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pockets of light rain right now, the only area with cold enough temperatures to support any frozen precipitation is across the poconos and we do have pockets of freezing rain and winter weather advisory up there for the potential for more freezing rain and back closer to home. the first storm system is moving off the coast of virginia so any of the rain tonight will be tapering off to some light drizzle overnight. i want to focus on round two, and this storm is a lot stronger, the low pressure is moving into louisiana and ahead of it, we have a major outbreak of severe weather, several tornadoes are already parts of louisiana and the tornado watch extends into the paneled of florida and it's an active night of severe weather for the deep south and what that low pressure will do is cut to the west. that means the warm sector of the storm and tomorrow you'll feel the warm and during the morning light drizzle and rain
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and not an impact for the morning commute, this is when the heavy rain moves in and more than an inch of rain and temperatur temperatures soaring into the 60s and we have the possible of damaging wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour and we'll talk more about the system and what is to come behind that coming up in the full accuweather forecast. >> thank you, as the rain pushes through with would like to you keep 6abc.com/weather open on all of your devices. you can rely on stormtracker 6 live double scan to keep ahead of the storm and get updates from the "action news" weather team on facebook and twitter and other social media platforms. attorneys for former philadelphia eagle, lesean mccoy are meeting this afternoon and the big question of course is will mccoy be charged in connection with a fight against two philadelphia police officers in a nightclub.
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sara bloomquist is live now with more. >> the meeting between investigators and lesean mccoy's legal team is going on this afternoon, here at the offices at 20th and market. this is a meet that he requested as a preemptive strike. we are not sure mccoy is even here, this is something he with not be required to attend. inside of the lobby waiting to go to cogan's office. they say a meeting like this is unusual. our understanding is that mccoy's team wants to present their version of events. as they prepare for criminal charges that may be filed. they are unsure of any evidence that macon dict that appears to show the melee at the recess
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lounge on february 26th at 10:00 p.m. that the former eagle and three friends got into an argument over a bottle of champagne and the video shows them purging and pounding and stomping the officers injuring them badly. his lawyer believes that this is a true case of aggravated assault. >> think the evidence is abundantly clear from what we have seen. and again it's not my job to see who is charged with criminal conduct as a result of this incident but i can assure you someone will be charged. >> "action news" has obtained these photos of officer darnel jessie one of the cops hurt that night. you can see the cut above his eye, he was taken in the hospital, he is wearing a
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hospital gown, these are the first photos we are seeing of one of injured officers that night. and forto jr. gave a statement that night and met with investigators a couple of weeks ago. but at this point no charges are filed again anybody involved in this incident. and at this hour, mccoy's legal team continues to meet with investigators, we don't know if they will come down and make a statement, when that happens but any developments will be on 6abc.com and on the later additions of channel 6 "action news." i'm sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." former philadelphia elementary school principal, evelyn cortez plead guilty in a cheating scandal. court documents show she plead guilty to perjury and tampering with records. she was accused of directing teachers and students in tioga
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elementary school to change the answers on exams. from 2007 to 2011. cortez is scheduled to be in court in april. rallies are taking place at apple stores throughout the country today, people are protesting against the government's demand that apple break into an iphone that belonged to an person terrorist. syed farook, the concern is the privacy of all users will be at risk. christie aleto was live at 16th and walnut in center city at the apple store there. what is the situation. >> reporter: a little more than a couple of minutes ago, a handful of demonstrators showed up outside of the apple store to support the tech giant, at the heart of the issue was does privacy trump security and a lot of these apple customers say it does. they put the word on social
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media to back the tech giant's refusal to unlock syed far -- farook's cell phone. >> my concern is government overreach and i'm concerned about privacy and privacy seems to be endangered by what the fbi is trying to do in this case and i want apple to continue to stand up for people's privacy. >> reporter: now demonstrators were here gathering i would say for about 10 minutes, they made their message clear to people passing by and of course to us. and police were on sight just in case things got out of control. but again there were not that many people here and they just wanted to get their message across. >> thank you. police and firefighters rescued a woman trapped in her car this morning in wilmington,
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delaware, the car overturned on the walnut street bridge at 9:00. police have not said what caused the wreck and the driver was taken to christiana hospital with minor injuries. police in upper milford, lehigh valley, lease are looking for a man that killed a man on a motorized bike this morning. walter perez is live with that story tonight. >> reporter: the victim is described by family and friends as a fun loving person and passionate about classic rock and motorcycles but this morning allen ruth was kill bid a hit and run driver and tonight police are asking for the public's help. >> whoever did this we need them to come forward. >> tara youngs is talking about the hit and run driver that took the life of allen ruth. they say he and her husband were
