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rally for his re-election bid. 37 hours and counting, thousands dancing at penn state. we'll check in with folks at the around the clock marathon. an incredible spring warmup is giving us a case of spring fever. we could bust record highs. >> outside we go to the center city skyline. you can see clouds out there, it will feel more like april than february as you step outside. let's turn to meteorologist chris sowers with more. how long will this last? >> reporter: nobody likes 70 in february. >> yeah, we do. [laughter] sorry chris. >> reporter: let's get you outside, live on sky6 live hd down in atlantic city, i'll tell you what it is a beautiful morning out there, temperatures are already in the 60s in several locations and we're shooting for a high today, get this, of 72 degrees. that is normal for the beginning of april. get out and enjoy it.
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60 in philadelphia. 61 in wilmington, millville, 57. al up uptown, you can see how te numbers have jumped, 45 degrees, remember friday, it was chilly we had a windchill we were dealing with, it felt like the 30s. the day before the windchills were in the 20s. saturday we got up to 68. today's high anticipated at 71 or 72 that would shatter the record high of 69 set back in 1948. there's our normal of 45. when i come back we'll talk about how much longer these temperatures will last and see if there's any rain in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. guys. >> thank you so much. with the spring-like weather you can rely on for the latest forecast information head to for a look
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at storm tracker 6 live and the radar and use our expert meteorologists to keep you informed. philadelphia police are searching for a suspect after a man was stabbed in center city overnight. it happened in front of an apartment building on the 300 block of south street in center city this morning. a 25-year-old man was stabbed in the chest and the arm rushed to jefferson university hospital in critical, but stable condition. so far the victim has not been able to provide police with much information on his attacker. now to the city'sbrewerytoe were called to cecil b. more avenue at midnight. he was found with gunshot wounds to the abdomin. police have no suspects or motives for the shooting. time 9:02, a cab driver is rushed to the hospital after another cab driver shot him.
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it happened yesterday around 2:00 p.m. outside the frankford transportation center in the 5500 block of frankford avenue. police tell "action news" two drivers got into an argument over a fare. that's when one driver pulled out a knife the other a gun. the driver with the gunshot the other driver in the stomach and once in the head. >> it is getting more scary, more shooting, you know, more crimes, you know, because a couple of years ago, it wasn't like that at all. >> the victim a 52-year-old man is being treated at the hospital. his condition not known at this point. the other driver is in police custody. president donald trump is wrapping his first month in office, today he'll be busy meeting with several candidates to fill an important post in his administration, again we're talking about the national security advisor position.
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>> plump you president trump was back on the -- president trump was back on the campaign trail in florida with a rally. mary bruce has the details. >> reporter: this is a state we had all great victories together. >> reporter: back on the trail and back in his element. donald trump debuting his 2020 campaign in florida. it looked like 2016, the same campaign play list, the familiar signs and supportive crowd. >> it's about 4:00 a.m., and my goal was completed. i'm the first one online. >> that trump enthusiast gene huber that waiting paid off. >> that's my guy right there. >> reporter: pushing through secret service to grab the the president of the united states in a vigor outlines hug. >> i knew -- vigorous hug. >> i knew he was going to do
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this for us. >> reporter: one big difference from past reallies, the entrance on air force one, the candidate president. trump insists his administration is off to a strong start. >> the white house is running so smoothly. so smoothly. >> reporter: and many of his supporters agree. >> thank you donald trump. though, some did share a complaint. >> stop arguing with people and do your job. >> reporter: stop arguing with people and do your job. but his administration is facing challenges and republican lawmakers feeling the backlash voters voicing their concerns from town halls at new york. >> this russian thing this is america. >> reporter: south carolina [inaudible]. >> reporter: i'm mary bruce, abc news, washington. >> during his time in germany vice president mike pence met
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with the president of ukraine underscoring support for ukraine sovereignty and territory article integrity. he made -- territorial integrity. trump's goal to improve relations with russia has raised concerns in ukraine. russia said a cease-fire is set to begin in eastern ukraine tomorrow. while mike pence was in germany, angela merkel spoke about free speech saying freedom of the press is a pillar of democracy. her comments came days after the president lashed out at the media calling several news outlet the enemy of american people. >> switching to thon, 7 hours left in 2017 thon. the 46 dance marathon is still going strong in happy valley.
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>> that you -- thousands are g around for pediatric cancer. >> reporter: thousands of penn state students working together to fight childhood cancer. not everyone can dance, ashton cannot stand. >> they had to amputate my leg, i had stage four, the chemo was not working. >> reporter: garcia is 19 despite what happened to her she is not bitter, rather hopeful. >> i would say keep positive and not let cancer take over you, balls if you do, then it's hard for you to get through it. >> reporter: she said what's happening here at thon is what needs to happen for her and others battling cancer. >> it helps out to know you're not alone in a battle with cancer, because it's hard to deal with. >> reporter: it's a message that's been heard loud and clear, the dancers have been on their feet for a day now.
