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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. in the news this noon, destructive storms ripped through several states we are
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looking at the damage from several states down south. and governor chris christie makes his first personal appearance since dropping out of the presidential race. and looking downtown from sky 6 hd at philadelphia international airport accuweather is tracking possible street flooding as we deal with the downpour throughout the afternoon. lets get the latest from meteorologist, david murphy, from the big board. >> there are two issues in and around the region, the first is the downpours and the second is the strong gusty winds from a very large system. the tail end of it is clearing washington, d.c. and it will be a few hours before we get this through philadelphia and now we have the issue with heavy downpours, everything highlights in yellow and orange giving us
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ponding and puddling on the roadways. and this line you see extended through berks county and pulling halfway through the county and getting close to wilmington, these are the heaviest downpours producing gust as head of them. some could go as high as 50 miles per hour from this line as it pushes through those of you on the eastern half of chester and delaware county and wilmington. these are the spots closest to the gust front producing portion of this precipitation. once we get that through over the next hour or so, you get into a lighter precip and we are able to say good-bye to this. and stormtracker 6 live double scan picking up the heavy line of precipitation, as we move this up to 1:00, it breaks apart and still produces strong wind gusts and heavy downpours ahead of that in trenton and lakehurst, new jersey and then
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past 2:00, 2:30, things start to get better, we may have residual ponding and puddling on the roadway. but better for the evening commute. we are right now seeing gusts coming out of the southeast at near 40 miles per hour in philadelphia, wilmington we dropped down in wilmington but 47 miles per hour in dover, delaware. as this is moving through over the next couple of hours, we have issues with downpours and the strong blustery winds. when i come back we'll track the departure of this, this is all coming up in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. it appears that icy road conditions were a factor in this dramatic accident in delaware. an 18-year-old girl survived when her car plunged into a creek. trish hartman is live with more on the rescue.
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>> reporter: well, we just spoke with the firefighters that made the rescue she is emily earnest, and is said to be okay after a harrowing crash this morning. firefighters knew they had to be quick, authorities say that the honda accord veered off an icy mill road and flipped into the creek and a large rock in the creek kept the vehicle from overturning completely. the driver, emily earnest, from hockessin was stuck in the car and stuck hanging upside down from her seatbelt. they cut her loose and even though she was panicked her actions probably saved her life. >> a lot of the credit was do to
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her. she was holding herself up out of the water. >> we acted and did what we had to do and the outcome was great. >> reporter: now, the victim was treated at the scene for hypothermia and a head injury and she was taken to christiana hospital where she was listed in serious but stable condition. the firefighters were checked out but declined to go to the hospital. >> thank you. philadelphia police are investigating a violent robbery attempt in center city. the victim was shot -- and katherine scott is live with the latest. >> reporter: police are investigating as the victim remains in the hospital in critical condition. police believe this began as a robbery attempt and we were able to obtain footage of what
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appears to be the friends running away after. it shows a shop opening and an inquiring look and then the men running down locust. these are the moments after an attempted armed robbery in center city where one man was shot. >> it's horrifying that it was this close. >> reporter: the 38-year-old victim and his 57-year-old friend were on west locust when an armed man approached and announced a robbery, the man was hit once in his right forearm and then they took off running before the victim collapsed by the kimmel center. the police took the victim to hahnemann. >> he was hit in the artery in the arm and even though critical he is expected to survive, however he lost a lot of blood. >> >> reporter: the suspect was wearing a black coat and black mask and armed with a semi automatic handgun.
