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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning. it's 4:30 now on this wednesday march 2nd. >> and we're following some breaking news right now. police and k-9 units are searching for the man who assaulted a philadelphia police officer overnight. we're live on the scene. >> super tuesday results have still coming in this morning. we have a live break down of what we know on the winners. >> and accuweather is tracking a band of heavy rain this morning. it's in south jersey and that will be followed by the winds of change. >> alall right, let's head on over to dave murphy. yesterday afternoon was great. waking up this morning a little different. karen has traffic. >> absolutely. rain is moving over towards
the east of us right now but the roads are still wet in the western suburbs and we're still getting active rain in philadelphia. this will clear during the morning rush hour to the east but we are looking at a lot of changes this morning. first of all the numbers aren't bad as you step outside. 56 degrees currently in philadelphia. but as that rain moves away, colder air is going to rush in and we may actually see these numbers go from the 50's to the 30's this morning before we inch our way back up into the 50's. so, mild for now but don't expect it to stay that way. also very blustery. as this frontal boundary comes through, pushes that rain off the coast, the winds are really going to start gusting and we're already up close to 30 miles per hour in philadelphia. we could see gusts up over 40 over the next couple of hours so if you're headed out to the bus stop the rain will be ending pretty quick but look for blustery winds and how about those temperatures, down into the 40's by 6 o'clock and by 8 o'clock probably just getting colder and colder. let the kids know if they have a late bus this morning they'll want to keep that heavier gear handy.
38 degrees by 9 o'clock. up to 40 by 11 o'clock. i think during the afternoon we probably only bounce back to about 44 degrees and i could see that happening rather early say 2 o'clock and it's going to be very blustery and chilly today no matter where exactly the temperatures are at any given time. we are looking at a little light snow in the forecast thursday night into friday morning. that story is coming up, karen. >> alall right, for now the roads are wet. be careful as you head out. i know i did a lot of hydroplaning as i came n there's a lot of water on the roadway. looking live on the vine street expressway westbound moving okay. we have he wet roads. take it easy. no overnight construction. looking pretty good on the vine as well as i-95. approaching cottman that's your southbound traffic headed towards center city. you're driving through the big puddles, get a lot of splash back coming, the wipers are going but you're looking okay at least on 95 here. taking a look at the roosevelt boulevard, this is a good shot to see the water on the roadways as that car went through under light you saw the splash that came back on the car behind it. be prepared for that.
we have a couple early morning accidents. big picture looking good. an accident on lower again ned at bethlehem pike at spring lane. just a couple accidents out there tam. >> thank you karen. breaking news right now. right now philadelphia police and k-9 units are all over the area around cardinal dougherty high school looking for a suspect who fought with and assaulted a police officer. annie mccormick is live on that scene in the oft oak lane section. good morning, annie. >> reporter: good morning, tam. and right now this rain is cold front hindering their efforts with the k-9 unit. we're told that because of the rain it is hard for them to work. at this moment we're told there are a number of people that are now down at northwest detectives. it was a 911 call that actually brought officers to an apartment behind me, a domestic call of a man with a gun. they are working with that and because of that they know the person that they are looking for. well, take a look at this video. this is video, this all happened around 12:30 overnight. we are told that initially
when that call came out and officers did come out here they saw a man who fit the description from the 911 call on the front steps. when officers approached him and asked him to put up his hands he would not. they then tried to check his waist band and there was a tussle that then happened. now, that tussle got rough. that suspect allegedly punched an officer several times in the face and the body. then they both fell over a railing. as they were fighting to try to get ahold of the suspect, the suspect then took off in an apartment complex in an area behind this apartment in the area of 100 east godfrey. now, back out here live like we said at this point police say they know who they're looking for, they know the person's identity. they are not releasing it to us at this time. they say they're confident they are going to find him. as nor officer that was injured in that tussle, we are told that he did suffer bruisings on his torso and head but he is expected to be okay. he's getting checked out at the hospital. for now reporting live in north philadelphia, annie mccormick, channel6 "action news." >> annie thank you for all