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cousins. >> my brother grew up with them and they were real close. >> it was 1:30 this morning when ruth was driving around on a motorized bicycle a few miles from home. when a driver in a jeep cherokee like this one turned left on macungie mountain road and hit him, he did pull over at first. >> witnesses advised us that twovilles got out of vehicle and then got back in the vehicle and fled down macungie road. they are looking for an older model red jeep cherokee, we spoke with people nearby, this is at least the third accident at this intersection over the past three months. dawn campbell says that speeding is a big problem. >> people pull out and do not expect the person to be going as fast as they are and cannot stop on time and they get sideswiped
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or t boned. >> meanwhile members of alan ruth as family has a message for the person behind the wheel. >> the best thing they can do it come forward and just say i did it and be done with it and let us know. >> reporter: now investigators say that older model red jeep cherokees are unusual, so they are confident that someone knows something about this case. reporting live in foglesville, walter perez, channel 6 "action news." thank you. on the political front tonight, dwight evans picked up a big endorsement today in his bid to represent pennsylvania's second congressional district, tom wolf endorsed evans over incumbent chaka fattah. wolf and evans appeared today in west philadelphia, and evans currently represents philadelphia in the state house. fattah is set to go on trial on
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corruption charges later this year. >> montgomery county officials were busy this afternoon asemabling welcome kits for the convenience center coming to philadelphia in july. commissioner josh shapiro and two donkeys from the elm wood park zoo joined in at the convention board's conference room in king of prussia. they plan to send welcome kits to the delegations staying in montgomery county during the convention and the dnc is expected to provide a $11 million boost to the economy of montgomery county. coming up on "action news" tonight, philadelphia's iconic love statue makes a move to its temporary home. and ryan howard discusses hi future with the phillies. and spring training in clearwater. and the storm system brings
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severe weather across the deep south and brings heavy rain and high winds and unusually warm temperatures to our region, we'll have the details in the exclusive accuweather forecast.
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philadelphia's iconic love statue has been moved to its temporary home. "action news" was there this morning as crews relocated the statue from love park to the northwest corner of dillworth park in center city. literally across the street, it will stay there for about a year as love park undergoes its
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multimillion-dollar makeover. a moment of silence at engine 27 marked the anniversary of the fire tragedy at 1 meridian plaza, an inferno erupts across the city hall. several people were killed. the site of the old meridian building is home to the ritz carlt carlton. and a celebration of black history month for a man that spent years doing community work in wilmington. they recognized theodore ken blunt, he spent 40 years working in education and public service and students and community workers attending the celebration today. another successful holiday food drive wrapped up today and delaware and new jersey will
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benefit and acme presents philabundance with 118,000 pounds of food and $70,000 from the 6 abc holiday food drive, that equals more than 250,000 meals. 6 abc vice president of local sales dirk oldly presented the check in north philadelphia. wants to stay on a diet. fill your cart with small victories like giant's nature's promise brand. great prices on over 800 items. eat well for less. only at my giant.
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>> after a year of not speaking to the media, ryan howard spoke to the media today and said he was upset with the media and has been in the past. ryan howard spoke to the media in clearwater, florida, and he was a bit animated and enters with a cloud over his role on the team. jeff skversky is live with more. >> reporter: ryan howard says he is not ready to ride into the sunset and reflect on a great phillies career. even at 36 years old, and being the longest tenured philly,
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howard feels like he has a lot of baseball left in him. and he has to prove it and it doesn't sound like howard is too happy about it either. >> first off how are you guys doing? >> the bigger question is how is the big piece doing. howard is entering what is likely his final season with the phillies. he now has to fight for his job. >> do i think it's fair? me purposely probably not. but it is what it is. the situation is the situation. you go out there and go play. i know i can hit lefties, there is talk in the media and this kind of stuff over the past three years over not hitting lefties or whatever, it's about going out and doing it. >> but but that has been a problem think he is a career .219 hitter against lefties. >> am i surprised i'm still on
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this roster. i don't know? to be honest with you. i don't sit at home waiting for the call hey ryan you are traded. i have to focus on getting ready for the season. do i want to be here? yes i want to be here. >> howard wants to be here even though the phillies run is over and his long time teammates are long gone. >> mischase and jimmy and all of those guys, it's new but exciting at the same time. >> reporter: well, it's anything but an exciting offseason for ryan howard. al jazeera network accused him of taking performance enhancing drugs and it surprised and upset him and he is suing the network for defamation. >> jeff thank you. the sixers host the magic tonight and the sixers stuck on six weeks the only team with a single win total.
