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good evening i'm dawn timmeney. >> i'm jeff cole. so what's happening and what it means for your weekend? let's get straight to chief meteorologist scott williams for the answers. scott. >> hi there jeff and dawn. right now we have mostly cloudy skies across the area. a couple of scattered showers but most of us will stay dry at least for the time being, and it's really overnight and first part of the day on saturday when we have a better chance for some widespread rain. as we look what's happening on the satellite and radar you can see a couple of scattered showers down the shore. most of that activity is diminishing but off to the west, take a look we're looking at scattered showers even some thunderstorms so this activity will be moving in our direction especially overnight tonight and early on your saturday. but look at the temperatures right now. still pretty mild. 75 degrees the sun will set this evening at 7:47. so here's your hour by hour planner. don't cancel any of your friday evening plans. we're just looking at cloudy skies and really mild temperatures upper 60s by 9:00 o'clock. maybe hit or miss shower.
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likewise by 11:00 o'clock temperatures in the mid 60s. so we'll take you hour by hour. watching what happens with that disturbance off to the west. overnight tonight into early saturday morning, we're still looking at clouds, some scattered showers around here. here's 5:00 a.m. on saturday. that system still moving through the area. then by tomorrow morning we're still looking at clouds and some showers across the area. but decreasing clouds, a northerly wind and temperatures tomorrow top out around 70 degrees. coming up we'll have an entire look at that weekend forecast the latest on those extreme pollen levels plus more chances for some rain with that seven day forecast to help plan. back to you. >> we want tore mine folks you can stay prepared for the weather by downloading our fox 29 news app. get live radar and alerts sent right to your phone. just search for it in the apple or google play stores. developing to night, remembering a life taken too soon. students, parents and neighbors are still dealing with the shocking news. police say a 16-year-old girl
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was beaten and killed inside her high school bathroom. so many people asking the question, how could this possibly happen? fox 29's jennifer joyce talk to the tee teen's grieving family and friends. >> reporter: united through pray to prevent future tragedy. local clergy, students and members of the community gathered to remember amy frances joyner a 16-year-old beaten to death yesterday inside of a bathroom at howard high school of technology in wilmington. >> hurt. a lot hurt. >> reporter: classmates scatter gathered on school grounds to begin the grieving process. high school senior jasmine was a big sister to amy wouldn't share advice and how to deal with bullies in the school. >> i would just recently talking to her about this kind of stuff, dealing with females and jealousy and telling her don't worry about nobody. just worry about yourself. >> reporter: amy's father sonny said last night he wasn't aware of anything that was going
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on with his daughter at school and now his heart is aching for answers. >> all i know is that my daughter is gone. and she was the love of my life. >> reporter: 2015 howard graduate angel lease ma mayor rah says no parent should have to endure this pain she posted an i am amy pledge on social media. she hopes it goes viral to help rally change. >> this goes into school take the pledge, next time you get in an argument think about it walk away. be better than you were yesterday. >> sonny frances has been in close contact with wilmington police and he's anxiously awaiting updates as to how and why his daughter was killed. >> we feel that things will come to light for us. >> reporter: an autopsy is being performed on the victim's body. spokesperson tells me that we can have the results as early as monday at this point charges have not been filed. reporting in wilmington, i'm jennifer joyce, fox 29 news. so heartbreaking. no word yet about what started a three alarm fire in berks coun
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county. flames destroyed this commercial building in reading. skyfox over the fire scene along the 600 block of arlington street that was about 4:00 o'clock. officials tell us the fire broke out just before 3:00. the good news is no reports of any injuries. in west philadelphia a woman fights off an attacker as he rips her dress down and tonight police are actually on the hunt for that man. these are surveillance images of the suspect police certainly want to find. you can see the victim grabbing at the man's neck during the attack early wednesday morning. police say the woman was walking along the 1300 block of wharton street when she noticed the suspect following her. she pull out her pepper spray as a precaution and then moments later police say he actually pounced. >> the offender then rushed up behind her, grabbed her, tackled her to the ground and he pulled her dress down, the top of her dress he pulled down exposing her. she manages to fight him off and pepper spray him at which time he fled. >> now the woman suffered likely
