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afternoon. witnesses are telling us it was one of the crossing guards who worked at this intersection who was killed. some of them saw it happen. one of the drivers involved in the accident described what happened. she says her car was clipped by that red chevy pickup truck that apparently hit the crossing guard. here's what she and the others in the area are telling us. >> lalor street making a left 'cause i had the green light. the car was coming 29, the red truck coming down route 29. it was going hit me, speeding. i put my foot on the gas and he hit the back of my car. >> hit that car and kept going. went so far. >> just flying down the stree street. no brakes. oh, my god it was terrible. >> the first thing i heard was that loud noise, a big bang and it sounded like a truck accident and when i ran around i noticed that the red truck
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hit him must have knocked him like 200 feet. i had just got done talking to him. he ended up way down there. >> reporter: now, there is a heavy police presence here. trenton police, sheriff's officers, state police, prosecutor's office. the victim was on the ground lying next to that red pickup truck. it was just removed just a couple minutes ago. sadly you can see one of those red stop sign stop signs. route 29 is major road out of town for thousands of state workers. this section of 129 north of lalor street is still closed right now while the investigation continues. and as we look back live on the scene right now, again, a crossing guard was killed here in trenton this afternoon. witnesses tell us that the driver of that red truck was put in the back of one of the police cars here at the scene. and that is the latest from trenton here at the scene right now, i'm nora muchanic. now back to you.
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>> dangerous individual obviously. we're very happy to get him off the streets as quickly as we did. >> you heard it. right now a gunman is in can you do after a philadelphia police officer was slot in the line of duty last night and tonight we're learning more about the alleged shooter and his accomplice and the wild scene that led up to their capture. we have more now on this story for you from west philadelphia shooting that center an officer to the hospital. >> "action news" reporter sarah bloomquist is lie outside of penn presbyterian where that officer is recovering this evening. sarah. >> reporter: monica and rick, 24-year-old officer james mccullough is said to be resting comfortably here at penn presbyterian tonight. the commissioner said today he is understandably exhausted. he was up all night and had many, many visitors but the good news, he will be fine. meantime the young man accused of shooting him is in police custody along with an accomplice. all day fellow officers came to visit officer james
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mccullough at penn presbyterian where he is recovering from a gunshot wound to the leg. at 1:00 this afternoon here in the 1200 block of alden in west philadelphia, police arrested 23-year-old scott griffin, the man accused of shooting him. >> undercover narcotics officers actually saw him. they approached him, took him into can you do and he actually has a weapon on him. >> reporter: this unfolded last night before 9 o'clock. meals say two suspects, one of them griffin robbed a man in the 5900 block of market street. during robbery the pair took the keys to the victim's ford expedition. at market the suspects tried to drive off in a dodge durango mistaking it for the ford. a woman saw the two men in her durango and flagged on officer mccullough who chased one suspect identified as samir coyett but lost him. >> he actually ran past the first individual he robbed and his friends who caught up with him physically subdued him until the police came and
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arrested him. >> reporter: back at market officer mccullough got into a confrontation with the second suspect. >> there's a slight wrestling, tussling right then and there and then the suspect starts to take you have. officer mccullough starts to chase him. at that point he turns, he shoots and he shoots him one time in the leg. >> reporter: officer mccullough applied his own tourniquet and his partner rushed him to the hospital. the 18th district officer joined the force in 2014. this is him playing rugby with a team in northeast philadelphia. he has a fiancé an two-year-old daughter. >> we're just happy that officer mccullough is going to recover and he's going to be okay but his partner responded the way he was supposed to as well as all the men and women out there and they continue to make us proud. >> reporter: now, the suspected gunman scott griffin has 14 prior arrest right now the district attorney is working to approve charges against both young men who are now in can you do. police public affairs told "action news" just a short time ago that officer mccullough is expected to
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spend another night here in the hospital and likely will not be released until sometime tomorrow. live in powelton, i'm sarah bloomquist, channel6 "action news. rick. >> sarah, thank you. philadelphia father is in can you do tonight after police say he accidentally shot and killed his four-year-old daughter then tried to blame it on another one of his children. 30-year-old maurice phillips is facing search charges including third degree murder. he confessed to the shooting which happened saturday night while at .tahirah. >> but fuel day outside across the delaware valley. looking live right now sky6 hd showing you cape may. doesn't it make you want to dip your toes in the atlantic. temperatures are expected to go down over the next couple days after a sunshine stretch there's going to be rain. meteorologist cecily tynan live outside for us with more. >> hi, monica. after a beautiful spring weekend today feels like
