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delaware county. parts of a buildings collapse as brick and mortar fall on top of a man sitting inside his car. high winds hamper firefighter efforts as a fire burns a new jersey church. let's go nova! plus, villanova fans thrilled after the historic win in the final four. but first we want to get you caught up on breaking news coming out of chester delaware county. there's a deadly crash involving an amtrak train. we know two people are deed. we do not know whether the train hit them or if they were on the train. the accident happened before 8:00 a.m. near booth street. details are coming into the newsroom. we know this morning at least two people are dead we'll keep you posted on the breaking news story throughout the morning. amtrak has been updating the passengers on twitter confirming
that service on the northeast corridor is currently suspended. amtrak is confirming that the accident involved the pom met tow train -- palmetto train 89. regional rail service is suspended on the newark wilmington line. we have more on air and 6abc.com. of course we are tracking the weather, meteorologist source source -- chris sowers is joining us to look at the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. it's been a wild night. look at this, winds have been gusting 50 to 60 miles per hour. we have all kinds of damage coming in to the weather center. transformers exploding and trees stuck in hats. hold on to your hats, better yet don't wear a hat as the wins
continue to roar. 49 in reading, wilmington, 44. atlantic city at the airport, 48. you had gusts earlier this morning around 55. cape may, 48. dennisville in cape may county reported 71-mile an hour wind gusts with the storms that whipped through during the overnight hours. temperatures have dropped off with the passage of the front. 19 in reading. 16 in lancaster. 21 in allentown. and 4 lonely degrees in the poconos. 80 degrees friday afternoon now we're talking about windchills in the single digits and teens across parts of area. look at the map looks like february, buffalo, 23. these are present temperatures. binghamton, 20. 27 in pittsburgh. windchill 17. opening day out there. 38 in washington, d.c. new york city 36. some of the models have new york city down to 19 degrees for the overnight low. 36 degrees, sun and clouds, 45, 47 somewhere in there, windy and
chilly later this afternoon. high temperatures once again, 45 to 47. when i come back in just a few minutes we'll talk about when the winds subside and i have a couple of rain chances up to in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. 9:03. there's breaking news to tell you about. a building collapsed in southwest philadelphia. you can see the image as right here. one person was hurt when the bricks came tumbling down. this is in the 5000 block of warrington avenue. a man was sitting in a car when the section of the buildings failed. medics took him to the hospital. he is expected to be okay. the injuries are minor, responding firefighters arrived around 6:00 a.m. they are searching the debris to make sure nobody was inside. l&i have responded to the scene. police have closed off this block of warrington avenue while the investigation continues. from our new jersey newsroom, a fire badly damaged a wood frame church in cumberland
county, new jersey. the action cam was at the scene mount pleasant united methodist church at route 49 and pearl street in millville. the fire start started at 5:30 a.m. shortly after the firefighters arrived they struck a second alarm. it took an hour and half to bring the fire under control. this morning no word about any injuries. it is believed that a town tree on some power lines may have started the fire. all right, you know it, the excitement is in the air, villanova fans went wild when the wildcats punched their ticket to the ncaa championship game they did it with a convincing win against what was supposed to be a stuff okay oak team. they beat oklahoma soundly. the score 95-51. the largest margin of victory ever in the national semifinal game in tournament history.
the embarrassing loss prompted the wildcats coach jay wright to walk over and apologize to the oklahoma coach. villanova faces unc in houston texas tomorrow night. moments after they won the game, fans flooded lancaster avenue in celebration. there was pleasant of cheering and chanting for the hometown win. the cats are one game away from bringing home a national title win. "action news" report, alicia vitarelli a villanova alum is in houston with more on the big win. >> reporter: nova pride is flying high in houston. people are bleeding blue and white. what an exciting game people traveling from far and wide across the delaware valley here to houston to watch the wildcats play, win and make history. let's go nova! >> reporter: some sad faces for not the okay oklahomans see you
later sooners. while nova nation is on fire, they are bleeding blue and white, the wildcats are roaring. go nova. just a little exiting, no? exiting! we were there in 85 we'll do it again. tyler katz is a child friends of ryan arcidiacono and grew up playing basketball with the nova star. it's beautiful to watch him at a stage like this. >> reporter: these guys drove from neshaminy high school. you drove 25 hours to be here? worth every mile. >> reporter: these ladies paid to fly, but say the win was worth every penny. it was very and he expensi, because it was the final four, it was a big commitment, but we'll stay through tuesday.
