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>> ♪♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪♪ >> hey everyone, it's 5 o'clock on this tuesday march tenth. we have news you didn't see last night. >> "action news" catches up with local survivors of that amtrak train derailment. >> firefighters battle a three alarm inferno at a montgomery county business. >> it was an emotional evening as hundreds turned out to remember a slain philadelphia police officer. >> and we're looking out for some rain later. let's get details with david and matt who is filling in for karen. good morning. >> right now cloud cover getting a little bit more prominent on satellite. we have some breaks in the clouds and it's possible that
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we see a little bit of sun during the early morning hours but then some rain arrives later in the afternoon and gets a damp for the evening commute. be careful. temperatures are fairly close to the freezing mark across much of the region. we had more melting snow yesterday and that could lead to some icy patches on sidewalks this morning and maybe side streets. in fact that's one thing i'll tell you about walking to the bus. we're going to have lots of clouds and maybe some of those icy patches on sidewalks so be careful kids and those of you headed to the bus stop for work or the el station. 42 degrees by 9 o'clock. then by noon, we're up to 48. no icing after that. 53 degrees then by 3 o'clock. that will be your high. and during the afternoon we'll have some light to moderate rain building in, periods of it off and on. we also have an ozone action day declared for sensitive groups. want you to limit your outdoor activity which will be easier to do once the rain starts later today. there's stagnant air in place and there's the concern ground level pollution could be high for those of you in that risk group like seen sore citizens
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or if you suffer from asthma or other respiratory ailments. matt give us the story on the roads. >> a couple flies in the ointment we might say day. we had an accident, first we were hearing a disabled truck now we're hearing accident on 95 southbound side by the off ramp for highland avenue. pretty much all confined to the shoulder at this point so not causing a delay. as you travel southbound from the blue route down toward the delaware state line. but there's also an accident involving an overturned truck and this one is blocking 401 conestoga road at saint matthews road by the united church. maybe stay up on horseshoe trail to get around that blockage. also still have that water main break in middletown township bucks county closing big oak road. stay up on langhorne yardly road by maple point middle school. into bucks county from burlington county not getting by on the burlington bristol bridge. it's up for a southbound shipment for the they can't couple minutes head for the turnpike connector bridge. gloucester township camden county the black horse pike pike is closed at evesham road because of a crash and downed pole.
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maybe use the white horse pike instead. matt. >> thanks matt. investigators trying to figure out what a tractor-trailer was doing on the tracks when an amtrak train slammed into it in north carolina. some of the passengers were headed for philadelphia. "action news" reporter john rawlins is live at 30th street station and has reaction from some of those passengers. john. >> reporter: hi matt we've seen that remarkable video of the collision. we're now hearing from passengers who arrived here overnight at 30th street they described being tossed about in the midst of the collision. there were injuries but none were life-threatening. >> it was pretty crazy. we were just riding along, i was sitting in the dining car and all of a sudden there was a huge jolt and people were thrown from the z the woman working behind the counter was thrown from her feet. then we looked out the side of us and there were pieces of a tractor-trailer around us. it was pretty incredible. >> reporter: incredible indeed. penn grad student andrew hudson was aboard the amtrak train. the collision he described
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caught on video from the outside. the heavy locomotive slicing through the stopped oversized tractor-trailer near halifax north carolina. more than 50 of the 213 people aboard were taken to hospitals. others were put on buses to washington. then a train to philadelphia where they arrived late last night. garrett moore was aboard returning from a college reunion. he says there was no sense of panic in the car he was riding. >> everybody was very calm and very helpful too. there was a guy there who spoke spanish and many people on the train who could not speak spanish. there was one guy who could speak spanish. and he was very helpful. >> reporter: well, sounds like a chaotic situation there but it was taken care of in a rather orderly manner according to passengers. a very long oversized truck that was involved here was apparently carrying a modular building at the time. an interesting point. it was under active transport or escort we should say by the police at the time. it could not navigate a very tight left turn. it got stuck on the tracks. it's not clear if the police were in communications with
