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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 4:30 on this wednesday february 24th. >> new this morning another election win for donald trump this morning he's basking in a decisive victory in the caucus in nevada. >> lesean mccoy meets with prosecutors, police and then his lawyer talked with reporters insisterring the former eagle did nothing wrong in a bar brawl. >> storm tracker6 is tracking more rain a-lot of it today. >> let's turn to meteorologist, david murphy and karen rogers with weather and traffic. good morning. >> we got a little bit of light rain this morning in the center portion of the region pushing through the northern
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suburbs. looks like it's all fairly light with the exception of some stuff on the other side of lancaster county so a few sprinkles, light rain your roads a little damp on the way in this morning. the wide view on satellite and radar shows there's a lot more of some speckled precipitation going down into virginia and then heavier rain that will be at times pushing through during the morning and especially later tonight. in fact tonight we could get a thunderstorm out of all of this. as you take a look at temperatures right now still cool to start out. 42 degrees currently in philadelphia, damp conditions and chilly much the way it was yesterday. 41 degrees in wilmington, 39 in trenton, 36 degrees in allentown. and 46 degrees in millville. they've dropped that winter weather advisory up in northampton county by the way. it's all rain there now. on the bus stop this morning mostly cloudy and damp. some of you might want an umbrella. 42 degrees by 6 o'clock and 43 degrees by 8 o'clock. it is going to get increasingly mild. in fact we'll climb from the 40's during the morning through the 50's during the evening and item even hit 60 around dinnertime or perhaps a little bit later this evening. that's going to be our
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forecast high, 60 degrees. there's also an issue as that front gets a little can closer we're looking at strong winds down in coastal communities with gusts up to 50 miles per hour so there is a wind advisory that kicks in at 6 o'clock tonight. doesn't expire until about midnight when we could get those gusts. more on how this rain is going to look on future tracker6 karen that's coming up. >> i'll show you how it looks right now on the roads. it's very light but you can see the roads are damp as you head out. this is a live look in king of prussia, the 60 just past 202 that's your eastbound traffic as you head towards gulph mills. very light volume, it's early but you can see the roads are wet. we got a little bit of spray as your trucks are driving through right now on the schuylkill. coming in from paoli devon or norristown no delay. how about in center city? this is the vine street expressway. no overnight construction. that's your westbound traffic headed towards the schuylkill moving fine. we are wet here on the vine but you see light volume. traffic moving fine. in skippack township montgomery county we do have an accident here to watch for and someone reportedly trapped in the wreckage of the
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accident so we've got a lot of emergency workers coming to the scene on collegeville road at lywiski. watch for that. new castle county an issue as well. construction on 495 southbound just between i-95 and edgemoor road. it blocks the right lane and it blocks the shoulder. that should wrap up in about another hour. one more issue with construction in new jersey. this is on 70 westbound past 295. they're doing traffic shift and this is going to last until monday morning. that's a busy area to have a lane shift so watch for that one as you're headed out the door, matt. >> okay, karen, thank you. new this morning donald trump extended he his winning streak to three states as he trounced the gop competition once again this time in the nevada caucuses. erin o'hearn has the results live at the big board this morning. hi, erin. >> hi, matt. trump was declared the victor the very moment the caucuses closed and his win was decisive. and he had a significant amount of the vote. here we go 46 percent for
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trump, rubio had 24 coming in second and cruz had 21 percent. now, 60 percent of voters in nevada said they want the next president to be a political outsider. that didn't bode well for senators ted cruz and marco rubio. they were battling it out for second place. here's what winner donald trump told those who gathered to support him. >> you know i get agreed deem i want money, money. now i'm going -- i tell was we're going to do, right. we get greedy, rider. now we're going to get greedy for the united states. we're going to grab and grab and grab. we're going to bring in so much money and so much everything. we're going to make america great again, folks, i'm telling you. >> and the democrats held their caucus on saturday and gave the win to hillary clinton over bernie sanders. south carolina democrats vote sunday. after that is a pivotal day super tuesday on march first with contests in 12 states. looking forward to that, tam. >> a lot of people are. thank you erin. meanwhile those democratic
