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it took him only seven years to win a stanley cup, and give the city its first championship parade. but snider became more than the owner of the flyers. he became, one of the most recognizable, and philanthropic citizens of philadelphia. ed snider died this morning the at the age of 83. it is monday night, and the big story on "action news" tonight is death of the philadelphia icon. ed snider lost his two year battle with bladder cancer earlier today at his home in california. it is hard to overestimate snider's influence, on the local sports scene. he came to philadelphia, in 1964 as a part owner of the eagles. but when the nhl announced they were going to expand from the original six teams, snider wanted in and thus was born the orange and black. he created spectrum, created spectacor, established prism which became comcast sports net, bought wip, built wells
fargo center, ran the sixers but none of that may be snider's most important legacy. in 2005, he created the ed snider youth hockey foundation. "action news" reporter vernon odom is live at the wells fargo center. vernon, of course that foundation is about much more than hockey. it is all because of ed snider. >> reporter: good evening, jim. ed snider's reputation around this town was legendary for hard nosed businessman with sharp elbows, who played hard ball when it came down to dollars and cents but here's a look at his tender love for his adopted hometown. the youth hockey program in this city rec center in cobbs creek is profoundly built up when ed snider's youth hockey program came aboard in a partnership ten years ago. the it is one of five programs in city recollect sent's cross the city. >> only thing he has attached
his name too. so he is told us that he wanted it to be his legacy. >> reporter: in the beginning it was all about teaching inner city youth about hockey but it evolved quickly into more, much more. and 3,000 kid, now participating a week. 1900 after school each day, and, tom brown has been with the snider program since 06. >> i react to this program not just involving hockey is, you know, vital and very important, you know, just progression of young peoples mind. >> we've involved. we have now added a very solid educational component designed to keep our kid on track for on time graduation. i guess you can say that hockey is just a hook to gain and hold the attention of these kid so we can teach them greater life lessons. >> reporter: this is casher archie in the program during his high school years. today, he is a a freshman at drexel university and coaching the young kid. >> i have been benefiting more from the program off ice then difficult on ice.
they taught me life schools like leader ship, sport man ship. >> reporter: ida robinson watch her grandson three evenings a week and then watches him get his schoolwork done. >> they love it. they enjoy learning the different techniques and influence coaches have inspiring them to excel academically. >> i think it is great. >> reporter: because. >> because i can learn how to skate, so when i, if i get the a chance, i will be ready to play real hockey. >> reporter: real hockey, jim. sources tell me tonight that ed snider left an endowment for his foundation of well into the nine digit category. so the ed snider foundation will live on, and continuing to do good work in this community. live from south philadelphia, i'm vernon odom for channel six "action news". >> legacy is right, thanks, vern om. our death of the death of the ed snider continues tonight on six abc.com. we have a photograph gallery
of images celebrating his, remarkable life ape videos from his legendary career. a little later in this broadcast ducis rodgers has tributes from flyers players, and their memories of their boss. it looks like we will have a wet morning rush hour, before the sun comes back later in the day. let check out double scan radar and meteorologist cecily tynan, cecily. >> jim, that is exactly right. double scan live showing this conveyor belt of rain out to the west, as we zoom in, you can see the rain has already move in the pittsburgh region. this whole system will be sliding to the east, and the problem is that it will be here in time for the morning commute. future tracker showing by 8:00 a pretty much solid ban of rain across our entire viewing area saving grace is we're done with the cold air. so temperatures will be in the the mid 50's, so there won't be any ice or any snow but when you get rain and some pretty steady for morning commute it will slow things down. morning rush, expect delays,
allow plenty of extra time with that steady rain, there could be ponding on road, good idea to get up early, watch david murphy beginning at 4:30 and slow things down this rain though will not be with us all day. rain most of the morning. it will be ending right around noonan i-95 and area to the northwest and even along the coast it should be out here by middle of the afternoon. sunshine is back but this is a cold front. behind it air will be cooler than today but i'm tracking warmer air on the way, i will let you know when in the full accu weather seven day forecast, jim. a team of emergency responders was able to free a 12 year-old boy who got stuck waist deep in the mud behind his house tonight. he had been there for hours. chopper 6hd was over the rescue in the 200 block of kings wood lane in west brandywine chester county. fortunately the boy was conscious, and alert when crews pulled him out of the trench. he is now being treated at paoli hospital. delaware state police are
trying to figure out what is to blame for this nasty collision on route 37 in christiana tonight. a lifted pickup truck crashed in the nissan, at 8:00 o'clock near route one overpass. the driver of the sedan was rushed to christiana hospital in critical injuries. the passenger in the car was also hurt the but not as seriously. the truck driver refused medical treatment at the scene. the university of pennsylvania is trying to cope with the apparent suicide of an under graduate. this was the scene, this morning, well, first let us show you a picture of the 21 year-old olivia kong who was killed at 40th and market street septa station. police say that she jumped in front of the train and was struck and killed. kong was a student at penn's wharton school and a philadelphian and alumni of central high school. "action news" reporter christie ileto is live on the penn campus where students are gathering for a vigil.
