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custody in various locations. we'll have an update tonight at 6:00. we are following breaking news in north philadelphia. chopper 6 hd is over the scene here where police have busted up a cockfighting ring. the ring was discovered this afternoon on the 2800 block of north lee street. crews were on the scene serving a warpt and searching the property. we'll have updates as we get them at 6abc.com. also, new at 5:00, we are tracking major concerns of water quality at a luxury apartment in wilmington. residents say it comes out of the tap full of black particles. the apartments are in the middle of trolley square by delaware street. vernon odom is standing by live with the detailed tonight. >> reporter: good evening. some reads here and i emphasize some of the residents here do not trust their tap water
anymore and they claim they have lost final that the management is going to do anything serious about it. this is 1303 delaware avenue, a landmark apartment building, apartments up to $1700 a month for reads but some are complaining with the quality of their tap water. ed has lives here on floor eight for 18 years, he sends us a collage of pictures after the management flushes out the pipes. >> over the last three months we are dealing with blackwater, consistently when you shut the water off for eight hours at a time. he called the water department and they arrived and did extensive testing. he blames the blackwater for his recent gastric problems. >> i believe it caused me health
problems and this last weekend my dog was certified healthy about a month ago now developed colitis. the management tells him time and time again they called in for testing but they say that is not true. >> we have not received calls since 2010 from this particular location. >> rick, tonight the management of 1303 is counter the claims by the residents, the management has issued a resident saying they are not aware of any water quality issues and go on further, adding thal if the test results shows an issue they will work with the city to resolve it. the test results are expected sometime tomorrow. >> thank you. new at 5:00, a judge has agreed to hear arguments on changing a jail sentence for a woman convicted of her role on
an attack on a gay couple. it happened in september of 2014. while katherine knot was celebrating a birthday in center city. she was sentenced to 5 to 10 months in jail and her attorney calls that excessive and she is due in court next week. now to the race for the white house. it is super tuesday. when voters in 12 states across the country make their picks for the next presidential candidate. >> and the polls close in less than two hours from now. seven candidates are competing for delegates from the southeast to the pacific northwest. the first polls close in georgia, vermont, virginia and parts of alabama. the final polls close at midnight our time in alaska. donald trump is expected to win the most delegates tonight and one of the most important races texas ted cruz's home state and it shows cruz with just a 3
point lead over trump in texas and marco rubio sits in third and on the democratic side hillary clinton is widely expected to win most states but that she has an uphill battle in oklahoma. it gives bernie sanders a 5 point edge there. we'll have more coming up at 5:30. >> voters won't head to the polls in pennsylvania or delaware until tuesday april 26th and in new jersey voters have to wait until june 7th to cast their ballots. "action news" and abc news are partnering up to be election central, live reports start this evening at 7:00 and then tonight at 10:00 an abc news special super tuesday, your voice your vote. followed by "action news" at 11:00. and watch real time coverage on our website at 6abc.com.
an investigation found that hundreds of children were investigated by priests over a period of 40 years in central pennsylvania. part of a new grand jury investigation released by the attorney general. in the allatoona johnstown diocese but none of the alleged crimes can be prosecuted because at abusers have died or the statute of limitations have run out. they have recommended abolishing the statute of limitations, something that kathleen kane supports. >> it would allow these predators to be held accountable until the last day of their lives. >> the current bishop released a statement saying he deeply regrets any harm that came to children. an arrest warrant is issued
for sara higgins, police say she took book sale money last month and was seen on video at the church. the 29-year-old is from bristol township. if you know where she is are you urged to call police. a drug that reverses heroin overdoses has saved more than 1,000 people in pennsylvania this year. they have recognized 300 mun tal police departments and state police and others who saved the lives. a new law expanding the access to narcan to include law enforcement, first responders and addicts friends and even relatives. from our new jersey newsroom tonight. the land holds graves dating back hundreds of years with you they are hoping to get the cemetery looking as good as new.
