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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. good afternoon sara bloomquist is off and in the
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news vandals cause a good bit of damage in delaware. who police are looking for after 17 victims had their car tires slashed. and a former teacher pleads guilty to disturbing charges regarding a local high school student. and now the big story, an inferno at a popular restaurant. annie mccormick is live at the scene on cheltenham avenue with the latest. >> reporter: no word on a cause yet on this fire. look behind me and see what is left behind, investigators from the atf and fire marshals office are out here early in this investigation. overnight the house of gin went up in flames and firefighters attacked it from all angles, the call came out at 1:00 a.m. and it took more than an hour to get
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the fire under control. by dawn chopper 6 hd got a look from the air what was left. the restaurant appears destroyed. the restaurant owner seen here did not want to speak on camera. he told "action news" that luckily nobody was inside. his restaurant that served chinese and japanese cuisine has been a fixture here for years. >> it's a great loss. everybody comes here. they make good food. everyone comes here i come here for lunch, i work across the street. everyone is going to be really upset. >> residents and employees from local businesses from cheltenham avenue got a look at the damage and many were surprised it didn't spread. >> it can be rebuilt probably. >> you can see the bulldozer there, that will help investigators with this
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investigation and it's expected to go into the restaurant, what is left of it. they are also asking anyone that may have information around here that may have video to call them. reporting live in german town, annie mccormick, channel 6 "action news." police have identify the gunman in america's latest mass shooting. it happened last night in kansas. cedric form allegedly went into his workplace and killed three people before being shot and killed by an officer. here is the latest. >> reporter: good afternoon investigators say they are familiar with ford, he has been in their jail at least a couple of times and deputies had interacted with him less than two hours before the shootings. investigators are getting close to what led to the terrifying shooting rampage at a small kansas community. >> the gun was straps to him and
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he was ready to go. >> just before 5:00 p.m. thursday, officials say he opened fire from his car on other drivers wounded two in separate locations and then drove to his workplace. >> the shooter takes that victim's car and travels here to where xcel is. ford arrives at xcel industries armed with an assault rifle and handgun. he shot one person in the parking lot of the industrial plant before going inside. >> everyone was just trying to get out. >> three people killed and 14 others injured before a deputy took ford down. >> the only reason he stopped shooting is because that officer stopped the shooter. >> hundreds of employees escaped the building their family and friends anxiously waiting outside. >> oh my god. >> i finally got to see him, i didn't want to let him go. now safely reunited with his wife jared says that ford was a
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hard guy to get to know. >> really quiet. he didn't say much. >> ford posted this picture and video of himself on facebook firing an ak style rifle and had an extensive record. less than three hours before the rampage he was served a protection order at work and was upset and left the plant. turning to politics now the republican presidential candidates are in the final stretch to super tuesday and during the final showdown at the debate, both ted cruz and marco rubio took on frontrunner donald trump. tuesday next week 11 states will vote and 590 delegates are at stake. donald trump is going in with three straight victories. >> this is a man who for 40
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years has given money to jimmy carter, joe biden and hillary clinton. >> if he didn't inherit the money he would be selling watches in manhattan. >> i am expecting that and it was nasty. >> meanwhile democrats head to the polls in south carolina. the latest polls show hillary clinton ahead of bernie sanders. >> on the weather front we are ending the work week with dry conditions but lots of wind and chilly temperatures outside. looking live from center city we started with plenty of clouds giving way to peeks of sunshine, and it's still feeling wintry with windchills in the 20s for most of the day. so bundle up. lets get the latest from melissa magee live at the big board. >> reporter: certainly feeling on the cold side, we fast forward into spring into time for the weekend. currently in the city coming in at 38, 31 in the poconos and 36
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in wildwood. out to the west for reading and lancaster in at 35. here is satellite 6 along with action radar there is a cold front situated to the north and we are dealing with the north or northwesterly winds pushping all of that wind and pumping our windchill numbers again. and when you back ter in the winds it feels like 28 in philadelphia and 8 only in the poconos. and 29 in millville and a current windchill of 28 degrees in dover. we have you covered as you go throughout the rest of your afternoon. 2:00 this afternoon, the number is 42, mostly sunny but you want to dress for windchills most of the day in the 20s, by 8:00 tonight we'll drop down to 86 under a mostly clear sky and stays clear at 10:00 with the number 1 degree above the freezing mark. winds gust from 35 to 40 miles per hour. windchills today will be only in the 20s and it will get milder just in time for the weekend.
