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a person who may be missing in the schuylkill river. it's no the clear how the person ended up there but crews are searching the water right now between the south street and 34th street bridges. now as soon as we get any new information on this search of course we'll pass them along you to right here. it is friday afternoonly i'm brian taff. >> and i'm sharrie williams. now to developing news out of wilmington, delaware. less than an hour ago police detectives held a news conference on their investigation into the death of teenager i was mee joyner francis. >> that 16-year-old died after being beaten inside a bathroom at howard high school of technology last week. there's still no arrests. trish hartman was there as police gave us the update. trish, they did not say much there. >> reporter: exactly brian. that press conference only lasted a few minutes and wilmington police announce they are not yet ready to file charges related to the death amy joyner francis. they said they're working around the clock and have an extraordinary amount of material to go through in this
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case that she did confirm that no weapons were used in the attack that killed that 16-year-old girl. now, this all happened on thursday of last week. amy joyner-francis died after a fight in a girls bathroom at howard high school of technology. shea rushed to a hospital where she was pronounced dead. three students were suspended. students return to a normal class schedule this week and several town hall style meetings were held at the school for parents. many people wondering how this could have happened to such a promising student like amy. earlier in the week police said they had hoped to file charges by the end of this week but today they said the investigation is taking longer than anticipated. >> there are over 3,000 pages data alone that must be painstakingly reviewed by the investigators on this case. because there's still a lot of work left to do by our detectives and the attorney general's office in terms of reviewing evidence and relevant facts we are not in a
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position at this time to file charges. >> reporter: now, chief cummings also said his department owes it to amy her family and her classmates to base this investigation on facts and not rumors. the chief did not take any questions from reporters after he made that brief statement. we're live in wilmington, delaware, trish hartman, channel6 "action news." >> trish i'm sure that family is anxious for answers and the truth. meantime we're ending this work week with another gloomy cloudy day and accuweather says our chances of rain today will increase as the evening goes on. >> let's go outside where meteorologist adam joseph is standing by with the accuweather forecast. no rain right now, adam. >> no, it is a little mist out here in spots especially east of philadelphia but it's damp and it is chilly as we look at storm tracker6 live double scan, wet roadways across much of the area from earlier showers. you can see most of those showers around trenton and coastline pushing off the coast. as of right now nothing popping up on radar west of the city.
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temperature-wise where is spring? our normal is 69 degrees. we've been in the 50's the last three days. the coolest day so far today with a high only coming in of 53 degrees. if you're stepping out on the town this friday evening, temperatures will fall from the low 50's into the upper 40's between 9 o'clock and 11 o'clock. there could be some patchy drizzle around and temperatures dropping to around 45 degrees by tomorrow morning. so, we're looking at monday mal sun as we go into the weekend. so, it's kind of gloomy but it's dry tomorrow. sun -- any peaks of sun on saturday will give way to a soak rain here on sunday with temperatures well below average and that continues into next weekend, sharrie, as welly we'll let you know when that sun could return in full force coming up in that full accuweather forecast. >> sounds good adam. thank you. now we are taking a live look at the philadelphia international airport where flights are getting back to normal after two emergency landings prompted a temporary ground stop. "action news" reporter gray hall talks to travelers about
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the delay and he's live at the airport with the latest. gray. >> reporter: well, sharrie as you can imagine some heart pounding moments for those passengers this morning but everyone is relieved those planes landed safely and there were no injuries. this is not the type of selfie that you want to take on a plane, a passenger tweeter this picture as he woke up to an oxygen mask hitting him in the face. 54 people were on board american eagle jet flight 4801 headed to philadelphia from richmond when it was forced to make an emergency landing after the pilot reported smoke in the cockpit and cabin. the passenger applauded how the crew handled the situation but said he had to pop the emergency exit to evacuate the plane. he was just one of several passengers on two planes that were forced to make emergency landings at philadelphia international airport friday morning a little after 8:00. both aircraft safely landed within 15 minutes of each other. the faa says the other fight republic airlines bound for philadelphia landed after
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reporting steering problems. a ground stop caused some delays but it was lifted shortly after 9:00 a.m. passengers we talked to say they heard about the commotion but say there were no major impacts to their travel plans. >> and there was a problem with a plane that may have had some smoke in the cockpit and that there was just a delay and nothing was going in or out of philadelphia. >> nothing, nothing at all. home safe. it was just a ground delay at philadelphia. they didn't explain really what it was. >> reporter: and back out live the delays because of those two emergency landings have now all been cleared up and tonight still no word on what caused the smoke in one plane and the steering problem in the other. live tonight at the airport, gray hall channel6 "action news." >> gray, thank you. meanwhile the airport was also the scene of a notable arrive. the action cam was there as the eagles newly drafted quarterback touched down in philadelphia. cars wentz made the apartment carpet look like the red carpet today, high-fiving fans
