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this morning's horrific assault at a wilmington, delaware school. police removed the victim a 16-year-old girl from the howard high school of technology but she was officially declared dead at the hospital. the victim died after a fight in the school bathroom. live at the school is chad pradelli. how did this happen? >> reporter: right now jim, i should say that a couple of dozen people gathered outside of howard high school where a vigil is planned. earlier today it was a disturbing scene out here as emergency responders tried to save this girl but to no avail. police tell us a fight started in the bathroom and a few minutes later a girl was dead. the images are disturbing a 16-year-old being wheeled out of the howard high school of technology as a paramedic performs chest compressions and
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died at school before first period ended. this girl claims she was inside of a bathroom stall when the fight break out. >> she was fighting and all of these other girls started to bank her. >> what? >> banking her, jumping her. >> she was air-lifted to childrens hospital of dupont and mayor williams arrived on the scene stunned by the tragic news. >> am so upset that a young lady lost her life today. things like this shouldn't happen. my heart bleeds for the family. wilmington police chief bobby cummings says that police are reviewing at least one video of the fight and scouring social media to see what may have led to it. the apparent beating death has this award winning school and this city shocked. >> this is an unforeseen and unbelievable tragedy for the
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family. >> it's an unbelievable incident. we are trying to get to what took place and see if can he can get understanding out of it, we have no other information at this point. >> officials are not releasing the name of the victim. police tell me that three people are currently being questioned as participants in this altercation or at witnesses, i am told that school will open and close early at 11:15 and grief counselors will be made available. >> thank you chad. more trouble at conestoga high school. a former teacher's aide and coach at the main line school has been arrested on sex related charges. authorities say that christine to youers of phoenixville was having a sex owl relationship with a 16-year-old student. sara bloomquist is live now. first hazing scandal and now
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this. >> reporter: that is right another blow for the district. christine towers work sd as a teacher's aide and -- before they knew there was an ongoing investigation by the d.a. this morning she appeared in court on sex assault charges. >> christine towers is out on bail after being charged on sexual assault and corruption of minors. she worked as an aide since 2014 and coached girls soccer, track and basketball in the district. just 15 days ago a 15-year-old student said he was in a sexual relationship with the aide. between that dade and april 17th, he says the two engaged in
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unprotected sexual intercourse four separate times and she told him not to tell police. it was not long ago that a student charged teammates of sexually abusing him with a broom handle. >> a letter went home to parents after the school outlining towers history with the district. the superintendant wrote when placed in positions of violating a fundamental trust it's deeply disturbing to us as well. and it remains a top priority and we continue to support all students as the case moves through the criminal justice system. >> and that letter to parents added that towers had no prior criminal record when she was hired by the district, it added that there is no evidence that she victimized no other
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students. live in berwyn, chester county, sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." thank you sara, now politics and new information from the release today of the franklin and marshall poll. donald trump is leading in next tuesday's pennsylvania primary. the poll says he has 40% of the vote and ted cruz 26% and john kasich 24%, and this poll measures pennsylvanians most likely to vote. >> john rawlins is live at the complex in harrisburg, john you have trump there in less than an hour. >> that is the case. we have a 7:00 start with the trump rally behind me here in the cultural arena, the current configuration can hold thousands of people but there are still a number of people waiting to get in. >> early arrivals got here around breakfast time the goal
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for some to get as closed to candidate tonight as possible. >> i wanted a better selfie of mr. trump and myself than the one i got in miami. >> what is it about trump that people like, part of it is style. he is not afraid to be political incorrect. >> love how blunt he is and it's important for someone to be honest to the country about what is going on with the economy and immigration. >> they also like his message. there say deep distrust of establishment leaders, that they have let the country down and losing control of america's sovereign border. >> he is going to build a wall and guess who is going to pay for it? mexico. >> they blame the establishment for letting jobs go over sea and believe only a billionaire has the guts to change things. >> it's time that the u.s. starts to bring back some of its
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workforce. >> and with hats and shirts, most folks are 100% committed to truth. this man came just to watch. >> i'm curious to see how' approaches the people when he is up close and approachable. >> and so we wait at this point in time. the rally to begin at 7:00 and it's not clear when the candidate will take the podium but the folks are assemble here and everybody is waiting for the man they want to be the president of the united states. donald trump. live in harrisburging john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." >> john kasich is hoping to make up ground with several events in our area today. he started with the town hall at the brandywine campus in media, and next up kasich heads to king of prussia, you are looking live inside of the valley forge casino where kasich will attend a reception and dinner, that kicks up in 20 minutes. rival ted cruz is spending his