>> reporter: on the way out of the game i caught up with the accuweather family mom, patty and five of her 6 children, ryan four out of 6 in the pecking order. they have a little family tradition they do at every game it's kind of a good luck charm they sit in the same seats and same order this is what insures a win. i imagine that's how they will be sitting monday night. one more win, you guys, we are in houston, alicia vitarelli channel 6 "action news." go nova. "action news" wants to see how you're cheering on nova nation, sends us your pictures on social media using the #6abc action. alicia vitarelli and jeff skeverski are there for the tournament run their live reports continue tonight on "action news" at 6:00 p.m. 9:07 is the time. an investigation is just beginning into what caused a fire in a south jersey home overnight.
the action cam was on the scene on the 100 block of perry road peters burger, cape may county -- petersburg in cape may county. it took an hour to bring the flames under control. there is no word about injuries. school leaders in west chester university are looking into two separate sex assaults on campus, the first happened on the second floor of the new street parking garage where police say a female student was attacked by a male student. in the second attack, a woman said she was sleeping in her campus dorm when a man she knew assaulted her. the suspect is not a west chester student. police do not believe the two attacks are connected. new jersey is cutting emissions testing for orderly cars, vehicles from 1995 and orderly will no longer have to submit to tail pipe emissions tests. the move will only effect
200,000 vehicles out of the state's 7 million. but some environmental groups argue it will add to pollution problems. there's much more to come on sunday morning edition of "action news." sunscreen may protect your skin, but there's questions whether it can affect fertility in men. people in parts of the delaware valley will be cleaning up today after strong storms left a path of damage and destruction. right now you're looking live, sky6 live hd showing you this glimpse of the philadelphia international airport where it is still a bit windy out there. meteorologist chris sowers has the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast when we come right back. but, first, we have pictures of nova pride!
the tree in his yard took the loss to unc harder and the tree hit the suv after high winds. officials with the get your rear in gear canceled that event the run is raising awareness about colon cancer. event organizer have not said when the event will be reschedule. let's get you caught up on forecast with meteorologist chris sowers. >> reporter: it's a good call on their part. we have damage reports coming. the winds continue to howl. look at this shot, atlantic city, the camera cannot hold a steady picture. winds are gusting close to 50 miles per hour down the shore. some of the gusts this morning were just a tad under hurricane force winds as the vortmax or
piece of energy swept through and produced the thunderstorms. the system is not up into new england it's racing so far along to the east it's cleared the coast it's not in the mid atlantic or the northeast. the winds continue to roar. 60 miles per hour in wrightstown. philadelphia, northeast, 59. wilmington, delaware, 55 miles per hour. philadelphia at the airport, officially 52 miles per hour. atlantic city, 48 miles per hour at the airport. here's a look at some of the damage reports coming in. this is newport, cumberland county, new jersey. upper deerfield township reporting power outages looks like of trees uprooted and transformer exploded. in dennisville, cape may county they reported a 71-mile an hour wind gust that flipped a camper over and we have reports of shingles off houses.
cape may buoy winds close to hurricane force, 66 miles per hour. and brandywine shoal 71-mile an hour on the mouth of the delaware bay. the high wind warning continuing until noon as the winds continue to gust anywhere from 40 to 50 miles per hour. occasionally gusting to 60 miles per hour. 49 right now in reading. 37 miles per hour in allentown. 46 miles per hour in philadelphia. millville, 45. and atlantic city, 48. we are at 80 degrees friday with the gusty winds and the cold front sweeping through now we're down into the 30s and we factor in the winds feels like the teens and 20s, how do you like that. 33 in allentown. 32 in reading. we're below freezing to the west. 36 in philadelphia. millville, 36. trenton, 34. satellite 6 along with action radar, there's the system right there. quickly pushing through we have a squall line blow through around midnight. that produced the 50 to 70-mile
an hour wind gusts, that's what uprooting all the tree, we had structure fires due to lightning strikes in odessa and middletown, delaware. we're seeing a combination of sun and clouds this morning. that will be the trends throughout the afternoon. the winds will gradually subside. we're 50 to 60-mile an hour right now him they will pull back to 20 to 30. it will be brisk and chilly. the normal high will be 57 degrees. today's we'll struggle to reach 47 degrees. overnight tonight, rain and snow showers in the poconos first thing tomorrow morning. everybody else looking at cloudy skies tomorrow with rain showers developing during the day. temperatures by monday all of a sudden are back up in the 60s. winds will ease up this afternoon. 3:00 p.m., you can see the 50s and 60s being replaced with the 20s. during the evening hours,
