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there. those were primarily students that were protesting against a stadium. hang on one second. they were protesting a new stadium that is proposed there and now they are protesting -- >> we are going to go ahead and take it back, because you have been commandeered by one of the protesters. there are people protesting the stadium at temple university. the proposed stadium there and protester rallying for a $15 minimum wage in the city of philadelphia and the state of pennsylvania. a day of rage, a group that has many causes, the groups have come together and one large group is moving south on north broad making their way to city
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hall and this is having an impact on the traffic this afternoon and police say there have been some issues not skirmishes. we'll follow that of course and try to get back to sara. >> absolutely. this is happening in other cities across the country. the portion of people protesting for a higher minimum wage, many are adults and they support a family that are getting by on $9, $10, $11. $15 an hour is the wage they say they need to keep their family together. it's not just single focus on restaurants it's airports too. we are following breaking news in german town, where a woman in her 80s was shot and killd this afternoon. trish hartman is there learning more about the victims --
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>> reporter: police are on the scene in german town, we'll show you the scene there. the white gated door 437 is where police are saying this happened. the crime scene unit came a couple of minutes ago and many family members are here talking to police. family members broke down outside of the victim's home on east cosgrove street in german town. she is identified as 80-year-old mary morton, homicide detectives are investigating her death. she was shot in the chest about 12:30 this afternoon. she spent much of her time caring for her sick husband who is in his 90s. neighbors could not believe she is gone.
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>> she opened her door to anybody. the community. she worked out at the y. she kept herself -- at 83 -- she was vibrant at 83. >> a very church going lady. >> police say they have recovered a weapon and they do consider this death to be suspicious and no arrests have been made. trish hartman, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. still more breaking news this afternoon. as many as five soldiers are injured as a tire came off the humvee in south brunswick, doctors had to amputate the leg of one female soldier. all southbound lanes of the turnpike are shut down north of interchange 8 a. the second charged in a deadly carjacking is heading to prison. jonathan rosa received 45 to 90
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years, prosecutors say that he forced a real estate agent into her own suv and sexually assaulted her while they drove around and crawford lost control of the vehicle and slammed into a tioga fruit stand killing williams and her children in 2014. crawford received 50 to 100 years. a woman that burned her neighbor's house down will spend 10 to 20 years behind bars. prosecutors say that she set fire to the home of ernie morris because she blamed him for her son's previous arrest. krup was found guilty of arson and learned her sentence today. a fire broke out at strawberry mansion, it happened on nicholas street. an 83-year-old man and his daughter and two grandchildren were all inside when the flames broke out.
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the daughter woke everyone up just in time. a family member tells "action news" that the thick smoke made it hard for them to escape. >> it was devastating, they could not see getting out of the house. you cannot find your door you have been walking out for 50 years. so he made it down the steps and fell and my sister grabbed him and some miraculous way thank god they made it out safely. >> just in time too. investigators think the blaze was accidental and started in the basement. no word on the condition of the victims, but the flames completely destroyed that home. lucky to be alive there. >> thank you. time for a check of the accuweather forecast. meteorologist, cecily tynan live outside where all of us should spend at least sometime today. >> you need to take the broadcast out here, the whole set out here to our veranda. it's just gorgeous, weather keeps getting better and better
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as we head through the weekend. bright blue skies and sunshine and temperatures notice 60s. yesterday we were stuck at 58 degrees, that is 5 degrees below normal. now more seasonable at 62, and richmond, virginia and roanoke. and satellite 6 along with action radar showing a broad area of high pressure essentially just sitting over us. that squeezes all the moisture out of the atmosphere and that is why we have the bright sunshine. the next 12 hours show though that it is a cool night with clear skies tonight and the light wind and temperatures are dropping down to 40 degrees in philadelphia by early tomorrow morning, but some areas close to the freezing point. we have a frost advisory for areas outside of philadelphia for overnight tonight and then i am tracking a winning weekend and it won't feel like april anymore. i am tracking june-like temperatures. >> thanks cecily. get this for the first time