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you won't hear anyone complaining. if they need help, nursing students are running a medical station. >> they come into thon, if they are going to be here for 36 hours, a lot of them are on scheduled medicines already we take control of their medicines throughout the weekend. >> here dancer dancers can get, massage and tape. >> reporter: austin somers said it's being executed perfectly. >> it's smoother than ever, i'm very excited to see how they carry out the rest of the weekend. >> reporter: bob brooks, channel 6 "action news." >> friday night there was a surprise performance for the thousands attending thon, the red hot group dnc crashed the party, joe jonas runs the group. he thought it was helpful to perform and get thon started
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there. streaming the entire event e event live on and the 6abc app, follow us on facebook and twitter for live updates for the conclusion at 4:00 p.m. this afternoon. we have good news and bad news in the powerball drawing, the bad news no one hit the jackpot, the good news there were match five winners in pennsylvania and new jersey. last night's powerball drawing was $361 million. the power jackpot was creeping up since descrem. december. the new jackpot $403 million. 3, 7, 9, 31, 33 and the powerball was 20. >> i still could be rich. check your tickets. >> if you want to beat osteoarthritis you want to build leg muscles. it's the most recognizable
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california highway where mud covered it. the mud has left vehicles including big rigs stuck. california will great a break from the rain today, but more wet weather is moving in this week. >> in california we're dealing with beautiful weather. >> reporter: that rain is why we're warm on the east coast. it's a pacific flow from west to east across the lower 48. pacific air is mild for us, this time of the year. we shot up to 68 yesterday, today we'll see the 70s. beautiful shot in cape may. good day to take a stroll on the boards, the jersey shore temperatures will be in the upper 60s for a high. double scan live is clear, we have spritzes and sprinkle this morning, those are gone, we have the clouds, but norm precipitation, 60 degrees in the city of philadelphia. dewpoint, 38. normal high for this time of the
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year which usually occurs around 3 perform, 4:00 p.m., the normal is 45. northwesterly wind that's the only reason why the high will not be 74 or 75. had the wind been out of the southwest we would be in the mid 70s, west northwesterly breezes keep us from getting outrageously warm. 60 showing up across the i-95 corridor. everybody else in the mid to upper 50s, wind speeds west northwest 5 to 15 miles per hour. just like yesterday the complaint today will be the breezes picking up from time to time. it's at warm wind on the backside of the departing area of low pressure. cloud cover over top of the delmarva as i speak, it will pull away rapidly. it will set up a gorgeous day,
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wall-to-wall blue skies. around lunchtime we'll see full sun in philadelphia. cloudy across south jersey and delaware, give it another half-hour or so down there, everything clears out. 3:30 p.m., blue skies everywhere. clear skies overnight tonight. tomorrow looks great, it will be cooler than what we are expecting today, look at this we're not expecting a cloud in the sky. speaking of nice, 72 degrees, sunny and warm, winds out of the northwest at 5 to 15 miles per hour. 64 by 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., 68. 3:00 p.m., 70 and then by 5:00 p.m., back down to 6 degrees. overnight tonight it will turn sharply colder, the back door cold front will slide through. the numbers compared to where we are right now this is 25 to 30 degrees cooler. 34 in the outlying suburbs. 40 in center city. there's the west/northwesterly breeze.
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monday we have a high of 51 to 53, that's 20 degrees cooler than what we're expecting today. tuesday, 32 in philadelphia, below freezing north and west, poconos, 27, trenton, 31. this is tuesday morning. by afternoon the numbers rebound, we'll see highs this is a little overdone here, we'll see highs in the 50s, the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, record record-breakinh today, 72 degrees in philadelphia. some other locations could hit 70 degrees, if you don't hit 70 you'll be awfully close, 68 or 69. president's day, monday, 52, 53, tuesday sun to clouds, 50, tuesday into wednesday there could be a few showers, here comes the next round of unseasonable weather, 65 wednesday, 70 driews thrust, 65 friday, 62 saturday.
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there's colder changes after saturday, it's still above average. >> i'm excited about this, i'm trying to not to get too excited, because i know we have snow lovers out there. my fear is -- >> reporter: that's what happens in march, mother nature tends to remind us it's still winter. >> i'm going to focus on what's happening right now. diners at the wedding terminal market were treated to a little music. this was in celebration for black history month. among the entertainers was the jazz trio, we the people. we'll we'll be right back. >> "healthcheck" this morning a
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new study suggests woman may avoid osteoarthritis by strengthening their thigh muscles. they looked at 186 adults
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without osteoarthritis. they found women with less strength in theuadraceps are less likely to develop osteoarthritis. doctors are testing a new gene therapy, ali gorman caught up with two young men who are enrolled in the trial. >> can you see any on that one. >> reporter: gary was the picture of health, 17 years old a baseball player living in florida. he started to drive when a few months later, his vision started to fade first in his right eye and weeks later in his left. >> in my central vision it was blurry, i could barely see anything. >> reporter: i had to stop driving and quit baseball.
