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that's because there was an man inside a home who was not only armed but who had already fired shots as lawmen. the standoff ended just minutes ago in springfield, delaware county. it is thursday night, and the the big story on "action news" tonight has finally come to an end on the unit block of hillview drive. "action news" reporter christie ileto is as close to the scene as she is being allowed by authorities. christie, the standoff is going on for hours. do you know yet how police were able to apprehend the barricaded man? >> reporter: well, jim, that gunman is in custody. and heard not too long ago as him being tased as s.w.a.t. teams made their way into his home. this was the scene earlier. the barricade lasted for about four hours. police were called to a home on hillview and wayne at 6:30 this evening. inside that springfield home was reportedly heavily armed man who had apparently fired three shots. witnesses say he was yelling at police to "end him."
and then refused to come out of his home. now, police were able to man uf a robot into that house and later made entry inside to detain him. right now that gunman is being treated at a nearby hospital. the police chief is actually going to be getting some more information later tonight. reporting live in springfield, christie ileto, "channel 6 action news." jim? >> christie. thank you. law enforcement authorities in coatesville are trying to sort out a triple shooting tonight. the gunfire erupted at 5:45 on the 500 block of omna street. the men are being treated at paoli hospital. their injuries are said to be non-life-threatening. we're coming to the end of the hottest day of the year. the sun set on the first day at 90-degree temperatures so far in 2016. but that record is not likely to stand very long. indeed, let's get the latest from accuweather and meteorologist adam joseph. adam, it will be a happy and hot holiday weekend.
>> that it will. and if you like the humidity as well as the heat, the two will kind of tango here as we start friday into the upcoming week and then in fact today was that first 90-degree day of the year so far. a far cry from where we were most of this month with highs in the 50s and 60s. as we go into the beginning of the memorial day weekend, a heat wave is likely. three consecutive days of 90 above, 90 tomorrow, the peak will be on saturday of 92, still 90 on sunday with our normal being 77 degrees. so locally around the region tomorrow, many locations will be in the mid and upper 80s. the highly urbanized areas like philadelphia, even trenton could hit 90 degrees tomorrow, maybe a pop-up random thunderstorm in those northwestern suburbs. sea breeze kicks in at the shore keeping temperatures there in the mid-70s. and tomorrow, air quality will be a little low especially for the unhealthy and the sensitive groups. ozone action day, especially the kids, it's seniors, if you have heart or lung conditions, definitely want to limit the
outdoor activities. and as we rank the holiday weekends, saturday, sunday ranking number one. by monday we're ranking number three as clouds, showers and downpours come in. so, jim, a bit of a tie here on your saturday and sunday. we'll talk about the chance for more storms coming in for memorial cup in that full accuweather forecast. >> thank you, adam. more hot weather news here. "action news" reporter dann cuellareis live at william penn middle school in lower makefield. 15 students from there suffered serious heat stress today. dann, i take it there are some unhappy parents tonight. >> reporter: jim, that's right. they're a little bit upset about what happened. the good news is all of the kids are at home and okay. but it was a harrowing day for parents having to rush to school not knowing why their kids were being rushed to the hospital >> it was very hot and some kids passed out after we left. >> reporter: 12-year-old noah describing what was supposed to be a nice end-of-school trip to the trenton thunder ballpark. but after being out in the
90-degree sun for hours with no shade, more than a dozen sixth-graders became ill. >> all of us felt dizzy. all of us that went to the hospital felt dizzy, light-headed. we were all shaking because we were all scared of what was happening. >> reporter: not knowing what was happening, first responders carried out a mass casualty response. >> when we arrived there we were informed that the -- many of the kids were suffering from heat stroke. >> reporter: two of the students, both girls, were taken directly from the ballpark to capital health medical center nearby. the rest of the group returned to the school about 1:00 p.m. where other children were showing signs of heat-related illnesses. some were taken to area hospitals. others to st. mary. remarkably, parents and their kids say the school told them they were not allowed to bring water or anything into the stadium. >> did the school or anybody offer you all any water or anything? >> well, they -- you had to pay to get a lunch, and then that was mainly it for all of the water. they didn't supply you with water until you got back to the school. >> reporter: parents were being updated on what happened on the