those details. also breaking a delaware driver was killed after losing control and running into a tree. this happened around 2:30 this morning at the intersection of east justice and north augustine streets in newport. accident investigators are still on that scene. it's unclear if our rainy weather right now played a role in that deadly wreck. >> fire broke out at an apartment building in the location section just a few hours ago and it left a woman suffering from burns. katherine scott just arrived at the scene along north lambert street and has this live report. katherine. >> reporter: matt a-60-year-old woman was rushed to the hospital in critical condition and the cause of this fire remains under investigation. you can see fire crews remain on the scene here in logan as the investigation into the cause of the fire is under way. the fire marshal is here. there's quite a bit of damage to the first floor of this two-story home but no damage to the homes next door. the fire broke out around 2:40 this morning on the 5900 block of north lambert street. fire crews arrived to heavy
smoke coming from the unit. neighbors told fire crews that a woman was still inside and they found her on the first floor and she was rushed to the hospital. she had burns and was suffering from severe smoke inhalation. the fire was placed under control in less than 20 minutes and we're being told there were smoke detectors inside the home many people in surrounding homes were allowed back unside but again one woman rushed to the hospital in critical condition. we're waiting for an update on her condition now. live in logan, katherine scott channel6 "action news." matt. >> thanks katherine. this is video of police say are members of the felony lane gang being walked out of the tredyffrin police department on their way to the chester county prison. authorities say they spotted them altering license plates in a park pentagon lot yesterday afternoon. police confronted them and arrested three people. the others took off in an suv and that suv eventually got stuck in traffic on the schuylkill expressway. two people were arrested on the spot, two others were arrested after a foot pursuit. police say the gang's crime
network is notorious for stealing items from vehicles. a 65-year-old man turned the tables on two men who attacked him in the queen village section of the city. it happened at second and bainbridge streets at 8:30 last night. investigators say two men in their 20's started bothering the man and his wife when they punched the man police say he pulled out his gun and opened fire. one attacker was shot in the neck the other in the stomach. the 65-year-old victim is licensed to carry. the district attorney will decide whether that victim acted in self-defense. >> crews in south jersey are trying to finally tamp down that forest fire this morning. it was 90 percent contained overnight. the forest service telling us that 75 acres on maurice river township cumberland county are chomp. that's near millville. the fire also destroyed a few buildings. none were occupied and nobody was hurt. authorities are still trying to figure out exactly how this fire got started. >> ♪ >> little hill and donald
trump as expected are both one step closer to sealing their party's presidential nominations as they racked up big wins on super tuesday. however, the rest of the field showed no signs of clearing the way, at least not yet. abc's lana zak joins us live from washington, d.c. with a wednesday morning look at super tuesday. hey, lana. >> reporter: hey, matt. good morning to you. the associated press just moments ago called the alaska race the final race for ted cruz. that brings his total of wins up to three states last night. but trump and clinton walked away with it, seven wins a piece. >> thank you all so much. what a super tuesday. >> reporter: with these super tuesday results it looks increasingly likely that the novemberly election will be a matchup of hillary clinton and donald trump. >> i'm going to go after one person. that's hillary clinton. >> reporter: clinton marching forward on a clear path to her party's nomination keeping one eye on her
democratic competitor bernie sanders who won vermont oklahoma and minnesota but with a commanding lead in the delegate count clinton already taking on trump. >> america never stopped being great. >> reporter: on the republican side, ted cruz won his home state of texas and oklahoma. >> thank you. thank you. >> reporter: and marco rubio won his first state, minnesota. assuring the race for the gop nomination will stretch on. but the night belonged to trump. who was a bit more gracious to his competitors than in recent days. >> i want to congratulate ted on the winning of texas. he worked hard on it. i know it was a very tough night for marco rubio. he had a tough night but he worked hard. >> reporter: cruz feeling victorious urged voters to think of this now as a two-man race. >> this race remains divided. donald's path to the nomination is much more likely. >> reporter: and none of the
remaining candidates have given any indication following these super tuesday results that they will be dropping out which for the republicans could potentially even mean a brokered convention. reporting live from washington, lana zak, channel6 "action news." back to you, matt. >> all right, thank you in a. scott kelly arrives back home after a year in space. find out what's next for the astronaut and his twin brother. >> we'll take you down to the scenes of one of the popular radio shows in philadelphia. meet preston and steve and crew. david. >> i'm advising pretty decent gear for the kids this morning because temperatures are quickly on their way down and could be down any other mid to low 40's, maybe even the 30's before they get on the bus and then we stay chilly this afternoon. i'll have your afternoon call and the latest on that thursday night, friday morning snow. >> ♪
