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>> this is michael weaver from the midwest medical examiner's office. >> good afternoon. spokesperson for midwest medical examiners office. >> welcome. i wish it was under different circumstances. this is a tragedy for all of us. to you prince rogers nelson was a celebrity. to us, he's a community member and a good neighbor. to his family, he's a loved one. in life he was a very private person. we are going to continue to respect his privacy and his dignity and hope that you do
as well. we also respect the media's right to information. bear in mind that this incident happened about 29 hours ago and continues to be under investigation. there are some things regarding this investigation that i will not be able to talk about. i'm going to give you a statement. and we will then take some questions that you may have. at about 9:43 yesterday morning we received a medical call at paisley park in chanhassen. chanhassen fire, the calvert county sheriff's office and rescue ambulance all responded to the call. that is -- that is our standard protocol and it is not unusual at all for to us have everybody respond to a medical like that. they found an unresponsive male in the elevator. cpr was initially started but was unsuccessful. he was pronounced deceased at
10:07. we have identified him aspirins rogerasprince rogers ns old. staff members from paisley park had been unable to contact prince yesterday morning and went to check on him they found him unresponsive and called 911. deputies went through the following make sure there was nobody else inside. because this was an unwitnessed death of a middle aged adult the decision was need process thmade to process . this is also normal protocol. there should be -- we ended up contacting the county crime lab to help us with that and there should be no inference taken from that. it's not unusual for them to come out done those types of calls. we finished with our processing late yesterday
afternoon and turned paisley park back over to prince's representatives. again, because this investigation is ongoing, i will not be answering questions on whether or not there were any items that were taken during our processing. the midwest medical examiners office was contacted and dr. quinn strobel who is a carver county medical examiner responded. there were no obvious signs of trauma on the body at all. the body was transported to dr. strobel's office for an autopsy and that is being done today. results from that autopsy may take several weeks which is not unusual. again, this will continue to be an open investigation until the autopsy results come back and we are ready to take questions that you may have. >> reporter: there were
people in the house that was distraught. could you tell us about who was in the home. >> you have been listening to the sheriff on the death investigation of prince. of course we will be listening in and bringing updates on what is said in this news conference, anything of note or of importance will be of course in our newscast andline. meantime we are following developing news out of ohio where a horrendous crime has rocked a small town. police in pike county say eight people have been found dead. seven of them were killed execution style. investigators say the seven bodies were in three different homes down a rural dirt road. authorities believe all seven are from the same family and were shot to death. an eighth person was found dead at a fourth scene. no arrests have been made and it's also unclear if the can killer or killers are among the dead. you can count on "action news" to bring you new information on this story as it comes in today. it is friday afternoon. i'm sharrie williams. >> and i'm brian taff. we're following the late of the on the student killed in
her school in delaware yesterday. today howard high school made grief counselors available and police are still trying sort through exactly what happened there. chad pradelli has been following this story since it first broke yesterday. he's live in wilmington. >> reporter: a vigil is planned for 6 o'clock outside of howard high school for amy joyner-francis. you can see people have already begun to gather. there's a small memorial that has been growing by the hour. it's been a difficult day here at the school as people continue to mourn francis joyner. it was not a dave learning at howard high school of technology but rather one of mourning. as a small memorial for amy joyner-francis grew outside the school grieve counselors met students at the school. >> she was very special to a lot of people not only to me but to a lot of people. >> she was only 16. she really didn't deserve
this. >> reporter: investigators say joyner-francis died yesterday after getting into a fight with at least two girls in a bathroom. paramedics tried to revive her but she was pronounced at a local hospital. students say the fight may have been over a boy. police are still investigating. >> this is not a young lady who was involved in street activity. this is an honor roll student manager of the wrestling team whose mother and father were very engaged in her life as well as her siblings. >> reporter: school was released early today as police can kept a watchful eye. students were somber and it will be quite some time before this school and this city regains some normalcy. >> she was a wonderful young lady and the fact that she's gone, it really affects us tremendously. she made a huge difference in society went need more young people like that. >> reporter: and investigators will know more about how joyner-francis died
