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kicks off in one hour. the nova wildcats are riding high ever since the game winning shot monday night and since then thousands of fans are pouring into philadelphia getting ready to honor the national champs. chopper 6 hd live over the parade route looking at the buses traveling in from villanova. one bus is carrying the players and some carrying fans and students. and "action news" is ready to bring you team coverage of the festivities from start to finish. lets begin with alicia vitarelli and gray hall at dillworth park where a big rally will take place at the conclusion of the parade. hi guys. >> reporter: hi. they are bleeding blue and white here at dillworth park. the motto here is no sleep since houston. >> it's exciting people are gathering here hours before this event is going to take place of course at 1:00. folks were in line ready to go.
they say lets go wild catses, they want to hear from the coach. >> this is the best seat in the house and everybody will gather here at the end, this is where the party is happening. we had a chance to go out and about and i caught up with a lot of people who i spoke with in houston, they are following the team all week. and we are still riding this incredible high. the wildcats the second championship since 1985. it's been 31 years and they were ready for this and ready to celebrate today. >> reporter: lets hear from some fans. >> i love the fact that everybody is on top of it and everybody is loving it. that just thrills me. i think it's fabulous and i can't wait to see them close up. >> i am excited for today and can't wait to hear everyone talk. i have been watching villanova since i was little i had the cheerleading outfit and we went to a game every year. >> it's exciting to come out and
show our appreciation for the team and what they mean for the city. >> reporter: okay, so how could you not be excited for today. of course you are an alum. >> that's right. >> even if are you not an alum it's bringing the city together to celebrate the team. this is reminiscent of 1985 when you had huge crowds out here. the city is anticipating 50,000 people to come out today and cheer on the wildcats. >> as an alum, i catch up with a crowd and it's like a reunion. it was like that in houston, whether you went there or your family went there or you are from philadelphia. the main line is proud of this win. >> i talked to folks that are excited about today and went there in 1985. >> coach jay wright and father
donahue, the president of the university will be talking. and this team was selfless and had the heart for this, we'll bring that all to you. back to you in the studio. >> all right guys we'll see you in just a little bit. thank you very much. lets switch live now to look at where it will all begin. the victory parade steps off from 20th and market streets. it starts with a banner and the motorcade and cheerleaders and much more and market street is lined with thousands of folks cheering on the fans. chad pradelli is joining us live from center city to show us what fans will see from the parade route when it kicks off. >> we are here at 17th and market basically smack dab in the middle of the parade route, not many fans yet but i expect they will arrive close toward 1:00 p.m. you see the signs out.
nova nation we believe. 2016 national champions. there are all sorts of participants, marching bands from the local high school and representatives from the 1985 national championship team and participants from the 171 runner up team and the 2009 final four team and all the great players of this team. this team that has won the national championship. we see people begin arriving here a couple of hours ago and getting excited and getting their signs ready and buying their shirts. nation championship shirts. and getting ready to have a great time this afternoon. it's chilly and the wind is blowing down market but i don't think the fans mind at all. some students are arriving and students are trying to enjoy this time and this win by the national champions and have a great parade for the villanova wildcats. down at dillworth plaza it's
crowded and packed and ready for the team to arrive and have a festive afternoon on this friday and enjoy this team. i spoke to some fan a short time ago -- [ applause ] >> this is fantastic, i was at the college when they won it in 85 and i'm here again now, this is great. >> it's fun seeing all the villanova apparel around the city, you don't usually see that, you usually see all the other schools. it's great to see people rallying around villanova. party like it's 1985 woo! >>. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: yes, these fans believed and these villanova wildcats brought a national championship and the parade begins in a little less than an hour. chad pradelli, channel 6 "action news." >> we are are counting down thank you chad. lets switch live now to the
villanova train station, john rawlins caught up with the fans as they began their ride into center city. hi john -- >> reporter: hi, boy did we have a busy day here today. you are looking at probably the last 150 people here they are waiting for the 12:20 train, that is the last train that will get them there in time to watch the parade. two young ladies waiting with us, why did you wait until this late. >> we may have hit snooze one too many times. we did sleep in a bit. and we were up so late rewatching all the plays. the highlights. >> maybe your parents will buy that one, i don't know. they will be on the 12:20, we moved people out of here. maybe up and down the line maybe 5,000 extra riders. take a look. >> go nova! [ cheers and applause ]
>> reporter: nova nation on the move this morning. normally septa boards 600 to 700 passengers a day here and they boarded them on the 10:20 train alone. >> 700 plus going out. >> yes. >> you are bringing in another train special. >> another train is pulling in in 10 minutes. >> soon there were long lines but those that came early this a plan in mind. >> we are taking the train into philly, and trying to get a great spot. >> the best spot is key to you because -- >> we are very short. >> you need to be at the front of the line. >> yes. >> most of these fans not alive when they won the last basketball title 31 years ago. >> was a sophomore and we jumped into a van to kentucky and a great repeat this year.
