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county. >> combs was a fixture in the small community of swedesboro a town of less than 2500 people. new at 5:00 nora muchanic live in our new jersey news room with the latest on this case. nora. >> reporter: monica, rick, the gloucester county prosecutor's office says it's done at least 50 interviews in connection with this case and is asking for the public's help to solve the murder of a man everyone knew as buttons. >> you would see buttons walking up and down the street or sitting on a park bench but he didn't bother anybody. >> reporter: and that is why the residents of swedesboro are trying to figure out why anyone would murder 60-year-old sylvester combs a also will man who was a fixture in this tiny community and known to everyone as buttonsly he was discovered beaten to death last week in a trailer where he sometimes stayed at this abandoned pallet factory in town. >> we're shaken by this horrific crime that he was taken so brutally that it wasn't necessary. it just -- it's awful. it's really awful.
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>> reporter: mary beth rambler is on the board of christian thrift store and pantry where buttons was a regular and often stopped by for his favorite chicken nuggets. >> it's just a frail kind person and just no reason. couldn't think of anybody why anybody would do this to him. >> reporter: townspeople raised money to help pay for buttons funeral and now they're focusing on doubling the reward being offered for information about the murder to $5,000. >> someone scared in the past to come forward now. >> reporter: the gloucester county prosecutor's office says it's continuing the investigation into buttons murder. residents in this quiet idyllic community are still in shock. >> action is devastating. no one expected a murder in this town. everyone liked him. he was a mind can and he was like -- he was a community figure. >> reporter: now, there's a candlelight vigil at the murder scene later tonight and a service at a local church
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tomorrow as swedesboro residents come together to remember butter tons and hope the police find his killer. live in our new jersey news room, i'm nora muchanic channel6 "action news." monica. >> thank you, nora. police in camden county are investigating this accident involving a car and a pedestrian in winslow township. chopper 6hd over the scene here in the 100 block of sicklerville road. in the last 10 minutes police told us the 17-year-old victim was walking on the sidewalk but then stepped out into the road when he was struck. the teen was taken to cooper hospital and we're still working to get details on his condition. the driver of the car did stop and stayed at the scene so the driver will not face charges. >> a volunteer over to the make the schuylkill river trail safer gets under way today. runners walkers and cyclists have raised concerns about safety on the trail since a series of attacks near the art museum in february. since then, a coalition of community organizations have banded together to increase security. "action news" reporter trish harder man will have much more on the effort coming up
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tonight at 6:00. >> turning to that beautiful forecast, we're in the middle of a sunny stretch for the delaware valley and there's no end in sight, just a warmup big time on the way. monday will feel like june more than april which we're fine with. today's sun has plenty of folks getting out and about and a puppy having a ball. chopper6 hd found people with their pets enjoying the nice weather here in phoenixville chester county this afternoon. meteorologist cecily tynan live outside with a first look at this forecast. hey, cecily. >> hi, monica. this is more like it. last friday i was tracking cold air and snow on the way. now we've got the complete opposite. highs show that today made it up to 65 degrees in philadelphia, which is a couple degrees above normal but if you look out to the west, temperatures building into the 70's under a very large dome of high pressure and that air mass will gradually be moving our way. satellite6 along with action radar, it looks like a base map. there is nothing going on, that high pressure providing sub sten nance, that sinking air, that's what's keeping us
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in the bright sunshine and the clear and cool night so it's a friday night, if you're heading out on the town you definitely want to take a light wrath at 7 o'clock, 60 degrees and temperatures dropping down to 57 degrees by 8 o'clock. 53 by 10 o'clock and by 11 o'clock, 51 degrees. so, there will be a little bit of a chill in the air tonight. but then temperatures really start to climb. tomorrow will be about 2 degrees warmer than today. sunday about 7 degrees warmer than today. and monday shorts and flip-flops weather, 15 degrees warmer than today. i'll have details and also track a cooling trend next week coming up in the full accuweather forecast. rick. >> all right, cecily, we'll see you back inside. thank you. now to the race for the white house. democratic frontrunner hillary clinton will be coming to philadelphia next week one day after the new york primary. meantime clinton is get something hollywood level help. the action cam was at the mecca unisex salon where jason george kicked off a clinton event less than an hour ago.
