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here late tonight and saturday and especially sunday. double scan live radar will show not own dollar we have the colder air moving in but we have all this moisture gathering to the south. this will eventually become that nor'easter that develops just to our south and as we look at the time line for this the latest trends is they're speeding it up a little bit which is a good thing when you talking about the when the precipitation falls. saturday evening, saturday night wet snow and rain arrives across the area from south to north. the bulk of the precipitation falls during the day on sunday as wet snow he i-95 north and west, rain to the south and east and it tapers off early on sunday evening with a bulk of the precipitation falling during the day in the form of that snow, it will have a very hard time accumulating although it will still accumulate in parts of the area. associatioso late march snowstos
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not uncommon n2013 we had over an on march 25. 2014 we had 4.7 on march 17th. last year on the first day of spring we had 4-inches of snow in philadelphia. where will this endup we'll let you know can coming up in that full accuweather forecast in just a little bit. >> adam thank you. with snow moving in this weekend keep your devices opened to use the street level forecasting from storm tracker6 live to stay ahead of the changeover. and be sure to follow our team of meteorologists on facebook twitter and other social media platforms. >> ♪ >> here at big board now in belgium today authorities captured the the man, the main suspect still on the loose in paris in those paris attacks and they have captured him alive in brussells. police say salah abdeslam was shot in the leg and detained during a raid today. even though he has been captured, police activity continues in that neighborhood in brussells as police search for another suspect who is
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still hold up in a house. abdeslam has been on the run since the november 13th attacks in paris that left 130 people dead. the 26-year-old fingerprints were found earlier in the week during a raid on a brussells apartment where authorities also killed mohammed belcade an algerian man they say helped plan and orchestrate those attacks in paris. abdeslam has been in hiding since and today authorities caught up with him. >> what we've seen now is this lucky break in the investigation when they went into this safe house on tuesday afternoon not expecting it to be a terrorist den and not expecting it to have salah abdeslam one of the most wanted men in the world. >> so that was the big break and today of course the big capture and the tweet that let the world know came from belgium's migration state secretary thee row francken who wrote and we'll translate it in english for you, we have
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him so that is the big news today, brian. >> alicia, thank you. five years ago today a teenaged boy was gunned down on the street in norristown and today prosecutors say they have caught the man who did it. they say witnesses and cell phone records led them to 23-year-old omar mass sen berg. they say he killed ray dawkins in norristown on this date back in 2011. dawkins was 17 at the time. mass sen burg was denied bail and is in jail this afternoon. three franciscan fryers turned themselves in today in western pennsylvania to face charges of child endangerment and conspiracy. anthony chris tele robert damage verse is a and giles chanel lee are accused of letting a fryer who is a known sexual predator continue to hold jobs around children. investigators say friar steven baker molested more than 100 kids while in those jobs at bush shop mccoart high school in johnstown. baker killed himself in 2013 and that prompted more victims to come forward.
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>> crews will implode a pair of highrises in north philadelphia this weekend that have become a symbol of urban decay. while the project will make room for morehouseing it also means people living nearby will have to leave their homes to stay clear of that blast. trish hartman a live in north philadelphia with the details. trish. >> reporter: hi, sharrie, well at 7:15 tomorrow morning 17 buildings including these two highrises behind me are set to be torn down. engineers say the whole thing will take about 11 seconds and officials say it will go a long way in rejuvenating this neighborhood. in less than 24 hours these 18 story buildings will come crashing down. >> that building attracted a lot of riffraff, a lot of crime, a lot of drugs, so it's a positive. >> reporter: also set for implosion 15 low rise buildings at the norman blumberg apartments. it's part of a plan by the philadelphia housing authority to replace the highrises with 1200 new apartments and
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townhome style ownership units. this is the ninth implosion site for pha, the last one was here in germantown in 2014. it's part of an effort to rid the city of crime riddled highrises. >> i say often that families in public housing want the same thing that families who are not in public want. want to live in communities that are safe, want our children to go to good schools u folks who live adjacent to the implosion site in the orange section of the map will be asked to leave their homes by 5:00 a.m. many people who live in the red section are in the dust zone and are encouraged to stay inside and keep their doors and windows closed. folks who live nearby say they're interd to see how they're neighborhood will change once the buildings are gone. >> the kids won't have to worry about too much going on while they're out here playing. that's basically what it was. it was a lot of kids around while the crime was going on. >> reporter: not everyone is convinced new housing is the answer. >> what type of community are we looking to replace it with? are we bringing back the old
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element, the old way of life? >> reporter: now, for those who need to leave their homes tomorrow the city is providing a comfort station if you need a place to go. if you have any questions, you can call the city's implosion hotline, that number (215)684-3001. reporting live in north philadelphia, trish hartman, channel6 "action news." sharrie. >> okay, trish, thank you. a strip mall was evacuated in upper darby today because of a gas leak. chopper6 was over 69th street when the problem started around 10:30 this morning. firefighters moved everyone out and called in peco crews to help. well, they were able to clear out the gas but they have not said if they found the source of the actual leak. no one was hurt. >> all right. you know it, march madness officially begins today for the three philadelphia schools in the ncaa tournament and so far so good. the villanova wildcats took a 14-point lead at the halftime today against unc ashville and they never looked back.
