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continues tonight after two brothers were gunned down in a car in southwest philadelphia. one did not survive. the other is fighting for his life. monday night, the big story on "action news" is the gunman still on the loose after those siblings were ambushed over the weekend. >> "action news" reporter sarah bloomquist is live at philadelphia police headquarters tonight with more on the investigation. sarah. >> reporter: rick and monica, that's right, right now philadelphia police are trying to identify and track down the shooter who fired into a car wounding one teenager and killing his older teenaged brother. the 16-year-old who survived remains in extremely critical condition. police tell "action news" 19-year-old zibrii davis and his younger brother 16-year-old sibrii had no criminal record. they're unsure why the two became the targets of a gunman yesterday afternoon. >> right now the two young men were not on our radar. we don't know what this is about. >> reporter: police were called out to the 8100 block of lyons avenue in southwest
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philadelphia around 2:30 sunday afternoon. they found a white car riddled with bullet holes with the davis brothers inside. both suffering from gunshot wounds. investigators say the two had been sitting in their car when the suspect in a dark vehicle pulled up alongside. >> originally they were having a conversation. we don't know about what and then the shooter just pulls out his weapon from his seat, fires into the other vehicle striking both of them and then he drives away. >> reporter: police say the davis brothers tried to flee but the ca car karr careened ouf control. sibrii. zibrii suffered a gunshot wound to the head. >> a male driver who drove away in the dark colored sedan. >> reporter: zibrii davis remains in critical condition at children's hospital in extremely critical condition. we're told the grandmother who
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cared for both brothers is at his side. at police headquarters, i'm sarah bloomquist channel6 "action news." rick. >> all right, sarah, thank you. in other news, people in one northeast philadelphia neighborhood are still being told to stay inside hours after al fitness center went up in flames earlier today. the blaze broke out at the afc fitness center on grant avenue around 11:15 this morning. chopper6 was overhead. you can see how strong the flames were. smoke could be seen for miles. "action news" spoke to a construction worker who was on the roof at the time. >> i'm lost for words at this point. >> reporter: you guys were welding. >> torching, heat welding. >> reporter: heat welding. >> yeah. >> how did you get out of there so fast. >> we had all kinds of ladders access points. >> there were nearly a hundred people inside the club at the time. everyone made it out safely. in the last hour, the owner of the fitness center called the damage to the facility severe and said the gym will be closed until further notice. >> at first, president trump
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promised a legal showdown over his travel ban but today the president scrapped his former plan and signed a new executive order on immigration. >> the order signed back in january banned travel from seven muslim majority countries. the new directive drops iraq from the list among the other changes. despite the tweets there are still concerns about whether the order is constitutional. janai norman has more now from washington. >> reporter: president trump vowed to take the fight over his first travel ban to the supreme court but ultimately decided to revoke that order and today behind closed doors signed his new executive order that takes effect march 16th. >> while no system can be made completely infallible the american people can have high confidence we are identifying ways to improve the vetting process and thus keep terrorists from entering our country. >> reporter: what's new? for starters syrian ref juice are no longer singled out with an indefinite if it ban. the order no longer makes
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exceptions for religious minorities and explicitly does not impact dual citizens in those -- and those with valid u.s. vees as a result of the accident the new order suspends the entire refugee program for four months and while iraq has been removed from the list, there's still six majority muslim countries where travel to the u.s. is banned for 90 days. the attorney general says there's good reason to block northern nationals from sudan syria iran libya somalia and yemen. >> three of these nations are state sponsors of terrorism. the other three have served as safe havens for terrorist countries, countries where governments have lost control of their territory to terrorist groups like isil or al-qaeda and its affiliatessism critics say the order does nothing to improve national security. >> it's still mean spirited misguided and in my judgment goes against what america is all about. >> reporter: the washington state attorney general whose lawsuit brought down the first
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travel ban says his team is reviewing this new executive order and considering the next step. in washington, janai norman, channel6 "action news." >> philadelphia international airport was a hot bed of demonstration shortly after president trump's first travel ban was that signed and tonight local leaders are lashing out again at the president's new plan despite attempts by the trump administration to explain the rationale. john rawlins will have more on that part of the story for you coming up tonight on "action news" at 6:00. >> meantime president trump is not backing down from his claim that former president barack obama wire tapped trump tower during last year's presidential campaign. president trump made the comments over the weekend on twitter but has yet to offer any proof. now fbi director james comey has called on the justice department to refute the president's claim. the white house says it wants congress to investigate, however. representative donald norcross of new jersey says president trump's tweets are concerning. >> i think there's great cause for concern when the leader of
