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sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. hello again sara is off and we have several breaking news stories for you on "action news" at 12:30. a 12-year-old boy dies trying to save his fire from their burning home. we are live at the tragedy in norristown just ahead. and a tree falls on a home while a woman and her husband is sleeping in the bed. and a crane in manhattan falls and kills a person sitting in a parked car. and in norristown a 12-year-old boy was killed in a house fire, he went back into the house to try to save his father but his dad had already gotten out. vernon odom is live at the scene. you spoke with family members there? >> reporter: i have rick. this is a story of incredible heroism by a young child but it ends in horrific tragedy. the fire at this three story
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home broke out this morning and quickly spread scorching this rental property and tragically killing a 12-year-old family member. the mother and other family members were grieving and witnesses said that some had to jump out windows to survive. >> the family was jumping out the back window, they realized someone was still in there and they turned to run back in and the neighbors were pulling them back. >> reporter: but one family member got back inside and he perished in the fire. the deceased it this child. stanford harrelling, his grandfather says he was one of the children that made it out safely but ran back into the house because his father was unable to come to safety right away. >> we thought his father, was
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still in there, he has hip surgery and he can't get around and he went back in to help his dad and the father jumped out the second floor window and he got caught up in there. >> reporter: rick firefighters tried to find stanford horling. and they found the boy facedown under the kitchen table. live in norristown i'm vernon odom, channel 6 "action news." >> all right vernon thank you. a developing story out of delaware county where a tree collapsed on to a home and killed a woman inside. it happened after 8:00 this morning along the 200 block of marple township. a long time married couple were home sleeping in bed and tragically the woman did not survive and her husband was rushed to penn presbyterian hospital. >> the tree was physically on them, when we picked the tree up with the crane we had a sigh of
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relief from the man. >> police said heavy snow on the tree could have prompted it to break and fall. we are also following this story from new york city a crane collapsed and killed one person and injured three others. it hit a group of parked cars and clipped another building. mayor deblasio says it was being moved to another position because of the high winds. it was just inspected yesterday. they say there was no structural damage to any of the nearby buildings. now to the snow, many people woke up to a coating or more across our region today and the snow made for a messy morning commute. as we look live from sky 6 hd in cape may at the jersey shore and there was more snow out of the storm than expected actually. meteorologist, melissa magee, joins us outside on the terrace with the latest from accuweather and most of it is gone now.
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>> yes, we had light snow showers this morning and a lot of it is exiting from the east-west direction. here is stormtracker 6 live double scan a lot of snow moving across areas in new england, folk there's are gearing up for 6 to 10 inches of snowfall later on this afternoon. as far as the snow back here at home. mount laurel, 3.2 inches of snow and seaville 3 inches and chadds ford 1.7 inches of snow and ewing an inch of snow this morning. temperatures are coming up 42 in philadelphia and 37 in millville and 35 to the west in lancaster and 40 in reading, you factor in the winds, they are sustained at 20 miles per hour to 30 miles per hour. it feels colder, 35 in the city and brisk and chilly, 26 in
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lancaster and 27 in wildwood. so your day planner looks like this. 2:00 this afternoon it's mostly sunny and 42, and we'll hold at that number at 4:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. partly cloudy with the number dropping down to 40 and middle to lower 30s at 8:00 p.m. and 10:00 tonight underneath a partly cloudy sky. tomorrow a high temperature of 44 degrees, with a nice mixture of sunshine and clouds, it stays mild and same thing on sunday even better with a mostly sunny sky and temperature of 53 degrees. it's pretty mild over the weekend but we have changes as we head into next week with the potential of more snow we'll talk about the details with the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> thank you. as we mentioned south jersey got a few inches of snow and the roads were a slushy mess as the people went to work and the kids went to school. katherine scott has more from
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hammonton. >> reporter: overnight this storm started as rain and then 4:00 a.m. we saw the change over to snow, it wasn't the accumulation of this storm that was causing problems, it was the timing. right in the middle of the morning rush. >> i was hoping we were done with all of this but i guess not. >> nope, not done yet the snow was falling in hammonton and around town people were clearing up so they could get out. along north second avenue and over on woodlawn, some families needed another snow gone to get out of driveway and off to school. laurie drove in to pick up her granddaughter. >> it was slushy and i drove 25 miles per hour from atco here. >> reporter: the white horse pike was drivable just slush and slop. >> one minute we get this and the next minute it's going to be warm. >> early this morning what
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started as rain turned into snow, first it stuck to the shrubs and grassy areas. >> i stayed in the house and near the fireplace all day. >> hopefully it's not as bad as last week. >> the snow was wet and heavy and smack in the middle of rush hour. >> i'll take my little girl sledding later. >> the storm was a nuisance more than anything and folks are trying to mentally prep themselves for a heavier snow storm that could come next week. in other news now, there is an increased police presence at abington high school after five student fights in four day there's. the school district is blaming social media for the spread of these altercations under the #~ abington fight week.
