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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 unit of the
bayside state prison in hammonton. "action news" reporter john rawlins is now live at the new jersey state prison in trenton where buckel is now being held. john. >> reporter: well, jim, state officials not saying a lot about the actual apprehension this morning that occurred at 11:30. buckel was brought directly here to the prison in trenton. he was not taken back to the facility where he escaped from. after six days on the run, arthur buckel gave up. the fugitive sitting quietly on a garden state parkway guardrail surrounded by members of law enforcement. a local police chief said a passing motorist called saying he spotted someone in the woods. a correction officer and detective responded. >> detective pierce observed the subject in the woods about 60 to a hundred feet back into the woods. at gun point gave him very firm directions. arthur buckel complied and the state corrections officer was able to -- to place him in handcuffs. >> reporter: buckel had been the subject of a manhunt since he escaped from a state minimum security facility in
hammonton last week. he was spotted yesterday in a surveillance video at the forked river parkway rest area near where he was picked up today. apparently he had signaled the desire via a family member he wanted to turn himself in yesterday but failed to show when police arrived last night. that triggered an overnight ground and air search of this nearby neighborhood. >> the helicopters were directly over like this development and searching their lights into the wooded area. >> reporter: ground units searched houses still under construction. >> 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. >> reporter: today after being taken into custody, buck cull was driven in this white van to the state prison in trenton. he needs to be medicalsly evaluated and then interrogate bide a special corrections investigative team. well, part that of investigation, jim, will be how did buckel pull off his escape, did he act alone, did he have help, did he walk out a door, did he go out through a window just what happened.
so far the state has not said. live in trenton, john rawlins channel6 "action news." >> thank you john. we have been following the search and capture of arthur buckel every step of the way on 6abc.com. right now we have more video and more images from chopper6 of the apprehension and we'll continue to bring you updates as they happen. we are still waiting for the winner of saturday night's powerball jackpot to come forward to claim their $430 million prize. and it's exciting for the folks who work and buy at the 7-eleven at 750 chambers street in trenton. that's exactly where new jersey correspondent nora muchanic is live tonight and where the winning ticket was bought last week. >> reporter: hey there, jim. the winner bought a ticket with the cash option so after all the taxes are taken out, it's really a prize of $284 million. and as we wait for the winner to come forward, the owners here at the 7-eleven today,
well, they had a little payoff of their own. >> the bonus check they earn from selling this ticket of $30,000. >> reporter: lottery director handed a check to the owners for selling the sixth largest jackpot ticket in powerball history but what she really wants to do is hand over a check for $284 million to the holder of that winning ticket. who that is is still a mystery. >> i'm advising the winner to bring the ticket in for to us validate it and start that process so that it's safeguardeddism the winning ticket was sold by store clerk luis sandoval last tuesday afternoon at 5:20 p.m. >> excited. like this is definitely something that only happens once in your lifetime. i still can't believe it. >> reporter: store owner andrea shin and her husband have gone through surveillance tape to confirm the sale and say it's a regular customer a woman whose name they tone know. >> we're excited for the winner. it's such a life changing experience i'm just excited to bring something positive to trenton and i hope good comes
out of it. >> she should be contacting a lawyer and figure out how her family tree. >> reporter: everybody is going to -- >> everybody is going to be a cousin or long lost brother. >> reporter: news of the giant jackpot has led a gaggle of media to chambers street and new customers to 7-eleven hoping they'll get lucky, too. >> i was curious about who won it and i wanted to come by the place and check it out and hopefully some of that good luck will rub off on me. lightning will strike twice. >> y-i'm hoping for that. >> reporter: if you're that winner sign your ticket immediately and get a lawyer. winners have one year, jim, to claim their prize. live in trenton, i'm nora muchanic channel6 "action news." >> thank you nora. now an "action news exclusive. "action news" reporter vernon odom talked to the third suspect in the attack on two philadelphia school police officers last week. just as he was surrendering to the law. this is vernon's report. >> reporter: this man, 23-year-old edwin burgos
surrendered to police this morning. he's the third suspect hauled in, the result of this violent encounter captured on cell phone video last week near northeast high school. two school police officers on duty at dismissal time police say saw two adult males assaulting a student and intervened. a brawl breaks out between the school police and burgos and two relatives. one of the officers was thrown to the ground. the other officer punched in the face which resulted in a broken jaw. police say burgos threw that punch and they've been searching for him. this morning burgos' mother contacted "action news to arrange his surrender. before getting locked up burgos proclaimed this image. >> they saying i attacked the officer because they broke up the fight. that's not true. i broke up the fight. they can't say i attacked the officer because of there. what happened to the officers then. >> they then started walk meg down in the middle of the street and i was backing up to protect myself. >> reporter: burgos' mother is parenning her own video that claims will prove her