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jay wright's squad cruised an 86-56 victory moving them to the round of 32. now the attention shifts to temple. "action news" reporter gray hall live in north philadelphia today where the owls are on the edge of their seats right now, gray. >> reporter: indeed they are brian. of course this is the time of year when basketball fans are wild. we of course are talking about march madness. take a look behind me. as you see the temple university students here, they're watching this game eagerly as the temple owls take on iowa. they're all hoping for a big win. [cheers and applause] >> reporter: it is the pandemonium that is march madness excited students and fans on the campus of villanova watched as the wildcats took on unc ashville. >> we're just cheering them on for march madness. we're excited. students are riled up. this is even though we're not physical there will we're there in spirit. >> the excitement right now it's live. you can feel it in the air. >> reporter: if he can't if
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i'd students were rooting for a victory then got it. villanova beat unc86 to 56. now fans and students are ready for the next big game this weekend. >> i think we definitely can go all the way. all the way in my bracket and everyone is coming together to watch all the games, it's been like this all year so it's very exciting. >> reporter: temple hit the hardwood today against iowa. students showed their support on campus at a watch party and earlier others boarded buses and headed to brooklyn new york to watch the team in action. >> i'm excited the team is there. they made it my freshman year. we got robbed last year and i'm feeling pretty good. >> i support our guys if we're not there to actually support them in new york so we're supporting them here. >> reporter: all right, so back out live brian, if you're wondering why the students are so quiet it's because it's halftime right now. there was definitely some cheering going on earlier. you also mentioned villanova's win earlier in the day. well, if temple wins today the two will face off on sunday. of course everyone will be watching. live from temple, gray hall,
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channel6 "action news." brian. >> all right, choose your sides wisely. gray, thanks very much. all right, and "action news" sports reporter jeff skversky is in brooklyn covering both villanova and temple in the ncaa tournament. look for live reports throughout the evening and all weekend right here on "action news." >> we are definitely checking in on the scores as we're out here. >> one question, we're live tweeting it right now. >> big game. time for the "action news" traffic report. >> let's send thing over to autumn marisa in for matt pelman. slow going or no going? >> hi, brian and sharrie. this is not a still shot you're looking at, this is the schuylkill expressway and it is a live shot. here are the eastbound lanes, this is right at the boulevard. they had an earlier accident that took place as you were approaching belmont involving a tractor-trailer. it took all afternoon to clear that out of here and we have never been a able to catch up. you can see very slow going there on the schuylkill expressway in both directions. speeds across the region dipping down like we typically see on a friday afternoon. very slow in those southbound lanes of the blue route.
