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two teenage girls get into a fight in school and one ends up stabbed. plus, thousands of verizon workers are on strike, lobbying for job security and fair wages. and a woman in her 70s gets lost in an arizona forest for days, how she survived and how she was finally able to get help. now the latest on the developing story at a school in the logan section of philadelphia. a girl was stabbed with scissors. it happened at j. cook elementary school. the eighth grader was stabbed in the hallway and is expected to be okay. the suspect was taken into custody by police. we'll have more on "action news" and online at 6abc.com. in other news at 12:30, more than 2,000 verizon workers in the philadelphia area are off
the job and on the street this afternoon. >> the land line and cable workers are on strike after working without a contract since august. john rawlins is live outside of the offices at nine and race. >> reporter: obviously the strike continues here, the talks did not produce a resolution here, it's a rocky relationship for years. this is the second strike since 2011. the strikers work for the land line division of verizon, they currently have a wage and benefit package averaging $130,000 a year and offering a 6.5% pay hike and a 401(k) with a company match. the unions are not impressed. >> you can give us all the raises you want in the world but if you don't have a job it's nothing. >> the main thing is job
security, they want guarantees that the jobs will stay local and are concerned that the job call jobs will move out of the region or overseas. >> what the company wants to do is sub-contract the work so they are in a call center environment sometimes out of the state and out of the country. >> well, the chants continue as you hear, the company responds that the offshoring issue is in their words ridiculous, they are only talking about taking service calls in pennsylvania and possibly having them answered by employees in delaware or new jersey. in the meantime any potential negotiations to end the strike -- no word about that. john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. the search continues at this hour for two carjacking suspects who shot a man while picking up his son in west kensington.
he was attacked while parking on the north side of bodine street. he was shot in the neck and pistol whipped and tossed from his dodge ram pickup yesterday afternoon. the carjackers took off in his truck. police found his truck minutes later a half mile away on north randolph street. >> we found what looked to be fresh fingerprints on the driver's side door, the detectives will dust this for fingertips and see if they have any dna. >> and police are checking the area for surveillance cameras with hopes of identifying the suspects. cq is in critical condition but expected to recover. what started as a barricade situation ended as a murder scene in philadelphia. neighbor as long the 300 block of north edge wood street called the police when they heard
gunshots. after the s.w.a.t. team arrived. the man refused to come out and they went in. a man was found shot twice and the man trying to hide on the property was taken into custody. we started out chilly this morning and we warmed up a bit and the sun is shining brightly. karen rogers is outside on the terrace with details on a nice stretch of weather ahead. >> it really is. i was hard pressed to find a cloud in the sky. can you see the same from this image. we are looking beautiful, clear conditions hardly a cloud in the sky, a bubble of high pressure giving us nice weather not just today but a nice stretch and i think we have earned that. we started off in the northwest suburbs below the freezing mark. 47 in quakertown now and the sun angle is high and temperatures are responding to that. 53 in coatesville and 49 in kennett square and 52 in center
city. some of the suburbs in new jersey, 54 in browns mills and 61 in surf city and 59 in a.c. and 52 in vineland and 51 in dover, delaware. the winds are breezy at times, we are look agent 10 miles per hour from the northeast and wilmington 5 miles per hour and in philadelphia. but it feels nice with the breeze and 13 miles per hour in sea isle city. the one fly in the ointment, we have the dry, sunny stretch and you have to watch for the pollen meter on extreme. you will want to be prepared if you are an allergy sufferer you'll want to be outside. looking at the playground forecast, mostly sunny skies, bright and cool for this time of year. the high today 58 degrees, that is several degrees below average. by 1:00 p.m. 54 and hit our high at 4:00 p.m. at 58 degrees.
feeling good now sara, the numbers are improving for the weekend i'll have details in a few minutes. check 6abc.com/weather for details on the forecast and find constantly updated numbers from accuweather and your exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. the search is on for thieves who stole bronze doors worth $25,000 from a philadelphia cemetery, they believe they were stolen yesterday morning, they stand six feet tall and weigh 800 pounds each. the monetary value of the the items is not the real issue. >> we are here to take permanent care of families and that is our job and for someone to think they can just come in and take away someone's entire history is unthinkable. investigators are checking sallage yards to see if the crooks sole the doors for cash.
