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police are trying to sort everything out. it's thursday night and the big story on "action news" is two police involved shooting with the same suspect. the situation started when a 28-year-old by the name of leroy brown was shot in philadelphia and hours later he was shot again in delaware and later died from his injuries. john rawlins has the story from newcastle. >> i don't know -- >> a grieving father trying to comprehend a cascade of events leading to his son leroy brown's death. police were called to south philadelphia a man with a gun and officers confronted the younger brown in a minivan way woman and unknown to the officers four children were in the backseats. police tried to stop brown and reverses the van and hits an officer and shoots him and brown
flees. >> he was trying to get away from police. he wasn't the best kid on the block but in pursuit of trying to get away they discharged their gun and anyone of those kids could have been shot. >> two hours later newcastle county police learned he could be in this apartment complex and neighbors hear them knocking on doors. >> not even five minutes later we heard gunshots. >> police say that brown wounded by philadelphia police managed to flee. he made it to this nearby car where he was taken to the local hospital where he later died. >> he was already shot by the philadelphia police so how much altercation could he have had with the delaware police i need to know if he was shot standing up sitting down and what position was he in. he was already wounded. >> the situation continues.
in other news, the suspected serial rapist intel wear county is off the streets. 19-year-old dijon leah tacked nine women over three years, according to authorities lee struck while the women were walking and dragged them to a secluded location and assaulted them at gun point. one of his accusers saw him in the store where he worked and now stands charged with several felonies. >> philadelphia's naacp chapter wants a laundry mat owner held account be for turning the tables on a would be robber. he chased the knife-wielding suspect on to north fifth street both the suspect and an innocent woman were shot. the naacp says that based on the video the laundry mat owner should face reckless endangerment charges.
>> he is firing recklessly into the air and this is how he ended up shooting a woman in the hand. >> the district attorney's office says the case remains under investigation but there is not enough evidence to charge the laundry mat owner, the suspect he shot at has since been charged with a list of offenses. turning to ac warren and the change coming for our area just in time for the weekend. as we look live outside. sky 6 hd showing you the ben franklin bridge on i thursday evening. we have rain on it's way and plenty of it. cecily tynan is live at the big board with the forecast. >> hi after yesterday's bright and sunny day, clouds are moving in and double scan live radar showing us we have a few renegade showers generally west of philadelphia and elsewhere clouds and as we widen the view we see a powerful storm system. the center of the storm is near st. louis, ahead of it severe weather with tornado watches and
what this whole system will do is head toward the ohio valley and transfers its energy to low pressure over virginia and that is what will intensify the rain tomorrow. both commutes are affected tomorrow. 8:00 tomorrow morning a warm front that will generally bring us light to moderate rain. however that rain really picks up as does the wind by friday evening. the evening commute will be a soaking rain. and that is when the winds pick up. timing it out around midnight we have generally light rain arriving morning into noon and light to moderate rain and this is really the main event. heavy rain with slow travel and we can pick up 12 inches of rain from the system. and i'll talk about the timing and when it moves out. >> okay cecily thank you.
the white house says they will share information with the democrats on the house committees after a new report from the "new york times" came out. they report that two white house officials handed over information to the republican chair of the house intelligence committee. devon nunez. tonight democrats say that thele allegations put a cloud on the investigation over potential ties between russia and the trump campaign. more on this at 5:30. developing news out of north carolina tonight. in the past hour the state's governor signed a law aimed at rolling back the state's controversial so-called bathroom bill. this is before a crucial meeting for the naacp and heavy criticism from the lgbt groups. >> house bill 142 passes its third reading -- >> north carolina lawmakers ended a standoff over the state's controversial
transgender bathroom law, the state repealed hb 2 that requires people to use bathrooms that corresponds to the sex on their birth certificate but prevented cities and towns from passing their own protections for lgbt. >> make sure we reach out to everybody and ensure that they are included and afforded all the rights -- >> a few hours later the north carolina house okayed the measure. >> i just signed house bill 142, today we repealed house bill two and we begin to end discrimination. >> there is considerable opposition. to stop a naacp boycott of the bill. >> basketball is important in north carolina nobody denies that and we have given in to threats. and we took the cowards act and are backing down at this point.
