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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 is 4:30 on this wednesday february 15th. >> we're following a developing story here on "action news." gunfire rings out outside an adult nightclub. "action news" is there live. >> former judges will lead the question into that deadly prison uprising in delaware. >> abc news reports the resignation of the national security adviser is own orange line the beginning when it comes to investigating the trump administration's contacts with russia. >> first up let's find out more about your accuweather. dave murphy has that. karen rogers has your commute and good morning. >> good morning and we're off to another chilly start across the region.
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i saw some of the moon trying to breakthroughs some clouds but obviously on satellite there are some in the very least high clouds and we're looking at clouds mixing with sun probably starting out a little on the cloudier side. also a bit of a shower through dell square and cape may county may get caught with a little bit of that this morning o31 in wilmington, just 30 degrees below freezing in trenton and the 29 in millville. and the winds not that strong this morning. so that's good but it is obviously cold enough for the coat on a little extra gear. 33 degrees by 7 o'clock. 45 by noon and we are going to zoom a little bit today. we'll very likely get up to a high of 50 and that will happen probably around 2 o'clock but you can see how the numbers then begin to fall. 38 degrees by 7 o'clock and tomorrow does look like a windy and colder day. i'll have that story and an even better extended forecast coming up starting for the weekend. karen rogers, that's all ahead from accuweather. >> sounds good, dave see. let's hit the roads right now and see how this wednesday morning is treating us.
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we're live on i-95 at academy. overnight construction is clear and we could see all lanes opened. looking pretty good. that's southbound traffic headed towards center city and switching over your camera view this is the vine street expressway here approaching the schuylkill. we had a.m. westbound roving work crew out here working. they just cleared. all lanes opened and we haven't had construction shutting down the vine and the ramps overnight as of late but we will tonight and tomorrow night. they'll be out here shutting down the vine street expressway for the overnight hours tonight and tomorrow night, warn you about that one. let's head top bucks county in riegelsville a downed tree causing a problem on 611. easton road northbound blocked near durham road. if you're in this area stick to river road as your alternate. also downed wires with that. downed pole on the on white horse pike at pom moan nam road but traffic gets by here, tam. >> thank you, karen. developing overnight, people ran for cover when a gunman opened fire outside of an adult nightclub in the city's port richmond section. "action news" reporter annie mccormick is live for us now
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at east detectives. she's got more on the investigation. good morning, annie. >> reporter: good morning, tamala. and plenty of people were there to witness the shooting but police say that the witnesses are telling them it looked like there were two to three targets of the shooting but at this point those two to three people have not come forward to police. they've checked hospitals and they've also been looking around the area for anybody that may have been hit by gunfire. take a look at this video from the scene. this all happened just after 11:15 at the penthouse club in the 3,000 block out of caster. witnesses say a gunman got out of a vehicle, opened fire. all around the club police found strike marks from bullets and also shell casings. witnesses insider club tell "action news" they hid for about 30 minutes fearing that they would get hurt. here's what witnesses told police. >> there was two or three people. after getting shot at ran back into the club and they ended up getting in a vehicle and leaving this location and they
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never at this time reported the incident to the police. but the witnesses told us that the shots were fired at these two to three individuals. >> reporter: and police didn't find any blood at the scene. they have checked with area hospitals. they also say that witnesses told them that that suspect, the gunman, was last seen running down the 3,000 block of castor avenue. if you have any information you're under to contact police. the tip line 215-686-tips. reporting live outside east detectives in juniata park annie mccormick channel6 "action news." back to you isn't that police in delaware offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to a kidnaptory. the victim says a man with a gun forced her into the back of her car at the top of the hill apartments in wilmington monday night and then made her drive to an atm and take out cash before dropping her back at her apartment. the victim was not seriously hurt. we'll have much more on this story in a full report coming
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up at 5:00 a.m. a pedestrian is recovering from a hit-and-run in philadelphia's germantown section. you will see a camera capturing the red chrysler running a red light at germantown armat and slaming into a 51-year-old woman crossing at the intersection. she is in stable condition. police arrested the driver and they say the reason she was speeding through the red was because she was fleeing from another car accident she caused just blocks away. >> there has been an exodus of corrections officers out of the deadly prison after the deadly hostage siege earlier this month p the delaware governor has called for an independent review of the two day uprising at the james t. vaughn correctional center in spinach. it claimed the life of corrections officer steven flow. as many as 17 officers have quit or retired in the wake of the february 1st uprising. the president of the delaware
