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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning. matt o'donnell is off. erin o'hearn is joining us. it's 4:30 on this wednesday, march 23rd. we continue to follow new developments in in the terror attack in brussels belgium. >> we've just learned the identities of the two suspects in the attacks can which left dozens of people killed and hundreds more wounded. a belgian state broadcaster says the two men seen in this surveillance photos are brothers khalid and braheem bakraoui. the hunt is on for the other suspect in that picture who got away and the u.s. state department has issued a travel alert for american citizens
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from now until june 20th. let's go to abc's molly hunte hunter. >> reporter: good morning. the threat level here in brussels remains at the highest level. more terror rates overnight as european officials prepare for that next attack. as the sunrises over the city of brussels, 24 hours ago, chaos here erupting right in the heart of the morning rush. the first target, the departure hall at the brussels international airport outside the security check point. two bombs exploding around 8:00 a.m. tuesday morning. the terminal filled with smoke, people frantically running for safety. >> after the second explosion there were many people panicked. there were many people crying. >> reporter: the explosions so powerful glass shattering, ceilings collapsing, hundreds of injuries among them nine americans including these
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three mormon missionaries from utah all seriously hurt. 9:11 a.m. an hour after the airport explosion 7 miles away another suicide bomb blast. this time year the offices of the european union. the aftermath, a twisted mass of metal. >> when i was outside i just saw two -- two people with -- have like covered -- really covered with blood. >> reporter: this morning, the manhunt for the man you see on your right investigators identifying him as the suspect in the airport attacks. the to their men believed to be suicide bombers. >> unfortunately there are probably more cells in belgium, maybe cells that were kept separate intentionally from this unit, cells that the first cell did not even know about may still be out there. >> reporter: this morning, bomb experts examining those attack sites as the state department warns americans against travel to europe
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saying that terrorists are planning near term attacks right now. molly hunter, abc news, brussels. >> molly, thank you for that. and the terror attacks from brussels are prompting questions about how prepared we are right here at home in the u.s. particularly when it comes to mass transit. there was a visible increase in police presence during the rush hour last night at septa suburban station. officers were patrolling on bikes and they had k-9 units especially trained to sniff out bombs but police admit they cannot be everywhere. >> we are asking the public to be more aware. it's time for folks to see something and say something. >> security has also been stepped up at philadelphia international airport though the department homeland security is stressing there is no "specific credible intelligence of a copycat threat right here in the u.s. "our coverage of the terror attacks in brussels continues on our web site
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we posted photo galleries and videos from the soon along with reaction from around the world. some of those photo galleries really bring it to you. >> really terrifying what happened. and of course we'll be keeping you updated throughout the morning with a live report from brussels. >> for now we want to turn over to weather and traffic. let's head over to meteorologist, david murphy and karen rogers. good morning. >> off to a nice start, not nearly as chilly as the last couple mornings o. clouds mixing with clear spaces and we'll wind up with partly cloudy skies this morning and basically keep partly sunny picture -- partly sunny picture overhead most of the day. 50 degrees right now, though, in philadelphia. remember we were down around the freezing mark the last couple mornings so a real breath of fresh air. up in allentown you're still rather cool, 35 but even that's better than the last couple mornings. 43 in reading, 44 trenton, 49 millville, 48 cape may. not too much wind out there yet so on the bus stop this morning a light jacket probably works. partly cloudy, not as cold and temperatures between six and 8 o'clock in the upper 40's. as we go through the day, it
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is going to be nice later on. 59 degrees by 11 o'clock. by 1 o'clock, 65. and we're going for a high of 70. we'll probably hit that at about 4 o'clock this afternoon. 68 degrees so even by dinnertime it's going to feel very night. pollen count inching its way up over the next couple days. we're medium high today. thursday and friday expected to be in the high zone. very mild weather coming for the next couple of days, though, karen. we'll have that story and detail when the next chance of rain arrives. all of that's ahead. >> so this construction workers out there have dry conditions to do their job. we're looking live on 422 at 23. this is westbound traffic headed towards oaks. you see all the can crews out there. they continue to block the left lane just one lane getting by. look for this eastbound the construction has already cleared. watch for this. it should be clear pretty soon but still out there westbound. we've got an accident here involving a downed pole look for it in upper providence township on long ford road. it's blocked at port providence road. stick to hollow road as your alternate with this early morning accident brought down
