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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. >> good afternoon sara
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bloomquist is off. in the news a woman is dead after a house fire breaks out in burlington county. and the republican candidates are back out on the campaign trail after another heated debate last night. but the big story is breaking news out of chester county. three students will face criminal charges after a violent hazing incident at conestoga high school. it involves students from the baseball team. chad pradelli is live with the new details. >> reporter: yes, chester county authorities say there is systematic hazing with the conestoga football team dating back three to four years and this past fall turned violent when a freshman football player was penetrated and violated. >> authorities say that two senior football players held a
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freshman player down and violated the player with a broom stick in the locker room. >> we are here to announce charges against three juveniles, i am not using their names they are being charged in the juvenile system. >> authorities did not learn about the assault until last month until the student told the father and he went to school administrators but there is a pattern of hazing at conestoga for years. they had something called no gay thursdays. >> he would have an older kid come behind a younger kid and put his genitals on top of the younger kid's head and that was okay on thursday. the alleged hazing was so bad on thursdays, some players avoided the locker room at all costs and even quit the team but administrators and educators were not aware of the hazing. >> the kids knew the locker room was theirs. it was theirs to do what they
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wanted when they wanted and how they wanted. >> reporter: and a school district released this statement a short time ago. it has launched an investigation into all sports teams but the football team in particular. that statement reads in part the investigation is a top priority for the high school and the athletic director had begun communicating with the affected team members and families. the current coach is suspended from all activities pending the outcome of the investigation. chad pradelli, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. turning now to accuweather, mother nature just gave us another dose of winter perhaps the final dose, we'll see. the calendar says we are close to spring but it doesn't look like it. light snow is moving through making us have to clean off our cars for hopefully the final time this season. meteorologist, melissa magee, is
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tracking the latest from the "action news" big board. >> reporter: hi there rick, we had light snow showers in the delaware and lehigh valley counties. it's starting to push offshore, you can see it on double scan live radar and we go tighter on street level, the bulk is concentrated in south jersey, chads worth and surf city. and it's starting to push off from a west east direction. cape may courthouse you picked up 5 inches of snowfall this morning and somers point and 2 inches inform sicklerville and more than .5 inch in philadelphia. but the bulk of that precipitation was south and east of the i-95 corridor in south jersey. we have the winter weather dwidsry it stays from lakehurst to wildwood, really communities
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in south jersey until 1:00 this afternoon as we track that offshore. future tracker 6 showing you by 2:00 this afternoon temperatures are responding coming in in the lower 40s later today. lets talk about what to expect. accumulation is likely on untreated surfaces where the snow did fall earlier today and the main roads look just wet and it's melting with the high march sun angle this time of year. and wins gusting up to 5 miles per hour. we have improvement only the way as we get into the rest of the weekend and snow today into 70s later in the week. we have the details coming up. >> can't wait for that. stay with for the latest from accuweather and keep an eye on the changing forecast throughout the weekend, and be sure to interact with our meteorologists on facebook and twitter. and developing right now, police released new information about a restaurant cook that was
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stabbed to death in south philadelphia. the victim is 54-year-old thong weng. and was found inside of the kitchen on washington avenue with her throat slashed. we learn that the restaurant's owner told the victim was in the kitchen with another employee, the owner found the body after sending an order to the kitchen and not receiving any food. there were signs this was a violent struggle. >> pieces of kitchen equipment were actually knocked off and a piece of equipment was laying on her body and she had bruises to her face. severe bruises to her face. police hope that cameras in the area help find the killer who ran from the scene. trish hartman will have the latest on an investigation coming up in a live report at 12:30. an early morning fire has claimed a woman's life, the victim was in her 80s and could not get out when her home suddenly caught fire. the action cam was there as
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crews responded along francis street and wrightstown. they got the fast moving fire under control and the county fire marshall is looking into the cause. turning to politics, the republican candidates are back on the campaign trail after a heated delate last night. frontrunner, donald trump, was responding to the failed trump university and his stance on immigration. >> in detroit last night trump's rivals didn't go after each other and had one target. trump. already today he is back on the attack. donald trump at a michigan rally this morning hits marco rubio ahead of the march 15th primary. >> in florida they hate little marco rubio so much he couldn't be elected dog catcher. and rubio on the defensive for his ugly part of the war on
