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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. good afternoon sara bloomquist is off. in the news parents are reacting
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after bed bugs were found at a philadelphia high school. and a strip mall in delaware county is evacuate affidavit a gas leak. but the big story is march madness, the local version. three area teams take to the court today. villanova and temple tip-off this afternoon and st. joe's plays tonight. jeff skversky is live now in brooklyn where the nova game is about to get underway. >> villanova says this is the year, they are finally ready to make a deep run in the naacp tournament after some early exits the last couple of years, this is the year. well, it starts today at 12:40 against unc ashville team they have never played before. here is head coach jay wright and the team arriving at the barclay center where they are 4-0 all time.
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and even though they are a two seed taking on a 15 seed they are not taking this lightly. they beat georgetown earlier this year. villanova fans they need your help, they are calling on fans to come out here to brooklyn and intimidate the underdog. >> we are close, but it could be distracting, the challenge is trying to block that out and in the fans we may see a face we recognize not thinking anything of other than playing villanova basketball. >> we have family and friends here and we need to focus on each other and go out and play our game. >> you love the support from the fans. >> oh, yes definitely. we know they travel well to new york. >> temple will play after the nova game, roughly 3:10 against iowa. a team they never played before.
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and iowa was an early favorite to be a high seed. and temple has only one player that has played in the naacp tournament and they admit they are nervous at tip-off. >> this is a dream come true, you watch it from the age of 6 years old until now, it's surreal. >> something we have been looking forward to this whole year. now they we are here we are focused on winning the games. >> temple coach says that the best piece of advice he has given his players, it's just basketball go out and play. easier said than done. fran has a tough time on this big stage. he lost 15 of his 18 big ten naacp tournament engagements. hopefully that starts to change today. jeff skversky, channel 6 "action news" march madness ready to go. >> so are we jeff. turning to accuweather,
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temperatures are mild to end the work week but a big change is on the way. sky 6 hd looking live at the center city skyline, and blue skies and mild temperatures, but get ready for rain and snow this weekend. meteorologist, melissa magee, is at the big board with more on what to expect. >> reporter: hi there rick, the hard to believe we are tracking snow into the weekend especially with temperature so mild. 59 in philadelphia and 61 in allentown and 51 in the poconos. but in the weekend get ready for a cooling trend. wednesday was a beautiful day. yesterday maxing out at 63 and today we call for a high in the city of 62, we are down to 4 tomorrow and 38 as we get into sunday, so with the temperatures lowering, there is the possibility of snow as it's nor'easter works its way into the region. as we go throughout the day on sunday. future tracker 6 showing you 8:00 in the morning, you have
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snow and philadelphia points to the north and west and areas in south jersey and delaware, so really overnight saturday and into the day on sunday on the first day of spring by the way we are track something snow. the northwest suburbs it looks to be wet snow along the i-95 corridor, it looks to be wet snow and mixing as well. across central delaware and south jersey, raw rain to evening wet snow. but over the last 24 hours, we see changes, we see the storm system trending to the east and the arrival of the snow is speeding up as well. that will have an impact of the snow we are expecting to see. we have an update coming up with full and exclusive accuweather forecast. with the possibility of snow looming keep your devices open to 6abc.com/weather, stay ahead of the change over and follow our team of meteorologists on
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facebook and twitter and other social platforms. in other news, a gas leak forced the vacs yag of a strip mall in upper darby. chopper 6 hd was on the 500 block of south 69th street. crews responded to the gas leak and nobody was hurt. peco crews are on the scene as crews continue to ventilate the area. philadelphia police are trying to track down a driver that may have hit a stabbing victim late last night. the stabbing happened on the 4700 block of oxford avenue in the city's frankford section, a man in his 20s was stabbed multiple times in the chest and ran from the scene and made it a block and either was hit by or ran into a white suv. both the stabbing and crash are under investigation. no arrests have been made. new at noon, chester police are investigating a homicide, one person died after shots were