christie, tragedy hit the penn community tonight. report report that is absolutely correct, jim. just over my shoulder we will push into the heart of the campus where dozens of olivia kong's classmates are gathering here. you can see them in the distance. at one point there was a long line, processional of candles. some students say while this was devastating it was not that surprising saying that this has long been an issue here on campus. >> i kind of read it during my bio lab class and i was just shock. >> reporter: twenty-one year-old junior olivia kong was described as bright, well liked and successful. police say she jump topped her death in front of the septa train monday morning. >> i seen the people, saying there was someone under the train. >> the fact that somebody next to me in class is like i heard she jumped in front of the train. then everyone kind of nodded in a agreement. it is just very sad but it wasn't like oh, how could anyone ever do that because there have been so many of
these at penn. >> reporter: zero in three years at the university despite an arrays of resources like active mind, penn counseling psychological services called bridge and bridge, which she co founded. >> there are people here trying to deal with it but i think school itself it is more systemic problem. oh, you are in therapy? what is wrong with you? >> reporter: it is not with the whole penn campus. >> exactly. >> reporter: they told bus penn face in 2014 as a way of masking signs of sadness or anxiety to avoid showing weakness. >> we start changing the questions, you know, how are we doing? what can do i to help you today. >> reporter: kathleen, has been with the american society of suicide prevention. she knows firsthand, how this issue need to be part of an open dialogue. >> we start making it a comfortable topic. when i lost my son in 2008, i started talking. i refused to stop until we turn the tide on suicide
statistics. >> reporter: and now, again, back out here live, on campus, it seems to be more students are showing up here, to remember kong, at the university, and they are encouraging students in need of support to contact resources that are here on campus. we have a list of those resources on our web site at six abc.com. reporting live at university of parks christie ileto for channel six "action news", jim. >> thanks, christie. springfield township police say that they have taken a suspect in the custody for punching a septa trolley driver. the incident near this station was captured on route 101 surveillance cameras back on march 29th. police say they are not identifying a suspect, nor charges until tomorrow. now that was the wrong video f we can run that again it is for this story, coming up, two philadelphia police officers... there we go. here we go, two philadelphia
police officers acquitted of police brutality, a jury found 31 year-old sean mcknight and 28 year-old kevin robinson not guilty in the beating of najee riveria. surveillance video captured the arrest during a traffic stop in 2013. prosecutors accused the officers of beating riveria without provocation but the defense argued that the police only used necessary force after riveria fled from them. riveria never testified at trial because he died in december, from an unrelated street the fight in kensington. verizon workers are asking can you hear us now? they are threatening to walk off the job on wednesday at 6:00 a.m. if no progress is made during a new contract. 40,000 employees from virginia to massachusetts are involved. cwa union officials say out sourcing of jobs, such as customer service call centers is the top unresolved issue. verizon says that the company has been the one trying to
move negotiations forward and reach a deal but if it comes down to a strike, it has non-union workers train to replace them. philadelphia's next fire commissioner will be introduced tomorrow. mayor jim kenney's office confirmed tonight what "action news" first reported last week. adam thiel will take the reigns of the fire department, he most recently served as virginia's deputy secretary of public safety, and home land security. medical marijuana may be legalized in pennsylvania by the end of this week. the senate is expected to vote tomorrow on an amended bill that would pass out of committee today. if approved it would then go back to the house wednesday, where the bill originated for a final vote on the new amendments. governor tom wolf supports the measure. a channel six employees thank the plymouth township fire company tonight, for their fast response and helping his son. eleven year-old bryce monsol got his finger stuck in the garage door last movement he was home alone but managed to
