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edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> hey everyone, it's 6 o'clock on this wednesday, february thinned here's what's happening. >> the search goes on for the driver who hit a mother and her two children in south philadelphia. we're live with the latest. >> decision day. a judge could rule on bill cosby's bid to toss the sex assault charges he faces in montgomery county. >> rain and record warmth could cause flooding in the area. accuweather is tracking the latest. >> let's check it out right now with meteorologist, david murphy and karen rogers and good morning. >> we have an early band of rain that has arrived during the morning commute. storm tracker6 live double scan slowing that to you now. the heaviest portion of this is past philadelphia or at least the southern portion of philadelphia. center city about to say goodbye to the end of it. if you're in trenton it's going to get to you but that heaviest stuff only takes about maybe 20 to 30 minutes to pass and then behind it we're going to start to tend to get back into a lull until the second batch of rain, the main batch comes in later this
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afternoon and tonight and in some cases that could be steady to heavy rain for at least an hour or so this afternoon with some lighter rain on either side of it. there is still that flood watch that kicks in today at noon, doesn't end until 5 o'clock tomorrow afternoon and this is because the combination of about an inch or so of rain combined with melting snow could give us a some poor drainage area flooding we think most of what we're going the see is minor but still want to be careful driving or walking around. avoid any flooded areas if they develop later tonight and in through tomorrow. 43 degrees is today's current temperature in philadelphia, 42 in wilmington, 40 in trenton, 39 in allentown. everybody above freezing so we're not expecting any of those icy patches to develop and as we go into the afternoon it's going to be very mild. in fact that 63-degree reading at 3 o'clock is already a new record. the old record 62. and we actually think we have a shot at 64 for a high probably around 4 o'clock. karen, i'll have more on how that rain is going to progress on future tracker6 coming up. >> all right so it will be more of an issue in the afternoon but the roads are wet. that rain moving right through
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the i-95 corridor. here we are in king of prussia, the schuylkill at 202. the roads are wet right now. you can kind of see as the cars go through a little splash on the roads right now so look for that but if you're coming in from paoli devon norristown you're not going to have a problem out there yet. let's take a look at another issue though. sixtieth street at haverford avenue. getting reports of malfunctioning traffic lights that are causing problems right now so look for that to be an issue on 60th street. also in huntingdon valley we have an accident and we're hearing people injured on the scene. sounds like a serious one on county line road right another beechwood road. we have police on the scene with this so you're going to see some restrictions. burlington bristol bridge coming back down after a northbound ship so you might still want to head to the turnpike connector bridge 'cause traffic stopped but that shouldn't be a problem too much longer. one more live look at the ben franklin bridge. that's your westbound traffic coming into the city. you can see you're wet slowing things down just a little bit but no major delays just yet, matt and tam. >> thank you karen. a mother and two children are on the mend this morning after a horrible hit and run
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accident in south philadelphia. the ordeal all caught on camera. let's go over to "action news" reporter annie mccormick. she's live at the scene of the crime in south philadelphia. she's got the latest. good morning, annie. >> reporter: good morning, tam. and this happened in the middle of the day in broad daylight. witnesses say there car was going fast and there was no way the driver could not realize that they hit someone. now police are releasing more surveillance video of that vehicle. they are hoping to get some tips. surveillance video shows the vehicle wanted by police in tuesday's hit and run. look here as a three family members are seen crossing moments before impact. police believe the striking car traveled east on dickinson towards broad and it was at the intersection of broad and dickinson when the car hit a woman and her two children as they headed north on broad. after impact, the car sped off going east on dickinson and according to witnesses, it never stopped. >> it's no reason for you to hit someone and keep on going.