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it shows school officials and a resource officer trying to break a fight up. >> on social media, that is where i see most of it. >> what do you think? >> ridiculous, everyone fighting for no reason. >> the school district is trying to quell rumors of fights on social immediate and throughout the school and they are warning students there are severe sequences including expulsion. and democratic presidential candidate hillary clinton is trying to narrow the gap between her and bernie sanders. meanwhile presidential candidate, donald trump says he is stepping up his campaign after his second place finish in iowa. he is holding a rally today in south carolina. and "action news" will be in new hampshire covering the primary, the nation's first primary, watch for live reports from monica malpass from manchester starting sunday night here on
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"action news." there is more to come on "action news" at 12:30, the explosive spread of the zika virus is a global emergency and officials in the u.s. are taking more precautions, we have the latest in a full report. and from soccer super star to role model, amy wombach has her own barbie doll and hopes it will inspire girls everywhere to follow their goals.
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a u.n. human rights panel says that wikileaks leader julian assange should be freed. he has been wanted by sweden since 2010. he sought ecuador's embassy in
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london where he has been since 2012. britain rejected the group's ruling. the first case of the zika virus contracted was confirmed by health officials and here in the u.s. the state of florida extended a state of money to a fifth county. >> florida feeling the zika anxiety declaring a public health emergency in five counties reporting at least 12 cases. >> the mosquito that causes zika virus is common in florida. the state has 20 million residents and they have only 1,000 test kits. they are requesting more. >> only one in five people that are bitten by a mosquito show any signs or symptoms. >> fever, joint pain and red eye are symptoms.
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this woman believes she contracted in last year in guatemala. >> i got home from my trip and discovered a swollen lymph node. >> and in dallas the virus was transmitted sexually and as 2 million people flock to rio for carnival brazil is confirming the first case from a blood transfusion and now total cases 22 including a pregnant woman in her first trimester. doctors in brazil tell abc news that the first trimester is the riskiest and they are creating a study to answer that question and more and the major concern of course is the suspected link to birth defects in expectant mothers. >> it doesn't appear that the zika virus will dampen the five
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days of partying in brazil. it brings together millions of revellers usually scantly clad. many insist the show will go on. back here coming up tonight on "action news" at 11:00, nydia han has another episode of "action news" troubleshooters, she tracks down a local business owner asking the tough questions for our viewers. >> buyer beware of a local company operating from new jersey to pennsylvania. the owner still in business and taking new work is facing christmas falcharges for allegedly failing to do work for some of its customers. the "action news" troubleshooters are fighting to get your money back, before you pay a local business to make improvements to your home, watch our special report tonight on channel 6 "action news" at 11:00. and still ahead on "action news" at 12:30, another check of the forecast for you as we look live outside from sky 6 hd
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showing you the commodore barry bridge, melissa magee has an update from accuweather, a nice weekend ahead. the first weekend of february when we come back. and we are all about interacting with you, follow us on social immediate yar not headlines, and breaking news and to communicate with us. we are on 6 abc "action news" on facebook and twitter at 6 abc. i'm only in my 60's. i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses,
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the stomach turning spectacle known as wing bowl happens every year and they made their way in for the contest and it was fierce and molly schumer took the crown by devouring 129 wingses, the second time she has won it. she won a harley davidson and 10,000 dollars. ready for lunch? >> i may pass. >> she said she ate the bones too.