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summer. we are warming things up. saturday 67 degrees. yesterday 73. today so far 81 degrees which is 16 degrees above the average high for this time of the year so it feels like the middle of june but there is a big change with the temperatures inland versus along the shore. well, philadelphia 81, wilmington and reading 80, allentown 82. down the shore, though, you got the winds off the ocean. the ocean temperatures only 53 degrees so that has a big impact on the air temperatures. temperatures on the beaches generally just in the low to mid 60's. now, satellite6 along with action radar showing we are still cloud free, but if you look over northern new york state you can see some clouds beginning to move in. that's with a back door cold front that will move through tomorrow and will bring us slightly cooler air. temperatures still above normal but this is what to expect. again, any other as warm tomorrow as today. and i know some people think this is just too warm too soon. even cooler on wednesday, and i am tracking the chance of
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some showers late in the week after nine days of dry weather. i'll talk more about that coming up in the full accuweather forecast. rick. >> all right, cecily thank you. at the big board now with the major flooding that's put most of the houston area under water tonight. right now officials in texas are trying the figure out if two, two, deaths there are actually storm related. officials say more than a foot of rain fell in and around houston last night and it appears that the worst of the storm may have passed. but that rain triggered flooding that closed schools, brought air traffic to a halt and left people stranded on their roofs. others were forced to abandon their cars in the flood waters including one man helped by a reporter from our sister station in houston. >> got to get out. >> what value i do. >> swim. >> what? >> swim. >> swim. >> what shall i do. >> leave the car. swim. >> are you okay, sir. >> i'm okay. >> i'm soak oak. >> the driver said he didn't think the flood waters were deep enough to sink his car.
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there have been similar rescues around houston today and reporter alicia rivas from our sister station has more. >> here in houston we can show you one of more than a dozen bayous that are right at or overflowing their banks right now. the water moving swiftly after what's being called a historic rain event here in the city which started in the overnight hours. right over here you can see as the water comes up over the bank it seeps over out onto the streets and then into the homes that we can't even get to at this point but we do know that hundreds of water rescues have happened since the overnight hours throughout the morning and throughout the day today. also as we mentioned, about a hundred subdivisions affectd in this area with houses that are flooded. but right now we are getting just a break from the rain. we are expecting more rain tonight. the tally still not done yet on how many homes have been flooded and how many water
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rescues have been performed by emergency officials here but we are keeping tabs on things in houston and keeping our fingers crossed that the rain let's up soon. in houston, alicia rivas channel6 "action news." >> all right, back here now the road to the stanley cup playoffs returns to philadelphia tonight. flyers hoping to row gain momentum after two tough losses on the road. >> flyers are down two games to none against the capitals. the puck drops for game three at the wells fargo center in less than two hours. that's where our jeff skversky is live with a preview of tonight's matchup. hi, jeff. >> reporter: hey, guys. only three times in flyers history have they been able to overcome a two-nothing playoff hole. it is tough task especially against this team, the washington capitals. the flyers hopefully will figure it out tonight. in game three at home it should be an emotional night, the flyers return home for the first time since the passing of ed snider. take a look at the large banner outside wells fargo center ed snider's memory will live on in this arena with
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this hockey team, the flyers are expected to have an emotional game three tonight with pregame festivities including a video tribute to ed. they do not want to send the fans home without a w. >> everyone lab waiting for this one. we got to control our emotions early on. obviously it's going to be a nice tribute to mr. snider. >> reporter: flyers fans starting to make their way any other sports complex in south philadelphia pregaming for game three tonight, flyers believe the fans will play a big part in lighting up this atmosphere and helping them win game three against the capitals. >> i think it's going to be loud, it's going to be orange. totally different atmosphere for playoffs, so we're excited. >> we're going to come out, we're going to score a lot of goals and get this win definitely for ed snider. >> reporter: as you can see, ed snider's initials ems painted on the ice behind both
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goals. lots of flyers tributes to ed snider tonight here in game three. they will have a pregame video tribute every seat in the house is coming with a wrist band that lights up. every fan will be a part of the pregame tribute to ed snider and game three of the stanley cup playoffs. we're live at the wells fargo center jeff skversky channel6 "action news." guys. >> thank you, jeff. >> thanks jeff. >> time for a check of or traffic situation. >> monday night, matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center. how we looking for the beginning of the week matt. >> getting flyered up that's for sure. we have people heading into the flyers game but also a phillies game at exactly the same time rick and monica. you know what that means. extra traffic on the schuylkill eastbound, extra traffic on 95 southbound. just starting to bunch up approaching cottman avenue. i don't know that i would use the boulevard southbound instead. there are double accidents there at strahle and rhawn. if you are coming south other boulevard stick with the outer drive and just getting word of a crash in bala cynwyd along bala avenue in montgomery by the bmw dealership. awful accident in trenton, still has the northbound lanes
