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neighborhood wake up to find 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 slash.
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>> i can't repeat what i think of that. the first time it happened in 50 years. >> they targeted the cars on west juniper streets. the criminals also slashed the tires of a county police cruiser. >> we received a report of three teenagers slashing the tires of a county police cruiser and that person came out and tried to catch the kids but was unsuccessful. they hit 17 cars causes thousands in damages. some were impacted worse than others. howie four tires on his truck and his wife's car was all flat ened. >> i had $1,000 worth of damage and each tire is $250 and my wife we just bought her tires two months ago. >> people are struggling financially and trying to figure out how to pay for the repairs.
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>> you have a 5$500 deductible and that is what the police estimate is the damage. so i have to pay for it. >> i wish they get caught and locked up and charged for and make him pay for all the damages that he did. >> reporter: and back out live, police tell us that they believe the damage estimated at 4,000 there's to $5,000 and are looking at video trying to identify the teenagers. if you have any information contact police. live in new casting, gray hall, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. a fast moving fire gutted a popular restaurant in the city's german town section, the blaze broke out at 1:00 a.m. at the house of gin restaurant on cheltenham avenue. it took two hours to bring things under control. it's still not clear what
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started the fire. a hotel was evacuated after a blaze broke out here at the blue moon hotel on the 51 block of lancaster avenue. a maintenance worker was able to put it out before the firefighters arrived. they are determining how the blaze started. traffic is back to normal after a serious crash on i-95 southbound on street road in ben salem. four vehicles were involved. video showed one vehicle ended up in a grassy area on the highway, one person was injured and taken to the hospital. police are investigating a deadly shooting involving brothers it happened on the 3100 block of woodhaven road. the victim has died. his brother was taken into for questioning and police responded after a woman called 911 to
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report the shooting and she reportedly told police her son shot her official son. turning to the forecast it's a windy and cold day today. but the weekend ahead has a welcome warm change as we look live from sky 6 hd. a nice shot from center city from our temple university cam. the sun is peeking through the clouds and the wind is feeling chilly for your friday. lets check in with melissa magee at the big board. >> reporter: something to look forward to as we head into our weekend, the good news is more in the way of sunshine. but dress with extra layers as you head out this afternoon. currently in philadelphia 38 degrees and allentown and the lehi lehigh valley 34 and dover 38 and upper 30s in millville. the winds are a factor as we go throughout the majority of our day. winds sustained at 20 miles per hour in philadelphia and 23 miles per hour in reading and we
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find higher gusts in the 30 to 35 miles per hour range across the region, so when you factor that in windchills feel like the mid to upper 20s, here is satellite 6 along with action radar we have a cold front still to the north. if you look at the winds, you follow what is going on here. the winds come in out of the north-northwesterly direction and draining down the colder air to the north and funneling south and eastward and lake-effect snow showers to our north and west. it's currently 28 in philadelphia and when you factor in the windchill it's just 8 and 24 in lancaster, we have something to look forward to as we mentioned. tomorrow not bad plenty of sunshine and 24 degrees. the southwesterly wind continues on sunday and we'll max out in the lower 60s with milder conditions to enjoy. we'll take a closer look with the full and exclusive channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. this reminder, keep
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6abc.com/weather close at hand through the weekend, we have you covered for changes that may arise. authorities in kansas are searching for a motive after they say a man opened fire on his workplace killing three people. they say it happened just before 5:00 last evening. 38-year-old cedric ford opened fire on other drivers from his car and then drove to his workplace xcel industries. investigators say he killed three people there and injured 13 others. no word on a motive but was served a protective order for abuse the same day. >> they said he was upset. but no greater than anybody that gets serve. >> ford as an extensive record, they don't know yet how he was able to obtain the guns. whether they were around
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guns all their lives or just started using them. we found people that their goals are the same. >> reporter: we see it every time, a mass shooting happens in america, a surge of gun sales follows. but for some the rush to buy a gun is not just to protect themselves but to protect you. >> i love the idea of being empowered. >> this is where every day people once without a badge are training for the unthinkable. why are they taking it this far and would you do the same? tonight on "action news" at 11:00. turning to politics now and the ration for the white house, marco rubio and ted cruz threw verbal punches at donald trump on the debate stage and all eyes are on south carolina it's the eve of the primary there and hillary clinton says she expects to win handily. marcy gonzales reports now from
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columbia. >> reporter: on the stage marco rubio and ted cruz pounces on donald trump. >> you are the only person that was fined for hiring people to work on your property illegally. >> i am the only person on the stage that hired people. >> a federal court found donald being guilty of a conspiracy and entered a $1 million judgment against him. >> if he built the wall the way he built trump tower he will be using illegal immigrant to do it. >> such a cute sound byte. >> today the jabs continuing, rubio on "good morning america." >> he is a con artist, he is constantly telling people he is fighting on their behalf but has sticked it to the same people for 40 years. >> he says the attacks are not likely to impact his lead.