nora muchanic has the story. >> a lot of stones are knocked down and a lot turned over. >> there are 1600 graves something dating back to the 1600, and if it's because of age or vandalism, dozens of tombstones are toppled or in need of repair. it's heart breaking to see things vandalized and nature taking its course. we are all willing to help. >> a small group of locals started a facebook page and are looking for ways to help conditions here. >> there are ways to get grants and people that are willing to donate. we are looking to help restore this and we just want to go about it in a proper way. >> what we are looking to do is get permission to get community volunteers to come and help maintain. not a one shot deal, they want to come monthly. >> they say they are not igno
ignoring the situation but don't have the money or manpower to take care of this. >> they said that volunteers could raise money to help pay for contractors to fix the damage and fallen head stones, but unless they have their own insurance it's a liability. >> jenny has relatives buried here and wants the old part maintained as well as the new section. >> clean it up and make it presentable for people coming to see their loved ones. i'm nora muchanic, channel 6 "action news." time for a check of our "action news" traffic report. how are you doing matt? >> i'm doing well but drivers were not after the police chase around belmont. now everything is open on 76 but
it's still a little bit of a mess. on the eastbound side 32 minutes, ideally should be 14. a crash in red hill along main street at third. and our motorcycle crash along knight hill road has cleared out and watch out for an accident involving a pedestrian, at southhampton road. and a crash in burlington county at 73 with the typical slowing on 73 address you travel through marlton. >> all right matt thank you. developing news on the eagles front. quarterback sam bradford has agreed to the termed of a two year deal. what that means for the birded coming up in sports. and new evidence confirms the link between the zika virus and a dangerous after effect.
breaking news from west philadelphia. it happened about an hour and 11 minutes ago, someone opened fire on a 71-year-old man reportedly while he was working on a car and saw them coming and started running and was gunned down while he was being chased. the 31-year-old was hit the head and pronounced dead at the scene. no word on a motive or suspect. they are blocking off one of the side roads there. nasa astronauts scott kelly is preparing for his last moments in space. kelly has been at the international space station for nearly a year as part a study on space travel on the human body, kelly told reporters he is feeling good and will land in kazakhstan tonight and return to houston tomorrow. today wall street had its best day in more than a month.
stocks soared after encouraging news about the economy. construction spending hit an eight year high creating big gains for home builders and banks and that put markets in the green across the board and the dow jones climbed 348 points and the nasdaq 141 and the s&p 500 up 36 points on the day. doctors have their first evidence that the zika virus can cause a paralyzing condition. ali gorman is at the big board with the connection. >> reporter: there are evidence of zika linking it to two serious conditions. one is -- and they have reported a sharp increase in the condition. now researchers are looking at a past outbreak, find that all the
patients that had the paralysis had markings of the mosquito born virus in their blood. it is temporary but could last for months and effect the entire body. a colorado teenager is recovering after serious burns that he says were caused by a vapor pen, and is reminding teens not to use them. 17-year-old marcus has second and third degree burn as long his thigh and calf. the vapor pen exploded in his pocket. >> i went to get my jacket and sparks climbed out my pocket. >> in the past six months we have seen an increase in the number of burn patients as well as traumatic injury patients in relation to electronic
cigarettes and bodily operated vapor devices. >> the teen's doctor says he needs two more operations to repair the damage. marcus has given up using vapor pens and hopes that others will do the same. finally today, you may not think a light from a street lamp can affect your overall sleep but experts are starting to think it can. researchers at stanford university surveyed 15,000 americans about the quality of their sleep and used satellite information about how much light everybody is exposed to. they found them in light intense areas including cities reporting going to bed earlier and feeling sleepier during the day than people not exposed to much light. more studies are needed but for now experts are recommending blackout shades or thick curtains to help darken your room and improve your sleep. adults are recommended to get 7
to 9 hours of sleep each night. >> thank you ali. the trouble shooters are getting results again tonight. we tackle a case that serves as a good lesson for all of us ahead of swim season. >> before you pay to join a swim club, the "action news" troubleshooters have a warning. this viewer is waiting 12 years to get $450 her former swim club oz her. >> each year they tell me i'm this number on the list. >> and how about this? >> i was upset almost $800 tonight should have been covered. the troubleshooters look to solve the case of another incorrect medical bill. coming up on "action news" at 11:00.
