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the cemetery at this point. they have collected sticks and leaves and things like that. raking and sweeping and it's an overwhelming response. they are asking people to sign up in advance, 50 volunteers at a time. police are working to figure out who caused all of this damage, at this point they tell us they have no solid leads. >> it's a terrible event we are here for but the action is so personality. >> this afternoon volunteers started on the organizedest to clean up the mt. carmel cemetery. cleaning up the damage and the head stone repair will be left to professional. >> avenue day wednesday and thursday, we'll organization cleanups every hour, 50 slots an hour. >> thousands of offers to help poured into the fred ration after dozens and dozens of
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overturned tombstones, they got here and got to work. >> when this happens here we'll respond, we don't stand idly by we'll do something about it. >> the our cemetery, it's very overwhelming. we are all together. >> christina torres saw the story on the news and brought her son to help out in any way they could. >> feel that whether this is so much hate we have to show how much love there is. >>. the philadelphia police and federation assembled this afternoon to condemn the vandalism and offer information about the progress of the investigation. >> we have increased patrols in the area and proactive measures like extra lighting and cameras and checking area cameras for video that may show the offenders leaving the location. >> reporter: the official award stands at $15,000 leading to an
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arrest. police add they did find forensic evidence namely fingerprints. i'm sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." >> all right sara, thank you. pennsylvania state police arrest aid collegeville man for allegedly recording activity in a locker room at perkiomen high school. the high school was hosting a swim meet, female members of the swim teams were using the locker room at that time. the man arrested is identified as john lyons jr. facing invasion of privacy and other charges. turning now to the forecast we have rain coming in tonight and bigger storms to worry about tomorrow. it's a nice day today. changes are on the way and meteorologist, adam joseph, is live at the big board. >> reporter: the record warmest
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weather in philadelphia's history and speaking of records, we are nearing them this afternoon. by 2 degrees, the old record of 68 and same for wilmington and 64 degrees the old record 66 and further off for trenton and atlantic city airport. but no matter what it's warm for this time of year. stormtracker 6 live double scan you see the edge of the rain entering western and southern parts of lancaster county and that is overspreading the region and no severe weather with this. this area ahead of the main low that is way towards the midsection of the country, we'll have a couple of waves of rain as they pass through and also we'll spike the temperatures for the first day of march. tomorrow nearing records again, you can see the temperatures back into the 70s here during the day tomorrow. breaks of sun in the middle part of the day and we start with downpours and storms and end with downpours and storms with
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the sandwich in between of the warm weather. between now and midnight there were rounds of light rain. and a secondary area of showers and the rumble of thunder. and the cold front that the storms are strong and some isolated severe. we look at future tracker 6 we'll let you know what to think in the full accuweather forecast. >> with stormy weather in the forecast, stick with 6abc.com/weather you'll see the approach of any expected rain, by checking stormtracker 6 live double scan live radar. and our meteorologists are keeping you informed by posting regularly on facebook intwitter. president trump will make his first speech to a joint meeting of congress tonight. a speech that is closely watched for detailed regarding promises he made on the campaign trail. and that president is gathering ideas from the address from a series of listening events,
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monica malpass is live in washington ahead of the address tonight. what is the mood there. >> hi brian and sharrie, a busy day today in the nation's capital and americans are anxiously waiting to hear on immigration, health care and jobs of course. and aside from putting the finishing touches on the first speech. the president is making policy decisions all day today. look at this earlier today. trump made with a group of states attorney generals at the white house and members of the national associate of attorneys general and jeff sessions addressed them as well. and the justice department is creating a multiagency task force to combat violent crime. meantime, president trump signed an executive order today mandating a review of an obama area rule, aimed to protect small streams and the
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president's order will instruct the epa and army corps of engineers, to review the rule. it was protected under the clean water act to protect creeks and wetlands but farmers were complaining criticizing the rule saying there were too in government regulations affecting their businesses and mike pence ministered the oath of office to wilbur ross. he is close to $3 billion and has extensive business ties around the world. we here at "action news" are talking to our local delegation about what they hope to hear and expect to hear. their thoughts fall along party lines but they hope to unify a torn nation. >> when president trump addresses congress that he will speak directly to the challenge that we face from russian aggression and stand up to the enemies in the world like china and north korea and russia.
