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nce. wouldn't oppose a massive "age tax" on people over 50. but supported a 600 billion tax break for the wealthy. tell tom macarthur - stop trying to repeal our health care. >> good afternoon it is sunday, april 16. happy easter, i'm nydia han along with gray hall disproof here's some of the stories we're following on "action news" renewing an easter tradition, a south jersey community brings all denominations together to
worship. detectives have a gun but not many other clues in the murder of a woman in kensington >> a rowan police officer is recovering after being injured at a traffic stop. those stories, but first let's go outside to chris sowers, a beautiful day, chris? >> reporter: it is, i'm blown away how warm it is. 82 in coatsville, warminster, newtown, 81. good afternoon, as we move into south jersey and delaware, dover, 82. vineland, 84. glassboro and cinnaminson checking in at 79. we have wall-to-wall blue skies, all the cloud cover and the showers and unsettled weathers across the charleston, pittsburgh reporting rain this afternoon. for us we're looking at golden sunshine. that's the call from accuweather, reading 85 degrees,
it will be breeze later on, downtown 84. pilots, 83. look at the i-95 corridor. for the third time this year we'll see temperatures in the 80s. philadelphia, 85. middletown, 83. wrightstown, 85. for the purpose of the jersey shore it will be cooler down there, thanks to a sea breeze, cape may, 75. sea isle city 75. atlantic city, 74. communities right there on the delaware bay will see temperatures in the mid 70s as well. beautiful finish to the weekend. one of the nicest days we've seen this year so far by far. it gets better, actually in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. a little bit cooler, some thing this is too warm too soon. tomorrow is a delightful day, it turns sharply cooler in the seven-day forecast. i'll let you know when the chilly changes arrive when i see you in just a few minutes. >> i'm giving today a perfect ten. christians around the world are celebrating the resurrection of jesus on easter sunday. >> many started the day early
with sunrise services. >> and the choir was bringing much joy to the ears of the congregation members at the mount olive baptist church in mantua. for christians this is the most joyous day of the year, a time to celebrate rebirth. ♪ a brass correspond at the - quartet heralded the services on square so any members of the public can enjoy the holy day. the action cam was at the easter service at lake view memorial park in cinnaminson. many come from throughout south jersey to take part in prayers and live music. pope francis celebrated easter mass with tens of
thousands of pilgrims in st. peter's square. in his sermon, the pope asked people to open their hearts to those suffering from tragedy and war. he drove around the square. he appealed to the world for dialogue to speak peace to dispute. >> one of the great philadelphia traditions is going to begin soon. "action news" reporter bob brooks is live along south street with all the hoppings to tell. hi, bob. >> reporter: i've seen some of the kids already before the thing starts. they look amazing. i want to read the categories, best dressed, best south street razzle dazzle and best easter bonnet. nydia, i'm sure you would win any of the categories you wanted to be in, gray, too bad for you,
man, i don't know what you could do down here, i'm just kidding. people are dressed so nice here. things get started at 12 coal 30 we could not ask for better weather. the 86th easter promenade is here. the little boys and girls dressed to impress. >> i'm wearing a for crying out loud dress. >> reporter: as special as it is for the kids it's special for everyone including proud grandparents. >> this is the first time down here. >> reporter: special i'm sure. >> very special. ♪ >> reporter: the philadelphia freedom band as warming up the crowd with a bun request hop. here's are a thought we -- with the bunny hop. they should have a promenade in every part of the city. >> they should have it in every neighborhood, they don't. >> another live look at head
house square this is where it will end. they will get up there on stage, again trying to get the best dressed awards it starts at 12:30 p.m. in a half-hour, i'll be here covering the events, reporting in head house square, bob brooks channel 6 "action news." >> vice president mike pence is in south korea this noon to start a ten day trip to asia. pense arrived in seoul after a failed missile launch by north korea. he attended easter services with the troops in south korea. he will meet with the south korean acting president and japan. hours before the missile launch north korea paraded its biggest weapons through throughe streets of pyongyang. the missile exploded 4 to 5 minutes into its flight.
