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"action news", delaware valley's leading news program, with meteorologist melissa magee, jeff skversky, sarah bloomquist and walter perez. dozens are killed in a explosion, ripped through a park filled with families in pakistan. plus easter is celebrated by christians all around the world and, of course, that includes the delaware valley. but the big story on a "action news" is return of the villanova wildcats, team arrived this afternoon to a cheering crowd fresh off their big win against kansas last
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night. their next stop the final four. "action news" reporter trish hartman has more. >> reporter: buses pulled up and the fans came running. >> wow, wow. >> reporter: one by one players stepped foot on campus after a nail biting win over kansas earning them a trip to the final four in houston. >> oh, my god i was physically ill. you know, it was amazing. there is just so much fun. >> reporter: coach jay wright says it had has been a long trip away from villanova. >> we were trying up on lancaster avenue and we said it is so nice to be home. >> reporter: he says he knows his players will keep their focus despite the hype. >> when you get to the final four it is off the charts. thank god we were there once before so we had a feeling and we can hopefully help players handle it. >> reporter: many fans were supporting their nova gear and holding signs but some were in their sunday besting having just left easter mass. >> we're going to din they are evening. we have nothing on the schedule for this afternoon. we thought we would pop down and cheer on the cats.
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>> reporter: players were thankful for that. >> anytime you come down and nova nation can come out the in full force and you know, they are out here this easter sunday it pays off. >> this is just showing how great our fans are. >> reporter: those fans said they had to show their support for a team that has been a blast to watch all season long. >> i was here 11 year ago as a senior and i felt i had to be here. >> you know, last game, last night was just so exciting. we are happy that they are in the final four and hopefully they can keep winning. >> reporter: team has a day off for easter holiday but then back to practice tomorrow preparing for that final four game against oklahoma on saturday. reporting from villanova university, trish hartman for channel six "action news". so will villanova and oklahoma advance to the final four? we don't to have wait until tonight to find out who else will go to houston. in fact that picture will come into focus right here in philadelphia a at wells fargo center. that is where we will find "action news" reporter christie ileto live with much more, hi there, christie.
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>> reporter: hi there, walter. last couple hours we have seen more and more people coming to the stadium, sporting that carolina blue or fighting irish green. some people so exited to support their team that they stood up, five, six, hours before tip off. >> we're pretty stoked to be here. >> reporter: how far did you travel to get here. >> we woke up at the 3:45, ten hour drive, started drinking thereafter. and then came over to the stadium. yeah, it is, worth every penny. >> we got some drinks. >> i have been a caroline fan since jordan. and dean smith. i'm pulling for unc. >> i'm pulling for unc tonight because i want a great final four em unc with villanova that would be awesome. >> my buddy says he had hats tickets, so we were like, well, it is a final four. it was a good opportunity. >> i'm hoping to see another smashing like they did in the ac c tournament. >> i would like to see a good
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game. i'm hoping notre dame can hang in there. it is unlikely but i think they are hoping for it the to happen. >> crush notre dame. >> i was rooting, and, this will never happen again so i had to go. >> this is a new way to celebrate easter. >> absolutely a tar heels win cannot be any better, right? >> reporter: through have it, walter a lot of people trade ago this traditional family time this easter for an ncaa march madness. tip off for this game is around 8:45. reporting live at wells fargo center, christie ileto for channel six "action news". >> thanks, christie. in other news tonight it is the holiest day on the christian calendar and those who believe celebrated the occasion, all around the world. >> ♪ >> the scene here hundreds of people turnout for annual resurrection services at e nan tabernacle church. church held two services today one at sunrise and another later on in the morning.
