the neck and slid him to the side and body slammed him and got on top of him and started yelling at him. >> there is clear backlash, three of the biggest newspapers rescinding their endorsement. and even paul ryan is calling for gianforte to at the very least apologize. monica back to you. philadelphia police are asking you to identify the man in this video stealing overthe counter medication from this dollar store. if t happened on frankford avenue and he was approached by a loss prevention employee and the suspect pulled out a knife and walked away. if you recognize the man in the
video please call police. well tonight we are getting the first look at the man that sparked an armed standoff at a delaware county cvs. this man quazi hudson is facing charges after charging the drug store with a gun and barricading himself inside. jeanette reyes has the details tonight from media. >> reporter: one by one this morning customers showed up to the cvs along it's 200 block of baltimore avenue only to find it was closed. a sign said so but no specific reason was given. >> i saw the cars here and was wondering if you were open and now i see they are closed. customers were later shocked to hear their neighborhood cvs was the scene of a two hour standoff less than 24 hours ago. this is not an average night in media. >> media police received a call at 10:00 p.m. about a robbery in progress and he was identified as 46-year-old quazi hudson
dressed in all black with a black mask and walk into the store demanding cash from one of the employees, no customers were there at the time. >> crazy i didn't think anything would happen in media and forced the employee into the rear of the store and in the terrifying moments one employee had the presence of mind to call police. officers arrived before the suspect had a chance to leave the scene, he first exited from the rear and after seeing police rushed back inside and tried to leave through the front doors only to see police were there too. hudson surrendered to police after a two hour standoff and his weapon was found inside and nobody was injured. >> the the world we live in and it's disconcerting that it has become that way but the reality we wake up with every morning. >> cvs says in part we we are grateful for the fast response of law enforcement and nobody was harmed. we are offering counseling services to any store employees
as a result of this difficult ordeal. >> the employees were evacuated at the very beginning at the the standoff and we are told they are okay and hudson was arraigned this morning and faces serious charges in connection with this incidents. reporting in media, jeanette reyes, channel 6 "action news." time for a check of the "action news" traffic report. >> going live to matt pellman in the traffic center thursday night. the weekend getting ever so close. >> so close we can taste it. at this point things are not tasting well along 95 we have several issues a new crash in the great northeast. approaching cotman avenue. an ambulance pulled up on the scene as did a fire truck. the two right lanes are out of commission it's a parking lot from academy through this point approaching could cotman this is 95 at broad street busy in both directions they are leaving the phils game that is now finished. and heading down the shore
early. still the crash on the roosevelt boulevard southbound at levic at the boston market. and one along lincoln drive. and center square road and the routes connecting it remain blocked stay on 322 to get around that. we'll check it again in the next half hour. >> more ahead on "action news" at 5:00 tonight. a brand new ruling on president trump's revised travel ban coming up why a federal appeals court has shot down the president's plan for a second time. >> and health check the new study that says the popular fitness trackers could be doing more harm than help to your diet.
government officials in greece say an explosion that wounded a former prime minister and two officials was an attack. the explosion occurred in his car in central athens the 69-year-old and others hurt are all stable. he served as the prime minister for six months in 2011 and 2012. and a deputy governor of the european central bank.
the investigation into the manchester arena tack that killed 22 people extended from up into libya. and authorities in multiple countries are working to determine if salman abedi acted alone or with a sophisticated terror cell and his mother said he made a call to his brother and father before the attack asked them to forgive him. the number of deathed related to alzheimer's disease jumped 15% of the past few years and the numbers are expected to continue growing. ali gorman joins us with more details. >> this is something we saw coming down the pike. researchers say that as the baby boomer generation ages we see more people diagnosed with alzheimer's and dying from the disease. the number of deaths jumped 54% from 1999 to 2014 and more
patient are dying at home. and it affects more than 5 million americans and doctors say the number is growing and we need to boost the numbers of services available to help families. sports with aleleviate the symptoms of adh but they could run the risk of higher injuries. and a study found that students with adhd tend to go for team sports and not individual ones and they over overwhelmingly prefer contact sports. >> it puts them at higher risk for injury especially in the contact sports. >> experts say it's a good idea that coached are told about adhd early on to help athleted play safely. if you use a fitness track
toward count how many calories you burn researchers at stanford caution the number could be way off and could sabotage your diets and tested several of the trackers the least accurate was off by 93% and the most accurate the fit bit surge was off by 27%. most likely it overcalculated the number of calories burned and that could lead you to eat extra calories and wonder why the weight is not coming off. they found the heart rate monitors on the trackers were pretty accurate but if you use the trackers to count calories they could be overestimating. >> i wouldn't want any charm -- thanks ali. still to come the revitalization effort in trenton is bringing change to the state capital and the good cause behind all of these red noses at one montgomery county school.
