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history, won on a single ticket and new jersey correspondent nora muchanic joins us live outside the 7-eleven store on chambers street where those winning numbers were picked. hi, nora. >> reporter: hi, monica, rick. when you take the federal and state taxes out of this it comes to $284 million, still nothing to sneeze at and tonight we're waiting to find out exactly who bought that winning ticket. now, we know it was purchased last tuesday here at 5:20. the owner say after looking at surveillance tape they believe it's a regular customer, a woman whose identity is still unknown. >> it's exciting. like this is definitely something that only happens once in your lifetime. i still can't believe it. luis sandoval is the clerk who sold the winning powerball ticket. today lottery officials handed over a $30,000 commission check to his bosses, the owners of the 7-eleven on chambers street who are eager to have the winner, the regular customer here come forward. >> it's amazing. you know, i just -- i'm so happy. i just hope that it brings something positive to their
life. it's definitely life changing. >> reporter: reporters crowded outside the 7-eleven hoping to meet the winner but 33 haven't come forward yet. besides getting a lawyer and signing the back of the ticket new jersey's lottery director has this advice for whoever has the ticket. >> i'm advising the winner to bring the ticket in for us to validate it and start that process so that it's safeguarded. >> reporter:. >> reporter: i checked my powerball ticket today. four bucks doesn't come close to 284 million. there's definitely lots of buzz and excitement here. customers at this 7-eleven are thrilled someone local is the winner. while disappointed it wasn't them. >> every single day stop here for coffee and the lottery. that's the only day we got in late. >> reporter: ouch. >> trenton has been hit with a lot of scandals in politics, some not so nice things so for finally something if to happen to someone here it's great. >> reporter: well, it's been a busy day here at 7-eleven, a
news conference dozens of reporters and cameras and curious customers wandering to know who the winner is. if that's you and you're watching sign that ticket get a lawyer and call the lottery and if you don't mind call me after that. live in trenton, i'm nora muchanic channel6 "action news." monica. >> thank you, nora. prisoner who escaped a minimum security prison in hammonton last week is back in custody tonight. "action news" was the first and only station overhead when the nearly week long manhunt ended here on the garden state parkway in lacy township. arthur buckel did not struggle as police took him into custody. buckel wall spotted on surveillance video at a rest to. last night officers searched a wooded area nearby in the early morning hours putting an entire community on edge. >> yeah, we had heard that he might have been hiding in some of these houses but i guess that was not true. the cops were here last night looking under the houses that are under construction in case he tried to get in there which is something he might have done. >> buckel has since been taken to the state prison in trenton for a medical evaluation.
officials have not yet said how he escaped. >> now to the philadelphia eagles. big news for the face of the franchise tonight. quarterback sam bradford is back in the nest. >> that after days of drama and uncertainty surrounding bradford's status with the team. >> "action news" sports director ducis rodgers joins us now with more. was it any surprise that he would eventually come back. >> will he to come back. >> he had no choice, right. >> this was an unnecessary distraction at the end of the day. the stalemate between sam bradford and the eagles came to an end when bradford showed up at the team's training facility he's saying all the right things now. bradford worked out with his teammates today. these are voluntary workouts, those are the ones bradford skipped out on after the eagles drafted their quarterback of the future in carson wentz. bradford and his agent requested a trade very publicly. mind you he had just signed a two year, 35 millions dollars contract in march with $22 million guaranteed. eagles were steadfast and consistent in their response to there trade request.
they had no plans to trade himly they want bradford to be their starting quarterback. bradford issued this statement: like i said he's saying all the right things now. he splay to spend -- mend some fences with teammates in the locker room. >> thank you ducis. >> a show down shaping up between state lawmakers and the federal government about a law that limits protections for lgbt people. about 90 minutes ago the department of justice filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the state of north carolina. according to u.s. attorney general loretta lynch, the state's house bill two amounts to state sponsored discrimination. this comes after the state's governor filed his own lawsuit asking a judge to keep the law in effect.
