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>> "action news." delaware valley's leading pro-newnewsprogram. >> ♪ >> good morning. it's 6:00 a.m. on this wednesday march 30th. here's what's happening. >> we have an update on the children who were caught being rowdy and disgusting on a septa train. "action news" has tracked down their parents and you will hear from them. >> after the crisis in flint, schools in the tri-state region are focused on testing their water systems. we have an update on what they're finding. >> and the villanova wildcats and their fans are ready to take the game to a whole new level. how the team is gearing up for the final four showdown. >> so excited for this week. right now let's get a preview of your weather and traffic. dave murphy is outside looking at accuweather. matt pelman is in for karen rogers good morning. >> i played sure i had the winter coat for this morning because we knew it was going
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to be colder. let's start you with satellite. we have a lack of any significant cloud cover out here so plenty of sunshine on the way and over in the east right now we're already seeing the skies getting a little bit bright. but the temperatures are colder than they've been in awhile. we're down to 39 in philadelphia. but a lot of spots like millville, allentown, reading and lancaster are actually down in the 20's. 26 degrees currently in allentown. and wilmington below freezing at 30. trenton is also fallen below freezing at 31. not much wind out here. the winds have fallen back as expected but it is cold and maybe you're digging some of that extra gear out of the closet where it's been sitting for a while. on the bus stop this morning between now and 8:00 in a lot of neighborhoods in the mid 30's, that's where you're going to be. and as we go through the day things do get better. 47 degrees by 11 o'clock. still kind of chill there will but by 1 o'clock 53 and by 3 o'clock, 58. a high today of 60 probably around 3:30 or 4:00 so lots of sun, less wind and it does get better later on. when i step inside matt pelman we'll talk about milder air coming in for the tomorrow and then the threat of a little
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rain. details coming up. >> all righty david pretty mild start to the morning on the roadways as well. as we look live at i-95 by allegheny avenue, little building southbound volume headed towards center city but so far it's not too bad. roads are nice and dry. you don't have any problems on the schuylkill expressway. vine street expressway or roosevelt boulevard, either. overnight resurfacing work that has started this week along north broad street by city hall has wrapped up for the morning so crews will return tonight at 7 o'clock. for now you're good to go there around city hall. we had a downed tree in ardmore just north of suburban square along glen road at saint georges road but that's been pushed out of the way so everything is reopened there. however in quakertown bucks county we're getting word of a building fire along pacific drive near pen a.m. drive. driving along california road this morning watch out for the emergency crews responding to that building fire. construction crews in new castle that were working overnight along 295 northbound near 95 have cleared out. everything's reopened there. and there are no issues on 95, 495 or 202 the concorde pike
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and if you're coming up 42 through camden and gloucester counties this morning, so far so good. still moving at a good clip in those northbound lanes headed toward 295 and the walt whitman bridge. matt and tam. >> thanks, matt. the parents of the young children seen in this online video that we should have there terrorizing riders on a septa train talk about the incident. >> the video shows the children acting out swearing spitting hitting other passengers and they found the parents then say they're not happy with what they see. >> "action news" reporter annie mccormick is live in olde city with more on the ugly ordeal and mom and dad's response. annie. >> reporter: and matt, those kids got on the market frankford line right here at second and market last week. it was soon after that one of the riders on the train took video of them cursing, spitting and spitting at one passenger. septa police wanted to see if the kids were safe and if they needed professional help. this is a video of a group of
