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>> it's certainly just want to make the public aware that this individual's no longer teaching in the school. >> reporter: the school, gloucester county institute of technology, a highly regarded vocational high school, the individual adam mayr an english teacher charged with invading the privacy of nine of his students. it's alleged he was apparently using a camera in what is commonly referred to as upskirting. >> the defendant was secretly recording these individuals with a small video recording device that was being used unbeknownst to the student at the time. >> reporter: the 37-year-old mayr rents a condo at this sprawling complex. there was no answer at his door this morning. his facebook page where this photo is from says he graduated from rowan university in 2001 and has been teaching at cgit since 2002. prosecutor she wasn't dalton says the alleged crimes took place in the classroom. authorities were alerted when a students felt uneasy.
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>> my understanding that a student at cgit based upon her contact with mr. mayr felt that something was wrong and that she was being recorded. she told her parent. >> reporter: the parent contacted the school thursday which contacted authorities. the arrest came late friday. could there be additional victims? it's not clear. the prosecutor had this to say to parents. >> if they had a child of there's who was a student of mr. mayr over the last two or three years that they should contact our office if they believe that perhaps their child may have been a victim. >> reporter: if you go to our web site,, there will be the phone a number for the prosecutor's office. in the meantime mr. mayr remains in jail unable to make bail of $300,000. live in gloucester county, john rawlins channel6 "action news." >> thank you john. sources tell "action news" the shooting of three people in the brewerytown section of
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philadelphia this afternoon was apparently in retaliation for a shooting on that same block last night. our camera captured one of the victims arriving at temple university hospital. police say two shooters opened fire in the 2600 block of ingersoll street about 1:00 p.m. all of the victims are listed in stable condition. so far no arrests. one of two firefighters hurt in north philadelphia this morning remains hospitalized tonight. they were injured after a ladder came in contact with a power line here at a fire scene in the 2400 block of west norris street. one firefighter was treated at the hospital and released. the other has third degree burns to his foot. >> the 20-year-old man accused of shooting two police officers last week in ferguson missouri, now faces life in prison if convicted. jeffrey wilson made his first appearance in court today today. police say wilson shot two officers from inside of a car during a protest on thursday. he says he was targeting someone else who was fighting with not the officers and he
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shot the officers in the accident. his bond has been set at $300 million. robbed durst headed to california to face a murder charge. durst was arrested this weekends in new orleans 15 years after his friends susan berman was found dead in her los angeles home. the arrest came as an apparent admission from durst aired during an hbo special pro-profiling three murders he's been suspected of. he's been recorded in the bathroom off camera saying he "killed them all." the audio wasn't discovered until two years after the interview when it was handed over to police. the los angeles police said the arrest had nothing to do with that evidence. fire destroyed a montgomery county school this weekend and students are being row locator. the fire broke out early saturday morning at the wyncote academy here in cheltenham. the school which has less than 100 students caters to young people with learning disabilities and emotional issues. classes are moved to gratz
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college men dell campus in men rose park. no word what caused the fire. >> on to march madness villanova wildcats headed to the big dance as the number one seeds in the east and they will play fellow pennsylvania team the lafayette leopards. the game is set for this thursday in pittsburgh. lafayette is ranked number 16 so it's an in-state matchup and what makes this game even more interesting lafayette's coach fran o'hanlon played his college ball at villanova and is a philadelphia native. "action news" reporter nora muchanic is live on lafayette's campus in easton with the excitement. hey, nora. >> reporter: hi there sharrie. lots of sub plots to this game which makes it all the more fun. it's spring break right now so campus is pretty quiet. but the leopards are getting ready, working hard to get ready for the wildcats in a game that will challenge the coach's loyalties. fresh from winning their patriot league title the 16th seed lafayette leopards are
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practicing with about as much motivation as they'll ever have. winning a slot in the ncaa tournament is a dream for these players made richer by the fact they'll be battling number one seed villanova. >> it's just a dream come true really. everybody says that but it's really a dream come true. everybody works so hard just to get in the tournament. >> ever since i was young wanted to play watching this, watching it on tv, national television, big stage, you know. fun. >> reporter: lafayette head coach fran o'hanlon says thursday's game will be emotional for him. he played for villanova in college and is friendly with wildcat coach jay wright. the two texted each other before that hand hoping this wouldn't happen. >> i followed villanova. i'm a villanova fan former player. i've woodbridge them the whole year. they're a terrific team and they scare the daylights out of me. >> definitely interesting. we want to do well for him obviously and for each other so hopefully we can play like he deserves with it being his alma mater he wants us to play our best game and put on a good show. he doesn't want us to get our
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butts kicked. >> reporter: it's spring break so campus is deserted but the few students we did that find are excited about the game. >> a lot of the kids aren't here but i know a lot of my friends and other people i know are going to be watching at home. >> so great to have this opportunity to be a part of that experience. we're all ecstatic. >> reporter: there have been a few scares over the years but no 16th seed has ever beaten a number one seed in the first rounds of a tournament. >> i'm a villanova van every other day other than on thursday. >> reporter: back live now on that day for that game the coach will have to put aside his nova connections and focus on guiding the leopards to a win. if that happens it would be a huge upset. live in the lehigh -- on the lafayette campus, rather in easton i'm nora muchanic, channel6 "action news." sharrie. >> all right, nora, we'll see how it plays out come thursday. thank you. meantime pam senator bob casey raised a red flag today about oil trains traveling through the philadelphia metro area.