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a pole and wires so you know it takes a little longer to fix the downed pole. montgomeryville a fire location. avoid livingston court near montgomery glen drive. let's go live on the vine street expressway you can see no overnight construction, westbound eastbound moving just fine. also a downed pole in ocean county route nine atlantic city boulevard southbound is blocked past butler. stick to princeton avenue instead. >> a three-year-old is in the hospital this morning after ingesting crack cocaine. a west philadelphia day care center noticed the girl chewing on an empty plastic packet yesterday and then rushed the child to care. "action news" reporter annie mccormick is outside southwest detectives as police try to figure out how this child got the drugs, annie. >> reporter: and erin, this morning that little girl still remains at chop. like you said investigators here at south detectives are trying to figure out the source of the drugs and doctors are working with investigators to try to figure out exactly how much she
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ingested. this happened around 9:00 a.m. yesterday. that was when the little girl was in day care when employees noticed the young girl chewing on an empty plastic packet before breakfast was served. police say the packet had white residue and looked like packets used to hold illegal drugs. the child was rushed to chop by the day care employees and after a battery of tests doctors confirm crack cocaine was found in her system. police are investigating how her child got her hands on the drugs. >> doing an investigation on the day care center and the police department will do an investigation on the home where the kid lives and the department human services will be contacted here in the city also joining the investigation so three agencies at this point will be investigating this. most important part is trying to determine where this crack cocaine came from. this is dangerous stuff. this day-care center houses 15 kids from the ages of one to through nine so we want to get to the bottom of what happened
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here reporter: and police are commending the quick thinking of the day care workers who did rush her to chop immediately. it was later when she was at chop that the police officers were called. now, she was told to stay overnight at chop. it's not clear when the little girl will be released from the hospital. for now reporting live in west philadelphia, annie mccormick, channel6 "action news." tamala. >> annie thank you. police in camden new jersey are investigating a shooting that caused the victim to run into a building. chopper6 was over the scene at 9:00 last flight at haddon and kaighn avenue. the vic testimony was shot while driving and then crashed into that building. the person was taken to cooper university hospital. their current condition is not known. >> inspectors are examining a home in philadelphia's fishtown section after the rear of the house collapsed. it happened on the 1100 block of earl street just before 6:00 last night. l and i will determine if the property can be salvaged and if the neighboring structures are in danger. >> ♪ >> what a picture. it is 4:38 and coming up more news you didn't see last
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night. a police chief in north jersey has agreed to temporarily stepdown from his post. he's accused of encouraging officers to commit racial profiling. >> and a man who climbed an 800-foot -- or 80 rather foot tree in downtown seattle yesterday is still up there right now. despite attempts to get him down. the story coming up. david. >> comfortable this morning but probably cool enough for a light jacket. hey, how about this? shorts and t's after school for sure. rain ahead. all of that's ahead in your exclusive accuweather 7-day. >> ♪,
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>> a man climbed an 80-foot tree in downtown seattle and he refuses to come down. negotiators have been trying to coax the man out of the tree since yesterday morning. police say he appears to be suffering from a crisis and has been yelling intermittently. he also ripped several branches from the tree and tossed them to the ground. roads in the area remain closed as a precaution. hopefully they can get him
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down. >> hopefully they can get him down safely. >> we've been waiting for this for awhile. >> we have. >> been sort of a chilly start to the week but getting better and better and today really the payoff this afternoon. your storm tracker6 double scan image shows you we're dry and as we take a look outside, little bit breezy out there down the shore and elsewhere so every now and then you see the camera bouncing. overall we're looking at a nice start with nicer numbers out there and a really good finish today. your at that currently in philadelphia is 50 degrees right now. dewpoint down there at 34 so a nice spread between those two numbers means very dry air in place. the winds south-southwest at 9 miles per hour so a little bit on the breezy side. wife got winds a little higher than in some spots. 50 is your current temperature in philadelphia, 46 wilmington, 44 trenton allentown a little bit cooler at 35 degrees but even that number is better than we were this time yesterday when we were down in the 20's. same story the day before actually. 48 degrees in cape may. almost 50 in millville. satellite shows you that there