3 miles in philadelphia. 11:00 a.m., 2 miles in allentown. and 2 miles in trenton. there's a little light at the end of the tunnel. we have a couple of more hours to go. wind today, clouds and sun, 47 degrees is the forecasted high. windchills in the 30s. winds sustained out of the northwest 20 to 30 miles per hour. overnight tonight, the lows look like february and march. 30 degrees outlying suburbs, 37 for center city. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, 63 degrees monday, it's chilly and raw out there today. it's going to turn mild and spring-like tomorrow, 63. some rain developing during the afternoon. sunny and breezy tuesday, 46. women's in the 30s again, wednesday and thursday we start to pull out of it, 56 and 60 degrees, a little bit of everything for you out there. where did spring go? >> reporter: it's back next week, the following week. a young girl was devastated after a fire destroyed her
entire book collection both store bought and she made herself. fire tore through the home where the second grader lierveldz with her family -- lived with her family. two pets were lost with the fire along with her books. children's author visited her school. he informed her what happened, he took to twitter and told his fans let's sends her some books. we lost all these things, but look at what a nice thing that can happen. i read to my parents when they tuck me in sometimes. >> some good coming out of a bad situation. books began to pour in from fellow authors. many authors assigned their books with messages of support. vo: president obama endorses
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on sunday morning, 9:20. "healthcheck" find that some of the ingredients in sunscreen that offers you protect from the burning sun may interfere with sperm. researchers looked at ultraviolet filters that are allowed in sunscreens. they tested them on sperm cells, they found they could have an effect on how they work. the study's lead investigators calling for more studies on sunscreen and human fertility. the report about the rate of autism in american children. the center for disease control and prevention said the number of cases were unchanged between 2010 and 2012. on average one out of every 68 school age children have autism. rates rose in some areas such as state of new jersey. ten years ago, one out of 50 had
autism. researchers in australia found that being diagnosed at an early age comes with more serious complications and higher rates of death than later in death. adults diagnosed with diabetes between 15 and 20 had severe nerve damage and signs of early kidney decease than those diagnosed between 40 and 50. the younger group had a much higher risk of death. it wasn't as serious injury it was a herniated disc. anything that could go wrong went wrong. i've been in the hospital twenty three times since. the bills started to pile up. i had nothing to give. we had nothing in the refrigerator. i would be dead and not sitting here right now if it wasn't for pond lehocky.
amtrak train hit a backhoe and derailed and there are two fatalities. it was heading from new york to savannah when the accident happened. 1 -- we have a crew on it is scene, we, of course, will have a live update momentarily. let's get you over to chris sowers with an update from accuweather. >> reporter: fortunately the weather is quiet across the lower 48. the exception being right here across the mid atlantic and the northeast states. if there's going to be any delays, and you're traveling, if you have any delays it will be because of the wind throughout this part of the county. winds gusting 40 to 60 miles per hour. everybody's else is okay, front range, deep south no issues. it's 31 degrees right now with the windchills in the 20s, 34 in cincinnati. pittsburgh, temperatures in the 30s, feels-like temperatures in the teens, opening day
against the calendar -- cardinal's, 36 in philadelphia. 50s to the south. there's the jet stream basically everybody north of the line is cold south of the line is warm. the jet stream looks like it is cold here and warm here. by the time we get into tomorrow, the jet stream will look like it's warm here and cold here. we get into tuesday, suddenly it's like this again, cold here and warm here. finally thursday and friday, the jet stream looks like this for good, we get a south/southwesterly wind, warm, cold, hopefully it stays that way and we move into spring-like weather permanently. today it's not feeling like spring, sun and clouds, very windy, feels-like temperatures in the 30s. 9:26 the time. if you thought the headlights on yore car are dim you're probably
right. a study finds most cars are not doing a good job to help cars see down a dark road at night. david curly has the details. >> reporter: watch the road, a deer runs into the road. tonight an exclusive look at the first-ever headlight testing by the insures institute for highway safety. low beams should reach 330 feet on a straight. the worst performance did a third of that distance. if you're driving on the interstate and one of the worst performing vehicles you shiewnts be driving owe should not be driving faster than 35 miles per hour. >> reporter: the worst performer was the bmw iii series, shut that off, this is the toyota prius.
look at the deer in the background, the light reaches. bmw doesn't. the prius is the only car tested that earned a good rating. while. bmw three with a halogen lights the other tested in the top third. use your high beams. david curly, abc news washington. there's more to come on this sunday morning edition of "action news." we'll have more from the scene of the amtrak derailment. we know two people died. we'll see you after the break.
