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fer. >> good morning, 5:30 saturday january 9. i'm alicia vitarelli along with gray hall. fbi is looking into the terrorist claims of the man who fired more than a dozen shots at a philadelphia police officer. big money is on the line tonight, powerball frenzy is on overload as the jackpot grows to a record high. heads up, rain has moved into the delaware and lehigh
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valleys. meteorologist chris sowers joins us with a first look at the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. actually that's tomorrow morning. there's no rain out there this morning. throw that out right now. [laughter]. let's go live on sky6 live hd. the clouds have rolled in, temperatures are mild, as we get into the late evening hours there could be a few spritzes and sprinkles that turns into a heavy soaking rain tonight. 43 degrees in philadelphia. allentown, 39. reading, 37, i'll step out you guys can fix that camera. millville, 42. cape may, 47 degrees, dover checking in at 40. we have a few spritzes and sprinkles in the poconos. even spotty freezing drizzle. winter weather advisory remains in effect for the next couple of hours. it's very, very light. we're seeing the lighter shades of blue and green up arnltd --
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around the poconos. fairly mild, 52 degrees, normally we should be around 40. we're 12 degrees above average. don't be surprised if one or two areas pick up patchy drizzle. soaking rain develops overnight tonight. record highs possible tomorrow, another blast of cold air gets in here next week. i'll have the details in the seven-day forecast in ten minutes, guys. the big story this saturday morning, of course, does the confessed shooter of a philadelphia police officer have ties to terrorism. you can see the video where pgh jesse hartnett gets out of the patrol car and fires back. this video has grabbed national attention because the gunman said he acted in the name of islam. dann cuellar has more on the investigation. >> reporter: we are learning from sources the suspect traveled to want middle east saudi arabia in 201 anticipate egypt in 2012 and converted to
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islam. the question, police and fbi are trying to answer is whether or not he was in contact with radical muslims. the ten seconds of terror was capturedded on camera, the gunman heads toward pgh jesse hartnett and reaches into the car with a gun an runs away. the officer manages to radio in. officer shot, officer shot, i'm bleeding heavily. that is chilling when you watch that. >> reporter: police officials stunned by the images of the braidsen attack. if that doesn't make the hairs on your neck raise when you see that, it's scary. even though he was badly wounded, officer hartnett gets out of his patrol car he fires bark and manages to strike his attacker 3 times. we're going to need a unit.
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>> reporter: the bravery, he demonstrated was absolutely remarkable. his will to live undoubtedly saved his life. >> reporter: police say the suspect 30-year-old edward archer ambushed hartnett in the name of isis because the police follow laws contrary to the q'uran. police say the gun used was stolen from a police officer several years ago. fbi and police executed search warrants and two addresses linked to the suspect carting away potential evidence. police officials could not say enough about the officer's courage and bravery in the line of fire. he demonstrated a par -- par of excellence. >> reporter: mean -- meanwhile,
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the police continue to look fore tiles to isis. -- ties to isis. officers rated two locations believed to be connected to the suspect, one of the raise happened at 61st and pine street yesterday blocks away from the shooting scene. swat officers and the members of the bomb squad served a search warrant. the suspect often spent time at the home visiting a relative who moved occupant recently. the fbi searched the house for several hours and removed four boxes and a bag. we are learning more about the suspect himself. yesterday the investigators descend on the home in yeadon, delaware county where he lived with his mother. he was no stranger to law enforcement, but reports of possible radicalization, came as a shock. he has a long criminal
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record and long rap sheet. he was on the radar screen and scheduled to be in the county court next week for another incident. back in 2013, archer pleaded guilty to assault and carrying a firearm without a license in philadelphia. in delaware county he was convicted of forgery and altering a document and careless driving and driving with a suspended license. the local of muslim member community are condemning the am be -- ambush saying it's not what is islam. they say they do not know him, but he may have worshipped here. he may have attended here, but it has no rehefleksz on the
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way -- reflection on the way we feel. jim kenny said the shooting has nothing to do with the teaches. tom wolf said we are thankful that officer hard net is alive and not facing life threatening injuries and wish him and his family the best during his recovery. -- >> meanwhile up north in new york city, nypd issued a officer alert of the shooting. they happen e -- for years, the officials have been warning cops their uniforms make them a target. two officers were killed in 2014 while sitting in their marked patrol car. check in with our website
5:38 am for the latest developments on the ambush investigation in philadelphia. you can view the surveillance videos from the scene and the reports on the suspect's background. new this morning, a man is found shot to death inside a car in chester and police are searching for leads. officers were called to the area 15th and shaw terrace before 10:00 p.m. they found a car running and a man in the driver seat with a gunshot wound to the head. police are searching for the shooter and the motive, this is chester's first homicide 2016. a mormt cycle -- motorcyclist had to be flown to the hospital after a bad wreck in monroe township last night. police say the motorcycle and car collided throwing the cyclist off the bike. it happened on the black horse.