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basically at a crawl from about villanova down through swarthmore right now so again rolling along out there slowly but surely. in mantua township we have a new accident. 55 southbound this is at 553, this is involving an overturned vehicle so keep that in mind that's going to be out there for some time. horsham road and blair mill road another incident to report to you and lastly in buckingham township route 202 and swamp road. showing you some of our other live shots here's a look at the vine street expressway. you see not looking too badly in those westbound lanes if you're making your way up on the schuylkill you'll sit on the schuylkill expressway of course but the vine looking great right now. area bridges looking nice and clear. taking you over to mass transit, also they're on time right now with no reported delays as well. and sixers game tonight. if you are heading down there you can leave fern rock at 6:08 and 6:18. back to you brian and sharrie. >> all right, autumn thanks very much. still ahead here on a friday afternoon one of the candidates for u.s. senate of
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pennsylvania picks up a key endorsement. >> an american is accused of fighting for isis and in a rare case we're hearing from him about his decision and how he ended up in iraq. >> and teachers in a local school district make a last minute decision not to go on strike but that does not mean this dispute is over. details on what kept them in the classroom and where talks go next. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> today in a very compelling and really first of its kind interview we're hearing from an american man accused of trying to join isis. mohammed jamaal from alexandria, virginia says he made a bad decision. >> i wasn't thinking straight and on the way there, i regretted. >> in an exclusive interview with kurdish television he says he followed his girlfriend to iraq and ended up in mosul where he spent more than a month in a home with other isis fighters. the 26-year-old says after a few weeks, he wanted out and
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surrendered to kurdish forces earlier this week in northern iraq. >> i didn't really support their ideology and that's at that point that's when i decided i needed to escape. >> the virginia native says back in december he traveled to europe and met the iraqi girl in turkey and she brought him to mosul. he says living there was absolutely horrific in his words and that those who control the iraqi city do not represent islam. u.s. officials are now attempting to get him back to the united states. sharrie. >> it will be interesting to hear what else he has to say. >> meantime, pennsylvania senate candidate katie mcginty picked up another big endorsement today, current senator bob casey announced his support for mcginty saying she'll fight tirelessly for pennsylvania families. well, he close mcginty over
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former congressman joe sestak and braddock mayor john fedder man. the three candidates are running for the right to challenge incumbent republican pat toomey in the fall. teachers in nazareth, pennsylvania, decided not to go on strike today after all. the union will announced plans for a walkout today after the district rejected its latest offer on wednesday. but instead, both sides say they'll keep talking while classes continue. the school board plans to vote on a mediator's proposal tonight. the the union is expected to vote on a contract proposal next week. nazareth's 341 teachers has been working without a contract since august. >> starwood hotels says it is backing out of a deal to sell itself to marriott after a different group of investors made a better offer. starwood made the announcement this morning. a chinese insurance company, chinese investment bank and a u.s. equity firm o combined to offer $78 per share for
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starwood. marriott was only offering 65. starwood says marriott can still up its offer between now and march 28th and marriott indicated today that it will make another bid. we got a recall to tell you about today involving canned tuna. bumble bee and try union seafoods are recalling thousands of cans of chunk light tuna. bumble bee says about 32,000 cases of that product may have been contaminated during a factory sterilization process. there are no reports right now of anyone getting sick because of it but bumble bee says eating the tuna could be life-threatening. try union sea foods says about 3,000 cases of its chicken of the sea brand tuna may be under cooked. we've got a full list of all the affected products at so you'll want to check that out today. >> it is friday and we are looking to the weekend and the weather there may come with it. >> all right. we made it. the weekend is upon us. meteorologist adam joseph standing by with what the weekend has in store. pretty nice shot. >> beautiful right now and
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we'll start beautiful going foo saturday morning and then the second half is just kind of a mess with cold rain and wet snow. as we look at sky6 live at the commodore barry bridge you can see it bouncing quite a bit, a very strong wind as a cold front is coming in to bring that change with winds switching to the north. right now it is still very mild no matter where you are. those winds have been really howling out of that west-northwesterly direction. 56 in allentown right now, 62 philadelphia, 63 in millville, 63 in dover. even at the shore temperatures in the upper 50's to near 60 and there you can see that wind clocking in near 37 miles an hour. these are gusts in the last hour. 36 in wilmington, 31 in desks even to the north and west we're looking at anywhere between about 25 to a 30 miles an hour wind gust and as of right now, those winds are relatively warm. there's a front to the north just from buffalo and binghamton and there's a couple of sprinkles up towards the lehigh valley and poconos with this fron front.