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is kind of a mix of clouds and clear spaces out there and we overall do expect partly sunny skies. at times july more sun, other times the clouds might sock in you a little bit. 49 degrees by 8 o'clock. still comfortably cool there and then by 10:00 we're up to 55 but in the afternoon we spend most of the time in the 60's and we're actually expecting a high of 70 right around 4 o'clock and even by 3 o'clock we'll be at 69 which is pretty much going to be the same feel. little bit breezy out there with winds running about 10 to 20 miles per hour. your highs up in allentown 57 -- well, actually 70 degrees. this is a graphic i didn't get to. up are 60's in the northern and western suburbs. east coast really a nice ridge building over the next couple days. you can see it there with the jet stream displaced north of tron tone on the other side of chicago and it's going to allow far a nice southwesterly flow with lots of warm air coming in from the gulf over the next couple of days. today we'll get up to 70 for a high, which is off the record of 80 obviously by 10 degrees but tomorrow that high of 75 degrees is actually very close to the record high of 76
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and it wouldn't be out of the question that we see that 1988 record fall either in philadelphia or perhaps in a couple other spots around the region. your exclusive seven-day forecast comfortable this afternoon with that high of 70 degrees, partly sunny skies. we're already feeling pretty good with temperatures in the mid 40's up to about 50 but it will be really nice later on. a little bit breezy today. and then tomorrow near record warmth with that high of 75. now, in the evening hours some rain is possible tomorrow and that will spill into friday morning. friday morning a little damp with some showers around but in the afternoon we expect at least some sun to return and then 69 degrees is the high there. so, another mild one on friday despite the fact that we start out a little damp. sun 99 little cooler on saturday but we're going to bounce that number up to 60 now to start the weekend so a pretty nice saturday and then sunday partly sunny and it is looking nice with a high of 65 degrees on easter and it now looks like that shower activity we were thinking might come in at night, probably holds off until monday. unfortunately monday and
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tuesday both look unsettled. you could even see a monday thunderstorm. remember, when are you not watching us on tv and we're not on the air you can always get weather updates on and this is the kind of whether you want to look and read about and go ahhh. it's really nice. >> we'll get some today. thank you. two sky divers on the mend after colliding during a jump in florida. fire rescue crews say both sky divers were able to deploy their chutes after crashing into each other during yesterday's jump. one sky diver made it to the drop zone at sky did i city. he was air lifted to the hospital in tampa in serious but stable condition. the second skydiver landed on a country road 4 miles away from that drop zone. he was flown to the hospital in critical condition. >> hard to explain to the kids an easter bunny an father who got into a scuffle have been formally charged with aggravated assault and disorderly conduct. juan jimenez guerrero and
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kassim charles appeared in court yesterday. video shows charles still had his costume bottoms and white gloves on while punching guerrero at newport mall in jersey city on sunday. police say guerrero attacked charles after his toddler slipped from a claire during a photo op. >> a new jersey police chief is now on temporary leave. prosecutors are investigating if he told his office that racial profiling does have a place in police. wyckoff police chief benjamin fox told the township committee last night it was in the "best interests of the department if he stepped away." his leave came ours after the aclu released an e-mail allegedly written by fox in december of 2014. the group sales it obtained this memo anonymously. the e-mail says profiling has its place in law enforcement when used correctly and applied correctly. >> someone who takes that
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position shouldn't be serving as a law enforcement executive and frankly shouldn't be serving anywhere in law enforcement. >> fox maintains neither he nor his department engage in racial profiling. >> president obama wrapped up his historic trip to cuba yesterday by calling for the economic embargo to be lifted and then he went on to enjoy a baseball game. now he's on to his next trip, the obama family landed overnight in argentina. the president has a full day ahead including meetings with argentine president mauricio macry and a formal state dinner tonight. >> still to come on "action news" how the stock market reacted after the terror attack in belgium. >> high speed police chase in texas ends with a nasty crash when "action news" continues. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> welcome back on this wednesday morning. it is 4:50. so early that the moon is still out. that is a pretty shot of the moon looking through sky6. see, that's the downfall. it stays lighter later but in the beginning it stays dark. >> the moon, surgeons it's all the same to us, karen rogers we work in all of it.