stock. both the s&p 500 and nasdaq hit highs. for the first time residents in trenton will be able to order a frappuccino or latte from starbucks without leaving the city. the first location will open on south warren street the city says it's an effort to invest in underserved neighborhoods to create jobs and sell products from local vendors. there were a lot of red noses in montgomery county day. red nose day was held in abington and the city council sold the noses to raise money for the red nose fund to help fight childhood poverty around the world and put smiles on the faces and faculty and staff got involved address well. philadelphia mayor, jim kenney joined volunteers to
distribute groceries part of philabundances backpack programming that supplies meals with little to know preparation for children. looking live outside at sky 6 hd are we going? there we go. at the center city skyline it's ominous tonight. that tells the story of what to expect. meteorologist, cecily tynan has the soggy accuweather forecast when "action news" comes right back. ♪
time now for the accuweather forecast. >> meteorologist, cecily tynan looking ahead to the memorial day weekend. >> how are we shaping up? >> it won't be completely nice. not a washout and temperatures are comfortable, stormtracker 6 live double scan showing i am tracking this line of showers and thunderstorms and it's working into philadelphia right now. it's just moved into philadelphia and no lightning strikes here. this is where there are heavy downpours and you see how the line is moving up to the north quickly at 30 miles per hour. and crossing the new jersey turn took and further down to the south we are getting thunderstormed. this cluster right now that is moving across the delaware right now it's moving out of smyrna. this has not only a lot of lightning it also has reports of wind gusts of up to 45 miles per
hour and hail. this is the leading edge of some active weather tonight. temperature-wise, 66 in philadelphia and 62 in allentown and 61 in trenton but south of philadelphia, breaking into some sunshine, millville up to 75 and atlantic city airport 73 and dover 73 and areas with more sun with a higher temperatures have a better possibility of some severe weather. so satellite and radar showing you can see this swirl. there is a triple point low forming over northern virginia and this is what moves through tonight and this is what brings us scattered showers and thunderstorms. if you head out tonight you want to bring the rain gear at 8:00 and some storms and philadelphia areas to the south it looks like they lift across the lehigh valley and mercer county at 11:00 tonight and tomorrow we see clouds in the morning and sunshine by the afternoon. that coastal flood advisory continues tonight for minor flooding and high tide will be
between 7:45 and 8:45 this evening and also a new moon so the tide is very high. the get away forecast for the holiday weekend down the shore a nice day breezy and mild and 73. and philadelphia a mixture of sun and clouds and 77 and the poconos 66 and the poconos the best chance of a pop-up instab ill shower in the afternoon but the flavor of the weekend is that no day will be a washout. but every day we have a chance of some pop-up showers and thunderstorms and temperature-wise very comfortable. not too hot and not too cool close to normal. the five-day at 5:00, tomorrow we wake up with clouds and then some sunshine and breezy and warmer and again just an ace lighted chance of a pop-up shower. 77 degrees and saturday sunshine in the morning and increasing clouds late in the day the opposite of friday and say few showers and thunderstorms saturday evening and 76. we do it again on sunday 76 and memorial day a few morning
showers and sunshine and the possibility of a few afternoon pop-up thunderstorms in the middle of the day should be nice, 78 degrees and tuesday we stay unsettled with a high of 80 degrees, a lot of people heading down the shore tomorrow. adam joseph and melissa magee got a jump in the action. and of course you guys found some food. looks good. >> reporter: yes. curly fries. >> you can't come to the boardwalk in wildwood and curly fries and cheese sauce. >> or catchup. >> cheese sauce. cheese sauce. >> we'll have the accuweather forecast for the memorial day weekend and the all important things to do down at the shore and look up above you there is the great nor'easter a new ride around for a long time but they rehabbed it adam. >> we have groovein grannies hit it. they know how to groove. we'll eat and burn off our dal calories.
