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this afternoon two men are charged in the murder of robert wilson iii and new information is released about the shoot that claimed his life. sara bloomquist is off and the big story on "action news" is the gun battle that killed a police officer yesterday. both suspects are identified and charged with murder. eva pilgram just got an update and she joins us live from headquarters. >> reporter: rick, we are learning more about the two men accused of murdering a police officer. they are brothers police say they both have criminal history and officers found an ak-47 at one of their homes last night and in one of their confessions they said the guns taken from the robbery scene that they used were bought off the streets. ramon williams and karl
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hipps were taken into custody and charged. meanwhile investigators are learning more about what happened inside of the store. >> when you look at the actions of the officer he redefined what a hero is all about one he stepped away from the counter and there were civilians there i counted four behind the counter, he stepped away so the shots were not going directly at them, they were going toward him. >> officer wilson was in the store when the two came in and announced a robbery, he was there to buy a gift for his 9-year-old son. >> he did well in school and was just buying him a video game. what parent has not done that for a child in recognition for good work. as the department tries to sort out of details of the case, they
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are coming together to support officer wilson's family. >> it's a tremendous loss in so many ways, our focus is trying to get the family through it particularly the son. it's just a tough time for everybody. >> the two are actually facing attempted murder charges on officer wilson's partner as well, because as they were leading they engaged in another gun fight with his partner, there are surveillance cameras inside and outside of the store, that gave investigators a good idea of what happened at that game stop. officer wilson leaves behind two children a 9-year-old and a 1-year-old. eva pilgram channel 6 "action news." >> thank you we have been updating the story as it happened at 6abc.com, we have the latest information and photos from the crime scene find it there right now at 6abc.com.
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winter cold is gripping the region, temperatures remain well below zero and neighborhoods are still covered in yesterday's snowfall, thousands of kids were kept home from school again as we head into the first full weekend of march for more on this frigid friday, melissa magee is in for david murphy. >> we are off to a frigid start new lows in locations reading had a new low of 2 degrees, allentown hit 3 degrees and 8 for dover and wilmington new record lows, atlantic city 8 degrees and philadelphia 1 degree shy with a morning low of just 11 degrees. outside this afternoon not much in the way of recovery we have the winds and a fresh injection of arctic air it feels like 12 in the city and 9 in dover and
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across the coast in beach haven 13 and 7 in lancaster. here is satellite 6 along with action radar we have cleared out nicely in the wake of the snowfall we had in our region yesterday, a mostly sunny skies but it will stay on the frigid side. there are snow packed secondary roads and side streets and with temperatures so cold the salt is not as effective when have you temperatures at 15 degrees or below and we find the numbers north and west of the i-95 corridor. give yourself extra time today. it's bright and bitter today but we have good news as we head into the weekend, we are calling for a recovery with milder temperatures on the way and we spring forward something else to look forward to as we get another hour of daylight. >> we deserve a break that is for sure thank you melissa, talk to you soon.
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meanwhile, thousands of people are feeling the affects of yesterday's storm including drivers forced to sleep in their this woman fried to move out of the way and was hit by an out of control car and luckily she was okay. in dodge ferry, new york a car
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swerved to avoid a car and hit a house and even the snowplow was wiped out. and in new york la guardia airport removed the plane that almost skidded into the icy water. fortunately all the injuries are minor and investigators are out there trying to figure out what caused the accidents. >> with frigid temperatures keeping places 20 degrees colder than normal so many are day dreams about what wli as head. and in our nation's capital, at least they are having some fun with the snow, despite a prohibition on sledding they are having a great time yesterday who knew that sledding could be an act of civil disobedience. one person was air-lifted from the atlantic city expressway, the accident brought traffic to a stand still at 7:00 this morning, one pickup
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collided with at least one other vehicle a medevac transported one patient, no word on what caused the collision. the police are looking for a man that killed a woman inside of a home in montgomery county last night on sunny brook avenue in elkins park. the suspect stanley lang drove away in a white vehicle and has a gun and should be considered armed and dangerous. they called the attack a domestic related homicide. we are getting our first close up look at the tanker explosion in pennsauken. one picture shows the gas tanker overturn and explode and the other is from is the dash-cam of first responders arriving to the thick black smoke and flames, the explosion happened on the off ramp from route 90 to 130, at the base of the betsy
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ross bridge. and a fire in the tacony section of the city. heavy flames burned a cross located on the outside of the building and officials say that the fire appeared to be electrical in nature and the official cause remains under investigation. still to come on "action news" at noon, the latest on harrison ford's recovery following the plane crash yesterday a doctor that came to his rescue. and two people get stuck on the freezing ski lift, the actions that led to this rescue operation on the slopes and melissa magee will be back with air closer look at accuweather forecast from accuweather.
