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in philadelphia laying a coating of a melting agent before the snow falls late tonight into tomorrow morning. meteorologist, cecily tynan, is live at the big board. >> this looks like a slush hour instead of a rush hour. stormtracker 6 live double scan showing this is the same system i was talking about yesterday that brought us rain, we have parts of new jersey and delaware now, the front extends from new england down to the gulf coast and what is going on it stalled. there is low pressure developing along that and what it will do is really back this precipitation farther inland to the west and also pulling down cold air from the north and from the upper atmosphere and that will gradually change that to snow in the overnight hours. a winter weather advisory posted for most of our viewing area
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unless this is a coastal storm. the moisture is closer to the coast and this goes into effect at 1:00. until 10:00 tomorrow morning. this is an event that is focused on the event. it's more about the timing than the amount. the band of snow right over us, over south jersey and not much happening in the northern suburbs, this is what to expect, the precipitation starts as rain and changes over from midnight to 5:00 in the morning, the morning rush hour is snowy with reduce the visibilities and a lot of this will melt on roads, the roads will get slushy and i'll talk specifically how much snow where you live coming up in the accuweather forecast. >> thank you cecily. "action news" is getting an early start to help you with the snowy commute, join matt o'donnell, tamala edwards and the latest on the forecast and
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traffic conditions starting a half hour earlier than normal at 4:00 a.m. police say a motorist crashed into a bus and the driver of the car was killed and the bus overturned. four students suffered minor injuries but a bus aide was seriously hurt. gray hall is live in camden. what is the story there? >> reporter: well, that bus aide is still recovering. she is 82-year-old vera cole listed in critical but stable condition and the other person remaining in the hospital after the fatal. >> there was a big crash like metal hitting metal and you heard screeching and dragging and i'm going to assume that is when the bus turned over it was loud. >> the sounds are lasting and the images unforgettable when
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the crash involving a school bus ended with someone dead. people living nearby are still rattled. >> i was shocked and scared. i was like oh my god i didn't know what to think. 43-year-old larry waller of bridgeton new jersey was driving a toyota rav 4 and crossed the lane and hit the school bus state police say that waller died at the scene and the impact forced the bus off the road where it overturned. onlookers took this video as they assisted students off the bus. >> how can you explain someone coming out of the vehicle that got smashed. they were highly upset and shaken. >> the students were headed to pine land learning center, ages 7 to 17 along with they are bus driver was taken to the hospital for minor injuries and a bus
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aide was taken to cooper university hospital and listed as stable but critical. parents say they are hugging their kidded tighter tonight. >> i have small ones. it's sad. my kids have questions and all the kids have questions they are scared someone lost their life. >> again back out live i can tell you the four students along with the before us driver were released. tonight new jersey state police says the investigation continues and they are trying to figure out what caused the toyota to veer interest its lane and into the school bus, gray hall, channel 6 "action news." >> a home up for sale in cheltenham township when up in flames this morning. the four alarm fire broke out in the 1,000 block of greenwood avenue before noon and it took firefighters three hours to get the flames under control and fort fatally nobody was hurt.
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the six bedroom home was on the market for $800,000. the schuylkill trail in philadelphia is once again the scene of teenagers causing real trouble. lawmen arrested four juveniles and police are on the alert for more. sara bloomquist is live at the spring garden overpass. what are the details here? >> reporter: jim police have arrested and charged to 16-year-olds and two 17-year-olds in connection with the violent attack last night. prior incidents including two sunday night are still under investigation. this has been an ongoing problem here on the trail and city leaders are working on ways to make it safer, the hope is ta these arrests help. >> this is happening for months now. people that lose the schuylkill river trail know about the attacks that are happening here in recent months. teenage boys out on bicycles harassing people.
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>> i heard it was younger kids on bikes, that is concerning because we use this trail a lot. >> someone spent a fortune doing this so we could all appreciate it. and whoever did that should also be out here protecting it. >> police stepped up the patrols and the attacks stopped and sun night the teens were back and they targeted two men demanding cell phones and cash and then pulled a gun on a man and demanded cell phones and belonging and he refused to unlock the phone and they beat him. >> he handed over his items, a cell phone and bag and laptop and he refused to unlock the phone and they began to purge and kick this individual and it's barbaric and doesn't make sense. >> they caught up with two of the suspects and found them with the victim's phone and a b.b.