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meantime republican frontrunner donald trump is facing a new wave of backlash. contestants from his reality show the apprentice are now speaking out against his run for president. we'll have much more on how he's responding and the fight for support in new york state coming up at 5:30. >> at the big board now with the continued fallout for north carolina in light of a new state law that does limit protection for lgbt individuals from banks to airlines, even hotels, major companies have now either pulled the plug on future plans in the state of north carolina or they have spoken out against the law. in fact, now a group of u.s. senators has put their focus other nba and next year's all-star game that is slated to happen in charlotte, north carolina. tonight the league is actually responding to those calls to move the game somewhere else and let's go to abc's stephanie ramos live in washington for all the details on the nba and their decision. hi, stephanie. >> reporter: hi, monica.
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the nba says it's in the best position to effect change and they're hoping this controversial law changes soon. nba team owners will not be moving the 2017 all-star game out of the tar heal state at least for now. >> the best role for the league to play here is to construct,ing through constructive engagement towards change, not setting deadlines, not making ultimatums. >> reporter: a bipartisan group of senators writing to nba commissioner adam silver urging its organization to take a stand against north carolina's so-called bathroom law. silver agrees the law is problematic but says he has faith that north carolina will make changes before the all-star game 10 months from now. >> this is about something much bigger than the nba. >> reporter: north carolina's governor did make some changes to the state law but those changes do not extends to protecting gay families. other states are introducing and passing similar bills and also facing threats of boycott from businesses and entertainers.
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>> less money that's going to come to your state. >> reporter: in mississippi a law gives businesses the right to deny service to members of the lgbt community based on religious moral beliefs. similar laws in south dakota and georgia have been vetoed but previously rejected bills in kansas, minnesota and tennessee have been revived. in south carolina this week, a public hearing on the so-called bathroom law drew a crowd to the statehouse. >> i just ask for you to look at me and tell me that i belong in a men's restroom. >> reporter: in massachusetts the republican governor was booed and heckled at an event because he failed to commit to legislation that protects transgender people. he says this is an emotional issue and many people feel strongly about it. in washington, i'm stephanie ram employees for channel6 "actioramos. >> thank you. today teams could officially register. this morning at city hall mayor jim kenney helped kick
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offer the event. the mayor hopes the philadelphia international unity can you be can cup will bring together the city's diverse ethnic group. the tournament will feature 32 teams representing the home countries of area residents. in november the final two teams will face off at citizens bank park. the mayor hopes to make this a yearly competition. >> montgomery county got flyered up today as the flyers continue their post season push in washington, d.c. a bala cynwyd parking lot turned black and orange today to support the team and plenty of fans showed up to enjoy the festivities including food trucks and a chance to show off their own hockey skills. the flyers are going to need all the support they can get. last night they lost game one of the first round to the capitals. flyers play in d.c. again tomorrow before returning to philadelphia on monday. and our jeff skversky will have much more on how the team is preparing coming up in sports. >> time right now for a check of the "action news" traffic
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report for folks headed home. >> matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center. t.g.i.f. >> we're glad about that and a lot of people want to start this weekend but first a few complications for you as you try and head home rick and monica, like this one on the schuylkill eastbound approaching montgomery drive. broken down trash truck is take, out the right center lane. bottom line is on the schuylkill right now 48 minutes either way. should be 14. we had a crash here as well eastbound side near 30th street station. that's cleared out of the way. this was the westbound accident scene by the vine street expressway also gone but basically you're looking at stop and go conditions on the schuylkill in either direction between south philadelphia and king of prussia. it is not a pleasant ride right now. this is -- i believe this is the schuylkill again but we've got a crash as well on 202. it's on the southbound side by skiles boulevard taking out a lane so coming down from west chester you're looking at big delays because just the one lane is getting by headed towards chadds ford. in upper moreland by meeting
