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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning everyone. it's 6 o'clock on this tuesday february 23rd and we're following several new stories. >> a woman accused of ditching her young daughter after shoplifting from a center city store is now behind bars. >> happening today, philadelphia's iconic love sculpture will be on the move. >> get out that umbrella. accuweather is tracking two waves of wet weather flurry fork. >> let's turn now to dave murphy and karen rogers. looks like david doesn't need an umbrella just yet. >> not just yet though but that will become required equipment later on. take a look at cloud cover on satellite and you can also seat rain welling up from the south. isn't really over too much of the area yet but it is advancing closer to places
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like wilmington and as we go closer on storm tracker6 live double scan we've been watching this starting out below milford about an hour ago and now all the way up to dover and it does look like it will be up in philadelphia and the i-95 corridor before the end of the morning commute. winter weather advisory kicks in at 1 o'clock this afternoon up in northampton county pennsylvania and points north through the poconos where you could get a little wet snow at the outset. and then freezing rain is possible later today and tonight up in those areas. 39 degrees right now ahead of the advancing rain under the clouds, a little bit of a cool breeze, too, so you do that want your coats stepping outside. 39 wilmington, 35 in trenton. still around the freezing mark in allentown and reading and the 40's down south in wildwood. and as we roll through the day in philadelphia we'll still be in the upper 30's by 9 o'clock but looks like we're just stuck in the low 40's starting about 11 o'clock and going through the dinner hour and there will be that rain arriving during the morning and it pretty much stays with us all day. periods of light to moderate rain today. not tapering off until later on tonight. there's another round of rain
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coming, karen, late tomorrow and that one looks like it could feature some thunderstorms and pockets of heavier rain. i'll have that on future tracker six coming up. >> if you head out now you know you're good to go. we're dry here on 95 at cottman. no big delay. that's your southbound traffic headed towards center city and moving nicely here. westbound on the vine street expressway starting to notice a little more volume here as you head towards the schuylkill eastbound as well. not terribly slow just yet but you can see how you're jamming up westbound as you head towards the schuylkill. no overnight construction on the vine. we've had a couple of house fires, though. this one in marcus hook delaware county. crews are on the scene on ward street. this extinguished house fire in magnolia. you may see crews on hollywood drive near evesham avenue. stick to fresno to avoid problems. 42 northbound traffic right here and still just a 13 minute ride from the a.c. expressway to the walt whitman bridge. some building volume here. several southbound traffic
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stops this morning so watch your speeds as you head southbound. we've seen police on the side quite a bit out there so no speeding there in south jersey, matt. >> thank you karen. new on "action news" the mother accused of snatching merchandise at a center city retailer then running from officers while ditching her daughter at that store is now behind bars. "action news" reporter annie mccormick is live in front of the macy's with these new developments. annie. >> reporter: and, matt, police made that arrest late last night. they say that the woman who was being questioned by security here was in the custody of security when she left her young child behind here in the store. well, take a look at the video -- at this mug shot rather. this is 27-year-old mahogany terry. according to police, macy's security apprehended terry just after 6:00 p.m. yesterday when they suspect they had she was shoplifting here at the macy's in center city. now, they estimate she stole
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about $1,400 in merchandise with her four-year-old daughter at her side. now, when they handcuffed her in the loss prevention room, she managed to get out of her handcuffs and that is when she fled leaving that little girl behind in the store all by herself. well, back out here live philadelphia police department was notified, so was the department of human services. that little girl, though, we can tell you now is with other relatives. now, she was taken -- the suspect was taken into custody, like we said, late last night. she faces theft and related charges. she was expected to be processed overnighter and could face formal charges sometime this morning. for now reporting live in center city, annie mccormick, channel6 "action news." >> annie, thank you. also new this morning, a fast moving fire damaged two homes in the city's port richmond neighborhood overnight. a blaze broke out just before midnight along the 2200 block of tioga street. the house was vacant but the neighboring house was occupied. fire crews tell us the vacant home had a partial collapse in the rear of the structure.
