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details. >> reporter: the suspect has been arraigned and formerly charged with institutional sexual assault. on the surface this story is sensational enough but we are told that the suspect in this case is married with children. >> this is 49-year-old kelly alldanger, at the hearing where she was charged with having sex with a 17-year-old parked in a car. the discovery was made by an easton police officer on routine patrol. it revealed that she met the victim while working as a substitute teacher at easton high school. >> the relationship started a year, year and a half ago and the juvenile victim was a student at one time. >> despite what you think, police will sometimes patrol this cemetery, because this is not the first time people have come here to be intimate. it's a beautiful place listed on the register of historical
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places but also sacred grounds. >> folks have loved ones here that mean a lot to them and to think that people come into these places because they are quiet and out of way? and desecrate the gravesite. >> and that she admitted to having sex with the teenage victim multiple times since last fall. she was released today on $50,000 bail. local parents say this story is disturbing to say the least. >> it's disturbing if you ask me. what a world we live in. >> you don't know. when it's so close, when it's near us and around us -- yes i do not feel comfortable -- >> reporter: now she worked for a company called source for teachers, the easton used them
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to hire substitutes. they sent a statement in part saying that given the allegations, she is suspended indefinitely. her next court hearing is may 31st. walter perez, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. federal officials provided more insight into the cause of last year's deadly amtrak derailment in port richmond. the mta gave their final report. most of the blame was laid on engineer, brandon bostian. that he lost his situational awareness about a train in trouble up the tracks. he believes he cleared the junction and was clear to speed up. but he was approaching the curve and went twice the speed limit. >> he was unable to remember a lot of the details, so we don't
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know for sure exactly what happened. but we expect he was on a curve similar to what he would have been on after frankford junction. >> officials stress today that they have recommended safety measures being installed on the track like positive train control, if that had happened the accident would not have occurred in the first place. looking live outside now sky 6 hd showing you the center city skyline, the clouds are expected to stick around through tomorrow and there is a hint of sun if the future. meteorologist, cecily tynan, is at the big board with a first look at the forecast. can we at least get some sunshine before memorial day? >> thursday and friday are looking nice this week. but today stormtracker 6 live double scan showing it certainly is a wet day, we have got a light to moderate rain from the lehigh valley on south and east, now this wave will be moving out tonight but i want to show you
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what is lurking across the ohio valley, another piece of energy. what that will do is move through tomorrow. it will lose a lot of its oomph. it will keep us socked in with the clouds. we won't see much sunshine tomorrow. temperatures don't look like may. 54 now and rain cooled in philadelphia, the average high for this time of year. 20 degrees warmer, 74 degrees, but nothing like that today. this is what to expect, we keep the clouds through tomorrow and thursday and friday though we brighten but don't put the umbrellas away just yet. the weekend will start wet and we'll have more details on that coming up in the full accuweather forecast. >> they are getting a workout cecily thank you. >> from the delaware newsroom, the department of justice are filing suit for dealing profit usion out of his massage
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parlors. police have identified the construction worker hit and killed on i-95 in wilmington. police say he was part of a crew placing barrels and signs on the northbound side near the brandywine river bridge. he was hit by a minivan traveling at a high rate of speed. the driver stayed on the scene. a floor collapsed trapping three men in west philadelphia at a home. the home was water damaged and gave way, trapping a man in the basement on southford street. contractors were there and alerted firefighters he was in the basement. the firefighters had to use airbags to get the debris off the man and get him to the
