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the owner of the aquarium center at the commerce plaza two in clementon. his store has been shut down since may 9th when mercury was discovered inside a fish tank. the toxic substance was spread when employees tried to clean it out along with the dead fish inside. >> mercury he in itself is a -- is dangerous substance and any elevated exposure can cause sickness. >> reporter: including brain kidney damage and death. employees had to undergo a decontamination process including discarding all of their clothing. acceptable levels of mercury are .05 milligrams per cubic meter. the level on the store of the fish store was 10,000 times that. 12 employees at the store are having urine samples sent scott centers for disease control for testing. >> my staff, myself, my family, we were walking through it for five days. >> reporter: gloucester township police are leading the criminal investigation into who contaminated the store with mercury and why.
the state and county health departments are consulting along with the dep. the store was shut down just as it's about to move to a new location not far from here. >> it was a criminal act, we're doing the best we can. we're working with the police. we're working with the dep. i don't have any information at this time. >> reporter: now, the store owner has been ordered to get a mitigation crew in here to clean up the mercury. that hasn't happened yet but he's also got another problem, no one has been inside there for a week and presumably all of the fish that were inside there have died. live in clementon, i'm nora muchanic, channel6 "action news." rick. >> nora, thank you. philadelphia congressman chaka fattah was back in federal court today to fight nearly 30 counts of corruption. fattah is accused of racketeering mail fraud bank fraud and bribery all to pay debts from his failed run for mayor and to pay off his son's college tuition. today fattah said he's done nothing wrong. "action news" reporter vernon
odom was in court today and he'll have much more from chaka fattah and his legal team coming up tonight at 6:00. in new jersey, a suspected white supremacist is behind bars after he was found in the woods with an ak-47 and lots of ammunition. 42-year-old bruce post of trenton was arrested yesterday in lacy township. he was wearing combat gear at the time. post has been tied to a murder back in 1995. a second man was detained yesterday with post but was not arrested. post is sitting in jail on $400,000 bond. >> the south jersey man accused of killing his own three-year-old son was back in court today as his attorneys tried to get a grand jury indictment thrown out. "action news" reporter sarah bloomquist live outside the court in camden with new developments in the case of david cree yach creato. >> reporter: the attorney filed these motions aimed at getting the grand jury indictment thrown out and his client released from jail.
frankly something that rarely happens. he argued that the medical examiner's investigation was flawed from the start. with his client david creato sitting beside him the attorney argued that the medical examiner dr. gerald fygan misled the grand jury by implying he had gone to the crime scene the day the boy was found dead when instead it was a few days later when which he said mom priced the investigation going forward. >> he's a disgrace. he has a horrific past as a medical examiner and now here he is doing frankly a terrible job that he has to cover by going to this grand jury and at best misleading them. >> reporter: david creato reported his son missing on the morning of october 13th 2015. few hours later brendan was found partially submerged in a creek three-quarters of a mile from his father's app. hits socks were clean and authorities said someone placed brendan in the water.