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casey cited several recent accidents as calls for his -- cause for his concern including last january's partial derailment over the schuylkill river. six of those cars were carrying crude oil. today casey pushed for new legislation called the response affect it would provide specialized training for emergency crews in the event of an oil train derailment as well as create a national database to document all incidents. >> pothole problems continue to plague drivers around the region. but one particularly bad stretch of heavily traveled highway we told you about last week is finally getting some attention. "action news" reporter vernon odom is live along city avenue in overbrook tonight where penndot crews got busy today. vernon. >> reporter: very busy rick. at this hour the flow of traffic here along city avenue is moving along very smoothly and flowing very well tonight despite a day full of wholesale congestion because penndot is finally repairing one of the worst stretches of bad road here in the delaware
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valley: the southern stretch of city avenue is more of a traffic nightmare than normal these days because penndot has launched an all out assault on potholes and general deterioration along a half mile stretch that contains hundreds of potholes and general bad road. >> the road is so bad up the road there that if there's no traffic coming on the other side i drive into ongoing traffic. >> reporter: to avoid. >> yes, to avoid the potholes. >> it was very bad. >> reporter: it is the stretch from haverford avenue south to the delaware county line. the regular motorists view the contractors like a liberating army. >> this road has been horrible for quite some time, you know. i'm glad they're working on it though. i'm glad they're finally getting it together. >> reporter: penndot decided to speed up the makeover of city avenue by several months because of increasing complaints about tire blowouts and bent rims. >> this is going to be on a contract that came out this summer but it deteriorated too
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quickly and we added on to an existing contract so they're going to mill down about 4-inches pave it and then everything should be fine. >> my tight other day, i had to get it checked from hitting these holes and these potholes. it's bad. >> it's worth it because all of the wear and tear on your vehicles that you have and hitting the -- the bumps and whatnot, it's not worth the few 15 minutes that you have to sit here in the traffic. >> reporter: penndot's contractors expect to finish this project by sometime around the middle of next week. live in overbrook on city avenue vernon odom, channel6 "action news." >> thank you vernon. >> thanks vernon. >> time get a check of our "action news" traffic report. >> autumn marisa in the traffic center with a close look at the highways and by ways. kind of busy there behind you. >> it is, rick and monica. 95 has been brutal all afternoon. this is northbound. we've had disabled vehicles, a
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brush fire now we have police activity right at bridge street taking out the center lane. , see it's taking us nearly 50 minutes to go from the vine up to woodhaven right now so very slow going on 95. it's quite easily our largest delay that we're having out there. taking a look at the big picture though you can see speeds on the blue route 27 miles per hour. slow on the schuylkill expressway if you're heading in towards the city from montgomery into the vine and the vine street expressway those eastbound lanes heading to 95 are very backed up as well because those cars are having trouble on 95 right now. taking a look at doylestown, swamp road between maple avenue and creek drive we have a water main break so use east street to get around that and one down in wilmington, this one is at north broom street between boehner boulevard and west 27th street. your alternate is north van buren street. back to you rick and monica. >> thanks. >> much more still to come on "action news" at 5:00 tonight. an american healthcare worker who contracted ebola has taken a turn for the worse. ali gorman has details coming
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up in health check. cecily. >> i'm tracking a mild start to your saint patrick's day but don't get used to it. i've got the winds of change in the accuweather forecast. >> ♪♪ >> i'm nydia han and i have an update on alleged renovation ripoff. the own owner of a basement finishing company is now facing criminal charges. details coming up. >> those stories and more when "action news" at 5:00 continues next tiberius lauderwink can appreciate a simple name. that's why he likes pick 2 from the pennsylvania lottery, the simplest numbers game yet. they've given all your favorite numbers games new, simpler names. play pick 2. easy to play. simple to say.