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fortunately no one was hurt. no word yet on what started the fire. >> it is 6:05 now and new this morning, police in upper darby release surveillance video hoping to track down a burglary suspect. three businesses at the drexel line shopping center on state road were broken into early yesterday morning. police say the suspect used a rock to smash the front doors, then ransacked the cash registers. call upper darby police if you take a look at that and think you know that person. >> i'm erin o'hearn at the big board updating you on love this morning. love park that is. of course this is robert indiana's iconic sculpture that is synonymous with the heart of center city but this morning it will be uprooted and transported across the street to dillworth park for temporary display. of course the temporary relocation of love is while the park undergoes a $16.5 million renovation over the next year. now here are some of the renderings of what the new park will look like. the area will be more accessible with no steps. it will have a renovated
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welcome center and oval shaped fountain with a splash pad equipped with led lighting pretty cool. most of the concrete will be replaced with rain gardens and grassy spaces. this is not just a cosmetic makeover. the idea it was also make the park saver especially at night. again the statue moves at 10:00 a.m. this morning. new era in center city, tam. >> it's going to be beautiful see the final product. well, the way you build rewards at starbucks is about to change and perhaps not in your favor if you simply grab a cup of coffee every morning. maribel aber is live at the nasdaq in times square. a lot of customers are mad about this one, maribel. >> reporter: they are, good morning, tam. maybe the rewards not so rewarding for customers. starbucks is overhauling its rewards program under the new system small spenders won't be getting as many freebies. customers will earn stars based on the dollars they spends. if you're buying regular coffee you'll need to make an additional 31 visits to get
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your perks. stocks soared. futures point a lower open. reports on home prices and existing home sales due out later today. you're going the need to spend a lot more on amazon to get free shipping. the internet retailer i could the minimum to $49 up from $35. amazon prime members are not affected by the change on orders that include $25 in qualified books still ship for free. that's the later of the in business news from here. back to you matt and tam. >> thank you. getting ready for rain, it is a coming. >> storm tracker6 live double scan shows it down to the south of us and you can see how the early arm of it is beginning to push up into cape may county and dover getting very close to this as well. if we take a closer view you can see that dover itself is just on the cusp and smyrna not too far away as some of this is beginning to wrap up towards middletown out of the southwest as well. we're looking at this rain to overtake philadelphia in all likelihood before the end of the morning commute. as we take a look outside we have cloudy skies on the platt bridge ahead of the arriving precipitation.
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and it's on the chilly side out there and getting a little bit on the breezy side as well. 39 degrees in philadelphia. the wind chill currently making it feel like it's 33. so you'll want a coat even if it isn't raining out there and maybe you keep that umbrella handy as that rain is on the way north. 31 degrees below freezing in allentown, 33 in reading, 35 in trenton, 43 in cape may. as that precipitation starts to push up through this part of the region about the northern half you might see a sleet at the beginning of this but generally speaking it is rain across most of the region. future tracker6 shows us by 9:00 this should be past philadelphia pushing up towards allentown. as you get up into new castle -- northampton county and then up to the poconos there is a chance that this actually starts to fall as wet snow this afternoon and this evening and then changes over to some sleet and freezing rain. there's at a winter weather advisory for northampton county and the poconos kicking in at 1 o'clock today. but for the rest of us the impact will be as rain and most of you will only see rain. then by 3 o'clock you can see how it's not the heaviest
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downpours. every now and then there could be a little steadier stuff over to the east of philadelphia. by 7 o'clock it looks like the rain is dying down even more and by 11 o'clock tonight this first sound pretty much over as a warm front gets past us. up in the lehigh valley we're going for a high of 39 degrees today, a little wet snow at the outset changing over to rain especially up into northampton county and then at the shore we're going for a high of 42, cloudy skies, just rain down the shore but off and on rain through most of the day. and in philadelphia cloudy skies and rainy today, not the heaviest rain but damp conditions certainly and chilly, too, 42 degrees and the winds blowing at 10 to 20 miles per hour. 38 is the overnight low. cloudy skies, some rain and drizzle still around through the evening hours and a little bit toward morning and then wednesday, well, looks like in the morning it's mainly cloudy arc little drizzle, a couple of spotty showers. that patter tern continues into the afternoon and then we get late into the afternoon especially the early evening and future tracker is showing some pockets of heavier rain coming in ahead of an approaching can cold front.