we'll have much more on this brewing legal fight coming up tonight at 5:30. >> we are learning more about the man accused in last week's deadly shooting spree in maryland. the alleged gunman made his first court appearance today and now he is facing murder charges. abc's elizabeth hur live in new york with more on this story. >> reporter: monica we learned today the suspect rendered a car and turned his phone off to try to avoid being tracked but we are told he simply could not see well enough to drive out of the area after losing his glasses. charged in a shooting spree that left three people dead and three others injured, eulalio tordil has been ordered by a judge to remain in jail. >> the maximum penalty that mr. tordil, life without the possibility of parole. >> reporter: eulalio tordil's run from authorities came to an end on friday his arrest caught on surveillance cameras as police took down one of their own an officer with the federal protective service put on administrative
leave after he was ordered to stay away from his wife when she accused him of beating her. tordil stands accused of killing his estranged wife gladys and wounding a bystander outside of a maryland high school thursday. >> three down. >> reporter: the next day authorities say tordil struck again at maryland's montgomery mall firing eight shots trying to carjack a woman. >> she screamed and two men unknown to her came to her rescue. one of those individuals was shot and killed. the other individual was in very serious condition. >> reporter: the man killed has been identified as malcolm wynnefield. prosecutors say tordil continued on to a supermarket where three more shots were fired and he fatally shot claude dean molina in what appears to be another botched carjacking. >> there were some ♪ that were seized after the first killing in prince george's county that indicated that at the defendant might be suicidal or might attempt to
be involved in a shootout with the police. >> reporter: well, police say they have recovered what they believe is the gun used in the shootings but authorities are now investigating how that weapon was not seized as part of that protection order issued against the suspect. we are live in new york, i'm elizabeth hur for channel6 "action news. back to you. >> elizabeth thank you. police in camden county are releasing new information about a major drug bust. last friday police raided homes in gloucester township and winslow township after a months long investigation. inside they found a a so-called significant amount of heroin, several ounces of cocaine cash and a gun. four alleged drug dealers were arrested including the ring's suspected leader curtis williams. their bail ranges from $10,000 to $400,000. >> an suv ended up on its roof after an accident here in the olney section of philadelphia. this was there scene around 6:30 this morning on olney avenue near ogontz. we're told three vehicles in
all collided. a tow truck uprighted the suv that flipped and hauled it away. there were no reports of injuries in the crash. the cause is still not known. >> the delaware state senate is set to vote tomorrow on a bill that would ban the sale of a popular cough suppressant to minors. that prohibits the sale of dsm to anyone under 17. the measure is aimed at keeping kids from using it to get high. the bill already passed in the house last month. >> time for a check of our "action news" traffic report monday night. >> let's take it live to matt pelman to see what's going on. how was your weekend matt. >> my weekend was great. how was your mother's day. >> it was nice. >> i'm sure it was. >> that's next month, fathers day. >> live along 295 in burlington county. southbound go the taillights by 541. up ahead there's a crash on the shoulder but as you can see it's any other slowing us down a whole lot at this point. first day of the week it seems
appropriate to check with the ones so here on route one the roosevelt boulevard locked up like normal headed northbound up to broad street. north of the boulevard don't forget adams avenue closed today for four months for bridge work over tacony creek. by the concorde pizza there's a crash along baltimore pike route one at stony bank road. in chester county in west grove there's another crash on route one, the oxford bypass portion just past 796 so going to be a little slow through there as well. in honey brook chester county a wreck along route 10 near woodland drive and in horsham by hatboro horsham high school watch out for a crash along horsham road at tournament drive. we'll check it again, rick and monica, coming up in the next half hour. >> thank you, matt. much more still to come on "action news" at 5:00 tonight. in health check experts are calling a worrisome trend an epidemic. new statistics about children and e-cigarettes that researchers say is reason for major concern for parents. >> the environmental cause that had one oscar nominated actor getting down and dirty
