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even a couple sprinkles out to the west. some of them are popping up in the northern areas but most of you are probably not seeing this. clouds will give way to a little bit of sunshine. i know it looked pretty socked in there in picture but we expect some sun later. temperatures this morning are ranging in the low 40's in most spots. 41 in philadelphia and allentown, 39 in lancaster, 40 in trenton. 43 in cape may. beneath clouds you often do get kind of an even temperature profile. winds not that strong. a lot of spots reporting calm winds. they've had some problems overnight with these reporting stations. it's a coordinating center in long island that has had some outages. it could be that some of these numbers are not accurate but i do think that at least some areas are looking at calm winds. 41 degrees by 7 o'clock. by noon, 58 degrees. and then by 3 o'clock, 63 degrees. that's your high today. well above the average high which is still in the mid 40's. still 59 degrees by 5 o'clock and by 7 o'clock, 55 degrees, clouds giving way to some
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sunshine and winds staying light today. even milder air on the way for thursday and friday. and then saturday some rain. we'll talk about that coming up in that seven-day, karen. >> all right. no rain right now on the roads. we're dry and clear on i-95 at academy. that's your southbound traffic headed towards center city. so if you're coming from levittown or bristol, no worries just yet. light volume to start you off. vine street expressway was closed overnight for construction. you can see traffic moving fine right now. however, the crews will return again tonight at 11 o'clock, shut the vine and all the ramps down in both directions then. on the big picture, no major issues on your highways. looking pretty good. now over in upper darby we continue to have victory avenue shut down near route three, that's for that train accident investigation from yesterday so just is it ick to state road as your alternate. live on your air bridges like the ben westbound traffic coming into the city moving just fine with no big problems matt and tam. >> thank you, karen. work continues at this moment at the scene of that septa train collision in delaware county. "action news" reporter
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katherine scott is lie at the 69th street station in upper darby with an update. katherine. >> reporter: matt, crews have been here trying remove the cars from the tracks and you can see right now they have a huge light set up so they can even work in these overnight early morning hours as they try to move these enormous trains. trucks are lined up here along victory avenue and the investigation continues. the injured in this include two septa operators and two passengers. three of them were treater and d released but one septa operator remains in critical condition. the passengers should have gotten off the platform by the time this happened so it's unclear why those two were still on board. federal investigators from the national transportation safety board were on the scene in upper darby last night after a collision at 69th street terminal tuesday morning. three six-car trains were involved. seven cars in all derailed. morning rush was under way when this happened around 8:10
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a.m. >> saw the second train pulling in and slowly stop. then i saw three cars tip over. >> reporter: septa officials say a moving train on number two loop collided with the rear of a stopped train. the stopped train had been waiting to approach the terminal. the force of the impact pushed the lead car of the moving train outward into the path of a third train on the next track. the operator of the striking train is most seriously injured. it's unclear why that first train didn't stop. >> so, there's an automatic train control system its a signal system so the trains move under signal authority and the train -- the signal system will keep the trains separated. there's no -- there's a manual override that's done from the control center if the need arises but the train control system should still keep the trains apart. >> reporter: so, as far as the service here this morning along the market frankford line at this point septa can't use this loop, so they're
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going have to turn trains around at the terminal as opposed to the loop. it's no the quite as efficient but according to a septa spokesperson i spoke to this morning, he says that hopefully passengers shouldn't notice much of a difference so service should look pretty close to normal this morning. we're live in upper darby, katherine scott, channel6 "action news. >> okay, katherine, thank you for that. some breaking news now. two men were a wakened by app masked man with a gun who burst into their home on the 1400 block of north 17th street. "action news" reporter annie mccormick is live there now with more details on the frightening ordeal. good morning, annie. >> reporter: good morning, tamala. luckily both of those victims are okay. they're with detectives right now with central detectives who are investigating this case. over my shoulder you can see that police still remain here on the scene. they're actually waiting for the crime scene unit to come out here but over my other shoulder you can see the home with the door opened there. now, we were told that this happened around 3:45 this morning, a masked man entered the basement unit of a house with a gun. police think that he pride
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opened bars covering a window and that is how he gained access into the home. now, once he was inside, we are told that he made off with two cell phones and a laptop. he was last seen running down 17th street. the victims, a 27-year-old man and a 28-year-old man did not report any injuries to police. now, back out here live on this block there's another basement unit in one of these homes that also has a gate over the window of the basement unit and it looks like, police are not sure, but they're investigating this, it looks like that someone may have tried to pull that off as well, so they think that this suspect may have tried to hit another home. they're not sure if he was scared off by somebody or just moved on to the next house. but again, both of those victims are not injured, they are with detectives right now trying to get more information. there's not really a clear description because that suspect was wearing a mask but he was last seen running down north 17th street. if you have any information you are urged to contact police. for now reporting live in north philadelphia, annie
