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sandusky name simply will not fade away. this time disturbing new allegations against jerry sandusky's son. like his father before him jeffrey sandusky was escorted out of a belfont courtroom in handcuffs. charged with 14 counts of child sex crimes including statutory and sexual assault, child pornography and other related charges. court records reveal the 41-year-old allegedly asked two teenaged girls for sexual favors and nude photographs. sandusky allegedly sexually assaulted one of the victims. another victim claimed jeffrey sandusky would watch her while she showered. the alleged crimes date back to 2013. the father of the girls went to police when he learned of the alleged inappropriate contact in november. today jeffrey sandusky was arrested at his parents' state college home a house of horrors for many young boys. jeffrey sandusky was a frequent supporter at his father's infamous trial. jerry sandusky was convicted on 45 counts of and sexual
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abuse and sentenced to 30 to 60 years behind bars. he's appealing his case. another son matthew sandusky was going to testify on his father's behalf during that trial but changed his mind at the 11th hour and declared, he too, was one of jerry sandusky's victims. and jeffrey sandusky is a corrections officer. the department of corrections says he has been suspended pending the outcome of the case. at last check jeffrey sandusky had not made basement live in thebail.live in the satellite center i'm chad pradelli. jim. >> investigators say one person is dead killed in a house fire on the 5200 block of akron street. firefighters were called to the scene at 4:30. we have an "action news" crew on the scene now gathering details and we'll have updates on 6abc.com and of course on "action news" at 11:00. a van caught fire and
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scorched a school bus after colliding in horsham this afternoon. fortunately no students were hurt. they did evacuate safely. the driver of the van did sustain an injury. we don't know about that person's condition. the accident happened at 3:30 at lower state road and horsham road r the bus was transporting children who attend a parochial school in the hatboro horsham school district. the winds pulled apart townhouses under construction. workers were on the roof. fortunately they were not hurt. live on admiral lane is "action news" reporter walter perez. walter how did the two workers get away without being injured. >> reporter: you know jim at this point your guess is as good as mine. construction crews have since fenced off the road as you can see blocking off this part of admiral lane that runs parallel with easton road in
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warrington. once again though the good news is that no one was injured. we spoke with a few neighbors who say they were concerned that some of the construction material on top of the building frame might blow off under the power of the winds ripping through this part of bucks county earlier today. but those neighbors admit they never saw this coming. >> i just drove up out here maybe a half hour before it happened. just went to wal-mart and i noticed how the signs were really blowing. i mean, the signs were twisted almost 180 degrees around. >> reporter: it was a bit before 1:30 when the two interior and units of a four unit structure under construction buckled beneath the force of wind gusts which at times reached 50 miles per hour. construction officials say their concern now hinges on the integrity of the two units that remain. inspectors will now work to determine if rebuilding the crumpled units is a and viable option or if they'll have to tear down the rest of it and start from scratch. lee greenberg director of
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emergency services for warrington township says the amazing part is that no one was you. >> there was a few workers working on the roof. they rode the collapse down. there are no injuries and no reporter: so there were construction workers on top of that thing when it collapsed. >> yes yes.ck out live inspectors are also working to determine the exact cause of this collapse. in other words, they want to know if it was just simply the wind behind all of this or if there might have been any and possible defects within the construction. at this point they simply don't know. reporting live from warrington bucks county, walter perez channel6 "action news." jim. >> thank you walter. let's continue. "action news" reporter bob brooks is live at pine and susquehanna in the fox chase section of philadelphia. bob, you've surveyed the area. what kind of other wind damage have seen? >> reporter: well, jim, it's right behind us. this time it is power lines. you can see this is pine road. it is shut down. crews respect are working on this windy and chilly night to get them fixed. all day we've seen trees down