once an autopsy is completed. i'm told that could take 72 hours. i'm live in wilmington, chad pradelli, channel6 "action news." >> all right, chad, thank you. we have breaking news to get to now in reading where firefighters are battling a huge blaze at a commercial building. chopper6 is live over the 600 block of arlington street. it started around 2:30 this afternoon but it is now at three alarms and quite a bit being scorched here as the smoke continues to rise to the sky. power crews have shut off electricity to the neighborhood while firefighters try to get this one under control. so far there are no reports of any injuries. ly. >> philadelphia police are looking for the man they say tried to rape a woman in south philadelphia. they gave us these surveillance pictures of the suspect. they say he attacked a woman on the 1300 block of wharton street about 1:30 in the morning on wednesday. the victim was able to mace the man and he ran off. police want anyone who might recognize this man to please call them right away. "action news" reporter gray
hall has been getting more details on this case and he'll have a live report coming up tonight at 5 o'clock. >> all right, it is time for a check of the accuweather forecast on this friday. >> some rain starting to fall for some of you out there. meteorologist adam joseph standing by with the details. >> yeah, rain for a few and the warmth for everybody, even a little humid this afternoon compared to early on in the week. take a look at the numbers right now in philadelphia, 77 degrees, 76 in allentown as well as millville. 75 in dover, mount pocono. a bit cooler at some of the shore locations like the boardwalk in beach haven at 64 degrees. as we look at storm tracker6 live double scan a couple of showers in southern parts of new castle county but there's a cluster of downpours in the tip of cape may moving away from sussex county in delaware over the bay. no lightning strikes with this but a couple of heavier downpours in the red just to the west of wildwood and working towards cape may and the lighthouse and this will clip some of those southern shore areas from sea isle city down to cape may over the next half hour.
so as we go through the evening hours some scattered showers overnight, a few downpours a couple thunderstorms an total of a quarter to half inch but brian we'll talk about the showers that may want to linger into part of saturday for some of us. we'll chat about that in accuweather. >> adam see you in a bit. presidential candidates continue their push for votes in our area today and they're not just focused on pennsylvania. a live look right now at the state fairgrounds in harrington, delaware where donald trump will hold a rally any minute. delaware voters head to the polls on tuesday the same day as voters in pennsylvania. there are 16 delegates up for grabs on the republican side. trish hartman is at this trump rally and she'll have a live report for us at 5:00. ted cruz spent the day campaigning in pennsylvania. he spent the morning in scranton. he's got an event later tonight in allentown and john kasich spent this day in connecticut. on the democratic side hillary clinton returned to the pennsylvania campaign trail today. the action cam was at kurds
and whey in jenkintown. bernie sanders had three events scheduled for today in our state including this one in west philadelphia this morning. the sharon center on catherine street hosted this breakfast on faith and a moral economy. afterwards, sanders spoke one-on-one with "action news" anchor matt o'donnell and we'll bring that you interview tonight at 6:00. >> the democratic candidates for senate debated for the last time today. 6abc hosted the debate hoping to challenge republican pat toomey in the fall. vernon odom breaks down some of the biggest moments. >> reporter: this is their last face to face confrontation. the debate covers a range of issues including police community relations, prison reform, infrastructure, healthcare, voting rights and the military budget. all four said no to u.s.
troops on the ground to kill off isis. here's a sam bling of their civil rhetoric. >> trust is the biggest deficit we have in america today. they know the system is broken. when i left being a congress plan i turned down the six and seven figured lobby jobs. i didn't enrich myself for my service. >> i will be a faithful and firm vote upholding social security. i'll stand with taxpayers against wall street excesses. i'll stand for universal pre-k. >> reporter: the polls say those are the two frontrunners. here now the other two senatorial hopefuls. >> we're the only true progressive in the race. we're proud to endorse bernie sanders for president and the biggest issue in my opinion for this campaign is the scourge of inequality in this country. >> since i don't see no different between a democrat and a republican it's all by design. they control everything. this is probably the worst this country's ever had. we live in a nation, a great nation that is dying. >> reporter: the outcome of
this pennsylvania primary will have national implications. democrats believe the republican incumbent pat toomey is vulnerable this season so the nominee chosen by the democrats on tuesday will be a key figure in the battle in the fall for control of the u.s. senate. i'm vernon odom, channel6 "action news in wynnefield heights. >> and you can watch the democratic senate primary debate in its entirety. tune in sunday morning at 11 o'clock right here on 6abc. and when election day comes on tuesday, stay with "action news." in addition to complete coverage we'll also have representatives from the league of women voters right here to answer any questions that you might have. you can call the number on your screen from 7:00 in the morning when polls first open until 8 o'clock at night when the polls close. time for the "action news" traffic report. >> all right let's do it. it's friday. we made it. matt pelman get us home, please. >> and the league of afternoon commuters are hitting the roads this afternoon trying to get home and start the weekend, start the passover