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we go from the 40s to numbers that you probably see in spring time. we'll take a closer look at that coming up in the full accuweather forecast. >> thank you. and this reminder, keep 6abc.com/weather close at hand throughout the weekend. stormtracker 6 live double scan radar has you covered for any changes in the forecast. all right from our delaware newsroom, police are searching for three teenagers that slashed the tires of several cars in newcastle, it happened at 1:30 at west 11th and juniper streets. they have scoffed 17 victims. gray hall will have more details coming up at 12:30. also in delaware, officials say ta a former high school teacher plead guilty to sexually abusing a female student. a female student at caesar rodney high school said she had
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a sexual encounter with rodney for months. he plead guilty to six counts and was immediately taken into custody and is due back for sentencing in april. police in new jersey are looking for a man that sold heroin to a person that overdosed and died. police are charging eric amona, under new jersey law anyone that sells drugs that later kills a user could be liable for their deaths. if you know where he is you are asked to call police. several cars and a tractor trailer collided in the eastbound lanes past conshohocken. one person was injured. the cause of the crash still
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under investigation. and still to come on "action news" at noon, a debate over whether kids can use handguns. and it wouldn't be the oscars without the famous trophies, an inside look at how the statues are made in the countdown to hollywood's biggest night. your daughter wants to stay organic.
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a pilot was forced to make an emergency landing at guam international airport. it came down without its nose gear. the cargo jet hit the ground as it landed. only three people were on board and nobody was hurt and airport operations were not effected. a sheriff's deputy in south carolina is still in the hospital after being shot twice. the deputy stopped a suspicious vehicle in goose creek early this morning. when she tried to take the driver into custody she was shot twice, the suspect ran to a nearby home and was found dead
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after shooting himself. a fiery debate is underway in iowa over a controversial bill involving kids and guns. it would allow children 14 years and younger to have a handgun under parental supervision, this is to correct a code that doesn't allow children 14 and under to handle pistols. people are calling it absurd. >> we do not need a malitia of toddlers. we don't have handguns that fit the hand of 1 or 2-year-olds. >> to allow the parents to decide if the children are ready or not ready. >> the bill passed the iowa state house and is now headed for the senate. two lawyers in michigan, rick schneider's office warned of the flint water congress. in october of 2014, just months
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after they started using the flint river. and urged them to switch back to the detroit river. they called the situation quote, down right scary and an urgent matter to fix right away. people had to be rescued after an ice breaker ran aground in antarctica. crews rescued all the passengers and the crew members remained on board to get the ship floating again. the 88th academy awards is just days away and the statues already arrived in hollywood. and they will more closely resemble the earlier awards. they are cast in bronze with a
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24 carat gold finish. live coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. still to come on "action news" at noon, a medical break through that could help women struggling with infertility. and later a local business is taking fresh food to a new level. we take you into philadelphia's first vetral farm. the second lasts all day. we give you your day back. what you do with it is up to you. tylenol®. aren't moving in the right direction,bers it can be a burden. but what if you could wake up to lower blood sugar? imagine loving your numbers. discover once-daily invokana®. with over 6 million prescriptions and counting, it's the #1 prescribed sglt2 inhibitor that works to lower a1c. invokana® is used along with diet and exercise to significantly lower blood sugar in adults with type 2 diabetes.
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that students are facing tuition hikes. it says that college presidents are at an average of $377,000 a year, more than twice the average pay for ceo that take home an average of $176,000 a year. and they are increasing tuition at the same time. but they say that lowering president salaries would not do much for lowering student costs. the oil industry is slashing jobs. halliburton will cut 500 positions. oil prices have dropped 70% since 2014 and led to less drilling activity and widespread layoffs. health check this noon. a medical break through for infertility treatment. they have performed the first uterus transplant in the u.s. the patient is in stable
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condition after a 9 hour operation, the uterus came from a deceased donor, and the doctors are not releasing details until a press conference last week. sweden has reported five healthy babies so far. there is founding evidence that too much evidence could be toxic, working out too hard for too long can create structural changes in the heart that could add to irregular heartbeats. and this is not your typical fitness routine. >> kids of all ages are receiving free dental care today. they are providing free dental to their medicare patients. they can come out until quality medical care until 2:00.