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it was a similar story for kevin also 17. i met them at wills eye hospital. >> one day i was perfectly fine and driving through the streets of town the next day, i couldn't see i couldn't drive anywhere. >> reporter: both gary and kevin have a rare genetic disease lhon. >> it's causes legal blindness, it can affect men and women of all ages. it typically hits young men. there's no approved treatment in the u.s., so both gary and kevin have enrolled in a clinical trial. it's a phase three trial testing gene therapy. patients get an injection in both eyes one is a placebo one is normal material made in a lab replacing the abnormal gene
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causing the problem. the goal is to prevent vision loss and recover sight. doctors are optimistic, but don't know if it will work. results are expected in about a year. in the meantime, kevin continues to play the trumpet marching with the help. bandmates. gary uses his peripheral vision to hit golf balls. both are positive. >> my hope is for my son to gain his vision back. as a parent you want the best for your kid. >> reporter: if this works for this disease, it could lead to cures or other genetic diseases, as well. the trials are at 7 different sites and wills eye is the one of them. if you want to enroll, the details are at ali gorman channel 6 "action news." >> reporter: welcome back
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everyone, 9:24 sunday morning, what a gorgeous day we've got coming up. even the jersey shore, clouds and sunshine, 69 degrees. 72 in philadelphia. that's a new record high. if we hit that the record is 69 set back in 1948. even the poconos if you're looking to go north to do skiing there will be a lot of melting with temperatures that warm. back door cold front will be in the process of pushing through overnight tonight. it's sitting right like this here. the air behind this front is cooler, i don't want to use the word cold because we're talking about highs in the 50s. the normal is 45. that's still above average. the front will drop down like le this and stall over the carolinas, all of a sudden it returns to the region in the form of a warm front, wednesday, thursday, friday, next thing you know we get into the 60s and 70s. 50s monday and tuesday, 60s and 70s, wednesday, thursday, friday. nydia. >> it is tax season while
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you're busy first thing -- figuring out your credits and filling out the forms. resident in alabama are paying confederate tax. if you're an unwe had man in alabama -- an unwed man you will pay a dollar it was use to encourage people to get married. it's time to search for little known credits you might be eligible for. topping our people scene another big accomplishment for the late michael jackson. ♪ got to love that song, right, jackson's 1982 album, thriller has extended its reign as the
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best selling album of all times. it's been 33 times platinum that's actual album and song sales on demand video streams the mega successful album had a record seven top ten singles, including billy screen and beat it. singer song writer who wrote the music for broadway show waitress will begin her role as gina on march 31 at brooks atkinson theater. she has received tony nomination for her work on the musical. >> much more to come on "action news," lessons from the masterminds from movies like inside out. how to create movie magic right from home. >> the selfie stick, the invention that means you won't have to worry about a shaky
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picture while holding the stick. meteorologist chris sowers has the very warm the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast when "action news" continues. >> a police chase with dirt
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bikers ends with a philadelphia police officer injured this morning. there are still more questions than answers. a moment of relief after devastating storms.
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people in california get a brief break before more rain comes. here at homes we're relishing in spring-like temperatures that could topple record highs. outside we go meteorologist chris sowers joins us with the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. we love it chris. >> reporter: not bad, right? temperatures are already in the 60s, we have a mostly cloudy sky imagine what happens when we break out in full sunshine. 60 in wilmington, 61. both locations will top out in the 70s. allentown, 58. trenton, 58. lakehurst 58. here's satellite and radar morning clouds even a few sprinkles early on, a lot of this is charging east and pushing out to sea, that will give way to lots of sunshine here, here's the closeup look of the immediate philadelphia area, there's the back edge of the cloud cover pushing through lower bucks and montgomery
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county and chester county, as i look over my shoulder i can hardly see blue skies, another hour or two of mostly cloudy conditions, unless you're down the shore it could hang on for 3 or 4 hours. after that, we see full sunshine. 72 degrees, mostly sunny. 11:00 a.m., 64. 1:00 p.m., 68. by 3:00 p.m., 70. record-breaking warmth is on the the way. it's shorts weather out there, but it's turns colder, a lot colder as we head into tomorrow, i'll have the details in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast when i see you in just a few minutes. >> 9:31 a.m. folks in california getting a short break from devastating and killer storms. >> the powerful system has resulted in widespread flooding turning roads into mud and creating huge sinkholes. marcy gonzalez has more. >> reporter: crews in hard-hit california scramble to clean up and get prepared as another
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storm gets ready to strike. the sacramento area inundated. interstates turning into river. sheriff's department issuing new voluntary evacuation orders. a messy malibu this highway forced to close. the storm that hit friday dumped up to 5 inches of rain causing damaging mudslides. the downpours causing this freeway to crumble taking this fire truck with it. crews worked saturday afternoon using heavy machinery to remove it from the riverbed below. in los angeles, 30,000 customers are without power. the death toll from the storm rising to 5. in fresno crews scrambling to plug a dozen leaks in city
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levees before they are hit with second round today. >> in philadelphia, a highway patrol officer is recovering after a chase involving several dirt bikers. it started at diamond and 23rd in north philadelphia at 7:00 p.m. police thought they heard gunshots before chasing the dirt bikers. officers caught up with one biker at allegheny and third street when a highway patrol officer was injured. she broke her leg. police arrested a second biker. no weapons recovered. the session continues. four people were shot near the intersection of 56th and market in west philadelphia. police were called to the scene around 10:00 p.m. all four people were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. so far police have no suspects for motives for the shooting. >> 9:33 a.m., the search continues for a hit-and-run driver who hit a 2-year-old boy in montgomery county this weekend. that little boy was hit by an suv at spring garden street in
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ambler yesterday afternoon. police say the family was in the park when the toddler slipped away from the parents. >> he ran off an decided to cross the street abruptly and got himself in a bad position slowed drivers down and obviously a young child he is 2 years old, he is very small you can't see him past the front of your vehicle, that could be what happened. >> the child was taken to children's hospital where's being treated. he is expected to be okay. if you have information about the case call police. happening this week, new york jets star corner back durell revis will be in court on charges he beat up two men. his next hearing is thursday. his attorney said revis was the one who was assaulted by five men. police say the fight started when he tried to stop the man from recording cell phone video of him.