>> this week the naacp will decide on tournament locations from the spring of 2022 and the college athletics body says that no tournaments will be awarded to north carolina unless the bathroom bill is changed. police in delaware county released a clear video of a person of interest in an attempted burglary. this was recorded at a home last friday. officials say they hope to identify this man so they can question him about the incident. if you have information about who this is. you are asked to contact pennsylvania state police. pennsylvania's election fraud task force is investigating last week's election in the 194th district. they have eyewitness accounts alleging problems at the polls. the gop claims to have witnessed
election violations. >> we need free and fair elections and this intimidation and this election board worker and judge of elections treating the polling places like they own them themselves and they can campaign on behalf of this candidates has to stop. >> she was defeated by write-in candidate. amilio vazquez. the fbi has recovered a mull eye million dollar piece of art worth more than a million dollars. it's known as taking a break. it's the work of renowned artist of norman rockwell in 1919 but stolen from a cherry hill home in 1976 and police say the person that got their hands on the painting didn't know it was stolen and agreed to turn it over. >> quite the find. time for the "action news" traffic report. >> gina gannon is in for matt
pellman. >> we start off with an accident. if you travel into king of prussia look for this accident blocking the right lane on the northbound side of 202 at henderson road. and it looks leak a bit a southbound gaper delay because of this accident scene. police are on the scene as well. a slow go. a slow go on all the major roadways, here is the big picture traveling on 95 northbound very heavy and the vine street expressway crawling along and the blue route a live look at route 30 heavy southbound delays from saint davids villanova out through upper darby. rick and sharrie i'll send it right back over. >> thank you. still ahead on "action news" at 5:00. eagles safety malcolm jenkins heads to washington in the hopes
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federal officials began their investigation into a head-on collision that killed 13 senior citizen adults. the bus was returning from a three day retreat. officials said that the driver of the pickup truck drifted across the center line and into on coming traffic. the 20-year-old driver of that truck remains hospitalized. >> u.s. secretary of state, rex tillerson met with turkish leadered today and said that the u.s. is grateful for turkey's contribution in the fight against isis but the dispute continues in the syria and the sworn enemy the kurds are critical to help in the fight against isis. several nfl players of color including eagles malcolm jenkins
were in washington. jenkins told members of congress about his attempts to understand how officers interact with at risk communities. >> myself and a few teammates and community leaders sat down with philly pd and had a frank conversation about how to reconcile this relationship between our communities and our law enforcement. that led to myself doing a ride along with the police. to get a look into their world. because that is one thing i don't understand. i understand being a black man i live that every day but i don't understand being a police officer. >> he discussioned his time visiting prisoners in pennsylvania jails. the nasdaq took the lead on wall street posting record numbers by the closing bell. analysts say that important
economic data and rising oil prices nudged stocks up through the day and it was all green. the dow rose 69 points and the nasdaq infished up 16 and s&p up almost 7 points. ford is recalling more than 570,000 vehicles over safety concerns according to the auto maker more than 360,000 vehicles are at risk for engine fire because of a lack of coolant circulation and that could cause cracks in the engine leading to oil leaks that could catch fire. more than 200,000 vehicles may have faulty door latches. 400,000 vehicles have already been recalled for that problem. this may be a lot of information and we have all the information on our website at 6abc.com. wells fargo atms are about to go cardless. the bank is introducing new tech none that would allow customers to generate a one time use of an eight digit code through the app
and give you access to the atm and no debit card needed and they plan to introduce a system that could allow you to wave your phone by a sensor instead of generating a code. mcdonalds making changes to the iconic quarter pounder hamburger and the fast food chain will be served with fresh beef and not frozen and cooked to order by the middle of n year. and it was tried in oklahoma and texas and was such a success it will be rolled out nationwide and it prompted users to wonder out loud what they have been eating this entire time? >> fresh -- >> frozen. moving on. still to come a millimeter long solution for an eye problem. the smallest implants available for the human body how that tiny procedure can help preserve people's vision.
