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>> ♪♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪♪ >> good morning it's 6:00 a.m. on this wednesday march 4th. here's what's happening. >> well, the delaware and lehigh valleys are seeing rain, freezing rain and sleet right now that's leading to many school delays and accuweather is bracing us for what could turn out to be our biggest snowfall this season. >> a stunning trade in the works would make one of the eagles best players a buffalo bill. >> a disturbing report by the justice department accuses ferguson police of racially biased tactics. >> dave murphy is off this morning and karen rogers is
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working in overdrive. she's got a lot to tell in you accuweather. matt pelman is watching your commute. good morning. >> good morning. we have so many issues for commuters today tonight and tomorrow. let's start with what's happening right now. i want to show you storm tracker 6 live double scan because we are still getting some freezing rain mixing in in reading in allentown,y and although temperatures are above freezing and it looks like it's just rain in philadelphia and down along the coastline the trouble is it's still very slick. it's an icy mess in many areas. look at these temperatures neighborhood by neighborhood. you're bare of above freezing in quakertown, 33. 34 in pottstown, 33 in coatesville, 36 in center city. looking in right now in new jersey, 35 in browns mills but 39 in hammonton. some spots already at 40. see in south jersey and southern delaware 41 degrees. so temperatures are certainly mild enough. the trouble is we got so much ice yesterday that it's still a problem this morning. slick side streets and sidewalks and temperatures even though they're above freezing, it is certainly a
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slippery start this morning. so 34 degrees right now in the city. by 8:00 a.m., 38. by noon, 42. by 3:00 p.m., 42. by 6:00 p.m., 39. it is going to rain on and off through the day today and of course that winter storm warning goes into effect tonight. so this morning's slippery road isn't half of our problem. as you look at storm tracker 6 live 3-d you can see that that rain is going to change over to snow. we've got a lot of moisture that we'll be dealing with. this occurs tonight and first half of the day tomorrow, so lots to go through in your accuweather forecast. we'll talk totals in a few minutes, matt. >> i need to take notes i think on all of this. this is a lot to keep track of. this morning we're keeping track of a number of issues already karen including some icy patches. especially north and west of the city on some of these suburban routes like the 202 parkway here at limekiln pike. you can see as you approach the intersection a chunk of slush and ice and if you try to stop really suddenly on that snowy mess you're going to go sliding so you have to
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take it easy. allow some extra time to get stopped and proceed with caution through the intersection like that driver did right there. we've had some suburban accidents in upper dublin, the one along dresher town road is gone. still have the one in jenkintown along 611 at baeder road bite fulton bank. on the big picture traffic light troubles this morning along the roosevelt boulevard. route one at front street. so no cross traffic is allowed there. no delays at this point but speeds not in the 50's, they're in the 40's on the schuylkill expressway. same on 95. southbound by girard. so a little bit slower than normal and we are watching a crash on the new jersey turnpike. southbound side approaching exit seven for route 206. it's in the car lanes blocking a couple of those car lanes. so expect a little slowing there. outside on 42 in bellmawr, camden county, northbound we're seeing a gathering crowd but the conditions here mostly just wet on this wednesday morning. matt and tam. >> all right, thank you matt. so first the rain then the snow. get out those rubber boots. "action news" reporter annie mccormick is in northeast
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philadelphia. i'm guessing she already has a pair on. she's got more on what's happening outside. good morning annie. >> reporter: good good morning tam. for those people waking up right now, you probably fell asleep to that freezing rain or to that sleet since the snow began yesterday around 3:00 p.m. and then changed over overnight. well, this is what you're going to see this morning. you're going to see icy conditions like a layer of ice that's left over and some of that residual snow that we've had but you're also going to see some slushy conditions. come down this hill with me as i shuffle down. this is icy still has slush on it. on this untreated sidewalk you'll see you can slide around. be careful when heading to the bus stop and it's this slushy kind of condition that is we're seeing right here and that's also what you're going to see on the roadways. so, behind me roosevelt boulevard cars are moving just fine. you can see though that there's slick conditions and the thing you want to watch out for, the big puddles especially if you walk along a major roadway to the bus stop, you're not going to want to
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get hit by one of those big puddles as a car heads on through but for now since the temperatures are not as cold as they have been, still cold but not as cold you're not seeing as much ice but you are seeing that slush and that's something that can affect your traction when you're heading down the roadway. like you have been saying, this is a two day weather event. we'll have more stuff tonight. the good news is that that makes penndot actually more prepared because since they already brined in previous days, yesterday they had a spreading operation where they really put salt down in the areas once that snow started to fall you're really going have those roadways treated so whatever comes our way in the next day or two you should be prepared on the major roadways thanks to penndot. for now reporting live in northeast philadelphia, annie mccormick, channel6 "action news." >> annie thank you. winter may be winding down but spring still seems so far away right now. the action cam found a lot of slush on city sidewalks overnight. alley ways off of south street still have an icy sheen to