a woman is telling her incredible story of survival. she was stuck in the desert with her dog and a will to live. >> survival tactics, living off the land, not how you would expect a grandmother to spend more than a week. this is 72-year-old ann rogers. on march 31st she was driving to phoenix to visit her grandkids and then her plans changed. >> i took a wrong turn. >> and got lost in the middle of the arizona desert with no food, no water and her cell phone had no signal and her car was out of gas. >> i knew how many pain my friends and family and those that knew me well, i was gone and missing for so long. >> as the sunset, so did the cold. >> there was no way to do anything other than camp in the car. >> for nine days and nights, she
drank pond water and ate plants to survive. then they spotted her dog, and a message made out of rocks. >> it said help, i need it now. >> a search helicopter finds ann not just alive but coherent, able to walk to the chopper by herself. how did she do it? reading about survival skills from people around the world. >> age does not necessarily mean inability it can mean wisdom. >> a remarkable rescue, the chances of anyone surviving like ann did is slim. she was taken to the hospital to get treatment and was sent home that night. and said she was ready for another hike. in the race for the white house now. republican front runner, donald trump, will make his first campaign visit to pennsylvania today. he is set to appear in
pittsburgh this evening, trump is causing more trouble with his party. suggesting that the republican national committee is working to defeat him. the system to pick delegates is set up by crooked politicians and is rigged. >> in the meantime, ted cruz will stay on new jersey's primary ballot. a judge ruled that the texas governor meets the requirements on whether he was a citizen. cruz was born in canada. bernie sanders is campaigning in seizure, after rallies. he called in question hillary clinton's judgment. yesterday the former secretary of state, received an endorsement from the new york "daily news" and will be in florida today for three fundraisers. >> law enforcement officials met in philadelphia today to discuss ways to make the highways and by ways, safer for motorists.
conferences were held at the windham hotel, leslie richards, tell you us there was more than 3 300 deaths on the roads. among the topics discussed increasing fines for motorists for those that break the laws. coming up this photo of three sore orty sisters got the junior in the middle kicked out. why they did not approve and they ha created a devico communicate with someone that is deaf. coming up.
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device and the report claim its was from hackers. and a ruling at a sorority from the university of nebraska. one sister posted a photo with them in tank tops and apparently broke a rule. lindsay davis has her story. >> do you see you have broken the rule on human dignity and disrespectful attitude. >> suggestive and provocative and risque -- according to the university of nebraska, that is how one sorority one sister posted on the website tinder -- workman recorded what she says was her disciplinary meeting with administrators, who could be heard saying they violated
the dignity rule wearing their t-shirt. on a site meant for finding hookups. >> they could have asked me to take it down, and that should have been the end of it. >> the appropriate response should have been i'm sorry, i didn't know that was a rule, i'll take it down and instead a lot of attacking and disrespect. that is where we are at. >> as she questioned on the recording why she is disciplined after taking the picture down things grow tense. >> we are not talking about tinder but your attitude and disrespect. >> i was being honest. >> that is okay. >> if i'm going to get kicked out for that let it be. >> we are going to pursue membership revokation. >> is that a joke -- >> workman said she decided to
walk away on the spot. lindsay davis, abc news new york. two college sophomores in washington state came up with an invention to make understanding sign language easier. they created a pair of gloves helping to communicate with those that don't know sign language, they measure hand position and movement and they are sent to a program that translates the sign language into speech. >> we wanted to be the bridge between the gap. >> the two just won a $10,000 prize for the invention and applied for a patent to sell the invention to the public. mayor kenney is highlighting the program, for graffiti
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an octopus made his great escape from a new zealand aquarium. inky managed to slip down the floor and down a runoff pipe to hawks bay. >> that is crazy. >> that is right and we are not finished. octopus are known to be intelligent and curious and inky is likely to be roaming the sea floor in his natural habitat. >> that is a disney movie. >> who knew they were that intelligent. that is pretty good. >> they end up as calamari sometimes.