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words. >> lets be clear nothing i have ever said comes close to what trump says on a routine daily basis. >> he referred to my hands, if they are small something else must be small. i guarantee you there is no problem. i guarantee it. >> megan kelly pressed him on trump university. >> the rating was a d minus, that was the last available rating and as a result of the number of complaints. >> it was elevated to an a. >> and mitt romney's assault earlier in the day. and demand the release of a conversation with the "new york times." >> release the tapes. >> what are you hiding? >> trump announced he was -- despite the opposite on his
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website. you change your tune on so many things, that has people say what is his core. >> megan i have a strong core. he released a statement saying he would not ease it after all. he would end it, no exceptions. >> thank you. back here the philadelphia flower show officially opens tomorrow and you can tune in for an hour long flower show special tomorrow evening at 7:00, the entire "action news" weather team is at the convention center to take you inside of this year's displays. that is tomorrow night at 7:00 and an encore presentation at midnight. and still to come on "action news" at noon, an alarmingly close call in paris, the investigation into a drone that came within feet of hitting a passenger plane. >> and a medical examiner revealed what killed bobbi
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we are lettering new information about the death of bobbi kristina brown. the medical examiner says her face being in water and drugs led to her death. she was found unresponsive in a
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bathtub in to 15, and died months later. her father says it's unsettling and blind blowing that the autopsy results were released. a drone almost hit a plane in paris. the copilot saw the drone only 15 feet from one of the wings, the crew saw it and told air traffic control and they were able to land safely. it happened on february 19th but the report was just made public. erin andrew's case against a hotel and stalker could be decided today. the sportscaster and dancing with the star's host is asking for millions from the owner of a marriott hotel and michael barrett, the stalker. saying that the hotel made it
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easy for barrett to take a naked video of her through a peep hole. five women in new york are suing to get rid of the so-called tampon tax. the state is imposing a 4% tax on feminine hygiene products. last month lawmakers decided to keep the tax in utah but was eliminated in pennsylvania. and a family recently found seven original tye cobb baseball cobb's, they were perfectly preserved and found in a crumbled paper bag, there are only 15 similar cards flown to collectors, one expert says the best preserved card could sell for more than a million dollars. still ahead, on "action news" at noon, the students can
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take the new version of the s.a.t.'s this weekend, what is different about the redesigned exam and cleaner restrooms could be a reality. the new technology that gets rid of germs.
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the labor department has released the latest jobs report and shows a solid month of hiring. employers added 220,000 workers in february and the unemployment rate stayed the same at 4.9%.
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and restaurant employers and construction companies drove much of the hiring. the new s.a.t. exam will make its debut tomorrow. the new design is suppose to be more straight forward and has topics discussed in the classroom and the essay is now optional. there is a new deal between two major luggage companies and sampsonite is buying his rival toomey for $2 billion. carry-on bags sell for up to $500. they will benefit with a larger company with a wider customer base. the federal government has a new warning about a rare blood infection caused by an infection. officials are investigating 11
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deaths across the state and the bacteria rarely affects humans but can be spread through water. a team is going to wisconsin to find out what is causing. >> this is the first outbreak they have seen, typically five cases per state per year, so worse than what is happening here, they are not really sure why. wisconsin doctors are alerted to the symptoms that include fever, shortness of breath and neck pain. there are antibiotics treatments if caught in time. researchers found a use for one of the oldest drugs on the market. it's widely used for pain relief and warding off heart attacks or strokes and now they say it could decrease the risk of colon cancer by 15%. airplane bathrooms could soon be a lot less i don't remembery.
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boeing is developing self cleaning lavatories for their jets, the room will be filled with uv life for 3 seconds. the project is still in the testing phase. now the "action news" team is working on stories for 4:00. we are live at the philadelphia flower show. and a stunning development in the o.j. simpson case. police are trying to figure out if they have the murder weapon more than two decades after the murder trial. and a new movie hits the big screen today. we'll introduce you to the real woman the story is based on. meanwhile accuweather is coming up n as we look at sky 6 hd at the jersey shore after the morning snowfall. melissa magee will have your seven-day forecast.