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potty mouthed kids firing insults to a person recording them on the market frankford line last thursday. four boys and a girl traveling with a woman. the mother of two of the boys, eight and 10, says she's embarrassed. >> i just want to apologize to everybody that seen that video. i want to apologize to the man that went through that. >> reporter: yesterday "action news" aired unblurred video to help identify the kids. tips from "action news" helped police find the two families of the children. >> we want to get them help. this is not a case where it's 6:00 a.m. some day we're going to be busting down a door and dragging that many out in little handcuffs. it's just not going to happen. >> reporter: the father of the 11 and seven-year-old boys and the eight-year-old girl said he's not surprised about the kids' language but he is angry at the children for their behavior. he also blames the person recording them telling us his kids were egged on. >> you know, they not kids with silver spoons, you know, born. all they hear is curse words from inside the house through the whole street and everything. you know, and then seeing this stranger started enticing them
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recording them getting a kick off of seeing little kids being kids, you know, they don't put that on the news when he's calling the kids monkey and all that. that's racist. >> reporter: and it's not clear if septa police have interviewed the more than recorded the video. they have sat down with the parents that you saw on that video and the children and they have interviewed them. two of the children seen on the video are being treated for add. it's not clear what the next steps in the ongoing investigation are. reporting live in olde city, annie mccormick channel6 "action news." matt and tam. >> annie thank you for that. and police in mercer county new jersey are looking for two men who robbed, beat and tied up a 92-year-old woman. this happened on manor drive in ewing sometime between monday night and yesterday morning. investigators say the suspects broke into the woman's home while she was asleep and demand money. they tied her up with appliance cords and then dragged her down to the basement. a friend noticed that the door was opened and called police. they discovered that woman
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badly beaten but conscious. she's now in the hospital in guarded condition. neighbors say they can't imagine why anyone would hurt her. >> she's quiet. she keeps to herself. she used to belong to the garden club. >> one thing if you're going to rob somebody but there's reason to beat here. >> police have not released a description of the attackers and what if anything they made off with. >> a man accused of killing a woman stuffing her body in a recycling bins and opening fire on police officers is on trial. he's charged with abuse of a corporation. the woman's body was found on valentine's day in a recycling bin at an allentown apartment complex. police attempted to arrest the man few days later when they say he exchanged gunfire with. they a detective and the suspect were wounded. >> we have new information about a story that "action news" first told you about
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yesterday. the bethlehem area school district says water tested at northeast middle school contained lead levels that they say were well below federal standards. the district collected water samples after a lehigh university professor of environmental engineering tested the drinking water. he looked at water samples from bethlehem's northeast middle school, allentown's allen high school and union terrace elementary school. and his tests found that the lead levels were higher than the federal standards. the allentown school district is still waiting on their own test results. and investors are smiling and they hope this morning they'll have cause to keep the grin on their faces. maribel aber is live at the nasdaq in times square. she's got more on that and more. good morning, maribel. >> reporter: good morning, tam. the dow and s & p soared to their highest levels of the year. cautious outlook on interest rates by the federal reserve. meanwhile 5 million manufacturing jobs have been lost since 2000. corporations say it's because of increased use of technology.
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politicians argue it's because of bad trade deals. you know what they're both right. the bottom line is fewer than one in 10 workers now work in manufacturing. brace yourself. vanilla beans in short supply. they now cost three times what they did just a year ago because of a poor harvest. what really matters here is the price of vanilla ice cream is about to rise. so matt that's going the take a toll on the banana split. >> yes, it will unless you like chocolate. thanks maribel. you like them both. neapolitan, too. final four hype is about to head into overdrive. the villanova wildcats leave for houston today. the cats play the oklahoma sooners as nrg stadium on saturday then coach jay wright's first and only other trip to the final four with the wildcats was back in 2009. he sees something special for this season's team and hopes last week's celebration over their kansas victory will not be their last. >> i really believe we can win it. we can obviously get beat. and we're not indestructible.