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grinning ear to ear. sports director ducis rodgers live in south philadelphia with reaction to the team's newest star. ducis. >> reporter: hey there brian. a big night for the eagles last night in the nfl draft and a big day for the eagles today. carson wentz will address the media his first press conference in philadelphia set to start at 5:30 this afternoon. let's take a look at video of carson wentz arriving at philadelphia international airport earlier today. he touched down a little after 2:00 p.m. he looks pretty good for a guy who was likely enjoying himself a little bit last night in chicago. carson is here at the novacare facility right now meeting with team personnel and his coaches. he first met with the birds a few weeks ago. last night wentz was asked if he got a sense then that the eagles were targeting him. >> i d you know, i thought all my visits with really every team went really well and i thought it would work out as it was supposed to and i think i hit it off with the eagles staff and ownership and everything and i thought it went really well and obviously
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it d obviously they believed in me enough to get me and i'm thrilled about it. >> reporter: and last night the eagles told us the exact same thing. they have been targeting him for a very long time. this is the franchise quarterback they've long coveted. reporting live in south philadelphia, i'm ducis rodgers channel6 "action news." sharrie, to you. >> fans can't get enough of the wentz. thank you. a wilmington man has been sentenced to life without parole in the rape and murder of a 65-year-old woman from december of 2011. 28-year-old dwight smith pleaded guilty to first degree murder and first degree rape. marsha lee was reported missing after her dog returned without her from a morning walk. later that day police took smith into custody and charged him with the crime. an investigation is under way into what caused the deadly accident in salem county new jersey. chopper six was over the scene of the intersection of route 77 and shirley road in elmer this morning.
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one person died after a car hit a telephone pole and burst into flames. investigators have not released details about the victim. >> the biggest ball of fire i have ever seen in my life. check that out. that's how the fire chief described this, the unbelievable aftermath of a natural gas explosion that happened near pittsburgh. one person was hurt when the flames broke out around 8:30 this morning in westemoreland county. that man's home was leveled and he was left severely burned. firefighters say they weren't sure what to expect when they approached the massive fire ball with the chief adding, it looked like you were looking down into hell. three other homes were also damaged, dozens of people evacuated and flames were said to be so intense that one man was burned as he ran from his home. the fire and heat also scorched acres of woodlands around the pipeline in salem township. now, the state department of environmental protection and and spectra energy are now investigating just what caused
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the pipeline to burst but imagine that scene in the skies over pittsburgh. brian and sharrie. >> just an extraordinary picture there. alicia thanks very much. it is time for a first check of the "action news" traffic report today. >> let's go live to matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center. hi, matt. >> brian, sharrie, buckle up. this is not going to be a fun ride home. as we look live on 95 this does not bode well whatsoever. emergency repairs to the northbound lanes of 95, only one right lane is getting by here in the ongoing work zone and if you know 95 you know this is a spot where we would normally be all jammed up in the afternoon just because of volume. so many people trying to get out of the city. this afternoon all those people are being funneled down into just one right lane here between girard and allegheny. it is going to be a mess of an afternoon on northbound 95 and it already is. we're stacked solid from the girard point bridge in south philadelphia north through this point just north of girard avenue and of course this is having a spillover effect onto all of the surrounding roads like the vine street expressway
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eastbound completely parked across town from the schuylkill out 295. westbound's also backing up headed toward 76. as much as you can you want to stay on the local city streets, even broad street perhaps as your alternate to 95 where speeds in many cases are in the single digits or if you're going farther and eventually working your way into new jersey, do that sooner via the commodore barry or even the walt whitman bridge and then work 295 northbound or 130 northbound. you don't want to get on 95 northbound this afternoon. over in cherry hill township a crash is shutting down evesham road. centennial boulevard gets you around that. watch out for one in lindenwold along maple avenue. we'll check it again brian and sharrie in the next half hour. >> very good matt. thanks so much. the "action news" troubleshooters take a look at a case of a used car that burst into flames just two weeks after the owner bought it. our nydia han has a preview of tonight's special report. >> reporter: a car shouldn't just explode. this one did. >> i never saw a car burn so