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the free world is tweeting some things that it seems by all indications not based on reality. >> obama has denied the wiretapping allegations through a spokesperson. former members of obama's staff have also denounced the claims. >> al septa rider was followed from a south philadelphia subway station by a group of men that then attacked the victim and robbed him. police released this surveillance video showing the suspects in the february 6th incidents. the victim was punched and kicked in the 1200 block of morris street. the suspects took the 22-year-old man's money and cell phone. if you recognize anyone there, please you are urged to call police. >> from our new jersey news room tonight, the driver of a car that went off the road and landed in woods is in serious but stable condition. this was the scene overnight on turnersville road near ski mountain drive in gloucester township. police have not said why the driver lost control.
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they gathered today to remember a long time political figure in new jersey. jamie foxx served as transportation commissioner for democratic governor jim mcgreevey and chris christie among other positions. christie was at today's memorial service in hamilton. fox was indicted as part of a wide ranging federal probe that started with the christie bridge scandal. fox was 62. >> police in delaware are beefing up patrols across the first state in hopes out of cutting back on distracted driving. from now through next weekend, law enforcement will be conducting additional enforcement keeping an eye out for folks driving while using their cell phones. officials say more cell phone related crashes nap march in delaware than any other month. one violation earns you a $100 ticket. if you get caught a second time, penalties can increase to $300. >> on the weather front tonight the rollercoaster ride and continues this week with the good, the bad and possibly the snowy. sky6 looking live at the
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center city skyline tonight. we woke up to chilly temperatures this morning but by lunchtime things had warmed up. tonight temperatures a bit on the mild side but some areas could see some precipitation. let's get the latest from meteorologist cecily tynan who is live at the big board. hail, cecily. >> hey, cecily. >> today feels a lot better than over the weekend. temperatures crashed. friday it was 40 but saturday and sunday temperatures were stuck in the 30's more than 10 degrees below normal and it felt cooler than that, a lot cooler on saturday with wind chills in the teens and 20's. now, though, we're climbing out of the deep freeze. 50 degrees in philadelphia. there's much warmer air to our south and west. temperatures in the mid to upper 50's. that will be rolling in overnight. so, double scan live showing what we've got going on, it's a warm front. it's the leading edge of warm air. does it have showers associated with it. could see a few showers late tonight early tomorrow morning as this lifts through. best chance north and west of philadelphia but behind that
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you'll feel a big difference in the air mass. so, this is what to expect. overnight a few spotty showers really not a lot of precipitation. we're looking at two days of temperatures in the 60's but don't get used to it. winter returns with a vengeance by the end of the week and over the weekend with not one but two opportunities for snow. i'll talk more about that coming up in the full accuweather forecast. officially it's still winter so a little bit of reminder for you. >> okay. >> absolutely. >> thanks, cecily. >> time right now for a check of that "action news" traffic report on a monday. >> matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center. how was the weekend. >> weekend was good. weather not so hot aren't the traffic not so hot either this afternoon rick and monica. here on the schuylkill expressway a 52 minute eastbound travel time? that's going on four times what it ideally should be. eastbound traffic system parked hereb -- isparked. crash is gone. lanes are opened so we should be recovering but clearly we're not recovering yet. also had some debris on the
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roosevelt boulevard norma northd by wissahickon. standstill coming off the ramp by wissahickon h still without grant avenue because of that earlier fire at the fitness center. a lot of people are using welsh road. i think i would use woodhaven as an alternate. crash on route one in bucks county in morrisville has cleared. speeds are still not so hot there. if you can use 95 and 95 southbd you'll be a little bit better off but just a little. we'll check it again rick and monica in the next half hour. >> matt will do. thank you. much more still ahead on "action news" at 5:00 tonight. social media is supposed to make us feel connector t connecr friends around the world. the new study that says social media can have the exact opposite effect. >> also a close call for nasa's scientists. a crash top experts helped one of their spacecraft avoid during a routine mission light years away when "action news" cones tonight. >> ♪
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>> the supreme court has backed out of a high profile case surrounding transgender students rights in school. originally a lower court sided with 17-year-old gavin grimm a transgender student fied fighting to use the boy's bathroom even though he was