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in cinnaminson, hundreds bundled up a begins the morning chill to take services right there for easter morning services this service takes place at lake view memorial park. >> ♪ >> and the action cam in center city as dozens gathered for a sunrise service this one was organized by penn presbyterian church at rittenhouse square. families prayed and sang songs outdoors as they reflect on the meaning of easter, of course, day christians believe jesus christ rose from the dead. passers by were welcomed to join in. and the faithful also came together at cathedral basilica of saints peter and paul in center city for easter sunday mass. after sunday services it was time for brunch or a parade or any other place to show off your easter best. "action news" reporter jeff chirico is live in rittenhouse square on how folks spent the day, hi there, jeff. >> reporter: hi, walter
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amazing cloudy but rain held off making it a perfect day for families to get outside and spend the holidays together. it was a bunny bonanza, topping hairs kicked off the philadelphia easter promenade donning fun the at henry david returned as mc. >> chance to dress up and the kid, little kid, that is the best. >> reporter: as free band played marchers bunny hopped down south street and even caught a bouncing mayor jim kenney. "action news" anchor alycia vitarelli and her daughter donned their finest along with hundreds of families for their event this year. >> weather is just so beautiful. i'm happy to be outside with my husband and daughter enjoying the holidays. >> reporter: from an old tradition to a new tradition, the bunny express rolled into new hope bucks county for the first time to today. families sported a vintage train with the guest conductor the easter bunny himself who passed out streets. meanwhile in new castle delaware parents and their
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well crested little ones participated in a easter parade on the green, some tikes were flannel, other a little frill and even fur. although it was chilly the boardwalk in ocean city new jersey was packed on this easter, families enjoying time together, a bit of ice cream and half priced tickets. >> we usually come every easter, make it an annual trip to ride some rides and get some tics for the season and walk the boardwalk. >> reporter: what is easter without a easter bonnet the? this "action news" fan may be wearing our favorite. >> ocean city is really fun because now they will have a new roller coaster. it is more fun. even better on easter. the it is nice to be here with my family and cousins. >> reporter: and back how the here live, we have seen some folks around here going for a nice evening stroll. if anything like me they need to work off mom's delicious easter ham. live at rittenhouse square, jeff chirico for channel six "action news". >> thanks, jeff.
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it wasn't the best easter sunday weather we haver had but far from the worse. rain held off with a few peaks of sunshine. meteorologist melissa magee has our first check of the a accu weather easter sunday forecast, melissa. >> certainly no complaints on this easter sunday because for the majority of the day we have stayed dry. we did have a fair amount of cloud cover across the region. the currently in philadelphia coming in at 56, same thing in allentown, wide range in temperatures, notice at the coast it the is cooler, 47 in cape may. 46 degrees in beach haven. the reason why it the is cooler is because we are dealing with the easterly wind. here's satellite six with action radar we have got that easterly component to our wind. we did have a few sun breaks earlier today but clouds are starting to build in a thicken across the region and i wouldn't be surprised with spotty drizzle or sprinkle especially across coastal sections of new jersey with that easterly direction. the couple changes for the workweek. here's storm tracker six live double scan radar. flights a frontal boundary with an area have low pressure
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across the carolinas that will lift northward. we are tracking imagery out to the west producing some rain for areas in chicago and as far south as st. louis. we will watch this moisture work eastward overnight tonight and into the day on monday. so, we will talk about what is a ahead with that easterly component to our win. we're tracking areas of patchy fog on the way tonight. rain moves in overnight and it does look to be on the damp side for the morning commute. we will let you know if the moisture cleared out monday afternoon. details with the full and exclusive accu weather forecast. >> thanks, melissa. much more to come on "action news" tonight the a bombing in the park in pakistan filled with families ends with dozens killed and hundreds injured including children. who is claiming responsibility and why they say they dit. but first a double stabbing in philadelphia end with a teenage victim in the hospital. the latest with the victim coming up. jamie a poddy -- apody has sports when a "action news" comes right back.
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police are investigating a double stabbing that occurred this afternoon in west philadelphia a it happened at about 1:30 on the 800 block of north fouler street when police got there they found a 44 year-old woman and a 13 year-old boy with multiple stab wound. they were both taken to the hospital in stable condition and we're told an arrest has been made and police tell us that the suspect is the husband and father of the two victims. fire fighters and police were called to an apartment early this morning in philadelphia after a carbon monoxide alarm went off. it happened on the 200 block of chestnut street, shortly after 1:00 o'clock inside an apartment over a bar and restaurant. authorities say a faulty exhaust pipe inside a heater in the basement have of one of those buildings was the source. the businesses and restaurants were evacuated and shut down right away. we're told they will reopen once the heater is properly repaired. a taliban splinter group
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is claiming responsibility for a deadly bombing in pakistan. leaders of the group say it was designed to target christians celebrating easter. bomb ripped through a pack park in the city of lahore, killing at least 65 people. pakistani police say more than 300 others were injured, including many children. the u.s. condemned the attack with leaders of the pakistan, and u.s. national security spokesperson called it a cowardly act targeting innocent families. more than 300 people clashed with police after rally with anything central brussels where a shrine has been made for victims of the tuesday's attacks. crowd threw chairs and trash cans at police, police responded with water cannons. officials say it proved to be a daunting task for police because there was so many families at the memorial paying tribute to the victims. ten people were arrested and two police officers were injured. world news sunday will have much more from belgium as well as pakistan coming up at 6:30 right here after "action
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time for a check on sports, jamie apody in for jeff. we were talking about this last night. apart from doing so well,ville know of ace so relaxed. >> i know, they are playing their best basketball at the great time. jay wright, not a hair out of the place. >> not even sweat. >> he never sweats. >> okay. >> party like it is 1985. four down, two to go, villanova a heading back to the final four for first time since 2008. their sights set on their first championship in over three decade.