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in two years, philadelphia has a professional sports team in the playoffs. the flyers begin their quest for the stanley cup tonight against washington against the capitals and they are sporting a special tribute to owner, ed schneider. jeff skversky is live at the verizon center where we are hours away from game one. >> reporter: hey brian the flyers take the ice for the stanley cup playoffs in game one with heavy hearts. they are dedicating the playoffs to owner, ed schneider who died on friday night. they will do everything to get it done for the late owner. the flyers will wear this patch with his initials on it on their left sleeve and a moment of silence before game one against the capitals here in washington. and what a run by the flyers,
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they leap frog five teams in the standings. since that motivational and emotional visit with him at his home in california. here the flyers are in the playoffs after quite a run, the guys as you can imagine are quited to have playoff hockey in philadelphia and a force for dave hextall, this is his first trip to the playoffs. >> i would be lying if i said i was not excited about it, just like everything in the room. once get through the excitement of being in it's pretty easy to get to the focus of what you need to do to be successful. >> it's the best time of the year, you play the games and i am happy we made it and we have a chance to win a cup. like i said, everybody will be nervous and excited, it's going be great. >> reporter: a fun series and a tough series, the capitals are the best team in hockey, the
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most points and the most wins, the flyers looking to win their first playoff serieses in four years. it's been a while since we have seen winning playoff hockey. jeff skversky channel 6 "action news." >> thank you jeff. all right it's that time now for the "action news" traffic report. lets take it live to matt pellman in the traffic center and see what is rolling out all along matt. >> we are on a quest for the commute where we can fly home. but that will not happen today. we have here on 95, the phils game has let out and the game ended well more coming up on that in sports. southbound is busy passing the home of the flyers, the wells fargo center. heading towards the girard point bridge, backing up to the work zone at girard avenue and backed up to betsy ross to cotman avenue. this is north broad street, police are out here blocking off
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part of it. the protesters are on the move southbound, they are north of here around poplar and making their way to city hall, this chunk of north broad, more of it will be blocked in a bit, police are waiting there to possibly block off the off ramps. it's kind of a mess, stick with the number street, but don't head to 8th, there is an accident and here in bucks county another broken down vehicle close to business 1 causing delays from longhorn. lets grab the ipad and do the waze app. in addition to all the protest, people complaining about ridge and all the roads around north broad. it's a mess. we'll keep tabs on it as the day progresses. >> thank you. still ahead here today, president obama announced he'll
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give the commencement address at a local university. and wawa lays out plans at a store in philadelphia. and adam joseph with another outdoor adventures, live at freddy hill farms. >> this is a perfect day for this kind of adventure, it's warm and time to think about homemade ice-cream as well as playing miniature golf. and a few friends showed up. you guys are having a good time? >> yes! >> how did you get ice-cream so soon. are you buying someone for everyone? >> no. >> at least he is honest. we'll do taste testing when "action news" returns.
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protest, well three protests that converged into one. they are at broad and spring garden. they have police escorting them all along the way. they started north, on north broad making their way to city hall. this has an impact on traffic in this crucial prerush hour hour today. no reported incidents of arrests but we have reporters at the scene and we'll update you throughout the newscast. here at the big board, ahead of the primaries in new york. tonight the stage is set for a big democratic debate in brooklyn, the first in more than a month. hillary clinton and bernie sanders had dueling rallies. one of sander's largest campaign turnouts to date. he was overwhelmed by the
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celebrity packed turnout. and right now clinton has a double digit lead in the state where she served as senator. on the republican side, donald trump stunned a crowd in pittsburgh with this comments -- >> how is joe paterno? are we going to bring that back? as in former penn state coach that passed way a few years ago. he says he was referring to the statue that was removed. >> meanwhile trump's opponent spent the day in upstate new york. they will both speak at a gop gala tonight. this ahead of the primaries in new york and of course the big primaries here in pennsylvania on april 26th. america's 50 biggest companies are holding about 1$14
