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good morning, everyone, it is 5:00 a.m., thursday, last day in the month of march. here's what's happening. murder mystery, police are on the hunt for the killer who brutally beat and strangled a woman in her apartment we have the latest details. airport workers in philadelphia and across the country will hit the picket line in just a few hours. nova nation will get a warm welcome from fans in houston,
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now they are ready to pounce. "action news" is there for the big dance. let's whether we -- weather and traffic with david and karen. >> reporter: we have thicker clouds to the west and we'll see the rain move in, although at the outset it's spotty, light showers. 52 degrees in philadelphia. dry, getting ready for early sun before the clouds sweep in. 45 in allentown. 50 in reading. 50 in wilmington. 48 in trenton. cape may we're over 50 degrees. these numbers worlds different from yesterday when we started out in the 20s and 30s. on the backup it will get windy, but not right now, after sunrise that will be more of an issue. 60 by 8:00 a.m., this afternoon it's shorts and ts, 59 degrees by 9:00 a.m. as soon as 11:00 a.m., mid
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60s. 70 by 1:00 p.m. 73 by 3:00 p.m. high of 74 degrees that will slide in around 3:30 p.m. or 4:00 p.m. holding close to 70 by 6:00 p.m. the clouds increase during the day and we're looking at strong, blustery wind. the pollen count is high this afternoon, but with the rain we're expecting tomorrow we're new yorking the pollen countdown to medium levels. rain arrives and we could see gusty thunderstorms and heavier showers during the day tomorrow. details coming up. >> reporter: good morning to you, david, good morning everybody, everything is dry, aside from a heaping helping of construction, everything is moving well. no complaints by the boulevard. overnight work on the boulevard southbound and i-95 northbound has cleared out. the crews are in the process of wrapping up around city hall along north broad street and passyunk avenue draw bridge, but all these spots crews return
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later tonight. in west philadelphia. crews are coming back to work on a water main break from yesterday afternoon. they will shut down walnut street starting at 6:00 p.m. scheduled until 6:00 p.m. between 49th and 50th stick with market or baltimore avenues as the alternates. crash northeast extension near lehigh valley blocks the right lane. problem on the southbound side, a couple of lanes blocked there. a gruesome discovery in a delaware county home. police found a woman beaten to death her body in the bathtub with the shower turned on. annie mccormick is live with the details on this tragic story, good morning, annie. >> reporter: good morning, tam, it's thanks to the victim's friends who noticed she was missing at work. they came to the apartment complex worked their way inside it was then that they made the
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gruesome discovery and called police. this is video from when police came on the scene. crime scene unit detectives working to piece together what happened. a 36-year-old woman was discovered dead in the hour with the water the still running yesterday before 5:00 p.m. now, police say it appears she was beaten and strangled and left in the bathtub again with the water running. preliminarily it looks like, obviously it's no forced entry so it's somebody who knew her, we'll leave it at that. when i say disarray, the items were thrown around and tossed around almost like there was some type of fight, some type of physical altercation. >> reporter: neighbors say things don't happen like this, the activity they noticed was police activity going in and out of apartments knocking on doors.
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there were no signs of forced entry that means the person may have known the victim. it appears she lived alone. annie mccormick channel 6 "action news." new this morning, police in smyrna, delaware released surveillance pictures of a burglar suspect. this man broke into a first state orthopedics on saturday and stole several laptop computers, he may have a limp or favoring his right leg. wilmington residents will be looking for places to live. new castle county authorities ordered everyone out of the wilmington apartment exreks where four -- complex with four people were killed from carbon monoxide levels. buildings g and f of the hidden valley apartment complex as unsafe. a transit person saved a
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man's life during a desperate time of need on a septa train platform. calvin wilson was at the race vine street station when he noticed a woman trying to stop her husband from jumping off the platform. the navy war veteran ran to help. he restrained the man keeping him on the platform until police arrived. i guess it wasn't his time to go, i was there at this time. i flapped my wings and went over saved him [laughter]. the man he saved was taken to the hospital for observation. it is 5:06. happening today, flying in and out of philadelphia international and some of the nation's other airports may not be smooth going, baggage handlers at philadelphia international will resume striking this morning. they are subcontractors who walked off the job last night. they say their employers are not
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paying enough for parading adequate sick days. the protests will run with similar events in new york city, boston and washington, d.c. villanova wildcats are waking up in houston for the final four this morning they take on the oklahoma sooners on saturday. hopefully sleeping in a little bit this morning. if they win they advance to the ncaa championship. the last time they won the whole thing was 31 years ago. military veterans formed a line of american flags for the cats when they arrived last night. fans gathered outside their hotel to greet the team. coach jay wright said it's been an incredible reception. the players seemed focused and that's where he wants their heads right now. >> reporter: we are basketball players there are four teams left we happen to be one of them.
