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murder. a firefighter is injured in a blaze that reduces a pennsauken home to ashes and another set of road closures as preparations ramp up for next week's nfl draft. the family of former nfl star aaron hernandez wants a full investigation into the his in the prison and apparently took his life by hanging himself. he was in the cell serving a lifetime for murder. this came days after being acquitted of another murder. >> reporter: sara, reaction is rolling in from those close to hernandez, his former act saying he would never take his own life and his attorney promising a full separate investigation. >> it was here at this shirley massachusetts prison that former
nfl star aaron hernandez ended his life, prison guards discovering the 27-year-old just after 3:00 this morning. hernandez using a bed sheet he attached to a window to hang himself blocking the cell door by jamming it with several items. >> his death coming just days after he was found not guilty for the 2012 murder of two men. hernandez wipe ago way tears as the jury read the verdict mouthing i love you to his fiance. the two men were gunned down after one of them accidentally spilled a drink on them in a boston nightclub and hernandez serving a life sentence without the possible of parole for the shooting of his friend odin lloyd, a former player that was dating his sister. and winning the 2009 nation
championship with florida and went on to play with the new england patriots from 2010 to 2012. but was cut from the team in 2013 following his arrest in the lloyd murder. patriot's coach was asked about him the other day. >> tragedy. >> his answer in one single word. >> prison officials did not find a suicide note, hernandez was in general population and had no indication that he may be at risk of hurting himself. channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. two families escaped an ermey morning fire that destroyed a home in pennsauken. the blaze broke out in the house of the 74 hundred block of zimmerman avenue. the flames were already burning through the upper floors when the fire department arrived. one was distraught watching her
childhood home engulfed in flames. >> i have nothing, my mother and brother everything is gone. >> one firefighter was briefly trapped but able to evacuate before the collapse and another firefighter injured an ankle and no word on what sparkd this blaze. a 27-year-old man is shot at point-blank range in the olney section of the city. the man had just gotten out of his car on north 7th street and walking to his house when the suspect walked up to him and fired. the gunman continued shooting as the victim ran away. they honored the life and legacy of a true trailblazer in newcastle county law enforcement. friends and family and former colleagues gathered to remember 72-year-old robert snow, the first african-american newcastle county police officer in
wilmington. snow passed away earlier this month. and "action news" introduced you to corporal snow last year when they named a conference room after him. he joined the force on september 11th, 1968 and served until his retirement in 1988. >> and the anticipation continues for the nfl draft. another section of the city closed last night. john rawlins is live with the details. >> reporter: so far so good sara, as far as today's closing, no really significant problems crop up. the center lanes of the parkway are now closed and they have become a work zone and pan to the right, the outer lanes of the parkway open for traffic and everybody is going through without problems, at this point we'll look and see what the p.m. rush hour will be like. today's closure of the center lanes occurred this morning it didn't seem to have much impact
on the morning rush hour and no gridlock at this stage. up until now most of the lane closings were at the art museum end at eakins oval. and that is where the center stage will be. and today is phase two of four planned lane restrictions as this graphic shows phase three and four shuts down the entire parkway and those come next monday and tuesday. within hours of today's closing, crews began staging foundation materials for temporary structures part of the nfl draft experience. the parkway will be home to a museum, shops and events, all places geared to the 200,000 some fans expected to visit during the three day nfl event. so a three day event april 27 and, 28th and 29th. a live picture of the center
lanes of the parkway and what they have constructed there is a structure that they believe will house the museum we were talking about a few seconds ago. a growing but temporary presence on the parkway. more road closings on the way but driver beware. john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. philadelphia's newest museum is officially open for business now. the opening of the museum of the american revolution began with a salute to the unknown sorts of that war on washington square and after a procession to the museum at third and chestnut. it took place on the 200 anniversary of the shot heard round the world the squirmish that ignite that war in 177 5. there are artifacts from both sides of the battle. cloudy skies and you'll need