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hospital. we'll have more on that tonight at 6:00. in new jersey now, a burlington county animal shelter is working to save dogs from having a cruel fate overseas in asia they are considered a meal in waiting. nora muchanic has the story. >> reporter: say hello to isabella, jean and merlin, three dogs being cared for in west hamilt hamilton. they were among 100 droig dogs saved from a meet market in south korea. >> dogs on top of each other and just the worst thick you can probably imagine for them. >> the dogs were being kept in a restricted area while staffers work to acclimate them. >> they are scared but they are not aggress he at all. they are not mean or trying to bite us. the dogs are stressed and
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skittish and fearful of come too close. the sound of a loud lawn mower ratchets up their anxiety. >> let them be and when they come to you reward them. so they understand that coming to us is a safe thing to do. >> they don't know how to act with people. >> it could take time for them to come around and the only interactions they had with humans was extremely negative. >> she says that dogs like these were pulled out of their cages and slaughterers for food in front of them. it's controversial recently as animal rights groups shines a light on the cruelty to the animals. these innocent dogs have escaped the fate. >> when they are ready they will go up for adoption and i have no doubt they will be able to get
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into healthy happy homes. the list of people involved in the so-called bridge gate scandal will remain private at least for now. today a federal appeals court called for a hearing on whether the list should be made public. it includes unindicted coconspirators. one official has plead guilty and two others face trial this fall. governor chris christie maintains he knew nothing about the scheme and is yet to be charged. a check of the "action news" traffic report on a busy tuesday night. lets go live to matt pellman. >> it's sort of unpleasant here on the schuylkill expressway eastbound, 79 minutes thanks to this overturned tractor trailer, the cab and part of the trailer is uprighted and moved away and part of it is on the overpass on its side and the right lane is slowly squeezing by past girard
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avenue and past the exit for the zoo. you are looking at massive eastbound delays, it doesn't look quite as bad as it does in other spots but stop and go to 202 to girard. you want no parts of the schuylkill eastbound. in west vincent, chester county, route 1 is closed. and camden 676 southbound a crash and 11 miles per hour there. there is more and we'll give you more in the next half hour. >> i don't think we want anymore. thanks any way. the race for the white house moves to oregon and kentucky, coming up the delegates up for grabs in today's set of primaries, just weeks to go until both parties officially name their presidential nominees. and a controversial flyers getting back on his feet.
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a police speed trap in maine caught a lot up in the sky. the dash-cam captured a meteor.
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several thousand meteors fall into the earth's atmosphere each day but most of them are in uninhabited area or they happen in daylight and they are harvarder to see. the trial against bowe bergdahl is postponed. to give them more time to review thousands of pages of classified documents. bergda bergda bergdahl disappeared in afghanistan and was held captive by the taliban for five years. if convicted he could face life in prison. on capitol hill the house and senate are set to fight for emergency funding to keep the zika virus from spreading. the senate approved a measure that could give health officials $1 billion to combat the spread. and the house is working on a
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package that would only give $602 million for the next six months. it is expected to spread more widely during the summer season. philadelphia is just ranked the best city in the united states for bicycling in a downtown area. the report cited the safety and ease of biking in center city west of broad street particularly along the schuylkill river. they found a growing number of residents using bikes to get around dense areas of the city. the seniors players golf championship tees off in montgomery county on june 9th and local charities are winning. championship sponsor consolation will give $5,000 to nine nonprofits and help in education and housing and youth development and health care. the sounds of thunder rolled through the skyscraper canyons in center city today.
