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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 a.m. on this wednesday march 8a tam is off, nydia is here. >> a home invasion ended with a baby if the hospital. >> a man who was just trying to move some exercise equipment into a home in northeast philadelphia is shot during an armed robbery. we have the video. >> plus a fire at a peco substation leaves many without power. what it means for some philadelphia schools. >> some people dealing with rain now, some people will be dealing with some snow possible later. let's go to david and karen. >> we'll start you with the rain.
storm tracker6 live double scan right now does have some showers that are popping into philadelphia. we had some earlier stuff overnight. doesn't look like this is going to be around that much longer as it shoots towards the coast but probably by about 6:00 or 7:00 a.m. we'll see that by the coast. then we'll look at clearing. see the clearing out by pittsburgh, that's going to move across the state fairly quickly as well and we are going to wind up with some sunshine reemerging across the region and it should be bright for most day t also going to be a little bit on the windy side. temperatures currently are mild. 61 degrees in philadelphia. just 53 in allentown. but even in the cooler spots like reading and lancaster you're already in the upper 40's and that is already around the average high for this time of year. winds are a little bit of a factor this morning. it's breezy. they're coming up from the south and southwest, though, so that's bringing us some mild air today but a 15 miles per hour breeze right now as you step outside. 53 degrees at 7 o'clock in philadelphia. notice how it's still cloudy there. might still be a little bit
damp in spots but i do think that rain is shooting off the coast pretty quickly. then by noon up to 58 under the sun and we're going for a high of 63 degrees this afternoon and then still holding the mid-50's by 7 o'clock with mainly clear skies. another mild one tomorrow and then, karen, we've got a little issue overnight thursday into friday morning where we could have some rain changing over to some light snow. i'll have details on that and its impact on the morning commute coming up. >> well, that will be fun to drive through that. let's take a look outside in south philadelphia and you can see we're blocking this ramp from i-95 northbound to the walt whitman bridge. look at the number of responding vehicles we have to this accident scene that is closing this as you try to head towards penn's landing. this is south philadelphia o-the ramp from i-95 northbound to the walt whitman bridge is currently blocked right now because of an accident. so, instead you've got to use i-95 southbound or the schuylkill eastbound because this ramp remains blocked. a lot of crews still on the scene with this big accident. on the vine street expressway all overnight construction we didn't have any so we could see that traffic here is
looking pretty good. westbound and eastbound all lanes are opened and tioga-nicetown fox street is still blocked between roberts avenue and allegheny avenue because of the big fire at the peco substation from yesterday afternoon. stick to henry avenue as your alternate. looks like the traffic lights in the area are working again, though as you head out the door right now, matt and nydia. >> good to hear. that's correct thanks karen. let's goat that breaking news. three masked men barge into a home in the logan section interrupting man asleep with her infant son. hundreds of dollars of cash is missing. annie mccormick has the full story. annie. >> reporter: matt, that infant is just eight days old and right now we are told last update that he is at einstein hospital where he will remain to be under observation still for several hours. well, let's get right to that video from the scene. a terrifying scene for that young mother. police say three armed masked men wearing gloves knocked down the front door of the
young woman's home in the 4500 block of north 18th street. they kept screaming where is the money. the 24-year-old woman was sleeping on the many second floor with her baby boy on her chest. the assailant forced her out of bed and during the struggle actually forcibly knocked her baby from her arms onto the floor while they kept demanding for her to tell them where the money was. now, two 17-year-old family friends in the house were forced in the basement with the mother and child while the armed intruders did ransack the home. they got weigh with $3,500. back out here live a camera outside, a surveillance camera did capture images of four men that were seen running, even though the witnesses say and the victims say that there were three men involved with the home invasion. police are now thinking that there could have been a fourth person outside operating as a lookout. for now reporting live outside of northwest detectives, annie mccormick, channel6 "action news." matt, a back to you. >> thank you annie. a man was shot during an armed robbery in northeast philadelphia. this happened on the 6000
