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"action news" is that developing situation in maryland. >> the first shooting happened yesterday at a high school about 15 miles outside of washington. the second happened this morning in a mall parking lot. the third just happened an hour later outside of a grocery store. and tonight we're learning more about the plan who police say pulled the trigger in each of those locations. >> karen travers live in bethesda maryland for us with details. karenism good evening rick and monica. police here say they were searching for eulalio tordil for about three hours. during that time he was right near the second crime scene moving between stores. law enforcement officials say tordil had made threats to commit suicide by cops meaning he wanted the police to kill him. so the police were waiting for the right moment to move in what about thing to avoid a shootout. when they did they were able to take him into custody without incident. the first 911 calls came in a little after 11 o'clock this morning reports of gun shots from the parking lot of an
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upscale mall just outside washington, d.c. police at the scene found one woman and two men injured. >> there was confrontation here on the mall parking lot. one individual was shot, two other individuals came to that person's aid potentially. they were also shot. >> reporter: officials say one of the men died at a local hospital. the other man is in critical condition and the woman has nonlife-threatening injuries. >> we have no reason to believe at this point the victims knew the suspect. >> reporter: moon while another woman was shot at a grocery store about 5 miles away in aspen hill maryland. police later tweeting the woman died. >> these shootings here and the shooting in aspen hill are related. >> reporter: the westville montgomery mall is in montgomery county. police in neighboring prince george's county also converged on the scene. they're investigating the possibility that the suspect in the fatal shooting there on thursday might be the man behind today's incident. police say eulalio tordil shot and killed his estranged wife
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in front of high point high school in beltsville, maryland. >> she was awaiting her children. just last month the 62-year-old tordil was stripped of his gun and badge after a civil court issued a protective order against him for alleged abuse. a little over three hours after the first shooting and just blocks from the grocery store shooting tordil was arrested. police led the suspected gunman away in that handcuffs. >> thankfully it was without incident. >> reporter: the shootings and manhunt brought back some very scary memories for residents of this area reminding them of that 14 years ago beltway snipe are shooting. meals say tordil ate lunch at one of the same restaurants the snipers also were spotted at. schools in this area were placed in a shelter-in-place situation. those restrictions have since been lifted and residents in this area right now tonight breathing a very big sigh of relief. reporting live from bethesda maryland, karen travers channel6 "action news." rick. >> karen, thank you. new at 5:00 now, police in
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bucks county are looking for the person who center one trucker to the hospital and put several others in danger. they say the suspect was throwing bricks off of an overpass into traffic along the pennsylvania turnpike. "action news" reporter trish hartman is live near that overpass on bristol oxford valley road in bristol township with the latest on the investigation. trish. >> reporter: rick, pennsylvania state police say someone was throwing bricks and rocks from this overpass here behind me hitting three trucks last night and injuring one man. we spoke to that truck driver who says he's lucky he didn't lose his eye. we met up with truck driver randy blake on his way home to west virginia still in shock after a harrowing night. >> somebody could be that stupid to do something that heinous just for the kicks of itism randy was driving eastbound on the pennsylvania turnpike in bristol township around 6:00 p.m. when out of nowhere a brick came crashing through his windshield as he drove under bristol oxford valley road. >> hit me in the head.
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i maintained control of the vehicle, got off the exit. actually drove all the way down around and drove to the wawa. >> reporter: another driver called 911 when he saw randy's face covered in blood. he ended up with 16 stitches a broken eye socket and a fractured jaw. randy's wife drove six hours to the hospital when she got the call. >> i nearly dropped everything and i've never driven up here before. it was 8:30 at night. i was scared to death. >> reporter: state police say two other truck drivers had their windshields smashed by rocks and bricks around the same time. those drivers were not hurt. to make matters worse, randy says he was hauling flammable material. >> could have lost my eye. i could have wrecked and not only killed me but killed hundreds of other people, you know, on the interstate. >> reporter: randy says while he won't stop driving, he is still hoping for an arrest. >> this is how we feed our families, you know, and they're out there almost taking it away from us. >> reporter: now, randy
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blake will have to come back to temple hospital for surgery to repair his eye socket. if you have any idea who is responsible, state police would like to hear from you. we're live in bristol township bucks county, trish hartman, channel6 "action news." monica. >> thank you trish. police in gloucester county are looking for a driver after a woman was killed this morning in a hit and run crash. it happened at 5:30 a.m. on route 55 here in glassboro. according to police, 32-year-old annabella aponte hit a tree then got out of her car to look for help. that's when she was hit. and that driver sped off. gray hall will have more on the investigation for us coming up tonight at 6:00. >> all right, turning to accuweather it was a soggy start to the weekend that's for sure but an improvement is on the way. looking live outside right now sky6 hd showing you a dreary ben franklin bridge. if you can see it between the raindrops there much after days of gloom and damp weather the sun will make its triumphant return over the weekend. and meteorologist cecily tynan is at the big board with the first look at the forecast. hey, cecily.
