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"action news" tonight is the springtime snowfall and we remain under a winter weather advisory until 8:00 o'clock and then a freeze warning overnight. snow has been falling all across delaware and lehigh valleys for mess of the the day. the plenty of people want to head out and pull out winter weather gear once again but good news is the road remain snow free for the most part. the lets head over to meteorologist melissa magee with the first check of the accu weather forecast, melissa. >> we are beyond april 1st, this this is not a trick from mother nature. we should not be dealing with this in the month of april but we have more snow to track across delaware and lehigh val is in our spring season. here's storm tracker six live double scan radar. the just light rainfall for philadelphia and points to the north and west but we're starting to see a heavier band set up to the south and east across southern sections of new jersey. so we will go a little tighter on street level with storm tracker six in hammington we have light snow, pressing out of elmer to the east, mays landing dog with the light snow and wintry precipitation. same thing in millville.
sea isle city we have a mixed bag of precipitation. this will slowly start to exit from the west/east direction throughout the rest of tonight. late season snow, so far. chadds ford picked up 2.5 inches of snow, 2.5 in mullica. vineland 2.1. limerick an inch. 0.2 inches of snow there in philadelphia. so, we are still going to have that winter weather advisory. the right now just up for areas in atlantic, cumberland and cape may counties until 8:00 o'clock tonight as we are tracking the rest of this wet snow that will slowly start to depart. we will talk about what we can expect for the rest of this evening. heavier band across out earn portions of our viewing area a cross out jersey but still, about eight or 9:00 o'clock this evening, lots of melting going on which means we are dealing with primarily wet road on the main roads and then that freeze warning, walter, goes into effect tonight. we will talk about the the details coming up with the full and exclusive accu weather forecast. lets move live to "action news" reporter trish hartman live in manayunk with more on today's snowfall.
trish, it looks like the snow has stopped. >> reporter: it has a significantly lightened up in the past 30 minutes here on main street, just a drizzle right now. it has been snowing pretty much all day in manayunk. take a look no accumulations on the sidewalk, the sidewalk, here on main street are just wet. every once in a while we will see a cargo by with snow on it but nothing major. folks we have spoken to say while snow does really prehe vent them from getting anywhere today they are still sick of it. on main street in manayunk the flakes were flying, not unusual for winter, but on april 9th? definitely a bizarre sight. >> it is weird this morning when it happened, it was the worst through like come on, no way and just kept going and snow flakes were huge. >> reporter: this group visiting from out of town was hoping for a beautiful day before seeing a show at the keswick theater. instead they got this. >> they said it was going to snow. bummer after last week we had 79 degrees. >> reporter: usually,
kildare's on mayor street is pack on at day but snow has many customers hibernating. >> this hurts a little bit. day like today, a sat the day brunch we rely on the foot traffic and then, you know, with this, we're not getting it as much. >> reporter: in many spots snow fell throughout the day. in center city flakes fell on the beautiful spring flowers as will folks took cover under umbrellas. the at philadelphia a university in east falls excited youngsters got one last taste of winter. it looked like a snow globe on campus but it did not stick. while the snow was just a nuisance for most people they are still ready to see it go. >> i can only hope it is time for spring and we're done with the snow. >> it is actually kind of nice but i would love it to be hot. >> reporter: ready for spring. >> i'm ready for summer. >> reporter: i'm ready for summer too but with that freeze warning in effect for much of the our area tonight many are bracing themselves for another wintry day tomorrow. live from manayunk, trish hartman for channel six "action news". walter is this.
