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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 blocked.
this has really been quite a traffic situation in center city. all wait from temple's campus to city hall. the roads have been blocked here by the people standing here around city hall, now there say large police presence, we can show you here, a huge police presence, following at a distance. allowing the protesters to exercise their first amendment rights, you can see the bike officers they are just following them along as they carry out this protest down broad street. again, this has been going on since about 2:00 this afternoon. they made their way all the way down broad here to city hall and there is no telling when this will be over, they may not seen stay here, they could progress to other parts of the city. it's a fluid situation and we are here marching right along with them. we'll keep you updated. live at city hall, i'm sara
bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." >> all right sara thank you. meanwhile, protesters took the fight for a 15 there's minimum wage to the new jersey state house, the action cam was in trenton where dozens of food service and airport workers called for a hike. this was part of a nationwide action for workers right going on at city hall at the same time. we are following breaking news from middlesex county, where four soldiers were injured when their humvee overturned on the purpose took. officials say that the humvee was part of a two vehicle caravan heading southbound, it appears that a tire came off the humvee causing it to overturn. our sister station w abc new york is report that three soldiers were stuck under the humvee and a female soldier appears to have lost her leg. philadelphia police are
trying to track down a gunman after an 80-year-old woman was found shot in a home in german town. the shooting happened at 12:30 in the afternoon along east cosgrove street. the police found the woman inside found shot twice in the chest. trish hartman will have more on the investigation tonight at 6:00. now to the race for the white house, hillary clinton and bernie sanders face off in a crucial debate. the first showdown in more than a month. and follows days of intense campaigning in new york state. clinton a former senator and sanders a new york native are hoping to pull out a win next tuesday in the primary. meantime, donald trump is coming under fire for his controversial comment at a pittsburgh rally. yesterday he asked quote, are we bringing back joe paterno, he
died in 2012 and his aides say he was making a reference to the statue to the former coach that was removed following the jerry sandusky sex abuse scandal. we'll have more coming up at 5:30. officials in houston, texas, are trying to figure out what led up to the shooting of a police officer while he was on the job, that police officer was ambushed at a traffic stop and shot four times in the back. lauren lister is live in los angeles with more on the investigation. >> reporter: rick, the suspect fired six bullets before running off into the night. the victim whose brothers and wife are all in law enforcement is expected to recover. >> this houston police deputy and father of five recovering in intensive care after being shot multiple times in the back. >> it was virtually an ambush is what it was. >> the ambush style attack
happened after midnight. he was just doing his job patrolling the same area he has worked for 11 years and was assisting another officer with her traffic stop. >> as he was leaning in the car instructing her how to get the audio on he was shot in the back. four of the bullets lodged in his body. >> i heard a lot of gunshots. >> people in the area were not surprised to hear the gunshots. >> we hear them every night here. >> he went to the hospital with the four bullets still lodged in his body. >> he is a strong fighter and he has been through a situation like this before on duty and fortunately he made it out on that one and i know he will make it out on this one too. >> police say that they have a person of interest in custody, and that the injured deputy was wearing his bulletproof vest
that may have helped to save his life. i'm lauren lister, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. a new move today in the on going fight to help financially struggling atlantic city. the mayor was there today as they moved to move the legislation forward. they want a measure that gives the city two years before a full takeover. for meeting financial benchmarks. in less than two hours from now the philadelphia flyers begin their quest for the 2016 stanley cup. they are looking to bring home their first cup since 1975. but this first takes them through washington. jeff is live with a preview of tonight's match-up. >> reporter: hey guys, the flyers are in search of their first stanley cup in 41 years, they are dedicating this playoff run to ed snider who passed away
on monday. and claude giroux knows that ed will cheer them on starting tonight in washington on game one. check out the patch the flyers will where on their left shoulder tonight and throughout the run, ems stands for edward malcolm snider. this serieses will be tough for the flyers, looking to win their first playoff serieses in four years. washington has the most wins and most points in the league. >> best team in the league rightfully so we have to play our hockey and be patient and see how it goes. >> they are the best team for a reason and we'll stick to our game plan and have fun doing it. >> we'll play the way the philadelphia flyers play and we'll try and do that from the drop the puck and it will probably be a hostile and great
environment. >> yes, it will here in washington. the washington and flyers split their games and they were all decided by one goal. it will be a close one. flyers and capitals game one tonight at 7:00. we are live in washington, jeff skversky, channel 6 "action news." >> we are hoping for the best thank you. time for a check of the "action news" traffic report. besides what is going on at city hall, we want to see what happens. >> it's a busy thursday night for sure. >> a day of action for the protesters and reporters has well. chopper 6 hd is live right over top city hall and you can see the blockages continue here along broad street and around pen square, and septa bus routes are detoured and traffic is not moving along broad street, you see the police presence and the cars trying to get by are simply
stopped. as far away as you can stay the better this afternoon. the protesters split into a couple of different groups, the vine street expressway by broad street, they are blocking it's off ramps from time to time. right now the westbound off ramp is open and you can see the traffic backed up because of all the congestion and police officers along broad street getting ready for the protesters to move through the area again. a busy afternoon with phillies traffic and now a crash approaching the walt whitman bridge with delays from penn's landing and a crash in upper moreland and in lower moreland as well. we'll talk more in the next half hour. there say new study on the way you plan out your breakfast. what experts are saying about saturated fats and heart health. >> and saved by a potato chip?