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evening in indiana, trump has called for cruz to drop out because cruz cannot win the number of delegates needed before the convention but cruz does not plan to stop running. now to the democrats, and this is a live picture at the sight of bernie sanders's next rally in delaware county. he is due to speak at the greater philadelphia expo center in oaks. sanders kept a busy schedule in the keystone state and earlier today he addressed supporters at the performing arts center in reading and made a stop in scranton. the new franklin and marshall poll has sanders way behind hillary clinton, 58% to 31% on voters most likely to vote next tuesday and unemployment and personal finances are among the three most important problems facing pennsylvanians today. hillary clinton has had some issues, connecting with the
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working class americans during the campaign and addresses working class americans for the one-on-one interview we recorded with hillary clinton last night. >> well, i think the economy is the number one issue, that is what i am saying throughout the campaign because a lot of people have not recovered from the great recession. i would like to get back to the kind of job creation and incomes rising for americans that we saw in the 1990s, that is why i laid out a specific jobs plan. we are going to invest more in infrastructure jobs. raising the minimum wage, i know republicans don't want to do and your legislature doesn't want to do, that is wrong, people that work full-time should be able to lift themselves out of poverty and that has an upward pressure
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on everybody else. equal pay for women, it's not a woman's issue alone it's a family issue and economic irk you. >> there are a whole lot of pennsylvanians waiting for decades to take part in a primary that will have some influence and there is -- that your win last night will diminish it. >> pennsylvania counts because pennsylvania counts with me. i completed hard here in 2008 and ways honored to win pennsylvania in that primary. i would be honored to win it this time and i want to be the kind of president that would be a good partner for pennsylvania. >> amy gutman the president of pennsylvania wrote a book three years ago called the spirit of compromise and in it she said that compromise is difficult but governing a democracy without
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compromise is impossible. occasionally i fear we are in a post compromise world and that governor effectively as long as there is a split party situation in the congress and the white house, is impossible i'm sure you don't feel that way, why is that not true? >> i believe that compromise is at the heart of our democratic process. i have for my entire public life worked hard to find common ground and i will not rest when i am president to try to fine common ground with anyone, any time anywhere. >> hillary clinton and we have asked the sander's campaign for the opportunity to sit down with bernie sanders before the primary on tuesday. prince died today at the age of 57 and flyers fans remember ed snider the public tribute for
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the public sports icon coming up. >> after nine days straight of dry weather, i'm finally tracking showers and thunderstorms coming our way and we'll talk about the timing for the weekend in the accuweather forecast. >> villanova gets a record donation on the heels of a national championship. those stories and more when "action news" continues tonight.
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the legendry recording artist prince died today at the age of 57. police found him unresponsive near his home in minneapolis. the music super star is being
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mourned tonight by fans and celebrities and even president obama who called prince one of the most gifted and prolific musicians of our time. david muir will have more on world news coming up at 6:30. better news here 101 people pledged allegiance to the united states during a naturalization ceremony in center city today. fifth graders from the baldwin school wrote poems about traditions and mayor jim kenney was there to welcome the citizens. nova nation is still thriving off the national kmam wildcatted a $20.2 million donation will be used for the program, it's the largest contribution to the school's athletic program. philadelphia's bike share program is expanding and mayor jim kenney was on hand today for
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the announcement. indigo bike share will have 100 in the city. they can use bicycles and dock them at their destination. for years, i was a laboratory chemist,
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developing drugs to fight deadly diseases. as a scientist, i know there's more that washington can do to help families. i'm running for congress to protect planned parenthood funding so more women get cancer screenings and treatment... to pass a ban on fracking in the delaware river basin to preserve our clean water, and to always protect medicare and social security. i'm shaughnessy naughton and i approve this message.
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flyers players paying respects to ed snider today and tomorrow night it's back to the battle. >> back to business hopefully they can bottle what they did last night tomorrow. there is still fight in the flyers, they will try to remain alive in game five against the capitals. last night they played with the urgency they needed all along. they got the goal in the first period and later in the period lauton hit the boards hard but has been released from the hospital and the flyers say he is okay but won't make the trip to the d.c. the flyers won 2-1, just one victory but a start. >> we get a little confidence
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knowing we can beat them and knowing that we can play as a team and the way we want to play, took us four games to do it. we feel good about ourselves and we are ready to go tomorrow. what a range of emotions for the flyers. last night a thrilling victory and then a formal good-bye to the man that started it all. >> reporter: just hours after the win that kept their stanley hope as live, the flyers found themselves back at the wells fargo center, their orange sweaters replaced by dark suits, remembering their beloved owner, ed snider. >> we are here to celebrate his life and all the great accomplishments in his life. >> not just hockey but life and community and the city and his family. >> the current flyers were in the center of the arena surrounded by snider's family and friends and fans. >> even though we knew mr.