>> thanks, trish. taking a live look at philadelphia international airport from our sky six camera, airport officials say the snow is causing some delays today, that is in part because they had to deice some planes before take off. airport officials suggested checking the status of your flight before you head out. action cam checking out the scene where the snow was falling across the suburbs, in paoli, chester county snow was sticking to the grass and park cars n doylestown bucks county, people were walking around using their umbrellas, fortunately and it remained above freezing throughout the region and snow was not sticking to the roads here on states and main streets. snow also didn't stop people from heading out to do shopping in easton, northampton county this was supposed to be a spring event to welcome in the warmer temperatures. obviously it was anything but warm, and these folks made the best of the the frosty situation right there in downtown easton. and the action cam also checking out a snowy scene here this afternoon in elsmere, delaware. big flakes were falling in new castle county but luckily nothing sticking on the roads once again this is kirkwood
highway and you can see traffic was moving just fine across that region. in atlantic city, city snow has been falling for most of the the day. action cam on the scene here catching people who decided to venture outside, road were starting to get slushy in the afternoon but that hadn't slowed things down for drivers, too much. stay with six abc.com/weather, as storm tracker six live double scan radar for very latest on the snow and be sure to follow the members of the "action news" weather team on facebook and twitter, for any updates. off-duty police officer in philadelphia shot and killed a robbery suspect this afternoon. investigators say the suspect had just robbed someone near broad street and olney. "action news" reporter jeff chirico is live at the scene and he has full details, jeff? >> reporter: walter, having just after 2:00 this afternoon on the 5700 block of park avenue, the off-duty officer who just happened to be in the area, foiled that attempted robbery, which cost the
suspect his life. >> he tried to rob the wrong one. >> reporter: viewer video shows aftermath of the police involved shooting. off-duty officer points his weapon at a robbery suspect lying on the ground fatally wounded. incident began two blocks away on the 5700 block of park avenue, an officer intervened when he saw suspect robbing another man. police say the alleged robber pointed a gun at the officer who fired his weapon. evidence markings show multiple bullet casings but police say they are not sure if the suspect ever fired his gun. suspect collapsed in front of this mobile store on broad a and chew street where brian behind was watching. >> you could see where he got shot at, right there on the pavement. he wasn't moving. he kept saying don't move but we knew he wasn't going to move. >> reporter: police back autopsy arrived and officer removed an object from the suspect. >> i watched them take it. you know, he had something on him. >> reporter: police say the robbery victim was roughed up
but will be okay. police picked up the suspect and placed him in the suv which took him to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. investigators from homicide and internal affairs has been on the scene for a couple hours investigating. at this point we're told that the officer's name is not being released but he was not hurt. we are live, jeff chirico, for channel six "action news". >> thanks, jeff. police officials from all across our region held a diversity career fair this morning, at bright hope baptist church in north philadelphia and there was a big turnout despite snow. this event was first of its kind in the city as minorities and women were encouraged to attend. more than 40 agencies from all across the delaware val write on hand to talk about the opportunities. >> i think when you start recruiting, and start getting people not only ready to work right now but people, younger people abroad, they get a chance to talk to you and find
out some issues. >> temple university police department sponsors today's career fair. students from dozens of schools all across the region played a little lacrosse for a good cause. eighth annual lacrosse invitational at haverford school raise add wearness for prostate and developer cancer. twenty-six schools from pennsylvania, delaware and new jersey took part. money raised benefits local organizations that can help families, who need help, paying for cancer treatments. local kids received lesson in basketball this morning from the 76ers. youngsters from pennsylvania, delaware and new jersey, who were registered for sixers camps this summer got to take part with the exclusive basketball clinic at gallagher athletic center right there in east falls. sixers flight squad, dance team and mascots, franklin were there for all of the fun. by the way sixers play their last home game tomorrow evening against the bucks. much more to come on "action news" tonight, a driver, ended up in the water today, and the schuylkill river, tonight investigators tell us what happened.
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after his car plunged in the schuylkill river earlier this morning. this was the scene shortly before 3:00an in west oak lane. investigators say the driver failed to negotiate the turn on the kelly drive and somehow ended up in the water. by the time rescuers got to him, it was just too late. victim has not yet been identified. police in philadelphia are investigating after finding a man stabbed to death in the basement of the home. police got the call just after 1:00 in the 6400 block of limekiln pike in west mt. airy. investigators say a man heard a noise in his basement and went downstairs to find his roommate, stabbed several times in the chest. he died at the scene. police have not made any arrests at this time.