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>> hi, rick. our weather will definitely be gradually improving over the weekend. today though a miserable day. double scan live showing that heavy rain that moved over us today is now across western pennsylvania, in new york state and the low pressure is essentially right over us and it's what's known as being vertically stacked. the upper level low is directly over the surface low and when that happens the storm system starts to weaken. that being said, we still have some rounds of rain before this system completely fizzles out. the heaviest rain right now is right over the delaware bay and you can see how it's pivoting up to the north and west, it's heading through middletown right now, it will be shifting just south of newark, delaware and we will see a few additional showers, but the steady heavy rain is over and we got a soaking today. generally about an inch to about an inch and a quarter. so, we could use some drying out and we will get it over the weekend. it will gradually improve. mother's day is looking fantastic once we get around
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mid morning and i am tracking the return of the 70's. i'll talk more about that in the full accuweather forecast. monica. >> all right. thank you cecily. a woman whose grandson was killed when he tried to attend her viewing was laid to rest this morning. friends and family gathered for rosa serrano's funeral at may funeral home at fourth and walnut in camden but just last night 22-year-old jonathan vasquez was shot and killed outside that same funeral home as he was getting ready to go in. police have not made any arrests. >> marple newtown senior high school in newtown square was briefly put on lockdown this morning after an empty shell casing was found in a locker room. officials say they found the shell casing during first period. the school was put on lockdown as a precaution for about two hours while police investigated. no one was hurt and no arrests have been made. police in south philadelphia are searching for three teenaged suspects who robbed two 14-year-old boys at knife point. they reloosed this surveillance video of them. happened back in march on the
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800 block of south darien street. police say the suspect stole an iphone and $11 then skateboarded away. if you know who they are, you're asked to contact police. >> people who have family members in jail gathered today to protest what they call unfair prison sentences. the coalition to abolish death by incarceration held a press conference today in center city. these brothers sisters and mothers are calling for compassion and the possibility of redemption for juvenile sentenced to life. >> time in you for a check of that action new traffic report friday night folks action to get home but miss the soggy level out there. >> good luck driving home. we'll go to matt and see where the trouble is. >> beautiful evening, isn't it? windshield wipers here in south philadelphia on the platt bridge right by 95. these are the eastbound lanes and we had a crash just up ahead at the mid span, it just cleared out a couple minutes ago so the eastbound delay here on the platt headed toward 26th street away from the airport is starting to thin but at this .95 and the
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girard point bridge might still be a better bet for you. crashes also cleared from the pennsylvania turnpike eastbound by norristown. the bad news is still just 12 miles per hour there. and you don't want to use 23 instead. there's still a sinkhole in bridgeport, so flint hill road gets you around that. you also don't want to use the schuylkill expressway eastbound instead. there's a crash there by gulph mills. looks like we're having trouble switching the camera but crash on the schuylkill eastbound by gulph mills. now it's on the shoulder there we go making some progress with that one. still flooded on the boulevard by miller's ale house. bustleton avenue or academy road are some alternates. we'll check it again rick and monica in the next half hour. >> sounds good. thank you sir. much more ahead on "action news" at 5:00 donald trump continues to face a series of road blocks as he continues to push for the white house. ahead at 5:30 big names in the gop who are refusing to vote for trump in november. >> but first it is fitness friday and with memorial day just about three weeks away ali gorman is health to you get beach body ready.
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the tweaks you can make to your fitness routine when "action news" comes right back. i did that last night actuall actually.
