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saved his life. >> the injured officer jesse hartnett is a five year veteran of the force. officials say he has a long road to recovery but they are amazed and incredibly thankful that he survived such a brutal attack. friday night, the big story on "action news" is the latest on the ambush of philadelphia officer hartnett. >> police say the suspect edward archer admitted to the shooting and said he was acting in the name of islam. >> we just showed you the pictures that of shooting but we want you to know "action news" has obtained video of the shooting but we are choosing not to air it because it is graphic and police commissioner ross has says it could inflame the situation. >> all right, we have team coverage tonight. "action news" reporter john rawlins is live near the scene of the shooting in west philadelphia. but let's begin with vernon odom who is live tonight at police headquarters. vernon. >> reporter: good evening, rick and monica. the word is amazing. that is how police commissioner richard ross describes officer hartnett's survival of this late night
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ambush in west philadelphia. the surveillance footage from 60th and spruce last night raises the question, how did this cop survive. you see the gunman identified as edward archer charging the patrol car and opening fire. eventually getting his hands all the way inside the vehicle. officer jesse hartnett was hit three times in the left arm but managed to get out of the car and wound his assailant in the buttocks as he fled. here's officer hartnett's first radio transmission. >> i've been shot. i'm bleeding heavily. >> valuians and his courage and bravery he exits his police vehicle, starts chase despite being seriously injured, returns fire. he's able to strike the male at some point in time and again, his fellow officers were able to apprehend the man. >> reporter: the suspect was eventually captured near 60th and dell lance knee. when he got to police headquarters police say he quickly gave a limited confession. >> he stated that he pledges his allegiance to islamic state.
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he follows allah and that is the reason he was called upon to do this. >> reporter: the gun that was used to shoot officer hartnett seen here is a stolen 9-millimeter handgun. police issue. stolen in october of 2013. >> we know it was stolen. how many hands it may have passed through in the last couple years i have no way of knowing and he did not -- he did not talk about that. >> reporter: rick, archer now faces multiple charges including the attempted murder of a police officer. officer hartnett will require many months of therapy. his injuries are very serious. live at police headquarters in center city, i'm vernon odom, channel6 "action news." >> all right, vernon thank you. meanwhile the fbi and agents from the u.s. department of homeland security joined philadelphia police today in execution of search warrants at two philadelphia area homes associated with archer. one of them was just blocks from where the shooting took place. and that's where we find "action news" reporter john rawlins with there part of the -
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that part of the story tonight. john. >> reporter: hi, rick. the house behind me has a strong connection to the suspect. it is about a four or five minute walk to the shooting scene at 60th and spruce. >> the way he shot though close up on him that cop should be dead but he wasn't bogued good all the advertisement we have seen the disturbing surveillance stills. tamika jones witnessed that ambush firsthand standing in the window of a nearby carryout. she said she had no inkling what was to come as a gunman rushed towards the officer's car. she could not believe it. >> he went straight up to the cop car and went boom, boom, boom. that's why everybody was scared is. people that was standing outside was -- people ran out the bar. we hit the floor. we was crying. >> reporter: jones told us though he doesn't live in west philadelphia suspect edward archer was a familiar face in this area saying he often spent time at a relative's home. neighbors along nearby delancey street told us police arrested the 30-year-old suspect in the middle of their
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block. shrapnel mason said she was awakened by a commotion outside her front door. >> what i actually heard was, you know, the cop telling the guy get the f down, get the f down so i'm like what is the commotion so i go to the window and i'm looking and i actually see them apprehending him. >> reporter: archer was picked up halfway between the shooting scene at 60th and spruce and this house at 61st and pine. 11 heavily armed swat officers entered the house this afternoon with a member of the bomb squad. it's believed the house belongs to the archer family. neighbors said he often spent time here visiting a relative who had recently moved away. it's believed the suspect still had a key to the house which is being renovated. those who know the suspect said yes, he is a practicing muslim but dispute reports he pledged himself to isis. the fbi searched the house for several hours and removed at least four boxes and a bag. well the law enforcement
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stayed here about two hours and then departed. they're looking for anything that might give them a better picture of the suspect and what motivated him. live in west philadelphia, john rawlins, channel6 "action news. >> thank you john. as you heard john say police say that the suspect edward archer told them he pledged allegiance to the islamic state group but during today's press conference mayor jim kenney says islamic teachings have nothing to do with the shooting. >> this is a criminal with a stolen gun who tried to kill one of our officers. has nothing to do with being a muslim or following the islamic faith. >> we should be very careful not to let the actions of lone wolf individuals besmirch and spoil the content of a whole community. >> that was the executive director of the philadelphia chapter of the council on american-islamic relations. he went on to add and thank commission eros and mayor kenney for their comments today.