>> ♪ >> 4:42. maybe some of this weather we're experiencing woke you up this morning. we're taking a live look at philadelphia international airport. had some heavy bands of rain moving through but it's going to be quick and we're tracking it for you this morning. >> all right. time now to turn to dave murphy, finds out what we can expect in accuweather. >> yeah, it's wet out there right now but in the process of drying pretty quickly. very windy, that's another part of the story and temperatures on their way down. so, a lot to talk about just in the next hour or two. you see storm tracker6 live double scan, as we go he into that two dimensional view you can see that philadelphia won't be underneath the raindrops for all that much longer as this rain is pushing toward the east. we're also seeing some fairly heavy cells highlighted in yellow so it's coming down fairly steadily at times but you can see that those steadier cells pass through pretty quickly. again i'll leave you with the wide view. this is pushing from philadelphia over to the coast over the next couple of hours. as we take a look outside, we
have wet conditions in center city as we're waiting for that rain to give it up in the immediate city. as we take a look at temperatures a little misleading here. as you step outside right now it's still going the field mild across much of the region. 56 degrees in philadelphia currently. those winds out of the west though at 18 miles per hour are bringing in a front or coming in with a front that's going to bring in colder air and we are going to see those temperatures drop rather quickly over the next couple of hours so get ready for it to chill down during your morning commute. there is the rain, clouds behind it. eventually we should transition to a lot of sun today but it's going to stay on the chilly side. 39 degrees by 8 o'clock, 39 by 10:00, 41 by noon i expect us to get up to about 44 during the afternoon hours around 2 o'clock and then slide from there but with the strong blustery winds it really won't matter how those temperatures are fluctuating. it will feel very chilly and a little uncomfortable if you're
not dressed appropriately. so these temperatures that i'm giving you aren't necessarily the official highs but i want to prepare you for what you can expect later this afternoon your high temperatures are right around where we are now but later today 42 in the afternoon in allentown, 44 in philadelphia and wilmington, 45 in millville. might get up to about 46 in cape may and we've got that blustery wind especially during the morning but still rather blustery during the afternoon. through tomorrow clouds will increase and then tomorrow night our next issue arrives by about 11:00 or maybe midnight maybe even a little before that in parts of the region we're going to start to see some light spotty snow showers begin to build in and these continue into the overnight hours and into friday morning. may not be done with precipitation until around midday friday when we could actually transition to a little bit of rain but along the way we are looking at a light snowfall. some models bringing us up to about two and a half inches but we really think about a coating to an inch is more likely. again that arrives thursday night and probably doesn't end until sometime friday morning. seven-day from accuweather windy and colder as we go through the day today. we'll be falling into the 40's
and down into the low 40's and 30's and eventually 20's tonight. then brisk and chilly tomorrow 39 degrees. some morning light snow, maybe mixing way little bit of rain on friday, 39 is the high there and then saturday some improvement with that high getting back up to 45. in the morning on sunday, there could be another light snow shower probably not amounting to much. 48 degrees is the high there. and then we really start to turn milder. i hope you caught that. 56 degrees on monday but by tuesday partly sunny and getting up to 68 degrees. so, much better times are on the way. of course you can get more details on your weather all the time on 6abc.com. big changes today, though and then things do get better in the next several days especially in the next week. >> thanks, david. >> yeah. >> members of the preston and steve morning show are making preparations to their morning program as we speak. maybe they're watching right now. >> hi. >> the friendly relationship between "action news" and the wmmr crew spans more than a decade. we decided it would be a real treating to behind scenes and
find out what makes them tick. the preston and steve show gets under way on wmmr at 6:00 a.m. every weekday and that makes for a very early start. >> i thought it was prettily. >> how do you get up this early each morning and function done a good job? >> you know what you get to do, you get to go and have fun. if you remind yourself of that getting up at 4:00 a.m. or whenever you happen to get up is not quite as bad. >> i happen to know a little. >> an obligation and the onus is on us to come in and regardless of what's happening be up and be happy. >> every one of us considers it a privilege. >> our life is the radio but finding a good work-life balance on top of that in the few hours we have outside of these work hours is very helpful. >> then there's the great nap debate. >> my advice is to take naps. >> my advice is to not take naps there bernie parent took a nap before every game when he played in the 70's so i think the nap advice is pretty good: none of you mentioned this one. never hit the snooze.
