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garage area and the rest of the home did suffer smoke damage. >> it was like a big boom sound and heard my neighbor screaming. the sound jarred her son awake. this now mangled and burnt dodge durango and swerved and hit the home. >> the vehicle then caught on fire. >> a young man was ejected from the suv, a registered nurse living in the home that caught fire rushed out to give aid but the driver died. his passenger suffered non-life-threatening injuries. she walked outside to see the home charred and the residents displaced. >> told the officer i was scared and i couldn't believe what i saw it was really scary. it could have happened to my
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house. >> while the cause of the crash is still under investigation police have not ruled out drugs or alcohol and a liquor bottle was found in the wreckage. the victims tell "action news" that their home can be repaired and their thoughts are with the victim's family. >> the family is okay so -- i hope people are more careful driving next time. >> reporter: and just moments ago we learned the identity of the man. 20-year-old john murray, as for the other person in the car, the female is being treated for non-life-threatening injuries at a local hospital. chad pradelli, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you chad. as promised this morning's rain has given way to plenty of sunshine. this afternoon feels great. >> there is quite a bit more sunshine where that came from. lets get to adam joseph live at the big board. >> we have a sunny streak this
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afternoon after the cold front passed through and showers started north and west at 3:30 in the morning especially south of philadelphia and overall a quarter inch and the sunshine is returning from the north and west and cloud cover is still lingering at the shore and the cloud cover continues to push away as the clear sky takes over tonight. temperature-wise not too bad. 62 in philadelphia and 62 in washington, and notice some cooler air lingering to the north and west. 40s for buffalo and binghamton and pittsburgh 50 degrees, if you are headed to the ballpark for the phillies. 55 first pitch and ninth inning temperatures dropping to 48 and with the wind out of the northwest it will feel on the coolish side. by 11:00 tonight, low 40s north and west and 47 in philadelphia and 47 in millville and the winds are pulling in out of the
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northwesterly direction and by tomorrow morning we are below freezing north of town, 35 for philadelphia and at freezing in trenton and 20s in the poconos and here we go again. a freeze warning in effect for the far northwestern suburbs, really north of the pennsylvania turnpike. chester and bucks county and lehigh valley and berks county where temperatures drop below the freezing point. although not as cold as a couple of days ago you'll want to protect the plants. when we come back we'll talk about the soaring temperatures. mayor kenney made two major appointments, one as the head of the fire department and the other the prison system and it made history. vernon odom is live with the details. >> reporter: hello monica. first to the fire department, there is tension and conflict here. it's complicated, tainted by
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racial suspicions. the search formerly ended today with the introduction of adam theil most recently a public official in virginia, and has been a chief in four states including maryland and arizona. the future of derek sawer, he is a victim of being appointed by mayor nutter. >> it created a serious problem in our department, forcing brownouts and things of the like, we have stopped. >> theil knows he is stepping into a pressure cooker, the union is mad because he is an outsider, the guardians are mad as well. believing that sawyer is a sacrificial lamb to placate the union. >> we are sitting down with the stake holders to develop a shared vision for the
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department, a new way forward. >> a person inside of the philadelphia fire department will have more knowledge of the department but we'll see what happens. and blanch carnie, has been with the prison system for 20 years and her background is in social work. >> i was excited it was a woman we finally picked. it needs to set a tone it's not just about punishment but redemption and moving forward with their lives. >> and incarcerated parents that have care givers back home and we are doing a variety of things to reach out to the community. >> the fire commissioner of philadelphia is still closing out his duties in the state of virginia and it will be several weeks before he is formerly ready to take over in philadelphia. i'm vernon odom, channel 6 "action news" at city hall. >> thanks vernon. atlantic city workers
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protested today against proposed state take over of city finances. >> fired up! >> ready to go! >> those demonstrators are specifically against the takeover bill supported by chris christie, it would give the state power to break the state's bargaining agreements and terminate contracts. the speaker says he will not support it. 40,000 verizon workers could walk off the job in less than 24 hours, the cable and line workers are threatening to strike tomorrow morning if verizon does not agree to a new contract. they want them to freeze pensions. there are issues with health care costs and current workers that need to be addressed. workers are without a contract since august. in a little more than three months from now philadelphia will play host to the 2016
