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is. developing now on "action news," the search for the people who ditched a minivan after a close call with a police officer. toll plaza pileup, a serious crash is cleaned up in time for the morning rush. a pro baseball player steps away from the game saying he was forced to choose between his career and his son. a lot of comment on that story, good morning, 5:30, we'll talk about accuweather, david as to which saying the word snow. >> reporter: we won't have that until the next couple of days. st. patrick's day, we have clear skies to the west, we're expecting a decent amount of sunshine before we transition to spotty showers later. visibility in philadelphia
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jumped up to 5 miles per hour. down below a half mile in millville and below a mile in wilmington. we have better visibilities in reading. fog in and out of the picture. it's not a steady, straight situation. if you run into that slow down. 46 degrees in philadelphia. 48 in allentown. 40 in reading. 44 in wilmington, 47 in trenton and 47 in cape may. a chilly start. on the bus stop maybe patchy fog partly cloudy skies, 44 degrees between 6 and 8:00 a.m. 54 degrees by 10:00 a.m. 62 by noon. we're going for a high of 65 degrees so mild at 3:00 p.m. after 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. there's a chance of a spotty shower and maybe a rumble of thunder. it's not a washout, but keep it in mind in you're out and about opt holiday. you want to keep the hankies
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handy because we have pollen medium high until we get to saturday. >> reporter: looking live on the schuylkill expressway eastbound traffic moving just fine, one of the areas, the fog doesn't look too bad at all. if you're heading on the schuylkill expressway, no issues there. i-95 southbound traffic heading toward center city looking live approaching cottman. it's very easy 14 minute ride from woodhaven to the vine. no delays and too early for that. salem county, another story we've got an accident involving a vehicle that ran into the house blocking dunlap avenue near cedar street. this happened 15 minutes ago or so. stick to sun set avenue to avoid the delay. live on the ben franklin bridge coming in and out of the city, light volume no big deal as you head out the door watch for the fog. developing now, a vehicle involved in a police chase through south philadelphia
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nearly hit one of the responding officers. annie mccormick is live near the end of the pursuit where police are looking for the people involved, annie. >> reporter: and matt, luckily the officer is okay. the pursuit did end in the south philadelphia neighborhood, but at this hour, police say one possibly two suspects were riding in the vehicle are still on the loose. take a look at this video. this is video of the van, police say the van came on the radar of officers in southwest philadelphia who were on routine patrol that fit the description of a vehicle just in a burglar. when the officer approached the van, the veered toward them. the suspects drove off heading over the passyunk bridge. officers in south philadelphia stopped the van on carlisle. two suspects were seen fleeing from the van. the foot pursuit ended with nobody in him custody you
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have any information contact police. annie mccormick channel 6 "action news." a 17-year-old is under arrest for shooting a driver in the holmesburg section. it happened on meridian street last night. a bullet shattered a rear drivers side window and went through the head of the man behind the wheel. he crashed into two parked cars. the witness saw the shooter run into the back of the house where police took the teen into custody. this is new this morning, fire damaged a row home in philadelphia overnight. the action cam was on mount airy avenue in west mount airy neighborhood. fire crews focused their sweep
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of the buildings in the attached grarnlg. garage. no word on what kicked off the fire. seven people were hurt when a cadillac plowed into an suv at a delaware toll plaza. four people who were injured had to be taken to the hospital. a woman had to be pulled from the wreckage by the jaws of life. we'll have more in the next half-hour. police arrested a 67-year-old man and they say the stabbing was completely random. the bus was making a stop in springfield township yesterday afternoon. the older man rushed from the back of the bus and stabbed the 18-year-old twice in the neck. the victim suffered non-life
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threatening injuries. president obama has introduced merrick garland to the supreme court. after a noted career as a prosecutor including winning verdicts against timothy mcveigh and the uni bomber. republican leaders in the senate say they will not hold confirmation hearings. instead they say the balance of the court should be decided when voters elect the next president. it is a president appear constitutional right to nominate a supreme court justice. and the senate's right to act as a check on the president and withheld its consent. president obama has called on republicans to give his nominee a hearing and a vote instead of tieing the nomination to election year politics. to go down that path would be wrong. it would be a betrayal of our
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best traditions. but there could be a change coming depending on the political winds. a number of republican senators have agreed to talk to garland on the phone. medical marijuana is another step closer to becoming law. the house voted 149 to 43. patients can take the drug in pill, oil or liquidity form. they would not be able to smoke it. the legislation goes to the state senate. governor tom wolf supports the measure. march madness tips off today. you have a few hours to fill out your brackets. all our local teams play tomorrow. villanova and temple boarded buses for brooklyn yesterday. if villanova beats asheville and temple beats iowa, they play each other in the second round
