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hours. chief meteorologist scott williams outside life in old city tonight to explain how low these temp will go. >> scott. >> in a couple of hours, parts of our area could be dealing with those snow squalls as they move in from the west between 8:00 p.m. to midnight really that's the timing. but the other story the bitterly cold air that will be moving in behind this system. some of the coldest temps we've seen in decades. look at 12 degrees already in pittsburgh. we still have temperatures in the upper 20s in philadelphia. but that front is on the move. let's watch the clock. you can see by 8:00 p.m., we're watching some of those snow squalls moving in from the west. and you can see approaching philadelphia by 9:00, 10:00 o'clock moving into south jersey. not a whole lot of moisture with that activity but it could reduce visibility and also provide a possible quick coating to an inch in some spots that we'll see the snow. but look at the temperature drop drop. 27 by 8:00 o'clock. 13 degrees when you wake up tomorrow morning. but feels like temperatures will be below zero.
that arctic front will be moving all the way toward the mid atlantic and the southeast but watch future feels like temperatures. you can see by 10:00 o'clock it will feel like 13 in philadelphia. but by 7am, it is going to folic 4 degrees below zero so that's how you should dress. so here's the bottom line. the timing for the snow, 8:00 p.m. to midnight, and then blustery winds creating those feels like temperatures below zero. when i come indoors we'll talk about the potential records that could fall as we move ahead to friday morning. oh yann and lucy, back to you. >> all right scott. thank you. you can follow the snow all night on our website myfoxphilly.com. just click the weather tab at the top of the home page for the latest forecast information and live radar images. >> developing story. nicky minaj 2984 old tour manager stabbed to death during an early morning brawl outside a bar in mt. airy. minaj's manager and one of her road crew both stab. fox 29's chris o'connell is live outside einstein medical center where medics took them this morning. chris, what's the latest?
>> reporter: lucy rehearsals for nicky minaj's upcoming tour with meek mill had just started two days ago before her tour manager was fatally stabbed outside a mount all right row bar early this morning. in the meantime, family and friends have been coming to the hospital bedside of the survivor in that attack here at einstein medical center. take look at the victims. those victims have been identified by nicky minaj as tour manager dee von picket shown here on the left and 27-year-old eric parker critically injured. this become cher was posted to the rapper's instagram page. both were in town rehearsing for minaj's european tour that starts next month. friends tell me the men just finish rehearsals went to the che bar on -- bar and grill on stenton avenue. police say there was some kind of argument inside that spilled outside that led to the stabbing of both men. now an eyewitness rushed both
men and his personal car to the hospital where picket died a short time later. no word on the suspects who we are told fled in a gray buick. now the music world is responding tonight. nuke key minaj posting a message on instagram saying these guys flew in to philly just last night for rehearsals two days ago and were both stabbed last night. and just before he was killed, picket who goes by day day posted a simple message on his social media account simply "be great". now police say they are looking for a gray sedan. they don't have any descriptions on a suspect. $20000 reward is now being offered by police for an arrest and conviction of a suspect in this case. but tragedy hitting the mew zig world here in philadelphia tonight. lucy. >> all right, thank you very much, chris. one man has do you do after a double stabbing at a meat processing facility in montgomery county. investigators say it happened at the jbs mopac facility on souter
road in forty one cone ya township shortly before 9:00 this morning. montgomery county district attorney's office says 25 year old danny vasquez died after a knife fight with a co-worker in the employee parking lot. vasquez was a married father of three. >> he was a good guy. do anything for anybody. >> investigators say the man vasquez was fighting is now in the hospital for establish and slash wounds of his own. they have not released his name. did you notice it warmed up just little bit today. but you wouldn't know it by looking at the delaware river. skyfox capturing these shots of the icy water earlier today. those ice chunks getting a little bit smaller at least for now. happening right now a palace of ice stands tall in west philadelphia. this is what's left of a building ravaged by fire earlier this week and left frozen solid. the incredible sight is actual actually drawing visitors to the scene for a glimpse of the house of ice. fox 29's dawn timmeney is live in west philadelphia for us
tonight with more on how this frozen structure is affecting the unable. dawn? >> reporter: iain, this polar palace has really become an arctic attraction. amazing to look at. but a real danger. and it will soon be brought down which is good news to business who's have been impact beside monday's fire and ice. >> we're just here, it's quiet. >> reporter: chairs are pretty much empty at the barber and beauty lounge on south 52nd street. fear fire early monday morning at the medical building across the street and the frozen phenomenon its turned into have been burning profits for nearby businesses affected by street closures. >> right now it's just spectacle because everyone is taking pictures of the building in amazement. >> reporter: fortunately for affected businesses, the barricaded portion of 52nd street in west philadelphia opening to traffic late this afternoon after almost three days. the property fenced off and secured until demolition can take place.