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that was under the watchful eye of police. two nascar speed machines rumbled around city hall during the lunch hour drewing attention to the fas car race in the poconos next month. 18 gallons of gas and four new tires in 15 seconds. race weekend is june 3rd to the 5th at poconos raceway. the favorite to win is monica malpass. >> only to get home from work and get to dinner. coming up the extreme case of a home construction project that went very wrong. the historic church is stunning isn't it? perhaps you have driven by it and wondered about it. i can tell you this it's the subject of a lawsuit and smack in the middle of a family's unfortunate situation. >> we knew it would cost a lot and sold everything we had to
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get it. >> this family poured their life savings into the project. >> because now of what they say a contractor walked off the job it's turned into a money pit. i'm terrible at golf. he is. people say i'm getting better. no one's ever said that. but i'd like to keep being terrible at golf 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,
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health check tonight. a former philadelphia flyer is raising awareness of a common heart condition and raising awareness. >> brian pop spent years on the ice as a philadelphia flyer and now is he back on skates for another reason, he suffer aid stroke last year and is still working to recover. in the 80s brian prop battled tough opponents as a philadelphia flyer. and today he is back in the orange and black fighting a different opponent? >> the after effects of a stroke he suffered last september. >> i remember falling out of bed in the middle of the night. prop's right side was motionless and gashabled. likely do to an episode of afib. >> the doctor says when the
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chambers of the heartbeat out of sync a clot can form. >> it travels to a different part of the body if it travels to the brain it can cause a stroke. >> he thought that skating was the perfect therapy to strengthen his right leg and restore motion. >> the brain remembers what it's like to be in that role so the limbs moved easier so his hips moves easier and his shoulder moves easier. and it helps with speech and prop made fast progress and didn't mind doing movements over and over. >> you could see him light up in that setting. >> he shoots be scores. >> prop is not completely recovered but is back to work. family life. and flyers events. with a message for anyone with
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afib. >> be careful and take your doctors appointments and don't cancel them, because that can save your life. >> doctors now believe that afib is a bigger cause of strokes than previously thought. the key to preventing stroke or heart failure is with regular checkups. >> all right ali, thank you. still ahead a check of the accuweather forecast. looking live from sky 6 hd showing you the commodore barry bridge on a murky tuesday evening.
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an update tonight on the baby screech owl. the "action news" team wept to the re hab center and it's eating and taking liquids and should be released back into the wild. and meeting a new friend. >> another screech owl was brought in under similar conditions, it's feeling bet toward be among one of its own spcay spcays. >> cecily saw the owl while out
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on a run. and they want to thank her for saving the owl. >> named him ridley because i found him at ridley creek state park. we are doing updates on my facebook page. >> do we know how old he is. >> they think he is a month old. too young to learn how to fly. he has a friend. today is one of those days, i didn't want to go for a trail run because we had wet weather and stormtracker 6 live double scan showing right now our far northwest suburbs, lehigh county and chester, getting steady rain and near the new jersey turnpike and route 70 as well. right along i-95 and all of this is push ofg the coast this evening and the clouds will be sticking around and a lot of people have been saying, this
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seems like we are living in seattle. ali just said that leaving the studio. in the past 20 days, seattle has initiationer weather. we have 12 cloudy day and seattle just 6 and we have close to 3 inches of rain and seattle less than a .25 inch. we are below normal temperature-wise and they are above. that is usually how it goes. today though, not only is it damp and dreary, it is chilly. philadelphia 54 degrees, the normal high is 74 and allentown drier and 59 and cape may point 55 and wilmington and trenton 54 degrees, satellite 6 along with action radar showing what we have is a frontal boundary and it does drape across the ohio valley. there is another wave of low pressure moving in tomorrow but when it descends off the mountains it will be drying out and i don't think we'll see much
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rain but we'll get clouds tomorrow. plenty of clouds and showers are tapering off to a few spotty showers. 51 in philadelphia and wilmington 49 and the boardwalk in atlantic city 51 degrees. future tracker 6 showing tomorrow is better than today. but plenty of clouds with temperatures in the 50s. by lunch time 60 degrees perhaps a little bit of brightening in the skies in the lehigh valley. and the clouds remain tough through the evening rush hour. another dreary day tomorrow. the five-day forecast, mostly cloudy and 64 degrees and thursday looking nice a mixture of sun and clouds and warmer, 72 and the pick of the week is friday, mostly sunny and 76 and great weather for the union game and the phillies and then we go downhill fast. rain is likely and 65 degrees and sunday a lingering shower and lots of clouds and 68 degrees and early next week the chance of more rain on the way.