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>> well, as we said the officer is recovering at penn presbyterian medical center. he was shot three times in the arm is that said to have serious injuries. the suspect edward archer admitted to the shooting and said he fired the shots in the name of islam. >> archer used a stolen police firearm in the shooting. he was also shot in the exchange of bullets. he was released from the hospital today but remains in police custody. and the shooting of officer hartnett has prompted an outpouring of support on social media. the police police department itself tweeted this today "we are grateful for the outpouring of support for our brave officer, jesse hartnett. please keep him in your thoughts and prayers as he recovers ." >> and our coverage will continue on "action news." we're also covering the story from all angles online at there you can get another look at those incredible surveillance images from the scene. we also have more raw video, photos and updates as they become available. in other news tonight a north philadelphia neighborhood is reeling trying
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to come to terms with a deadly fire. officials say elizabeth perez and her two-year-old son nathaniel both died when they were overcome by smoke in an upstairs bedroom. perez was nine months pregnant and had run back into the burning house to rescue her toddler. her family says she died a hero. >> she's in a better place now with my nephew. she died like everyone say being a hero rescuing her child as any mother should. >> the fire broke out about 4 o'clock this morning in the 2800 block of north fourth street. firefighters do not think it had any working smoke detectors insides. they're still trying to find an exact cause but add that there were at least five portable heaters being used in the home. >> turning now to the forecast we have a dreary weekend ahead. it's going to start with fog and drizzle sunday then looks to be a soaker. meteorologist melissa magee at the "action news" big board with details for us from accuweather. hi, melissa. >> hi monica. tonight we're tracking a little bit of moisture heading our way. this is the warm front we are
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tracking. straight to cross areas in the great lakes down across portions in the midatlantic region. the majority will cut off to our north and west. we'll be left with a light passing shower or drizzle later tonight but we'll widen out the picture here. on storm tracker6 double scan 3-d we have this area of low pressure across the west and this is going to cuts up to the west of the i-95 corridor and with that we've got the soaking that we are tracking late tomorrow night and for that matter into the day on sunday. so this is going to do a couple of things for us. it's going to bring in the rain but it's also going to bring in the warmer air. 49 in cincinnati at this hour, 57 in memorial fills and 67 -- memphis and a piece of the 60's headed our way. we'll go over the time line here for you. tomorrow it's mostly cloudy with some patchy drizzle on and off. then on sunday morning it's windy, it's wet. wouldn't be surprised if we had a rumble of thunder early in the day on sunday. by sunday afternoon we're tracking record warmth with temperatures in ther in the 60'.
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behind that a sharp and dramatic drop in temperatures. details in the full and exclusive accuweather forecast. monica. >> sounds good. as accuweather tracks rain for the weekend stay with storm tracker6 live double scan radar will let you know when and where as well as how to prepare. >> time now for a check of our "action news" traffic report on a friday night. >> let's go live to matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center. what's up matt. >> you know guys sometimes you look for the little glimmers of hope. >> sure. >> this afternoon it is that it's not as bad as yesterday afternoon. doesn't mean it's great here on the schuylkill expressway still plenty of friday afternoon volume. you can see those travel times they're still 10 or 12 minutes delayed in each direction and there's a broken down bus here on the westbound side of the schuylkill right in the conshohocken curve so as you app project it watch out for it but it is off to the right shoulder. watching a crash in valley forge national park this afternoon along 23 at county line road. speeds mostly in the 20's as you head home westbound on 422.