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>> there was cause for celebration in north philadelphia today. thousands of students graduated from temple university, a packed house
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this morning here at the liacouras center. the university graduated its biggest class yet. "action news" reporter katherine scott was on hand for today's joyous ceremony. >> reporter: temple's class of 2016, it's the largest in the university's history. more than 9300 in all. the students became graduates in the liacouras center today as family and friends cheered them on. >> i'm going out to my mom and dad. tomorrow is the party. >> this is my master's degree so lots of work, coming home if work and doing schoolwork at night while my husband makes dinner. he was very supportive so it's been a long time coming. >> ♪ >> reporter: the class comes from 76 countries, 49 states, 22 u.s. territories and 56 pennsylvania counties. now they're all temple made. >> i'm really excited to get out in the real world and apply all the knowledge i've learned here. >> i came here knowing a couple of people and i'm
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leaving knowing so many more people. there have been a lot of friendships made. things learned both inside and outside the classroom that are unforgettablism the youngest graduate to earn a bachelor's degree is 20, the oldest 63. some are still figuring out to what to do. others have their plans lined up and ready to go but for now they're savoring these moments that they've worked so hard for. >> i'm just celebrating with family and friends, same people who are by my side the entire time. i have four children and my family they helped me. they babysat did whatever they needed to do and i love them imi always love this fun little tidbits about the graduating class. there are 14 sets of twins in the graduating class this year, there are 167 people named michael, that's the most common name by far and 30 of the graduates have birthdays today so they have a little something extra to celebrate. in north philadelphia, katherine scott, channel6 "action news. >> the artwork of delaware high school students helped kick off tourism week in
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newark today. william penn high school students joined with the owner of penn's place for today's big event. they set up displays at the welcome center on i-95 to show people what kind of things they can see and do in the area. penn's place is believed to be the house where william penn spent his first night in the new world during the 1600s. a local family is fighting to get their child back. authorities suspect abuse but the parents say a rare medical condition is to blame. investigative reporter wendy saltzman has a preview of tonight's special report. >> reporter: a three month old infant ripped from his parents home. local doctors say he suffered nearly two dozen fractures while in their care. >> he had multiple fractures all throughout his body from the ribs, to the fingers. >> i was baffled because i didn't understand how he could have so many fractures. >> reporter: could a rare disorder and a nutrient deficient see due from nursing be to blame. >> i wanted to prove it was
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not child abuse and i wanted to prove there's something wrong, there was an explanation. >> reporter: plus we've learned this isn't the first time one of the doctors has been accused of mistaking a medical condition for abuse. don't miss my exclusive investigation, the fight for caesar tonight at 11:0 11:00
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>> ♪ >> health check tonight, it is fitness friday an local trainer has a special workout to help you get ready for the beach. >> health reporter and registered nurse ali gorman joins us at the big board with more on that. >> rick you'll like this. the overall message is you don't have to do anything drastic to see results. doing small consistent changes can get you closer to a beach body in time for the summer season. beach season is coming soon. to get ready fitness trainer carly reuben stein has created a beach ball workout. >> the first exercise sit against the wall. >> she takes me and marisa rosenthal through the four moves. the first a wall squat. while also squeezing the beach ball. >> tuck firming into the beach ball. press it up and bring it in. >> your weight should be on your heels and you'll feel this in both lower and upper body. >> this is harder than it looks. >> next we transition to alternating lunches agai
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alternating lunges. if you want more intensity add a jump. the third move works your core and obliques. >> up and down, up and when you're ready and you feel stable lift those legs off the ground. >> the last move is push-ups with reach. you can modify by going on your knees or make it more difficult by staying on your toes and placing the ball farther away. >> then you got reach a little further to hit it. carly says do each move for 30 seconds with 10 seconds transition time. repeat the circuit four or five times, three to four times a week. >> i think small changes go a long way. >> she says if you keep consistent with this simple workout and make just small tweaks to your diet, it's easier to maintain and you will see results. and as for the tweaks to your diet again they're small changes but if done consistently they can make a difference even in just 30 days. i posted the tips on my facebook page. you can also find them along
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with a step by step instruction for the beach ball workout on check. >> thank you. >> that works with tennis balls, too. did you ever try that. >> i don't think it has the same effect. >> he's never tried it. >> thank you ali. >> looking live outside still to come on "action news" we check that dreary forecast for your friday night. monica. >> there's the commodore barry bridge if you can peak through the raindrops. meteorologist cecily tynan with an exclusive accuweather five day forecast that has some hope when we come right back. tire selection of beautiful cascade shades. let the sun shine in. or don't. it's all good. blinds to go. blinds for life.