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fast. police and fire officials responded. the action 92 news troubleshooters rushed out there, too. >> i mean, people could have been killed including us. >> reporter: this car had been sitting on this drive way overnight more than 12 hours with the ignition off. suddenly it erupted in a ball of flames and this is what is left. >> i just don't want it to happen to other people. >> reporter: it's a special "action news" troubleshooters tonight on channel6 "action news" at 11:00. >> ♪ >> and still ahead on "action news," a movie written about former president ronald reagan has come under fire and will ferrell responds to reports that he was set to star in it. >> and the father of the leader of scientology is speaking out about life inside that controversial church and the battle brewing between him and his son. >> and the boycott of target is growing over their bathroom policy but will it really have an impact on the well known retailer? >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> turns out will ferrell will
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not play ronald reagan a movie that's already being widely criticized. it had been widely reported that ferrell was set to star in the film which focused on president reagan at the beginning of his second term as dementia began to set in but today ferrell's rep released a statement that while it is by no means an alzheimer's comedy as has been suggested by many mr. ferville not pursuing this project. >> ron miss catch have much the father of david miss cavage speaks for the first time about his life inside the church. in a interview ron now 80 is speaking out about why he decided to leave the church and write a book about his own son called ruthless. >> power tends to corrupt. and absolute power corrupt absolutely. that taste of power i think is what changed david. >> reporter: ron spender
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nearly three decades working in the sea org the religious order of the church where he says he witnessed his son's volcanic temper. >> david was backstage literally tearing me apart verbally for 55 minutes cursing, yelling, screaming at me. >> reporter: for six years ron lived on a sprawling scientology base in california known as gold. >> it got worse and worse and worsism ron blames his son for what he calls an intensely stressful atmosphere at the base and says over time the crushing workload discipline and lack of sleep became unbearable. >> and they work hard. they work really long hours, evening longer than we do but they enjoy it. >> reporter: the church is pushing back hard against these allegations providing abc news with pictures of ron at leisure enjoying fancy birthday meals provided by his son. >> he was working with first class musicians in one of the best studios in the world. he had nothing to complain about. >> reporter: the church sent us letters from ron's former band mates calling him lazy,
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saying he used ethnic slurs, was a poor musician and a disgusting pig. the church conduct canned its own interviews with people who used to work with ron and gave them to abc news. >> ron was an embarrassment to me personally. >> reporter: ron says these charges are trumped up. and you can watch the full exclusive interview with ron miscavage on 20/20 tonight at 10:00 on 6abc followed by "action news" at 11:00 and sharrie i know a lot of people very anxious to watch this one tonight. >> definitely a hot topic. me included. all right alicia. meantime more than 1 million people have decided that they will no longer shop at target. the american family association launched a boycott a week ago over target's corporate policy allowing transgendered men and women to use the bathroom and dressing room of their choice. a target spokeswoman says the company's commitment to inclusivity has not changed. most analysts believe the
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boycott will not damage the retailer. now here's a look at today's closing numbers a.m. >> it is down across the board. the dow off 57 points to close the week at 17,774. the nasdaq falling just about 30 points, the s & p 500 off 10 and a half points on the day. >> all right, it is time for another check of the accuweather forecast. >> let's do it send things over to meteorologist adam joseph who does not have good news today. >> maybe if you close your eyes and block your ears you won't have to hear what i have to say for the weekend. as we look at storm tracker6 double scan most of the area is cloudy, damp, chilly. there's a few showers around mercer county southern bucks county up through the poconos especially along the shore with a little band of showers now pushing off of of long beach island about to stop there around surf city down to beach haven, atlantic city to ocean city a brief area of some steady rain now pushing off the coast, a you believe can of lingering showers near tuckahoe that will pass through but behind this i'm not tracking anything at the
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present time the the one good thing about the rain, the pollen has really dropped off as that rain has kind of cleansed the air temporarily and it looks like we have another few days ahead where what was keep thwe keep the polw side. 51 in wilmington, just 50 in millville. the same for the shore so pretty uniform across-the-board here from the city to the shore to the poconos and if we take a look at april we had a huge long stretch of sunshine and warmth from the 15th right through the 26th there with above normal high temperatures but the last three days have really pulled numbers down but we're still riding about a degree -- a half a degree i should say above normal. half a degree above normal for the month so far. so we'll see he where we end up with one more day left in april. as we look wide, here is the system we're tracking for the second half of the weekend. pulling out of the deep south a lot of our tornado watches around oklahoma as well as parts of texas and southern
