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those that like the winter and snow, hey it's finally happen that we have flakes in philadelphia, yesterday evening we picked up a trace at philadelphia international airport and that finally ends the run of not seeing any snow this winter season, it was the record latest date for the trace of snow ever in philadelphia's history. we look at the morning windchills, it was mighty cold and 6 degrees in philadelphia, and 5 in allentown and 7 in trenton and 5 in wilmington and 8 in atlantic city, when the winds were gusting well over 30 miles per hour, in addition the high temperature today the mercury only hit 29 degrees, 11 degrees below average and does in fact make this the coldest day we have seen so far this winter season, presently the windchills are rather harsh, 15 in philadelphia and 11 in reading and 16 in millville, and even the shore is feeling like the teens out there, it's winds will continue to relax overnight
tonight, and we are not going to see the extremely low windchills like we had this morning. also, tomorrow we expect a 15 degree temperature rebound back as we go above normal, and we are tracking another system early on and the weekend looks to be if the form of rain and i'll have the timing of that weekend rain and there is another arctic blast to come rick coming up in arc weather in a bit. >> with the first wintry mix behind us stay with 6abc.com? weather. the mother who tried to save her children from an intense fire at their delaware home remains in critical condition, the fire on north monroe street erupted at 4:00 this afternoon, two children were killed. a 3-month-old and her 3-year-old sister, elizabeth, the mother kristina was badly burned.
christina's husband spoke with john rawlins today and you'll hear from him about his considerable loss coming up in a lincoln financial report at 6:00. >> the district attorney decided to charge the neshaminy boys basketball coach with harassment after a confrontation that got physical and the video went viral. vernon odom has more for us. >> reporter: good evening monkarks it's buck county d.a. does not want coach jerry divine to do any jail time but wants him to answer for his conduct while protesting a referee's call. >> this is the now infamous bumping of a referee by coach jerry divine, he is suspended from coaching but has returned to his classroom duties. >> there was no apparent attempt to cause physical injury.
>> but today's buck county d.a. filed formal charges, he chose a summary offense of harassment instead of simple assault something like a parking ticket. he could get up to 90 days in jail and fined up to $300. >> a simple assault takes place when someone attempts to cause, that means they take a substantial step toward causing it or actually causes physical injury and they do so either knowingly, intentionally. students were reluctant to talk about coach divine's case that has drawn national attention. >> from my perspective i didn't think he hit him, i thought he head bumped him? >> do you think he should face charges, yes. >> but not go to jail? >> not go to jail.
>> mr. divine has 10 days to respond to the citation he gets in the mail, whether he gets the chance to resume his coaching career here or some where else remains an open question. i'm vernon odom, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. the partial collapse of a vacant building has burlington officials think being tearing the whole structure down, the action cam was on the scene at southbound 30 this morning, on the 1100 block of b street, the siding is giving way. and the license and inspections department is working to resolve issues with the owner beginning the demolition process, he spoke to city officials just days ago. >> it turned from the would have the after i went to talk to them. it's been probably a couple of days now, but every day has gotten worse. >> lni is now checking the stability of the rest of the
building. >> someone could become an instant billionaire tonight, the power ball jackpot stands at $1.5 billion and it is still growing, the odds are winning are not good, roughly 192 million and to understand what that means, you are more likely to be killed at work than win this massive power ball jackpot and more likely to flip a coin heads up 28 times in a row and more likely to bowl a perfect game or be hit by lightning, but as you say you can't win new don't play. it's important to remember that all the money people are spending on this is doing a lot of good. >> more than $1 billion has gone to good causes around the country, like public education, college scholarships and help for our veterans and senior citizens, it's a win win for the entire country. >> lets head to our reporter, christie, this jackpot has people pooling their money
together even happening in our newsroom today as well. >> yes, that is right, of course no one wants to be left out, we see people that don't regularly play the lottery buy into the excitement. >> i always do my pool? >> how many people are in it? >> 18 i think. >> the strategy in cherry hill more people means more chances to win it. >> monica is in a pool with coing workers at the department of behavioral help. >> i didn't want to miss out, everyone was doing it together. what started out as a $40 million prize in november is rolling over into the biggest jackpot ever. >> does entering an office pool create headaches. >> it does if you don't put the agreement in. >> those in a pool need it in writing, they say in the agreement, we all agree to each invest this amount of money, if