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in upper moreland willow grove an accident by the best buy along 611 near knock and noelle sickle. pretty cool for a friday afternoon. in bensalem there's a wreck along hulmeville road near park avenue and we had a house fire in bristol along jefferson avenue. luckily they got that extinguished. new castle a crash by the new york fried chicken along 13 northbound side approaching memorial drive and there's a wreck in hammonton along 54. that's 12th street right by the a.c. expressway but no problems on the acx or the garden state parkway on this friday afternoon. but we'll check it again, rick and monica, in the next half hour. >> all right, we'll see you then and thank you matt. >> much more ahead on "action news" at 5:00. septa police will now be armed with body cameras. how they'll enhance their investigations in more ways than one next. >> powerball fever is sweeping the nation. the jackpot now worth more than $800 million and countering. i'm abc's brandi hitt with why your odds of winning also recently went up, too. >> all right. those stories and more meteorologist melissa magee is back with the full forecast
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>> boston's top cop says a known drug dealer also shot and injured a police officer
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during a traffic stop there this morning. the officer was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the leg. commissioner william evans says the 27-year-old suspect was on probation after being released from prison in april and was driving on a suspended license. the suspect initially ran from the scene but police caught up with him and arrested him. >> septa police are now using body cameras during their daily patrols. they started wearing them january 1st following a six month testing and pilot program. septa police chief thomas nestel told today showed how the cameras worked and some sample incidents they've captured so far. >> listen for the scream. and that person right there snatched a phone on the train. >> nestel said body cameras will ensure officers are professional and guarantee that the rights of septa riders are recognized but they will also protect officers
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from false complaints and retaliation. >> saturday's powerball jackpot tomorrow night is now the largest in u.s. history. estimated at more than 800 million. >> that potential payout is leading to long lines for tickets as you can imagine but your odds of winning also went up recently. abc flues reporter brandi hitt is live in los angeles with more. folks everywhere are dreaming big. >> reporter: definitely hi there rick and monica. i was debate whether to get a powerball ticket and now i have an excuse. we needed this for our story today. tickets are selling so quickly for saturday. lottery officials say they are on the verge now of creating the first potential lottery billionaire. >> there's a winner. >> reporter: powerball fever is sweeping the nation. >> i've got the winning ticket right here. >> reporter: now building to the biggest jackpot ever. more than $800 million and countering. >> i look for to it grow some more today. we'll see what happens. >> reporter: just look at this massive line in prim, nevada. >> we've been waiting two hours.
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>> it's nothing but money. >> well worth the wait. >> everybody has got a dream. >> next. >> reporter: millions hoping to cash in the winning ticket after 18 drawings with no jackpot. >> we're at levels we've never seen before. >> reporter: the reason, the odds of winning are now larger, too. you still need to match five white balls and one red ball. but in october, it became more difficult when the number of white balls went up from 59 to 69 and the number of red balls went down from 35 to 26. increasing the odds of winning from one in 175 million to one in 292 million. most know how they'd spend the money immediately. >> just put a million and a half or a a million away somewhere and give away the rest. >> if i win the big money i'm going to take care of all our veterans. >> reporter: keep this in mind. when it comes to the odds of winning the powerball jackpot you are much more likely to be killed by a lightning strike or listen to this even give birth to quadruplets without
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the help of fertility treatment. most though say hey there's still a chance. reporting live here in los angeles, brandi hitt channel6 "action news" rick. >> okay, boy that would be something for me. thank you. in other news tonight american employers added a strong 292,000 jobs last month. that suggests the u.s. economy may defy global trends and expand at a solid pace this year. the labor department says the unemployment rate remained 5 percent for the third straight month. this as more americans started looking for work and found jobs. and u.s. stocks slipped again today as market closes out a down week. take a look at numbers and we'll be right back.