weekend for our jewish friends. this is 95 northbound side already sluggish from 452 through this point at 322 in delco on up toward the blue route. in chester county we're watching a crash early this afternoon in kennett square along cypress street at walnut. crossing into new castle county a couple accidents. one along centreville road near old capitol trail. another is in newark along old baltimore pike at pleasant valley road but getting into new castle county has not been nearly as difficult today at the delaware memorial bridge. we've seen some sluggishness from time to time because one lane is still blocked for that emergency construction but that means three lanes have been opened today so this morning we didn't really see any delays whatsoever. this afternoon i expect just a few but most of the speeds right now are in the 50's. in burling township watch out for a crash at rancocas road at elbo lane. no major issues aside from typical afternoon volume on 295 southbound as you get farther south between 73 and the 42 freeway. let's grab the ipad do the
commuter report on this finally friday afternoon. one of our friends amy talking about a object along 95 southbound in south philadelphia. 24 people confirm that said it's there so i think it's definitely there. we're also watching the slow speeds starting to develop at the walt whitman bridge headed into new jersey, that friday afternoon volume is really picking up. we'll check it again, brian and sharrie, coming up in the next half hour. >> see you then. thank you. still ahead on a friday afternoon uber agrees to pay out a hundred million dollars to settle a pair of lawsuits. what analysts say this is a win for the ride sharing service p. >> plus, a mother breaks down in tears as she learns her punishment for a horrific crime that targeted her own child. >> ♪
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day dorvilier apologized for not giving her daughter the life she deserved. the 23-year-old mom from pemberton township doused her baby with accelerant before setting the child on fire. dorvilier pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter in february she must serve 85 percent of the sentence before becoming eligible for parole. >> penn state's charity dance marathon is phasing out one of its most popular means of fundraising. on that says they're getting rid of canning by 20's 19. canning is when students stand on roads across the region asking drivers to drop donations into their large cans. back in september 1 student died and six others were hurt in a crash connected to canning. the dance marathon raised $9.75 million to help pediatric cancer. >> uber will set toll lawsuits
brought by its own drivers. the money will be spread out to 385,000 people based on the number of miles that they have driven. uber also has to put in certain protections for drivers who are removed from the ride sharing service. even with the payout the settlement is a win for uber because it allows them to continue classifying drivers as independent contractors rather than employees. time to talk about the forecast and the weekend as well. >> warm for all right now, wet for some. meteorologist adam joseph standing by with that and what the weekend holds adam. >> yeah, we have passover this evening, a lot of proms this evening. we don't want the rain to be around but most of us are fairing fairly well at this point. we got a lot of clouds around a couple downpours as we close in double scan live radar filling in from wildwood down to open kay. no lightning strikes at the present time but some brief heavy rain passin passing throu.
even ocean city before that clips and moves off the coast. as we look at the numbers, especially atlantic city right now at the airport 79 degrees but right along the immediate shore it is in the 60's. 76 millville, up are 70's for philadelphia trenton, allentown ann little on the muggy side as well with those southwesterly winds. as we look at satellite and radar you can see those showers very broken in nature down to the carolinas the virginias and all the way back to the ohio valley. this is where the low pressure still is so it has been slow to move in which means now with the latest information it could be slow to move out. so, future tracker at 7 o'clock tonight still very quiet. 71 philadelphia and warm, 73 allentown, 72 reading. near 70 in millville. a couple trying to pop at 11 o'clock tonight but as you can see, very little going on across much of the area. it's after midnight now we start to pull some of these random downpours or thunderstorms through with
temperatures in the 60's and as we start saturday morning at 8:00 a.m., clouds trying to linger as well as a couple of showers. 50's to the north, 60 philadelphia, 63 in millville. then saturday afternoon we'll try to pull the drier air in from the north. this is 4:30. so, if you live north and west of philadelphia, best chance of seeing that sun returning tomorrow afternoon with temperatures in the upper 60's. if you're at the shore tomorrow southern delaware new jersey some showers could linger into the early afternoon hours tomorrow. so, over the next 18 hours, i'm not talking about a lot of rain, it's about a quarter to a half inch but staying a little on the damp side for the beginning of the weekend. there four day at 4:00 forecast tomorrow again morning clouds and a few showers especially south of philadelphia giving way to some sun. lehigh valley first, then down to philadelphia last, 73 degrees. mostly sunny, though, for everybody here even the shore sunday of 69. and then back to the low 80's for the beginning of next week. it is dry monday. another cold front arrives
tuesday afternoon with clouds, temperature still warm upper 70's with rain developing tuesday afternoon. we'll take another look at double scan live radar and also we'll give you that seven-day forecast in the next half hour. >> thank you. >> still ahead one local town dedicates a brand new landmark. >> coming up at 4:30 a fire that forced more than two dozen people out of their homes and
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told him to leave police say he pistol whipped him and ran off. he's charged with home invasion and assault. he's jailed today on $35,000 bond. >> water towers are a landmark in any suburban town and today one new jersey community dedicated a brand new one.