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fired at the 10 hundred block of mcdowell avenue. plea police are not releasing any other information. no arrests are made. police in allentown are looking into what sparkd this fire on north carolina street last night. the red cross is now helping those that were displaced. crews are cleaning up a philadelphia high school after bed bugs were found. the school is still open but the parents want it closed. annie mccormick has the story. >> reporter: the school district is aware of the bed bug problem at dobbins. and they say the children are safe but the parents don't agree. >> they need to schools, this is coming from the school into our homes and then if we keep them
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out of school we are in trouble. >> reporter: this lady is reacting to the letter that went out earlier this week. bed bugs found at dobbins high school. and that afternoon exterminators steamed and vacuumed the school and set to be done again next week during spring break. children were angered because they were kept in the classroom. >> bed bugs do not like being in school. it's not a welcoming place for them because it's cold and they cannot do what they want to do, and that is reproduce. >> nasty and weird. making you not want to sit down. >> my mom said they are blood suckers and hitchhikers, i'm about to turn around and go home. i don't have time for this. >> the district says that dealing with bed bugs is a problem for schools operating in a city and take this opportunity
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to educate parents on how to prevent infestations into the home. >> bed bugs come from outside into the school, they may find it in a classroom or cafeteria. that shows there is a bed bug infestsation in someone's house. >> the school is working with the health department and this week they sent home with children a list of tips and guidelines to deal with the situation. annie mccormick, channel 6 "action news." a new addition at the philadelphia zoo was formerly introduced. he is 8 years old and weighs 300 pounds, meet iman, a tiger. he is part of the zoo's big cat family, he arrived here from colorado to possibly mate with one of the female tigers. philadelphia is home to five of these tigers, they are rare and
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endangered but hopefully they can thrive and survive with gram's help. and the latest to derail donald trump's effort to make it to the white house. and a scare in the air for american airlines passengers, their plane was forced to make an emergency landing after being struck by lightning. those stories and melissa is back with the full forecast from accuweather.
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now to the race of 2016 donald trump has ignited his followers and equal attacks from opponents. the hacking group anonymous taking on the republican front runner. lana zach is in washington with more. >> as donald trump marches steadily to the republican nomination, it's not just his political challengers that hope to stop him. >> donald trump has set his ambitions on the white house to -- >> the hacking group anonymous
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releasing trump's personal information. we have attached a gift of sorts, trump's social security number and phone number and other details to help you investigate this would be dictator. >> they are looking for those responsible and authorities are seeking the people responsibility to illegally hack his personal information. and they are investigating the suspicious package delivered to his son, eric. he is also the recipient of unwanted endorsements. >> they are willing to fight donald trump in a donald trump establishment because he doesn't share our values. >> in washington a group of grass roots conservatives plot to take trump down, saying we are committed to ensuring a real conservative candidate is elected.
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campaign spending as increased 900% since iowa. a lightning strike forced an american airlines plane to make an emergency landing. it was traveling to la guardia and it landed safely at jfk airport. and one passenger call tropical disturbance terrifying and said it felt like a missile hit the plane. >> it was a flashing light and big explosion and the plane dipped 100 feet and i don't know i felt like i was on a roller coaster and then i smelled smoke. >> fortunately nobody was hurt and the faa is now investigating. >> baltimore ravens quarterback tray walker is in critical condition after crashing a dirt bike in miami. he was wearing dark clothing and riding at night when he collided with a suv. he played mostly on special
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slurpee fans are in for a treat. you can bring your own cups in and fill up a cup but they say no trash bags or kitchen sinks or kitty pools are allowed. the promotion is part of a second annual bring your own cup event honoring the 50th anniversary of the slurpee. and a new survey is out on american attitudes, that people are more accepting of gay marriage and couples living together before marriage, but there is more of a stigma on divorce apparently. every year the government surveys teens and young
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adultses, fewer people agreed with the divorce as a solution to a troubled marriage, but 60% of women and half of men approved of gay marriage and think it's okay to live together before getting married. the world health organization and officials in sierra leone says a recent flair-up of ebola came to an end. they made the declaration 42 days after the last patient tested positive for a second time. they were first declared free of the virus in september. a convicted felon in michigan surprised a judge by breaking into song during his sentencing. ♪ hello there your honor, i want to say i'm sorry. he began singing the adele song