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of 129 blocked near lalor. 29 or 295 northbound are some better bets n mount laurel a sewer main break blocking hartford roads. briggs road an alternate around that. a crash on haddonfield road. we'll check it again rick and monica in the next half hour. >> thank you, matt. >> sounds good just saying it. >> sure does. >> much more still to come on "action news" at 5:00 tonight. we're less than 24 hours and countering until the crucial new york primary. coming up at 5:30, the last minute push for support in the empire state. >> first we're getting a better ideas of the devastation after a deadly earthquake in south america. new details are coming in from ecuador when "action news" comes right back. >> ♪ grover cleveland here. yes, the handsome gent on the thousand-dollar bill. with 'cash4life', the great game from the pennsylvania lottery,
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>> ecuadorians began burying family and friends today killed in saturday night's devastating earthquake. at least 350 people were killed. rescuers and aid from all over the world are flooding into ecuador and the search for people trapped beneath the rubble continues. >> there may be new hope for some folks with hard to control type one diabetes. >> transplanting pancreas cells can help prevent a life-threatening complication. ali gorman is at the big board
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to explain. >> they're called eye let cells and they're in the part of the pancreas that produces insulin. they looked at transplanting these cells from a donor to people with high risk type one deb bites these respect patients who experience sharp drops in their blood sugar level but often with no warning signs. the study shows that of the 48 people who received the eye let cells more than 85 percent had good control of their blood sugar level none severe drops for at least a year. more than half were also able to stop using insulin. but transplants also come with risks. the patients have to take antirejection medicatio med it'l waiting on approval from the fda. if you're noticing a lot of people with fuller lips lately there's a reason. a record number of people had lip enhancement procedures last year according to the society of plastic surgeons. the group says there were a
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record 27,000 lip implants plus millions of injections of lip fillers. doctors attribute the boom to new softer more flexible implants that comely in a wider range of sizes. lip enhancement is often a first step to other cosmetic procedures. >> a woman may not be ready to take the dive on doing something with her eyelids or a face-lift but those little things of even a few wrinkles and puffing up the lips a little bit that sometimes is an entry point for women into cosmetic surgery. >> the trend isn't limited to women. procedures among men have quadrupled in the past 15 years. the group also took a survey to find out which celebrities had the most admired lips. the winner was jennifer lawrence, scarlett johansson came in second. third jennifer garner and fourth angelina jolie, all of them have very full lips, all of them equally beautiful i think, guys. >> yup. >> thank you ali. >> much more "action news"
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women's races. many top americans actually skipped today's race ahead of the 2016 summer olympics. one american finished in there top 10 in both the men's and women's races. amazon is now offering monthly prime subscriptions, the online retailer service which offers free shipping and access to streaming video was previously a one year $99 membership but now amazon is separating out prime video and offering up the service for a monthly fee. just prime video is $8.99 a month. a full prime membership costs $10.99 a month. >> officials broke grounds on a school in montgomery county today. that's been closed for nearly three years. the action cam was at cedarbrook middle school. today the school's rebuild
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project got under way. cedar brick is slated to open in september of next year. jewish holiday of passover still a few days away but some young students in cherry hill, new jersey, were celebrating a bit early today. youngsters from the early childhood center took part in a traditional passover seder. each student was given their own seder later and enjoyed a yummy meal sang songs and welcomed the holiday with friends and teachers. passover which begins at sundown friday commemorates the time when the ancient israelites were freed from slavery in egypt. >> still to come on "action news" at 5:00 a check of that accuweather forecast. >> looking live outside sky6 hd showing you a pretty picture of the ben franklin bridge. >> uh-huh. >> meteorologist cecily tynan has that exclusive accuweather five day forecast when we come right back. >> ♪
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>> time for accuweather at the "action news" big board. >> meteorologist cecily tynan here with that sunny beautiful forecast. hi, sells. >> what a day. we should have all gotten a day off today. should be a holiday with weather like this. we are live on sky6 taking a look at cape may new jersey with the sunshine you'll notice that there is one family walking the beach. somebody called in sick there and there are also a couple people enjoying the sunshine but with the ocean influence temperatures on the beach quite a bit cooler. cape may currently about 63 degrees. but inland it feels like summer.