pennsbury school website with warning that all parents ensure -- are encouraged to ensure that their children are adequately hydrated on days where temperatures were unusually high. that statement outraged parents who weren't even there. >> i may have said a couple of expletives. i was so angry, to is that blame -- to sort of have that blame put on me. i don't understand it. it was already a terrible day and then to put that on me. >> reporter: now, we were unable to get reaction from the school district since it was after hours. but again tonight, all of the kids are okay. we're live here at william penn middle school. i'm dann cuellar, "channel 6 action news." >> thank you, dann. we are waiting to hear if governor chris christie has signed a life preserver rescue plan for atlantic city. the senate and assembly approved bills today that would keep atlantic city from going broke as we begin the summer season. the legislation gives the city five months to come up with a plan to balance its budget. the city would get $75 million
in loans and $120 million a year from casinos in lieu of taxes. but if the city cannot balance the budget, the state could take it over. also from our new jersey newsroom, the state legislature has approved a bill to ban smoking on beaches and in parks. the measure now heads to governor christie's desk. although he has vetoed a similar bill before and as recently as yesterday, you suggested that bans should be left to shore towns and local communities, not mandated by the state. the current bill would allow towns to set aside up to 15% of a beach and a park for smoking. septa's newly approved budget tonight does not require hiking fares, even as the transit agency plans to increase spending by 3%. septa says it will be able to maintain current routes and service levels in its $1.4 billion budget. in addition to all of that, septa plans to spend
$412 million to buy at least 525 new hybrid buses over the next five years. officials say it is part of an effort to build one of the cleanest, greenest streets in the country. once compete hybrid also make up about 95% of septa buses. the u.s. justice department is launching a review of chester's police department. it comes at the city's request. it will be the first fully independent evaluation in the department's history. police commissioner darren alston says, despite community criticism over recently officer-involved shootings, the request for a federal review is unrelated. the two-year probe will take an in-depth look at several areas including those officer-involved shootings, community policing, and criminal assist. philadelphia school student also have an easier access to clean drinking water. that may sound like a pretty basic requirement, but students have been speaking out for
months about broken or unappealing water fountains, and they've been demanding something be done. today, the school reform commission agreed to install three hydration stations at all 218 district schools. the nation's newest citizens took the oath of allegiance today in kin king of prussia. 48 people from 29 countries took part in a naturalization ceremony at valley forge national historic park. eight of them currently serve in the military or are veterans. today's ceremony, just 1 of 100 that will take place in national parks this year. 57 men and women who gave their lives in the service of our country will now be honored for generations to come. a 26-foot-long wall of honor was unveiled tonight at radnor high school. on it, flag boxes bearing the names of graduates who gave the
ultimate sacrifice. there is also a touchscreen to allow visitors to learn more about the lives of each of the inductees. this remarkable project was born in one of radnor's senior seminar classes just last year. a hallway of arrivals and departures became a place for a new beginning tonight. taylor faithis who serves in the army arrived at philadelphia international airport tonight where he was met by his girlfriend, gianna pavone. in addition to a welcome kiss and a hug, well, taylor got down on a knee and proposed! gianna, who is also in the army, said yes. and their new family is about to get even bigger. >> we're expecting a little girl, coming july 5th, hopefully the fourth of july. so we got a lot coming for us. >> tail intergianna live in new jersey now, but they are headed to fort brag in a few weeks. of course, we congratulate the happy couple.
still to come on "action news" tonight, a proposed donald trump/bernie sanders debate without hillary clinton. plus if you think something a fishy about this surveillance video, you would be right. police say it's thousands of dollars in seafood being stolen. and a warning from the cdc about a new strain of bacteria that has never been seen before in this country. and many areas hitting 90 degrees today across the board, and you know what? get used to it, because a string of 90s ahead in that accuweather seven-day forecast and a chance for some storms by the end of the week. i'll have details in accuweather. the scripps national spelling bee comes down to the wire. we'll see how it ended just a few minutes ago. plus jeff skversky with a new opportunity for an eagles player under the new scheme. when "action news" continues tonight.