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while being sentenced. but it did not spare him jail time. the judge sentenced him to 17 years in prison for armed robbery. he told the judge he hopes to earn a business degree and turn his life around after his release. here is alicia vitarelli live in the newsroom with a preview of tonight. happy friday. >> happy friday and happy freebie friday everyone. coming up at 4:00, we have a whole list of things that are 100% off. we'll tell you where to get free water ice and a free pair of sunglass sunglasses. a new jersey community comes to together to help girl scouts that encountered a rude neighbor and it could be traced back to a single facebook post and we'll tell you all about it. and you can take us with you on the go. watch our newscast streaming
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meteorologist, melissa magee, is back now with a closer look at an interesting forecast this weekend. >> interesting is right. we are in the month of march, you deal with the sun angle and the time of the day that the snow is falling. here is stormtracker 6 live double scan radar, you can see it is dry and no issues with precipitation and spotty showers are likely this evening. we'll show you the picture outside. sky 6 hd looking in chester at the commodore barry bridge, a nice bright blue sky and puffy cumulous clouds as well. it is pretty mild here for us on
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our friday. 59 in philadelphia and 56 in allentown un60 in will egg ton and 55 at the coast in cape may. the poconos coming in at 51. we have got a stiff westerly wind at this hour, and the winds are quite blustery gusting at 31 in philadelphia and 36 miles per hour in read and at the coast down to 20 miles per hour and gusts of 33 miles per hour in the poconos, and the winds diminish and slacken as we get into the rest of tonight. here is satellite 6 along with action radar there is the frontal boundary we are tracking the rest today. the front tries to dip south and eastward and as it does so a spotty shower is likely across the region but most locations should stay dry for the majority of the day. the setup for friday, a high of 62, well above average, and again an afternoon shower as the frontal boundary dips to the south and the winds gusting in
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the 30 to 35 miles per hour range and saturday however, this cold front bypasses us to the south and east and high pressure moves in relatively colder air for this time of year. sunshine and a few high clouds at 48 degrees. it's hard to track snow when you think that temperatures are so nice and mild for the system we track late saturday into sun but change is coming our way. much colder, an area of low pressure transferred to a developing nor'easter for saturday night and throughout the day on sunday. snowfall by 7:30 in the morning on sunday for philadelphia, that 95 corridor points to the north and west. it looks to be rain for south jersey and areas in delaware as well. but there has been a little bit of change from this morning into the afternoon with how much snow we are expecting. as far as the snowfall, nuisance coating to an inch, 20% of seeing that amount. a light 1 to 3 inches in the region, 40% of that and moderate
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3 to 6 inches across the region 30% chance and 10% chance of this being heavy snowfall. the storm system is shifting farther to the east and the majority of that snow falling during the day and that lessens the snowfall across the region. mild and windy up to 62 today and saturday it's brisk and colder and only 48 degrees, wet snow and rain on sunday in at 38 and 42 and brisk and chilly on monday and 44 next tuesday and back up into the 60s wednesday and thursday, but the timing of the snow on sunday will determine what we see. there is much more straight ahead in our next half our of "action news" at 12:30, several members of the police department are given promotions moving up in the ranks. those stories and more when we come right back.
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"action news" at 12:30 continues with sara bloomquist, rick williams and meteorologist. david murphy. sara is off and here are the stories we are following now. three of our home town college basketball teams are on a quest for victory. villanova, st. joes and temple are all looking to win in the first round. we have live coming up.
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and sky 6 hd showing you bright sunny skies but there is snow in the forecast. meteorologist, melissa magee, will have all the details for us. and bed bugs are found in one philadelphia school and the school district is getting heat from parents for not canceling classes. now the details, march madness is underway in the delaware valley and villanova is getting set to play in the first round of the naacp and temple plays later today and st. joes hits the court tonight. jeff skversky is live in brooklyn with all the excitement surrounding our home town teams. >> reporter: the party is in full swing at villanova, at the student center, things are in full swing, they have prizes and pizza and balloons and everyone here is cheering for villanova. but they say it's a great time for basketball here in philadelphia. ♪ ♪ march madness is here and of course the

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