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>> the brandywine valley's most stylish sporting eve vendor set for this week. the point to point horse races happen on s & p at the winterthur museum garden and library in wilmington. it's the second largest professional sporting event in delaware and we'll be streaming the whole thing live on our web site at and our own meteorologist cecily tynan will be presenting the big prizes sunday afternoon in the winner's circle. she was trying the decide which hat to wear. >> pretty ones. i voted for the green. >> i voted for the fez. >> that wasn't a choice. it's on my facebook page. the problem when you have a big hat on sunday it's going to be really windy so it's probably going to be flying -- it's going to be like the flying nun.
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but at least we'll have some sunshine on sunday so it should be nice for point to point. i'm excited about going there and i'm excited to get rid of this, the rain. storm tracker6 live double scan showing that fortunately most of our areas are rain free but we do have a batch of some heavy rain that's moving through new castle county right now, crossing route 40, route one and you can see how it's really pivoting in towards the northwest over middletown right now and we will see he some more scattered showers, some more drizzle as we head through the overnight hours but that steady rain fortunately that we had earlier today is now gone as the storm system is weakening. but temperatures yet again stuck in the 50's. philadelphia 55. allentown 54. wilmington 52. cape may 52. it was cold and raw. average high for this time of the year 71. nothing near that and this is a live shot taking a look from the pagoda over reading and you can see that we do have some low clouds and fog developing so tonight if you're traveling you do want to be careful, i know
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tonight's a big prom night and visibility will be a factor. philadelphia the visibility now has dropped below a mile, .8 of a mile, allentown two and a half, trenton 2 miles and wilmington one and half. so tonight we'll have some mist, we'll have some fog but again it's not going to be as rainy as earlier today. satellite6 along with action radar showing that storm system right now vertically stacked. it's weakening so it will essentially be kind of falling in on itself and that means we'll slowly get out of this gloomy weather. the problem, though, we still have these winds off the ocean, so coastal flood warning continues until 1 o'clock saturday morning for moderate flooding. the ocean high tide between 7:30 and 9:30, about two hours later in the back bay and an advisory for the delaware river. future tracker showing tomorrow morning lots of clouds temperatures in the 50's. a couple scattered showers as we head into the afternoon you can see a couple things happen. first of all, we see some peeks of sunshine but with the
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afternoon instability we also see some spotty showers just popping up, not widespread but it won't be completely dry. so the five day at 5:00 showing tomorrow some scattered showers but also some sunshine, some peeks of sunshine, 66. sunday could have a shower around, 7 o'clock in the morning and then the sunshine is back for hours looking really news. it will be breezy, though, with a high of 70 for mother's day. monday gorgeous, 72. on tuesday 78 and wednesday some scattered showers and thunderstorms, 78 degrees and adam will let you know if more storms are in the forecast later next week in the accuweather forecast coming up in about 20 minutes, guys. >> okay. thanks cecily. >> much more ahead in our next half hour of "action news" at 5:00. three people lose their lives in a crash in the lehigh valley. authorities say it all could have been prevented. we'll explain. >> also a moving tribute to police officers who gave their lives in the line of duty in montgomery county. >> plus, some new moms get an extra special surprise along with their little bundles of joy. we'll show you who showed up at the nursery. i guess you can figure it out
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>> ♪ >> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, jaime apody, rick
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williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> hello again. here's what's happening on "action news" friday night. dissention in the ranks of the national republican party as several major figures declare they will not support presumptive nominee donald trump. what one former presidential candidate said today. also a lasting tribute to a local tuskegee airman who is gone but certainly not for got 10. what his family received today. and mothers who deliver babies at temple university hospital will have a life saving tool to take home with them with their new bundling of joy. >> now to the latest in the 2016 race for the white house. two of the most powerful republicans in the united states are on opposite sides tonight. >> that's right. house speaker paul ryan and presumptive presidential nominee donald trump declared they are not ready to support one another further deepening the growing rift within the gop. >> relax and be gracious and i'll talk to paul and we'll try to work on this.