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>> jurors in the boston marathon bombing trial went on a field trip today to view the boat where dzhokhar tsarnaev was found hiding. the boat was moved to a secret location for the viewing. it was riddled with more than 10 bullet holes and the window was shot out. tsarnaev sat with his attorneys watching jurors as they got a look at the boat. he was not wearing handcuffs or shackles. jurors seemed most interested in seeing a note tsarnaev had left on the boa to. authorities say in it he denounced the u.s. for its wars in muslim countries. russian president vladimir putin is dismissing any rumors about his health after disappearing from the public for more than a week. the 62-year-old leader had not been seen in public since march fifth. last week putin suddenly postponed a trip to kazakhstan
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sparking reports that he was ill or removed in a cue. the kremlin though denied those claims and today putin med with the president calling the reports "gossip." >> in tonight's health check an american aide worker being treater for ebola has taken a turn for the worse. but there's another twist to the story. >> that's right. health reporter and registered nurse ali gorman at the big board with all details. >> unfortunately that healthcare worker who was air lift fred west africa last week has been downgraded from serious to now critical condition. and a coworker who helped this person has developed suspicious symptoms. now, the initial patient was working at an ebola treatment center in sierra leone. the worker is now at the national institutes of health outside washington d.c. medical authorities decided to bring 12 coworkers back as well and have them stay nearby yo' containment centers. they're being watched for 21 days for signs of ebola. one of the workers near the
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nebraska medical center has been admitted to see if the symptoms are from ebola or from a much less dangerous illness. and changing gears now to much lighter health news, of course tomorrow is saint patrick's day. and many people will be celebrating all things irish. unfortunately many of those things aren't healthy. but they can be. for instance, eating foods dyed green go for naturally green foods like grapes avocado and cabbage. >> the cabbage of course being a leafy green vegetable going to be high in phyto chemicals helpful in preventing cancer and fiber which is good for helping you feel full and satisfied. >> also try to go light on the corned beef with that cab bat. it's high in calories and even heavier in salt and if you plan to wash it down with an irish beverage rather than green beer, try a darker stout
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beer. those are higher in antioxidants but of course you want to drink in moderation and responsibly. monica, back over to you. >> thank you so much ali. well, two wilmington seth many health centers getting a boost for their teen programs. united healthcare presented checks for the henrietta johnson medical center. the grants go specifically for initiatives that help teens facing growing pressures at home, school and on social media.
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>> ♪♪ >> march madness means lots of people watching basketball and less people doing their jobs. it's estimated the ncaa men's college basketball tournament could cost companies more than a billion dollars in lost productivity. 86 percent of u.s. workers devote part of their workday to all things tournament. an estimated 50 million americans participate in march madness office pools. >> well, tesla says it has a way for drivers to go further on a single charge. the entire fleet of model s cars will get a software upday. it will end the anxiety over how far electric vehicles can go without recharging.
