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trying to save his father. the flames broke out on 100 markly street in norristown. family members tell "action news" that the boy ran back into the burning home because he thought his father was still inside but the father had made it out and the child was sadly killed. vernon odom spoke with the family and people that witnessed the father and will have more in a live report at 12:30. we are following breaking news from delaware county, one person died when a tree fell on to a home here into a bedroom where a man and woman were trapped. "action news" reporter, annie mccormick is live at the scene in broomall with the latest. >> reporter: and rick you can see behind me crews are still out here removing portions of that giant tree that left a lot of damage to the home, they fell on top of a couple while they
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were sleeping in bed killing the woman. this tree fell on to a home in broomall, killing the woman while she slept in her bed and the man was brought to the hospital. >> it came down at 6:00 a.m. and came down with a lot of force and crushed the roof of the house and pinned two people inside. >> the tree was physically on them, when we picked the tree up we had a sigh of relief from the guy. >> crews rushed to the scene and began a delicate operation of removing the tree with a crane. dozens of people assisted and family members arrived and comforted each other when they learned of the tragic accident. it took nearly an hour to rescue the survivor, they worked to keep him alert and get him out alive. >> he talked to the rescue company the entire time they were working.
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a relative was here and he talked to her before he got put in the ambulance. >> at this hour we don't have word on his condition and police can't say for sure if weather was a factor but they do say that because of the resenheavy snowfall it did weaken many trees in this neighborhood. >> all right thank you. now to developing news from new york city. a massive crane crashed down on to the street and killed one person and injured three others, the tree landed on parked cars in the tribeca neighborhood at 8:30 this morning. the person that died was in one of the car there's and a third person had minor injuries, the crane was being lowered as a caution due to strong winds. investigators are on the scene now and we'll bring you updates on this story online at
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6abc.com. turning to accuweather, parts of the tri-state area woke up to snow and enough to cover the sidewalks in burlington county. people had to take time to clear off their cars before heading to work. looks like the snow cleared out in time for the weekend. first weekend of february. the sun is already back out in philadelphia showing you penn's landing on a pleasant friday afternoon. we are live with team weather coverage this hour. new jersey correspondent nora muchanic will give us a look at the conditions in mount holly but first latest from accuweather and melissa magee. >> hi there, conditions are improving across much of the delaware and lehigh valley, here is double scan live radar light snow showers there in lancaster and chester county and all of that has cleared is the i-95 corridor and pushing to the east and clearing coastal sections of new jersey, widening out the picture on storm all of that
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heavy snowfall pushing off to the east. new england they could find 6 to 10 inches of snow thanks to the same system that moved across our region early this morning. newtown in buck county, 3.2 inches of snow and port norris, 2.8 in pitman and 1.2 in smyrna, delaware. as far as the temperatures, they are rebounding nicely in the wake of the weak system that moved through today 42 in philadelphia and beach haven, 33 and 36 in wildwood where are you dealing with residual snowfall and more accumulation is likely before it heads off. snow continues to exit the coast and sunshine is making a come back and wind will gust from 25 to 35 miles per hour. we'll take a closer look at that
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and let you know the weekend call in the full accuweather forecast. >> thank you. lets switch live now to new jersey correspondent, nora muchanic, in mount holly, burlington county for us. >> reporter: hey there rick, how you doing? this is snow the way we like it, pretty to look at and easy to clean up. we have 2 or 3 inches on the ground but look at the trees you see behind me, they are starting to melt already, an hour ago there was snow covering the brafrmgs, it looks like this time around we'll have an easy cleanup. >> an easy cake walk compared to what we previously done had through here. it was horrifying. >> drew's neighbors were wiping
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the snow off her suv preparing to drive to her job in newtown, pennsylvania. >> it's a mess and wet and heavy. >> compared to the last one this is great i'll take it. >> this winter blast left 2 inches on ground, and main roads seem to be fine but just wet. >> main roads okay side roads slushy, not too bad a drive. >> you getting around all right? >> yes not bad at all. >> plowing a church parking lot, was easier than the last snow storm. >> mons truss, we were out here for days. >> my school district is closed for the day and luckily for me it's not as bad as they thought it would be, i'm going food shopping and making banana bread and giving my dogs a bath and then relaxing for the day.