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only minor injuries from the struggle. again police are urging anyone who might recognize this guy to please call them. a woman who set her newborn baby on fire and left her in the middle of a south jersey street has been sentenced to 30 years in prison. shaye sentence dad after pleading guilty in february to aggravated manslaughter. authorities say the 23-year-old pemberton township woman doused her baby with an accelerant and set her on fire in january of 2015. that baby had third degree burns all over her body. 60% of had he body in fact. she died at the hospital. prosecutors say she hid her pregnancy from her family. police in new castle county, delaware, say that they are tracked down 11 package thief he's facing charges. 40-year-old raymond montgomery was the man shown on home surveillance video taking a package from the front stoop of a house in bear. cops tracked him down with the helps of tips on social medial police found drug paraphernalia
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on montgomery. he is out on bail tonight. a tearful memorial service today for a beloved superintendent. dr. steven mayer of the robbin robbinsville school district died tuesday morning after he was hit by a car while he was out for a jog. hundreds of people filling the princeton alliance church to remember the popular superintendent. the crowd was so large in fact the memorial service was also fed via video to another nearby church. ♪ an autopsy is now complete prince's death it could take weeks or even longer before we know exactly what caused the super star's death. today's official announced there are no signs of trauma to brince's body and suicide is not suspected. prince had reputation for clean living. but an emergency plane landing for medical treatment days before his death is raising some questions about whether he may have have been hiding a health problem. tonight investigators say, the investigation needs to run its
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course. >> in life he was a very private person. we're going to continue to respect his privacy and his dignity and hope that you will do as -- do you as well. bear in mind this incident happened about 29 hours ago. and continues to be under investigation. >> prince was found unresponsive in his minnesota compound yesterday morning and could not be revised. he was 57 years old. 15 people from chester, delaware county facing charges accused of being part of a huge cocaine trafficking operation in that community. pennsylvania attorney general kathleen kane joined authorities today to announce the arrest of 11 suspected drug dealers. warrants issued for four others kane says a year long investigation reveal the operation was being run right out of a public housing complex there in chester. authorities say 37-year-old james townsend was the ringleader.
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>> the townsend organization effectively used the cover of the housing development for distribution of large amounts of cocaine. the townsend organize continuously used counter surveillance to locate, identify and mutual lies police presence. >> from january to december of 2015 kane says the group sold between five to $15 million worth of cocaine on the streets of chester delaware county. a pittsburgh woman appealing a court decision that throughout her defamation lawsuit against comedian bill cosby. cosby and his agents defamed her when she denied allegations. comedian drugged and molested her. hill says that cosby, his wife and lawyer painted her as liar and an extortion any of the. federal judge found the first amendment protected the comments and dismissed hill's lawsuit in january. hill says that cosby drugged and moved her several times in 1983 when she was just 16 years old. her lawyers say she was recently deposed by gloria allred as part of another accusor's lawsuit.
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those who made the renovation of dilworth plaza into dilworth park right here in philly will now have their names on permanent display. 21 donors who made the transformation possible now have their names etched in stone as a way to say thank you the project which was completed in the fall of 2014 right outside city hall, everybody, added more green space and fountains and new subway entrances to that very nice park. meanwhile students at southwest leadership academy charter school refurbished a local park as part of earth day. volunteers raised $900 to give the pasquale pocket park a much needed facelift. all eyes are focused on pennsylvania today where the democratic candidates for presidents pulling out all the stops. what they said when our cameras showed up today. >> and the shudder the revel casino could be back open sooner than you expected but you'll have a chan to do something very different inside.