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"action news" continues with monica malpass and adam joseph. >> hello again, here is what is happening on "action news" tonight. the primaries continue as oregon and kentucky cast their vote for the democratic and republican favorites. a home own apparently opens fire on a burglar in his yard. and eagles quarterback sam bradford talks publically for the first time. ducis rogers is coming up with sports. now to the latest in the 2016 race for the white house. voters in two states are going to the polls. presumptive republican nominee, donald trump started with a win, the result of guam's march primary granted him 9 delegates and he needs 100 more to
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officially clinch the nomination. what is at stake tonight, democrats in kentucky are choosing from hillary clinton and bernie sanders, 61 delegates up for grabs in that state and oregon democrats are casting their ballots and 74 delegates are available there. and 28 delegates are available for presumptive nominee, donald trump. for more news on the campaign trail lets head to kenneth moton. >> reporter: polls in kentucky close in about 30 minutes and oregon residents voted by mail so we should have results in a few hours. even if hillary clinton loses both battles she is expected to march on to the nomination. >> all eyes are on kentucky and oregon. >> it's time people stop listening to republican propaganda. >> hillary clinton is trying to get within striking distance of
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the propaganda. donald trump is cruising unopposed to his nomination but the road is bumpy for the republican who is fighting off allegations of exsix. >> you see blood coming outs of her eyes and blood coming out of her where ever. >> the billionaire attacked the ad calling former president bill clinton the worst abuser of women in political history and then the article accusing trump of abusing women. including the model that was quoted in the police s. saying she was misled by the times. >> he is very much a gentlemen and polite and thoughtful. >> we always had comments on people's appearances and you know primarily weight, male and female. >> house speaker paul ryan
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dodged questions on trump's history on women. >> i'm not getting into the day to day up and down of this campaign. >> sanders is holding an election event tonight. it's happened in california that votes three weeks from today rick. kenneth moton, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you for that report. back here residents in the garden state that want to participate in the june primary have seven hours left to register to vote. the republican and democratic primary is on june 7th and it's a closed primary you can only vote for those representing your party. it's a winner take all presidential contest. >> and we'll have more on the primary, watch it at 6:30 tonight following "action news" at 6:00. philadelphia police are
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investigating a shooting in wissinoming that left a suspected burglar dead. they converged on this home on higby street. a 20-year-old suspect died at the scene and the second suspect showed up at the hospital for treatment. detectives are asking for your help identifying this man in surveillance video. they believe he is one of two men that tried to rob another man on april 30th. police say that the victim fought back against the duo and the victim was shot and rushed to the hospital in critical condition, the other suspect involved in the attack is identify but refused to identify his accomplice. >> an overturned tractor trailer spilled its cargo across the schuylkill expressway today and it's still causing big traffic tie-ups tonight. chopper 6 hd was over the eastbound lanes over the girard
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exit this afternoon. it's not clear what cause tropical disturbance. the driver of the big rig was rushed to the hospital with injuries. matt pellman will have an update on that backup in a few minutes. police have arrested two brothers, daniel and william tate are facing charges including arson by explosives. police say that the two brothers destroyed multiple buildings including an amish phone shed a well pump and a different type of shed. nobody was injured but the investigators say the brothers stole the items they used to make the bombs. traffic is getting back to normal after a crash on 295 in mercer county. just after noon today the driver lost control and crossed into the lanes, it all happened near
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the exit for sloan avenue in hamilton township. both driver involved were taken to the hospital with minor injuries. >> police are hoping you recognize the man in the video there. police say he was a serial bank robber. the man demanded cash from the teller who then handed it over. police and the fbi say this man is responsible for official bank robberies in the center city area. there is a crash reward for information leading to the arrest. >> the scene, a delaware woman convicted of stalking her former daughter-in-law has died in a texas prison. she was sentenced to life in prison in february, found guilty of stalking christine belford. she and another woman were killed in the courthouse by minutewitz's husband.
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this is the scene at 2800 block of cecil b. moore avenue. the flames started on the second floor and got it out quickly. nobody was hurt. a forklift driver escaped with hi life when his rig caught fire when it caught fire in wilmington this afternoon. firefighters say the vehicles were fully engulfed in flames when they arrived at a one auto sales, the flames started when the forklift was moving and spread to the building and damaged the roof. an environment at team is responding for a spill. camden water is teaming up for a new partnership. they will train young people for the center for power core program and help to identify areas of infrastructure. >> matt pellman is back with the
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latest on the commute home, a slow one. >> the worst commute we have seen in a while. now 83 minutes to get east from the blue route to the vine, it starts back in king of pressure 202, a long slow crawl, a zoo just past the exit for the zoo where this truck flipped over hours ago, most of the truck is removed but some of the it is still there. it's right lane is open to traffic and it's a massive backlog from 202 on in. think ridge pike and kelly drive or use route 30 and deal with the traffic lights and speeds in the teens, and a huge westbound gaper delay. that delay is spilling back to the vine street expressway into center city and then a vehicle broke down in the delay by broad street. so a long slow crawl at 95.