on the campaign front today, donald trump today claimed enough delegates to win the republican delegation. trump was in bismarck, north dakota, when he reached 1239 delegates, two more than he needs, and not nearly as many as he will get when the june 7 primaries are over. trump scaled the threshold when unbound delegates including some from pennsylvania committed to voting for him on the first ballot. >> meanwhile, could be that brn been will debate -- bernie sanders will debate donald trump before the primary on that date. sanders made the proposal and trump has said yes but with a catch. the network that hosts the debate will have to put up at least $10 million for charity for women's health causes. some pundits think that's trump's way of avoiding the event but three networks including abc say they might be interested. hillary clinton turned down a debate proposal with sanders. she is on the campaign trail in
california here in san jose. she and sanders are within the margin of error in california primary polls. she continued to say today that she did nothing wrong with her emails. even though she has been accused at breaking federal record-keeping rules by the state department. download the 6abc news app this election season. that way you can get breaking news alerts from the campaign trail and, of course, live results on election night. the 6abc news app is a free download for your mobile device. heads rolled at baylor university after sexual assault complaints against football players. the school fired football coach art brils and demoated president kenneth star. you may remember starz as the prosecutor who prosecuted the bill clinton/monica lewinsky scandal. they found improper investigations into the claims
of rape. at "healthcheck" at 11:00 tonight, a warning from the cdc. a warning about an antibiotic resistant superbug that has just arrived in the united states. a 49-year-old pennsylvania woman is the first person in the country diagnosed with a strain of e. coli that cannot be killed by colisttin. that antibiotic is known as the drug as last resort meaning it's only given out in rare circumstances when all else fails. the patient had not recently traveled outside the united states. doctors did find the medicine that worked for her. they're not saying what it was. health officials are worried that if this bacteria passes its genes to others and mutates with other strains, it could lead to inspections that no known anti-bock could fight. $52,000. that's the value of seafood stolen from a trailer in south philadelphia and police are still trying to track down the bandits. we get that story in "action news" reporter chad pradelli.
>> reporter: ben franklin once said fish and guests stink in three days. but it only took these thieves 15 minutes to create a stink for hopkins seafood. these two guys cut the lock on this cargo trailer. then they and the rest of their crew went to work carrying out box after box of fresh seafood. >> they just go in and pretty much empty out this trailer. >> reporter: the seafood heist happened saturday night between 7:00 and 9:00 p.m. on the 3100 block of south third. the stolen seafood was loaded into an s.u.v. the suspects seemed to know what they wanted. >> they took their time. they knew exactly which trailer they were going to, able to pop the lock open and load up. >> reporter: investigators have no leads but this surveillance video. they want the public to take a close look at the thieves and keep an eye out for any fishy sales of seafood. >> they're probably going to try and sell it. perhaps they even own a store, and, you know, that's what we're
hoping that somebody will recognize these individuals. i mean, they're six unique-looking individuals. >> reporter: and investigators did not get a make or model of the vehicle used to steal the seafood. if you have information about those suspects, call police. chad pradelli, "channel 6 action news." there was a fierce battle tonight in the nation's capital at the scripps national spelling bee. near har -- nir har janga and jairam hathwar went head-to-head matching word for word. it could have gone on all night so instead they both won. >> g-e-s-e-l-l-s-t-h-a-s-t. gesellsthast. >> correct. >> and in case you're curious, it means a rationally developed type of social relationship
characterized by impersonally contracted associations between persons. when asked what their secret to success is, both young men said their families. >> wow. incredible boys. >> nothing like a little gesellsthast on a thursday night. >> can barely spell my name. >> but you can spell accuweather. >> yes, i can. and h-o-t, h-u-m-i-d? yeah, that's it. double scan live radar. we got the heat and humidity for the holiday weekend. right now a couple of showers through lancaster county but that is about it. and tomorrow in those northwestern suburbs we'll watch for a couple of downpours and thunderstorms to cook up. 76 still very warm right now in philadelphia. 80 degrees. still at 11:00 in the lehigh valley. it is warmer to the north and west here than it is south and east because of those winds coming in off of that very cold ocean of 61 degrees. so the shore communities right
now in the middle 60s. satellite and radar, a few high clouds passing through a few sprinkles in lancaster county. but they're really falling apart as the atmosphere at this point is still very dry but the humidity will continue to pull in from the south late tonight throughout the day tomorrow as well. 10:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, we are already at 80 degrees or surpassing it in many locations. so it's a quick jump in temp tomorrow morning. 70s in the poconos. 70s at the shore. 75, atlantic city, to wildwood with sunshine where near 90 degrees for many of the inland locations and 3:30 tomorrow afternoon, yoyou can see some of those downpours or thunderstorms around, again, they'll be very isolated. most areas will miss them. as we look at the shore forecast for the weekend, saturday, mostly sunny, 74. the sea breeze continues sunday with more sunshine. clouds build on monday with is system to the south, 68 degrees
with some showers and the ocean is cold, upper 50s to low 60s. if you're heading to the mountains in the poconos, a pop-up storm for your saturday but warm overall at 81 degrees. fairly dry on sunday, 80 with a couple of pop-ups during the day. but monday, again, is more of that wet day, like every location here, 72 degrees as we cool it down with the clouds moving in. what's responsible for some of the wet weather come monday is this area of really disorganized downpours and thunderstorms at this point. but it does have an 80% chance of becoming either tropical or subtropical as it drifts to the north and west and most of the computer models pretty good agreement here that they're honing in on somewhere in south carolina for a possible tropical system late in the weekend, early next week and that will throw some moisture our way for monday. as we look at the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, hot, humid with that pop-up storm north and west tomorrow, 90 degrees. take out the chance for storms saturday and sunday.