>> 31 years ago mr. brennan was not able to make it to the victory parade in center city, but this year he will be there. along with all of these folks, they will make it down there in time. john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. and this reminder, you can expect detours if you are driving through center city this afternoon. market street from 15th to 23rd is now blocked off. 15th street is closed from jfk boulevard to chestnut and cross traffic on market street depends on whether the parade has moved past the intersection yet and if you can't make it to the parade. we'll broadcast the parade live, the special coverage kicked off at 1:00 after "action news" at noon and we'll stream the parade online at 6abc.com on facebook as well plus live tweet the festivities on twitter. we got you covered. time now for a check of the
friday forecast for you as we look live outside from sky 6 hd showing you the center city skyline, and it's kind of a cloudy day. not too cloudy for a parade of course. but we are talking about snow this weekend. and for more on that meteorologist, melissa magee, is at the big board with the latest. >> reporter: a lot going on over the next couple of days here. as you mentioned we have the villanova victory parade later on this afternoon. if you head out to watch that, the wins will be a factor, sustained wind speeds 20 miles per hour in philadelphia and 24 in lancaster but we have higher gusts, 18 miles per hour in allentown and sustained speed of 21 miles per hour in dover. when you factor that in highs right now and temperatures are in the upper 40s, when you factor in the windchill. 40 in philadelphia and 44 in allentown and windchill in the poconos of 22 and out to the coast in beach haven, a
windchill of 42. we have you covered. at 1:00 partly sunny skies a temperature of 49 we'll hold that 49 degrees and up to 51 today and 5:00 this evening, a number coming in at 52. a couple of changes under way into the weekend. we have light showers moving across the region but this is our next clipper system coming out of the great lakes and the ohio valley working its way eastward for the start of our weekend on saturday. we'll talk about what to expect. breezy and cooler and 14 degrees cooler than yesterday. rain and snow into scan a freeze watch is posted and we'll have all the details in the full accuweather forecast. >> thank you melissa. with snow in the forecast this weekend stay with 6abc.com/weather, and storm tracker many live radar for the
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police are investigating a deadly crash in south philadelphia. two people died when a car slammed into a peco building on columbus boulevard. katherine scott has more from the scene. >> reporter: this was a violent crash season witnesses say that it appears that the suv was speeding before slamming into the mazda and came to rest on the sidewalk. lni deemed the building structurally sound. a passenger and a 23-year-old man was pronounced dead. >> she did not hit the brakes or nothing. >> he was traveling behind this mazda on columbus boulevard at 2:30 when his dash-cam video captured the fatal crash. >> she was doing 70 to 80 miles per hour. he says he saw the car speeding and running red lights and then you can see it happen, the
driver clipped the median several times and fish tails and there were sparks and then jumps the curb and bounces off the building and on to the sidewalk. >> i look in and ran back to my car and grabbed the phone and called 911. >> mcgibbons says the driver was initially unconscious as was the woman in the front seat, a passing taxi driver pulled the passenger out. and two were pronounced dead on the scene. >> they don't know if drugs or alcohol was involved. >> there will be a blood alcohol toxicology test. the driver was taken to the hospital in stable condition and the surviving passenger was in guarded condition. in south philadelphia, katherine scott, channel 6 "action news." now to the showdown in atlantic city, rye now the city government is waiting to find out if they can make payroll. the state of new jersey filed a
lawsuit to stop payroll distribution and force them to pay back their school district instead. a judge is expected to rule on the issue later this afternoon. meanwhile, governor chris christie, and assembly speaker have introduce dueling proposals for a state take over. a school in westchester celebrated its home town hero this morning -- >> that is daniel inou they ret sd his jersey and recognized was harold jenson, he was a member of the villanova's first championship team in 1985. >> and there is much more of the villanova victory parade ahead. as we take a live look from chopper 6 hd this is the scene
