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>> i'm sarah bloomquist along with walter perez. coming up a woman injured in a shooting that claimed the life of a teenager is speaking out. >> under ground explosion knocks out power in society hill. "action news" is next. ♪
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with meteorologist melissa magee, jeff skversky, sarah bloomquist and walter perez. >> ♪ >> sunday flight a college student from bucks county dies after grabbing hold of a high voltage wire. >> a couple from south philadelphia marry well after redefining the concepts of love and devotion. we'll take you to their special ceremony. >> the big story on "action news is the search for the gun plan who killed a 14-year-old in chester last night and left two other people injured.
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>> tonight a woman who was wounded during that shooting is speaking out to "action news." this as the city's mayor is calling on anyone with any information to step forward. jeff chirico is live at chester police headquarters with the latest. >> reporter: tremendous sadness and shock in chester that someone would just open fire on children and a woman just waiting outside a convenience store. the family has identified the victim who died as 14-year-old nas powell. this is a photo of him taken before his middle school formal this pageant friday. his 16-year-old cousin seen on the left was also shot. he is in critical condition right now at crozer-chester. the third victim jeanine slip man spoke with "action news." she said she was in a car outside the convenience store talking to the boy when a suspicious car drove by. >> gold car with back tinted windows went down the middle
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of the street. i'm like just get home. we went to go to pull off. wasn't no pulling off. started shooting from everywhere. they shot, shot, shot, shot. it sounded like they even loaded back up or something. shooting and shooting. why would you shoot some kids and a mom for no reason? you know what, the bullet is coming out my back. they didn't have remorse. they didn't stop shooting. i got underneath the dashboard. that's why i'm alive today. >> and shipley says she is not going to rest. she is going to find who shot her and the boys. meanwhile mayor thaddeus kirkland issued a statement calling this a senseless act of violence that will not be tolerated and he urges anyone with information on this shooting to contact chester police. we're live outside chester police headquarters, jeff chirico, channel6 "action
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news. >> a school community came together to remember another teen whose life was cut short by violence. nativity prep in wilmington held a prayer service to remember brandon wingo. wingo who was just 15 was shot and killed on thursday afternoon as he was walking home from school. he was a ninth grader at howard high school of technology and a graduate -- graduated from nativity just last year. >> this is i guess a safe place to feel all of the things and be with each other. especially in the face of a city that isn't safe or doesn't feel safe at the moment. >> there have been no arrests in this case but sources tell "action news" they do know the name of the alleged gunman. the shooting came weeks after another howard student 16-year-old amy joyner-francis died after a fight in one of the school's bathrooms. >> a coroner found a penn state student who fell off a roof of home died of electrocution. shannon mathers grind a high
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voltage wire in state college on friday. she then fell to the sidewalk. the death is being called accidental. a 17-year-old burlington city high school student was hit and child by an alleged drunk driver while walking with a friend late last night. it happened around midnight on route one flirt and east federal street in burlington city. antawn l. timbers jr. was walking off the road way when investigators say he was hit by a car driven by 42-year-old ricardo patterson of willingboro. patterson is charged with dui and reckless driving. grief counselors will be at the school tomorrow. >> underground explosion in the vicinity of washington square for several people from their homes today and even knocked out power across that area. "action news" reporter christie ileto is live near the scene with details. christie. >> reporter: that's right, walter, the traffic light here at sixth and pine is still out. according to peco the majority the of the power has been restored to residents. at left check all but six can
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customers are still in the dark. >> i heard this big kaboom. >> reporter: what peco says he heard was an underground cable malfunctioning at fifth and pine which residents say sounded like a and explosion. >> i came out to meet a friend for coffee and there was 15 peco trucks around here. >> yeah. >> and glass all over the sidewalk. >> literally went right in and damaged the brick right in front of my house and all of our windows shattered here. >> reporter: residents were evacuated. as peco crews work to restore electricity to a darkened block. >> when we got here the power was out. they said there was an explosion. >> reporter: anthony moved his son into the neighborhood this morning with no power. but for others. >> i just found out that i don't have power back in my house at the moment and i'm on the 500 block. >> reporter: spotty restoration may be a nuisance but it didn't slow the 500 plus people attending society hill's historic home walking tour. >> turns out that only three houses have lost power. we tried to divert people to