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transmissions watch out for a motorcycle accident along 611. there's a lot going on rick and monica. we'll check it again in the next half hour. >> okay. thanks, matt. >> much more to come on "action news at 5:00 a recall alert for pickup truck owners. the serious flaw that has a major american automaker recalling more than a million vehicles. >> also another earthquake hits southern japan and this time it's deadly. the new details coming in from overseas when "action news" at 5:00 returns in just a moment. >> "action news" traffic is brought to you by dunkin' donuts. make today smile with six dunkin' donuts for $3.99. blank
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>> one person is dead after another strong earthquake hit southern japan today. japanese officials say the magnitude 7.0 quake had multiple epicenters near the site of yesterday's earthquake. at least 400 people were hurt today and 20 are believed to be trapped in buildings that collapse. massachusetts. >> transportation minister in belgium resigned. there were lapses in security at the airport in brussels. the secret european union recorder was leaked weeks
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after the march 22nd bombing at the brussels airport and subway. there is an inquiry to look into the shortcomings of the handles of those bombings. >> a major recall alert for a pickup truck if you're the owner of a certain pickup truck general motors recalling over a million charles over a seat belt issue. according to the automaker a steel cable that connects the seat belt to the truck can wear out over time and snap. that means the driver would not be strapped in in the event of a crash. the recall affects 2014 and 2015 chevy silverado trucks and gmc sierra 1500 pickup trucks played in the same years. gm said it's not aware of any crashes or injuries related to the problem. investigators found the issue through examining warranty data. [bell tolls] >> stocks fell slightly on wall street today. a dip in oil prices caused energy companies to slide
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across-the-board. dow jones dropped 28 points by the closing bell, the nasdaq fell seven and the s & p 500 lost two and change despite today's losses u.s. markets ended the week sharply up thanks to two big midweek gains. >> for the fourth year in a row, the school district of philadelphia is making insuring that every student who wants to go to the prom gets to. eleventh and 12th graders in need were invited to this glam event. they were able to pick out a dress shoes and hand bags. since 2013, more than 500 students have been suited up with new and genderly used formal wear for their proms. >> students read a lot of books they can usually get their school principal to do just about anything. the students at evans elementary school in yeadon met their reading challenge of more than 250,000 minutes in seven weeks. and as their reward the school's principal dressed up as a cow girl today. she even rode a horse and the student who read the most minutes got her own special
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horse back ride. second grader read for over 1800 minutes. >> wow. >> good for her. >> very cool. >> all right, still to come on "action news" the broad street run is only about two weeks away and even if you are ready to race, it's important to stay healthy and unhurt. >> don't i know it. coming up in health check tonight ali gorman breaks down ways to run safely and avoid injuries when "action news" comes right back. ♪ i don't want to live with the uncertainties of hep c. or wonder whether i should seek treatment. i am ready. because today there's harvoni. a revolutionary treatment for the most common type of chronic hepatitis c. harvoni is proven to cure up to 99% of patients
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>> ♪ >> health check tonight, it is fitness friday and we are about two weeks and counting from the blue cross broad street run. >> now is a crucial time of training of course. you want to get your miles in but you also have to stay healthy leading up to the race and health reporter and registered nurse ali gorman joins us with more on how to do that. >> hi, guys. the last thing you want is to get hurt just weeks before the race so i spoke with an expert about the most common injuries and how to prevent them. it's an annual tradition in philadelphia. this year it's may first when tens of thousands of people will run 10 miles down broad street. that includes this group. they've been training with city fit girls a group of women who meet every wednesday to do a fun training run in the city. >> it's my thing. i love it. calms me down, keeps me healthy.