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church. amtrak officials say palmetto train 89 was involved in the crash reported around 7:53 along the amtrak northeast corridor near booth street in the city of chester him amtrak said the train struck a backhoe on the tracks causing the engine to derail. 341 passengers were on board along with seven crew members, no word on how many people were injured, we know that there were two fatalities. i spoke to a man on the phone who is 52-year-old mother was on the train. she was coming from new york city to maryland. she has injuries to her knees head and back, she told him was a scary and chaotic scene. she was stuck on the train and she was about to be loaded into an ambulance. amtrak has updated it's passengers on twitter confirming that service on the northeast
corridor is suspended. amtrak is confirming again the accident involving palm palmetto train 89. septa regional rail service is suspended on the wilmington/newark line. keep that in mind if you're planning to travel this morning. a developing story we'll get all the details for you this morning. for now, we're live in trainer, trish hartman channel 6 "action news." you can follow the story at 6abc.com. let's turn our attention to the weather, the sun is shining brightly once again now that the storms have moved out. temple university over center city showing you the shaky camera. if you're outside you'll need to bundle up and keep hold of that hat. the winds are very strong and the temperatures, upthey have dropped. meteorologist -- yup, they have dropped. meteorologist chris sowers is outside, he has the forecast. >> reporter: so loud out here i can barely hear myself talk through the ear piece.
the winds continue to howl. we're seeing gusts 350 to 50 miles per hour. there's bright blue skies upstairs and puffy cumulus clouds. the radars are crystal clear that's good news as the system that brought the ferocious line of thunderstorms quickly work out to sea. i want to take you to yesterday evening and show you the thunderstorms that ripped through here, the entire line from top to bottom was warn -- worn with winds 50 to 60 miles per hour. we saw well over one thousand lightning strikes in the garden state alone. we are tracking it across the keystone state yesterday. we knew it was going to push in here and bring the strong, powerful winds. we did not expect the hefty line of thunderstorms to come out ahead of it.
that's what happened and it produced damage. i want to take you to georgetown, delaware south of kent county. we have serious reports of trees stuck in-houses. there was a mobile home flipped over and tractor-trailer flipped over, as well as the gusts caused damage in the viewing area. there was a 71-mile an hour wind gusts in dennis township, cape may county. we were shy of hurricane-force winds in parts of the region. when i come back in just a few minutes we'll talk about when the winds subside and when the cold air gets out of here and we feel like spring again. for now it's very, very wind out here. thanks for the update. more breaking news, this time from southwest philadelphia. a building collapsed this morning, one person was hurt when the bricks came tumbling down on to the 5000 block of warrington avenue. the man was hurt sitting in the car. a section of the building fell,
we are told that his injuries are minor. l&i inspectors are on the scene. this block of warrington avenue is blocked off while the vogues continues. fire has badly damaged a wood-framed church in cumberland county, new jersey. you can see the flames in the steeple of the mount pleasant united methodist church along route 49 and pearl street in millville. the fire started at 5:30. it took an hour to bring the two-alarm blaze under control. there's no word about any injuries. investigators say the fire may have been caused by high winds that toppled treat that in turn snapped power lines. okay, now, we turn our attention to villanova commandings march to a championship -- commanding march to a championship they are one win away from bringing home the national title. that's after beating oklahoma in the final four and breaking a new record with that.
ducis rogers has the highlights. >> reporter: in the ends villanova beats oklahoma 95-51 to secure its place in tomorrow's national championship game. with all the hype you can understand that the cats came out nervous in houston, there will be none of that. josh hart, near perfect. 23 points in all. nova up 37-21 that's a 16 point spread. second half more of the same. sooners pressing, that didn't work. bridges converts 59-41. ryan arcidiacono 3, 15 for him. the cats 7 shoot 71% to win by 44 points. it's the largest number of points in a semifinal game. reporting from the big boards, i'm ducis rogers back to you. students and alum
celebrating before the final buzzer, they are celebrating the win in houston. let's go nova! oh, yeah, we expected this. it was a party in the streets of the main line last night. fans were super excited that the wildcats moved on to the final stage of the ncaa tournament. the first time in 31 years that the villanova will be playing for the title game for many cheering on the wildcats is a family tradition. that's means so much to me, because my grandfather went to nova, now i go to nova. my dad celebrated the 1985 championship, now i'll celebrate the 2016 championship. we completely dominated oklahoma. the first game of the season that was a fluke. let's go villanova we're going to beat unc. can you tell they are
excited? i can't. villanova faces unc tomorrow night at the nrg stadium in houston, texas. sends us pictures how your celebrating #6abc action. several hundred tar heel fans spilled into franklin street on chapel hill campus. north carolina will be going for its 6th national championship when it faces villanova on monday night. it is now 9:38 if you're just joining us turning to the contentious race for the white house, candidates are pressing hard for votes in wisconsin before the state's primary. republican candidates donald trump and ted cruz and kasich with in the badger state yesterday. hillary clinton and bernie sanders both attended a dinner party for the state's democratic party in milwaukee.
there's much more to come on this sunday morning edition of "action news." new york time square was empty on a busy saturday night after a security scare. we'll explain what prompted that evacuation. we want to take you back outside live through sky6 live hd right here overlooking the commodor barry bridge there. the storms are gone, but high winds have arrived. meteorologist chris sowers has your exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, when we see you after the break.
