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>> good morning everyone, it's 5 o'clock on this wednesday, february 17th. we're following several new and developing stories. >> a police officer is on the mend after gunfire erupted in allentown last night. >> the search is on for the vandals who left their mark on a philadelphia park. >> a calm are end to the work week is on tap compared to the wild weather that we started with. >> let's get details on that from meteorologist, david murphy and karen rogers. good morning. >> a little bit chillier than it was yesterday afternoon so that's one little change to the forecast but, yeah, the rain is gone. looks like any kind of icing situation we had yesterday morning all in the rear-view mirror. we have a lot of clouds this morning. there will be some sunny breaks and you can see some holes opening up down by washington but generally speaking more clouds than sun as we go through the day. yesterday we had strong gusty winds going as high as 50 miles per hour or more. this morning a driver's alert. there could be debris on roads especially side streets and maybe some of those less traveled areas so keep an eye out for that. temperatures are cool. we're down to 35 degrees in
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philadelphia, 36 in allentown. 35 in trenton. 35 in wilmington. 36 in reading. 30 degrees little below freezing in millville, new jersey, at this early hour. and as we head out into the drive way or the bus stop, it looks like mid 30's, excuse me, between 6 6:00 and 8 o'clock. numbers will improve a bit but stay cooler than yesterday with a high of just 44 degrees around 3 o'clock. excuse me. little bit of a breeze blowing and we've got clouds mixing with some sunny breaks. there's a slight chance of a spotty snow shower in the northern and western. your seven day coming up karen. >> dave we're looking live here in chalfont bucks county. what a difference a day makes. 202 parkway at bristol road one of the spots yesterday we saw slush. not the case today. we're nice and dry and clear. david talked about those 50 miles an hour wind gusts and they have done some today. here they brought down a tree and that tree brought down wires so it's an issue here in tinicum township and river road is still shut down between smith town road and dark hollow road.
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stick to mount airy road as your alternate for that one. if you're about to led to the tacony palmyra bridge, don't. it's about to go up so head to the betsy ross bridge instead. scheduled for a 5:05 opening n mount laurel burlington county we have a serious accident here. we're hearing that someone trapped in the wreckage of the vehicle. of this accident and they've shut down the ramp from the james fenimore cooper service area to the turnpike northbound. the ramp is shut down. we've got fire police crews on the scene trying to help the victim. one more issue is a downed pole from an earlier accident still out here on 168 southbound near nicholson road. matt and tam. >> thank you karen. we are learning more about a shootout that put an allentown police officer in the hospital. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live at lehigh valley hospital where the officer is recovering to fill us in. katherine. >> reporter: matt, this all remains under investigation this morning but the officer was taken here to lehigh valley hospital last night after being shot while they were serving a warrant. the suspect was taken here,
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too, but police haven't specified what his injuries are. this happened a at 616 godfrey street in allentown just before 10 o'clock last night. an exchange of gunfire as allentown police were executing a search warrant at an apartment there. police had the area surrounded. neighbors reported hearing officers using bull horns and strucking someone to drop their weapon. some nearby residents were evacuated and allowed back home around 1:30 this morning. the chief of police says this started as officers went to serve the warrant. he says first the suspect opened fire on officers then officers fired back. >> as officers of our emergency response team were approaching the door, they were met by gunfire. one of our officers was struck. that officer is in stable condition at this point in time. >> reporter: now the search warrant was related to a homicide investigation from last sunday when an unidentified woman was found in a recycling bin and what you're looking at right now is video from that crime scene but as for the suspect, police
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haven't said what his condition is. they haven't even specified his injuries at this point but we hope to learn more later on today. we're live in allentown, katherine scott, channel6 "action news. >> katherine thank you for that. take a look at this. this is the mess left by an unfortunate accident in somerdale, new jersey, last night. a customer hit the park at a pizza parlor driving through the front of the storm. the owner brought the place just a few months ago. he says if it wasn't for apple's in the back that he walked over to clean up he likely would have been run over. >> i'm erin o'hearn at the big board. not a lot of love being shown at love park. gravy fatty that was cleaned up over the weekend popped up again yesterday. many skaters say it is in protest to renovations that will force them from the park. the vandalism started after mayor kenney's office lifted the ban on some skateboarding. some of the images are too graphic to show. it appears the vandals have left behind written protests before the park shuts down for