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but i just feel like we've been in tough situations. we don't fear losing and i think we're very confident. those characteristics can do great things. >> "action news" will be in houston with the wildcats as they continue their push for a national championship. jeff skversky and resident villanova wildcat alicia vitarelli will have live reports starting tomorrow. >> a lot of folks around here doing this weekend. >> yup. a few folks right here, too, probably. storm tracker6 live double scan right now shows that you we're dry for your wednesday morning commute. but get a little extra gear ready because as we look outside, yeah, there's not as much wind down the shore and elsewhere around the region also a there was the last couple of afternoons and mornings but it's definitely colder. take a look. 39 degrees in philadelphia currently but down to 30 in wilmington and just 31 below freezing in trenton. we're in the 20's in allentown, reading, lancaster, millville -- feels like it's a
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month ago i'm talking about this stuff. we've been a little colder than we have been recently this morning so plan ahead for that. a lot of sunshine coming up over the horizon later on so you'll need your sunglasses and the temperatures are going to comfortably return later this afternoon. lots of sun in the lehigh valley and after starting in the 20's you'll wind up close to 60 for a high this afternoon. it will be pretty pleasant. down the shore, a high later on of 54 degrees, lots of sun, less wind than what we had yesterday and in philadelphia, a high of 60 degrees this afternoon after our chilly start. mostly sunny, not as windy. winds only running out of the south at about seven to 14 miles per hour so you don't have to worry about any of those strong gusts like we had yesterday. 46 degrees is the overnight low, a few clouds around tonight but not as cold as it was this past overnight and that's partly because of this southwest wind that's going to be kicking in. it won't be all that strong but it will be drawing milder air from the south and tomorrow beneath a warm front that southerly flow will continue to warm us up and after a high of 60 today,
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tomorrow we get up to 72. sun will give way to increasing clouds with this frontal boundary coming in from the west and that warm front still relatively close by. and at night we'll probably see some rain. there's even an outside possibility that you get a little spritz during the day but i think most of this is going to hold off until nighttime and future tracker6 is certainly buying into that idea. this is 6 o'clock at night. you can see how the clouds have filtered in tomorrow and as we head into the evening it will be cloudy. then later after about eight, 9, 10 o'clock you'll start to see a few showers around. might even see a thunderstorm pop up in a couple of spots and this unstable pattern continues in through the day on friday. your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, 60, sunshine today, not as windy, a cold start but not bad this afternoon. then tomorrow i was the way up to 72 with most of our rain holding off until the evening hours. and then maybe a thunderstorm pops up. on friday, we'll have rain at times. might see a little peek of sunshine in between the raindrops but generally speaking periods of rain, maybe another thunderstorm tossed in. it will be breezy but still
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mild with a high of 74. now, that front i showed you comes through on friday and behind it we are breezy and cooler on saturday with a high of 60. clouds, some sunny breaks and maybe a spotty saturday shower. i certainly wouldn't cancel plans, though, because i think that's a real spotty shower. on saturday dry most of the time. then another shot of cooler air comes in on sunday on a pretty stiff wind. chilly, 47 degrees, clouds and sun. and back to 50 on monday with some rain later in the day or at night that could even mix with a little wet snow north and west of philadelphia. >> springtime in april and delaware and lehigh valleys. >> april's on friday. >> april fool's day. lot of fun. >> yup. thanks, david. 6:12. up next more stories you didn't see last night including the fatal accident that left a jeep suspended in the air by nothing but a few tree branches. >> a fitting souvenir for a tough little hockey fan when he left the game with a set of stitches. matt. >> overnight construction is gone and traffic not really jammed yet here in chester county along the 30 bypass so that's good news. go ad had and use it right now. we'll see if we're jammed on
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the schuylkill, talk about some construction nearby coming up after the break. >> google is going old school by throwing your land line a lifeline. >> look at that. >> yeah, if you still have one. coming up.
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>> ♪ >> welcome back. pretty as a picture at the platt. it is 6:16, 41 degrees. >> a lot of people still off this week do you think matt. >> i think maybe they were on monday. i think they're getting back to work and we expect normal volume to resume but why should we like today matt and tam? i like to tell you the reasons the things we're appreciating today. manatee appreciation day. it's pencil day when we celebrate the often under appreciated pencil. doctor's day, say thank you to your doctor and it's take a walk in the park day. so, sounds like some pretty nice weather for that. not parked yet on the schuylkill. we're happy about that. westbound lanes passing passyunk avenue so far so good. yesterday they started a new rehab project on the passyunk avenue drawbridge over the schuylkill river. in the coming weeks you'll find restrictions there during the overnight hours. getting word of a new crash this morning in the torresdale section of the city along academy road at outlook avenue. if you're headed to holme
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elementary school for work this morning watch out for that crash along academy. 95 southbound just starting to slow there in the work zone by cottman. we still have that building fire near quakertown along pacific drive near pen am drive. watch out for emergency crews responding in quakertown. elsewhere in bucks county new bridge projects. county line road now shut down for work on the branch, the bridge over the branch of the nil little neshaminy creek there. watch out for that going until next friday. you could use street road or horsham road to get around it. in northampton township willow road is now shut down, the bridge over iron works creek that's closed through june so tanyard road or new road are alternates around that new work zone. matt. >> thank you matt. new on "action news," a jeep flipped from a bridge in alabama and got stuck in a tree sideways. the 50-year-old driver was rescued from the river bank below on a stretcher but later died at the hospital.