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right now tesla's model s can go 208 miles on one charge. tesla's get updates over the year just like a cell phone meaning drivers don't need to take the car to a mechanic. well, how can you save on your water bill? some experts have great ideas for fix a leak week. officials with the epa and from home depot showed some of their tips at the store on columbus boulevard today including replacing worn toilet flappers that leak and fixing drippy faucets. the average family can waist up to 10,000 gallons of water a year increasing your water bill by 10 percent. >> one of the most well known mentoring pro federal in the state if not the country is celebrating quite an anniversary in philadelphia. the big brothers big sisters organization of southeastern pennsylvania officially opened the doors to its new mentoring partnership and resource center here on south broad street. part of big brother big sisters 100 year anniversary celebration. various youngsters who will benefit from the new facility were on hands for the
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unveiling today. also part of the program philadelphia congressman chaka fattah and pennsylvania senator pat toomey. it helps people with copd breathe better for a full 24hours. anoro ellipta is the first fda-approved product containing two long-acting bronchodilators in one inhaler. anoro is not for asthma. anoro contains a type of medicine that increases risk of death in people with asthma. it is not known if this risk is increased in copd. anoro won't replace rescue inhalers for sudden copd symptoms and should not be used more than once a day. tell your doctor if you have a heart condition, or high blood pressure. tell your doctor if you have glaucoma, prostate or bladder problems, or problems passing urine as anoro may make these problems worse. call your doctor right away if you have worsened breathing chest pain, swelling of your mouth or tongue,
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>> time for accuweather at the "action news" big board meteorologist cecily tynan here. a mixed bag this week. >> exactly. rollercoaster ride this week with temperatures but we have a live snapshot right now. this is camelback in tannersville pennsylvania. plenty of snow on the ground in the poconos and a lot of
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the ski resorts are still opened and tannersville right now the temperature is 49 degrees. so, you have that slushy spring skiing snow. in quakertown it's 50, saint davids 53. center city 54 degrees and south jersey currently hammonton 54, woodbine 55 and in delaware dover at 60 and hockessin delaware 54 degrees. temperatures across the nation show that you while we're stuck in the mid-50's, it is very warm out to the west. omaha, the normal high this time of the year is 53 degrees. that's also our normal high. it's 88 degrees, record warmth in omaha nebraska but then look across north dakota it's 39 degrees. we will tap into some mild air for the first half of the day tomorrow but then winds will shift out of the northwest and that will pull down the cooler air. satellite6 along with action radar showing we have a warm front that's trying to work through our region. that's what's bringing all the cloud cover and the clouds will remain pretty tight as we head through the overnight
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hours butter then by the morning we'll see some glimpses of sunshine. future tracker showing 9 o'clock in the morning possibility of some showers mainly north of our region, mainly across the poconos. it will be mild though at 9 o'clock, already 56 degrees in philadelphia. dover could be 61 degrees. and then for right around lunchtime or a little later on 62 degrees in philadelphia, midday but then a cold front moves through and what this will do is drop temperatures down into the 40's and 50's by the evening hours and at this point the winds will also be a big factor. future tracker showing wind gusts tomorrow night 6 o'clock we're looking at anywhere from about 31 miles per hour in philadelphia, 41 in the poconos, so the first half of the day it will feel like you could wear shorts maybe by the evening though, you're definitely going to want that winter coat and the long pants. the call from accuweather tonight lots of clouds mild for march. 45 degrees in philadelphia. allentown 38. trenton 43. atlantic city down to 40. the five day at 5:00 showing
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tomorrow for saint patrick's day luck of the irish early. 62 degrees. we hit that around lunchtime. then the winds get gusty. that colder air moves in. on wednesday despite all the sunshine, the high only 41 degrees and it's still very windy so wind chills on wednesday will generally be in the 30's. thursday sun with high clouds, 46 degrees. then on friday as spring arrives at 6:45 in the evening, it's going to be wet with periods of rain perhaps some wet snow mixing in north and west of philadelphia, 41 degrees. the first saturday of spring looking pretty nice, clouds and sun 56 degrees but i am tracking cooler air by sunday. i'll talk about that in the accuweather 7-day forecast. rollercoaster ride. >> yeah, like walking a bridge cecily, you know, when spring arrives. >> it is? >> yeah. >> okay. >> i'll explain later. much more still to come on the next half hour of "action news." 'cause it's bald. the mother of a south jersey murder suspect is facing criminal charges in connection with the crime. we'll explain. >> plus a chain reaction crash
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>> ♪♪ >> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, jaime apody rick williams and monica malpass. >> hello again and here's what's happening on "action news" tonight. a contractor who made big promises but failed to deliver will now have to explain himself a judge. nydia han with an "action news" troubleshooters upday. plus, quick work by the public helps put an alleged serial robber behind bars. and a multimillionaire real
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estate mogul suspected of killing his friend more than a decade ago lands in court. >> now the details. we have an update on an alleged renovation ripoff. the owner of a basement finishing company is facing criminal charges tonight. "action news" troubleshooter nydia han warned you about him back in november and she's live at the "action news" big board with the results. hi nydia. >> hi, rick. the company we're talk about most recently went by the name basements for less and the owner is this guy you saw a minute ago 47-year-old charlie johnson. we talked to charlie johnson's customers last fall what they wanted to us bring was bring their case to the attention of the prosecutors. johnson is being forced to answer to his alleged crimes. >> ♪♪ >> over here we have a room for storage. >> last fall they told the "action news" troubleshooters they paid charlie johnson of basements for less $10,700. they say he promised to build them the basement of their dreams within three months.
