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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy.
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good afternoon in the news we are learning more about the teenage girls charged in the death of a teenage student. and the search for a man wanted for a hit and run. and police are investigating an attack reported by a freshman girl reported at sayer high school in south philadelphia. katherine scott is live with reaction. >> reporter: officials here at the district say that the school is cooperating with the special victims unit as this investigation is underway. so far no charges are filed. the alleged attacker in all of this is a 14-year-old freshman boy and is suspended pending the outcome of this investigation. >> students a sayer high school were stunned to hear about allegations of sexual assault
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inside of their own school. >> i am afraid to go to school. i'm going to tell my parents, i can't do this, no. i'm scared. >> a 14-year-old girl reported being sexually salt assaulted last year in a stairwell. the accused attacker is a freshman boy. there are cameras but none captured the alleged incident. >> there is surveillance of the two students in question walking down the hallway and exited the building. that is what we provided to philadelphia police and they are using that for their investigation. >> reporter: while the hallways are flooded when the bell rings, people tend to rush out. >> people go different ways. it's a lot of people, but they clear out quick though. >> the victim is offered support and there are counselors and
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psychiatrists on hand for the student body as well. >> there is support for our students with stress or any issue whether you feel unsafe in the neighborhood or stress about they are school environment. >> and the school district says a letter will be going home with parents to make sure they are aware of this ongoing investigation. we are live in spring garden, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. three students at howard high school of technology of wilmington are facing charges in the death of a classmate. amy joyner francis died after a fight in the school bathroom and a 16-year-old girl is charged with negligent homicide for punching her repeatedly. vernon odom will have reaction from other students coming up at 12:30. a man is recovering from a hit and run in west philadelphia.
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police are searching for the driver who struck the man while he was riding a bike. it happened at 2:00 at 52nd and spruce and police are checking surveillance cameras to see if perhaps they captured the suspect leaving the scene. the cloudy cool weather is back today. looking live from sky 6 hd a gray afternoon. we look live at penn's landing and all across the rest of the region as well. meteorologist, david murphy, is tracking the dreary conditions. >> a little bit of stubborn rain and clouds. highlights shades of green you'll get coverage on roadways but this is fairly light season nuisance stuff. it's moving in from the west and you can see that from the wide view here and it looks as though once we get the wide batch out of here we wind up way lull in the action until additional
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showers are due in the afternoon. some will dry out before it gets here but it's a tad damp. it's cool and cloudy and 57 in philadelphia currently. 57 in millville and 54 inal be town and wilmington. and these numbers are not going very far. we'll go for a high of 58 degrees, well below the average high of 72. we'll warm up tomorrow but the bad news is we may have to wait a couple more days to see sunshine. i'll have the details coming up in the full accuweather forecast. right now jackets are required and maybe an umbrella depending where you are. right now officials are launching an effort to fight the zika virus in south jersey. they are releasing mosquito eating fish in retention basins in gloucester county. the virus is linked to birth defects. and turning to the race for
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the white house now. voters from both parties are heading to the polls in west virginia while the republicans have their say in nebraska today. a new poll says that donald trump and hillary clinton are even in three battleground states including pennsylvania. karen travers is live in washington with the latest on the campaign trail. >> reporter: hillary clinton has not put much efforts into winning west virginia's primary today, so they are expecting to potentially lose big but their focus is on november. >> almost eight years ago hillary clinton beat barack obama about a 2-1 margin in west virginia. now it's dramatically different, clinton's campaign is bracing for a loss and bernie sanders could win big. these comments about the coal industry in march, is not sitting well. but despite sander's spring
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surge the showdown with donald trump and hillary clinton is well underway. >> i'm running my campaign, i'm not running against him. he is doing a great job of that himself. >> hillary clinton's abused women more than anyone we know of in the history of politics right. >> it shows a tight race against clinton and trump. clinton up in pennsylvania and florida by just a point and the republican is up in ohio. and sanders polls better against trump than clinton in all three states. so is clinton limping into the finish line. after her win if pennsylvania -- now they are back up on the air in kentucky and she will stump in lexington and louisville today. >> clinton's push in kentucky may not be about winning the state but a big payoff in delegates to reach the magic
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number to clinch the nomination. karen travers, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. more to come on "action news" at noon, another plane runs into severe turbulence landing passengers in the hospital.