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there might even be some rumbles of thunder and thunderstorms mixed in up until 11 o'clock. maybe you hear a rumble of thunder tomorrow as you're trying to get to sleep. overnight this gets out of here and by thursday we're leftover with spotty drizzle and showers. over the next few days though decent amount of rain. late of the models suggest an inch an quarter in philadelphia and more than that down by the shore. your seven-day from accuweather, it is chilly today with a high of 42. cloudy skies and periods of rain. tomorrow rain building a little bit during the afternoon and then in the evening we'll have showers and maybe some thunderstorms. pockets of heavier rain an high of 58. and then a spotty shower on thursday and our high is just 57 degrees there. that's going to be probably early in the day and i could see the temperatures dropping a little bit after that and then we stay cooler, blustery on friday, 42. 43 brisk and chilly on saturday and back into the 50's on sunday and monday. >> springy numbers. >> i know they're great. >> thanks, david. 6:10 now. up next more stories you didn't see last night including the victory for
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transgender rights and the governor who vows to overturn them. >> these jeopardy hopefuls were bar fred taking the entrance test. the answer, who are canadiens. karen. >> a problem on i-95 and look at the jam-up here due to a disabled vehicle on i-95. this is at girard northbound. i'll show you the backup coming up. >> and see a family's clever nod to this year's oscar nominated films later in the morning buzz.
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>> 6:14. chopper6 is live over breaking news in the lehigh valley. this is a scene of a fatal hit and run. it happened near the intersection of saint peter's road and sweet wood drive in upper milford which is in lehigh county. you see it is blocked there right now. accident investigators remain on the scene. a fire truck is there to illuminate the scene so obviously this is closed and police tell us they're searching for an early 90's jeanne clery that may be involvedly so again a fatal accident. we'll continue following this story from the lehigh valley. >> let's led to karen rogers with all your traffic issues. >> we're looking live at 95. penndot is trying to zoom in on a vehicle here but this is i-95 at girard northbound as you head towards allegheny. i know it's a shaky slot but you get the idea of the jam we z look at the headlights
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stretching northbound at allegheny. it's all because of a disabled vehicle that blocks the right lane. so, this is i-95 northbound at girard. the right lane is blocked with the disabled vehicle and we're really jamming up here passing this so as you head towards allegheny avenue, you're dealing with this one at girard with the right lane being blocked and people trying to swerve around that. southbound those are your taillights and we're dealing with some extra volume there as well. also some other issues around yesterday. we had new construction just started yesterday morning and so you're dealing with it today. flourtown road shut down between joshua road and thomas road. you have to use stenton avenue as your alternate for this long term construction. it runs until june. it's new this week. let's go one more time here. this is 70 westbound past 295. we've got some construction and a traffic shift. they're going to be dealing with this until next monday. that it's a busy area in cherry hill. so you want to watch for that as well. let's go outside live. we had that one disabled vehicle on i-95. this is a disabled vehicle on 422 on the shoulder. police are back on the scene with the tow truck trying to
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pull it out of there. it's been stuck out here for awhile westbound at oaks. it's eastbound where you see the heavier volume but westbound off to the side at this point but they may need to block a lane as they pull that disabled vehicle out of here. satellite6 and action radar showing the roads are mostly dry at this point. we're watching that rain though build closer to the region and we're going to be dealing with this really a couple day event so here's the commute of concern. this morning the rain arrives for your later commute. this afternoon it's a rainy commute as you're driving home. tomorrow morning's most al dry commute and then wednesday evening and wednesday night there will be some pockets of heavy rain at times so we'll be watching for that, tam. >> okay, thank you, karen. in charlotte city north carolina city council has voted to expands its nondiscrimination ordinance. the seven-four vote came after dozens of people expressed their view on the plan. the proposal expands protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity. one of the revisions will allow people to choose restrooms corresponding to the gender with which they identify rather than
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necessarily the gender with which they were born. that can mean a coming public fight since north carolina governor pat mccleary says that measure could threaten public safety. >> next in health check weighing in. doctors offer an answer to the question of how often you should step on the scale if you want to lose pounds. david. >> we've got rain gear ready for the kids just in case those raindrops come up before they get on the bus from the south this morning. this afternoon it will be today. i'll have your day planner forecast and we'll check out the airport call.