we win we divide the money up in the following way. >> i didn't buy a ticket. >> but she is not buying in the hype. >> $1.5 billion? >> yes. >> does that entice you? >> yes, but i don't gamble. >> dreaming big is part of the fun, we get excited about it and hope and dream together, and you know it brings out the best in people. >> now, it's no secret that the chances of winning are slim, can you imagine if this jackpot roles over again to yet another high, christie aleto, channel 6 "action news." >> can you imagine. >> not really, i hope someone wins tonight. we'll have the winning numbers be sure to watch "action news" at 11:00. >> if you are not in front of the tv, we have you covered on our other platforms, as soon as
they are drawn on our website at 6abc.com and twitter feed #6abcaction. follow our social media feeds to know the answer right away. >> lets get a check of the commute home as people await the power ball numbers this evening, how are we looking on the roadway? >> we are not having a ball but we are dealing with powerful delays on the schuylkill expressway eastbound rick and monica from gladwyne from this point at girard. this road work is out here much of the afternoon taking out the left lane and does not do good things for the traffic. it's twice what it should be for the blue route and the vine, the accident at the schuylkill and the vine has cleared out but eastbound toward the city stick with the river drives and look for an occasional slick patch. and problems on point breeze at 22nd and dickinson and a crash
by penwin park and a crash on 95 up ahead at cotman mostly cleared out of the way and a sluggish pace from wide haven, and a water main break is closing locust avenue in mount laurel, maple avenue a much better bet to get around that. and patco's high speed line is not running now a short chunk of it from haddonfield to wood crest, count on haddonfield for your last stop this afternoon. we'll check it again in the next half hour. >> thank you matt, still ahead, one new jersey group thought they won a huge power ball jackpot last weekend and learned something was not right. we'll explain the mixup that crushed so many pex's dreams and it could give your health a boost. >> ali gorman explains why in health check.
10 u.s. sailors and vessels are back in the facility in quat yar tonight, it shows the soldiers after they were taken into iranian custody on their knees with their hands on their head. they were on their way from kuwait to bahrain, and that is when the faulty equipment caused them to drift into iranian waters, some were worried that it could drift into a crisis coming up later on "action news" at 5:30, time for health check more people than ever are giving the gift of life, organ transplants are giving a bigger milestone, ali gorman looks at the numbers from the "action news" big board. >> the first time ever more than 30,000 trance plantses were done in the united states in one year, it was almost 31 thousand
people that received transplants in 2013, we shared manufacture stories here. >> officials say donations from living and deceased donors were higher and many states made it easier to sign up as an organ donor, an organ matching website made the living donation better, and getting and receiving new organs, there are still 121,000 men and women and children on the waiting list, so there is more work to do. also today a bill that would require child proof packages for e-cigarette liquids, it passed the hill by a voice vote monday night, that liquids tripled in three years, nicotine can be deadly for children and they are flavored with candy.
lawmakers say this law is just common sense. the power ball is up to $1.5 billion, even though the chances of winning are near impossible but just thinking about it could boost your health, when we are dreaming of winning and how we would spend the money such as taking fancy trips and it releases hormones in our body that makes us feel happier, when we buy in groups it creates a greater feeling of comradery. >> when you feel people at work out kicking in money and it's a group activity and you all know you are probably not going to win. >> dr. oz says the way to get into the fun is to buy a ticket or two and keep expectations realistic. >> good luck thanks. cooper medical system will
be able to operate their ambulance systems it centers around a new state law that transfers ambulances to level one trauma centers, cooper is the only such in camden, virtua sued the state over that law calling it unconstitutional. yesterday new jersey supreme court chose not to overturn the law and now virtua looks forward to making its case during the appeals process. and breaking a year of tourism, the hospitality breakfast was held this morning in center city. that they saw a 77% occupancy last year and a third of the bookings were for leash, and officials unveiled 16 things to look forward to this year in 2016, including a chinese lantern festival, a first in the northeast.