the action cam was in clayton gloucester county for a ceremony this afternoon. the new 750,000-gallon water tower stands in autumn pasquale memorial park. >> a party for the planet got visitors excited about earth day at the adventure aquarium in camden. there were a number of family friendly events held there throughout this day including an arts and crafts station using recycled bottle caps. kids also got to play a fun fishing game you see that. and the event also raised awareness for the aquarium's conservation group working to clean debris offer the banks of the delaware river. >> the flyers will try to keep their season alive once again tonight when they take on the capitals in washington. the orange and black avoided elimination by winning game four at home on wednesday. but they still trail in the series three games to one. tonight they do get back
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>> ♪ >> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, alicia vitarelli, sharrie williams and brian taff. >> ♪ >> it's 4:30 and "action
news" continues with new details about a shooting sparked by a fake gun on a local street. >> plus, a major development project becomes a rescue scene. why a worker was removed on a stretcher along city avenue today. >> and an unusual punishment in a dwi case. why the judge sent him self to jail alongside with the defendant. >> but first new developments in the death of a music legend. within the last 30 minutes minnesota authorities revealed that prince showed no signs of obvious trauma when he was found unresponsive at his home
near minneapolis yesterday. officials also said they have no reason to suspect it was suicide at this point. >> that news conference as this news comes as fans and celebrities continue to mourn his death today. prince was 57 years old. an autopsy is now complete and his body has been released to his family but the results may take several weeks. police say the investigation will remain open until they get those results. >> we are also following the investigation into a suspicious fire that forced seven different families out of their homes. >> the blaze injured six people including four children and police believe someone started it on purpose. "action news" reporter annie mccormack has more from the scene in south jersey. >> reporter: this cell phone video captured by a viewer shows a ball of fire rolling down the 800 block of haddon avenue in camden. the early morning blaze tore through nearly all the homes on the block. multiple people were sent to the hospital including several children.
all suffered smoke inhalation and are expected to be okay. police say this fire was no accident. >> we do believe that this fire does appear to be purposely set. we have a person of interest that we are currently in custody and we are talking to him. >> reporter: camden county arson investigators spent the morning sifting through the debris and they have a possible motive. so far, though, no charges have been filed. >> we did respond to this location yesterday for a conflict between the sheriff's office and a tenant that was there that was in the process of being evicted. >> everything was engulfed in flames and the windows was exploding things like that. you could feel it as you came out. >> reporter: it was a terrifying scene for residents. firefighters say two people jumped from a home. this neighbor saw a woman running after getting her kids out safely. >> the two babies in her hand she was running down the street and i guess she was saying in spanish to the other three kids come, come, come and that were running behind her. >> all of the people that
affected including small children. it's something we take very seriously. if this person did in fact do it they'll have to stand and face justice. >> reporter: the red cross arrived and fire crews escorted some victims to get medication and shoes. some of the homes divided into apartments are destroyed and the red cross says at this point they're assisting at least 20 people in this fire alone. they say that this is actually the fourth fire that they've had in south jersey so they've been helping multiple families across the area for the past week. reporting in camden, annie mccormick channel6 "action news." >> we've got new information out of our delaware news room today. investigators now say a fake gun sparked a police-involved shooting in wilmington last night. it happened on the 400 block of west third street. police say they were chasing a 17-year-old boy when he tripped and then grabbed what appeared to be a weapon from his waist band. now one officer shot that suspect in the knee. they later discovered the teen's weapon was a replica handgun. he is facing multiple charges
today. the officer who shot him has been placed on administrative duty. >> surveillance video we first showed you on tuesday has helped police catch a suspected package thief in new castle county. 40-year-old raymond montgomery allegedly stole packages from a front porch on greentree lane in bear. investigators say they got a lot of tips once they released this video. a call to crime stoppers is what eventually led them to montgomery. he was charged and released. a construction worker is recovering after he was rescued on the job today. officials say the subcontractor fell into a sewer. it happened while he was working on the presidential city apartments. that's the $100 million development project along city avenue in wynnefield heights. firefighters took the man out on a stretcher as you can see. he was taken into the hospital for treatment. >> meteorologist adam joseph joining us now as you can t i'm among the many hoping for some rain today to get this
