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"action news", delaware valley's leading news program with meteorologist melissa magee, jeff skversky and walter perez. saturday night i'm walter perez. democrats at the polls in south carolina plus police want your help finding a man wanted for a stabbing this morning the at a septa station. but the big story on "action news" is rescue of a man who was trapped after the house he was in quite literal willly crumbled around him this morning. it happened at 8:00 a.m. in the cities grays ferry section. "action news" reporter trish
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hartman is live at the scene with the full story, trish? >> reporter: well, walter demolition crews, have fenced off the property here and reid street is opened once again. it was closed earlier today. for the next few days crews will clear away what is left and sure up the structure next to the collapse. l and i tells us that building is vacant. officials are thankful this happened early in the morning and that more people were not injured. >> around 7:30 i heard a loud crack. almost the sound as if a tree was up rooting. >> reporter: then gregory cooper looked out of his grays ferry apartment window to see the house at 1401 south patton street collapse. >> i ran to the front of the building and asked if there was anybody in there. i heard a voice from the back of the house hollering help. >> reporter: police say that 39 year-old man who was on the third floor was the only person there, he was taken to the hospital, in stable condition, and treated for back pain. specially trained fire fighters rescued him from the pile of debris.
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>> squad 47 is a special rescue apparatus and they have special tools and equipment. because they were equipped they were able to excavate, one person from the telling. >> reporter: a coordinating to the department of the licenses and inspections, the stand alone building had no violations, the cause of the collapse is still under investigation, but. >> we have had a lot of wind and severe weather. that is, that it makes the building more vulnerable. you cannot say this that was the cause but does not help. >> reporter: raymond white said he spoke to the man who lives here a few weeks ago about the deteriorating condition about the building. >> all over the wall it fell off. so you could see cobblestone, meaning that water could now seep in and that would cause structural damage. >> reporter: first floor was a barber shop. the sign still visible in the ruble. but neighbors say it has been closed for years. focus on the damage were shocked and thankful that the man who lives upstairs was not killed to know he is in stable condition, to know he is in the medical care and that it looks like he will survive, that brings some joy to my
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heart. >> reporter: now, city has been investigating but officials say they may never know for sure what exactly what caused the who us to collapse. how how unusual this is, a full house collapse like this one happens once everyone or two years. we're live from grays ferry trish hartman for channel six "action news". >> thanks, trish. philadelphia police sergeant got banged up during an overnight crash in the wind field section. officer was responding to a called for backup at 3:00 a.m. when he lost control of his cruiser on park side and bryn mawr avenues and struck a pole. the officer was transported to penn presbyterian hospital where he was treated and released. septa officials are looking for this man whom they say stabbed a woman in the elevator of a septa station. it happened at 1:00 a.m. this morning at the huntingdon station of the marcus frankford el in kensington. investigators say suspect tried to rob a woman and stabbed her in the shoulder and knee. she was hospitalized but we're told she's expected to be just fine. if you have any information, please call the police.
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a huge fire in lehigh county, destroyed several apartment buildings but amazingly everyone escaped okay. it happened at 3:00 a.m., on front street and catasauqua. there are retail spaces in the build bug they were vacant no word how the whole thing started. fire department here in philadelphia, teamed up with the american red cross today with the goal, of preventing fire-related deaths the in the city. they went door to door, and in the logan section getting out and installing smoke alarms free a charge. ongoing campaign played a role in reducing fire-related deaths by 63 percent last year. and a mother and her three children were rushed to the hospital today after being exposed to carbon monoxide from a heater inside of their home and then a family had just moved into that home this past week. the "action news" reporter jeff chirico is live on the the 100 block of east sharpknack street in germantown with the full story, jeff? >> reporter: walter, this could have ended very badly, fortunately this home is
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equipped with a carbon monoxide detector which the mom says, saved their lives. >> it is hard to say because my kid are in here. my kid could have been dad what i would have did. >> reporter: she gets emotional as she talks about the carbon monoxide scare that forced her and her three children from their bed in the middle of the the night. >> i almost had a heart attack. i seen the ambulance. i panicked. >> reporter: family was awakened by co detector around 3:45 a.m. pgw crews found elevated levels of the dangerous gas in the home. she and her children's grandmother who had been spending time at the apartment said they both had been feeling ill before the alarm started but didn't know why. afterwards all were checked out at the hospital. >> elevated, in the babies room. the and, they gave them oxygen. >> reporter: pgw says a faulty heater toys blame, keith who had moved in the apartment earlier in the week said she had complained to manage. about the heater for days.