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a year long multi-million dollar renovation in which much of the concrete will be traded for more grass as you can see in those drawings. it's a change that will inevitably force them out. while some believe the graffiti is a way for the skaters to voice their frustration others see it as one big eyesore. >> it seems to have popped up overnight. i was here like three days ago and didn't notice any of it. it's really incoherent. it's like a bunch of odd ramblings. >> the mayor's office released this statement. it said in response to the vandalism "we were prepared for something like this to happen when we opened it up to skaters." park will be closed off dan the graffiti will be removed before the start of the renovations. tell us was think about the vandalism on the 6abc facebook page. back to you. >> thank you. it is 5:05 and new this morning, pennsylvania's highest court is getting involved in a dispute about whether convenience stores can carry beer. the case pits the beer distributors against the
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liquor control board and a company that runs sheets stores. the supreme court justices will consider whether a convenience store can sell beer and gasoline without violating state law. only about a dozen businesses that have gasoline pumps currently sell beer to go in pennsylvania. >> happening today, former olympian and reality tv star caitlyn jenner will visit philadelphia. jenner will have a conversation with buzz businessinger? is the university of pennsylvania: the journalist is also helping jenner write a memoir. tickets to the event are five dollars for students and $30 for the general public. >> let's talk about accuweather today. a lot better than it was yesterday. >> no kidding. the rain is gone and we are a little cooler this morning but not too bad. storm tracker6 live double scan shows that we are dry which is always a good thing as you're getting ready to get that early morning commute cranked up. as we take a look outside we have sky6 and we are looking at penn's landing. you can see things are fairly tranquil out there. the camera
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not shaking a lot as winds are in the single digits this morning. 35 degrees in philadelphia, though. the temperature has dipped down a bit over the last 45 minutes. 35 degrees in trenton, 35 in wilmington, 36 in allentown and 30 degrees below freezing right now in millville. we have popped up above freezing in cape may. you're at 36 degrees there. not a lot of wind. a lot of clouds, though, and again it is a morning for coats certainly. there you see the clouds. there are some breaks down by washington extending back into virginia. we may see some of those breaks as we go through the day but generally speaking we're looking at a day where the clouds are the dominant feature. future tracker6 shows you that later this afternoon there's also the chance of a little pop-up snow shower in the poconos. wouldn't be out of the question that some of this reaches down into some of our far northern and western suburbs but in most cases we are dry today and not having to worry about that. up in the lehigh valley overall clouds mixing with some sunny breaks. cooler. a little breezy. winds running about eight to 16 miles per hour across the region today. and a high of 43 degrees up in the lehigh valley. down at the shore, pretty much the same story. cool on the boardwalk, some
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sun mixing with clouds, chilly with a high of 45. and in philadelphia, we'll go for a high of 44 right around average for this time of year and up in the northwest that afternoon snow shower is possible but most of you don't see that. there are the winds out of the west-northwest at eight to 16 miles per hour dropping down from the great lakes and making things a little bit cooler around here. then overnight tonight that cooler trend continues. partly cloudy and cold tonight. dipping to 27 degrees and we'll still keep that moderate breeze in play overnight. and then tomorrow high pressure gets closer to us and that's going to open up the skies, give us a nice sun -- sunny day for the most part but there is going to be a somewhat chilly northwest breeze and that temperature will only get up to 39 degrees. we are going to start bouncing back, though, pretty quickly in the seven day and the weekend's looking good. 44 is today's high, clouds, some sun. again that snow shower possibility up northwest not a real big deal and then tomorrow sunny and chilly, a high of just 39 but at least it will be nice and bright. then friday more clouds build into the picture, a high
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inching back to 41 degrees. and late in the day or at night there could be a little rain shower popping in, maybe even a snow shower north and west of philadelphia. for the weekend, though, warm front gets past us and it's looking good. partly sunny and 60 on saturday. and then increasing clouds on sunday but a high of 56. maybe a little shower around sunday afternoon or sunday night. generally speaking that's a nice weekend. and then monday sunny and 53. but by tuesday the clouds will increase and late in the day or at night there could be a mix of rain and snow and that may extend into wednesday. so, tuesday night into wednesday we're watching that. >> okay, thanks, david. beyoncé's super bowl performance upset some viewers and now a tennessee sheriff is going so far as to blame the singer for a shooting that happened near his home. >> a lottery win inspires a massachusetts woman to help a homeless man. karen. >> i warned you about it and now the tacony palmyra bridge is up, traffic is stopped. head to the betsy ross bridge instead. we'll take you to exton chester county see what it looks like there coming up.