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back live on the action cam where nova nation has descending on center city. they have their banners in hand and are ready to see their national champions. back in the studio now rick williams along with melissa magee talking about the weekend forecast. and boy oh boy snow perhaps? >> we really don't want to talk about snow. >> lets talk about villanova. >> if we cover our eyes maybe it won't exist. lets show you what is going on. here is stormtracker 6 live
double scan you can see we have a little light precipitation and in fact i want to zoom in tighter to street level with stormtracker 6 live double scan and we are noticing more on the way of clouds pressing into philadelphia and center city, there say spot shower in philadelphia and light moisture in camden pressing into brooklawn and woodbury and new jersey, and that is why we have the clouds overhead. once the spotty showers move on out the clouds break for some sunshine just in time for the villanova victory parade. sky 6 hd looking at the center city skyline. those clouds are moving into the region but they will slowly move on out once the spotty shower to the south dissipates as well. temperatures are on the cooler side. 14 degrees cooler now than we were the same time yesterday. 47 in the city and 42 in allentown un48 in wilmington and at the coast in cape may coming in at 50. and stiff winds from the west
sustained 15 to 20 miles per hour. with higher gusts. it makes it feel like 40 degrees in philadelphia. here is satellite 6 along with action radar here is the first upper level low we are tracking, this starts to pinwheel out and move to the north and east of our region and what we are tracking and the reason we are talking about rain and the likelihood of some snow is because of this disturbance, the clipper system coming out of the great lakes and the ohio valley. this is arriving for the start of our weekend tomorrow. until then it's about the villanova victory parade. partly sunny for the rest of afternoon. the wind 15 to 20 miles per hour. the temperature at 49 and 3:00 up to 51 and 5:00 this evening, a temperature of 52. now we fast forward into the weekend because future tracker 6 showing you at 8:00 in the morning we have the rain and snow developing south and west of philadelphia, and as we advance this to 10:00 tomorrow morning, wet snowfall in
philadelphia and primary rain south and east. but the snow will add up in lancaster and reading and continue to do so as we get into 3:00 tomorrow afternoon. look at the temperature, 38 in philadelphia at that time and 34 in lancaster, so temperatures are marginal at that time as we track the precipitation moving on through. meaning we have wet flakes here in philadelphia, as far as the possible snowfall accumulation, when we are all said and done a slushy coating to an inch or two. and reading and allentown and up through the poconos. here is the exclusive accuweather forecast, a high to 55 and rain and wet snow showers around and saturday a high of 45 degrees, the sun angle this time of year is higher and a lot of the precipitation comes during the day, it means it will be warmer and the roads look to be mainly wet tomorrow. sunny and chilly on sun and high of 48 and we are milder with a
high temperature of 61. >> already melissa thank you very much. there is more to come in the next half our of "action news" at 12:30, lets take another look at chopper 6 hd where nova fans are ready to cheer on their national champion wildcats the anticipation is building and so are the crowds. plan whenever you want. no enrollment window. no waiting to apply. that means now may be a great time to shop for an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. medicare doesn't cover everything. and like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, these help cover some of what medicare doesn't pay. so don't wait. call now to request your free decision guide. it could help you find the aarp medicare supplement plan that works for you. these types of plans have
the crowd is huge and getting bigger. the excitement is amassing as well. some 50,000 people expected for the victory parade for the villanova wildcats that kicks off in a half hour from now. chopper 6 hd is live over center city where the parade route from market street is lined with excited fans. from the air to the ground people are gathering to cheer on their team for sometime and they are dressed proudly in their villanova blue and white. it's 12:30 and welcome back we continue our coverage of the victory parade for villanova. this is it, all the hard work and dedication of the mens basketball is being rewarded in a big way today. since the memorable winning shot. they were welcomed back to philadelphia by more than 1,000 people at the airport and greeted by huge cheers at the football stadium on campus and now they had a few days to rest and the big parade is about to begin in