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trillion offshore to avoid paying taxes. companies are suppose to pay federal taxes on their global profits but is the tax on money made overseas is only due when brought back to the u.s. companies like apple, microsoft and google keep the money overseas, apple hold the most. about $181 billion. steve cook wants to bring the money back but it will cost him too many in federal and state government. here is the news on wall street. the dow is up and the nasdaq down, and the closing bell at 4:00, the s&p 500 up at 2,082. president obama will deliver the commencement address at
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ruddgers on sunday may 15th, one of three he will give this year, he will speak at howard university a historically black college in washington, d.c. and the air force academy where he spoke in 2012. time to get a check of accuweather and another one of adam's outdoor adventures. lets go to freddy's farm. go ahead and sink the putt. >> not good. come on, come on. yeah! it only took two tries. we are on lookout mountain, i'll tell you this place is phenomenal. it all started with making fresh milk in 1972, by 1991 homemade ice-cream, have you water falls with spectacular views and a
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driving range on the property and this is the family fun center, you can see why. we have all of our friends way down there. they couldn't all make it up on the mountain but we'll chat with them in a bit. it's so pleasant right now. 62 degrees in philadelphia. 61 in allentown, and 51 cape may, a bit cooler at the shore with the wind 57 in millville. as we look at satellite and radar, locally in the tri-state area, you can see really not much going on which is a good thing. a crystal clear sky and speaking of it's sky and sunsets as we head towards summer, it starts to feel that way when the sun is beating down on you in mid april. by may 5th the sunsets at 8:00. we'll have the clear sky but again with the light wind and temperatures drop off and areas of frost developing especially in the suburbs and 32 there and
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40 for center city. and a frost advisory that goes into effect at midnight and basically it's for the entire viewing area with the exception of the coast and the southern viewing area. again, we'll have to watch that very cold air to set up early tomorrow morning. day planner though, once the sun breaks over the horizon, it gets warm pretty quick. 55 by 11:00, 2:00, 61 degrees and we hit our high for the day at 5:00 p.m., 64 and by 8:00 your temperature sitting at 60. your four day at 4:00 forecast, more in the way of sunshine tomorrow. really a flawless four day forecast. 64 degrees. mild and beautiful here on saturday, 67 degrees and warm and pleasant on sunday 72 degrees and monday temperature of 80 degrees. i have to go find my little putt
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putt and little golf balls here. do you know which one was mine? did you steal mine? you picked it up? help me put it in the hole. what is your name? >> emma. >> put your ball down and get it in the hole. try it once -- oh. any way, we'll let them keep practicing here and come over here. and can you see the water falls come down and they did a beautiful job setting all of this up. and maybe i'll try the big boy driving range or maybe the batting cages, both would pretty much embarrass me but we'll give it a shot in the full accuweather forecast in the next half hour. >> he has the spirit i like it. thank you. up next wawa unveils plans for a brand new location in center
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city. coming up at 4:30, police catch a break in a deadly hit and run. and it's the viral facebook post that is challenging standards of age and beauty. you don't want to miss. are you sick of harrisburg politicians
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lets bring you up to date on our breaking news story. we have a group of protesters staging a day of action on broad street. many heading from temple university. but two other groups have joined so three groups with different interests. one is protesting temple's plan to build a stadium and one protesting racial disparities and another group looking to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. they are marching along spring garden street, by the philadelphia public school district headquarters. just to give you a reference points and they are marching to
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city hall, not quite at their destination, from our vantage point they are marching peacefully. but you can see police presence along the way to keep folks safe and keep things moving along. and it hopefully it won't do much to slow down the rush hour as it kicks into gear. jefferson university hospital is making a push for national donate life month. they unveiled the threads of love quilt, it's on permanent display to honor those that donated. more than 3,000 people have received life saving donations at jeff and 700 people are on a waiting list there. wawa is celebrating a birth day.