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>> a montana family gave their neighbors quite a scare when they enjoyed one of their favorite tv shows at full blast. that's later i in the morning buzz. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> welcome back. taking a live look here the platt bridge. things looking pretty smooth and easy right there. it is 5:12. 39 degrees. >> a dry commute for a change, karen. >> how about that? yesterday it was slushy and this morning we're looking pretty good. we're watching for any slick
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spots here or there but haven't noticed any big problems so you should be good to go. let's take a look first outside and show you what the roads look like. this is exton chester county route 100 at commerce drive. you're drive. we have a flies easy ride in so looking good right here in exton. we have an accident investigation that's causing a problem here and this is in newark. they've shut down old baltimore pike between old catch's bridge road and sunset lake road. stick to pulaski highway. that's one good alternate to avoid the problem. downed pole from an earlier accident causing a problem in haddon township. 168 southbound near nicholson road. two lanes blocked. expect some slowing. over in mount laurel we've got a serious accident here and they've shut down the ramp from james fenimore cooper service area to the new jersey turnpike northbound here in burlington county. now, the turnpike itself we're seeing speeds of 65 miles an hour but the ramp is shut down and it's a serious accident
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with police and fire crews all on the scene right now. let's check the temperatures for you. it's 35 degrees. we are above freezing in the city. 36 in allentown. but just below freezing in millville. 34 degrees in atlantic city airport, 32 in wildwood and temperatures some 16 to 23 degrees cooler than yesterday. we're getting back down to reality. a high of 44 after yesterday's high of 60, matt. >> thanks, cash karen. latest poll says the front runners for each political party has a sizable lead over their rivals in the next presidential primary. the cnn orc poll has hillary clinton ahead of bernie sanders 56 to 38 percent among likely voters but sanders has momentum having gained nearly 20 percentage points since the last poll. donald trump is leading the republican pack with 38 percent, ted cruz follows at 22, rubio 14, bush with 10. south carolina's republican primary is saturday. the democrats hold theirs the following saturday. >> new here on "action news"
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flint michigan residents recounted tales of horror as they told the surgeon general how poisoned water has affected them. the doctor spent a second day investigating led contamination in the city's water supply. resident lined up to talk to him. a new study found that even though flint residents are being poisoned by their own water supply they were paying some of the highest water rates in the nation. new on "action news" the tennessee sheriff says his home was shot up and he's making the argument that he was targeted he says because of beyoncé. robert ronald is the sheriff of rutherford county. he says the first thing that crossed his mind after hearing gun shots and he blames his incidents on bee on's performance of her song formation at the super bowl. >> i think we've lost five to seven officers, five deputies, sheriff's since sunday's super bowl. you know, that's what i'm thinking, you know, here's another target on law enforcement. >> neither arnold nor anyone in his family were hurt.
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no bullets actually hit the home. arnold is already in local headlines in tennessee. he's being investigated by the fbi and the tennessee bureau of investigation in a public corruption case. >> the temple owls host the villanova wildcats at the liacouras center tonight. villanova remains the number one team in the country for the second straight week. the wildcats are 22 and three and only lost one game in the last 15. temple lost the last meeting with nova by 23 points. the flyers beat the devils last night for only the second time in their last seven tries. flyers forward wayne simmonds and center nick cousins scored 50 seconds apart in the third period and that took down new jersey six to three. flyers are four points out of a playoff spot. they face the canadiens in montreal friday. >> it is 5:16. details on the historic agreement that regulates the direct flight between the u.s. and cuba. >> there may be cheese in your refrigerator that does not contain any of the cheese advertised. health check is next. david. >> my, my.