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national convention, and the city and planning committee hone in on every detail, media outlets got a look at the layout. they hosted a walk through at the wells fargo center ahead of the convention that kicks off on july 25th. convention ceo says that they are on task and on time and on budget. she says the setup here is intended to make everyone at home feel like they are in philadelphia and part of the action. >> our goal this year is to make this the most engaging and inspiring and forward looking convention in history. we want more americans than ever before to feel connected to the experience even if they are thousands of miles away. >> the wells fargo center will be home base for most of the convention activity. the majority of it. the city expects about 50,000
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visitors for all the action. that comes up soon in july. >> going to be exciting thank you. time for a check of the "action news" traffic report tuesday night. >> lets send it to matt pellman with a first look. >> things to look forward to for sure. this afternoon you have a slow ride along the roosevelt boulevard extension, northbound side it's extra heavy coming off the schuylkill to this point from roberts avenue, a crash up ahead on the shoulder and not much left of it, but it's still extra slow coming north on the boulevard. you may want to think about using hunting park avenue instead. off the boulevard here on roberts boulevard itself. it's double trouble in that neck of the woods. and a crash in the callow hills section of the city shutting down vine and pearl, i would stay on north broad to get around that. and traffic lights on flash along columbus boulevard at ray street. caution in that neck of the
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woods and a crash at frontier road at byberry road, no issues on the turnpike this afternoon. and look for slowing on ridge pike developing on the schuylkill to and from king of prussia. lets grab the ipad and do the commuter report, there is slowing along city avenue, one of our friends using the waze app talking about the complete stand still by the bala cynwyd shopping center, we expect in an every afternoon when you hit the traffic lights. >> thank you matt. still ahead, he is rumored as a possible candidate for president, today he addressed the rumors directly. >> and another round of terror arrests leads to more fear in brussels. and where vice president will give a commencement address
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more suspects in the brussels terror attacks are behind bars today. police arrested two additional men accused of renting an apartment used as a hideout for the bombers. they are still looking for suspects in connection with the brussels attacks. we are exactly one week away from the new york primary and most of the candidates are working the campaign trail in the empire state. john kasich gave a lengthy passionate speech to a roomful of supporters. and while he didn't name names, he says the republican primary offers two paths, one of unity or real solutions or this -- >> the panel that exploits anger
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and encourages resentment and turns fear into hatred and divides people. this path solves nothing and demeans our history and weakens our country and it cheap ens each one of us. >> meanwhile, recent polls show that trump is expected to handily win new york's primary, meanwhile ted cruz is campaigning in california and his views have shut him out of that state and bernie sanders is boasting of his brooklyn roots and giving hillary clinton another run for her money. lightening -- clinton spend the day talking about equal pay and the pay gap and clinton and trump are said to hold double digit leads in new york. that primary is one week from today. >> thank you. house speaker, paul ryan, is
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ending speculation he is interested in the presidency this year, some believe he would emerge the party's nominee if there is a contested convention, that could be possible if neither ted cruz or donald trump clinch the amount of delegates needed for the nomination. but he said today he does not want nor will he accept the nomination. north carolina's governor made changes today to the controversial bill covering skim nation against the lgbt community. it overruled the ordinance making people use the bathroom of their gender identity and he wants to restore the right to sue over discrimination but not making changes on the bathroom rules. merrick garland started a week full of meetings on capitol
