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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning everyone, it's 4:30 a.m. on this tuesday april 12. >> we're following breaking news. medics find a man shot dead overnight. we'll have a live report on this murder investigation. >> police in south jersey need help identifying a burglar who claimed to work for the gas company. >> with a verdict expected today medical marijuana may be legalized in pennsylvania by the end of the woo he can. >> we're dealing with rain at this early morning hour so let's turn to dave murphy and karen rogers. good morning. >> starting out with rather light rain across the region. there's a light band coming through reading, allentown, lancaster, harrisburg another one but unlike yesterday this
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rain may intensify a little bit until it finally gets out of here plus it doesn't look like this is going to be off the coast until around 1 o'clock this afternoon somewhere in that vicinity. 60 degrees in philadelphia with that southerly wind continuing just like yesterday. so we are looking at very mild numbers this morning. 57 degrees in allentown. almost 60 in trenton. 57 in millville and even close to the cool ocean water in cape may you're at 57 so it's a nice mild start across most of the region. on the bus stop this morning cloudy skies. it's probably going to be raining between 6 o'clock and 8 o'clock and a lot of -- in a lot of areas so i would keep the rain gear handy. as we go through the day things improve. 58 degrees by 9 o'clock. we'll see temperatures dip a little bit between 11:00 and 1:00 with in rain but once the rain ends sunshine comes back and we bounce back up. 62 degrees by 3 o'clock and we'll see a high of 64 probable around 4 o'clock this afternoon were dipping back to the upper 50's by 6 o'clock. and then tonight we dip to 40 in philadelphia but some
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suburbs could get closer to the freezing mark. i know you're getting tired of hearing this. there's another free watch towards the northern lehigh valley, bucks and rural parts of south jersey. things are really getting better in the accuweather seven-day forecast, though, karen. you're going to like that late week numbers. details coming up. >> nice to hear you with that freeze watch graphic behind you. this is bristol township bucks county, we'll have a bit of a wet start to the day. we had so many problems yesterday related to that so just be careful. here we're looking where the construction has cleared on 95, no problems. that's northbound traffic headed towards route one and moving fine on i-95 at 413. vine street expressway westbound, eastbound no overnight construction. overnight closures this week have been postponed so we'll be seeing that um canning up later. for now we're looking good because it's so wet they keep postponing it. let's take a look at the tacony palmyra bridge. a and opening at 4:40. still seeing traffic move but
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pretty soon they'll be shutting it down. stick to the betsy ross bridge when that happens. an accident involving a jackknifed tractor-trailer on the new jersey township nearly delaware memorial toll plaza. expect slowing with the right lane blocked. matt. >> thank you karen. a medical call turned into something much more serious in west philadelphia this morning. medics arrived to find a man in his 20's shot dead inside a car. "action news" reporter annie mccormick is live on the 1600 block of north red field street with the full story. annie. >> reporter: and matt right now we can hear family and friends distraught as police to remove the body of the victim from the vehicle. they're still trying to figure this all out and figure out a motive. what we do know is that neighbors called 911 after seeing the victim in the vehicle that was still running. they say that at first they thought he was sleeping or possibly dead but they thought it was from a medical emergency. they didn't think that he was shot. it was then that they called 911 and medics arrived scene.
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well, this is video of investigators on the scene processing a crime scene, also homicide detectives, you can see them combing through the block looking for evidence. police found one projectile in the noor of the passenger seat of the vehicle. they're still looking for more ballistic evidence in the car. they will be able to do that now that they have removed the body. now, police say they believe the victim lives on this block and was borrowing his friend's white dodge charger, that's the vehicle you can see police surrounding that vehicle. when neighbors approached the vehicle it was running with the driver's side window down. they thought he was asleep or possibly dead. police do not know, though, how long he had been in that vehicle before 911 was called. >> we're getting information that he may have been in the vehicle in that position for several hours. that's just some preliminary investigation that we're getting. however, this is an investigation in progress and detectives are on scene and they're going to interview --
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they'll knock on every door in this mainly residential block, they'll knock on every door and see he if any of the neighbors saw or heard anything. >> reporter: they're also hopefully going to rely on some video cameras, surveillance video that they hope was in those cameras that they found on one end of the block. at this hour they're also still taking down some family members of the victim to homicide to talk to them to get a better idea of what the victim was doing leading up to the time that he was discovered. at this point they have no suspects. for now reporting live in west philadelphia, annie mccormick, channel6 "action news." tamala. >> annie, thank you for those details. new this morning police in gloucester county are looking for a thief who claims to work for the gas company. take a look at the sketch of the suspect. on april 1st, a woman in franklin township says she was in the bathroom and heard footsteps in her home. she came out to check on the noise and found the suspect as depicted in this sketch. the man claimed to be from the gas company but the woman ordered him out of her home.