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>> this massachusetts woman used some of her lottery winnings to do a good deed. sophia androti won $200 on a scratch ticket and then saw glen williams. the homeless man was panhandling in the cold. she decided to use her winnings and starter antidepressant go fund me page that raised $14,000 for williams' long term benefits. what do you know. >> as you're heading out this morning, it's drier than yesterday so we're not seeing too many problems. let's take you outside and show you what it looks like here in southwest philadelphia. the mid span of the platt bridge, no problems between 26th street and i-95. on the ben franklin bridge, you're looking good with no
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current delays. westbound traffic on your right headed towards center city. tacony palmyra bridge pack down after an earlier bridge opening. traffic is just moving right now so looking a little better. dave. >> well, it's a little cooler today, karen, but at least those strong blustery winds and rain that we had yesterday are now out of the picture. look out for some debris on roads this morning. couple of trees and wires down as karen has been telling us here and there. 34 degrees by 7 o'clock. 36 by 9 o'clock so it stays rather cold in the beginning of the day. then this afternoon we get up to a seasonable high of 44 degrees. clouds mixing with some sunny breaks. i think clouds will win out most of the time. and mainly dry. there's a slight chance of a stray snow shower popping down through the poconos. maybe getting into the lehigh valley late today and tonight but it's low impact and real spot too. on the big board at the airport all green aircraft and no signs of precipitation from here out to chicago and down to dallas and orlando. tam. >> okay, thank you david. going on to health check, doctors say they have increasingly high hopes about a new method to fight cancer a new treatment is based on
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immunotherapy. according to researchers in seattle that helps the patients own immune system fight off cancer threats a way similar to what happens when you fight off a virus. in a treatment doctors take t cells from cancer patients and genetically modify them. the cells are put back in the patient to multiply. researchers say the new cells could protect the patient from cancerous invasions. >> "action news" troubleshooters are back this time helping viewers having trouble with their appliances. here's nydia han way preview. >> reporter: it happens all too often. your stove refrigerator or dishwasher goes kaput and you call someone to fix it. what if you paid good money and fix never happens. that's when our viewers call the "action news" troubleshooters. >> the dishwasher which is over here was working intermittently stopping and starting and not getting dishes clean, not even heating up properly. >> reporter: the took the troubleshooters less than 24 hours to get results on this one. find out how we did it and what you can learn tonight on channel6 "action news" at
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11:00. >> 5:21 now. up next in the morning buzz an actress' expression of love could land her behind bars. >> plus a fight over privacy and your ey iphone. it has everything to do with these two people and apple. it's all new this morning and next at 5:30. here's america's money. >> ♪ >> good morning. topping america's money, commercial flights to cuba may start this fall. >> nearly every major u.s. airline plans to apply for them now that there's an agreement between the countries. >> it allows for 110 daily flights to cuba's 10 major airports. travelers will need to list a reason for their visit owner tourism. beware what you're sprinkling on your past today. the fda discovered lower quality cheeses and cell you'll lows made from wood pulp. >> that wood pulp is legally in small amounts but bloomberg found many other supermarket brands had it in levels that exceeded legal amounts. hershey's new carrot cake kisses.
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>> ♪ >> welcome back.
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that's beautiful. that should be a post guard. as you take a live look here the commodore barry there in chester, p. a, it is now 5:26, 39 degrees out there. >> ♪ >> and it's time for your morning buzz. gop presidential candidate jeb bush used twitter to woo south carolina voters but the post quickly went viral in a bad way. the former florida governor tweet antidepressant photo of an engraved handgun with the caption america. backlash and jokes quickly flooded social media. the picture is posted after he visited a high security firearm company in columbia. actress vanessa hudgens may be in legal trouble. she hearne boyfriend are being investigated for land limb. it allegedly happened during a valentine's get a way to sedona arizona. she posted a photo of a heart carved into one of the rare red rocks. federal law prohibits anyone from defacing national
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surfaces on federal property. the two could face jail time. and the return -- wait a minute. the return of amc's the walking dead was little too realistic for some mon money resident. police in great falls responded to a home after a neighbor reported hearing gun shots and loud noises so with guns drawn officers surrounded the home. they quickly found a family watching the mid season premiere with the sound you and windows opened. no one was arrested but there may have been some hearing loss. back to you. >> surround sound a little too surrounding. thank you erin. 5:27. still ahead on "action news" a florida teen is accused of convince and his community that he is a doctor and going so far as to setting up a clinic. >> thieves pull off a light traffic volume in center city involving pricey denim. those stories and more when "action news" comes back.
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>> ♪ >> developing right now on "action news" an allentown police officer shot while investigating an unsolved murder. >> windy wallop. powerful gusts damaged buildings and leaves south jersey residents in the dark.
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>> think spring. phillies pitchers and catchers are reporting to clearwater florida today. >> good morning every win. it's 5:30 on the dot on this wednesday february 17th. weather and traffic with david and karen. >> we're off to a somewhat cloudy start. satellite shows you that but we are dry across the region and there may be some sunny breaks. we're seeing some of that down to our south and west. overall i think it's clouds and some sun today but generally speaking the clouds winning out. remember drivers that we had those strong wind gusts yesterday up to 50 miles per hour or more. that did put some debris on roads. a lot of tree branches and things like that around so keep an eye out for that. in some cases as karen rogers has been saying we have wires and trees down. 35 degrees in philadelphia, cold this morning. 35 in wilmington, 35 in trenton, 36 in allentown and reading and a little chillier below freezing in a couple spots down south including millville and cape may. on the bus stop this morning, then dress warmly. 34 degrees by 6 o'clock, 35 by 8 o'clock. mostly cloudy, cold, just a little bit breezy. and as we roll through the day, chillier than yesterday


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