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>> one shot was fired by a semi automatic weapon, large caliber. >> reporter: there are a number of surveillance cameras in the area and police are looking for information that can help in this investigation. >> thank you. temple university police are investigating a shooting on campus, a student complex at 11th and cecil b. moore, there have not been any arrests. an autopsy today should reveal more about a woman's death in allentown. her body was found in a recycling bin behind an apartment building. he is described as 18 to 30 years old of asian decent and 119 pounds with short black hair. police want to hear from anyone with more information. the presidential candidates are crisscrossing south carolina
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trying to secure votes before the primary. the pollers head to the polls on saturday. jeb bush enlisted his brother, former president, george w. bush, to try to garner support. frontrunner, donald trump, is considering suing ted cruz over what he calls campaign lies. and bernie sanders is trying to slow down hillary clinton, in nevada. nevada will hold its caucus on saturday. pennsylvania attorney general, kathleen kane, has offered to talk about the future of her office, she called a news conference later this afternoon in scranton, the embattled democrat is fighting charges and her law license is suspended. brian taff is on his way to scranton now and his reports begin today at 4:00. in less than two hours from now new jersey governor, chris
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christie, will make his first appearance since ending his presidential campaign. he is unveiling his fiscal proposal for the next year. the state's transportation trust fund is on track to run out of money by july. new jersey correspondent, nora muchanic, is there for christie's budget address and will break down the details with live reports later today. still to come here on "action news" at noon, travel trouble at philadelphia international airport, the hours long ordeal that left passengers tired and hungry and angry over empty promises. and a cell phone warning by the nypd, what they were told not to do after a scary incident in someone's bedroom. we'll be right back. we stop arthritis pain,
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per hour. and at least 10 homes were damaged there. nearly 200 fronter airlines passengers spent three hours on the tarmac and then their flight was canceled. >> the delay started with weather issues and then the plane had mechanical problems and was unable to fly, passengers were stuck on the runway with no heating or air conditioning and were only given a cup of water the entire time. once the flight was canceled and returned to the gate and everyone received a full refund with a voucher for food and hotel. but they found out that the hotel was booked and had to clean at the airport. >> they think that just giving me a $200 voucher is justifying the situation, that didn't help
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me at all because their next flight is thursday. >> all the hotel vouchers are worthless, the hotel is totally booked and there is no shuttle to take us there either. >> frontier says they are sorry for the travel issues and trying to book people on new flights. the owner says it's his way of thanking the community for its support. last thursday muhammad barry assaulted people at the nazareth restaurant. two of the victims are still in the hospital recovering. with the way this guy walked in and attacked me it's a miracle that i'm alive today. >> barry was shot and killed by police, he was not known by police prior to the attack. the world health
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organization may report to controversial methods to wipe out the zika virus, among them genetically modified mosquitos. a number of travelers that visited regions have returned to the u.s. after being infected. the world health organization has declared it a global emergency. be careful while using your phone in bed. police released these photos of a cell phone overheating and catching fire. police say that the phone was charging under someone's pillow and no one was hurt. still to come on "action news" at noon, a warning about medicines used by millions of people what researchers discovered about a class of heartburn drugs. and a tried and true way to stick to your workout.
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commercial flights resume between cuba and the u.s. under another agreement finalized by cuba today. anthony fox flew to cuba to sign the deal, they have offered 30 flights per day for cuba, airlines will have to apply for permits to offer the new service and they will finalize the flight plans by this summer. the government is proposing new food stamp rules, retailers that accept them would have to carry healthier food and stock
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items mandated by the food department. trying to give people access to more nutritional options. a class of heartburn options could impact memory according to german researchers. they say that prilosec increases the chance of dementia in people 45 years and older. compared to seniors that did not take it at you will. they only found an association not as strong as a cause and effect relationship. if are you looking for motivation to stick to your exercise routine you may want to look at your wallet. john hopkins followed patients considered obese, some got rewards for following their goals and some received penalty
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if they did not. they say it motivates people by not letting them feel regret. it will cost you to skip a workout. the "action news" team is work on news stories tonight at 4:00. alicia vitarelli is live with a preview. >> hey guys, the big question is could the miss america pageant be leaving atlantic city again. they will consider it unless they get millions in subsidies, what they are asking the city to give them and what they will do in exchange in hopes of sweetening the deal. on this dreary, rainy day, phillies pitchers and catchers are about to report to clearwater and there will be something for fans to do here at home. thoughts of baseball and thoughts of spring, love it all. don't forget you can take us on the go, watch our newscast streaming live on your smart
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phone or tablet. >> thank you alicia. accuweather is coming up it's raining out there. we'll be right back.