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>> health check tonight. electronic cigarettes have become a rising danger to small children. >> health reporter and registered nurse ali gorman at the big board to share new information about it. ali. >> child safety experts are calling it an epidemic. the number of children who have gotten sick from electronic cigarettes has skyrocketed 15 fold in just over three years. roughly once every three hours poison control centers get a call about a young child touching an e-cigarette inhaling its vapor or what are ling liquid nicotine. about 90 percent of the injuries are from swalin swallo. the effects can be deadly. >> can cause severe medical outcan comes including coma seizures and respiratory arrest. in this study we had one death due to exposure to liquid nicotine. >> reporter: in july e-cigarette makers will be required to put liquid
nicotine in child resistant bottles. many experts also want to ban on nicotine that comes in flavors that are attractive to kids like fruit and candy. a british cruise ship left portland maine this weekend and is continuing its journey despite more than 250 passengers falling ill. the most likely culprit is the norovirus which can cause nausea vomiting and diarrhea. at least 15 people are currently required to remain in their cabins. the cdc inspected the ship last week in baltimore and it has been sanitized. the voyage is scheduled to return to england on may 20th. and finally today, if you find medical bills highly confusing, you're not alone. even as a flurries i have trouble figuring some of them out. so now the government, the department of health and human services has launched a contest looking for ideas to design a simpler medical bill. it's called the a bill you can understand challenge. the overall goal is to design
a bill so patients can can easily understand the charges, how much is covered by insurance and if the charges are complete and accurate. now, there are two $5,000 prizes. designers have phil august 30th to submit ideas. we have a link to the challenge on our web site 6abc.com/health check. rick and monica, back to you. >> good luck with that. >> that would be helpful. >> thank you ali. south philadelphia residents now have a yu meek place to get healthcare. they cut the ribbon on a new health and literacy center. it includes children's hospital primary care but a city health center plus a new location for a branch of the free library an city recreation center. it's hoped the multipurpose facility will become a folk call point for thousands of, fot for thousands of people. >> stocks ended the day mixed. worries about overseas market did pull down the price of oil bringing energy companies with it. but healthcare stocks
themselves rose helping markets end the day nearly even. dow fell 34, nasdaq 14, the s & p 500 gained one point by the closing bell. >> coming up tonight on "action news" at 11:00, we're looking into how some retailers may be unfairly taking your cold hard cash. here's investigative reporter wendy saltzman with a preview of tonight's special report. >> reporter: imagine being overcharged every time you check out. that's what one local man says happened to him at one popular store. >> out of seven items i bought that day, four of them they were overcharging me according to the shelf price one as much as a document we tagged along to see just how often you can be paying more at the registe register. >> i checked the price that is made a sizable differencism undercover cameras were rolling as inspectors conduct a price matching investigation. see the surprising results. don't miss this "action news" investigation, overcharged at the checkout tonight at 11:00
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they put on another show at 5:30 tonight again outside city hall. aspiring doctors and nurses marked a milestone in camden today. they graduated from cooper medical school of rowan university. governor chris christie told them to embrace their extraordinary opportunity with great responsibility. he said they will offer wisdom and comfort for patients and their families. >> local high school students teamed up way hollywood star today to help protect water quality in our area. high school students from the academy's women and natural sciences program left hand to take samples today from the tacony creek. environmental scientists were will to help take the samples and make to sure the water is safe. he's been an advocate for clean waters for year. >> we naturally gravitate towards water. it's a luge part of who we are and so i love getting in the water. i spend a lot of time in the water. >> great to have rough low around. demonstration showcased the
work there is part of the delaware river watershed initiative which helps to restore quality to the water in our region. >> captain america topped the box office this weekend. marvel's newest flick captain america civil war grossed more than $180,000,000.01 of the biggest domestic debuts of all time. captain america civil produced by a division of disney the parent company of us here at 6abc. "the jungle book" held onto sector place bringing in more than 21 million over the weekend. mother's day debuted in third place netting 9 million and where dollars. >> still to come on "action news" at 5:00 tonight a check of that forecast for you. >> let's take you live outside sky6 hd showing you atlantic city new jersey where it looks fairly gray out there like rain is about the fall. we'll find out the details. meteorologist cecily tynan with the exclusive accuweather five day when "action news" comes right back. ...clear for take off.