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there's no word about the condition of the motorcyclist that had to be flown to the hospital. a north philadelphia community came together last night to remember a pregnant woman and her young son who became the first fire victims of the new year. dozens gathered to remember elizabeth perez and her 2-year-old son. both died when the fire swept through their home on the 2800 block of north 4th street early yesterday morning. investigators found at least five portable space heaters in the home. there were no working smoke detecters. the budget battle in harrisburg takes a new twist. the pennsylvania school board association has sued govern are tom wolf and the republican controlled state house and senate. the suit contends it is illegal and unconstitutional to who would federal aid during a budget i i am -- impasse.
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gop lawmakers claim their proposal in june would have avoided the stalemate. a new report shows the american economy is growing at a solid pace. employers added 292,000 jobs last month. the unemployment rate stayed at 5% for the third month in a row. overall employers created 2.5 million jobs. that makes 2015 the second best year for hiring since 1999. if you check your portfolio we do not have to remind you this was the worst opening week for u.s. stocks. investors are concerned over a slow down in china's economy and plunging oil prices. energy stocks were the biggest decliners as the price of oil
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sank. crude is trading $34 a barrel. its lowest price since 2004. tonight the biggest lottery jackpot in u.s. history is up for grabs. the powerball prize $800 million. with ticket sales so strong that number will probably get bigger. you can see the frenzy here as hundreds waited in line in california. many are from nevada which does not participate in the powerball. if no one wins the jackpot will increase to a whopping billion dollars. wow. whoa. you can see the winning numbers right here on "action news" at 11:00 p.m. after accuweather. good luck if you play. just a reminder to go get mine. the new star wars film may be on its way to becoming the biggest movie of all times. where it is being seen will help
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launch it into the stratosphere. flooding water leads to parts of the uk submerged. >> reporter: we have patchy drizzle up in the mountains and heavy rain overnight tonight and an arctic blast next week next in the accuweather forecast.
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it is 5:44n britain flooding is causing major problems for homeowners there, a
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heavy downpour caused the river to burst it's fence there. water came rushing into homes in the area. people got out alive which is the good news, they are waiting for another brutal combo, more rain and snow and temperatures plunging. not good for those folks. we have rain moving in tomorrow. >> reporter: that kind of sounds like our weather minus the flooding. we have warm stuff. it's only for a day, don't get too excited alicia. let's go live on sky6 live hd the ben franklin bridge, it's very quiet and mild, a chilly week we had our first arctic blast of the season this past week. now temperatures low pressure moderate as the warm front pushes through. that means we could see record highs by tomorrow afternoon. up in the poconos there's spotty
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freezing drizzle around mount poke -- pocono. that could create slick spots on sidewalks and roads. it is patchy at best. 43 in philadelphia. the dewpoint, 36. the winds out of the east/northeast. upper 30s, north and west, low 40s south and east. sea isle city, 467. dover, 40. millville, 42. trenton, 41. visibility for the most part is all right, you go farther out to the west, you go into the open areas, the fog is starting to settle in. lancaster and reading down to 2 1/2 miles along with the patchy drizzle there could patchy fog, keep that in the back of your mind if you're traveling this morning. satellite and radar, what we're watching is this system right here, right off the pacific, battered california with heavy rains jumped the rockies and pushes east, turns toward the
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left and bring heavy weather into our area overnight tonight into sunday morning. temperatures later on, as you can see it's going to be a cloudy day for the most part, there could patchy drizzle from time to time, mainly cloudy. 4:00 p.m. temperatures, 50 degrees, low 50s south and east, upper 30s and low 40s, north and west, warm front having a difficult time making its way into the viewing area. it will get through overnight tonight and the heavy rains move in along with it. 6:00 a.m. you can see the heavier rains north and west of philadelphia. temperatures already at that point are in the mid to upper 50s. this will continue through lunchtime. by afternoon we'll see the skies brighten up a little bit. mainly cloudy conditions, a few peeks of sunshine, there could leftover scattered showers, as well, temperatures in the mid 60s, they crash sunday night into monday morning. we'll see temperatures, that's probably going to be the high on monday, 35 that will occur after midnight. highs turned the afternoon organ
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monday, topping out around 32, 33. rainfall totals tonight into sunday morning they will be anywhere from 3/4 of an inch to an inch and a quarter. lehigh valley, 45 is the high, sprinkle around. jersey shore, breezy, cloudy skies, 55 degrees is the forecasted high in atlantic city. philadelphia, we'll go 53. normally we should be around 40. cloudy conditions one or two sprinkles are possible. wind out of the of the northeast at 5 to 10 miles per hour. overnight tonight, overnight lows in the 50s and rising after had mid night. record highs possible tomorrow, 63 degrees. monday, 35 for the high, blustery and cold, tuesday, chilly, 42. wednesday another arctic front comes in here, the highs are topping out around 30 degrees. thursday, 32.