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candidates are focused on that next primary which will be on saturday in south carolina this weekend. last night hillary clinton and bernie sanders confronted the issue of race during a town hall. sanders accused donald trump and others of forming what he called a racist effort to delegitimize the president. >> as i mentioned came from poland. i'm running for president. guess what? nobody has asked for my birth certificate. maybe it's the color of my skin. >> we have serious challenges and i think it's important for people and particularly for white people to be honest about those. >> african-american voters are expected to play a critical role in that south carolina democratic primary. >> other news now a police officer and a suspect in a domestic assault were both hurt during a scuffle in delaware county. police responded to the domestic dispute at a home on barker avenue in sharon hill last night. police say an officer approached the man who then slashed him in the face way butcher knife. a county detective who was at the scene fired a single shot
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hitting the man in the chest. the suspect is in critical condition. the officer is going to be okay. we will have more in a live report coming up at 5:00 a.m. new on "action news" a man attacked a teenaged girl on a hiking trail in berks county. it happened along the tune trail on monday morning. the 15-year-old victim tells police a man grabbed her from behind then physically and sexually assaulted her. the attacker is said to have a distinct tattoo with lettering across his stomach. a cash reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest. >> lesean mccoy and his lawyer met with philadelphia police investigators and the d.a. office. at issue what happened after a bar brawl involving a former eagle. two officers were hurt. let's go to katherine scott at the d.a.'s office in center city. good morning, katherine. >> reporter: good morning, tam. the district attorney continues to investigate. aat this point lesean mccoy has not been charged. a source tells "action news" that mccoy is claiming it
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was one of the off duty officers who was the aggressor that night in the club in olde city. lesean mccoy and his attorney dennis kogan walked out of his center city office yesterday. comments from the high profile attorney were few. but he maintains mccoy did nothing wrong the night two off duty officers were severely beaten at a nightclub. >> the one coat i have on the public record exactly that, he did nothing wrong. >> reporter: police say the fight inside recess lounge earlier this month began over a champagne bottle. the cell phone video shows a man appearing to be mccoy apparently throwing a punch. this photo obtained by "action news" shows officer darnell jessie's injuries. injuries to the second officer include a broken nose and broken ribs. jessie's attorney and the fraternal order of police stress it's the officers who are the victims here. >> i can assure you that someone will be charged. and ultimately the truth will
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be made known that these two young men who were out that night are the victims of a violent assault. >> reporter: at this point there's no word or time line on when the district attorney will make a decision on whether any charges will be filed. we're live in center city, katherine scott, channel6 "action news. tam. >> katherine, thank you for that. activists are calling on authorities to shut down the berks county residential center immediately. they allege that asylum seeking immigrant families obtained are subjected to medical neglect and abuse. the rally comes on the heels of the pennsylvania department of human services decision to revoke that center's license. it expired on sunday. the state says the facility was licensed as a child residential center not as a federal immigration facility. berks county has appealed that ruling. >> an amtrak train made an unschedule stop so a philadelphia woman could make an unscheduled delivery. she went into labor on board on saturday evening. the baby wasn't due until march 4th. the train stopped in aberdeen maryland so medics could take
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care of the emergency birth. little trinity christina stokes was born a healthy 8 pounds 5 ounces and mom says the middle name christina is in honor of a fellow passenger who comforted her during the ordeal. >> beautiful mom, beautiful baby. it's 4:39. still to come on "action news" this morning a jury has awarded millions of dollars to the family of a woman who died from cancer which she says was caused by using johnson and johnson baby powder. the family is now speaking out. >> a young man takes a corvette out for a test drive in california and the results are deadly for the car salesman who was a passenger. david. >> we got rain gear with the kids on the way in for some lighter showers, maybe some steadier rain by 3 o'clock this afternoon. could even have some strong thunderstorms around the area late today and tonight. i'll have all of this on future tracker6 coming up. >> ♪
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expected today. the action cam was in university city last night where most people needed an umbrella or at least a hood to cover up their heads. >> in fact we've got some rain coming down right now, david, but it's not the heavy rain that we're expecting. >> heavier stuff will be pockets through the day but the heaviest later tonight and there could be some gusty thunderstorms in parts of the region as well. storm tracker6 live double scan shows it's light nuisance rain right now. most of this is highlighted in lighter shades of green. every now and then down toward oxford and western, southwestern chester county you see a little bit of yellow but most of this is just rain and just light. as we take a look outside, we have sky6 and it's wet down there by the airport and, you know, these showers have been coming through overnight so -- in many parts of the region your roads are wet even if the rain itself isn't all that bad. your temperature is also chilly. remember how yesterday if you were out and about it was kind of chilly and dank. it's fill feeling that way this morning. 42 degrees is your temperature.