>> detectives are checking out leads in the murder of a 24-year-old woman in kensington. police say this handgun right here was used to kill her. the woman was shot in the chest around 1:00 a.m. in the 700 block of east tilton street. she was taken to temple hospital where she died. a rowan police officer recovering after being hit by a car. this happened around 10:00 p.m., the officer pulled over a car in the 300 block of mullica hill road on the border of rowan campus, while dealing with that driver, a passing car hit him. second driver stopped. he had bruising throughout his body and consults and broken facial bone. no word whether any charges would be filed. three people had to flee to get out of a burning home in gloucester township camden county. the fire started in the basement of the home on lincoln avenue.
flames spread to other part of the house before firefighters could put them out. the red cross is helping the three people displaced. >> a man is under arrest for vandalizing two cruiser yesterday. dorn -- dorian murray spray painted two cars with blue spray paint. there's more to come on sunday morning at noon. we'll share dramatic video as coast guard crew rescues fishermen from a capsized boat. a new study on children how they could suddenly hear. what they learned about how we should be teaching all kids. chris sowers will be back with the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast "action news" continues.
>> we hope you're having a great easter. 6abc wants to see how your celebrating easter. send your pictures to #6abc action. two florida fishermen are saved thanks to the coast guard. a member of the air station clearwater worked to atamp -- attach himself to one of the stranded boaters. the .33 boat capsized. the fishermen were clinging to the hull of their vote. dramatic video there and dramatic temperatures. 85. >> reporter: we're already at 82. it's beautiful out there, let's get you outside, live on sky6 live hd, this time we're looking at the benjamin franklin
parkway. you can see the flags blowing in the wind lot of bright blue upstairs. mainly sunny conditions and very comfortable breeze starting to blow now. let's flip it over to the radar. the radar is clear, we don't have to worry about precipitation, the easter sunday stays dry, look at the numbers, 82 degrees in philadelphia. this is matches the warmest temperatures we've seen so far this year. wilmington, 82. dover, 82. millville, 81. atlantic city, 83. allentown, 78. trenton, 80 degrees. winds out of the southwest 15 to 20 miles per hour. these winds will become gusty this afternoon. we could see gusts as high as 30 or 35 miles per hour in advance of the cold front that's slicing through the ohio and tennessee valley this afternoon. that's where all the weather is today. you can see showers and storms just south of st. louis, the front stretches just like this it's passing through chicago now. on the other side of the front the air is cooler than what's
ahead of it. 73 in atlanta. only 52 in bismarck. some of the suburbs of bismarck, some of the smaller communities dropped into the upper 30s this afternoon. that cooler air will start to push through, as we get into monday night and tuesday. you saw the numbers out there. look in comparison to what's going on in the state of florida. we're warmer than almost every location down there. 835 for the high in philadelphia. orlando is expected to top out at 83. same thing with naples florida, jacksonville, 82. miami, 80 degrees, it's warmer than in florida today. the good news it's only going to last for one day. the good news i know of you think it's too warm too soon. i agree. we'll see more seasonable temperatures heading into monday, tuesday, wednesday. future tracker 6, looking at mostly sunny skies mixed with clouds from time to time. later in the evening look how
late in the day it is, 10:00 p.m. we'll see brief showers passing through the far western suburbs. the easter sunday is dry. this is an update it shows showers pushing through at 10:00 a.m. first thing tomorrow, i'm not sure i buy that, but we'll allow for a shower in the morning hours with the passage of the front. after that skies open up for sunshine. beautiful finish to the weekend. 85 in philadelphia. millville, 84. dover, 83. reading, 85. allentown, 84. trenton, 84. breezy with a combination of sun and clouds. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, shows more seasonable temperatures as we get into monday and tuesday. 72 degrees, breezy an pleasant tomorrow, this is actually, believe it or not where we should be for this time of the year. 64, 65. partly sunny tuesday, wednesday the pattern begins to become a little more unsettled. late-day showers high of 62. thursday is cloudy morning
shower high of 73. friday, cloudy the next round of showers arrive, highs around 74. saturday everything works out to sea, we'll see the return of sunshine and highs around 70. what a day this is turning out to be. >> i see why the bunny is hopping. for the latest forecast download the upgraded accuweather app. not only does it have the live radar, neighborhood temperatures and the exclusive minute cast, the only minute by minute forecast for the region. the app is a free download for your mobile device. the national weather service said the storm that hit texas stormed five tornadoes, one an ef-3 category with peak winds 140 miles per hour. this was a lot of hail and damage from flooding, but no injuries. today marks the 10th
anniversary of the one of america's worst mass killings on the virginia tech campus. 32 people died when a deranged student went on a shooting spree. they implemented more cameras and security drills and helps those who are struggling. the police chief said he has seen these measures divert crime. texas officials wait for the birth of a baby affected by the sikh -- zika virus affected in the womb.