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once again. yesterday the u.s. issued new guidelines saying a drink a day for women and two drinks a day for men is okay. but today britain's chief medical officer says there's no safe level of drinking and there any alcohol increases the risk of cancer. well that country's set lower limits, six beers or seven glasses of wine a week. past studies overestimated any heart benefits from alcohol but underestimated the cancer risks particularly for breast cancer. >> a local college is trying to take a bite out of tooth decay for children on martin luther king day harcum college is afghanistan free dental sealants for kids between the ages of six and 14. dentists and dental hygiene any of thes will do the work. sealants coat the biting surface of the tooth blocking damage from food and drinks. >> most decay lapse on the biting surfaces of the teeth because there's very deep grooves that the children can't brush. no one can brush that deeply
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>> time for accuweather. melissa magee here and you're going to get a lot of use out of your umbrella this weekend. >> yeah, that's right, monica and rick. we're tracking milder conditions but with that comes the threat of rain and a good soaking as we get into the second half of our weekend. here is sky6 live in hd looking at the center city skyline on this friday evening. we've got a mostly cloudy skies overhead and the clouds are staying thick as we go throughout the rest of tonight. after a high today of 45 above average by 5 degrees it's 42 in philadelphia at this hour, 39 in allentown, 40 in lancaster. along the coast in cape may 45. the lower 40's for beach haven. here's satellite6 along with action radar. you can see we've got a mostly cloudy sky. there's the area low pressure across the northern plains. the warm front draped to the south of the midatlantic region. this will ride to our north and will tap into a piece of drizzle later tonight but the main culprit we're tracking over the weekend is still out
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to the west. that will cut up across interior sections of the northeast as we get into saturday night and into sunday. so with that first batch of moisture that is on the way tonight, spotty rain, some drizzle around. there's a winter weather advisory it's mainly for the poconos. it goes into effect at 10:00 p.m. lasting right through 7:00 a.m. on saturday. there's a possibility of a couple slick spots out there as temperatures hovering near the freezing mark but the bigger story will be that soaking that comes in late saturday night and into sunday. here's future tracker six showing you by midnight we're dealing with a little bit of light rain and drizzle for reading allentown up through the poconos. as we go throughout the early morning hours tomorrow with the clouds and the moisture looming, there's a possibility of some like light showers. 5:00 p.m. 52 degrees so it's nice and mild with that surge warmer air moving across its region but the main batch comes in as we get into sunday morning. you could see by 7:30 it's going to be a big soaking. there is the possibility of a rumble of thunder on the way
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as well. wouldn't be surprised, can't rule that out. so as far as rainfall and what we are expecting, we could find anywhere from three-quarters of an inch close to atlantic city and north and west of town about an inch an quarter's worth of precipitation. your five day at 5:00 showing you tomorrow not bad. it's not bad as far as the temperature. 52 degrees. it's mostly cloudy with isolated drizzle. morning rain on sunday, a good soaking and then it's warm by the afternoon with late day clearing. tying the record of 63 on monday check out that big drop in temperatures. 37 and wind whipped. tuesday breezy and milder, 43. we're tracking late tuesday into wednesday the possibility of some morning snow showers with the temperature of just 32. we'll have a closer look guys coming up in the next half hour. >> melissa, thank you. quick break. more news in our next half hour when "action news" comes right back. stay with us. when i lay in my tempur pedic contour then i slowly feel
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kill him. >> shots fired. i've been shot. i'm bleeding heavily. >> against all odds and defying logic officer hartnett clutching his injured arm ran after his alleged attackerred ward archer and with the help of his brother's and sisters in blue took him down. >> we are continuing to follow latest developments for you in the attempted assassination of a a philadelphia police officer despite suffering major injuries to his left arm officer hartnett is expected to make a full recovery. >> you see the pictures of the shooting. "action news" has obtained the video. we're not airing it because it is graphic and police commissioner ross said it could inflame the situation. >> this started last night about 11:30 in west philadelphia. officer hartnett was on routine patrol driving through the neighborhood when as we said all of a sudden authorities say a marked gunman identified as edward archer opened fire using a 9-millimeter glock. >> archer fired 13 shots total as he approached the cruiser