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they unveiled plans for a new store in center city. mayor jim kenney, joined wawa officials as they showed off renderings of what the new location will look like at 19th and market. wawa's everywhere are celebrating the first convenience store opening in 1954, they are offering free coffee at locations as a birthday present. and new developments in a hit and run investigation involving a scooter and car, "action news" has the latest in a live report next. plus -- i'm nydia han and a free massage, don't miss out on your tax day freebies. narrator: why have president obama and vice president biden
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"action news" continues with meteorologist, adam joseph, alicia vitarelli, sharrie williams and brian taff. hello 4:30 now and sharrie is off and monica malpass joins us. three men ransacked a philadelphia home overnight. >> and a $1 million benefit for children how cash is being except to benefit a popular playground. and a delaware airman surprises his children at school and the reaction is priceless. you'll want to grab the tissues for this one. back to breaking news first, chopper 6 hd live once again over the massive protest underway in center city
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philadelphia now. this began at temple university and they are marching south on north broad street making their way to city hall. they just crossed vine and getting closer to city hall. this is actually three separate protests that came together to form a large one. several hundred protesters on the ground for their causes and a heavy police presence out there. be warned that traffic will be impacted by the protest which shows no sign at this hour of slowing down any time soon. we learn more about the victim riding a scooter when he was hkilled in a hit and run crash. gray hall is live in port richmond where the investigation is ongoing. >> reporter: well monica, police spent most of the day at this home where they found the car in question, they took at least one person into custody but at this
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point it's not clear if the person was the driver. >> family members released pictures of thomas dunbar and he was tragically killed while riding his scooter and police say that the driver kept going. >> the striking vehicle then drags this victim about 200 feet. >> investigators believe that this 2005 pontiac aztec was the vehicle involved in the hit and run. it was found parked in port richmond late last night not far from the accident scene. officers did not say who was driving but they are camped outside the home where the car was found. he says he was not involved in the fatal crash. >> my client has nothing to say, he does not understand why the police would detain him in his house. >> we are certain that the
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zrifer of the striking vehicle knew what he did. witnesses told police that dunbar was on his scooter and made a right turn and that was when he was hit. >> when the body was finally shaken free of the striking vehicle, the vehicle continued to leave the scene of the accident. >> it's a heart breaking story and the family is grieving the loss of a loved one. >> if there is injuries or cases of fatalities, if the vehicles are registered legally and the operator remains on the scene and cooperates with the investigation there may be absolutely no charges. >> police are still searching for the driver and as for the suv involved in this fatal hit and run, police are processing the vehicle and looking for dna and fingerprints. gray hall, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. armed robbers are still on
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the run right now after tearing through a woman's house overnight. philadelphia police say that three of them were waiting outside of this home on d street in kensington until the victim walked out and then they pushed her back inside and threatened her and pistol whipped a man in the home. they made off with cell phone, a laptop and several hundred in cash. and a crash caused traffic delays on i-95, police directed traffic on academy road. both cars are pretty banged up, one overturned and the other smashed in a construction sign on the shoulder. nobody was injured here. a basement fire forced people out of their home in north philadelphia. it started at 7:00 in a two story row home. everyone made it out safely and the red cross is helping the residents fine a place to go. the cause of the fire remains under investigation. a beautiful day and we have
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another exciting outdoor adventure. adam joseph is out and about for us. >> he is at the big boy's driving range. >> i had to put the mike down here because i can't hold the mike and try this. this is the first time i've tried this. all right not too too bad. when you do it for the first time on tv and you have a crowd watching you the a little nerve-racking but overall it's a lot of fun. and it's an absolutely beautiful day. take a look at the temperatures along the east coast so far from the ohio valley and tennessee valley, you see a lot of 60s and 70s in st. louis as well as memphis, as the ridge is beginning to build and the warm air is going to be moving in. however, temperatures will drop tonight as another frost advisory goes into effect at midnight. we have four or five of these now and freeze warnings over the past week, pretty much
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everywhere except philadelphia county and delaware county and also the coast and suburbs, the temperatures dropping to near 32 degrees. as you can see a lot of folks -- zander, this little man is camera shy, it's okay buddy, go see mama. you guys having a good time. >> yes. >> where are you from? >> landsdale. >> that is exactly where we are. coming up we'll tell you about the warming temperatures near 80 degrees in a few days. >> want to get ice-cream nextth yes! >> meantime a popular center city playground is getting a makeover. officials presented the check for nearly a million dollars to improve the playground at schuylkill river park, all the families that use the park will enjoy upgrades when the work is
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done. >> the improvements include accessible equipment and entryways and new landscaping. >> this is also the final piece of a project to upgrade facilities up and down the schuylkill river. villanova students are helping to stock a food bank with a fun food drive, they collected canned goods to help families in need but to add a little competition they are building can castles. the tallest coolest creation earns bragging rights for the teams. every now and then a reunion melts your heart. a newark airman returned home from a six month deployment and surprised not one but two of his kids in the most magical way possible. >> for a couple of seconds, sergeant john graydon stood
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beside his son waiting to let his presence be known. >> can i sit here? >> dad? -- 15-year-old joshua who has down syndrome and radiates joy on a daily basis was overwhelmed but not so much to forget his manners. >> everybody this is my dad. >> hi! >> but the sergeant was not done yet he also has a daughter. and surprise means going the extra mile on your hands and knees if needed. >> hey is this seat open? >> daddy!