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not a lot of moisture. temperatures fall back into the upper 20's allentown reading lancaster 32 degrees by tomorrow morning, wilmington 36, millville 33 so it's brisk and much colder with the sky clearing out. future tracker as we start your saturday morning 9:00 a.m. it is brilliant sunshine here for tomorrow morning. clouds will start to increase into the afternoon and by late afternoon, evening, 5 o'clock, we start to see a few light showers developing in southern parts of new jersey, southern parts of delaware. 9 o'clock tomorrow night mixing with a little wet snow he in those far southern areas. still waiting for precipitation for the bulk of our viewing area tomorrow night. and it kind of just sits there and waits and waits and it finally pushes to the north as that nor'easter develops sunday morning at 10:00 a.m., it is a heavy cold rain in southern new jersey, delaware mixing and changing to wet snow philadelphia to the north and west. 3:30 tomorrow afternoon still wet snow north and west of
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philadelphia and rain to the south and east so it's all about location of who sees the wet snow, who sees the rain and even 8 o'clock tomorrow night, still snowing north and west with rain to the south and east before it even changes to a little wet snow in southern new jersey and delaware. that's what we're expecting a coating to an inch those far southern zones. for wilmington and across camden as well as gloucester county burlington county all points to the north and west there's a general one to 3 inches of that wet snow here on sunday. and the bulk of the snow now falling during the day means that it will mainly accumulate on those grassy surfaces with temperatures remaining above freezing even in the lehigh valley so very minimal travel impact, so that's some good news but it's still going to snow for some of us here on sunday. as we look at the four day at 4:00 forecast we start dry tomorrow morning giving way to clouds in the afternoon at 48. only 30's on sunday. that wet snow north and west. rain to the south and east and then it will quickly change to the wet snow where it rains
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sunday night. and then monday it's brisk, chilly, 46 and then still cool on tuesday, partly sunny of 49 degrees. so the storm is speeding up a little bit a little less intense but we're still going to see some accumulation around here but thankfully not so much on the pavement surfaces. >> good news. >> good. >> thanks adam. >> okay. >> still ahead, a group of philadelphia police officers get a special message from the commissioner and the mayor as they begin a new chapter in their careers. >> and coming up at 4:30 a local school with a bed bug problem. what the school district is planning to do to take care of it. >> and he may very well be the very first fish with braces and it's a break through that happened in allentown. we'll introduce you to mr. hot wing and share his story coming up.
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mcdowell avenue. they found someone shot there and laying in the street. that victim died a short time later. police have not yet told us that person's name and they say they have not arrested anyone. police in port richmond shot a dog while they were serving a warrant early this morning. they say the man they were trying to arrest told them he had to let his dogs out but when it took longer than it should they went inside and found the back door opened. they say the man ran off in his boxer shorts but they say one of his pitbulls charged at the officers so they shot it. the animal did survive. the suspect was wanted for failing to appear in court on drug charges. >> dozens of philadelphia police officers are moving up in the ranks as they were promoted today in honor of their hard work and dedication. a ceremony to officially hand out their new titles was held today at temple university. police commissioner richard ross and mayor jim kenney were both there to offer their congratulations to the more than 120 men and women who
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have climbed the ranks. among them, lieutenant christopher bullocks whose wife jennifer is our digital sales director right here at 6abc. so congrats to all of them. and there were cheers and plenty of hugs to go around today at this match day at thomas jefferson university. the fourth year medical school students learned where they will carry out their residency training. the hospital that they were matched with is where they will spend the next three to six years finishing outer their medical degree. >> leaders in atlantic city cut the ribbon on three new projects today as they ramp up for the summer season. mayor don guardian and other city officials officially opened the altman playground on pacific avenue and south new hampshire avenue. they showed off the newly paved maryland avenue which includes bike lanes and they debuted a new baseball field at the chelsea heights playground. a reminder summer will eventually arrive.
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>> we need those reminders and next on "action news" a philadelphia high school is crawling with bed bugs. crews are cleaning them up. parents aren't happy about the response. find out why next. >> say cheese. this little fish has a new set of braces and we're not kidding. a local vet performed groundbreaking surgery and now the picture is going wildly viral and you can see why. we'll explain how he came up with this idea and why this is happening in the first place when "action news" comes right back. >> ♪ y giviyour daughter the opportunity she deserves? is it finally witnessing all the artistic wonders of the natural world? whatever your definition of success is, helping you pursue it, is ours. t-i-a-a.