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hill and met with chuck grassley head of the judiciary committee. he says he wants to hold off on the nomination until after the election. in addition with grassley garland plans to meet with other senators this week. now a look at wall street. check it out. up up up. the dow up 165 points. the nasdaq up 39 points. and the s&p up 20 points on the day. vice president, joe biden, will give the commencement address for delaware university this year. the white house announced that the vice president will return to his home state to speak at is the historically black college, it's one of three he will give this year, he will speak at syracuse law school and west point where he gave the address in 2012 and attend notre dame's
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commencement where he will receive an award. >> another check of the accuweather forecast temperatures were up up up. >> adam joseph is back with word that our long stretch of nasty weather may be behind us. >> we have that over and done with, and a sunny stretch that will linger for almost the next seven days. a look at sky 6 hd in center city, a bounce or two here or there, a breeze coming in behind the cold front that passes through and lots of sunshine passing through and the day started on the dark and damp side. allentown and reading, you see the northwesterly winds heading into 63 wilmington and dover and millville. 59 in trenton and right now philadelphia about a degree below the normal for today. as we look at the month so far, it's a far cry from march, it was exceptionally warm, so far the first 12 days overall is
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above average as you look at the afternoon high temperatures running a degree and a half below normal and the first couple of days were above but the days in blue, including the 3rd, 5 and, 6, 7, 8 and today. below average. it was a wet start to the commute, very different from this evening's commute, where we have sun glare to deal with and not soaking rain showers, that passed through and started to exit the coastline into the early afternoon hours, you can see that clearing line is almost to the shore, the shore is starting to break into a brightening to the sky here. the clear skies in control especially philadelphia north and west. rainfall totals a .25 inch for philadelphia and now we are dealing with the clear sky and the winds out of the northwest
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and the numbers drop off, especially north and west of philadelphia, right around the freezing point if not a degree or two below it. that is where we see the freeze overnight tonight with a freeze warning in effect. for the remainder of our viewing area, major cities no threat for freezing there in the mid to upper 30s. low temperatures here, 40s across the board in the morning and into the afternoon we have the northeastly wind and temperatures will pretty much stop in the middle 50s. that is cool for this time of year, another below average day as we get into the middle part of your week on wednesday and then we kick the temperatures back up. with the sunshine and warm temperatures returning you can the only bad thing is the pollen meter and if you have allergies, the next four days it will be on the extremely high side. juniper and maple and alder are your culprits. as we look at the four day at
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4:00 forecast, the sunshine is in control tomorrow and clouds at 58 degrees, back to near normal, with a few clouds in the morning but again sunshine is really in control for the phillies in town the next four days, pleasant friday and 64 degrees and we start the weekend on the beautiful side, just a few high clouds temperature as above average, of 67 degrees, we have some pretty nasty cold windy weekends as of late, so this one starting on the good side and we'll talk about even better news when you talk about warmer temperatures in the seven day in the next half hour. >> we have earned that. >> thank you. coming up at 4:30, a local mayor turns himself in to face charges, we have details on what he is accused of in a live report. an accident sends a car vertical in fairmount park. >> it's the shocking heart breaking letter that one mom
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a driver was able to walk away from a terrible crash in fairmount park this morning. matt o'donnell took this video on his cell phone on ford road approaching the strawberry mansion bridge, they say he lost control and flipped over the embankment. the driver was okay. if you see breaking news can you join the action, send us your pictures and videos, email them to or post them on social media using #6abcaction. today is equal payday. it symbolized how much longer it takes the average woman to make as much as the average man. women gathered at rutgers
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university to outline the pay gap. women make 79 cents for every dollar a man makes. they highlighted the fact that minority women make even less 57 cents on the dollar. and the volunteer program got a boost today courtesy of wawa. the action cam announced the opening of the wawa volunteer center, it's an update of the existing program, that generating 30,000 service hours in year. wawa made a $5,000 donation today. the phillies are teaming up with philabundance and citizens bank, to make a difference in the community. here today at philabundance in south philadelphia, they kicked off the fans feeding families initiative. citizens bank made the first donation with a $40,000 check.