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>> reporter: for rachel brown this will be her second blue cross broad street run. she's hoping to improve her time but also stay injury free. >> i really try to only bum up my mileage on the weekends by about a mile or two each week. i really try to be a little bit cautious about that. >> reporter: dr. todd mcgrath a sports medicine doctor with aria 3b orthopedics says that slow he and steady training is key. he says many common complaints such as knee pain, achilles tendinitis and plantar fascitis are due to overtraining or increasing your mileage too quickly. >> if you start feeling those little aches and pains back it off a little bit. >> reporter: he also recommends cross training and tapering down a few weeks out. advice city fit girls will follow. >> so, getting in some of those shorter hundreds and taking it easy doing some cross train sewing you're not putting too much stress on the body. >> reporter: dr. mcgrath says most injuries won't take you out of the game but there are some symptoms that should be checked out. >> things will linger beyond
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the run, things that start to change the way you run or affect your running gait. >> reporter: for rachel, she's feeling strong and says she'll be ready. >> my goal is to stay healthy and have fun. >> reporter: and one more tip. if you have fallen behind on your training don't try to cram the miles in. try to pick up where you left off and still taper down. then come race day it's better to lower your overall expectations, go out slowly and just enjoy the run. monica and rick. rick, just lower your expectations. >> lower my expectations, just go out slowly. >> he's been making those. >> take you two weeks but i'll finish it. thanks ali. >> let's take a look live outside. how pretty is this? this is sky6 hd in atlantic city. it looks gorgeous at the shore. meteorologist cecily tynan with the exclusive accuweather five day forecast when we come right back. universal background checks
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hit song diva. >> meteorologist cecily tynan here with the forecast for the weekend and more. this is like picture perfect. >> it's going to be a gorgeous weekend and we deserve it after the past few weekends we've had. cold air, we've had high winds, we've had snow. this weekend nothing but sunshine. sky6 taking a look in cape may where we've got blue skies and sunshine. surf's up a little bit. we've got the winds off the ocean so it is quite a bit cooler on the beaches than inland. philadelphia is 65 degrees but cape may it's 14 degrees cooler, 51 degrees with those winds off the ocean. the ocean temperature 50 degrees so that will be the case right through the weekend where down the shore it's more than 10 degrees cooler than inland. reading currently 63. allentown 65. wilmington 63 and trenton 63 degrees. satellite6 along with action radar showing this is what high pressure does. we have a very broad area of high pressure and what this is doing is providing sinking air
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so that keeps us free of any cloud and rain and that continues tonight through the weekend and into next week. so the call from accuweather for tonight it will be clear, it will be calm and a little bit chilly. could have a few areas of frost in the pine barrens but nothing widespread. millville dropping down to 32 but philadelphia about 10 degrees higher than that, 42, allentown 35, reading 36 and trenton 37 degrees. and future tracker showing temperatures will continue to warm as we head through the weekend. tomorrow afternoon, temperatures rising into the low to mid 60's and on sunday, temperatures rising up into the 70's. so, this really is a time of year we have to start thinking about safety. a lot of times you don't think about this unless it's a heat wave but a new study from stanford university shows that when the air temperature is anywhere from 72, which it will be this sunday, to 96 degrees, the interior of a car heats up 40 degrees an hour reaching 112 to 136 and
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most that of heating occurs during the first half hour. temperatures like that can lead to heat stroke and even death so you definitely do not want to leave the kids or the pets in a car over the weekend or really any time when temperatures are above 70 degrees. it's like a greenhouse. it can heat up quickly. the five day at 5:00 showing tomorrow plenty of sunshine, enjoy it, 67 degrees. on sunday, we bump it up to 74 degrees, again full sunshine and monday if you like summer warmth, you got it on monday with a high of 80 but then we drop down to 68 on tuesday. wednesday 68 degrees. but we do have a chance of some showers in the accuweather 7-day forecast. adam will let you know when coming up in about 20 minutes. not this weekend, though, guys. >> all right. >> thanks cecily. >> take a weekend off from the rain and snow. much more to come in our next half hour of "action news." from tinkering in your garden to heading to the zoo it will be the perfect weekend to head outdoors. >> a labor of love today in delaware to restore a battered
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piece of history. those stories and much more when "action news" comes right back. >> ♪