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and reached into the driver's side window. officer hartnett was hit three times in the left arm but managed to grab his service pistol and fire back. >> despite being seriously injured hartnett exited his patrol car and chased the male. he returned fire and was able to strike male who was later apprehended by other officers. >> officer hartnett was rushed to penn presbyterian hospital and put into surgery. mayor kenney commended his actions and those of responding units. >> our officers every single day are willing to do what officer hartnett has done, to put themselves between us and the bad guys. >> investigators say the weapon used to shoot officer hartnett was actually stolen from a philadelphia police officer's home back in 2013. amper haarcher has confessed and detectives he pledged his allegiance to the islamic
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state. >> crews moved in with their guns drawn. it's not clear what if anything they found pertaining to the shooting. >> suspect edward archer no stranger to law enforcement in philadelphia and delaware delawe counties. "action news" obtained his arrest record today. archer has previously faced charges of aggravated assault conspiracy making terroristic threats and reckless endangerment in philadelphia county. in delaware county archer was awaiting sentencing for fraud involving a car. "action news" reporter wendy saltzman will have more on archer's criminal past at 6:00. >> as soon as officer hartnett issued that call for backup that you heard all available units in the area responded to the scene and one shared his experience ons line. philadelphia officer johnny cass stow posted this tribute to officer hartnett's incredible presence of mind. "without hesitation you fought your attacker almost instantly. you drew your service weapon and returned fire. it was literal al fight for
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life and death ." officer castro also talked about his own frantic rush to the scene to help and you can read officer castro's entry on our facebook page. >> dann cuellar is live outside philadelphia fop headquarters in northeast philadelphia tonight. >> an emotional day for all of philadelphia police officers and where iswhere isn't it. >> reporter: yes, it is monica. people here were chilled by those shocking images. everyone shear grateful that officer jesse hartnett somehow managed to survive this very shocking ambush. >> thank god for that officer's training and it kicked in and his survival instincts kicked in. by the grace of god he's still here today. >> reporter: police have watched the images over and over. they find it amazing that officer jesse hartnett was only struck three times in the left arm and still managed to exit his car and return fire striking suspect edward archer once. >> he had on his vest but
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under those circumstances, man, i can't imagine that almost anything that you could have could protect you. that is chilling, absolutely chilling when you watch that. >> reporter: police are also disturbed many disturbed that the suspect had pledged allegiance and isis and ambushed hartnett in the name of islam because police defend arms contrary to the koran. people should be appalled. >> we have to enact to get stronger and stiffer laws to protect the citizens of the city. if they're doing this to police officers, you as a citizen, you should be in fear yourself every day even more so than we are. >> reporter: now, i'm being told officer hartnett suffered very serious injuries to his left arm and has a long road to recovery. we're live here at fop headquarters in northeast philadelphia, i'm dann cuellar, channel6 "action news." >> thank you, dann. governor tom wolf issued this statement about the police ambush today. he says "we are thankful that officer hartnett is alive and not facing life-threatening
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injuries after being ambushed. we wish him and his family the best during his recovery. this alleged intentional act of violence against an officer seeking to help a fellow citizen is horrifying and has noplace in pennsylvania ." >> well, the last philadelphia police officer shot in the line of duty was officer robert wilson of the 22nd police district last year. officer wilson was killed while protecting customers inside of a north philadelphia game stop back on march fifth. he was buying a gift for his son when he stopped two armed men from robbing the store. officer wilson was killed during the fire fight. the two suspects brothers were arrested and charged and are now awaiting trial. our coverage will continue on "action news" and we're also covering this story from all angles on there you can get another look at those incredible surveillance images from the scene. we also have more raw video, photos and updates as they become available. >> ♪ >> now to another developing
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story that we're following for you, the mexican drug lord known as el chapo who escaped prison six months ago is back behind bars tonight. el chapo also known as joaquin guzman was captured after a shootout by marines during a raid of a home that they had been tipped off about. five people were killed and a marine slightly wounded in the predawn attack in mexico but el chapo was taken alive and was not hurt. six other people were arrested. officials say the home was filled with an arsenal of weapons armored vehicles and even a grenade launcher. guzman escaped from a maximum security prison last july through a tunnel. and world news tonight with david muir will have much more on the capture of el chapo following "action news" at 6:00. >> back here in washington township, new jersey, a school district is trying a new way to keep students safe. armed security officers are roaming the law ways. it is a controversial idea but one there may trigger new legislation in the garden state. new jersey correspondent nora muchanic has more.