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friday, 40 degrees combination of sun and clouds. with the exception of snow we've got a little bit of everything for you. i saw snow on there. just a touch? >> reporter: just a touch. we forgot what it looks like. >> reporter: not many people are complaining. except the skiers. you can find the seven-day forecast and a live look at storm tracker 6 live double scan radar at any time head to the force has arrived in china, star wars the force awakens opened in china where it is certain to draw in enough moviegoers to knock avatar from its pemp as the world's -- p. he -- perch. star walter the force awakens --
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"healthcheck" this morning having a good social life could add years to your life. researchers at unc chapel hill found high levels of social interaction is linked to lower levels of inflammation in later life. lack of social life has a more detrimental effect than diabetes. staying on top of your messes could have an impact on your health and home life. links using push alerts and perceive e-mail pressure. research e -- doctors encourage
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people to turn off the push alerts or disabled the e-mail app during certain hours of the day. 5:53 there's growing evidence that a lack of sleep can leave the brain vulnerable to alzheimers disease. the rain appears to clean out toxins linked to alzheimerss. the to comens can build up and damage the brain. sleep disorders are common among people with alzheimers disease. new drugs are being approved at a faster price. last year the fda aproved 45 drugs,, the first in 19 years. the fda approvals are considered a measure of government ficialtcy in reviewing new
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if you love -- 5:55. starbucks added a new dripg consisting of -- drink, it is the first espresso drink the coffee giant added in a year. a membership to the gym can be pricey, here's nydia han with ways to save. >> reporter: consumer reports did digging and came up with five tips for saving money and keeping your fitness regiment on track. if getting in shape is a new year's resolution, you don't have to break the bank to break a sweat. always negotiate. always assume you can get a better deal. you can do that by asking the right questions and visiting at the right time.
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january is a great time for promotions, wait until the end of the month when they are ready to make a deal. some gyms let you pay less for limited access and fewer perks. if they are not going to utilize the amenities, pay ten dollars a month. be sure to ask the gym for a cheaper plan since it may not be advertised. see if your boss is willing to share the cost. half of u.s. firms have wellness programs many include discounts on gym memberships. check your health insurance policy for gym benefits. blue cross and blue shield members can may as little as $25 a month at fitness chains around the country. if you like to mix it up with different kinds of works out,
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consider a pay as you go. you can sign up at more than one type of place and only pay when you use the facility. most gyms have free trial passes for the day or a week. that way you can have a better feel for the gym before you sign on the dot the line. 5:58 we have much more coming up on "action news" saturday morning. a new role for award winning actor kevin spacey, we'll tell you what he is tackling next. it began as a leisurely stroll through rittenhouse square, but it endedden 0 a high note. "action news" was rolling through the whole thing. wait until you see right after this? a pleabt good morning to
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you, the -- pleasant good morning to you, it is 6:00 a.m., saturday, january 9. i'm gray hall along with alicia vitarelli. here's some of the stories we're working on "action news" this morning. who is edward archer, police are looking into the suspect who opened fire on one of their own. police are looking into whether drugs were involved in a deadly shooting in west philadelphia. if you don't have your powerball ticket just


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