declared eminently dangerous by license and inspections for fear the house of ice could come crashing down, it is still captivateing those passing by. >> it's amazing. i mean it look like something in a fairy tail. i'm just not believing it. >> you don't see something like this every day. you don't see this all the time. look real spooky though. >> reporter: spooky? surreal. the three-story building has to come down according to license and inspections in the next 10 days. l andism expecting it to happen very soon because of the danger to the public. this guy getting an up close and personal look at the damage using a drone. >> modern technology. take advantage of it. >> reporter: look inside is creepy or -- >> yeah. burnt pretty much. burnt, collapsed. a lot of water arc lot of ice. a lot of weight up inside there. ready to come down. >> reporter: and hopefully it does not come down before demolition crews can get to you. the fire department has no
determination for the cause of the fire. license and inspections says there are no open violations against this building and that the owner is cooperating. own are in taking bids right now from licensed contractors to safely bring this building down as soon as possible. iain? >> all right, dawn, thank you. man charged with shooting his co-worker to death will go to trial. dollar sanders waived his preliminary hearing. he's charged with first degree murder. he confessed to shooting kim jones at 12th and jefferson last mom the reason, prosecutors say she was about to turn him in for stealing thousands of dollars from the human services agency where they worked. police are looking for the robber who targeted a local 7eleven. surveillance video shows him entering the store on east chap employees street monday morning. the man pointed a gun at employees inside demanded money demanded cigarettes he stole hundreds of dollars in cash and cigarettes before taking off. if you know what happened here
give police a call. let's get started. that's the word from senator bob casey tonight on plans to spruce up philadelphia for big upcoming events like the democratic national convention and the world feet meeting of families much the senator speaking at 30th street station saying it all starts there. the train station could be the first thing a lot of visitors see of our area. he wants that first impression to be a good one. >> what i hope we can do and what i know we will do is to present the best possible 30th stay station we can provide. >> among the improvements casey is hoping to see more retail options if places to eat for travelers. along with basic up grades to the interior and facility. >> tough decisions to night for the philadelphia school district district. it is weighing the fate of dozens of charter schools. >> emotions running high on both sides of this debate. we will show you why. >> a little boy with some big needs got great news today. he needs a wheelchair lift to get around. it looks like he's going to be
getting one very soon. the amazeing thing you the viewers did and we thank you so much. howard? >> reporter: oh, trade rumors are a big word in camp here at clearwater florida. and the manager ryne sandberg talks about where he sees ryan howard and cole hamels talks about where he sees himself coming up in sports.