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corrections officers association worries that the probe will go no where. >> my biggest concern is that we have another panel, we have another investigation and they put together another thick book and nothing comes of it. that is every correction coastal storm officers nightmare. >> the governor says the preliminary findings are due by june 1st. he expects a final report by august 15. >> septa police released body cam footage of a strange kissing assault. >> give me a kiss. let me give you a kiss. >> happened to a female septa transit officer at the 69th street terminal in upper darby on monday night. >> let you kiss me? >> yeah. i want to kiss you. >> no. you're going to back up right now. >> let me give you a kiss. >> back up. back up. >> let me kiss you. >> septa's police chief says the aggressive affection was not only illegal but also
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disrespectful and demeaning to a woman trying to do her job. the officer was able to handcuff the suspect after she says he moved in and forcibly kissed her. >> happening today t-president trump will meet the press with israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu at the white house but most questions will probably be about russia and the growing concerns about the ties and the interactions between his administration and soviet leaders. abc's stephanie ramos has more from d.c. >> reporter: details are still emerging from the resignation of president trump's national security adviser general michael flynn. >> the evolving and eroding level of trust as a result of this situation and a series of other questionable instances is what led the president to ask for general flynn's resignation. >> reporter: we've now learned president trump knew about flynn's conversations with the russian ambassador to the u.s. for nearly three weeks. and also knew that flynn deceived the vice president is that the public about those calls. >> those conversations that
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happened to occur around the time that the united states took action to expel diplomats had nothing whatsoever to do with those sanctions. >> reporter: but they did. intelligence agents had been listening in on the ambassador's calls and discovered that sanctions were discussed. the justice department told the white house that flynn wasn't telling the truth and believed russia could blackmail flynn by threatening to expose his lies. >> the first part of it was clearly to understand the legal aspect of this. >> reporter: it wasn't until friday that flynn changed his story and apologized to the vice president for misleading him. on air force one that night, the president was asked about it. >> i don't know about the. i haven't seen it. what report is that? >> reporter: by monday night, flynn's resignation letter was received. on capitol hill, some senate republicans are showing concern. >> obviously there's a administration that is in significant disarray as far as national security is concerned. >> reporter: and it wasn't just general flynn talking
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with russian officials. sources tell abc news u.s. authorities were concerned about contact between trump associates and several suspected russian intelligence officials. in washington, stephanie ramos channel6 "action news." >> a russian spy ship is that making its way north along the east coast in international waters and it was just 70 miles off the coast of delaware yesterday morning. u.s. officials say they are not concerned with the presence of the victor leoniv. they suspect it's head off a u.s. submarine base at new london connecticut. russian monitoring of u.s. sub bases used to happen frequently during the cold war and then became less common afterwards. >> new this morning, new york health officials are taking a look at a deadly infection that they trace back to rats. >> and newly released video shows a truck fully engulfed in flames at a fast food drive through. police are praising the officer for what he did next. >> and some brave dads joined their little valentine's for
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an ad dorral daddy-daughter ballet class. david, i love these guys. >> that is truly pretty fun. we're chilly once again on the bus stop this morning. not a lot of wind to start out. mostly cloudy. might see a little bit of sunshine to breakthroughs later on and temperatures in the upper 20's. if you're dressing the kids bundle them up this morning. this afternoon they can probably ease back a little bit on the gear although there is going to be a cool breeze blowing. i'll have your afternoon call and the rest of your accuweather 7-day with eventually some pretty nice changes ahead. that's all coming up. >> ♪
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>> a powerful line of storms swept through texas yesterday spawning at least six tornadoes. six people were injured and about a half dozen homes were damaged about 70 miles southwest of houston. more than 3-inches of rain and even some snow fellly in other parts of texas resulting in
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slick roads and delays in school openings. >> another chilly morning out there, david, but i know i'm holding on for these warm temps you say are coming. >> no kidding. now at this time looks like that warm shot we're going get is going to extend even farther so a nice stretch of weather coming but for now we are chilly and down south there are a couple of showers. these are just skirting areas like cape may and milford, delaware, llewes getting some of these light to moderate showers and you can see how they are pushing a little bit to the north. it doesn't look like they're going to go too much higher than where they are right now and they should taper off after about 9 o'clock or so. we keep our eyes on that this morning. as we take a look outside, we do have clouds with perhaps some breaks on the way over center city and elsewhere. there's the clothes pin and center city looking a little on the quiet side. anybody who is walking around probably is dressed fairly warmly. your temperature on the way out the door in the city is 34 degrees. and we have the 20's in a lot of suburbs s winds running very light out of the south at 3 miles per hour. got a couple of spots just
