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the way. a raging inferno cripples a stretch of internet highway. that's next. ♪ >> "action news," delaware valley's leading news program with jim gardner. ♪ >> it is thursday night and the big story on "action news" tonight is wash out friday. at times it may seem like a deluge. meteorologist cecily tynan is live at the big board with storm
tracker 6 live radar, cecily. >> jim, storm tracker lighting up with downpours and storms moving in from the midwest. we have had 12 lightning strikes on this view alone mercer county to bucks, lehigh county and berks county. some of the storms even coming with very small pea sized hail. that shows the dynamics in the atmosphere. these are sliding east 25 miles per hour. we have another batch of showers and thunderstorms south of philadelphia as well. not as intense but they are rolling along the i-95 corridor. the main showers will arrive during the overnight hours. future tracker showing tomorrow morning, 7:30, it is rain, start it is light to moderate but intensifies to the afternoon and
evening hours when we get heavy downpours, freezing rain in the poconos. both commutes tomorrow will be affected. allow extra time. the big concern is the evening commute with heavy downpour and ponding on roads. totals are going up as far as rainfall amount. we'll talk about when we clear in the full forecast. >> we have a developing story from atlantis where a massive fire caused a part of the interstate highway to collapse. troopers told drivers to turn around because they were worried about the integrity of the bridge. ten minutes later, it collapsed. authorities don't know what sparked the inferno, the blaze was fueled by giant plastic spools stored under the
overpass. georgia's governor says nobody has been hurt. the fire is under control. i-85 is shut down both directions for the foreseeable future. what a mess that was. >> the delaware county attorney says a serial rapist is off the streets after attacking nine women over the past through years. dejohn lee stocked his victims in and around chester. >> he would wait for young women to walk alone as he approached the women from behind, he would grab them, manhandled them and take a gun and put it to the back of their head. >> lee was no stranger to the law. a dna sample was taken last year on a prior arrest. results didn't come back with a match until january this year. investigators say one of lee's
victims recognized him shopping at shot recite and called 911 where lee was taken into custody. police are asking any other victims to please, come forward. >> the his and run tonight has left a pedestrian seriousy injured in mill creek delaware. it happened two hours ago near newport gap pike. after the first car hit the man and took off. a second car him him. that driver stayed at the scene. authoritiesdon't have a description of the striking vehicle. >> troopers shot and killed a man on the new jersey turnpike in cranbury. the man was in a pick up when he was shot. he has not been identified yet. no officers were hurt. the trooper's actions are being investigated but they are not releasing detail details as to d
up to the confrontation. >> it started in philadelphia and ended in new castle delaware. police shot at a suspect both locations. at the first the results were uncertain. at the second the result was clear, leroy brown was dead. "action news" reporter dann cuellar is live at police headquarters. 24 hours later the two-state drama has come into sharper focus. >> yes, it has, jim. we have learned, investigators say he was sought by the law for parole violations. he seemed to have the attitude that he was not going back. the irony police say he was wanted for nickel and dime stuff. if he had kept his nose clean, he would be alive today. >> a grieving father trying to make sense of the events in two
states that led to the death of his son, 28-year-old leroy brown junior. police received a call that he was involved in an altercation. unknown to the officers, there were four kids in the backseat. brown put the van in reverse floored it, hitting and dragging one of the officers who shoots and wounds him, but brown speedy from police. he wasn't the best kid on the block but trying to get away, they discharged theirany one ofe been shot. >> brown then wrecks the van anf lind burring he four kids hop ir left nearby. two police got word that brown was hanging out at
the woman's coachman manor>> fid gunshots. brown tried to flee in a car an. he was shot and taken to he lat. >> he was already shot by the philadelphia altercation could e have had with the delaware police? i need to know if he was shot now the matter is being investigated by delaware and philadelphia police. the officer struck by brown's fleeing minivan suffered bumps and bruises, but i'm told he will be okay. the two officers involved in the shooting are on administrative duty pending the outcome of the investigations. dann cuellar, channel6, "actione
russia probe, former national security adviser michael flynn has offered to testify before intelligence committees if he gets immunity from prosecution. flynn's lawyer says flip has a story to tell. he was fired after a discussion he had with the russian ambassador. flynn's ties to russia are under investigation byhe fbi and congress. the senate intelligence committee held its first hearing today. clint rock told senator marco rubio that his presidential campaign was targeted by the russians along with all gop candidates. russian tolls continue to interfere in u.s. politics targeting speaker paul ryan recently. chairmannen devin nunes receivet
trump and swept up in surveillance by agencies. calls are inincreasing for nun es to step down from the russian investigation. >> a woman has been found guilty of killing her husband with antifreeze. ja pled guilty last month. she never gave a motivate but said she secretly added antifreeze into her husband's steroid shots. he used the competitive weight lifting. he died01 lawmakers in the 2k50eu78d state introduced a bill to introduce medical marijuana. house bill 110 would regulate recreational use similar to alcohol being illegal under 21,
in public or while driving. eight other have recreational marijuana. >> breaking groundhe museum of . the acclaimed gugeen hiem museum in spain from the ground up. he was presented with a challenging proposition for the philad.ph >> could you do the same thing to a building but you can't do anything on the outside. nice challenge. i knew it would take a long time. i want to hurry up. in the bull bulldozer and go through the wall and start. >> what he came up with involves gutting auditorium, adding 23,000 feet of new gallery space and refurbishing an underground of two football fields inaccessible since the 1960s.