92ing on saturday, 90 on sunday. so three consecutive days with 90 above would be heat wave number one. again, the wet day will be monday, very sticky as well and humid at 79. some sun returns tuesday bumping up the temps to 85 and looking pretty good wednesday, thursday around 80 degrees. so overall, a very nice start to the unofficial beginning of summer. >> that's right. summer's here. and it's about time. >> yes. "jimmy kimmel live" coming up at 11:35 right after "action news," and here is jimmy with a preview of tonight's show. >> thanks, jim. hello, philadelphia. here's something from me to you. i am available to be running mate in case you or anyone -- [ cheers and applause ]
he said the activities and mentorship as a youngster helped shape his life for the better and for the much bet perp eagles back to bourque today. >> hopefully they can get some things figured out by the time training camp and the season rolls around. eagles linebacker mychal kendricks took the silence is golden approach when chip kelly used him only as part-time help last season. well, he's now trying to make the most of a golden opportunity. kendricks expects to start only to start but get into a rhythm and dominate under new defensive coordinator jim schwartz. kendrick says if he stays healthy, you'll see him in the pro bowl after a season he'd like to forget. >> last year things didn't really fall our way in any position, in any scenario. that being said, you know, washing that year and we're
looking forward to this one. are the phillies for real? they face the best team in baseball, chicago cubs starting tomorrow afternoon. phills are 2 1/2 games out of the first place. franco will play tomorrow after a right ankle injury he suffered. we'll see if he's ready to go. speaking of banged-up phills, cody ashy is shopeing to come off the rehab list. he's hitting .147 in nine minor league games but the left-fielder is trying to stay positive. >> stay patient. it's an injury that i learned the hard way that you can't rush it. you just got to kind of let it take its course. once you do turn that corner and your body starts feeling good, then your attention turns back to baseball. so that's where i'm at right now. he could be the odd man out in the outfield when he combs off the d.l. coming up, a baseball star from
the sixers draft first overall is making headlines but let's not forget about the phillies who also have the number one overall pick. two weeks from tonight and they're eyeing a kid from the shore. barnegat high school star jason groom is considered the number one prospect. tonight pitching for the final time in the playoffs against west deptford, he has just two
-- he allows just two hits, strikes out 12. but groom and barnegat go down 2-1 to west deptford. will we see him in a phillies uniform? we'll see in two weeks. speaking of pitchers, andrew austen only has one arm. 11-9, the final. austen who was born without his right arm pitches that the seventh, picks up the win. he remains undefeated. what a story. flyers fans this could be the great start of a memorial day weekend seeing the penguins lose game seven at home. sorry. in pittsburgh for game seven. coach mike tomlin there. tied in the second. how strath is this sound? rookie brian ross, oh, the second of this game. that's as bad as michael leighton's goal six years ago. pens win 2-1. they'll play san jose for the
stanley cup starting monday. fans are going to be cringing watching that series. >> thank you. supporters of one of philadelphia's most eye-catching projects held a colorful fundraiser tonight. this is the mural arts program's annual wall ball held at the fillmore in fishtown. the wall ball brings together artists and city officials and philanthropists. that's important. the event raises money to help create public art through philadelphia. "jimmy kimmel live" next on channel 6 followed by "nightline." jimmy's guest tonight, bernie sanders, kyle chandler. "action news" continues at 4:30 withtamala edwards, david murphy and karen rogers. for the entire "action news" team, i'm jim gardner.