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>> reporter: a retired police officer with 25 years experience seen here during a stop at the elementary school in turnersville. after retiring in 2012 he's back on the beat now patrolling the halls of washington township's 11 school buildings as a special law enforcement officer. >> god for bid this school becomes victim of some of the tragedies we've seen over the years that we're going have a very quick and immediate response. >> reporter: the school district and the town are splitting the cost of two new special officers who are armed paid hourly and receive no benefits. they join patrolman tom a regular police officer who is assigned to the washington township high school. >> somebody who is here for the most horrible intentions i'm literally seconds and steps away. >> reporter: using retired police officers in schools like this became more common after the sandy hook elementary school shootings in 2012. >> these officers went to this school. they grew up here. this is meaningful so these kids relate. >> it could happen anywhere so just being able to know that
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we have police here and security around at all times it helps make everyone feel secure. >> want to make sure everyone is safe. i check i was the doors. walk inside outside the perimeter. >> reporter: there's a bill considered in the legislature to create a new category of police officer in new jersey specifically for schools called a class three officer. 33 would be armed retired cops under 65 who would be limited to working on school grounds during the school day. >> it makes sense because there's a large pool of qualified retired police officers out there. >> reporter: what will happen to the proposal to create class three school officers is unclear. what is clear is that having experienced cops who know the town and people makes everyone feel a bit more secure. in washington township, i'm nora muchanic, channel6 "action news." >> two new jersey state troopers responded to a call this week that gave a family one story they'll tell a long time to come can. this was the scene on the shoulder of the garden state parkway near hillside township early monday morning. a man was driving his pregnant wife to the hospital. she was in labor when they
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realized the baby wasn't waiting. so they pulled over and called 911. >> one, two, three, push. there you go. keep going. >> breathe, breathe. >> keep going. >> good. >> there we go. it's a girl. >> it's a girl. >> wow. this is the third time this month state police have delivered a child on the side of a new jersey roadway. both mother and daughter are doing very well tonight. can you imagine? >> nope, i can't. >> i cannot imagine. [laughter] >> driving on the garden state can be a labor sometimes at the shore. matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center and you have an update on some of the other highways and by ways. >> we're delivering some bad news for those trying to head home on the schuylkill expressway. whoa, baby, it's slow this afternoon rick and monica in the westbound lanes from vare through this point at montgomery. can you see the flashing lights through the sign? it's an accident here by montgomery drive on the westbound schuylkill, mostly off to the side but still getting extra
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slow speeds like 9 miles per hour as you come west. use the river drives coming out of center city instead. still have that police activity in kensington along hilton. that's a good intersection to avoid this afternoon and in valley forge national park watch out for a crash along 23 at county line road. have a broken down vehicle in moorestown by the shell station along 38 westbound at church street. there's a crash in west deptford by the auto zone along 45. that's broad street near hessian avenue. hammonton an accident along 54 right by the a.c. expressway. and at this point the regional rails are on time but keep that in mind the chestnut hill west line gets new schedules starting on monday so prepare for that over the weekend. i'll see you monday, rick and monica. >> have a nice weekend matt. >> you too. >> much more still to come on "action news" friday night. residents in several bucks county communities who have had to deal with a smelly landfill get a bit of justice. we'll explain. >> plus, a major league surprise for a local army sergeant who has made a career of serving his country. melissa is in for adam. >> hi, monica.
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we're tracking rain that moves in overnight, just some patchy drizzle but the main culprit moves in as we get into sunday morning with a good soaking on the way. details coming up with the accuweather forecast. >> jaime apody with eagles news including what jeb jack has to say about chip kelly's firing. we'll have those stories and more when we come back. ♪ we stop arthritis pain, so you don't have to stop. because you believe in go.
