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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's 4:30 on this tuesday, february 21st. >> and we're following breaking news here. philadelphia police spend the night investigating a report of a missing. just minutes ago they tell us the whole story was a hoax. >> for the second time in a week, a woman has been kidnapped and robbed. police in delaware believe the suspect may be picking his victims at random. >> a bandit pulls off yet another mission impossible style burglary rappelling through the roof of a business. >> let's start with dave murphy taking a look at accuweather and karen rogers looking at your commute.
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good morning. >> good morning, everybody. and we're off to a cool start this morning. we also have some clouds sweeping in from the west. we'll get some early sunshine and more of a clouds and sun mix as we roll through the day. temperatures on the way out the door are colder this morning than they were yesterday, at least a little bit on the cold side. 34 degrees in philadelphia. 31 currently in allentown. 36 degrees in wilmington. 32 in trenton. 33 in millville. still holding 40 in cape may. and the winds right now not all that strong in the single digits just about everywhere so you don't have to worry about a big deal wind chill even though temperatures themselves are a little bit colder. looks like we'll still be in the 30's by 7 o'clock. we'll improve again today, though. 46 degrees by noon and by 3 o'clock a high of 53 degrees, well above the average high of roughly 45 in the immediate region and still holding 50 by 3 o'clock and down to 47 by 7 o'clock. partly sunny skies today overall with clouds increasing a bit as the day goes on and not much wind out there. boy, are we looking at a blow torch later in the week, though. starting tomorrow. >> yay! >> tam is happy about this,
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karen, too, probably. >> i am. >> we're really going to warm things up. i'll have the latest numbers from accuweather, some changes most people will like. >> i left my husband a note to take out the lawn chairs. it's not december anymore its not winter. a live look at the schuylkill expressway, construction still partially blocking the the right lane. it should be clear pretty shortly. on the vine street expressway we still remain blocked with that overnight construction westbound, eastbound no traffic getting by. all the ramps still closed but they should reopen at 5 o'clock this morning. on the big picture, no other major issues. mostly moving in the 50's on the blue route, schuylkill, i-95, we're in pretty good shape but in cheltenham we have a problem in montgomery county, an accident involving a deer on brookside road at manor road. tam. >> okay, thank you, karen. many well, this is just breaking this morning. it all turned out to be a hoax. philadelphia police say the ma and who claimed that he was carjacked says that a
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four-year-old boy went missing last night made up the story. "action news" reporter annie mccormick is live at northwest detectives with the details. what's going on here, annie? >> reporter: tamala, that's right, the man-made the entire story up. at this point police still don't know why. they're investigating that. they think mental health issues could be into play but again they're still looking into that but this man could be charged with making a false police report. this is video from earlier. now, the initial reports came into police around 10:15 last night around the 4600 block of sydenham street in logan. a pizza deliver man said he was carjacked by two armed men p-9 later police found the car in tioga-nicetown. police put up their chopper, there were k-9 officers but the man's story kept changing. things were not adding up and investigators knew that something was just not right.
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now, back out here live again police say that they now believe the man-made the entire thing up. there is no child. they don't even believe that he was carjacked. again, they say that they're still doing an investigation into exactly why maybe he did this. it will be up to the district attorney's office to see whether or not he will face charges for making a false police report. for now reporting live outside as much northwest detectives, annie mccormick channel6 "action news." back to you. >> all right, thank you for that an meteorologist philadelphia police officers came under fire while responding to a call in the city's olney section. the officers were not hurt and they did not return fire. chopper six was over fifth and champlost street where other officers flushed to assist. the officers chased the suspect into fisher park. police were not able to find the suspect. >> authorities in new castle county delaware are investigating the second kidnapping of a woman in less than a he can woo. police think the same man is behind both attacks. "action news" reporter katherine scott live in the satellite center with the details on that story.