pollen out of the air. >> it's coming for most of us. it's just a little delayed getting in but there are some spots seeing that rain as we look at double scan live radar we can see it's all the way back to the ohio valley in scattered nature also virginia, north carolina, south carolina and all this has to still pivot through the region tonight and could linger now into the first half of saturday. so, double scan live radar brian just head down 55 and then cutter across 42, get to the shore and that's where the air is being cleansed right now with some heavy downpours along the shore from almost sea isle city down to cape may, this little batch developed in delaware and sliding to the south at this point of ocean stein as we look live on sky6 in cape may, i showed this at the lunchtime hour in the noon newscast we see that little tender on the right, there's a lot of folks kind of gathering around that, hopefully that's not a wedding this evening, maybe it's tomorrow because a little damp on the sand here at the present time. well, chat about that seven-day forecast and i'll show you futurecast at 6:00
showers could ling interspots for tomorrow. we'll show you that coming up. >> adam see you in a little bit. >> yes. >> thank you. a philadelphia dispatcher was honored today for her impressive work ethic. she was presented with the 2016 dispatcher of the year award today in spring garden. deputy fire commissioner jessie wilson was on hand to help honor the supervisor. taylor has worked as a dispatcher in the city for almost 13 years now. wilson told the audience that taylor is one of the department's super stars and a true professional. students in delaware learned an important lesson about online safety today. representatives from the beau biden foundation held a assembly in claymont. students were taught about the dangers of cyber bullying and how to keep themselves from becoming a victim. called the net shot workshop. the late beau biden's commitment to protecting children. >> hundreds of philadelphia high schoolers are celebrating the next chapter of their lives. this morning temple's
mcgonigle law was packed with graduating high school seniors who are headed to college. the pep rally was part of the city's college signing day celebration. it's also in conjunction with first lady michelle obama's reach higher initiative to inspire kids to get college degrees. as you can see, the class of 2020 was encouraged to show their school spirit by wearing their new college gear. >> trust me i did it for years, swimming is one of the toughest and most efficient workouts for your body and there's a fitness center in south jersey that's offering up that big workout in a small space. "action news" anchor rick williams live in the news room with details on this one. hi, rick. >> reporter: hi, brian. it is fitness friday. coming up tonight in health check ali gorman will take us inside pro swim fitness. she'll break down the high tech tools trainers there are using to help anyone get into better shape. believe me this place is no day. sorry. plus today is earth day and two local schools getting a big honor for their forward
thinking environmental program. tonight we'll bring you the winthebig winners. >> resident comedian we'll see you at 5 o'clock rick. the salvation army of greater philadelphia is working with children in kindergarten to seventh grade for a lands on eco friendly project to celebrate earth day. kids at the center in east falls learned how to take care of trees with the help of staff members from the salvation army. the youngsters will also take spotted seeds home with them tonight as a reminder of the importance of our environment. >> the city of philadelphia gave an enduring thank you today to a group of people who helped revitalize it. mayor jim kenney and others were on hand as these pavers bearing the name of 21 individual and corporate donors were unveiled at dillworth park. each donor helped to make the massive and years long renovation project possible. planning nor renovation started nine years ago and wrapped up in 2014 to what
most agree has been great success. >> all right. still ahead on "action news at 4:00 a judge sends himself to jail. the compassion that sparked his unusual decision. >> plus, a change of heart during a traffic stop. what a police officer did for
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damage so far. emergency crews have made more than 1200 rescues throughout the course of the day's long disaster. >> a baby left in a hot car is okay thanks to the concern of two strangers. police responded to a new mexico parking lot after the women called 911. they found the screaming two month old boy in the back seat of an unlocked vehicle. investigators say it was likely 96 degrees inside that car. paramedics treated the baby for fever and dehydration. his father is charged with child abuse and endangerment. >> ♪ >> in health check at 4:00 there's nothing worse than trying to focus when a pesky clip won't stop flickering. twisters can last days or longer leaving many to wonder how to stop it. >> everyone always worries about a neurologic sort of problem something serious going on but that's usually rarely the case.