block of somerdale avenue at 1:00 a.m. police tell "action news" the victim was moving exercise equipment into a home with friends when two armed men approached them. a fight broke count the victim was shot in the leg. the two robbers ran off with $450. the victim is in stable condition. police are checking area surveillance cameras to see if the cameras caught any of the suspects. >> ♪ >> developing this morning, two philadelphia schools will be closed today due that power outage caused by a fire at a peco substation. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live at the command center and katherine, some lingering problems this morning. >> reporter: that's right, nydia. there's still about 6700 peak cole customers without power. that is an improvement from yesterday but there's stale way to go and you can see this morning there are still road closures around the substation where this fire started due to the outages the philadelphia school district announced two schools will be closed today, philadelphia high school for girls and the ew rhodes middle
school. >> it's very frustrating. >> reporter: the lights were out in pat green's north philadelphia home after the fire at peco substation on westemoreland street. at its peak 36,000 customers were without power. some businesses closed early, others raced to setting sun to serve clients. >> you see how everybody else had to stop working. we didn't stop. we still here. >> reporter: the fire took out traffic lights, confused drivers left scrambling through dark intersections. it broke out shortly after 2:00 p.m. close to three hours later, the power was turned off in the substation and firefighters began knocking down the flames. once peco made the area safe to get firefighters in, peak cole crews have been working to make sure customers get their power back. there's been progress but no specific time line has been given. >> based on the configuration of our system we'll continue to switch in the streets, we'll still be working with backup generators whenever possible to get as many as
possible back on. >> reporter: and the investigation will this morning. at this point there's no word on what started this fire to begin with. we're live in north philadelphia, katherine scott, channel6 "action news. matt. >> thanks, catharine's delaware county authorities believe a man who already admitted to being a child sex predator may have more victims. they are urging anyone who may have fallen victim to hugh taussig-lux to come forward. he pleaded guilty to 12 crimes against children. investigators say he hosted underage parties at his east baker street apartment between the summer of 2014 and may of 2016 that's in media and gave his victims drugs and alcohol, sexually assaulting four girls. >> a major new wikileaks claims the cia is capable of spying on people through their smartphones tablets even internet connected television televisions. wikileaks put published thousands of documents on tuesday. they describe how the agency can potentially use microphones and cannelures in such devices to hack them and turn them on remotely.
they describe measures to bypass antivirus software in computers and get access to messages before they're encrypted on secure apps like telegram and signal. another document reveals a program the cia was working on to hack into cars either to listen in or even crash them for assassinations. the cia refuses to confirm whether the information on wikileaks is legitimate wikileaks did not say where the thousands of documents came from. >> the state of hawaii is challenging president trump's new travel ban. the new executive order bans foreign nationals from six muslim majority countries from entering the u.s. for 90 days and that starts on thursday of next week. the travel order will also prevent all refugees from entering the u.s. for 120 days. hawaiian officials argue the order is constitutionally defective and have hired a law firm to seek a temporary restraining order that would block the new executive order before it goes into effect. >> 49 alleged drug dealers in chester county behind bars following a massive sweep
dubbed operation crushed ice. the district attorney says 27-year-old richard matri was the kingpin. they say he ran the operation while doing time in the county jail. his delivery operation reached from philadelphia suburbs to arizona and puerto rico. 48 of his alleged company horst wercohorts werearrested. >> 16 new racks and bicycle stair runners to help customers going up and down the steps with their bikes. septa also plans to expand bike parking at other stations along the broad street line plus the market frankford el line. >> very good. 4:39. why crews are having a hard time battling wildfires in four states. >> three years to the day and the until trace. see how the passengers who were on board malaysia flight
370 are being remembered today. david. >> mostly cloudy skies across the region this morning. there are a couple of sprinkles and showers still coming through for the next maybe couple of hours but we are generally speaking seeing drying this morning. 41 degrees by 6 o'clock and we're going wind up in the 50's for most of the morning. some of the kids might want an umbrella but this is pretty light spotty rain. i'll show it to you again on storm tracker6 live double scan coming up. we'll give you the rest of your work week and weekend forecast coming up.
