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hollywood proves she can be very generous. how she made the night for some bartenders in the big apple. march has been quite a month already we had temperatures in the 80s and this morning we had snow. annie mccormick was in south jersey to show us the monday morning commute. >> reporter: this is the winter wonderland many in south jersey woke up this morning. many people we spoke to are ready to get spring back on track. they want to see flowers blooming again. instead of taking pictures in full bloom, tourists snapped shots of heavy wet snow. luckily the snowfall turned to light flurries and ended before the bulk of morning commuters hit the roads way. i have the scraper in the
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back seat. kind of cool it's not cold, and then there's snow, i kind of dig it, i don't know. i like the snow? general, but it's time to move on. >> reporter: the south jersey transportation authority made sure crews kept circling the expressway in case a plow was needed. the accumulation wasn't enough, but enough to leave an inch on vehicles left outside overnight. most people are hoping this is the last sign we see of winter and summer is just around the corner. i'm a tropical dude. [laughter] so i'm very happy i didn't have to shovel snow i'm done for the year. looking forward to the boardwalk and bike riding and taking the grand kids to the beach. >> reporter: soon we hope. as quicklyst snow fell it's expect to do disappear with temperatures expected to rise this afternoon. by then and winter could all be a distant memory. reporting in hamilton township, annie mccormick channel 6 "action news."
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let's look live now, sky6 live hd showing you the commodor barry bridge. we have sunny skies, blue skies, overhead, as well. we're warming up some, later in the week we'll have a jump in temperatures. let's head outside to david murphy on terrace, david nice out there today. >> reporter: not too bad, but it's still chilly, definitely jacket weather and breeze is blowing, as well. the snow from this morning is out of here before dawn and we have transitioned to bright blue skies, we have clouds near the coast and in harrisburg that's high, thin stuff. 34 in philadelphia. most of the area getting below freezing with surface temperatures still so mild, by that i mean the asphalt temperature because of the high temperatures recenterly we melted -- recently we melted the snow. we bounced back nicely, 47 degrees, coat weather feeling
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like the upper 30s across the region because of a brisk wind that's brogue. obviously this is an -- that's blowing, obviously this is an improvement. we'll slide back into the frozen zone by 6:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. we'll turn around tomorrow and get better numbers and wednesday and thursday it will feel like spring again and we'll have that story and the easter weekend call coming up. as you plan out your week keep 6abc.com close by, storm tracker 6 live will show you what changes are coming and follow all the members of the "action news" weather team on facebook and twitter. now to a developing story we have been following an off-duty police officer was found shot to death in sayreville, new jersey. the officer was found in his personal car in the parking lot of a movie theater. video of the scene show
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investigators examining a black dodge with a shattered window on a passenger side door. the middlesex prosecutor confirmed the officer was a nine year veteran and worked in an under cover capacity. president obama is in cuba for a historic visit marking a chapter in u.s./cuban relations. he met with president raul castro, people in cuba hope the meeting will bring about change. presidentpresident says he is oc about cuba's future. the time is right, change is going to happen here, and i think that raul castro inside that. >> not everyone thinks the new relationship will bring about change, demonstrations continue in miami, home to the largest population of cuban exiles.
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many are outrage over a director in the tennis world made controversy remarks saying women are riding on the coattails of male players. serena williams is firing back. >> reporter: these comments sending shock waves through the world of tennis. in my next life i want to be someone in the wta, they ride on the coattails of the men. fifers a women i would go down on my knees and thank god for federal federal men. >> reporter: top fleets walessed no -- top athletes wasted no time firing back.
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[inaudible] >> reporter: the comment igniting an international discussion about which sex contributes more to the success of the sports, the top men's player while denouncing his comments said this. it is showing that we have much more spectators on the men's tennis matches and i think that's one of the reasons why we should get awarded more. a. bitter battle of the sexes in the sport of tennis erupting on twitter always the controversial comments play out on and off the tennis court. billy jean king took to twitter saying he is wrong and every player contributes to the success of the sport. in new york, channel 6 "action news." back here officials at a south jersey church say a banner has been vandalized for the third time in 6 weeks.