son's innocence. police say they'll review it but for now burgos his younger brother and nephew are all in police custody. >> there was a fight starting to brew and break out. they broke that fight up and then during the course what you see in the video an altercation happens between mr. burgos allegedly and a couple other males. >> reporter: tonight burgos and two of his relatives one of them a minor remain behind bars favoring multiple charges including aggravated assault and recklessly endangering a person. in northeast philadelphia, i'm vernon odom, channel6 "action news. >> philadelphia streets commissioner donald carleton has been charged with assault. the district attorney's office filed simple assault and reckless endangerment charges in connection with an incident that happened on december 6th. carleton is accused of punching a man at a house party on the 6000 block of north american street. mayor jim kenney placed carleton on leave. carleton is that scheduled for his first court appearance next month.
>> ♪ >> new jersey governor chris christie will have an official role on donald trump's team if trump is elected president in november. today trump tapped christie to lead his transition team. christie says he looks forward top assembling an administration to serve president-elect and the country. trump has a key meeting with house speaker paul ryan on thursday. democratic presidential candidate bernie sanders brought his message to atlantic city this morning. he spoke to supporters during a big breakfast rally at boardwalk hall. sanders ran through a number of issues from fracking and healthcare to raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour and job creation. hillary clinton campaigned in virginia today. she held a discussion on work life balance and family issues with suburban women in the town of stone ridge. philadelphia public school students got the chance to voice their concerns about their schools this afternoon. it happened at city hall.
dozens of students and council members were there for the first city wide round table on public schools. students talked about challenges facing their schools like teacher vacancies and safety issues. and then they discussed possible solutions. telling the lawmakers how they'd feel about these problems. coming up on "action news tonight, sam bradford is back. what the eagles quarterback said today about his return to the team. and the problem in the schuylkill river that is threatening philadelphia's grand rowing tradition. cecily. >> well, after sunshine yesterday and this morning, the clouds have rolled back in and i am tracking some wet weather on the way. i'll have all the details on what to expect in the accuweather 7-day forecast. >> those stories and much more when "action news" continues tonight.
>> ♪ >> thousands of rowers from around the country will be coming to philadelphia this coming weekend for the dad vail regatta but local rowers who know every inch of the river are seriously worried about the river and the future of rowing here. "action news" reporter sarah bloomquist explains why. >> reporter: boathouse row the schuylkill river, the regattas a part of life in philadelphia but throws who love this river and the rowing say all there is in jeopardy because of sediment settling on the bottom. >> the bottom is coming up and the top goes down over the course of the summer. >> reporter: paul has company is with the schuylkill navy the governing body for all the rowing clubs. he says the sediment buildup is a natural result of damning the river and runoff but now the shallow depths in some places just 10-inches are
making the river increasingly unsafe for the rowers. >> 10-inches is a lot of water well no. these rowing shells take 8-inches of water in order to launch. so when we would try to push away from the dock, big plume of mud would come up. you can see the bottom and sometimes we can't even should havshoveoff the dock. >> reporter: bottom line it's time for the army corps of engineers to dredge the schuylkill something that hasn't happened since 2000. it's done on the course to do list but at an estimated cost of about $3.5 million the federal government can't seem to come up with the funds not this year, probably not next. >> there's not a good thing. there's so many people that use the river. the regattas, people come from all over the country and all over the world. >> reporter: the regattas and the fees rowing clubs pay the city bring in an estimated $50 million annually to the local economy. without rowing the clubs will go and with them, a
philadelphia tradition. >> i guess i'm praying for rain until the money comes through. >> reporter: we're told the army corps engineers and the local congressional delegation are on board with the dredging. it's just a matter of coming up with the money. and frankly for the core right now other projects are higher priority. they'll be meeting later on this week to try to find some way to get the dredging done. on boathouse row, i'm sarah bloomquist, channel6 "action news. >> the officials in delaware dedicated a new monument thine this afternoon honor hundreds of former patients of the delaware state hospital. governor jack markell and other officials unveiled the new historical marker at the hospital's spiral cemetery in new castle. the monument features the names of more than 750 people who are buried here between 1891 and 1983. now committee has spent the last few months cleaning up and restoring this landmark.
