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7-month-old son were suffocated yesterday during a visit to miramar, florida. chad pradelli is live in frankford where he has been talking to haines' husband. >> reporter: well jim, talking to the relatives including the husband, they never sensed a bit of trouble with sophia haines, so they are struggling to understand why. >> i still don't believe she ook8 dwith thh't believe she
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he can't understand why. >> when she left, every five minutes, how is the baby? how is the kids? i don't know how anybody could have seen this coming. >> i condition believe it. >> court records show that at 4:00 yesterday her relatives called her in florida and said come home now and the relative made the startling discovery. >> when the officers went to the scene there were two adults and they directed the officers to an apartment in the back of the house. >> police in florida tell me
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that haines give them no indication why she allegedly committed the double murder. live in frankford, chad pradelli, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you chad. >> police are holding a suspect tonight in tuesday's shooting on i-95. formal charges are expected to be announced any minute. live at the belmont barracks is "action news" reporter, sara bloomquist. what is the full story there? >> reporter: jim, that is right formal charges are pending against the man that police believe fired a shot into another motorists vehicle on a busy i-95 earlier this week. the man they have in custody did quite a bit of talking as he was led out of the state police barracks this afternoon. >> you tell us why you fired the shot. this is the man police fired a shot into another man's car tuesday morning. now he gave up conflicting statements telling us that he didn't fire the shot and
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everything that happened was an accidents. >> you didn't fire the shot. >> you didn't fire it on purpose? >> no, i did not fire a shot on purpose. >> it was an accident? >> everything that happened was an accidents. >> the victim and suspect were traveling in heavy traffic near the girard point bridge when the suspect came up behind him and started to tail the driver and the victim moved over one lane and then words were exchanged and the suspect produced a handgun which he waived at the victim with the window down. >> the victim told police he heard a gunshot, and felt an impact with the right rear wheel of his car. they put out this composite sketch and a tipster called yesterday that she was an an incident with a man fitting the sketch. >> the person called a tip the day before on monday and we are still investigating that
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incident to see what occurred at that time. >> through investigation police developed this man as a suspect and picked him up in south philadelphia this morning. as he got into the police cruiser he added, i didn't do it on purpose. >> i didn't do it on purpose -- >> state police are telling us this afternoon this is the fifth orixth such incidents like this. we expect to hear the suspect's name once the formal charges are filed. live at the state police barracks, i'm sara bloomquist channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. president barack obama is taking sides in the race for president, today he officially endorsed presumptive democratic nominee hillary clinton. >> look, i know how hard this job can be, that is why i know hillary will be so good at that time. in fact, i don't think there is
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ever someone so qualified to hold this office. >> that video endorsement was released after the president hosted bernie sanders at the white house. sanders plans to stay in the race through next week's primary in washington but did promise to work with clinton to defeat delaware teacher did the. world news tonight with david muir will have the latest developments from the campaign trail. that is at 6:30 after "action news." students are recovering from school bus crash in east oaks lane. after it hit a parked vehicle on north broad street at 1:30 that noon. all the students were taken to einstein medical center. they are expected to be okay. a chester county commune is on bear control tonight. west whiteland township police shared this video of a black bear roaming the oakland corporate center in aarondale near exton.