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the flyers visit carolina tonight and there is a reason to believe he will play a big role. all games this season were won by flyers in overtime. >> they are a hot team right now, i think the last time we played they were not near this, they are hot and we want to get out there and just do our thing. ncaa resume. another shot to and the hits keep on coming for villanova and they visit xavier, they beat them back in november and they have something to prove and coach wright says bring it on. >> we embrace the challenge, you want to keep getting challenged and see how good you can be. you want to see how much you can withstand and the only way to do it is get into situations like
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this. >> that is the game of the year in the big east conference. >> thank you ducis. a hard rain will fall, cecily tynan and the accuweather forecast when we continue in just a moment. when you're told you have cancer start with a team of experts who treat only cancer. every stage. every day. the evolution of cancer care is here.
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much warmer temperatures but a lot of rain. this time tonight stormtracker 6 live double scan we don't have heavy rain but light rain and breaking up in philadelphia and areas to the south and steadier to the north and all of this is lifting up to the north as well. generally a .10 to .25 inch of
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rain. round to will pack a bigger punch and temperatures show you we don't have to worry about icing here and a winter weather advisory for the poconos for freezing rain and even allentown and reading up to 45 degrees and wildwood 46 and wilmington 40 and temperatures hold steady overnight. it's not a situation where you wake up tomorrow morning and have ice or snow, this is just liquid. satellite 6 along with action radar showing the system that brought light rain, this is moving off the virginia coast and that means that any of the rain tapering off to drizzle and getting a break overnight. that is round one. round two you can see is a much bigger storm and this storm has delivered severe weather across the gulf coast. several tornadoes and looks like more tornadoes tonight and this tracks to the west and that puts us in the warm sector of the storm and brings a warm surge of
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air tomorrow night. we'll see a few areas of showers and not a steady rain overnight and lots of clouds and showers tomorrow morning, pockets of drizzle and not a big deal for the morning commute and as we head through 1:00 this is when the radar beginning to filter in with the steadier rain and the heavier stuff arrives by evening and we are looking at heavy rain especially south and west of philadelphia and as we head into wednesday evening, future tracker 6 showing a squall line develop ago head of a cold front that could contain thunderstorms. right at the same time the low level jet 5,000 feet in the atmosphere will be howling, this means that any areas of rain or thunderstorms could pull the strong winds down to the surface and we could have straight line wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour tomorrow evening and that is damaging winds, so to break down the commutes tomorrow, the
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morning commute not a big problem, areas of drizzle and temperatures around 40 degrees and no icing here to contend with, the evening rush heavy rain with ponding on roads and also some windy conditions, the evening commute will be affected big time 60 the high hit that tomorrow night and thursday a day of transition, a series of cold fronts passing through brings us a few more showers and friday the windchill is 42 and 45 on saturday and mostly sunny and sunday 60 with a possibility of a shower and tuesday the first day of march, coming in seasonable. kind of lamb like at 46, and i'll have an update at 11:00. world news tonight with david muir is next on channel 6 and "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl 17 with brian taff,
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sharrie williams, adam joseph and ducis rogers and "action news" continues here at 11:00 on channel 6 with a report on one man's entrepreneurial spirit. >> i'm sharrie williams and i'm giving you a look at a nightclub craze that is reinventing night life. >> where is the music and why does something like this work? we are no longer staying silent on this new way to party. >> and for cecily tynan, ducis rogers and the entire "action news" team. i'm jim gardner, we hope you'll join us for "action news" at 11:00.
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? breaking news tonight. the state of emergency this hour. multiple tornadoes reported already. the devastating damage. we're on the scene. about to power right up the east coast, 45 million in the path. also breaking, the new surveillance images of the alleged uber gunman. where he was in the hours before the rampage. the race for the white house, and tonight, the showdown in nevada. donald trump lashing out at ted cruz. and what trump said when asked why he's not taking on marco rube roe. breaking news on the zika outbreak, right here in the u.s. tonight. authorities now confirming more than a dozen new cases of the disease sexually transmitted. late details coming in now. and the reporter on the field, the "dancing with the stars" favorite, tonight, suing a major hotel. did they allow an alleged stalker to get the room next door t

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