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breaking jackpot. and they compared to the tickets they bought and to their delight they matched all five white balls and the power ball. they were looking at the numbers from the previous drawing. >> i'm staring at it on the phone and i didn't want to believe that. i said that is the truth and then the guys were still jumping around over there, and i was like oh my god. the celebration continued for 20 minutes before a bartender broke the bad news, that was too late for one cook that quit on the spot, he had to try to get his job back. >> that is tricky, it pales in comparison to tonight, a $1.5 billion jackpot. a couple in scotland won $3 million jackpot, they have not checked their ticket though until a friend came over to talk
about the drawing. >> we were sitting looking at each other. and we just didn't speak to each other for five minutes. we were in total shock. >> the first thing the martins plan on buying say home for their daughter who lives in australia, the winner of the other half of the money has not come forward. and philadelphia is marking their third annual korean day. ♪ ♪ today's celebration features celebrations by the korean dance troop and they held a flag raising ceremony and the idea is to remember the first generation of korean immigrants.
time for accuweather at the "action news" big board, meteorologist, adam joseph, standing by with temperatures below freezing. >> yes, temperatures in the teens this afternoon with the windchill, this was taken outside of our 6 abc studio, a few high, wispy cirrus clouds made up of ice. you saw a pretty decent sunset on a bitter cold day. winds though are finally starting to subside, right now 10 miles per hour in allentown and reading, 16 in philadelphia
and 10 in millville, and only 10 miles per hour on either side at the shore. the windchills are still in the teens, allentown 12 degrees and 11 in reading and 15 in philadelphia and 16 in wildwood. this morning you take off the 1 in front of many numbers and that was the windchill this morning. you have some high clouds streaming in from the west and the high pressure that brought the clouds in and the arctic front is way off to the east and now the winds start to change from the west to the south and that will bring warmer air in for the end of the week. as we look at temperatures tonight with the relaxing winds, 14 allentown and 21 in wilmington and 22 in philadelphia and 26 in cape may. your typical january cold weather kind of night, and as we look at future tracker 6 tomorrow morning, 20s around and freezing around wildwood and some high cloud cover and maybe
a couple of snow showers in the poconos, to start thursday morning with weaken guy passing through and then in the afternoon sunshine is trying to take control and some cloud cover out there. 42 in philadelphia and millville 45 in dover >> we move it up the eastern seaboard for the end of the week and the end of weekend. the five-day at 5:00 forecast, we turn the temperatures around, 43 and sun and clouds on thursday and milder friday at 50 degrees and low pressure comes in from the south and scrapes the southern areas with a round of rain on saturday morning and rain in the afternoon and mild at 50 degrees and another arc trick front with energy comes in
with energy, that could touch off a snow shower or two at 38 degrees and behind that it is bitter cold, for the holiday on monday, again much like today 29 with the windchills much colder and this arctic air is going to last a lot longer than the present one, we'll show it to you in the seven day. the search is on for a thief that saw a gun on the ground and scooped it up. do you recognize him? and local basketball star turned movie maker is sharing his tal enand twice with others. we'll show you. >> and a major musical act is at musikfest this year and we have details on who it is.