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now, robin, shut tours think what could have happened had the home not been equipped with the life saving detector. >> we could have not woke up at all, that is what could have happened. >> reporter: back out here live, last year a law went in effect here in philadelphia a requiring carbon monoxide detectors in virtually all apartments across the city. this is an example or could be an example of that law saving lives. we're live from germantown, jeff chirico channel six "action news". >> all right, thanks jeff. moving on to the accu weather forecast, last saturday in february it was, spectacular out there today and next few days it will feel like springtime. meteorologist melissa magee is at the big board with the first check of the accu weather forecast. >> we have nothing to complain about. currently in philadelphia we are at 43 degrees. thirty-five in the poconos. thirty-eight in reading. thirty-nine in the the west in
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lancaster. beach haven coming in at the 40 degrees. if you are stepping out here on this saturday evening at 7:00 p.m. it is partly cloud which a temperature of 42. we will drop down to 40 at 8:00 o'clock tonight. hold there at 9:00 p.m. partly cloudy at the 10:00 p.m. with a temperature of 39. upper 30's at 11:00 p.m. under a calm sky. we will talk about what is going on. temperatures currently and highs today 44 in philadelphia. fifty-one in cincinnati. sixty-six for st. louis and memphis. we will tap to that milder air with the southeasterly wind that moves in by sunday. talk about what ace head. the it is quiet and calm tonight. stretch of 60's starting as early as tomorrow with the hint of spring on the way. the rain arrives, early next week, we will talk about the details with the full and exclusive accu weather forecast, walter. >> thanks, melissa. hundreds of bernie sanders supporters gathered this afternoon in center city philadelphia for a march and a rally. the group of about 200, started their march, at city hall there, and their goal was to spread awareness about the
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upcoming election and, of course, show their support for bernie sanders. polls close in under an hour in south carolina where democratic voters are heading to the polls but officials say, turnout is light. hillary clinton is hoping for a big win while bernie sanders is already shifting his focus to super tuesday elections. clinton who is expect to easily win south carolina, lost that state to barack obama back in 2008. world news sat the day will have much more on the south carolina primaries coming upright after "action news" starting at 6:30. all right. much more to come on "action news" tonight, some future scientists came up with some interesting invention is today in delaware. we will show what you they came up with. plus, count down is on for the biggest night in hollywood, a preview of tomorrow night's oscars coming up. but first all weekend long the "action news" facebook page will be posting special videos and slide shows. the here's a look at some fun facts about the show.
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a touring company putting on a popular new play came to enan tabernacle baptist church today in west oak lane. it is called legacy. the it business a teenage aer who is slacking off in high cool but gets a vice from it six icon i can, influential black men from history who tell him about their struggles. when he wakes up he realize he
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he should draw on their lives to make positive life choices. in honor of the black history month culture took center stage today in university city. >> ♪ >> the penn museum held its annual celebration of african cultures there were traditional dances, music performances for the whole family to enjoy. from our delaware news room local girl scouts along with some scientist from his du pont came together in the spirit of getting more youngsters excited about studying engineering and science. engineers here tomorrow program took place this afternoon at the conrad schools of sciences in wilmington. du pont employees showed the girls how to make freestanding structures out of marshmallows and they learn about statistics using m and m's. this event has become a 27 year tradition. to count down, it is on to hollywood's biggest night, eighty-eighth annual academy award ceremony is tomorrow. crews are busy, as you can imagine, getting every detail in place. several hundred million people
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all around the globe will be watching, in fact, the oscars will be broadcast in 225 countries. the biggest stars will be there, of course, and this year vice-president joe biden will be also making a special appearance. the plus we're told that the format will be a little different this year so expect a few surprises. as you watch the show, we're enhancing your oscars experience. on six and six abc "action news" facebook page. we will have live streaming video from the red carpet, the best moments of the show, and be sure to join our facebook chat with alycia vitarelli who will be chatting live on line throughout the entire show tomorrow night. sports is up next on "action news". it was a nail biter today for temple owls. jeff skversky has hoops height lights when "action news" comes right back.