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>> ♪ >> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, alicia vitarelli, sharrie williams and brian taff. >> ♪ >> hello again. it is 4:30 and "action news" continues with word that a delaware teacher is now facing child sex charges. >> and "action news" has brand new exclusive video showing the moment a suspected drunk driver slammed into a toll plaza on i-95. >> plus, once bullied by a rude neighbor, two new jersey girl scouts are thanking the community for helping them out in a huge way. their story coming up in big talkers. >> but first bed bugs are causing a problem at a philadelphia high school. crews are on campus today to clean them up but class was still in session. it's a decision that has some parents and students scratching their heads. "action news" reporter annie mccormick has the story. >> they was coming out the lockers. >> reporter: students today told "action news" about bed bug sightings in the cafeteria
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and some classrooms at murrell dobbins high school. >> nasty. >> my mom say they bloodsuckers and they is hitchhikers so i'm about to turn right back around go home. >> reporter: monday the school district sent a letter to parents informing them bed bugs are at the school. according to the district that afternoon exterminators steamed and vacuumed the affected areas. the building is said to be treated again next week when the students are out for spring break. a district spokesperson says this is not an infestation and a common problem for schools in any city. >> bed bugs actually do not like being in school. it's a place that is not welcoming place for them because it's cold and they he can not do what they want to do, which is actually reproduce. >> reporter: parents are upset students will be considered truant if they miss class and they feel their kids should have an option to stay home until all the critters are gone. >> they need to close the
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school because i don't see how they can let the kids go to school like that really. like come on, this is stuff from coming out the schools into our homes and then what if we keep them out of school we get in trouble. >> the bed bugs come from the outside into the school and people may find it in a classroom, may find it in a cafeteria, may find it anywhere but that just shows that there's a bed bug infestation in somebody's house. >> reporter: and the school district also tells us that they are working with the health department and this week they also sent home with children a list of tips and guidelines to deal with this situation. reporting in spring garden, annie mccormick, channel6 "action news." >> a delaware teacher is facing child sex charges after investigators say they caught him in an online sting joshua rutherford met an undercover officer who pretended to be a teen girl in an online chat room. he's accused of asking for nude images. rutherford who teachers at smyrna high school was arrested after agreeing to meet the girl at a park in
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dover he's being held on $50,000 bail and is on unpaid leave from the school. >> philadelphia police are still looking for an suv which is connected to a homicide in frankford. investigators say a man was stabbed several times on oxford avenue last night but managed to run down the block to foulkrod street. that's where it's believed he was hit by a white suv. first responders rushed the man to the hospital where he died a short time later. police are still trying to find the driver and the person who stabbed him. the wilmington fire chief believes someone shot one of its trucks leaving it way flat tire. here's a picture of where he believes the bullet went into the rubber. the chief says the truck was responding to a gas leak yesterday which happened to be near the homicide scene on canal street where the shooting happened. police are still investigating that situation. >> a road in cherry hill is back opened this afternoon after being closed most of the morning because of a dump truck crash. chopper6 hd was over the scene this morning along the 600
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block of chapel avenue. the dump truck struck the utility pole around 8:30 a.m. well, the impact forced the pole to fall onto the truck. several electrical wires were down onto the street which caused a few customers to lose power. the outages were expected to be repaired by this afternoon. "action news" has exclusive surveillance video showing a three-car crash at the delaware toll plaza. police say a driver who was drunk did not come to a stop as he pulled up to the tollbooth wednesday night. he ended up hitting a car which caused a chain reaction with a third vehicle. four people were taken to the hospital with injuries and two tollbooths were damaged. >> incredible video. appears it didn't slow down at all. talking about the weekend accuweather forecast. one of those 50-50 weekends out there. >> yeah, we start sunny, we start beautiful, a little on the chilly side and we end kind of wet and cold and snowy for some of us as well so not a springlike weekend ahead at
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all. as we take a look right now at center city, we have some clouds moving in with a cold front approaching from the north and west but it's still very mild at 62 degrees. that strong wind out of the west 20 gusting at times up to 40 miles an hour this afternoon. the pressure holding steady but that will be dropping through the upcoming weekend. in fact here's some of those peak wind gusts today. 44 miles an hour in philadelphia. reading 43. trenton 36. and above that 40 miles an hour zone for wilmington as well as millville. as we look at storm tracker6 live double scan you can see a lot of moisture to the south. again, this is a very moisture-rich storm. couple pieces of energy will come together, develop that nor'easter right off the carolinas and into virginia then deepen as it passes by to our south and east so it is a perfect path this time of year in order to give some of our area that snowfall. it's hard to do. many time in the month of march but as history has proved itself the last three years in a row, we've had snow he this time of year, so why
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not make it four years in a row? we'll chat about who sees the snow first, who sees it the longest and how much to expect and what it means if you have travel plans here on sunday coming up in that full accuweather 7-day. >> adam thank you. the camden county police department officially introduced its newest officer today. this is recon one of seven k-9s whose purchase and training has been funded in part through donations by verizon. the department says recon is the heir to k flynn officer zero pictured here. zero died last year and was the most effective k-9 officer in new jersey history. they say it is imperative to main taint high level of police work that zero provided. >> the philadelphia zoo's newest resident is now on display. it's all part of a conservation effort for a very endangered spiese z "action news" anchor monica malpass live with this story. >> reporter: he's one of a rare species of tigers.