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>> funeral services were held today for a five-year-old boy with autism who was found dead in a lehigh valley canal. jayliel vega's body was found in allentownly he had been missing for two days after wandering away from a relative's home on new year's eve. the coroner says the cause of death is pending but he was not hurt in any way before he died. investigators are calling the death a tragic accident. >> folks living in four different communities may be splitting a $2 million settlement over a stinky landfill. waste management has agreed to the deal which will end a lawsuit brought by residents nauseated by the smell coming from the company's landfill in tullytown bucks county. it still has to be approved by the u.s. district court. more than 9,000 households could be included in the payout. each one getting $83 after
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attorneys fees. hopefully more. the homes dealing with the worst smell are in florence burlington county in sections of falls tullytown and levittown. >> all right, time for sports. chip kelly back in the news tonight but only because some of his former players are weighing in. >> one specifically. we knew he would do that eventually. >> of course. >> we knew he wouldn't stay quiet long. desean jackson was way too reserved when his redskins beat the eagles to clinch the division title and now he's in the playoffs and the coach who got rid of him is out on the street and so it's time for deshawn to run his mouth. in an interview with the football blog monday morning quarterback jackson said chip kelly ruined the eagles. he's obviously had a chip on his shoulder since the coach released him back in march of 2014. jackson said "i'm a firm believer that bad karma comes back on you. when you ruin a team like that you do things to people's families, you release people, you trade people, you get rid of good players who build something with the community, with the fans, with the kids to have a guy come in and
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change up the team like that, i just believe in karma. so for everyone to go their separate ways and to see how it all ended up it's a very sad thing ." kelly meantime is setting off to ruin another team. he interviewed for the 49ers job and the eagles gosh it feels like they're not even close to hiring anyone. they are reportedly still set to interview doug peterson on sunday. what about the jon gruden rumors. no, no, no relation not the eagles next head coach. gruden spokesperson at espn says john has no plans to go back to coaching, this despite a report in the daily news that says he had reached out to jeffrey lurie and said he's interested in the job. gruden has carved a niche as a broadcaster. all we really know is who the eagles have already talked to. duce staley pat shurmur adam gase and most recently ben mcadoo yesterday. the giants offensive
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coordinator said to be a young andy reid just with some of his players told me what they want. here's what nfl espn analyst ron jaworski says. >> how is this. you mentioned eli manning. how about aaron rogers and brett farve. throw in joe flacco when he was there at pitt. you've got now four super bowl champion quarterbacks that ben mcadoo has been around. you start and say this guy deserves an interview and he's had success wherever he's been. >> wild card weekend in the nfl and sadly once again we are not part of it but two games tomorrow, steelers in cincinnati but first our old buddy andy reid and the the chiefs looking to win their 11th straight game. they visit the houston texans. you can see that tomorrow right here on 6abc. playoff preview coverage begins at 2:00 p.m. flyers will not have
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flyers seconds straight win after three straight losses and snapped the five game road losing streak, too. >> exciting for fans. we got some talent that can put the puck in the net, guys that can make plays. we like our chances three on three when we have that. fortunate enough to play with jake and geo out there to try to get them the puck and get opened then did a good job of finding me and we were fortunate to get the win. >> three on three overtimes are exciting. flyers have had a lot of them so far. >> thank you so much. meantime a local hero got a special surprise from the phillies this afternoon. (applause). the team gave sergeant first class jamil ali an all expense paid trip to fantasy charge in clearwater florida.
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he and his family were on a tour of the ballpark when team officials and the phanatic surprised him during this mock press conference. ali who is stationed in carlisle has served in the national guard for 19 years. it's so nice to have everyone over. hi hey. mmm. i just laid an egg. does anybody want it? joey, you want some gasoline? yes, please. mom, guess what? i married a clown and we're having tiny little clown babies. mhm. i just bought a hammer. with internet fast enough for everyone, your guests might get a bit carried away. get out of the past. get fios.