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some of the top names in the philadelph philadelphia advertising world gathering today for the movers and shakers, pinnacle awards. it's sponsored by the philly ad club. and a mayor from northampton county facing charges accused of taking money from a fire department. we'll have details next. i'm nydia han before you get a prepaid reloadable card, very information coming up. for years, i was a laboratory chemist,
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"action news" continues with meteorologist, adam joseph, alicia vitarelli, sharrie williams and brian taff. good afternoon it's 4:30 and i'm monica malpass, along with brian taff. new pictures show the muddy mess a chester county boy was stuck in and we are learning more about his unusual rescue. >> plus, a philadelphia mom gets an unusual letter calling her son a brat season wild animal, and he has autism but she found a silver lining behind the mean message. her story coming up in big talkers. but the mayor of nazareth is accused of stealing thousands from a local fire department.
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carl strive jr. surrendered today. john rawlins is live with the details on this. >> reporter: people are shaking their heads here, the mayor is known as a passionate advocate for nazareth, he joined the local fire company when he was just 16 and now more revelation with his relationship with the fire company. carl strive to be arraigned on a theft charge, nothing to do with his current office but a position he held until 2013. president of this fire company social club. >> we received a complaints. >> he explains that cash from club gambling proceeds seemed to be missing when he left and he was called before a grand jury. >> the mayor admits to
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falsifying documents and keeping $8,000 in cash. he declined to speak. >> i will not comment on that, it will come out in the future. >> how does it make you feel? >> it's a tough day. i have been with the fire department for 34 years, as for remaining mayor of this picturesque bureau -- >> it's hard for me to step down. >> she hopes to hear more from stride, describing him as a tireless booster for nazareth. >> i was speechless, and a lot of people in this town will say it's a feat to leave me speechless. >> nothing surprised him about politicians. >> they beg us for our votes be you vote them in and they take care of themselves. >> well, the mayor says next on his agenda to huddle with his lawyer on this case and the
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current president of the social club is disappointed that criminal charges had to be filed but believes that mr. stride violated the trust of club members. >> thank you john. a new jersey teacher is arrested accused of inappropriately touching and kissing a students. edward harmon is a teacher at node dame high school, he was told to meet him for extra credit, along with the touching he is accused of asking her to send him naked photos allegedly. he is charged with endatherring a child and improper criminal contact. and now police are trying to identify a man shot and killed in his car this morning. medics were called at 2:15 a.m. originally they thought it was an injured person but it was in fact a homicide. the person may have been in the
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car that was running for hours. a five below employee tried to stop a robbery and ended up getting stabbed several times, police say the worker chased these two women as they robbed the store in center city. both suspects pulled out knives and stabbed her in the neck and back and ran off. if you recognize either of these women are you asked to call police. time to get a check of accuweather and adam is here. we are trying to turn off the faucet for a little longer. >> we have a nice sunny stretch on the way it starts cool but warm it into the upcoming weekend. we started wet this morning, it was 8:00 this morning a slow start to the morning rush hour with the wet roads, about a .25 inch of rain fell, and you see the sunshine returning and clouds lingering along the shore but it's starting to break up, a beautiful shot at commodore
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barry bridge in chest ever, pennsylvania. 63 degrees, not bad but the northwesterly winds will push in colder air in overnight tonight and for one day tomorrow. and in cape may a lot of clouds still there at the shore, temperature is cooler at 53 degrees, with the northwesterly winds at 3 miles per hour and the ocean temperature at 49 degrees. we'll talk about the sunshine and a cool day tomorrow but we'll be making a run at 80 degrees on the way. >> what? >> what? >> 80? it just snowed a few days ago. it's one wild spring and it will continue. >> adam thank you. meantime, experts got together in spring garden to talk about construction and development, the philadelphia chamber of commerce talked about the region on the rise forum. and keeping pace in the city and suburbs going with the goal of driving the local economy.