today the prosecutor argued this was a comprehensive grand jury investigation and the me did nothing wrong. >> what happened was detectives from the prosecutor's office recovered the body from the water and turned it over to the medical examiner's office which is also the practice in this county. >> reporter: the judge agreed with the prosecution and denied the motion to dismiss the indictment. brendan's mother sam man at a den note tow attended the hearing and declined to comment as she left the courthouse. creato's family says they stand by david. >> i mean he's in jail and he doesn't really belong there. >> reporter: what makes you so assured of that. >> because i know my grandson. >> we support our son 100 percent. >> reporter: how is he doing? >> he's -- he's mourning the loss of his son. it's been very tough. >> reporter: creato's attorney filed a motion to
suppress evidence. he argued that david did not understand that he was considered a suspect at the time he agreed to have his cell phone searched. a judge continued that motion until the first week of june. he wants to view the videotape of creato being questioned so he can better understand what he understood when at that time and if he did know if he was a suspect then. live in camden, new jersey, i'm sarah bloomquist channel6 "action news." >> all right, sarah, thank you. u.s. senator bob casey is trying to get support for a bill that would require all adults to report child abuse and neglect to the appropriate authorities. after senator casey toured the mission kids center in he pushed his senate colleagues to pass his speak up act. it would set federal mandates for reporting child abuse and neglect and assure the state screens for domestic violence when investigating child abuse. casey first introduced the bill in the wake of the jerry sandusky scandal. >> protestors took to the streets in north carolina again today as the political
fight continues over the bathroom rights of transgender americans. this as a republican lawmaker decided to break ranks with her own party and support her child. abc's brandi hitt live in los angeles with all of this. brady. >> reporter: hi, monica. republican congresswoman ileana ross lake ken has opposed president obama on countless issues but when it comes to this heated bathroom debate she is standing with the president and with her own transgender son. amid the escalating protests over bathroom use and transgender rights, a new message of acceptance from a republican congresswoman. >> our son is transgender. >> reporter: this public service announcement features florida congresswoman ileana ross layman who says her transgender child she loved as amanita she still loves as rodrigo. the conservative gop lawmaker is supporting president obama's directive telling all public schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their gender
identity, a policy many republicans have vowed to fight including former presidential hopeful ted cruz who called it politically correct lawn macy at the texas republican convention. >> demanding that every public school now allow grown men and boys into little girls' bathrooms. >> reporter: it also comes on the heels of north carolina's show down with the federal government over that state's new bathroom law the justice department says discriminates against transgender residents. both sides are now suing each other as hundreds of protestors hit the streets again monday hoping to repeal the law. those dueling lawsuits over north carolina's controversial bathroom law could end up before the fourth circuit court of appeals and potentially the u.s. supreme court. reporting live in los angeles brandi hitt channel6 "action news." rick. >> thanks brandy. all right at the big board now with a history making move from the philadelphia 76ers tonight.
they will be the first major american sports team to put advertising on the team's game day jerseys. starting late next year, stub hub's logo will appear on the front left shoulder of each home jersey including those sold at the wells fargo center. the deal runs for three years. according to the nba, ads on jerseys could generate at least $100 million a year, something sixers coach brett brown sees as a positive for the league. >> as long as it's tasteful and it's positioned appropriately where it's not -- and it will be, the league has done fantastic i agree with their decision. i think it's just another revenue stream for the nba and the owners and i don't think it's harmful. >> sixers made today's big announcement next to the battleship new jersey then celebrated the news with a dunkoff. this all comes one day before the nba draft lottery and the sixers are hoping to luck out with this year's first pick. ducis rodgers will have more on that coming up a little bit later in sports. monica. >> all right, rick. time right now for a check of
the "action news" traffic center. let's go to matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center to see how things are rolling. >> brand shiny new work week monica and at this point we already have problems as we try and head home on this monday afternoon. this is 422 westbound side, have a crash here by trooper road it's now been pushed off to the side but coming out of king of prussia just a little bit of sluggishness coming away from 202. north of 422 in pottstown there's crash along high high street close to sunnybrook road there by the cvs. watching emergency construction in delanco burlington county this afternoon. it's knocking out the right lane on the northbound side of 130 at creek road by breeze motors. little bit farther north on 130 in mansfield township, there's a crash between kinkora road and burlington road. you can hop on a shuttle bus. also riding the buses in place of the route 34 trolley betweenth street portal and 61st and baltimore because of a medical emergency and njt's
rail line shuttle busing because of bridge issues. we'll check it again rick and monica, coming up in the next half hour. >> see you then. >> thank you sir. >> much more still ahead. it's kentucky's turn in the political spotlight. donald trump and hillary clinton edge closer to clinching the nomination. >> new technology is giving home to emphysema patients. ali gorman explains the treatment that's helping them breathe a little easier. cecily. >> after a chilly start to the day plenty of sunshine today on the windy side and now i'm tracking rain on the way. i'll have details on the timing in the accuweather forecast when "action news" returns. >> ♪
>> there may be be new hope for people who suffer from emphysema. >> new research suggests one option studied here in philadelphia can help people breathe easier. ali gorman at the big board now with more. hi, aliism emphysema is fairly common. it happens to a lot of people who used to smoke. there's no cure for it but experts are trying to find ways to help people have a better quality of life. local researchers say a device that they're testing is a step in the right direction. for years even walking a hallway 66-year-old robert
palmisano struggled to breathe. >> it felt like i couldn't breathe. i had a very tight chest. >> reporter: he has emphysema. it robs lungs of their he'll elasticity. they can't push air out so people like robert have a hard time breathing in even for ordinary tasks. >> mopping floor, something like that, taking a shower was very, very difficult for me. >> reporter: when robert exhausted the standard treatments, he got into a study at temple health testing the use of springy metal coils. they're designed to hold diseased lung tissue back allowing healthy tissue to expand and take in oxygen. dr. girard creiner says it's a invasive process. >> it's a small tube about the size of your pinkie that's flexible. >> ct scans also help doctors determine the placement. robert got coils in one lung in november. the other in january. >> after the second time the results were actually mediate.