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>> president donald trump made a stop in florida to raise money for a possible 2020 re-election bid. he pledged to establish what he called safe zones in syria and other parts of the middle east. the hope is that the zones will be enough so refugees would not have to come to the united states. president trump said he will have the gulf states pay for the zones. meanwhile, president trump's talk of a crackdown on immigration has prompted a dramatic increase in people trying to cross over the northern border into canada. this weekend many families are fleeing the u.s. seeking asylum in canada. eva pilgrim has the details. >> reporter: immigrants in limbo desperately fleeing to the north. families with small children making the treck on foot in the snow dragging everything they own. canadian border police making arrest but asking those who make a refugee claim.
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the number of asigh -- asylum seekers over 200% from last year. >> this system was not made to handle that number of claimle -- claimants. >> these are campaign promise some people are so surprised we're having strong bolderrers that's what i am talking about. >> reporter: canada allowed 40,000 syrian refugees into their country in the past year. in a joinlt -- joint news conference, prime minister said the policy will remain. >> we continue to pursue our policy of openness towards immigration refugees without compromising security. >> reporter: so far this weekend, immigration lawyers saying there's a steady stream of people crossing the border
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illegally, it doesn't appear to be slowing down anytime soon. eva pilgrim abc news, champlain new york. secretary of state of education is receiving protection from the u.s. marshal service after an encounter with protester at a school in washington, d.c. a group prevented her from entering the middle school earlier this month. it's unusual for the marshal service to protect a cabinet member, the last member to receive protection was the national cabinet of drug control policy. this week, pinelands is expected to vote on a gas pipeline. the commission will vote on friday. the same plant was narrowly
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defeated in 2017. environmental groups and four former state governors oppose it. new jersey lawmakers have been shown the door of the state house, the building is undergoing a $300 million renovation. legislators and staff members are moving to a state building down the street for the next four years. the state house is a fire trap and has not been updated in 6 decades. on the list of fixers to reinforce parts of the building that are in danger of sinking. 9:38 i want to take you live to florida where space x is once again trying to launch the rocket from historic moon pads in florida. we're how long producers from the launch? less than 30 seconds away, it got scrubbed yesterday, 13 seconds before liftoff. >> they need given a go, our producers telling us this will be another try for the falcon rocket. flight controllers could not
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resolve the problems yesterday. 13 seconds before takeoff yesterday, they scrubbed the liftoff. we're the h -- t minus. >> lift off of the falcon nine to the space station on the first commercial launch from the kennedy space center historic pad 39-a. >> wow there it goes, off into outer space to deliver supplies to the international space station. this is the first one be since the explosion happened in september. you can see the folks watching this historic reverent. >> cape canaveral florida, space x one more time, looks like it was a go, we'll be right back. >> time for accuweather, i
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thought we would do the news outside today. >> reporter: i'm all for that, it's really, really nice out there.