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there are only a few hundred of them left in the wild. next at 5:00 we will take you inside grom's big debut at the philadelphia zoo. isn't he gorgeous? and we'll tell you how zoo officials are hoping this tiger can actually keep his species alive for generations to come. likes the camera, though. plus, new support for parents like this caring for premature babies. how a montgomery county hospital is letting family and friends interact with infants like this in the nicu any time day or night. that's the neonatal tensive care unit. those stories and more coming up on "action news" at 5:00 sharrie we'll see you then. >> monica thank you. more than 200 students marched today for peace in the community and police accountability. the children from the jubilee school marched from the philadelphia museum of art to a church where they met with district attorney seth williams an member of city council. among the many things they discussed was how to have more trusting relationships between
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minority communities and police. >> local students took on a big issue in a debate today in trenton. debate teams from trenton high school and delaware state university. engaged in the discussion about capitol punishment. delaware state took the side in favor of and trenton's team was against. well, some debate team alumni from trenton joined in to help both sides argue today. >> still ahead on "action news" at 4:00, two new jersey girl scouts shot down by a rude are now seeing an outpouring of help from their community and it can all be traced back to a single facebook post. we'll have their story next in big talkers. >> and here's some proof that people will go to great lengths for their pets even pet gold fish. this guy is sporting an actual set of braces. more on the fishy surgery coming up next. >> i can't wait to hear the details on that. >> me, too. >> and meteorologist adam joseph, he will be back with the full forecast from accuweather when "action news at 4:00 continues next. >> ♪ ♪ we buy any car dot com ♪
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>> ♪ >> more than a dozen airmen are being investigated for possibly using cocaine and other illegal drugs. defense officials say the air force is looking into the matter which happened while they were off duty. the 14 service members in question all work at a nuclear missile base in wyoming which was recently scrutinized for lapses in training. well, those being investigated have been suspended from their duties. >> jury deliberations are under way now in hulk hogan's civil case against gawker medial the pro wrestler is suing over an intermate video. gawker posted the clip of hogan having sex with his then-best friend's wife back in 2012. he says the video is a violation of his privacy and is asking for $100 million. the editors say it was part of a news worthy article and is therefore protected by the first amendment. >> big takes now anbig takes.
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big talkers. it started when two young sisters in scotch plains say some neighbors were really rude. 12-year-old natalie and her nine-year-old sister angelina say they knocked on the door to sell cookies and that's when they were verbally assaulted by a woman who started cursing at them. >> she cursed out at us and said don't ring my doorbell 'cause i don't want -- i don't want those girl scout cookies. >> well, guess what? that woman may not have wanted the cookies but a worker at the police department hard about all this started passing out cookie order sheets around the department and, boom, the girls have now sold hundreds of boxes. police to the rescue on that one. love that story. eagle watch has been captivating america. talk about ratings here. the american eagle foundation has been live streaming the hatching of two baby bald eagles and this morning, maybe you were watching, too, the
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first of two fully emerged. look at that little guy there. people can not peel their eyes away from this. the d.c. eagle cam has been locked on the parents nicknamed mr. president and first lady. they have been taking turns sitting on the eggs. they are the first by the way to nest in the national arboretum's tulip popular tree in almost 70 years. the bald eagle sibling is expected to follow suit this weekend so if you have not been watching, you have been warned. get on board. finally it is the medical fish break through. in allentown it has social media smiling right along with mr. hot wing here. yes, that is the name of this standard gold fish who is sporting what might very well be the first set of fish braces. the picture has gone viral since lehigh valley veterinary dermatology posted it on its facebook page. here the thing. mr. hot wing is harold your average gold fish. you see his doctor brian
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palmero tells me mr. hot wing was born without a lower jawbone and his mouth couldn't stay opened so that made it hard for him to eat and breathe so the doctor did a lot of research and came up with those custom braces there crafted from a plastic credit card. how is that for a solution? now, they sedated the little guy. when he woke up from surgery, it is a whole new world for mr. hot wing. in case you are wondering the whole thing cost about 150 bucks. the gold fish itself free at the fair . >> [laughter] >> doing well. >> there are no limits to what can be done. >> it's unbelievable. >> at first i thought the fish had teeth and i was going to -- you know, fish with teeth are slightly scary but now we know this was a jaw issue. >> they really love their fish. >> they do love their fish. incredible technology. >> we'll get an update on this fish.