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another disabled vehicle. we've got several already this morning. this is in pottstown on adams street atwood lands drive. meanwhile mass transit the septa trolley route 36 back to normal now, david. it was shuttle busing. >> our first round of light rain karen is beginning to push now past cape may up to sea isle city. dover has got it. some of this is pushing in towards middletown delaware. does look like this has a chance of getting past philadelphia during the end of the commute. cool today, 37 degrees by 7 o'clock which is more or less where we are right now. by 9 o'clock we're at 38 degrees. then we'll spend the afternoon sit, in the low 40's with periods of moderate to light rain falling off and on throughout the day. on the big board at the airport we're hoping for all green aircraft. that's what we've got but we're still reporting rain down in dallas fort worth. no weather related problems anywhere else although rain is pushing up toward our local airport tam over the next hour or two. >> thank you david. in health check the debate over how often you should weigh yourself goes on. according to a recent study
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from cornell people who weighed themselves every day lost twice as much as people who weighed themselves less often. maybe not because other experts say dale weigh ins are not a fair judge because the average adults weight can fluctuate by up to five or 6 pounds a day. a psychologist specializing in weight loss says weighing yourself once or twice a week is usually enough. it sounds like to me you should do whatever you're comfortable with. you can head over to the 6abc facebook page or you can comment about this story. what do you think people should do? and see the full report. >> phillies first full squad workout is scheduled for this morning in clearwater florida. first baseman ryan howard took the field a day early. the longest tenured philly could be stepping onto bright house field this spring for the final time. the team can walk away from his $125 million contract at the end of the season. the phillies needs him to be better at the plate against lefties if he wants mr. time at first base. darin ruf could platoon with howard at first.
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>> if he plays wells and hits well he'll play every day. >> it's up to him. >> it's up to him. he'll determine whether or not that happens. >> former phillies teammate jimmy rollins signed a minor league deal with the chicago white socks. >> it is 6:22. the morning buzz is coming up next. >> and here's a look at what the "action news" team is working on for tonight at 11:00. >> this is one party i had to check out. i'm sharrie williams. i'm giving you the first inside look at a club craze that's growing in popularity. the twist. where is the music? >> disconnect everyone. >> how does something like this work and why are party goers raving about it. we're no longer staying sile health on this new way to party. the story tonight on "action news."
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>> happening today head coaches at the university of tennessee will hold a rare joint press conference today. they'll address an explosive new lawsuit. suit filed by six women accuses the school of violating title nine. it says the university acted with "deliberate indifference in its response to incidents of sexual assault." and the suit is making huge waves because it references a sexual harassment claim a female tennessee trainer made against broncos quarterback peyton manning back in 1996 when he was a student at the university. manning has denied assaulting that trainer. >> time for your morning buzz. if you're a canadian and you're not alex trebek don't expect to be on jeopardy. canadiens were excludesd from taking last month's online
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test to be other popular game show. show officials blame the country's change in privacy laws. producers said they are working to clear up the issue. canada native trebek responded to controversy in a statement. he, too, blames canada's privacy laws. hate or love it 50-cent is going to have to explain all those benjamins. the rapper also known as curtis jackson may have if i would say for bankruptcy last summer but that's not stopping him from posting piles of money on social media but his posts may be getting him in trouble with the law. you think? yesterday he posted "i ran through all the money i made hustling before my music took off. the rammer has been summoned a bankruptcy court. a date has not yet been set. on to a lighter and cuter story. the oscars just got a whole lot more adorable with the big awards show just a few days away the sore reno family has once again taken on social media with matt damon's little boy with an astronaut.
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this marks the fifth year in a row they have used props and costumes to stage scenes. they honored leonardo dicaprio matt damon and the cast from "mad max." they needed a few extra recruits. there they are. >> i imagine they'll be watching on sunday night since they have so much time on their hands. >> thanks erin. 6:27. meteorologist, david murphy is tracking rain that will move in for the tail end of the morning commute. >> our katherine scott is outside an apple store where demonstrations will be held later today in support of apple. katherine. >> reporter: dozens of rallies will be held today as the debate rages on as to whether unlock a terrorist's cell phone that many story live from center city coming up.