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today's event is in recognition of national childrens oral health month. the "action news" team is out working on news story for tonight at 4:00. richard ross goes back to where it all started. the action cam was there as he visited his old elementary school to inspire a new group of leaders. and jetblue says a new program that is free and get to pick their destination, but run rule they have to obey. we'll have that in big talkers at 4:00. and accuweather is next with melissa magee. when "action news" continue.
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meteorologist, melissa magee, is back now with a closer look at the weekend forecast and
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sunday is a winner. >> you will want to be outdoors and just enjoy it more like spring than winter this weekend. looking outside at stormtracker 6 live double scan no issues with precipitation but earlier today we had a few flurries flying about and we are tracking a north-northwesterly wind throughout the day and there could be activity well north and west of the area. we'll show you the picture outside. the action cam was outside at penn's landing looking at the battleship new jersey and a fair amount of cloud cover was overhead and the clouds were playing peekaboo. expect more of that throughout the day. currently in philadelphia coming in at 38 degrees and the dew point at 10. and factor in the stiff wind it only feels like 28 in the city and the pressure 29.95 and it is on the rise. 32 in the poconos and 35 in
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reading and lancaster. you look at the winds and this is an issue through the rest of the afternoon. 26 in dover and 30 for both reading and lancaster and 30 miles per hour wind gust in atlantic city that is why you have to factor in the winds and windchills hold in the 20s for most of the day. and here is satellite 6 along with action radar a cold front is still to the north and we are dealing with the northwesterly winds that is why it's quite blustery and we are finding snow showers north and west of the great lakes and down wind of the lakes as well. today mostly sunny and maxing out at 42, and winds close to 35 to 40 miles per hour. and windchills will be in the z most of the day. overnight tonight it's clear and less wind and we drop down to 25 in philadelphia with the north-northwesterly wind that hangs on tough. here is the setup. a windy one and plenty of sunshine by the afternoon and
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fair amount of cloud cover as well. the start of our weekend starts bright and breezy. the cold front from the north high coming in at 46 degrees and sunday we eventually track a warm front lifting to the north so by then you tap into the warm southwesterly winds and we are back up into the 60s as we close out our weekend here and feeling like spring once again at the tail end of the february, the last weekend of february by the way. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast showing it's chilly today up to 42 degrees, clouds and sunshine today. dress for windchills in the 20s. and saturday mostly sunny and high of 46 degrees and sunday sunny breezy and milder up to 63, keep in mind average for us this time of year is 47. on monday a weak front moves on through and morning showers are likely and mild up to 63.
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tuesday partly sunny and it is nice at 57. and wednesday cloudy with evening rain on the way at 55 degrees and rainy and cooler into next thursday with a high of 46, not a bad start to the weekend. but the finish is looking nice with 63 on sunday. >> thank you melissa. residents in california could not believe their eyes when they spotted a fairytale creature roaming their neighborhood. what appeared to be a unicorn roamed the streets, she is hired for parties and was still wearing a horn when she escaped from her closure. the california highway patrol finally captured her in an orchard. there is more to come in our next half our of "action news" at 12:30. a mansion in rhode island goes up in flames and has ties to philadelphia. and the local high school seniors put their automotive
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repair skills to the test.
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"action news" at 12:30 continues. hello again, sara is off and here are the stories we are following now at 12:30. residents in one delaware neighborhood wake up to find
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their vehicle tires slashed. and the controversy over diversity over the oscar nominees continues to plague the awards show. and local seniors compete in a hands on auto competition to win scholarships. tires were slashed in newcastle, delaware overnight. gray hall has the latest. >> reporter: right now police are looking for the three teenagers, take a look behind me. the teenagers according to police went on a crime spree here they targeted car after car after car. right now victims are upset and hoping for a quick arrest. this is not a good way to start a friday. many people in this newcastle city, delaware, neighborhood woke up to their tires

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