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>> republican national committee chairman says the meeting is scheduled next thursday with trump and republican leaders to "begin unifying the party." >> hillary clinton is continuing her campaigning across california today. the democratic frontrunner was met by protestors outside her event yesterday. and abc news has learned that the fbi will likely ask former secretary of state hillary clinton for an interview in the coming days concerning her private e-mail account that she used while secretary of state. clinton's deputy chief of staff at that time was interviewed yesterday. >> democrat bernie sanders is still pushing along with his campaign vowing to take the battle to the convention here in philadelphia. he is headed to the garden state this weekend for several events. sunday he'll hold a rally at rutgers university in new brunswick and that's on sunday evening and then sanders will meet supporters in atlantic city next monday morning.
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>> meanwhile established republicans are split as to whether to support the presumptive nominee donald trump. today former vice president dick cheney announced he will support the donald. he added he's always supported the gop nominee and that won't stop. however, current senator and former presidential candidate lindsey graham says he will not back donald trump backing out of the rnc pledge he signed when the political season began. >> the donald trump congratulations you did a hell of a thing much you beat me and everybody else and i just really believe that the republican party has been conned here and this guy is not a reliable conservative republican. >> late today jeb bush also announced he will not back donald trump also going back on the rnc pledge he signed to support whoever would be the gop nominee. bush added hillary clinton won't get his vote, either. >> president obama also weighed in on the presidential race today saying it needs to be taken very seriously. the president says there is a
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definite debate going on within the republican party about its identity and ideology. he added it is important that the media look past the "circus and spectacle and report the facts." >> every candidate, every nominee needs to be subject to the exacting standards and genuine scrutiny. it means that you got to make sure that their budgets add up. it means that if they say they got an answer to a problem, that it is actually plausible. >> president obama added he's not endorsing any candidate just yet because he wants voters he says to cast their own ballots and decide for themselves. world news tonight with david muir will have much more on the growing rift between the republican party and donald trump as well as the other big news from the campaign trail. you can watch that following "action news" at 6:00. >> in other news tonight, authorities say speeding led up to a crash that killed three people in bethlehem. happened around 1:15 a.m. near
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willow park road and first street. police say the driver was speeding and hit three parked cars. the vehicle then caught fire. one man was able to get out and he's being treated for severe burns tonight. police found three other victims inside the burning car. their names have not yet been released. philadelphia detectives are looking for the man in this surveillance video. they say he and another man tried to rob two other men in north philadelphia last saturday morning. it happened near 24th and clifford streets. when one of the victims fought back against the attack, he was shot. that man was taken to the hospital in critical condition. authorities want to hear from you if you recognize the suspect. >> a retired philadelphia police officer convicted of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl learned his fate today. a judge sentenced walter sassy to up to two years in prison. investigators say sassy met his victim while working at the courtesy stables in andorra. he was arrested in march 2014. sassy's attorneys immediately filed an appeal.
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it will be heard at a later date. in the meantime he remains under house arrest. >> from our delaware news room wilmington police detectives have turned over most of the evidence in the death of amy joyner-francis to the delaware attorney general's out of. the 16-year-old died after a fight at howard high school of technology. three girls allegedly involved have been suspended from school. the ag's office will determine what if any criminal charges should be filed in that case. police in new jersey are looking for this man who robbed a haddon township camden county bank yesterday. it happened at the wells fargo branch on cuthbert boulevard. authorities say the man walked in at 2:30 and handed the teller a note demanding money. he took the cash and ran off. he never showed a weapon and reportedly no one was hurt. >> the body of a u.s. navy s.e.a.l. killed during combat in iraq will arrive at dover air force base today. navy petty officer first classes charms keating the fourth was shot and killed tuesday during a gun battle with isis fighters.