>> oh. >> agreed. >> i've never done it. >> neither do i. >> i've been doing it for like 15 years. >> well, can coming up at 6:00 a.m. the bond that has the preston and steve show sharing in scary diagnoses happy moment in the delivery room and how a however boar a hoverbs in. >> it is now 4:48 and still to come on "action news" we have a recall from whole foods to tell you to you. >> plus the fbi admits if they didn't make a crucial mistake early on in the san bernadino killings they wouldn't have had to take apple to court. i did everything i could to make her party perfect.
>> ♪ >> welcome back. taking a live look here sky6 looking over temple university and you can see raindrops there on the lens and once we get done with that dave murphy telling us winds will be an issue this afternoon. >> wet out there. good morning, everybody. we're taking a live look at the ben franklin bridge. you see that westbound traffic coming into the city. the roads are wet and in some spots that rain still coming down especially philadelphia and areas east but lots of ponding and puddling on the roadways so watch you're not doing some hydroplaning. it's raining in new jersey. this is 42. that's northbound traffic here at creek road and the rain is coming down, a lot of
water on the roadways. slow it down. no major problem on 42. it took me longer to get into work and if you're driving careful technological it will probably take you longer, too. this is 70 westbound near 295. a problem with the lane shift that's going to last until 6:00 a.m. they've been doing this each morning and it's been creating some headaches in a busy area. this is i-95 at highland avenue. we could see light volume as you're traveling right here in delaware county. no big problems on the roads but we have a couple of accidents, one of which has been here and east newport pike at maryland avenue. watch for this accident in delaware blocking all lanes, matt. >> thank you, karen. the fbi director acknowledged they made a mistake shortly after the san bernadino shootings. agents had asked the county to reset the password for suspected shooter syed farook's icloud account. had the password not been reset the iphone may have made a fresh backup available to investigators. the fbi then asked apple to unlock the farook phone. apple countered saying writing new code to unlock it could
make all iphones vulnerable hackers and government surveillance. members of congress are trying to decide if they should get involved. >> at the big board now to talk about your first look at business. whole foods the cheese department is outstanding but this morning the news is not so good. they're recalling a cheese from all stores. this is the maytag raw milk bleu cheesily the farm where that cheese was made said listeria has shown up in some of its product so the recall. whole foods says no illnesses have been reported in connection with this recall. the major stock indices saw big gains yesterday. the dow shot up by 354 points. this morning though the futures seem to be pointing to a mixed open. no frills supermarket channeled dee is now accepting credit cards. before aldie would only take cash or debit cards but the company says the decision was made because this would attract more shoppers. >> 4:53. new this morning two people
orbiting the oath on the international space station. scientists will study the changes in kelly's body and compare that to his identical twin brother mark. it's part of nasa's efforts to make sure astronauts will one day be able to handle a trip to mars. >> parents in north carolina are taking a public charter school to court over its dress code. the girls are not allowed to wear pants or shorts to charter day school in legal happened. they can wear skirts skorts or dresses. boys were care pants or shorts n a statement a lawyer for charter day says the school complies with north carolina state law when it comes to uniform policy. >> it's 4:57. still ahead on "action news" twitter goes nuts over governor chris christie's reaction to donald trump's acceptance speech on super tuesday. >> detectives are hoping this video will help lead to the man who attacked a woman with a knife at a septa station. >> ♪
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