the renovations areed by 2020. he was one of the original tuskegee airmen and winner of the congressional medal of honor. john harrison died a week ago yesterday and family, admirers and came to the family the chaplain of the four chapels for his viewing. christie ileto has the story. >> to joan, he was dad. to generations o came to see him off, he was an american hero. >> he didn't tell us everything. i understand it now. someone had to make the effort. he did. >> at 96, he was a living legend, one of the original 20 tuskegee airmen flying during the ii world war combat missions, a squad so fierce they became known as the red tails. >> he said we don't train you
people to be pilots. the sergeant threw me out of the recruiting office. >> in interview he talked about his persistence to be a blackbird. >> he said you again? i said, yes. he said you want to be a pilot, don't you? >> yes, sir, just like you. >> for a black man it was a special deal to go above all of the things and meet the challenges because prejudice still exists. >> andre had no idea his cousin was a big deal until he saw the silver screen, "red tails." i said there was a guy at the end of that looked just like you. he said, he did? that was me. >> humble to his final days, hair sop received the congressional medal of honor from president bush. >> it was a special reason for america, not just black but all
of america. >> quite a career and impact he made on countless generations. there will be a funeral friday morning and he will be buried in arlington national cemetery in washington. christie ileto, "action news." >> still to come, crayola is changing its crayon lineup and announcing the color it's dropping. pennsylvania and delaware are set to receive 10s of millions of dollars over volkswagen pollution. >> and the space race may be set to take off after a rocket never done before. >> we have posts on facebook, a lot of lightning, hail and a lot more rain on the way tomorrow. we have the details in the accuweather seven-day forecast. >> we celebrate two local centenarians and jeff scaversky with just a to go
carolina has signed legislation to roll back a law that forced people to use public bathrooms that correspond to the gender on their birth certificate. lawmakers repealed part of the law but kept in place legislation that prevented cities and towns to protect lgbt community members. the bathroom bill led to a boycott by the ncaa as well as numerous companies and musician. the u.s. senate passed legislation letting states deny funds to planned parenthood and other facilities that provide abortions. mike pence cast the tie-breaking vote today. two women, g.o.p. centers broke ranks. the money is spent on providing services such as contra seption and cancer screening. >> the driver of a pickup truck
was at fault in the crash in texas that killed 16 members of a church group. the driver veered across the road slamming head on into a church bus. the man in his 20s is stabilized in critical condition. >> volkswagen will pay $157 million for the resulting damage done to the environment. the cars were polluting 40 times more than allowed. pennsylvania is getting a $30 million share of the settlement. >> three, two, one -- >> lift off. >> spacex just took one giant leap for commercial rocket launches, one that could propel the entire industry into a new era. the company launched its first
recycled rocket and can reland on the platform in the ocean. elon musk said until today it was like throwing out an airplane after every flight by reusing rockets instead of building them new each time they expect to drive down costs and speed up how often it can launch. >> crayola is dandelion from its crayons. it's getting rid of the yellow hued col time they have retired a color from the box of 24. tomorrow they'll couple will replace dandelion. >> the end of an era there. >> as longy don't get rid of burnt sienna. that's my personal favorite. >> you like saying, that, don't
you? have a lot of rain. >> it's already started. double scan showing clusters of thunderstorms rolling through right now. one cluster to the south of philadelphia. this doesn't have much umpf. three lightning this moving east 25 miles per intenseo interior south jersey. thunderstorms areas to the north coming through with hail and trt with this as it rolls through mercer county, bucks, crossingtg east at 25 miles per hour. there is a lot more moisture where this is coming from. the main system to the west. this is where temperatures are stuck for the next day in the 40s. strongtu 45. temperatures stuck ipper 40s. vingand wsatellite and radar se
they have plenty of rain to track. wonderful wednesday, terrible tuesday. >> bad friday. >> we have two special birthdays to share with you tonight. first to mary louise who celebrated 102nd birthday. she is a mother of two daughters, two stepdaughters, three grandchildren and six great grandchildren. the grandkid grandkids flew in m california to be with her tonight. >> fred from hafe in newtown sq. heis dance card is alway colonel and belgium in world war i drumming♪
exception, brock stals stassi me roster for the first time age of 27. >> special moment, don't have words to describe it right now. > it's a dream come true. i'm sorry. i'm going to celebrate tonight, but it's not done, you know? i don't just want to get there. i want to stay for stassi. not so m jarred eickhoff doesn't get out o allows six runs, yankees score nine times.at has seen enough,i.
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[ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> jimmy: hi, there. hi, there, i'm jimmy, i'm the host of the show. thank you for watching. thanks for coming. thanks for everything, really. i want to send a warm welcome to those of you watching on the east coast where winter storm stella has not been as terrible as everyone seemed to think it would be. this was supposed to be a huge storm.