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ahead. and 14 homes in four days, that is the goal of a project to spruce up homes and streets in one philadelphia neighborhood. and another honor for the villanova wildcats as they continue to celebrate their national championship. now the details -- it's an almost perfect way to end the work week with sunny skies and pleasant conditions, and the weekend will only get better. the action cam was outside of the gates at the philadelphia zoo where people were lining up. the weather is perfect for a day with the animals and the weekend will be excellent as well. lets get the latest from melissa magee at the "action news" big board. >> the one of those afternoons where the sunshine draws you outdoors, currently if philadelphia 57. and same thing in allentown and the lehigh valley, and same in millville. lancaster 54 and 54 in cape may.
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here is satellite 6 along with action radar really quiet conditions across the region, the ridge of high pressure is situated to the north today and the winds around the high are clockwise, it's a touch cooler with the northeasterly wind at the coast today and ample sunshine to enjoy, you can see all the clouds skirting to the south and west of our region up over this ridge of high pressure. future tracker 6 showing you it's comfortable today and into the weekend, saturday at 3:00, check out the numbers in the middle to lower 60s and they keep climbing to the upper 60s, the only issue however is that conditions are quite dry and high pressure is in control and if you are sneezing and wheezing pollen is high. some relief coming as we come into early next week. the weekend call from accuweather is showing you bright sunshine to enjoy
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tomorrow. tomorrow we max out at 77 degrees, sunny and mild and 55 at the coast it's cooler there. and bright sunshine over head on sunday, with a high temperature of 72 degrees. no complaints about our weekend and it gets warmer than this, we get the details and the phillies at home tonight. the forecast as well. >> we look forward to more good news, stay with through the weekend, for the latest updates to the forecast, remember to keep stormtracker 6 live double scan close at hand for any changes heading our way. take a look at this scene captured by chopper 6 hd over an hour ago. the driver lost control sending the front end of the car on the concrete wall here. this is university avenue bridge in grays ferry, no word on injuries. police are investigating the
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dem of a man in wood hafe ep, new jersey, they found the body of a man shot to death in a car sparked on the street. no word on what led to the shooting and police have not released details on a motive or suspect. police are trying to figure out who killed an 83-year-old woman in wilmington. police were called here at 12:30 yesterday afternoon, and she was shot twice in the chest. members of the victim's family gathered outside of home shocked about what happens. her husband is in his 90s and has alzheimer's disease and he was in the house as well. a blaze broke out at a home in the logan section of philadelphia. chopper 6 hd was over the scene on north marvin street just moments after is the fire started last night. it took firefighters just over an hour to get the blaze under control.
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now to the race for the white house. democratic candidate, bernie sanders, travels from new york to rome overnight and spoke at the vatican and addressed what he calls immoral and unsustainable wealth and inequality. both candidates came out swinging in brooklyn last night. >> do we feel confident about a candidate saying that she is going to bring change in america when she is so dependant on big money interests. >> when asked about a number of foreign policy issues, he could not answer about afghanistan and israel and counter terrorism. except to say if he had some paper in front of him. >> later tonight clinton will fly to california to have a fundraiser with george clooney.
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on the republican side, donald trump continues to dominate polls in new york beating his closest rival by more than 200 points. and among them is the state's former governor george pataki. he endorsed john kasich saying that donald trump would drive the republican party off a cliff. and in mantua they received a special gift. free home repairs. a program called building together philadelphia helping people improve their lives and living situations and volunteers provided much of the manpower as katherine scott shows us. >> reporter: i am speaking to the homeowners and they are overwhelmed by the help they received. what it means for the families and what it means for the community. >> ruby beckett lived in her home on 9th street for 33 years and close to 20 of them she is
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trying to fix the roof. >> i needed a new roof i could not afford. >> miss ruby for years put patches on it and got a loan and hired contractors and their work was not up to par. >> this is water damage ravage room after room but this changed when help philadelphia got involved. >> this is a bless, the best in my life. >> rebuilding philadelphia is rehabbing four homes in this block and will do 25 in mantua by the end of may. none of the repairs are cosmetic but based on 25 health and safety goals. >> they have limited resources and they have to make a decision whether to do the repairs or feed their families. >> the city has a repair program that has 6,000 homeowners waiting for repairs. >> reporter: 100 volunteers and
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the homeowners joined in and students from drexel university. >> rebuilding 25 homes changes a neighborhood. >> ruby worked in the hospital as a recovery specialist but plans to pay it forward. >> when they volunteer to do another block, i will be one of the volunteers helping doing whatever i can do. >> they are always looking for volunteers at any skill level. visit our website at katherine scott, channel 6 "action news." well, the fun just keeps on going for our national champions, the villanova wildcats. they were on wall street this morning to ring the opening bell [ applause ] >> the team and coach jay wright were there at the new york stock exchange, no uniforms or t-shirts for this celebration, the guys were looking great in
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their business suits. registration is open for a city wide soccer tournament. mayor kenney hopes the philadelphia national unity cup will help bring together the city's diverse ethnic groups. they will represent the home countries of area residents and the final two teams will face off at citizens bank park. the eagles 2016 schedule is out and they have four prime time games. they open september 11th at home against the browns and then the first of two monday night games and then the steelers in week three and the by in week four and then they travel to face the red skins on october 15th and then back to back road games with the cowboys and giants. the packers will come calling on monday night football on november 28th and they wrap up
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the regular season with two home divisional games, the finale is against dallas on new years day. more ahead on "action news" at 12:30, scary moments on a delta flight when a bird hits the plane and crashes the windshield. and a woman gets the shock of her life when she finds out that the federal government mistakenly declared her dead.