♪ >> police are on the hunt foreman who robbed a p inform c bank branch in center city. he hit it 8:30 this morning in the 1600 block of mark street. he was wearing a black trench coat with a scarf on his head and wearing women's makeup. police say he passed a note to a teller. unclear what that note said or how much money he got away with. tensions are flaring right
now over the possibility of more charter schools in philadelphia. the school reform commission is row viewing dozens of applications and protesters they are making their opinion very clear. no more charters. fox 29's karen schep live in spring garden in the miffled all of this. karen what's happening. >> that's exactly what's happening right now, lucy. we the first 40 speakers the people who applications for the charter schools speaking before the src. they went first the proponents for it. now we're hearing from the other group the protesting group. there's about 40 of them as well. tensions of course very high and as that first group was speaking they were interrupted many times times. take a look this is one of the scenes that played out many times. lots of signs, lots of loud voices lots of very strong opinions on this one. because we're talking about the future of children and the funding of our philadelphia schools which we know have been drastically under funded by the
hundreds of millions of dollars and the fear from many if we add additional charter schools and there are 39 applications in right now that will bleed more money from the district schools already struggling. in this src meeting all the stake holders in there right now. we spoke with the pst president injury he jordan. we'll hear from him first and two parents. >> i hope the scrc does the right thing for philadelphia students and that is to not fund additional charter schools tonight. >> children right now are wait listed. >> for kipp charter and they are wait listed and if kipp expands and open up more schools that will a loaf 88 the wait list and more children will be able to benefit. >> i'm for the charter schools because right now my kids are on the wait list for charter schools. philadelphia public schools are so tight and so hectic and we need more structure in the philadelphia community. >> reporter: there's been lot of dee bought about this. today the d-day.
this is when we'll get the thumbs up or thumbs down on these 39 applications in right now. so expect voting will begin when the speakers get done. we anticipate maybe the speakers will get done probably in the course of the next hour because there are many of them and they all want to be heard. there are people that feel very strongly. agitator who's say the they think there could be arrests to night. we'll see what develops with that. but either way we will know if any of these charter schools will be approved this evening by our 10:00 o'clock news that's the very latest outside the district headquarters. iain and lucy, back inside to you. >> fox 29 viewers continue to get results for a local family in need of some help. we first introduced to 1084 old saalim suleiman on monday and he needs a wheelchair to get around getting in and out of his west philadelphia row house has become difficult on dangerous without a power wheelchair lift. the west chester based company total access has offered to install lift for a discounted price of $12,000. family also set up a gofundme page to raise the money and fox
29 viewers have been donating he have sin the money raised stands at $12,500. the family says they're overwhelmed and want to thank our viewers. >> of course some of the viewers even we'll donate our own lift to you which is like peggy for instance wonderful stuff. >> terrific stuff. >> back to your fox 29 winter weather authority now. snow squalls on the way and record cold. >> it's the cold i'm worried about. all right, scott. >> dangerous cold, iain and lousy. we're talking temperatures we haven't seen in this area in about two decades and it's going to start with the snow squalls moving in roughly between 8:00 p.m. to midnight it could drop a quick coating also reduced visibilities. so just be mindful of that. otherwise the wind is going to pick up careen 88 feels like temperatures by tomorrow morning pretty much area wide below zero. and then dangerous record setting cold likely area wide thursday night into friday where we could be looking at low temperatures at zero or below. take look at ultimate doppler
right now. you can see it's 29 degrees in philadelphia. but on the other side of that arctic front 12 degrees already as we move toward the pittsburgh area and in between we're looking at some snow squalls already moving toward the western viewing area so as we zoom in a little closer you can see we're dry right now in philadelphia. but as you move toward the harrisburg area, state college they're looking at some of that snow also moving toward the baltimore area starting to see some of those flakes flying. so that's the system that will be headed in our direct. so as we watch the clock, you can see by 8:00 p.m. we're still looking to the west for some of that activity. then by nine, 10:00 o'clock moving toward philadelphia, cherry hill, mullville, down the shore by 10:00 11:00 o'clock and then it runs out of gas but behind that system the wind is going to pick up and of course temperatures tomorrow morning are going to stay stuck in the teens and then we could see some flurries by tomorrow afternoon. so that arctic front it's moving through tonight and that will drop the temperatures across our