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accuweather. >> this is severe weather season for the plains and they're getting it tonight. in the meantime we're seeing a lot of this, sky6 taking a look at the center city skyline. the clouds are back after the blue skies and bright sunshine for mother's day. and you'll also notice that sky6 shaking a little bit. we've had some gusty winds, winds gusting up to about 35 miles per hour today. temperatures right now are sliding back a little bit. we made it up to 71 degrees earlier but now with the cloud cover dropped down to 66 in philadelphia. allentown 67. trenton 68. and the clouds are thicker to the south so that's where we have the cooler temperatures, wilmington 62, cape may point currently only 60 degrees and you can see those winds out of the southwest generally about eight to 16 miles per hour. and with that southwesterly flow, it also is noticeably more humid than yesterday. now, satellite6 along with action radar showing the same cold front that moved through early yesterday morning that brought us the clouds and some showers, it's coming back but you'll notice that mainly
we're looking at some clouds right now. it's losing a lot of of its moisture but the problem over about the next 24 to 36 hours, that front will kind of be oscillating right over us and that will bring us some unsettled weather mainly in the form of clouds but also a few showers. call from accuweather for tonight, lots of clouds, a spotty shower or two primarily south of philadelphia, philadelphia the low 51. allentown 45. and cape may 52 degrees. so, future tracker showing 11:30 tonight you can see the cloud deck generally from the lehigh valley down to the south a couple spotty showers, nothing more than that and this is the latest computer model run. this shows that around 6 o'clock we will have some generally light showers across south jersey tomorrow morning and it looks like some of that moisture will advance a little bit farther up to the north early in the afternoon, right along the i-95 corridor and areas south some scattered showers and then they will begin to retreat as high pressure begins to move in on wednesday. so, the five day at 5:00 showing tomorrow it's going to
be cooler with a lot of clouds and showers primarily south of philadelphia and we're not talking about all day heavy rain, just on and off showers. the high only 61. wednesday high pressure nudges back in, that will bring us the return of some sunshine. it will be warmer, 73 degrees and thursday that high pressure right over us during the day so that means going to be a nice day, 74 degrees but rain arriving at night and friday bad timing for the dad vail regatta, periods of rain, 71 degrees and some of those leftover showers will linger into saturday with a high of 69. i'll let you know if we can clear those showers out on sunday coming up in the full accuweather 7-day forecast. little bit unsettled this week but not as bad as last week. >> we'll take it. thanks cecily. much more still ahead on "action news" at 5:30, developing news on the brewing battle between the justice department and the state of north carolina over that controversial bathroom law. what federal authorities announced just a short time ago. >> investigators release new information about a fire that killed three people including a little child in montgomery county this weekend.
>> "action news" at 5:00 continues now with the latest on breaking news from delaware. the attorney general's office has just announced that three howard high school students will face criminal charges in the death of 16-year-old amy joyner-francis. joyner-francis was attacked in a high school bathroom last month. she later died at the hospital. according to police, she did have a preexisting heart condition that was aggravated by that assault and eventually led to her death. authorities say only one girl actually hit amy. she is now charged with criminally negligent homicide and those charges could be moved to adult court. they he could carry a sentence of up to eight years in prison for a conviction. the other two girls are charged with criminal conspiracy. that carries a sentence of up to one year in prison. since those girls have no prior records their cases will remain in juvenile court. we have an "action news" crew on the way to wilmington right now and we of course will bring you the very latest on "action news" at 6:00. >> now to a story that's continuing to develop tonight. a battle between a north carolina leaders and the
department of justice. this over that controversial lgbt bathroom law. federal authorities gave the state until the close of business today to agree not to enact the law which would require transgender people to use the public restroom matching the sex on their birth certificate. if not, the state could lose federal education funds. but both sides are digging in for a fight. abc's karen traverse live in washington, d.c. tonight with all the details. karen, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, rick. it was a dave potentially groundbreaking lawsuits. first the state of north carolina assume the federal government for what it calls overreach. and then the justice department firing back asking for a court order to declare this state law discriminatory. north carolina and the federal government squaring off in a heated legal battle. >> how to balance the expectations of privacy and equality. in one of the most private areas of our lives.