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parts of arkansas, northern louisiana. won't see severe weather but it will bring a lot of rain our way. tonight temperatures dipping into the low and middle 40's, damp and chilly. there could be a scattered shower, maybe some patchy mist or drizzle around but your saturday overall not looking too bad. it will be a lot of clouds but there will be some hints of sunshine, a break through that cloud cover and it's a dry day. then the clouds thicken up and by the start of the broad street run at 8:00 a.m., steady rain pushing in heavy at times especially to the west and while most folks are finishing up the broad street run at 11:00 a.m. it only intensifies and the rain gets even heavier and as that goes into the afternoon, the heavy rain moves out but still some light rain lingering moderate at times even into sunday afternoon and we're looking at a good half inch of rain or more across much of the area here on sunday. as we take a look at the four day at 4:00 forecast, peaks of sun tomorrow but the clouds try to win out. warmer, 63. rain the heaviest in the morning on sunday and only in
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the 50's for highs on sunday. most of the runs, the first few hours will only be in the 40's on sunday. showers linger monday, 66 and then partly sunny with a little more brightening to the sky come tuesday with temperatures in the upper 60's. so dress appropriately if you're running. >> so depressing. >> no cotton shirts. bad thing with rain in a race. >> close your eyes and run straight. >> and run fast. >> and run fast. >> all right. >> watch the manholes they can get slippery. >> that's right. open your eyes occasionally. >> can't wait to hear your time. >> thank you, adam. >> all right, it's day two for the penn relays at university city. more than a thousand high schools and hundreds of colleges are competing in the three-day track and field event at franklin field. now in its 120 is second running it's become a tradition for athletes and spectators alike. the races continue into tomorrow.
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>> ♪ tournament of bands is under way in wildwood. this is the atlantic coast indoor championships. more than 400 schools from throughout the country will compete over the next four days. it features performers from middle schools through college. >> and up next here on a friday afternoon, a philadelphia woman is charged with trying to scam a program set up to help victims of crimes. we've got the details about how. >> and we've learned when the public can pay their final respects to philadelphia's first african-american police commissioner. >> ♪ p?p?o?gv
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>> ♪ >> investigators are working to find out what caused a fire to damage a home in southampton township new jersey. the fire started around midnight on the unit block of scarborough way in the leisuretown 55 plus community. the heavy flames caused a roof to collapse there. one person was in that house but managed to get out safely. a philadelphia woman is accused of creating a fake job
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to try to cheat crime victims in a program offered by the state. the pennsylvania attorney general's office said melanie bullock defrauded the victims compensation program. that program provides financial assistance to crime victims. bullock said she was a victim of an assault and filed a fraudulent claim. bullock tried to get more than $38,000 claiming that because the assault -- because of the assault she was unable to work for seven months but investigators say bullock never held a job in the first place. >> funeral arrangements have been announced for former philadelphia police commissioner willie williams. his viewing and funeral will be heldly in philadelphia. his viewing is saturday made seventh at the zion baptist church in north philadelphia. funeral services will follow at 11:00 a.m. the former commissioner died in his home near atlanta after a long illness. he was 72 years old. >> well, quite a few people took advantage of a free health screening in center
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city today. the american kidney fund held its annual kidney action day to raise awareness for kidney diseases. it often has no symptoms until late stages so getting tested is the only way to stop kidney disease before it's too late. now, in addition to free screenings today's event offered tips for prevention. >> ♪ >> still ahead on "action news" at 4:00 classmates and teachers rally around a woman shot and killed at a birthday party. we'll explain how they hope to honor her next. >> and part of an apartment building crumbles after an suv slammed into it. more on what happened here straight ahead. >> ♪ this change in attitude
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>> ♪ >> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, alicia vitarelli, sharrie williams and brian taff. >> ♪ >> it's 4:30 and "action news" continues with details about a new program in camden ready to train local students for full-time jobs. >> plus, a plea for a kidney. meet the man behind this sign getting a whole lot of attention into new castle. >> and a childless woman envious of her coworker's maternity leave says everyone deserves time off like that and her idea is sparking a lot of discussion online especially among mothers. we'll take a look at me-ternity coming up in big tacklers i imagine that is starting some conversation. it's another gray gloomy day outside. sky6 looking live at a cloudy