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born female. weeks after president trump reversed obama era policies on bathroom rights. the appeals court has to decide whether federal law treats gender identity discrimination equally to sex discrimination. more charges are coming to airport security. the t.s.a. says it will -- its pat-downs will become more thoreau. the enhanced security measures come after a department of homeland security study found some t.s.a. agents did not find hidden weapons during pat-down tests. t.s.a. agents previously had five options for patting down travelers. the new measures will cut that down to a single procedure. it new pat-down will take longer but the t.s.a. predicts it will not cause overall delays. >> future of the affordable care act was the topic of discussion today at philadelphia city hall. city council's committee on public health and human services hosted a hearing this afternoon to explore the effect of an appeal on the city. today's hearing also marked an effort by the city to track federal progress on healthcare
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so and officials can prepare for what could happen next. >> health check tonight more than 73,000 chickens in tennessee had to be euthanized due to an outbreak of avian flu. this comes just days after the cdc warned of a dangerous bird flu infecting humans in asia. >> health reporter and registered nurse ali gorman at the big board. >> government officials believe there's little risk to humans or food chain because people aren't usually infected with bird flu unless they're living close to poultry. overseas it's a different story and one that the cdc has been following. there's been a spike in one strain of avian flu in china and hong kong. it led to more than 460 human infections and most have become seriously ill. officials in the u.s. are working to determine if it's the same strain.
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tyson food says it is responding aggressively. eating food with soy may help some women battling breast cancer. researchers followed nearly 6,000 patients for nine years to analyze their intake of a compound in soy products. now women who ate the most soy were 21 percent less like to die than women who ate the low. it may be that soy has a proem ticket tiff effect but this was only seen in women whose cancer is negative for hormones receptors. and also today, feeling more connected online could make some people feel less connected and isolated in real life. that's according to a new social media study. the more time young adults spent on sites like facebook instagram and snapchat, the more likely they were to report feelings of social isolation. but this could go either way. it could be people who are feeling home are more likely to go online to find connections or it could be people getting too caught up online and either missing out on real life interactions or
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feeling like they're excluded looking at everyone else's seemingly perfect lives. people use social media in many different ways. some are posting about politics, others are liking pictures of puppies so that also makes a difference but overall one of the best things that you can do if you're feeling alone is just to go out and connect person-to-person with someone. make plans with family, go for a walk with a friend and of course volunteering is always a good thing to do. monica, back over to you. >> good idea. thank you ali. coming up tonight on 6abc, it's two all new episodes of "the bachelor." tonight nick and the final three contestants each head on a chilly one-on-one date based with the option of spending the night in the fantasy z. nick has to cut one girl whittling the crowd down to two. the two hour women tell all ceremony followed by "action
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>> wall street started the week off on a low note. stocks closed lower across-the-board today as the idea of a federal interest rate hike becomes more
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realistic. dow jones closed down 51 dipping below the 21,000 mark. nasdaq lost 21, the s & p 500 down seven. general motors is laying off more than a thousand workers at an assembly plant in michigan. gm says it is ending the third shift at its lansing delta township plant. the move is being made because production of the gm acadia suv is moving to spring hill 1010. lansing plant will still have two shifts building the buick enclave and the chevrolet traverse. >> trex university hosted some of the biggest names in philadelphia's culinary industry today. the school's annual chef's conference wrapped up this afternoon. yesterday and today topics from coffee to fish to beer were up for discussion in drexel's center for hospitality and sports manage. the goal of the conference is to share ideas between philadelphia area chefs and discuss key issues facing restaurants across the area. nasa's scientists say one of the agency's spacecraft
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narrowly avoided disaster in space. nasa's maven spacecraft is currently orbiting mars to study its upper atmosphere. researchers discovered its current path was on track to slam right into one of mars' moons. the maven's motor rockets were boosted by about a mile an hour enough to steer the spacecraft clear of any potential trouble. >> whew. all right. still to come on "action news" at 5:00 a check of that accuweather forecast. >> looking live outside, sky6 hd showing you a pretty sunset over atlantic city. meteorologist cecily tynan has your exclusive accuweather five day forecast when we come right back. >> ♪ hello, peco. hi. can you help me save on my energy bill? old appliances. like a hot water heater? it's around here somewhere. nope.