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>> breaking right now on "action news" police are looking for a hit and run driver who left a person dead on the road. >> now on "action news," storm tracker6 live is on the watch for two rounds of rain. first wave could fall as wet snow in the far northern suburbs. >> new this morning, a woman in the lehigh valley really hopes somebody knows who this guy is. she says she was the focus of a sickening attack by him in a grocery store. >> let's talk about that rain. first up with david and karen. good morning. >> little chilly on the terrace ahead of the rain cloudy, too. take a look at cloud cover on satellite and that rain advancing from the south. you can see how it's changing over to a little bit of snow out to the west of us. and the far northern and western suburbs could see some sleet and then maybe a little bit of wet snow before a changeover. best chance of that is northampton county and on up to the poconos. the rain right now is continuing to push past sea isle city and past dover filling in to areas just below middletown delaware and before the end of the morning commute it does look like it's possible it will get up past philadelphia. there's the winter weather advisory for northampton
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county and points north. this kicks in at 1 o'clock this afternoon where you could get a little wet snow eventually mixing with freezing rain. that's technically up until 9:00 in the morning especially up towards the poconos. 39 degrees ahead of the precipitation right now philadelphia. 39 in wilmington. 35 in trenton. still down around the freezing mark allentown and reading and in the 40's down south. speaking of which, the 40's is where we're going to get stuck for most of the day. low 40's starting about 11:00 and going all the way to 6:00. your high is 42 and the rain will not be super heavy today but it will be pretty damp once it arrives and staying fairly damp through the afternoon and in through the early evening hours. when i step inside we'll talk more about that second rounds coming late tomorrow and tomorrow night. could even be some thunderstorms and some downpours with that one karen. >> we'll have some wet roads to contends with but not yet. looking live at i-95 here we are at girard and i know penndot's got a closeup view of their truck. you can see the disabled vehicle blocking the right lane on i-95. this is northbound at girard. really creating a traffic jam here. so traffic is jammed through the area on i-95 northbound
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from the vine street expressway to girard. you can't see it from this shot that penndot has butter trust me it's jammed. i-95 southbound approaching cottman you're heavy past academy to cottman and again from allegheny to girard. it's a 21 minute ride from woodhaven to the vine so no unusual delay really southbound. it's northbound because of that disabled vehicle blocking a lane. in pottstown here we had a disabled vehicle. it's cleared here on adams streestreetstreestreet at woodl. on 42 volume building. >> pennsylvania state police investigating a deadly hit and run in lehigh county. chopper six was over the scene here in upper milford township. police say a person was hit and killed at saint peter's road and sweet wood drive around 1 o'clock this morning. the driver left the scene and police are searching for an earl. 90's jeep cherokee that may be involved. on to other breaking news in new jersey, a fast moving fire damaged a home in camden county.
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police in gloucester township snapped these pictures of the flames. the fire broke out on the 500 block of hollywood drive about an hour ago. right now fire crews are on the scene getting the hot spots out. so far no word on injuries. >> developing now, "action news" has learned the coroner is on the scene of a shooting in atlantic city. one person was rushed to the hospital from the 1100 block of north ohio avenue just before 2:00 a.m. the city's major crimes unit was called to the scene in addition to the coroner. so far police have not said who pulled the trigger or why but we are working to get answers from all these questions so stay with "action news" and 6abc.com for updates. >> erin o'hearn in the satellite center. new this morning out of bethlehem and it is an odds one. police want you to take a look at these pictures very closely. authorities say yesterday around 11:00 in the morning a man believed to be the one you're looking at assaulted a woman with bodily fluid. the victim says it happened while she was shopping at the valley farm market. the woman actually followed
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the guy out of the store and was able to snap these three photographs of the man. as you can see he's wearing jeans a dark coat a baseball hat and he's carrying what looks like a blue bag over his left shoulder. he also appears to have some facial hair. obviously if you recognize this man or have any information about the incident bethlehem he's police wants you to call them immediately and you can call (610)865-7146. of course your tips can be anonymous and i posted that number on my twitter account and facebook account and of course we'll put it on 6abc.com as well. back to you. >> thank you erin. this is the mangled aftermath of a police chase in wilmington, delaware. the people in the car fled a traffic stop at concorde avenue and market street at 10:00 last night. the driver then crashed into a tree and at least two parked cars while going the wrong way down a one-way street. police arrested two people in the car. a third person got away. no police officers were hurt. >> ♪ >> republican voters in nevada will caucus today. polls suggest donald trump