there are a lot of other things like stress and fatigue that can can cause one or both eyes to twitch and it can last for a long time which can be very frustrating. >> sometimes a twitch can be caused by something caught in the eye or you might need your eyeglass prescription changed. doctors say giving your eyes more rest cutting back on caffeine and reducing your stress can also help. so can can moisturizing eye drops but if it goes for a long time when episodes happen again and again it's recommended you get in checked out. >> such a hypo condrey yak. now i feel like i got something stuck in my eye. now to big talkers. we begin with the unusual punishment doled out by this judge in north carolina. rather than simply sending a vet to jail he decided to join him in jail. district court judge lieu ollivierre are a sentenced a retired green beret sergeant joe cerna for a parole violation. he's a decorated war veteran who came home to a downward
spiral by his own admission that included ptsd and a dwi charge. but in sentencing him the judge realized he could learn a thing or two from him and the experience of going to jail rather than just sending someone there. he talked about the moment he realized exactly what was happening. >> they close the door and lock it and then there's -- it was a one man cell so we sit on the bunk and that's when i realized you're in here for the entire time with me, hm? he said yeah, that's what i'm doing. >> well, the judge says his job is about building relationships and understanding those who appear before him. cerna seemed very much to appreciate that and the judge says he learned a tremendous amount from this experience so pretty impressive stuff. a rookie police officer went above and beyond the call of duty during a traffic stop in west land, michigan when he found a soft spot for a man he pulled over. officer joshua scaglioni
stopped devante dill for tinted windows. when he approached the car he saw something else inside. his three-year-old daughter in the back seat without a car seat. but instead of writing up a ticket, the officer close to bring dell to wal-mart where he paid for a brand new car seat. >> i said, you know, to myself this is a perfect opportunity for me to help this guy. he seems like a blue collar hard working job and he's doing the best he can for his family. >> i feel he should get the recognition that he deserved. everybody should know what he did. >> dell says he'll be forever grateful to the officer. two stories of law enforcement on both sides going above and beyond the call. >> yeah, something we could use on a friday ending our week. good stuff there. all right, branchlet brian,s get another check of the roads. >> we need the help of the police officers right here on the schuylkill expressway right now sharrie. eastbound side approaching passyunk an suv broke down here in the right lane. we need some assistance as you head eastbound toward passyunk
and toward the airport. with that right lane out of commission it's now extra slow on the schuylkill eastbound basically the whole way from the roosevelt boulevard in through this point in south philadelphia. several demonstrations going on this afternoon. one's happening right by the airport. some ride sharing drivers out there protesting. also one going on in olde city along market. they're marching between fourth and tenth. not a good time for that. so watch out for restrictions and congestion. and then on south broad street more protestors between sansom and locust. that's the same area in which the philadelphia international arts festival is taking place this weekend. so, that means some restrictions because of the street fair that they have there tonight until sunday morning. also have a crash we're watching in haverford township along eagle road but better news in perkiomen township. today they reopen the graterford road bridge which had been closed for almost two years so go ahead and use it but you know it all can't be good news. to the north in skippack township on monday they close the 73 skippack pike bridge
over perkiomen creek and that will last through the end of the year. this weekend starting at 7:00 stony hill road closing in lower makefield for septa railroad crossing work. as a result that of septa's west trenton line shuttle busing between wood burn and west trenton with a couple weird schedules o other lines. we'll check it again at the 5 o'clock hour. >> coming up we'll show you ways to save the planet while saving money. freebie friday earth day edition is still ahead. >> we'll step outside take a look at the center city skyline. sky6 showing widely blue skies, light clouds out there today. meteorologist adam joseph with the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast and more on the timing of that rain some of you will see tonight next. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> meteorologist adam joseph joining us now. a little bit of an obstacle to get through tonight but the weekend is coming and it looks pretty good. >> a slowing drying trend as we get into saturday morning for some of us but don't worry most of the weekend will be pretty good. as we look at double scan live radar right now most of the air very warm, a little muggy a couple showers you can see near wilmington, near salem and on the border of kent and new castle county but the cluster has been mainly through cape may county that developed in southern delaware and pushed across. originally these were thunderstorms. not severe but at the present time there's no lightning strikes with it. the heaviest rain is now sliding off the coast south of sea isle city but lingering showers near reads beach up towards norristown and on the verge of fortescue and tuckahoe and this will continue its journey off the coast and at the most part right now we are fairly dry. 77 in philadelphia as well as trenton, 76 in millville. much cooler right along the shore with the winds coming in off the ocean. low 60's at the present time.
