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>> ♪ >> now on "action news" a new jersey state trooper is fighting for his life after being seriously hurt in the line of duty. >> developing overnight, rescuers battle the elements when the front of a commuter train derails into a california creek. >> it may not be in the 70's just yet but some people are already wearing shorts in preparation of this week's record warmth that starts today. >> good morning, it's 5:30 on this tuesday march eighth. david is off delivering the forecast and traffic. karen rogers and matt pelman. >> we've got such good news to give you, too. first you just have to get through the morning hours. not too bad but we have a little bit of a spotty sprinkle can. it's really been falling apart as i've been tracking it here on storm tracker6 live double scan but i'll go in closer to show if you're near reading on 422, don't be surprised, you see a little sprinkle coming down right now, that will be heading towards pottstown. it's on 322 near coatesville also near right one not far
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from the media bypass right there and we can also see near wilmington you're getting a little bit of a sprinkle there but it's going to fall apart as it does, so no big worries with that. just a morning sprinkle lots of clouds give way to sunshine this afternoon. 47 degrees right now in philadelphia. it's already mild starting us off. feeling pretty good out there. satellite6 and action radar showing we do have lots of clouds. we're watch new york spotty sprinkle but the afternoon is really going to be great. we've got a high of 71 degrees coming about 3:00 p.m. here's how we're going get there. by 8:00 a.m. we're already at 50. by 10:00 a.m., lots of clouds and some sunshine and 62. more in the way of sunshine from noon on. we'll see a good amount of sunshine and some clouds, 66 at noon. by 3:00 p.m., 71 degrees. temperatures 21 degrees above average. so get out there and enjoy it. that's an order, matt pelman. but first you can do traffic. >> oh, thank, you're very generous. i would be happy to. we'll start with a look at the schuylkill expressway karen where this time yesterday morning things were going drastically downhill with that bad accident. this morning no accidents,
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everything's opened and the eastbound traffic here headed toward montgomery drive is moving just fine. or maybe you're headed toward the vine which also looks fine so far on this tuesday morning. all lanes opened in both directions. overnight closures along the vine resume tomorrow, wednesday night starting right around 11 o'clock it will shut down in both directions but for now everything's opened and ready for you. but we are getting word of a new crash in cheltenham township along ashbourne road at new second treatment we'll be following. that our crash in camden in the southbound lanes of 676 approaching collings avenue, that's been pushed off to the side. so not such a big deal there. but there is still the overturned vehicle accident to watch out for in burlington county. southbound lanes of 295 at 130 bordentown the left lane is blocked. occupants of the vehicle are out of the vehicle but emergency crews are on the scene. if you want to use 130 or the new jersey turnpike they both look fine but 295 has those issues early on this tuesday morning. tam. >> okay, thank you, matt. a new jersey state trooper stopped at a scene on i-295
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and then was hit by a vehicle himself. we're being told he's seriously hurt. we've been watching this story closely and gathering the latest details. let's go over to annie mccormack live outside cooper university hospital. that's where the officer is being treated. good morning, annie. >> reporter: good morning, tam. well, the accident happened last night. he was taken here. the trooper rather was taken here to cooper hospital. now aches want to show you some video that we took just within the past half hour. now, these are cruisers from new jersey state police and also camden county leaving the emergency room parking lot here at cooper hospital. now, those cruisers have been here since last night, since that trooper did arrive. but at this hour we are still not getting any updates from new jersey state police. the last update that we have gotten several hours ago was that the trooper is in serious condition. >> we have reports of a trooper that was struck by a vehicle. >> reporter: the emergency calls began flooding dispatch
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after a new jersey state trooper was hit by a vehicle while responding to a car fire. >> trooper is down. we got a trooper down. >> reporter: monday night this all unfolded around 8:00 p.m. at 295 southbound between exit 24a and route 130 in west deptford. the trooper was so seriously injured a medical helicopter had to be dispatched to transport him to cooper medical center. minutes after that dramatic radio call, officers at the scene gave an update on the trooper. >> unconscious but still breathing. >> reporter: since the trooper's arrival at cooper hospital there's been a flood of support from his own brothers and sisters in blue and area law enforcement agencies and first responders. and again, you just saw at the beginning of that story a number of cruisers leaving the emergency room here at cooper hospital. we're still waiting on a lot of information from new jersey state police that also includes the name of the troop here was injured. we do know that for the past