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jeff skeverski is with the cats and the owls. we know what you'll be paying attention to? >> reporter: i have my plans off tore -- for tomorrow. we're dry for st. patrick's day, we'll get green on the radar, but not now. we have partly cloudy skies, we'll see sunshine like yesterday, although in some neighborhoods we have patchy fog. 46, dewpoint, 43. very close with the two numbers, saturation in the atmosphere and patchy fog. winds are light at 3 miles per hour. 48 in allentown. 47 in trenton. 45 in millville. 41 in wilmington, so everybody pretty evenly cool. future tracker 6 shows you how we get rid of the morning fog we'll have sunshine early. as we get into the afternoon,
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clouds sweep in. later this afternoon after 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. we'll see showers pop down from the north. might hear a rumble of thunder if these pop through like yesterday in some neighborhoods. it's scattered spotty stuff by 7:00 p.m. we have a blip here or there across the region. if you have plans to be out and about for st. patrick's day, you're dry most of the time, you'll have sunshine during the day and in the evening and late day hours spotty showers. temperature are treating it well, 60 degrees. 2:00 p.m., 64. we're looking at a high of 65 about 3:00 p.m., 3:30 p.m. before dipping back to 60 degrees by 5:00 p.m. we'll be back in the 50s by 8:00 p.m. as usual a jacket or a couple of layers handy not a bad idea keeping that around. 63 in allentown. 64 in reading. this is a day where we don't have a strong onshore flow even down near the ocean we're looking at low to mid 60s in
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cape may and atlantic city. a nice afternoon ahead. tomorrow a frontal boundary drops through and things begin to change. winds and cooler, 58 degrees, spotty shower possible, behind that front for the weekend we're looking at cooler air coming in, it could be so cool we'll see rain changing to wet snow across the region sunday afternoon and sunday night. we're watching that it's a possibility. 65 today, sun and clouds, breezy conditions, fairly mild spotty shower or rumble thunder this afternoon or evening. cooler tomorrow, spotty shower, high of 58 degrees there. saturday, sunshine but getting chillier we're going for a high of 46 degrees and sunday it looks like it will be down right cold high of 38 degrees for the first day of spring. rain could mix with wet snow in through the afternoon and continuing in through the evening hours. we got 3.9 inches of snow on the first day of spring last year. so it's not unprecedented this
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year. it could be a couple of few inches mainly on grassy surfaces. if that happens you want to be careful driving around sunday night. there's a possibility that the storm system misses us. you can see how we're getting milder as we go into next week. it is 5:41. still ahead on "action news" dramatic video of a raging fire in the virgin islands. we have a warning about a scam at a new jersey location. >> reporter: looking live bucks county route 1 at 32, northbound traffic is heading toward morrisville. a little bit of fog in this shot. we'll check the fog on 309 and we have an dissent where a car ran into a house. we'll talk about the provisional slugger who decided to leave baseball behind after the team banned his son from the clubhouse. that's next on "action news." is in a few
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this price can't be right...
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that's the right price! it's that low. what other things on this list "can't be right?" looks like a list full of "can't be right's." seriously? at giant, prices are down. savings are up. my giant.
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at giant, prices are down. savings are up. for fog like yesterday out in the region, right here at the look at the platt bridge not seeing much right now. let's go over to karen rogers, a similar thing when looking at the airport, but it may be one spot that's not that foggy. >> reporter: as we scan around the area, i want to show you
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visibility reports in just a second. we have reduced visibility 309 and turnpike moving toward montgomeryville. we have an accident dunlap avenue blocked between cedar and hook road. a car ran into a house. watch for dunlap being blocked at this area causing a problem this morning. let's switch to i-78 eastbound. a new accident in the lehigh valley exit 45. look for the accident coming into it, they are restricting traffic 78 eastbound. flourtown road near joshua road that shut down, use stenton avenue, barren hill avenue is reopened near joshua road. construction looking better. five mile visibles at -- visibility as philadelphia international. less than a mile in reading and lancaster. half a mile in wilmington, .3 in
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millville. looking a little better along the coastline. 1.3 in dover, delaware. fog is an issue, you're traveling in and out of it as you come to work. watch for low clouds, tam. a luxury yacht caught fire in the virgin islands, the 2 million-dollar boat was docked at a marina in saint thomas when it went up in flames. a number of locals and tourists posted pictures on social media. the boat's name was positive energy. a crash caught on a dash cam in wisconsin has caused a debate over which driver was wrong. the driver in front brake checks the car and the suv loses control and spins out and crashes into the median. the driver of the suv was cited in the crash.