the opportunity she deserves? is it finally witnessing all the artistic wonders of the natural world? whatever your definition of success is, helping you pursue it, is ours. t-i-a-a. many described this as a bright blue fire ball take a look. it came with a loud boom too. the aft logical society said it could have been a meteor but they said it was not weather related . three out of every four drivers in the u.s. say they would not feel safe in a self
driving car. but 60% of drivers say they would like to get some kind of self driving feature like braking or parking assistance, they claim they are safer because computers with not get distracted behind the wheel. improving the relationship between police and young people was the goal in the grays ferry section of philadelphia today. students learned their rights and how to report police misconduct. not stereotyping anyone was part of the discussion today. and now parents have a place to get involved in their children's schools, at pierce elementary school west cambria street. the room has computers and work space. a cheltenham driver was
honored for his work during the blizzard of 2017. mills spotted silva as his legs were trapped in the snow, he was dressed too lightly, soaking wet and nobody heard his calls for help and milled freed him and got him inside and made sure he was okay. he calls mills act a miracle. still ahead we have a check of the accuweather forecast. looking live at sky 6 hd at the center city skyline, a nice way to bring in march today but changes are around the corner. cecily tynan has your exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast when we come right back.
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and ocean temperatures in the 40s so only 49 degrees there. and we saw loads of sunshine and we are now saying good-bye to meteorological winter. the past three months averaged 6 degrees above normal and 22 days of 60 or above. compare this to last meteorological winter, temperatures ran 2 degrees below normal and only two days above 60 degrees. double scan live radar showing the next storm, low pressure north of detroit bringing heavy snow and that is lifting up over canada, and we'll be getting the cold front and that is moving through in the wee hours of the morning and most of the rain is falling when most of us are sleeping. kind of good timing with this. future tracker showing at 11:00 when i am on the air we'll have showers breaking out in the far northern suburbs, parts of berks
county and the lehigh valley and the poconos. it looks like the bulk of the rain moves through at 2:30 in the morning. with the possibility of a squall line with gusty thunderstorms and look how quickly it pushes out and by 6:30 it pushes out of here and we have the return of sunshine and temperatures are dropping by the end of the day and it's a windy day. timing it out and the rain is falling from 11:00 until 6:00 in the morning again some brief periods of rain and a rumble of thunder and looking at a quarter to half inch of rain and it's a quick hitter and then wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour. and really through the day tomorrow, it's going be very windy. the five-day at 5:00, showing the rain is out of here by day break and then gusty winds and chilly and the high 57 degrees and factor in the wind gusts of 40 miles per hour and on thursday the clouds thicken and 39, that will bring us light snow on friday morning and could
. "action news" continues with meteorologist, adam joseph, rick williams and monica malpass. hello again here is what is happening on "action news" tuesday night. super tuesday is here. millions of voters across 12 states are deciding which presidential candidate gets their support. and breaking news from north philadelphia where authorities have just raided a suspected cockfighting ring and big news from the eagles trk looks like quarterback sam bradford is sticking around. ducis rogers has the details coming up in sports. months of town halls and debates has led up to today, super tuesday. 12 states and one territory are deciding who they are backing on who will become the next president of the united states. the candidates are working
overtime to secure support. it will no doubt shake up the presidential race on both sides, get ready for the biggest night of politics. going into super tuesday, here is the current count. among the top three republican candidates, donald trump 82, and cruz 17 and rubio 16 and ben carson and john kasich are in the single digits. hillary clinton 548 total and 91 are pledged and 457 are superdelegates. bernie sanders has 87. and donald trump started the day talking to voters in columbus, ohio, he says he is the only candidate that can unite the country. >> have you to get people somehow to work together, our country is some now so up
believably divided. >> trump is now in louisville, kentucky and will end the day in palm beach, florida. >> ted cruz is predicting a big win in his home state of texas. he took aim at donald trump saying he will beat him on a one-on-one race. we are tired of the profanity and vulgarity, if you want a president that you know what he will do you have a clear choice in this race. florida senator, marco rubio, kicked off with a rally in endover, minnesota, bobby jindal joined him and used jesse ventura, as an example of what happens. >> donald trump will be an
embarrassment to america and to everyone that supported him. >> on the democratic side, hillary clinton also started her super tuesday in minnesota where she took aim at all the republicans. clinton blasted trump, rubio and cruz for an inappropriate campaign strategy. >> they have forgotten issues and their campaign is based on insults, it's a one upsmanship on insults. >> and bernie sanders cast his vote in burlington and says his campaign is in it for the long hall. >> we are proud, and we'll continue to be, this is a campaign going to the philadelphia convention in july. >> sanders hoping for wins in his home state and others to chip away at hillary clinton's