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keating will be buried in san diego california. he's the third u.s. service member to be killed in combat in iraq since 2014. >> today in montgomery county the 28 law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty since 1917 were honored during a solemn memorial. more than 100 family members, friends and police officers gathered inside the courthouse in norristown for the ceremony. montgomery county d.a. kevin steele also thanked the montgomery county police officers for all the excellent work that they do every day. the widow a local tuskegee airman wanted to honor her late husband for his suffer to the nation tan her wish came true. congressman brendan boyle met with barbara pitts of wyncote and her family. he gave her a congressional citation in honor of thomas pits. she wanted something to give to her children that proved her husband's dedication to our country. >> it's most important to honor them, you know, because
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we don't have but so many, you know, heroes and people to look to and i feel that this is something that everybody should become aware of. >> thomas pits was a member of the 332nd fighter group and the 477th bombard. group. he passed away back in 2007 before he could attend a white house medal ceremony for surviving tuskegee airmen. >> still ahead on "action news," it may look like an ordinary box but doctors at temple university hospital say this is a lifesaver for moms and their newborns. ali gorman with details coming up. >> speaking of moms a mother in tell wear is setting the example for mothers all across the can untree and she's earned a big prize for it. we'll have her story. adam. >> and that sunshine will return in full force for all the mothers out there on sunday. right now we have low pressure winding up and the heavy rain is beginning to exit. we'll take a closer look at double scan coming up in accuweather. >> and jaime apody has
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phillies, eagles an preview of tomorrow's kentucky derby coming up in sports when "action news" continues in just a moment.
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>> moms and their newborns will sleep more soundly thanks to a program available at temple university hospital. >> it provides new mother with supplies even a safe place for their babies to sleep when they go home. >> reporter and registered nurse ali gorman joins us with more. what a great idea ali. >> yeah, it's a very good and simple idea. it's known as a baby box. this is what it looks like. it's a box with a very thin mattress. now the baby box program was started in finland. at the time they had the highest infant mortality rate but this program cut it in half. and the hope is it will have the same effect here in philadelphia. >> the box is to be placed on the floor at all times. >> reporter: victoria mack is one of the first mothers at temple university hospital to receive a baby box. it's designed to give baby like two day old rain a safe sleeping environment. >> infant sleep should be boring. they should sleep alone on their backs in their own cribs. >> reporter: and with nothing inside. >> no toys, no clothing, no
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pacifiers, no bottles. >> reporter: temple's director of nursing jennifer rodriguez says the rate of sudden infant death indrome or sids in philadelphia is double the national average. >> the biggest cause is co-sleeping. they don't have a safe sleep environment. that's the number one cause of suffocation, sudden infant death syndrome or sids. she says temple will give 3,000 baby boxes and extra supplies to mothers. that's about the number of babies born in a year there. the hope is it will keep more babies safe. for new mom brianna devereaux she says having the box saved her money and gives her reassurance that her baby will be safe while sleeping. she also likes that it's portable. >> you just place him in the box what room you're in and keep an eye on him. >> reporter: victoria who is a mom to three admits it can be tough when you're tired and breastfeeding. >> sometimes when you have the baby laying up against you,
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it's -- it makes it very easy to fall asleep with the baby. >> reporter: but having the box right next to the bed will make things easier and safer for little rain. helping mom achieve her goal. >> just to give him the best future that he can possibly have. >> reporter: and temple university hospital will be doing follow-up research to see if this helps lower the infant mortality rate. the hope is and the expect is that it will and then it can be brought to more communities. rick and monica, back over to you. >> okay. >> thank you ali. >> thanks ali. >> time to get a check of the traffic friday night. >> one more time matt pelman take eight weigh. >> watch something big jersey jams on this soggy evening rick and monica like in cherry hill westbound side of 70 at old orchard road it's a slow crawl because just up ahead on 70 westbound by 295 there's an accident that's blocking two lanes. you can see the speeds of just 11 miles per hour as come away from the old marlton circle. stay up on church road or down on kresson road as alternates around 70 westbound. this is 295 by 38.