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as she did another man exited from her bedroom. after the pair left the woman said she discovered several pieces of jewelry were missing. a neighbor described seeing a gray van or suv driving around at the time. if you think you have information call the franklin township detective bureau. police in voorhees township camden county are looking for two suspects wanted for an armed robbery. it happened early sunday morning at the valero gas station on route 73. the driver pointed a happened gun at the station attendant and demanded money. investigators released this surveillance picture of the suspect's vehicle. call voorhees police if you have any information isn't university of pennsylvania is trying to cope with the apparent suicide of an undergraduate. students gathered for a candlelight vigil on campus to remember 21-year-old olivia kong. police say kong jumped in front of a septa train yesterday morning and was struck and killed. that had been 10 suicides in
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three years at the university despite an array of resources. >> there are people here trying to deal with it but i think that the school itself, it is more of a systemic problem because it's somehow like oh, you're in therapy, like what's wrong with you. doesn't mean -- >> and that goes cyclical with the whole penn phase. >> exactly. >> students say the so-called penn face is masking signs of sadness or anxiety to avoid showing weakness. the university is encouraging students in need of support to contact resources on campus and we have posted them on >> lawmakers in trenton are grappling with a big problem. lots of old school buildings prime for lead poisoning. advocates are pushing for a law to mandate water testing in all of the schools. hamilton township school district recently reported high levels of lead in the water. officials shut down a found dane at greenwood elementary which was built in 1917. morgan school built in 1957 brought in water coolers and stopped cooking on location as
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a precaution. lead poisoning can lead to permanent brain damage and other health problems. lawmakers are trying to address these can concerns. >> the presidential primaries in pennsylvania and new jersey are are exactly two weeks away. the candidates are focused right now on next tuesday's primary in new york state. and and the latest poll shows frontrunners donald trump and hillary clinton who both have ties in new york are poised to regain momentum in their home state. abc's lana zak arts from washington. >> reporter: bernie sanders, had ill hill, donald trump and john kasich all of the candidates fanning out across new york. all of the candidates with the exception of ted cruz. >> he does not like new york. >> reporter: cruz preferring to invest his name california after his comments on new york values. >> california is going decide republican nomination. >> reporter: the democrats have been competing on who has the most new york values. >> brooklyn born, native son.
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>> reporter: sander's campaign ad paining him as a true new yorker. clinton reminding voters he left new york for vermont. >> state has the highest capita number of those guns that end up committing crimes in new york come from vermont. >> reporter: new york's closed primary is a week away. closed meaning voters have to be registered in order to vote. >> registered a as republican. >> reporter: the importance of registering something ivanka has been reminding voters in state after state. >> hi, nevada i'm ivanka trump, aloe he hawaii had a i'm ivanka trump. >> they didn't register. they feel very, very guilty. >> reporter: luckily for trump he's expected to win in new york even without those two votes. the late of the wall street journal nbc maris poll has him
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ahead by 33 points. clinton leads sanders by 14 points. >> the pennsylvania state senate is expected to vote on a bill legalizing medical marijuana. an amended bill was passed out of senate today. it would then go back to the house tomorrow where it originated for a final vote on a new amendment. governor tom wolf supports the measure. >> 4:40. new this morning another school district in new jersey has ad continued a policy regarding the bathroom use of transgender students. >> rescuers say a chester county boy who got stuck in waste deep mud. david. >> we are dressing the kids in jackets this morning. even though it's not all that chilly. we're probably in the upper 50's in the coolest spots but there is rain on the way so arm them with an umbrella. on the way home they won't need it. details on future tracker6 and a very nice long range forecast. you're going the like some of those numbers we're going to hand you toward the and of the
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week and the coming weekend. that's all ahead in the accuweather 7-day. >> ♪