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the nearby school is keeping all activities inside while they try to capture the bear. we are learning the details of the proposed philadelphia soda tax. they introduced the amended bill today and john rawlins live at city hall. john what comes next? >> well jim it is expected to go up for a vote next week and it is expected to pass but it faces a well organized and financed effort to kill it by the soda industry as for the measure itself. it has been modified extensively as far as consumers are concerned. among the changes the measure is no longer a 3 cent per ounce sugary drink tax. council cut the tax in half but included artificially quite ened diet drinks and millions raised by the measure would not go to kids but to the city's sagging general fund balance an 11th
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hour surprise for some. >> it was to me and to a lot of council members including the council president. >> the controversial soda bill expected to raise $409 million over the next five years. 20 0 million to pre-k and community schools get 38 million, and rebuilding rec and parks and libraries 49 million, and other programs $81 million and the fund balance, $24 million and 40 additional park and rec workers will apparently cost taxpayers 14 million. soda tax opponents were questioning the spending. >> this money can go anywhere. and who is to say that this money will actually be spent on the programs that the mayor is promising. >> they focus that the tax is
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driving shoppers to the suburbs be now they wonner if the tax becomes a reality is the tax enough. >> once they have a 1.5 cent tax in a couple of years they realize they need more money and they raise it. >> it will be used to sure up the general fund it got councilman clark's attention and not in a good way. he is calling for hearings this summer to get more transparency in how dollars are raised and allocated and utilized. live at city hall, john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." >> today mothers against drunk driving shows us ignition interests lock devices, they will be installed of any philadelphia driver convicted of dui even a first time offender. it is the result of a law passed last month. a law intended to prevent drunk
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driving crashes like the one that killed siblings in exton last year. their mother praised the law today. >> it will reduce the number of parents and grandparents and siblings and friends that have to go through the trauma of losing a loved one. >> it could take at least a year for penndot to implement the first time offenders program. coming up on "action news" tonight, operation home front gives back to a local veteran. by giving him keys to a newly renovated home. a south jersey teacher retires after five decades at the same school where she was once a students. >> we have two relatively cool days in a row with temperatures in the 70s and i'm tracking warmer more humid air for the weekend as well as a chance for strong storms. and it's a wrap at mini camp
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. it was emotional testimony today from a young woman whose back was broken in the collapse of 2014 of a center city fire escape. nancy chen urged the city council committee to approve rules to require regular inspections of fire escapes not only was her friend albert su killed in the fall, a 40 foot fall chen's health will never be the same. >> although i have full menal handicaps, my injuries will affect me the rest of my life
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including my ability to have children and my own family which i certainly hope to do one day. >> an investigation shows that the fire escape was not inspected in at least 12 years, the city never adopted the fire code callinging checks every five years. staff sergeant gather got the keys for a newly renovated mortgage free home thanks to operation home front. they are donated by banks for deserving service members and veterans. >> we are happy to serve our country. we don't expect much back. this is really humble. >> pledger who was deployed to afghanistan and his wife can't wait to move in. new at 6:00 tonight, we want to acknowledge a special lady in south jersey.
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liz martino is retiring after the decades with the same school but her relationship goes back farther than that. nora muchanic has the story. >> for 65-year-old liz martino, she gets hugs and kisses almost endless, she say constant at friends school in cinnaminson as a student, parents or teacher. and after five decades she is retiring. >> it's my identity it's who i am. i don't know me as anybody but this. >> most recently she teaches fourth grade in the same classroom where she sat as a student. >> it's a family connection a bon that cannot be broken. >> her students say she is tough by fair. >> she is strict but awesome and nice. >> it's like we are struggling in math her humor makes us laugh and get through it. >> liz martino says that teaching is exhausting and demanding and about much more than academics.
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>> life lessons andanners and grammar how you present yourself. >> they feel bad for the third graders and everything that doesn't get to have her, that says a lot about her as a teacher. >> she was given flowers and a standing ovation. >> and after 50 years connected to the school it's hard to leave. >> unbearable. >> but -- my mom is my job. >> she is caring for her mother, who is living with her and her husband. she is one of the teachers that brought joy and passion to they are job. and they will never forget her. i'm nora muchanic, channel 6 "action news."
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the next time the eagles got together it will be training camp 2016. >> they will have the pads on
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and hitting for real. training camp is in the book and will be back in six weeks for training camp. and jeff skversky has more. >> that would be the ultimate goal. >> brett celek is trying to score the ultimate goal, a super bowl. they have spent the entire offseasoning training including the mini camp and will only intensify come training camp that was doug peterson's departing message today. >> rejuvenate the batteries and recharge and come for a tough physical training camp. >> tempers flaring and that is the way football needs to be. you get the best out of each other and there will be fights. i look forward to it. >> the eagles get the next six weeks or so off kind of. the quarterbacks and receivers and tight ends will go to the west coast next month for a
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players only workout in san diego where they hope to bond on and off the field. >> any time you can get away from the facility and spend time together, getting on the field and throwing routes great and building relationships. >> you want your leaders to spend time together and the guys that go to battle every sunday to be together. i think it builds the chemistry and bond and peterson trusts his players to come back ready to work and ready to win. jeff skversky channel 6 "action news." to baseball, the major league baseball draft is tonight. the phillies hold the overall number one selection, this year there is not a clear choice to take with the top pick, that is okay with the phils front office. >> there is no pressure, we are doing our job to take the best player with the best ability. but knowing that it has helped me widen the range of prospects as far as we are considering.