affecting millions of americans and without any symptoms now a new device is helping with people's vision. with glaucoma the eyes natural drain does not work properly and pressure builds affecting vision. eye drops can help but patients don't often use them regularly. and they are using a new high tech tool called eye stent. the just one eye millimeter long, the smallest implant for the human body and opens a bypass through the clogged drain. >> we put the glaucoma drain right there. >> the procedure is quick and patients don't know it's there. >> they conditionan't see or feel
it's happening. >> and their eye pressure drops and right now the procedure is only done for glaucoma patients having cataract surgery but tests are underway to see if it can be used as a stand alone pretty your. >> here are the risk farc ter, over the age of 40 if you have a family member with glaucoma african-american or hispanic her tanl or diabetes orgraines. >> thanks ali. heading outside now, how about a live look from drone 6. being operated by our crew of faa certified "action news" photographers. look at this view high above the art museum giving us a view across the city and down the parkway. >> you may see me running up the steps if you look closely. why is that funny? today was a good day to get outside tomorrow the weekend
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a rain event not a snow event. you don't have to shovel rain. a lot of rain is on the way and we have a lot of clouds looking live at the walt whitman the view from the airport. bright blue skies and sunshine yesterday and even sunshine earlier today and now the clouds are rolling in and the atmosphere is beginning to get loaded up. wilmington 47 and cape may 44 degrees with the wind off the ocean. get used to the temperatures tomorrow temperatures will likely be stuck in the 40s again and satellite 6 along with action radar showing that the clouds are here and we have a few renegade showers west of philadelphia and the main system though, is still well out to the west. that low pressure is near st. louis andell out to the west. that low pressure is near st. louis and this is making a lot of severe weather. this is responsible for tornadoes across the midwest. that low pressure heads through the ohio valley and another low developing over virginia and as the first low transfers to the
secondary low, that is when you really get that increase in rain amounts. that doesn't happen until the afternoon, future tracker showing tomorrow morning generally light to moderate rain and across the poconos higher elevations could get a touch of freezing rain and even in the poconos this is a rain event and not a snow event. and light to moderate rain and look what happens into the friday evening commute this rainfall really intensifies, we are looking at downpours and high winds and it continues into friday night and by 11:00 a lot of this will begin to be lifting up to the north and east. this is what to expect tomorrow. we get the raw east wind 10 to 20 miles per hour. pulling in the moisture and heavy rain looking at about an ink and a half to two half inches of rain and this could cause localized flooding and poor drainage area and ponding
on roads. you will want to be carefnd for the evening commute. bing look at new england, this become a coastal storm and parts of veat nont and new hampshire looking at more than a foot of heavy wet y gow. at least for us it's all liqugh w. the five-day at 5:00 a heavy wind swept rain and it's cold 49 degrees and heaviest late in the day and saturday a little bit of drizzle in the morning and otherwise a lot of ling clouds and 52 and the sunshine is back on sunday. 61 degrees. and don't get used to it. more clouds arriving on monday and rain monday night 6es iand tuesday more rain on the way, 61 and we are looking at additional rain in the seven-day forecast. april showers. >> what is for sure. quick break and more news when we come right back. stay with us.
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lout's not about relitigating last fall's election -- >> the senate intelligence committee promises a fndl bipartisan investigation into russia's involvement into the election. >> and dangerous stoat ns from the n destruction behind and those storms are on the move tonight. >> and camden county's top men and women in uniform are committed to protecting their but first we begin with a developing story from north jersey. new malersey state police are on the scene of a deadly shooting at the molly pitcher service area in cranberry. lout happened at 3:00 this afternoon and involved a state trooper and a motorist. eavetails are not released at this time and the motorist was killed and the motorist was not injured we continpe to follow the stohei and bring you updates as they become available to us.