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the end of the tour first. i think it worked out but power did go on and it didn't -- it didn't stop you guys from having fun. >> oh, no. >> reporter: now, fortunately no one was hurt during that incident. apparently peco is supposed to be working throughout the night to repair that damaged cable and again hopefully restore power to those six customers. reporting live in society hill, christie ileto, channel6 "action news." >> christie, thank you. two philadelphia police officers were hurt in a crash this morning in south philadelphia. it happened just before 8 o'clock. the officers were driving near the intersection of oregon avenue and 18th street when their cruiser collided with another vehicle. the officers suffered minor injuries and were taken to methodist hospital. a person in the other car also suffered minor injuries. no word yet on the cause of the crash. police have arrested a man who they say was taking pictures up a woman's skirt. they say the man in this surveillance video is 33-year-old bobby hayden of chester township. this was taken inside the
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pretzel factory on 69th street. the woman confronted him inside the store but he ran off. he's now facing several charges is that behind bars. >> moving on to the accuweather forecast, it was another gray day today for the most part. sadly it's not over yet. the start of the work week will look much the same. meteorologist melissa magee is at the "action news" big board with our first check of the accuweather forecast. melissa. >> yeah, walter, we certainly have the unsettled weather up ahead and it wasn't as bad today as it was yesterday with that constant steady rain last night but we are still track something light rain and some spotty showers. here's storm tracker6 live double scan radar, some light precipitation in burlington atlantic and cape may counties in south jersey but we'll go in tighter for areas south of philadelphia and for ken and new castle counties. in newark also into wilmington middletown dealing with light to moderate pockets of moisture. same thing out to the west across areas in lancaster county in lancaster and over into areas of oxford we have precipitation overhead. it's a cool day with
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southeasterly wind. 55 in the poconos, 63 for reading, the lower 60's in lancaster. we'll talk about what we can expect for the week ahead. it's an unsettled one early this week, monday and tuesday. not a washout but we will be tracking those scattered showers, some sun, limited sunshine otherwise a mostly cloudy day but the good news, the pattern breaks as we get into wednesday with a taste of summer by then. we've got details coming up with the full and exclusive accuweather forecast. sarah. >> melissa, thank you. today marked a new beginning for hundreds of new graduates at cabrini college and a new era for the school itself. today's commencement was the funnel ceremony as cabrini college. the school's name is changing to cab greeny universit cabrini. it was also graduation day here at lasalle university. 1100 students received their undergraduate degrees at mccarthy stadium. on friday 700 students received their masters or
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doctoral degrees. >> it was also a day to remember for a very special couple from south philadelphia. they exchanged vows today their devotion in sickness and in health far predates their wedding. trish hartman explains. >> reporter: lonnie and karen brown are just beginning their lives as husband and wife. (applause). >> reporter: but this south philadelphia couple has already been through a lot together. >> as soon as the doctor said it it was like i got hit by a truck. my ears rang and i couldn't hear anything else. lonnie is battling colon cancer. over the past several years he's had multiple surgeries all with karen by his side. >> she's been my rock the whole time. >> she is the patient's person i know. sometime he get a little frazzled but that's what i'm here for. >> reporter: he's receiving chemotherapy and has had to stop working but thanks to an organization called wish upon a wedding the couple said their vows in front of dozens of family and friends at the
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top of the tower in center city free of charge. >> from the venue to the deejay flowers wedding planning everybody has been making space this a special day for lonnie and karen. >> reporter: lonnie was diagnosed about a year after he and karen got engaged and the couple said without wish upon a wedding they never would have been table have a wedding like this. >> things are expensive nowadays without them coming through for us, it would have been so rough, you know, it would have much smaller and, you know, a lot less going on. >> reporter: maybe the most excited guest, karen's 16-year-old son cameron. >> i haven't seen my mom like so happy in a long time. and today is the day. >> reporter: no matter what the future has in store, lonnie and karen say they'll handle it together. >> i don't see it -- >> side by side. >> no other way. >> reporter: reporting in center city, trish hartman, channel6 "action news. >> much more to come tonight on "action news." they were revving their