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witnesses think he fell out of the vehicle. police are still not sure how the jeep got suspended in that tree. it took three hours to hoist the vehicle back onto the bridge. >> also new, a texas teen is charged with allegedly taking a picture of one of her classmates using the bathroom and then posting that up on social media. police say 17-year-ol 17-year-oe barnhill invaded a fellow junior's privacy. the victim says barnhill snapped the lewd photo last week while the girl was using the restroom. then they say barnhill posted it on snapchat where it was shared by others. the district says barn little is no longer a student at the baytown school. she's expected in court later this week. >> 6:18. the big chill. a college professor has a theory about a mysterious piece of ice that fell from the sky over central pennsylvania. here's tech bites. >> ♪ >> hey there in today's tech bites snapchat gets a major upgrade. >> the popular app rolled out version 2.0 which allows users to go from text to go video
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calling to sending photos in one continuous motion. the new update is available for ios and android devices. >> looks like samsung may be working on a rugged version of its latest flagship smartphone. reports claim the samsung galaxy s7 active will feature military grade protection from dust dirt and liquids. >> everything. and although about 40 percent of the adults in the u.s. no longer have a land line telephone, google is going to start offering them at $10 a month. >> the price for its fiber phone service includes unlimited local and nationwide calls but only in areas already served by google fiber. >> oh. nice throw back there. those are your tech bites. >> have a great day. olay total effects
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before it was honey in these honey nut cheerios, it was honey being collected. and honey getting made. and honey that was just beginning. >> a devoted little fan of the san tone rampage hockey team is making the rounds on the internet. you see a meme shows james in
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a hospital bed and it reads i do not always take a puck to the head and get three staples but when i do, i tell the doctor to hurry so i can get back and see the rampage win. allah most interesting man. james returned to the game just in time to see the minor league team win in overtime. >> wow. >> he's a hockey fan. he can take it. >> look at that. >> future player one day maybe. >> i think he has a souvenir puck, too, to remember the interesting day. as we head outside this morning not too interesting so far this morning along 95. that's just the way we like it. it's quiet here by the commodore barry bridge in delco moving along fine. it's going to become interesting as construction crews return to 95. they'll work southbound between the blue route and this point at the barry bridge from 9:00 until noon. then they'll worked northbound from noon until 3:00. watch for delays during the midday. this is the ben franklin bridge looking good so far this morning with no delays. and no delays at this point on
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mass transit. david. >> nice we don't have the wind knocking those cameras around this morning. the winds have died down but we're cold this morning with most of us in the 30's, some neighborhoods in the 20's so i am bund lung the kids up in some of that gear we haven't had to worry about for awhile. after school though things will improve as the is often the case in late march. 36 degrees by 7 o'clock, still cold there. still rather chilly by 9:00. 58 by 3 o'clock and we're looking at a high of 60 degrees today at about 4 o'clock. it is going to be a pretty good one out there with light winds and lots of sunshine. at the airport hoping for all green aircraft and that's what we've had so far this morning. still watch something rainfall in the dallas fort worth area. tam. >> okay, thank you david. in health check good news for new parents who have heard those horror stories about ear infections. a new study suggests that the number of ear infections in infants has dropped over the past couple of decades and the reasons may be linked to more people breastfeeding. the analysis found when babies were not breastfed they had a connection to more colds nose bacteria and ear infections but breastfeeding has become a
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far more common practice and thus they think a drop in ear infections. they also suggest the use of vaccinations and a decline in smoking rates could also be a major reason. >> ♪
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>> a mysterious ice chunk fell from the sky and happened in an auto dealership in kim land could you know. a professor thinks it could have come from a plane or it was an act of nature.