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williams and monica malpass. >> hello again. here's what's happening. the race for the democratic nomination for president has officially heated up with hillary clinton and bernie sanders pulling no punches during last night's debate. we will break it down a berks county family won't have a place to come home to because of this fast moving fire. a double blow to the flyers. one of their key players is out. jeff skversky has the details coming up. >> now the details. the 2016 presidential race of course headed into a very important weekend of campaigning right now. >> that's right. the pivotal new york primary is on tuesday and a lot of delegates are up for grabs for the democratic candidates there are 291 delegates. for the republicans, 95. >> here are the latest poll numbers among voters in the empire state. an average of polls combined by real clear politics.com shows donald trump with a double digit lead among republicans. he's in front with 49 percent
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of the vote. john kasich second with 23 percent, ted cruz third with 14 percent. on the democratic side hillary clinton continues her commanding lead over bernie sanders despite his surge in popularity lately. she leads with 57 percent compared to his 40 percent voter support. >> i am sure a lot of people are very surprised to learn that you supported raising the minimum wage to 15 bucks an hour. [cheers and applause] >> you know, wait a minute, wait. >> that's not accurate. >> those expecting a political brawl between hillary clinton and bernie sanders were not disappointed last night. both flung insults accusations and criticisms at each other during the debate in brooklyn. >> the republican candidates had their own fireworks last night in manhattan during a republican fundraiser. >> let's head to abc's elizabeth hur who is live in new york tonight. elizabeth. >> reporter: that's right, rick and monica, first those attacks on the democratic side. they are turning uglier and more personal this as gop
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frontrunner donald trump continues to attack his own party and new critics from his past. >> wait a minute. >> reporter: the democratic hopefuls trying to move on from thursday night's fierce and fiery debate with tensions making one last campaign stop in harlem before flying out of state. >> i will fight for you. i will do everything i can as your president. >> reporter: and sanders flying out of the country and defending his trip to the vatican to attend a conference on income inequality. >> i have been enormously impressed by pope francis and his visionary views about creating a moral economy. >> reporter: meanwhile, ahead of the next big battle in new york, gop frontrunner donald trump comes under fire, this time from a group of alumni from the apprentice. >> i just do not think he's qualified. >> the rhetoric that we've heard from donald trump is not only hateful but it's dangerous. >> reporter: trump's wasting
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no time blasting the group who once fought to work for him on reality tv writing ask how successful they have been since they left. out of hundreds of contestants so sad. as for his republican rival stumping for votes in new york are already looking ahead to november. >> if it ends up being bernie or hillary clinton, i look forward to beating clever socialist wins the democratic nomination. >> reporter: and at a rally this afternoon in upstate new york, trump once again bashed the republican party calling the delegate system rigged to which the party issued a memo he today explaining that the system is "easy to understand for those willing to learn it." we're live in new york, i'm elizabeth hur for channel6 "action news." rick, back to you. >> elizabeth thank you for that report. well, today marks three years since the bombings at the boston marathon. and solemn services were held throughout the city today in remembrance. this morning the governor was
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joined by survivors and victims' families for a wreath laying ceremony at the marathon finish line. three people were killed, more than 260 others injured in the bombings. throughout the day various events were held throughout boston like blood drives, food collections and other community service projects, all to celebrate that city's resiliency. scary moments in the air when a plane flying from new york to nashville had to make an emergency landing after bird strike. the impact with the delta plane cracked the windshield. the plane landed in charleston, west virginia and the 57 passengers on board were put on a different flight. luckily no one was hurt. >> a berks county couple on vacation will come home to find their house unfortunately destroyed by fire. this is the scene in the unit block of butler's lane this morning. firefighters arrived and immediately 33 called for backup but as you can see flames ripped apart this two and a half story home. the homeowners are reportedly away out of the country.
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it's not clear what sparked that fire. fortunately nobody was hurt. from our new jersey news room this is sledge 37-year-old john leone being held on $300,000 bail charged with sexually assaulting a young child. authorities say they arrested him following a four month long investigation. pennsylvania's physician general is going on a tour of the state making sure that people realize the effectiveness of narcan. that medication can temporarily reverse an overdose that's caused by drugs like heroin. today dr. rachel levine was at walgreens in center city. she wants to remind people you do not need a doctor's prescription to obtain it. the medication has saved the lives of hundreds of people who have overdosed. >> this medication is absolutely life saving. it reverses an opioid overdose. that's all it does. so you can't get addicted to it. it doesn't make you high. and it has one use only is to reverse the fatal effects of such an overdose.