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>> reporter: the mother suffered critical head injuries. her five-year-old has a broken leg and the six month old has scrapes to the head. all were transported to area hospitals. you can see on the video multiple witnesses ran to help. reverend paul. quake moore was one of them. moore stopped his sanitation route immediately not realizing at first what he saw. >> little girl had all abrasions on her face. >> reporter: right. >> whole lot really. i'm like oh, my god. she had them all on her face but the little one right here, the mother, the comfort, the mother was on the ground. my name is reverend paul earthquake moore i'm here to comfort you. >> reporter: police recovered a broken passenger side mirror and continue to look at surveillance cameras they found from multiple angles. the red car seen there is the one they want. and back out here live you can take another look at 6abc.com if you didn't get a good look there. again a red honda is what
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police are looking for missing the passenger side mirror. of course if you have any information, you are urged to contact police. for now reporting live in south philadelphia, annie mccormick channel6 "action news." tam and matt. >> annie thank you. we could learn more today about how a seven-year-old boy ended up being shot in the face by a bb gun. the happened yesterday evening in mayfair on tyson avenue. fortunately police say the child only suffered a minor. >> his right creek. >> bill cosby expected to return to a montgomery county courtroom today. cosby's lawyers are trying to convince a judge to dismiss the philadelphia native's sex assault case. a temple employee accuses him of molesting her at his cheltenham home more than a decade ago. the defense says cosby made a deal with former district attorney bruce castor that he would not be charged provided he testify in his accuser's civil lawsuit in 2005. castor testified yesterday that he didn't file criminal charges because of a lack of physical evidence. >> so, listen upper run o'hearn is here now with two
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warnings that if you're in the careful they could end up costing you. >> sort of a nightmare matt and tam. the first one concerns your mail. as many as 10,000 pieces of mail including bills and parking ticket citations were never mailed out on time from the city of philadelphia. the city controller laid out the results of an investigation of the mail distribution center in center city. investigators found bins of mail just sitting there 10 days after they were all dated. that means hundreds of residents were fined for late payments. the controller's office is now compiling a database of people who were affected. and several restaurants in our area are among those hit by a nationwide data breach. cyber criminals stole credit card information from chains in the landry company through december 3rd of last year. some of the eight places hit locally include mccormick and schmick's in center city and cherry hill. morton's in center city and the golden nugget casino.
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we have a break down of details and what to do if you're affected on 6abc.com. >> it is 6:07. toyota is dealing with some really ugging charges that they mistreated black and asian customers who were looking to finance their new cars. maribel aber is live at the nasdaq in times square. maribel, this story almost seems too hard to believe there they would actually do this. >> reporter: tough story. tam good morning. toyota will pay almost 22 million to black and asian customers who were charged higher interest rates than white customers. the settlement ends an investigation by federal regulators into the automaker's financing arm. some toyota dealerships were found to have added extra interest to loans for black and asian borrowers. the additional interest added as much of $200 for the life of some loans. vests unloaded energy stocks as oil prices plunged and triggered a sell off on wall street. right now futures are pointing to a lower open. we have a report and private sector job growth due out today. that's the latest on business from the nasdaq.
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back to you. >> there's rain right now. this isn't the drenching rhawn we'll get. >> no, there's a little steady band that's coming through lasting about a half hour. the more widespread stuff later this afternoon. storm tracker6 live double scan shows you there are parts of the region there are a little bit on the wet side right now and if we go in closer you see some of this highlighted in yellow, that's steady rain pushing away from philadelphia, some of it still in northeast philadelphia at this point and heading toward trenton, norristown starting to say goodbye to that but lansdale seeing it right now and doylestown you'll be seeing this little band of steadier rain before too much longer. if i leave you at the wide view you can see there most of south jersey and delaware not seeing this. it's just areas close to the delaware river. and then there's another batch out by harrisburg that will probably push up towards pottsville and maybe clip a little of the lehigh valley and perhaps reading. then we get into a lull before the next big batch comes in later this afternoon as we take a look outside, we have cloudy skies overhead in philadelphia. a little bit on the wet side this morning. that might slow you down just a bit on the roads with that