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>> look t you can see and hear the damaging hail that pounded parts of north texas. a news photographer shot this new video outside his home in suburban dallas. he says it broke through windows. the national weather service reported softball sized hail more than 4-inches in diameter. a school district there canceled classes today. they say they've got to spend the time cleaning up the damage. >> tweeted o it out a picture f hail and baseballs. they really were that big. >> you can get it as big as grapefruit but baseball you have to be care f lots of damage and damage to your head, too. storm tracker6 live double scan shows that we are looking at a little bit of rain from the western suburbs and there you see it coming. looks like light stuff for now in pottstown reading
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coatesville oxford and southern reaches of chester county. there's another batch out into harrisburg. looks like it might be more pronounced. at some point this morning for a period or two we'll and wind up with steadier rain. we have cloudy skies and breezy conditions ahead of that approaching precipitation. you can see that camera bouncing at the airport. temperatures are are fairly mild, though. 60 degrees with the wind blowing probably a good i don't do have a little jacket on but not too bad out there. winds south-southwest at 13 miles per hour currently so yeah a little breezy. here's future tracker6 picking up the rain story. between now and 9 o'clock we're looking at a band or two of rain coming through. every now and then you could see some steadier stuff but this depart the region pretty quickly. by 12:30 it looks like it's getting past philadelphia and looks like it gets off the coast fairly fast in the afternoon hours and by 3 o'clock we could be breaking back out into sunshine across half the region. 59 degrees by 8 o'clock. as the rain comes in the temperatures will probably dip a little bit so that by noon we could be down into the low
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50's but we'll see a big bounceup once the wind is done. 62 degrees by 3 o'clock and a high of 64 this afternoon. breezy at about 4 o'clock. here's your highs across the region. 60 in allentown, 57 in cape may. for the phillies and padres tonight looks like a chilly evening at the ballpark. partly cloudy clearing during the night, 55 degrees for the first pitch and 48 in the ninth but it will be dry for your ball game. overnight, the temperatures dip. we get all the way down to the freezing mark or below in the northern and western suburbs and some parts of rural south jersey and in both cases there is a freeze watch again tonight. your exclusive accuweather 7-day shows big time improvement over the next seven days. today 64 degrees, a rainy start a-dry breezy finish. tomorrow mostly sunny and nice 58 and then 62 on thursday but look at how we climb the ladder. friday now pleasant 64. that system that was going to bring us rain is going to be down to the south now so we don't have to worry about that. lots of sunshine with a, h-a lot of you have been pining for. lots of sun on saturday, 68
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and it now looks like 72 on sunday and 74 on monday. hey, maybe a monday night shower but isn't that nice? remember when we are not on the air you can always get the latest weather on and this is one of those weeks where after you get through the next couple of days you're just going to want to look at the web site and go wow. >> looking forward to that. >> hello normal weather. >> yes. >> thanks, david. new this morning a north jersey school district voted to adopt a policy that allows transgender students to use facilities associated with the gender they identify with. the board of education voted seven to one to adopt the policy. four seniors voiced their support yesterday. >> i like to think it as a second home. like your home you done want to feel uncomfortable. should be a place where everybody feels includeed. >> some parents raised privacy issues for students who are not transgender. the district says the policy is needed to comply with
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antidiscrimination laws. public schools in cherry hill have already adopted similar policies. >> a judge sentenced the white south carolina police officer to three years of pro-probation for shooting and killing a black driver after a police chase. dashboard video from february of 2014 shows north augusta police officer justin craven stick a gun into 68-year-old earnest sad white's window. an arm is seen pushing back. craven pulls the gun back and fires several shots. prosecutors wanted to charge him with voluntary manslaughter. craven was charged with a different felony before taking a different plea deal. >> a team of emergency responders was able to free a 12-year-old boy. he got stuck waist deep in the mud behind his house and he had been that for hours. chopper6 was over the rescue scene on the 200 block of kingswood lane in west brandywine. the boy was conscious and alert when crews pulled him out of the trench.