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>> a full schedule? >> not so bad. >> back live at wallman lake park and 2 inches on the ground and it's starting to melt and you can see it dripping off the trees there, this is kind of a nuisance snow, easy to look at and easy to clean up. that is what we like. live in mount holly, nora muchanic, channel 6 "action news." >> that is what we like thank you. in other news a philadelphia rapper is waiting to learn his sentence, meek mill is awaiting his sentence after violating probation from a drug conviction. he traveled out of state without notifying his probation officers. we'll bring you the latest coming up today on "action news" at 4:00. two houses were consumed by flames in camden, the flames broke out on landsdowne avenue, it started in the back of one house and spread to the
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neighbors. the red cross is helping a family of four with shelter and other needs. now to the race to the white house, it's fight night in new hampshire. hillary clinton and bernie sanders came out swinging in their first one on one debate. marcy gonzales has the latest from the campaign trail. >> reporter: hi there, not ideal conditions for a busy day of campaigning with just four days until the voter goes to the polls here s today back on the trail after a fiery night on the debate stage. >> lets talk about the issues that divide us and lets -- >> the democratic presidential candidates facing off for the last time before the primary. hillary clinton trying to overcome bernie sanders 15 point lead in the latest poll and sanders closing in on clinton nationally. >> secretary clinton represents
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the establishment, i hope i recognize the ordinary american. >> i think senator sanders would characterize me a woman running as the first woman president representing the establishment. >> do you think donald trump is trod be president? >> i don't think being president is the same as being a real estate developer and on national security he has not shown the level of depth on those issues. >> and trump still holds a commanding lead ready to take his place at center stage here on abc for the next debate. and trump is looking ahead to the next big vote after new hampshire. he has canceled an event here because of all of this snow and he is holding a rally tonight in south carolina. we are live in manchester, new hampshire, marcy gonzales, channel 6 "action news." >> of course "action news" will be in new hampshire covering the
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melissa is back with the forecast, the snow is gone but the sun is out. >> we like that on our friday. a come back just in time for our weekend rick. here is stormtracker 6 live double scan radar, still light snow showers still existing the coast and then you look west to the i-95 corridor, lancaster in portions of the area, a lot of this will dissipate especially with the northwesterly down sloping wind it will dry out the atmosphere and the sun will come out for the rest of the afternoon. sky 6 hd looking at the commodore barry bridge on this friday afternoon.
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mostly cloudy skies with peeks of sun coming through. philadelphia 42 and the beautonight 29 and winds from the north northwest that continue to try out the atmosphere and the snow continues to depart from a west-east direction, the windchill at 35, especially with the blustery win. 30.15 and it is on the rise thanks to high pressure returning. 35 in trenton and 41 in allentown and wilmington and dover, along the coast in wildwood, 36 degrees. 34 in beach haven and 32 in the poconos. winds sustained 10 to 20 miles per hour so because of that you have to factor in a windchill. 35 in wilmington and 26 in lancaster and 27 in wildwood and just 25 in beach haven. here is satellite 6 along with action radar the snow we had across our region is starting to depart and moving to the north and east where we have winter
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storm advisories posted in new england, folks could find 6 to 10 inches of snow thanks to the same disturbance we had in our area this morning. we are clear into today but watch out new england. in the wake of that departing system, the winds are gusting 25 to 30 miles per hour, you can see that at 1:00 this afternoon gusting as high as 22 in the city and 27 in the poconos, and 30 miles per hour in lakehurst. they will continue as we go throughout the evening hours and drop off fairly quickly later on tonight and for the start of our weekend that means more improvement is on the way. the call from accuweather, clouds are breaking and blustery and chilly and 44 for the high temperature but watch for winds gusting to 30 miles per hour and windchills are in the 30s today. tonight a few clouds and brisk and cold and we drop down to 28 degrees in philadelphia. here is the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, 44 for the high today and sunshine already making a come
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back, it will be windy though, and on saturday partly sunny and 47. it's milder on sunday up to 53 and on monday chilly again down to 42 and on tuesday we'll be watching the coast very closely snow is likely as we track an area of low pressure coming up the eastern seaboard a high of 42 and 40 wednesday and 46 next thursday rick. enjoy the weekend it's dry and mild. >> i don't plan on leaving the house much this weekend, speaking of which the super bowl on sunday. famous designers decided to give fashion makeovers not to the players but to the pig skin, look at these glitzy and impractical interpretations here. they are celebrate the 50th super bowl with dedazzled super bowls, effect from gold leaves to spikes. and they will be auctioned off for charity and hopefully they score sfwhig there is more to
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come in our next half our of "action news" at noon. amy wombach went from a soccer super star to barbie doll. she hopes her doll will inspire girls everywhere. and dads go up against --
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"action news" at 12:30 continues with rick williams,
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sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. hello again sara is off and we have several breaking news stories for you on "action news" at 12:30. a 12-year-old boy dies trying to save his fire from their burning home. we are live at the tragedy in norristown just ahead. and a tree falls on a home while a woman and her husband is sleeping in the bed. and a crane in manhattan falls and kills a person sitting in a parked car. and in norristown a 12-year-old boy was killed in a house fire, he went back into the house to try to save his father but his dad had already gotten out. vernon odom is live at the scene. you spoke with family members there? >> reporter: i have rick. this is a story of incredible heroism by a young child but it ends in horrific tragedy. the fire

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