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>> meteorologist melissa magee back with a closer look at the weekend and not a complete
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washout though, right. >> yeah, i mean if you had to pick a day that was going to be worse over the other it's going to be sunday especially in the morning because we've got a good soaking rain. >> football all day. >> double scan radar you can see that it's dry right now. no issues with precipitation but as we go throughout the rest of tonight very late tonight wouldn't be surprised if we had some passing showers or some light drizzle that moves on in. we'll talk about it and what's going on. high today in philadelphia 45. right now we're coming in at 42. cooler north and west of town. allentown 39, 32 in the poconos. along the coast in sea isle city 44. the upper 40's in beach haven. here's satellite6 along with action radar. mostly cloudy across the region. this is the first system we're tracking the area of low pressure over the northern plains with the warm front that's moving across the midatlantic region. the bulk of this moisture cutting up to our north and west but with this wouldn't be surprised if we had a passing
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shower or some drizzle around. we'll widen out the picture here. this is what we're tracking as we led into the weekend. this area of low pressure out across the west. what's going to happen as it traverses across the united states it's going to tap into some moisture coming in from the gulf of mexico and with that we've got our soaking on the way. future tracker six showing you allege:30 tonight it's mostly cloudy, a couple of light showers will be around. as we go through the day on saturday especially in the afternoon hours, it's mostly cloudy again a lib of mist and drizzle overhead. a temperature coming in of 51. we'll max out at 52 degrees tomorrow so nice and mild with that surge of warmer air moving on in. on sunday 2:30 in the morning we're tracking that moisture coming in from the southwest to northeast direction and here it is by 7:30 on sunday morning, we've got a good soaking on the way and it looks like this will continue as we get through 11:00 a.m. on sunday. so the majority of the warm front's moisture lifts off to our north and east as we get into the rest of the afternoon hours.
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but then there is the secondary frontal boundary, a cold front that moves through as we get into sunday at about 4:00 p.m. so with that there could be a couple of showers that will be lingering as we go throughout the day. so something to keep in mind and what we are expecting especially on sunday between 3 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. we're dealing with that heavy rain. we could find anywhere from three-quarters of an inch to about an inch and a quarter, a rumble of thunder can't be ruled out, either as the moisture moves in especially with that southwesterly warm wind and shore gusts anywhere from 40 to 50 miles an hour. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast showing you it's mostly cloudy on saturday, isolated drizzle, high up to 52. on sunday, morning rain and then a high up to 63. it's going to be a warm afternoon in fact records in reach. we could tie a record of 63 set back in 1950. allentown trenton wilmington very close to records as we go throughout the day on sunday. check out the big dip and the big drop in temperatures by monday.
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wind whipped with a high of just 37. tuesday breezy and milder, 43. late tuesday into wednesday there's the likelihood of a couple of morning snow showers or a snow shower around, a high of 32. that could impact the morning rush. we'll track that for you. six below average on thursday, 34. back up to 39 on friday, guys so we're mild this weekend but then the cold comes. >> all right. thanks melissa. >> thanks melissa. >> and that will do it for now. we'll take a break and be right back. >> okay. >> ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> right now jim gardner and the "action news" team stand by with these stories. our team coverage continues to your following that ambush of a philadelphia police officer. the suspect says he did it in the name of islam. we have new information about his criminal past. >> also it was sentencing day for two men charged in connection with the deadly building collapse in center city. we'll tell you how long they will spend in prison. >> bill cosby due back in court. today we found out when he'll face a judge for his preliminary hearing in montgomery county. >> that and much more coming up next at 6:00 for
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meteorologist adam joseph cecily tynan melissa magee jaime apody monica malpass the entire "action news" team, i'm rick williams. have a good night. >> good night. wow. the internet is crazy fast here. i know, right? it's so nice to have everyone over. hi hey. mmm. i just laid an egg. does anybody want it?
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joey, you want some gasoline? yes, please. mom, guess what? i married a clown and we're having tiny little clown babies. mhm. i just bought a hammer. with internet fast enough for everyone, your guests might get a bit carried away. get out of the past. get fios. >> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rodgers, meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> ♪ >> stand by. we have an officer shot. 60 and spruce. >> that's what we heard over police radio at 11:40 last night just moments after a man ambushed a philadelphia police officer and actually leaped into the police cruiser firing off shots. this is the startling image of
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the actual assault. despite serious wounds, police officer jesse hartnett managed to exit the car and return fire at the gunman. then came this frantic radio call from the injured cop. >> i've been shot. bleeding heavily. >> it is extraordinary that officer hartnett survived the point blank assault but he did and his alleged attacker is now behind bars. it is friday night and the big story on "action news" tonight is the attempted assassination of a philadelphia police officer on the streets of west philadelphia late last night. we need to tell you that we are honoring a request from police commissioner richard ross not to use moving surveillance video of the incident, video that we did obtain but ross is understandably trying to make sure that neighborhood passions are not inflamed. "action news" reporter vernon odom is live at police headquarters. vernon, philadelphia's


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