>> the day we have for you is a pretty one. we are dry and we'll give storm tracker a few days off here. why not head to the store, live on sky 6 hd in cape may. not quite beach weather today. we are below average today but it is coming, we have hints of nicer weather in the seven-day forecast. 52 degrees right now the dew point is 25 and the pressure is now holding steady and the wins are from the east-northeast at 5 miles per hour. but it's breezy at times today and the ocean temperature is 49 degrees, it's 52 in the city and temperatures uniform. 42 in philadelphia and 42 in mt. pocono. and wind out of the northeast with a breeze today. satellite 6 along with action radar showing a whole lot of nothing, we have high pressure that is basically overhead and giving us tranquil weather the next several days. i think we have earned it after the rain and snow showers, we have nothing coming our way for a few days. a wider look here you see the
storms down to the south with severe weather once again that came through texas and currently storms through new orleans, other than that it's quiet in our weather coming up in the next few days. we look at how the temperatures unfold hour by hour, 2:00, 56 degrees and bright sunshine and 4:00 p.m. 57, maybe a cloud or two in the sky and that is about it. 58 at 6:00 p.m., that is your high. normally 63 to below average, and below yesterday's high, but with the sunshine it feels good. 8:00 p.m. 53 degrees and a cloud or two and 10:0049 degrees it gets chilly once again in the overnight hours. for the phillies game bring a sweatshirt or coat, first pitch a few clouds and light wind, 55 degrees and by the ninth inning 50 degrees. tomorrow the temperatures change a bit, we nudge it up to 60 degrees and high pressure switches to the north and east,
and we stay sunny and bright. here is your accuweather forecast. it's pretty and mostly sunny skies and high of 58 and the overnight hours, we dip to 40 and it's a chilly start and maybe frosty in some of the out lying suburbs, thursday it's a bit milder, 62 and lots of sunshine. friday it's nice and sunny and 64, and saturday sun and 67 and weekend looks great beautiful and warm, 74 degrees on sunday. into the 70s above average and cooler at the shore just in the 60s there and monday 79 ahead of a front and some showers or light rain monday night into tuesday, a passing shower but staying mild on tuesday and 70 for your high. >> thank you karen. topping the people scene, ben affleck will don the batman costume one more time. he will star and direct the
stand alone batman movie. he first portrayed the cape crusader in the movie, batman versus superman. and the duke and duchess of cambridge went into the safari. hoping to draw attention to the plight of animals there. they met rangers and wildlife wardens outside of a poaching reserve. on fyi philly melissa magee takes us to a new fitness center outside of trenton. when you get there you'll feel like a pro. >> drive up kevin johnson boulevard in bordentown, new jersey, you'll land on the 32 acre campus of team 85 fitness and wellness. >> it's 125 square feet of
fitness. >> he grew up in trenton before playing in the nfl as a wide receiver and returned for this project after his retirement in 2006. >> we wanted to create an environment for a 6-month-old baby to a senior and have something people could enjoy as a family. >> there are two pools and cutting edge equipment sfwlxt we wanted the best technology and equipment to put in the facility. >> with an 80 yard multiuse turf field the field house was build on kevin's experience in college and the pros. >> we need somewhere to train inseason and out of season and when people come here they know they are training like a true pro.
forecast before we shove off. >> it's a nice forecast out there too. 52 degrees right now, by 4:00 p.m. 57 and bright sunshine and no problems for an evening commute. by 5:00 p.m. 58 degrees, below average. by 6:00 p.m. we are at the high, 55 by 6:00 p.m. and clear skies and one or two clouds and the nice weather stays for a while. >> thank you karen. finally the chinese dragons head was put in place on a giant lantern in chester square. it tipped the scale at 18,000 pounds, you can see the giant tagon for yourself when the festival kicks off at franklin square on april 22nd. a look at stories coming up on "action news" at 4:00. the law firm at the center of an international scandal.
investigators raided it hoping to find something very specific. and his career started here in lower merion and tonight it ends in los angeles, we'll preview kobe bryant's final games in the nba. don't forget to join us for "action news" at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. >> for karen rogers, sara bloomquist i'm rick williams have a nice afternoon. we'll see you later.
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