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>> the only thing that could hurt him is that if some of the allegations or attacks stick over the next three days. >> hillary clinton says it appears to her trump will be the republican nominee but she is focused on her own message. >> break down the barriers so americans and america lives up to their potential. that is what i care about. >> clinton is leading in south carolina as bernie sanders comes here today to rally support ahead of saturday. marcy gonzales, channel 6 "action news." back here students from all over the delaware valley are put to the test today. 24 high school seniors are going head to head in the 23rd annual automotive competition in worchester. more than $900,000 in scholarships and tools and prizes are at stake.
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the winning team will represent the greater philadelphia region in the competition in march. there is much more ahead on "action news" at 12:30, it is oscar weekend. coming up we'll look back at the history of diversity at the awards show. and an indoor farming business is really taking off. an update on the accuweather forecast and more when we come right back. i'm only in my 60's. i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out
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a massive fire destroyed a multiple million dollar mansion in rhode island that has philadelphia ties. what sparked the blaze is under investigation. city records indicate that the property was once owned by the late john drexel iii. his great grandfather founded drexel university. we are just two days away from the academy award and every year there is excitement for the winning actors and actresses in
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film and this year the diversity issue is taking center stage. robin roberts reports. >> it opens the door and it enables us to embrace the whole of america. >> decades before martin luther king jr. hatty mcdaniel became the first african-american to win an oscar. >> may i say thank you and god bless you. >> the oscars seemed to be on the cutting edge of diversity. but only a handful one until whoopi goldberg won for ghost. >> heard the years between hatty mcdaniel and another black woman and that was surprising but the
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time between me and another woman is a much shorter time. >> the oscar goes to halle berry. >> the first african-american to win best leading actress. >> this is for every nameless, faceless woman of color that now has a chance because the door is opened. >> after that moment, especially with denzel washington winning best actor that same night. >> two birds in one night -- >> many believed that real racial equality arrived at the oscars. between that time and this one seven actors of color won oscars but now for the second year in a row, not even a single nominee. with a viral hashtag and several high-profile celebrities and directors choosing to skip the event. people are taking a deeper look not at the oscars but at
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hollywood. >> when i hosted the awards the same thing happened. people said we have to boycott it because there was no folks of color. you can fill the academy with all black or latino or asian but if you don't put the folks in the movies the caliber that they should be, you'll have the same issue. >> if our industry is not open enough to look at ourselves and find the flaws, then we are not very strong. >> perhaps this zero nomination moment is necessary to create real and lasting change. >> and that was robin roberts reporting, be sure to watch the oscars here on 6 abc this sunday night, live coverage beginning at 7:00. well, later today on our "action news" facebook page, health reporter and registered nurse, ali gorman, will hold a live chat to talk about weight loss. they will answer your questions
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we are back. melissa magee with an another look at the accuweather forecast. >> here is stormtracker 6 live double scan radar you can see no issues with precipitation, but we had flurries around earlier today to the north and west and i would not be surprised if we had flurries north and west because of these blustery winds coming down from the lakes. the action cam was outside earlier today looking at penn's landing and the ben franklin bridge, a mostly cloudy start and clouds give way to sunshine as the afternoon wears on. kind of a mixture of clouds and sun as the afternoon continues. neighborhood numbers, 35 in slatington and 32 in fleet wood