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center city skyline. >> unfortunately this dreary type weather isn't clearing out any time soon. half of the week could be a washout. we begin 4:30 with meteorologist adam joseph at the big board with the latest from accuweather. >> the second half of the weekend. a pouring rain most of the day on sunday especially in the morning. right now it is cloudy, it is raw, it is chilly with a credible of showers north and east of philadelphia near trenton and parts of hunterdon county and also along the shore. not much else happening. a lot of energy is to our north right now on the pennsylvania-new york border. this originally was going to be positioned a little farther to the south. it passed through here this evening but a lot of that is staying up to the north here as we go through the evening hours. but nonetheless those temperatures are well back below normal, 51 right now in philadelphia, 59 in richmond and then you look at the deep south, atlanta it is 86, savannah, georgia, 93 degrees, a boundary position right about here and that's the separation to the really cool air to the north and the
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warmth to the south and that boundary is not moving. so for this evening for the phillies in town against the cleveland indians raw and damp and cloudy first pitch 51 degrees ninth inning at 48. many asking on twitter are they going to get the game in. yes, easily but there could be a couple areas of drizzle but that is about all. when i come back we'll take a look at future tracker and that soaking rain to arrive over the weekend coming up in that full accuweather 7-day forecast, sharrie. >> all right. as those april showers keep coming, has you covered. between storm tracker6 live radar and constant updates from our team of meteorologists you'll be prepared for whatever changes come our way. >> automaker subaru isn't just bringing new good paying jobs to camden. it's also ready to give local students a future with that company. new jersey correspondent nora muchanic has details about the new opportunities coming to that struggling city. >> reporter: back in december subaru of america broke ground on a new u.s. headquarters in camden promising it would bring
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roughly 700 jobs to the impoverished city. now the car maker is joining forces with respond a local organization that promotes economic independence for city residents. in a new garage with equipment donated by subaru, students in respond's automotive training classes will become a part of subaru university where they'll get the latest lands on and computer training needed to qualify them for technician jobs with subaru. >> and these are good high paying jobs too. an average technician can make $80,000 to well over $100,000. >> a little boy they'll be able to take in the families become more productive in society. >> reporter: at a graduation for respond's most recent class of mechanics students say the subaru partnership will offer more opportunities. >> it's a career path. they have placements. he has like connections in different companies such as subaru, such as different tire companies. >> it means a better future and i mean i already was in school for other stuff but i always wanted to do auto
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mechanics. their training is more in detail so now the students now have a broader horizon in their education. >> camden has an unemployment rate of over 12 percent almost three times the state average. so creating new jobs here is critical to the city. >> this type of program allows the semi skills or the unskilled worker to be trained in a specific trade and they can get a job. >> reporter: subaru executives say there's a shortage of technicians but partnerships like this will help produce more and provide local residents with jobs that pay well over the minimum wage. in camden, i'm nora muchanic, channel6 "action news." >> from our delaware news room today an suv smashed into a new castle county apartment building this afternoon. police say a female driver backed that vehicle into the creek at marshallton apartments. no one was hurt but you can see quite a bit of damage to that building. the back of the suv ended up taking out a corner of that unit. well, classmates and teachers are asking stockton
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university to honor a student who was shot and killed over the weekend. several faculty members have recommended that nikita cross be given a posthumous bachelor of science in social work. the 35-year-old was murdered on saturday night while at a birthday party in riverside, burlington county. they say she was always a joy to have in class and passionate about helping others. the stockton board of trustees will vote on that request at their meeting on wednesday. >> philadelphia police are questioning two people who may be connected to an overnight shooting in the city's frankford section. a 44-year-old man was found shot multiple times on the 4700 block of frankford avenue around midnight. he's being treated at temple university hospital. meanwhile police recovered a car that matched one witness' description that was near the scene. officers are talking to a man and a woman but neither are under arrest and no charges have been filed. >> pennsylvania leaders are spreading the word about
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fighting the state's heroin and pain killer epidemic. governor tom wolf said opioid overdoses are now pennsylvania's leading cause of accidental death. the governor joined other state officials law enforcement and healthcare professionals for this round table in coatesville today to discuss various prevention efforts. >> the fallout continues for first round nfl draft pick who is accused of taking money from a member of his college's football staff while he was a player. "action news" anchor rick williams live now in the news room with more on this story. hi, rick. >> reporter: that's right. it has been an interesting 24 hours for laremy tunsil. first he al researchers his social media accounts were hacked minutes from before the draft exposing his troubled past. well, less than an hour ago the dolphins addressed the controversy but tunsil is a no show blaming an allergic reaction for his absearches the new developments on this bizarre investigation coming up tonight at 5:00. also coming up tonight the broad street run just two days