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we want to go back to our top story tonight. the quickly growing group of protesters blocking traffic in center city. we are looking live from sky 6 hd, the protesters have converged and moved away from city hall and are at broad and arch streets, you can see that police are out in force trying to survey exactly what is going on and as we told you all day, this is a convergence of groups rallying for different causes but the goal is the same having their voices heard on this national day of action. no word of any arrests but a large protest blocking broad street and making traffic a big mess for people trying to head home in the city. columbia is the latest country to report cases of a birth defect linked to the zika virus. ali gorman is live with more
details. >> reporter: this comes one day after the cdc confirm that zika virus is the cause of some cases of a serious birth defect. columbia officials are reporting 33 cases and two are confirmed to have been caused by zika and another 15 are still being studied. and health experts have been tracking this so far the numbers are not out of the ordinary, the hope is there won't be a surge in cases like what was seen in brazil when the zika virus rapidly spread there. and a study that sat in a basement for decades is the latest to question saturated fat. they compared people that ate a lot of saturated fat like meat, and others that ate things like margarine. they lowered their cholesterol but it not see fewer deaths due
to heart disease, this shows how the science on food is always changing. >> our own u.s. guidelines tend to be conservative is beginning to recognize that a lot of that old advice about cholesterol and eggs was not good advice. >> cardiologists say that this doesn't mean you can chow down on fatty foods but it suggests that saturated fat is not as bad as once thought. here is more good news, philadelphia leads the nation in organ donation. but of course there is always room for more people to sign up as organ donors. jefferson university hospital is the top hospital for raising awareness and gave threads of life quilts featuring some of the many donors and in four
years, the gift of life coordinated 40,000 trance plantses and 60,000 tissue tran plantses in our area. to find out how you can help go to 6abc.com/health check. >> that is incredible. >> thank you. >> a woman's potato chip habit may not do much for her waistline but it may have saved her life. a sharp chip poked christine in the throat she went to a doctor to get her swollen throat checked out and the doctor found a tumor on one of her tonsils. >> it was a blessing in guys and i probably would not have found out for another year. >> she has treatment and her husband called the chip maker and send her a t-shirt, lunch bag and get well wishes. she believes the cancer is from smoking a habit that she gave up
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super star diana ross proved that the show must go on. ross limousine crashed in bethlehem but that did not stop her from taking it's stage in bethlehem hours later, the cause of the crash is still under investigation. passover begins next week but some local seniors started the celebration, they started the preholiday seder, and they led today's prayers, passover is an eight day jewish festival and commemorates the story when israelites were set free from slavery in egypt. people love to celebrate the city of brotherly love. they presented their annual report and 620,000 overseas
visitors game to philadelphia in 2015 making it it's 15th most visited city in the u.s. and 2016 makes five years for the convention and visitors bureau. and it was a special anniversary for wawa and customers everywhere were taking part in the celebration. stores were offering free coffee as part of their wawa anniversary festivities. 52 years ago in 1964 wawa opened its first convenience store and the rest is history. the mayor issued a proclamation for wawa and they showed off representeders of their latest location at 15th and market. still ahead we'll check the accuweather forecast. looking live from sky 6 hd we are showing you cape may a nice evening down at the shore. the world a president has to grapple with.