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reporting calm winds for now. and there again is that rain on future tracker6. it looks like between now and about 9 o'clock or 10 o'clock it's pushing off the coast and by noon we might even see the clouds thinning out a little bit from about philadelphia up to the north and later in the afternoon there's the chance of even more sunshine building in for the tail end of the days, maybe a little snow shower popping through the lehigh valley. 34 degrees is your temperature at 8 o'clock. 39 by 10 o'clock and then by noon we're well into the 40's at 45 and we're looking at a high of 50 today probably around 2 o'clock. after that temperatures will tumble pretty quickly. down to 48 by 3 o'clock and back to 38 by 6 o'clock and it gets breezier during the afternoon as well. high temperatures across the wide region, 46 degrees in allentown, 47 in reading, it's 46 degrees in trenton, 50 in philadelphia and down in wilmington, and the upper 40's down the shore. these temperatures are a bit mild for this time of year but obviously you'll still want a coat heading around the region. 39 degrees then tomorrow. big change after a front comes through. it will be cooler.
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we'll have wind chills in the 20's. those gusts could go 35 to 40 miles per hour but this is not a long lived pattern. it's only one day that we've got to deal with that chilldown and then things start to come back. your exclusive accuweather 7-day a high around 50 early in the afternoon with temperatures tumbling later on. forget about that 50 by the time you head out after work today. it will be getting cooler and breezier. tomorrow a high of 39, wind chills in the 20's tomorrow more much of the day. breezy and chilly on friday, but a better high of 43. the good stuff comes in for the weekend. saturday will become milder in the afternoon with a high up to 57. we're now going 64 on sunday an absolutely gorgeous day, and then yesterday we talked about how president's day was looking nice under the sun, the high of 58. it now looks as though tuesday will likely also get into the upper 50's and maybe wednesday as well. so, a nice prolonged mild shot on the way. remember when we're not on the air you can always get the
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latest on weather information of all sorts by going to little chilly over the next couple of days but things are getting better soon. >> thank you david. well, new here on "action news," one person has died and two other people are now sick because of a bacterial infection linked to rat urine in new york city. two patients were diagnosed in december and one in february with something called lept tow spore rows sis. all three people lived along the same block in the bronx. city officials have taken steps to reduce the rat population in the area but they're also working to educate residents about this illness. >> it's scary and now you have to be more cautious about when you walking in and out of the building because i heard it was in the basement. so i don't -- i'm scared to go to the basement any ways. >> the bacterial infection is most commonly spread by some sort of contact with the rat urine. and it's usually treatable with antibiotics. >> fire at a new jersey marina damaged more than a dozen
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docked boats. crews from several nearby towns joined firefighters in belmar monmouth county. they tried to knock counts flames yesterday. took more than 40 minutes to get the blaze under control. officials are still trying to determine what sparked the fire but it did not spread to any nearby buildings. a texas police officer took quick action when he arrived at a fast food drive through where a truck had caught fire. this is dashcam video taken at the dallas area jack in the box on saturday. officer chris womack used his own patrol vehicle to push the fully engulfed truck away from the restaurant. police officials say the officer's quick thinking saved the employees inside. no one was hurt. >> new on "action news" some young ballerinas were joined by some very special dance partners. this is video from the daddy daughter valentine's ballet class at the philadelphia dance center last night. the men did their best to follow along as the little
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ballerinas twirled and jumped across the floor. that is the best ever. >> ♪ >> okay. you said it. 4:47. starbucks is testing a coffee and ice cream concoction. >> if this cold winter weather has you dreaming of summer days you're not alone. a report on shore rentals when we come back. >> ♪
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>> good morning, everybody. we're looking live at the commodore barry bridge where we are dry. we have showers south of that area in extreme southern cape may and southern delaware. let's take a look out on the roads right here. dry and clear here in bensalem bucks county. expect extra congestion route one at the pennsylvania turnpike as everyone tries to avoid the pap new jersey turnpike connector bridge. that's shut down until at least april. we've been seeing all kinds of extra congestion in bucks county. you'll see that again today. we have a problem with a downed tree and wires and it's going on in riegelsville in bucks county, 611, easton road and northbound blocked and right near durham road so watch for that. stick to durham road reason use coffee town road both as your alternates. let's look outside live in new jersey. this is 42 here at market street. we had some construction but you can see it's cleared, all lanes opened right there. we do have construction out here until at least 6 o'clock blocking the right lane on the turnpike southbound approaching exit two, matt.