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the rare phenomenon is known as a mega cryo meteor where chunks of ice strike each other at high speeds in the atmosphere and then fall to the ground. >> we've got an update on that poor horse that was pelted with more than a hundred paintballs. doctors say lilly could leave the new bolton center in kennett square later this week. she would move to a recovery barn. test results show lilly does not have any infectious diseases which means she's able to get out of isolation. doctors say despite the ulcer in her left eye she does have some vision. there's reward for information that leads to the people who hurt lily and if you're interested in adopting this sweet horse contact omega horse rescue. >> a local arena stepping up security in direct response to recent terror attacks overseas. >> a woman is awake concerned by fire on her front porch. that's next on "action news." >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> happening now on "action news," bullets rain down on a philadelphia street striking a teen boy in the back. >> accuweather says a chilly start will lead to sunny skies and a warmup this afternoon. >> happening today, a sendsoff celebration for nova nation. the wildcats leave for the final four today. >> v is for victory. >> yes, it. >> good morning, everyone, 6:30 on this wednesday. karen is off. matt pelman is here along with dave murphy. >> i've got the winter coat on this morning. take a look at satellite. plenty of sunshine on the way as we have very little cloud cover out there this morning. temperatures though are the story. we're at 39 in philadelphia, probably dipping a little bit if there before we turn it around and we've already dipped below freezing in trenton, wilmington and down into the 20's in allentown and reading and millville. so, bundle up a little bit extra as you head out the door this morning. 40 degrees by 9 o'clock.
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47 by 11:00. still kind of chilly there. but we're looking at lots of sun, far less winds than yesterday and eventually we'll get a high of 60 probably around 4 o'clock after that 3 o'clock 58 degrees and by the way allergy sufferers we are running on the high side today, tomorrow and maybe friday as well although friday in the afternoon noon saturday we'll see some rain knocking those pollen counts down. so i think friday afternoon is probably not as bad as the morning. when i step inside we are going to look at much milder air coming in for tomorrow and then there is that chance of rain. matt, it's coming up. >> all righty david. that it is most magical hour of the morning when we all slam on the brakes here on 422 in the eastbound lanes from approaching trooper on into 23, the morning delay is starting to form but so far the travel time isn't too bad. however, close by here in lower providence getting word of a new crash along pawlings road right by 422 and by saint gabriel's law. that of course is why we call it the saint gabriel's curve along 422 because of the hall
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sitting a off to the side. speeds starting to slow on 422 eastbound. near quakertown police and fire crews are still on the scene of a working building fire on pacific drive near penn am drive. there's a crash though in the torresdale section of the city. if you're headed to holme elementary school this morning watch out for it along academy road at outlook avenue. and there you see the slow speeds. it's a slow outlook on 95 southbound, 19 miles per hour. this is what that looks like live. everybody hitting the brakes southbound entering the work zone at cottman. slows again farther south from allegheny to girard. and we're just starting to tap those brakes here as well on the roosevelt boulevard extension southbound as you approach the schuylkill expressway. the delay kind of comes and goes. right now doesn't look too bad. overall we're not off to a terrible start on this wednesday morning. tam. >> okay, thank you, matt. a shooting in west philadelphia has a 14-year-old fighting for his life this morning and police aren't even sure that the bullet he took was meant for him.
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"action news" reporter katherine scott is lie outside of police headquarters with the latest on this story. good morning, katherine. >> reporter: good morning, tam, that's right, that 14-year-old boy is fighting for his life. he remains in the hospital this morning in extremely critical condition and police say he was in surgery overnight and they're still trying to determine exactly what happened last night but investigators were out last night, they were expecting evidence and they determined that at least eight shots were fired from a semi-automatic weapon in west philadelphia last night. this happened just before 9:30. police say they responded to the reports of shots fired on the 200 block of north simpson street. but the victim, a 14-year-old boy, was found around 60th and vine. how he got to that second location remains under investigation. he was shot once in his back. he was taken to penn presbyterian hospital in very critical can condition. investigators are still trying to piece together what happened. >> right now we do not have a motive for the shooting. we don't have a description of
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a shooter or shooters. we're not even certain at this time if this 14-year-old victim was the intended target or if he was hit with a stray bullet. >> reporter: and southwest detectives were out at that scene last night. they were taking a look at nearby surveillance cameras to see if there was any footage around there that could help in this investigation. of course call southwest detectives if you have any tips. we are live at police headquarters, katherine scott, channel6 "action news." >> katherine, thank you for that. and new this morning a 26-year-old man is in surgery after taking three bullets to the head, chest and arm. philadelphia police believe he was shot inside his own home. they found evidence in the living room after following a trail of blood from the 800 block of cecil street in cobbs creek late last night. someone dropped off the victim at the hospital. he's now in critical condition. and police still don't know who pulled that trigger or why. >> also new from the cobbs creek section, a resident
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there tells authority that a relative was the one who start add fire on her front porch. the action cam was along south 60th street as firefighters surveyed the damage to the house. a woman called 911 just after midnight. she saw flames on her porch and feared she would be trapped inside. crews quickly put out the fire and the woman escaped unharmed. >> septa police have now identified five children seen behaving really badly in a viral video. officials circulated the march 24th recordings from the market frankford line in an effort to try to get the families involved help. the young children could be heard cursing and seen hitting passengers on the train. some of the children are being treated for attention deficit disorder. while one of the mothers ha has nothing but apology the father also puts blame on the person videotaping the children for egging them on and using what he calls rails assistants.