a jacket as well. sky 6 hd at dillworth plaza looking live at the masonic temple. a pretty picture. karen rogers in for david murphy with a look ahead. >> it's about location. as we look at satellite 6 along with action radar i have this close up view to show you full out sunshine in cape may and wildwood and partly sunny skies in philadelphia. and cloudy skies in the lehigh valley. you see the clouds are progressing from the west and start to see showers filling in williamsport and harrisburg. we are watching for lots of clouds and a spotty shower especially north and west. how about these temperatures, only in the 40s in lake harmony and 56 in bethlehem and low 50s in pottstown and quakertown and 61 in malvern and 60 in center city. a couple of hours where we saw breaks of sunshine after the gloomy start and the temperatures have responded to that. 58 in browns mills and 58 in
hammonton where you have sunshine and 60 in glassboro but just 55 in dover, delaware and you see the wind out of the east this picking up at times, an 11 miles per hour breeze in atlantic city and 14 in sea isle city. and a comfortable 9 miles per hour breeze in philadelphia and 17 in wilmington the easterly component to the wind helping to give us the cooler feel for today that is for sure. we are staying below average, 5:00, 59 and sunny breaks. and 7:00, 57 degrees. if you liked it warm we have that in the seven-day forecast. if you like rain we have that too over the weekend. all the details coming up in the seven day. >> thank you karen. >> secretary of defense jim mattis met with saudi arabia's king salman. for a saudi led coalition
fighting rebels in yemen and denounced north korea's missile launch as a reckless act of provocation and that the -- published reports say that form news is preparing to cut ties with star commentator bill o'reilly. the reports are in the wall street journal owned by the same company that owns fox news. o'reilly is under mounting pressure after revelations that he and 20th century fox settled multiple sexual harassment complaints. a final resolution of o'reilly's fate could come in the next few days. fox has a board meeting tomorrow. >> thousands protested at auburn university in alabama last night during a speech by a white nationalist richard spencer. a federal judge blocked the ban
for him to speak. they railed again racial diversity and the media in the bid to promote white pride. three people were arrested during a brief scuffle outside of the speech. coming up we introduce you to sesame street's newest resident, her name is julia, and how she could change views on autism. and another julia, julia roberts is making history with "people" magazine. and that more when "action news" comes right back. . wild new ways to use drones. >> strike! >> get out of here. >> actually better at bowling than i am. >> wait until you see the incredible footage next "right this minute." you won't believe what they put in tyson fun nuggets.
42 thousand people arrived in europe by sea this year. a new refugee problem is developing in brazil. tens of thousands of venezuelans crossed the board to brazil looking for work and medical care. the group human rights groups say those fleeing their economic crisis is rising. they are oil rich but cash poor. a recession now in its fourth year. the fda meets this week to discuss the safety concerns around e-cigarette's batteries. the battery on his e-cigarette exploded. beard says he was walking through wal-mart and heard a noise and it was the battery catching fire in his pocket. he got burned on his hand and leg as he tore off his flaming
clothes. in california agriculture specters are going door-to-door looking for a pest harming the citrus crop. it won't harm people but it kills citrus trees and there is no cure. isolated infestsations have been found and stopped in california before. still ahead on "action news" at 12:30 another check of your forecast, stepping live outside sky 6 hd in showing you the marina there in camden. meteorologist, karen rogers, has the update from accuweather when "action news" comes right back.
forecast. >> we sawyer peeks of sun but the clouds are hanging with us. tomorrow you'll get a little sun. stormtracker 6 live double scan showing we see some showers now, some sprinkles trying to reach ground in the far northwest haven't reached allentown yet or mt. pocono but the best chance is north and west this afternoon. lets go outside. the action cam was out a bit. we saw lots of clouds you can tell from this shot. a pretty shot at penn's landing and the boats there. looking pretty good. how about the current numbers? right now the temperature is 60 degrees, dew point is just 39 so as the showers we showed you on storm tracker trying to reach ground see a dry air mass. the winds are falling and the ocean temperature is 52. and this morning it was chilly. just 37 in the poconos. it was 47 this morning in allentown and 46 in reading and 45 in philadelphia and you needed that jacket this morning. low 40s and cooler than that in
trenton and 42 in millville as well. and after a couple of hours of peeks of sun the temperatures have gotten better and now 60 degrees and the clouds are lower and thickening through the afternoon. not seeing much sunshine yet. and the showers are at the doorstep and a few spotty showers around and the dew point is low and some of that will evaporate. 2:00, 62 and at 4:00 lots of clouds and 60. and 5:00, 58 and dipping down to the mid to upper 50s by 10:00. your afternoon and evening showing lots of clouds and a spotty shower around and feeling rather cool but along the coast it will be cooler still. highs there are staying in the mid-50s. 56 in allentown and 57 in cape may and 62 in millville and philadelphia and below that philadelphia. but tomorrow bouncing right back up. top sy-turvy the warm sector.