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them. and your "action news" morning team will be getting an early start tomorrow to keep you updated on this coming storm. get your accuweather updates starting tomorrow at 4:00 a.m. >> other news, the justice department has issued stunning new findings about the ferguson police department. they will be officially released today and will cite a troubling pattern of behavior by law enforcers in that missouri city. "action news" reporter erin o'hearn is live at the big board with more on this story. erin. >> reporter: matt, obviously this investigation was prompted after unarmed teenager michael brown was gunned down by ferguson police officer last summer. the scathing report behind that is police routinely engaged in conduct that "violates the constitution and federal law." now, we have seen protesters in the streets but the justice department is now directly accusing officers in ferguson of racially biased policing. the justice department went through 35,000 pages of police records. they found in while black residents make up 67 percent of the city, they make up 93 percent of all arrests and
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88 percent of cases where police used force. black drivers were twice as likely to be searched during police stops. this was the message we heard over and over during those protests prompted by brown's death in august and while ferguson's police chief has admitted things could be better darren wilson who you see right there the officer who shot brown told abc news race had nothing to do with how he handled the confrontation with brown. >> we hear about what may come in this report, it's consistent with kind of the narrative, the stories you hear coming back at you about folks' interaction particularly young people. >> if it makes you angry then you drive that anger toward change. >> reporter: now some of what this investigators found were exchanges that went beyond topics covered in sensitivity courses. an e-mail from a city official, for example, in 2008 saying that president obama would not be president for very long because "what black man holds a steady job for four years."
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a lot of disturbing revelations in this report and probably a lot of fallout tam. >> absolutely erin. going to be a lot of talk about this today. it is 6:08. car makers want their folks on the lot to close the deal. so it's saying something when one of them warns customers beware of their own sales force. maribel aber is live in times square with more on that story. >> good morning, tam. irs is delaying refunds for some people signed up for the obama healthcare plan. the irs needs to receive data from state's health exchanges. enrollees received subsidies based on. dodge issued a warning about some of its own dealers. the car company said some materials are taking too many deposits for challengers and chargers. customers will have to wait months to receive the popular cars. some may not get them at all. dodge says it's a small number of dealers engaged in the
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practice. stocks lost ground yesterday as disappointing numbers on u.s. auto sales came in. right now futures are pointing to a lower open. that's the latest in business news from the nasdaq. >> see you tomar bell thanks. eagles are trading running back lesean mccoy to the buffalo bills. nfl says the eagles will get linebacker kiko alonzo in return. the eagles aren't saying anything about this yet. the team has announced it is cutting starting quarterback carey williams and will release linebacker trent cole in the coming days. we'll have a full report on the lesean mccoy trade coming up at 6:30 this morning. >> you see the snow falling during that game. it's going to look like that around here tomorrow. >> that's right. later tonight and into tomorrow we get that rain changing to snow so we've got a lot to deal with right now. let's look at storm tracker 6 live double scan around the region and what you're seeing is just rain through most of the area and light at that but can you see a little bit of the area of blue. that's the real area of concern so we could go in a
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little bit tighter to that. with storm tracker 6 double scan, there's a look at 3-d and you can see a wider version where we've got some of that precipitation all building up to the north and west, in the lehigh valley and some spots it's still an icy mix so be careful as you're traveling. let's go outside and show you what it looks like right now and hard to see anything. we've been talking about the fog in parts of the region, in atlantic city looking live, you have visibility less than half a mile and you can certainly see that along the coastline especially. so, hard to see out there and hard to see areas that are still slick. i want to show you the temperature profile because it's 34 degrees right now in philadelphia. we dropped a little bit. 39 in millville, 34 in allentown, so even though temperatures above freezing, 19 mount pocono it's very slick in spots because we had so much ice from yesterday it's just not enough that we've had any chance of melting yet so you're dealing with the slush and the ice even though temperatures right now above freezing. 34 in the city. the dewpoint 33. lots of moisture in the atmosphere. the winds out of the west-southwest and the barometric pressure is falling.