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>> officials say the drug overdoses are the leading cause of accidental death right now in pennsylvania. >> from our delaware news room, police arrested two people for a robbery and an attack at a dover motel. 25-year-old xavier spady and 23-year-old amanda harris are accused of forcing their way into a room at the dover inn on north dupont highway yesterday. there was a woman inside the room and meals say spady put his hands around her throat. he then reportedly took her money and he and harris ran offer. police found them in the area and arrested them moments later. they reportedly found spady holding 5 grams of marijuana. a car flipped several times and happened on its roof here on 295 in burlington county. happened around 3 o'clock this afternoon in the morbid of northbound lanes in springfield township. officials say the driver only suffered minor injuries. traffic in the area was backed up for some time. we don't yet know what caused the driver to lose control. >> as we have been telling you the upcoming weekend will be the perfect time for you to
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get out and enjoy some sunshine. "action news" reporter annie mccormick spoke with folks already getting out there getting an early start. >> reporter: after a few false starts it's starting to look like spring could be here to state. it was all fun and games in dillworth park. by midday friday people were parked at tables and chairs soaking up the sun. >> i looked out the window and it was just gorgeous so i couldn't resist. high to get a cup of coffee and my book and find a chair. >> it's awesome, absolutely awesome. i can't wait. sandals i got my boots on but i'm ready for my sandals. ready for the shore. >> reporter: friday began with sunny skies but it also started with a chill. runners and bikers hitting kelly drive still had on an extra layer so did rowers on the schuylkill and with sun in the forecast almost every day looking ahead, people are starting to think about their gardens. >> it's going to be a nice weekend. the weather is going to be beautiful. people have spring fever. >> reporter: in glenside they're stocking up. several weeks ago when big chills followed warm
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temperatures employees here warned customers to protect their plants. many just decided to wait until spring was a sure thing. >> it's time to planter your annual, your pans sees, fruit trees. well expect to be busy. >> reporter: at the philadelphia zoo kids both big and small were ready to knock down the gates. >> oh, yeah, they have off from school and we didn't want to stay in today. it's gorgeous out. >> certainly hoping that spring is finally on its way. seems like a good day for an adventure. >> reporter: with the sun out the fountains are going and seats are packed here at dillworth park. remember, before you head into the city a number of places outside do have events going on. you can check how some of them on our 6abc.com page or also here at dillworth park they have their own facebook page. reporting in center city, annie mccormick channel6 "action news. >> well, now that it's starting to feel like spring more and more people are enjoying local trails. and there is a ceremony today to celebrate the opening weekend for the circuit trails. philadelphia eagles connor barwin and dozens of cyclist
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were there for today's announcement at the race street pier. the circuit's goal is to create a 750-mile network of bicycle and pedestrian trails that connect the greater philadelphia region. >> great idea. time to find out how other kinds of transportation is rolling tonight. >> might need your bicycle get home. >> we have some unhappy trails for the way home this afternoon on the schuylkill expressway. looks like a beautiful afternoon until you look at this traffic. eastbound still stop and go the whole way from king of prussia into center city. at least our trash truck here is now on the shoulder and the travel times have improved by six minutes so i guess we'll take what we can get. out in chester county still a crash with a downed pole and wires shutting down charles town road. 29 is a way around that but adjacent to 29 pot house road closed today for about a month so that's going to put extra traffic on 23. elsewhere in chester county it's a standstill coming down 202 from west chester pike through this point near stetson school road and skiles boulevard crash taking out one of the two lanes.