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gun. >> we are increased the lighting and mile markers and telephones and cameras. we want people outside enjoying the trail and enjoying their recreation time. >> the mile marker should help police locate people in trouble more quickly and the cameras are likely to go up at key entrance points to the trail and there is momentum to start the town watch just for this trail. live along the schuylkill river trail i'm sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. "action news" was there this morning as a philadelphia police officer picked up a 3-year-old found wandering up the street alone. a city employee on her way to work found the child on the 1200 block of south 56th street in south philadelphia. the boy was in the care of an uncle that notified police when the boy went missing there was no sign of neglect but the case
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will be reviewed. we first reported this story last night on "action news," the long time head of the philadelphia carpenters union has been shown the door. john rawlins has the story. >> reporter: this man working on door locks this morning at the union spring garden office signs that tells of the shut down of all carpenter locals as well as the council. long time boss ed senior is no longer in charge. officials confirmed they were from new jersey but little else. >> you from edison? >> according to this website, they are being transferred to locals based in edison. >> the driving force is reducing
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costs and maximizing resources. >> that combines a group of 40,000 carpenters union is brisk. >> you are bigger -- >> and you can deal with corporations. >> getting better rates on things and insurance. from a to z. >> the carpenters have been involved in a messy public debate with the convention center failing to sign off to an offer that other unions embraces, they are shut out from work. when asked if that reflects a lack of confidence in local leader, they said the closing is part of an ongoing 20 year trend of consolidation. coming up on "action news" tonight the rusted ss united states now sits on the delaware river but new plans may have the historic ships sailing again. the philadelphia native hopes to
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kick his way into super bowl history this weekend and ducis rogers with the reason why some around here are rooting for the broncos. >> colder air along with moisture and snow along with the morning commute. details and what to expect and when. and more snow possibly next week in the full accuweather forecast. >> no, no, no. those stories and more when "action news" continues tonight.
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it was bigger than the
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titanic and it dashed across the atlantic and crystal cruises announced plans to overhaul the ship and turn her into a state of the art commercial cruise liner. it will cost $700 million to transform this rusted hulk of metal that sits at a wharf on the delaware river into a sea worthy vessel. >> the ss united states is ready to make history once again because so many people from the world over refused to give up on her. they shared our conviction that as the late walter cronkite said scraping the ship would be a crime against history. >> the next step is a feasibility study that will take nine months. police are looking for a thief that took money meant to improve the school library at saint martha's in philadelphia. a woman was caught on surveillance video walking down
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to the rectory and down to the parish hall where the school was holding a book fair, the thief took the lock box with $1,000 inside. if you have information you are urged to call police. residents from covington, pennsylvania, received a program director leadership award. covington house was singled out for their anti-crime efforts and the program services the homeless and run aways and at risk youth.
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a lot of nfl players find themselves at the super bowl site and one of them would be -- >> demarco murray who did not have a good year last year. he said last season he was the most frustrated he has ever been and the numbers agree with that statement. he was on espn sports center, he
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is committed to the birds and last year he rushed for 702 yards total. the lowest total of his career not counting the 2010 season when he missed many games due to injuries. >> i'll take the blame and for me individually, i think i'm going to work hard and be a lot better than i was and moving forward -- >> do you want to be back and play in philadelphia? >> i do. i do. something for me that is not the lasting impression i want to leave in my mouth or the fans or my family, i take football very, very seriously it's my life. >> five times in the past 14 years, the super bowl has been decided by just 3 points, it could come down to the foot of a kicker and if it's the broncos going for a win over the panthers, philadelphia has a
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rooting interest. >> in 2007 brandon mcmanus had a super moment for north penn high school -- that was a record 8.5 years late he is about to kick on a much bigger stage. >> i can't describe it we are so happy for him. >> in shock actually the nfl say tough business. >> a 30 yard field goal! >> it was a long journey to super bowl 50. he has been waived by the colts, traded by the giants to the broncos and proof that everything happens for a reason. >> for him to be the guy that propelled the broncos into the super bowl we couldn't be more happy. >> the same is said for his high school coach but a powerhouse has never had a player on a nfl roster before. >> have you to take credit for this? >> i think i made his skin
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thicker by getting after him at practice. >> north penn decided friday is brandon mcmanus day and they sold the shirts, 1200 sold in a day and a half and it goes to ban done's anti-bully squad. he took time out to send this -- >> thank you for the support go broncos and go knights. >> but his biggest fans, mom and dad are in the stands decked out in orange and blue hoping to celebrate their son's fairytale ending and after the nfc championship dad did this -- >> what will you do on sunday? >> hopefully the same thing. >> jaime apody, channel 6 "action news." finally tonight a college basketball player in wisconsin is now the big man on campus.