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away and in health check this evening ali gorman has last minute tips for anyone getting ready to run america's largest 10-mile race. i'll be offering some types my own coming up at 5:00 brian like make sure you wear sneakers, wear them on sunday not monday perform tips like that when we see you on "action news" at 5:00 sharrie back to you. >> those tips so valuable. >> you need to know them. >> meantime students in hamilton new jersey spent the morning preparing meals for the needy. the action cam was there inside the cafeteria at our lady of sorrows elementary school where students prepared dozens of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in the gymnasium. young are students pitched in and decorated the bags and the place mats. it will be delivered to the trenton area soup can kitchen. a group of first graders in woodbury, new jersey, presented what they learned about recycling today through art and music. >> ♪
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>> the students at west end memorial elementary sang a few recyclely themed songs to their parents and look at them, they got into it. they also showed off their works of art which were all made out of recycled materials. >> well, you if have driven down west basin road in new castle road you might have noticed this. it's a plea for a kidney. dave amalfitano needs a tans plant. you put the sign up on the mark kee outside the ibew local 313 union hall hoping a passerby might be able to help out. he's on the transplant list but says it could be five years before he gets a call. >> i want to do something now while i'm still young and i have three kids, young boys -- two boys and a girl and they're my reason -- they're my reason why i did this. >> he is in need of a type o kidney. he put that sign on sunday and
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says he's already gotten a few phone calls from people willing to get tested to see if they're a match. unbelievable generosity. >> absolutely. i think more will call. >> yeah. >> still ahead on "action news" more than a dozen members of the military are being punished after a deadly hospital attack in afghanistan. but they won't face criminal charges. we'll explain why. >> plus, a back and forth between kensington palace and the white house is taking social media by storm. see the royal mic drop moment next in big talkers. >> and meteorologist adam joseph returns with the full forecast from accuweather when "action news" at 4:00 continues next. >> ♪
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dear fellow citizen, time spent with my son really makes me appreciate "the now". but i also have to plan for my family's future. and that means taking on debt. in a smart way. like my mortgage - it's working for me. and if he needs a college loan down the road, that'll be worth it too. it's all about having a strategy, that fits your life.
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so, if you have a question about how to make debt work for you, ask me. sincerely, brandon heaven fellow dad and fellow citizen. >> up to 16 military members will be disciplined for this deadly attack on a hospital in afghanistan. but while they're being punished no criminal charges are being filed. the october air strike hit a doctors without borders
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charity medical facility killing 42 people. the top of u.s. central command general joseph otell says none of the crew members involved knew they were hitting a trauma center. >> the fact that this was unintentional an unintentional action takes it out of the realm of actually being a deliberate war crime against persons or protected locations. >> he also admitted that the hospital was on a no strike list but says the crew did not have access to that list. >> vice president joined met privately with pope francis today. biden went to vatican city to speak about his push for more cancer research around the world. he launched his campaign to find a cure after he lost his son beau to brain cancer last year. bow bo thbeau the former attorny general in delaware. pope francis called for every one to have equal access to
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healthcare. >> you have heard of platter in the leave. how about me-ternity. a female author said even if you don't have kids you deserve to take a break. megan coy has coined that time off me-ternity. she says she was burned out and like many women in her office who got pregnant and went on maternity leave she's never had a time to take time off for herself. in the article to the new york post she says parenthood seems to be the only way to get set time away from the officers. she went ahead and took it but moms have been a little outraged over this one saying maternity leave is hardly a break or a retreat, that the idea that it provides any me time is kind of a joke. some have offered foy a chance to, you know what, come on overdog time off, change some diapers and do some overnight feedings. could this the ultimate royal throw down.
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on the one side kensington palace, the other the white house. there is a viral social media war waging and it looks like the president and first lady threw down the first gauntlet. >> remember when you told us to bring it at the invictus games. be careful what you wish for. boom. >> really? please. boom. >> that's why they call this the royal mic drop. the prince got the queen involved. by the way the invictims games is an international event where wounded injured or sick armed service members and veterans compete in sports. those games kick off in orlando on may eighth. guys, looks like it's game on. i'll tell you what the president and first lady look like they mean business. >> yeah. how about the queen. you never hear her in that comedic role. >> you don't get to see her in that role. >> she's ready to roll, too its on. >> thank you alicia. let's get another can check of the roads right now.