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katherine. >> reporter: matt, the latest victim was treated for nonlife-threatening injuries and released from the hospital. as the search continues for the suspect, police say that this latest attack bears striking similarities to one that occurred last monday and they do believe the same man is behind them both. new castle county police believe the same suspect could be behind two abductions that took place less than a week apart. >> 2012 gray hond honda civic. >> reporter: the latest happened around 4:45 sunday evening. >> shocked. nothing like that happens around here. >> reporter: police say the masked man waited in a common area inside the building then at gunpoint pushed his way into her apartment where she was sexually assault said then forced to drive to various atms where he took her cash. she managed to escape and call police. >> definitely feel safe around here all the time so it is very scary knowing that something like that happened so close. >> reporter: on
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february 13th in the parking lost top of the hill apartments police say the suspect forced the victim in her own car and made her drive to an atm to withdraw money. while in the vehicle police say the suspect struck her in the face and had unlawful and sexual contact with her. in both incidents police say the suspect spoke to himself about his intentions and his plans. >> my girlfriend said i don't kind of feel safe around here like as of right now. she just wants him to be caught so we can like live our lives. >> reporter: a $20,000 reward is available for anyone with information leading to an arrest or conviction. live in the sat center katherine scott, channel6 "action news. matt. >> thanks, katherine. three teenagers were shot in philadelphia's olney section and police say they are not being cooperative with the investigation. it happened at 7:35 last night along the 5500 block of north american street. police say someone shot a 19-year-old and app 16-year-old and then a bullet also grazed the arm of a 17-year-old. they were all taken to the hospital and listed in stable
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condition. a new jersey man who worked as an animal control officer in princeton has been charged with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old child. saul barson faces a list of charges in connection with a crime police say happened earlier this month. were authorities say he used a social media account with a fake name to make contact with the child. princeton officials have suspended barson from his animal control position without pay. >> authorities in montgomery county are taking a look at two crimes that sound like something straight out of mission impossible. this is some surveillance video from inside lansdale meats and deli on north broad street early last wednesday morning. police say the suspect broke through a roof vent and used a rope to drop down into the store. he stole cash and a semi-automatic 9-millimeter pistol that looks like that. police say another burglar used a rope to rappel 40 feet from a costco skylight and swipe fine jewelry from inside the king of prussia store. detectives are now trying to determine if both of these incidents respect actually
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connected. >> i feel bad for the owners. yeah, and i hope that they find whoever did whatever and i think it's awful that somebody would do something to such good people. >> if you think you know somebody who has these capabilities and you think that that's them call police if you have some information. >> happening today, pennsylvania governor tom wolf will hold allentown hall on facebook live. it is a first for the democrat. wolf says after touring the state he wanted to give his and social media followers a chance to ask questions about his proposed state budget. wolf claims his plan will save taxpayers more than $2 billion while republicans criticize it for increasing state spending is. watch governor wolf's live streamed event on facebook at 2:00 p.m. i just tweeted out a link to his facebook page. >> it's 4:38 and this morning we're learning more about what a suspect did before he shot and called police officer out west. >> newly released surveillance video shows a minivan crashing through a store with a customer inside. david. >> all right, guys, it's cool on the bus stop this morning.
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in fact what we might call cold. 33 degrees by 6 o'clock. 35 by 8:00 a.m. mainly clear to start out with a few high clouds beginning to filter in. this afternoon things get a little bit better. i will give you your afternoon call from accuweather and that big warmup coming toward the end of the week and into the weekend. it's all ahead. >> ♪
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>> newly released surveillance video shows a minivan just plowing right into a gas station mini market in new york city. it happened at a mobile gas station in the bronx sunday afternoon and that minivan just narrowly missed a customer. police say the man only suffered minor injuries. no word on what caused the driver to crash into the store. police have not said if she faces any charges. >> all right. let's turn to dave murphy and yesterday was nice. today will be nice but thursday and friday, those are