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communities in oklahoma are cleaning up from a powerful and deadly tornado. homes were tried by the violent storm. it ripped frees from the ground and even veteran storm chasers were thrown off guard. >> that is the most violent motion i have ever -- oh my god. >> the same storm system is putting the ohio and tennessee valleys and parts of texas at risk for more severe weather today. >> more airline peaks were injured by severe turbulence on a jetblue flight and began
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during the food and beverage service. medics took eight people to the hospital. this is the fourth airline effected by severe turbulence in the last week. a teenager in arizona is recovering after being burned by an electronic cigarette. the teen says she was getting ready to use the device when it exploded and caught her clothes on fire and burned her chest, arms and hands and she hopes what happened to her will be a warning to others. president barack obama will be the first sitting president to visit hiroshima. . the united states dropped an atomic bomb on the ski decimating it. he will not apologize, but the visit itself will send a powerful message. people in california are
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told to continue conserving water despite the ending of drought conditions. residents will not be able to hose off sidewalks or wash their cars without a shutoff nozzle. nearly 90% of the state remains in a moderate drought or worse. still to come, sciencists created a so-called facelift in a bottle. plus a campaign to benefit the cancer center at the childrens hospital of philadelphia. connections.
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you're not just in the classroom; you're part of the community. you meet these tiny kids every year, and you help them learn and grow. but you also get to know their families, and over the years they become a part of your life, and you become a part of theirs. when you build those connections, you can accomplish some pretty amazing things. i'm jackie kruzik and i'm proud to be a new jersey educator.
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at issue is the site's trending section where the day's most popular story as peer on the user's news feed. some say that facebook is suppressing conservative news content. but they say there is no evidence that the alligations are true. aaa says that seven states including pennsylvania. are using a newhod to test drivers under the influence of marijuana. they set a threshold for the amount of tnc but critics say there is no scientific reasoning
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behind the blood test. health check this noon. swaddling a baby may actually pose a health risk. the the juneal of pediatrics found that infants swaddled on their sides or stomachs are more likely to die from sudden infant death syndrome. the report tells parents to pay close attention to a baby's position and put the infant to sleep on his or her back especially in swaddled. scientists develops a so-called facelift in a bottle. it can tighten baggy eyes and make skin smoother. it lasts for about 16 hours in a series of experiments, they have licensed their invention to two companies but more tests are needed before it is available to
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consumers. it's daisy days at the hospital of philadelphia. a campaign to benefit the hospital's cancer center. karen rogers shares a story of a patient helped by chop. >> was immediately rushed to chop. >> alicia was diagnosed with wills tumor. >> i had extreme abdominal pain. >> a successful surgery removed the tumor, but it just began. >> i was going through routine cat scans and they saw spots on my right side of my lungs. >> her treatment tipped, multiple treatments but it never cracked her spirit. >> my mom would be like have you to have another surgery, i said okay. i hardly cried. >> and she never gave up her activities. >> she lived her life and got chemo in between.
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doctors used a final surgery to fight off the disease. >> they took out the whole bottom of my right lung. >> felicia continues with regular checkups at chop. >> what is critical is to continue to have followup with physicians that have experiment on survivor ship. >> and then they found another occurrence of cancer, this time in her thyroid. >> most likely from the radiation i had. >> another surgery to remove her thyroid and she never skipped a bit. now do to get her degree from la salle. >> i want to help someone going through the same thing i did. i am here now and look how far i made it in life and if i can do it so can you. >> felicia graduates on may 22nd
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from la salle university. the "action news" team now is working on news stories tomorrow beginning at 4:00. >> lets check in with alicia vitarelli with a look ahead. >> what a remarkable girl that was. coming up at 4:00, we have an amazing story of a local film getting international recognition all home grown here in philly. these sisters made the film in about a week and now it will be shown at the cannes film festival. plus, when she found out thin she looked in her new video, megan trainer pull tropical disturbance off the internet. we'll tell you what made it so upset. >> you can take us with you on the go. if you have not downloaded the free 6 abc news app, watch us live on your smart phone or tablet. >> thank you alicia. we'll check your accuweather forecast when "action news" comes right back.