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engines for a great cause. why dozens of motorcycles hit the road in bucks county today. >> today something extra special was cooking at the italian market. >> plus it's been a rough series for the phils. today they try to avoid a sweep by the braves. yeah, the braves. jeff skversky has sports when "action news" comes right back. >> ♪
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>> dozens of motorcycle assists hit the road today in bucks county in the name of fighting addictions. live and grin foundation's annual ride for recovery attracted this cried for a scene nick 60-mile ride. organizers hope to top last year's total of $100,000 to fund patient care and raise public awareness. officials trained for the moment they hope never comes. city police and fire officials joined security officers from the college of osteopathic medicine for an active shooter
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training session on campus. volunteers acting as victims teams went through three or four different scenarios using simulated firearms and ammunition. these crisis test their -- are designed to expose any possible weaknesses in the facility's preparedness so they can be as ready as possible if an emergency situation unfolds. >> in university city young patients reconnected with the medical professionals who likely saved their lives. the children's hospital of philadelphia hosted a reunion for patients with thoracic insufficiency a complex spinal condition that stifles normal lung growth. most of the kids got a break through treatment developed at the hospital. people of all ages assembled in newtown to form what they hope was the largest human peace sign. the peace center organized the event at bucks county community college to mark its 35th anniversary celebration. they hope to attract up to sucks thousand people to help make the symbol. the peace center is a nonprofit organization aimed
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>> they walked today with their families, their friends even their pets in wayne. hundreds turned out at wilson farm park for the great strides walk to fight cystic fibrosis. there's been a lot of progress in recent years in helping cf patients live longer but these folks say they'll continue walking until a cure is found. >> jeff here now with sports. tough series for the phillies and against of all teams the lowly braves. >> one of the worst teams in baseball but look, the phillies have not been hitting, they're hitting .230 coming into play today. worst by the phillies in 131 years. it's been tough to watch. name the offensive category and the phillies are among the worst in baseball at it batting average hits runs homers. we could go on and on and on.
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in the finale against atlanta phils trying to make sure this doesn't go on and on and on. ryan howard who has the worst average in baseball on the bench today as the phils try to avoid being swept by the braves. second inning bats coming a life. cameron rough a career high three hits including a solo shot. phils take a one-nothing lead. peter borges rbi single. maikel franco who has been struggling, the single. phils tie their season high with 13 knocks. phils up five-zip. high-five everything going their way even pitching. eickhoff goes seven innings doesn't allow a run. phils pitchers have their seventh shutout as the phils win five-nothing. they avoid the sweep. >> we wie needed to win that game today the way i look at it because we going to be facing some tough teams,
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teams -- well, detroit we haven't seen nor the cubs and we know they're both pretty good offensive minded teams and it's great to end the home stand with a win with some confidence going into the road trip. >> yeah, phils now hit the road starting tomorrow. watch out detroit. phils can now hit and catch me if you can, phils remain two out in the nl east. we'll talk phillies and what to do with ryan howard plus much more tonight on "action news" sunday with mike missanelli at 11:45. it could be an entire year or more before we finally see carson wentz play in an eagles regular season game but tonight we get a glimpse of what wentz will look like in his eagles green number ledgers z here's carson wentz among the nfl rookies invited to a football photo sloot this weekend in pasadena for their football cards. wentz has not even played an nfl snap but somebody sounds
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pretty confident in their abilities. >> i think my game is ail more unique. i think i'm very versatile. i think i possess some physical acts that maybe not a lot of guys possess but i think that what really separates me is my mental acuity and being able to process things and then just my leadership and my winning edge. >> okay, fine carson you're hired. wendell small wood from wilmington delaware, smile, you're living your dream. your face will finally be on an nfl football card. >> i've been collecting cards since i was a young guy getting to get the guys i know stack them all up and now i get to pick myself up and get to look at my own actual card so it's definitely a blessing and i was very excited when i got one. >> pretty cool. >> pretty cool. all the kids in wilmington -- >> you haven't made it until you have a bobble head. >> i like the baseball football card thing. used to trade them and collect those as a can kid. >> thanks jeff. your work week forecast