>> bradford is back. hopefully his teammates will let him fall to the routine and get going. >> we shall see. this was unnecessary when you think about it. what did he gain out of all this? sam bradford has returned to the eagles. i guess it's safe to assume he's returning text messages from team officials. bradford's boycott of team related activities is over. the quarterback was back at voluntary workouts this morning. bradford is also rescinded his trade request. thhe asked for out of town when the eagles selected carson wentz. the eagles told bradford and his agent no to a trade. bradford signed a two year, $35 million contract worth $22 million in guarantees. bradford put out this statement "i'm excited to be back on the field today with my teammates and coaches. the business side of football is sometimes a necessary consideration. my attention and efforts are focused on participation in and preparation for a championship season. i am committed to my teammates and the eagles organization for nothing less. bradford has a few things
he needs to to now that he's ended his fruitless walkout. number one he needs to learn the new offense. his other task will involve a delicate t here's analyst ron jaworski. >> i think the biggest problem is going to be in the locker room. yeah, that's -- as a player you care about those outside fans and everything else but at the end of the day it's about the guys that you go to battle with every single day at practice and every single game. you got have those guys on your side. i'm not there so i can't speak to what the mood is in the locker room what it's going to be. >> the nba draft is next month. the nba draft lottery is next week. the sixers could come away with as many as four first rounds picks and they have the best chance of all to land that overall selection. today sixers announced head coach brett brown will be their representative in new york city at the lottery. largely symbolic. there are no real duties but it's a nice honor. brian colangelo hayes brown
will feel some nerves. >> when you're up on stage and that whole process is unfolding and you know that you've got a chance it's pretty exhilerating exciting and it's nerve wracking because you understand that the fate in some cases the fate of the organization is at stake but, look, we're going to get a great pick out of this scenario one way or the other. >> the draft is a flies way to reload but let's not forget about this guy joel embiid sixers first round pick from 2014 has yet to play in an nba game. colangelo says one of the biggest pieces to his puzzle is getting embiid on the court and keeping him healthy he. >> he's a big piece literally big in every way. he is looking very good in terms of his comeback. we're woo trying to put him through the normal steps, the prescribed steps per the doctors and the medical team that are doing their work to try to make sure we do this the right way. >> all come down to health with every team. >> we have yet to hear anybody
say what are the percentages what are the odds that embiid is going to be with them next season. >> who knows. they're going to have a lot of big men. maybe nerlens noel will get moved out. >> thanks ducis. cecily tynan with the accuweather forecast when we continue in just a moment. trying to make me eat my greens?low. no, just trying to save you some green.