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and 35 in saint davids. and same thing in chester in new holland in at 36 and 36 for browns mills and hammonton and ewing and dover holding at 39. here is the issue today, why it's so cold the because of the winds coming in from the north northwesterly direction sustained from 60 miles per hour from trenton to beach haven, 20 in the city and 28 miles per hour from wilmington to reading and higher gusts to 35 miles per hour. and right now we have a current windchill in philadelphia of 28 degrees, you want to dress for the 20s before you step outside later today. here is satellite 6 along with action radar you see the blustery northwesterly wind and a lot of flurry activity will stay north and west of our region for the rest of the today. the call from accuweather mostly sunny watching out for the wins gusting a high as 35 miles per
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hour and maxing out at 42 in philadelphia and we'll below average. it's quite windy on saturday it gets brighter with the westerly wind 6 to 16 miles per hour. and then the improvement into sunday, future tracker 6 showing you 8:00 in the morning a chilly start-upper 30s, but sunday afternoon we are climbing easily into the upper 50s across the region and close to the lower 60s by the end of the day on sunday. as we close out the last weekend of february. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast showing it's windy today and chilly up to 42 and on saturday, mostly sunny with a high temperature of 46 degrees and on sunday it is sunny s. breezy and milder up to 63 and we'll keep that trend going into monday, a high
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temperature of 63 and weak frontal boundary moves through late sunday and into mon. a morning shower is likely monmorning but tuesday the first day of march looking good coming in like a lamb, partly sunny and nice. up to 57 degrees, and wednesday clouds with evening rain and 55. and stays unsettled on thursday with a high temperature of 46, not bad today gets better for sunday. >> thank you melissa. the up and down weather may be affecting crops around the region, a farm is growing fresh produce year round inside of a south philadelphia warehouse. alicia vitarelli has the story. >> you basically took the farm and brought it inside. >> metropolis farm is inside. every season is growing season. >> when it was snowing to weeks ago we were growing food indoors and able to deliver it. the farm is the brain child of
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charles griffin that except the year perfecting their system. >> it's like the world's best science experience. >> this is the best aspects of all different growth styles and created our own hybrid. most indoor vertical farms, ours does it in $15,000. >> wow. >> the first certified vegan farm in north america. >> we want clean sustainable produce. >> zero pesticides and no hurricane -- and no manure. >> and the tower is the equivalent of an acre. >> we are able to grow in the spate and grow more food. >> all the food is delivered within an hour of being harvested. and you can find it in local restaurants and supermarkets.
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>> you go to nomad pizza and there is basil it's from here. >> yes. >> they educate the farmers right here in philadelphia. we don't have to just grow farms but we have to grow farmers. we have a farmer school and we get to innovate and change the growth of agriculture. they are looking to open three more philadelphia locations. find out more of metropolis farms on fyi philly.
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s . melissa is back now one last check of the forecast.
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it's chilly out how about chili for lunch? >> sounds good. >> you buying? >> yes, wait i'm buying? it's mostly sunny and windy and winds gusting up to 35 miles per hour and 38 for a high in allentown and 44 in cape may. dress for windchills in the 20s today, and some improvement tomorrow but gets better as we close out february weekend a high temperature of 62. >> thanks melissa. finally at noon if you think a spa day doesn't sound man enough. this may change your mind. an oregon woman opened a beer spa, men soak in suds in hops and barley, some claim it's a cure for aches and pains and insomnia and will not make you tipsy. a look at stories coming up later today at 4:00. philadelphia's police
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commissioner goes old school. we spend the day with richard ross as he visits the elementary school that helped to make him who he is and delivers a message to students. and the freebie friday including one unique oscar party this weekend. now for sara bloomquist, david murphy, meteorologist, melissa magee, and the entire "action news" team i'm rick williams, have a nice afternoon. ♪
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