june 30th until the rainy season begins, the city is experiencing dangerous leives of -- levels of ozone. chris sowers has the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. what did you do? >> reporter: i think i liked it better when it was 80 degrees. look at this shot, you can see the flags blowing. we have gusts up to 50 miles per hour, but not as frequent as this morning. this morning it was a constant 50-mile an hour wind speed, now it's just occasional. things are starting to improve. it's a little rough this morning. you have to allow extra time and take it slow especially if you're traveling on the area roads. 47 degrees the high temperature, a good 12 degrees above the seasonal average of 59. we started out at 36 degrees, that's the present temperature reading, as well. 80 degrees, was friday's high. saturday, 65. today we're down to 47.
tomorrow we're in the 60s and back into the 40s tuesday afternoon. windchills 19 in reading. feels like 16 in lancaster. 4 degrees in the poconos. 23 in philadelphia. millville, 24, so you need to take the heavy coats and get them out of the closets, you'll need them. 49 miles per hour. 44 in warrington. 46 in millville. the winds will stay stained 25 to 35 miles per hour over the next couple of hours. occasionally you'll see a gust ranging between 50 and 06 miles per hour. that continues to make traveling difficult around the delaware valley even lehigh valleys especially on north/south oriented roads because of the cross winds. be prepared for encounters you get downed trees all over. we're seeing power lines down, trash cans are blowing all over the place. secondary roads take it slow, get on through it, because we
have debris on the roads. thanks to this system right here, you can see the counter clockwise swirl, the gust with winds producing lake-effect snow streamers off lake erie and ontario. there was a 3 to 5 inches of snow around the new york/pennsylvania state line. it shows you how cold the system and powerful it is. later this afternoon, future tracker 6 combination of sun and clouds, it's a very nice looking day, it's blustery and cold out there. overnight tonight, main cloudy, mix rain and snow showers for the poconos and areas to the north, wilks-berre, scranton could see accumulating snow with this. temperatures are too warm with go around. lunchtime tomorrow, showers, that will increase during the day, showers are possible from let's say ten or 11:00 a.m. on and right through the evening hours. windchills this afternoon improving, but still very cold
for this time of the year. 3:00 p.m., it will feel like 36 degrees. that's it in philadelphia. 32 in reading, 18 in the poconos. but these start to improve by the time we get into tomorrow so teens right now, 60s by the time we get into tomorrow afternoon. 64 in philadelphia. upper 50s for reading and allentown. 47 in philadelphia. 44 in reading. millville, 48. cape may, 47. very winds, sun and clouds, the tempts will feel like the 30s with the winds. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, shows more wind arriving on tuesday, not as intense as what we're seeing right now. 47 degrees today. sun and clouds, windchills in the 30s. 63 monday, breezy, lots of clouds, limited sun, rain developing during the afternoon. tuesday is chilly, wednesday is starting to moderate. 56. thursday, periods of rain and a high of 06. take your pick, got a little bit of everything there. 80s and 70s are coming back one day.
>> reporter: way way off. i can be hopeful. >> reporter: 60s are good. they are not bad. 9:46 your time. you can find the storm tracker 6 live double scan radar at any time of the day at 6abc.com/weather. people living in washington state are now the proud owners of the world's longest floating bridge. yesterday the governor cut the ribbon to occasionally open the state route 520. then more than 20,000 runners took part in a 10k run that included the 1 1/2 mile long bridge. it was declared 130 feet longer than the previous record holder. it is designed to withstand strong winds and waves than it's four lane predecessor.
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noticed a truck unattended and cell phone and wires on the front seat and georgia license plate. the driver was found and taken into custody. a big talker this morning, a very big wedding celebration in russia while many are struggling to stay within budget this is being called one of the most expensive weddings ever. it's billed as the billion dollar wedding. the heir to a russian oil fortune tied the knot to a 20-year-old woman. the father of the groom is worth an estimated 6 country $2 billion to a serious party you see there. the bride's dress weighed a whopping 25 pounds. the 600 guests entered the elaborate affair through a floral walkway. and then there was a reception.
♪ jennifer lopez was the entertainment for the night. how do you pull that off? fireworks display is not over yet for the couple. another ceremony is planned in london, soon, can i be your friend? john kasich created a firestorm of controversy this past week when he grabbed a slice of pizza in new york and preceded to eat it with a fork. no! the food faux pas is considered unforgivable in new york. when asked about it, he said the pizza was scalding hot. the new yorkers said he shows to get his pizza in queens after passing through brooklyn. we know that baseball games tend to go a little long, but
for one oklahoma tyke that went to a whole new level take a look at this. ♪ you know what, chris can dance juflts -- just like that. he made it to first base, the problem, the next batter was taking too long. coopers wiggle went viral and thousands of views in a matter of days. get it cooper, get it!