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showing that warm front that i'm tracking it's across the ohio valley and down to the south. so, as this lifts through tonight it will bring us thicker cloud cover with an opportunity for a few showers, hreally not a lot of moisture with it but with the clouds and the winds out of the southwest, these temperatures are warmer than our highs over the weekend. philadelphia dropping to 40 degrees, allentown 35, wilmington 39. cape may 42. lots of clouds with some showers later tonight. best chance for those showers would be north and west of philadelphia. future tracker showing around midnight this is when we get some showers breaking out, parts of berks county, the lehigh valley could be mixing in with a few wet snowflakes in the poconos and then tomorrow in the morning, a better chance of some showers but again, mainly north and west of philadelphia, so could slow down the morning commute some areas to the north and west. most of the day, though, will be rain free. but it's not going to be a bright and sunny day. lots of clouds but it's a bit
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of a trade-off with the clouds come the warmer temperatures. tomorrow 63 degrees in philadelphia, trenton 61, cape may 57, allentown 59. we keep that warm air through wednesday and then temperatures really begin to step down. so, the five day at 5:00 showing tomorrow morning shower possible, then breezy, mostly cloudy skies, 63 degrees. another opportunity for some rain tuesday night with a cold front. that colder air, though, lags behind its still pretty mild on wednesday. it's windy, 63 degrees. we step down to 54 degrees on thursday under mostly sunny skies. friday is the first of two waves of low pressure riding along a boundary. what this means, it will be chilly, it will be cloudy with an opportunity for some wet snow and rain. looks like that would be a morning event, 41 degrees. saturday the season opener for the philadelphia union. don't forget saturday night we begin daylight saving time. spring ahead one hour. it's cold. 36 degrees and sunday looking at the opportunity for a more sizable storm. all depends on track though. adam will talk about that
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>> ♪ >> hello again. here's what's happening on "action news" monday night. claims that former president president obama ordered wire taps at trump tower during the election continue to draw fire from opponents and rebuttals from the trump administration. also firefighters have a tough time getting a handle on a fast moving blaze in montgomery county. also, dozens of philadelphia's men and women in blue earned higher ranks today but it wasn't just because of their service to the city. >> now the details. president trump is not backing down from his claim that former president obama wire tapped trump's phones at trump tower during the campaign. however, many people are asking where is the proof. abc's kenneth moton live in new york tonight with the latest. hi, kenneth. >> reporter: hi, monica. prob's former national security staffers call the wiretapping allegation false and eases not the only one.