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>> thanks very much. let's get a check on the roads. >> autumn marisa standing by with the update. >> we have a serious accident on 202. this just happened. this police car just arrived. you can see the long line of vehicles there. it's involving this white car, this truck and this white car here. you can see the white car collided with the truck is that now facing the other direction. so we're going to keep an eye on things but there was already a long line of vehicles just because of the afternoon traffic. you can expect big delays now. this is 202 northbound just as you approach the schuylkill expressway. moving along and showing you the big picture another really big slow down are the southbound lanes on the blue route from villanova through swarthmore really taking you about 50 minutes to go from the schuylkill expressway down to 95. so, another big slowdown there as well. few incidents to tell you about. hatfield township cowpath road an incident out there. mantua township we have an overturned vehicle on route 55 and aston township 452 and hall road another one to report. all area bridges looking nice
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and clear so that is certainly good news and mass transit is on time with no reported delays. moving along and showing you a nice live shot of the 42 freeway, you can see the southbound cars heading around to the atlantic city looking nice and clear. same going if you're heading up to the walt whitman bridge you right now. we had an earlier accident on 295 the northbound lanes but that's been cleared out of the way so it's a nice clear dry. we'll bring you an update in the 5 o'clock hour. back to you brian and sharrie. >> sounds good autumn. coming up meteorologist adam joseph has the look for your weekend in the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> all right, we made it almost 5 o'clock. >> we may want to go backwards here. >> why? >> we play not wanting to foe ward. >> tomorrow is going to be pretty good. >> but then you got to go to spring on sunday and it's going to snow for most of us. >> time off.
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>> it's not fair especially the blooming trees those poor things. as we take a look at double scan live radar around the area, a couple sprinkles in the poconos. that is a cold front that will drop through here tonight and that will also drop the temperatures through the upcoming weekend. right now the poconos it's 49 degrees so we're starting to see that chill pushing in from the north. 56 allentown, 60 in reading but the rest of us are in the lower 60's for philadelphia, millville, dover feeling pretty nice and even the shore not bad with that westerly wind not much of a sea breeze today. there's the front to the north. very little in the way of precipitation. you see the southern part of it along i80 it is rain showers but then you work towards binghamton and buffalo it's cold enough there where it's changing over to some light snow showers but for us we could see an early shower in a couple locations but it will quickly turn clear here tonight once that front zipping tsinks to thesouth. we look to the south because on satellite and radar you're starting to see a lot of moisture gathering here
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pulling out of the gulf of mexico and also some lingering moisture working out of the plains and the rockies and these two areas will merge and create that nor'easter just to our south late saturday into sunday morning. future tracker 9 o'clock tomorrow morning it's a chilly start to your saturday with temperatures in the 30's with sunshine. clouds increase in the afternoon at 5 o'clock we're only in the mid 40's. a few light rain showers developing by the end of the day in southern areas. and the system doesn't really get going here until sunday morning into the lunchtime hour when we start see that moisture lift from the south to the north, so this is noon on sunday, wet snow philadelphia to the north and west and it is a cold rain in the 40's southern new jersey and delaware and even as we get into the afternoon hours of sunday, it is still that wet snow philadelphia and our pennsylvania counties. rain in delaware, rain in most of southern new jersey but where it's snow showers i snowie
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freezing and it is march. sunday afternoon the pavement surfaces will stay mainly wet and you can get whatever errands you need done or plans on sunday. it's not one of those crippling storms. and then on sunday at 10 o'clock that's when temperatures start to drop a little bit and the snow starts to wrap in and that rain in southern areas sunday night as it tapers off will flip over to some snowfall. what to expect here? basically wilmington and then as you cut across central parts of new jersey all points to the north and west one to 3 inches of wet snow. southern about a coating to an inch that's at the very end on sunday night but some of the key factors is that very wet snow, almost glue-like or paste-like for the trees, the power lines and the grass. it mainly melts on the roads most of the time. elevation is going to play a big key role in pennsylvania where we could see maybe a four or 5-inches in those higher terrains of chester county, montgomery county, lehigh valley and that
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rain/snow line pretty tricky and we'll have to see exactly where that sets up. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast sun to clouds saturday at 48 degrees. that wet snow and rain south and east at 38 for the first day of spring which we say hello to it at 12:30 in the morning as we look to the optimistic side of this. the daylight increases along with the temperatures as we move forward in that seven-day. brisk and chilly monday of 46. partly sunny, 49 on tuesday. and then turning warmer and springlike as we go back to the 70's on thursday and friday and where you see some of this wet snow accumulating it will pretty much melt within the next couple days after on monday and tuesday, guys. it will not stick around for very long. >> all right, adam thank you. >> many uh-huh. >> we'll be right back.