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will win again on the heels of his nine south carolina last weekend. ted cruz and marco rubio are shrugging it out for second and speaking of shrugging it out trump got very aggressive talking about a protestor at one of his rallies in nevada. >> he's walking out like a big high-five smiling laughing. i'd like to punch him in the face, i'll tell ya'. >> trump said he wanted to punch a protestor in the face. you just heard that after the man was escorted out of his rally last night. trump also accused the man of trying punch the security officers forcing him out of the rally though the man did not appear to be fighting often those officers. it's unclear what the man who disrupted the rally was actually protesting. >> 6:35 now. there is a local connection to a big shakeup in the ted cruz campaign. staffers from the university of pennsylvania's student newspaper the daily pennsylvanian took this video in south carolina last weekend. it shows marco rubio walking past ted cruz's father and a cruz campaign worker who was holding a bible. now cruz spokesman rick tyler shared the video online claiming rubio said about the
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bible got a good book there, not many answers in it. rubio says he actually said all the answers are in there. ted cruz asked for and accepted tyler's resignation yesterday. the battle for african-american voters continues with south carolina's democratic primary on saturday. the bernie sanders campaign will start running radio ads in the state today featuring director spike lee. in the one minute ad lee talks about zapped's record on fighting for civil rights. hillary clinton picked up another delegate from her win in nevada and now leads sands in pledged delegates by one. clinton's lead gets much bigger when you include endorsements by super delegates. throws are party leaders and members of can congress who can support any candidate regardless of whom voters support. >> let's talk about this rain. >> storm tracker6 shows it down south beginning to inch up from the southwest. if we go in closer you can see this is past sea isle city cape play way little bit of
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light rain smyrna, middletown getting closer and just beneath where it says double scan live we've got wilmington and so it's not too far away from wilmington. it does look like before the end of the morning commute we'll probably see that rain creeping all the way up past philadelphia. as we take a look outside at this early hour lots of clouds over the city right now but dry road conditions across most of the immediate area. and chilly so you'll want to grab your coat, maybe keep the umbrella lanumbrella handy. the winds out of the northeast at 10 miles an hour and that's dropping that wind chill down to the freezing mark so a morning for the extra gear. rain does look like it's going to make a pretty quick move to the north by 9 o'clock it's probably past the city at the outset especially once we get into i-95 and north there could be a little bit of sleet or brief wet snowflake. generally speaking though this is rain and then once it pushes up towards northampton county and the poconos there's a chance we get a period of wet snow maybe changing to some sleet and freezing rain later tonight. there is a winter weather advisory for northampton
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county and points north kicking in at 1 o'clock this afternoon. for most of us this is a rain event. that's not all there heavy rain. steady at times. and by 6 o'clock it does look like it's beginning to filter away and later in the evening we're down to just sprinkles and showers. as we take a look at temperatures today, well its a wet chilly one with temperatures during the afternoon stuck in the low 40's, a high of 42. and that rain as you just saw slackening off a bit during the evening hours. a high of 39 in allentown, 40 in reading, low 40's from trenton down to wilmington and mid 40's in millville, dover, cape may, new jersey. a little bit milder down south. then tomorrow cloudy in the morning with some drizzle and some spotty showers. looks like there will be more of that during the afternoon. ly but as we go late into the day and especially into the evening the models are showing some pockets of heavier rain building in and there could even be some thunderstorms mixed in. again, this is tomorrow night up to 11 o'clock you see some more of this falling. so, a little wetter out there on wednesday night. and then that gets out of here overnight and on thursday we're left with mainly cloudy skies and a couple of spotty
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residual showers. how much rain are we looking at over the next couple days? the model is projecting an inch and a half up to 2-inches. some a little bit lower than that so a decent amount of rain coming but it is spread outer over a couple days. your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, we're going for a high of 42 degrees, cloudy and somewhat rainy today. and then afternoon and late day nighttime steady rain on wednesday, a high of 58 degrees and we probably won't get there until later in the nighttime period. during the day we'll slowly be climbing through the 40's eventually getting into the 50's later on ahead an approaching front. on thursday a spotty shower around 57 degrees. temperatures may slide a little bit during the afternoon. and then blustery and cooler conditions arrive on friday with a high of just 42 there. brisk and chilly on saturday, 43. and then bouncing back up into the 50's on sunday. looks like the next chance of precipitation is now monday so the weekend looking dry. >> that's good. >> uh-huh. >> thank you david. it is now 6:39 and happening today, people will
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be crowding around apple stores but this time it's not for a new product. >> and later a dog gives new mean to the order stay. karen. >> we're extra heavy on i-95 northbound. this is a look at the vine street expressway here and you could see that northbound traffic headed towards girard where we had app disabled vehicle in the process of clearing and we'll talk about a new accident coming in in conshohocken coming up. >> and an oscar winner lends his legendary voice to a navigation app and i know one person who is going to use it. that's later on "action news."
