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o the freezing mark tomorrow and that raises the prospect of treacherous roads and sidewalks or even are own drive way. "action news" reporter sarah bloomquist is along the schuylkill expressway but first let's go to meteorologist cecily tynan and cecily is live at the "action news" big board. >> any slush will be freezing solid tonight. storm tracker 6 live double scan showing us the low pressure that brought us the snow and rain is off the coast of cape cod. it's moving away from us. we have high pressure building in but the combination of those two really bringing the winds out of the northwest. whipping winds, you can hear the winds howling. we have wind gusts right now 46 miles per hour in philadelphia and allentown wind gusts of 38 miles per hour millville 39 and reading the current wind gusts 37 miles per hour. and those winds are pulling down some very cold air. so the national weather service has issued a winter weather advisory until midnight tonight. not for anything falling from the sky but the fact that those plunging temperatures could cause a flash freeze on
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a lost surfaces. what this means is that anything that's wet that's untreated will be freezing solid very quickly. the temperature has already dropped below freezing in philadelphia and wilmington. allentown is down to 20, reading 23. trenton 25 and the poconos currently 9 degrees. and future tracker showing by 9 o'clock tonight already down to 20 in philadelphia, down into the teens in a lot of the suburbs and tomorrow temperatures likely will not even hit 30 degrees. so, this is what to expect tonight. temperatures dropping down into the teens by midnight. so again any untreated surfaces that are not blown dry from the winds will be freezing solid. a lot of black ice. do be careful not only driving but the driveways the sidewalks if you're walking and the secondary roads i think they will be the major problem with this icing. i'll have more details and track some snow on the way in the accuweather forecast. jim. >> thank you cecily. let's switch live to "action news" reporter sarah bloomquist along the schuylkill expressway.
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sarah there is obvious concerns about roads both large and small becoming dangerously slick. >> reporter: and jim, we are getting some reports now of icy conditions on some area roads and there's especially concern as cecily said on areas that have gone untreated, on sidewalks, on driveways and on some side streets. the major highways like the schuylkill expressway and many main roads are dry now thanks to rain moving out the wind is really picked up and traffic is moving along. still, penndot will be monitoring conditions through the night and treating problems as they arise. >> any area that is a little wet everybody has to be careful. >> reporter: the rain is gone but watery mains behind and it's puddles and ponding on sidewalks and streets that could refreeze as the temperature takes a dip in the hours ahead. penndot spent the afternoon hitting those wet areas here and there with some salt. >> we have 150 trucks out until 8:00 p.m. they're monitoring the roads.
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they're making sure that the roads are dry and passable and any wet spots they find, they're going to put salt on it, spread salt over it to make sure it's not going to refreeze. >> reporter: during the busy evening rush, the penndot trucks are coming off the roads. heavy traffic helps dry the pavement even more. a few dozen trucks will monitor the five county region in the evening and overnight hours and target any problems as temperatures tumble. motorists said they'll take into consideration the possibility that any wet spots might actually be ice. >> it is what it is. you just have to drive slower, be cautious. >> reporter: and i have been in touch with matt pelman and he did tell me a short time ago that there are some reports of icy conditions in areas like up in bucks county and be sure to watch your step as you're out and about tonight. there could be icy patches on those sidewalks. one final note, bundle up. man, it got cold out here tonight. live on the schuylkill
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expressway i'm sarah bloomquist, channel6 "action news." jim. >> thank you sarah. as the temperatures drop, we urge you to use as an important resource. there we have both the hourly and seven-day forecasts. you can be prepared no matter how cold it gets. prosecutors today filed federal charges against former pennsylvania treasurer rob mccord. according to court papers, mccord will plead got two counts of extortion in connection with his dealings with a law firm and a property management firm. mccord resigned last week and admitted that he told potential donors that he could make it difficult for them to do business with the state if they didn't give him money. the 55-year-old apologized in a video statement released on friday. the suspect in the murder of 56-year-old social worker kim jones, almost three weeks ago has been arraigned on charges of murder. "action news" reporter vernon