call 911. first responders quickly arrived, and freed bryce, and tonight six abc creative services vice-president, mike monsol expressed his appreciation to the first responders for the caring treatment of his son. still to come on "action news" tonight, a wall street firm is paying out billions for the mortgage melt down. usually restrain medical experts at cdc says what they are now learning about zika that it is scarier then anyone first thought. but making its pitch, the philadelphia officer who survived an execution attempt, proposing at phillies home opener tonight. we will hear from the happy couple, cecily? i'm tracking rain on the way for the morning commute, following by cooler temperatures but they will not stick around, very long, i'll explain in the accu weather seven day forecast. ducis rodgers with the sports world reacting to the death of ed snider, plus the
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in colorado picking up the states 34 tell gates without a primary vote. >> we've got a corrupt system. it is not right. we're supposed to be a democracy. we're supposed to be, we're supposed to be you vote and the vote means something, all right. >> cruz called trump's attacks on the republican nomination process as wining. meanwhile there was this embarrassing problem for trum top day. it turns out neither ivanka or eric trump registered as republicans in new york, and therefore, they cannot vet for their father in the upcoming new york primary. on the democratic side, hillary clinton and bernie sanders are continuing to ratchet up rhetoric against each other. new poll released shows clinton beating sanders wye 14 points in new york, but political pundits are saying clinton need to keep that lead and win big, in new york state. goldman sachs has settled with the united states justice
department agreeing to pay $5 billion. thinks all about the sale of mortgage backed securities leading up to the financial crisis of 2008. government accused goldman sachs of misleading the public about the viability of the loans. part of the money will go to under water homeowners. another potential risk of smoking, it can hurt your chances of getting a job have the stanford university researchers followed people who run employed, half smokers, half not. year later the smokers were 30 e a job than non-smokers. those that did get hired made $5 less per hour. that is another way smoking hurts the wallet. same study found that smokers spent between six and $7 a day, on tobacco. a philadelphia police officer who was injured, in an ambush shooting earlier this year, surprised the crowd today at the phillies home opener. jackie hartnett's left arm was
still in the sling as he threw out one of the ceremonial first pitches. he received a standing ovation. he then kept the crowd on their feet when he got down on, one knee and proposed to his girl friend, lily. she said yes. he sealed the deal with the kiss. hartnett said he had been planning this for about a month. >> it has been kind of thrilling. it is a once in a lifetime experience i think to go out there and i wanted to utilize that time as best that i could. it was wonderful. >> two of the hometown heroes were there today, villanova champs ryan arcidiacono and daniel ochefu threw out the first pitch. a fun time. >> the weather, turned out fantastic. >> and it will start to feel like springtime. >> yes, it is. we have a hurdle have some rain tomorrow morning. yes, it is not snow. rest of the forecast, will look nice. storm tracker six live double
scan showing that we did have earlier showers which have now cleared, the region, so, a great night for chopper six, to take flight across the schuylkill river, boat house row, schuylkill expressway, nice quiet night. we have cloud cover up there, but temperatures are on the mild side and it is not that windy. nice change. right now, with the the breeze out of the south, it is 60 degrees in philadelphia down from a high of 69. reading 61. allentown 60. wilmington 56. cape may 57 degrees. temperatures definitely on the mild side. compared this to 24 hours ago it is 19 degrees warmer in dover. 18 degrees warmer in philadelphia ape reading. it is 20 degrees warmer in beach haven. we definitely have a wintry weekend but now we are beginning to turn the corner. that being said, don't put umbrellas away just yet. satellite six with action radar showing this is the system i'm tracking for tomorrow morning. the it is a cold front wedging