>> it's monday, right. >> yes. >> can we get a beautiful full week from accuweather. >> we will eventually. >> but not this week. we saw some sunshine yesterday. >> that's great. >> we'll have a few more days of sunshine but a little bit of up and down week on the way. storm tracker6 live double scan showing that right now
not a lot of activity. have seen a few spotty showers across south jersey and delaware but, yes, the clouds have returned to sky6 our temple university camera looking at shades of gray over william penn. we had a brief return of sunshine yesterday and this morning but now the clouds are back. they're going to be sticking around for awhile. yes, the month of may has been cool and has been wet. temperatures this month running so far more than 5 degrees below normal and precipitation we've had about two and a half inches, that's more than an inch and a half above normal so we could deal with some dry warm weather and we'll get a little bit of that this week but not all week long. right now temperatures have dropped down into the 60's. 65 degrees after a high of 71 degrees earlier today. that's just 1 degree shy of normal, two days of temperatures in the 70's, low 70's. allentown 65. trenton 67. millville 62. cape may with that wind off the bay, quite a bit cooler,
60 degrees and wilmington currently 61. sat sick along with action radar showing this is the same front that moved through early yesterday morning that brought us some early morning clouds, some spotty showers. it's coming back to haunting us. it's been moving up from the south coming back to haunt us i should say moving up from the south and the west and that's bringing all the cloud cover and we have a little bit of moisture with it. right now that moisture is pretty limited. in the meantime i want to focus your attention on oklahoma where they've been getting severe weather, two reported tornadoes on the ground. i do not expect any severe weather this week but it will be somewhat unsettled. tonight the clouds will continue to thicken. we will see a few spotty showers mainly south of philadelphia. temperatures with the cloud cover not dropping off all that much, 45 degrees in the lehigh valley, center city 51 degrees. future tracker showing tomorrow morning the clouds are in place, they're pretty thick and we will see some rain, generally across southern delaware and southern new jersey and then it looks
like it will be filling in a lin as we head towards early afternoon. some of these showers as close to philadelphia, south jersey and delaware, you will be in the showers but it's all about location. north of philadelphia we're looking at clouds but the rain should not be getting there and then we do begin to break off the clouds by tuesday evening. and wednesday actually looking pretty good. so, tomorrow 61 degrees, about 10 degrees cooler than today, plenty of clouds, a shower in spots. mainly south of philadelphia. wednesday this high pressure kind of flexes its muscles. that will bring the temperature back into the 70's. 73 degrees with some sunny breaks and during the day on thursday it's looking pretty good before there entire moves in and brings us a wet end to the work week. so the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast tomorrow it will be cooler, lots of clouds, some showers south, 61 degrees. wednesday the sunshine is back. it warms up to 73. and thursday partly sunny, 74 degrees but rain moving in at night and friday unfortunately looking wet for
the beginning of the dad vail regatta with periods of rain and a high of 70. saturday not a washout but a leftover shower is possible, 69 degrees. and then we clear things out and we cool it down a little bit on sunday, partly sunny, 63 and monday mostly sunny with a high of 63 so certainly not a full week of sunshine but we will get some glimpses of sun every now and then. >> that's a good start. >> uh-huh. >> all right, thank you cecily. food lion made a big donation this afternoon to kick off a big food drive in teldelaware. "action news at the newark post office as food lion presented 10,000 meals to the food bank for the delaware valley starch out hunger food drive. food lion hopes today's donation will inspire local residents to do the same. abc's "world news tonight" with david muir is next on channel6. "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl17 with brian taff, sharrie williams, adam joseph and ducis rodgers. then please join us for a special report at 11:00 here
on channel6. "action news" investigator wendy saltzman looks into how you could be paying more at the register than you are supposed to. >> 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. >> reporter: plus outer loop 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. >> and for cecily tynan ducis rodgers and the entire "action news" team, i'm jim gardner. we hope july joi you'll join ust 11:00. >> ♪ london and tokyo.
as we come on tonight, word of a tornado on the ground. the pictures coming in. >> here is the tornado right here. >> meteorologists warning of its power and size, after 15 reported twisters already. the monster tornado a quarter mile wide. winds up to 130 miles per hour. the drivers who nearly slammed into it. millions at risk tonight. also breaking, the hunt for the fugitive in the east. the moment police get word he could be in the area, and what happens next. our correspondent on the scene. major developments tonight in the race for the white house. donald trump and what he now says about raising taxes. and what did he mean by this about women? >> the women get it better than we do, folks. >> and new tonight, house speaker paul ryan says he will step down as chairman of the convention if asked. and the new science tonight.