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there is jay wright, and victorious villanova who arrived back on campus to a hero's welcome from nova nation. ryan arcidiacono and company will head to houston on wednesday to take on oklahoma in the national semis. sure they were ranked number one at one point but hey coach, did you ever think this team would get to the final four. >> no, not at all, not in november. i would say about middle of january, we started thinking about it. i never, said it to the guys, that they had a chance, until probably late january. because we really believed it. >> cats got this far by holding off top seed kansas 64-59. game of runs. wildcats managed a seven-point half time lead. jay hawks came out firing in the second half but nova held them off thanks to hot shooting down the stretch. they only made four of 18 beyond the a arc. they all came when it counted. they danced the way they do in march with a trophy as regional champs hoping to exchange it for big one in the
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tournament's final weekend. jeff skversky caught up with the cats after the final buzzer. >> reporter: how great does this feel. >> amazing. it is amazing. it is amazing. >> something you dream about your whole life and something that i will cherish forever and i just love it. it was great team effort. >> everybody will do whatever it takes to win. hopefully we can keep it going. >> reporter: do you feel like you can win it all. >> we definitely can. we have a 25 percent chance. we have to do what we have to do best. >> reporter: how about a hundred percent. >> we have to do what we do. >> we ain't done yet, let's get it. we're not done yet. >> love it. >> we will have much more on the big win coming up on "action news" sports sunday 97.5 the fanatic's mike missanelli will be here after "action news" at 11:00. playoff push continues for flyers. they finish up a road trip. they are hosting jets tomorrow. the flyers fighting with all of their might to get in the
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post season. with a a chance to move two points up in the wild card race last night begins the arizona coyoties. steve mason claimed his mask got viewed. dave hakstol challenge it. scary moment late in the game. claude giroux drilled headfirst in the board. he got up but appeared dazed. flyers lost the game and their captain two-one. here's race for two wild card spots in the eastern conference. flyers are holding ton that eighth and final spot tied with the wings with 85 points. they have got eight games to go. detroit has seven. tonight should be interesting, sixers and their 64 losses visit the warriors who have 65 wins. the best record in nba history in 72 games. the last night sixers trying to steel a road win in detroit. battled back to take it a way, on back to back thompson triples, but they answer with the three-point play of their own with the hands of formerly high star tj mccollum. sixers only had nine healthy
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place, lose 108-105. they have lost 21 of the the last 22. do you recognize this first base coach? that is ruben amaro, junior. that looks really weird. but jared eichoff making just his second start, giving up five runs and 11 hits. phillies lose five-one. he is penciled in to be the fourth starter in the rotation. >> all right, jamie. >> much more to come on "action news" a wild easter egg hunt, gorillas got in the easter festivities as they walked away with the treat and we will show you where. meteorologist melissa magee has the exclusive accu weather seven day forecast when "action news" comes right back. the centers for medicare and medicaid
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services recently asked patients to rate the quality of over 3.500 hospitals. fewer than 6% received 5 stars. among them was cancer treatment centers of america in philadelphia. slash eastern.