poconos lehigh valley we're in the middle 70's. as we look at satellite and radar, the showers have been very slow to push in from the west. we have what was a cutoff low meaning it wasn't picked up by the river of air we call the jet stream to move it along and it will slowly spin its way through the region tonight and early tomorrow morning. so, future tracker at 6 o'clock tonight, maybe a scattered shower here or there but the majority of us will be dry here this evening. that continues even until 9 o'clock. couple of scattered showers around with temperatures in the mid and the upper 60's. after midnight, 2:00 a.m., we start to fill the radar in just a little bit while most of us are sleep we could hear a rumble of thunder overnight tonight, a quick downpour. that passes along 9 o'clock on saturday morning. overall right around that 60-degree mark but you noticing future tracker now showing the clouds hanging on and there still could be a couple of scattered showers around. so, through tonight and the first part of your saturday, some scattered showers, a few downpours, maybe even a couple
of thunderstorms to develop. about a quarter to a half an inch on average so that dry stretch ends after nine days. high pressure not strong enough to push this system away from us for saturday. so, the sun is going to return but it will be slow from the north first the lehigh valley late morning, philadelphia maybe around lunchtime and then the shore very late in the day where there could even be lingering showers into the early afternoon. then that high pressure comes in for sunday for sure. sunshine for everybody and seasonable with a high temperature of 69 degrees before we warm it big time here at the beginning of next week. so, you shall seven day exclusive accuweather forecast will show morning clouds and again some showers to start your saturday especially philadelphia to the south with some sun returning in the afternoon from north to south at 73. 69 here, beautiful on sunday. and then turning warmer, low 80's on monday, sun, some late clouds. tuesday a cold front comes in from the north, a lot of
clouds build, some afternoon rain at 78. and behind that it cools off on wednesday, 70 degrees and there could be another system trying to rush in here thursday or friday at the end of next week but temperatures stay well above normal in the middle 70's, so don't be too worried if you wake up tomorrow and it looks a little dark and a couple showers. the sun will return late in the day tomorrow. >> sounds good. >> yup. >> thanks adam. >> okay, those freebie friday deals are coming up next. >> plus the president
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>> now here are rick williams and monica malpass with a look at what's ahead at 5 o'clock. hi, guys. >> hi there. >> hello there. coming police want your help tracking down a man seen in these photos accused of trying to attack and rape a woman in south philadelphia. new details about the death of prince. what police are saying about the passing of this music icon and legend. >> we are less than four days and countering to the pennsylvania primary election and the push for support in the keystone state continues as the remaining candidates gear up for tuesday. those stories and much more are coming up next at 5:0 5:00. >> ♪
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a good look at these surveillance photos. philadelphia police say this man is responsible for an attack in south philadelphia. the victim fought back and scared the would be attacker off. now police want your help tracking him down. friday night and the big story on "action news" is the search for that attempted rape suspect. >> the incident happened early wednesday morning near the corner of 13th and warden. that's where gray hall joins us live with details. gray. >> reporter: monica and rick
as you can imagine this community is on high alert tonight. police are passing out fliers just like this one alerting everyone about this crime. tonight they're hoping that someone will recognize that suspect so they can make an arrest. philadelphia police want you to take a good look at the man caught in these surveillance pictures. detectives believe he's responsible for an attempted rape of a 19-year-old woman early wednesday morning. >> somebody out there is going to recognize this person. we need them to call. if they want to remain anonymous they can. just tell us who he is. we'll take it from there before he hurts somebody else. >> reporter: the attack happened as the victim was walking in the 1300 block of wharton street at 1:30 in south philadelphia. she told detectives she felt someone walking behind her. she grabbed her mace and that's when the man attacked. >> he rushed up lined her grabbed her tackled her to the ground and he pulled her dress down -- the top of her dress he pulled down exposing her. she managed to fight him off and pepper spray him at which time he fleddism it's no d