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the fbi and the justice department publically quiet on president trump's unsubstantiated twitter claims. behind the scenes, sources tell abc news fbi director james comey wants the record set straight. trump's accusation that president obama wire tapped him is false. >> does president trump accept the fbi's director's denial. >> you know, i don't think he does, george. >> reporter: trump appears to be relying on reports from that conservative news. >> i think there's no question that something happened. the question is is it -- is it surveillance, is it a wiretap or whatever but there's been enough reporting that strongly suggests that something occurred. >> reporter: still, no evidence to back up the claimant the white house calling for a congressional investigation. house oversight committee chair jason chaffetz told fox news trump may get one. >> this stuff does happen and it's not necessarily done the legal lawful way and so yeah we're going take a look. >> reporter: chaffetz also provided no proof and said he's seen nothing to support the president's claim. president obama's former director of national
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intelligence. >> i can say there was no wiretap against trump tower during the campaign. as far as i know there was not sufficient evidence that would merit justifying a wiretap to a court. >> reporter: john cohen. >> let me be very clear. it is impossible for the president to directly order a wiretap on a united states citizen. >> reporter: cohen says there's a strict process in place for wire taps and it's disturbing that the president is once again calling into question the federal law enforcement system, monica. reporting live here in new york, kenneth moton channel6 "action news." >> thank you kenneth. "action news" caught up with delaware senator chris coons today and he told us he thought president trump's congressional address last week meant that he was ready to focus on policy. senator coons says trump's weekend tweets, though, show the opposite. >> president trump made a long career out of baseless accusations that obama was born in kenya, that millions of people voted illegally and i think it's time for the
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president to put his phone down and focus on governing. >> senator coons added that trump was on the right track when he talked about strengthening our infrastructure creating jobs and manufacturing. >> well, in iraq weeks after the offensive began there, forces are finally closing in on an isis strong hold in western mosul. tanks and soldiers are now going door to door looking for isis fighters. troops are also engaging in street to street fire fights while trying to evacuate civilians from the area. isis militants are suspected of using chemical weapons on civilians in the city. the red cross says 12 people were treated for exposure to some form of gas. european union is now consulting with japan and international partners on how top respond to north korea's firing of four banned ballistic missiles. the missile launch appears to be in reaction to the u.s., south korea military drills that those countries consider routine but that north koreans insist are an invasion
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rehearsal. the european foreign affairs chief says launches were "in utter starred of several un resolutions and raised further tensions in that region." world news tonight with david muir will have more on the fallout from the missile launch the fight against eyewitness news president trump's claims of wiretapping at trump tower. watch it tonight at 6:30 following "action news" at 6:00. >> investigators in montgomery county are still trying to figure out what sparked a destructive blaze in upper providence. chopper6 hd overt smoky scene here in the 400 block of hollow road at 11:00 this morning. it took firefighters roughly two hours to get it under control. nobody was hurt but the home was seriously damaged. from our new jersey news room now, a missing uber driver was found dead in atlantic county today. 32-year-old george gdovin was last seen early friday morning leaving the bay head area of atlantic county. galloway township police found him inside a motel on route 30
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in the township this morning. it's not clear why he was in atlantic county or just how he died. philadelphia police searching for three criminals who tried but failed to steal from this fast food restaurant. newly released surveillance video shows them pulling up to a chick-fil-a in port richmond last thursday. two men got out of a blue sedan and broke through the front door in the 2300 block of east butler street. once they got inside they tried to take the cash register and smash their way into a safe but they wound up leaving empty handed. >> a 17-year-old girl who was allegedly recorded on video by a bucks county medical professional may be filing a civil lawsuit and is urging other possible victims to come forward. 45-year-old james close who worked as a licensed practical nurse at penn medicine dermatology in lower makefield township is accused of secretly taping patients while they undressed. police reportedly learned about the crime when the teenager saw close's iphone on the floor while she was getting treatment. the teen's attorney says she
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wants to make sure no one else suffers what she went through. dozens of philadelphia police officers were promoted today. not just because of their dedication to the residents of our city but also in an effort to strengthen several departments within the force. "action news" reporter katherine scott has the story. >> ♪ >> reporter: 170 members of the philadelphia police department were promoted in a ceremony at temple university today. >> ♪ >> reporter: from the bleachers, proud families friends and colleagues looked on. >> makes me really proud. it means that she's dedicated to her job. she put in a lot of work and a lot of hard years. >> reporter: mayor jim kenney and police commissioner richard ross offered their congratulations from the podium. these sworn members will assume the ranks of corporal, detective, sergeant, lieutenant, captain, staff inspector, inspector and chief inspector. >> took me a year and a half of studying of course putting