i actually felt better as soon as the anesthesia lifted. >> in the standard six minute walking test, patients in the study were able to walk an average of about 50 feet more one year after getting the coils. just a month after his procedure, robert walked 173 feet farther in the six minutes. that's more than half the distance of a football field. he hopes to use that new found stamp ma at the shore this summer. >> maybe get in some body surfing. i used to do that all the time. >> now, researchers are still working to make adjustments because the quality of life improved for patients but the chance for serious complications also went up. they were about twice as likely to develop pneumonia and collapsed lungs. the doctors are looking for a way to fix those issues. guys. >> okay. >> very encouraging. $200 million construction project that is expanding kennedy hospital in cherry hill is now under way.
they signed the final support beam and a crane hoisted it up. it will house a gift shop cafe and more. this is phase one of the project. phase two slated to begin next year with the construction of an acute care hospital. >> coming up tonight on "action news" at 11:00 a big boom in construction can sometimes leave a big mess. investigative reporter wendy saltzman found not every contractor is playing by the rules. here's a preview of her special report. >> reporter: junk garbage and debris cluttering our streets and where you live. a blight to our community. "action news" investigates the hot spots where vacant lots are becoming illegal dumping grounds and you're paying to clean it up. >> it costs the streets department $3 million a year. >> reporter: from bricks to concrete and even bags filled with everyday trash. >> you're saying this isn't common practice. >> nor for us no. >> reporter: we're tracking town those dumpers caught on camera. >> the neighbor complain about these bricks. did you drop this brick off at this lot?
>> a world champion paraolympian reunited with of all things her misplaced prosthetic legs. she was in phoenix for the desert challenge games when her only set of running blades disappeared. someone accidentally picked up her bag and it was a huge effort to find it which did eventually lead to this reunion. good news there. grammy award winning singer song writer sinead o'connor safe and sound after reported missing. o'connor did you dokon disappeay morning. two hours later she posted a rant on facebook. well, just two hours ago today officials confirm she had been found safe. o'connor suffers from bipolar disorder. last year the singer posted on fbi she has been detained in a hospital for a mental health evaluation. >> captain america civil war topped the box office for a second straight weekend. the newest marvel movie pulled in $72.6 million over the
weekend. it has now earned nearly $300 million in north america. "the jungle book" came in second and financial thriller money monster debuted in third place. both captain america civil war and "the jungle book" are produced by divisions of disney which of course is the parent company of 6abc. >> still to come tonight we'll check that accuweather forecast. >> looking live outside sky6 hd showing you the center city skyline and it's going to get chilly. meteorologist cecily tynan has your exclusive accuweather five day forecast when "action news" comes right back. >> ♪ no one's ever said that. but i'd like to keep being no oterrible at golfhat. for as long as i can. he's just happier when he's playing. but he's terrible. for the strength and energy to keep doing what you love, try new ensure enlive. only patented ensure enlive has hmb, plus 20 grams of protein to help rebuild muscle. and its clinically proven formula helps you stay you. oh. nice shot.