and police in philadelphia searching for the person who robbed a mcdonald's early this morning on city avenue in overbrook. it happened at 4:30 a a.m. investigators say a man with the gun stole money and a cell phone from an employee there before running off. investigators tell us that the thief was in such a rush they left behind a trail of money on bryn mawr avenue as he fled. anyone with information is asked to call police. it was all about the the dogs today in wilmington delaware. bellevue state park held third annual wood stock at bellevue expo this have a afternoon. it included pet-related vendors, police k-9 demonstrations and a pet conn trust. vets were on hand to answer questions, from owners. the event had to be moved indoors because of the snow. a local dog rescue got a big boost today, kennedy subaru in conshohocken presented the mostly mutt animal rescue with the donation for their work providing foster homes for dogs. this morning's event was also a chance for folks to meet up with a adoptable dogs and maybe take home, a new member
of the family. presidential primary race, zeroed in on colorado and wyoming today. the on the republican side, 13 more delegates will be awarded at g.o.p. state convention in colorado. ted cruz is looking to add to his momentum against front runner donald trump. wyoming democrats are holding caucus at stake are 14 of the wyoming's 18 convention delegates n fact, we can report that bernie sanders is the projected winner in wyoming. here's what is coming up on world news tonight. >> good evening, walter. coming up on world news tonight that spring snowstorm 100 million americans in the path have of an arctic blast, also we are following the fbi's most wanted woman now behind bars, tonight, and here's one for you, hoist the boss, bruce springsteen standing by his protest, after "action news".
to see how the free screening of the new movie the jungle book for some students and hear families this morning right there in man i young. the students from the regional boys and girls club of america enjoyed snacks during the movie. they got to meet six abc anchor tamala edwards and eagles wide receiver chris jenkins. jungle will book opens up nationwide april 15th. all right. time for a check on sports. the prod gallon sun has returned, are we done talking about nova. >> we have not. >> what about the lead. >> that is not the lead. jay wright at the parade yesterday said that parade was just a warm up for phillies, eagles, sixers and for the flyers. we're trying to get them in the playoffs. flyers get some ice before they took the ice today, both detroit and boston lost. flyers can clinch a playoff spot with the win over pittsburgh, easier said than done. they have not beaten them all season. >> let's go flyers. let's go flyers.
>> how about that good luck charm, villanova at the game against penguins and first flyers trying to i have is a the season. steve mason what a save, wow, seconds later final minute of the first. jay voracek, to wayne simmonds tying it up at one. the stays that way until will four to go in the second. shane gostisbehere shoots off simmonds and in, his second of the game, career high 32 on the season. flyers take a two-one lead. final minute of the third they put it a way, and flyers win three-one. they clinch the final playoff spot. they will face the washington capitols in the opening round of the playoffs. >> no one has given us a shot at playoffs but we just wanted to prove everybody wrong. all those guys in the locker room, they did a great job, from goalie on up. we deserve this. we worked our butts off good all aboard wayne train next stop the playoffs.