the senate intelligence committee kicked off their own hearings into interfere in the elections and "the new york times" says who gave information to mr. nunez. lana zach is covering the story. r rrom washington, d.c. live with the details now. >> reporter: hi there sharrie, big developments on this stohei today. the white house is offering to share some secret documents with the ranking members of the respective intelligence commit es, but adam sch frf the ranking member sent a lepder to the white house and a public statement saying that this needs to be shared with all the members of the committee as this investigation continues. >> the white house will not say how devon nunez received secret incomes or if it was done with the direction of president tcommmp. >> was anyone at the white house
or national security team tried to find i is wormation to backup -- >> i don't -- i'm not aware of anything directly. lou would have to look into that. >> they are report that two white house officials gave nunez lou is wormation that somewhat valgh wated president trump's claims of wiretapping. and they wondd share the infoat nation but sean spicer would not say if the documents are the same ones that were provgh wed to nunmes or if it validates the president's claims. >> i don't know. >> meanwhile rnot sclicans and democrats adon'tee that russia did try to interfere with the election by planting fake news story and elevating that on social media. >> this is propaganda on steroidsthe wh- >> the russian president is
denying any involvement. saying read my lips. n wo. >> but senator masharco r scio says no that one of his was -- he testified that russia is waging a new cold war against america using politics and he says it's working. rnotorting live from washington channel 6 "action news" back to you. >> thank you. well in the wruse of commssia's largest demonstration of anti-government in years, vladimir putin says that authorities will not be intimidated by pro testers or western variety six. eavozens have been arrested. and t atin added today that those that do not follow russian law will be t anished. meanwhilow. is taking aim at members of his
own party in the chae os failed attempt to rnoteal and rnotlace the affordable care act. the freedom caucus will hurt the mntire rnot sclican agenda if they don't get on the team and fast. we must fight them and dems in 2018. house speruser paul ryan had this to say. >> i understand the president's r rcommstration, i share r rcommstration about 90% of our conference is for this bill to repeal and rnotlace o agma care and 1t. encourage the members to talk to mach other until we can get the consensus to pass the bill. >> and senator r caun is pushing lawmrusers tooopeep talking and reach a consensus on a health bill that could pass. and he wous the not commit another nd,lte to impose an artificial timeline.
widespread stoat ns are now moving east. ofesgh wents in louisiana, mississippi and western tennessee are in the bull's-etion n. passers by captured these images of a waterspout over lake pontcha lourain. and homeowners woke up to downed trees and electrical workers spent much of the day clearing dee mis to mruse rnotairs and in texas cleanup continues across the state and several tornadoes tore throue a towns and tosses homes and debris. world news tonight with david muir will have more with the storms in the mgh wwest and the house and senate committee investigations of russian ties to the united states. and the search continues for a drive their took off a thater crashing his car following a police chase. it all ended here on an access road to i-95 near philadelphia lounternational airpo lou around 1:00 this morning. this started when tinicous
tosternship police pndled the driver over for traffic violations and the driver took off and the police gave chase but the driver lost control and crashed near the enterprise car lot and the car then caue at on r rire. the driver took off and was last seen near the e and f parking areto in and-to figenco crimr the board of freeholders and officials gave out awards in camden for those that bro to up a eniolent armed robbery and worked quickly to arrest three suspects and another awae car for an officer that saw a woman on a curb wearing socks and no shoes. the officer when to the store to buy her a pair of shoes. >> congrats to them. checking in with gina gannon loun for matt pellman in the
traffic center. >> we just saw a ship go ts andoue a the tacony pals pra e mgh wge, but it's just on its way down. traffic should be running back to normal as soon as they drop that dostern. 73 traffic in both directions take the ben franklin or the betsy ross. and the majors you are so jamd this afternoon. the eastbound sgh we jou are criseling along from 76 all the way time-out to 95. traveling westbound heavy as well from a sn teet to this point at as. now 76 at the vine jammed solid. here is your live look rigenco now you can see if jou are traveling westbound heavy and same eastbound and you can see 33 mi as.tes on the easciaound sgh we and a half our out there on the westbound side. a couple of ainvogh wents to tell u ou about. this one on norristown at new egypt road and kennett sialare an louss n near route 82 and newark ofoad.