>> reporter: hb2 north carolina's so-called bathroom law requires transgender people to use the public restroom that matches their sex on their birth certificate. the department of justice said law violates the federal civil rights of transgender people. >> we are seeking a court order declaring pb2's restroom restriction discriminatory as well as the statewide bar on its enforcement. >> reporter: north carolina's governor today asking for clarity. >> we believe a court rather than a federal agency should tell a state, our nation and employers across the country what the law requires. >> frailly uniformly transgendered rights have been upheld. >> reporter: there's a massive amount of money at stake here. already businesses and entertainers such as bruce springsteen and pearl jam have boycotted north carolina. one study found north carolina could lose up to $4.7 billion
annual in federal education funding. >> it is not a good idea to play chicken with the federal government over federal funds. >> reporter: and this legal battle could have far reaching implications and could even reach the supreme court. north carolina's governor said today that this is something that he is going to keep up his fight and he said this is now a national issue. reporting live from washington, karen travers channel6 "action news. rick. >> karen thank you. a massive wildfire continues to burn in canada. officials say improving weather conditions have helped keep it from spreading. the fire is already burned 400,000 acres and destroyed 1600 homes and other buildings. 80,000 people have been evacuated and many fear what they will find when they return home. >> gotten pictures and our whole street is knocked down. i think there's a couple can houses left. what are you going to go back to? >> officials are working on a plan to start allowing people to return to the oil sands town of fort mcmurray.
an investigation is still under way to find out how the fire started. >> the mexican drug lord joaquin el chapo guzman one step closer to being tried in the u.s. today a judge in mexico ruled that he can be extradited from mexico to the united states to face trafficking charges. that ruling came just days after el chapo was transferred to the maximum security prison near the texas border. he was captured in january after nearly six months on the run following his most recent prison break. el chapo's lawyers say they do plan to appeal today's decision. severe turbulence forced a plane to make an emergency landing in nashville tennessee. the turbulence was so strong it caused the engine covering to come off. it happened last night while that plane was traveling from atlanta to chicago. delta said the aircraft landed safely. all 91 customers on board left the plane safely. world news tonight with david muir will have much more on the continuing wildfire battle in canada as well as
that fight over the north carolina bathroom legislation. you can watch that that following "action news" at 6:00. >> in other news tonight montgomery county fire officials announced just a short time ago that a fire that killed two adults and a child in norristown over the weekend started accidentally. they say the flames sparked on the enclosed porch of the home along the 800 block of dekalb pike. firefighters rushed to rescue several people inside including the three victims. a seconds child was also pulled from the fire and remains in critical condition at the hospital. their names have not been released. chopper6 was over the scene of a fire at a business in west norriton montgomery county this afternoon. this is along the 1900 block of west main street. dispatchers tell "action news" that firefighters arrived to find fire and smoke pouring from the building. luckily everyone made it out without being hurt. still not clear how the blaze started. >> from our new jersey news room now, police are investigating a shooting that left a man injured overnight. it happened on 45th street near westfield avenue in
pennsauken camden county. the man was shot in the lower body. no word on his condition today. police are still trying to figure out who shot him and why. a convicted rapist sentenced to decades behind bars today. a philadelphia judge ordered antawn brown to spend 40 to 196 years in state prison. in october, the 25-year-old pleaded beltway to raping four teen girls in the germantown section. prosecutors say he wore a mask during all of his attacks which happened in the spring of 2013. he also threatened to kill his victims. they were all ages 12 to 17 years old at the time. >> a new castle gas station was the target of back to back crimes. the valero station on south dupont highway was robbed around 12:30 yesterday morning by a man who fled in an suv. less than four hours later around 4:00 a.m., another man walked in and announced a holdup. he left on foot. investigators say the two robberies appear to be unrelated. no one was hurt.