the flyers are in, final the spot, they were five points out, back on march 3rd, they come all the way back to get in. their final game, tomorrow against islanders is meaningless. again they will play capitols to open up the playoffs. all right. well, despite interest from nba teams, villanova coach jay wright says he doesn't wanting to anywhere. he plans to stay at villanova his dream job. only time he may leave campus is to recruit for next year. >> four more years, four more years, four more years. >> nova nation is chanting one more year for john h art and chris jenkins both juniors, plan to check their stock in the nba predraft evaluation process but assuming they are back, nova will be stocked with talent a long sigh jaylen brunson and phil booth. >> fans celebrating back to back championships, nova wildcats. >> we have a team next year. we have a very good core, our
team coming back, it depend on josh and chris but we have a solid group coming back. we lose myself and daniel and walk ons but we will be tough next year. i will be supporting all the way. >> phillies world series parade seems like it was decades ago. phillies are trying to a void their worst start in 82 years tonight, when they face mets. last time phillies started zero and five was 1934. so philadelphia is among only three teams in baseball, still without a win. their biggest issue so far has been bull pen, worst in baseball. earned run average is approaching 13. vincent val questions gets the start, miguel franco returns in new york at city field. phillies trying to get it going, hopefully they can to just that. >> nice job, by the way covering villanova. >> it was easy, covering a team like that. >> absolutely. >> thanks, jeff. up next, meteorologist melissa a magee has the exclusive accu weather seven day forecast, we will be right
forecast here on april 9th in minnesota. >> no, snow in minneapolis. >> warmer in minneapolis. >> thinks warmer weather for april. it doesn't mean it will not happen but it is not what we want to see in the spring season. we need flip-flops and lots of shorts and tank tops. >> amen to that we will show you what is going on. here's storm tracker six live double scan radar. you can see we are tracking precipitation. things are breaking up for philadelphia but some light rain, along that 95 corridor,
even to the north and west but still watching a pocket of snow, that is starting to exit portions of new jersey. so we will go in tighter, on street level, of storm tracker six, medford lakes is seeing that transition from snow back over to rain. hammington light snow exiting for you. holding on in surf city and points south and west from mays landing down to atlantic city and millville. we will start on see moderate banding break ago part for south jersey at seven or 8:00 o'clock tonight. then mixing over the coast and then clearing comes in later on this evening. we will show you picture outside action cam outside earlier this have afternoon. you can see folks with the umbrella trying to dodge wet snow flakes across the region. certainly not a sign that spring is here even though the calendar does actually say that. so it is more like a month, then winter. snow so farrah cross the region at valley forge three and a half inches of snow. glen mills 3.3. mullica 3 inches of snow. estelle manor 2.7.
graterford we have 2 inches of snow so far. things are dying down and chill off as this upper level le moves out. thirty-eight in philadelphia a. thirty-nine in allentown. thirty-seven in lancaster. at the coast in cape may 34. 41 degrees in dover. we have got those wind come out of the northwesterly direction, as the storm system pull as way. wind chill in the city right now just 30 degrees. twenty-nine in lancaster. twenty-four in atlantic city. 28 degrees in wildwood. here's satellite six with action radar. the there is that upper level low that is currently moving through and we actually did see heavy banding set up for areas south and east of philadelphia down across areas in south jersey. so this will start to depart, over west/east direction throughout the night. call from accu weather tonight wet snow is around early, otherwise we're tracking some slick spots. keep in mind overnight lows well below freezing, so the roads, the primary roads are mainly wet but those secondary road we will get slush accumulation, watch out for slick spots because temperatures dropping below
freezing. future tracker six showing at 9:00 o'clock tonight showers are starting to exit. 38 degrees in atlantic city. the as you wake up sunday morning 7:30 in the morning, chilly with temperatures only 29. wind will be a factor as we go throughout the rest of tonight. future tracker showing you wind gusting at the 11:00 o'clock tonight from 30 miles an hour to as high as 36 miles an hour, at the coast in wildwood. and if that is not enough we have been tracking the freeze warning with these temperatures dropping below 32. so at 8:00 o'clock tonight freeze warning goes up until 10:00 a.m. on sunday because temperatures will be dropping below the freezing mark, a number is hovering around the middle to upper 20's. here's the exclusive accu weather seven day forecast, sunshine, cloud, cool tomorrow but we will be dry, by the afternoon. high up to 48. average for this time of the year is 61. below average tomorrow. monday mostly cloud which a passing shower, high up to 62, but phillies home opener, tuesday, on and off rain is what we're tracking. high of 57. fifty-nine, on wednesday, and
sunny and nice, on thursday, close to normal backup to six three, clouds and some sun on friday, 65. partly sunny next saturday, walter and it is warmer. more like spring, with a high of 67. >> one more day of the nonsense. >> that is right, little closer to normal. >> thanks, melissa. you can find the seven day forecast and live look at a storm tracker six double scan radar anytime of the kay right there on our web site. faux to six abc.com/weather. world news the saturday is next here on channel six. don't miss "action news" at ten on phl17 tonight, then we're back here again on six abc at 11:00. now 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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