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wisconsin lutheran guard tanner sceny from half-court beats the buzzer to win the game and that was saturday and then yesterday they faced the milwaukee school of engineering and again and again at the buzzer and again to win the game. two buzzer beaters to win the game in a week. cecily tynan has the accuweather forecast in a moment.
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we have got virga retro grade working on us for --
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>> dynamic cooling too. >> oh i forgot dynamic cooling. >> you keeping a list -- >> we could have snow overnight? >> it's about the timing it's occurring during the morning rush. that will cause problems. stormtracker 6 live double scan showing not snow but rain showers over south jersey and delaware. this is all the same system that brought us the rain yesterday and it's backing up and colder air is moving in and that will be changing the rain over to snow and right now the temperatures are on the mild side, 56 degrees this morning and that is 12 degrees above normal. mt. pocono 37 now and wilmington 46 and trenton 47 degrees, so there is warm air in place and the roads are warm and that will have a limiting factor on what could accumulate on the roads, but there is plenty of moisture
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with the system that stalled frontal boundary and low pressure along that is moving out to sea and that will push moisture unland and pull in some cold air from higher in the atmosphere and that changes the rain to snow in the overnight hours. 10:00 tonight nothing happening just some clouds and rain showers across delaware, you go to sleep and it's raining and you wake up and there is snow. generally the i-95 corridor and areas south and east and parts of south jersey the snow could be coming down heavily at times but it is out of here by 10:00, this is a quick hit of snow but the problem though the timing, the morning rush hour you want to use caution and watch "action news" we go on at 4:00 tomorrow morning to monitor the situation, the snow is falling and the winds are howling so is visibility will be greatly
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reduced. main roads like i-95 and the schuylkill are wet and side roads will be slushy and the snow falling at a good rate that could cause sticking on the roads. more snow along the coast, north and west of the pennsylvania turnpike, a coating to a slushy inch on grassy surfaces and then there is a zone we are seeing heavier snow that will accumulate. northern atlantic county and eastern burlington county and ocean county, this could get more than 3 inches of snow, this is the bull's-eye for our region. it's out of here by midmorning and the afternoon will see a good amount of sunshine and temperatures in the 40s and windchills in the 30s and looking and feeling like winter tomorrow. the exclusive accuweather forecast morning snow and afternoon sun and it will be windy and 44 degrees, a quiet weekend 47 on saturday and sunday up to 53 and then things get interesting early next week,
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it gets colder on monday. 42 degrees, and still looks like a strong possibility of accumulating snow on tuesday with a coastal storm and the big question is how much, with a high of 40 and then by thursday it gets colder with a high of 36 degrees and new information and more details on tomorrow's snow and tuesday's potential snow. >> thank you. with the snow in the forecast here is welcome news the philadelphia flower show is a month away and we now know the theme having event this year. this year the theme is explore america, it celebrates the centennial of the parks service, the exhibits featured wild flowers and desert blooms and ancient redwoods and busy the
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bison was there. "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl 17 with brian taff and sharrie williams and ducis rogers. and please join us at 11:00 on channel 6 for a special "action news" investigation. here is a preview. >> reporter: the state is planning on taking over atlantic city accusing officials of miss using taxpayer funds. we set up hidden cameras and found one local councilman gambling with your hidden resources, see what happens when we go looking for answers. >> we would like to speak with you please. >> only on "action news" tonight at 11:00. for cecily tynan and ducis rogers i'm jim gardner we hope you'll join us for "action news" at 11:00.
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tonight, just two days until the big republican debate here, the new poll at this hour in new hampshire. is there a shakeup coming? donald trump, ted cruz and, tonight, we're one-on-one with marco rubio, now the target of incoming fire. also breaking, the zika virus. the health emergency in the u.s. now widening. the spraying here at home. the troubling transmission. as we ask, is the u.s. ready? chilling new details tonight. the 13-year-old girl, murdered. and this evening, the college students and their alleged plot revealed. carefully planned and why they went to walmart. the hostage drama in the parking lot. the gunman taking 408d of a mother. officers forced to make a split-second decision. and, the smirk. the former drug company ceo, who raised the price of a life


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