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year that trooper has worked out of the bellmawr barracks. now, there are also two civilians that were hurt, both women. we are told that one of those women was taken here to cooper hospital and another to an area hospital but we do not have conditions on them. for that now reporting live in camden, annie mccormack, channel6 "action news." >> annie, we know you'll keep an eye on it and give us the very latest as it comes in. from our delaware news room a cruel twist for a community that was already mourning a man killed in wilmington. a man was gunned down in that same spot last night. a vigil for friday's victim had just ended when the deadly gunfire rang out. police are now offering a $10,000 reward for tips in both of these homicides. >> 5:35 now. a woman and her two children were injured when a tow truck hit them at a north philadelphia intersection. the accident happened at b and ontario streets last night. police say it appears the tow truck driver had green light on b street as the 24-year-old woman tried to cross with her four-year-old and one-year-old. it is unclear if either the woman or the tow truck driver
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saw one another. the accident left neighbors rattled. >> i cried. i didn't even know what to do 'cause earlier today i was walking with a friend and my son and i'm thinking like, wow, like that could even be me. >> a passerby rushed the children to the hospital while the truck driver stayed on the scene waiting for police and medics. the woman and one of the children are in critical condition. the other child is in stable. >> developing overnight, at least nine people were hurt when a commuter train derailed in central california. the pictures are striking. take a look at that. the front car plunged into a swollen creek in alameda county. crews will to fight the currents to get the people out in time. four of the injuries here are serious. the uninjured passengers were did you sayed to their defendanttation. the company canceled all train service on that line today. the cause of the derailment is still under investigation. >> four states will hold presidential primaries today. democrats go to the polls in mississippi and michigan. republicans also vote in those states plus in idaho and
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hawaii. former new york mayor michael bloomberg announced will he not wage a third party bid. during a town hall in detroit, a relieved hillary clinton said she had great respect for the media mogul. rival bernie sanders said it is a bad thing for democracy when only the wealthy believe they can run for president. security removed protestors from a donald trump rallyly in mississippi yesterday. ted cruz was also in the magnolia state hoping to add to his contention that only he could defeat trump. marco rubio was focusing on next week's primary in his home state of florida where he currently trails trump in the polls. john kasich was in michigan where the ohio governor has been surging recently. >> interesting to see how today turns out. we will find out wearing shorts. >> yes, why not, right? 'cause it's going to be gorgeous out there today. let's take a look right now and show you what's going on. first we have one little issue to get through. storm tracker6 live double scan showing a spotty shower. it's really been breaking apart.
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it was more pronounced when it was out towards the west. i don't want you to be surprised if you're under a sprinkle there in reading on 422 and you see that here. on 322 near coatesville approaching wilmington and i-95, little bit of a spotty sprinkle. shouldn't be a big deal. let's go outside right now and show you what it looks like. we have lots of clouds to start us off as we look live on sky6 over the ben franklin bridge. but those clouds are going to break up nicely today and we'll see a good amount of sunshine this afternoon. the temperatures 47 degrees, feeling pretty good. the dewpoint is that 37 degrees. the atmosphere trying to moisten up a little bit with these sprinkles. the pressure is 30.12 and heading staged winds oft west-southwest and we brought in our always on day planner to help you out during the day. satellite6 and action radar showing those sprinkles have fallen apart. you can see how it looked like a more pronounced shower. now just a spotty sprinkle. but those clouds will break up and we'll enjoy the sunshine and mild temperatures. here's how it's going to go today. by 8:00 a.m., 50 degrees. maybe a sprinkle around. by 10:00 a.m., 62, lots of
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clouds and some sun. by noon, 66 degrees. have your lunch outside. good amount of sunshine. by 3:00 p.m., 71. that's your high today. temperatures 21 degrees above average today. and by 5:00 p.m., can coming down from that and 69. anybody at all want to golf today? anybody, matt o'donnell? this forecast is for you. okay. so, clouds and sun, a little breezy by 2:00 p.m. 71. by 4:00 p.m., 70. i made this graphic just for you. i think that's matt. let's take a look right now as tomorrow gets even better. if you don't make it out today, mostly sunny skies, record warmth a high of 78 degrees thanks to this area of high pressure just acting as a heat pump pumping up that mild flow so we're enjoying it the next few days. here's your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, a taste of spring today. 71 degrees for your high. really nice after the morning clouds and a spotty shower. it's looking good. record warmth tomorrow. 78 degrees for your high. the record is 73 set back in 2000. we'll be shattering it.