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spray coming up on your windshield. 43 degrees, though. it is rain and not snow because we're have are mild this morning. 42 trees in wilmington, 39 in allentown, 40 in trenton and 46 degrees in cape may. no issues with icing on the roads like we had yesterday in a couple of spots. future tracker6 now handling that next batch of rain that comes through. and between now and noon, yeah, it might be a little bit damp at times in and around philadelphia and on up to the northern and western suburbs but the big batch of rain will still probably be to the north and west. and during the afternoon it rides right in. and by 5 o'clock, it looks like it's right over the i-95 corridor and then pushing offer the coast by about 9 o'clock, although there will still be trailing precipitation from i-95 over to the coast up until about maybe 9:00 to midnight and by midnight we're starting to see that get closer to exiting the coast. how much are we expecting rain-wise? a decent rainfall. most of our models at an inch maybe an inch and a third but when you combine these numbers with the one to 2 inches of melting snow that we still have to get rid of in some
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areas that could cause some flooding issues and that's why there's a flood watch in effect. today into tomorrow even after the rain is done we do have some potential flooding issues. it would begin late this afternoon with some streets near snow packs taking on some poor drainage area flooding. you might run into there as you're cruising down in toward intersections here or there. small creeks might also have some problems but we think most of the flooding is probably going to be minor. nonetheless if you're in a flood prone area you keep your eyes on this today. then tonight into thursday, the schuylkill river basin has a more wide general area may experience some more mainly minor flooding as all of that rain and snow melt channels down into the schuylkill river itself and into some of those large are waterways. up in the lehigh valley cloudy rainy, flooding possible today with a high of 59. down the shore where it's looking very windy, heavy rain, 59 degrees. winds by the way today will gust up over 30 miles per hour at times so that's another part of the package and the other issue of course is the warm air. 64 degrees would be a new record high in philadelphia if we hit that. it's cloudy and wet this
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afternoon, though, so it's not the kind of day where you're really going want to go out and enjoy it. 64 today's high, rain combined with snow melt providing us with some minor flooding around the region but do be careful driving and on foot if you encounter flooded areas. breezy and cooler on thursday with flood waters receding, 52 is the high. down to 46 on friday and back up to 49 and close to 50 on saturday and sunday. more clouds move in on monday and tuesday there's a coastal system that will pass us by providing us with clouds and a coolish high around 42. one model has it close enough to the coast where it would actually dish some snow in but another model has it so far off the coast that it wouldn't affect us at all so about a week from now we'll be watching a coastal storm i'll let you know what's going on. >> the divergence of models. a bicycler stares down the barrel of a gun during a tense road rage incident out west.
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>> troopers under the gun for treating at the academy. karen. >> 422 wet right now. starting to get heavy on i-95. we'll take you there live coming up. >> and well, a lottery winner has one more day to claim a ticket that is worth millions before losing it all. it's later on "action news." >> ♪ ♪
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>> ♪ >> welcome back. taking a live look there out across the delaware over to the adventure aquarium in camden. it is 6:15, 44 degrees right now. >> roads starting to get wet this morning, karen rogers. >> yeah, they are. the heavier rain will be later on this afternoon but we've had a band of showers moving through so the roads are wet as we're traveling. no issues with flooding for your morning commute. it's just a bit wet. i-95 at allegheny that's a southbound traffic as you head towards center city. starting to get kind of heavy at cottman and then again from allegheny to girard but you can see a 19 minute ride from woodhaven to the vine so no major delay just yet. it's just starting here. but in the carol park section of the city hearing reports of a malfunctioning traffic light out here on 60th street at haverford avenue. so, watch for that one. and you'll need to be a little careful at that intersection. we still have this accident and hearing there are emergency workers with injuries on the scene here in
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huntingdon valley on county line road at beechwood road. in cherry hill the construction out there on 70 eastbound blocking the right lane in a busy area at cuthbert boulevard. this lasts until friday so it's going to be blocking it all week so you need watch for that. let's take one more live look outside. this is 42 northbound traffic here at creek road. drier here at 42. as we look at storm tracker6 live double scan you can see that the heavy rain still well out to the west but we've had this band that's moving through riding right along the i-95 corridor so you're wet pretty much everywhere on i-95 and the northwest. right now in doylestown you're getting some of the heavier rain. it's about to hit new hope on 202. we're seeing it on 309 near lansdale and norristown it's wet. not too bad here near pottstown but along route 100 it's getting particularly wet. you see that area of yellow. honey brook just light showers and in downingtown it will get heavier this afternoon but here's the key. yesterday you remember the temperature in the northwest were well below freezing. now we're at 34 in martin's creek but 40 in quakertown, 41