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passenger glen hill took this picture. the lead engine of amtrak train 89 hit a backhoe and derailed near booth street. there are two fatalities and all is service between new york and philadelphia is suspended until further notice. we have a crew on the scene and we'll have a live update for you. turning to spots, villanova is marching on ward to the national tournament. ducis rogers has that. >> reporter: good morning, one more, villanova's battle cry they are one win away from a national title in 31 years, last night they crushed oklahoma in houston at the nrg stadium. a rematch of the game played back in december. sooners won by 23 points. a different story last night. josh hart forces buddy hield into a turnover held to 9
points. nova later in the first half, hart, nova up 42-28 at the break. second half, the sooners try pressing on defense that doesn't work. 59-31 nova. nova wins 95-51 it's the biggest beat down ever in a national semifinal game. november -- nova is on to the championship game. i'm shocked, you know, it's one of the days we made everything they couldn't make everything, similar to our game in hawaii. everyone took are a shot, it was surreal, we know we were on the other it the first time. we definitely know we were going to do that, it was a testament to the kind work we
put into it. >> reporter: justin jackson on the break, 16 for him. 74-62 tar heels. marcus page 14 points. tar heels win 83-66. it will be villanova and north carolina tomorrow night from houston with the title on the line. the cats have already beaten one number seed this tournament. why not make it two. flyers are within two points of the islanders for the 7 seed a chippy game even the refs were if we go to knocked around. wayne simmons, deflects the puck in. 2-1 flyers in the third. another power play, simmons, again, his 28th of the season. they go 3 for 4, they win 3-2
they are two points behind the islanders. that's a look at sports this morning, i'm ducis rogers. >> reporter: 9:58 there's more to come on sunday morning edition of "action news," we'll have an update on breaking news, two people are dead in an accident of an amtrak train in delaware county. plus chris sowers will have the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast when "action news" comes right back.
breaking news right, two people are dead following an amtrak accident in delaware county. the train derailed hitting a backhoe on the tracks. trish hartman is there, trish we know two people are dead are what are you learning about the investigation. >> reporter: it's a sad story, gray, sources confirm two people are dead. there's a lot of activity at the staging area. we are at 9th and langley. the fire and ambulances are coming in and out all morning long. we are at trainer united
methodist church people are going inside if they are not being loaded into ambulances. palmetto train 89 was involved in the crash. it was reported just before 8:00 a.m. this morning along the amtrak northeast corridor near booth street in the city of chester about a mile from here. amtrak said the train struck a backhoe that was on the traction cause -- tracks causing the lead engine to derail. 341 passengers were on board and 7 crew members, no word on how many people were injured, but again we know there were two fatalities, we spoke to a woman in the 6th car heading to washington, d.c. and she described what happened for us. it felt like the train hit something there were three or four big bangs that threw us off the seats we were sitting in. there was a lot of smoke and everybody wag yelling and the --
everybody was yelling and the train kind of stopped and later on, everybody was running to the front. all the conductors, then the people in the front of the train started walking towards the back. i mean they handled it so well. nobody was panicked. >> reporter: that woman said she was on the train for 30 minutes after impact before she got off, conductors and responders moorvelgd quickly. amtrak confirmed that service is suspended. septa regional rail service is suspended on the wilmington/newark line future are two poosm quirmd dead after the -- two people confirmed dead after the amtrak derailment. trish hartman channel 6 "action news"7b8g9sdz.
live look at the center city, the warm temperatures remember those that we enjoyed two days ago, meteorologist chris sowers is at the "action news" big board with all the details. hi, chris. >> reporter: here's a look at some of the highs. i remember walking the dog wearing a pair of shorts and short sleeved t-shirt, 82, 80 degrees, smyrna and delaware, 78 now all of a sudden it feels like this. in some areas it's 60 degrees colder with the winds than 36 hours ago, unbelievable. reading feels like 20. 17 is the windchill in lancaster. 7 in the poconos. 21 in allentown. millville, checking in with a windchill of 25 degrees. in the wake of the front last night gusting to 50 miles per hour. reading, 44. out of the west/northwest 37 miles per hour in millville.
a water advisory is issued for the delaware valley. means the tide will be lower than the normal low tide. atlantic city at the airport, 44 miles per hour. trenton, 44 miles per hour. look at the numbers across the western portions of the mid atlantic and the northeast. 29 degrees in pittsburgh, opening day for the pirates. 22 in binghamton. they had accumulating snow along the new york/pennsylvania state line getting into boston and rhode island. we have not had that. but we're teelg the -- feel the chill. 5:00 p.m., there's the high, 47 degrees, windy and chilly, look for a combination of sun and clouds. i have better news in the seven-day forecast in just a few
minutes. can't wait for the good news. 10:04. we're following breaking news right now on this right here, a building collapsed in southwest philadelphia. we are told a person was hurt when the bricks came tumbling down in the 5000 block of warrington avenue that injured a man that was sitting in his car when a section of the building fell down. medics took him to the hospital. we are told that's expected to be okay. he had minor injuries. responding firefighters arrived around 6:00 a.m. this morning and searching the debris to make sure that no one was inside. l&i inspectors are responding to the scene. police have closed off this block of warrington avenue while the investigation continues. now from our new jersey newsroom fire badly damaged a wood-framed church in cumberland county new jersey, mount pleasant united methodist church route 49 and pearl street in millville. the fire started at 5:30.