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>> the eventual republican presidential nominee may not be able to rely on the support. each of them seemed to second guess the party loyalty pledge they had made earlier in the race. at one point all agreed to back the gop choice and forego a run as an independent or a write in. donald trump's campaign manager has a may fourth court date in florida to answer charges that he roughed up a reporter. trump said yesterday that corey lewandowski might have been acting to defend him. the frontrunner told fox news that reporter michelle fields had something in her hand. this video shows lewandowski grabbing at fields while she was among a group of reporters walking near trump at an event earlier this month. hillary clinton campaigned in wisconsin and blamed trump for his campaign manager's behavior. the democratic frontrunner will be in new york this morning holding an event at the apollo theater in harlem. bernie sanders returns to wisconsin to host a town hall
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meeting in madison later today. the state's primary for both parties is on tuesday. >> time now to turn to dave murphy. take a look at what we can expect midweek from accuweather. >> starting out pretty cold this morning, colder than we've been in awhile. storm tracker6 live double scan shows us we're drive. the winds not knocking the camera much this morning, they're down but it's chilly. 39 degrees in philadelphia and that's about the warmest spot we have on the map and across the region. we've got some areas in the 20's. winds light at 7 miles per hour but definitely a little bit colder. here are the current temperatures across the wide region. below freezing in trenton, wilmington, 20's through allentown reading and millville. 38 in cape may. sunshine a plenty today though. as you can see there are only a few clouds trying to work their way down into toronto. these are high and thin and if we see any of that it will not be enough to knock out the sun. look for it to be a bright day. chill to start out. still in the 30's by 8 o'clock
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and still in the low 40's by 10 o'clock. during the afternoon we improve. sunshine light wind and a high of 60 degrees and we'll probably slot that in right at about 4 o'clock between those two 58's you see at 3:00 and 5:00. high temperatures across the region later after a chilly start all looking pretty good. 59 in allentown, 58 today in trenton, 58 in wilmington. these are fairly seasonable. maybe a degree or two above average. 60 degrees in reading and philadelphia, 56 in millville and then a little cooler next to that ocean matter cape may. tomorrow warm front off to the north, can cold front coming in from the west. high pressure on your hd wide screen right over there and all of these deals will combine to give us a southerly flow tonight and tomorrow afternoon we zoom to 72. clouds will increase with these frontal boundaries in the vicinity but it's going to be a nice afternoon high. now, there will be some shower activity building in ahead of that front but it looks like that very likely is not until tomorrow evening so during the day time look for clouds to increase but a nice high of 72 and then later at night, say,
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nine, 10, 11 o'clock tomorrow night we start to see some showers, maybe a thunderstorm mixed in and this unstable pattern continues through the day on friday. your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, today 60, sunny, not as windy. a cold start but a nice finish. tomorrow sun to clouds but warmer with a high of 72. i'm really looking forward to that. on friday, 74, mild again but at times there will be showers popping through. it will be a little harder to get outdoor stuff done on friday with intermittent rain back and forth and maybe another thunderstorm mixed in. it's also going to be breezy. then cooler air comes in behind that front for saturday. 60 degrees the high, perhaps a spotty shower. and another wave of even chillier air arrives on sunday. windy, cool, clouds and sun and a high on sunday of just 47 degrees. then on monday, it's 50, a late day or night time shower that could mix with a little wet snow north and west of philadelphia. and then tuesday mostly cloudy and still cool. >> okay. thank you david. it's now 6:39 and fighting
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back. a brave duo relives the time that they took on a knife wielding crook. >> a homeless man looking for money lands a job instead. matt. >> if you're headed to your job along the blue route, 476 this morning, matt, so far so good here in both directions close to the route one media bypass. no delays to speak of yet but there are delays on the schuylkill. we'll check that and talk about a crash in the torresdale section of the city after the break. >> ♪ >> and a local family gives a thank you to cherry hill police. that story coming up on "action news." for years, i was a laboratory chemist,