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in slatington, 37 in pottstown and 40 in saint davids so you can see we're above freezing and it's just wet and not icy like we had all those problems with yesterday, matt. >> got you, karen. >> flipping me off. i didn't do nothing. >> beep beep. >> i can honestly say i didn't think that i was going to get a gun put in my face for going up to the guy's window. >> this confrontation on a desert road in nevada is making waves online. go pro video shows a group of bikers riding in henderson. appears the griever of that red truck flipped off the bikers. the man behind the camera confronts the people in the truck and that is when things escalated. henderson police say the driver who was seen pointing that gun is cooperating with the investigation. it is unclear if he will face criminal charges. this is also new, federal health officials have confirmed that a texas case of the zika virus involved sexual transmission not a mosquito bite. it is the first known case of the virus being locally acquired in the continental u.s. the virus has caused infected
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pregnant women to deliver babies with birth defects. they are born with abnormally small heads. the world health organization estimates up to 4 million people across the americas will be infected with zika in the next year. >> new this morning, there's several reports that dozens of cadets enrolled in the pennsylvania state police academy up in hershey are under investigation for creating. investigators say as many as 40 cadets shared tests or were given tests by former cadets. the cat deeds are part of the 144th class which began in september and is scheduled to graduate in march. it's unclear if any cadets will be expelled or if current troopers who participated in sharing those tests will be fired from the force. >> still ahead in the morning buzz the mom who is turning a newborn's nourishment into jewelry. david. >> all right, guys, we are looking at the kids and we're getting them up for you here. we do have lots of umbrellas in store for the kids because we are looking at a a lot of rain this afternoon and
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>> one lucky winner is holding onto a 63 million super lotto ticket they won in august of last year but they could become very unlucky very soon if they don't claim the prize by tomorrow. the winning ticket was sold at a 7-eleven in chatsworth california a suburb of if it's not claimed it would be the highest unclaimed california lottery prize on record. the money would then be redirectioned to support california public schools, so it would be for a good cause. >> don't turn it in. >> great. >> be charitable, please. don't take the money. >> we'll do it right after you give away $63 million. >> if i had it i would. >> okay. let's take you outside.
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we've got a new accident we spotted in our cameras here. this is lower gwynedd township montgomery county 309 southbound at welsh road and you see the flashing lights here as you're heading towards ambler you want to watch for this accident scene. the roads are wet. you need to slow it down. now we have a new accident on 309 southbound at welsh road. another new accident in pottstown charlotte street at grow's alley dave. >> few showers pushing through the region right now karen most from close to the north and west. heaviest stuff pushing past trenton. a cluster of heavier stuff towards reading. a lull in the action to the south and west of us. we'll see that before another band of more widespread rain comes in later this afternoon. other part of the story today it's going to be mild. 59 degrees as soon as noon. 63 by 3 o'clock and your high today is going to be 64 degrees. that will be a new record in philadelphia. we'll probably hit that around 4:00. rain heavy at times in the afternoon and evening. its going to be rather blustery litter on with winds gusting over 30. down at the airport no major
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delays yet but looking at rain obviously in philadelphia and unless atlanta another destination to watch that might have delays later matt. >> thanks, david. oscar winner richard dreyfus step into the shoes of bernie madoff tonight for the mini series event on the convicted swindler. madoff's ponzi scheme defrauded thousands of people some in the delaware valley. he remains in prison and his victims say they are still feeling the impact of his lies. >> i think you go through the steps probably as they do in mourning. >> i can't live with being angry, okay, and certainly i don't forgive bernie madoff. >> find out how these investors found themselves wrapped into bernie madoff's web of deceit and how they have recovered in our special report on "action news" at 11:00. >> ♪ remarkable things are happening at your local acme.
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showing support for their teams. a colorado fan is knitting 150 bronco sweaters for her kids and by kids we mean goats. rebecca herbert says when goats are born they are small and cold. that's why she's knitting sweaters for them. the girls get orange and the boys, of course, get blue. after throws two stories it's only appropriate that we're showing lady gaga. she's set to sing the national anthem at the super bowl on sunday. the performance will be live before the panthers and broncos kickoff. she'll be joined by actress marley matlin who will be signing. lady gaga has as always a very busy quarterback. we're excited to see her wardrobe, too. back to you guys. >> it will be interesting. at the oscars they said she'll do a tribute to david bowie. bill cosby's court hearing resumes today.
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we're gearing up for lie continuing coverage. >> a powerful storm system that brought tornadoes and severe thunderstorms to other spots is bringing soaking rains the our region. meteorologist, david murphy with the threat of flooding next.