in, bringing us period of rain, and the problem is that, the timing it will be here in time for morning drive. so, temperatures will be mild, from 6:00 through 8:00 in the mid 50's but we will have period of rain, some could be heavy enough to cause ponding on the roads, so do want to allow extra time, slow things down, future tracker showing the rapist here by 6:00 o'clock. generally i-95 areas north and west but it fills in across south jersey around 9:00 o'clock. this is when we will have areas of heavy rain but this is a a quick hitting system. it is out of here from the northwestern suburbs right around lunchtime. still rain across south jersey but by middle of the afternoon it is out of here. we are looking at a tenth to half inch of rain. cloud will be clearing out. that means a great evening for baseball, first pitch for the phillies 7:05 tomorrow night. we are on the breezy side with wind up to 14 miles an hour. that will pull down cooler air. first pitch 56 degrees dropping down to 47 degrees by
the ninth inning. the exclusive accu weather seven day forecast, we will get rain tomorrow morning. sunshine back in the afternoon. temperatures will be cooling off the next few you days. high 60 tomorrow the coolest day will be wednesday. despite, load of sunshine with wind out of the north east, temperatures only 58 degrees but then we will start to turn corper on thursday, sunny, milder, 62. bump it up to 64 on friday and we are overdue for a nice weekend and it is looking beautiful. saturday 68 degrees. here comes temperatures in the 70's, 70 degrees on sunday and monday it looks look we will be running at least 7 degrees a above average for the high of 72 degrees. so finally not talking about freeze warnings, not talking about snow, pretty nice spring weather once we get through rain tomorrow morning. david murphy will be tracking it on "action news" beginning 4:59:30. >> thanks, cecily. a penn state student from philadelphia is heading to the white house to show off his
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players, flyers organization and delaware veil. snider died at 83. he brought hockey here to philadelphia in 1967. less than a decade later flyers owned two stanley cup titles. his teams often mirrored his personality, loyal, tough, determined to win. this years squad plans to honor snider with the play on the ice in this weeks playoff series against the capitols. >> best thing we can did right now is play as hard as we can and know that it will not be easy against a good team but we know he will be watching and he will be cheering us on. >> we will be playing with heavy hearts. you know, we will do everything we possibly can, for us to be successful in the players because that is what mr. snider would want. i know there is nothing else that he wanted to see more then the flyers to win another stanley cup. >> todays ball, two-four to start the season. all on the road.
the phillies are finally back home. today was home open's begins san diego. aaron nola looked good last week were you not as sharp today. he does strike out a career high nine batters, career high nine batters. he gave up four runs through seven innings. phillies have bases loaded, darren ruf, a backup. but infield fly wall, and that ball out there in the outfield. in the hure herrera saw the signal. and run does score to tie it up at three. pete mackanin not happy would the bit. flyers tie it up in the seventh. squeeze play. phillies lose, four-three. >> our starting pitching and bull pep has given us opportunities to go out there and win and like i said, it has been a play or maybe a pitch or something that just didn't go our way, you know, we could easily be four-one, four-two or what not. we're in the situation we are in right now. just come back tomorrow. >> still ahead another home
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annual award banquet tonight at, where else, the palestra. jay wright and villanova wildcats were the main attraction, as you can believe it, it has been a full week since cats won it all, but the good feelings are still flowing. >> you know, back in philly, every day when you see somebody for first time it feels like it is happening again for first time. the it is still thrilling. >> i still can't believe that we won national championship
and that shot went in but it has been pretty cool. >> soul hosting jacksonville and the academy award to joe hills. hit them hard. hills later catches a 27-yard touchdown, and soul loose 59-41. that is sports. >> thanks, ducis. jimmy kimmel live next on channel six filled by night line. jimmy's guest tonight the crowd from captain america, chris evans, sebastian sand, anthony macky and karl rud, and music from white denim. "action news" continues at 4:30 with tamala edward, matt o'donnell, meteorologist david murphy a and karen rodgers with traffic. for cecily tynan, ducis rodgers and the entire "action news" team, i'm jim gardner. good night. >> ♪
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