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satellite6 and action radar showing that yesterday we were dealing with that icy mix. now for the most part it's changed over to rain. if you're in allentown in quakertown n-reading in those areas still getting a little bit of ice mixing in with that. we're looking at more precipitation out to the west. you can see that it's already starting to snow out there in pittsburgh, a sign of what's to come for us. so, let's take a look at future tracker 6. the rain today is going to be on and off at times. this is a look at 9:30 in the morning. not a lot of rain to deal with. temperatures all well above freezing. so, it will just be rain today. later on tonight we're looking at that rain changing over to snow. this is in advance of 11:30 tonight. any time after 10 o'clock you want to watch for this rain changing over to snow. we watched those temperatures dip and then we watch how that snowfall moves in. this is a look at 4 o'clock in the morning on thursday when we'll be on the air reporting on those first snowflakes. that changeover from rain to snow happens later tonight. i want to show you some of the models that we look at. looking at the rpm 1.7-inches
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of snow. not a whole lot of snow they're showing in philadelphia yet the nam 9.6. the gfs5.1. yesterday it was showing 11. we've seen a big fluctuation in the models as to how much snow we're getting. overall we expect a good four to 8-inches through the area but as you saw with some of those models not picking up as much snow in philadelphia. i think it's areas to the south that will see a little bit more so two to four up in the lehigh valley, overall four to 8-inches i think in the city you're leaning closer to those smaller numbers and this is overnight wednesday into tomorrow. let's look at your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast. a lot happening 'cause it's still slippery out there today so be careful even though it's rain coming down at times. 42 degrees for your high. overnight tonight and into tomorrow we get that snow which could be heavy at times. it's colder an early high of 30. look at the overnight low tomorrow, 12. that means it's going to be slick friday morning. bitter cold. we're dry but 28 for the high. then after that it's not quite as harsh as the union plays on saturday, 40 with sunshine. sunday partly sunny skies,
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starting to feel better as you spring forward. 44. monday clouds and sun 44. 46 will seem nice and sunny on tuesday but still below average. but it's today and tomorrow that you're dealing with a lot as you're commuting. of course tomorrow is a big snowstorm. >> thanks karen. 6:13 and up next, more stories you didn't see last night including the violent wreck so rough it uprooted a tree. >> there are dramatic new images of panicked passengers running from a plane overseas. matt. >> tam, 95 is just wet this morning but here in southwest philadelphia we're seeing a backup on the ramp from the northbound side of the platt bridge. we're hearing that ramp is like a mine field with a ton of potholes. vehicles slowing down. definitely have to take it easy. we're also watching a number of crashes and some slippery conditions when "action news" continues on this wednesday morning. >> ♪♪
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>> ♪♪ >> welcome back. you're taking a live look here. that's 95 near penn's landing. slushy roadways out there. you should know that a lot of districts in the suburbs quite a few opening on a delay this morning. check the bottom of your screen. philadelphia public and archdiocesan are opening on time this morning. >> all right, matt what you got in traffic? >> i don't want to make anybody feel bad but i don't want anyone to be overly confident this morning as they head out. >> okay. >> take it easy. let's be careful as we head out because there is still a lot of slush some ice on some of the roadways especially the
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secondary routes and especially the ramps. as we look live here in plymouth meeting you can see traffic getting by getting onto the southbound side of the blue route but just off to the side there, there is still a decent amount of snow and ice. so you have to take it easy especially as you trio come to a stop or accelerate. we have seen a bunch of accidents, one still in jenkintown along old york road, 611 at baeder road by the fulton bank and the chili's. a house fire from the overnight in lower moreland along manor road that's blocked in the neighborhood. meanwhile getting word of a blown transformer in bryn mawr along old lancaster road at prospect avenue near the shipley school. no word yet on whether or not the school is going to be impacted but i would expect some of the traffic lights there on the main line have been impacted so watch out for that. you may have some flashing or even lights that are out altogether. we had issues with the traffic lights on the roosevelt boulevard at front street. they just got those fixed so cross traffic allowed there once again and no need to worry about that. we're watching a whole bunch
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of potholes on the ramp from 95 northbound to 291 the platt bridge. and traffic is really jammed on that ramp because people need to slow down so substantially going through those potholes. speaking of slowing down speeds now in the 20's on 95 southbound by cottman. again, southbound by girard and i'd expect a little bit of slowing on the new jersey turnpike southbound here in chesterfield township burlington county because we do still have that accident approaching exit 7a for 206 just blocking one lane now in the car lanes and down in hockessin delaware still have the downed tree and wires blocking mill creek road. route seven or 41 possible alternates. matt and tam. >> thanks, matt. new on "action news" security cameras capture a violent crash involving a mother and her toddler in houston. see that woman losing control the truck slams into two parked u-haul trucks and the impact so intense a tree goes flying right out of the ground. crews had to rip open the roof of the vehicle to free the mother and son. both are expected to make a full recovery. >> it is 6:18.