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didn't get out to enjoy the weather today you have plenty more days to do it. yesterday temperatures stuck in the 50s, this is more seasonal but the average high is 63. wilmington 61 and allentown and read 62 and cape may though, the winds off the ocean and ocean temperature 50 degrees and 50 in cape may. the only problem with this dry, sunny forecast, if you have allergies it's a tough week, not only is prepollen high but mold is also high and with no rain for the next five days we are looking at the pollen count remaining on the high level. satellite 6 along with action radar showing after a few clouds earlier this morning, we have gotten rid of every single little cloud cover and that means with is the clear skies it's going be a chilly night. the good news is, we are heading towards summer, look at this, the sunset at 7:39, by may 5th,
the sun won't set until 8:00 and june 7th, the sun is setting at 8:30, tonight with the clear skies, it will get very chilly. 40 in philadelphia and allentown 33 and millville 33 and lancaster 32. the weather service has issued frost advisories for the entire viewing area except for delaware county and philadelphia, a good idea once again to protect the plants. from midnight until 8:00 in the morning. the day planner showing tomorrow morning you don't want to forget the sunglasses, sunshine through the day and by 2:0061 and 8:00 temperatures holding at 60 degrees, the five-day at 5:00, 64 degrees tomorrow, we bump it up on saturday, 67 and sun beautiful weather, 72 degrees, if you are running it's valley forge revolutionary run with me
and adam, a race time temperature of 53 degrees, perfect weather. tuesday we back temperatures off a bit with a high of 68 degrees. but this is great weather to go to landsdale at freddy hill farms, he is showing off his athletic skills, come on. >> i am not about -- i got it on live tv. go figure. we are live at freddy hill farms, they have batting cages and homemade ice-cream and a driving range and a beautiful day for it. i have to show you something -- i went to the slow baseball rick and monica. but hey i did it any way. we'll have the accuweather forecast coming up in the next half hour. and give you some homemade ice-cream as well. >> not bad.
>> but that say tennis ball. lets go to the top story, this is the protest blocking center city tonight. at broad and arch several hundred people with police presence around, they are circling city hall for a bit. three different groups protesting as part of the national day of action. more news after these messages. stay with us. what's the most awarded car company of the year? ranking from top to bottom. luxury cars just seem like they would be top awarded. better be some awards behind what you are paying for, right. the final answer. chevy. the most awarded car company two years in a row. wow, it's like a luxury car. i was shocked. i mean it's like, this is chevy?
"action news" at 5:00 continues with breaking news in center city philadelphia this is the scene from chopper 6 hd two different vantage points for you. this is the group marching to city hall and parts of broad street are blocked off to the traffic. let go to matt pellman in the traffic center with more on the closures and how senter city is tied up tonight for folks trying to get home. >> tied in knots in fact. for people trying to get out of town and get home, they can't use north broad street, it's a major way out for some many people, it's completely blocked off and you can see live along north broad street at arch by
the mcdonald's off to the left side there. protesters blocking both directions of traffic, the police are out here and we saw an ambulance go by but no injuries reported at this point with these protests. north broad street stay as far as you can away. we have detours on different routes and the vine street expressway is blocking the ramp from the eastbound side of broad to keep people away from the mess. police are out here and they don't have the ramp on the westbound side of broad blocked off it's a mess on 95 southbound by the walt whitman bridge and that is gone and northbound heavy by pens landing and the overturned military vehicle southbound approaching 8 a, just a couple of lanes of the truck lane is still blocked. so traffic is getting by.
>> thank you matt. turning now to the presidential race tonight and the democratic candidates will tackle the issues on the national stage a few hours from now. bernie sanders and hillary clinton will meet for a debate just days before the primary. clinton retains her double digit lead but according to the polls, bernie sanders is gaining momentum. the delate will not be like the ones we have seen before. in the past they were cordial and talked about the issues, but the candidates have ramped up attacks on each other so we could see fireworks tonight. and the gop candidates will share the spotlight. donald trump, john kasich and ted cruz will speak at a fundraiser for the republican party. there is no tell what will happen this evening there. marcy gonzales is live in brooklyn tonight with the preview of tonight's big
democratic debate. marcy -- >> reporter: things are expected to get started in three and a half hours and there is a lot of expectation and this could take on a different tone, and sanders just texted his reporters to debate like a brooklynite. the rhetoric is increasingly contentious, tonight hillary clinton and bernie sanders will take the stage facing off for the first time in more than a month. following a massive rally last night in manhattan. >> jane and i left new york city when we were kids and it's great to be back. >> brooklyn born sanders back in his home bureau tonight and former senator clinton campaigning in the state where she lives, both hoping their new york connections will help gain leverage ahead of the primaries. >> i am so glad to be back in