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>> ♪ >> 6:42. the columbus monument along columbus boulevard along penn's landing and the delaware river. it's 6:43 right now. if you're leaving for work or school a little later this morning it will likely be wet. >> let's head to karen rogers. >> this is a problem on i-95. we have a wider look here. this is the disabled vehicle it's in the process of clearing. we still have police out there with the flashing lights and this is i-95 northbound at girard. looking heavy at this point on i-95 from the vine street expressway to girard. so, northbound's really extra heavy. southbound this is your normal morning volume and southbound heavy as well past academy to cottman and allegheny to girard so you're really heavy in both directions but it's northbound that has that problem with the disabled vehicle. here's a new accident in conshohocken on crawford avenue at front street. so watch for this one just coming in to us right now. also in new jersey on 295 southbound at florence-columbus we have a new accident on the left shoulder so watch for that
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some slowing on 295 southbound. that one in burlington county this morning. chopper six was overheads of this hit and run accident we have been talking about here. this is in upper milford township and we still see police restricting traffic. they're blocking the intersection of saint peter's road and sweet wood drive so if you're in this area, stick to mountain road and macungie mountain road as your alternates. we've been talking about the rain on its way and on storm tracker6 live double scan we can see that areas to our south are already getting wet here, route nine and the garden state parkway on cape may county as well as route 47 delsea drive from milford on south in fortescue in middletown n-dover, you have wet roads this morning but it hasn't come up through the rest of the area just yet. but it's on its way, matt. >> okay, karen, thank you. this is new video of the intense smoke and flames that shot out of a california warehouse overnight. the inferno broke out in rancho dominguez near los angeles. firefighters were able the keep the two alarmer from spreading to other buildings but the blaze burned right through the roof.
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no injuries have been reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation. >> happening today, the pentagon's plans for shutting down the detention center at guantanamo bay cuba they're expected to be delivered to congress. it calling for transferring the remaining detainees to a new facility in the u.s. 13 locations are being considered and the military estimates that it will cost $475 million to construct. but it will also they say save as much as $180 million per year in operating costs versus keeping guantanamo opened. crowds will gather outside of apple stores across the can country today to show support for the tech giant. apple is in a standoff with the government over unlocking the phone of a terror suspect so it's a showdown over what matters more, security versus privacy. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live outside of the apple store at 16th and walnut where one of those rallies is going to take place. good morning, katherine. >> reporter: good morning, tam. there will be dozens of rallies around world today including right here at this apple store in center city.
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the people who are organizing he's theise rallies support apple and believe if a back door is created into one iphone then everyone's privacy is at risk. >> where does it stop? >> reporter: privacy versus national security. the debate rages on over whether apple should help the fbi hack into the iphone belonging to suspected san bernadino terrorist syed farook. >> it's obvious these two people had assistance. >> reporter: 14 people were killed in that attack and investigators believe there might be clues on the cell phone. drexel university professor rob david: >> reporter: says the device is only useful unlocked. >> they know if 33 can't find some mechanism to bypass this security system, they're never going to get into the phone. because the data are going to be going to be wiped clean. >> reporter: the courts have ordered the tech giant to help but apple has cited privacy concerns saying it won't build a back door to bypass security features. the fbi says it needs to be able to guess the suspected terrorist pass code without it
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self destructing. a new pew research poll shows more than half of americans think apple should unlock farook's phone. >> when the suspected terrorist is deceased and given what they did, i think there's definitely less of an expectation of privacy and like i said not one here so i hope apple does the right thing. >> you always wonder in the wrong hands could that be used for nefarious purposes and so i guess i would feel nervous about that. at the same time of course i want everything to be done to help the security of our nation. >> reporter: another one of the local rallies is taking place in cherry hill. they all begin at 5:30. we're live in center city, katherine scotts, channel6 "action news. >> thanks, katherine. billing cosby's wife has agreed to another deposition next month in connection way defamation lawsuit filed by seven cosby accusers. camille cosby avoided cameras before spending about two and a half hours answering questions under oath at a massachusetts hotel yesterday. no details have emerged about what she said during the
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deposition. now a lawyer for the plaintiffs had argued camille cosby's testimony would be useful due to the couple's 52 year marriage and her relationship as her husband's business manager. bill cosby has denied all claims of sexual assault.