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>> that's our own cecily tynan helping to rescue a baby screech owl. she was on a trail run morning this morning when she spotted it. cecily stepped in to he had picked up the owl in a shirt and took it to the schuylkill wildlife rehabilitation center. >> and he's going to be okay. >> owl update yeah they said that the owl was really dehydrated. they think the mom was killed by a fox or something so it's with a whole bunch of little baby owls getting iv fluids and hopefully in august will be released back into the wild. >> was his little wing broken. >> no, nothing broken. it was just really dehydrated. it needed nutrition right away.
hopefully we will be back there in august with an update when it's released in the wild. very exciting. i if the it on my facebook page and twitter and it was very emotional day. you know i'm an animal lover. i couldn't leave the poor little thing. i want to go for a long run because of this, lots of sunshine. sky6 taking a look at the commodore barry bridge cool and windy and this morning it did not feel like may. it felt like early april. allentown a record low of 37 degrees. trenton also a record low of 40. millville all the way down to 33 and it was chillly in philadelphia, 42 and wilmington the morning low down to 39 degrees. and temperatures generally now have recovered into the 60's. normal high for this time of the year, though, 74 degrees, nowhere near that. philadelphia 66. the same in allentown and reading. millville 64. trenton 65. cape may point, 62. wilmington 66 degrees. quite breezy. current wind gusts around 30 miles per hour. those winds will diminish after sunset tonight and then
it's not going to be quite as cold as last night because we do have some clouds on the way. satellite6 along with action radar showing really two systems. there's a cold front moving across the great lakes and then there's what's known as a short wave, little piece of energy. these two consolidate bring us clouds tonight and do bring us some generally light rain tomorrow but tonight should be a great night to go to citizens bank park. phillies versus marlins first pitch at 7:05, 63 degrees it will be breezy early and then winds diminish. kind of chilly by the ninth inning, 57 degrees so you definitely want to take a jacket. so, tonight increasing clouds overnight low 51 degrees in philadelphia, 46 in allentown, 48 in wilmington, 53 he in cape may. when you get that cloud cover it inflates the earth so it's not going to be as chilly as this morning and future tracker showing 8 o'clock tomorrow morning i think the morning rush will be dry, just a lot of clouds but then this light rain develops by the afternoon. you can see around 3:30 a pretty good steady light rain
across the i-95 corridor and areas to the southeast and another piece of energy could kind of keep those showers lingering into wednesday morning. so, the five day at 5:00 showing tomorrow the clouds are here, showers develop midday into the afternoon, the high 62 degrees. wednesday kind of the opposite. some showers in the morning, skies brighten by the afternoon, 66. best two days of the week thursday and friday. 72 degrees on thursday with sunshine. friday 74 but unfortunately that rain moves in on saturday, 66 and adam will let you know if the rain lasts for sunday coming up in the full accuweather 7-day forecast. >> uh-oh. >> okay. >> all right. >> thank you cecily. >> thank you. much more to come in our next half hour of "action news" at 5:00. long lines for passenger screenings at our airports continue to cause headaches for travelers. what lawmakers are now saying about the major delays. >> also new jersey lawmakers are tackling the issue of minimum wage in the garden state. could hourly wages be going up? those stories and much
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>> ♪ >> hello againly here's what's happening on "action news" monday night. the race for the white house continues as the democrats battle it out before tomorrow's primaries. this while presumptive republican nominee donald trump fires back following a damaging article. we're live with the very latest. two bucks county parents are facing felony child abuse charges tonight. what was learned following a call to 911. ton nye night's kick off philadelphia week on wheel of far chen. we'll take you for a sneak peek behind the scenes and hear from local contestants hoping to win big. >> now the details. the 2016 race for the white house continues. we are in the home stretch of presidential primary contests. there are only 12 remaining. tomorrow voters in two states head to the polls. and democrats here in kentucky will be choosing between hillary clinton and bernie sanders of course. 61 delegates are up for grabs there. oregon democrats will also head to the polls, 74 delegates at stake there and republicans in oregon will also vote in the state primary tomorrow, 28 delegates
available for presumptive republican nominee donald trump. speaking of mr. trump he spent the day off the campaign trail today but he is firing back on twitter in response to the new york times article that attacked his alleged mistreatment of women. he called it a "hit piece and a fraud." the democratic presidential candidates continue to march forward. hillary clinton is spending the day in kentucky ahead of tomorrow's primary. bernie sanders who spent time there last week is now rallying supporters in puerto rico. their primary is next month. with more on all of today's developments from the campaigns let's head to kenneth moton live in washington, d.c. for us tonight. hi, kenneth. >> reporter: hi monica. yes, tomorrow's primaries will be important. hillary clinton and donald trump are both about 100 delegates away from reaching those magic numbers to clinch their party's nominations. hillary clinton made the final push for votes in kentucky even imitating donald trump. >> so, what is your plan to create jobs? his answer is i'm going to create them.