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>> ♪ >> on the lookout for a brilliant sunrise over south jersey. we're taking a look at the girard point bridge right now on sky6. 41 degrees on this wednesday morning. getting up to 60. >> oh. >> so going to be warmer this afternoon and sunnier. >> that is a gorgeous picture. let's go on over to matt pelman, see how that commute is going. good morning. >> it's like the exact color of a glass of orange juice. >> yes. >> without the pulp. >> no, with the pulp. >> stop disagreeing with me. >> i can go either way on the pulp situation. as we head outside this morning on the schuylkill expressway we expect sun glare and of course like every morning we expect delays here on 76. they are forming in the westbound lanes off the boulevard on tout to gladwyne. eastbound side should slows from the blue route into the conshohocken curve. hitting the breaks from this
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point into girard avenue. delays forming along 95 of course. southbound side from academy to cottman where speeds are right around 15 miles per hour. then you slow again from just past the betsy ross bridge into girard where it's 26. flyers in action tonight at 8 o'clock but right now traffic on 95 through south philadelphia is moving along pretty nicely up and over that girard point bridge. in the torresdale section of the city there's a crash this morning. it's along academy road at outlook avenue. if you take academy to get to holme elementary school watch out for that accident. no big issues over there on the roosevelt boulevard. you're just sitting through all the lights of course. we had an accident in lower providence along pawlings roads by 422 by saint gabriel's curve. sounds like that's in the process of clearing out. on 422 itself speeds are slowing many in the 20's now especially as you pass trooper road. new construction project. resurfacing work got started yesterday in chester county on a six-mile stretch of the route one oxford bypass between hopewell road and newark road. they're working mostly during the overnights but of course with any resurfacing project
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they usually tear up the road first so expect some bumpy conditions if you're traveling along the route one oxford bypass. if you're closer to the shore along the a.c. expressway overnight work in the eastbound lanes has cleared out but the ramp from the garden state parkway southbound to the expressway is closed through friday. use the ramps for the white horse pike or black horse pike instead. matt. >> thanks matt. a customer and clerk fought you have a would be robber at a gas station. rob phelps was talking to the manager when a man with a knife grabbed him from behind and demanded money. phelps said he made a split decision to fight back. >> holding it like this and the tip of the knife was just right between my eyes and at that moment it was so quick, it was like do or don't do. if i don't do anything i'm going to die. >> phelps and the manager pushed the man out the door and called police. they are still searching for the attacker. the santander arena in downtown redding is beefing up security. 17 metal detectors will be stationed around the arraign
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in a at all four entrances. public venues worldwide are stepping up security efforts to thwart possible terrorism or other attacks. two metal detectors will be installed at the santander performing arts center. whatever wallcenter. >> wildcats leaf for houston today. fans are flocking to the campus bookstore to buy the new tournament merchandise that hit the shelves. you got to get there quick. managers are expecting the last of the shipments today. nova faces oklahoma sooners on saturday. it's the team's first final four appearance since 2009. we'll be with the wildcats every step of the way. both jeff skversky and alum alicia vitarelli will be reporting live from texas start, tomorrow right here on "action news." >> looking for a good game for arch cle and good cooking from
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the chef. >> a business owner takes a chance on a homeless man who can cannot make ends meet. david. >> cold this morning with some areas in the 20's. philadelphia in the 30's. we're dressing the kids with some of that gear that's been sitting on the shelf for the last couple of weeks. this afternoon though after school they can go a little easier on the gear. we'll have the day planner forecast, let you know right where those temperatures are climbing today. that's coming up next.