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let's go live on sky6 live hd, i'm trying to figure out what i'm going to do with myself today, i can't sit inside, maybe i'll go around the yard and pick up the sticks and twigs from the last wind storms. live on sky6 live hd you can see clouds upstairs, warm conditions, a beautiful day, enjoy this one. storm tracker 6 live, nothing going on, the spritzes and sprinkles gone and out to sea. dover, yesterday, 71 degrees, that's a record high. glassboro, 69. doylestown, 69. downingtown 68 degrees, ocean city, topped out at 67. every single one of these locations will be warmer. 72 is the high temperature we're shooting for in philadelphia later on. 45 is the normal. we're way above seasonal averages, 52 was the low temperature this morning, we should be around 28 degrees around 7:00 a.m., 8:00 a.m. we were at 52. unbelievable the kind of air
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mass we're seeing right now. wilmington, 61. millville, 57. allentown, 58. the poconos closing in on 50. trenton, 60. cape may, same thing. closing in on 60 degrees. the 24 hour temperature change anywhere from let's say 15 to 22 degrees warmer, than this same time yesterday. a lot of that has to do with this right here. cloud cover this time of the year acts as an atmospheric blanket during the overnight hours, it keeps it a little bit milder than normal. it traps all the energy that the sun provided the day before. it's trapped at the surface and the result temperatures stay milder. the cloud cover pushes east out to sea, it will be replaced with sunshine. it will be a very warm day today. touch of spring, record-breaking highs on the way. this warm front will push south if the form of a cold front pushing south tomorrow.
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the colder air that gets in here is above the seasonal average of 45. 69 degrees is the record high for philadelphia set back in 1948 we're going with 72. we'll smash that record today. tomorrow the forecasted high is 53. the record is 70. that record was set back in 1939. you can see the cooler air coming, they are still above the seasonal averages. look at when the record were set, 0s and 40s, this kind of warm air has happened before, it's unusual to put a string of these together, like what we're seeing in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. philadelphia today, 72. wilmington, 70. lancaster, # 70 degrees, not too bad. dover, 67 under a mostly sunny sky. overnight tonight, mainly clear a few clouds around, colder night, temperatures in the mid 30s for most. philadelphia, 40, wilmington, 48. reading, 35. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, this is the end of the first round of warmth. round number two arrives on
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wednesday. record-breaking warmth today. 72. president's day, breezy and colder, 53. sun to clouds, tuesday, 50. here comes the warm front. 65 for wednesday, another 70 degrees for thursday, and then friday and saturday, mostly cloudy skies, both days, maybe a shower even a period of rain, but mild, 65 and 62. >> you know i had a conversation with old man winter. i told him go away. [laughter]. >> reporter: he listened. >> i like gray on our side. thank you. i would like to remind you, you can find the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast at any time of the day on our website the time 89:45 it was all about family and heart health in center city this weekend. "action news" was at the philadelphia free library central branch yesterday for the effort to raise awareness about heart health. the library joined with the american heart association and children's hospital of philadelphia, for the family heart day, the event featured a
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cooking class and health fair and face painting for the kids. it was an effort to promote wellness for people of all ages.
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xfinity x1 will change the way you experience tv. >> so glad you stayed with us, your time, 9:48 a.m., 61 degrees out there. this is a live look cape may, new jersey, snow lovers, i was going to apologize, i cannot.
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flyers hit the ice in vancouver tonight. >> a sixer deals with trade rumors and a local college team marchs toward a record. here's jeff skeverski. >> reporter: villanova star chris jenkins has been struggling so much, coach wright joked he was going to take away his twitter name. jenkins coming up big, on fire against seton hall shooting a season high 67%. brunson with a career high ten assist. first player in 20 years to do all that. how about josh hart, nova up as many as 27. don't forget about big smooz.
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villanova winning 92-70. former coach rolly mass mean -- massomino is a final list for the basketball hall of fame. he will find out if he final four in april if he is elected. la salle coach doesn't have to yell too much about this game. they beat up a banged up st. joe's team. jordon price 3. st. joe's down 41-16. la salle wins 83-68. short-handed st. joe's has lost 6 in a row. jahill okafor has dozen teams talking trade before the. one sixer is hoping he stays, joel embiid believe believes he is way to tall ented to trade -- talented to trade away. >> definitely we can use everybody if you want to get to
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where you want to. you have to find ways to make it work. >> reporter: no, impede -- embiid did not dance on stage at the all star game in nor or a liens. chester -- new orleans, chester native got the slam with the phoenix sun. glen robinsons who briefly played here back in 2015, winning the slam dunk contest representing the indiana pacers. flyers in action in western canada against vancouver later tonight at 10:00 p.m. that's sports, i'm jeff skeverski have a great day. >> drexel university engineering students were given a difficult task to make cardboard boats that can float on water. students worked harold yesterday to figure out how to configure
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the cardboard for the second annual recycle regatta. it didn't take long to find out that the cardboard does not float. as soon as you step into the boat, it will quickly sink. like that. there you go. and you're left with a mess. >> there's much more to come on "action news." we'll look at the more popular videos of the week, including one of a squirrel taunting a cat. plus we hear from a mom whose son's autism inspired her to put together a cook book. those stories, plus, chris sowers has the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast "action news" the back after this. >> good morning, it is
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10:00 a.m., sunday, february 19. in the news, vicious attack, philadelphia police are looking for suspects after a man is stabbed in front of a center city apartment building. back on the campaign trail just a month into his presidency, trump holds a rally are to his re-election bid. 37 hours and counting thousands of dancing at penn state. we'll check in with folks at the around the clock marathon. an incredible weekend warmup is giving us a serious
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taste of spring fever. today we could bust record highs. >> let's go outside, sky6 live hd looking live agent atlantic city. it may be tempt going to to the peach with the these beautiful temperatures. >> we have chris sowers tracking the weather and katherine scott is outside with the the folks. chris is at at at the "action n" big board. >> reporter: yesterday was beautiful, i had a catch of baseball with my brother in the backyard and walk with the dog. we're starting to see this, in the people's flower beds, look at the tulips starting to come up. jen, one town over, she is in pitman in south jersey, she has all her daffodils starting to come up.