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karen is tracking that rain, sleet and snow. karen. >> right now the area of concern is the freezing rain. still dealing with that in quakertown in milford in easton in trenton we got a little bit of freezing rain within the last hour, it switched over to rain but it's icy elsewhere because we had so much ice from yesterday. all of this before the snow. what is going on? a lot nest forecast and i'll break it down for you coming up when "action news" comes right back cam, protein from yogurt? yup, this greek nonfat yogurt packs 15 grams of protein punch. but what else? unlike some other protein snacks, it has 0 added sugar 0 artificial sweeteners and 0 fat. mmm... will it up my game? no man! new dannon oikos triple zero official yogurt of the nfl. mmm dannon. claritin-d presents two allergy sufferers. one had allergies with nasal congestion so he tried the newest allergy spray, which could take several days to feel the full effect of relief. the other
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>> another challenging morning commute. here's the schuylkill expressway. here comes the crowd heading eastbound. those are the headlights approaching spring garden street. don't forget those new restrictions now in effect along spring garden street if you drive a truck that's 30 feet or longer you can't drive on spring garden over top the schuylkill. here's our good buddy ben the ben franklin bridge. speed restrictions here have been lifted. pedestrian walkway still closed. we still have speed restrictions in effect at the burlington bristol and tacony palmyra. karen. >> storm tracker 6 live double scan showing we're still getting a little bit of ice mixing in in our northern suburbs, in quakertown, in
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milford, um near east ton you need to be careful. for the rest of us it's changed over to rain. temperatures are above freezing but it's still slick because we had so much ice from yesterday so you need to be careful. it's 34 degrees in allentown and reading. that's just not mild enough to have melted that. so you have kind of a slippery slush you're driving through. 34 right now in philadelphia. already 39 in millville, run in dover. that warmer air is moving in. what we're going to expect today is rain on and off but it's late tonight into the overnight hours where that rain changes to snow. thursday a heavy snow, four to 8-inches expected, tam. >> okay, thank you karen. also happening today philadelphia school superintendent william hite plans to release the district's action plan. the school district says it built this plan after listening to teachers and administrators. the district says the plan focuses on neighborhood schools and turn around trait jees. we'll-- strategies. we'll be right back
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>> from the boston marathon bombing trial to a session at the u.s. supreme court erin o'hearn is live at the big board with six things to know. erin. >> reporter: matt, the fbi is holding a suspect in connection with separate incidents involving shots fired yesterday at a national security agency building and traffic along the inter county connector in maryland. officials believe the suspect had been involved in other incidents of gunfire in baltimore and washington in recent days. obamacare faces its
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strongest challenge yet when the supreme court takes up the law for the third time. the supreme court case is the latest legal effort by opponents to retract obs are achievement. a ruling expected in june. opening statements scheduled today in the trial of the boston marathon bombing suspect after two months of hearings 12 jurors and six alternates have been selected. dzhokhar tsarnaev's lawyers tried to move the trial saying it would be impossible to find an impartial jury in massachusetts. a passenger jet with 224 people aboard skidded off a runway after touching down in katmandu nepal overnight. one of the passengers -- only one of the passengers aboard the turkish flight was slightly injured. the plane had landed in heavy fog and rain. and if you're not motivated to exercise, scientists may have found a way to getting around breaking a sweat. a new hormone called motsc
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mimics the health benefits of exercise by normalizing the metabolism and slowing weight gain by fat dee diets it allows the body to more effectively process glucose sugars which may help people with diabetes. long arm of the law may be reaching out for people in farmington new hampshire but in a good way. talk about a lesson in positive reinforcement. police are rewarding people who have endured an excruciating winter by issuing citations for free pizza and french fries. they'll need in hormone was talking about to anyone demonstrating good behavior. people are eating up the idea. the rewards will be handed out through the end of the month. they should adopt the policy right near philadelphia. >> i want some pizza and fries. thank you erin. [laughter] >> all right, it is now 6:27. and when we come back karen rogers has tomorrow's expected snow totals. sounds like we're really going get some in your accuweather forecast. >> coach chip kelly taking his new powers with the team very
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>> happening now on "action news," many schools are opening on a delay and storm tracker 6 radar tells the story. we're tracking rain, freezing rain and sleet. >> a major eagles shakeup. sources say lesean mccoy is done wearing eagles green. we have reaction to a blockbuster trade. >> tragedy strikes a philadelphia family when a caribbean vacation takes a terrifying turn. >> good morning, it's 6:30 on this wednesday, march 4th. david is off. lucky duck. he can burrow into bed. karen rogers is out there tracking the snow coming our way and matt pelman is taking a look at traffic. good morning. >> there's so much to deal with even before the snow comes late tonight and that's because the rain is falling on top of slush and ice and it's