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>> it's very devastating. it's heartbreaking. >> because they tell us johnson never finished the job. cashmere rahman says when johnson was told she was battling stage four breast cancer he promised to finish her basement in three weeks. but after more than a year, her basement wasn't finished, either. >> and i'm really hoping that somebody steps in and takes this guy to task and help us out. >> the fact that he's still operating, still taking on new customers it's very disheartening because it feels like no one in the county in the area is really doing anything about it. >> lee moss says johnson ripped him off too. he set up a webb page to warn others about him. >> everybody complains but of course went to the customer service department and nothing is being don imus really mad. >> today he tells us the number of angry basements for less customers on his web page has grown from 21 alleged victims to more than 60. the mercer county prosecutors office has now filed criminal theft charges related to five
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alleged victims in its jurisdiction but tells me that new jersey division of consumer affairs has a pending civil investigation and that investigation is related to johnson's dealings with consumers throughout the entire garden state. meantime here's what johnson had to tell us last fall. what do you make of the fact that there is such a long list of your customers who say you ripped them off. >> well, i haven't ripped anybody off. i got to be honest with you my business in the last year has really struggled and i'm doing everything i can totient around. i'm doing everything i can to satisfy as many of my customers. >> we did reach out to johnson today for a response on the charges filed against him but haven't heard back. meantime if you believe you've been a victim much his, file a report with your county prosecutor and with the new jersey attorney general's office. we've out putt lynx and contact information on monica back to you. >> thanks nydia. a burlington county mother is now facing criminal charges stemming from a murder investigation involving her son. she is 67-year-old
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sicklerville resident jo crosby. accused of helping her son kyle, conceal his wife's body after he allegedly killed her. kyle crosby is charged with murder in the death of 26-year-old erica crippen missing since new year's eve from the couple's mount laurel home. her body has not been found. from our delaware news room a wal-mart employee is accused of stealing thousands of rounds of ammunition and survival gear from the milford store where he worked. linwood holman jr. is charged with felony theft. he's been stealing that gear since january. it was found at a home in lincoln along with several guns and knives. >> we have an update to a story we told you about on friday. northeast philadelphia detectives say an anonymous tip from the public led to the arrest of a suspected serial robber. officers captured this man raul aguirre on saturday one day after we aired the surveillance video. they say the 35-year-old suspect is responsible for robbing at least eight businesses and restaurants
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throughout northeast philadelphia from february 23rd to march tenth. icy road condition cans caused a chain reaction crash that sent a big rig into a home here in earl township berks county this morning. investigators say a pickup slid and hit the tractor-trailer and the impact caused the tractor-trailer to jackknife and then slam into a house. the family inside the home escaped without injuries. both drivers went to the hospital for treatment. the pickup driver will be cited. >> jeffrey williams the man charged in the shooting of two police officers in ferguson last week appeared in court today. the shooting happened following the resignation of ferguson's police chief. abc's karen traverse has the story. >> reporter: jeffrey williams says he wasn't caming at the police officers. but the saint louis county prosecutor says that doesn't matter. >> regardless of who may be an intended target, if you hit somebody that's still a class a felony still punishable by