shortly after firefighters arrived they struck a second alarm. it took more than an hour neaf to bring the -- and a half to bring the fire under control. there were no reports of injuries. the fire may have been caused by high winds that toppled tree in front of the church and snapped power lines. all right, exiting times, now, villanova fans went wild as you see here when the wildcats punched their tickets to the ncaa championship game, they did it with a very convincing within against, it was supposed to be e supposed to a tougher oklahoma team, they beat oak okay soundly and set a new record. the score, 95-51. the largest margin of victory ever in tournament history. the embarrassing loss prompted the wildcats coach jay wright to walk over and apologize to the oklahoma coach. villanova faces unc tomorrow
night in houston, in connection. "action news" wants to see how you're cheering on nova nation, send us pictures using the #6abc action. alicia vitarelli and jeff skeverski are in houston for the tournament run. their live reports continue tonight at 6:00 p.m. an investigation is just beginning into what caused a fire in a south jersey home overnight. the action cam was on the scene on the 100 block of perry road in petersburg, cape may county. firefighters were called before 1:30 a.m. for reports of sunoco and flames coming from the home. it took an hour to bring the fire under control. there's been no word about any injuries. we have much more ahead on "action news" for this sunday morning. we'll have an update on our breaking news. two people are now dead following a train accident in delaware county. also, meteorologist chris sowers will have an update on the wicked winds from across the
new york to savannah, georgia struck a backhoe on the tracks and derailed the lead engine south of philadelphia. there were 341 passengers and seven crew on the train. we'll keep track of this all morning long. stabler is latest widow to sue the league over brain injury cte. rose stabler said her husband got the injury from repeated concussions during his career. he suffered from mood swings and other issues caused by cte. a texas nurse working the overnight shift with the note he got from a pizza delivery person. here's the note from someone at
the dominoes chain in paris, texas, we would appreciate it very much if you did not wait until five minutes before we close. i want to see an apology to the hospital. i can't come -- i don't care if they bring a piece to every store. those nurses detective better. there's no word on whether the employee will be disciplined or not. should be. that was rude. let's get you caught up on the forecast with meteorologist chris sowers who is never rude. >> reporter: although we have rude changes. what's going on? >> reporter: it's crazy out there, gray, here's a look at atlantic city, live on sky6 live hd the winds taking a strong hold on the area. it feels like february after highs in the 80s and the winds whipping 50 to 06 miles per hour that's creating all kinds of of other problems with uprooted
trees and trash cans blowing all over the place. wait until you see the pictures here. 37 degrees in philadelphia. 37 degrees in philadelphia. yes we were at 80 on friday. dewpoint 5. the air is dry. the winds this is the problem right here, out of the west/northwest 25 miles per hour. the gusts are as high as 50 miles per hour. the 47 feels like in the 20s. ocean temperature 0 closing in on 50 degrees. high wind warning for entire area the exception lancaster county. you can see the winds continue until 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and then they will subside during the afternoon. wrightstown there's are official reports. there's unofficial reports as high as 71 miles per hour along the mouth of delaware bay in particular. 71 miles per hour in dennisville, township cape may. 60 officially in wrightstown. northeast philadelphia, 59 miles per hour wilmington, 55 and
philadelphia 52 miles per hour. look at the size of this pine that was uprooted in williams town, new jersey, this was sent in by david this is his front yard. we had fires this morning from cloud to ground lightning strikes. there were winds damage reports in cumberland and cape may counties, transformers exploding and trees down and power lines down as the winds continue to roar. 44 miles per hour still at this hour in reading. 37 in allentown. 44 in trenton. 37 in millville. 40 for the shorepoints. these 30s feel like the 20s with that kind of wind whipping around. allentown, 33 degrees, 34 in reading, lancaster, 32. out across chester, lancaster and berks county there's talk from the weather service a freeze warning may go into effect overnight tonight. cape may, 43. lunatics at the airport, 38. satellite and radar showing the system pulling away.