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the temperature in philadelphia 81 degrees currently. this is the fourth time this year we've hit the 80's. the dewpoint, though, extremely low. 28 degrees. that's why we have a bright blue skies. really can't even get any clouds to form with a dewpoint that low. winds generally out of the west very light at 3 miles an hour. pressure is 30.12-inches and falling and that ocean temperature 53 degrees and again that does have a big influence on the temperatures right along the beach. cape may currently it's now dropped down to 62 degrees. the atlantic city airport in pomona which is 9 miles inland 70 and you can see how that sea breeze front reaches about millville. 75 degrees there. dover 74. but west we're looking at temperatures hovering right around 80. 80 in wilmington, 79 in trenton, allentown 82 and reading currently 80 degrees with full sunshine. satellite6 along with action radar showing we still had high pressure in control but this ridge is beginning to break down. so, what this will do, it will
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allow a cold front to sneak in through the back door from the north. that's why it's called a back door cold front. there are some showers over canada but once this front gets a little bit farther to the south it will be moisture stabbed so this essentially will just bring us some clouds and it will bring us cooler air tomorrow but temperatures still above normal. tonight lots of stars, a cool comfortable night. philadelphia 56. allentown 51. wilmington 52. cape may 52 and trenton also 52 degrees. popular number. future tracker showing as we head through the day we'll see some clouds. allentown 59 degrees at 8 o'clock with that band of clouds but look at what happens as we led into the afternoon -- as we head into the afternoon, generally we'll be in the 70's. the problem though with this dry forecast plenty of pollen in the air. the pollen forecast will remain high. basically right through the end of the week even with the possibility of some showers on friday. it's not going to be enough to
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wash away the pollen from the air. the five day at 5:00 showing tomorrow lots of sunshine, cooler than today, a few clouds early, 75 degrees. wednesday we'll drop down to 69 degrees. thursday increasing clouds 74. friday sap possibilit possibilif showers. saturday morning 69 and possibility of showers. adam will let you know if we have more showers on sunday in the seven-day forecast. >> more news in our second half hour after this. a little child with big dreams. dwight evans. first a community activist.