hello again here is what is happening on "action news" thursday night. the block on president trump's travel ban 2.0 is upheld by an appeals court. why the judges made their decision coming up. a fraternity at a local university will remain shuttered for the next several years following a string of incidents and a jersey shore town that sustained damage during superstorm sandy is getting a re hab. and a woman and two men were sitting in a minivan when someone in another car drove by and opened fire, all three people were in the van were hit and were rushed to the hospital and the woman did not survive.
it's not clear why they were tar etted. and the appeals court once again blocks a travel plan developed by president trump. and it touches on national security interests but rooted in religious intolerance and here is the report from capitol hill. >> reporter: it was a question of religion versus national security. and the campaign promise that has come back to haunt the president. >> donald j. trump is calling for a total and complete shut down of muslims entering the united states. >> an appeals court offering a strong condemnation writing in their decision. the executive order speaks with vague words of national security but drips with religious intolerance and discrimination. the first order caused widespread outrage and confusion at airports and the
administration issued a new order taking out issues of religion. >> but they remained skeptical. >> he could say every day as a candidate for a year i intend to ban muslims they are bad people and then the first day in office he does that. you are saying that none of those statements could be considered -- >> and another judge questioning -- >> he never repudiated about the ban, it's on his website. >> they argued in the virginia apelate court that the statements before the election shouldn't count. >> they say things all the time on the campaign trail. >> and while congress granted the president broad power that broad power is not absolute. it's a big blow to president trump the case will almost certainly go to the supreme
court. abc news capital hill. president trump spoke at his first nato summit at the headquarters in brussels, he lectured members of the alliance for the need for them to pay their fair share on defense and members must commit 2% of their gdp on defense spending but only five of the members immediate their goal. they must meet their obligations. >> if nato members spent 2% of their gdp on defense last year we would have $119 billion for our collective defense -- >> trump called for a moment of silence to honor the victims of the manchester suicide bombings. joe lieberman has taken him out out of the running for the director of the fbi. like man cited his hiring of
mark kasowitz to represent him into ties with his presidential campaign and russia he is a senior counsel and said it would be best to avoid appearance of conflict of interest. world news tonight with david muir will have plor more on the trip to nato. a fraternity at drexel university is suspended for knife years for alcohol violations, following an on going investigation into three alleged sexual assaults at the frat enity house, they were reported from april 28 and and may 4th and it's statement did not say that the suspension was connected to the investigation. today a bucks county judge ruled there is enough evidence
to proceed against david perez. he was shot by his wife outside of their northampton home and the incident was ruled self-defense and charged in a similar assault in 2015 at the couple's previous home. he will be back in court next month. philadelphia police were honored by students in the city's spring garden section and the mathematics center held their annual luncheon. students sang and recited poems as a way of thanking them for their every day heroism. it may not look it or feel like it, but this weekend is the unofficial start to the summer season and that means more fun down at the shore. >> melissa magee and adam joseph live in wildwood showing us how to do it. hi guys. >> hi there monica, hi rick, it's all about fun when you come
to the shore and this weekend is the unofficial kickoff to the summer season and right now it's all about the great nor'easter, it's an old ride it's been around since 1995 and it's been rehabbed and when you get on roller coaster rides and your head does the bobble thing and it's smoother and faster and from you not in wildwood check out what is going on this weekend down at the shore. >> lets buckle up time to go. >> kickoff the holiday weekend with a barbecue on the beach, and the city of ventnor can be your backdrop. grab your friends and cook up the ribs. no open pits allowed and beach badges are required. the highest kite festival in north america it kicks off friday at the beach at rio grand avenue and inside of the convenience center. the fun continues with
competitions and games through the holiday weekend. the entire event is free to spectators. the unofficial start of summer is not complete without a dip if the ocean. head to ocean city to unlock the ocean and plunge into the water. those brave enough to plunge in carry briefcases and march into the ocean to welcome in the new season. the fun takes place at noon at moreland terrace and the beach. we hope to see you this weekend down at the shore. >> all right so we are ready to go. danny are you ready? >> yes. >> all right adam toss the baton to you. he is not going to ride but -- >> i'm too smart. when it's all clear dispatch thumbs up you ready? high speed, three, two one, go! that button.