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folks in delaware rolled up their sleeves for a good cause, the action cam was there in new casting, the blood drive is part of the annual delaware week of service. >> more than a dozen peco employees donated their time to help children in the region, the action cam was in conshohocken as they sorted and cleaned donated toys and school supplies, all part of cradles to crayons that helps kids throughout southwestern pennsylvania. police in western new jersey are looking for a carjacking suspect that targeted a 77-year-old woman in a store grocery parking lot. rick williams is live with more on this. >> it hatched in broad daylight in mercer county, the man seen here did not stop with the parking lot attack. coming up tonight at 5:00, the crime spree he is wanted for stretching across the county and
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a fight over surveillance on new jersey transit. why critics are taking issue with the high tech plan to cut back on crime. it's controversial nevertheless, coming up in just a bit at 5:00. until then back to you. >> just minutes away thank you. four deserving high school students traveled a great distance to be honored in delaware today and the teens were given a $25,000 scholarship from sally may, the company headquarterers in newark, the four winners came from california and michigan and florida. and they were chosen over thousands of other students, this is the first year that sally may has offered this scholarship and funded by donations from the company's employees. still ahead on "action news," an unthinkable crime caught on camera while a family grieves, the thief has the nerve to steal off their grandmother's corpse.
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the family's mission for justice next. and an upset mom turns a mean letter from a neighbor into a positive message.
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so opportunity never gets out of reach. katie mcginty for senate. women voters responsible for the content of this advertising. breaking news now out after philadelphia, chopper 6 hd arrived at the scene of an accident involving a school bus and a car. it happened at van pelt and diamond street about a half hour ago. details are preliminary, but an ambulance was dispatched to the scene, there are reports that two children were injured as a result of this but they don't appear to be serious at this time. a school bus involved and the car in front of that bus with the hood badly damaged and the back of the suv into the school bus and we hear two children are injured but not appearing to be
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serious at this moment. "action news" has brand new pictures showing how first responders rescued a child stuck in waste deep mud stuck in chester creek. the fire department sent us these images, a 12-year-old boy tried to get out of the mud for hours, and rescuer his to use an air knife to get him free. the child was treated at a local hospital. and just finished speaking with sara bloomquist and you'll hear from him tonight at 6:00. bill cosby's attorney is trying to get the criminal charges against him thrown out. lawyers have filed an appeal with the pennsylvania supreme court, they want to overturn the ruling that the sex assault again cosby and andrea constand can move forward. and a judge in massachusetts
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ruled that cosby's wife camille must finish her deposition. and they accuse cosby of sexually assaulting them decades ago. a family is on a mission to solve a theft. as they were mourning a death someone stole her grandmother's wedding ring off her finger in the casket. they recorded the crime in broad daylight. two of the victim's granddaughters are out to find the culprit and they posted this story on facebook. >> in the midst of trying to get ready and eating and taking care of that, all of these messages are coming in -- >> well, as you might guess the story is going viral on social media and police are also investigating and hoping the exposure will lead to an arrest and get the ring back for the
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family. there is no shortage of melt downs at airports, tensions can get high during travel but one woman's full blown temper tantrum at an american airlines desk is going viral. a la guardia flight was going on 12 hours and to signs of a flight. the melt down mom was trying to get her family to miami and feared they would not make their disney cruise, cops were called in to keep order but she was the most vocal. >> if there is no flights just say there is no flights -- >> i'm getting everyone's name here -- >> you are all going to pay for the disney cruise and everything else here. >> a long story short the airport was shut down because of strong winds and the flight was
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diverted here to philly and by the time they got it up to la guardia the crew worked too many hours to fly. the good news is the woman and her kids made it to the disney cruise before it sailed. and it is the anonymous letter from a letter that sent one fuming mother in the may fair section to facebook not just air out the hateful hand written note she received but to raise awareness about autism. >> bonnie is the mother of three and her youngest son ryan is autistic. their neighbor was upset because they could not get fresh air because of the child. >> they started out by calling the boy a brat and goes as far as to call the child an r word. >> the screaming and carrying on has to stop nobody wantses to hear him act like a wild animal
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and it's utterly nerve-racking and it's scaring my normal children. the neighbor goes on to suggest, that bonnie, his mom, should give him some old fashion discipline sometimes and he will behave. >> angry, upset and emotional, bonnie posted the letter and her response, she has no idea which nasty neighbor penned the note but is posting it to educate people. never judge people because they don't know what they are going through. the silver lining is that after bonnie posted it, ryan, the cute little 3-year-old guy here, got calls for some play dates. >> some awful, awful person wrote the letter. >> i think they'll find them pretty quickly. lets gets another check of the roads right now. lets go to matt pellman in the traffic center.