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odom is live at philadelphia police headquarters with that story. vernon. >> reporter: jim, for nearly three weeks it was a baffling whodunit but tonight philadelphia police say they have their man and a full confession. >> i was fortunate enough to be invited to weddings when she was married, she was incredibly happy so this is -- it's just disturbing. >> reporter: this is randolph sanders talking exclusively to "action news" the day after the murder of his social work supervisor kim jones who was shot and killed january 13th near her north philadelphia home as she waited for a bus to go to work. weeks later the 36-year-old sanders is charged with her murder. >> he killed her because he was stealing. she found out about it and he knew she was going to turn him in the next day. >> reporter: police say sanders killed jones because she was going to expose his alleged theft of some $40 from the nonprofit agency where they worked. police say it was sanders seen here sneaking up on jones at the 12th and jefferson bus
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stop. the ski masked man killed her with a single slot to the back of the head. the killer was seen making his get away near temple university and onto the broad street subway. his identity still shielded. detectives went through some 100 hours of video before they saw the suspect get into an suv and drive away. >> detectives big break in the case came when they realized that the suspect a randolph sanders a 36-year-old male who was a coworker of mrs. jones drove the same type of vehicle. >> reporter: a brief statement from the turning point ceo where some coworkers eventually told police they did notice some tension between jones and sanders. >> despite this terrible situation, our amazing staff continues to do their job and to make an impact on the thousands of people that we serve. >> reporter: jim the probe into that allegedly stolen money has been turned over to the philadelphia district attorney. live at police headquarters in center city, learn none odom channel6 "action news.
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>> thank you vernon. a 19-year-old who pleaded guilty to leading a drug ring on the main line will spend nine to 23 months in jail. villanova native timothy brooks learned his sentence today. it also includes five years probation. authorities say that he was second in command in an operation that sold marijuana at universities and prep schools including his alma mater the haverford school. his coconspirator kneel could the was previously sentenced to 5 to 15 years in state prison. this is new surveillance of a car that struck a man and left the scene in hamilton township mercer county. police say the light colored sedan hit 63-year-old donald brosak last night after 6 o'clock. he was trying to cross east state near victor avenue. neighbors were getting trod watch the super bowl. some heard the impact. >> i was in getting preparing for the super bowl and you hear this big thump and then i'm like, wait a minute, that
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doesn't sound right. so, i come outside and he's laying out in the street. >> the victim suffered broken bones and facial injuries. he remains hospitalized in stable condition. 28-year-old philadelphia police sergeant brandon ruff was arrested today. he's accused of giving police a fake name and birthday when he tried to surrender three guns at 35th district headquarters this past august. he told investigators the weapons were given to him by a friend. at least one of the guns was reported stolen. detectives say ruff became agitated when he was questioned. he later filed a lawsuit claiming that he was sworny swarmed and injured by several officers that day. his arrest today was the result of a month long internal affairs investigation. governor chris christie stumbled into something of a controversy today when he commented on vaccines that amid a nationwide measles
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outbreak. during a visit to a biomedical research center in england christie said parents should have some choice on whether to vaccinate their children. he said that while he and his wife pat mary pat choose to, there should be a balance between parental concern and government mandate. >> we have had that conversation but that has to move and shift. not every vaccine is created equal and not every disease creates a public health threat. >> christie's team later clarified the remarks way statement that read in part "with a disease like measles there is no question kids should be vaccinated." well, our high winds are now beginning to cause some problems. peco is telling "action news" that they have 8,000 homes without power in east and west goshen in chester county. limbs are coming down. it would well be that we have many more power outages before this night is over. coming up on "action news" tonight, a new push to ban
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caffeine powder across pennsylvania and the country. plus it's a dream come true in south philadelphia. we'll meet the girls basketball team named number one in the united states. and ducis rodgers looks back at that extraordinary finish to the super bowl when "action news" continues tonight. >> ♪♪
