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>> ♪ >> developing now on "action news," bullets smash through a glass door a window where several children were staying inside. >> another morning where you will need to bundle up but this afternoon will be much better. >> and the team that won our hearts and a national title gets a hero's welcome home and that celebration is just beginning.
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>> good morning. it's 5:30 on this wednesday april 6th. david is all. we'll head over to karen rogers. she's got your accuweather and matt pelman has traffic. good morning. >> good morning. we're off to a cold start again, temperatures colder than yesterday morning in most areas. a freeze warning once again this morning until 9 o'clock. protect any of the potted plants. hopefully you already brought them in. look at these temperature. 20 degrees in martins creek, one in coatesville, 23 in pottstown, you're a little better in center city itself sitting at the freezing mark but it's still cold. in new jersey 21 in hammonton and vineland. 22 in glassboro near rowan and 27 degrees in dover, delaware. here's what satellite6 and action radar look. clouds until tomorrow and add some rain to the picture tomorrow but today we're dry. lots of sunshine. just a few clouds. and this afternoon it's not as bad as it was yesterday afternoon. temperatures will be about 10 degrees warmer so by 9:00 a.m. its 38. still cold at 11:00 a.m.,
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about 45. by 1:00 p.m., though, we're up to 50 with the sunshine. feeling okay. by thee p.m., 53. by 6:00 p.m., 53 coming down from your high of four so matt pelman we're below average but better than yesterday afternoon. wait until you see tomorrow's forecast. a big change coming. >> okay, we're moving in the right direction. good morning to you, karen. good morning, everybody and they got this car moved a little bit. it is straightened out now in the right direction, was facing sideways right into the wall here along the ramp from girard avenue to the eastbound side of the schuylkill expressway. they're their goes penndot appearing to be pulling away from the scene. so, we're in the process of clearing this out. traffic is squeezing by on the ramp coming away from the zoo getting onto the eastbound schuylkill but it's something we'll keep watching until it's gone. construction completely gone from the vine street expressway. overnight closures have been lifted. they will happen again tonight at 11 o'clock but for now, you're good to go along the vine, 676. coming onto north broad street here in north philadelphia, construction crews appear to be in the process of clearing out here from the northbound
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lanes. they have been tearing up north broad between city hall and this point at spring garden and they were doing that again last night so the ride might be a little bit bumpy. in north coventry a crash along chestnut hill road at cherry lane. no issues on 422. overnight construction on 422 at 23 is gone. so both lanes opened both ways on this wednesday morning. matt. >> thank you, matt. developing overnight bullets blast through a packed house wounding a man but thankfully missing several young children who were inside. "action news" reporter annie mccormick is live at northwest detectives with the latest. annie. >> reporter: and, matt, that's right, there were 12 people packed into that home when bullets ripped through the front door and the front window. four children were inside including a baby that was just six months old. well, this is video from the scene last night where police say a 24-year-old man was hit twice in the arm. it all happened around 11:30 at tenth and wagner in the olney section of the city. eight shell casings were found at the scene, two bullets went
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through the front of the home and into the living room area shattering a window and also going through the front door. 12 people were inside including the four young children. luckily they were not injured. the 24-year-old is stable. >> upon police arrival they were told by family members that the 24-year-old had just been shot and heed in the scene on foot. while investigating the southeastern we were notified by einstein hospital that a 24-year-old shooting victim had just arrived shot twice in his right arm. where this victim was shot is about three blocks from einstein hospital. it turns out that this 24-year-old victim ran three blocks to einstein hospital after being shot. >> reporter: and at this hour police say that that victim is stable. again, those children inside the home ranging in ages from just six months to six years old. again, they were not injured. police are still investigating this. of course if you have any information, you are urged to contact northwest detectives. at this hour the shooter is still at large.