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>> it's up and down this afternoon since last we spoke a crash happened on the vine street expressway westbound approaching the schuylkill and it cleared out quickly and the westbound delay thinned out nicely and eastbound that jam is starting to form as you come away from the schuylkill and head out to 95 and of course that joins up with the delays on 95 itself. north of the vine street expressway, 13th street remains closed in callow hill involving this truck that brought down a pole, 13th is shut down and stay on broad street. we told you a bit ago about the accident in north philadelphia involving the school bus along diamond at van pelt involving two students, it's a good intersection to stay away from. and robert earths near wissahickon is jammed all afternoon coming off the schuylkill to roberts avenue,
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where there was an earlier crash and a disabled vehicle. everything is open now but extra slow. in bed minister county, an overturned milk truck blocking 113 elephant road. we'll check it again brian and monica coming up in the 5:00 hour. >> thank you sir. sounds great. coming up "action news" looks at the best and worst prepaid cards on the market. and sky 6 hd looking live over atlantic city. meteorologist, adam joseph, with the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast and sun filled forecast. next. narrator: why have president obama and vice president biden
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endorsed katie mcginty for us senate? because she's a "champion for working families." katie mcginty will take on the republicans and protect social security and medicare. and mcginty will work for equal pay for women - because families depend on it. for the april 26th democratic primary, president obama supports katie mcginty. katie: i'm katie mcginty and i approve this message, because it's your turn to get ahead. we woke up to a lot of rain
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out there, right now sunshine and it's here to stay, for pretty much another week or so. temperatures are skyrocketing over the weekend into early next week. from the action cam and a very beautiful spot, valley forge national historical park there. we'll be there on sunday morning for the revolutionary 5 mile run. a great run around the entire perimeter of the park, i'll be there along with members of the "action news" family. it's a great run every year and we hope to see you there. the weather will be perfect for a race on sunday morning. as we look at double scan live radar that could be a windy cold park but not this year. as we look we have cleared all the rain off the coast and the sunshine has returned and the temperatures will be falling overnight tonight, 59 in allentown as well as trenton, and 62 in philadelphia and 59 in millville and a little cooler at the shore the clouds hanging on
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there with temperatures in the lower 50s, there you see the rain pushing off the coast with the cold front and behind it high pressure is in control not finding much in the way of major weather to speak of here, a little storm starting to blossom in the deep south and western texas, for tonight it's clear and it gets cold, we see the temperatures dropping below freezing with a freeze warning in the far northern western counties, and temperatures drop to 31 and 38 for center city. coats town and pottstown and green lane, quakertown u. all points to the north and west from 2:00 a.m. until 8:00 a.m., it's not going to be as cold as it was when we had the snow on the grown saturday night. but still if you brought the plants back out definitely bring them in or protect them. but the tulips and all the plans should fair this well. high pressure so the north,
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mostly sunny on wednesday and northeasterly winds 6 to 12 and a cool day tomorrow at 58 degrees, this high will settle and park itself in northern new england here at the end of the week and your temperature is sitting closer to average at 62 degrees, the only thing we are tracking is extreme pollen wednesday and beyond into the upcoming weekend, it's on the high if not extreme side here and maple and juniper and alder, all the culprits, as we go into the upcoming weekend, the exclusive accuweather forecast mostly sunny and 58 tomorrow and back to the 60s and slightly milder. a beautiful start to the weekend and 67 degrees, even better on sunday, topping off at 72 degrees, on monday we can't make
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a run of 80 degrees in the upper 70s and some therapy meters hitting the 80 mark and sun and clouds and the phillies are in town for the next seven days, if you have a ticket for the game it's looking good no matter what day you head down to south philadelphia. >> now if the phillies will start winning that is a different thing. >> maybe we can rub off on him. >> thanks adam. next on "action news" at 4:00, prepaid reloadable cards, they carry pretty big fees. >> we'll show you the smartest options and why. longhorn favori. the fire grilled outlaw ribeye. the longhorn salmon. and the parmesan crusted chicken. all with hand chopped salad and honey-wheat bread. have your favorite tonight. only at longhorn steakhouse. you can't fake steak. for lunch try our steakhouse burger.