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>> ♪ >> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, jaime apody, rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> hello again. meteorologist what's happening on "action news" monday night. a suspect is gunned down during a shootout with vineland police. but the man's family says officers got it all wrong and now they want justice. two teens sen to the hospital following this crash. what authorities say happened just before the car flipped on its side. the presidential candidates hit the empire state with force as new york voters get ready to head to the polls tomorrow. >> now the details. the family of a man killed by vineland police is demanding justice from what they say is a case of mistaken identity. it happened early yesterday morning in the area of seventh
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and cherry. officers say they exchanged gunfire with two robbery suspects, one identified as richard bard. bard was shot and killed. his family says authorities got the wrong guy. john rawlins live in vineland live more. >> reporter: a man leaves a small restaurant gets on his bike and he's riding for home. he doesn't make it but about a half block down this street when he's assaulted by two men pistol whipped. at some point those assailants flee. the short time later there is a police-involved shooting a few blocks away. now the police maintain one man is killed in that shooting by the way and police maintain that the two incidents are linked. they say that the assailants were the same men. the family of the dead man questions that. tony and martin operate the restaurant in vineland. ton knee survived a violent attack sunday. he and a good friend were closing up after working late
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on kitchen equipment. the friend departed first riding a bike. the two others departed in tony's truck. there were screams. two assailants began beating the end. >> they got him over there. put him the bike in the floor and start beating him because they want his wallet. he didn't want to give it to him. two males beating him put a gun in the head and he got all messed up in the face, he got holes in the head, eyes swollen. >> reporter: tony and the employee went to help. tony calls 911, shots are fired at the truck. >> they see him that he was taken -- using the phone and they stand up from the floor then left running and they shoot the truck and left. police arrive at the scene near seven and and cherry. almond and east of a three and a half blocks away more gunfire involving police and two men authorities call the suspected assailants. one escapes the other identified as richard bard is
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fatally injured. authorities claim a firearm was found in the immediate vicinity of bard. his family reject he had anything to do with the attack. they have harsh words for the police. >> you shot my brother in the head. >> reporter: police say he shot at them first. >> of course they going to say that. moy brother wasn't like that. he's not that dumb really. why would you shoot at the police? police going to shoot back and kill you. >> reporter: investigation by the cumberland county prosecutor's office continues. it maintains that one of the two assailants is still at large. the man who was mugged is hospitalized and he's now out of the hospital and recuperating at home. live in vineland, john rawlins channel6 "action news. >> thank you. detectives identify the suspect in a triple murder over the weekend in kensington. one of the victims was the suspect's brother. that suspect is identified as 46-year-old james dickson. authorities i was dickson shot a woman and two men inside of a home on east westemoreland
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street and refused to come out for two hours. a fourth person was also hit by gunfire but managed to get out of the home. he's in critical condition. dickson was taken into can you do. the motive for the shooting is not known. from our delaware news room two teens recovering after this crash along smith bridge road in new castle county. investigators say the driver was going south in the 1000 block lost control hit a boulder and then a tree and then flipped over. a 17-year-old and 16-year-old were taken to the hospital for treatment. they are expected to be okay. >> delaware county investigators trying to determine the cause of a fast moving house fire. this was the scene in the 100 block of ardmore avenue about 2:00 a.m. firefighters arrived, they quickly called for backup and attacked the flames from all sides. luckily no one was hurt. the home, though, was destroyed. a tractor-trailer driver puts his rig along 295 in mercer county new jersey. chopper6 overhead in the
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southbound lanes near lawrence township. that rig was hauling bricks when it overturned. the driver was rushed to the hospital for treatment. traffic backed up for several miles until police cleared the scene. and this is 49-year-old kimberly parker of laurel delaware. parker a teacher in there laurel school district pleaded guilty to stealing $2,500 from laurel elementary. she also stole more than $36,000 from the laurel education association. she will be sentenced in june. >> politics tonight, the focus of the 2016 presidential campaign is on new york state this evening. tomorrow voters in the empire state will led to the polls for the primary. all five remaining candidates spender time in new york today hoping to shore up last minutes support. let's take a look at the final polls before the new york primary tomorrow. compiled by real clear politics.com. among the republicans donald trump is retaining his double digit lead in the contest. he holds a 53 percent margin of the votes so far. john kasich comes in with
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22 percent. and ted cruz holds 18 percent of the vote according to estimates. among the democrats hillary clinton also holds 53 percent of the vote. bernie sanders has 41 percent support. abc's elizabeth hur has more on the last minute push. >> when i say donald, you say trump. >> reporter: donald trump on his home turf leading in the polls and looking for a big win again defending new york values. >> look at the other folks that are running. they couldn't careless about new york. >> reporter: with a win in new york, trump also predicted the end of the ted cruz who after keeping delegates remained did he have finder on abc's town hall. >> it's going to be a battle in cleveland to see who can goat a majority. >> reporter: across the aisle bernie sanders in need of a blowout victory is working for every vote a round