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>> now an "action news" a band of heavy rain is moving into the regions. parts of the delaware valley under a flood watch. >> a montgomery county judge hopes to rule whether or not bill cosby's criminal case can hold up in court. >> good morning out there it's 6:30 on this wednesday february 3rd. let's get a quick look at that weather and traffic. rain coming our way. let's go over to dave murphy and karen rogers. good morning. >> we're starting out on storm tracker6 live double scan on the big board this morning you can see how there is rain pushing through. most of the heavy stuff is now north and east of trenton and we have a little bit of yellow
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showing up in lancaster county and out to the east of harrisburg some of this might clip berks county, reading also up toward allentown. then there's a lull and we'll have to wait until later this afternoon for this next large batch to arrive and that's where most of our volume of rain is going to occur later in the afternoon and evening. there is still a flood watch in effect. it kicks in at noon today. doesn't end until thursday late in the afternoon and the concern is that we're going get about an inch or so of rain. combined with snow melt it could produce flooding especially on roads maybe smaller streams. most of the flooding minor but don't drive through any areas that manage to take on that water. 43 currently, it's mild so the precipitation is rain and not snow this morning. same story up in allentown, well above freezing, 39 degrees and 46 in sea isle city. as we roll through the day, it is going to be very mild so the rain is part of the story today but the other part is the mild air. 63 degrees by 3 o'clock and a high of 64. the existing record in philadelphia is 62, so it does
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look like we'll have a new record high by the time the afternoon is over. it's also going to be rather blustery out there so wind driven rain at times this afternoon and this evening. karen rogers we'll have more on the rain on future tracker6 coming up. >> and that will be very pleasant to drive through, the wind driven rain. tracking a day where we have flooding concerns, rain coming with snow melt but that's really affecting you later. right now the roads are wet it's not heavy rain but we have a few accidents here. look at the heavy traffic with this one. this is lower gwynedd township in montgomery county. looking at 309 southbound at welsh road. you see the flashing lights. this accident partially blocking the right lane so it's creating a slow go here on 309 southbound as you head towards ambler you're dealing with this accident scene on the wet roads. in pottstown an accident here as well. charlotte street at grows alley so watch for that one. huntingdon valley we were hearing this accident was serious with injuries. police and medical emergency on county line road at beechwood road. watch for some possible restrictions there. outside live on i-95 no major
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problems yet on i-95 but it's heavy traffic. this is southbound traffic headed towards center city and we're jammed from academy to cottman and allegheny to girard and last time we showed you this picture it was an 18 minute ride now it's jumped up to a 25 minute ride from woodhaven to the vine so you're starting to see that there was grow. also ben franklin bridge looking a little heavy. it's wet, slow, westbound traffic coming into the city and looks like a slow go on the ben franklin bridge this morning. and this just in. thank you matt. reports of a train crash coming in in conshohocken so just happening right now. this is cherry street at washington street. cherry street at washington street. right by the conshohocken station for septa's manayunk norristown regional rail line. so, the actio action cam is head to the scene, that breaking news, roads are wet, problems out there and now reports of a train crash in conshohocken causing issues. matt. >> keep us posted. a montgomery county judge could decide today if prosecutors could go forthwith a case against bill cosby. katherine scott has continuing
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coverage live outside the courthouse in norristown. katherine. >> reporter: matt, former district attorney bruce castor was the only witness to take the stand here yesterday and he testified that he believed that bill cosby would never be prosecuted. he said that there was no written formal nonprosecution agreement but that he made a legal decision and he believed as district attorney that legal decision would be binding for all time. bill cosby left montgomery county courthouse yesterday waving to a small group of supporters. his lawyers are trying get the sex assault case against him thrown out arguing that he had a valid nonprosecution agreement in place with then-district attorney bruce castor. castor testified yesterday there was no formal immunity but believed by deciding in the to prosecute, it took away cosby's right to invoke the fifth amendment and castor believed by doing that, accuser andrea constand could at least get justice in the civil courts.