they're going to be great. >> reporter: democrat clarified what role her husband will play in her administration after she said over the weekend that former president bill clinton would come out of retirement. clinton shook her head and mouthed no on that cabinet position. rival bernie sanders was campaigning in financially strapped puerto rico. >> capitalists on wall street think the. >> reporter: the two democrats fight it out in kentucky and oregon while the last republican standing will get closer to clinching the nomination but trump's road to victory is paved with landmines. >> i respect women. >> reporter: the new york times interviewed dozens of women who say they've crossed paths with the real estate mogul accusing him of inappropriate behavior. trump called the story a dislon fest nest hit piece. one woman once the target of trump's attacks fox news host megyn kelly shared a piece of her one-on-one interview with
the presumptive gop nominee. >> were you ever bullied. >> no, i wasn't but i have seen bullying and bullying doesn't have to just be as a child i mean, i know people are bullied when they're 55 years old. >> it can lap when you're 45. >> reporter: trump's critics are still calling for his tax returns. the billionaire has repeatedly said he fights to pay as little tax as possible and abc news investigation learned trump has been the master of tax hoop holes for decades, rick. reporting live in washington, kenneth moton channel6 "action news." >> kenneth thank you for that report. we have an important reminder for voters in the garden state tonight. tomorrow is the last day to register to vote in new jersey's primary. the republican and democratic primary is on june 7th that's the last day of the primary season. it is a closed primary meaning you can only vote for candidates representing your political party. for republicans new jersey is a winner take all presidential contest. frustration growing over long lines at airports across the country and the t.s.a. is promising to fix the problem.
at some airports like chicago o'hare stranded passengers forced to sleep in cots because they missed their flights standing in security lines. airlines are telling travelers to get to the airport at least three hours early. the sass t.s.a. is working to speed up security screenings. >> you don't have to take off your coat or your belt or your shoes 'cause they can smell any explosives that might be on you. >> i think we can use more dogs because it's an effective way of moving people efficiently through the system. >> the t.s.a. also plans on hiring more than 700 new officers and hopes to have the other changes in place by next month. world news tonight with david muir will have much more on t.s.a.'s plans to alleviate the long security lines as well as the late of the from the presidential campaign trail. you can watch it all at 6:30 following "action news" at 6:00. >> in other news a bucks county couple is behind bars tonight accused of abusing
their own infant twins. tullytown police detectives say michael and alyssa shales caused significant injuries to their two young children less than four months old. it was back in late march when mrs. shales reportedly called 911 to say her child was showingy choking. the baby was rushed to the hospital for treatment but on examination police say the child had multiple broken bones in the process of healing. the baby's sibling was also found with similar injuries. both were reportedly malnourished as well. they're facing several felony counts of abuse. philadelphia police are looking for the gun plan who shot a 17-year-old young man 10 times. he was the victim of an apparent drive by at moore and hollywood streets in south philadelphia about midnight. police rushed the child to the hospital in critical condition. and the search continues for clues about what sparked an early morning fire here in center city. firefighters knocked down the flames on a back deck in the 200 block of south tenth street. no injuries reported. >> a man was rescued from a pickup truck that crashed into a creek in delaware county.