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meteorologist, david murphy, is here now way look at this soggy tuesday afternoon. >> stormtracker 6 live double scan shows you we have a lot of heavy rain right on schedule and right in the center of the region, if i go in tighter i'm especially concerned with that line of red you see moving into media and getting close to philadelphia itself. it's breaking apart down by glassboro, the issue with this is that right ahead of that heavy downpour is where you get your strongest wind gusts and the national weather service is warning from anything from 40 to 50 miles per hour bursts. i have some minor property damage tweeted to me here or
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there. and someone had a flagpole attachment rip off because of these gusts. and in places like norristown are you getting blustery and look for debris on roadways, if i go farther down the pike on this, it's affecting parts of south jersey and millville is at the bottom of it, but people up and down route 55 up to glassboro dealing with this as well. and one wider view shows you also part of that same line now -- in northern areas of southern lehigh county and north bucks near quakertown feeling the wind pick up and morristown to doylestown you look like you are in for this. a brief heavy downpour and strong gusty wind as head of it. an interesting look at sky 6 hd from down the shore at cape may, new jersey, there was snow covered road there yesterday,
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and you could barely see the lawn because of an inch and a half of snow on the ground but with that warm air and rain that snow is history. 39 in philadelphia and windsp out of the south at 29 miles per hour and gusting higher than that. it's a blustery day out there and not just wet. 59 in allentown and 53 in reading, but we were still down in the 30s when we went on the air at 4:30. 57 in millville and cooler by the water. future tracker 6 shows us we are not dealing with the heavy rain much longer. from now until 2:00, we expect most of it pulls through philadelphia and still brothering folks in trenton and buck county and then getting away from here and for the commute it should be dry but still windy. here are the future tracker 6 wind gusts for you, down the shore we can get up to 50 or higher in parts of south jersey,
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and philadelphia not out of the question we see gusts over 40 and as the rain pushes through its windy behind it and not as bad. later on we are kind of just blustery. and the lehigh valley forecast this afternoon, 55 degrees and cloudy and windy and rain is ending over the next couple of hours there. at the shore pretty much the same story, rain ending over the next couple of hours. today's high is 59 degrees, right where we are sitting now for the next couple of hours, and mostly cloudy on wednesday and 46 and cooler on thursday, and then the numbers start to climb again by the weekend and saturday we are up close to 60 for a high and it will be windy and breezy and a high of 54 and shower probably on monday. a massive 404 carat diamond is discovered in africa, it
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measures 3 inches across. they estimate its worth at $14 million. it would make a nice ring. >> put it on lay away and pay on it for the rest of your life. more to come on "action news" at 12:30, the lincoln memorial is getting a renovation thanks to a generous donation. and the woman that created the most popular album in the u.s. last year had a trying time on the stage we'll take you to music's biggest night.
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here are the stories we are following for you at 12:30, stormtracker 6 live double scan looking live at a massive amount of rain on our region. meteorologist, david murphy, will tell us when it will be the heaviest and how much to expect coming up and a teenage driver loses control in delaware and ends up in an icy creek. a dramatic rescue there. and firefighters are sent to the hospital after being exposed to a dangerous substance. and we have rain and this has the potential for flooding after an icy morning in our region. sky 6 hd showing you philadelphia international
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airport rain is falling on the runways and there were problems this morning but the airport says at this point most flights are departing on time. lets get the details from accuweather and david murphy, we are in for a messy afternoon. we can see some light at the end of the tunnel and the heaviest rain in the region, along with wind gusts, one sign of improvement, this is positioned near washington, d.c. and pushing up to the delaware-pennsylvania border and only 90 minutes before the back end of this gets through philadelphia and things start to get better, as we take the closer view, we have the heavy brand pushing through philadelphia and ahead of that red line, the strongest wind gusts out of this system. sometimes going 40 to 50 miles per hour and minor property damage is possible and if you head out you

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