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hundreds of students got a history lesson from a woman that survived the 1999 genocide in wa wanda. she spoke with students in plymouth meeting. when she was just nine years old, her six siblings were killed in the genocide and is now an activist. it was a heart pounding moment in the air when a plane flying from new york to nashville made an emergency
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landing after a bird strike. stephanie ramos has the story. >> reporter: a scary moment for the 57 passengers aboard this delta flight. the windshield cracked by yet another bird. a loud thud nobody wants to hear when are you 30,000 feet in the air. >> they share the same air space and these things happen but it gets your heart beating fast. >> these passengers had an unexpected layover in charleston, west virginia, the plane making a quick emergency landing and none of the passengers were injured. >> 99.9 times out of a million they end this way. >> birds smacking in aircrafts is nothing new. earl your this week this boeing egypt air damaged its nose when a bird flew into it. and this flight from new york. >> it was a loud boom sound.
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the takeoff aborted. >> all 186 passengers and crew exiting the plane via the emergency slides. bird strikes are rare but they happen. the federal administration says that most take place when the plane is landing. a new york teenager is blind in one eye after he says an e-cigarette exploded while he was using it in a mall kiosk. 14-year-old leon says a clerk was showing him the products and one exploded in his face. he suffered possibly permanent injuries to his hands and eyes and in new york it's legal to sell the products to minors. and a woman that now beat breast cancer is fighting the
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federal government after they declared her dead. marshall was very much alive. she knew something was wrong when the life insurance company called her son. she went to get the situation resolved. even though she had her state i.d. and social security card. they told her she needed her birth certificate as well. >> i am getting the run around and it's sad i had to result to these measures to get it fixed. >> a spokesperson says while it is rare, sometimes living people are reported dead to the federal government. still ahead on "action news," a check of that -- looking live outside now sky 6 hd showing you the beach and boardwalk in atlantic city, the place to be. melissa magee has the update from accuweather when we come
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meteorologist, melissa magee, is back now with the wonderful accuweather forecast. days like this you want to take a selfie. >> i want to take my picture you ready? things we do, only for you rick. now we are ready for the forecast. stormtracker 6 live double scan radar -- got to have fun on a friday -- in fact fantastic weather to enjoy. you can see we are dry, outside we go, sky 6 hd we are at the temple university camera look at everybody playing tennis on the courts this afternoon. a fine day to do so with plenty of sunshine and high pressure in control and the numbers keep on climbing, 57 in philadelphia and the dew point at 30, the pressure 30.46 and the owes temperature coming in at 50. numbers north and west of town,
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56 in slatington and 68 in fleet wood and 57 in center city and upper 60s for kennett square and new holland 55. and vineland 50 and 58 in glass bro, but along the coast 52 in atlantic city and 53 in surf city. here is satellite 6 along with action radar high pressure is doing its thing. you can see it's so clear from new england down the mid-atlantic region, and all the cloud cover and precipitation going up and over that ridge of high pressure in richmond and off to the northern and west in portions of canada. so we are dry for the rest of our afternoon and we have you covered if you go out today. 62 and bright and sunny and mostly sunny at 4:00, up to 64, 62 at 6:00 in the evening and as we get into the late day hours, we have a mostly clear skies with numbers bottoming out in the 50s by 8:00 and 10:00 tonight.
