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chester delaware county, an amtrak does he want has killed two people more than a dozen others were injured. we have information scrolling across the bottom of the screen how you can find loved one affected by ththis accident. "action news" report trish hartman is live at the staging area in trainer with the latest developments on this. >> reporter: gray just a few minutes ago a news conference wrapped up at the staging area. we heard from the chester fire official and amtrak official both who made brief statements. we learned that the two people who died in the ordeal were not
passengers on the train. the ntsb is en route and will be investigating the crash and derailment. service in the northeast corridor is suspended between philadelphia and wilmington. we are at trainer united methodist church. amtrak palmetto train was heading to georgia. two people confirmed dead one of whom what was the operator of the backhoe. now, one person was seriously injured. 16 people suffered minor injuries. 341 total passengers along with seven crew members. amtrak service on the northeast corridor between philadelphia and wilmington is suspended. we spoke with passengers about their ordeal this morning. i woke up and was thrown into
the seat in front of me, the windows were blown out bide me. there was a -- beside me, there was a fireball. there was decrease speed to hat and yellow smoke surrounding the train as we stopped. we woke up to a boom and hesitation, smoky nasty smelling smoke started coming into the train, it was scary. we havr audio from first responder who were called to the scene shortly after the accident. this is what they found.
we checked the train we have one level three walking wounded. one doa. we'll check another portion of the tracks. we have our second doa located at the impact site of the backhoe. we're continuing to search for more bodies at this time. is of right now, the two confirmed fatalities are believed to be the only death in the crash. there are 16 minor injuries reported and one person is in serious condition. developing right now at noon, investigators are still trying to figure out what caused part of a buildings to come crashing down, this happened in southwest philadelphia. this is a look at the destruction on the 5000 block of warrington avenue. bricks and other debris fell on a car after 6:00 a.m. a man inside the car was hurt and had to be taken to the hospital. we are told he has non-life
threatening injuries. police have closed off this area of warrington avenue stay with "action news" and 6abc.com for the latest on the developing story. [cheers and applause] and now, of course to nova, the wildcats are just one win away from claiming a national championship. they cruised to victory over oklahoma and in the process set a new ncaa record. "action news" sports director ducis rogers has the latest. >> reporter: this was about as one sided of a game you could get. in the end villanova beats oklahoma 95-51 to secure it's place in the national championship game. they came out nervous in houston, this would be none of that. first half, josh hart near perfect. 768 shooting in the opening half. nova up 37-21 that's a 16 point spread. second half more of the same. bridges converts 59-41.
ryan arcidiacono 3. 15 for him. the cats shoot 71% to win by 44 points. it's the largest margin of victory in a national semifinal championship. reporting from the big board i'm ducis rogers back to you. of course, nova nation could not contain their excitement. fans took to the streets after the final four win. it was outside the wildcats stadium where they made quick work of the oklahoma sooners. v for villanova, v for victory. they could not contain their excitement. the fans say it's hard to expect anything other than victory overnight after their team trounced the sooners. "action news" wants to see how you are cheering on nova
nation, send us your pictures on social media use the #6abc action. jeff skeverski and alicia vitarelli are in houston texas with the tournament run. their reports continue on "action news" at 6:00 p.m. there's more to come on sunday arching. tragedy in castle california, a small -- in california, a small plane crashes into a back of a car, one person is dead. receding gums can be a painful process, but several dentists in the area are using a new procedure that consults out the pain. plus -- cuts out the pain. plus, meteorologist chris sowers will be back with the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. our coverage of the deadly amtrak accident in delaware county continues. we'll see you after the break. and we continue to follow
breaking news coming out of chester where two people are confirmed dead after an accident involving an amtrak train. the train hit a backhoe that was on the tracks. it derailed the lead engine on the rain. service is suspended between philadelphia and new york and wilmington. amtrak emergency hot line is on the scene right now. you can see the number,
1-800-523-9101. jot that down. "action news" reporter, trish hartman is at the scene she's been there all morning gathering in fact. she'll have another report at 12:30. now to a horrific crash on a california highway a small plane lost control and smashed into into the back of a car killing one person. we have report of an airplane down. >> reporter: four victims of the plane ride battling their injuries. 9 small two seater running into trouble. landing on the highway plowing into the does an on -- sedan dig in the wreck 38-year-old san diego resident.
the dramatic rescue caught on cell phone video. bystanders smashing the windows, prying open the door. motorists rushing to help. me and two other people are trying to get the doors of the plane open to get the pilot out. the 60-year-old man facing life threatening injuries. his female passenger in surgery saturday. this air craft was built from a can it. these kinds of airplanes have a much worse safety record than a corporate jet or airline would. >> reporter: just before the collision that car's driver pulling over to connect the cell phone. they did everything right, they pulled over and stopped. it never happens it's amazing there weren't more injuries. all right, folks that was lauren lister with the report. meteorologist chris sowers here with the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. he's been waiting patiently for you. we've had rain and lightning and hail what else did we have?