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meteorologist, melissa magee, is here now and the snow is past and there is sunshine to look forward to. >> yes -- >> what time? >> about 3:00, 4:00 later in the afternoon. here is stormtracker 6 live double scan you can see the snow we had early in the morn rick is starting to move out from a west to east direction. still light snow showers lingering in areas in ocean county down to surf city and atlantic city, but in cape may county at the courthouse you picked up 5 inches of snow than is moving on out and it gets better as we head into the weekend. we'll show you the picture outside. sky 6 hd, looking at penn's landing on this friday afternoon, a fair amount of cloud cover over head.
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good news if you look at the roads they are just wet, so the snow shouldn't have much of an impact on the afternoon and evening commute from city points north and west and in south jersey could be slushy accumulation, they picked up 2 to 5 inches of snow. currently outside in philadelphia, 35 degrees and dew point 27 and the pressure 30.06 and it is falling and wins from the northeast at 20 miles per hour. we have the stiff northeasterly wind in the wake of the storm system or nuisance snow one could say continues to depart and windchill 24 degrees. at the poconos freezing mark and wildwood 34 and atlantic city 34, 35 to the north and west in reading. here is satellite 6 along with action radar can you see the small area of low pressure we continue to track and it departs to the east as we go throughout the rest of the afternoon and a
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fair amount of cloud cover in the wake of this system we are tracking and the winds pick up on the backside gusting as high as 16 miles per hour and that will improve conditions in the area as well. mostly cloudy today and pockets of sunshine returning and we have the chilly northeasterly winds sustained at 5 to 15 miles per hour. and we match out at 42 today. clear and cold and dropping down to 27 in the city with the northerly wind, anywhere from 10 to 20 miles per hour. as we go throughout the start of our weekend, 8:00 in the morning, it's a nice start but chilly in the city and 32 and 29 in reading but overnight saturday and into early sunday morning, we are tracking a weak disturbance, by 1:00, 2:00 in the morning and overnight hours early on sunday, light snow showers for the city and points north and west and only a light
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coating expected with this. by sunday morn that is long gone and temperatures are a touch milder than they were today. here is the exclusive accuweather forecast the snow continues to end and high temperature up to 42 and gets better on saturday at 45 and overnight saturday into sunday we track a morning rain or snow shower around and otherwise by sunday afternoon up to 48 and not bad and back to work on monday and in at 60 degrees, and sunshine and clouds sharing the sky and up to 70 on tuesday, the last time was around the holidays christmas eve. a high up to 72 on wednesday and more clouds and mild on thursday, in at 70 and march is one of those months where you get the big temperature swings. snow today and 70s later on. >> likely living in colorado.
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a little girl had trouble getting dressed and she called 911. this is little aliyah and deputy nunez, they ran to the phone with half a pant leg on. >> she wanted me to help do her shoes and hug her and hold her and it made my day, she was so sweet and out going. >> turns out aliyah's grandfather was watching her and had no idea she made the phone call. the deputy did not mind though, it was the highlight of her day. she is pretty cute. more coming up in your next half our of "action news." ginger zee, a meteorologist, new mom and a contestant on "dancing with the stars." >> and the cast of funny ladies are making a major shakeup to the ghostbuster sequel.
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"action news" at 12:30 continues. >> hello again sara is off and here are the stories we are following for you now on "action news" at 12:30. snow fell across the region making for a pretty winter scene on this friday. melissa magee is here with snow totals and what to expect this weekend and the search is on for the suspect that stabbed a cook inside of a kitchen in a philadelphia restaurant.
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and the pope reaches out to an inmate after asking for forgiveness. and the storm that brought us light snow all morning long is almost finished. it wasn't much and most everybody got out to work or school just fine. this was the scene after the sun came up over rodney square, they saw more snow in south jersey and the geese and ducks don't seem to mind. not to foul out there. sorry. still got lots of clouds and the final flakes are falling. meteorologist, melissa magee, is at the big board with the details. >> it's a beautiful sight to see in the sky. and there is light snow falling across the delaware and lehigh valley this morning. because of the high march sun angle the primary roads were wet across the region. here is stormtracker 6 live double scan you can see the


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