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your family to the side during the time that you're studying. other females on the department that are sergeants or other ranks let them know that we can -- that they can achieve the same that i have achieved. >> reporter: they're eager to take on their new responsibilities like john stanford who will now be captain of the 19th district. >> looking forward to getting out in the community, the opportunity meeting some new people and doing as many things as i possibly can to make our city a little safer. >> reporter: their new assignments will begin at 12:01 a.m. in north philadelphia, katherine scott, channel6 "action news." >> very nice. >> congratulations. >> yes. time to get a check on that traffic signs scene. >> how we looking monday night. >> looking quite slow not surprising rick and monica. deptford township gloucester county we had a brush fire along 55 and now we're looking at some single digit speeds on the northbound side as you head toward the mall just 8 miles per hour. i would really steer clear of this if i were you. maybe think about using 45, 47, 41 right there, 42 right
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there. one of the 40's instead of 55 a mess through deptford township. really in both directions just off of 42 because of that fire department activity. here in king of prussia this is the schuylkill expressway, 76, as you come eastbound away from 202. still a very slow pace the whole way into belmont but our crash there, one of several on the eastbound schuylkill this afternoon, is now cleared out of the way. still, though, slow pace as you head in toward the 76ers game later this evening. in hunting done valley a crash along susquehanna road at harriet road. fire department activity just to the east in northeast philadelphia blocking off grant avenue because of the fire at the fitness club. a lot of people have been using welsh road instead. if you k-i would stick with woodhaven road, route 63, as an alternate. meanwhile we started the afternoon with a crash along route one southbound just off the trenton-morrisville bridge. gone but still big delays coming out of trenton. 95 and the scudder falls bridge is a little bit better but not a whole lot. rick and monica, back over to
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you. >> thank you, matt. >> still ahead on "action news" tonight it's one of the most famous races in the world but this year it's going have to change all because of mother nature. >> also pope francis telling the faithful that they should treat bibles like their cell fourtphones. we'll tell you what he means. adam. >> sun this morning, clouds increasing this afternoon a milder day compared to the weekend and now some showers will be pushing in. we'll have the timing on future tracker in that accuweather forecast. >> all right, adam. also ducis rodgers has sports including sixers, flyers, college hoops and more when "action news" continues tonight. >> ♪
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started further north in fairbanks. this video from saturday when mushers met with fans. it is the second time in three years the course had to be altered. >> all right. mush . >> [laughter] >> doesn't taste great. ducis rodgers here with sports. sixers trying right the ship. >> things have certainly turned south for those sixers amid all the injury news the team has lost five of its last seven games. the sixers will host the buxtobuckstonight. the sixers coming off a 30-point loss to the detroit pistons saturday night. they gave up 136 points. that's the most they've surrendered all season. >> we got to amp our defense up get more deflections. that's one thing going into this last segment of the season. just got to continue to grow and last few games we really haven't gotten to ourselves so we got to get those games and put them behind us and go into this game with a lot more
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pressure, a different attitude. >> to the ice now flyers have the night off but that does not mean the pressure is off them. they have a huge week ahead. three consecutive road games against playoff bound teams or teams in the playoff hunt. the flyers will skate in buffalo tomorrow night. they currently sit three points out of that final wild card spot but they have been playing well lately. and steve mason is a big reason why. he's been lights out over his last three starts mason has a nine-six-nine save percentage. he feels the flyers are starting to have some bounces go their way. >> we're starting to play better hockey and, you know, we got to -- some better results in the last three games we've been looking for that weren't necessarily coming our way in the previous month or so but we're until a tough position, lofts work to be done. >> one of the reasons we've been successful lately is he's playing great if it's mason or neuvi we feel confident in our goalies and that's the time of year we need everybody to play their best and mason is doing