>> reporter: we have snow during the predawn hours and now we have the harsh windchills especially for april standards. the high winds warning has been discontinued we have a wind advisory in effect. we're getting better. we're clear as a whistle out there, it's windy and blustery. stained winds 15 to 25 miles per hour. could see a gust in the 40 to 45 but not the 50 and 60. thinks are improving. 39 degrees, the temperatures are not improving. two days ago we were up to 8 degrees and now we are in the 20s. pressure reading is slowing rising. 38 in the poconos. 37 in dover. 28 in cape may. windchills are stuck in the 20s, just about area wide.
some locations are up to 30, dover and wildwood. everybody else feels like february out there this afternoon. especially the poconos, take a look at the mountains feels like 7 lonely as that coral air rushes on in the wake of that system there which produced the heavy weather last night. we had that explosion of thunderstorm activity, the cloud to ground lightning strikes, the thunder was so loud it woke me up out of a dead sleep around midnight. there's the system right there, skirting on by pushing through new england. we'll continue to see the colder air work into mid atlantic and the northeast states over the next several hours before it retreats to the north tomorrow and temperatures skyrocket back in the 60s. the good news it's blustery and chilly, but at least it only last a day and we rebound tomorrow. combination of sun and clouds, it's a quiet finish to the weekend outside of the winds.
we get into the predawn hours we'll see light snow developing well north. if you're traveling toward upstate new york, wilks-berry, albany, they will see is no -- snow there that front collapse to the south. we'll see a period of rain tomorrow afternoon, that will clear and temperatures cool off as we head into tuesday. future tracker 6 we're seeing the gust begin to lower a bit. they will drop back down into the teens as we get into the late evening hours and the first participant of the overnights. this is 11:00 a.m., 5-mile an hour we'll see the 40-mile an hour gust go calm after midnight tonight. today, clouds and sun mix, 47 degrees forecasted high. winds out of the northwest 20 to 30 miles per hour. you but, again, you'll see an occasional gust of 35.
the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, chilly today, warm tomorrow, chilly tuesday, warm for wednesday. mother nature doesn't want to make up her mind. windchills in the 30s this afternoon swells tuesday afternoon. rain expected for monday more rain is possible for thursday. friday clouds with a couple of showers, 350 degrees, saturday, expect combination of clouds and sun and 54. it feels like february out there right now. very chilly. spring will be coming back one day. hundreds of runners clocked a cold 13.1 miles per hour in the half marathon in wilmington delaware. those runners included our very own cesily tynan and adam joseph as you see there. the race started on the 1,000 block of king street and wownld along river front toward the brandywine. it benefits it is american lung association.
we're so glad you stayed with us in "healthcheck" at noon, fixing receding gums can be a tedious and painful process. but oral surgeons are using a hitech alternative. when joyce said she needed surgery for receding gums, her friends said it was going to be painful. the most traditional way is for the doctor to take a sliver of gum from from the palate and transplant it to another part of the mouth. >> reporter: they are using a
much less invasive method called pinhole rejuvenation, he works through a tiny pinhole opening to reconnect the gum with the tooth root and bone underneath. you see the results virtually immediately. >> reporter: the pinholes heal in 24 hours, though it takes a couple of months for the tissue to grow back together. she said there was no down time after her first two treatments. i was eating and drinking as soon as i got home. there was absolutely no pain. and we're told only 800 dentists worldwide are trained in the patented technique. several are in the area. links to more information on pinhole gum rejuvenation at
6abc.com/"healthcheck." researchers in orlando say they have a promising new blood test that can diagnose a traumatic brain injury. they study proteins in the blood connected with brain injury. they found the levels are higher for people with severe brain injury. all this could help doctors determine who needs a ct scan. itthe hope it will diagnose concussions in athletes. with the tools we have now they are not sensitive enough to detect all the injuries. we are hoping the blood test will be the tool. this is a preliminary study. another half-hour of "action news" sunday is just ahead. we're live in chester, delaware county. at the scene of the deadly amtrak accident. we know two people are dead, dozens of others are injured. we'll give you the details including an update by officials on the investigation. that story and much more, and
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we got off track and then there was a big explosion and then a fire and the windows bursted out and some people were cut off. survivors tell the story of a frighten moment after an amtrak accident this delaware county. they walked away, "action news" has learned two people died. we continue to follow the breaking news out of chester the amtrak accident killed two people dozen others injured. we have information scrolling across the screen how you can find loved ones affected by the accident. trish hartman is live at the staging area in trainer with the latest developments on this one. we learned not too long ago there was a press conference