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i'd use 352 or 52 as alternates and 42 in camden county doesn't look too bad this afternoon but the important note here is the creek road bridge over top 42 is closing tonight throughout the weekend. head for the 551 spur instead. also weekend shuttle busing on the west trenton line and 15 minute delays right now on the norristown line but have a good weekend, rick and monica. >> all right. >> except for all those details. >> if we could get home we'll have a good weekend. >> a tribute to a baseball icon who broke down barriers for players of color. we'll tell you how the phillies are honoring jackie robin on. >> a labor of love for a delaware veteran who is breathing new life to a local memorial. adam. >> beautiful afternoon, really a cloudless sky as we look live right now in honey brook and chester county and get used to an image like this with warming temperatures to almost summer-like levels. we'll have those numbers in accuweather. >> all right, adam. jeff skversky is here with flyers news including an update on an injured player. throws stories and much more when "action news" continues
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>> today marks the 69th
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anniversary of the day that jackie robinson started his first game with the brooklyn dodgers. today dozens of folks showed up to the philadelphia stars negro league memorial park to honor major league's first black player and in about an hour there will also be a ceremony before the phillies game to pay tribute to robinson who broke the color barrier here on this day in 1947. >> bet you every april 15th jackie's up there having a party. he can't believe there his legacy has carried on the way it has and i think that's great for all of us to think about on this day. >> it comes just weeks after philadelphia city council passed a resolution officially apologizing to robinson for the way the phillies treated him at the beginning of his career. >> all right time for sports. jeff skversky is here with a blow for the flyers as they get ready for game two against the caps. >> they're struggling to score so far. if losing game one in washington didn't hurt enough, now this. the flyers lose center sean couturier for the rest of the
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series against the capitals because of a shoulder injury. flyers say couturier will miss two weeks. he went down last night on this check by alexander ovechkin and did not return. the flyers are a much better team with him on the ice. >> outstanding season. he's been outstanding for us the last few years and just got to fine a way for different guys to step up and score some goals and play defensively. >> who will step up now. the flyers have to figure out how they can score a goal and a win in game two saturday without one of their scorers. steve mason played well last night in game one but the flyers zero for four on the power play they only had eight slots on goal after the first period and they're shutout in a playoff game for the first time in in five years. that's not going to cut it against the best team in hockey. >> you're not go get a lot of opportunities against this team. they're excellent defensively. but we have to work to
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generate one or two more opportunities and then, you know, at the ended of the day find a way to capitalize on one or two of those opportunities. >> the flyers are not the only team in town take on washington this week. the phillies welcome jayson werth, jonathan papelbon and those lovable nationals to philly tonight. the phils have the best starting pitching in baseball they're two pinterest 14 earned run average the lowest they've had in this early of a season in 34 years. tonight the phils send jeremy to the mound to try to keep it going. they've won five of six. >> after we went zero and four there's a sense that i hope this isn't going to be what it looks like for most of the year and we needed a win pretty badly. the guys are building confidence and i think that the starting pitching and the bullpen is really played a big role in that. >> the phils and nats will wear number 42 on the back of their jerseys tonight to honor jackie robinson who broke the color barrier 69 years ago
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today. after one of the worst seasons in nba history, we could of course all use a break from the sixers. but when they return next season, they could look completely different with up to four first round picks and maybe finally even joel embiid, too. >> how d do you reestablish winning? how do you reestablish winning and so when you use phrases and words like that, the conversation gets directed a little bit more into free agents or draft picks or veterans on the team and keepers. i think the design of the team takes a little bit more of a real discussion, a real flavo flavor. [cheers and applause] >> villanova's victory lap continues today at the new york stock exchange. jay wright ryan arcidiacono and daniel ochefu among the national cathedral ringing the bell this morning and we'll see if arch and chef, i'm sure their stock will be on the rise of course in the nba they can get a shot.
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maybe even play overseas. >> why not. >> victory lap continues. >> thanks, jeff. >> all right. >> military flags that were either missing on the are badly damaged were replaced today by local veterans group in delaware. jim brown a vietnam vet and members of the veterans of foreign war post 615 did the work today. this is at bicentennial memorial park in newport. brown and fellow v.f.w. members noticed the flags and decided to replace them at their own expense. >> the military flags are wore out. in fact the air force flag is gone and the rope that's holding it up. these flags here should have been taken care of a long time ago. >> there is a pearl harbor day ceremony held every ye at bicentennial park.