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table in the bronx and drawing this monster crowd in brooklyn on sunday. >> new york state, help lead the country into the political revolution. >> reporter: hillary clinton clearly not taking anything for granted also pounding the pavement urging her supporters to get out the vote. >> come out and vote tomorrow. i will work hard for you. thank you all very much. (applause). >> reporter: so, what's at stake here for the two frontrunners? clinton is looking to widen her delegate lead with 291 delegates up for grabs. for trump, with 95 delegates on the line he's trying to get that momentum back. in new york, i'm elizabeth hur for channel6 "action news. >> thank you elizabeth. and as she just mentioned senator cruz participated in a town hall on "good morning america" this morning. one of the places where people submitted questions was philadelphia. "action news" in center city where abc's jonathan karl moderated part of that town
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hall. local voters filled the restaurants to ask the republican candidate some questions. as you saw the latest polls show cruz trailing rivals donald trump and governor john kasich in pennsylvania as well. now as soon as the new york primary is over, all eyes will turn to our region. pennsylvania and delaware primaries are a week from tomorrow on april 26th. and voters in new jersey go to the polls june 7th. that is the final day of all the primary elections. >> in other news tonight, 200 mostly special ops american troops will be sent to iraq to help in the fight against isis. defense secretary ash carter made the announcement after landing in baghdad today. he says the soldiers will serve as planners trainers aviation support and security. >> we're going to make available attack helicopters in support of the isil ongoing efforts to envelope and then retake mosul an important capability. >> isis has controlled mosul since june 2014.
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terrorists target a bomb -- a bus with a bomb today in jerusalem injuring at least 21 people here. authorities say the device was attached to the back of the bus and when it exploded people in a nearby bus and car were also injured. there are fear that is today's bombing marks the return of the palestinian suicide attacks that targeted israeli cities more than a decade ago. so far no group has claimed responsibility and it's not clear if this was a suicide attack. world news tonight with david muir will have much more on the u.s. military's plans to send more troops to iraq as well as a preview of the new york state primary. you can watch it tonight at 6:30 following "action news" at 6:00. >> exercise lovers have a cool new option for working out in delaware tonight. governor jack markell and other officials took a short ride to try out these new pedal powered rail bikes offered by the parks and rec department. they're at the center for creative arts in yorklyn. that site was reclaimed after removing toxic waste and
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adding flood protection. more development is planned. looks like a lot of fun. >> and a lot of work, too. >> matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center. might need a contraption like that to get home on certain parts of the highway tonight. >> i think you could probably go down the shoulder on that thing, you'd make better time than cars are making. we've been railing against conditions on the schuylkill expressway all afternoon rick and monica, because they haven't been so pleasant and now since last we spoke it was a medical emergency here in the eastbound lanes just past the boulevard. the remnants of that still off to the side but it is attracting attention and at this point if you're headed in towards the phillies or flyers games in south philadelphia tonight you can expect stop and go conditions on the schuylkill eastbound the whole way from 202 in king of prussia to this point at the roosevelt boulevard. a bad crash in marlboro county along swamp creek road. fire police are out there. in doylestown downed wires giving us problems along broad street at sammy ridge road and in northern delaware an accident is partially blocking 141 at 100 which of course is
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mont shannon road. an awful accident in trenton with the accident involving the crossing guard. 129 northbound blocked at lalor street. stay on 295 or 29 as an alternate. 295 is looking a whole lot better than this morning when we had all those bricks all over the roadway. rick and monica back to you. >> much more still to come on "action news tonight, the flyers are back in south philadelphia and are hoping to turn the tide with game three of the playoffs. we're live with a preview. >> plus this delaware county playground giving lope to dozens of children who have had to sit on the sidelines before. we'll explain why it is so special. adam. >> monica, it was the fourth time in philadelphia this year we've had 80 plus degrees, 80's in the lehigh valley, a bit cooler at the shore. we'll talk about the stepdown in temperature over the next couple days and our next chance for rain coming up in the next check of accuweather. >> one of the philadelphia zoo's favorite animals is expecting. we'll have details when
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crowd on their side. i think you can call it must win make or break. the flyers down 0-2 pitch and thousand now they're back home. our jeff skversky live at the wells fargo center with the crowd behind them a tribute to the owner in front of them. >> reporter: the flyers looking for that first playoff win in two years and of course they're trying to avoid starting oh and three against the capitals in this playoff series. tonight will be emotional in game three. everywhere you look there will be tributes to ed snider. for starters when fans walk into the building they he will receive a t-shirt with ed snider's face etched in the flyers logo. let's take a look at the large banner as fans pull up to the arena, an emotional night as i said as they honor ed snider who passed away last monday, his memory will live on forever. the flyers are expected to have lots of video tributes and dedicating of course this post season run to mr. snider.