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forty five prison. >> reporter: he's been charged with two counts of first degree assault after shooting two officers outside the ferguson police headquarters last thursday. law enforcement recovered a .40 caliber handgun that belongs to williams. and it is a match to the casings found at the shooting scene. >> may have had a dispute with some other individuals or felt some dispute. we're not sure we completely buy that part of it. >> reporter: one officer was shot in the face. the bullet lodged near his ear. the other officer was shot in the shoulder. the bullet exited his back. both are recovering at home lucky to be alive. police offered a reward for information that led to an arrest and say ultimately it was those tips that led them to williams. attorney general eric holder whose department released a scathing report on the ferguson police department did not hold back his criticisms of the accused shooter. >> this was a damn punk, a punk who was trying to sew discord in an area that is trying to get its act together. >> reporter: the saint louis
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county prosecutor says jeffrey williams was on probation but there was a warrant out for him because he hadn't met with his probation officer in seven months. reporting from washington, karen travers channel6 "action news." >> robert durst a real estate millionaire will be extradited from louisiana to california to face murder charges. for 15 years durst has maintained he did not kill his friend susan berman but that innocence is a sharp contrast to a chilling apparent confession that may have been caught on tape. the possible confession aired for the first time just last night on the finale of hbo's documentary series the jinx. the six part series profiles susan berman's death as well as his unsolved disappearance of durst's first wife kathy and the murder of durst's neighbor back in 2001. the bombshell audio was recorded off camera while durst was in the bathroom apparently unaware his
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microphone was still on. the 71-year-old was taken into custody saturday at this new orleans hotel and today durst appeared in court accused of killing berman. the lapd which issued the warrant for his arrest says the hbo series had nothing to do with it. world news tonight with david muir will have more on the robert durst arrest as well as the ferguson police shooting. you can watch that following "action news" at 6:00. >> all right, time now for an update on the commute home tonight. >> all right, let's go over to autumn marisa in for matt pelman in the traffic center. >> hi, rick and monica. we're keeping our eye on 676 over in new jersey in camden. we have a serious accident with all lanes blocked southbound. this is at morgan boulevard. you want to jump off at route three -- exit three rather to get around that and again we're keeping our eye on that. over to 95 we go. can't catch a break out there this afternoon. 95 northbound this is at cottman avenue. we have an accident involving a box truck. vehicle who hit into -- behind
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it taking out the right lane and it's taking us over an hour to go from the vine street expressway up to woodhaven right now so very slow commute there. moving along and showing you the big picture speeds on the blue route 23 miles per hour. again 95 nice and slow, 21 miles per hour. schuylkill expressway taking you about 40 minutes to go westbound from the vine out to the blue route right now. back to you rick and monica. >> all right autumn thank you again. much more still to come on "action news" monday night. they are rivals on the courts but today our region's top college basketball coaches teamed up for an important cause. >> and tony danza was the boss of this philadelphia classroom. today we'll show you. also cecily is in for adam tonight. hello. >> hi adam and rick. stuck in the mid-50's today. very warm air to the south will tap into that briefly tomorrow but don't get used to it. i'll explain in the accuweather 7-day forecast. >> all right. sports, ducis rodgers has more march madness including a special guest at an eagles workout today. those stories and more when "action news" continues in
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>> ♪♪ >> we have breaking news right now for you from camden, inform, where our chopper 6 is over the scene.