"action news" continues with meteorologist, adam joseph, rick williams and monica malpass. >> hello again, here is what is happening on "action news" tonight. thousands of gallons of water shoot into the frigid air causing quite a scene here in montgomery county, we'll explain. >> and a group of u.s. sailors are back with their counterparts
after been detained in iran and you'll hear from a sailor about what happened. and if you are playing power ball you have thought of how to spend the jackpot. we have a few ideas you may not have thought of. it looks like a frozen geyser shooting straight into the sky, and after a water line busted early this morning in conshohocken, once the sun was up it was clear the damage was done and ice covered every ink of washington street near cherry street. annie mccormick has more on the cause. >> reporter: it looks like something out of a national park after a water line ruptured early this morning near washington and cherry in conshohocken, by air and on land it was impressive but because of the sub zero temperatures thousands of gallons of water that exploded in the air turned to ice, and covered trees and shrubs and power lines and james mason's business.
>> it looks like a geyser straight up in the air like old faithful but it was freezing water. >> this is the culprit, the private water line that caused it to be seen for miles. there was more flood at the business and peco crews responding and began chipping away from the line as above. even though it happened along train tracks there was no septa delays. and almost -- lni made sure the building was safe. >> i can't believe the main broke and broke in a way we had water gushing vertically on to our roof and the office. >> we are checking to make sure there is no extra weight on the roof and pieces from the street and all that could cause collapse from all the extra weight. >> the owner says he feels like he is living in the north pole
with bushes across the street still covered in ice, is he not sure how long the cleanup will take or how much it will cost. >> he allowed employees inside and no other businesses in the area were affected. annie mccormick, channel 6 "action news." >> the snow that did fall overnight was not much here but enough to cause slick conditions notice morning commute, "action news" was at ridge avenues before the sun came up, the roads were treated because of black ice but driver his to take it slowly to avoid a spinout. a fallen tree caused a spinout as crews tried to remove it, it caused big headaches for drivers as they took their time creeping along to get over the bridge. >> hopefully the ride home tonight is not as slow or slick, matt pellman is live in the action center. >> drivers and riders will have to take their time whether they want to or not. we have a bunch of delays this
evening rick and another fallen tree all lines halted at haddonfield and woodhaven, i would not count on getting farther east than haddonfield, i would call a taxi or uber. and septa having mechanical problems, 10, 11, 34 and 36 are all running behind and we are way behind on the roads, especially the schuylkill expressway eastbound a stand still from city avenue into the scene east of the girard avenue as emergency construction continues in the left lane and a lot of crews on the scene and it's there all afternoon, stick with the river drives instead and once you make it to the vine street expressway you think you are in the clear, no you are not, a crash here in the eastbound left lane approaching only street, so slow going off
the schuylkill, and slow going to the flyers game by cotman, that crash is to the side. rough morning and rough evening as well. >> rough report thank you matt. with the first wintry mix behind us stay with 6abc.com/weather, get constant updates from accuweather and our team of meteorologist as temperatures turn milder again. in other news tonight, the 10 u.s. sailors held in iran are now in qatar. >> first broadcast on iranian tv, this video released by the same that shows the
terrifying -- while in iranian custody, you can see the iranian soldiers boarding the boats and their firearms being inspected by the iranians but today they are safe and back in american custody. >> i want to thank the iranian authorities for their cooperation and quick response. >> the quick response came 24 hours after two boats allegedly drifted into iranian waters, they say the navigation equipment on one boat failed resulting in what they called, "an intrusion". >> if not properly guided it can get out of control and i am appreciative of the quick and appropriate response of the iranian authorities. >> the navy saying there are no indications that any of the ten
were harmed while in custody. >> the quick resolution defused what could have been an international crisis in just days iran is expected to meet the terms of a nuclear deal created last year by world powers in which $100 billion worth of sanctions could be lifted. >> and world news ton with david muir has more on the u.s. sailors freed from iranian custody, wuch that tonight following "action news" at 6:00. the search is on for a gun thief that snatched a firearm from underneath a car in the kensington section of philadelphia, the video was taken outside of a home on hope street last thursday, the suspect bends down and grabs a gun that was under the car and walked off. the 38-year-old gun owner told police the gun fell out of his pocket. and philadelphia police are searching for two men that