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>> and a message that identifies the opportunity we have to get the jobs going again and kick start the economy. he seems to be paying attention to issues overseas and i'm concerned about the tone of the rhetoric. >> i know for myself there is a difference between being on a campaign trail and governing, now is the time to really governor. >> the most urgent priority is getting health care reform right that is because it's right in front of us now. >> what i expect to hear is probably another campaign speech, i would like to hear unity, do the infrastructure and put people together. >> reporter: and coming up at 5:00 we'll hear more from local members of our delegation and by the way this is not technically a state of the union address and the president is not in the white house long enough to make
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one of those. this is an address before congress. back to you. >> see you in about an hour monica, thank you. you can watch president trump's presidential add live tonight beginning at 9:00 here on 6 abc. monica's live reports from the nation's capital will continue after the speech on "action news" at 11:00. chris christie wrapped up his final budget address it includes $14 billion in education spending but decided not to include the fairness formula and that drew controversy and he will dedicate $2.5 billion to the pension system. >> we have done more for the pension system than any other. and despite the rhetoric. >> and more bridge and road repairs and reiterated the
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commitment to fighting the state's drug addiction crisis with more funding for treatment. ahead of the 2017 summer season all ocean drive bridges are equipped with easy passes. the easy pass toll collection will be installed before the summer rush gets underway and help to alleviate backups to all of the those bridges that connect the shore town as long the jersey shore. >> time for the "action news" traffic report. matt pellman is in the traffic center. >> good idea, anything that eliminated traffic backuped. we have a few issues we are watching on the last afternoon of february and one was a broken down vehicle along 95 and in the work zone in bucks county near 413 but it cleared out a couple of minutes ago, still includingish by 413 but we are
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recovering. we are hitting the brakes on the northbound side of the ben franklin bridge. and farther west around the roosevelt boulevard just 11 miles per hour. and that is what 11 miles per hour looks like live. this is the schuylkill expressway westbound by the boulevard just like this morning we are jammed up but not as severely as this morning. earlier crash that was by the conshohocken curve is gone. and camden county northbound side by 295 got us off to a bad start and it's gone now. and anover turned truck in cherry hill blocking the walt whitman service areas and 1295 southbound starting to slow with speeds in the 30s as you travel down to 42. one more crash in glasgow, delaware, no major issues so far this afternoon along 95 or highway 1 through the first state. we'll check it again coming up in the next half hour. >> thank you.
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there is more to come on "action news" at 4:00, investigators from the the nation national transportation safety board are part of the investigation into the horrific small plane crash in california. and a sharp shooter accidentally fired his weapon during a speech by the french president. and a check of closing numbers coming up. cowards die many times before their deaths. the valiant taste of death, but once!! uh, excuse me, waiter. i ordered the soup... of course, ma'am. my apologies. c'mon, caesar. let's go. caesar on a caesar salad? surprising.
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a police officer in france accidentally fired his gun while french president francois was giving a speech -- >> you heard it there, the president briefly paused after the gunshot and determined it was safe to keep on talking.
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it appears that a sniper's gun went off while guarding the the event. both of them are expected to be okay. two survivors of a horrifying plane crash in california are fighting to stay alive this afternoon. three others on board died when the cessna slammed into two homes and caught fire yesterday in the community of riverside east of los angeles. the moment that small plane fell from the sky was caught on camera. >> can anyone see it? >> the twin engine aircraft split in half throwing one female out of the plane and it is believed that the five people on board were on their way to san jose after a cheerleading competition in disney land. they searched for victims and the homeowners on the ground are all safe and accounted for. it's pretty incredible when you see the match marge but many are
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still very much shaken up. >> i see this lady. she is crawling -- half of her clothes were on fire. saying i need help. i need help. >> we ran up to her and pulled her out. >> as for the two survivor, one is hospitalized with critical burns and the other is said to be in stable condition. and the ntsb is likely taking over this investigation, again three people did not make it out of the plane crash alive. coming up tonight at 11:00, we are talking about insurance, many planned provide for free wellness exams and co-pay. why are so many patients getting charged. here is nydia han with her special report. >> this has many of you checking your insurance plans. and they hear complaints and confusion about co-pays and consumers were charged for