from chopper6 you could see the truck partially submerged in an extension of the darby creek near the 500 block of stevens drive in tinicum township. police say the driver lost control of his vehicle on i-95 and it went into the shallow water near exit 10. the driver was taken to crozer medical center with nonlife-threatening injuries. lawmakers in new jersey are debating whether to raise the state minimum wage to $15 an hour. the democrat led senate labor committee started discussing the legislation today. the wage rate is currently $8.38 an hour which works out to a salary of $17,400 a year for full time. new jersey voted back in 2013 to correlate the minimum wage with the rate of inflation. and since then has remained low, wages haven't risen much. governor christie's office called the democrat's bill a job killing measure that could destroy the state's economy. >> dui arrests are on the rise in pennsylvania according to state police and police have noticed a troubling shift of
the 18,801dui arrests in 2015, one out of four were for drivers under the influence of drugs. that is a 43 percent jump from 2014. 4500 people got in a dui related crash and keep in mind these statistics do not even include local police department figures, just statewide figures. >> wow. okay. time for an update on the highways and by ways monday night. >> all right, let's swing over to matt pelman see what's going on. hey, matt. >> we have a major mess forming here in northeast philadelphia rick and monica, a multi vehicle accident happened under 10 minutes ago in the eastbound lanes of woodhaven road, 63 at 13 bristol pike. couple of the vehicles were actually facing sideways across woodhaven. the fire crews and ambulance just arrived and at this point no traffic is getting through headed eastbound toward 95. if i were you i would stay up on street road instead of woodhaven coming away from franklin mills, philadelphia mills this afternoon.
once you hop on 95 we head debris spilled southbound by cottman. they cleared that debris away and the southbound delay is out there but not as bad as it was earlier. heading towards the phils game 23 minutes that's about a 10 minute delay on the southbound travel time. chester county a crash shutting down lincoln highway at washington lane. airport road is a possible alternate. in solebury township bucks county there's been a tractor-trailer accident much of the afternoon along 32 river road. now joining the party just north of peddler's village a crash along 202 so up are york a better bet than lower york as you head home on this monday. rick and monica, back over to you. >> matt thank you again. much more still to come on "action news" this evening. a big night for wheel of fortune watchers in our area. it is philadelphia week. that means local contestants and a local audience will take you behind the scenes for all the action. >> and a new jersey couple's dream wedding was straight out of a galaxy far, far away. we'll show you how they paid tribute to star wars on their special day.
adam. >> chilly start but a beautiful finish this afternoon. on storm tracker6 live double scan rain moving back in. we'll have the timing in accuweather forecast. >> great. >> what are you going to do? >> ducis. >> go ahead. >> that's all right, i'm sorry, rick. >> no, it's you. >> i was being polite. >> ducis rodgers has sports. >> one, two, three we'll do it together including phillies taking on the marlins tonight in south philadelphia when "action news" comes right back. >> jinx. [laughter]
>> time for sports. ducis here with the phillies who are on a big roll, taking on another surprising team. >> yeah, the marilyn. phillies no one could have predicted as good as this team has played thus far. they welcome in the marlins a team that you can say is as big of a surprise as they are. jaime apody is live with more. >> reporter: nearly a quarter of the way into the season the phillies are off to a 22 and 16 start, who could have predictd that? tonight they'll start a series with another hot team the miami marlins also off to a pretty good starter. let's take a look at the phils warming up lined me just a short time ago tonight the start of a three game series with the fish. joseph playing first, ryan
howard, carlos ruiz behind the plate because cameron rough nursing a sore left an can kell after he took one for the team in this game winning collision at home plate saturday night. i can watch that hundreds of times over. he's day to day. he told pete mackanin he could catch today in an emergency. because of that we're also talking about a team that has get this just a game out of first place. sure it's early but never too early says ruff. >> i don't think it's ridiculous to say, you know, we got 25 guys in this clubhouse that believe we can win and that we are big leaguers that believe that we can play at this level and we're showing it and a lot of people didn't have expectations for us so we knew anything that we did was going to be a positive and we just are kind of taking it and running with it. >> reporter: ruppp has a compression bandage over his left ankle. that's part of his job.
i think this team feels that way and that might be why they're winning games and boy are they ever fun to watch. much more coming up at 6:00. live at citizens bank park where it is dollar dog night that's important too jaime apody channel6 "action news." ducis if good time at the park. jamie thank you. nba draft lottery he is around corner as in tomorrow night. the sixers have the best odds at land the topic. the team could end up with four first round selections. scouting is key. they had local products today. josh hart and bembry among them. hat still deciding in he'll remain eligible for the draft or return to college. these guys are getting closer to a dream come true. >> definitely crazy but i'm trying have a humble experience. not trying to look past it. trying to take each trip that i have, take it very slow so this definitely is pretty fun, though. >> how hard of a decision do you anticipate it being given that you've got a title to defend if you go back and you've got money if you go forward?