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>> joshua and jessica knew their dad was coming home but not quite yet and as this tender moment proves every extra moment matters. >> you thought i was on the plane now. >> yeah. i wasn't expecting him until this weekend. >> surprise. >> surprise. >> you catch that kiss on the cheek from joshua. he is a national guardman an extraordinary guy and his service is an honor and could not do it without the support of his wife and children. >> i would watch that over and over again. >> still ahead it may be the number one rule in movie theater etiquette, no texting. now a ceo is changing things up now he wants to allow and even encourage cell phone use. ahead in big talkers. >> something that puts a new
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perspective on aging. and adam joseph is back with the full accuweather forecast. out on the road working on his golf game. not a bad gig he's got.
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the families of victims killed in the connecticut school shooting will be allowed to sue a gun company. a judge ruled the lawsuit can go forward against the company that made the rifle used to kill people at an elementary school. the gun is not protected because an automatic rifle is a military weapon. president obama kicked off the wounded warrior ride. he says the service does not end when they take their uniforms off. the riders will ride 60 miles during the four day adventure.
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and texting in a movie theater? yes or no? many consider it a massive no no, but one chain is mulling text friendly theaters. they admit millennials are addicted to their phones. and instead of telling them to turn them off, instead seat them in a texting friendly auditorium. the ceo says it's only an idea right now and assuring everyone on twitter, that if ever we would only pursue in a way that we would be fully confident that all of our guests would have a great experience. finally it's the brave honest post about beauty and aging that is going viral and the four impact of the words going viral for women. aging say privilege. the story starts when a woman erin is approached by a beauty
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rep in canada trying to sell his anti-aging cream. he takes aim at the fact that she is aging. and points out her wrinkles and eye bags, her response is golden. what is wrong with my eyes, i have a mercal baby at home and i'm happy to have them. my husband loves how i look. i don't think i need your cream. and proceeds to remind him that she loves how she looks and will continue to do so at any age. this is the face that my children and husband love. i think i'll keep it and i think that salesman picked the wrong or should i say the right woman to pick on at the airport that day. her post is shared close to 30,000 times and always has a smile on her face and so much to be happy about. >> take your creams.
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>> laugh lines well earned. >> thank you alicia. lets get another check of the roads right now. matt pellman is in the traffic sener. good thing we feel good about aging, the commute may cause some. we are watching the protests, the day of action protests, going on and we can tell you they were making their way down north broad street. making their way southbound towards city hall, right now they make their way around pen square, and it's right up here the temple university campus right here. they are coming down market and have 15th street southbound blocked off and stay on 17th or the other side of city hall, this is the current location of those protesters, right fow they are right here in pen square. lets go to the next camera shot, they reopened north broad street, that is by vine, brocked
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off earlier but not now. underneath on the vine street expressway there was a crash in the eastbound lanes by broad street, now it's extra heavy as you come off the schuylkill expressway and westbound is backing up as well. the phils game has wrapped for the afternoon and people are heading home and the westbound schuylkill is heavy and northbound 95 is stop and go from the whole way to the girard point bridge to cotman avenue. and a crash at chester at edgemont avenue. and one in upper moreland by old york road. and in montgomeriville, look for a crash by the police department along stump road at horsham road. we'll check it again at 5:00. >> thank you. it is crunch time for the taxes with the clock tics down, monwe have ways you it relax and reward yourself in what's the deal?
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time to check back in with meteorologist, adam joseph, having fun on an outdoor adventure. he is live at freddy hill farms. >> i worked up an appetite. mini golfing and hitting the driving range, we have a few folks that followed me in here, freddy hill farms make homemade ice-cream right behind this wall here. it started in 1972 when freddy and his wife wanted to make milk and it developed into a family fun center. heather is making homemade waffle cones, lets go down this way, 32 kinds of flavors. nancy has my phone we are doing a live chat on facebook right now. how this all happens.