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but listen up. >> prepaid cards are more popular but consumer reports analyzed 20 of them. >> katherine and her friends and son all use prepaid cards. for james it takes the place of a credit card. >> i use it from restaurants to gas stations. >> katherine says it makes it easy to give him what he needs for school. >> i know i'm letting him loose with my credit card with my name on it. >> they say they are better than they used to be. >> one of the big issues is safety, now they voluntarily offer the same protections as bank issued credit cards. >> but you must register your card to get the benefits and now the protections are voluntary so they could be revoked. >> those that use the cards in
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place of a bank account, it's important to be able to withdraw money and deposit catch without fees. >> in response net spend says they offer a program that is not -- consumer reports reviewed. >> the four highest worked well for those that used them instead of a bank account. >> they are from wal-mart and chase, and the green dot and the halogen reloadable card available at kmart. they all have low fees and voluntarily safety protections and are widely accepted. >> the government is expected to offer regulations for prepaid cars shortly. i'm nydia han, channel 6 "action
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news." finally at 4:00, a young girl in southern california came to the rescue and helped a family of ducks. one by one, little 6-year-old mia pulled eight ducklings out of a storm drain. she says that mia was nervous at first but she was the only one whose arm was small enough to get into the pipe and pick them out. they were united and all of them were waiting anxiously nearby. >> happy ending. that will do it for "action news" at 4:00, for melissa magee, adam joseph, and alicia vitarelli i'm brian taff. now, here is rick williams with a look at what is coming up tonight at 5:00. >> thank you. coming up next on "action news" at 5:00, philadelphia mayor, jim kenney announces two of the cities new top officials and
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state oversight from philadelphia's charter schools and an investigation into a missing seattle mother continues, the man under arrest and evidence that could have him facing murder charges this week. those stories and more coming your way at 5:00. narrator: why have president obama and vice president biden
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endorsed katie mcginty for us senate? because she's a "champion for working families." katie mcginty will take on the republicans and protect social security and medicare. and mcginty will work for equal pay for women - because families depend on it. for the april 26th democratic primary, president obama supports katie mcginty. katie: i'm katie mcginty and i approve this message, because it's your turn to get ahead.
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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with jaime apody, meteorologist, cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. mercer county police are looking for a suspect after a 77-year-old woman was attacked here in an acme parking lot. we are getting a first look at the suspect, he is responsible for a crime spree that trails through the county. the big story is the investigation into the parking lot attack. >> officials were first called to the scene at the laurel shopping center at 3:30 in the afternoon yesterday. nora muchanic is live now with all the details. >> reporter: an elderly woman was sitting in her car in the acme parking lot and was approached by a man that began screaming at her to hand over the keys, frightened and
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overwhelmed she was not moving quickly enough, he reached in and pulled her out and took off with it. >> the carjacking took place at the acme parking lot on business route 1. >> in the middle of the day, 3:30 in the afternoon, people are walking around, and this violent individual rips her out of the car and throws her to the ground without regard for her safety. >> a black male, with a dark hooded sweatshirt and pants. he took off in the kia rio. >> it's disgusting and i have an older mother and it's awful. it was in broad daylight. >> police believe it was this suspect that used the victim's considered at three convenience stores and robbed last night. >> a black male matching the description stole money from the


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