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for now reporting live outside of northwest detectives, annie mccormick, channel6 "action news." tamala. >> annie, thank you for that. and happening today, the tug-of-war over plans to save atlantic city goes on. assembly speaker vin center prieto plans to introduce new legislation to help the cash strapped resort town. it's in direct opposition to a senate backed takeover bill can which has the full support of governor chris christie. in fact, chris christie will be addressing the crisis today and so will mayor don guardian. he'll deliver a response to all of these ideas as well. meanwhile city council will vote on converting city workers to a 28-day pay period. they say that would keep the government afloat after it runs out of money on friday. >> 5:35 now and happening today, mayor jim kenney will join other philadelphia officials to break ground on a memorial park at the site of one of the city's deadliest building collapses. six people were killed and 14 were injured when a building under demolition collapsed onto the salvation army below. it happened at 22nd and market streets on june 5th, 2013. the memorial park is expected
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to be completed before this year's anniversary of the collapse. princeton university has hired a dean for diversity and inclusion. the announcement came one day after princeton rejected calls to remove woodrow wilson's name from its public policy school. wilson a former princeton and u.s. president had supported segregation. the dean for diversity comes from saint louis and will start her job in august. >> we are the champions. that's what the song says and champions like our villanova wildcats deserve parades. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live on campus where they will be celibating the ncaa win for -- celebrating the ncaa win for quite some time. >> reporter: you know they're going to be celebrating on friday when that parade is scheduled in center city. students are heading back to class today after a day off for all of the celebrations. the atmosphere this week on campus has just been electric.
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you could really see it yesterday when the students welcome the team home. >> how we feeling nova nation. [cheers and applause] >> reporter: i'd say they're feeling pretty good. thousands of fans packed villanova stadium to welcome home jay wright and his newly crowned national championship team. >> people have been waiting out here for like hours to see them and just to like have them here and finally see them is absolutely amazing. >> it's been 31 years, we're bringing back the championship to nova nation. >> reporter: the team took to the platform grinning from ear to ear, pieces of the championship net pinned to their clothing. grateful for the support of nova nation. >> no one deserves a national championship more than our students and our fans. >> thank you for your support throughout the years. couldn't have asked for a better way to go out. >> he made it. >> reporter: and of course the shot, the ending, the three little points that made all the difference in the world that made them national champs.
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>> i still can't believe it. i'm still in shock. i watched eigh it a few times ad it gets better each time. >> reporter: and we're hearing that coach jay wright is that scheduled to take a phone call from president obama today who wants to offer his congratulations. we're live at villanova, katherine scott, channel6 "action news." >> thank you, katherine. and let's take a look at friday's parade route. stepping off from 20th and market streets at 1:00 in the afternoon. the caravan proceeds east along market ending at dillworth park outside of city hall. officials tell "action news" the university will pay for the extra services such as added police patrol. >> decent weather for the parade karen, right? >> yeah, partly sunny. temperatures below average like low 50 for the parade but dry so hey enjoy it, right. let's take a look right now at this morning's forecast. storm tracker6 live double scan showing we are dry. let's go on outside. we want to see what this day looks like and we're getting it start fundamenta started loor the ben franklin bridge. we have clear conditions but
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it's cold there. in fact some of the temperatures in the low suburbs just in the low 20's. 32, though, right now in the city. the dewpoint 10 degrees. very dry air mass. the pressure is holding steady. winds are out of the east not nearly as gusty as it has been the past couple days so i think it will feel nicer this afternoon. ocean temperature 47. we brought in our always on day planner to help you out throughout the day. satellite6 and action radar showing nice and clear, no clouds out there. yes, you see the clouds trying to build in from the north and the west and that's going to impact us tomorrow. it's let's widen this out. here's the front coming our way. you see the clouds ahead of it and rain. we'll get a good soaking of rain tomorrow. today is your dry day so let's look at how it's going to go. by 8:00 a.m. still cold and 36 despite sunshine. by 10:00 a.m., 43. by noon, 48 degrees, sunshine an few clouds mixing in. by 3:00 p.m., 53. we'll hit a high of 54 and still be sitting at that at 5 o'clock this afternoon. and then tomorrow that's when this front hits us.