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visits they thought were free. we need to expose this more closely to women and doctors office and people need to start paying attention. you won't believe what could trigger the surprise can co-pays, just asking a question. co-pay confusion tonight on channel 6 "action news" at 11:00. a billionaire samsung executive is being charged with bribery and embezzlement. tied to a corruption scandal that topped the president. the others are expected to resign from their positions and leave the company. a look at the closing numbers on wall street. the dow falling today off 25 points and change. the nasdaq off as well. the s&p 500 falling 6 points and change. a new grocery store opening, fresh grosser in winfield
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heights will offer more organic and fred foods, we got a sneak peek inside of the new store creating 200 new jobs and this one opens thursday march 2nd. >> new job is always a good thing. time for a check of the accuweather forecast. >> all right, is there a good thing here? meteorologist, adam joseph is standing by with a word on rain. >> rather active over the next 30 hours but it stays mild and then we get the winter whiplash by the end of the week. the clouds have taken over looking live at sky 6 hd from the commodore barry bridge. to our west showers are pushing in on stormtracker 6 live double scan just to the south and west of lancaster, this is pushing to the east during the evening hours and roadways are turning west to southeast. right now in allentown and reading, warm and 63 degrees and
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63 millville. much cooler though with the southeasterly wind off of the bay in dover, cape may 52 and 52 in beach haven, right now sitting at 65 degrees, this is the end of the february and what a february it was. it's that number one warmest february in philadelphia's history, 8.2 degrees above normal smashing the old record 6.5 degrees above normal and these numbers are going back to 1890 that was number four when temperatures were at 5.5 degrees above normal. as we move forward into march, we are tracking changes, it's staying warm and there are rounds of rain and you can see to the south and west. and the batch pushing through west virginia, and western parts of pennsylvania and 9:00 tonight, showers in philadelphia and maybe a heavier downpour and southern new jersey and delaware. that is the trajectory for the
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first round of rain and then a second round downpours around the morning rush or thereafter. and we have to watch those in the morning. maybe the rumble of thunder and late tomorrow afternoon. when the actual cold front gets closer to wipe out the warmth tomorrow and that is when at 5:00 we can see a squall line trying to develop with strong to severe storms. we are in a risk for severe weather from the poconos to the lehigh valley to the city and the shore. and the main threat tomorrow afternoon and evening will be vivid lightning and heavy downpours, moderate risk and strong winds that is probably the biggest culprit, is the intense winds as they pass through. and the four day at 4:00 forecast, may wormth at 74 degrees followed by a gusty storm late in the day and upsetled at times in the morning and windy and chilly on thursday and highs in the 40s and knock
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off 5 degrees for the wind and rain and snow showers winter like at 42 and sunny and chilly, when we begin the weekend quiet at 44 degrees. and let you know where the rest of the day, has in store for us in the next half hour. >> a sunny start to the weekend. >> haven't heart that word in a bit. snow. thanks adam. up next at 4:00 a popular festival in philadelphia is making a come back we'll tell you all about it coming up. and big talkers what you may want to think about what you like on facebook how it's affecting your feed and what facebook is doing with the physician coming up.
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health care fro fessionales are vowing to bring new services to reads in bucks county and doylestown health announces they are joining the sydney campbell sentner jefferson and to offer
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advanced cancer care in the doylestown health communities and jefferson health says it's important to bring the best in cancer care close toward a patient's home. and the final day of february and local students had one last celebration for black history month -- from a drumming routine to a black lives matt ser musical and other performances they were busy in crescentville. the kids spend the day honoring the lives of black americans. and a celebration of chinese culture will be back in philadelphia this sirm. the organizers of the chinese lantern festival says it will be back with larger than life sculptures and dancers and the run of the dragon that some of you may have seen last year. the u.s. army veteran is
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celebrating his 100th birthday, we stopped by charlie weller's party in weller town. weller lived most of his life in berks county and served in world war ii and reached the rank of captain. today he was surrounded by family and friended to celebrate his 100 years on earth. and this morning the champion archbishop woods basketball team returned home. the new catholic league leader knocked off newman goretti, and woods football team won four state titles in the last four years and now the basketball team has a lot of celebrate as well. >> a lot to love there. congrats guys. still to come on "action news" at 4:00, seven home invasions in eight months but are they all connected. new information coming up. plus, nydia han is on the
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auto beat. looking to buy a new car? consumer reports is out with the new auto issue.