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>> game five of the stanley cup final is tonight. the pens are up 3-1 and they could close out san jose this evening. game four the nba finals is tomorrow night. the cavs won last night game three to get on the board. golden state leads 2-1. and watch game four tomorrow night at 9:00 here on 6 abc. round one of the senior players championship at the philadelphia cricket club. this is for par -- the guys i play with would give me that. >> i wouldn't. >> you wouldn't? vijay singh 1 under par. so not very nice of you. >> that is quite all right. we'll have fun any way. cecily tynan with the accuweather forecast when we continue in just a moment.
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all in all the accuweather forecast looks pretty good. >> we have a chance of strong storms over the weekend on saturday night otherwise a decent forecast for this time of year. stormtracker 6 live double scan showing rain free out there, definitely on the cool side and temperatures again only in the 70s, 76 degrees that is 4 degrees below normal and wilmington 76 and down the shore, you have the land breeze, the westerly wind so temperatures on the beaches the same as inland 75 degrees. satellite 6 along with action radar showing a broad area of high pressure that is building
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in tonight and when this does, it will really slacken off the winds, tonight the winds diminishing, wind gusts of more than 30 miles per hour today and it's going to be clear and cool. good radiational cooling and the suburbs down to 47 degrees and a chill in the air there. philadelphia 56 and tomorrow with the high pressure over us, it is going to be beautiful. nicest day of the week, plenty of sunshine and 8:00, 61 and 11:00, 70, 78 by 5:00. just one degree warmer than today but it will feel a lot warmer because it won't be quite as gusty, winds 7 to 14 miles per hour. and then heading into saturday we start the day with a good amount of sunshine, at 10:00 warmer air moving into and you can see cloud free and the problem though is as we head through the day into the evening, we have another --
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moving through around 6:00. they look fast moving and the storm prediction center put most of our viewing area except the shore for a slight risk of severe weather. that means any thunderstorm has the potential for damaging winds and hail and can't rule out the possibility of an isolated tornado. this is something i continue to track as i move closer to the weekend. if you are headed down the shore, meteorologist, melissa magee, she has beaten you there and she is at the marina in avalon and melissa you have a gorgeous day for this? >> it's beautiful cecily. we have plenty of sunshine and enjoying the breeze and a bright blue sky and that will follow us into the weekend here. on friday not bad sunny and beautiful a carbon copy of today. high temperature of 74 degrees. a nice mix of clouds and sunshine for the start of our weekend on saturday, it's brighter earlier in the day and the clouds will roll in late
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saturday night and the likelihood of a thunderstorm. and on sunday it's warm and windy and 88 degrees, the cooler air does not arrive until we get into sunday night. all in all not a bad weekend down the shore. cecily hope you have some fun this weekend down the shore. it's gorgeous out. >> it's restaurant week in avalon go get something to eat. if you head to the poconos lots of sunshine and a beautiful day with a high of 72 and saturday strong thunderstorms in the afternoon and the poconos probably early to mid-afternoon and sunday windy but bright with a high of 73. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast fantastic tomorrow, mostly sunny and 78 degrees and saturday warm and humid with a threat of late day thunderstorms. 89 ahead of a cold front behind the front it cools off to 79 degrees and tuesday we are back up to 80 with a mixture of
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clouds and sunshine and perhaps a shower on tuesday night. wednesday seasonably warm and great weather for the phillies and union game. 82. and thursday warm with the possibility of a thunderstorm and high of 84. i'll have an update of a chance of storms on "action news" at 11:00. >> abc world news tonight with david muir is next on channel 6. "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl 17 with brian taff, sharrie williams, adam joseph and ducis rogers. and please join us for "action news" at 11:00 on channel 6. for cecily tynan, ducis rogers and the entire "action news" team. i'm jim gardner we hope you'll join us at 11:00.
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