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had a crash here in the southbound lanes. looks like it just cleared out. and our crash on the schuylkill eastbound at gulf mills has been pushed off to the side so we're still jammed here as you come eastbound away from 202 out of king of prussia but the jam isn't quite as long as it was before. still it's definitely a slow go and you don't want to use the turnpike eastbound instead. speeds there are just around 12 miles per hour. if you are using ridge pike well there's a crash there at allen wood road and 23 remains blocked in bridgeport because of a sinkhole so flint hill road could possibly get you around that. i think route 30 lancaster avenue could also be a better bet this afternoon. rick and monica, enjoy your weekend. >> all right, you do the same. thank you again matt. time for sports. jamie is here. phillies are in florida tonight and they're playing a lot better than they were this time last year. >> it's exciting. if unto watch. take miami vice you add an n. team heads down south for three with the fish. marlins are hot so is vince velasquez. four and one with a 1.44 era
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out of five starts he held opponents scoreless. then there was one. the eagles signed seven of their eight draft picks. carson wentz the last man standing. today the team agreed to terms on four year deals with third round picks isaac sumol and their tackle. you were laughing. you can't hear it. we'll learn his name. fifth round pick from tcu. we'll get to see these guys in action one week from today. wentz should be signed by then. big man brandon brooks signed big. the offensive lineman inked a five year, 40 million-dollar deal with the birds in march. today imto speak at whitemarsh today. brooks played a game called financial football with these kids and i had a chance to catch up with him about eagles
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football. is he excite about getting to work? >> very exciting. got the number two pick in carson wentz him coming in, getting the work and learning from both sam and chase, you know, both guys who have done good things in this league and i think in the locker room we're building something really special our chemistry is good. everybody is getting extra reps working hard. coach pederson has been awesome. looking forward to big things and kind of shocking some people as far as what we do this year. >> you're not worried about the situation at all? sam is going to be with the team on the field in your opinion. >> yeah, i'm not too worried about it. he's dealing with what he has to deal with but i know he'll be back and when he comes back he'll work hard and do what he has to do. >> speaking of working hard brooks quite comfortable in the classroom setting considering he's pursuing his mba at wharton. a great story. that's coming up at 6:00. he's a local kid who hit the big time on draft night. giants selected eli apple with the tenth pick and today the voorhees native signed a four
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year deal reportedly worth about $14 million. claims he's not an eagles fan. i can tell you his mom and dad are or were. the cornerback says here's what the birds nfc east rivals will get from him. >> i'm a worker. i want to show them i'm somebody that's willing to take coaching try to get better every day and somebody out there just grinding. >> apple's mom annie a former channel six intern was sent brownies by nfl commissioner roger goodell because she complained on twitter there were no deserts at the draft for parents. grab your favorite fancy hat and your mint julep. tomorrow the kentucky derby. nyquist is the overall favorite and his trainer has a sports analogy. >> first round draft pick we paid 4,000 for him. he's really well thought of. had an amazing rookie career and now here he is in his second season and he's going for the championship.
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>> facebook cecily has got some hats ready. >> they were cool. >> going wear all of them. >> every five minutes change hats. >> i like the blue one. >> i like the green one. >> thank you jamie. >> hundreds of gymnasts will spend the weekend competing in wildwood, new jersey. it's all part of the annual new jersey state gymnastics championships taking place through sunday at the wildwoods convention center the event kick off this afternoon with some balance beam practice. the athletes will be competing on the floor balance beam uneven bars and the vault. prizes will be awarded at the end of the weekend. >> they're amazing. a mother from delaware is being honored by a national organization today. michelle wall was named mother of the year during a ceremony at silver lake elementary school in middletown. her two daughters took part in that presentation. wall was given the award by american mothers for being an active parent and a member of the school board. she will serve as an ambassador for moms across the country.
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>> some new moms got an early mother's day surprise this afternoon at thomas jefferson university hospital in center city. the philly phanatic was dressed in scrubs as he congratulated the moms and officially welcomed their babies as the newest members of the inaugural phillies newborn club. each new baby was presented with a personalized phillies birth certificate sneakers and a rookie of the year bib. not bad. how about some tickets? >> and a little phanatic doll pretty cute. let's see what's happening with the weather. anything. >> fantastic.