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keep our heads in basketball. ncaa gave 700 student tickets to the university. that's a golden ticket. we'll be with the wildcats all the way. jeff skeverski and alicia vitarelli are in houston, they will have live reports beginning later today on "action news." we'll have an "action news" sports special march to a championship complete coverage from philadelphia to houston tomorrow night at 7:30 on 6abc. all right, david let's check the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. >> reporter: all right, we are off to a bright start once the sun comes over the horizon, clear skies right now we'll get cloudier as the day goes on. milder today. storm tracker 6 live double scan shows we are dry. taking a look outside we have clear skies above tranquil conditions below. winds are in the single digits. we'll experience chains today. the clouds increase and the winds pick up. check out the difference between yesterday, we started out with
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winter coats. today, 50 in philadelphia, 45 in allentown. the numbers treating us better this morning and the winds are light. there you see clouds overnight kind of breaking up for now, most of us will see early sunshine. the clouds out to the west will start to build in and eventually we'll be looking for showers, although probably not until later tonight. up in the lehigh valley, 70 is the high, sun and clouds, windy conditions building as the day goes on in the lehigh valley, but pretty nice on the thermometer. down the shore, cooler next to the cool ocean water, 62 degrees, increasing clouds and windy at the shore. in philadelphia, sun and clouds, windy, 74 degrees is the forecast high and there are the southwesterly gusts at 30 miles per hour, so blustery especially as we get past sunrise and farther through the day. overnight tonight, mostly cloudy, we'll see showers develop doesn't look like all that bad precipitation, just
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light spotty stuff later on this evening. 61 degrees is the overnight low. we'll be mild overnight. the wind gusty overnight, but out of the southwest which is what pulls the warm air into play. 6:00 tonight we're still dry. we might have sun breaking through the clouds and later this evening, a couple of sprinkles and showers possible doesn't look like a whole lot at the out set of this. as we go into tomorrow morning, 5:00 a.m. a couple of showers starting to pop in, maybe an early rumble of thunder here and there. by midday, a chance of showers and gusty thunderstorms and the later into the afternoon and evening there's the chance of a couple more showers and gusty thunderstorms. obviously it's not going to be raining all the time, but tomorrow it will be bumpy at times, keep an eye to the sky. tomorrow, 77. windy and rainy.
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74 today, sun and cloudy, a good afternoon if you don't mind the wind. a couple of hours tonight. tomorrow, showers at times along with gusty thunderstorms here and there. 77 is the forecast high. a front geltsd through -- gets through we cool down for the weekend. 62 and rain possible in the morning. sunday, gusty winds build back in, the weather service is talking about a windy advisory saturday night and sunday, gusting up to 45 miles per hour. chilly, 49. monday, rain 58. brisk and cooler on tuesday, 49 and maybe a snow shower around on tuesday. more news you didn't see last night embattled entertainer bill cosby marked a small legal victory in his sex abuse case.
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>> reporter: smooth sailing along the blue route 476 as the northbound cars head toward the schuylkill expressway there are issues he will where on 47. we'll check the construction on 422 after the break. the hit broadway show that celebrates diversity is under fire for excluding whites. it's later in the morning buzz.
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welcome back taking a live look at the commodor barry bridge, pretty thursday morning out there getting going. 5:14, 52 degrees. getting warmer today.
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cloudy in the afternoon. matt pellman what is on your plate? >> reporter: nice and quiet, as far as what's on my plate probably not enough. i'm ready for breakfast. good morning, matt and tam. coming out of the burbs this morning, nothing on our plate at 422. traffic is moving well in both directions, eastbound headlights toward 202 an king of prussia. no problems if you're a 422 driver this morning. there's an issue on the northeast extension if you're heading to the poconos this could give you problems. it's a crash about 5 miles per hour north of the lehigh valley interchange taking out the right lane. it's causing a little bit of slowing. on the southbound side of the southeast extension construction has cleared out. everything is open there. 30 bypass eastbound is clear, but the crews return later on tonight.