live hd looking live at philadelphia international airport. we're warmer here in philadelphia than they are in miami. don't go anywhere. in "healthcheck" at noon, a baby will be born in texas with microcephaly. the mother will be transferred to brings cal hospital the hospital handling babies with small heads before, but never due to zika. ten percent of those babies born with zika have birth defects. cameras at 6 different angles and eye trackers record children as parents teach them new words. >> the hearing loss affects the
entire system and it affects how they communicate and interaction in a multimodal way. the scientist learnedded when a parent -- learned that when a parent named an object, parents say they learn to talk more, the more spoken lang they hear, the more they learn. they are cutting vending machines to cut the use of dirty needles. people must register first to receive a car and code to access the machines. there's kilts for disposal and wound care and safe sex. kimotto dragon may have a
peptide that can help in medical research. it helps heels infected wounds in mice. it closed wounds faster, so it could be used on uninfected wounds. british scientist are developing dragon one in using it as a base for alter -- alternative existing antibiotics. >> phillies break their losing streak and the sixers look forward to the next season.
>> reporter: after a tough week the phillies lost a season high four straight, the manager put it perfectly saying that was fun for a change. phillies fun to watch yesterday. phils and nationals honoring jackie robinson, everybody wearing 42. howie kendrick using jackie robinsonesque speed after this. what a catch. hellerson loves it. nobody camps this. solo shot to left, hellerson allows two runs in 7 innings. hernandez facing joe blanton get out of here. hernandez the best second baseman in baseball. they protect it. miguel franco. smow some way -- somehow some way galvis makes the play.
phillies and the season four game losing streak is over. for a guys having issues on the floor and getting playing time, jahill okafor said he loves being here and wants to be part of the future even though the future means coming off the bench. he said it was a weird year, but not a failure. he only played in 50 games and only half were as a starter. he said publicly, he wants to start, the sixers are willing to trade him. >> i was never frustrated with the coach or brian, i was frustrated with the situation i was dealing with, with having myself and nerlens noel and joel and rashawn it was nobody's fault. >> he finds himself in a situation there's a big road block ahead. openly we've discussed scenarios
with his agent that we could find something mutually benefit. if not -- beneficial. if not we're happy to have him as part of the organization he is a great kid. >> the only team to win a championship since 2013? , the seoul defending arena champ. kicking off their season in tampa. five touchdowns. seoul win their opener, 56-52. that's sports, happy easter. >> 32,000 runners hit the streets for the 121 boston marathon, a legally blind runner will use brand new technology to see the course. he will have the help of an extra set of eyes tethered to him for the race. and ira that has a camera and
glasses and a special app that connects with a person sitting in a different state that will help him avoid object stick -- obstacles. >> you want to go slightly left. >> reporter: at&t is working with ira. he is the veteran of 16 marathons, he said this is by far the most exciting. >> technology. >> another half-hour of "action news" is just ahead. here's some of the stories we'll have for you. police are on the hunt for a biker who hit a woman and granddaughter following a dirt bike roundup. >> the president's travel tab continue to mount, now some wonder how they will pay for all of it. those stories and more when "action news" continues right after this >> happening right now on
"action news," christian faithful gathered at sunrise across the area to celebrate easter. while iraqi christians are marking the holiday as refugees. we'll take you to a town north of mosul. businesses are ready for football as the countdown to the nfl draft continues. those stories, but first a check. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. chris sowers is outside, someplaces are already 85. >> reporter: coatsville leading the pack. i'm ready to fire up the grill. we have bright blue skies a ton of sunshine.