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making it slippery. storm tracker 6 live double scan, we can see it's mostly just rain through the region but see the little area of blue near reading and allentown, you're still getting some freezing rain up to the far northwest. the trouble is the rain that we're getting just landing on top of so much slush. so even though temperatures above freezing just barely so in quakertown and warrington 33, 34 in pottstown, 33 in coatesville, sitting right at the freezing mark now we've dipped a little bit in saint david's and kennett square but 36 already in center city. in new jersey we're in the upper 30's and even into the 40's in delaware. so temperatures are mild enough but it is a slippery start and that's because of the ice and slush from yesterday. it's slick sidewalks and side streets. the rain just landing right on top of the slippery ice and slush. even though temperatures are above freezing through most of the area, we're still dealing with that slushy statute let's look at the planner for today. 35 currently in the city. by 8:00 a.m. 38 with light rain. raining on and off. by noon 42. by 3:00 p.m., holding that 42. by 6:00 p.m. it's still just
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rain and 39. but the national weather service already has that winter storm warning. goes into effect later tonight for accumulating snow. as you look at storm tracker 6 live 3-d you can see why. there's a lot of moisture work its way through as an arctic front pushes through, this is going to change to snow. just how much snow we'll have that answer coming up in just a minute matt. >> all right, karen. at least it's just rain today. that's good news. but we have some leftovers and you know how i feel about leftovers. i don't like them one bit. leftover ice and snow on the roadway near north wales montgomery county especially in the northern and western suburbs we are seeing some of these slippery patches like the one here along dekalb pike at nap road. really have to take it easy as you round the corners this morning. we had seen a bunch of accidents, there's a new one in norristown along lower farm road at circle drive. also have a blown transform interbryn mawr along old lancaster road at prospects avenue by the shipley school. basically the best idea is
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when you come upon a traffic light that's out treat it like a four-way stop sign. couple accidents in jenkintown. there's a new one along susquehanna road at rydal road. six eleven at baeder road. of course 95 slow by now. southbound side from academy into this point at cottman very slow in fact. again slowing from the betsy ross bridge to girard and we still have that backup on the ramp from the northbound side of 95 to 291 bartram avenue because of a whole bunch of potholes there on the ramp. so, expect slow conditions and watch out for your tires if you're traveling thon ramp this morning. matt. >> will do. thank you mat it's. philadelphia schools will open on time but many others on a delay because of slippery conditions. "action news" reporter annie mccormick is live in northeast philadelphia. good morning annie. >> reporter: good morning, matt. we want to give you a look at busy roosevelt boulevard. you can see it's slick right there. you can still see it's wet. in this particular spot, it is not icy, which is a good thing but i could say that for every road that you may hit. but take a look as to what
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we're seeing on sidewalks here. definitely still icy conditions but this is a slushy wednesday because look, this is what's really left behind. this is what you're going to see. you definitely need to wear something with traction when you're walking on untreated areas. also, this is a coating that you're seeing on the grassy areas. now, because penndot has treated a number of the major roadways over the past couple of days, it looks like we're doing pretty good but like you hear matt saying when you get onto those on-ramps in particular spots you still want to watch out for mostly slushy conditions, also big puddles everywhere. if you're walking to the bus stop, you might not want to walk too close to the busy roadways because you might be one of those people that get the wipeout. reporting live in northeast philadelphia, annie mccormick, channel6 "action news." >> you don't want to starter your day that way. thank you, annie. all the snow and ice that we've seen recently has throwed a rock salt shortage in berks county. the manager at this grocery store in reading held up the very last bag that he had left and it wasn't too long thereafter just minutes later a customer snatched it up
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along with a shovel. stay on top of the winter weather with your 6abc storm tracker a you can download that free app. it gives you live radar as well as hourly and seven-day forecast when you're on the go. >> 6:35 and new this morning authorities have linked the men charged in a montgomery county smash and grab with a multi-state robbery spree. this is surveillance of the three robbers stealing rolexs from a store at the willow grove park mall in january. the fbi says it tracked the men back to michigan where agents believe they were selling stolen high priced watches that they got from several pennsylvania stores. the trio are among 17 indicted in robbery spree case. >> now to a stunning sports move that has eagles fans scratching their heads. according to sources, star running back lesean mccoy is going to the buffalo bills. "action news" reporter erin o'hearn is live at the big board with reaction to the number one story at the water cooler today. >> yeah, not exactly good reaction. not a popular decision among eagles fans but it seems this latest bold move by coach chip kelly is another example of
