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with the should shooting of a woman found in a recycling bin on monday and the suspect was also shot and wounded. walter perez is live at that scene, at north godfrey street. what is the latest on this? >> reporter: the officer that was shot was treated and released from the hospital and is expected to be just fine. a live look at the scene, the investigators finally taking down the tape that surrounded the scene after gunshots were fired. it started with a police officer serving a warrant at this apartment at 9:30 last night and ended with a three hour standoff after the response from the man was to pull out a gun. >> our officers and the individual inside, he was secure
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and transported to lehigh valley hospital for treatment. >> a police officer suffered a gunshot wound to his arm and is treated and released from lehigh valley hospital. and police were serving the warrant in connection to a woman's body that was found in a recycling bin. tom fullwhiler a neighbor who says the man had an asian girlfriend, was stunned overhearing what the victim was wearing when she was found. >> remember this girl wearing black slacks and black and white sneakers, they said when she was in the dumpers she had black and white nikes on. that popped into my head. >> and other neighbors said they looked like a perfectly content
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couple. >> he was a quiet neighbor and was by himself and the girlfriend was there and that was it. >> back out live the body was found in the recycling bin less than three block as way from here. the officer was shot and treated and released. the suspect is in critical but stable condition at lehigh valley hospital. >> thank you. chester police are investigating the shooting of a teenager late this morning, the incident happened in the area of 12th and highland at 11:00. reports are that a student had a gun on a school bus and got off the bus and hit a student in the buttocks, they have not said what school the student goes to and they are asking forwities to come forward. police have arrested eric finnegan in connection with a woman's body found along the road in buck county yesterday. stephanie mackins body way was
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found along the road they say that finnegan left her thereafter dying of a drug overdose in philadelphia. officials say that carbon monoxide may be to blame for the death of a person in atlantic county this afternoon. crews responded to a gas leak on fox hole oh drive in hamilton township. they found a person and two animaled dead. officials are saying it appears that the issue was carbon monoxide. a groom of prominent new jerseyans want to open the investigation into john and joyce sheridan, the cooper university hospital ceo and his wife were found dead in their home in september of 2014, police ruled it a murder-suicide. the sheridan sons rejected the findings then and reject them now. the group called friends of john
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and joyce sheridan is calling for a new investigation as well. they released a statement say that john sheridan earned the right to have his life and death assessed competently and accurately. a man will spend time in prison after pleading guilty to the straw purchase of ten guns, that williams admitted to illegally transferring six guns and reported them stolen. williams was sentenced under the brad fox law, a police officer killed in the line of duty killed by a gun obtained illegally. the pennsylvania supreme court ruled that the reform commission doesn't have the authority to put a cap on the enrollment of schools or cancel priority decisions on the contract and that has major
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implications for the school district. "action news" reporter john rawlins explains why. >> reporter: the operator of this west philadelphia charter school calls this a monumental victory the school will no longer be subjected to a cap on growth. >> back in the heady days of 2001 when the src took over it was granted unprecedented powers and now some of them are called unconstitutional. >> for unions or charters, they don't have the right to gut whole sections of the school code and deny students the right to arts and music or to a counselor. >> they say while sweeping the decision is not catastrophic, all powers of the src is intact including our contract cancellation right he had except for our act to suspend the school code.