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mccormick channel6 "action news." tam, back to you. >> thank you, annie. new this morning, the search is on for a hit-and-run driver in the lehigh valley. the crash happened on the 400 block of north sixth street in allentown last night. police found the car at the scene but the driver ran away on foot. witnesses say a woman was hit so hard she ended up on the hood of the car. she then rolled to the ground and the driver also ran over her. that woman is in the hospital now in serious condition. and there's new information about the child kidnapping hoax in philadelphia. police say the man behind that unnecessary search told them he did at this time to see them work harder. 22-year-old marcus fletcher is now charged with filing a false report. his story of being carjacked while a child was in the vehicle set off an hours long search through sections of logan and tioga-nicetown. fletcher later admitted to police he'd lied to get back at police who he said if i would meet his expectations while handling a prior robbery report. >> 5:36 now. a known sex offender in
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delaware county is accused of sharing child pornography on the sharing site pinterest. police say 35-year-old scott grant of wallingford repinned explicit images of children between the ages of 10 and 12. police arrested him for sexual abuse of a child and criminal use of a communications facility. grant was previously convicted of involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a minor in 2008. >> ♪ >> the trump administration is trying to quell fears about its expanded immigration policy saying the goal is not mass deportations. the sweeping reapplication of the existing law would broaden the pool of undocumented immigrants who are a priority for removal p it will now include anyone in the country illegal who is charged or convicted of any offense even minor infractions or even someone simply suspected of a crime. there's also a call to expand partnerships with local law enforcement to apprehend violators. since philadelphia is a sanctuary city it would not be
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expected to cooperate with such efforts. >> president trump is also speaking out for the first time about a new wave of threats to jewish organizations. there are open investigations into bomb threats that were called into 11 jewish community centers across the country. in addition, someone desecrated a jewish cemetery in that saint louis earlier this week. >> the anti-semitic threats targeting our jewish community and community centers are horrible. and are painful and a very sad reminder of the work that still must be done to root out hate and prejudice and evil. >> the president later toured the newly opened national museum of african-american history and culture in and washington with a group that included ben carson. the jcc in talleyville has been targeted with bomb threats twice since the beginning of the year. police increased patrols there plus the atf and fbi are now involved in the investigations. >> happening today tickets to the museum of the american
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revolution in olde city will officially go on sale. you can purchase general admission tickets at the museum at third and chestnut streets from 10:00 this morning until noon:: at 11:00 the museum will that celebrate george washington it's 285th birthday with cake and revolutionary themed ice cream. tickets go on sale online at noon. you can find link on 6abc.com. the museum officially opens to the public on april 19th. i really want to know what revolutionary themed ice cream looks like. >> yeah. >> i remember doing a story on this. it was like 10 or 15 years ago. why does philadelphia not have an american revolution museum. this is where it happens. >> i just walked by that on saturday. it really looks cool. my wife majored in american history and we're like all in. we can't wait for it to open. >> great. >> storm tracker6 live double scan, we're looking at mainly dry conditions. can't rue rule out a sprinkle or shower. most of are you dry this morning, however. as we take a look outside, we have the sky6 view of atlantic city looking north along the
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coast and camera not bouncing very much as the winds are overall pretty light this morning. and temperatures not too bad. we're at 41 degrees in philadelphia, the winds are calm. when they kick in they'll be light today and they'll be out of the south drawing in that mild air. there you see those sprinkles and showers here or there. a lot of this stuff that you're seeing up to the north of us is upper level and not really hitting the ground and this stuff down to the south looks like it's going to try and inch in our direction but it may just wind up falling away to the south later this morning. your temperatures are the story today. it's going to be mild, 42 degrees by 8 o'clock. 49 degrees by 10 o'clock. and then by noon, 58 degrees. we'll start out cloudy but we'll see some sunshine reemerge and probably wind up with a mix of clouds and sun later today and your shy going to be 63 degrees and still holding onto 58 by 6 o'clock. so, nice numbers out there for february. 62 degrees in allentown, 63 in reading. and getting up to about 63 or soly in philadelphia, wilmington, trenton and millville and then the upper
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50's down the shore. tomorrow with a cold front still off to our west and high pressure set up off the coast, we're going get that what is kind of a bermuda high effect where you get that warmth pumping in from the south and in the summer this is the setup that gets us up into the 90's with high humidity. tomorrow it will be 72 degrees, still very warm for february and then on friday, probably a few degrees warmer as there's a cluster of warmer air down to the southwest that will be riding in our direction along the face of that front. we will, however, return to much cooler conditions once we get on the other side of that front on sunday. again, there are some records that may fall on thursday. looks like philadelphia will now miss the record of 75. allentown and wilmington will be close, probably not so much in reading and trenton. and even better chance for some of these places to have record highs on friday, though. your exclusive accuweather 7-day, today's high is 63, clouds to sun. tomorrow clouds and sun, very warm, 72, a very comfortable afternoon and 75 with record warmth on friday. there could be a friday afternoon shower.