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the big tickets. >> yeah, even tomorrow you're going to start transitioning to that much better weather guys. storm tracker6 live double scan shows you we're dry this morning. as we take a look outside we have sky6 looking at the battleship new jersey along the camden waterfront and winds are light this morning. it is a little bit colder to start out so that's the one change from yesterday. 34 degrees currently in philadelphia. some suburbs little bit below freezing. winds are light, though, 6 miles per hour. so we're not really dealing with a strong wind chill. nonetheless you will want that winter coat this morning on the way out. you can see how there are some clouds moving in from the west. we'll start out with bright skies and transition to partly sunny skies. maybe a little bit more cloud cover as the day goes on. 35 trees by 8 o'clock, 40 by 10 o'clock by noon 46 been 46 ay 3 o'clock 53 degrees. with light wind still not a bad afternoon. 6 o'clock 48 degrees. jacket weather this afternoon
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certainly. high temperatures across the region up in allentown 50 degrees. 51 in reading, 52 degrees in wilmington and lancaster. there's that 53-degree high in philadelphia. trenton 51 and it looks like low 50's as we go from millville down to cape may and other shore points. and then the change comes. we'll start to feel things get better tomorrow in terms of the temperatures into the 60's but by the time we get into thursday, friday and even saturday, you're going to just see a heat pump effect with a strong flow of air coming up from the southwest ahead of a boundary out to the north and west. frontal boundary will take forever to get through. we'll get on the other side of that jet stream much later in the game, maybe the second half of the weekend. we are looking at high temperatures in the 70's in much of the region both thursday and friday and we'll challenge records both of those days, too. on thursday t-it looks like we're going to be within a degree of the record which means we very easily could touch that. then on friday the forecast is actually for a high of 75 and the old record from 1985 is 74, so records may fall both
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in philadelphia and elsewhere across the region as we head into the end of the work week. your exclusive accuweather 7-day, partly sunny today, a high of 53 degrees. overnight tonight into wednesday morning, there could be a very spotty shower in a couple of places but i think most of you just stay dry. then on wednesday it's generally clouds back to sun and a high improving to 63 but again, thursday and friday is really where we start getting to eat our cake. near record warmth on thursday. partly sunny skies, a high of 74 degrees and friday very warm again with a high of 74. now, friday could feature an afternoon shower popping up here or there but nonetheless, we are looking at warm conditions. on saturday, in the afternoon in particular a shower is possible, maybe even a thunderstorm. other than that it's mostly cloudy and still very mild with a high of 69 and behind that frontal boundary for sunday it will be breezy and cool earl but we'rcooler but we. breezy, pretty nice in case you're headed to party looks like no rain and on monday mostly cloudy 48 and shower on monday.e of a
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remember, when we're not on the air you can get the latest at by going to and we are looking at some beautiful weather toward the end of the woo he can. of the week. >> firefighters rushed to the scene of the least -- of at least four fires in northeastern colorado yesterday. unseasonably warm weather and pushed the flames through dry cash. one home and several buildings have been destroyed. no reports of injuries. >> authorities say the gunman who shot and killed a police officer was patrolled as a gang member. keith boyer and his partner were responding to a car crash. they walked over to a gunman's car to help him instead a shootout erupted which left officer boyer dead and wounded his partner and the gunman. the 26-year-old gunman whose name had not been released had
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just killed his own cousin and stole the cousin's car hours earlier. hundreds of people gathered at the police station last night for an cath light vigil to honor the fallen officer. >> a security problem at new york's j.f.k. airport. authorities are still trying to find eight of 11 people they all made their way through an unattended security checkpoint. three set off a metal detector yesterday morning but received no additional screening. the t.s.a. waited two hours to notify police. authorities say they identified three of the travelers who got onto a flight to california. the eight others are believed to have board owed various flights elsewhere. a new study shows time wasted in traffic in cities around the world when we come back find out the details on philadelphia. that's right up after the break. >> ♪
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>> traffic congestion caused drivers nearly $300 billion each year in wasted time and fuel according to a new study by inrix. it named los angeles as the most congested city. they put philadelphia at number 93rd in the world upon the 17th most congested u.s. city. it had a drivers in philadelphia sitting in traffic for an average of 37 hours last year. the study also ranked a stretch of the schuylkill expressway as the ninth most congested road i u.s. and the