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david back with another check of the accuweather forecast. and the gray skies are back as well. stormtracker 6 live double scan shows you we are not exactly totally dry either. although what are you looking at here is fairly light nuisance rain as i give you the two dimensional view. most of it is highlighted in the shades of green. it's drizzle or light rain, every now and then you see a darker cell south of pottstown and that will bother you for a couple of minutes with steadier rain or getting your windshield wiper going. and darker shades of green in cumberland county, but this doesn't look like all that much and as we go out wider it looks
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like this is pushing towards the east and we'll get into a lull before too much longer. as we look outside we have the spring pansies, sara was telling me. >> she looked them up on her smart phone. the flours are looking good and the cloud cover socking them in. winds are out of the east at 6 miles per hour. not expected to get all that strong and it's cool enough for a jacket even without the stronger wind. 54 in wilmington and cape may, and these numbers are pretty much what you get over the next several hours, sticking in the low to mid to upper 50s. future tracker 6 shows you that the clouds are going to be a factor and there could be a couple of afternoon showers that pop through. generally speaking we are looking at clouds and a few
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temporary breaks in the clouds, up in the lehigh valley, a high of just 59 degrees, mostly cloudy and a spotty shower can't be ruled out and you'll probably be dry most of the afternoon, down the shore lots of clouds and a spotty shower possible and a high of just 56 if you are up north or down by the shore a jacket is required downtown. we are probably only going to add another degree or two for the high temperature. 58 degrees and lots of clouds and a spotty shower cannot be ruled out at times. we have action like that right now. winds 6 to 12 miles per hour. not all that strong. for the afternoon and evening commute roll up the windows, 58 degrees by 4:00 and 57 by 5:00 and only in the mid-50s between 6:00 and 7:00. lots of clouds and maybe a drop on your windshield. 52 is the overnight low, and mostly cloudy and i'll allow for more sprinkles and showers and
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by tomorrow morn we may have something to show you on live double scan live radar. it could be cloudy and a couple of showers around but milder air starts to come into the region and we'll get to about 70. maybe stop at 68 or 69. 5:00 a.m. we may show you something on live double scan live radar and then a lull and then light showers are possible. not a washout today and not a washout tomorrow but some nuisance stuff around and a frontal boundary to the south. 58 and cloudy and cooler and at times damp this afternoon. tomorrow milder again and a high of 70, we can't rule out showers or sprinkles and on the forecast if you are a union fan down to the evening match against the galaxy tomorrow. hopefully we'll be drying out
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again. thursday looks like a good day and not a warm high of 74. a front produced morning clouds, and i expect showers and maybe a rumble of thunder. and if you have plans to be out on the town, it could be damped. for the weekend mostly cloudy on saturday and high of 72. late day or evening shower or thunderstorm can't be ruled out and on sunday we are drying out and you can see how the temperatures are dipping again. 63 and blustery and cooler but dry on sunday. >> pretty flowers, my wife loves pansies. >> that is probably why she married you. >> oh! >> so easy. i'll get her. >> any way, the 138th class of the university of the arts walked into history. they accepted their degree at graduation, the president of the university commended the grads for taking on the uncertainty that artists faced just kidding.
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"action news" at 12:30 continues. here are stories we are following for you. three girls accused in a deadly attack on a classmate in their school bathroom are now charged. we are live with reaction. tornados have destroyed entire neighborhoods and taken lives. see the path of destruction in oklahoma. and parentses are shocked to see their children's shoes catch fire and it sparked an investigation. we have clouds and rain showers to deal with on your tuesday. live from sky 6 hd, a not so good looking view from penn's landing. meteorologist, david murphy, is at the big board with the latest from accuweather. >> all we have is nuisance rain and it's fall ago

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