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there has been a terrible accident. we did mention this autumn told you about a it a little bit in traffic. it involves a pickup truck and these two tractor-trailers. they all crashed on i676 near the walt whitman bridge. it all happened in the southbound lanes;, all southbound lanes blocked obviously. no word on injuries but we saw two fire trucks that were there. you see one of them there in the middle of your screen. obviously paramedics are trying to rush to help any of the injured. but southbound 676 is now shut down at the walt whitman bridge. a backup as far as the eye can see and as soon as we have more details on the status of the people in those vehicles we'll get that to you. >> one day after selection sunday five of philadelphia's college basketball coaches came together in the name of charity today. philadelphia's jay wright drexel's bruceer flint, phil martelli of saint joe's and temple's fran dunphy at the palestra to raise money for the american cancer society
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villanova's coach jay wright says this is a sign of how much heart philadelphia sports fans have. >> appropriate for philadelphia. it's a great communities that loves basketball and cares for its people. >> in addition to the breakfast the coaches shared their predictions for the big dance. villanova of course the number one seed in this year's tournament was a popular pick to make it to the final four. philadelphia's coaches versus cancer program has raised $11 million since 1996. >> very impressive. >> all right, speaking of sports two local schools are getting ready for the big dance. >> ducis rodgers live at the "action news" sports center with more. hey, deucis. >> hey, guys. by luck of the draw villanova will face lafayette thursday night in the opening game for both of the ncaa tournament. villanova is the odds on favorite in that matchup after being named a number one seed. the team exploded with excitement when the brackets were revealed yesterday. we'll check in on lafayette in just a moment but first we go jaime apody live in villanova
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with the cats. jamie. >> hey deucis. jay wright and his very good friend lafayette coach fran o'hanlon who happens to be a villanova hall of famer could not believe their bat bad luck. they exchanged texts last night after these brackets were revealed. they don't want to face each o that's the last thing they wants to do happen. local hoops fans could not be more exciting. let's check out jay wright taking those first steps towards a championship a few moments ago we hope. he told me he definitely feels the pressure of bringing one to the city on the heels of a down time in our local sports scene. then again the cats already won the big east tournament title. wright pointed out this is the first team he's had that's headed into the big dance coming off of a win. actually they've won 15 straight with the best record in school history a number one seed. the question would it be disappointing if they did not make the final four. >> i think everyone would be disappointed. i do. but that's part of being a one seed, that's part of having a successful year.
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you have to deal with that. we're not afraid to deal with that but i would think -- i would say it would be fair to say that. i think any one seed, you know, if you don't make the final four it's disappointing. >> a big sendoff for the wildcats scheduled 10:30 a.m. tomorrow morning. villanova will tip off against lafayette friday -- excuse me thursday night in pittsburgh at 6:50 p.m. live on the villanova campus, jaime apody channel6 "action news." ducis. >> jamie we'll check back in with you next half hour. lafayette will be making its first trip to the ncaa tournament in some 15 years. leopards are a 16 seed. they got in by winning the patriot league title a 16 seed has never beaten a number one seed but that won't knock the leopards off of cloud nine. >> it means everything. this is why we play. this is why we work hard. so for all the hard work it means everything. >> it feels great. we're excited. you know, we played villanova last year to open the season. we know they're a tough opponent. they're ranked second in the
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nation this year. we're excited to be in the tournament and hopefully we can give them a good test. >> lafayette head coach fran o'hanlon is a philadelphia native. he played for nova in the late 60's. we'll hear from coach o'hanlon on this curious matchup coming up at 6 o'clock. temple was snubbed yesterday despite a 23 and 10 record. the owls will be in the nit as a number one seed. they will take on bucknell on wednesday. tim tebow as an eagle? an nfl source confirms to "action news" tebow worked out for the birds today. tebow last played for the jets in 2012. he went to training camp with the patriots in 2013 before being cut prior to the start of that season. he's been broadcasting for espn ever since. more bad news for the phillies. cliff lee has been placed on the 60 day disabled list with that elbow tendon injury. surgery is recommended but he says he's going try rehab instead. phils and orioles cole hamels beat up. he gives up five runs in two innings all earned. chris davis gets him for a
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three run homer here in the first inning. the entire pitching staff is rocked. the phils lose 16 to four. opening day three weeks from today against the red sox. rick and monica, back to you. >> thank you ducis. two special guests read to students today as part of governor wolf's push for more education funding. actor tony danza and mike stack came to fox chase elementary school as part of the schools that teach tour. the lieutenant governor has been to schools all over the state. governor wolf is asking for $2 billion over the next four years for public schools. randma's house isn't the most exciting, but it's only for a few hours. look what i've got. when you get verizon fios, you get beautiful hd picture quality, super fast internet, and america's most reliable network. so you won't miss a second of that movie that game they love, or those moments with family. can we sleep over? please! come on!