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police are looking for the other driver saying they could charge him with reckless driving. 6 flags has warning of a ticket scam trying to get user to refer three friends or visit a certain website in exchange for four free tickets. anyone who clicks a links must fill out a series of surveys, but never gets approved for the freebies. some tours who chartered a fishing boat in hawaii won't have to tell tall tales, look at their catch. 850-pound marlin, after pictures, the fish was taken to a fish auction. frank sinatra junior who followed in his father's footsteps, died suddenly on
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tour. the former spokesperson for subway gets a jailhouse beat down. >> reporter: dressing the kids warmly, this afternoon it gets milder, this afternoon there's a chance of shower or rumble of thunder. i'll have the forecast and the details coming up next.
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>> drivers can soon legally pick up speed on the pennsylvania turnpike. starting this spring the speed limit will increase from 65 to 70 miles per hour. the commission followed an 18 month study on the central part of the state. those areas posted at 55 miles per hour those are not changing. the speed limits will stay the same. >> reporter: don't speed today. i tweeted that out, i have
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to change it. >> reporter: change it now. let's take a look outside at the fog looking live at woodhaven road at knights road. you can see the reduced visibility as we scan the cameras around this morning. mass transit, septa regional rails, patco, everything is on time, no issues heading out on a thursday morning. we have visibilities on the big board. it's under a half mile in millville. half mile on the nose in wilmington. under a mile in reading and lancaster. moving to five miles in philadelphia. some of you might have patchy fog not everybody. 54 degrees by 10:00 a.m. noon, 62. executiving a high of -- expecting a high of 65. after 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m. there's a chance of spotty shower and might hear rumbles of thunder, as well. generally decent conditions for st. patrick's day, not getting into the 50s until dinnertime,
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tam. thank you, david. you can get the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast and storm tracker 6 live radar. you can go to 6abc.com/weather. tmz is reporting that jarred fogle was beat up in a prison ambush in february. he jumped in the recreation yard in colorado lock up ending up with a bloody nose and swollen face. tmz said the person was upset because the facility housed section offenders at the facility. a chicago white sox player is walking away from $13 million. first baseman adam laroche said he will retire with a year left ozen contract. his son drake had a a full
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presence in the clubhouse. management asked him to cut the visitors in half. he didn't want to it's his decision to step away from the game on the 6abc facebook page tell us if you think it's the right time or wrong time to bring your child to work. harlem globetrotters, she got to meet the president and the first lady at the white house. welcome back you're taking
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a live look here,nns landing. we're dealing with fog this morning, 5:56 and 56 degrees. 13 suspects are under arrest for art heists in italy. one of the suspects is a guard who was on duty. authorities are trying to recover the 17 stolen paintings and this is quite a take. the art is valued at $16.5 million. two people are in custody after a wild police chase. you can see the car speeding down the california freeway weaving in and out of traffic. the suspected car thief exits to a busy side street he jumps out an tries to race boo a shopping mall. a female passenger remained in
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the vehicle after the chase, they were both taken into custody. a singer who carried out the legacy of old blue eyes has died. frank sinatra, junior passed away unexpected yesterday. the 72-year-old followed in his famous father's footsteps as singer, song writer and conductor. he was supposed to perform in daytona beach, but fell ill before the show. the singer died of cardiac arrest. you can be just like marty mcfly. we'll tell you about the back to the future product that is about to hit store shelves. alligators can be tamed, at least this one. it watches tv and eats from the fridge, its owner says.
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good morning, it is 6:00 a.m., thursday, march 17. here's what's happening. a nasty crash at a toll plaza in delaware sent four people to the hospital. we're live with details. the stark warning from the gop front uner if he keeps -- frontrunner if he keeps his sizable delegate lead. a taste are winter is on the way, just as spring begins. that's no pot of gold to me. this is why david murphy may not be our favorite irishman. david has accuweather and karen rogers has traffic good morning. >> reporter: take a look at satellite we are looking at sunshine coming up over the horizon. like yesterday we are starting out with patchy fog, obviously clear skies out to the west of the city. here current visibilities,

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