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route 76 in camden, morgan boulevard we had a crash and heavy down to 42. mercer county for repairs for an overturned dump truck carrying manure and that looks pretty bad. i'll leave the jokes for you guys. >> traffic stinks. >> still to come on "action news," it turns for a fight for survival of after a man becomes encased in sand what his friends had to do to keep him alive. >> and following the signing of carson wentz, sam bradford hits the field for the first time. and rain south and east of philadelphia, we'll catch a bit a break and chat about sun and a whole lot more rain in the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> it's like a sponge. we need to be squeezed out. >> thanks monica.
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two men and a dog jump from this boat off the coast of
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malibu, california. the man and dog are okay. and the cause of that fire is under investigation. the faa, is doing some more tests on a drone detection system. testing at jfk airport in new york examining the ability of the system to identify five types of drones. 7,000 drones were bought in the u.s. last year and they have been spotted near airplanes, they are not allowed to fly within five miles of airports without permission. on sunday a group of tourists decided to bury their friend, louie lopez and in these pictures only his head was sticking out and once the tide starting coming in louie became trapped. six lifeguards were able to shovel him out of the sand. >> it kept getting bigger and bigger and filling up the hole
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and he got stuck and we thought we could get him out but it happened so quick. all the pressure from the water and sand made it all bad. >> luckily he was not injured. the group says they plan to stay away from holes from now on. ducis is here trying to get sam bradford on the record now. >> he admits his feelings were hurt when they drafted carson wentz. he is saying all the right things now but that was not the case when his agent was asking for a trade. jaime apody spoke to all parties involved and she joins us live with more. >> reporter: ducis as expected bradford blamed everything on his agent and it was his decision to seek out a trade and that said he has no regrets the way he handled things.
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and what a day to see bradford and his heir apparent and vows to help him in any way he could. the two didn't interact all that much on the field. doug peterson was adamant that sam is his number one guy but it looks like is he fighting to be a starter. >> the competition is what it is, if i continue to play at a high level on the field and if we continue to win games if we are winning game, i think i will be the starting quarterback and i will be out there. with that being said i'm not completely naive. i think you realize that if the organization made a move to get up to two at some point it's probably not going to be my team. >> i expect sam not to look over his shoulder, i expect him to look forward, he is getting ready for the season and getting
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ready for cleveland. >> is that the message you gave him? >> that is the message i gave him, are you the guy so lets embrace it and lets go. >> in added drama, fletcher cox is not here awaiting the contract and darren sproles is not here. there are reports that eagles had trade offers for sproles, peterson shot them down and says the team wants sproles and these workouts are voluntary. >> thank you jaime. tonight is the night the sixers will learn their fate in the draft lottery. and the sixer have the best shot at landing the top overall pick. >> this night is one that gives you anxiety. you are so removed you have zero control over the count come and i refer it to getting to the
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commercial, if you can get to the commercial you are at least in the three. and we have survived and got to the commercial over the last few years, so it's a big night for the city and organization. i'm excited to go to new york. >> the phillies and marlins meet again, valesquez gets the start. and he saved his wife from a foul ball, he grabbed it before it hit her. >> rick you do the same thing for monica. >> absolutely. >> i promise you he can't catch. >> thank you ducis. tonight three for contestants from our region will try to win big in philadelphia. >> we got a chance to speak to
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one of them before their game. tony is such a big fan he watches it at the firehouse with his wife and four children as well. he said he was try for years. >> i tried three or four years ago. >> really. >> and they were in town filming parts of the city for the upcoming week. the great american cities and they did auditions for a few days and i got an email saying want you to come down. >> we'll see if tony hood can tame the wheel. at 7:30 here on 6 abc. and be sure to check out all the memorable moments from karen's visit to the "wheel of fortune" set. head to and the facebook pages for more pat and vanna, for more sneak peeks and
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he is. people say i'm getting better. no one's ever said that. but i'd like to keep being terrible at golf for as long as i can. he's just happier when he's playing.