it's lunchtime, 85 degrees in coatsville already. malvern, 84. warminster, 83. newtown, 83, center city, 82. it's mild south and east, dover, 82. vineland, 84. ewing browns mills checking in at 83. satellite and radar lots of sunshine up and down the i-95 corridor from the virginias to the carolinas into new england. the good news all the weather you see toward the left-hand side of the screen is staying out west today. you can see clearly, though, there's heavy weather across the heartland of the nation. west of st. louis, hefty line of showers and thunderstorms. that weather will not be affecting us, it will stay out west over the next couple of days. forecast for the remainder of the afternoon, we're looking at mostly sunny skies, or a mixture of sun and clouds. it's very breezy and very, very mild. high 85. the normal by the way is 64.
so we're a good 21 degrees above seasonal averages. shorts today, monday, believe it or not is well above average, but it will be much, much cooler than today. it turns unsettled by the middle of the week. i will be back along in just a few minutes, i'll have the details in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. >> thank you so much. people of all denominations renewed an easter tradition at the jersey shore this morning. >> again we say chris is risen christ is risen indeed. say alleluia. >> ocean city music pier was filled with worshipers for the inter faith sunrise service. they joined in prayers and songs for the sunrise service. despite the early hour, the african episcopal church of saint thomas in overbrook was overflowing. this is a rare year when the roman and eastern orthodox
calendar coincide and easter is on the same weekend. many gathered on south street in philadelphia for the annual easter promenade. it's a mixture of the fashion and the farout. bob brooks is there, what are you seeing, bob? a great day for it. >> reporter: it is amazing out here, we're at head house square a few streets down from where it's going to start. the parade has again underway at 12:30 p.m. i've seen the razzle and dazzle. the young children trying to win the best dressed. their parents should be proud of themselves. you can see the parade crowd starting to form, you will notice who would have thought on easter sunday it would be this warm, they are under there because they want shade. let's take a look at what's going on. >> reporter: the 85th easter promenade down south street is here, the little boys and girls dressed to impress.
>> i'm wearing a floured dress with white at the bottom and the bow in the middle. >> are you going to be the best dressed here? >> yes. >> reporter: as special as it is for kids it's special for everyone, including proud grandparents. >> this is her first time here, it's her first time down here. >> reporter: special i'm sure. >> yeah, very special. >> reporter: the philadelphia freedom band was warming up the crowd with the bunnyhop. we spoke with one woman who loves the promenade so much she said there should be one in every part of the city. >> i hope they do it in every neighborhood. they need it in every neighborhood. >> reporter: i think you would find people who agree. the stage, the ending the prom nawld, there are awards -- promenade there are awards of best dressed nydia i would vote
for you anytimes best -- anytime as best dressed. >> bob the check is in the mail. happy easter. people crammed into the church of the holy sepulchre where jesus is said to be resurrected. there's a mass in the church. nativity where christians believe jesus was born. the service inside the the the monastery began last night. it is home to a number of christians when the islamic state seized their lands. the bloodiy war zone continues after a massive car bomb was debt nateed outside of a-- detonated outside of aleppo.