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i was hopeful that i had made ms. constand a millionaire. but last sum area judge unsealed cosby's testimony where he said he gave constand three blue pills and had sexual contact with her. he says it was consentual. she says she was drugged and violated. kevin steele says cosby would have needed an agreement in writing to be binding. castor testified he believed constand's story but there were flaws in the case which would have made it difficult to push forward. it took her almost a year to go to authorities. she hired a civil attorney before going to police and had continued contact with cosby. but castor bristled at the perception he is he supporting cosby saying to the defense attorneys let's be clear. i'm not on your team here. i want them to win. and back here live at montgomery county courthouse you can see the barricades are in place here for all the people expected later on. the proceedings will continue this morning at 9:30. we don't know yet who will take the stand but the judge
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said yesterday he hopes to rule on this matter today. we're live in norristown, katherine scott, channel6 "action news." >> thanks katherine. there are two more legal developments for bill cosby. chloe what was goins dropped her lawsuit without explanation for an incident the model said happened at the playboy mansion in 2008. another civil case will go forward. a california state judge ordered cosby to give a second deposition in the judy huth lawsuit by the end of the month. huth claims cosby forced her to perform a sex act on him also at the playboy mansion back in the 1970's when she was just 15 years old. cosby's legal team has repeatedly denied all of the allegations against him. >> new this morning there isn't much left to a home that caught fire in camden overnight. it happened on the 800 block of north 34th street around 2:00 this morning. firefighters doused the charred remains of the building which burned almost all the way down to the foundation it took almost an hour to contain the flames. there are no reports of injuries. the fire marshall is investigating a cause.
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and the search goes on for a hit and run driver who slammed into a mother and her two young children and just kept going. philadelphia police released the surveillance video from broad and dickinson yesterday. we freezed the footage before the impact. another camera shows the suspect's red honda, there you see there it speeding away. the mother suffered critical wounds to her head. her five-year-old has a broken leg and her six month old baby has scrapes to its head. >> i'm erin o'hearn at the big board a storm that brought everything from a blizzard to tornadoes is marching east. this is video of a twister in western alabama last night that caused extensive damage. the tornado in pickens county, alabama damaged several homes and the federal corrections institute. many residents there lost power. fortunately no one there was hurt. but officials are warning everyone in that area to be on the lookout for dark rotating clouds. heading over to mississippi, multiple tornadoes touched down yesterday. fortunately there were no injuries there, either, but the same could not be said for
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severe structural damage. buildings were ripped apart and trees were uprooted. this is the scene for about a quarter of a mile. and this scene looks familiar, doesn't it from a couple weeks ago here but this blizzard was in south dakota. the high winds and low visibility were enough to bring a stretch of a major interstate to a close. the national weather service says it is not uncommon to see major thunderstorms to the south and major blizzard conditions farther north. and this is sort of a domino effect. i80 in nebraska was closed. hundreds of trucks were trying to get through 70 but ended up getting stuck. the storm prediction center has been keeping an eye on it since it was in the pacific so this is certainly having a widespread impact across the country and unfortunately it is just not over yet. guys, back to you. >> thank you, erin. 6:38 now. now we know what it's doing to other places. now let's find out what we should expect. >> it's mild air and rain around here, a little bit of wind mixed in. storm tracker6 live double
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scan shows we've gotten the one batch of rain early this morning and it hasn't done a whole lot. it's been fairly brief, maybe an hour, hour and a half. now it appears to be breaking up a bit. all morning long this has been really affecting areas close to i-95 and then off to the north. there's a little bit of heavier stuff highlighted in yellow that still has a shot at poking up toward reading and maybe clipping a little bit of allentown over the next half hour or so. then we get into a lull before the next big batch rides in later this afternoon. as we take a look outside, we have cloudy skies, it's a little bit damp in wilmington although things dying down in wilmington, a few lingering raindrops there for perhaps another five minutes or so. temperatures currently 43 in philadelphia, and everybody across the region is on the mild side so this is indeed rain and not snow and we're looking at comfortable enough conditions out there if you can dodge the raindrops. the next batch of rain rolls in later this afternoon. by midnight there's the possibility -- midnight -- by noon there's the possibility