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with temperatures as mild as they have been over the last few days, they say the familiar scene over the next couple of weeks. look at all the 60s, this is crazy considering the time of the year. february 19, right? , middle of february, very, very mild. wilmington, 61. philadelphia, millville, reading, lancaster, 60. dover, 62. cape may, 60. atlantic city, 59. satellite and radar we have cloud cover holding on, but once this back edge right here, once that swings through, skies will open up, we'll go mostly sunny from that point on. lump time, at that point we'll see a mostly sunny sky it will be at that point the numbers start to skyrocket. all the way up to 72. mostly sunny skies, unseasonable warm and very, very comfortable. guys? >> thank you for the update. the warm weather wants you to get rid of the winter blues and go outside. katherine scott is in fairmont
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park happy to see people wearing shorts today. are you wearing shorts, katherine? >> reporter: call me old fashioned, i can't wear shorts in february, a lot of people are. all the power to them. normally along kelly drive you see the dedicated athletes no matter the time of career, today people are out and they have brought their families and dogs, they are just out here enjoying this very mild sunday in february. we're standing by lloyd hall on kelly drive. there's a hefty crowd given it's february, these are not february temperatures. people are out in their shorts, their short sleeves and left their jackets at home. the coast is clear for cyclist save for all the pedestrians and runners who are out here. folks are outside taking advantage of the temperatures are for some who are training they made the necessary adjustments.
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>> we brought more water with us, i think, we just needed to hydrate more yesterday before getting out today, we're doing 16 miles. >> it's warm, but the sun is not beating down, you're not sweating to death. it's perfect running weather. >> and back here live along kelly drive by lloyd hall we're seeing people meeting up and starting their runs, other people are wrapping up and stretching, some are out for a nice stroll, others are doing training. whatever brings you tell outside, get outside and are breathe in the beautiful fresh air. katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> just in case you're wondering, i don't have on shorts, either, pants for me. thank you katherine. for the spring-like weather rely on for a look at storm tracker 6 live and the radar and use our expert meteorologists to keep you informed, as well. >> philadelphia police are searching for a suspect after a
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man was stabbed in center city overnight. it happened in front of an apartment buildings on the 300 block of south 13th street at 13th and spruce. police tell "action news" a 25-year-old man was stabbed in the chest and arm. he was rushed to jefferson hospital in critical, but stable condition. the victim has not provided police much information on the attacker. >> reporter: now to the brewery section of philadelphia. a man was shot in front of the steak out restaurant. police found a 51-year-old man with gunshot wounds to the abdomin. he was rushed to temple university hospital in critical condition. police have no suspects or motive for the shooting. 10:04 a.m., a cab driver is rushed to the hospital after another cab driver shot him. it happened at 2:00 p.m. outside the frankford transportation center in the 5500 block of frankford avenue. police say two two drivers got
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into an argument over a fare. one driver pulled out a knife, the other with a gun. the driver with the gunshot the other driver in the stomach and head. >> it's more scary, more shooting, more crime, balls, yo- because, a couple of years ago it wasn't like at all. >> the victim, 52--year-old man is treated at the hospital. the other driver is in police custody. 21-year-old bashir remains in jail this morning after she failed to post bail $250,000. she also accused of stabbing an 8-year-old girl in the held with a butcher knife in collingdale, friday night. the girl had a four inch gash to her head being treated at children's hospital. police say she became angry about her babysitting skills and april tacked her. oh, oh, and aattacked her.
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president donald trump is wrapping up his first month in office, today he'll be busy filling an important post in his administration again, we're talking about the national security advisor position. >> president trump was back on the campaign trail in florida he held a rally for his 2020 election. >> this is a state we had great victory together. >> reporter: back on the trail animal back in his element. donald trump debuting his 2020 campaign in florida. >> i want to be among my friends and among the people. >> reporter: it looked like 2016 the same campaign play list and familiar signs and supportive crowd. >> it's about 4:00 a.m. and my goal was completed. i'm the first one online. >> reporter: that trump enthusiast, all that waiting paid off. >> that's my guy right there.