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>> in that area the big loss was classroom staffing for years seniority rules until the src changed that in 2014. >> the principals get to choose who will be the best teachers in their schools. >> they worry teachers transferring schools midterm but the president said this. >> i would prefer to implement the changes at the end of this school year so that teachers are not moved out of their classrooms with the children they have been with all year. >> bill green says the src acted in good faith believing they had the authority and yesterday they were looking at the ruling by the high court as well as src decisions dating back to 2011 to see if there is further fallout. john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." philadelphia mayor, jim kenney, outlined his vision for
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the chamber of commerce, they are looking for businesses to grow and stay in the city and announced the launch of a website that serves as one stop shopping to plan, launch and start a business and the importance of bringing new jobs to the city. i am excited to announce that our administration will launch a campaign this year to recruit businesses from surrounding counties to open an office in philadelphia. >> and kenney says his five year plan will reduce rates for businesses. and to help philadelphia become a technology leader and a hub for internet startups. every couple of years there is a college basketball game in philadelphia that captures the attention of every fan in the area and every student at their respective schools that is what we have tonight in villanova at temple live at the temple campus, "action news" reporter, chap, there are a lot of story
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lines going into the game. >> yes, a soldout crowd at the center, fans are hyped and ready for the showdown in the big five, a half hour ago the line was around the building for students because it was first come first serve. the line started early for the big five showdown for villanova and temple. >> what time did you get in line? >> 3:45. school spirit go temple! >> we skipped our 3:00 classes. >> it feeled great it's a good day to be an owl. >> reporter: 15 miles separate these two universities, the wildcats are number one in the nation, the owls unranked but not much may be separating these two teams, temple is surging winning three straight versus top 25 teams a win on their home
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court they could shake a part of the big five title. nova fans have become to trickle in to north philadelphia, they are confident in their top ranked team but know the crowd will be hyped. >> i'm a little nervous i know temple is doing well but i have confidence in our number one wildcats. go nova. >> reporter: tip-off is not until 7:00 tonight but the crowd inside is already swelling. i'm live in north philadelphia, chad pradelli, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. coming up on "action news" tonight, a teenager from south jersey wins big at the westminster dog show, you'll hear what it takes to compete at the most prestigious dog show in the country. and phillies pitchers and catchers have arrived. we go live to florida with spring training is underway. >> temperatures are starting to warm up in the southern plains and a piece of this is moving in
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our direction. it takes up much of our seven-day forecast.
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pennsylvania governor, tom wolf was in philadelphia today to welcome a new shipping line it's all about expanding business with pennsylvania and mexico, the ship named atlantico made their first chip last week and will make one trip a week from mexico and officials say by
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shipping by cargo ship rather than tractor trailer, it will have a positive impact on the environment. last night we told you about the german short hair pointer that won best in show. but we have a local winner from burlington county. and nora muchanic has that story. i think this is every junior's dream to win westminster and we all work hard to do it. that is 18-year-old sophia rogers from columbia who took away top owners in the junior showmanship competition, how a handler moves and presents and controls a dog, she was working with her fox hound bobby and nailed it. >> all the kids there were amazing, it could have went to anyone of them. it's the top of the top everyone is amazing there. sophia became competing at 12
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years old with her great dane joy, who could not help a big hug to congratulate her on her win. >> it's a live animal and a partner, each one is different and none of the dogs are the same and it's a puzzle to find out what makes them tic. >> she has a good attitude and so good with the dogs and the kids. >> and sophia's 12-year-old twin sisters emma and faith competed at westminster. >> she is aging out of juniors and she has no intention of leaving. >> my intense is to apprentice with someone and keep going. >> the best junior handler win brings her $6,000 and a trip to moscow in june. this is a composed friendly teen that knows a thing or two about
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handling dogs. nora muchanic, channel 6 "action news."
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how is that for game of year for temple and villanova. jeff skversky is live now. >> reporter: hey there, all of this talk about it being down here in sports hog wash, all eyes are focused here tonight. villanova on the road taking on temple. this is shaping up to be a good one. the temple owls take the court here having already beaten three top 25 teams this season and they are no stranger to pulling off an upset and jay wright landed at number one, they have 14-1 in their last 15 games but tonight is a big five match-up, throw the rankings out the window, one player said this would be a street fight. >> this is a game of two
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traditionally great programs but have a strong passion for basketball and both teams take pride in representing philadelphia basketball. >> it's as good as it gets. >> any time you play a city school it's special. they are at the top of the ncaa basketball world and it adds to it. and it's not overwhelmingly adding to it. i think it's a great opportunity for our kids and they appreciate it. >> reporter: the temple owls trying to improve their standing while villanova is looking to secure a number one seed. that is not the only story going on here in philadelphia, sprang training about to get underway, lets go live to jeff skversky in clearwater, florida. >> reporter: hey ducis, phillies pitchers and catchers appeared here in clearwater, florida,
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today. just as important is picking up a photo roster to figure out who is who. a whopping 48 new phillies players in camp this year, yes clearwater, florida, looks a lot different for spring training and a much different look. ryan howard and carlos ruiz are the only remaining players from the 2008 world series team. jonathan papelbon, cole hamels and jimmy rollins are all gone and even the general manager needs a photo roster to figure out who the players are. >> walking through the clubhouse yesterday and this morning, i'm stopping to introduce myself to everybody. oh nice to meet you. i have been talking about you all winter. >> how many guys did you actually recognize? >> the guys from last year, we have a lot of new guys and new faces i have never seen before, and i am meeting a lot of new
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guys and it's a challenge and we'll push each other during spring training. >> he says he wants to see efforts and energy and wants guys to make a very good first impression. that will come tomorrow in the morning. we are live in clearwater, florida, jeff skversky channel 6 "action news." >> thank you jeff. across town there is another big basketball game going on. st. joe's take on the number 15 ranked team the dayton flyers and st. joes 21-4 on the season and tip-off tonight at 7:00. villanova and temple. they are meeting for the 41st time. philadelphia 76ers point guard tj mcconnell shared his skills and knowledge with youngster in pitman, new jersey,
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they focused on sports nutrition and injury prevention, it's part of the sixers new community based program called the sixers academy designed to encourage help and wellness among young people.