the road is closed and police are on scene. >> thaacos gina. still to come the philadelphia museum of art it about to undergo an expansion. we'll truse jou inside. d>> and twitter users have more space to share their thougencos now that they made sim cone and we are tracking a nasty system bringing severe storms into the midwest. tte won't see severe weather but we'll get a healthy amount of ofain, wialall let jouoopnow when it n and jaime apody has sports tones including flyers and
the philadelphia museum of art is about to undergo a major expansion. it will add tens of thousands of square feet to give visitors a better experience. >> it was the brain child of one of the best known architects in the world. alicia vitarelli joins us with more from the big board. >> reporter: we'll see a new
look and life for the philadelphia landmark while still preserving historic charm. officials broke ground on a $196 million expansion project at the museum of art. and folks got the hard hat tour for the old stories staple. a ceremonial shovel dig symbolizing a new chapter. >> a relic of an earlier era but now it also points to the future. world famous architect frank gary spent years studying the bones of the building looking for the original architect's vision ta came to light in 1928. >> they left an incredible architectural legacy and he left one of his own, reimagining its future for the next 100 years and beyond. >> i want to hurry up in fact i
want to take the bulldozer and go through the wall. >> it's credited for building new life into the region. something gary called a miracle. the question from philadelphia officials? >> could you do the same thing to a building but you can't do anything on the outside? nice challenge. >> take a look at the expanse below the art museum. there will be more than 23,000 square feet of gallery space and brand new bar and restaurant and a new public spot called the forum. >> i believe that people speak to each other through the arts clearly. and better. and i think that's the role of this place. >> check this out. also new to this project a new
vaulted project running from the kelly hughes email will be the primaryentance. and we talked about funding this the city today announcing it's contributeing some of that funding and also private fundraising. they are close to the goal. >> looks cool thanks. the philadelphia school district is working to better meet the needs of each individual school and today mayor jim kenney announced the findings from focus groups and meetings and one of the ideas created and being implemented it a clothing closet to provide new and gently used clothing to families that need it. and shops to guide both students and parents. and jaime apody is here. they have a must win game tonight. >> it starts with tonight and this one is important. the fact we are still talking
about this means they are not about to hand in the towel. six points out and six games to go. the islander are two points ahead of the flyers chasing the same playoff spot. carolina, boston play tonight and here is for a flyers win and a slew of losses from those guys. >> we have to get every point that we possibly can get. i don't know if we can even drop another point. this team is a couple of points up on us. >> we have to win. you know it's going to be a tough game. and you know this is the game we can make some ground and you know look at the other teams, carolina, boston and tampa, it's a tough one, have to win tonight and hope for the best in the other games. >> the phillies face the yankees today in their second to last preseason game and then opening
day in cincinnati. the phanatic ready to come home. a close call. a foul ball went towards the fuzzy green target. jared whycof could not get out of the first inning. p bounced off the roof of their tiki bar. nothing can go the phillies way and the pinstripes gloves were in mid season form. look at this catch. the phils blown out 14-1. and the other bench spot goes to a guy everybody is rooting for brock spassy he had six home runs a former 33 round draft pick who game a substitute teacher to supplement. and was here after finding out
the news. >> a special moment. don't really have words to start with right now. i mean i'm dreaming. a dream come true. sorry -- >> celebrate tonight -- but it's not done you know i don't just want to get there i want to stay there. >> how much do you root for this guy. >> another eagle you root for is brandon brooks he just showed up at a fan's wedding but brooks took on a new rule and the spokesperson for anxiety. in a candid interview he copes with the disorder since it's diagnosis and the way it changes him on and off the field. he gets tons of letters from fans and parents and he is making a difference. >> he is inspiring. >> let them eat cake. a really big cake that was unveiled at the terminal market in center city today. the lunch time crowd was treated