what are you learning about the investigation. >> reporter: the presser wrapped up around 30 minutes ago, 35 people were hospitalized after the crash with non-life threatening injuries. the people who died were not passengers on the train. amtrak said a thorough investigation will be conducted into palmetto train 89 which crashed in chester about a mile from where we are. the train struck a backhoe that was on the tracks causing the engine to derail. 341 passengers were on the train along with seven crew members. they were taken off the train an hour or so and taken to a church to be warmed. all further information will come from the national transportation safety board they are en route. they will handle the investigation. amtrak will support their efforts. service is currently suspended between philadelphia and
wilmington. >> reporter: now, those passengers have been loading on to the septa buses throughout the morning and afternoon they will be taken to 30th street station a lot of passengers were calling loved ones and getting picked up here especially if they live in the philadelphia area. many described a very scary experience sitting in the first two cars especially describing a fireball and flames. if you need information about a friend or family member who you think were on train 89 call 800-532-9101. live in trainer, trish hartman channel 6 "action news." frightening time for the passengers. thank four the update. "action news" has obtained scanner audio from first responders who were called to the scene shortly after the accident. this is what they found. we checked the train and halfway down the site. first far we have level 3 walking wounded.
one doa. we're going to check another portion of the tracks. we have our second doa located at the impact site of the backhoe. we are continuing to search for more bodies at this time. as of right now the two confirmed fatalities are believed to be the only deaths in the crash. we know, however there are 16 minor injuries and one person is in serious condition. stay with "action news" and 6abc.com for the very latest on the amtrak crash we'll continue to update you with the latest information just as soon as it comes into the newsroom. now to accuweather, meteorologist chris sowers is tracking the forecast for you, outside. it's been windy and cold all day, when will it be out of here. >> reporter: maybe tomorrow, feels like buffalo. 80 degrees two days ago, yesterday 65. today we're struggling with temperatures in the 30s and windchills in the 20s. on a positive note the high wind warning has been lowered to a
wind advisory. we saw winds as high as 66 miles per hour earlier today. they will diminish down to 40, had a miles per hour, it will be a windy -- 45 miles per hour. it will be a windy afternoon but not as intense as early on. here's the winds speeds around the delaware and lehigh valleys. 40 in allentown. 43 for philadelphia. 45 in atlantic city and close to 50 in the poconos. as you can imagine this kind of wind is creating all kinds of damage not only do we have trash cans blowing everywhere, uprooted trees and power lines down, look at the image also sent in -- image also sent -- images, sent in by vicky and al sent this picture in this tree is blocking the road. we have numerous power outages, last night we had a couple of
transformers explode in cumberland county. they have all kinds of power outages. we had 71-mile an hour wind gust in dennisville, cape may county. as you saw to the north, look at all the cold air sitting across the mid atlantic and the northeast. that has yet to come tonight. we're dealing with the harsh blustery winds right now. cold temperatures arrive overnight tonight. when i come back we'll talk about when the cold air gets out of here and we'll talk about rain chance in the seven day. as chris mentioned many people in the area are facing big cleanup efforts today after overnight winds that reached 50 and 60 miles per hour. an "action news" viewer who is clearly a syracuse fan posted the instagram of a tree uprooted in the yard in cherry hill, new jersey. a tree fell on a two story home kingly road in cherry hill. no injuries. the winds knocked out to power o
16,000 households in the area. a tree that hit power lines cause a fire at the methodist church. the firefighters struck a second alarm at 49 and pearl street. people living in millville watched of the fire with a mixture of sadness and disbelief. ic only imagine what the members and passengers are going through. the fort thing if there is -- fortunate thing if there is such, nobody was injured. that's important. i'm sure they will rebuilt. again as you heard there were no injuries reported in the fire. investigators say the fire may have been caused by high winds that toppled a tree in front of the church and in turn snapped power lines. firefighters in south jersey are trying to figure out what caused an early-morning house fire.
the action cam was at the scene perry road peterscape may county. it took an hour to get the flames under control there. nobody was hurt. in new jersey, wet roads may have contributed to a head-on collision that left a man in critical condition. we know two cars slammed into one another at midnight at fair view and waynewright street in camden. a 45-year-old man was rushed to the hospital. he is listed in critical condition. school leaders at west chester university are look into two sexual assaults on campus, the first happened on friday morning on the second floor of the new street parking garage. a female student was attacked by a male students. in the second attack, a woman said she was sleeping in her campus dorm when a man she new assaulted her. the suspect is not a west chester student.