also from our delaware news room a couple from ar rehoboth beach accused of stealing from a grocery store every day since february. they would reportedly hide things like meat and toiletries on themselves and then pay for other items. the alleged crimes all 83 of them took place at the giant in lighthouse plaza. both of the suspects were arrested yesterday then charged and released. new jersey lawmakers are set to vote on a work leave bill. the legislation would require employers in the state to offer an hour of sick leave for every 30 hours worked. lawmakers say that legislation will help low earning workers who cannot take a sick day without losing pay. business groups that oppose the measure say the bill will come and make it more difficult to operate a business in new jersey. >> time now for an update on the traffic situation monday night. >> over to matt pelman to see what's rolling out there. hey, matt. >> we have people leaving work right now and they're sick of
these delays i bet on the way home, rick and monica. this is the vine street expressway in center city, the normal jams in both directions with heavy volume here by the schuylkill expressway. but i also want to mention to you each night this week starting at 11 o'clock the vine will close unfortunately once again for construction. so, starting at 11:00 the vine will not be an option. and this started today in lawncrest. we're now without adams avenue over tacony creek for about four months because of bridge construction so tabor road or olney avenue are some alternates. let's check our suburban accidents. one in chester county on the northbound side of the route one oxford valley bypass causing slowing. crash by concorde pete's on route one baltimore pike at stony bank road cleared. watch out for a crash along 52 lenape road at rosedale avenue. were 91 honey brook and fire police are health you around it along route 10 compass road by lilly road. and by hatboro horsham high school watch out for a crash along horsham road at tournament drive. rick and monica, back over to you. >> matt thank you again.
much more still to come on "action news" tonight a popular grocery store trader joe's issues yet another recall for something that may be sitting in your fridge right now. it could make you sick and we've got the details. >> plus after weeks of holding out eagles quarterback sam bradford heads back to the field. ducis rodgers with details coming up in sports. cecily is in for adam tonight. hi there. >> hi, monica. after a brief return of sunshine we've got this, clouds are back. you know, if this means rain is also on the way in the accuweather 7-day forecast. >> all right. we'll have those stories and more when "action news" comes right back.
>> we have a consumer alert tonight about a food recall at trader joe's. this is the second recall for the grocery store chain in a week. the concern is with more than 33,000 pounds of its broccoli slaw and kale salad. the problem is the sunflower seeds in the salad could be contaminated with listeria. the item wasn't sold in stores in our area. the fda though says listeria can cause miss carriages and
still births. >> a cruise ship crashed in baltimore while arriving from the bahamas. a passenger snapped pictures of the damage. the ship hit a gang way the elevated walkway used for passengers to disembark. that walkway fell and crashed into three port vehicles parked on the pier. nobody was hurt fortunately. the coast guard and carnival cruise lines are investigating mishap. the ship sustained minor damage but it will make its next voyage. a pink coin. if you can imagine will roll off the u.s. mint assembly line in the year 2018 for a if cause. the fresh redepartment will create 50,000 pink gold five-dollar coins. it will benefit the breast cancer foundation. contest will allow the pun lick to help create artwork that will create the new pinkish gold coin. >> in sports a new chapter in the sam bradford sag g he changed his mind. >> changed his mind and decided to go back to work.