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debris and at times people being bumped around by this wind. if you went outside at any point today, you know it was windy. we didn't speak with anyone who enjoyed it. >> i'm . >> reporter: how are you keeping your balance. >> i'm not. i'm getting pushed everywhere. >> reporter: she was being blown away. some very big trees were being knocked over. the results you see aren't good. on springfield avenue this huge tree decades old crashed into the roof of this sunoco. >> when i heard the bang i kind of backed up and then from there like i came outside all these branches everywhere. yeah, it was a headache, man. >> reporter: here in south philadelphia you can see the high winds splintered this tree right in that half and unfortunately it crashed right into this white mercedes knocked off the side-view mirror and now it's laying right in the intersection of 23rd and wolf. have you ever used that spot before. >> sure. everybody is in that spot. everybody lives around here is in that spot one time or another. good thing i wasn't there today. >> reporter: today with high winds. during the last few days it's been warm and snow, wild weather to say the least. >> i think in the future
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that's what you're going have to prepare for any weather any day. >> reporter: crews working on the parkway had no choice but to work. can't stop because of wind. >> brutal. >> brutally. >> sand in your eyes, blowing trash. >> reporter: one of the workers protected his his whole face which gave his coworkers a chance to poké fun. >> he has it 'cause he's ugly. [laughter] >> reporter: nice to hear that they were having some fun despite the high winds today. again, another live look here this is pine road. again it is closed as crews continue to try and get power lines functioning again just another example of the high winds and at times dangerous winds that we had today. for now reporting live in fox chase, bob brooks channel6 "action news." jim. >> bob thank you. we urge you to check in with 6abc.com/weather for the latest conditions. in addition to st live you will find updated hourly forecasts and don't forget facebook and twitter good ways to follow and coea
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meteorologists philadelphia police released the name of a manvolved in hit-and-run. they say 59-year-old anthony racino was drunk when he sideswiped four parked cars. inside one of those vehicles was year-old carolyn teacher was rushed to the hospital but otrussino is charged with er and under the influence. police in burcounty recovered a gun brought to pemberton high school today. the weapon was discovered inside app student's pack back at 1:30 thi afternoon. the superintendent says no live ammunition was found. there were no immediate threats to other tudents or staff. police haven't said why the student had the gun if charges will be filed. trenton police are trying to track down the driver of a box truck that brought down two utility poles this morning. the accident happened at 9 o'clock at burt and hamilton offers. power was knocked out to homes and to businesses in the area including saint francis
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hospital. police have that identified the truck through surveillance video. the driver will be issued a failure toaccident and leaving the scene. 20 high school students in camden are being praised for turningheir livesround. theytend the back on track student luncheon tnt highlights students who have fallen behind but who through self-determination and support are now back on track to get their high school diplomas. since 2013 the graduation rate in camden has gone from 53 percent to 70 percent. a new fund will help teach more students in philadelphia how to ice skate. the delaware river waterfront corporation will donate $10,000 to the great skates program. that's $10,000 a year. and they'll seek additional funds from philanthropic and corporate donors. it honors william miller and the program has taught more than 6,000 students to ice skate since the program got started.
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coming up on "action news" tonight flowers candy and jewelry, local business is booming a day before thanks -- i'm sorry, valentine's day. wow. i'm just about 10 months behind or ahead. ducis rodgers live in clearwater. hi ducis. start of spring training. [laughter] >> that's right pitchers and catchers are only equired to report today but many of them did get on the field today and what can we expect from phillies this season? we'll hear from team president andy macphail later in sports. cecily. >> ducis it looks nice down in florida. here we have wind chills in the 20's. tracking another gusty day later this week followed by a real pring. i'll explain in the accuweather 7-day >> those stories and much more when "action news" continues. >> ♪♪
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>> students at shipley school in bryn mawr are being empowered to make a difference in the world. the fifth grade class has been working on ways they can do just that. today they showed off their projects at the annual think care act student fair. their ideas range from teens for tuition to saving the asian moon bear and finding a home for everyone. you are thankful for the one you love and tomorrow is valentine's day. not only is it a wonderful day for your loved one it is also a good day for local florists and other retail ertz. at least it should be if there's enough love in the air. "action news" reporter sara bloomquist has the story. >> it's one of our busiest times of year. >> reporter: the blooming business is booming here a parisian forest florist in olde city.