the bronx -- >> the republican candidates -- also in new york. donald trump, ted cruz and john kasich all speaking at a fundraising event for the gop. following clashes you side of trump's event in pennsylvania. tonight the nypd is prepared for probable protests here. >> and trump is leading in the gop polls here in new york. on the democrat side delicious is pull ago head by double digits but that gap is narrowing and sanders hopes tonight debate could be what he needs to secure a win here next week. marcy gonzales, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. russia is rejecting claims that its fighter jets carried out a danger yours fly by stunt next to an american warship in the bal tic sea, they captured
the dramatic scene on cell phone cameras, they say they were conducting test maneuvers and turned back when they spotted the ship but the video shows several fly buys. >> i think it's worth we peting, that the objection from the government, from the united states government and the united states navy about russia's military conduct is not about fear, it's about safe and professional behavior. >> the u.s. says the fly by is one of the most aggressive acts since the end of the cold war. and a victory for the families of the victims of sandy hook. a judge is allowing the lawsuit to go forward despite a shield. they filed to dismiss the original claim and the judge here says no. bushmaster is the maker of the
rifle used to kill 26 students and saidcaters. we have an update to a story that "action news" brought you last night at 11:00, investigators identified the couple found dead, maureen daily and 53-year-old jonathan miller. the bodies were found on east highland avenue. and now an autopsy is underway to find out how the couple died. the red cross is helping people displaced by a fire in northeast philadelphia, the flames started just before 7:00 a.m. inside of a two story row home on leonard street, the smoke and water caused damage to the home and no injuries were reported and the cause is still under investigation. police are searching for the man in this surveillance video tonight and he is wanted for breaking into an old city condo complex on ray street, the thief rummaged through several bins and took items that belonged to
residents. if you recognize him you are asked to call authorities. a woman that burned down her neighbor's house will spend between 10 and 20 years behind bars. prosecutors say she set fire to the home of police detective ernie morris, she blames him for her son's previous arrest. he was found guilty of arson last year. philadelphia mayor, jim kenney is choosing folk to lead city offices, at city office today he reappointed the city director for people with disabili disabilities. he is a long standing city employee and started in the controllers office in 199. it's that time again for another outdoor adventure. meteorologist, adam joseph, is live in landsdale having fun tonight in the sunshine. >> reporter: you know, i am soaking in the vitamin d. and this is perfect family fun
center at freddy hill farms, they are known for their homemade ice-cream and their milk but they developed two miniature golf courses, this is around since 1991, you have the batting cages and driving range and look at this sweet setup here, water falls and rivers and kids having fun and you can see the farm's silos in the background, they have farm animals here and this supin landsdale and it's a perfect type of weather to get out here and enjoy it. you know what? i am working calories off doing put putting here as well as trying to hit baseballs, it's not easy i have never done it before. we'll go back inside because with this warm weather we think ice-cream, we'll give you the seven-day forecast where it will feel more like summer over the next few days and i'll scoop up a cone or two, put on the list
what is your type, i'll bring it back to the station. oh, no it will melt sorry. >> mint chocolate would be my choice. >> 6abc.com/weather remains your resource for everything weather, including the updated forecast and radar at your fingertips. still to come on "action news," a delaware county boy waging a tough battle gets not one but three surprises when he accept steps in his family's base. and the flyers are just hours away from their playoff run. we are live with the preview and we are following the protests in philadelphia. they are still at arch and broad we are told.
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davidson's new play room. that is ryan arcidiacono and daniel ochefu this came about when he was hired to build a play room for the 4-year-old bliz to use as his recovery. when it was complete they arranged to surprise the boy and his parents are villanova graduates and a fan of the team, who isn't? and better news, they found out today their son is responding well to treatment. >> that is a surprise he will never forget. >> jaime apody is here now and flyers playoff time. they are excited and so are we despite the period of mourning going on. >> they feel ed snider's presence with them. are you fired up? i am. this town waited too long to have a sports team in the playoffs. tonight is game one, we find jeff skversky live in washington with more on the game.
>> reporter: hey jaime, the flyers have been one of the hottest teams in hockey, they leap frogged five different teams in the standings just to get here and with that emotional visit with ed snider at his home in california, only three teams have been better. in game one tonight against the washington capitals. look at the patch the flyers will wear on their left shoulder, ems initial. ed malcolm snider. they will wear that during their playoff run. as far as the match-up. the flyers have their hands full with their top scorer. >> one of the best players in the league and he can play the game any way, you can play it tough and go out and hit guys and score goals and score goals with the best of them.