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hop over the fence. >> reporter: pushing through secret service to grab the president of united states in a vigorous hug. >> i knew he was going to do this for us. >> a star is born. >> reporter: one big difference from past rallies the entrance on air force one, the candidate now the president. trump insists his administration is over to a strong start. >> the white house is running so smoothly, so smoothly. >> reporter: and many of supporters agreed. >> thank you donald trump. >> reporter: though some did share a complaint. >> stop arguing with people and do your job. >> reporter: stop arguing with people and do your job. >> reporter: but his administration is facing challenges and republican lawmakers are fueling the backlash. voters are voicing their concern at town halls from new york.
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south carolina [inaudible]. >> reporter: i'm mary bruce, abc news, washington. >> during his time in germany vice president mike pence met with the president of ukraine he underscored u.s. support for ukraine sovereignty and integrity. he does not recognize russia's occupation of crime while vice president mike pence was in germany, angela merkel spoke about free speech saying it's an essential for democracy. it came after trump lashed out at the media. we're just under 6 hours
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away from the end of thon, penn state's annual dance marathon. the action cam is live at penn state where we've been live since the beginning. 16,000 students have been showing off their move they need on their feet since friday. cancer survivors at the thon are voicing their appreciation. >> i'm a two time cancer survivor and now i'm a thon volunteer. >> it's crazy what they do for kids who need help. >> this year's attendees got a surprise when dnc crashed the party. >> irritates special to create all the awareness and money for a good cause. >> reporter: thon is the biggest college charity drive in the isn't since it started in 1977. penn state students raised $136 million to fight pediatric cancer, 96 cents of every dollar
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raised goes to the cause. 6 ashes -- 6abc is covering thon all the way to the end. follow us on facebook and twitter for live updates throughout the conclusion at 4:00 p.m. this afternoon. 10:10 a.m., we have good news and bad news, the booze, no one hit the jackpot, the good news there were match five winners in pennsylvania and new jersey. the tickets are worth one this $1 million. last night's powerball drawing was worth $361 million. jackpot was creeping up since december 17. a pennsylvania couple took home 100 million-dollar jackpot. now it's $403 million. the numbers, 3, 7, 9, 31, 33, the powell ball 20. >> good luck. >> good luck. >> making a connection with an autistic child can be difficult, we'll introduce you to a local mom who breaks through the
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barrier through cooking. plus, you've heard of heroic animals saving their ownser from danger. including that means cats. meteorologist chris sowers is dancing over in the weather department right now, we'll reach 70 today, the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, when we come right back. (avo) this holiday... ...get the presidential treatment... ...with a special trade-in offer...
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a hero for saving the family from a fire. gizmo, a one-year-old calico woke up the owner who was sleeping on the couch. when the owner woke up there was smoke in the house, an oven mitt was on the toaster and caught fire. >> i never heard that a cat would save the day. but she did. she saved us all. >> we never heard of that, either. the family of five was able to get out of the home safely. gizmo would not stop me onowing. so many reasons to have a pet, so many reasons to get outside. >> reporter: there's the back end we have blue skies, to the right of the screen we have the cloud deck. most of south jersey seeing cloudy skies and west of the
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delaware river we're beginning to see the sun. 72 degrees is the high temperature we're shooting for in philadelphia later on. the record is 68 set in 1948. atlantic city will fall short of a record today. wilmington forecasting a new record high for you, 70 degrees, that will break the old record of 67 set back in 1997. reading and trenton should top out around 66. as i mentioned earlier in the broadcast the only thing that's preventing us from climbing into the mid 70s today, you see the direction of the wind arrows, this wind was out of the southwest we would be in the mid 70s ease. we'll see a north, northwesterly wind later this afternoon, that will keep temperatures very, very mild for this time of the year, but not where they can have been in the winds was out of the southwest. as we expand the view a little bit wider. 60 in philadelphia. these numbers in yellow that's the average high for this time of the year.
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that occurs around 3:00 p.m. 45 is the average. 60 in philadelphia. pittsburgh's average is 40 degrees, they are sitting at 50. look at washington, d.c., their average high is 49 they are at 61. this whole area even those these numbers here are cooler than what we see now, these are well above the seasonal averages. we don't have any kind of winter weather to speak of, in terms of what we're seeing across the mid atlantic and the northeast. this is a back door cold front that will slide through overnight tonight. that will set the stage for a cooler day tomorrow. even the low to mid 50s is above the seasonal average of 45. not too bad. skies are brightening up north and west. cloudy skies south and east, they will be gone around 1:00 p.m. mainly clear overnight tonight. and then we get into monday, monday is a nice looking day, cooler, breezy, highs in the low to mid 50s, but you should see wall-to-wall blue skies.