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next. >> mears melissa magee has the seven-day forecast when "action news" comes right back. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> gray skies didn't stop hundreds from hitting the ninth street italian market today. this is the second day of the italian festival a celebration of the nation's oldest continually operating market. doesn't that look good? lots of food and drinks as well as crafts and music as well. one of the best festivals around. the food is delicious. >> my cousin says if you don't like italian food there's
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something wrong with you. anyway. check of the accuweather forecast. >> yeah, guys, we've got the gray skies, they're going to stay with us even as we get into the start of our work week. tracking the showers right now. storm tracker6 live double scan radar, you can see that we've got some light precipitation. it's not steady, it's not heavy but it's annoying. we'll go in tighter on street level storm tracker6 and you can see the light precipitation in philadelphia along that 95 corridor, even southbound into wilmington, between wilmington and salem and smyrna along route 13 light to moderate pockets of moisture. same thing across areas of south jersey. there's no organized system across our region but they have of we have to allow for on and off spotty showers for the early evening hours. we'll show you the picture outside. action cam outside in valley forge looking up at the sky we got a mostly cloudy start to our day and looks like the clouds dominate over the next couple days. with the clouds, moisture added instability in the air it was a cooler day. our high in philadelphia 10 degrees below average.
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normal for us this time of year is 76. we max out at just 66 today. the record 96. we won't be that hot this week but the 80's certainly not out of the question. currently outside with that southeasterly wind 66 in allentown, 55 in the poconos, 57 in cape may. lancaster 61, lower 60's in wilmington. you can see this upper level low that is essentially cut off from the jet stream meaning there's nothing to kick it out of our region, so the showers will linger, not just for the rest of tonight but for that matter into monday and also into tuesday. the call from accuweather over the next 12 hours we've got some line early and with so much low level moisture there could be some patchy fog that develops during the overnight hours and even as you wake up tomorrow morning. we'll drop down to 51 in the suburbs and 53 in philadelphia for the overnight low. here's future tracker six. you could see 6 o'clock in the morning it's mostly cloudy, areas of patchy fog but no issues for the morning commute. just give yourself extra time depending on if you pick up
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any of those areas of patchy fog. as we go throughout the afternoon hours we get some heating of the day with some sunshine, limited in nature but it will allow for some instability and it will pop off a shower or two across the region. same thing at 7:30 in the evening. we'll get a break by the middle half of our work week. tomorrow area of low pressure to our east, high of 72. high pressure wants to work its way eastward but not just yet. same thing on tuesday, this area of low pressure moving along long island and also into new england. if this area of low pressure clears close enough to our region and well away we could have a few more sunny breaks before i tuesday afternoon. otherwise that high temperature coming in at 74. here's the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast. some sunshine tomorrow, so a spotty shower possible by the afternoon a high of 72. it's not a washout tomorrow. not a washout on tuesday way pop-up thundershower possible high up to 74. by wednesday, 84 degrees. if we hit that, it will be the first 80-degree day in the month of may. here we go with the summer like pattern returning on
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thursday. high up to 87, warm, humid on friday with a thunderstorm possible and at 86. the lower 80's as we get into the start our memorial day weekend, guys. >> wow. >> so, can't believe it's here. we've got the showers monday, tuesday and then we clear out by wednesday. >> that sounds good. >> thank you melissa. >> you can find the seven-day forecast an live look at storm m tracker6 on our web site go to >> abc's world news sunday is next here on channel6 and don't miss "action news" at 10:00 on phl17 tonight. then we are right back here again on 6abc at 11 o'clock. >> now for melissa magee jeff skversky, sarah bloomquist and the entire "action news" team, i'm walter perez. see you back here at 11 o'clock. >> ♪


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