i did it. i'm trying -- do it again! ready at the same time enjoy your ride. i'm new at this, hopefully guys melissa and her crew will be back safe and sound at the end of that ride. in a minute and a half. we'll have the seven-day forecast coming up next. >> we thought you broke the button adam. >> wouldn't that be funny -- >> not so funny not for the ride people. >> he has broken other things. now take the 6 abc app with you this holiday weekend you'll find traffic conditions. stormtracker 6 live double scan radar on your phone or tablet. the 6 abc app is a free download for your mobile device. more than three years after superstorm sandy the city of ventnor is awarded a grand. an $8,000 grant they applied for in 2013, the money is put
towards the streetscape in the north business district and specifically atlantic avenue to suri avenue. to design new curbs and sidewalks and add trees and benches and bike racks. in the meantime lets get an update on your commute home thursday night. matt pellman is the man in the know. >> you are stopped on the schuylkill expressway i want to point out the travel time. 51 minutes from the vine to the walt whitman bridge that should be about 7. instead it's 51 right now. a slow crawl as people get an early jump on the weekend. and head down the shore via the walt whitman bridge, and it's also wet now in university city than is not helping us out and the earlier phils game is over and people are heading home on the westbound side of the schuylkill and jammed in both directions at south street. a crash on the northbound side of cotman taking out the right lane and the emergency crews are
parked south of woodhaven through this point approaching cotman, on the boulevard a nasty crash all afternoon southbound near levic and the out drive is blocked there. and a tree down at johnson street. giving us restrictions and a bad crash at sicklerville close to the rite-aid and johnson road and the ac. expressway blocking the eastbound off ramp from the expressway. you see slowing there as you come eastbound on the acx and logan township because of the chemical leak the ramp from center square road and center square itself is blocked. a busy afternoon and tomorrow just as busy. >> i'm sure. thank you. >> warmer weather means more time in the sun and protection from harmful rays and how one former philly is teaming up with residents stay covered out and
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time for sports jeff is here and philly has one in the win column and they worked overtime to do so. >> they will take it any way they can get it. it's brutal around here a rocky road not only are the phillies unable to win games they have not had a lead since last saturday and the phils trying to play catchup. valesquez allows only one run. trevor story the solo shot. phils down 1-0 but who would thought he would catch this a
double play and something to clap about and then this in the seventh, the phils finally on the board. tommy joseph, gone. we are tied 1-1 and then joseph again in the seven and rib single bang. and a walk-off win. >> a good step in the right direction helps with positive environment and we look to build on it. >> little by little we'll get there. you know, we are going to start playing better. >> phillies hall-of-fame first base man mike schmidt beat skin cancer and is teaming up with the phillies and the melanoma foundation to raise awareness for the disease and launching sunscreen dispensers around the city and the dangers of skin
cancer. >> we are placing sunscreen dispensers in vulnerable areas around the city and a great year, year and a half as we do that. our goal is to get into the hundreds around the city. the swimming pools and parks and all areas where kids are vulnerable and adults as well. and eagles first round pick is getting the bulk of the snaps in spring practices. they are throwing the 13th overall pick right in there. barnett has been seen beating lane johnson filling in at left tackle for jason peters, he is raising eyebrows from his teammates. >> his skill set is, you know, he can get around those tackles and now it's just about work on the technique and getting him to do exactly what the coaches want to do and when the game comes he
feeled comfortable and interpret what they are teaches on top of what he already knows. i wonder who flyers fan will root for tonight. siddy crosby and the penguins facing the senators. and lebron james can advance to a seven and straight final. he is 28 points shy of passing michael jordan on playoff points but his focus is beating boston. >> a team that has one life to live and the pride kicks in more and try to extend the series, so everything happens, and every possession is more magnified. it's a tough game. >> boston by the way is the last team to make it out of the east to the nba finals without lebron james. that was back in 2010. lebron james has owned this conference. >> and he wants rest before you
goes to the finals. >> a few days, nice memorial day. we'll head to wildwood when we come back. introducing fios gigabit connection. superfast internet at an incredible price. with speeds up to 940 megs. that's 20x faster than most people have. and, it's just $79.99 a month online for 1 year. and only $5 more per month for the second year. get fios gigabit connection for $79.99 with tv, hbo for 1 year and multi-room dvr service for 2 years. all with a 2-year agreement. switch now at fiosgigabit.com.