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shown no emotion in court. harrison ford is expected to make a full recovery after yesterday's plane crash, he was threeing a vintage plane and they call his crash landed on a golf course beautifully executed by an experience pilot and he was near doctors that were playing on the golf course at the time and they helped him. >> stabilized his neck that is a common area of injury. >> he was able to speak and he expressed he was in pain, which was no surprise. he had a significant head wound. >> a smokes woman says that harrison ford was banged up but alert as he was rushed to ucla medical center.
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several schools in lake side california were on lockdown after a woman made a threat, they did not specify what school and their worry turned to anger after a fellow parent was arrested for making the alleged threat. >> to know that somebody would pull something like this against children blows my mind and i hope whoever did or said what they said gets punished to the full extent of the law. >> it is likely the woman will face charges. >> well, a day on the slopes ends with a complicated rescue for 12 people that got stuck on a ski lift. the lift was brought to a stand still leaving the riders stranded in the air officials fear that the cable would snap so they senhelicopters to save the people. fortunately no one was hurt.
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still ahead on "action news" at noon, meet the woman that brings the story of betsy ross to life. lisa thomas-laury has that story from old city when we come right back.
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the latest jobs report reflects strong gains in the month of february that employers add the 220,000 jobs,
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some people gave up their job search and were no longer counted as employed. health check this noon, surgeons are completing a major kidney swap today six people are receiving kidneys from six donors at the california pacific medical center the first three operations were performed yesterday and the final three were slated for today. the change was arranged for match grid, that finds potential matches through profiles, it was created by david jacobs who received a kidney transplant himself. now "action news" is working on news stories for 4:00, here is alicia vitarelli. >> happy freebie friday we are celebrating the end of a long week with freebies for you and they are turning sanctuaries
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into homes, breathing new life into them. at 4:00 we'll introduce you into local developers converting churches into condos along the main line. and it is the worst collaboration in history? peeps are offering their product in milk form so you can drink them. and you can watch us streaming live on your tablet or smart phone. >> they can call it a peepsie coal a. and in today's art of aging report lisa thomas-laury meets women that are bringing a by gone era to life. >> every year 200,000 people visit the betsy ross house in old city and the care takers there revolutions the way the story of america's most famous
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seamstress is told. carol also known as betsy ross is also an interpreter. >> my name is what? >> elizabeth. >> sergely. >> she has a background in children's theater but gave up her career for this. she started working for the betsy ross house 11 years ago in the last ten years we made an effort to make it a living, breathing home. >> people leave here feeling a connection to betsy and her story and that is because of carol and her interpretation. >> for carol it's a second chance to indulge in her love of acting. child sandy mcdowell, a grandmother that loves being around people finds joy in being a tour guide. we have as many as 1,000 a day that come to the betsy ross house.
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it's rewarding for me to guide them through the betsy ross house. that makes my life rewarding i don't want to stay home yet. >> both sandy and carol are paid employees rather than volunteers for more information go to our website at 6abc.com/art of aging. accuweather is coming up after this quick break here is a live look from sky 6 hd from cape may a cold scene melissa magee has the good news in the seven-day forecast right after this. not caused by a heart valve problem. that puts jim at a greater risk of stroke. for years, jim's medicine tied him to a monthly trip to the clinic to get his blood tested. but now, with once-a-day xarelto®, jim's on the move. jim's doctor recommended xarelto®. like warfarin, xarelto® is proven effective to reduce afib-related stroke risk.