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>> we have royal delays that mean business this afternoon. they're not going to be fun for you as you try to get out of town north on 95. penndot spinning the camera around but the emergency crews are just north of this point at girard avenue blocking the two left lanes. this is already created massive delays coming out of center city. really they start down in south philadelphia just off the girard point bridge and then you're moving at this pace which is not a very quick one the whole way up to this point just north of girard avenue. everybody is being funneled down into that right lane. it really is causing a mess. those delays spilling back onto other roadways like the vine street expressway which is a parking lot across town. the vine delays are spilling back onto the schuylkill which is making it tough for people trying to get to the pearl jam concert or the phils game tonight. a lot of people would be out and about anyway and these emergency repairs are making a mess of things. as much as you can stay local on the city streets like broad street although now there's a crash in south philadelphia at broad and snyder. if you're going farther, i would work my way into new jersey via the commodore barry bridge and then run 295 and
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the northbound jersey turnpike up into burlington county and work your way back over into pennsylvania. there's a crash on the boulevard to watch out for northbound past devereaux in the outer drive and in plumstead township bucks county a new wreck is shutting down 313 at swamp road her ring road is a possible alternate. it's a rough afternoonly we'll check it again brian and sharrie in the next half hour. >> freebie friday is coming up. meteorologist adam joseph has the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast next.
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>> ♪ >> all right, meteorologist adam joseph joining us with detail on the weekend that looks to be a whole lot of wet. >> yeah. people are like really? >> yeah. >> unfortunately that's the way it is going to be but sunshine will return eventually. as we take a look at double scan live radar, a couple of
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spitting showers in and around trenton mercer county but really most of us is just cloudy and very cool out there along the shore, also some lingering showers from margate right along atlantic avenue there up towards atlantic city and on the brink of brigantine a few showers will be passing through that are moving from northfield but once this pushes offer the coast there's really not much behind it in the form of any concentrated rain so there could be a spitting shower or some drizzle in spots here this evening and overnight. but very cool. 50 right now trenton as well as allentown, mount pocono, 51 philadelphia reading and wilmington as well as cape may and lancaster along with the boardwalk and beach haven all those temperatures are only in the upper 40's. energy is riding just to our north with again an area that is a little more -- had a little more oomph with rain showers. that stays to the north. much of the evening will be on the dry but cloudy cool side and then as we head to the south and west here near oklahoma city we have some
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ongoing tornado warnings right now south side and west of oklahoma city. this system gathering strength and is what is going to throw a lot of rain or way for the second half of the weekend and yet again denver and the front range of the rockies and colorado dealing with another spring snowstorm. tonight damp, chilly, a spotty shower drizzle around 40 to 45 degrees with that raw northeasterly wind five to 10 miles an hour. high pressure's just east of new england. that sends the wind out of the east during the day tomorrow and clouds will be increasing with that storm from the west. it is dry tomorrow, warmer at 63 but more clouds than sun. you'll get some hints of sun in spots during your day on saturday but then as we led to future tracker for sunday morning, this is that torrential rain passing through here 9 o'clock in the morning so the rain will be here very early in the morning on sunday and it continues into the afternoon in lighter form. the heaviest will be during the morning and then it turns spottier and lighter into the
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afternoon. this is 2:30 p.m. so for the broad street run, we will call it liquid sunshine around here. raw and chilly as well with temperatures in the upper 40's to near 50 degrees and expected to be a steady rain heavy at times the entire race. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, 63, clouds with a few breaks of sun on saturday. rain the heaviest unfortunately in the morning on sunday. i know there are a lot of different events going on outdoors on sunday. it all looks wet at 59 degrees. the showers will linger monday at 66 and then some sun will break out here hopefully come tuesday with temperature in the upper 60's and then we're going to watch the coast for another possible heavy rain event. whether it stays off the coast or pulls in still too early to tell on that. beyond it though clouds and some sunshine thursday and friday with temperatures in the upper 60's so there's a little glimmer of hope here and there in that seven-day forecast, guys. >> we'll take what we can get.