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how the huge building will give you the chance to get physical. >> sean? phillies back at it tonight taking on the brewers in milwaukee and the guy who supposed to be their ace trying to bounce back from a slump and get his first win. a preview of tonight's game coming up later in sports. ♪
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across pennsylvania, he's praised as a progressive champion
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with a record of reform. josh shapiro the democrats most compelling candidate for attorney general. he'll protect seniors from scams and stand up to polluting frackers. he's backed by law enforcement, supported by planned parenthood and he's endorsed by president obama - who says shapiro "represents the next generation of progressive leadership". democrat josh shapiro an attorney general...for us ♪ new owner of atlantic city troubled revel casino is getting ready to welcome guests back for a rope course, everybody. glenn straub now says he hopes to open a rope course at the sight failed casino in june. the three-story tall obstacle course will be in the space that previously served as the valet entrance. the florida developer says he also plans to reopen restaurants and casino in the building. no word when all of that,
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though, will happen. the battle fort democratic presidential nomination couldn'ted in our area today. hillary clinton hosted an hour long discussion at the curds and whey cafe in jenkintown. event was attended mostly by women who got to hear her views on equal pay, maternity leave and education. hillary clinton expressing the importance of women coming out to vote on tuesday so their issues remain top priority. >> bernie sanders believes mayor kenney's -- >> that's what he says. kenney's people say he's all wrong. the tax hits corporations they argue long targeted the poor with all right advertising. the vermont socialist was in west philly this morning. here's dave kinchen. >> reporter: religion and politic cape together when bernie sanders entered the sharon community center in west philadelphia to meet a gathering of inter faith groups from across the city to hear his big ideas. >> so what this campaign is
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about is thinking big not small. is demanding this country become the nation that you and i know that it can be become. >> reporter: the bulling the vermont senator's message way called social justice demanding the wealthy pony up their fair share in taxes to turn around inequality and poverty here at home. >> the bottom line is we are going to invest in those communities hit the hardest, sad and tragically philadelphia is one of those cities. >> reporter: the senator ripped mayor kenney's plan to fund universal pre k education through a proposed soda tax. a plan hillary clinton supports. >> you don't have to fund child care on the backs of the poorest people in this city. >> reporter: talk jobs, too. good we are going to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour so nobody who works 40 hours lives in poverty. >> reporter: it's the battle for the african-american voting
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block that's kept sanders clinton on their toes working overtime to sure up support. a group called black men for bernie packed today's crowd eager to get their candidate to the finish line. >> it's about today moving forward and today was pivotal point in the african-american community. and they will know who he is by tuesday and they'll show up and vote for him. >> reporter: still the sanders campaign acknowledges it trails clinton in the keystone state according to many polls. >> supportersupporters of bernis will continue to push his message throughout the weekend and all the way up to tuesday because they say the only poll that really matters in this race is the one on primary day. in west philadelphia, dave kinchen fox 29 news. republican frontrunner donald trump campaigning this afternoon at the delaware state fairgrounds in harrington. trump speaking to large crowd just about an hour ago. delaware and pennsylvania are among the states holding primaries this tuesday. back to your fox 29 weather authority. going to get a little rain. >> yeah.
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but we're digging this nice weather i have to say, scott. >> it's really ban nice stretch over the past several days, dawn and jeff. i mean, a lot of wall to wall sunshine. temperatures have been above average. it's been little bit of a trade off though because the pollen it's really been through the roof, and a little bit of relief with some rain across the area but it's really just going to be drop in the bucket as we take look at ultimate doppler over the last three hours most of the showers even a couple of thunderstorms in sussex county and cape may county. that activity moving out to sea. as well as din minute initiating. as we expand the view that main disturbance still off to the west around the upper ohio river valley. showers and thunderstorms erupting toward the western and central part of the state that. will rotate through late tonight first thing tomorrow morning. we still have chances for some rainfall. we'll walk you through the forecast hour by hour. you can see most of your evening it's going to be dry, quiet, so if you're headed out to dinner looking pretty good. maybe checking out that movie
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okay, then overnight, we see better chances across the area for some scattered showers. here's early saturday morning at 2:00 a.m. mostly cloudy. to your saturday and still looking along those showers around here's 4am parts of south jersey in delaware. and then as the day progresses that system will pull away. winds will shift out of the north and that will mean those clouds will move out and temperatures will be a little cooler than today's high. take look at this. 78 degrees well above the normal this time of year which is 66 degrees. we're still in the 70s right n now. at the philadelphia international airport. the sun will set this evening at 7:47. so looking pretty good for passover. winds out of the southwest at 13 miles per hour right now. really keeping those temperatures up. 71 right now in atlantic city. 73 in dover. along with pottstown. over to reading. 67 degrees right now in the pocono mountains. so we'll time out this disturbance and you can see as we watch the clock overnight still looking at scattered showers across the area.