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that some of this rain does is it a odoesstart to filter down s philadelphia. then during afternoon that does start to filter down right through the i-95 corridor. this is the 5 o'clock view this afternoon and this will be heavy rain, maybe even a rumble of thunder mixed in. by 9 o'clock tonight most of the heavy stuff is clearing the coast but we may still have lingering showers and somewhat moderate rain in and around philadelphia by about midnight most of this is finally getting off the coast. what are we looking at? rainfall amount-wise looks like anywhere from an inch to an inch and a third but when you combine that with another one or 2-inches of melting snow that some areas may get, we are looking at the potential for some flooding. so, the chance of downpours later today and early this evening pretty high for at least about an hour, hour and a half. snow melt definitely going to see a lot of that. i wouldn't be surprised if by tomorrow morning or tomorrow afternoon most of the snow is gone with the exception of those big piles in the parking lots. and then flooding, there is high risk of that but we are
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expecting mainly minor flooding in poor drainage areas. if you're in a flood prone area you want to keep your eyes on this and if you're driving around, be careful about intersections that are flooded. you'll be plowing that was throws later this afternoon and tonight. there's a moderate chance of some strong winds as well maybe some damage in the form of some branches down here or there. winds could gust over 30 miles per hour this afternoon. big story other than the rain is going to be the temperature, though. by 3 o'clock we're up to 63 and we're expecting a record setting high of 64 this afternoon in philadelphia and a couple of other spots may also see records fall. here are your highs today. 59 degrees in allentown, probably missing a record there. 62 would tie the existing record in trenton, though. 63 would be close to record in wilmington as well. your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, today's high mild, 64 degrees but an afternoon filled with rain, sometimes later this afternoon it will be heavy. and then you combine that with the snow melt we could get some at least minor flooding on some creeks and streams and maybe some poor drainage area
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problems on roadways. then tomorrow breezy and cooler, 52. down to 46 friday and 49 on saturday. and a similar day on sunday. lots of sun but a high of 51. next chance of precipitation is now pushed back until tuesday. but there is one model that has it as a coastal storm close enough to bring us some snow. that is the only model calling for anything, though. other model has it out to sea and so it's kind of, you know, maybe it will happen, maybe it won't its a week away. we'll keep our eyes on it and again that's tuesday. >> the other models will say get in line. >> that's right. >> it is 6:42. up next, a daring escape. a nine-year-old girl takes a leap of faith into the arms of some of north jersey's finest. >> a man pretending to be a priest is accused of tricking the painful into thinking they had a chance to see the pope during his visit here. karen. >> looking live at the schuylkill expressway near the conshohocken curve. traffic is moving okay on the wet roads but the breaking news not far from here. an accident in conshohocken involving a train and we're just getting details from
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montgomery. police said it is a septa train involved. there's an injury on the scene. we'll have the late of the details when "action news" comes right back.
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>> ♪ >> 6:45 on this wednesday morning. karen rogers has the latest on our broadcasting story. karen. >> and it continues to definitely. we're getting more information now with septa confirming that this accident involving a septa train was a manic norristown line. that line is suspended. there were 55 people on the train when the train hit a disabled taxi. no one was in the taxi. one person on the train was injured. and here's what we're hearing. it was struck near cherry
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street and then the vehicle dragged westbound towards ash street. so that vehicle, the disabled taxi was dragged across towards ash street but fortunately no one in the taxi. one person injured on the train. we're hearing at this point it was a minor injury. the action cam headed to the scene right now. breaking news in conshohocken, an accident involving a septa train and now the septa train, manayunk norristown line is being suspended because of this accident and obviously investigation, this is all happening right now. the scene currently is at cherry street right near washington street so watch for that one and the details developing with this manayunk norristown train being suspended because of the accident scene right now. let's talk about some of the other problems in the area. the roads are wet and we have issues out there. here we have county line road at beechwood road. this is an accident in huntingdon valley causing a problem. we were hearing people injured on the scene and police still out there. few issue on the big picture. don't forget the falls bridge remains shut down. that's been causing a lot of problems and so is the closure
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of the art museum drive. that's been causing problems as well as portions of monument being shut down. the schuylkill westbound only 15 miles an hour from the boulevard to past belmont. i-95 southbound 23 miles an hour at injured bu girard but ot cottman. the rain in the area probably contributing to some of the the ask scenes we're seeing but it's not very heavy. we have been talking about problems with flooding, snow melt but that's not until later on in the afternoon when the heavy rain comes. right now it's light rain but nonetheless we're getting soaked here in coatesville pottstown reading, in quakertown some light drizzle, in doylestown. malvern all get something light rain at this point but of course the big story, the breaking news matt with that accident in conshohocken involving a septa train. tam isn't thank you karen. a flynn-year-old north jersey girl took a terrifying jump to escape a burning building and landed safely in the arms of police officers. sophia doroshenko was home alone inside the mahwah apartment building when a