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>> adam is here with that gorgeous weather forecast. this had to be one of the top 10 days. >> we're going have a string of them as those numbers continue to go up. this will be the longest dry stretch we've seen since december so take it all in. double scan live radar, flog to show you here and that's going to remain the case as we go through the upcoming weekend. and the action cam looking outside today looking up to the tree and as you can see some of those leaves beginning to grow and blossom and i tell you, if you do have a very strong allergy to tree pollen or grass pollen, this is not the weekend unfortunately for you. as we look at the almanac in
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philadelphia today with that bright blue sky, 65 degrees, 1 degree above that normal of 64 degrees. that hit at 3:59 this afternoon. the low 41. a little bit cooler than the normal of 44 and that sun setting now at 7:40. to the north and west in the low 60's in most locations, a couple of upper 60's like martins creek, levittown, even coatesville sitting in the middle 60's at 65 degrees but a we head to the south, that ocean is still very chilly, 51 degrees with the winds wrapping in off the water. it's openly in the low 50's at the immediate shore and upper 50's vineland and hammonton and expect that chill if you head down the shore this upcoming weekend. we are in the sweet spot across the eastern half of the country and really the entire country. you can see the clouds wrapping around this large high pressure that's to our north. all the wet weather into florida as well as atlanta, georgia, and expecting a few inches of rain even in the midsection of the country as they are going to be stuck in
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the muck so to speak while we're kind of sun soaked around here for the next five or so days. so, for tonight clear, chilly, a calm wind, 35 in the suburbs, 42 for center city. and speaking of the city, the forecast for your saturday, sunny, mild, northeasterly wind six to 12 miles an hour with a high of 67 degrees. in the lehigh valley, beautiful tomorrow. cool start, though, but in the afternoon also hitting the similar temperature of the city of philadelphia of 67. but again, you're heading to the shore, it's sunny, it's really nice but with an on shore wind the temperature will only top off around 55 degrees so if you're in the shade definitely still need a light jacket if you're going to take a stroll along one of your favorite boardwalks. good end that pollen spiking to the high level saturday, sunday and it continues into next week. we have really no wet weather to kind of cleanse the atmosphere and the culprits right now have been maple and juniper but now poplar coming
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into the equation. the seven-day forecast 67 sunshine tomorrow and spring perfection on sunday. your temperature 74 degrees and notice even the overnight low starting to warm a little bit. very warm june-like on monday. a few high clouds coming back in of 80 degrees. a cold front comes through but it rides through dry here and it cools us down briefly here but still above normal tuesday, wednesday of 68 degrees. and then we heat it right back up here. thursday 77 degrees. and then the next chance for any showers will come on friday of 75. so, a pretty good looking seven-day forecast when you have numbers starting with six's, seven's and eight's. >> we mulch prefer that to the threes and four's. >> and the snow. >> stay with 6abc/weather through the weekend. remember to keep storm tracker6 live radar close at land for any changes heading our way.
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>> a neighborhood in montgomery county is looking spiffy tonight thanks to these volunteers. 150 students and adults from 11 groups rolled up their sleeves as part of the pottstown cares initiative. they hung house numbers, cleaned gutters picked up litter and rebuilt some house exteriors on chestnut walnut beach and cherry streets. a wonderful way to bring dignity back to the struggling area. >> very nice. right now jim gardner and the "action news" team standing by with these stories and much more coming up next at 6 o'clock. just in time for warmer temperatures there are new safety improvements along the schuylkill running trail. we've got details. >> plus a new development from philadelphia federal court today in a sexual abuse case involving bill cosby. >> also a road closure is causing problems in the phoenixville neighborhood. hear from residents on why they're upset. >> those stories and more coming up next. for adam joseph, cecily tynan jaime apody rick williams the entire "action news" team i'm monica malpass. have a good flight. night. enjoy your weekend.
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rodgers, meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> ♪ >> friday night and new jersey hospital faces a fine from the federal government and heavy smoke pours from a bucks county home. but the big story on "action news tonight is the start of a warm and overall glorious weekend. philadelphians were decked out in short sleeves today on main street in manayunk and we'll only see more of the same as the weekend progresses to early summer type temperatures on sunday. let's go live to the great outdoors and meteorologist cecily tynan. cecily. >> and jim, outdoors is where you'll want to be this weekend.
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remember last friday, i was tracking cold air and snow. we've got the opposite this weekend. take a look at highs over the eastern half of the country today. 65 degrees in philadelphia. that's 1 degree above normal. so, that's seasonable but if you look to the west you can see temperatures in the 70's really building under a strong ridge of high pressure and that air mass is heading our way. what's not heading our way any time soon, clouds. satellite6 along with action radar slowing with that high pressure parked right over us, we have sinking air so that leads any clouds well away from us so the evening planner for your friday night if you're out on the town a pretty nice night. you do want a jacket even now, 60 degrees by 7 o'clock then temperatures will be dropping down through the 50's so it will be a little bit on the chilly side tonight but if we look at the next three days, tomorrow will be 2 degrees warmer than today. sunday, 7 degrees warmer than today and monday is going to feel like june. 15 deges

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