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but then saturday morning that system pulls away. the clouds are going to decrease and 70 degrees will be the high temperature. so we're talking about maybe a quarter up to half an inch in parts of south jersey before all is said and done. but the possibility len levels they will stay high over the next several days into the upcoming weekend so if you have outdoor activities take those allergy meds. we're looking at oak, birch along with maple still being the main culprits as we keep that pollen pretty high over the next several days. temperatures for tonight mid 50s in the suburbs. 60 degrees in the city. then once again, for your saturday morning, don't be surprised with those morning clouds and showers around. if you're running some errands you might need the umbrellas. but clouds will decrease and temperatures still pretty comfortable for tomorrow right around 70 degrees. what about the pocono mountains looking pretty good. morning clouds, showers tomorrow. temperatures low to mid 60s both days and then you can see down the shore those showers kind of linger for the first half the day.
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temperatures low 60s it's breezy, but take look at the seven day forecast because on monday, we have 80 degrees in the forecast. looking pretty good. >> that is very nice, scott. >> it's a 10. >> yes, sir. eight, 10 and 10 i saw it. >> can the flyers do it. >> all about the flyers. they looked like they were done but maybe not. they looked dead in the water after game three but now they're giving us the slightest bit of hope. a switch at goal tepp could save this whole series at least make a little more interesting. the guys talking about going into tonight want they needed to the guys talking about going into tonight want they needed to next in sports. gloverwhen i visitedi knew whmy family in georgia.ike when i saw bernie sanders getting arrested for protesting segregation, it was powerful. dr. martin luther king jr. was building
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a poor people's movement where blacks, whites, latinos, asian-americans would come together around economic justice, and that's what bernie is trying to do today. i think bernie is with us. that's why i support bernie sanders. sanders: i'm bernie sanders, and i approve this message.
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any way you spin it, the truth about sestak is gonna hurt. women vote is responsible for the content of this advertising. ♪ it's do or die time for the flyers. really they're probably just fighting off the inevitable but, you know, we're still be hopeful, right? the capitals are too good, too talented but miracles happen every day. the flyers avoid the sweep wednesday ton night they'll try to push this thing to game six. they avoided the sweep by winning one at home yesterday but now -- wednesday but now they'll go back to washington where the flyers haven't come close to winning but still they believe the switch at goal might be everything for them. michael know bert got the win in game four and this game all bow goagoaltending. he stands on his head is unstoppable they can win a series that's certainly what the flyers hope they'll do.
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>> he did for us the other night exactly what he's done each night during the regular season. he goes in and provides that calm presence and gives us an opportunity to win each and every night. >> traps the puck really well. he doesn't make any extra movement. i think it's a great call. i'm no goaltending looking around the league... >> he has to make really behind there's no words coming back. move on forward and let you know that's what he's here for and that's pretty much what you need from your goalie. >> once the flyers are done all we have is the phillies. (laughter). >> i know. not great. but not as depressing as we thought, right? there are no play off team but actually competitive giving you little bit of hope for the future and today the phils hope their young ace aaron nola gets back on track. nola taking the mound tonight again the brewers.
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he's had a rough last couple of outings. gave up seven earned runs and five innings in his last start. he's zero-two with 5.68 era. the young ace going through growing pains right now to start the season. hopefully get back on track in milwaukee. we saw he got rocked. we don't know who is the ace right now. we thought it was vince but then he got rocked. nola he's young star. we're a young team but we're competitive, right? >> they're watchable. they weren't watchable last year. if you want to be honest. they've watchable now film we'll take it. >> okay? >> all right. that will do it for us here tonight at 6:00 o'clock. >> dawn will see you back here at 10:00. >> i will. >> yes, you will. >> jeff is going home. >> have a great night. inside edition is up next. thanks for watching.
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dscc is responsible for the content of this advertising. >> the prince death investigation. >> was it a terrible case of the flu or a drug overdose. >> it was not the flu. i guarantee it was not the flu. >> did he get a save shot like this. >> injection complete. >> around the world, tributes everywhere. ♪ purple rain ♪ >> plus, prince's women in mourning. and the ted cruz dead ringer everyone is buzzing about. >> you don't think there's any tiny resemblance at all? plus, kelly ripa boycott, day three. >> kelly is scheduled to be back to work on tuesday. but the question is, will

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