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can't guarantee everybody sees that. and then on saturday a little boom peaker. still mild with a high of 72 but we'll have showers in the morning. in the afternoon a steadier rain arrives and there could even be a rare february thunderstorm late in the day on saturday. then the next front consumes through and what a difference a day makes. on sunday, 46 degrees, breezy, back to 48 on monday. and 52 degrees on tuesday, more clouds with some afternoon rain. >> thanks, david. 5:42 is the time and next see police officers taking heroic action to save a driver who just crashed. >> man thought he was going to just a quick cast in his new boat. instead he spent nearly four hours in freezing water just trying to stay alive. karen. >> looking pretty good and kind of quiet here north broad street at spring garden where we're clear and dry. we'll check the suburbs and see what it looks like for your commute coming up. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> 5:45. out in the distance, that ice rink -- it should be fun to skate in really warm temperatures and that's the opportunity that's ahead. >> yes. >> over the next three or four days. >> i want to know more about the mechanics of how they keep the ice cold while people are in their shorts. >> air conditioning
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underneath. >> they have some system underneath that keeps it cool so they're able to do that. suburban traffic report time. let's go ahead and check the roads for you the. we're looking live here if you're head out on the blue route, this is at the schuylkill, we're moving nicely. hey, no overturned tractor-trailers on the blue route today so that's some good news. you can head to the schuylkill with no problems. so, if you're coming in today, you're looking all right there. in cheltenham the construction here has cleared and right now greenwood avenue is reopened at 309. all lanes back opened with no big issue. in glen mills we have this downed tree and they shut down creek road to waterstock road. stick to middletown road 352 instead. we had an overnight accident on the turnpike northbound past exit two. that's long gone but over here southbound between exits two and one we have construction blocking the right lane. and also in new jersey on the waze app in our commuter report i find da bob 10 talking about a vehicle stopped on the road on 295 northbound in mount ephraim. watch for that guy. it's mostly dry out there. we
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could see a passing shower in the morning. we're seeing that right now. south of our region, south of dover you may be getting a little shower now but something that we're keeping an eye own. overall it's mild, 41 degrees right now in philadelphia, it's another mild day even warmer than yesterday, 63 for your high with a mix of clouds and sun, tam. >> all right, thank you, karen. we have some dramatic new video of police rescuing a man from a fiery wreck in d.c. body camera video shows officers approaching the burning car on sunday night. one officer and smashes the driver's side window before other officers acknowledged pull that driver to safety. you can see the huge flames there coming from under the hood of the car. emergency crews took the man to the hospital. he was treated and released and there's still lots of questions, how did that situation kick off in the first place. >> happening today, officials will update the investigation into the murder of two teenagers on an indiana trail. 14-year-old liberty german and 13-year-old abigail williams went for a hike last week and never returned. police have released a photo
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of their main suspect in the murders. investigators said on monday that they were widening their search for him since calls to the tip line have been coming in from across the country. >> happening today another giant powerball jackpot is up for grabs. tonight's jackpot is $403 million. if the winner chooses the lump sum they'll pocket nearly $244 million. the next round is on them. you can see tonight's winning numbers during "action news" at 11:00. >> 5:48 and the rowan university swim team has a new honorary member. >> even though he's a good eight years away from attending college, see why they're so happy to have him and why he's getting the special selection. that's up next. >> ♪ [ alarm clock beeping ]
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>> you are looking at the newest member of the rowan university swim team.