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his coaching philosophy culture beats scheme. according to sources, the eagles have agreed to trade star running back lesean mccoy to buffalo bills for linebacker kiko alonzo. it's also important to note that neither the teams have announced the deal. in fact, last night kelly was speaking at the katz jewish community center in cherry hill. he told the crowd he was thankful and humble for having what he called the greatest job in the world but he refused to comment on words that number 25 was in fact being traded. kelly hasn't won a playoff game in two seasons in the nfl but isn't afraid to make unpopular decisions. the moves kelly has made will leave the eagles with somewhere between 40 to $50 million under salary cap. one source tells "action news" that mccoy was caught off guard by the report and that he is "not happy." apparently neither are eagles fans. >> i don't like it. i think we got a couple good more years out of shelved you know what you had. you got a quarterback. and we're ready to go the next
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step noun we're sort of going backwards. >> time will tell if it's the right moves or not but in philadelphia, there's not a lot of patience for those type of moves if they don't work out. >> eagles aren't saying anything. it should be noted that the nfl league year doesn't begin until tuesday at 4:00 p.m. nothing can officially happen until that time. mccoy had a down year last season behind a banged up offensive line but he was still third in the envelope in rushing. a lot of reaction likely to this story today, matt. >> thanks so much erin. read more about the mccoy deal on you'll also find information about other players who were cut from the team this week. >> now the big story for a lot of folks is the snow that's coming our way and the rain this morning. let's hear it. yeah,y. >> yeah, i think the hardest part for people this morning is just driving in the slush from yesterday, right, and then tomorrow that's a whole another story. let's take a look at storm tracker 6 live double scan around the region. we can see for the most part it's light rain. but i want to go in a little
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bit closer to some of the areas that have still been getting that freezing mix. that's the area of plow we're seeing and double scan has a good way of showing that. up near east ton it's drying out a little but you just had some in quakertown, doylestown and trenton not that long ago. let's go outside and see what it looks like right now. we have fog to contend with as well as if all of this wasn't enough as we look live on sky 6 at philadelphia international airport. look at this temperature profile. it's above freezing in most of our reporting sites. 35 in the city, even 35 now in mount pocono. you're in the low 40's in southern new jersey and delaware. the trouble is the rain is landing on top of the slush and ice from yesterday and that's what's making it pretty slick out there. so be careful as you're heading out. looking at the conditions 35 the temperature, the dewpoint 33, lots of moisture there. the winds are light. they're out of the southwest and that's key. we're pumping up milder air so today it is just going to be rain. satellite6 and action radar showing that right now, that you see that light precipitation through the area but a lot more precipitation where this came from and we could already start to see the
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changeover out in western pa where they're getting some snow and bringing in our always on day planner to kind of help you plan the it's rain on and off and future tracker 6 showing at 10 o'clock not much. we had a difficult drive home yesterday. today looking at 5 o'clock with future tracker, we can see we're already well above freezing, into the 40's for the most part through the region. so, you're seeing that it is just going to be rain. then watch what happens later on tonight. any time after 10 o'clock this is a look at 1 o'clock in the morning, you see the changeover to snow start. and then we are going to be dealing with the snow. this is at 3:30 in the morning as that changeover for snow progresses through the region. let's check the latest model runs and see what we're expecting. we had a little bit of a change coming in here so new information. the rpm showing 4.3-inches of snow in the city. the gfs 5.1. we had some outliers showing hire amounts. what we expect overall is four to eight. still not models not entirely in agreement and part of it depends on how much sleet is mixing in, when that changeover happens. there's a lot of setup that needs to happen but what we do
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expect is in the lehigh valley, two to 4-inches of snow the farther north and west you go. in the city itself we might be closer to that 4-inch mark and then a little britmore in interior areas of south jersey. so, we're watching this closely to set up where that wave of low pressure sets up and how much we get but we expect four to 8-inches through much of the area. that's tomorrow. today it's rain at times, a high of 42. the snow arrives late tonight into the overnight hours and into the first half of the day, like like it should be clearing out during the lunchtime hour. colder, snowstorm 30 degrees for your high. slick spots on friday morning because the temperature plunges overnight. 12 degrees when you wake up, bitter cold. 28 degrees for your high. then a nice trend after that. still below average but we're dry at least. it's not as harsh on saturday, 40. zip partly sunny as you spring forward and 44. monday clouds and sun, kind of quiet weather 44. tuesday 46 degrees will feel news. it's still below average but we'll take it and sunny as well so tuesday is looking pretty good. it's today you're dealing with the slush and the rain.