police do not believe the two attacks are related. airport in brussels, belgium has opened for the first time in the last 12 days. it was closed since the deadly terror attacks. the airport ceo said today's move is largely symbolic. the airport is praying at only 20% -- operating at only 20% capacity. intensified security is in effect. that includes spot check of vehicles and new controls on people and baggage before they are cleared to enter the terminal. the march 22 suicide bombings, as you remember killed 16 people at the airport and another 16 in the brussels subway. now to the race for the white house. it is 2-minus two days until the owe t-minus two days until the wisconsin primary.
devon dwyer has more from milwaukee. raise your hands, i promise donald trump. that i will never take drugs. >> reporter: donald trump is delivering a pledge. and you know what else no cigarettes. >> reporter: cigarettes. come here, they are beautiful kids. >> reporter: trump promoting morality as he tells the new york times he has a regret calling it a mistake for retweet ing an unflattering photo of heidi cruz. trump is stirring up angst with social conservatives over abortion. at this moment, the laws are set. i think werchlt keep it that way -- werchlt keep it that way.
>> reporter: later trump said he stands by his original answer. what i said was so good, it was so perfect. overnight snl mocking trump's treatment of women. when i say women, you say suck. that was devon dwyer with the report. protesters are braving the bad weather to call for change in the way political campaigns are funded. protesters gathered in the rain on independence mall yesterday. their goal is to put a stop to corporate donors. everybody's vote matters we should not be run by people who have more money. we're going to stop off in small towns and do rallies at night. we sleep in churches and community centers. about 150 people with march the entire way to washington, d.c. the march ends with a sit-in at
the capitol buildings. and villanova fans will have a blue monday tomorrow night, nova blue, when the men's basketball team faces north carolina. the wildcats crushed oklahoma 95-51. wildcats coach jay wright apologized to oklahoma's coach for the lopsided win. north carolina is veteran winner ever 5 ncaa titles. joseph jeff and alicia vitarelli are there and their reports continue tonight on "action news" at 6:00 p.m. bringing down the house, some of the nation's top student musicians are coming to the
kimmel center tore a very special -- for a very special show. we have a preview next. tips to get your garden ready what experts say you should be doing before you start planting. take a look outside at sky6 live hd center city, cameras are shaking because of all the winds whipping of the winds, meteorologist, chris sowers will have the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast when we see you back here after this break. we continue to follow the
breaking news coming out of chester where two people are confirmed dead after an accident involving an amtrak train. we know the train hit a backhoe that was on the tracks, investigators say the two people killed were not passengers. 35 others had non-life threatening injuries. emergency hot line on the screen. trish strish -- trish hartman is live at the staging area we'll check back with her in just a few minutes. let's right now let's get caught up with the forecast with chris sowers, chris do me a favor, have a conversation with spring. >> reporter: we were at 80 degrees two days ago and now it feels like february. let's go live on sky6 live hd down the jersey shore. it's a beautiful looking sunday afternoon.
it's blustery and chilly. old man winter showed up again and windchills are in the 20s and 30s. double scan live nothing going on. 80 degrees friday, down to 65 yesterday. today we're struggling, maybe 47. i got to tell you i'm not optimistic here, it's going to be 45 or 46. temperatures are struggling today as we see the west/northwesterly winds. reading 37. windchills in the 20s. poconos the actual air temperatures in the 20s. trenton, 38. millville, 39. 40 for the jersey shore. cape may, 45. you have a 31-mile an hour wind gusts feels like the 30s. 43-mile an hour in philadelphia. 45 in trenton. and 40 in allentown. satellite and radar, so this little system right here, came roaring through the area, it was a quick, little low lasted while you were sound asleep. probably woke a lot of you up,
the thunder was so loud the lightin'ing lit up the entire sky. we had a squall blow through in cape may county and sussex county and georgia. the cloud cover in the wake of this is in the north and upstate new york and great lake states. we'll remain clear the county is also clear. however, the next system we're watching is this clipper system that will take is a -- that will take a track similar to the one that sloomed owe eslammed -- slammed through last night. we'll see more winds and rain, but no thunderstorms this time around and we'll not see the 60-mile an hour winds gusts. temperatures nice and mild except for here. 39 in philadelphia. chicago, 42. philadelphia union chicago fire they were playing in the snow. looked like a blizzard out