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jayden camp signed ahead of intent he's legally blind and a kidney transplant recipient. he'll attend spring practices and go to meets. in turn the students will be there to support him. team impact is behind that. it's a nonprofit that matches sick children with colleges and are responsible for these kind of matchups all over the place. i think it's an incredible project. >> a big group of kids like cheering him on, big thing. >> yup. >> let's take a look outside right now and check the roads this morning. liz lionville chester county, route 100 at 113, no problems this morning between the turnpike and the 30 bypass if you're about to head out you're looking good. we've been saying maybe we'd see a shower in spots and we're dry and clear right here so know issues. we have a new accident though just coming in to us in abington on hamilton avenue at easton road. everything on time right now. market frankford line no big delays expected dave all right karen. on the big board cool
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temperatures at the bus stop but not as cold as yesterday. 40 degrees by 6 o'clock, 42 by 8:00 a.m. and while there is the chance of a spotty sprinkle we're not picking up much on radar so in most neighborhoods i think you're probably okay. as we roll through the day, it is going to be mild. we're sort of at the beginning of that milder turn that we talked about earlier this week. 41 degrees by 7 o'clock. up to 58 by noon and today's high 63, well above average, still holding about 55 by 7 o'clock. a he will rel really good aftero out and get shopping done a.m. >> listen up if you have an american airlines flight. there was app scheduled power outage overnight. they knew that was coming. they're having problems getting the computers back up and running. right now the ticket agents are manually checking people in, manually checking bags. if that that sounds slow it's because it is. there are some major backups going. we'll keep an eye on this and bring you the latest. >> new on "action news" here a massachusetts boater is alive and well after spending several hours adrift at sea. the coast guard found arthur
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musk ufo clinging to his overturned boat in 40-degree water. he says the new 14-foot aluminum boat he had overturned just 30 minutes after he launched from bass river beach near yarmouth. he says he will that stay close to shore the next time he goes boating. >> it is 5:53. up next app south jersey high school teacher is accused of having a sexual relationship with a student. that's not all. >> plus, video showing yet another case of a thief breaking into a local store through the roof. we have the surveillance pictures coming up at 6:00 a.m. >> ♪
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>> ♪ four minutes to 6:00 a.m. we're taking a live look at atlantic city new jersey. very placid scene right there. how about 62 degrees today. how about 72 tomorrow. >> okay. >> and warm again the next day. it's all coming up. >> all right. a south jersey high school teacher is accused of having a sexual relationship with a student and then telling her to keep quiet about out. 32-year-old william jacobs a teacher at buena regional high school was allegedly involved with a 17-year-old girl. when jacobs got word of the investigation he allegedly told the victim not to cooperate with police. investigators eventually found
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the folsom native in fort lauderdale florida. they arrested jacobs there yesterday. >> a philadelphia woman credits three police officers with saving the life of her one-year-old son. jayson smith is all smiles as he recovers at saint christopher's hospital for children. jayson started experiencing severe respiratory problems on monday and began to choke and went limp. officers jeremy elliott jerry wallford and daniel williams responded to their 911 call. they performed cpr and stayed with the family at the hospital. office visited jayson yesterday cheering him up with a teddy bear and a toy car. >> they weren't just the right men at the right time they were the best men at the right time. thank you for that. it is 5:57. and dave murphy is tracking your record highs but an early spring can also bring on some sneezes and sniffles. we'll tell you about a new allergy alert that's out this morning. >> tandem deliveries. drivers for ups could be getting their very own drones. we'll explain how it's going
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to work later on "action news."
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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 6 o'clock on this wednesday february 22nd and we're following breaking news. >> indeed. there's some major backups at philadelphia international airport as chopper6 flies above the airline. one airline is having some trouble, they're being forced to manually check in passengers, a slow process one by one. >> massive fire tears through a property at the jersey shore. >> and we're keeping a close eye on your morning commute especially if you use septa. there could be some delays in parts of the service as federal investigators try to get to the b

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