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4:30 now and a story that may have you thinking twice
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before hitting the love button. star gazers in the south pacific thought they saw a great ball of fire streaking through the heaven but scientists say it's nothing more than an optical illusion. and karen rogers chronicles her experiences as a daughter to and caretaker of a mother with alzheimer's and we'll hear what she learned. first at 4:30, police are investigating a spree of home invasions through chester county. the seventh happening this past weekend and they believe many are connected there are new questions about the very latest. john rawlins live now to explain this story. >> reporter: we are at the police station here, authorities not going into details because there is an active investigation going on and there are common
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elements between the most recent incident here in east brandywine township. the early home invasions east of here there are significant dissimilarities. east brandywine township police on the scene of last friday's home invasion, they were conferring with the family member of the victim after being beaten and left in the closet for two days. taken was a fiat 500 ain laptop. this township is quiet and has a rural feel about it. the reaction of neighbors -- >> startling for sure. >> i guess we all have to be more alert. >> i think somebody knew this lady was living alone and that is probably why they chose her. >> since last june authorities say there are six other home
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invasions in nearby townships. authorities believe that some of them may be connected. as for this most recent attack the consensus is not related to earlier home invasions, but not officially ruled out. >> the victim of this most recent attack the 72-year-old is out of intensive care at paoli hospital and improving and her memory is improving from what we understand and as to what occurred and talking to police and county detectives. live in east brandywine, john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." philadelphia police say that a port richmond man not only robbed his own aunt, he killed her and he is now on the run. this is andrew cruttenden. police believe that robbery is the motive because a number of items were missing including electronics and that he should
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be considered armed and danger yous. if you see the man call the homicide fugitive squad or dial 911. a long blue line saluted the bodies of two police officers today as they began the journey to their final resting place. they were escorted from the state medical examiner ez office to a funeral home in dover. the 22 and 23-year-old offices were killed in an off duty car crash on saturday. big changes are planned for an area train station to prepare for future growth and accommodate passengers who need assistance. penndot and septa officials gathered for a ground breaking for an improvement project, including a new high level platform elevators and ramps and a pedestrian overpass the parking lot improvements, the
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change is a lead-up to a bigger picture that includes a larger transportation center in suburban philadelphia. >> it was a beautiful morning. >> and then the clouds came in. >> kind of racing ahead of a warm fronts passing through this evening and bringing a round of rain and humidity tomorrow and a first stab at that and near record warmth, the clouds pushed in right now, 65 degrees in and around the delaware valley, southerly wind at 9 miles per hour, the pressure 30.14 inches and easton up in northampton county close to the lehigh valley, same thing there. the clouds have taken over and it's still warm despite the lack of sun this afternoon. 63 degrees with the southerly wind at 6 miles per hour. the dew point at 38 it's low and it could go to 60 or higher tomorrow. you step out the door tomorrow morning and say it's a little muggy out.
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it comes with rounds of rain and the first one marching out to the south and west. we'll get wet here this evening and two more rounds of rain into the month of march tomorrow and we'll chat about the near record highs and when the severe or strong storms pass through. >> well, now is the time for parents to register their children for kindergarten in philadelphia. the school district began enrollment today through the 2017-2018 school year, in south philadelphia, you can sign up if your child will be 5 years old on or before september 1st. for more information on the registration process check out the featured section of our website at 6abc.com. some delaware high school students may have a future in medicine, they put a lot of research into rare diseases and today they presented their findings at the dupont hospital for children and 10 dinner
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schools took part to encourage childrens interests. and speaking of rare disease day, some local doctors hope a new app can help patients with a specific and unique illness. rick williams is live with more on this today. >> that is right. the doctors hope that the success of this new app will help people with rare diseases. and coming up at 5:00, today's lesson in diversity in new jersey, serving up a strange menu that required a brave pallet to experience. an interesting story there especially if you are hungry. maybe not. those stories and more when we come back at 5:00. back to you in the studio. >> see you in a bit. we turn now to a special report that is as personal as it is relatable. >> for the past two years, karen rogers is taking care of her mom
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living with alzheimer's, it's an invisible disease that robs a person of their memories and robbed the family of a loved one they knew their whole lives. >> and there could be heartfelt moments of joy. >> decided to make a video blog so we can kind of see what things are like. do you know what year it is by any chance? >> no no. >> take a guess? >> 1888. >> close to that. >> my mom has alzheimer's but she is still vibe ran season witty, she moved in with us after my dad pass toward years ago. we get helps from family and friends and one of her favorite past times it looking at the family scrapbook and we just laugh it off. >> ha, ha, ha. >> no big deal i'm your youngest right there. >> i'll be darned.