we vol to go to work. sam bradford is back. what kind of emotions does that statement illici illicit fm eagles fans. bradford back in south philadelphia. he had been a no show since the eagles drafted their quarterback of the future carson wentz with the number two overall pick in last month's nfl draft. once that happened bradford's agent went public with their desire for a trade. the eagles for their part were firm and consistent with their response. it was a flat no. bradford issued this statement "i'm excited to be back on the field today with my teammates and coaches 6789 the business side of football is sometimes a necessary consideration. my attention and efforts are focused on the participation in and preparation for a championship season. i am committed to my teammates and the eagles organization for nothing less. now that bradford is back his priority needs to be learn the offense. new head coach doug pederson
brought over a new system from kansas city. and you don't get that time back that bradford has missed. that's not all. espn nfl ann little ron jaworski says bradford may have to mend some fences with his teammates. >> it's only those guys in the locker room that matter and are you part of that team? are you part of the fabric of the philadelphia eagles. do you want to be a part of our success or a part of our failure and only sam can answer that. >> moving on now to basketball. sixers preparing for both the nba draft and the draft lottery. the lottery is a week from tomorrow. there really isn't much preparing for that. you just kind of show up and pray for the best. the sixers announced they are sending brett brown to manhattan to be their representative at the lottery. sixers have the best odds to land the top overall pick. it may be symbolic but it's a nice honor to have brown at the lottery. >> brett has done so much for this organization and for the city that i think that it was a nice decision on the part of
ownership to put him up there representing the team and the organization but more importantly i think he feels such a connection with the city of philadelphia, it's also a testament to just how much we believe in him as our head coach and we're looking forward to the results. >> the phillies have the night off. they'll visit atlanta tomorrow. the braves are a mess. they've lost four games in a row. they are the worst team in baseball. phillies made it two out of three in miami yesterday with a victory over the marlins. phils rallied from a run down in the eighth inning. branko with the go ahead run. gomez nailed down his 11th save. no one in the majors has more. the phillies won six-five. they're 11 and three in one run games. that's top in baseball. >> all right. not bad. >> thank you ducis. >> thank you. >> some students starting an incredible journey from west philadelphia to east africa. boys and girls from the global leadership academy charter school on a flight to kenya.
"action news" was at the school as they began their soy watch. while in can kenya they'll tour the safari visit an orphanage the u.s. embassy and the un african headquarters. we asked students how they feel about the upcoming trip. >> i'm going to be kind of nervous because i'm going to miss my parents and i'll see how other kids in other countries live. >> i would like to teach them about our independence and how we live down here and how we take care of ourselves. >> the school is partnered with the bethlehem baptist church to provide care for children at an orphanage in kenya. the trip, this unforgettable cultural experience will last two weeks. >> ♪ ♪
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>> the sun was center stage today for a cosmic show. check this out. mercury passing in front of the sun. you can see mercury right there appearing a little black dot to folks who had a solar telescope. if you missed it mark your calendar there it goes again. the next transit is in the year 2019. after that though it will not happen again until 2032. >> you sure it wasn't a fly on the camera. [laughter] >> smallest mercury -- meteorologist cecily tynan is here now with kind of a change in the forecast. >> talking about mercury passing in front of the sun, we've got clouds passing in front of the sun right now. >> again. >> yeah. we had sunshine for about 24 hours. >> great. >> that's it.