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so, 61 for your high. we do better with the temperature but the trade-off is we get a good amount of rain coming through with this front. let's look at how this is going to play out. looks like your morning commute a chance for a couple spotty showers. this is future tracker's look at 1 o'clock. look at the steady rain that's coming down. you can tell it's heavy rain by the colors. we see the oranges the red indicating driving rain even some thunderstorms embedded in this. so, what a change. this morning it feels like february. tomorrow we're talking about chance of thunderstorms. even for your evening commute, looks like it could be tricky with some heavy rain. tomorrow's rain is more of an evening commute worry than a morning commute worry. your seven-day forecast, we've got a cold start today, temperature in the suburbs just in the low 20's but this afternoon better than yesterday, 54 and the wind not as gusty. tomorrow's the rainy day especially late morning into the evening hours. 61 degrees for your high. maybe even a thunderstorm. on friday, some sunshine, it's cooler for the big villanova parade and for the union but
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pretty dry and 53 degrees with some sunshine. saturday a few rain showers or wet snow showers mixing in, 45 degrees for your high. it's chilly. sunday it stays chilly and windy,, too so 48 degrees. monday 49 -- 59 degrees, partly sunny skies. maybe a shower around for the knees homphillies home opener. tuesday 58 degrees. 68 degrees. >> it will be a beautiful may. >> it will. >> mark your words. >> it is 5:41. still ahead on "action news," the city out west the nation's most generous family leave law. >> hunters nab a massive alligator. matt. >> wow. wouldn't want to meet up with him. good morning to you matt. we're live at painter's crossing in chadds ford along 202 at route one baltimore pike. no problems as you work your
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way through the traffic lights. we'll talk construction in valley forge national park after the break. >> also when we come back philadelphia's on an international stage in a way that we've never been before. more on this special festival coming up.
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memorial bridge at this early hour. it is cold out there this morning. some parts colder than it was yesterday morning but we're getting to a high temperature of about 53 degrees so some recovery this afternoon. >> let's head on over to matt pelman, see what it's like as you're trying head out the door and get to work. good morning. >> and it is april 6th which means we are just one day away from a very big day. the birthday of our good friend tamala edwards coming up in just one more -- less than 24 hours. >> what are we doing. >> yeah, what are you doing matt. >> what are you doing. >> i'll tell was we're doing along the schuylkill expressway. we got rid of that crash on the ramp from girard avenue to the eastbound side of 76. everything is reopened here. i wish we could get more power to this cram so it could stop telling us low voltage. we'll work on that. coming out of the suburbs a little bit of construction and one accident in north coventry along chestnut hill road at clerical lane. no big issues on 422 through the pottstown area. you know volume forge national park we have been without the
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knox color bridge on yellow springs road for quite awhile now. now they're saying the end of july that will reopen. they keep pushing it back. also 252 is shut down adjacent to yellow springs road also through the end of july so 23 or country club road are some alternates around that 252 closure. little bit of better construction news in warrington. yesterday they reopened county line road a few days early. bridge work that has wrapped up but in northampton township willow road is closed through end of june for bridge work that. tanyard road a possible alternate. for awhile in solebury township we have been without route 32 river road n tinicum township another chunk of river road closed on monday. that's going to be closed through the end of the month for some bridge work. 611 a possible alternate around it. and word coming in of a crash in bellmawr along 295 northbound by the 42 freeway but at this point as you can see speeds aren't really impacted. tam. >> okay, thank you matt. new on "action news" a tv crew in oklahoma helped a man escape a wildfire. video shot from the news truck
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shows the man attempting to drive a road grader away from the flames and then that gets stuck. the man jumps out of the tractor and runs to the news car just before that machine burst into flames. the nearby town of freedom is under evacuation orders. no injuries have been reported. and new from the overnight san francisco is about to become the first place in the country to require full paid leave for all new parents. the city's mayor is expected to sign legislation approved unanimously by the board of supervisors. it requires employers to pay for six week levers for both new mothers and new fathers. small business owners though say they don't like the bill, that they feel that it's unfairly targeting them. >> hunters in florida are showing off their monster catch. lee lightsey was hog hunting with his son 13 others over the weekend when they came across that massive alligator. it weighed in at 780 pounds and was 15 feet long. they caught the gator near a pond and believe it was responsible for the