sizable delegate lead and believes that it will come down to voter turnout. >> what makes super tuesday super? more voter goes to the poll or caucus today than any other single day of this phase election and has the potential to invigorate or break down a campaign. delegates in arkansas, alabama, massachusetts, minnesota, oklahoma, tennessee, texas, vermont and virginia are all voting today. republicans in alaska will caucus and democrats in colorado will also caucus. and democrats in american samoa will hold their contest. and 1,015 democratic delegates are all up for grabs and it's important to note that none of the states are designated as winner take all but each state
has different guidelines on how the delegates are handed out. it's possible for a candidate to get all the delegates if their total ahigh enough. the polls close at 7:00 eastern time in virginia and parts of alabama and the last polls close in alaska midnight our time. abc news and 6 abc have you covered this tuesday. we have live reports starting at 7:00 p.m. when some of the polling places close and we'll update you tonight as the results come in and then at 10:00 tonight, super tuesday, your voice your vote 2016 and a complete wrap up on "action news" at 11:00 and we are streaming live on our website at 6abc.com starting at 7:00 p.m. we are following breaking news from north philadelphia. chopper 6 hd was on the 2800 block of north lee street where philadelphia police and members
of the spca found a cockfighting operation, authorities there are bringing boxes out of the home and at least 36 birds are recovered and we are told a family lives there. a live report from the scene coming up at 6:00. now to a story from newcastle, delaware. they believe that they arrested the american that dumped a woman's body in the parking lot. brown was driving along route 273 back on october 25th when he hit 23-year-old kimberly quaid. >> after he struck this woman, then 23, he disposed of her body a half mile up the road. >> quaid's body was found the next day in the parking lot of the newcastle farmers market and police say she died from the injuries she suffered when she was hit. philadelphia police are looking for the suspect involved in a shooting in the city's hunting park section and two
members of one family remain in the hospital after one was shot in an argument with another family. it happened on percy street and the suspected shooter fled the scene with other family members including a 1-year-old boy. an investigation is underway after an amtrak employee was struck and killed by a new jersey transit train early this morning. it happened just before 5:00 a.m. by the jersey avenue station in new brunswick. the company did not release information about the employee or details about what happened. more arrests could be coming after a bensalem high school student was charged with selling marijuana laced brownies to middle schoolers, authorities arrested 18-year-old jacob francisco for intent to deliver and corruption of minors. fellow classmates notified
teachers, and parents of students at the middle school were not notified about the incident until yesterday. >> we got a phone call so at least we were alerted to it but two days later? >> the principal released a statement saying the first priority was to have the school nurse screen all of the students to assure there were no negative effects from consuming the brownies. parents of the students were notified and the district continues to cooperate with the ongoing investigation with bensalem police. the philadelphia water department is getting your input this week on a proposed rate hike, one was held in center city and another one tomorrow night at 6:00. more residents will pay $4.24 a month. most of them beginning in july. and another $4 a month raise would kick in in july of 2017. it would pay for water main
repairs. time for an update on the ride home on a tuesday night. >> not super tuesday along the schuylkill expressway. now a new problem with a vehicle that broke down in the eastbound lane as approaching the exit for 30 and street station and the vine street expressway just up ahead. you can see the dv there with police assisting and taking out the left lane and east of the schuylkill you hit a wall of traffic and i would avoid it and stick with the river drives, the mlk and kelly instead. and watching a crash in northampton at bridge town pike in northeast philadelphia an accident involving a pedestrian by the national guard along southhampton road just off the boulevard, the tacony palmyra bridge, getting set for an opening and watching accident in cherry hill along fellowship
road by route 73. >> matt thank you. still to come on "action news" tuesday night. apple and federal shorts take their battle over a locked cell phone to capitol hill. what both sides told lawmakered today. big news from it's eagles, it appears that sam bradford is staying in philadelphia. ducis rogers with details in sports. >> another beautiful day and sunshine and temperatures in the mid-60s and we are tracking a cold front with downpours and gusty winds. coming up in accuweather. pet moments are beautiful,
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the high stakes legal fight between apple and the u.s. justice department over a locked iphone moved from the courts to congress today. fbi director, james comey and bruce sewell appeared before the house judiciary committee. it came after two conflicting court rulings in california and new york on whether apple can be forced to help the fbi get access to locked phones. >> there are no demonds, the companies are not evil and the fbi is not evil.