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it's mostly clear and that is the call from accuweather today. 64 for the high temperature and 64 is where we should be for this time of year. with the northeastly wind it's cooler at the coast. mostly clear and chilly and 58 in the suburbs and 42 in philadelphia for the overnight low. if you like today you'll like the weekend, future tracker 6 showing 1:00 in the afternoon, 60 in philadelphia and we max out in the upper 60s along the 95 corridor, and the numbers keep on climbing with the high pressure, by 5:00 in the evening, temperatures will be at 70. some spots in the lower 60s by then. back here at home tonight, the phils at home taking on the washington nationals, first pitch 61 degrees, and the ninth inning dropping down to 50. the exclusive accuweather forecast, sunny and nice today up to 64 degree, just beautiful tomorrow, high temperature up to 67 on saturday, and it is warmer
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on sunday. up to 72 for a high, if you like that taste of june on the way by monday. super warm up to 80 degrees and a cool front monday into tuesday, and showers likely north and west of the city by then and by tuesday 68 and 64 on wednesday and thursday mild again up to 77 rick. not bad. how did you like the selfie? >> it looks nice. thanks melissa. with spring in full swing people are doing their annual spring cleaning and we are not just talking about the house. alicia vitarelli is here to explain. >> this weekend on fyi philly, and we are talking about a cleanse, a detox from head to toe from home to health about resetting and refreshing yourself and your life. take a look -- >> streamline, minimalize and
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really detox your life. >> one way to lighten the load is the university of pennsylvania mindful program. the eight week program teaches students meditation thal helps you. >> it helps you to perform better. >> new leaf cleaning company can help get your house in order. call them and they will give your home a top to bottom subscribe down unleaves your place spotless and chemical free. >> we use oils and scents and when people come home they smell lavender and peppermint instead of win do. >> time to add a beauty element. >> charcoal has healing possibilities. >> a wide array of products with
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the cleansing ingredients. >> it can purify the air and anything on your skin. >> they have soaps infused with charcoal and a sleeping aid. >> a sleeping mask with charcoal on it and it helps to naturally de-stress you and the juice cleanse is a great way to detox your body. >> an easy way to kick off healthy living. the juice will feel you energized. >> it basically gives you magical powers and makes you feel happier and healthier. >> and fitness is part of her life and created the juice with athletes in mine. we use a recovery protein in the juices, something for athletes for a preworkout or post
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workout. >> for other hot happenings around town this saturday at 7:00 on fyi philly here on 6 abc. rick time to get to work. >> i will, one of these days. topping our people scene, can you get your beyonce swag on while you workout. the super star's line ivy park is on sale in nordstrom. it offers leggings and sweatshirts and sports bras and running shorts and jackets, ranging from $25 to $265. the world of avatar is getting bigger. a surprise announcement in las vegas, james cameron reveals he is making not three but four sequels to the box office champ. they stand alone but together form a complete saga. christmas of 2020.
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there are two democratic visions for regulating wall street. one says it's okay to take millions from big banks and then tell them what to do. my plan -- break up the big banks, close the tax loopholes, and make them pay their fair share. then we can expand health care to all, and provide universal college education. will they like me? no. will they begin to play by the rules if i'm president? you better believe it. i'm bernie sanders and i approve this message.
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narendorsed katie mcgintyent obama afor us senate? nt biden 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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one last check of the fabulous accuweather forecast with melissa magee. >> looking really good today rick. we'll show you the numbers 64 for the high in philadelphia and cooler at the coast with a northeastly wind. 56 for atlantic city and 54 in cape may and 60s on the climb and 70s tomorrow. then 80s as we get into monday. >> all right, have a nice weekend. volunteers are bringing new life to a much needed neighborhood in pottstown. people are taking part in rock the block, the kickoff of abat that time they will repair four homes and clean up a six block area as well. here is a look at stories coming up later this afternoon on
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"action news" beginning at 4:00. the lehigh valley's answer to reading terminal and it opens today. from artists to wood fire pizza. plus suffering in silence, the movie about bullying in schools that is going viral on social media. coming up later today. that is it for "action news" at noon, don't forget to join us for "action news" at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. for the entire "action news" team i'm rick williams have a nice afternoon. get out and enjoy it. we'll see you later for "action news" at 4:00.
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