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that was some blowout. thanks, so are these! wow, the new blowout instant games from the pennsylvania lottery, with over $225 million in prizes. did someone say blowout?! keep on scratchin'! >> time to check in with "gma." >> and we have ginger zee
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joining us live from there "gma" studios with the preview. good morning, ginger. >> reporter: hey, good morning, matt and tam. it's so good to be with both of you this morning. coming up on "gma" donald trump under fire. the gop hopeful refusing to back down after his campaign manager was charged with battery. security video now released by the police appears to show top aide corey lewandowski grabbing a reporters are arm. this morning trump joins us live to discuss incident. also the late of on the highjacked plane in egypt. we'll tell you what we know about the man in custody. your headlights may not be powerful enough. you won't believe which company's beams earned the lowest ratings. kelly rowland here to discuss her new show chasing destiny. to celebrate she'll try a lip sync faceoff. that's something you don't want to miss. coming up next on "gma." matt and tam. >> we'll see you soon ginger. >> you can beat her in dancing
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i know that. >> absolutely. >> good luck. >> good luck, ginger. >> go ginger. >> reporter: thank you, thank you. >> destined for some delays if we're heading for the 30 bypass in chester county this morning because we're facing some sun glare. not surprisingly and of course just normal heavy morning traffic here in the eastbound lanes from past 340 into 113 just normal stuff. volume is building as well here on 42 in camden county, northbound side especially slow from lower landing road up to 55 and then sluggish as you make your way up toward 295. so far so good with no delays reported on mass transit, david. >> got a weak battery in your car this morning and you try and start it it's, it's a little chilly out there. 27 degrees in cake town, 28 slatington, 32 the freezing mark in both saint davids and chester. we are still holding 39 in center city. across the river in south jersey a lot of 20's. glassboro lamon ton vineland woodbine all in the 20's a little better down by the ocean water and not far above freezing up and down the state of delaware.
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cold start this morning. winds are much lighter than the last couple days so that's good. we'll see plenty of sunshine and improvement as the day goes on. 40 by 9 o'clock, 47 by 11 o'clock but 50 by noon and that high of 60 slots in right there at 4 o'clock. if you have optional plans of doing errands maybe later this afternoon probably not a bad move, tam. it's going to be nicer. >> thank you david. new here on "action news" a minneapolis restaurant owner is getting a lot of attention for the way that she responded to a homeless man who came in asking for money. she told the man she would give him money if he washed some dishes. he worked a full day and then came back the next day. the homeless man has his own dish washing station at the restaurant. she said she learned about work ethic from her family. >> clerical police took to social media to thank a family for a kind gesture on a somber day. four off duty officers traveled to maryland for officer jacai colson's viewing late last week. the delaware county native was killed outside of the prince
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george's county police station where he worked. the clerical officers later stopped at a baltimore restaurant where they met a family from lindenwold new jersey and the family paid for the officers' meals and wrote on the back of the receipt god bless you fellas.
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>> top stories at 6:55. police are trying to determine if the shooting of a 14-year-old boy was intentional or if he was an innocent victim. the teen was slot in the back in west philadelphia last night and is in critical condition. septa police have identified five children seen behaving badly in a viral video. "action news" has spoke can ken to the parents who say they are angered and ashamed. villanova wildcats leave for houston they play oklahoma sooners on saturday. >> the commute is a little bit boring but still it's slow here on 95 southbound side academy to cottman. again the betsy ross bridge into girard. nearby our crash on academy road itself has cleared out. david. >> so, we'll start with winds. this is just good news, right 'cause we had those gusts up over 30 miles per hour for like a day and a half in some places winds are calm right now. it is cold. we're in the 30's in most neighborhoods, some neighborhoods in the 20's. we will be at 40 in philadelphia by 9:00 and this
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afternoon looks good. less wind and a high of 60 around 4 o'clock. >> that's it for us right now. >> it is. >> for karen rogers, matt pelman, matt o'donnell, dave murphy i'm tamala edwards. we'll see you back here in 30 with updates. have a great day. >> bye. >> bye. >> ♪
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good morning, america. donald trump, taking back his pledge to support any other nominee but still backing his campaign manager facing charges. after police released new footage of this incident with the reporter who says she was injured. >> who said they were bruises from that? how do you know they weren't there before? >> and the new protest at trump's rally that left a 15-year-old girl pepper sprayed. donald trump joins us live. also this morning, severe weather outbreak, a strong storm tears through the south. >> oh, my god. >> as a waterspout hits the shore in california and hail pounds the west. now the storm heading east this morning. more than 25 million at risk from texas to iowa. hijacking horror. the hostages from that plane now speaking out


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