so, storm tracker6 live double scan slowin showing that we hava spotty shower near dover right now. we'll see a few more showers over the next 24 hours, mainly south but the action cam in fairmount park where, yes, the clouds are back after some sunshine this morning and a good amount of sunshine yesterday afternoon for mother's day but temperature-wise, not too bad. yesterday's high 71. today matching that. the normal high is now just up to 72 degrees. so, close to normal and a morning lawyer 50 degrees just 2 degrees below normal. currently philadelphia 66 degrees. allentown 67. trenton 68. areas to the south more cloud cover and also the wind off the ocean cooling things off. cape may 60 degrees. millville and wilmington currently 62. satellite6 along with action radar slowing this veil of -- showing this veil of clouds. this is the front that moved through that brought us early clouds and spotty showers yesterday morning. it's coming back to haunt us, coming back from the southwest
but there's limited moisture with this but we will see a few showers generally south of philadelphia tomorrow and we he did mention the top of the newscast the severe weather happening in oklahoma, tornado warnings and watches in effect, tornado actually on the ground. weological not be seeing any severe weather but we will be get something unsettled weather. tonight very cloudy with a shower primarily south of philadelphia, 45 degrees in the cooler suburbs, 51 degrees for center city and future tracker showing 8:30 tomorrow morning we will see some wet weather but generally really the far south and southeastern parts of our viewing area. elsewhere just a lot of cloud cover. the latest model runs do show some showers getting close to philadelphia around 1:30 before they retreat back down to the south so tomorrow really all about location but with that cloud cover, it's going to be about 10 degrees cooler than today. 61 degrees, plenty of clouds, a shower in spots, mainly south and then on wednesday, this high pressure kind of flexes its muscles down from
the north and that will bring us some sunny breaks and it will be milder. 73 degrees. dry during the day on thursday but then this whole complex moves in from the west and that will bring us a wet end to the work week. so, the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast for tomorrow, kind of a gloomy day. lots of clouds with a few showers. again, mainly south of philadelphia. the best chance of seeing any brightness in the skies will be areas north across lehigh valley and the poconos. it will be cool, though, with a high of 61 degrees. on wednesday, getting better. some sunshine, it will be warmer with a high of 73 degrees so nice weather for the union game. and thursday during the day looking good. mostly sunny skies with that rain arriving thursday night, 74 degrees. on friday, the start of the dad vail regatta, at this point it's not looking that great weather-wise with periods of rain, a high of 70 degrees. as we head into the weekend, we do begin to clear things out. on saturday, a leftover shower possible. then some sunshine, 69 degrees. sunday will be the drier of
the two days and brighter sun mixing with clouds but a little bit of a chill in the air with a high of 63 and monday mostly sunny with a high of 63 degrees. so, somewhat unsettled this week but compared to last week with temps in the 50's and all the clouds and the rain, this is actually a lot better. >> we'll take it. >> okay, thank you. >> we got no choice. >> absolutely. >> because clouds and some rain remained in the forecast stay close to 6abc.com/weather. you'll also find the late of the updates from accuweather and the power of storm tracker6 live double scan radar right there. >> coming up tonight on 6abc prime time, the six remaining couples on "dancing with the stars" are getting a little help from the judges. then kerry an and bruno will coach two couples each and choose their songs and dance styles. after last week nile demarco tops leaderboard. wanya morris ginger zee and paige vanzant tied for second. antonio brown and jodi sweeten are at the bottom. watch only here on 6abc.
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governor chris christie talked today about the success of a statewide program that is opening its doors to help high school students. 92 high schools are partnered with 19 community colleges trying provide students the opportunity to take and complete college classes while they're still in high school. 1800 students are currently enrolled. the program focuses on low income students and offers them then the chance to participate for free. how about that? >> uh-huh. >> right now jim gardner and the "action news" team standing by with these stories and much more coming up next at 6:: only "action news what there as an inmate from south jersey on the run for six days is finally captured. plus a suspect wanted for an assault on school officers talks to "action news" before surrendering to police. >> and a problem in the schuylkill river is threatening the rogue tradition in philadelphia. we'l-- rowing tradition in stories. those stories and and more up
>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rodgers, meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> ♪ >> it is monday night and the big story on "action news" tonight is breaking news from wilmington, delaware. the delaware department of justice has filed criminal charges against three high school students in connection with the death of their classmate. that young woman, amy joyner-francis. joyner-francis died after an assault inside a bathroom at
howard high school on april 21st. the medical examiner determined joyner-francis died from a sudden cardiac incident caused by a preexisting heart condition but officials say the assault aggravated the cardiac problem. a 16-year-old faces criminal negligent homicide. she could be tried as an adult. two other girls are charged with criminal conspiracy. wilmington mayor dennis williams issued a statement saying this is the first step in providing closure "as the process moves forward, i ask there we keep family and loved ones of everyone involved in our thoughts and prayers." the search for escaped convict arthur buckel is finally over. buckle was captured this morning along the garden state parkway in lacy township ocean county. this is exclusive video from chopper6. 20 police officers surrounded buckel near double trouble state park. almost a week after he escaped from the ancora