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he is now being treated at paoli hospital. >> 4:47 now. still to come on "action news," the dune wars in margate continues. a judge rules on whether the state can use eminent domain to seize land. >> it may look like a typical hockey game. how about if we told that you all of the players are are legally blind. details on this unique event later on "action news." >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> camera shaking a little bit down the shore there. we're looking live here on the ramp from 26th street northbound to the schuylkill westbound where we had an accident blocking the right lane just cleared a second ago so everything moving a little better right now with that early morning accident it is clear but the roads are wet. you want to take it easy as you're heading out. let's check out the tacony palmyra bridge. yes, it's up. i know it's dark but you can see traffic stopped. the bridge is up. so head to the betsy ross bridge steady its for a morbid ship coming through right now. the new jersey turnpike southbound we have an accident involving a jackknifed tractor-trailer still out here. it's clocking the right lane. it's southbound near the delaware memorial toll plaza so you want to watch for some slowing traffic in that area. of course we have light volume but with the right lane blocked you got to watch for that, tam. >> okay. thank you, karen. a judge has ruled eminent domain can be used to seize land for a protective dune
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project in margate. it was the second major ruling in favor of the state environmental protection department as it tries to assem pell strips of privately owned beach front land to build dunes. margate says its wooden pluck head is sufficient to protect it from storms. officials in the beach town sued the state trying to block this project. margate officials have not commented yet on yesterday's ruling. >> time for your first look at business. starbucks kicks off a new rewards program today. it's based on how much you spend not how often you make purchases. starbucks announced the program in february, didn't go over so well with some can customers, some people complained it will take longer to earn rewards but starbucks responded by saying most people will earn rewards just in fast if not faster. golden sacks will pay a $5 billion fine to the u.s. justice department. it corresponds to the sale of mortgage backed securities which led to the financial crisis of 2008. the government accused goldman of misleading the public about
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the viability of these loans. part of the money will go to under water homeowners. wall street was off just a touch yesterday. and futures point top a slightly higher open. tracy is recalling 2700 of its model x suv's. the company he is telling owners to not let anyone sit in the third row of seats. there is a part problem that can allow the seats to fold forward during a crash. >> it's 4:53. new on "action news" robber in new york used a sophisticated process to quietly break into a back. details at 5:00 a.m. >> the arrest of a man in california who police say posed as an uber driver to kidnap and rape a woman. >> ♪
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this ii got to see my dad, die on national tv. they don't know what they took from us. people are dying. we need a president that's going to talk about it. i believe bernie sanders is a protestor. he's not scared to go up against the criminal justice system. he's not scared. that's why i'm for bernie. i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message.
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>> los angeles police arrested a man who they say posed as an uber driver to lure a woman into his suv so that he could kidnap and rape her. the woman's screams alerted neighbors to the attack early sunday morning. police got to the scene and broke the suv's windows but the driver managed to flee with his captor tiff before they were able to get inside. an officer fired a shot that missed. the kidnapper pushed the woman out of the suv four blocks away. police say dna evidence helped lead to the arrest of 39-year-old dartanian smith. >> every player on the ice is legally blind. the goalies are are completely blind. now looks like a normal game with the speed, position and accuracy all there.
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players say other senses take over. >> it's incredible. i mean, i'm stillly in awe at these goalies. they're making saves, blocker saves. you have to pass before you can shoot probably helps. >> the series had the u.s.a. disabled hockey festival in frazier michigan aims to promote and grow disabled hockey throughout the country. >> that's amazing. 4:57. all new in the next half hour of "action news" one family is outraged after a woman was caught on camera stealing a ring from a corpse in a coffin. >> it is equal pay day. we'll break down what supporters of this day set out to do.
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> hey everyone, it is 5 o'clock on this tuesday, april 12th and we're following breaking news. >> one man is dead after being shot while sitting in a car in west philadelphia. the motor was still running. we're live on the scene with the latest developments. >> accuweather has a bit of a mixed bag for you today. a rainy commute an late night chill but a big and better change is on the way. >> and philadelphia says goodbye to a local sports icon. we'll have more on the life and legacy of ed snider. >> let's focus more on that rain and the commute with david and karen. good morning. >> we're starting out with fairly light rain and it's mainly to the west. you can see that philadelphia still holding onto dry killingconditions but not too mh longer as rain is going to push in.


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