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that he became upset during a conversation with the victim. philadelphia will be on the world stage when the pope visits the city in september. one of the big questions where will the pontiff stay? "action news" anchor brian taft joins us with a preview of a special report coming up tonight on "action news" at 11:00. >> jim as you know the city is about to be gripped by what could you call pope frenzy an insatiable curiosity about all things pope francis. so yes, one of the big questions is where will he stay? and this is one very likely answer. by all accounts saint charles borromeo seminary on city avenue will host the pope when he comes to philadelphia in september. it's a place that for many is shrouded in mystery. beautiful on the outside but largely unknown on the inside. well tonight we're going change that. the archdiocese of philadelphia granted us exclusive access inside this most historic campus which
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hosted a pope just one time before and is getting ready for the chance to do it again. >> it will be just a great experience certainly a life changing experience for the seminarians too as it was for us 35 years ago. >> and we're going to take you back to that night 35 years ago when pope john paul ii was here and parts of the historic seminary where cameras have never been allowed to go before. one man was there in 79 and will be there later this year with incredible unique positions for both of those visits. >> look forward to it. >> you got it. >> thank you brian. hello. pennsylvania senator bob casey today asked the federal government to ban powdered
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>> pennsylvania senator bob casey today asked the federal government to ban powdered caffeine. he stopped at 30th street
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station to unveil his request to the fda. in it he outlines the dangers that powdered caffeine posed to children. he wants it pulled from store shelves. the fda has said that a single teaspoon is equal to 25 cups of coffee. the substance is linked to two deaths in ohio and georgia but it's still available at some retailers and online. everybody is talking about the end of the super bowl. it is something that even those of us who watched an awful lot of football have never seen anything like that before. >> a lot of people on both sides yelling at the television set last night jim. there's a funny thing about monday morning quarterbacks with social media you don't have to wait until monday to here in them. everyone had an opinion on the game changing play from the super bowl. what a game it was between new england and seattle. the pats took a four-point lead with a little more than two minutes to play when eventual m.v.p. tom brady hit julian edelman at the goal line. no panic from the see socks. jermaine kearse made one of
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the best catches you'll see in a super bowl there. brought seattle down to the 5-yard line. give to it marshawn lynch from there. and they do on first down. he gets it all the way to the 1 yard line. lynch with 102 yards rushing. but on second and goal with a time out in the pocket, they throw the ball instead of feeding lynch and that ball is intercepted by malcolm butler. new england wins its fourth super bowl 28-24. >> felt like we were going to win the whole game and then they made that catch and then high a little bit of doubt and then, you know, we made a great play. so, like i said we've been on the other end of some great catches and not being able to finish it out and this time we made the play. >> sixers in cleveland tonight. the tri-state area is a hot bed for basketball. girls basketball. jeff skversky introduces to a nationally known squad that
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has an international player. >> who knew but the number one high school girls basketball team in the entire country plays right here in south philadelphia. that's right the neumann goretti girls basketball team a top the usa today poll for the first time in school history. >> it fell like a dream come true. like my heart dropped but like i felt like we deserved it like all the work we put in at practice. >> it's like the best thing that has ever happened to me since i'm in america. >> the best thing. >> yeah. >> reporter: the undefeated saints is a team like no other. they have two players from nigeria, 6-foot nine junior phylicia and 6-foot four senior christina. neumann goretti's starting lineup features four division one college players and they have nine on their roster who were expected to play at the next level. this team is built to win. >> we do have some unfinished
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business. last year we finished 29 and one. we did win the league, we won district 12. our goal is to get back to the statements as special as this is to be the number one ranked team in the entire country neumann goretti won't be satisfied until they win a steatite telly they came oh so close last year losing in the championship game. this team hopes to finish the job this season. >> state championship is way bigger than being number one in the country. we have to finish what we started. it's going to be great 'cause we know what we did last year that was wrong and now we'll come back stronger this year together as a family. >> reporter: this family is only getting stronger. they've lost only once over the last two seasons. it was last year's championship game. jeff skversky, channel6 "action news." >> the kids like to say make them ball. >> coming up on "action news" cecily tynan with the accuweather forecast as we continue in just a moment.