the transfer is back on track, more than 3,000 people are on the way to safer parts of the country. philadelphia police are investigating a shooting inside a delaware avenue nightclub. a bullet hit a 26-year-old in the leg at the b-side nightclub in fishtown. the shooting happened at 2:30 a.m. the man was taken to hanheman university hospital. a 7-year-old boy is in critical condition after being found at the bottom of a hotel swimming pool in voorhees, new jersey. medics were found around 9:00 p.m. after the boy was found unresponsive. he was rushed to vertua voorhees across the street and transferred to children's hospital in philadelphia. police say foul play is not expected. a woman and her granddaughter were run down by a
dirt bike yesterday afternoon. five-day forecast police were out looking for illegal dirt bikes and atv riders, the suspect led them on a brief chase before crossing over into upper darby where the suspect slammed into the woman and child narrowly missing families walking into a show from the tower theater. >> it's a kid show from youtube. we had 1500 to two thousand people lined up to get into the show. we had fire and ems automatically, so she was picked up right away. >> after striking the family, the biker carjacked a woman that car was recovered and a person of interest was taken into custody. investigators are trying to figure out what caused friday night's fire in lansdale. a mother died in the fire. karen mavin was trapped in her abbey lane home. her son try to save his mom from
the fire. next-door neighbors tell "action news" gas cans were found inside. philadelphia will be in the spotlight for the 2017 nfl draft. and businesses are getting ready for their big moment. "action news" vernon odem says there's still room for last-minute travelers. >> reporter: a panoramic look from the benjamin franklin parkway and the art museum. the trees will be in full bloom when the nfl draft kicks off in two weeks. >> the philadelphia eagles collect carson wentz. >> reporter: the eagles drafted carson wentz in chicago last spring. the windy city saw an 80 million-dollar impact on the local economy. philadelphia expects that much and perhaps more when 100,000 fans come in from out of town. >> the money will flow into the hotels and restaurants and bars
and shopping people will take part in the cultural attracts, they will all be open. >> reporter: this beer distributer, a few blocks from the parkway said he'll stay open until dawn's early light to be called upon. >> the unofficial beer distributer of the nfl draft. >> reporter: 2017. despite all the cheerleading and hype hotels are not sold i couldn't tell just yet. >> there's not a huge amount left, but there's some available. >> reporter: in my hotel and many others. >> reporter: as it stands tonight, hospitality experts say the bookings in the area for the nfl draft are 75%, but they add that leaves plenty of room for local hotels and inn for those late deciding devotee.
because tax day was early this year, the deadline is on tuesday. many try to the put pressure on trump to release his tax returns. protesters in berkeley clashed with trump supporters. trump is the major party nominee in 40 years not to release his returns. >> the cost of president trump travel and protection is drawing protection. the president has spent 7 weekends at his private club in florida. that travel has cost taxpayers $21 million. the palm beach county sheriff said the department spent 3.6 million and long days offering protection since november. >> making sure we get reimburse is the whole ballgame. we'll see more than expected
especially in summertime. >> new york city estimates it's costing $146,000 a day to secure trump towers where melinia trump lives. bonnie and clyde are on display in dallas, texas. the post office is hosting the exhibit. mug shots and it has the blood caked glasses bonnie wore when the couple was ambushed and killed. the items will be auctioned in june. much more to come on "action news" sunday april 16. the global draft baby watch it is over. we'll have more on the much-talked about baby giraffe. philadelphia musical
had her baby. 1.2 million people watched from a live stream as the giraffe delivered a baby boy. abc has an exclusive first an inclusive look at the calf. after he was born he stood albeit very wobbly. park officials hope that will mean more momentum for wildlife efforts. while the world was waiting for april to have her baby, another giraffe delivered her own big bundle of joy. she gave birth to a girl who weighed in at 139 pounds and
stands 6'3". her labor lasted 2 hours, he her baby doesn't have a name yet, either. >> it's all about the giraffes lately. people getting blessed with warmth today. >> reporter: temperatures in the 80s. as we go get you outside, we have sunshine glistening down. it's a perfect day. you can't ask for anything better for this time of the year. april is a time during the course of the year we could have temperatures in the 30s or in the 80s. right now we're being blessed because we're seeing the temperatures in the 80s. radars clear, we don't have any precipitation we're tracking over the next 12 hours or so. i take that back, we could see a brief shower slide through very, very light after 9:00 p.m. or 10:00 p.m. most of the easter sunday is dry. 82 degrees, third time this year we hit 80 or higher in philadelphia. dewpoint, 54.