there. that was the same system that blew through here with the thunderstorms last night. once it retreats into canada we'll see high of 63. quick improvement here. future tracker 6 sun and clouds, overnight tonight into tomorrow morning, there's the second clipper system. look how far north the precipitation is. the snow is well up to the north in upstate new york. it clams to the south and brings with it showers and brief downpour and monday evening into the monday during the overnight hours we'll see quick clearing and the return of clear skies into tuesday morning. here's a look at what the windchills will do later on. 38 degrees by 5:30, 35 in reading. overnight tonight, temperatures dropping down again tomorrow windchills back up in the 60s, so no windchills. it will feel like 63 in philadelphia, 62 millville. 63 in dover. forecast for today, temperatures in the mid to upper 40s, winds,
sun and clouds. millville, 48. philadelphia, 47. overnight tonight dropping below freezing north even west, 38 in philadelphia. millville, 32. reading and lancaster, 32. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, 47 today, breezy rain developing late monday, 63. sunny breezy chilly for tuesday, 46. thank you so much. always chris has been mentioning it does not feel like spring today, but it's here. it's time to get the gardens ready start by inspecting your trees and bushes and next you'll want to get ahead of the weeds. get the we'd -- weed control down now. mulch can help plants retain moisture and keep roots cool in the summer, but national landscape association said don't pile it on, the goal is a nice, thin layer, if you buy plants make sure they come in good
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helping you pursue it, is ours. t-i-a-a. you stayed with us, sky6 live hd giving you this glimpse of the philadelphia international airport. how long will the winds and cold stick around, meteorologist chris sowers will let you know in just a bit. the curtis symphony orchestra is preparing for the final concert of the season. karen rogers will tell you the students prepare to go out with a bang. >> reporter: the curtis institute of music is one of the nation's top music conserve to o conserve to every concert was a major orchestral piece that will bring down the house. ♪
>> reporter: and in this concert it's a piece inspired by the sounds of new york city in the early 20 century. he is taking you into the heart of city where you feel like you're on the subway with all the screeches and halts and starts and stops. it's a tribute to his newly adopted homeland. any sounds or construction sites or traffic jams is fair game for music. >> reporter: there's an expanded or which he orchestra it's full ever sound effects from the roar of a lion to a police siren. they will perform a piece by fellow french composer. the conductor is curtis alum michael stern who is music director of the kansas symphony. for the students, the final
concert of the season can be emotional. remember a number of kids on stage will be graduating this will be their final orchestra, that's a big deal. >> reporter: they perform sunday evening, april 17 in the kimmel verizon hall. go to 6abc loves the arts for other area events. for 6abc loves the arts, i'm karen rogers. an all new quawnlts -- quantico is coming up on 6abc. the second you call the director they are going to know. you're gambling with the lives of everyone i care about, including ryan. i will tell the director, but there's one condition not negotiable. >> reporter: they become unlikely allies as they try to stop a terrorist striking again. tonight's all new lineup starts
before we go we want to get another update from trish hartman following the amtrak accident in chester, trish, bring us up to speed. >> reporter: gray we know two people are confirmed dead in the deadly amtrak derailment. we know the two people were not passengers on the train. we know that 35 people were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. amtrak said a thorough investigation will be conducted into palmetto train 89. the train struck a backhoe on the tracks causing it to derail.
341 passengers on board, seven crew members, they were taken off the train after an hour and put in a church to get warm him all further information will come from the ntsb. if you need information about friend or family on the train. (800)523-9101. live in trainer, trish hartman channel 6 "action news." now a final check of the forecast with meteorologist chris sowers. how do people plan their sunday? >> reporter: dress warm. windchills in time 20s and 30s. high temperatures, if we are lucky, 46, 47 degrees. we warm up nicely tomorrow. maybe rain in the afternoon. 46 for tuesday and windchills in the 20s and 30s. we warm up pulmonary -- permanently wednesday and thursday. "fyi philly" is next. "action news" continues at 6:00 a.m.
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>> i'm karen rogers. >> and i'm alicia vitarelli. tonight/saturday it's a special fyi philly. >> a celebration of pifa, the philadelphia international festival of the arts. >> for 16 days, the city will be transformed into a cultural mecca. >> there really is absolutely something for everyone >> with shows from around the world, most of them free! >> and for those with a fee, a chance to win tickets! >> hello! i'm a bug. >> hi everyone and welcome to fyi philly. >> we are at the kimmel center for the performing arts. >> and this is the hub for pifa the philadelphia international festival of the arts. >> the kimmel center curates the biennial festival, which kicks off april 8th. >> and from start to finish, it's a sensory overload of lights, sounds, and images created by arts groups from across the city, country and world! >> and they're staging events all over philadelphia, including 2 nightly shows