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winds out of the northeast at 10 and it feels like it's in the 30's in a lot of neighborhoods. in some neighborhoods you're in the 30's temperature-wise, too. allentown at 36, reading currently 38, 39 in trenton, 42 in philadelphia, 41 in wilmington and then milder mid 40's as we go down through south jersey and down through the heart of delaware. future tracker6 shows that you as we go through the morning up until about noon there is the chance that this rain starts to fill in a little bit more and at times we could get a little pocket of heavier rain coming through. and you go later into the afternoon, 5 o'clock and again it looks like a broken pattern of precipitation but it will definitely be damp out there. and there could be some more showers around. it's later on tonight when we expect in cold front to drive the heaviest rain n by 8, 9 o'clock we could have pretty good thunderstorms popping through the region as well and then it looks like by after midnight we start to die down and tomorrow we're just looking at a couple of spotty showers. we have some issues though. there is a slight risk of severe weather. it's marginal up in the northern portion of the region. and slight risk of some strong thunderstorms that could
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produce strong gusty winds down to the south. there's even a slight risk that some of those thunderstorms come up a little bit higher through the region. again the best chance of that would be late this afternoon and in through this evening. other issue is rain and some models are suggesting that from here on out we're still looking at anywhere from one to 2 inches of rain and where you get those heavy pockets i think that is definitely possible. temperatures today are going to be on the mild side as we go through the day we'll climb through the 40's from 8 o'clock to 10 o'clock. and then by noon all the way up to 53 and notice how it's not one of those days where the high temperature hits at 3 o'clock. we're just going to continue to raise those numbers. we might even get up to about 60 before dinnertime. if not, we'll hit it later in the evening hours but it is going to be a general progression with rising temperatures straight into the evening. so, as we take a look at the board for high temperatures today, you can see that all of these are probably later in the game. 60 in philadelphia, 59 in millville, 56 in cape may and 49 degrees up in allentown. your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast we're going for a high technically of 60 today
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but that's going to be later in the evening in all likelihood or late this afternoon. periods of rain along the way and a strong gusty thunderstorm possible either late in the afternoon or more likely later tonight. then a spotty shower around on thursday but overall it's a windy slightly damp day way high of 56 and then we're still looking nor cooldown on friday, blustery and colder conditions with a high of 40. it will feel colder than that with the wind and partly sunny on saturday inching back up to 45. milder again on sunday though with a high of 60. monday cloudy, breezy, 60 degrees there, maybe a spotty shower and then clouds hanging around on tuesday a-high of 52 and there could be some afternoon rain building in. keep in mind that whenever we are not on the air you can always check out 6abc.com/weather and get the latest and of course that storm track sucks app on your smartphone great thing to have around. >> certainly it is. >> during the day because you have those off and on showers. >> it's on my first page of apps. >> me too. >> thanks, david. a moderate earthquake
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rattled central california. a tower cam captured the moment the quake struck near bakersfield yesterday afternoon. no reports of injuries. a fire captain in curran county described the shaking as short brief but strong. also new from california, a carmax salesperson was killed in a crash during a test drive. it happened yesterday afternoon in ontario near los angeles. police say the customer testing out the corvette was high on drugs when he crashed into a tree. the 28-year-old customer was treated for his injuries at the hospital and was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence. >> an alabama family has been awarded $72 million in a lawsuit against johnson and johnson over at a come powder. jacqueline fox died of ovarian cancer in october of last year at the age of 62. she used johnson and johnson baby powder and shower to shower for years woman and monday a circuit court jury found the company liable for her death. >> the whole fight was for not
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just for her but for other women and that why i continued. that's why i continued this fight. >> it is the first time a u.s. jury has awarded monetary damages over claims about at a come powder. >> 4:47. still to come on "action news" what philadelphia officials plan to do with dozens of illegal bins scattered around the city that some see as an eyesore. >> an army specialist surprises her young son when she arrives home to new jersey. "action news" will be right back.