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disappearance of their cattle. >> pifa is officially under way. there are more than 60 events in all and most of them are free. karen rogers has an fyi for you and some highlights. >> ♪ >> 83 and nongender performing people. >> reporter: perform mist artist christina wong is staging the east coast premiere of the wong street journal. her standup comedy is a commentary on the influence of american culture on the rest of the world. the los angeles based hip hop dance troupe antics is staging the east coast premiere of sneaker sweep. using dance, poetry voiceover and theater to spark a conversation about the materialism in today's cultur culture. >> ♪ >> reporter: holding it down highlights the struggles of veterans of color from the wars in iraq and afghanistan. >> ♪
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>> reporter: the final day of the festival saturday april 23rd south broad street will be closed off for a giant street fair. >> you just have to come down if forking in else to ride the carousel on broad street. to seat city he in a whole new light. >> you can find the full pifa event schedule at pifa.org and you can watch more on the arts and cultural festival saturday night at 7:00 right here on 6abc. >> it is 5:49. still ahead on "action news" a truck driver went the extra mile to save a bald eagle. we'll have his story up next. >> ♪
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hot air rising and rotating picking up tiny grains of dust from the ground and then that makes that spinning vortex visible to the eye. >> hm. >> so cool to see that. >> another planet. >> only kind of dust devil i'm really familiar with. >> is the sucking thing, too. >> the vacuum. outside this morning along 95 looking good so far this morning here by the airport. we expect midday restrictions in the southbound lanes. they're going to be roving about long stretch between the philadelphia line down through delaware county. 9:00 until 3:00 through 95 southbound in this area watch out for the roving work crews. we've got that resurfacing project now going on. started on monday along the kelly drive. about a three and a half mile stretch. you may find a bumpy ride there. you might be better off on the mlk can. they're working every time except the rush hours but still around the clock you could find the bumpy conditions. mass transit no bums i bumps ine road. everything on time. >> in atlantic city
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temperatures dropped to 23 degrees at pomona atlantic city airport right now and the record was 18 degrees or actually 24 degrees set back in 1982. so in philadelphia it doesn't look like we're going break any records. too. th32.the record is 28n allentown the record low is 18. new record low in atlantic city telling you it is cold out there this morning. unusually so. when you're dressing the kids even this time of year, yeah you need to tell them to put on the heavy coat. i left a note for my husband make sure my son's got the coat and gloves and hat. let's take a look at the high today. 54 degrees. even though we're starting off cold the afternoon is not going to be so. with sunshine, dry conditions, 54, we'll take it, matt. >> thank you, karen. and you can get the seven-day forecast and a live look at storm tracker6 radar any time at 6abc.com/weather. two police officers made a startling discovery behind pet shop in north jersey. they found 67 puppies and small dogs packed in crates
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inside the van in paramus early monday morning. the officers say they heard yelping coming inside the van an powerful smell. the temperature inside the vehicle was only 38 degrees. the puppies were taken to an animal hospital to be checked out. police say the van is registered to the pet store's owner. the bergen county health department revoked his business license last week. a driver in washington state accidentally struck that bald eagle but did his best to save the bird. he even cradled the majestic creature in his lap. he shared 92 these photos that were taken as he waited for wildlife officials along a highway in port orchard. he wrapped the eagle in his own safety vest to keep it warm and calm it down. unfortunately doctors at the shelter could not save the bird from serious internal injuries. >> ♪
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to the women who know what real values are, >> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning. it's 6:00 a.m. on this wednesday april 6th. developing right now. >> a gunman unleashed a barrage of bullets striking a man at a house that was filled with children. we will have a live report. >> flip-flop. both presidential frontrunners took a back seat to other candidates in wisconsin. they had very different responses the two different parties. the campaign trail will stop in philadelphia today. >> and it's still kind of feels like winter out that right now but we are in for a recovery

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