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>> it is freebie friday and snow who? seems mother nature is going to need a little refresh after what's shaping up to be a season fail for the first day of spring on sunday but guess what? it's also the annual free ice day at rita's. you knew that, right? it's an annual tradition on the first day of spring. so, come rain or come snow or come whatever, go get your free italian ice. it's happening all day on sunday at the rita's closest to you. speaking of spring, also on sunday it's the can kickoff of the macy's spring flower show. you can go check out the amazing floral arrangements. there's music and entertainment and free crafts for the kids. that runs through april 3rd. it is so pretty. something to check out especially if the weather isn't so nice. hot deal alert. need some new sunnies? sunglasses for spring. check out this exclusive freebie. clothes mentor in east norriton celebrating its first birthday by handing out free sunglasses. it's happening tomorrow from
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10:00 to 6:00. you have to use the secret password, happy birthday and you get your free sunglasses. free spring into shape fitness events this weekend. first tomorrow an outdoor boot camp courtesy of core fitness. kicks off at 9:00 a.m. on the art museum steps and the weather is going to be nice tomorrow. no excuses. also happening tomorrow morning at 9:00 a navy s.e.a.l. inspired workout. seal team pt will make you sweat and then you can enjoy free goodies from snap kitchen the new eatery popping up around town. head to east fairmount park for that one. so, happy ices, happy working out and happy free sunglasses you guys. have a good weekend. >> sounds good. thank you alicia. and finally at 4:00 a michigan firefighter went above the call of duty when he recently responded to an emergency. ryan mchugh arrived at a mobile home near detroit to find a mother with her 18-year-old son in the living room. well, the son has muscular dystrophy and needs a
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ventilator to breathe but the electricity to the home had been cut off. mchugh decided then and there to step up and help. >> ryan was standing there and he just looks at me, he goes, i'm going to pay your electric bill. i was just like are you serious. >> obvious that's what the solution was. they just need their bill paid. >> well, the bill he paid was more than a thousand dollars and once the community got word of the good deed, well, then they pitched in and helped out, too. the family now has a donated generator so if the power goes out again, the live support machine will keep on running. >> what a good guy. >> above and beyond. >> awesome. >> and that will do it for "action news at 4:00 today. for sharrie williams, alicia vitarelli and adam joseph, i'm brian taff. hope you'll join me along with sharrie adam and ducis rodgers tonight and every night for a full hour of "action news at 10:00 on phl17. >> and of course we appreciate you joining us for the 4 o'clock news. now here is monica malpass with a look at what's ahead at
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5 o'clock. hi, monica. >> hi there. see you in a little bit. police in delaware investigating a suspicious death at a trailer park. how the initial call to 911 sparked a high speed chase across state lines. plus, we are following developing news from overseas. officials say the mastermind of those terrorist attacks in paris has been caught in a raid. and march madness has of course swept the delaware valley. "action news" live in brooklyn where two local teams are starting their push to the final four. we have our fingers crossed. we'll have those stories, also melissa magee with the possibility of that snow on sunday. all of that next at 5:00. >> ♪ pet moments are beautiful,
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most allergy pills only control one substance. flonase controls six. and six is greater than one. complete allergy relief or incomplete. let your eyes decide. flonase. 6>1 changes everything. >> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with jaime apody, meteorologist cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> looking live outside it was a mild windy end to the work week but the delaware valley is in store for some changes this weekend. on the left is what it looks like now. on your right is what we could see come sunday. this is the scene at king of prussia on march 20 last year. now a blast of winter is headed our way just in time for the financial start of spring. friday night and the big story on "action news" is that accuweather forecast.
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>> meteorologist melissa magee has been tracking the chance of snow all day for us. she's live at the big board with the latest. hi, melissa. >> hi monica, hi rick. essential hard to believe that we are tracking snow especially with temperatures so mild ahead of this system. in order to produce snowfall we have to talk about cold air. here's satellite6 along with action radar. there's a frontal boundary, a cold front we're tracking and we did have some sunshine earlier today, sun giving way to increasing clouds and there could be a spotty shower from time to time as we go throughout the rest of tonight but in the wake of this frontal boundary dipping down to our south and east, numbers are falling off fairly quickly. to our north it's 37 in syracuse. 35 in bangor maine and 26 degrees in caribou but to the south of that still 63 in philadelphia and 61 degrees in baltimore. so, this front will shift on off to our south and east as we go throughout the rest of tonight and into our weekend so that will establish relatively colder air across the region. now we'll talk about the moisture. storm tracker6 live double scan radar 3-d showing you we've got an unorgan


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