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people are popping in to purchase a beautiful bouquet. so many fragrant flowers to choose from. >> we're doing three different color palate so that helps too. we're giving them reds a champagne and also a pink. >> reporter: they expect to sell hundreds of roses for valentine's day. >> hundreds definitely hundreds. >> reporter: hundreds of roses. >> yes. >> reporter: wow. >> it's a lot to buy and to plan for but we're always ready. >> craziest days of the year. >> reporter: ataura'sth they're loading up box osf chocolates just as they've done for the last 50ears. >> my wife lovers chocolate. she loves dark she wants it nuts.is is t get that all the differenttypes of nuts and dark chocolate the owners expect to be even nuttier tomorrow. >> there will be a line pretty much all daylong. >> reporter: flowers and chocolate are always nice. why not go big? here on jewelers' row it's all about diamonds and gold. >> it's very, very busy. it goes in spurts like a busoads and
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thysme that realize th coming. try to do as much as i can for my wife so this is another day to say hey i love you. >> reporter: whether getting engaged or giving a gold dipped rose there's plenty to love about valentine's day. in centercity, sarah bloomquist channel6 "s"."
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>> pitchers and catchers they have reporteomorrow. they will re >> ducis repo>> he has reported. >> correct. >> okay, let's get to >> very good. people think springtime on the lose soared comes with the first appearance of the easter bunny at the mall. not me. i say itear the pop. have our version of the easterucis rodgers pretending to be working. terrible office view you've got there ducis. >> reporter: these pastel colors i'm wearing or not. maybe perha pitchell be on the field tomorrow for the phillies here in clearwato practice of spring training but a lot of guys were on the a good sign for what will undoubtedly be a young team. the calendar might not say spring but these pictures certainly do. the phillies begin spring training 2017 with plenty of young faces and modest ex >> our expectation is that
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we'll be better than we were a year ago. our expectation is that we'll continue to introduce new talent onto our major leaguunlikest year. >> reporter: the hope is the young cornerstones of the franchise players like aaron nola and michael franco continue to prove. the phillies haven't had a winning season since 2011. how long will the fans hang in there. >> iort enthusiasm, if you do those things, show that to our fans they're going to be a great deal more forgiving of whateld and i think we got that by and large last year. and i'm hoping mai it and get it again this year. >> reporter: mackanin is on record that the goal is to finish at .500. macphail wouldn't put a number on it but he knows what he's hoping to build here.o create a foundation of a baseball franchise and the more players that demonstrate that are on our current team that they belong and they're part of the future and the more players our system that demonstrate that they could be a part of our future that's a good year. >> reporter: it's a long process and officially gets
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started tomorrow with pitchers and catchers on the field. position players report on thursday with the first full squad workout on friday. floral clearwater florida, with the phillies, i'm ducis rodgers, channel6 "action news." jamie, to you. >> thank you, easter bunny. sixers take on the hornets tonight in charlotte without joel embiid without jahlil okafor. embiid is hurt, okafor in the middle of trade talks. given that a deal appears topimminent brett brown said it felt right to leave him at home. if no deal is reached and okafor has to return to the mix as if nothing had happened that would be weird. villanova remainsr two in the top 25 poll behind gonzaga. jay wright looking for win 501 against depaul. flyers find themselves in a familiar position in mid february in the midst of a playoff push. past few years they've had to and things will be no different in 2017. flyers learrow for a three game trip to western canada with only 26 games tothey're on the outside of the playoffs looking. coach hakstol not sweating it.
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>> there's no point in -- in standings watching right now. it's going to be for the teams that are able to do their job the playoffe. it's going to be a battle that goesright down to the bitter end so, you know for us right now it's just, like i said do everything we can do tore our game ststrong. >> by the way i found myselfthat i am in a listening you to which i do so -- yes pitc campers did report they work out tomorrow. >> they did work out. >> is i wasn't listening to the report. you're right. always right. he's always right. >> thanks, jamie. >> uh-huh. on "action news" cecily tyn accuweather forecast when we continue in just a moment. >> ♪♪
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>> we have the week ahead from accuweather and cecily tynan. >> jim the winds will be easing as we head through the night tonight.