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thursday staying warm, 78. it's another record breaker. on friday breezy with some sunshine. knocking the temperatures down to 68, still well above average. the weekend just a little bit unsettled. a bit cooler on saturday with clouds and sun, 59, maybe a spotty shower. you move the clocks ahead and on sunday warm, looks like we could see a couple of showers and 66 degrees. monday staying a bit unsettled and 61 degrees. association some nice looking temperatures. get out there, golf, do whatever you want to do, take the kids to the playground, tam. you have my permission. >> we will definitely do there. >> thanks for that. >> ♪ >> it is now 5:40 and new this morning, a police department in illinois posts a picture of a 15-foot tree lodged in the front grille of a car will make people think again about having another round. that story coming up. >> this picture shows a man with nerves of steel and veins of ice as he calmly reacts to a flying baseball bat. matt. >> wow. traffic could be flying but there's not much traffic out here this morning, matt, by
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sugar house casino along delaware avenue at frankford avenue. we're watching a couple of accidents and several new bridge closures. details are after the break. >> ♪ >> also police in northern california chase a man that looks like the scooby do mystery machine. the video when "action news" comes back.
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>> ♪ >> welcome back. taking a live look here the commute getting going there
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over the platt bridge. it is 5:43, a little cool. you might want the sweater to start but by this afternoon, you're going say where are the shades. >> getting up to 70 degrees. warmest day of 2016. >> nice. >> bullet it is winter matt. >> saying goodbye to winter don't let the door hit you on the way out. we'll see you again in december maybe. good morning to you, matt and tam. good to see you guys as you come out of the suburbs this morning, just a couple of things for you to watch out for early on this tuesday. including this overturned vehicle crash in burlington county. southbound lanes of 295 right at the exit for 130 bordentown we're hearing that now two lanes are blocked as you come southbound on 295. so, i think 130 itself or even the southbound new jersey turnpike will be better bets than southbound 295. luckily all the okay pants of the car that overturned are out of the vehicle but emergency crews still on the scene there. we'll keep tabs on it in burlington county. also have a crash in cheltenham montgomery county along ashbourne road at new second street. hearing there are some people
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injured in that accident. so i think cheltenham avenue and tookany creek parkway would be better bets than ashburn and new second street. several new bridge closures began yesterday. these are lasting until june. the oreland mill road bridge shut down over sunnybrook creek. in warrington bucks county the kansas road bridge over little neshaminy creek is now blocked until june so 611 your alternate around that. in new britain township schoolhouse road remains closed but that started last week. overnight construction that we had on the northeast extension southbound is out of the way. everything is reopened there and so far so good this morning here on 422 near oaks. no delays yet. they'll do some more shoulder work today between trooper and 23. that's during the mid day. time for the commuter report and our construction zone on 495 southbound between 95 and edgemoor road in the process of clearing out in the next 15 minutes but watch out for until 6:00 tam. >> okay, thank you, matt. israeli prime minister
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benjamin netanyahu abrupting canceled a visit to washingto washington. the u.s. had offered to meet on one day later this movement so the white house was surprised to hearne secondhand through media reports that the prime minister wasn't coming after all. there have been ongoing tensions between the united states and its closest mideast ally since the u.s. enacted its nuclear deal with iran. >> an illinois police department released a stunning picture hoping to deter people from drinking and driving. it slows a car with a 15-foot tree lodged in its front grille. police had pulled over the driver who was actually driving on the wrong side of the road with the tree sticking out. back in january, they charged the driver with du i'm. a woman driving a van that looks like the scooby do mystery machine led police on a wild chase in northern california. that driver 51-year-old sharon termin decided to make a run for it during a routine
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probation check on sunday. her probation officer called 91911. >> officers eventually called off the chase because of safety concerns. trmin abandoned the mystery machine maybe for shaggy to pick it up and remains on the run. >> a father has proven there's nothing like parenting reflexes. he didn't flinch when it came time to stop a baseball bat from flying into his son's face. you can see how close it came though to hitting eight-year-old landon right in the kisser. he was texting pictures of the pirates-braves game to his mom and sister and didn't even realize he was in danger. a pittsburgh tribune sports photographer caught that split section reaction by dad. dad says his wrist hurts and the bat did hit landon in the shoulder but both of them are doing fine. they even got to keep the bat. >> fast twitch muscles come in handy. >> yeah.
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>> 5:47. a tennis star is apologizing for failing a doping test. >> also some people in texas are cleaning up the mess that a tornado left behind. karen. >> looking pretty good out there for your high. the low 51 tonight. temperatures 21 degrees above average. details in that forecast coming up. >> ♪ at wegmans we believe the best way to help you is to provide choices that offer you the best prices, quality and selection. wake up with wegmans family pack ♪ 1,2,3,4 you can save 30% or more. from tasty energy bars to creamy and delicious yogurt. let us help you find that perfect balance of size & savings. how can you save 30% or more? sfx: finger snap wegmans family pack. we do it because we're family too.