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tomorrow you'll be contending with the snow. >> speaking of tomorrow the "action news" morning team will be on the air at 4:00 a.m. to help you get ready for what could be the biggest snowstorm of the season. >> it is now 6:41. we've got some brand new updates up next including the new revelation about a man killed by police in california. >> a philadelphia family is heartbroken over the loss of four people who were all on vacation. matt. >> matt new crash just in on 95 southbound side at allegheny. here comes the penndot truck but no police on the scene yet. we'll continue to watch this talk about the delays and the latest on the power situation on the main line when "action news" continues on this wednesday morning. >> ♪♪
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>> ♪♪ >> 6:43. taking a live look at wilmington delaware looking like everyone is going to school on tomorrow there but lots of schools in the western suburbs of philadelphia opening on a delay. philadelphia schools themselves are on time this morning. >> let's head on over to matt pelman. >> in the midst of all this madness we almost forgot that it is hump day people. >> yes. >> we are making progress toward the end but progress on 95 is going to be really slow because we're watching a new crash as we look live in the penndot camera by allegheny avenue southbound direction in fact the penndot truck just pulled up but the right lane is out of commission because of the accident. so extra slowing southbound from the betsy ross bridge through this point at allegheny. of course it slows before that as you can see on the big picture with speeds like 18 miles per hour from academy into cottman. on the schuylkill 14 miles per hour on the westbound side by city avenue. and don't forget on that ramp from the northbound side of 95 to 291 bartram avenue, we have a bunch of potholes so traffic has been jammed on that ramp for much of the morning.
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we've also seen a bunch of accidents in the jenkintown area this morning. there's still one in rydal along susquehanna road. the one on 611 at baeder road bite fulton bank and chili's cleared but to takes its place there's one on 611 at vista road. a crash in norristown along lower farm road. a new one in west conshohocken on front street. better news in bryn mawr. on the main line they fixed those traffic lights aren't that out. we had the blown transformer that caused the power outage. peco got on the scene and took care of things there. in gloucester county a new crash on the southbound side of 55 at 47. police en route to that accident scene. of course northbound 55 slows approaching 42 with speeds just in the teens but better news in chesterfield burlington county. the crash on the southbound side of the new jersey turnpike that i was telling you about near exit seven is out of the way. cross it off the list. tam. >> all right, thank you, matt. we have new information on the homeless man shot dead in a videotaped struggle with los angeles police. officials say the man had been
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using the name charley robinet for years but the french consulate says that name belongs to a french man who didn't know his identity had been stolen long ago. the homeless man was arrested 15 years ago for robbing a bank and leading police on a chase. he was released from prison last year. officers shot and killed him on skid row last sunday. police say the man had tried to wrestle a gun from an officer. >> a caribbean vacation turned tragic for a northeast philadelphia couple and their cousins. the newlyweds were with 10 other family members near punta qana in the dominican republic on sunday and they were swimming when kajal patel needed help. her husband kush and two sus skins shivang and jay patel tried to save them. the strong current swept all away leaving all four people dead. some family members gathered in northeast philadelphia last night but others remain in the dominican. >> what can i say about them? they both beautiful. they smart. and i love them lots. >> couldn't believe am i still can't believe it. i still think they're coming
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back. like it's -- it's been two days. it doesn't get any easier. we just keep thinking about it. >> the patel family says they are working on getting the bodies of their loved ones back home. >> such a sad stoarmt it is 6:47. we're following a developing story and so is good morning merck. a break in the case of a string of shootings that terrorized the nation's capitol. karen. >> rain, freezing rain up to the north, snow out to the west. we'll all be dealing with that. we have a new model run that just dmaim with future tracker 6. i'll show you how long that lasts when "action news" comes right back