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falling, 4 o'clock we hit a high of 41 degrees. now we've dropped to 31 degrees, already 10 degrees. by 9 o'clock, philadelphia will be down to 21 and by 6 o'clock tomorrow morning 16 degrees. that's a 25-degree drop in a matter of 14 hours. and it's going to feel a lot colder than that tomorrow morning. when you factor in the winds the lowest wind chills, the i-95 corridor, south jersey and delaware, wind chills will the single digits and in our northwest suburbs, wind chills will be below zero tomorrow morning so you definitely do want to bundle up. right now the problem is the possibility of the icy roads. anything not blown dry on untreated surfaces that slush will be freezing solid tonight. philadelphia 31 degrees. allentown 19. wilmington 31. reading already down to 23 degrees and trenton currently 25 degrees. and then you factor in the winds. the current wind chill 17 in philadelphia. feels like 11 in trenton, 21 in millville. feels like four in allentown. and it feels like 7 degrees in reading.
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so, satellite6 along with action radar showing that moisture again with the storm system now out of here. high pressure is building in. we're getting that wind tunnel effect but that high pressure will build over us tomorrow. that will bring us a lot of sunshine but it stays cold. we don't even hit freezing tomorrow. 28 degrees. the winds will relax in the afternoon. but still we will have a wind chill around 20 degrees so you definitely do want to bundle up. on wednesday ahead of a cold front we get a surge of winds out of the south and it's actually on the mild side. 46 degrees the high on wednesday. but that cold front will bring us a round of snow on thursday morning and then kick up the winds and then bring us a very cold end to the work week. so the call from accuweather for tonight overnight low eight in the suburbs, 16 for center city. so, again, we'll be getting that flash freeze on untreated surfaces. be careful. anything that looks wet will be icy and then the wind chill tomorrow morning down to 5 degrees below zero to 5 degrees above zero. definitely bundle up. the exclusive accuweather
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7-day forecast, despite loads of sunshine tomorrow, the high only 28 degrees. the wind chill in the afternoon around 20. on wednesday a nice recovery. 46 degrees. don't get used to it. on thursday, that front brings us a chance of snow. 36 degrees. looks like that snow will be light, a coating to perhaps 2-inches. the problem future tracker showing that it likely occur during morning rush hour so that could cause problems for your commute. on friday, the sunshine is back. 26 degrees. a very cold day. saturday temperatures moderate 38 degrees. and then on sunday, looking at the possibility of some rain or snow, 36 degrees. and then monday temperatures stuck below normal with a high of only 36 degrees. we're getting in a pattern where we have a possibility of some snow every three days and then behind that temperatures drop into the 20's so be careful it's icy out there. >> thank you cecily. finally tonight another young lady is joining the ever expanding "action news" family. "action news" reporter katherine scott welcomed her
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second daughter with husband andy on saturday. abigail weighed in at 8 pounds 6 ounces. katherine tells us that big story annie is already enjoying her new role and wasting no time ordering abigail around. congratulations from all of us at "action news," too. abigail, annie. >> so, cute. >> katherine and andy. great stuff. abc's world news tonight with david muir next on channel 6. "action news" continues at 10 o'clock on phl17 with brian taft shirleen allicott adam joseph and ducis rodgers. then please join us for "action news" at 11:00 on channel channel 6. for cecily tynan ducis rodgers the entire "action news" team i'm jim gardner. we hope you'll join us as 11:00. >> ♪♪
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on this monday night. breaking news. the massive storm hitting 23 states. 100 million americans, and the new worries tonight. the dangerous pileup in chicago. drivers trapped for miles. the explosion in new york. we're in detroit and boston. snow for the record books. and what's coming tomorrow. meantime the scare in atlanta. interstates shut down drivers stuck in their cars. breaking now. the new and concerning numbers coming in on measles. and the new and urgent warning from the cdc tonight. late details on whitney houston's daughter and what happened in that bathtub. and the super stunner. was this really the worst play call in super bowl history? jesse palmer standing by. will you agree with him?


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