>> it's very difficult. obviously the nba is my dream. it's what i've been, you know, working towards since i was, you know, five years old. on the other hand villanova they -- it's a special place, has a special place in my heart. >> this is video of joel embiid continuing to relab his foot injury. the sixers top draft pick has missed two full seasons. if he's healthy he could be viewed as another draft pick you can say. coming up next half hour we'll hear from head coach brett brown on the team's prospects. that a. >> thank you ducis. >> thank you. >> america's game is celebrating the city of brotherly love. wheel of fortune's week long salute to philadelphia begins tonight right here on 6abc at 7:30 if we sent our own camp researchers to los angeles to check out the behind scenes action plus talk to some of the local contestants you'll see on wheel this week. >> reporter: we're taking you behind the scenes for wheel of fortune's philadelphia week "action news." we got our own puzzle.
you'll see a grand new set this week on wheel of fortune as they celebrate all things philadelphia with 15 local contestants. tony hood is a firefighter and all his buddies at fourth and girard have been quizzing him. >> we're getting dinner prepared we have channel6 on and i think i'm going to do well. >> reporter: rebecca kline is a senior at the university of tell wear. >> university of delaware. >> i sent in a audition tape from my college dorm room never thinking i would get here. >> reporter: she was called back for an audition in philadelphia last year. now rebecca is finally stepping into the limelight and onto the set of wheel. >> nerves are huge the first time. but everyone was really nice patter and vanna were awesome. >> reporter: part of his job is getting contestants to relax. >> it's to try to kind of break that terrible
concentration they have and get their mind on something else. (applause). >> reporter: there's a lot going on. you don't see at home. this monitor would tell them the name of the contestants how they're doing. over here this is the board that the contestants themselves watch so they can see their own version of the puzzle board. >> there are so many things that you have to pay attention to when you're out there. there's the puzzle of course but then also where you landed on the wheel and like the used letter board and the scoreboard and there's all these things to keep checking. >> reporter: this is the contestant's point of view. they stand up here on these steps. this is the buzzer you heard so much about. there's only one wheel that exists and it's not easy to move or spin. it looks a little smaller in person than i imagined it. 2400 pounds. they tell me you really have to put your shoulder into it. man this thing is heavy. >> crazy heavy. i told the producer you should put instructions like do curls daily. >> reporter: how did our
local contestants do? watch all this week the find out. karen rogers, channel6 "action news." >> all right. sounds exciting. philadelphia is taking center stage on wheel of fortune this week. local contestants a local audience tons of fun. catch all the fun starting tonight and throughout the week at 7:30 right here on 6abc. >> and be sure to check out all the memorable moments from karen's visit to the wheel of fortune set. head to the 6abc facebook twitter and instagram pages as well as 6abc.com for more pat and vanna. also share your favorite wheel moments using #6abc wheel.