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campaign kick off today with a little help from some special guests. more than 100 people were able to meet with some of the characters at the sesame place right there in langhorne. they also discussed planning and fund raising, that will lead up to the march for babies on april 24th at the philadelphia museum of art. >> we love elmo. >> i'm with you. >> you know who else is the best. >> the flyers. >> they are getting there. not the best but just good enough for the playoffs. >> that is great. >> that is all they care about at the this point. flyers are without one of their top scorers against phoenix. jake voracek misses his first game in four years because of the lower body injury. that is the bad news. here's the good news, claude giroux is back. the flyers captain is back. they is, claude giroux back in action after missing last with a injury. what a entrance, first period on the power play, g with the g. flyers take a two-one lead. his 500 career point. forty seconds later then again yah scores. the flyers put up three in the
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first. but does it fall apart? things tighten in the third. here comes oliver larson past michael neuvirth. flyers put ate way, here edward bull maur, get in there, flyers win four-two. they have won four of six. they were briefly a point back until pittsburgh won. they are currently three out. >> we're playing the right way. we got everybody playing. you know, when we're, when the whole team is on the same page it makes everybody's job easier and right now we're playing some good hockey because we're playing hard, we're playing the right way. we need to keep playing like that. >> yes, they do. college hoops, number one ranked villanova they may not be top cats in the country come monday after lose to go xavier but nova can salvage a road trip with a w against marquette today. villanova trying to get it the together after losing for the first time as a number one. they show heart. the first half against marquette that is josh hart
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with 19. the nova up by ten. second half they put ate way, daniel ochefu, 18 for chef. nova with three players with nearly 20 points each. chris jenkins, bang. jay wright's villanova back on the right track winning 89-79. they are 25-four and they are back atop the big east, all by themselves in control. could temple's tournament shot come up short? while lose to go number one ranked villanova is not the end of the world the owls are coming off a loss to tulsa with just a few games to go. temple have have the force on their side? happy birth the day to hooter the owl, and dark vader and open against central florida. second half, ucf, he had 7-foot six, wow. temple down by two. temple's, with the three. and owls up by six. it comes down to the wire, tied at 61. three seconds left, quinton decozy what a shot, temple
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wins 63-six 16789 they are 18-ten with two to go in the regular season. losers of 12 of their last 13 lasalle trying to flex their muscles against george mason. tony washington with some muscle of his own. lasalle wins, 76-68. yeah, lasalle wins. only the seventh time we have seen this all season. only team worse than lasalle, drexel hosting northeastern today. tevan allen show, 27 for tevan. drexel trying to win three straight for first time all season but, they come up short, losing by two, delaware also loses to eland. since chip kelly's mad scientist experiment blew up in the lab and the eagles after lot of need heading in the nfl draft. and depending on what happens with sam bradford, the number one need could be quarterback. they may need a receiver too. today at the combine philadelphia native, roman
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catholic graduate willful werth fastest 40 times among wide outs. the penn state's christian hack evenberg getting looked at up and down. doug pederson what are you looking for when you meet the with the qb's. >> how can they come into your organization and command had the huddle and look at other guys in the huddle and how can one of these guys come into philadelphia and get jason pete tours believe what they are selling. i want to be able to see. that i want to look in their eyes and go hey that is the guy i can hang my hat on. >> sixty-one days until the nfl draft, eagles pick 13th at least for now. >> you still never know what you will get in the draft. >> no. >> thanks, jeff. up next tonight on "action news" taking a live look from sky six at the commodore barry bridge. a warm up is on the the way. the meteorologist melissa magee has the exclusive accu weather seven day forecast when "action news" comes right back.