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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. new ensure enlive. always be you. meteorologist, adam joseph is here now. cecily says friday is the day we should all play hooky. >> she is correct. that is the day if you want to skip out of the office for a bit but then the rain comes back in for the weekend.
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as we look at double scan live radar once again cannot shut the faucet off. the entire month of may. extremely gloomy and as we close in to stormtracker 6 live double scan in and around center city still dealing with steady light and at times moderate rain especially wilmington and swedesboro, you see the darker green here. the farther north and west of the pennsylvania turnpike, it's lighter and some drizzle at times but the steady rain continues into much of southern new jersey and southern delaware and here at the split of 70 to 72 out of ocean county into burlington county. eventually the steady rain will break apart and the clouds hang on overnight and the rain stops falling. 62 is the high today. before the rain pushed in and tumbled into the 50s. falling 92 degrees, that is the
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record high, 1974. and close to our normal this morning 53 degrees. numbers are at 62 for martins creek in tannersville. the rain is not falling but where you have the rain the temperatures are only in the low 50s, the raw feeling out there. typical for what we experienced the first half of this month. 56 in surf city and 56 in vineland and smyrna and dover 50 to 54 degrees. again, it's slow and the rain moves off the coast and the clouds linger into the ohio valley and the tennessee valley and directly into the center of the country. there say second system in st. louis, and this will fall apart as it pushes to the east. it locks the clouds in and we won't see a repeat of the rain tomorrow. the clouds dominate tonight a spotty shower around or drizzle
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49 to 51 degrees, and your day manner for wednesday, stuck in the clouds, your temperatures get into the low to mid-50s at times. could there be a spotty shower at times, most of the day the clouds are a dominating feature, into thursday that pushes well off the coast, there is still some lingering energy with this trough around here. high pressure comes in but not strong enough so some sun on thursday but clouds try to win out in the afternoon and maybe a sprinkle and temperature much warmer at 72. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, we climb up in temperatures over the next three days. cloudy tomorrow and breaks of sun on thursday, sunshine should dominate on friday of 76 degrees and low pressure comes in from the south, a good half inch to inch of rain and it looks like a washout at 65, it lingers here with on and off shower and drier
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on sunday at 68. and clouds linger monday into tuesday with another chance of showers with temperatures around and 70 degrees. so that pick would be friday. as the rain hangs on you keep checking back with us. >> meantime a zookeeper in china around when you try to clean up leaves. they jumped in the leaf basket despite her warnings to stop. this video say hit on youtube. a lot of panda monium there. sorry, sorry.
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right now jim gardner and the "action news" news team is standing by with stories at 6:00. the ntsb release their final report on the amtrak derailment. how it could have been prevented. and a floor collapses at a west philadelphia home. and a substitute teacher is
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charged after being found having sex with a student. i'm rick williams, have a nice evening. good night.
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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rogers, meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. tuesday night atlantic city are vote whether to allow alcohol on the boardwalk and a struck fire detours traffic on route 42 in south jersey. but the big sorry is the official report from the ntsb.
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the cause of last year's tragic amtrak crash in philadelphia was caused by the engineer being distracted by word of a nearby commuter train being hit by a rock. john rawlins was at the news conference -- >> we don't know for sure what was happening. >> the ntsb now believes that engineer brandon bostian was confused prior to last year's crash. the orange line on this map indicates how amtrak 188 moved north through philadelphia on the night of the crash. and bostian became involved in intense radio chatter, the issue the nearby septa train hit by rocks. >> with his attention diverted to the septa train the engineer may have lost situation ala wearness. >> the train was where the blue arw


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