>> breaking news right now from solebury township bucks county. a two car crash happened about 19 minutes ago at 5:30, make that 20 minutes ago on lower york road past upper mountain road. one driver lost control and that caused the crash. four people are hurt. we don't know how badly at this time. police and medics are there and chopper six over the scene to get you a bird's eye view. two car crash solebury township. >> adam joseph here with plenty of sunshine today but it was a little on the cool sewed. >> record lows early this morning. >> right. >> poconos a few snow showers yesterday so things kind of moving backwards instead of forward and more rain unfortunately coming on tuesday. as we take a look at double scan lie radar abundant amount
of sunshine this afternoon helped warm us quite a bit after starting off at 42 degrees this morning in philadelphia. we hit a high today of 66 degrees and kind of bouncing all around the last three days. saturday was the closest to normal of 76 degrees with that normal being at 74. it was very chilly yesterday. the outdoors at any time yesterday with those winds it made it feel closer to the upper 40's at times throughout the day and again trying to rebound a little bit here this afternoon. but may so far in philadelphia as you know has been really chilly. we've had six days with high temperatures only in the 50's for the first half of the month. we haven't had that many days that were stuck in the 50's for highs since 1978 and at this point temperatures are averaging close to 4 degrees below normal and more than likely may will go down as below normal overall for the month and if that happens it will be the first time in 13 consecutive months where
temperatures have been above normal. 65 in trenton right now, 66 allentown and reading, 66 in wilmington. and even at the shore temperatures in the mid 60's because of that wind coming in out of the northwesterly direction. as we look at satellite and radar clouds in northern new england. in fact northern maine they have three to 6 inches of snow covered the ground up there. for us, clear skies today but notice clouds already marching in from the ohio to tennessee valley. a few showers in our northern kentucky so yes, we do get wet as we go into your tuesday. but for tonight, it's clear early, some clouds building later on, 46 to 51 for the overnight low so a good 10 degrees warmer than it was last night. the front comes in from the north. at the same time a second system comes in from the tennessee valley. the two will semi merge here so he showers move in in the morning right through the afternoon about a quarter to a half an inch of rain expected with a high temperature a little cooler at 62 and then this low will be very slow to drift to our south on wednesday.
we start west on wednesday morning with some early showers and then as that continues to move to the east, a high of 66 will dry out in the afternoon with a little sun on wednesday as high pressure comes in from the great lakes and the northern plains and this is a pretty strong high so as that builds in for the end of the of week it's looking real nice here thursday and friday. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast showers develop tomorrow of 62. early showers wednesday is replaced by sun by the afternoon of 66. beautiful back to back days thursday and friday, 72 to 74 degrees. and then another system a pretty sizable system begins to pull in from the south on saturday. could be some rain heavy at times saturday of 66. and it may get cut off from the jet stream meaning it may linger here into sunday, possibly into monday. we'll just have to see how long that low will make a home for itself so to speak over the weekend with more rain. so enjoy thursday and friday. >> okay. thank you adam. new jersey couple threw
their dream wedding this past weekend in gibbsboro and it was definitely out of this world. bride leather brace dressed all in white as princess layer and her groom robert donned a tux and storm trooper. the groom men wore white tucks and matching storm trooper helmets. the bridesmaids are light sabre bouquets and the ring bearer looked a lot like anakin skywalker.
>> ♪ >> right now jim gardner and the "action news" team standing by with these stories at 6:00 breaking developments about what lead to the deadly amtrak crash in philadelphia. testimony gets under way in the corruption trial of can congressman chaka fattah. >> president obama honors the life and heroism of philadelphia police sergeant robert wilson, iii. we'll have those stories and more up next at 6:00 for adam joseph, cecily tynan jaime apody rick williams the entire "action news" team. i'm monica malpass. have a good night. "action news at 6::is next.
>> ♪ >> "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 about the crash of amtrak 188. a crash that killed eight people a year ago and injured more than 200 in the port richmond section of philadelphia. the ntsb will issue its official report tomorrow. but we now know that the report will say that engineer brandon bostian lost what is being called situational
awareness. the report will say that bostian was distracted by radio traffic concerning a rock falling incident involving a septa train. as for speeding up to 106 miles an hour approaching that curve, the report says bostian may have thought he had already passed the curve. the ntsb is releasing the report tomorrow in washington and "action news" will be there. in federal court in philadelphia today, testimony has begun in the political corruption trial of congressman chaka fattah. "action news" reporter vernon odom is live outside the courthouse. vernon, tell us what happened there today. >> reporter: good evening, jim. all indications are this trial will be long and convoluted. federal prosecutors say the veteran congress plan is a crook. his lawyer says he's being railroaded here. chaka fattah sr. is accused in federal court of masterminding a five scheme fraud and conspiracy racket including