area. so as we look at the numbers right now, actually not that bad. we're looking at 29 in philadelphia. 27 in wilmington as well as atlantic city. 19 degrees right now in the pock know mountains. but take look at temperatures far to the north and west. we're looking at two in milwaukee. one minneapolis and temperatures are below zero in canada. so that's the air mass that's headed right for the delaware valley. take a look at the feels like temperatures by tomorrow morning in sections of the pocono mountains. we'll likely be 15 degrees below zero and that's why we have those wind chill advisories posted there. so as we roll the clock, you can see by 7:00 p.m. in philadelphia, it's going to feel like 14 degrees and then watch what happens by 10:00. temperatures continue to drop and by tomorrow morning at 7am it's going feel like three below in the city. north and west, pottstown five below at 7:00 a.m. five below in reading. 13 below in the pocono mountains and then watch what happens
colder still by friday morning. we're looking at feels like temperatures in philadelphia 13 below. it's going to feel like 15 below in atlantic city and close to 30 degrees below zero in the pocono mountains. so not only are we looking at dangerous wind chills, but also setting some record lows. remember your pipes, remember your pets. bring them indoors during this harsh weather and then as we move toward friday in the afternoon a little recovery. feeling like the single digits but still it is going to be cold. so for tonight mostly cloudy, scattered snow squalls across the area. 9 degrees in the suburbs. 13 in the city. but those are air temperatures. and then take look at those records likely by friday morning. the record for philadelphia is one set back in 1979. the forecast is zero. wilmington your record is five. the forecast zero and look at reading. the forecast low is three below zero and that would tie the record back from the early 1900's. so it's going to be bitterly
cold tomorrow. high temperature of 17 degrees. once again feels like temperatures will only be in the single digits and then we have another chance for some snow saturday night into sunday. but look at those temperatures warming up into the mid 40s. it will be a brief one height wonder because it goes back down to freezing early next week. >> you know, that -- >> i like one hit wonder. >> so do i. a whole bunch of those groups. we had that one dog story about frozen to the ground there. horrible luckily rescued. again an important reminder if you have animals outside bring them in. it will be really cold. >> shoutly. i know somewhere it's not cold a little colder than normal that's down in clearwater. it is a little colder than normal but it feels like here in clearwater like there's going to be a lot of trade rumors. and the manager talks about rya
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♪ here at phillies spraining training in clearwater, florida. ryne sandberg today everybody in business ball is talking about this team in a rebuilding situation. ryne sandberg says no he doesn't look at it that way. there's trade talk, ryan howard jonathan papelbon cole hamels. right now sandberg says ryan howard is his first baseman. >> ryan howard is here to prepare for the season. as we speak um in spring
training here. i mean he's the first baseman. he needs to prepare himself to be the best first baseman that he can be. >> i'll tell you one thing. he can get on the field and work at his game and work at first base with larry bowa and he can get his running as good as it can be and he can work with charlie manuel and steve henderson and all the hitting guys we have in cam topsy where he can really get his stroke. >> right now unless he gets unseated he's the first baseman baseman. >> it may all sound good, but it's spring training. but not sure the players waiting to be gone is a good thing it's not how the manager feels. >> i think coming here and getting stabbed in spring training for cold to pro pair if they have a good season it's always important for players to have good years and good seasons. sometimes it can motivate a
player. sometimes it can raise their value of a player. >> interesting spin by the manager. all of a sudden you'll make ryan howard a better defensive first baseman and as far as cole hamels hamels was quoted usa today and this is kind of interesting. "i wanting to a place where i can again and i'm not going to do that here". so he said he's going to come into camp, obviously he was here today. he knows he's going to be here for at least the next six weeks or he thinks so. it will be an interesting story to follow. by the way lucy i can tell you you would not have good time here because it's a bad hair day day. >> oh, no. you know what, my hair would be doing the whole crazy curly thing that it does. so yeah. it would be a bad hair day. i look my hair curly. bosses not so much. >> all right, howard. >> all right. that does it for us here at 6:00. >> we'll see you back here at 10:00. have great in it. inside edition is up next.
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