robbed to teenagers, this is video surveillance, they acted like they had a gun when they approached the teens yesterday morning, they got away with money and cell phones and anyone with information should call philadelphia police. a south jersey man admitted his role in a burglary spree that targeted high end neighborhoods. police say he and a second suspect stole $2 million worth of jewelry, guns and other items from homes in burlington county in 2012, authorities say they found hundreds of items buried in his yard or hidden in an abandoned building. another electric supply company in new jersey in merging with griffith electric. moving forward today will help them grow in the new jersey and
philadelphia markets. once the merger is complete franklin plans to hire more employees and open more locations. i'm here at the big board with $1.5 billions you may want to pick up a power ball ticket. you can pretty much buy anything you want. we looked at what you could actually afford leaving out practical things like homes and bills, how about a trip to the moon your out of space venture could cost $50 million or your own airbus 380, that is $810 million, how about owning a country, 25 countries in the united nation, less than $1.5 billion, the british virgin
islands all in tropical climates, if jewelry or sports cars are your favorites, you can buy three hope diamonds or 250 b b bugati's. what if nobody wins tonight though in hold your breath saturday night's drawing would be a jackpot worth $2 billion and the cash payout on that, a staggering $1.24 billion. don't forget we'll have the power ball numbers tonight during "action news" at 11:00. we'll post the winning numbers on 6abc.com. good luck. >> good luck to you monica, my good friend over there. >> ha, ha, ha. >> today a local basketball star came back to his home town to inspire local students, tony
brought his documentary in transition to show to students at the mastery charter prep school in tioga-nicetown and spoke to the kids and told them to find the positive influences in their lives. >> i like giving back this is more important than anything you can if one or two of you guys could learn something that say positive for me. that is what it's about. >> he says the film focuses on overcoming adversity and finding a purpose in life. >> los angeles has a football team again, the move to move the rams back home. and we'll show you how crews finally got a man out. >> and we are past the worst part of arctic air, we are
los angeles will be home to an nfl team for the first time in 20 years, the rams are heading back to what. they left for st. louis in the mid-90s, nearly every nfl owner voted to move the team back once finished the stadium will sit on the site of an old racetrack in downtown l.a. and it could be home to to teams, the san diego was also given a one year option to relocate. turning to sports, the eagles search continues and jaime apody is here with an update. >> we are finally hear being a candidate. what are they waiting for doug peterson? he is the only guy that has a game to plan for and they could not hire him until kansas city was finished in the playoffs. they are getting ready for their
playoff against the patriots this weekend, the eagles have stopped all their interviews and it's a matter of sitting down and making a decision the quarterback coach and andy reid's guy, he said his interview went well. >> it went great, a great opportunity to see howie again and mr. lurie and a chance to talk with them and sit down with them, i got a lot of respect for the organization and what they are doing there, you never know what would happen in those situations, it's an honor to be in the running i guess with something like that. >> what a stretch for the flyers in the midst of 10 vat games against rivals and tonight they invite to bruins to town, a win tonight will mark their longest winning streak of the season and that they are jelling at the right time. >> every single person here is
confident in the guy sitting next to them and we know each owner and we know our jobs and can rely on our teammates and confident to start and we are starting to see better hockey for us. hump day is a busy night for hoops and la salle hosts marquette at the pavilion, six ranked villanova, a tough golden eagles team, including an upset of providence and wildcats have quite the home court advantage and they have won 20 straight games here. >> love it not a better place to play in college basketball, you never appreciate it until you go and play somewhere else and you can't wait to get back home. we have the crowd and fans and all of that, i love playing in it. >> staying at nova the end of an era, the final tally, long time
coach andrew tally announced his season will be his last. he has been on the side lieds for the past 30 years. >> i really don't think that it will be emotional for me, because if i was going to get emotional it would be at this press conference. i am so committed, in being so involved in the villanova experience, that this is a good thing for villanova university for villanova football. among those on hand for the press conference today brian westbrook who he coached a long time ago now. >> wow thank you jaime. a california plumber is safe and sound after getting stuck in a 10 foot trench 13 feet underground when the plywood on
the sides gave way and it caved in burying the man up to his chest and it took crews 12 hours to rescue him. 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? 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.