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>> a possible tornado ripped through the northern part of texas damaging at least seven homes. the storm triggered a tornado warning just after 6:00 last night. 50 to 60 miles per hour winds scattered debris across the highway and into cars but there are no reports of injuries. but look at that damage. >> wow. >> i was out in joplin, missouri a few years ago after they had the tornadoes i want to say 2011 or 2012.
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year or two later it still looked like the tornado had just gone through. it takes so long to clean up. such a process. as we head outside this morning so far so good here along 95 coming southbound over the girard point bridge headed toward the airport. no complaints if you're taking to our good buddy ben, the ben franklin bridge he also is looking good this morning. westbound traffic headed toward center city is not encountering any problems. at the betsy ross bridge westbound we have construction in the right lane and the exit ramp to richmond street in port richmond is closed until further notice so you may find delays there. tacony palmyra bridge could be an alternate. no openings there yet this morning and overnight maintenance at the burlington bristol is out of the way. karen. >> we're tracking some showers that were headed towards our region and on storm tracker6 live double scan you can see they really fell apart. you have one shower that moved through reading and headed towards pottstown look for that. a few sprinkles near honey brook and downingtown and
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malvern. what year seeing near doylestown and lansdale not reaching ground. a couple spotty sprinkles early clouds give way to sunshine this afternoon. 47 degrees right now in philadelphia. it is mild. and that's the big story, that temperatures today are going to be some 21 degrees above average. when you look at the 24 hour temperature change, it's 20 degrees warmer in philadelphia than it was at this point yesterday. 13 degrees warmer in philadelphia. 14 degrees warm interallentown. it's a big change in 24 hours. so, your high today is 71 degrees after lots of morning clouds we're going to see some of the sunshine break through and the afternoon is going to be a lot brighter. temperatures nice and mild this afternoon and you see how that trend goes. we go from 46 degrees at 7:00 a.m. to 64 at 11:00 a.m. by 1:00 p.m. we're at 68. we hit our high about 3 o'clock today. get outside and enjoy it, matt. >> sportscaster erin andrews thanking her family and legal team after a jury awarded her $55 million. andrews sued several parties including the nashville marriott for $75 million. that is where a stalker
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secretly recorded her naked a hotel room in 2008 and shared it online. the jury ruled the stalker and hotel management were both at fault. lawyers for the hotel management company say they may file an appeal. tennis star maria sharapova is apologizing for failing a doping test. the athlete admitted she has been taking mel don'tup for melr years. the drug became a banned substance this year. the doping test was performed at the australian open in january. she said she failed to read the details of an e-mail that informed players that meldonium would become a banned substance. the 28-year-old also lost her endorse. deal with nike. >> 5:53. a 65-year-old philadelphia woman had to fight off an attacker all while she was take out the trash in the morning. that story is coming up next. >> plus we're monitoring the condition of a new jersey state trooper who was hit by a vehicle on i-295. a lie report is comin come -- le report is coming up at 6:00
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>> a 65-year-old woman had to fight off an attacker while she was taking out the trash. it happened monday morning on the 6700 block of emand will street in west mount airy. she told police the man pushed her inside her apartment and tried to pull off her pants but she kicked him and he ran away. police released surveillance video of a restaurant shooting suspect in north philadelphia. the man in the dark hat and long jacket is wanted for wounding a man inside a church's chicken on the 3600 block of north broad street on
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sunday. the suspect allegedly got into an argument with an employee who was cleaning tables nearby. 19-year-old josiah myers was hit by the gunfire but he's expected to survive. >> atlantic city police officers have a new line of defense. private donations to the ac police foundation allowed them to purchase 16 new bulletproof vests. prior to the fundraiser only swat teams had the advance body armor which provides protection from rifle rounds. >> a flash flood state trooper is in the fight of his life. how a routine check on the roads took a terrible turn. we're waiting an update on the trooper's condition. >> a desperate plea to the purse snatch here has something a pennsylvania widow can can never replace. >> ♪
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edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning everyone. it's 6 o'clock on this tuesday march eighth. here's what's happening. >> authorities updated the condition of a new jersey state trooper who was hit by a vehicle in west deptford. >> main lineman and woman are accused of leaving their child home alone in deplorable conditions. >> another eagles player from the chip kelly era is on his way out. >> and guess who got a taste of being outside. karen rogers in for dave murphy matt pelman has traffic. >> i'm really enjoying the start of our sunrise. it's a beautiful start to the day right now. however we have a fair amount of clouds and a spotty sprinkle. kind of feels moist in the atmosphere. storm tracker6 live double scan showing how the showers have really fallen apart over the past few hours and maybe a few drops are coming down along 422. you saw that near reading but breaking apart as it's hitting pottstown right now and a drizzle drop or two near 322 in downingtown. that's about it.

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