pressure is falling. winds out of the west/southwest at 14 miles per hour. some of the gusts are as high as 25 miles per hour. straight out of the southwest 20 miles per hour in lancaster. 14 in philadelphia. 15 in millville. approximately 12 in sea isle city. 82 in dover, wilmington, philadelphia, trenton, 80. millville, 81. atlantic city at the airport, 83. look what's going on in cape may, you've got a bay breeze kicking in, it's 67 degrees because the bay waters are in the 50s. a little bit cooler down there. as advertised it's warmer here than down in florida. even the carolinas are not as warm as what we're seeing right now. 835 in washington, d.c. 82 in philadelphia. 78 in charleston and is a savanh and 71 in charlotte. flip it over to the radars, showers and thunderstorms blossoming in the last couple of
hours. at this point nothing turning severe, but the storm prediction center has an eye on this part of the country. this will slide east in advance of a cold front that will push through overnight tonight. as it works through the delaware and the lehigh valley, it starts to lose some of its punch and the result will be a couple of showers. you can see the model is not impressed at all. very hit or miss between 8:00 p.m. and so p.m. north and west. by the time it slides through the city there might not be anything at all. 10:00 a.m. there's showers across south jersey tomorrow morning and delaware, this is the only forecast model that's showing that. every other model is showing a combination of sun and clouds, full sunshine by afternoon. sun and clouds the rest of the way today, breezy. 85 degrees is the forecasted high. winds are gusty out of the west/southwest at 20 to 30 miles per hour. overnight tonight, these numbers are actually normal for our -- or the normal high for this time
of the year. that's what i am is trying to say. a thunderstorm or shower possible winds out of the west/southwest at a 5 to 15 miles per hour. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, sun and clouds today, 85 degrees. monday, breezy and pleasant, 72 partly sunny tuesday, 65. wednesday, showers developing late in the day, 62. thursday and friday, we could see showers, it's not an all-day rain but not as nice as what we see now. friday, 74. saturday, clouds and sun, cooler, 70. thank you for the update. folks i would like to remind you you can get the seven-day forecast and check radar at any time day at 6abc.com/weather. one of most beloved opera of all time takes center stage in philadelphia. karen rogers has 6abc loves the
arts. >> reporter: mozart debuted the marriage of figaro in 1886. all these years later it remains a favorite of on critics. -- opera and critics. >> figaro and suzzanne are getting married, but there's a hitch because the count wants the first look at the bride. >> everybody is plotting and schemi. >> reporter: real life couple sing the role of the count and betrayed countess. >> she is sinking about her broken heart and how her husband would love her again. >> reporter: it has the famous figaroe. >> some of the most beautiful music ever written.
>> you'll leave humming a tune or two. >> reporter: mozart partnered with an italian the cast promises at the end of the east act it will leave you wanting more. >> it's a a relatable comedy with funny characters. there's something for everyone. >> reporter: opera philadelphia performs the marriage of figaro april 27 through may 7th. for 6abc loves the arts i'm karen rogers. >> welcome back everybody
fountain, remember not long ago there was an ice skating ring there, what a lovely picture on sunday. royal family arrived to services at saint george's castle near windsor castle. they walked while queen elizabeth and prince philip arrived by car. the queen turns 791 on friday. a military museum opened in wilmington. this is the first museum dedicated entirely to the state military. exhibits are designed designed to teach and inspire the people of delaware. it includes artifacts and stories dating back 350 years. the opioid narcan has saved thousands from overdoses and police in minnesota have just received two special nar cans not for -- narcan not for human
officers but k-9s. it is used in case one of our dogs ingest open i i -- -- opio. narcan is a mist sprayed into the nose. >> when "action news" continues, an update on our top stories. plus a final look at the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast in just a moment. >> recapping our top stories on
"action news," whether inside a church or outdoors, the faithful came together across the tri-state area to celebrate easter sunday with prayer and music. easter commemorates the day christians believe jesus rose from the dead. vice president mike pence started his trip to asia hours after north korea tried and failed to launch a missile. police say this is the man responsible for vandalizing two septa cruiser in philadelphia. he was charged with criminal mischief for allegedly spray painting the cars yesterday. >> let's get a check of the final forecast meteorologist chris sowers on this easter. what did you do over there? >> reporter: i pushed a button. 85 degrees when all is said and done today. here's the rest of the the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, combination of sun and clouds, breezy from time to
time. tomorrow the cold front flies through, cooler than yesterday, 72. 5 tuesday, 62 wednesday, thursday, 73 arena friday, 74. >> a north carolina ice cream shop found itself a moo -- mascot. putter the squirrel turns up for ice cream. the squirrel has been coming to the shop since last summer. the owners makequirrel-sized cones for putter. they say she has made the place even more fun. >> gospel music present is next on channel 6. >> "action news" continues tonight at 6:00 p.m. for gray hall and chris sowers
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