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that right now. >> starts with that position. all right. tomorrow is the day nfl teams can begin negotiating with free agents. the eagles figure to be active. we caught up with quarterback carson wentz yesterday and asked him about the eagles' plan to get him some better wide receivers. >> we'll see what happens. it's an exciting time of the year with free agency. there's always trade rumors. there's the draft and the combine was just the last couple days still going on and it's an exciting advertisement i's an exciting d we'll see what happens. >> villanova remains second in the latest ap men's basketball poll. cats will next play thursday in the big east tournament. nova is a lock for the ncaa tournament. temple is not. the 16 and 15 owls must win the aac tournament to earn a bid. they'll begin play thursday afternoon against ec off. at last ford. owls are hoping to hit the reset button. >> definitely feels like a new slate, newspaper opportunity, new season. but now after one game it's
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hopefully the advantage but if not next game we'll do better. it's one and down, one shot and i think we're ready for it. >> march madness is just upon us. >> starting to get exciting. thank you ducis. pope francis is calling on his followers to spend as much time with the bible as they do with their cell phones. in an address at saint peter's square on sunday the pontiff urged people to spend less time with their screens and more time with scripture. he asked followers what would happen if we checked the bible like we check our cell phones. last year francis called the internet and social media and text messages a gift from god if used wisely. 3-d printing used to produce a variety of interesting items usually on the small side. a russian company is showing off what it says is a 3-d printed house. company officials say they used a crane sized 3-d printer an especially developed mortar mix then transported the pieces to a permanent location
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to be assembled. there it is. at a cost of about $10,000 it's being called a house of the future. question is could it withstand heavy russian snowfall. stay tuned. fios is not cable. we're wired differently. maybe that's why we've been ranked highest in customer satisfaction by jd power 4 years in a row. and now you can love fios too. get 150 meg internet, tv and phone. all for $79.99 per month, for the first year with a two-year agreement. it's the only internet with equal upload and download speeds. cable only offers upload speeds that are a fraction of the download speeds. plus get hbo for a year and free multi-room dvr service for two years. get the best. go to
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talk to your doctor about managing your symptoms proactively with linzess. >> a group of school children thrown create their own stories from a well known children's book author today in montgomery county.
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students at waldron mercy academy sat down with a chat with jacqueline davies she wrote the book the lemonade war and created the program when life hands you lemons. davies came up with the idea for the book from watching her own two sons and now she teaches younger kids how to develop ideas from their own lives. very coolly. >> adam is here now with closer look at that wold and whacky weather this week. >> it is true march madness around here. it will be this week. we're talking well above normal temperatures and a couple chances of snow so there's something for everyone in the seven-day forecast. >> oh wow. >> as we take a look at storm tracker6 live double scan we started with sun this morning, much warmer than this weekend. clouds are increasing right now and a few spotty showers near harrisburg but the action cam was out earlier there along the schuylkill river right near boathouse row and you can see again early on in the day we had the sun some high clouds coming in and now the clouds are thickening and eventually will supply a little bit of rain for some of us overnight tonight.
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as we look at the almanac in philadelphia 51 was the official high today at 3:44 a couple degrees above that normal. over the weekend our highs william stuck in the 30's. 36, 38 degrees saturday into sunday. well below that normal temperature but now we're starting to kick it back up. the low this morning 26 degrees, a few ticks lower than that normal and the sunset near 6 o'clock but over the weekend on sunday, it will set after 7:00 once we turn those clocks ahead on saturday night. 50 right now in allentown, 44 wilmington, 45 in millville. a bit cooler to the south with the wind coming in off of that ocean and these temperatures are not going to fall back all that much tonight because those clouds are now beginning to push in, lower and thicken and that's going to kind of hold some of that radiational heat that we created throughout the day with that sunshine so you really can't escape the heat when you have that blanket of clouds above and behind it you can see some of these very light scattered showers pushing in. so, for the forecast tonight, some showers come in but it's
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very late and especially up towards the lehigh valley. cloudy for everyone else. 35 in the suburbs, 40 degrees for center city. future tracker showing that little wall of rain coming in at 7 o'clock in the morning and they put on the brakes as it tries to approach wilmington, philadelphia and trenton and not much happening tomorrow morning or even tomorrow afternoon in southern areas. this is more north and west in our pennsylvania counties. and by the afternoon, the areas that see the rain tomorrow morning, that rain lifts into new england. we could catch a break or two of sun tomorrow but the clouds really the dominant feature and then a cold front comes in in the wee hours of wednesday morning. this is 4:00 a.m. you can see this little line that is developing. there could be some gusty winds with it or even a quick downpour or the rumble of thunder as that front pushes through but it moves away to brighten up the day for wednesday. milder at 63 degrees and a bit breezy. it stays windy on wednesday, behind the front but the cold air doesn't rush in right away. the sunshine comes out.