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kitchen fire broke out across the hallway. she tried the front door but smoke and flames blocked every exit when which only left her the option of the third story balcony. three police officers stood by with opened arms. she jumped and they caught her. >> los angeles police arrested a plan who they say posed as a priest and sold thousands of dollars in fake tickets to see pope francis in philadelphia. investigators say erwin mena has been posing as a priest at multiple parishes around california since the 1990's and always vanished before authorities could act. police say they caught up with mena this time accusing him of selling two dozen people phony tickets to a pilgrimage to see the pope here and in new york back in september. >> ♪
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>> well, let's get a preview of "good morning america." >> we'll check in with amy robach. she's got the latest. good morning u good morning to you tam and matt. great to be with you on this wednesday morning. coming up next on "gma" the race for president. the candidates in new hampshire now and all eyes on donald trump as he defends himself over that second place finish in iowa. we will hear from him live this morning. we have full team coverage in new hampshire with everything you need to know. a major headline in the global health emergency caused by the zika virus. first reported case of the virus spreading person-to-person instead of just by mosquito he and it happened right here in the u.s. dr. richard besser is here with what you need to know this morning. plus we have new details in that virginia tech murder.
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how the 13-year-old may have met the man charged with her murder. and the chat app at the center of that very tragic story. and then we will switch gears and tell you about a lottery mystery in california. a winning ticket worth $63 million that has yet to be cashed in. this is one of the biggest unclaimed jackpots in lottery history. who is the winner with just over a day left to collect his or her fortune. all that coming up next right here on "gma." back to you guys. >> oh, the drama. thank you amy. we'll see you in a little bit. >> we have more on our breaking news right now in conshohocken. i'll show you the area on a map here. this is cherry street at washington street and this is where a septa train struck a disabled taxi. no one was in the taxi but the car was dragged from cherry street westbound towards ash street and we're hearing there's one injury involved on the train. 55 people were on that train and now the manayunk norristown line is suspended. you may be able to take the norristown high speedline. some people will be able to do
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that to get where you need to go but i know that's a difficult morning with the manayunk norristown line suspended because of that breaking news, that train accident, dave. >> all right karen the northern suburbs are wet. storm tracker6 live double scan, there's philadelphia just getting clipped with a little bit but there's more rain in norristown malvern up towards pottstown. reading in the middle of some somewhat steady rain with yellow mixed in. this is pushing off to the north and east. later this afternoon a more widespread batch of rain arrives. dressing the kids, a lot of them especially north are going to want umbrellas on the way to school. everybody should be armed with them on the way home. here's what's going to happen. it's going to be warm. 62 by 2 o'clock, a record setting high of 64 this afternoon. we'll be right back with your top stories.
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>> we have breaking news coming out from counties hong the actioconshohocken.an accidea train that struck a disabled taxicab on cherry street near washington. we're hearing there were 55 people on that train. one of those people were injured. they're dealing with that right now. the train struck the disabled taxi. no one was in the taxi and dragged it from cherry street westbound towards ash street. this is affecting the manayunk norristown line. it's us spendse suspended. >> we'll get up to 63 by 3 o'clock with a record setting-64 around 4 o'clock. rain gets steady today and
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tonight and there could be some minor flooding on some waterways. look out for flooded intersections. >> the action cam is on the way to conshohocken. hope to have pictures in about 30 minutes. stay tuned during "good morning america." for karen rogers, dave murphy, tamala edwards, i'm matt o'donnell. have a great day, everyone.
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good morning, america. the battle for new hampshire. >> bernie, bernie, bernie. >> bernie sanders drawing huge crowds as hillary clinton tries to close the gap and donald trump back on the stump after that second place finish in iowa. some calling new hampshire do or die for his campaign. >> we're going to start winning again. we're going to win so much. >> trump talks to george live this morning right here on "gma." tens of millions in the path of dangerous tornadoes as twisters tear through the south. winds up to 70 miles an hour ripping apart homes and schools. a blinding blizzard wreaks havoc causing hundreds of wrecks. new warnings as the storm moves east. new fears about the zika virus. the first reported case in this outbreak spreading from person to person by sexual transmission, not mosquitoes right here in the u.s. our

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