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>> but some days are harder than others. >> want to go home. we have things to do with daddy. i forget what i have to do. >> first we'll have dinner and then go home. >> no, i can't do that to my family good we are not going to your moms house right now. >> i am. >> i'm ready, i'm tired i want to go home. >> we are constantly heading out to make mom happy, this is a common problem, julie thomas says that analyze what is happening before she gets anxious. >> if you can recognize what that is and kind of redirect the person ahead of time and get them engaged before the anxiety builds up that is helpful. >> and warns not to isolate them. >> having interests actions with people is what keeps us vital and engaged in life. >> my kids have a special way of reaching my mom. on a particularly rough day my
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oldest broke out into song ♪ ♪ i watched that video a thousand times and it's the face of my mom at the end that truly gives me peace. >> whenever i post something about my mom on facebook it always surprises me to hear how many of you at home are in the same situation and it helped me to talk to the alzheimer's association and try to look for these patterns we learned that when the kids come home from school and trying to cook dinner that gives my mom anxiety so we use that time to look at family scrapbooks and make it more manageable. we have more information on my
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facebook page and at 6abc.com. for anyone out there know are you not alone. karen rogers, channel 6 "action news." >> that is the key we talk about the diseases and sometimes forget they impact people. nice of karen to show it has a face and glad she share that. >> thank you for sharing that karen. still ahead, before you hit the love button on facebook you should know your reaction means more than you think. and from suvs to sedans, what cars were the best in reliability and satisfaction. and people saw a fire ball come across the sky and experts say seeing is not believing what they say this is.
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the most active volcano in italy continues to erupt. mount etna sprang into action for the first time in eight months. eruption could affect air quality and visibility clear across europe. there say great deal of debate over a great ball of fire. this appears going over taz mania this morning. they were convinced it was a satellite. people online are not buying
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that explanation. in health check electronic cigarettes have become the smoke of choice for philadelphia teenagers that akosccording to health department. that 17% of them have used electronic vaping in the past 30 days and more teens are smoking cigars than cigarettes, overall the rate of tobacco use by young philadelphians is the same as 10 years ago. this had everybody talking in louisville, kentucky, for more than one reason. that is jackson logston and t h at a womens basketball game and that earned him a $38,000 prize but he is not getting the money because he played basketball in high school and that is against the rules according to the company that sponsored the contest. he said he is bummed because
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that would have went to student loans. >> but hey a lot of people watching him there. love, anger, shock, sadness, anger. when you react to something on facebook, the social network says they compare the reactions to what pops up in your news feed. love is stronger than like and that helps them determine what dominates your feed but the creators say that you should know all of those reactions minus the like button are weighted the same. so if something makes you angry or sad that will also drive your feed. the best way to now to signal to facebook you don't like something is ignore it. love they say by the way is the most popular reaction. finally, there is apparently a national glue crisis, a shortage of elmers. why are the shelves bare?
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where are they all going? one word -- slime. ask your kids or check pinterest. they are going gaga over a diy slime product. and the main feedient is white glue like elmers. add water and food color and you can make it anything you want. it's everywhere. and now parentses are blaming the kids and pinterest and they go school shopping and they can't find any glue. guess who is not mad? makers sa doubled in december. >> we hear this is popular for children of people in the newsroom. >> alicia thank you. lets get a check of the
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roads now. matt has the update for us. >> there is not a shortage of, that is traffic troubles. leaving us stuck in traffic like here on the schuylkill expressway in king of prussia we are stuck because this guy was stuck in the left lane for a while and the car doesn't want to run or it's a tire issue, a disabled vehicle on the schuylkill past the 202 on ramp, had the left lane blocked and we are jammed coming away from the the pennsylvania turnpike. and farther along a broken down vehicle on the vine street expressway approaching 95 gone now and extra heavy crossing it's town on the eastbound vine. and backing up to the schuylkill, by the way the vine is not scheduled to close this week just in case you were wondering. there were two of red zones we were watching and watching two accidents in collings dale delco and one by the walgreens and another along andrews avenue and
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clifton avenue. slowing along route 1 the super avoiding the turnpike connecter bridge and a crash in plymouth meeting near the eikea and one t glasgow avenue by brew real ice-cream. busy tomorrow there i bet.over >> thank you. adam joseph standing by with the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast talking about ice-cream weather coming up next. fios is not cable. we're wired differently. maybe that's why we've been ranked highest in customer satisfaction by jd power 4 years in a row. and now you can love fios too. get our best offer of the year. 150 meg internet with equal upload and download speeds, tv and phone. all for $79.99 per month, for the first year with a two-year agreement.