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the second half of the weekend with the sunshine finally returning as we're breaking the pattern down. as we take a look at double scan live radar most of the steady rain is gone for a majority of our area. a few lingering light showers, some patchy mist across southeastern pennsylvania, southern parts of new jersey but there's that one batch you see of bright color there south of wilmington and new castle county that is pulling through port penn north of middletown right along route 301, 301 there, route 40 and also i-95 as you head south of wilmington and. still dealing with some pockets of moderate to heavy rainfall but soon this will pivot its way into the state of maryland and then we'll only deal with some of those light scattered showers passing through the region for the rest of the overnight. as we look at sky6 live right now in atlantic city southbound there was some patch of blue that developed about an hour and a half, two hours ago in many of the shore communities but the clouds have pulled back in so still very gloomy and also the water is very choppy as we do have
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that coastal flood warning in effect for high tide this evening, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. for some moderate coastal flooding. 50 in trenton right now, 54 in allentown, 55 in reading. 52 degrees excuse me philadelphia, 52 reading, 52 on the boardwalk as those winds as you can see are still pulling in piling up along the shore. and as we take a look at satellite and radar you see the spin here. this is a pretty powerful low that has wound itself up and because it's so tightly wound up it's going to take awhile to unravel so to speak, so that will slowly lap as we go into the beginning of the weekend but you can see a lot of bright colors on the radar have now faded. so that high tide 7:30 to 9:30 with the shore concerns. widespread street flooding is expected here during the time of high tide. wave heights between 5 feet and 8 feet which will cause some beach erosion as well. mist and drizzle overnight, breezy and raw with temperatures only in the 40's with that northeasterly wind eight to 16 miles an hour. tomorrow we're back into the
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60's with the exception of the shore, still in the 50's. scattered showers, a lot of clouds still tomorrow. better than today with some peeks of sun developing during the afternoon but that sun will be back here on mother's day. there will be a few showers very early in the morning so you may be waking up early, you may say where is the sun? it's going to return mid mourning and especially in the afternoon boosting the high to 70 degrees but it will be breezy in the afternoon but we're not going to mind that wind given the sun. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, scattered showers, a few peeks of sun tomorrow but again it come back here sunday late morning into the afternoon at 70. mild pleasant some high clouds monday, 72 degrees. upper 70's on tuesday and wednesday. tuesday looks dry. wednesday could have a quick system rolling through with some scattered downpours and thunderstorms. dry as it's looking right now thursday before more rain is likely on friday with a temperature of 70 degrees so,
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rick spoil your wife and monica i hope those boys shower you with gifts. >> call your mother too. more news when we come back. stay with us.
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>> a group of carpenters spent their afternoon testing their skills at the annual carpenters apprentice competition in northeast philadelphia. contestants participated in five categories. it was part of the council of carpenters 25th annual open house. >> jim gardner and the "action news" team standing by with these stories and and more at 6 o'clock. a trucker injured by bricks tossed over an overpass on the pennsylvania turnpike speaks about the ordeal. >> plus police in south jersey search for a hit and run driver who left a woman dead on the side of route 55. those stories and more coming up next. and now for adam joseph, cecily tynan jaime apody, rick williams, i'm monica malpass: >> happy mother's day.
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rodgers, meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> ♪ >> friday night police arrest two suspects in an attack on school officers. and a record number of temple graduates get their degrees today. but the big story on "action news" tonight is a day of drenching rain and we're not quite through yet. we have had our share of flooding problems in philadelphia today and down the shore. this is the way it looked on roosevelt boulevard as police had to close the southbound inner lanes at grant avenue. and high water was causing issues for motorists on shore road in absecon and the black horse pike in west atlantic
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city. that road has been closed westbound. the big question, how long does this last? can can't we get some better weather for the weekend, cecily tynan? >> and jim we certainly will. i know everyone is really tired of the wet gloomy weather. the worst of it is over. double scan live showing that steady heavy rain that we had earlier today has now pushed over western pennsylvania but this low pressure is still here. it's just spinning. it's what's known as being vertically stacked now. the surface low is right under the upper level low. when that happens, the storm system will weaken but it just takes awhile. we don't have a lot of heavy rain but i have been tracking this one batch that's been moving through new castle county. it's right over 301 between newark and middletown and you can see how this is pushing to the west. it's crossing 40 right now. it will be heading to i-95 and we will see a few more scattered showers as we head through the evening hours. but not as much rain as earlier today. the rainfall totals showing that this was a soaki


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