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we're still in the low to the mid 60's here on wednesday with high pressure and then the cooler air starts to come in slowly on thursday but especially on friday. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, it is warm the next two days. wednesday is the brighter of the two days. morning showers on your tuesday. thursday lots of sun but a bit cooler at 54 degrees and then upper 30's to low 40's. that's it on friday. there's a little wave of energy that could bring a period of morning wet snow mixing with rain on friday dry but cold on saturday of 36 degrees and then we're going to be watching a bigger storm to the south. somewhere in the midatlantic we'll get some accumulating snow on sunday whether it's here baltimore washington or further south that we'll have to iron that out later this week and then monday sunny and chilly 41 degrees. kind of a reality check. another weekend in the 30's and snow in that seven-day forecast. >> warm then white. >> we invite you to check in often at
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to know exactly when and where severe weather is expected and use facebook and twitter to follow each of our meteorologists for updates. >> former vice president joe biden will be one of the featured speakers at the annual festival called south by southwest. he'll speak sunday in austin texas about his new cancer fighting initiative. biden has said recently that the initiative will focus on improving data standards to help researchers work with community care organizations to improve access to care and make sure patients can afford treatments. biden previously held al white house cancer moonshot effort. he lost his son, beau, to brain cancer in 2015.
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>> group of folks has a message for members of congress. do your jobs and meet with your constituents. they held a rally outside double tree hotel in reading this afternoon. congressman ryan costello was in there for the meeting but
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came out and shook hands with the crowds. the group was also hoping to see representatives lloyd smucker charlie dent and patrick meehan. they want the representatives to hold more public town hall meetings in their districts. >> right now jim gardner and the "action news" team standing by with these stories and more coming up next at 6 o'clock. day care worker under arrest after she was caught shoving a child down the stairs. we have the breaking details from delaware county. >> we also have the latest on that four alarmer that heavily damaged a northeast philadelphia fitness center. plus,. >> wants to introduce you to some of the new residents here at great adventure. they have three new baby giraffes. this is one of the moms and when they're born, they're anywhere between 150 to 200 pounds and they eat 75 pounds of food a day. i'm nora muchanic. you'll meet them all coming up next on "action news." >> very cute. >> 75 pounds is amateurs. >> laugh. >> those stories and more coming your way next. for adam joseph, cecily tynan jail apody rock women's of williams the entire "action
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news" team, i'm monica malpass. have a good night.
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rodgers, meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> ♪ >> it is monday night and the big story on "action news" tonight is alleged child abuse. police say this surveillance video of a day care workers pushing a four-year-old girl down the stairs happened friday. if you are cringing, so did we. it happened at a place called childcare of the future. "action news" reporter dann cuellar was live at upper
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darby police. dann you've got the full story. >> reporter: that's right, jim. police say that if not for newly installed surveillance cameras, a day care worker may have gotten away with shoving that child down that set of stairs. she has been identified by police as 52-year-old sara gable of folcroft. she is in serious trouble police say. she's been arrested following the horrific act and faces a slew of charges tonight. police say the incident happened here at the childcare of the future day-care center in the 700 block of secane. police say the owners had just installed a new camera surveillance system and turned it on and watched in horror. it was friday afternoon around 5:15 that the camera in the stairwell captured a day care worker throwing a four-year-old little girl down a set of steps like a rag doll. >> apparently for no known reason, she takes this child and just throws her down a set of steps. >> reporter: she the


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