a chance for a thundershower or shower. and future tracker 6 showing one of the best chances is late thursday night. 11:30 showing showers or thunderstorms forming and happening in the overnight hours of friday morning. something to watch for but much of the day is dry and warm and a pretty good combination. lets look at your exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast today not the case and cloudy skies and rather cool and 62 and some breaks of sun and the clouds are coming and thickening through the rest of the day. pop up to 76 and yes a shower or thundershower around and friday warm and 80 degrees for your high and a spotty storm especially early on and saturday it turns cooler and cloudy and we start with sunshine and 66 for your high and it looks like in the evening or nighttime we start the rain and sunday is a raw and rainy day with temperatures not topping out in the mid-50s with periods of rain through the day.
and monday gets better and we start off with clouds and sunshine is back and a high of 66 and more seasonable monday and tuesday and partly sunny skies and 68 and you look at the seven day, we range from the mid-50s to 80 degrees, that is quite a span in seven days. >> thank you karen. 12,000 members of the writers guild begin voting today on whether to strike. many believe they will approve a walkout. the key boards will go quiet and hollywood will go back to re runs, when writers walked out in 2008 the impasse cost the los angeles economy an estimated $2.5 billion. for the fifth time in her career julia roberts is named "people" magazine's most beautiful person. she was first on the cover 26 years ago the year before she skyrocketed to fame in the movie pretty woman.
the 49-year-old roberts is flattered by the honor. and sesame street has hey new resident a little girl with bright orange hair, the show that tackles everything from reading to race is teaching america about autism. in this week's kids health matters, matt o'donnell introduces us to julia. >> it's a simple game making bubbles, when julia shows her friend abby a different way to do it, she is telling the audience that every child is unique. the first sesame street character with autism and helps to better reflect the children in the world. >> one in 68 children are diagnosed on the spectrum and we thought it was an issue we had to address. >> and see amazing in all children initiative. now she is also on the show, judith miller from the center
for autism research believe its could open door for parents that areself conscious of their autistic children. >> they final that other families are looking at them and maybe passing judgment. >> and maybe for children themselves struggling to understand why they think or behave differently. like they are stupid or doing something wrong. >> julia's character is in the middle of the spectrum. having difficulty communicating and making friends. ♪ can you tell me how to get to sesame street ♪ >> that brings the act to understand autism and its strengths. >> they have really good memories and really good skills. and growing up with children with autism and other disabilities can change
another taste of broadway is playing in philadelphia. head wigand the angry inch is playing here in center city. the obstacles she faces try toing to make it in show business and strikes a message of acceptance with the audience. >> am i worthy of love and what is love? and will it be good? will it be kind in will it be real? and by the end of the evening, i
think that people realize that yes she is worthy of love and therefore so am i. >> it returns at the forest theater 11th and walnut through sunday. and tickets are available online. karen here with a final quick check of the accuweather forecast. >> so many great shows. lets take a look right now at satellite 6 along with action radar and some clouds and showers to the west. moving through and a spotty shower around as well. not terribly wet today but kind of cool, the temperature jumps 61 degrees and we'll have 62 for your high temperature with clouds through the afternoon a spotty shower so as you drive through the evening no major problem but rather cool and cloudy. >> a look at stories coming up on "action news" at 4:00. the super bowl champion, new england patriots are visiting the white house to accept congratulations from president
trump. but some players are skipping the event. we'll have the latest. >> and subaru is recalling tens of thousands of vehicles that could have a problem that caused one type of its cars to stall. details at 4:00. that will do it for "action news" at 4:00, join us for "action news" at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. for david murphy, karen rogers and rick williams, i'm sara bloomquist have a great afternoon.
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