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i'm starting to scoop the triple scoop and looking at the accuweather forecast. looking at the temperatures, 62 in philly who wants to hold my microphone while i scoop ice-cream. cape may is cool at 51 and 57 down in wildwood. as we look at the satellite and radar, high pressure north of lake eerie and ontario. really showing that very little has happened across the country with the large high pressure in control meaning lots of sunshine in our forecast, it's good ice-cream weather through the upcoming weekend. through tonight it's clear and chilly and there are areas of frost developing in the out lying suburbs. 40 for center city. and as we look at the coast there is large high pressure in control over the ohio and tennessee valley and a rim of
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rain wrapping around in the mid plains they will get over 5 inches of rain and that swings over the great lakes into canada and keeps us on the dry side. for tomorrow we'll call it golden sunshine around here and temperatures once again 63 wilmington and 64 philadelphia and much like today. a lot cooler at the shore where temperatures are only in the low 50s, that ocean is around 50 degrees or so. as we go into the weekend here, depending on the location is how warm or cool it will be, notice in philadelphia and most inland locations, sunny and mild and 70 and only 55 at the coast, as you get into sunday it's sunny and warm, and 72 degrees inland and a little better at the coast on sunday, with a temperature of 60 degrees, as you look at the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. you'll notice temperatures tomorrow, 64 with more sunshine and mild and beautiful here on
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saturday with your temperature coming in at 67 and then as we get into sunday, warm and pleasant, 72 degrees and then a very summer like feeling june here on monday of 80 degrees and a front comes through and not as warm and 68 and then we warm it up to 75 a week from now. how did it feel holding the microphone. >> great. >> a little pressure on her. we are suppose to do a triple scoop how many is that? >> three or four. >> is that okay nancy? >> yes. >> i don't know what flavors i picked if they go to together. here you go young lady. we are putting it on monica and brian taff's credit card at the station. we'll have more fun here in the next hour. we'll head back out to miniature
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golf. can i taste test? >> are we paying for this. >> go ahead and grab a cookie too and a brownie. >> and coffee. my favorite ice-cream. >> what kind is that? >> it's creamy and good. mm. >> unbelievable. >> i'll bring you some back if it doesn't melt. >> we never get the little tastes. a pie in the sky dream. we have tax day discounts and prebees to relieve the tax stress.
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4:56 pm i'm nydia han, channel 6 "action news." finally at 4:00, two hippos at the philadelphia zoo got to enjoy the beautiful weather today. cindy and euna basked in the sunshine and they jumped into their pool. they played with toys like all kids like to do as the crowd watched them. go see them as they welcome spring and all the fun and treats. >> that will do it for "action news" at 4:00, for adam joseph, alicia vitarelli, i'm brian taff. i hope you'll join us tonight and every night for "action news" at 10:00. >> now rick williams with a look ahead at 5:00. >> coming up next on "action news" at 5:00, we are continuing to follow a developing situation on broad street where a group of protesters are blocking traffic for more than an hour now. a live look at the crowd that is at city hall right now.
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we are continuing to follow the protesters in the air and on the ground. we'll have continuing coverage of that breaking news story and much more coming your way next on "action news" at 5:00.
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cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. right now, a quickly growing group of protesters are marching along north broad street. the crowd just arrived at philadelphia city hall. this is sky 6 hd there are three groups rallying for different causes and agreed to come together as one. the goal is really the same, having their voices heard on this national day of action. the big story on "action news" is the demonstrators they are trying to get their word out and also tying up a major artery. >> this is the university's bell tower as part of the protest against the school's plan for a new stadium and they joined at valley and jared and now the rally reached city hall.
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sara bloomquist is live at city hall with more of the details for us. >> reporter: rick and monica we have been walking with this crowd now for approaching two hours now, we are making the first circle around city hall. this began at 2:00 when students from temple university assembled at the bell tower there, their cause is protesting the proposed football stadium and they progressed to broad and cecil b. moore and joined by people advocating for a higher minimum wage of $15 an hour. that is what these people have joined the protest are advocating. and there are people supporting many causes, some against stop and frisk and some political people here for hillary clinton and bernie sanders. they are showing their political signs here as well. as they made their way down broad street, the streets on the sides have had to be


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