to violations of the ultimate birthday cake. it was created by a local bakery and a cooking magazine. with the eight tastiest types of birthday cake. each lair eight layers a different flavor from carrot to cheesecake to red velvet. fios is not cable. we're wired differently. maybe that's why we've been ranked highest in customer satisfaction by jd power 4 years in a row. and now you can love fios too. get 150 meg internet, tv and phone. all for $79.99 per month, for the first year with a two-year agreement. it's the only internet with equal upload and download speeds. cable only offers upload speeds that are a fraction of the download speeds. plus get hbo for a year and free multi-room dvr service for two years. and verizon wireless customers can stream tv on the fios mobile app, data-free. get the best. go to getfios.com
social media lovers will like this. twitter found more creative ways to ease its 140 character limit without officially raising it. and when you reply to someone or a group. user names will no longer count toward the 140 characters. i like this news. photos and gifts and videos don't count toward the 140 limit already. >> i have problems okay one more -- >> instead of putting are you put r. or you-u. >> and push out the rain or dwindle it is now. it's going to be a long stretch as we look at stormtracker 6 live double scan a few showers breaking out around philadelphia in the northwestern suburbs for the major roadways of not only
95 heading north of center city but the schuylkill expressway, the northeast extension and 422 it's not heavy rain but dampening the ground and folks putting on the brakes just a little bit. in montgomery county and parts of chester county and also northern parts of philadelphia county. but as this moves on there is going to be a brake and we'll wait until the midnight hour for heavier steadier rain. temperatures in the 40s from the shore to the city and the lehigh valley and the poconos now 41 degrees, the system we are dealing with is way to the west. near st. louis and you can see the line of storms developing and boxes popping up severe thunderstorm watches as well as tornado watches and warnings to the north of minneapolis and you can see the rain is scattered and noticing stuff blossoming in the carolinas. thing will come together here
and you'll almost see the radar ignite overnight tonight and future tracker at 1:30 in the morning the rain is blossoming to the northern and freezing rain in the higher terrain in the poconos in monroe county. 8:00 in the morning, scattered showers south of philadelphia and steady light to moderate rain especially north and west of the city in the morning rush hour. and things intensify in the afternoon that is when we see it pouring here in philadelphia down to the shore as well as the lehigh valley. the yellows and oranges and we continue to see torrential rain into friday night. if you have friday plans in the city or suburbs you'll need a golf umbrella you can turn to the side. because it's a driven rain. we are talking about impressive amounts many locations picking up a couple of inches of rain friday into saturday morning, some areas could see over 2 inchs of rainfall.
so we are talking about the commutes tomorrow and it will be a tough go both in the morning and afternoon. but especially in the evening rush hours that is where we give the red light with heavy rainfall and ponding on the roadways that will kind of really pull the traffic and speed times down quite a bit here during that rush the accuweather forecast chilly with the wind driven rain and raw day at 49 and morning drizzle and clouds and 52. we see some sun the second half of the weekend. a 50/50 weekend sunday is the pick 61 degrees and clouds race back in and late day showers and more heavy rain on tuesday at 61. and a break, a nice day on wednesday before the possible of another round of rain on thursday so we'll continue with this active pattern as we go into the first week or two of april. >> thank you. well nine postal carriers from delaware county joined an
right now jim g ardner and the "action news" team is standing by with stories next at 6:00? >> police arrest an alleged rapist behind the attack of nine women. and police in two states are investigating an incident that injured an officer and left the suspect dead. over the last 100 years, the childrens home in wildwood brought disadvantaged kids to get a tate of the shore now they have to raise money to keep doing it. i'm nora muchanic i'll have the story coming up. >> that and much more next at
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rapist in delaware county. he is now in the custody of police. he is 19-year-old dijon lee of chester. authorities say he attacked nine women over the period of three years and they believe there are many more victims in the chester area. "action news" reporter vernon odom is live at chester police. vernon what are the details on this? >> reporter: tonight chester city police and the county da tell me they have full confections from lee in the nine cases today. but police believe there are many more victims of his out here. >> desean lee is back in prison accused of being a serial rapist. he faces assault charges in and around chester, beginning in 2014 when he was just 16. all the young women walking