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for skiing is that melissa magee right there? some hills were perfect for a snowy ride downhill why not have fun now that schools are delayed. but the hard part is walking back up the hill perhaps fairmount park needs a ski lift. >> you know i was off yesterday maybe that was me. we have a nice recovery on the way for our weekend rick it's definitely cold out and temperatures could rebound into saturday and sunday and stormtracker 6 live double scan showing you it's dry and no issues with the snowfall today and there will still be a lot of cleanup in the wake of the snow storm we had yesterday. we will show you the picture outside and the action cam was outside earlier today in fairmount park, we have snow covered streets and roads take it slow if are you out and about. especially on the secondary roads this is our biggest snow so far of the season yesterday
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we picked up 7.5 inches of snow in philadelphia up to date we have seen 23.3 inches of snowfall and even though the systems have been moving in over the weekend and dumping small amounts of snowfall we are 3.5 inches above average for the winter season. outside its 21 in the city and the dew point at 7, the at atmosphere is dry and the winds are calm and the pressure is on the rise, temperatures outside, 21 in the city, but teens to it's north and west and 18 in reading and 16 in lancaster and 19 in dover and 21 in wildwood and 22 in millville. here is satellite 6 along with action radar high pressure is in control in the wake of the storm system that moved through yesterday but the high is not do ing a lot to warm the surface, with the snow pack on the ground you have the solar radiation and that rejects the sunlight and the snow acts as a
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reflector. we'll be in the 20s for most of the afternoon hours and in the overnight hours and late tonight we are back down to the teens in most locations, however into the start of the weekend tomorrow 8:00 in the morning we'll easy be in the lower 20s and we'll get higher than that as we go beyond. high pressure is in control and 26 for the high but that is a good 23 below where we should be for this time of the year. it's not as cold and a few clouds are tracking to the north and we'll max out at 38 degrees tomorrow with the southwesterly wins for much of the weekend and temperatures climb into the 30s and even the 40s. who knew the temperatures would feel so good this time of year. there is a lot of good going on and frigid today at 26 degrees, saturday not as harsh and 38 and the philadelphia union is back at home, and then we spring
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forward with daylight savings time beginning and we'll lose an hour of sleep and we gain an extra hour of daylight sunday afternoon, it's milder with a high temperature of 43 looking good on monday partly sunny and nice and a high of 47 and upper 40s on tuesday, with a few more clouds around and on wednesday partly sunny and a high of 53 cold front moves through on thursday and we are back down to 46 but overall a nice dry and mild stretch on the way, and much needed with this system we are tracking. >> thank you melissa, much more ahead in the next half hour of "action news" at noon, we are tracking developing news two men arrested after yesterday's shootout that left a philadelphia police officer dead and the black madam trial is back on after several delays this week.
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"action news" at 12:30 continues, with rick williams, sara bloomquist and meteorologist, david murphy. >> hello again sara bloomquist is off and here are the stories we are following for you on "action news" at 12:30 developing right now two men are facing charges for shooting and killing a philadelphia police officer. we have information about the suspects, and police audio from the moments after the deadly shootout is coming up. and the tri-state area is thawing out from a deep freeze
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and after record lows overnight meteorologist, melissa magee says relief is thankfully on the way. and a scare in the air for actor, harrison ford, the accident on the golf course that landed him in the hospital. and now details, two men are charged after a philadelphia police officer was shot and killed in the line of duty. officer wilson iii was killed in a game stop store and now two people are charged with conspiracy and murder in connection with the shooting. david henry is live now with the new information. >> reporter: good afternoon rick, the police do have a confession from one of the suspects and it appears that they have enough direct and circumstantial evidence to bring a lock tight case to course clueing video from inside and outside of the store. >> i

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