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>> i wanted to do star gazing because you can possibly see venous last night in the overnight hours. it was a full moon and i missed it so thank you for showing that shot. we're looking live here on 422. you can see the construction is still out here. this is westbound at 23. only one lane getting by. the eastbound construction is clear. westbound should be wrapping up pretty shortly. in the meantime you see those crews out there right now on 422 at 23 but light volume so it's not causing too much of an issue. this accident in upper providence still out here. it involves a downed pole. always takes a little longer to clear that. watch for crews on the scene on long ford road. they blocked it off at port providence road. stick to hollow road as your alternate. here we have this fire location in montgomery township on livingston court near montgomery glen drive. avoid that area altogether. they're doing some water main work here. this is causing a problem in clem men ton camden county. route 30 white horse pike eastbound past gibbsboro road and it's causing a traffic shift and that will last for about another hour and a half this morning because if you're headed out early they're kind
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of moving you around while the guys are doing their water main work. one more accident in ocean county still causing a closure of route nine atlantic city boulevard southbound so stick to bay view avenue or the garden state parkway southbound instead, erin. >> thanks karen. a high speed chase just outside houston ended when a suspected carjacker slammed into an innocent driver. the whole chase was caught on camera as you can see here. a passenger in the suspect vehicle was ejected, what a nasty crash. the driver ran away but officers eventually caught up with him. authorities have not yet revealed the conditions of either the suspect's passenger or the other driver. >> my goodness. that video. >> and this video shows people looking pretty happy at the stock market. that's not the case in the travel industry right now after those attacks in brussels it brought some big losses to travel stocks. american delta and united were all down by more than 1 percent. the losses also impacted hotel chains and travel booking sites like expedia and price
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line as people hold off until they get a bigger picture of what's going on. speaking of bigger pick can cherry the major stock indices were mixed. this morning the futures seem to be pointing to a lower open. speaking of brussels and what's going on many wireless carriers are offering free calls and texts in and out of brussels over the next few days. they say that they want to be sure that their customers are able to connect with friends and loved ones in belgium. at&t, verizon, t-mobile, sprint, virgin mobile and boost are all taking par in the program. >> i think that's a great idea. 4:53 now. new this morning, it wasn't just the frontrunners winning presidential primaries out west. we'll take a look at the results coming up at 5:00. >> but next a 12-year-old florida girl is in legal trouble after pinching another child. that story when "action news" continues. >> ♪
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>> in burlington county police arrested two people after a doughnut stuffed with xanax pills was delivered to a new jersey high school. police say brian perry went to bordentown regional high school and told them that he brought lunch to. >> reporter: lka salem. school officials got suspicious. when they took a look they discovered a small plastic bag containing six prescription pills. both men are facing drug possession charges. >> a 12-year-old florida girl facing charges after she pinched a classmate in the
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rear end. >> i feel it was just stupid. like just a stupid charge that like shouldn't have happened. >> lord, lord, lord what's this world come to. kids can't even be a kid. >> after the incident the boy reported it to the school resource officer and said he didn't want to press charges. brianna who you saw there was suspended. a week later the boy's mother decided to prosecute. brianna was read her miranda rights put in the back of a patrol car and booked into juvenile detention. if she completes a diversion program and community service, the charge will be dismissed. >> because she's a pinching hazard. >> yeah, i don't -- i mean, talk about the punishment fitting the crime. not sure if that applies there. >> that's bit much. >> it's 4:57. still ahead on "action news," things are about to get real once again for a new jersey reality star and her husband. we'll have the details. >> we continue to follow the latest developments out of brussels as a search continues for the person or persons behind a deadly and calculated attack.
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at giant, prices are down. savings are up. >> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning. it's 5:00 a.m. on this wednesday march 23rd. i'm tamala edwards here with erin o'hearn. matt o'donnell is off today and we're following brand new developments out of brussels. >> officials have identified two brother they believe may be connected to the deadly bombings. we're live with the very latest. >> donald trump and hillary clinton extend their delegate leads clinching some big wins out west. >> the boy who a neighbor said looked like a ball of fire


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