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>> can you tell. >> congratulations. >> and the plate too i think she ate the plate. >> stormtracker 6 live double scan radar you can see that the snow we had earlier today starting to move to our east. this is actually a big snow storm for areas in southern new england later on this afternoon and the weekend, we are clearing out and we show you the peck tour outside. the action cam was out in ocean city, new jersey, where folks picked up an inch to 3 inches of snowfall, it was the wet fluffy snow, the kind we like to see it's easy to shovel and moves out quickly, we have improx on the way for the rest of afternoon. 38 in quakertown and 42 in slatington and 41 in coatesville and 42 in center city. in new jersey it's cooler with you have snow showers, 4 in surf
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city, just one degree above the freezing mark at the boardwalk at 33 and upper 30s for vineland and 41 for smyrna and dover. the wind speeds, 5 to 10 in trenton and 22 in the poconos and as we go throughout the afternoon hours with the northwesterly wind it down slopes and drives the snow on out and produces more sunshine, winds gusting 25 to 30 miles per hour as we throughout the rest of the day. here is satellite 6 along with action radar, there is the area of low pressure in our region earlier this morning it's already starting to exit and the snow is moving in in areas in new england where they currently have winter weather advisories and warnings posted tonight and into their weekend. the call from accuweather back home. it's blustery and chilly and winds gusting 30 miles per hour and windchills for most of the day will be in the 30s. and overnight a few clouds and
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brisk and cold and down to 28 in philadelphia, and those winds slowly slacken and diminish for the rest of tonight. future tracker 6 showing you nice improvement and 32 in philadelphia and 26 in the poconos and 35 degrees in wildwood. as i advance this, you can see that numbers climb nicely and 2:30 tomorrow up to 43 in philadelphia and 42 in reading and 44 in dover. and temperatures maxing out in the upper 40s and better into the second half of our weekend of february. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast the sun returns today and windy a high up to 44 and tomorrow 47 with sunshine and clouds sharing the sky and sunday milder and 53 a good looking weekend and monday the chill returns 42 degrees and tuesday mostly cloudy and a high up to 40 and we'll watch the coast closely because snow is likely as an area of low pressure wants to form offshore.
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we'll keep you posted on the progress of that. wednesday clouds and sun and 40 and next wednesday brisk and cold and a high of 36. the sun returns and the weekend is looking good. >> thank you. on our people scene, world cup champion, amy wombach is getting a special honor, she is now a barbie doll. the doll has her shaved blond hair and her number 20 usa uniform. they introduced the doll as part of their heroes line. it's women in power. >> it prove wrez getting somewhere and not everybody is created equal and if you are out there and maybe your doll doesn't look like you feel here is another option. >> no word on when the amy wombach version of barbie will hit store shelves. >> the super bowl is just days away and one ad campaign
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attracted millions of people online. it shows nfl dads spending quality time with their daughters trying to tackle their tangles and it's sending a powerful message. >> it's pantene's blowout new ad. >> the only style i'm able to do is a pony tail. >> catching a too much down pass is easier than making a beautiful braid. >> my dad is giving me a dad do. >> it comes from the heart. >> show that girls that spend time with their dads grow into stro stronger women. >> just because you are a guy doesn't mean you condition do nothing with her. >> north carolina saints benjamin watson and his two little girls. >> my name is naomi.
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>> and i'm grace. >> and i'm benjamin, no daddy. she will judge all men by how i treat her, i have to connect with her whether it's doing her hair or riding bikes, showing them they are important and worth my time. >> look in the mirror what do you see? that is beautiful. >> dads teach their daughters a lot and helps them grow to be strong women. >> the campaign is also a pony tail play book for dads that can play football but not tackle a tangle. just divide the playing field in half and divide it into huddles and just like the nfl you can spike the ball or your hair. >> you guys want your hair spikes? >> i don't even know what that means. >> exactly.
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meteorologist, melissa magee, is back now with one final check of the forecast. >> improving this afternoon rick, we are showing you the numbers across the area, 44 in philadelphia and 45 in millville and sunshine and clouds returning after early morning snow. it's nicer this afternoon but keep in mind winds gust 25 to 30 miles per hour and windchills will be in the 30s, 42 in atlanta city and 42 in allentown. >> all right have a nice weekend. >> you too. here is a look at stories coming up on "action news" at 4:00. a picture of an intern caught sleeping on the job is going viral. first his workers photo bombed him and then the internet got creative. plus, a montgomery county student is honored tore trying to save her mother's life. the incredible story brand new at 4:00. now live to chopper 6 hd over
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breaking news, southwest philadelphia where we where told that bartram high school is evacuated because of a fire. a blaze ignited in a third floor bathroom and the school is evacuated and no reports of injuries. and fire at bartram high school. we'll have the latest coming up on "action news" at beginning at 4:00. that does it for us on "action news" at noon. don't forget to join us today at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00. for melissa magee, david murphy and the entire news team, i'm rick williams we'll see you later. frustrated with your overactive bladder medicine not working?
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