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mercer the county a closure coming up for emergency repairs, quaker road southbound side by province road. stick with alexander road or washington road. 206 is closed to truck traffic, cars can get by. time for the commuter report brought to you by the waze app. if you see a pothole call penndot 1-800-fix road that's the number you call. happening today, president obama will host leerlts -- leaders from dozens of countries to the white house, the focus preventing extremists from getting their hands on nuclear materials following the attacks in brussels. bill cosby is getting a break in a civil rights case against him a temporary delay
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for a woman who said he forced her into a sex act when she was 16. his lawyers asked for the delay in order to focus on the criminal charges in montgomery county. a couple of albuquerque police officers ended up in the role of babysitter. this is video of people buying the little boys drinks inside the store after someone found them walking alone near a major interstate. as the officers were trying to find out what was going on, the boys mentioned they had not eaten all day. they grabbed burgers. the man who was supposed to be watching the children got drunk and abandoned them. in the end, the officers called the grandmother to pick up the children. "action news" was there as the phillies returned to citizens bank park.
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they went 15-10 in grapefruit team action. jaw dropping collection up for sale on ebay will cost 6 figures. the calendar will say april soon, but it looks like december in parts of the country. as with as with.
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a major spring blizzard struck parts of wyoming, some parts of the state saw two feet of snow. the city of caspar is getting more snow showers this week. >> reporter: the friendly ghost would get lost in all that. [laughter] >> reporter: time for the bridge check here's the platt bridge sitting at the mid span early going looking good. but the bridge inspectors will be back out here later today at
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9:00. stick with i-95 and the girard point bridge instead. burlington brings tall bridge -- burlington bristol bridge inspection has wrapped up. starting tomorrow night, the walnut lane bridge in fairmont park is closing for five months for construction that's going to be a mess in upper roxborough, schoolhouse lane lincoln drive will take the detouring traffic around that one. >> reporter: that will not be fun. on the big board we're having more fun weather wise. we're not dressing the kids in coats any longer. a light jacket and this afternoon it's shorts and ts. looks like clouds increase it will get windy and blustery with gusts up to 20 to 30 miles per hour. but we climb out of the 60s early this morning. 67 by noon, high of 74 degrees around 3:30 or 4:00 p.m.
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nice and mild, just a little bit breezy. at the airport, all green no major delays, out in chicago, rain falling. women with endometriosis may have higher risk of having a hart attack. this can cause painful cramps and fertility issues. the study shows the women with the illness are more likely than others to suffer from chest pains and heart problems that could be a sign of coronary artery disease. the increased risk is in women under the age of 40. >> reporter: adp said u.s. companies added 200,000 jobs despite the weak global economy. the government's own march jobs report is out tomorrow. a new report says consumption of soda is the
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lowest in 30 years. coke and pepsi has not been hurt because they have branchedz -- branched out into other drinks. >> reporter: chipotle may be exposing into burgers. the gourmet burger market is booming. they host chop house. >> reporter: that's america's money. >> reporter: have a great day. when you think about success, what does it look like? is it becoming a better professor by being a more adventurous student? is it one day giving your daughter the opportunity she deserves? is it finally witnessing all the artistic wonders of the natural world?
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$150,000. it has nintendo and play station. he keeps all 3100 games in of a betticcal -- alphabetical order. whoopie goldberg is launching a new medical marijuana company called whoopie and mya. their products will target woman who suffer from painful menstrual cramps. they will sell discreet versions of pot in the form of edible chocolate and bath associated press. parking wars, dozens of berks county students were left stranded we'll tell you why. we'll talk about donald trump who ignited a political firestorm after making a controversial comment on
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abortion, those stories and more when "action news" comes right back. happening now on "action
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news," the victim of a a violent attack is found dead in her shower. we're live as police try to track down 0 her killer. tornadoes hit the heartland. that same line of storms is coming our way. the cats are in houston, the villanova basketball team settle in before the saturday showdown. let's head over to david murphy and matt pellman with accuweather and traffic good morning. >> reporter: on the big board we have satellite showing overnight cloud cover giving way to clearing over the last couple of hours. we'll start out with sunshine and the clouds to the west will get thicker as the day goes on. eventually later tonight there's a chance of sprinkles and showers from the system. most of the rain will be during the day tomorrow. 52 degrees is the c


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