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going to warm up over the next days. lets go to adam joseph. >> 10 to 15 degrees above normal. lets go to storm tracker, we are tracking a front to the north and west and ahead of the front the clouds moved in and no precipitation expected as the boundary passes through, as we
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look at the accuweather highlights, thursday tomorrow during the afternoon especially. we are talking windchill, so we'll have one brief day where temperatures drop below normal for thursday, 25 in allentown during the peak of the day tomorrow 28 in philadelphia and 28 in millville and 28 in atlantic city. a popular number and only in the teens in the poconos and then we flip the page and speed up time to the beginning of the weekend on saturday, nice and mild 53 in allentown in philadelphia and 50 along the shore and the poconos a taste of spring with 45 degrees during the afternoon. we are a little more than halfway through the month of february. we went through an eight day street from the 8th to the 15th where temperatures were below normal with the cold arctic outbreak especially last weekend
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and then we bumped back to normal on tuesday yesterday and you add it all up despite how cold it was, we are still running .3 degrees above normal for the month so far. temperatures north and west, philadelphia 27 and wildwood and low his in the central part of delaware. all the clouds are in the mid-atlantic and a few breaks in south jersey and delaware and a few snow showers will fall apart as they push through, a shower or two overnight. the stars start to reappear as the front passes and the winter chill sets in and windchills jumping into the teens tomorrow morning. windchills only in the upper 20s tomorrow morning with a high temperature of 38 and high pressure coming in from the north and west and the high weakens a bit on friday and the warm front approaches by the end of the week and like today a lot of clouds on friday and a chill
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in the air at 41 degrees, once that warm front blasts through here in time for the weekend, southerly wind will take over and all the warmth in the deep south will be pulled up the eastern seaboard, we are chatting about temperatures 10 to 15 degrees above average. the exclusive accuweather forecast 38 tomorrow and a chilly tie and a lot of clouds on friday at 41 degrees, very warm on saturday and 60 but very windy, winds gusting 35 to 40 miles per hour and then the winds ease on sunday giving way to increasing clouds and warm and a high of 56 and next week mid-50s on monday with sun and clouds and we watch a storm coming in from the south and leading into the storm it's extremely mild, we see a mix of snow and rain arriving sometime on tuesday and still continuing into wednesday with a moisture loaded storm. still too far out to see who
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gets rain or snow. we'll be patient and we'll wait. >> enjoy the weekend before that. >> thank you adam. world news with david muir is next on channel 6. and "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl 17 with brian taff, sharrie williams, adam joseph and ducis rogers, and then please join us for a special "action news" troubleshooter report at 11:00 on channel 6, nydia han is helping viewers with appliance trouble. >> it happens all too often your stove or refrigerator goes bad and you call someone to fix it but what if you pay good money and it is never fixed. it took the troubleshooters less than 24 hours to get a fix on this one, find out how we did and what you can learn on "action news" at 11:00.
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breaking news tonight. the new national poll. is donald trump no longer the front-runner? also, late today, the south carolina surprise. just three days before the high stakes republican primary, the major endorsement. could it sway the race? governor haley is not for donald trump. also developing, the fbi standoff with apple. after the terror attack in san bernardino, the fbi desperate to break into the gunman's iphone. a judge now demanding apple help the fbi. apple refusing. under fire. the two officers trying to arrest this man. he pulls out a gun. their quick action in the moments that follow. the alleged imposter accused of posing as a doctor for more than a month, undetected, examining patients. the sting right here tonight. and, lucky couple. winning hundreds of millions,

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