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>> back to that rush hour nightmare under way in camden we told you about a few moments ago. chopper 6 over aches 76 near the walt whitman bridge. take a look at that backup. state police say this accident took place in the southbound lanes of 676 involving a pickup truck and two tractor-trailers. we do know now two people were injured. they both sustained nonlife-threatening injuries but they were taken to cooper university hospital to be evaluated just the same. i676 southbound was completely closed as we look at the wreckage from this accident. i676 was completely closed. last check the far left lanes were getting by but this is the wreckage that of accident involving a pickup truck two
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tractor-trailers and 676 once again southbound very slow tonight and if you're in it, you're going to get home very late and if you're heading towards it from the walt whitman bridge, you may want to find another way to get home this evening. we'll keep you posted. cecily is here with the accuweather. it will be back and forth and sideways. >> a little bit of a spring tease tomorrow and then rollercoaster ride temperature-wise. storm tracker 6 live double scan showing we have dry conditions out there tonight. slight shower just to the west of harrisburg right now. and let's go live on sky 6 taking a look at the scene. center city skyline, we were shrouded in clouds most of the day really stuck in a low level inversion but now that inversion has broken so we're seeing the clouds giving way to some sunshine. temperatures struggling to make it into the mid-50's. 55 degrees currently in philadelphia, 53 is the normal high for this time of the year. it's seasonable. allentown 50 millville 51, trenton 53, wilmington 55. notice though on the beach with winds out of the southeast off that cooler
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ocean temperatures on the beaches only in the low to upper 40's. quite a bit cooler closer to the ocean. satellite6 along with action radar showing all the clouds spilling over from the northwest. this is associated with a warm front that's moving through and behind it we will have a surge of some mild air. doesn't last long, though. the high 62 degrees. we reach that around lunchtime but then that cold front will move through. ahead of it we'll see clouds, perhaps a spotty shower. behind it the sunshine is here for the afternoon but the winds as well. winds gusting in the afternoon up to 40 miles per hour. and temperatures will drop down through the 50's. so, it's going to be a lot colder in the afternoon than earlier in the day. wednesday as high pressure builds in, this brings us loads of sunshine but chilly conditions, the high only 41 degrees. and then you factor in those winds gusting more than 40 miles per hour. wind chills in the afternoon will be in the 30's. so we're going from temperatures in the low 60's early tomorrow, to feeling like the 30's by wednesday
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afternoon. definitely a rollercoaster. still the call for accuweather for tonight lots of clouds, mild for march 38 degrees in the cooler suburbs about 45 degrees for center city. and tomorrow happy saint patrick's day. 62 degrees at noon. enjoy it because later in the afternoon by 6 o'clock down to 52 degrees with those gusty winds but it looks like for the most part we should have a dry saint patrick's day. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast for your tuesday, morning clouds, afternoon sunshine, 62 degrees early. and then the winds picking up by the afternoon. wednesday we keep the winds 41 degrees. loads of sunshine but wind chills will be in the 30's and thursday sun with some high clouds. temperatures not quite as harsh with a high of 46 degrees. heading into friday, rain with possibly some wet snow mixing in north and west for philadelphia 41 degrees. so, a gloomy start to spring, spring arriving at 6:45 in the evening on friday and the first full day of spring looking pretty nice on saturday.
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clouds mixing with sun 56 degrees but then temperatures drop back down into the 40's on sunday, 44 degrees, partly sunny brisk and chilly. and monday increasing clouds and it stays chilly with a high of 46 degrees. so tomorrow's high of 62 again hitting that around lunchtime. but little bit of a spring tease and temperatures dropping down into the 40's. >> ooh. >> and the 50's. >> okay. >> keep your winter coat. >> yes, we l quick break. more news when we come back. stay with us
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>> ♪♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rodgers meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> ♪♪ >> it is monday night and the big story on "action news" tonight is breaking news from camden, new jersey. chopper 6 hd is over i676 near the walt whitman bridge. that is a mess. we are looking at an accident involving three vehicles
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snarling the evening commute to say the very least. a pickup truck and two tractor-trailers collided in the southbound lanes. state police say two people were hurt. they have been taken to cooper university hospital. we can tell that you those injuries are not supposed to be life-threatening. but the commute home is slow at best. traffic just squeezing by in the left lane, although as we look at that live picture from chopper 6 it doesn't look like it is squeezing by anywhere. traffic at a standstill, backed up for what could be miles. we'll update the situation if we can. other news at this hour, police have arrested a teacher at a gloucester county school. it allegedly happened at the gloucester county institute of technology. english teacher adam mayr has been charged with allegedly creating images of private areas of student's bodies. he's behind bars o


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