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they do not want to disappoints. they need a win first of all against the capitals. >> obviously they're going to be running high. i think even in any playoff game never mind honoring mr. snider but, you know, just coming home and hearing the roar of your fans, obviously emotions are high and i think it's going to make it a little bit more emotional, you know, the tribute to mr. snider. >> reporter: flyers goalie steve mason will be back in net to start game three tonight trying to rebound after one of the first goals you will ever see back in game two. the flyers, yes, they are sticking with mason. look, he saved the season playing lights out down the stretch in the regular season. >> i think all the confidence in the world of the guys in the locker room and he's a huge part of why we're -- why we're playing in the playoffs. >> reporter:. >> reporter: look, the
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flyers are now down two games to none because of mason they have struggled to score only one goal. how about braden holtby, the capitals goalie has stopped 60 of the flyers' 61 shots. they have to find a way to score a few goals tonight in game three. play gets going around 7 o'clock. we're live at the wells fargo center jeff skversky channel6 "action news." >> thank you so much jeff. don't look now but the eagles voluntary mini camps this week. fletcher cox not expected the attend. he's missed the first two weeks of voluntary workouts holding out while his agent negotiates a long term contract. have no fear howie rows man says he'll be an gleg he'll be on our team going forward. we are not trading fletcher cox. >> out with the nats in with the mets. phils finish up their home game stand with a three game set against the mets tonight. they ended the washington series on a high note. game tied at two john than papelbon on the mound yesterday freddie galvez at the dish bottom of the tenth
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ball sales over the head of another guy we love to late. jayson werth can't make the play. galvez with the game winning double and papelbon who never blue a save with the phillies has blown two of four against them since. phils beat washington. let's hope the flyers can do the same ton it. >> thank you so much. much more coming your way including that accuweather forecast. we'll be right back.
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look at our forecast. did you have lunch outside. >> i didn't. >> i was going to take you to lunch. >> how about tomorrow. >> as we look at double scan live radar crystal clear sky out there. a few clouds entering the forecast tomorrow as a cold front comes through but it is not going to bring us any sort of rain. 82 degrees officially today in philadelphia. just before the 4 o'clock hour. soaring well over that normal of 65 degrees. the record in fact for the day 94 degrees set back in 1976 and even this morning on the warmer than average side where we started at 47 degrees. many locations still in the 80's including allentown reading wilmington even the poconos at 80 degrees this afternoon. but much cooler with the wind coming in off of the water that easterly flow with the ocean at just 53 degrees. it's only 61 in cape may, skier on the boardwalk in atlantic city and 67 in beach haven but that's going to change tomorrow with winds coming in more out of the
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north-northwesterly direction creating a lands breeze. high pressure has been in control. you can kind of see that void in any cloud cover but notice they're starting to collapse in the clouds as the high's beginning to weaken. there's a front up to their north that will slide through early tomorrow morning. it will come through dry with just a couple of clouds and all of the flooding rains in texas and also the nation's heartland, that is beginning to fall apart and eventually will push through here at the end of the week but for tonight it's mostly clear and comfortable. 42 suburbs, 56 degrees for center city with winds switching out of the northwesterly direction. up in the lehigh valley tomorrow we're not going to hit 80, 82 degrees but we'll drop it by 10 degrees or so. so it's a little bit cooler but still very nice. any morning clouds with the front will give way to sunshine through much of the day. in philadelphia itself tomorrow in center city any morning clouds giving way to sun in the afternoon. slightly cooler but still well above normal of 75 degrees and no more 60's at the shore tomorrow. we're back up to around 70 degrees with that land
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breeze and a mixture of some high clouds and sunshine so overall a really nice day no matter what location you're at tomorrow as a cold front sinks to the south and new high pressure comes in from the north. this high will settle in here on wednesday bringing us lots of wall to wall sunshine. tomorrow's going to be very breezy. less wind coming in on wednesday. temperatures do drop to 69 degrees and eventually that low pressure in the midsection of the country will slide to our north swing a cold front through and bring us some rain towards the end of the week. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, it is breezy tomorrow, winds could gust 25 miles an hour or so. not as warm but still above the average, 75. then wall to wall sunshine here, still feeling very pleasant with less winds of 69 degrees. early sun on thursday brings more clouds in the afternoon. 74 degrees. and then thursday night into friday, on and off showers around. there could be around a quarter of an inch but very warm at 77. passover begins at sundown on friday.