we devote our lives trying to stop people from stealing our secrets and devices. all right time for sports, ducis is here now and big news from the eagles camp. >> sam bradford sign a short deal and puts a few more dollars in sam's pockets. earlier today they have agreed on a new two year contract, espn reports it's worth $46 million with $26 million guaranteed. bradford could have become a free agent march 9th but realized the market would be soft for quarterbacks. bradford starts out slowly but over his last seven games he had four interceptions and 10 touch downs.
it's easy to get excited for exhibition baseball after not having it for five months. the withdrawal is over and the phils open against toronto today. the phanatic is ready. no practice needed. gonzales pitching with the bases loaded and that goes for a double and 2-0 for toronto and the phils get on the board in the bottom half of the frame and the phils get the two runs back and the game is tied at 2-2. fourth inning and phils in a 4-2 hole and souvenir, a single homer and the phils trail 4-3. more score in the fifth unfortunately by toronto. the phillies lose this one 5-3. and villanova's first game
was against depaul, the first game since losing the top spot is against depaul. the cats check in at number three and a win tonight would give them the big east season crown that is nice but there are bigger prizes out there. >> we still have two games, we are not going think about it or really talk about it until the season is over. and then we'll talk about it briefly and get on to the big east tournament. so when the entire season is over we talk a lot about it. and regular season championships are very important to us. temple announced that tray lowe will likely miss the rest of the season, he was involved in a one car accident sunday morning and there is no details on his injuries. back to the phillies, breaking news for freddy galvis and this will cost him cash or his insurance company money look
at his dodge charger, miguel franco knocked one out of the park and struck his vehicle. freddy got a good laugh at it. and knows not to park so close to the season. we were playing whiffle ball and your ford pinto may be damaged. >> coming up tonight an all new prime time lineup. starting with a brand new episode of the mup pets, here is a free view. ♪ ♪ the fill crew has to film from the hospital after miss piggy breaks her leg. >> you are going to shoot me carter? >> then at 9:00 it's the season
finale of marvel agent carter. peggy needs stark to eliminate zero matter as they are faced with a mission that none of them could come back from. here is a look at the entire lineup. muppets followed by marvel agent carter and then a special for super tuesday and then "action news" at 11:00 with jim gardner. i do everything on the internet. but, it's kind of slow. my friends say i should get fios because it's the fastest. i just downloaded 600 photos in 60 seconds. that's seriously better. (husband) we're out of 2%! i wonder what else could be better around here? (husband) i heard that. switching to better internet is now easier than ever. only fios has the fastest internet available, with uploads up to 5x faster than cable. get 100 meg upload and download speeds. plus tv and phone for just $69.99 a month online with no annual contract.