i think he is a player we have to key on. >> i am worried about us just playing our game. obviously they are an extremely talented team they showed that start to finish during the regular season. they show up and they compete. >> steve mason has the most wins in hockey over the last six weeks. face-off is at 7:00. >> thank you jeff. an 80 game suspension that is what is handed down to reliever, daniel stump. he tested positive for an anabolic steroid. who is the phanatic suppose to be? the fonz. >> darin ruf had a sore shoulder and howard accounted for two runs but the story, this guy, vince valesquez had the most
trike outs for a phils pitch tear since 1913. >> this is great overall. >> am still kind of relieved a little bit. but my face doesn't show it but it was fun and i'm excited and man -- it's still hitting me. the l.a. rams are making a slash, mortgaging the farm and moving to 15 in the draft and giving the titans the first round pick in the draft. and lower merion's kobe bryant had some kind of going away party. shaq challenged kobe to score 50 in his final game, he did. plus 10 more.
quite possibly the all time greatest good-bye. >> i can't believe it has happened to be honest with you. it's kind of crazy to me. it's hard to believe it happened this way. >> is that unreal? 60 points. >> truly what a legend. >> thank you jaime. it's thursday and that mean a jam packed lineup here on 6 abc tonight. >> it starts with two back to back episodes of "grey's anatomy" and then at 10:00 the catch. >> i can't believe you called. >> we had a deal. >> so now you are a man of your word? >> if i tell you everything, if i answer all of your questions will you stay away. >> so you can do what you did to me? >> so i can -- >> allison and ben's cat and mouse game may come to a head. and alice's firm takes on a new
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adam joseph live at freddy hill farms. >> from the driving ranges to the golf courses, i only scooped one ice-cream cone so far. i haven't had dinner yet. freddy hill farms has been around since 1972 and started with milking cows and then making ice-cream and then they created the family friendly center outside. they have rum raisin and pineapple and look at their waffle cones they make here. and they have cones with chocolate chips. are you having a good time? i'll do some scooping as well. you know what the number one flavor is?
vanilla, number two chocolate chip. >> it's beautiful with the sunshine out there in philadelphia, we are coming in at 62 degrees and 62 for allentown and reading and a bit cooler at the shore from cape may to long beach island. high pressure is in control right now across much of the eastern half of the country. can you see from the ohio valley and tennessee valley northeast to the mid-atlantic, not much going on with any clouds or precipitation. areas of frost will develop tonight, 32 in the suburbs and 42 in center city. there will be frost developing in many of those out lying suburbs. as you go through the next five days little will change around here, you'll have high pressure you can see it taking over a large chunk of the country and then a ring of heavy rain, around that area of high pressure, so you can get
anywhere from 2 to 4 inches of rain from dallas to wichita, kansas and that resolves around the northern great lakes to canada, we are in the sweet spot, so to speak if you want ice-cream loving weather through the upcoming weekend. it's golden sunshine and cooler at the shore. temperatures in the 50s and inland overall 63 and 64 degrees. what about the weekend? everybody wants to know about the weekend. it's looking fantastic, saturday 67 inland and 50s at the coast and then the coast warms a bit on sunday, back to 60 degrees while inland locations warm back into the lower 70s. that exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast tomorrow temperatures warmer than today, hitting around 64 or so in spots and beautiful saturday, 67 and sunday warm and pleasant and 72 and june feeling on monday and 80 degrees and then we dip back
down, thinking of dipping ice-cream, no pun intended. 68 on tuesday and wednesday back to normal for a day at 64 and turning warmer again next week as we go back into the 70s. all right this is fred here. fred you started all of this with a cow and milk back in the 70s. >> that is right, 72. >> what does it mean to you to see it grow? >> wonderful. >> you are 82 years young. you make ice-cream here? >> i help my son. >> how did i do, do i get a job? cookie monster ice-cream, you split it. you like mint chocolate chip? >> yes. >> here you go. >> love the miniature golf. >> love to have you adam. a beautiful day.
>> look at this crowd. you guys have fun? you getting ice-cream? >> yes. >> you have a low battery, are you taking a lot of pictures? >> yes. >> sorry can't bring back ice-cream, it will melt. >> thank you adam. >> pack it in the freezer oh never mind. can you follow us on social media for the latest headlines and to communicate with us, on facebook, facebook.com/6abcactionnews and always be part of "action news."
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football stadium at temple and calling for economic and racial justice and there is more. the day of action protesters are now live at broad and arch outside of the convenience center, we are looking live from chopper 6 hd and "action news" reporter, sara bloomquist, is there as well. >> reporter: well jim, this protest stopped here at broad and arch. they came down broad and circled around city hall and set up speakers, they have a stage here in front of a large mcdonald's and a number of issues they are talking upon here but it's primarily a rally for a higher minimum wage. they are asking for $15 an hour, this started at 2:00 this afternoon and students gathered at the bell tower at temple university protesting a proposed football stadium. and then