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the church in cherry hill said vandals damaged the black lives matter banner yesterday morning. police continue to investigate who stole the other black lives matter signs last month. in the race for the white house, now, more states will go to the polls today. on the democratic side bernie sanders continues to trail hillary clinton by more than 300 delegates. clinton has 1,614 pledge delegates, sanders 856. democratic voters in arizona, utah and idaho. in the meantime ted cruz is favored to win the utah caucus while trump has the lead in arizona. 9 delegates are up for grabs tomorrow for republicans. adele's private photos including those of her young son are leaked online. how a hacker got access to the
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pictures. ginger zee is ready to take to the stage "dancing with the stars," what she said about the grueling hours of practice. that and much more when we come right back.
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>> firefighters in hawaii continue to battle a brushfire burning out of control near pearl harbor. it has burned two thousand acres so far. the steep terrain is making it difficult for firefighters to fight the flames from the ground. investigators don't yet know how the fire started. two boys were seriously injured when they plunged down a hole outside a mcdonald's in maryland. this picture shows a firefighter lifting the boys to safety. they noticed a soft spot and started bouncing on it, not realizing it was mulch an dirt covering the hole. the hole may have been an old oil well. the jury that awarded
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former pro wrestler hulk hogan $115 in the sex lawsuit against gawker for having sex as with his former best friend's wife. he contended it violated his privacy. after the final awards are announced several appeals are expected. singer adele has fallen victim to a hacker who shared a number of private photos online the leak included a baby scan and her 3-year-old son. the the sun reports that a fan alerted adele after seeing them on facebook. springtime has arrived that means another season of "dancing with the stars." are you ready? >> reporter: alicia vitarelli live at the big board with more
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on the season's star-studded cast. >> reporter: it's hard to believe that is season 22 of "dancing with the stars." but there's no sign of show slowing down and the stage is set for tonight's big premier. dansing -- dancing with back. >> reporter: tonight the ballroom is back, 12 celebrities are putting on dancing shoes in hopes of winning the coveted mirror ball trophy. that includes ginger zee. i was a competitive cheerleader which was different. this posture staying in my frame, i'm so sore right now, even doing that. my feet are dieing. they are so beat up. >> reporter: fuller house star jody sweeten has dance experience but she admits she is
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struggling with her feet. >> by the end of four or five hours of dancing my feet are killing me. i'm literally pushing myself that last hour i don't want to step down any more. >> reporter: her fuller house co-star is former finalist and candice offered up good advice. candice told me this would be an incredibly bills hectic challenging schedule and enjoy every moment of it. >> reporter: competing tonight, denver bronco's linebacker, vaughn miller. m.v.p. >> reporter: miller took home the most valuable player award in the super bowl. he said he wants to add the mirror ball to the collection he has to stay consistent. do to the count out philadelphia's own grammy award
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winner who posted his first photo of him on the ballroom floor. we have the full forecast at 6abc.com, so you can choose who to root for. the premier starts tonight at 8:00 and that's followed by castle at 10:00 p.m. and we've been chatting about ginger zee and how incredible it is 3 months after having her little boy. it is. still ahead on "action news," another check of the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. looking live outside, sky6 live hd showing philadelphia international airport, clear skies over phl. meteorologist david murphy has an update from accuweather when we come right back. katie vo: she works as many hours as the guys do.
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and our parents have earned social security and medicare-- i'll protect them. i'm katie mcginty and i approve this message, because it's your turn. born and tweeting has become a daily routine for many. the first tweet on the sight was sent march 21, 2006. it is a platform known for
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giving users 140 characters for expressing themselves. if you don't already know it, we invite you to follow "action news" on twitter for the latest news traffic and weather we are at #6abc. i wonder why the last word in your tweet is will also. >> reporter: twitter is not a bad way to follow twitter people. we pop stuffer out there during weather events. storm tracker 6 live double scan there's nothing going on right now. we have light wet snow overnight it got off the coast early this morning. now as we look outside we have another brand of flowers, guys, i believe these would be daffodils, am i right, sarah? yeah. >> reporter: we have them in the front yard ours are yellower than those. these are the white variety.