breaking news out of cumberland county in millville. forestry officials are on the scene a brush fire at route 49 and estelle manor road. the smoke is still churning from this fire and no injuries reported but again it has been burning since 3:30 this afternoon and they with working to contain it and we'll let you know if we have any more information. adam joseph is here now with three straight days of 60 degree weather. and it ended. >> it ends tonight. but good news for the forest fire, we get rain from mother nature tonight and then the temperatures tumble the rest of the week. as we look at double scan live radar a beautiful start to the month of march, lots of sunshine out there and temperatures for a third straight day in a row
hitting that magical 64 degrees. the normal for this time of year 48 degrees. and even the low this morning running 8 degrees above the norm. the winds are coming in from the southeasterly direction and we have the cooling effect going on at the shore. and 46 in beach haven and 48 in wildwood and the temperatures have fall and inland because of the wind. 53 in millville and 53 in trenton and the lehigh valley dropping 4 degrees over the last hour. and as we look at satellite and radar, you see the precipitation moving in from the west. a decent amount from the great lakes to the gulf states, low pressure is just to the south and east of chicago will be riding well to our north and west across the u.s. and canadian border and that keeps the warmth coming our way and
that keeps it in the form of liquid. it's still dry across much of the area and fairly mild with temperatures holding in the middle and upper 50s and light showers starting to develop in the lehigh valley and the poconos. around midnight, to 2 a.m., that is when the heaviest round of rain passes through and there is a decent amount of wind energy, the low level jet about 500 feet up and if you get a thunderstorm that can pull the winds down as this rain passes through in the wee hours of the morning but is out of here for the rush tomorrow. even at 6:30 a.m. it's off the coast but the temperatures quickly crash behind the front from the 40s to the 30s to the north and west and the winds will whip up the entire day on wednesday gusting to near 40 even in the afternoon, the 47 feels more like the freezing point at the peak of the day and the sunshine is in control and high pressure really tries to come in on thursday but it's so
weak, low pressure to the west throws clouds our way right away on thursday morning. with snow arriving on thursday night. right now this is a weak system that passes to our south, and in general we are looking at a coating to 2 inches, a nuisance events mainly on the grassy surfaces and watch for some slick spots during the morning rush on friday where there could be some delays during the morning rush on friday but doesn't look like enough snow and will get gone late morning and shouldn't be much in the way of cancellations. the exclusive accuweather forecast gusty winds tomorrow with the sun returning at 47 and clouds thicken up thursday at 39 and continues in the early morning hours of friday and ends at lunch time on friday at 39 degrees and stays cloudy for the beginning of the weekend and the temperatures start to climb back up to the middle 40s and could be a brief period of flurries
sunday morning but returning sun in the afternoon and the new weak brings more warmth, 56 monday and 64 on tuesday. and we'll see what wednesday brings tomorrow and right now we could be making a run at 70 by the middle of next week. >> thank you so much. back to our breaking news now, chopper 6 hd was over the scene in millville, new jersey, looking at the center of your screen from the active flames of this forest fire in millville, new jersey, it broke out at 3:30 along route 49 and estelle manor road and still burning out of control and more widespread than we first thought, you can see it snaking through the woods there, and good news no injuries but bad news a terrible situation with dry woods at this moment. but adam joseph said light precipitation with light rain and snow could help firefighters put out this fire in millville, new jersey.
right now jim gardner and the "action news" team is standing by with these stories next at 6:00. the eagles seem to answer the quarterback question agreeing to a two year deal with sam bradford and authorities are on the scene busting a suspected cockfighting ring in philadelphia and a high speed police pursuit ends on the schuylkill expressway. we have the latest. for meteorologist, adam joseph, cecily tynan, jaime apody, ducis rogers and monica malpass and the entire "action news" team i'm rick williams have a nice evening. good night. when you're told you have cancer start with a team of experts who treat only cancer. every stage. every day. the evolution of cancer care is here. learn more at cancercenter.com/experts. appointments available now. i've been blind since birth. i go through periods where it's hard to sleep at night, and stay awake during the day. learn about non-24
tuesday night. the big story on "action news" tonight is breaking news from township. where we have learned that seven people arrested today before and after a police chase are members of a notorious gang. this is the way it looked after police finally forced a black suv to stop on the schuylkill expressway with four suspects inside. one actually jumped into the schuylkill river, but tonight seven suspects are in custody including three that were apprehended at the beginning of this open said at route 202. lets go live to christie aleto. you have this latest information. >> reporter: that is right jim. it all starts when two firefighters spots members altering license tags on a vehicle, when police