spring mountain and if you look closely there are skiers there as well. i would be out there. is that the bunny hill i would be on that. this is what ski lovers are waiting for all winter long. >> what you would like is where the camera is positioned there say fire pit there. hot cocoa and food trucks. >> are we done with the snow in this area? >> for at least this week, we are looking at rain for the weekend as temperatures warm, as we look at double scan live radar not finding snow out there yesterday was the first round of snow showers for the winter season, across much of the area, and roads got icy, a quick hit and not too much to worry about in our first round, looking at philadelphia to today, warm to biting cold, the record high on sunday of 65 degrees, we drop to
40 on monday and bounced up to 46 and slammed down to 49 degrees, the coldest day of the winter season so far and normal is 40 degrees we are on opposite sends of that over the last four days, 12 in allentown and 13 wilmington and 16 millville and teens at the shore and feeling below zero for the skiers and snowboarders in the poconos, area of low pressure is developing in the wake of that arctic front near halifax and know of scope a, that continues to deepen and as it move as way the winds relax overnight and we see a few clouds up stared at the present time, lower winds and cold 23, but not a repeat performance of those extremely low and dangerous windchills for tomorrow morning, you still need to dress the kids in layers for the forecast, sun and clouds and seasonable. 26 at 7:00 in the morning and 29
at noon and we bounce into the lower 40s and above average in the afternoon. 43 should be the official high and not as cold as high pressure sends the wind from the southerly direction and a weak warm front lifts to the north with high clouds and temperature going 10 degrees above average at 50 and at that time there is a new low developing in the gulf of mexico the panhandle of florida, racing up the eastern seaboard and sliding to our south, typically when you move to the south you have cold air on the backside, not this time, it's rain for everybody a quarter to half inch, that should wrap up first thing saturday morning. sun and clouds and 43 tomorrow and 50 on friday and we stay at 50 on saturday and sun returning in the afternoon after rain in the morning and another arctic
front to start snow showers and 38 degrees and could bring another dusting or coating like we saw last night, behind that it's bitter cold on monday much like today with lower windchills and stays cold on tuesday below freezing and still below average on wednesday of 36 degrees so a little bit longer stretch of that arctic air next week but should lift away by next week. >> thank you. lady antebellum will headline musikfest. on saturday august 13th at 7:00 p.m. on the sand steel stage in bethlehem. tickets go on sale starting at $576 abc is a proud sponsor for more than a decade.
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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rogers meteorologist cecily tynan, and jim gardner. wednesday night and vice president, joe biden, will unveil his cancer initiative in philadelphia and a boiler explosion injures a maintenanceance worker at a west oak lane elementary school. but the big story tonight on "action news" revisits the horrific fire yesterday in wilmington. two children, one 3 years old and the other 3 months old that lost their lives and for a father the blaze ignited a tale
of tragic irony. john rawlins is live now on north monroe street. you have the full story. >> reporter: this is a terrible loss for this family, two little children are dead and the mother is badly burned. all of their worldly possessions and they didn't have much, the father says this is a replay of a deadly incident that occurred 20 years ago. >> we played just last week, we don't want to lose babies. >> mark caraway mourning the loss of two of his babies, his wife 37-year-old christina is in critical condition. mark said he left to pick up a few of the older kids from school when the deadly blaze erupted. compounding caraway's pain was his mother's death 20 years. >> i didn't want this to happen again bec