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you see here, hundreds of people braving the chilly heat tore take part in the annual fallen hero polar bear plunge in north wildwood this morning. in case you are wondering the ocean temperature was just over 40 degrees which is actually much warmer then previous years this annual event raises money for the philadelphia fallen heroes fund. time for a check of the accu weather forecast. we have done that story a million times over past couple of years. today was not nearly as bad as past couple years. >> tomorrow might be warm, warranted to put your foot in the ocean water because it will be much milder as we get into the second half. >> but i will not do it. >> okay. >> here's storm tracker six live double scan radar you can
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see no issues with precipitation. we are dry for the rest of this evening. outside we will go to the action cam outside earlier, this afternoon at penns landing, we have got a bright blue sky looking at mushulu, a lot of people stralling along penns landing as well. we have real comfortable conditions as we go throughout the rest of the evening hours and as we mentioned a taste of spring on the way as we close out the last day of february. 44 degrees, that was our high temperature today. 3 degrees off the mark of 47. that is our average, but when you look at the month of february, overall, and so far the month has been averaging 2.3 degrees above normal and that is the case as we get in the day on sunday. currently it his three in philadelphia. thirty-four, up in the poconos. thirty-nine, in trenton. 39 degrees as well, in beach haven along the coast in wildwood where they have polar bear plunge 34 degrees. the currently at the 40 in dover. here's satellite six with action radar we have a mostly clear sky overhead. notice a few more cloud moving
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across northern and central sections of pennsylvania. a lot of that will drift eastward as we go throughout the rest of the night. turning partly cloudy as night wears on. here's the call from accu weather. we are on the chilly side. we will drop down to 34 in the philadelphia. thirty for suburbs with that overnight low and southeasterly wind. that southeasterly wind will get above average and where they should be this time of the year. here's set up. it is a cool start but a nice afternoon. that arctic air stays cut off from our region so high tomorrow in philadelphia, it is coming in at 63 degrees. the is there a weak frontal boundary that we will track and this frontal boundary lifts to the north tomorrow and as a result we will tap in the warm southeasterly wind. cold front will move through very late in the the day sunday, overnight sunday and into monday with that threat of a couple of spotty sprinkles earlier in the day, and, all about the numbers tomorrow, 6:00 in the morning, a chilly start, only 34, and in philadelphia. thirty-two in the poconos. thirty-one for reading. lancaster along the coast in
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wildwood, 40 degrees. the as we get in the afternoon hours with that nice southeasterly wind, 2:00 o'clock tomorrow most locations will be in the upper 50's, with the exception the poconos in at 48 and 49, right here in wildwood. here's the exclusive accu weather seven day forecast, not bad tomorrow. beautiful afternoon. high up to 63. remember, average for us this time of the year is 47. so we will be above that. and then we're track ago this weak frontal boundary early in the the day on monday. morning shower likely and then still mild up to 63. and march comes in like a lamb, on tuesday, that warmth continues in at 61 and then late tuesday into wednesday is there the threat of some heavy rain and even a gusty thunderstorms coming in at 53. and on thursday, cooler mostly cloudy, 45. rain or snow is possible, as we get into next friday, just 39 and 44, next saturday but 60's tomorrow walter will feel nice. >> springish. >> thanks, melissa. you can find the seven day forecast and live look at storm tracker six live double scan radar anytime of the day
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on our web site just go to, six count down to the 2015 philadelphia flower show is underway, and today folks enjoyed a pop up picnic to celebrate the upcoming show. it was part of the bloom philly festival outside reading terminal market in center city. those took part brought picnic tables and ate lunch on picnic tables warmed with space heaters there was live entertainment, oversized lawn games and balloon artist. world news saturday is next. thank you for joining us for "action news" at 6:00. the police join us for "action news" at ten tonight on phl7. then we're back here again on six abc at 11:00. for melissa magee, jeff skversky and the entire "action news" team, i'm walter perez. we will see you right back here at 11:00 o'clock. >> ♪
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welcome to "world news tonight." the showdown in the south. south carolina up for grabs as democrats cast their votes. hillary clinton looking for a big win over bernie sanders, while her husband goes on offensive against a heckler. >> if you'll shut up and listen to my answer, i'll answer you. >> so, what set him off? a new republican tag team hits the trail. chris christie and donald trump together. the frenemies now doubling down on marco rubio. >> rubio stole from the republican party. >> the schoolyard taunts. and tonight, the new comeback line. >> we can't nominate a con artist to become the head of the party. the factory worker coming face-to-face with the gunman, a man he thought was his friend. what that shooter told him right before he opened fire. the new concerns about e-cigarettes tonight.


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