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>> morgan freeman's unmistakable voice can can navigate your commute through the waze app. you can find the freeman
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option by going to settings shreking his name from the voice language list and tam and i have already set ours so that god will be directing us. >> he played god in the movies. >> yes. i like that idea. i think i'm going to do that. >> let's take a look at the schuylkill expressway. we haven't checked on it in awhile. we're looking live here at the conshohocken curve. that's your eastbound track on your right. pretty jammed from the blue route to past the curve and from the boulevard to girard. westbound kind of jammed in the usual spot past the boulevard to gladwyne. magnolia camden county hollywood avenue near evesham avenue, a louse fire there it's now extinguished but they've shut down evesham avenue between fresno drive and mailing about. stick to somerdale road dave. >> raindrops getting closer to wilmington delaware. all the way through atlantic city now. this is mostly light rain at the outset. maybe you get a little sleet pellet as it starts to pop in too but generally speaking we're looking at rain arriving and looks like it is going to
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be coming farther north as we roll through the rush hour. 38 degrees by 9 o'clock. then we spend the rest of the day in the low 40's with a high of 42. we are looking at rain pretty much through the day although it's not going to be super steady all the time, just kind of a damp chilly day. a little breezy and that rain probably overtaking philadelphia, tam, before the end of the morning rush hour. >> okay, thank you, david. this one will tug at your heart springs. the faithful pet dog who lost his owner to a violent crime is getting a new home. listen to what this dog d neighbors at an apartment complex in texas saw the dog patiently waiting at his owner's front door for more than two weeks. he refused to leave. but the man would never come home. he worked as a store clerk and was tragically killed during an armed robbery. >> he would follow the cars and then when he would realize that maybe it's not his owner's car he would just stands and there look helpless. >> neighbors put out food for the german shepherd but it still wouldn't budge.
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final a woman used her own dog to gain the shepherd's trust. she says that she'll foster the dog for a week and then the victim's brother plans to take the dog in after that. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> breaking news here. a driver struck and killed a pedestrian in upper milford township lehigh county this morning. police are searching for an
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early 90's jeep cherokee that they say may be involved. the woman accused of abandoning her four-year-old daughter at the center city macy's to escape a shoplifting arrest is now in custody. police say 27-year-old mahogany terry had been caught trying to swipe more than $1,400 worth of merchandise but then fled leaving her daughter behind. police in bethlehem want this man offer the streets. they are only saying he attacked a woman with bodily fluids yesterday while the woman was shopping at the valley farm market. >> let's go outside because i have an update on this problem on i-95. the disabled vehicle northbound near girard is cleared but you can see the delay here. we're really jammed on i-95 from penn's landing now to past girard. southbound you've got your normal delay but northbound very heavy. also a new accident in mansfield township burlington county. 295 southbound here at florence-columbus. >> the rain is coming creeping
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like a burglar getting ready to steal your dry roads. [laughter] >> looks like it will be up in philadelphia by the end of the morning commute and then after that it stays kind of damp today. highs getting up into the low 40's. it's creeping. >> do what you can to make it through this morning with a smile on your face. >> quite an analogy dave. >> thank you. >> for karen, matt, dave, i'm tam. see yo you here in 30.
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good morning, america. donald trump's vegas-size rally last night. his harshest words yet for ted cruz. >> this guy is sick. there's something wrong with this guy. >> and a protester. >> i'd like to pump him in the face, i'll tell you. >> as cruz is forced to fire a key staffer after new allegations of a dirty trick. severe weather alert. a large tornado outbreak expected to hit the gulf coast. damaging winds up to 70 miles an hour and golf ball-sized hail. 21 million people in the threat zone. flooding rain and storms from texas to maine. snow hole emergency. this 10-year-old girl falls ten feet below the surface. her father desperately tries to pull her free and we have the rescuers who got there just in time. ♪ and are you ready for this?

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