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got a couple of forecast highlights it is brighter today after a cloudier and eventually wet afternoon yesterday. and we are into a milder seven as temperatures are going to continue to get better over the next several days. rienlts -- right now it's looking like the weekend is probably dry, i'll talk about that in a moment. temperatures 47 degrees, the winds west/northwest apt 22 miles per -- at 22 miles per hour. 45 in trenton, 46 in wilmington, 45 in millville. cape may decided not to report at this hour, we are probably at 42 degrees in cape may. cloud cover and the snow off the coast before dawn. now we have a bank of cloud cover inching towards us, there's additional cloudy cover popping up at the shore. we'll see high clouds filter in over the next couple of hours,
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50 in reading, 50 in philadelphia. 49 in wilmington, pretty much the same story in millville and toward the airport in atlantic city we're looking at 46 degrees on the thermometer in cape may, new jersey. so a little cooler at the shorepoints. as we roll through the day, high of 50 degrees, sorry about that day planner. we are looking at sitting on 50 around 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., starting to ease down into the 40s again during the evening commute probably in the 30s by late tonight. by tomorrow morning we're around the freezing mark. these are the 6:30 morning temperatures. you can see everybody is close to freezing with wildwood near the ocean water and perhaps milder. tomorrow we'll see occasional clouds and sun in the afternoon. we'll inch the numbers up better than today. in the seven-day forecast you'll see that trend is only beginning tomorrow. bright and breezy today,
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50 degrees you'll need a jacket as you head out, and sunglasses, too, it's bright. high of 56 degrees it's breezy and partly sunny overall. wednesday a fronts coming in from the west encourages a southerly flow and we zoom up to 68 degrees for the high with a mix of clouds and sun. thursday warmer with the front taking its time getting here, looking at 73 degrees with clouds increasing as the day goes on. later at night rain could be arriving thursday night. that will probably spill into friday morning, good friday afternoon we're looking at drying. the way things are timing late sunshine and another decent high of 64. probably breezy on friday afternoon. for the weekend, sunny, tad cooler on saturday, high of 59 degrees. easter sunday is looking good, clouds and sun, sunday morning, sunrise services around 40.
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63 for the afternoon high. the only thing about sunday there's rain arriving with another system late sunday night on the models. if we have to speed up we'll have to tinker with the forecast. comedian amy schumer shocked a bartender when she left a generous tips. she was having drinks taking in the blockbuster hit hamilton. she ordered a round of drinks and when she paid the bill, the bartender couldn't believe what she saw. she left a 1,000-dollar tip. i was speechless, i said are you sure. she was walking away, she was like of course, of course. it is something i've never witnessed that kind of generosity and kindness. several other bartenders were working that night and they decided to split it giving each 1 $60. dancers from the
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pennsylvania ballet are getting ready for a one night only events the mission is is to comfort those with life threatening illnesses. karen rogers has 6abc loves the arts. >> reporter: once a year the pennsylvania ballet raises money for mana a nonprofit that says food is medicine. it's called shut up and dance. they direct, produce and choreograph we volunteer our time to put on the show. >> reporter: mana was founded in 1990 by a group of church members who wanted to comfort patients who were dieing from the raging aids epidemic. mana was feeding people who were so, so sick.
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>> reporter: mana helps fema with life -- helps people with life threatening illnesses. it's great to support something that's so pivotal in the communities. this year marks the 24th year performance and this year, martha gramcracker the drag queen will host. you'll see hip hop, modern dance and contemporary ballet. it's a unique energy and there's a lot of time comedic pieces, something you wouldn't see at a normal dance show. last year's events raised $130,000. it's using our art to give back. shut you mean and dance is at 8:00 p.m. at the forest theater. go tomana.org/dance or 6abc
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loves the arts. for 6abc loves the arts, i'm karen rogers. be low, building african-style musc
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meteorologist david murphy back now with one final check. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. >> reporter: yes it is nice one out there, but you'll need a jacket because we have a wind blowing, we'll get up 50s in the northern and western suburbs. 50 is the high in philadelphia. there you see the wind 12 to 25 miles per hour. down the shore like elsewhere we might see clouds gather as the day goes on. 48 degrees, sunshine and dry better than the predawn hours and yesterday. following this noon arc diamond given to shirleyy temple black when she was a child movie star will be auctioned. the 9 caret blue diamond ring is
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expected to sell for at that to $35 million. i think rick's wife would like that. look at the stories coming up on "action news" at 4:00 p.m. villanova is getting ready for the sweet 16. they continue their march to the final four. as we move closer to easter this weekend we have last minute tips to save money. that's coming up in what's the deal. that's it for "action news," don't forget to join us for "action news" at 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. for rick williams, david murphy and the entire "action news" team, i'm sarah bloomquist. have a nice afternoon!
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