and looking at the forecast how is it looking? >> you foe it. 13 years of doing this i think i know what needs to be done. you need to have fun and eat lots of food and meet lots of great people and folks you see strolling along the boardwalk and sunshine through most of afternoon and the clouds are pushing back in after a good break here of some temperatures in the 70s. and as you can see we have folks that i pulled over and said we have a free game on channel 6 to play this particular water balloon race we'll do it after i talk about the forecast. can you wait a few more minutes? you promise. >> yes. >> stormtracker 6 live double scan we do have a cluster of downpours and thunderstorms in the heart of center city and the delaware valley, manayunk and philadelphia and over into the river in parts of new jersey pea size hail. and that is the only area at
this point. temperature-wise in the 60s in philadelphia. we are in the 50s as we head to the poconos and 70s in southern areas where we did have the sunshine this afternoon. satellite 6 along with action radar low pressure the primary low, in southeastern ohio. there is a new low developing near washington and that is what is firing up the downpours and thunderstorms and they become more numerous into the evening hours. millville to wildwood and salem. a cluster of storms are pulling through and that lifts back into the philadelphia trenton and lakehurst 10:00, 10:30 tonight as it pushes north and wind and small hail this evening but gone by the time we get to the 11:00 hour and midnight and that sets us up for the unofficial start to the weekend. sun and clouds on friday and a breeze north-northwest 20 to 25 miles per hour. and that keeps us fairly dry.
dover and philadelphia millville and 74 in allentown and 72 in cape may and 73 beautiful degrees in atlantic city. if you head to the shore for the holiday weekend, sun to clouds and 69 degrees a nice day on saturday, and cool to be on the sand and you can still stroll the boardwalk with partly sunny skies on sunday and showers hope to hold off through the evening and a lot of clouds and sun trying to pop out in the afternoon and the ocean is really chilly only 59 degrees, poconos on saturday, clouds on the increase of 68 and sun on sunday a shower around and 66 and breaks of sun for memorial day. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast breezy and warmer here tomorrow it seems like we have been in the unsettled pattern for the entire month tomorrow say winner of 77 and on saturday sun to clouds and 76 degrees and partly sunny and late showers on sunday and most of the day is dry and we get into monday and sunshine
breaking back out a stormy day on tuesday before it's seasonable and nice before we close out may and hello to june on thursday of 77 degrees, are we ready? >> yes! >> that was weak. are we ready? >> yes! >> i got my favorite number. >> go! >> aah! can i get melissa wet? she is 11 and i'm 9. who was it? me whoa whoa whoa that is a loud game. it made me nervous. >> melissa won. yours was the last one to pop. she gave him extra cash. monica and rick hope you guys have a great holiday weekend.
>> can you have it i'm a team player. >> for hannah like a red smurf. >> a troll. cute stuffed animal. they get paid for that by the with way. world heritage day was developbrated in south philadelphia and they played songs and dances showing off their heritage and philadelphia mayor jim kenney hosted the ceremony way panel talking to students from outside of the u.s.
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as a prosecutor, at treasury, and as head of the brennan center, i've taken on the powerful - from the mafia, to the nra, to the dark money that poisons our politics. i'll be nobody's governor but yours. "action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rogers, meteorologist, cecily tynan and jim gardner. it is thursday night and the big story on "action news" tonight is a dark sky, over the philadelphia area and a thunderous out burst of very stormy weather throughout the tri-state area. we are looking live at sky 6 hd at the ben franklin bridge. it kind of looks like the end of the world. it isn't -- but there is the
possible of some veryvy weather throughout the evening. meteorologist, cecily tynan, is tracking the storm with stormtracker 6 live double scan radar. what is happening out there? >> reporter: this is just the appetizer to the main event. double scan live radar showing widespread weather to the north and west over d.c. and a renegade line of storms moving over us and this is causing problems for the evening commute over i-95 and 676 the schuylkill expressway 15 lightning strikes in the past 15 min, it's moving west northwest heavy downpours. and thunder and lightning and really the intense downpours the main problem. could have ponding of water on roads and in philadelphia the rain falling at the rate of 4 inches per hour. this is the kind of rain if you are driving through it you pull over and wait it out. it's hard to see when it's raining that