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all right we have seen a lot of change in the forecast over the last several days and the next 48 hours brings more. the same. >> we are going into march and
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coming in like a lion and rounds of rain and humidity and near record warmth into the new month and a lot of chat about as we go into stormtracker 6 live double scan the clouds have pushed in after morning sunshine and you see the rain following the cloud cover, especially southwestern chester county and southern lancaster county and on the edge of coatesville seeing a couple of drops there and turning rather steady at times and that continues down to coreyville and south of lancaster and all of this spreads towards philadelphia in the last hour or so. and again going to put the breaks on the evening rush here. especially philadelphia to the west. 65 warm degrees now, 63 allentown and 60 in wilmington and southeasterly wind. and cape may and 50s now in dover. a lot of clouds littering the lower 48 and active pattern setting up and the first round of rain passing through this
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evening. you see the boxing through st. louis and little rock and low pressure near omaha, an early start to the severe weather season, typically you don't see those tornado watches all the way that far north into chicago and for us we are not talking severe weather this evening. this is just general light to modrate rain, the 11:00 hour as the first batch heads off the coast and a lingering shower to the north and west and a second round of rain likely here in the tail end of the rush tomorrow a rumble of thunder with this, we are not tracking severe weather either and it's in the afternoon we could see strong to severe stormed tomorrow. and between the rounds of rain. mid-day sun tomorrow and record high temperatures especially for allentown and the atlantic city airport. and everyone going back into the low to middle 70s with the breaks of sun and if we get enough sun to break out with the heat and humidity tomorrow.
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and you'll feel it. there will be a third round at 4:00 and 5:00 in the afternoon. and the key time for the stronger storms and that will be between 3:00 and 4:00, damaging winds over 50 miles per hour and not with every storm but one or two here and there and locally heavy downpours, the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. 74 and may warmth tomorrow ending the day with strong to severe storms and windy and chilly and 49 and windchills in the 30s s. we'll see some rain and snow showers mixing in on friday just 42 degrees and it drys out and the sunshine returns over the weekend. a little chilly to start. and mild to finish at 52 and 60s owe back on monday and more clouds tuesday at 54 degrees, active here over the next 24 hours and we calm it down with a rain or snow shower on friday. >> thank you. what's the deal is coming up
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in the market for a new ride, consumer reports is out with the annual auto issue that includes top car picks. >> these are top models that are safe and satisfying. small suvs are the most popular cars on the road. topping the list is the subaru forester, it sets the stand with excellent fuel economy and top notch safety ratings, the kia optima beats out the honda accord and the toyota camry. a good value at $25,000. >> all the top picks have high marks when it comes to road test performance and owner
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satisfaction and safety. the ones that beat out all the competition. >> need a smaller car? the roomy chevrolet cruz has a roomy quiet ride with an impressive fuel economy. 47 miles per gallon on the highway and beats the popular honda civic and toyota control a. and looking for a pickup, it's honda ridge line handles and rides better than any pickup and impressive gas mileage and versatile tailgate and storage. >> they look at data across the line to come up with a report card. audi porsche and bmw are the top three and they are all german. nice looking cars there. >> i saw a couple that i like. >> that does it for "action news" at 4:00, for sharrie
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williams, alicia vitarelli i'm brian taff. join us for a full hour of "action news" at 10:00 on phl 17. >> now here is rick williams with a look ahead. >> thank you, coming up next on "action news" at 5:00 tonight, we are about four hours and counting to president trump's address to congress, his first major speech since inaugurtan day. we'll go back live to washington with what local lawmakers are hoping to hear tonight. ek. the threat of strong storms coming up next on "action news" 5:00.
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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with jaime apody, meteorologist, cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. it is day 40 of the trump administration and president trump will address the joint says of congress for the first time. the major speech since inauguration day and expected to carry a forward looking message touching on the agenda for the country. tuesday night and sharrie williams is joining us and the big story on "action news" is tonight's presidential address. >> "action news" anchor live now
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at the capital in washington, d.c. with what local lawmakers are hoping to hear tonight. >> hi rick and sharrie. it's been a busy day here in the capital we have still several hours away from the president's speech and you can hear an enget sick bus. they out and taking votes and having meetings. and we had a chance to catch up with the delegation from the lehigh and delaware valleys. >> i inherited a mess. >> tonight's speech is the first normal address to the american people since trump's inauguration, democrats are hoping for less rhetoric and more healing. >> i would try to put people back together, show the respect to the people that didn't vote for me and try to win their trust over. >> too much of the last month is spent fighting over fake news and twitter

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