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>> time now -- >> yeah, yesterday afternoon's ride home gave us major problems. this morning we're also seeing some issues with slippery conditions. here on 422 someone slid right off of the westbound side approaching route 29. that vehicle kind of down the embankment spinning its wheels trying to get out. no luck yet. eastbound side also busy from royersford into 23. 42 freeway as we take off of two building northbound traffic with speeds now in the 30's and 40's headed northbound from lower landing road up to 295 and in hockessin delaware mill creek road closed this morning because of a downed tree and wires. route seven or 41 are alternates. karen. >> as we've been warning the rain is falling on top of the slush and isoit's making it slippery in a lot of spots. today we expect a quarter to three-quarters inch of rain. it will rain on and off at
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times. late tonight we have that rain changing over to snow and tomorrow some heavy snow. and i want to show you future tracker 6. a new model run shoapg at 1:30 in the morning you starter to see that snow overtake the region. then we watch as this progresses. at 6:30 in the morning it's snowing through most all of the area. we continue this until about 12:30 at lunchtime, it's just starting to pull away from philadelphia. still heavy snow down to the south. that's why we expect more of our totals to be down to the south to be higher and then all clearing the coastline by the evening hours. overall a general four to 8-inches of snow. less the farther north and west you go. two to 4-inches north of allentown matt and tam. >> time to check in with "gma" city what they're talking about this morning. >> amy robach live in the "gma" studios. amy it is march, i cannot take it any. >> reporter: no, i'm not going to talk about the snow at all. i'm going to pretend that it's not coming tomorrow again. matt and tam, great to be with you on this wednesday morning. coming up next on "good
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morning america," serial shooter in custody man suspected of opening fire on the nsa is now being questioned about a string of shootings terrorizing the d.c. area over the past few weeks. we're going to have the latest from washington. and then opening arguments set to begin for the boston marathon bombing trial but there are new questions now about the role the suspect's widowed sister-in-law played in the attack. ryan ross is live from boston with those details. on the run with 4 million in gold. new details from the alarming 911 calls in that dramatic i-95 robbery. and then get ready to go totally crazy. shania twain is here live for an incredible announcement only on "gma." we can't wait to find out the big news. i'm just happy shania is back. all coming up next. >> and so is matt, amy. >> i love the mixture of pop and country just perfect like peanut butter and jelly. thank you amy. >> all right. >> new this morning a pet groomer in georgia fired forgetting a little too rough
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>> ♪♪ >> welcome back. here's the top story here on "action news" this morning. sources say the eagles are trading star running back lesean mccoy to the buffalo bills. in return they'll get linebacker kiko alonzo. one source tells "action news" mccoy was caught off guard by the cut and he's "not happy." >> we've seen some issues this morning and when we look live in bucks county, there's a decent amount of snow and slush on the roadway. 95 southbound jammed solid from academy to cottman and again headed toward allegheny where there's a crash in the right lane karen. >> as we look right now storm tracker 6 live double scan it's mostly rain through the region. near reading and allentown you still have freezing rain. trouble is it's lands on ton of slush and isoit's slippery even with a temperature of 35 degrees currently and looking above freezing most everywhere. starting off 35 degrees by 8:00 a.m. about 38 with rain
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at times on and off, 42 will be our high in the afternoon. at 6:00 p.m. 39. then the snow comes late tonight into the first half tomorrow. >> we'll be on the air at 4:00 a.m. lots of schools on delay this morning. that's on we'll see you. "gma" next. >> ♪♪ introducing new flonase allergy relief nasal spray, now available over the counter in full prescription strength. when we breathe in allergens our bodies react by over-producing six key inflammatory substances that cause our symptoms. the leading allergy pill only controls one, flonase controls six. and six is greater than one. flonase the 24 hour relief that outperforms the #1 allergy pill. so go ahead , inhale life. new flonase. six is greater than one. this changes everything.
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