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the weekend is looking really nice. any morning shower saturday quickly returns to sunshine. that continues into sunday. upper 60's for highs and staying mild and dry on monday of 72 degrees. so, not a lot of rain at the end of the week. we kind of need a little rain but it will at least reduce the pollen just a tad at the end of the week. >> that will help out. >> thanks adam. >> one of philadelphia zoo's most beloved animals is going to be a momma again. 21-year-old female gorilla honey is pregnant and the baby is due in the fall. by the way the pregnancy was confirmed with an over the counter test just like the kind they use on humans. an ultrasound confirm the baby has a normal heartbeat. the mother is doing great. doctors will carefully monitor mom and baby. honey has a 13-year-old gorilla son.
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i'm backing josh shapiro for attorney general because things have to change. we need criminal justice reform because our prisons are far too overcrowded. we have to deal with drug addiction through treatment, not incarceration. and use our prison for those who are truly violent.
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and we need to get illegal guns off our streets. i'm joining with president obama and leaders across our area in supporting josh. josh shapiro will be an attorney general committed to fairness and equal justice. >> in delaware county a special dedication today for a different type of playground. u.s. congressman pat meehan along with a host of local and state officials gathered at the autistic support
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playground on burning lane. the playground was custom built with special equipment for youngsters diagnosed with autism. school officials say the playground was made possible through grant funding and private contributions to the school district. >> very nice. >> right now jim gardner and the "action news team is stand by with these stories and more next at 6:00 police say they captured the plan who shot a police officer. we have new information about that suspect and the officer's recovery. >> also investigators reveal more details about a father charged in the shooting death of his young daughter. >> and a local italian american heritage center is cleaning up from criminals for the second time in recent months. the repeat act of vandalism that has them adding new security now. >> now for meteorologist adam joseph seal cecily tynan jaime apody monica malpass the entire "action news" team, i'm rick williams. "action news at 6:00 is next. >> good night. >> good night.
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rodgers, meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> ♪ >> monday night hack ah crossing guard is killed on the job in new jersey. and a couple from out of town survives a close call on a philadelphia street. but the big story on "action news" tonight is the arrest of the alleged trigger man in the shooting of a philadelphia cop, 23-year-old scott griffin was apprehended today on the 1200 block of alden street in west philadelphia. the shooting happened after a carjacking. police officers james mccullough was shot in the leg. he is in stable condition. "action news" reporter chad pradelli is live at police headquarters tonight. chad, police say they got their man today.
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>> reporter: yes, jim, after a 17 hour manhunt undercover narcotics officers captured griffin on alden street and investigators believe they have recovered the gun believed to have been used to shoot officer james mccullough. police say after carjacking a woman at 59th and market scott give you fin and samir coyett saw mccullough and his partner approaching after the victim flagged down the officers. >> when the shooting suspect first gets out the vehicle there's a slight wrestling, tussling right then and there and then the suspect starts to take off. officer mccullough starts to chase him. at that point he turns, he shoots and he shoots him one time in the leg. >> reporter: that shooting suspect griffin got away. coyett did not. thanks to whom police are calling a second robbery victim moments before the carjacking. >> the nonshooting suspect fled towards the el station at 60th and market. he actually ran past

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