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>> thanks, karen. jersey shore lovers are already thinking about the summer even though it's just mid february right now. real estate agents are reporting brisk business for those looking for that perfect rental house. agencies from spring lake all the way down to cape may say rental sales are are you 20 to 35 percent from last year at this time and that is a trend that typically serves as a prelude to a strong season overall. maybe it was the mild winter, tam. >> all right. well, taking a look now at business some good news coming out of atlantic city. casinos there are on a roll in the new year. gaming regulators report revenue was up 7.7 percent in january from a year ago all seven surviving casinos took in more winnings and internet gambling also provided a significant boost way to go a.c. starbucks plans to test coffee drinks with ice cream. the chain says it's uncocks will be available in orange county california stores starting today. the priciest versions mix cold brew coffee with ice cream and
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they're not kidding when they say pricey. a 12-ounce cup will cost $6.45. you can get a pint of ice cream for that. major stock indices. >> or a cow. >> or a cow maybe the dow gained 92 points pacific northwest this morning futures look like they're pointing to a higher orange coca-cola released sprite cherry and sprite cherry zero. oh the soft drink giant says it came up with the idea to bottle the new flavors after looking at consumer data from the coca-cola freestyle machines, the machines you see at restaurants movie theater where they have 18 million selections and you can mix up your own flavors. i guess cherry flavor is very popular. coca-cola says the two drinks are permanent additions to the sprite lineup. >> new this morning westminster's big winner is the true comeback kid. find out why you ought to give this dog a bone late in the morning buzz. >> and a woman donates her husband's old shirts not realizing he was storing a lot of cash for a special surprise in one of them. that story is next on "action
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>> ♪ >> the arrest of a so-called dreamer immigrant can be the first case of its kind in the country. 23-year-old daniel ramirez med mean is being held at a detention center in tacoma washington. he was brought from mexico to the u.s. illegal as a child. ramirez was authorized to remain in the u.s. under a program established by the obama administration. he has a job young son and no criminal record but
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immigration officials say he is in custody based on his admitted gang affiliation and risk to public safety. >> new on "action news" the southern california woman accidentally donated her husband's secret cash savings to goodwill. linda hoffman donated a bag of clothes to a goodwill store last week but unbeknownst to her her husband bob placed an envelope containing $8,000 in cash in the pocket of one of the shirts that she donated. hoffman says her husband revealed what was supposed to be a surprise plan to take her to italy when he said honey where is my shirt. they rushed to the donation center but had no luck at first finding the clothes. hoffman had almost given up until one employee came across a pile of shirts that had the lucky shirt that had all the hidden cash and returned the money. >> maybe a bank next time. >> yeah. >> although she might find out. >> or the mattress. >> they don't usually donate them t stranger danger in delaware. the search is on for a man who kidnapped a woman at gunpoint
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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 is 5:00 a.m. on this wednesday, february 15th. here's what's happening. >> a woman is kidnapped from her wilmington apartment complex and is then terrorized and robbed at gunpoint. >> a group is calling for increased security after a racist flyer is that found on


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