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the railroad at the time of the accident. that will certainly be a question for investigators. live at 30th street station john rawlins, channel6 "action news." back to you all. >> thanks, john. you can follow any further developments on the story at we also have a collection of photos and videos from the scene in our continuing coverage. fire officials are trying to figure out what sparked a three alarm blaze in lower providence township montgomery county. chopper 6 was over the valley crest landscaping company on north park avenue last night. neighbors tell "action news" they heard a blast and then saw flames from the building shooting into the sky. hazmat crews were called as a precaution. no injuries were reported. >> it is 5:05. philadelphia continues to mourn slain police man robbed wilson. more than a hundred people gathered last night to pray for his family and to look for solutions to stop the violence and other senless killings. erin o'hearn is live with more at the big board. >> good morning, tam. the vigil held was intended to honor the memory of robert
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wilson and the personal efforts he put forth to try to make philadelphia a better place. hundreds of people including a large number of officers gathered in front of game stop where wilson was gunned down. police commissioner's charles ramsey was also there. he came straight from a birthday party for officer wilson's oldest son who turned 10 years old yesterday. the group released 22 blue and white balloons in honor of officer wilson and his brother's and sisters in uniform at the 22nd district where he worked but the gathering was not just about honoring the fallen officer. it sparked a profound discussion about violence in black neighborhoods. community leaders urged everyone to take a stand against the culture of violence. >> i want to say we got a pattern y'all and we got to come together and recognize it. >> our lives matter and it doesn't make a difference whether it's a citizen if it's a law enforcement officer, that life matters especially when you got a good
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cop. >> reporter: no funeral arrangements for officer wilson have been officially announced. yet, of course, when we receive those, we'll bring them to you right weigh. tam, back to you. >> thank you erin. police in camden need your help identifying a pair of thieves. take a look at this surveillance video. it was taken on february 5th on the 400 block of williams street. two suspects got out of a white ford van and took some items out of a utility truck. police say the bandits got away with copper welding cable an extension cord and copper connectors. if you recognize these suspects police contact camden county police. >> when the kids get back from school 3, 4 o'clock are they going to see rain by then. >> probably yeah, i could see rain moving into the western suburbs as soon as 2 or 3 o'clock and in philadelphia by about maybe 3 o'clock or 4 o'clock. it will be a close call. your storm tracker 6 live double scan image right now shows you that we're dry for the morning side of your commute. as we take a look outside we have sky 6 looking at the ben franklin bridge. everything a-okay on i-95 this morning.
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and dry and somewhat typically chilly. got a couple of highlights to your forecast. the first is that rain that will be gradually moving in during the afternoon and evening. then it gets out overnight and we wound up with a very mild wednesday. you're going like the number i'll show you in there seven day. for now we're at 33 degrees in philadelphia. 28 in allentown, 30 in reading, 32 in trenton, 32 the freezing mark in wilmington, 29 in millville. again, look out for that snow that may have melted onto some sidewalks and side streets refreezing up in in neighborhoods. future tracker 6 shows you we have an increase in cloud cover this morning. there may be some early sunshine but by noon we're probably looking fairly gray. then during the afternoon hours perhaps 3, 4 o'clock especially in those western suburbs over to about philadelphia there is that chance of rain moving in. and i would gear the kids with umbrellas no matter where you are across the region just in case they get caught in a shower on the way home. by the evening rush and beyond, we're looking at steadier rain building in for a time and then overnight tonight just continues up through 11 o'clock when adam
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is on the air at 10 o'clock tonight on channel 17 and cecily here on 6abc they'll almost certainly have rain to show you on storm tracker 6 live double scan but look like the whole thing gets out of here overnight so that by time we all get up on wednesday morning we're looking cloudy but probably drying out. up in allentown today's high is 46 degrees. similar to yesterday with some afternoon rain arriving, clouds increasing ahead of that during the day. down the shore we're also looking at an increase in cloud cover during the day and then that afternoon rain arriving 56 degrees is the forecast high there. and in philadelphia we're going to go for a high of 53 degrees. couple degrees above average again today but clouds will increase and we'll get that afternoon and evening rain building in. winds light, four to 8 miles per hour. that's about it. and as we roll through the day we're going start at 38 at 8 o'clock and then get up into the upper 40's by 11:00 and again like yesterday spending most of the afternoon in the 50's. the unfortunate thing is that we will have that rain eventually arriving especially afternoon and evening. your seven-day from