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stretch of course the conshy curve. >> not surprising. how many hours have we wasted on the schuylkill expressway? right now speaking of the schuylkill expressway, the ramp from the schuylkill to the vine remains closed. you can see them right here and that's because the overnight construction but and scheduled to reopen at 5 o'clock this morning so pretty shortly out there. in bucks county route one northbound is reopened at oxford valley road now that the construction there has cleared. the crews will return again tonight and shut it down at 9 o'clock and would you see exyes congestion on route one in bucks county because everyone has to avoid the pap new jersey turnpike connector so instead of that bridge you can take i-95 route one or the burlington bristol bridge and we have seen extra volume on all those alternates n cheltenham montgomery county an accident involving a deer at brookside road at manor road an water main break out here right now, route 72 southbound in newark, delaware, here between bellevue road and brookhill drive. at least one lane is that blocked. it happened last night but
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still causing an issue here. stick to 896 to avoid the delay. looking outside live in new jersey, 42 looking pretty good and pretty quiet for now, tam. >> thank you, karen. taking a look at business, there's always changes to facebook. how about this one? you'll notice it on your feed when scrolling through your time line the audio from video posts will just start playing. the sound will fade as you scroll past the post. i think this is a terrible idea but maybe people will like it and there is a way to disable the new feature, the number of people opening checking accounts at wells fargo was down 31 percent last month compared to the year before. the decline comes after the bank's scandal over sales practices what was going on employees trying to meet ambitious sales targets opened up to 2 million bank and credit card accounts without getting customer authorization first. the markets were closed yesterday for presidents' day at friday's closing bell the major indices looked like they
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would see minor gains. this morning futures point to a higher. oh amazon dropping its spending requirement for the free two day shipping back to $35 t the online giant had upped that to $49 for nonprime members. the move comes as several retailers have started offering free two day shipping for purchases of $35. wal-marwal-mart started it thent started it. now a.m. on. >> it's a shipping war. teens fall through the ice at a fond ne pond in new york's central park. >> a program that has police officers high-fiving students heading into school but controversy has put an tend to what is called high-five friday. that story next right after the break. >> ♪ >> ♪
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>> children in a massachusetts town are welcomed to give high-fives to police officers, just not at school every friday morning. you see the northampton police department had instituted a high-five friday program where officers greeted students on their way into school. some residents, though, were concerned the weekly police presence maybe interpreted negatively by young people of color or undocumented children. so, the police chief and the school superintendent decided to cancel the event. >> it's very important to take care of the kids emotions and be sensitive towards it but i think that maybe stopping it abruptly wall not the best way to go forward.
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>> the police department says it will still gladly accept high-fives and fist bumps if you ask for one when you encounter officers on northampton streets. the new rage room in wisconsin offers customers a smashing good time. people can pay to break things like glassware and electronics. owners in oshkosh say the goal is to let your emotions loose but safety is above all first. ragers have to wear a suit a vest protective mask and gloves. workers are quick to caution this is not meant to replace therapy. it's simply meant to entertain. >> okay. well, former partridge family star david cassidy is opening up about his struggles with memory loss. the 66-year-old performer says his family has a history of dementia. cassidy has had numerous personal problems in the decades after his initial success including substance abuse and bankruptcy. just recently in the past few days he was viral on social media having trouble during a recent performance. the actor and singer says he
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now wants to stay focused and enjoy his life. new on "action news," a south carolina woman says her weekly trip to wal-mart turned into a bit of a blessing. ashley jordan is a stay at home mother to three girls. she says her husband works long hours so she's able to stay home. jordan her husband and their one-year-old were in the check outline in wal-mart when they met a man. >> god told me to give you a hundred dollars and she was like what? i said god told me to give you a hundred dollars. >> nobody has ever done anything for me ever. >> the generosity cut the family's grocery bill in half. jordan shared her story on facebook. she says it's inspired her to one day pay it forward. >> 4:57 is the time. if you're looking for a new job there's a massive job fair planned for today. we have the details coming up. >> also philadelphia police spent hours loking for a missing four-year-old child but it turned out the whole thing was a hoax. >> and new this morning, a firefighter's recovering from being injured while battling a blaze in the lehigh valley.
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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. its 5:00 a.m. on this tuesday february 21st and breaking right now. >> the search for a missing four-year-old is over because philadelphia police say the story of a child abduction was completely made up. >> neighborhoods in delaware on alert. there's concern that a man islis involving kidnapping and assaulting women. >> to the rescue. strangers help teenagers who were up to no good at an


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