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adam thanks. >> all righty. >> we have breaking news to get to here now at 4 o'clock. chopper6 hd is flying over point breeze section right now of philadelphia. we just lost the shot but what we are hearing in reference to this is that philadelphia police are investigating a shooting that happened in point breeze this afternoon. this happening at wharton street and point breeze avenue. we're still getting information but we do know that at least one person has been shot at this location. of course as we get more information we'll update you as soon as we can on "action news." >> we'll be right back. >> ♪
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>> it is freebie friday where we're celebrating all things 100 percent off and loving this one for the kid. a fee book from barnes and noble but they have to earn it. all they have to do is fill out the summer reading triathlon reading journal bring it back to the store and they can they can choose their free book. i know it's not summer but never too earl to get started on that summer reading, right.
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speaking of family activities you're going to love this. the rain may dance on your outdoor activity on sunday but because it's the first sunday of the month the barnes foundation offering free admission. this sunday there are so many fun activities on tap for kids from an architecture and building class to performances fun for the whole family it is free. fun one here. lip smacker the lip because companbalmgiving a we three bal. it expires tomorrow and when you sign up you also get a free gift on your birthday and finally let me know if you've been to this yet. it just opened. the absolutely breath taking chinese lantern festival is happening at franklin square in philadelphia right now for about another month. more than 25 illuminated lanterns are lighting up the seven and a half acre park. heads up here. it's free if you go before 5:00 p.m. after that you have to pay. so you've been warned and i can't wait to check it out.
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have a great weekend, you guys. >> alicia, you too. thank you. it was not your average book fare in west philadelphia today. and its organizer. >> your average 11-year-old. these are the books that have been the personal mission of sixth grader marley dias over the last six months set up with reading stories at school she says she connery late to. marley launched the 1,000 black girl books campaign in fall of last year to track down books that feature girls that look like her. >> i knew there were other girls still experiencing this. i knew it was super important not just to care about myself but to care about the community of black girls there i knew and the people that i don't know that are still feeling that way. >> harvey donating those books to that school as well as to another school an in her mom's hometown in jamaica. that is one incredibly impressive young lady. >> it shows.
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>> awesome. >> great idea. >> that will do it for "action news" at 4:00 for brian taff alicia vitarelli i'm sharrie williams. join us tonight and every flight for a full hour of "action news at 10:00 on phl17. >> have yourself good friday night. here are rick williams and monica malpass with a look at what's coming up next at 5:00. >> coming up next at 5:00 frustrations continue to grow in delaware as police continue investigating a deadly fight iin a high school bathroom. >> also the eagle has landed. we're live at the novacare complex where carson wentz will make his first official appearance as a member of the birds. >> meteorologist cecily tynan tracking a wet stretch of weather for your weekend.
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>> ♪ >> "action news" elidel valley's leading news program. with jaime apody meteorologist cecily tynan rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> looking live outside tonight. three words dominated the forecast today. cloudy, damp and dreary. and it looks like that will be the pattern for most of the weekend and well into next week. friday night and the big story on "action news" is the stretch of wet weather in store for the delaware valley as we say so long to april.
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>> meteorologist cecily tynan live at the big board with the first look at what we can expect this weekend. cecily. >> hi, monica and rick. certainly we are stuck in this gloomy weather pattern. that being said we're getting a break in the action with the rain. double scan live showing that this band of rain is lifting north and east of our region and off the coast as we widen with the next area of rain you can see across northern pennsylvania and that earlier looked like it would be swinging in here but that is also lifting up to the north and east so we are getting a lull in the rain but that being said it is cold and it is cloudy and it is damp. it will be a felt like spring at all in the past three days. today's high 53 degrees, three days in a row with temperatures stuck in the 50. the normal high for this time of the year is now up to 69. we will be nowhere near that this weekends. the evening planner showing if you are heading out a good idea to wear that winter coat because it feels a little bit more like early march than late april. at 7 o'clock, 51 degrees. 8 o'clock, 50, then
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temperatures dropping down into the 40's. and we'll see a little bit of drizzle but no heavy rain. now, heading into the weekend, tomorrow will be mainly dry but minimal sunshine. lots of clouds and sunday get ready for a soaking rain with temperatures well below average and, yes, this unsettled pattern does continue into next week but i am seeing warmer air and some sunshine. i'll let you know when coming up in the full accuweather forecast. monica. >> all right, thank you cecily. new at 5:00 tonight another twist in the bizarre controversy surrounding last night's nfl draft. a star player claims that his social media accounts were hacked exposing a troubled past. and just 90 minutes ago when his new team addressed the media about that the player was a no-show. abc's marci gonzalez with the story. >> reporter: a game changer for one star player during last night's nfl draft. >> with the first pick. >> reporter: team after team. >> with the second opinion. >> reporter: overlooking


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