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accuweather then shows the rain is gone tomorrow and boy do things get nice. very mild, clouds will give way to some sunshine and how do you like a high of 63 degrees? long time since we've been in the 60's. and then turning cooler again on thursday, 51 and back to 46 on friday with another round of late rain arriving that will probably spill into saturday morning. now, saturday at this point looks kind of dreary. we may or may not see some late sunshine. most of your rain probably centered in the morning and a saturday afternoon high of 50. sunday still looks dry though and so does monday back into the 50's both those days. >> all right, thank you david. it's now 5:10. next and new this morning a brawl breaks out at a chucky cheese. find out what police say sparked the violence. >> the guy that was supposed to replace lesean mccoy for the eagles might be seeing the grass much greener at another nfl team or should i say cash, matt. >> i see. good morning to you matt. we've got a problem on the platt bridge. this truck ran out of gas and for some reason they're
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blocking both of the westbound lanes. head for 95 and the girard point bridge. accidents in chester county and camden county are coming up after the break. >> a shake up. >> next season's edition of abc's the bachelorette. all 25 men will be seeing double. >> yes. >> ♪♪ thank you, cable for the slower internet upload speeds. for making me wait longer to share my photo albums. thank you cable, because if we never had you we wouldn't know the incredible difference
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>> ♪♪ >> welcome back. you're taking a live look here down the shore into atlantic city. some bright lights there in the darkness. it's 5:13, 41 degrees. >> getting up to their mid-50's today, matt pelman. what we got in the suburbs?
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>> love a little brightness in the darkness. that's always a welcome sight from ac. a couple things cooking in the suburbs, a couple bright lights guide our way in king of prussia along the ramps that connect 202 with 422 and i want to warn you again at the risk of sounding like a broken record about the refreeze from the overnight. little snow banks like this melted yesterday. some of that water may have seeped into the lanes here and refrozen overnight. you could find some slippery patches as a result. but here is the ramp to 422 westbound moving fine through king of prussia. we had lots of extra overnight construction on 422 westbound out around 100 out to stow. i think i would still avoid that and maybe use 724 instead although they should be out of there with the extra overnight work shortly. in west vincent still have that overturned truck by saint matthews church blocking 401. i think i would stay on horseshoe trial get around that blockage. a crash and downed pole in gloucester township camden county by the sun national bank shutting down 168 the
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black horse pike at evesham road 544. maybe stay over on atlantic avenue or the white horse pike as pretty easy alternates. better news in lacy township ocean county. our crash on the southbound garden state parkway approaching forked river is now out of the way. so, check that one off the list. if we're looking live at the pennsylvania turnpike, let's do that using the waze app and the commuter report. no major issues, just a vehicle stopped on the shoulder on the eastbound side. overnight construction on the turnpike is all gone. tam. >> okay, thank you matt. surveillance video shows a violent brawl at a chucky cheese in parma ohio. this happened on sunday. employees say it started with a woman and a large birthday party. they say a manager told her she would have to wait to use a broken photo booth. five customers then followed the manager into the kitchen and attacked him. other employees were beat up when they tried to help the manager. investigators say at least a dozen customers of the birthday party cheered at the attackers who then all got away.
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the black-market body sculptor known as the black madame has been found guilty. a philadelphia jury convicted padge victoria windslowe of third degree murder. a british dancer died after windslowe injected her buttocks with industrial grade silicone. windslowe could receive 70 years behind bars at her june sentencing. >> espn is reporting frank gourmet not sign with the eagles after all. frank gore's agent had said on sunday night that his client would be happy in philadelphia and all but acknowledged the former '49ers in running back would sign a deal with the eagles. now espn says gore is considering signing with the indianapolis colts. the nfl free agency period officially begins at 4:00 p.m. today. the phillies beat the orioles one to nothing during a spring training game yesterday. the phillies face the tigers in clearwater florida today. pitcher cliff lee is awaiting a second opinion from a doctor on his ailing left elbow. the 36-year-old pitcher says surgery would end his season and possibly his career.