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time for a final check of the accu weather forecast with meteorologist melissa magee. not too bad this coming week. >> certainly in the bad today. we had a few more cloud moving in for easter sunday. clouds are thickening up because we are tracking rain during overnight hours. we will go over details. the here's storm tracker six live double scan radar no issues with precipitation but we are dealing with the easterly win. i would be surprised here at the coast you are picking up a couple showers, maybe spotty sprinkles, thanks to that easterly wind off the atlantic. more in a moment. outside we will action cam was outside earlier today, gorgeous shot looking at cherry blossoms, on this sunday evening, and keep in mind if you are suffering from allergies, the pollen counties definitely on the medium to high side. we will get some relief overnight as that moisture moves in. high today in philadelphia, despite the cloud moving in
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today, in at 63 degrees, above the average and record for this date is 83 setback in 1921. gives you an indication of the kind of temperature swings we can see during our spring season. a wide range in temperatures at this hour, just 40's at the coast thanks to the easterly wind but 56 in philadelphia. fifty-six as well in reading. down in dover, 59, and holding at 50 there in millville. here's satellite six with action radar a couple features we are tracking for you. it is mostly cloud a a cross the region there is an area of low pressure off the coast of the carolinas working its way to the north and east. then when we have disturb weather out across great lakes from chicago down to st. louis, so these two systems will eventually combine and be a big storm over nova scotia as we get into tuesday but what we're focusing on is a system out west working its way eastward later tonight and into the day on monday. call from accu weather tonight is mostly cloudy. areas of patchy fog with that east northeasterly win.
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rain and drizzle will move in during the overnight hours. we will drop down to 42 in the suburbs and 47 into philadelphia. future tracker six showing you 6:00 in the morning it is mostly cloudy. we have light rain and drizzlal cross the region but it looks like bulk of the heavy precipitation will move off to the north of philadelphia as we go throughout the morning hours. and 10:30 in the morning there could be a left over shower mainly north of philadelphia, wouldn't be surprised if we had an instability shower popping up in the afternoon but overall clouds, monday and breaking for some sunshine as we get into monday evening. so here's set up on our monday. we're track ago this early rain high temperature of 66 degrees. the not a whole lot, of precipitation. a tenth of an inch to a third of an inch of precipitation on the the way. the as we get into tuesday, we have area of low pressure departing. high pressure wants to work eastward. so by tuesday it will be a cooler day in at 57 degrees and we have northwesterly winds as a wind tunnel effect setting up across delaware and lehigh valleys.
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we will recap what we can expect on monday, we're tracking some early rain and drizzle, across the region, just a bit of the damp commute tomorrow. anywhere from a tenth to a third of an inch of precipitation. afternoon sun breaks on the way with spotty shower popping up by then and wind will be gusting from 40 to 45 miles an hour by the evening which will make these numbers a touch cooler. exclusive accu weather seven day forecast showing you morning rain, afternoon sun, wind pick up tomorrow evening at 66. a gusty breeze on tuesday is cooler day in at 57, 57 and wednesday sunny and nice. sixty. warmer on thursday, high of seven two. evening rain. clouding on friday. and at 68. we are back in the 50's next saturday and sunday, walter. we are tracking drizzle early tomorrow morning. >> thanks, melissa. you can find the seven day forecast and a live look at storm tracker six live double scan radar anytime on the day the on the web site. just go to six finally tonight, it is time honored tradition in ohio, and this weekend the
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gorillas in cincinnati were at it once again. the these premates took part in the annual easter egg hint hunt at cincinnati zoo and botanical gardens they grabbed their baskets and searched their enclosure for carefully hidden hard bowled eggs. these guys said thanks, but no thanks for the baskets because there is no time like the present to enjoy a little easter goody. abc world news sunday is next on channel six. don't miss "action news" at ten on phl17 tonight. then we are back here again on six abc at 11:00. now for melissa magee, jeff skversky, jamie a poddy, and sarah bloomquist, i'm walter per helps. we will see you right back here at 11:00 o'clock. >> ♪
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welcome to "world news tonight." on alert. faith and fear around the globe this easter. police patrolling outside sunday services from new york to rome. the attack on terrorism tonight, coming from pope francis himself. in the heart of brussels, riot police clash with right wing protesters. tonight, the manhunt for the attackers growing. donald trump's controversial comments about safety here at home. the front-runner and ted cruz blasting away at each other, as bernie sanders scores a clean sweep over hillary clinton. it looks like snow. but that's actually hail in florida. extreme weather this holiday weekend. rob marciano standing by. the explosion no one saw coming. a home leveled just one week after new owners got the keys.


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