heavy snows flying for massachusetts, connecticut and rhode island that's working out to sea. we have combination of sun and clouds. it's a chilly high that's settling in. temperatures are well below the seasonal averages. it feels like the 20s with the winds. tomorrow we're back in the 60s as this cold front pushes back through the in the form of a warm front. that will change things up a little bit tomorrow and things will feel a whole lot better. future tracker 6 combination of sun and clouds later this afternoon. we'll go mainly cloudy overnight tonight. tomorrow morning if you're in the northern portion of the lehigh valley and the poconos, don't be surprised if you see snow showers developing. that will change over to plain rain. temperatures moderate. pennsylvania/new york state line there could accumulating snow, if you're traveling north to albany or syracuse. there will be snow up there. for us we'll see an increase in
clouds and moisture north to south. winds will subside later this afternoon dropping back down, gusts into the 20s. right now they are in the 40s and 50s. later this evening, single digits. today, winds, combination of sun and clouds, 47 feels like the 30s all day long. overnight tonight, speaking of 30s, temperatures are dropping down into the 30s. 37 center city. mostly cloudy and chilly. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, back up to 63 tomorrow. breezy and rain developing during the afternoon. sunny and breeze tuesday, it's cold again. 46. windchills in the 30s, 56 wednesday, 60 for thursday. and then it stays a little bit below average, but not too bad by week's end. get ready a lot of changes in the seven-day forecast. thanks for the update. 10:15. a bleash in new york has -- a library in new york has a new
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philadelphia. let's get you to "action news" reporter, trish hartman whose been following the story all morning long. she is at the staging area in trainer. trish what are you learning about the investigation. we're talking to passengers who are calming out to the staging area many shaken up after the scary incident. all thankful that they are okay. they need sharing their experiences with us. we are at the staging area at 9th and langley, ambulances are here, first responders and fire trucks have been setting up bringing people in and out. people have been filing in from behind the building and parking lot they need coming in or coming to ambulances or coming to the hall of the methodist church on 9th. let's take a look at some video where you can see the train. amtrak officials say palmetto train 89 was involved in the crash reported at 7:53 along the northeast corridor near booth street in the city of chester.
on its way from new york to savannah, georgia. the train struck a backhoe on the track causing the engine to derail. 341 passengers were on board along with 7 crew members. amtrak have been updating passengers on twitter confirming the service on the northeast corridor has been suspended and septa spended on the wilmington newark line. if you have need information about a loved one or friend or family member call 1-800-532-9101. we're live in trainer, trish hartman channel 6 "action news." thank you four that update. meteorologist chris sowers takes another look at the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast in just a moment. we'll be back after the break.
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digs in. too cute. dowrm this girl -- do you remember this girl that you're about to see, she cried when she learned that president obama's final year in office was this year, here is her initial reaction. no. we can write him a letter? that's first grader her grandmother posted her melt town on facebook which went viral. she happens to share a birthday with president obama wrote him a letter telling she wanted to meet him before he left office. it caught the eye of white house staffers. her wish came true. president obama gave her a hug and posed with pictures with her family and michelle obama as well. you will you have to do is cry and you get your wish. inside story is coming up
later this morning here's monica malpass with a preview. >> reporter: youcoming up on ine story will a proposed soda tax help people's waistline and hurt their bottom line. and we'll talk about the embattled attorney general. we'll talk about that coming up on inside story, i'm monica malpass i hope you join us. let's get you caught up with with the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. >> reporter: things will improve later in the day. 47 degrees a chilly and blustery afternoon on tap in the delaware valley. it will feel like the 30s, winds gusting 50 to 06 miles per hour. they will pull back into the 20s and 30-mile an hour range this afternoon. 63 degrees, we warm up tomorrow, breezy, rain developing during the afternoon. tuesday, sunny and breezy, 46, windchills in the 30s again, wednesday and thursday, a rollercoaster ride, 56 and 06.
friday, 50 and 54. we'll give you an update on the breaking news we're following for you from chester, the deadly amtrak train accident. we know again this morning that about two people are dead. we know that the train incident involved palmetto train 89 south of philadelphia. it hit a backhoe on the tracks. we want to give you a number if you have family had members or friends on the train, 1-800-532- 9101. again, two people dead this morning after the amtrak train accident we'll follow this story throughout the morning. this week with george stephanopoulos is coming up next time. the race for the white house is front and center as candidates for both parties prepare for the primary tuesday. here's george with the preview. >> reporter: tipping point for
donald trump, his campaign manager is charged with battery. two days away the primary, his polls are dropping. we'll have our power house round table. bernie sanders on a roll, on top in wisconsin, too, he joins us live coming up on this week. "action news" continues at noon, here's some of the stories we're working on for you, our live coverage from delaware county continue after two people were killed in a amtrak accident. villanova is one win away from clinching a national championship. we have more from houston as the team perhaps for the next big test. now, for chris sowers and the entire "action news" team, i'm gray hall. make it a great day.
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