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>> he said maybe it's scar tissue and that would be good if that moves him towards playing again. 5:17. a fast food restaurant plans to offer kale to its customers. >> kicked off campus, the fallout continues at the university of oklahoma where video of a fraternity's racist chant shot across the internet. david. >> all right, guys, it's cold this morning, so if you're dressing the kids bundle them up a bit. we're in the 30's. not too bad and then this afternoon the temperatures go up again but we also have rain arriving so tell them not to forget the umbrella in case that rain comes before they get home from school. we'll be back with your day planner forecast and we'll get you to the airport next. >> ♪♪
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virginia. williamsburg is just beautiful. because we have thrill seekers and not such thrill seekers, i try to find something that everybody likes. this is a very good spot to do that. the most exhilarating part about this vacation was being with the whole family. it was amazing. >> we have new details on a collision between two ships in the houston ship channel yesterday. the coast guard says a sheen has been spotted on the water. one ship was carrying 216,000 barrels of a highly toxic chemical. coast guard says it doesn't know how much, if any of the chemical may have spilled but it does know three tanks are damaged. >> and speaking of ships we're getting ready to welcome can't at the tacony palmyra
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bridge. >> good morning. >> so, we're not up quite yet but the bridge is going to be going up about 5:40 so if you're headed out now head for the betsy ross bridge instead. on the platt bridge headed toward the airport that disabled box truck is now out of the way so both westbound lanes reopened. check that one off the list but if you're coming into the airport from the other way in tinicum township this is important, route 291 eastbound scheduled to close starting today near bartram avenue. emergency bridge deck replacement. the reason, going to be blocked for about two weeks. sending you to 95 northbound instead. david. >> couple peaks of sunshine possible before the clouds get thicker, 42 degrees by 9 o'clock. most of us in the 30's right now. then by noon we're up to 48. your high today is 53 but during the afternoon and evening we will be on the lookout for the arrival of some light to moderate rain that will be cruising through. intact wide view an satellite shows the rain affecting places like saint louis the southern half of illinois, areas close to indianapolis and then kentucky tennessee and parts of our southern states down to about new
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orleans over toward the east. those will be areas affected by that. we'll get some of that rain up in the midlantic states and in and around philadelphia later on in the afternoon. on the big board right now no major delays at the airport. we do have some fog showing in orlando so maybe some slight delays later on there. tam. >> okay, thank you, david. going on to health check pregnant when i'm overeat could be setting up their unborn baby for a problem with obesity. a study further pin pointed this as a problem for children from low income multi ethnic populations. they showed a greater amount of overall fat by the age of seven if their mother gained a lot of weight during their pregnancy. if the mother gained a lot of weight before she got pregnant that really shot up the likelihood of the child being obese by 300 percent. the fda says chantix will keep a bold letter warning on the box. the warning mentions suicidal behavior and other psychiatric problems for people who use the drug. pfizer asked the agency to drop the warning saying it
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the university of oklahoma where video of a racist chant sung by a fraternity surfaced online. >> ♪♪ the video sigma alpha epsilon members was recorded over the weekend. the brothers are heard chanting that an african-american would never be admitted to the fraternity. oklahoma's president called the behavior disgraceful and then shut down sae. >> i don't have much sympathy for them. they'll have to find a place a roof over their heads. we don't plan to help them, i'll tell that you. i'd be happy if they left. >> members have until midnight to move out of the house and could face expulsion. the sae letters have already come down. the school's football team decided to protest the video instead of practice yesterday. and a top high school recruit has withdrawn his commitment. >> ♪♪ >> all right. coming up for the bachelor series they're going to do something a little different. we just saw chris souls pick
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>> some of the travelers affected by a train derailment arrive in philadelphia overnight. >> developing philadelphia's district attorney plans to announce new charges against local lawmakers in an ongoing corruption probe. >> it's a clear ride this morning but storm tracker 6 live double scan radar is tracking rain for the evening commute. >> hey everyone, it's 5:30 on this tuesday. let's go to david and matt who is filling in for karen. good morning. >> good morning everyone. we have some cloud cover out there with some breaks so it looks like we may see some early sunshine and then eventually the clouds get thicker and some of that rain you see to the south and west of us pulls in. 33 degrees and dry right now in philadelphia. notice though, that most of these temperatures are very close to or a little bit below the freezing mark. once again, we had snow melting yesterday and there may very well be a refreeze not only on side streets but also on sidewalks. i would be real careful if you're a school kid walking to the bus this morning or if you take public transit. just be sure to be careful where you're putting your foot down.


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