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for today, mostly sunny skies after the morning clouds after lunchtime or so, it will be mostly sunny, warm, 72 degrees the forecasted high. winds shifting out of the northwest 35 to 15 miles per hour. once we get the sun the numbers will start jumping here. mostly sunny by afternoon, 1:00 p.m., 68. 3:00 p.m., 70. 5:00 p.m., back down to 68 again. overnight tonight as that cold front presses through, the numbers will drop off here, 34 degrees outlying suburbs with a little bit of a breeze, partly cloudy mainly clear 34 in the suburbs, 40 in the industry. monday, 51, 52. monday night into tuesday, the numbers are close to freezing, below freezing north and west, tuesday is the coolest day within the seven-day forecast. the model has us up in the upper 40s. the exclusive accuweather
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seven-day forecast, 72 record high. breeze and cooler 53. tuesday, sun and clouds, that's the coolest day, 50 degrees, windchills will make it feel like the 40s, we can handle that. wednesday milder clouds and sun, 65. thursday, warm, high of 70. friday, stays warm maybe wet weather, 65. i actually saw forecast models showing 74 for thursday. we'll see. >> good stuff. >> very good, thank you chris. a local mom has penned a new cook book that she said was inspired by her 11-year-old son. he was diagnosed with autism and gastrogastrointestal problems when he was 21 months old. erin o'hern mass -- has more. >> reporter: cooking with low io is not only -- leo is not only a
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cook book it's a love story. >> there you go. leo was in every interested in sports or toys or games, but interested in food. >> reporter: erica doesn't know why he gravitate the to the kitchen, perhaps was the bright colors or the nature of making he each meal. leo was diagnosed with autism as 21 months, like many children on the spectrum, suffers from severe allergies and stomach sensitivities. >> when you have a child with an illness you will do anything to help them. >> reporter: that's what she did, relearning what to eat and how to eat it. it wasn't an easy transition. >> there's a chapter called holiday success, we couldn't go anywhere, because all the food was full of albegins.
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i remembering thinking what he was diagnosed being in denial, i'm going to fix this, and nobody will know about it. >> reporter: but as time past, culinary experiences become mom and leo adventures, why she tapped into making things with hidden fruits and vegetables leo tapped into his talent. >> cooking with leo was born, one day he may translate these skills into a cook book of his own and a career of his own. >> he is not academic, he is not great in sports, i wanted him to have something that he could be proud of and represented his family. >> reporter: as you can see not an ordinary cook book, but an extraordinary story of love and finding that connection with your child.
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we have a link to buy the book at erin o'hern channel 6 "action news."
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>> 10:21 time to check out what's going viral in the social corner. >> reporter: this is where we chat about images from facebook, youtube and more. we begin with vanessa james who became an internet sensation because of her commitment to her bridesmaid duties. she made this picture possible
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by listing the bridal veil. the sphrafer wanted the veil to be floating in the wind, but it wasn't cooperating, the wider picture shows her as you can see jumping out of the shot. >> this video has gone wildly viral. it's easy to see why. diane mitchell took this video of her 8-year-old cat milo trying to his best to get to the squirrel. you can see the cat trying and trying, scratching at the window in an attempt to get to the squirrel. that's not going to happen. the squirrel seems to understand that milo can't reach it. we think the squirrel is taunting milo. tell us what you think about the videos by going to our facebook and twitter. >> we'll be right back. >> inside story is coming up later on 6abc. here's tam with more.
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>> reporter: good morning, this morning on inside story, first up we're taking a look at the philadelphia district attorney race, five people are in the race, people are saying it's more chaotic of a process they have ever seen. there's a question will seth williams does he stay or resign. we're talking about pat toomey who finds himself in an interesting moment in trying to deal with the public he has gotten a lot of flak about how he does or doesn't take constituent calls or meet with them. he has been a leading voice the issue is the leak not within the leak is that the right chant for republicans to have at this moment. a lot coming up on inside story.
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>> if you like it warm, chris sowers is chock full of good news. >> reporter: nothing like april weather in february. 72 degrees, morning clouds afternoon sunshine should break a record of 68 set back in 1949. 53 tomorrow. tuesday, 50 degrees windchill in the 40s, a warm front comes through, wednesday, 65. thursday, 70. friday, 65. saturday 62. maybe wet weather friday and saturday. >> 10:26, this week with george stephanopoulos is coming up on 6abc. >> this morning the big topic president trump sitting down
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with candidates to fill the post of national security advisor. >> reporter: good morning, nydia and gray it's been a turbulent and fast face for president donald trump. we have an exclusive first, former trump and clinton campaign managers will face off this week. can trump shape questions about his administration ties to russia. we'll take that to rand paul and congressman adam shif coming up on this week. >> "action news" continues at noon, here's some of the stories we're working on for you. new insight into the artists actors and musicians we'll explain in 6abc loves the arts. >> one of the holiday's most popular toy is getting a new look, details on the hatchables. for chris sowers, and gray
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starting right now on "this week" with george stephanopoulos. >> we will continue to win, win, win. >> 30 days in. the unprecedented presidency. >> you've seen what we've accomplished in a very short period of time. >> critics call it chaos. >> obviously, there's an administration in significant disarray. >> but president trump -- >> this administration is running like a fine-tuned machine. >> still playing to his base. and fighting back. >> we're not going to let the fake news tell us what to do. >> can trump answer persistent questions about ties to russia? and -- will those mounting protests across the country derail trump's agenda? tough questions ahead for


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