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>> ♪ >> welcome back everybody. can you tell it's a little wet out there? we need a windshield wiper for our camera lens. looking live at i-95 near allegheny. the rain isn't terribly heavy at the moment but the roads are a bit wet. no overnight construction, pretty light volume no, delays on i-95. that's your northbound traffic. they're headed towards bridge street and moving nicely. but we have an early morning accident in skippack township on collegeville road at lywiski road. as we take a fly of the northeast extension heading southbound seeing speeds like
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63 miles per hour so no problems there. coming down from the lehigh valley or quakertown it's wet but not the errable slow. i think that will come later. construction over here in bucks county route 13 that's bristol pike near 413. it's not causing too many big restrikes but they'll be blocking a lane at a time so watch for that, matt and tam. >> thank you karen. philadelphia officials say they are cracking down on illegal clothing bins. the action cam was in the city's germantown section yesterday afternoon where the first of those clothing bins was accident happened you have off the streets noon a did you mean story. according to the city those bins have attracted graffiti drug activity and plenty of trash. there are 70 of these bins in all. the plan is to break them down and recycle the metally. >> time for your first look at business at the big board. the philadelphia water department is seeking to raise rates roughly 12 percent over the next two years starting this summer. the utility answered public questions at the first of five hearings to be held over the next week and a half. it estimates it would cost an average household an extra
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eight dollars a mom the end water rate bill must approve the hike. volvo is testing a and nap sweden that could replace the car key. the app uses bluetooth to control locks and start and stop the and gin. the bbc reports that the automaker would add additional security measures inside the vehicle. the app could launch next yea year. after gains on monday the dow nasdaq and s & p down a little more than 1 percent. futures point to a lower open today. mars is recalling millions of mars snickers and milky way chocolate bars produced in the netherlands. the company fear there is could be pieces of plastic in the bars. the recall does not affect bars sold in the u.s. but does apply to some bars sold at duty free stores around the world. >> 4:52 now. coming up at 5:00 a.m. deadly storms moved through the southern states leaving a trail of devastation behind. >> and up next, authorities report what was around supreme court justice antonin scalia
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when he died. >> ♪
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>> a sheriff's incident report shows nothing appeared out of place around the bed where supreme court justice antonin scalia was found dead in his west texas suite. a supreme court doctor says a variety of health problems including coronary artery disease obesity and diabetes likely contribute to do scalia's sudden death. the district attorney says that long list of health
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problems made an autopsy unnecessary. meanwhile republicans who control the senate judiciary committee have said there will be no hearings on a nominee made by president obama to fill scalia's vacant seat. >> a south jersey family received a special gift from from halfway around the world. a messcut was found in a field of france. he determined it belonged to hudson funk who served in the b company 330th 83rd division during world two. then he traction dow he trackede family. >> he found dad's mess kit over in perhaps i said that's hard to believe. >> it's just amazing that we're going back and really finding out what happened with -- with our father. >> funk a roxborough native had stepped on a land mine lost both his legs and left the mess kit behind on a farm in normandy. >> new here on "action news" a
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north jersey soldier returned home from afghanistan and surprised her son at day care. army specialist amanda rodriguez wanted to surprise her three-year-old son. so she showed up at his day care. she says she was a little nervous about what his reaction was going to be at first. as soon as he saw mom you see it right there he ran straight into her arms. >> yet another special reunion. >> yeah. >> 4:57 now and still to come on "action news," a child's birthday party turns violent. police in connecticut are looking for the nearly dozen adults responsible for the melee at a chucky cheese. >> tragic new developments involving a missing plane with dozens of passengers in nepal. those stories and more when "action news" comes right back. >> ♪ remarkable things are happening at your local acme.
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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. it's 5:00 a.m. on this wednesday february 25th. we're following several breaking and new stories. >> tragic new developments on what happened to a small passenger plane that disappeared in the mountains of nepal. >> an officer is recovering after violent scuffle leads to a shooting in delaware county. we're live with the latest. >> severe weather outbreak in the deep south left at least three people dead. accuweather is tracking the system as it heads toward us. >> let's head on over to dave murphy. he's got latest on that system and karen rogers is watching traffic. good morning. >> well, we have some light rain in the region right now and the winds aren't all that bad just yet. we are looking at mainly spotty off and on light precipitation. your roads are certainly wet and that's going to put some spray up on the windshield probably slow you down a little bit as tra

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