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snider was passing, and had time to prepare ourselves it really hurt. and it's going to hurt us for a long time. >> nhl commissioner gary betman talked about how snider turned philadelphia in one of the biggest hockey cities in the world. >> we thank ed snider for everything he did for the flyers and philadelphia and the community and nhl and the game of hockey. >> his son jay says the final thing he said before he passed was that he couldn't thank the flyers enough. >> for the caps fans watching this on the live stream. we are not done. >> after the ceremony the team boarded a bus bound for washington. hoping that the team can return to the wells fargo center for
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game six. the phillies fresh off an extra innings victory over the mets, they have the day off and then on the road to visit the brewers. oregon state is trying to build a winner, dwayne williams was running back an interception he had to avoid a construction site in the end zone. hit the breaks, detour. >> did someone tell him that was there? >> apparently not. do you think when you are president you'll be paid as...
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much as if it were a man- male this is one of the jobs where they have to pay you the same. but there are so many examples where that doesnt happen. i'm going to do everything i can to make sure every woman
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in every job gets paid the same as the men who are doing that job. i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. more delightful spring like
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weather, the question is, does it last? >> for the most part it does. >> for the most part but we have showers and thunderstorms on the way and we need the rain. >> yes we do. >> we don't have any wet weather out there this evening but we have quite a bit of cloud cover, sky 6 hd taking a look at the center city skyline and the clouds are gradually getting thicker through the day and the sun setting at 7:46 and thin enough to see some of the sunset colors in the sky at 7:46 as the sunsets. temperatures have been up and down all week long, monday 82, tuesday 78, yesterday 71 and today back up to 73 degrees, the average high for this time of year is 66, so temperatures are on the warm side and it seems like warm is the new normal. look at this stat. we have 12 months in a row where our average monthly temperatures
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have been above normal through last month april, this month running near normal as of today however it looks like temperatures will trend upward as we head through next week as well. 72 degrees in philadelphia and allentown 71 and trenton 70 and quite a bit cooler in cape may when you get the wind off the ocean. the ocean temperature of 55 and air temperature on the beat only 58 degrees, satellite 6 along with action radar showing our next weather maker is this storm system. the low pressure is north of st. louis and that moves up over canada and we get this cold front that is stretching across the tennessee valley and heading through late in the day tomorrow and tomorrow night. ahead of it we get the winds out of the south and a good amount of cloud cover and temperatures tonight are on the warm side, overnight low 60 in philadelphia and allentown 55 and trenton 57 and wilmington 58 degrees, future tracker showing tomorrow morning we'll see sunshine
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especially south philadelphia already warm as of 7:00 in the morning, temperatures in the 60s. heading into the afternoon, up around 80 degrees, we'll see spotty showers develop in the afternoon and looks like the main batch will move in on friday evening. showers and thunderstorms not everyone will see them, hit or miss, don't be surprised if you live in south jersey to hear a rumble of thunder in the wee hours of the morning. as far as rainfall todayales, it depends on areas a .10 inch of rain to .75 inch of rain. so the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast warm tomorrow and a high of 80 degrees with afternoon and evening showers, so an upsetled start to passionover and the clouds are breaking for sunshine and should be a beautiful afternoon for the union game. sunday gorgeous and mostly sunny and nice, 69 degrees and heading
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into monday, temperatures spike again near 80 degrees with spotty showers monday night. tuesday morning looks wet, and it moves out quickly and sunshine by the afternoon, 76 degrees and wednesday sun and clouds and 68, and mostly cloudy and high of 70s, unsettled for saturday night. >> thank you cecily. abc world news is next on channel 6 and channel 6 "action news" continues tonight at 10:00 on phl 17 and please join us for "action news" at 11:00 here on channel 6. for cecily tynan, ducis rogers and the entire "action news" team i'm jim gardner we hope you'll join us at 11:00. narrator: looking out for wall street ceos -
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that's what congressman sestak did. sestak was one of only eight democrats to join republicans to allow ceos of bailed out banks to pay themselves unlimited bonuses using bailout money. an "outrage," according to newspapers. katie mcginty- tough on wall street ceos, a fighter for pay equity for women. praised by former gov. ed rendell, "she'll stand strong for working families." katie: i'm katie mcginty and i approve this message.
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breaking news. prince, the death of a legend. the music superstar, today found dead at his estate. ♪ going to party like it's 1999 ♪ one of the best selling artists ever. the new tour had just begun. tonight, the mystery over his death. the images coming in right now. fans and celebrities in shock. we're live. culture war. the battle over transgender rights rips into the gop race for president. trump and cruz, on opposite sides. and a former world series hero turns up the heat with his explosive post online. also breaking, zika emergency. tonight, a new case. a pregnant woman in america, infected. and the new controversial weapon to fight zika -- the release of genetically modified mosquitoes. now, a community in revolt. and,ir

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