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storm tracker6 live double scan showing dry conditions out ther big story the whipping winds, deb sent this to me from newtown square. you see the blue skies. a lot of sunshine today but also you see a big tree right over the entrance to the neighborhood. seeing a lot of this around because the winds really impressive. philadelphia reporting a peak wind gust of 52 miles per hour. reading winning 63 miles an hour wind gusts wilmington 54. wissinomy reporting a peak wind gust of 54 miles per hour. valentine's, though, is going to be very nice. a lot of love in the air. not a lot of wind in the air. winds only up to about 12 miles per hour so your valentine's evening tomorrow is looking pretty nice. at 4 o'clock, 45 degrees. so seasonable. then temperatures will slowly ease into the 30's. nothing more than partly cloudy skies. and it will be dry for valentine's. but if you're stepping out tonight you just may wants a winter coat. feels like 27 in philadelphia with winds. allentown the wind chill 25. atlantic city 27.
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reading 23 and the poconos where they had pretty significant icing yesterday the wind chill currently 12. this is the reason why. satellite6 and action radar slowing this is the low pressure that brought us the rain and the ice. it's really deepened it's bombed out to a major winter storm for parts of new england parts of maine more than 2 feet of snow. that low pressure moves away, high pressure building in tonight. winds diminish it clears out. it's going to be a cold night. 21 degrees in the suburbs, 28 degrees for center city. and tomorrow for your valentine's day looking pretty nice. we'll have a loot of clouds the first half of the day. then a good amount of sunshine, normal high for this time of the year 43. few degrees above that. 46 in philadelphia, atlantic city 44 and wilmington 47 and again winds will not be that strong generally about six to 12 miles per hour. heading into wednesday, last week it looked like two low pressures had the potential to merge for a big east coast storm. that is not going happen though. they'll stay separate so just
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n wednesday, sunny could squeeze out a shower or two. mainly dry. 50 degrees the high ahead of in cold front. behind that s & p the low pressures will merge and we'll have another cool and windy day thursday. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast tomorrow for valentine's day looking pretty nice. early clouds then afternoon sunshine, the high up top 46 degrees. wednesday temperatures peak at 50 degrees ahead of that cold front. that cold front heads through mainly dry but thursday behind that 39 degrees and winds gusting 35 to 40 miles per hour so the wind chills actually will feel a lot like it feels rignd chills generally in the 20's on thursday but then we have a big temperature turn around heading into the holiday weekend. friday partly sunny and seasonable.or the weekend. saturday gorgeous for february. 57 degrees, mostly sunny skies. you want it warmer? you got it on sunday normal with high 62 degrees. off of work and school for
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president's day still very warm with a highof 48 degrees. feeling like spring right in time for the holiday weekend. >> thank you cecily. abc's "world news tonight" with david mis next on channel6. "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl17 with brian taff sharrie williams adam joseph and ducis rodgers. then at 11:00 please join us for a special "action news" investigation here on channel6.ndy saltzman has a warning about a medication that some say shrinkdislinked to neurological and psychiatric issues in children. >> reporter: these parents are sounding the alarm after they say their children experienced severe side effectss from a common over-the-counter medication. >> depression, anxiety,shell of himself. >> all of a sudden she started having this weird tics. >> reporter research happening right here in philadelphia to determine if the drug is safe. cause i know how i felt and i don't want anyone else to feel that
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way. >> reporter: don't miss my special report only on "action news" tonight at 11:00. >> and for cecily tynan, ducis rodgers, jaime apody on the entire "action news" team i'm jim gardner. we hope you'll join us at 11:00 tonight. >> ♪♪
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we're on the scene. breaking news this evening involving president trump's national security adviser general mike flynn, what we've just learned. and the controversial images of president trump and prime minister abe, their open-air crisis response to the north korean missile launch. witnesses capturing these photos. face to face. canada's prime minister a vocal opponent of president trump's travel ban, saying refugees are welcome in his country and today, his visit to the white house. hundreds under arrest facing deportation as the new administration cracks down. who are they targeting? the new blizzard hitting tonight. more tha
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