>> crews in four states continue to battle wildfires that have killed six people. the fires have destroyed hundreds of square miles in parts of kansas, oklahoma, colorado and texas. dry conditions and strong winds are making it difficult for firefighters to control the flames. several evacuation orders are in effect as the fires move
towards homes. >> david joins us. you have that rain that we're dealing with right now, some of suspect. it's not going to be a washout today by any means. >> no. in fact we'll see the return pretty quickly of sunshine. >> great. >> storm tracker6 live double scan right now shows you that we still are dealing with some spring sellsprinkles and shower. some of this is popping right into the middle of the region. every now and then you might get a slightly steadier cell. i have a little bit of yellow pushing into delaware county right in the middle but most of this is pretty light rain and we are expecting it to all be off the coast probably before the end past morning rush hour. as we take a look outside, we have cloudy skies over the commodore barry bridge this morning. and a little bit of rain left over from all of that stuff that we had falling over the last 24 hours. but it won't be around for long your temperature currently is very mild this morning. 61 degrees right now. we do that expect a drop a bit over the next couple of hours down into the low 50's but then we turn it around. it is a mild afternoon. winds south-southwest at 15 miles per hour so unlike
the last several mornings it is a little bit windier as you step outside. the rain on future tracker doesn't look like it's all that much between now and 7 o'clock and by 6:30 or 7 o'clock most of it is off the coast and you might see some clearing in the northern and western suburbs. as for the rest of us it looks like the clouds are off the coast by about 10 o'clock and of course that are philadelphia sooner than that so we are expecting the return of a lot of sunshine but it just doesn't look like it right now with those clouds and sprinkles and showers still left over. temperatures will treat us well today. 52 degrees by 8 o'clock, 54 by 10 o'clock and it looks like we get area high around 3 o'clock of 63 and still holding onto the upper 50's by 6 o'clock. a nice day to get stuff done if that's what you've got in mind. 60 degrees in allentown, 61 is your high in reading, 63 in philadelphia. i think awful these hit around 3 o'clock or so. it will be a little bit on the windy side and winds running about 12 to 25 miles per hour so a bit breezy but at least mild. and then tomorrow on thursday still bright and breezy. 63 degrees is your high once again and again we've got that
flow out of the southwest around this area high pressure beneath that warm front that keeps us still above normal. there is a batch of colder air coming in pretty quickly for friday and in fact it's so cold that as some precipitation comes in along with the next frontal boundary, it might start out as rain in the predawn hours but we actually think there's a chance as cold air settles in that we change topher to snow. the model doesn't show a whole lot of precipitation but by 7:30 in the morning on friday it only has rain right now but we still feel that the temperatures could be cooling down enough where we wind up changing over to some snow showers and some of those might even pop up later in the day as well. most of these are not going to have a great impact on the roads, just wet roads for the most part but there could be a burst of heavy enough snow where your visibility goes down of course the grassy accumulation is possibility your exclusive accuweather 7-day mostly sunny and dandy 63. tomorrow mostly sunny and breezy 63 degrees once again. friday we cool down to 42 and there is that chance of a rain
or even a snow shower as we go through the day. most of it probably centered in the morning but i got to allow for something to pop up here and there at any time. then through the weekend we really get cold. partly sunny on saturday, a low all the way down or a high i should say all the way down to 33 degrees at just 35 on sunday. on sunday morning we're still watching that southern storm that might clip us with just a little bit of light snow, some models still have it so far south we see nothing. monday 40. tuesday back up to the mid 40's with rain. remember when we're not on the air you can always get the latest weather information by going to 6abc.com/weather. winter doesn't want to quite leave us just yet. just a little hit or two of some light snow. >> winter likes us. >> we're likeable. >> thanks, david. >> two men in wisconsin accused of stealing more than 1700 cases of diapers from the united way diaper bank. police say jason havel and john forbes are former employees valley packaging which is where are diapers were being stored.
the two are accused of stealing $45,000 worth of diapers and then trying to resell them. authorities are holding them on charges of felony theft. >> today marks three years since malaysia airlines flight 370 disappeared without a trace. a ceremony was held in brisbane trails ya' today. the australian government minister in charge of the suspended search says he's hopeful the plane will still be found. there are plans to build a permanent memorial in western australia. the plane left kuala lumpur for beijing. it vanished somewhere over the indian ocean with 239 passengers and crew members on board. no wreckage has been ground. >> celebrity cruise ship came way too close to florida couple's home. >> tool close, too close. >> that's as the ship appeared to make a beeline for and a waterfront home in port everglades back on friday. you can seat ship's thrusters churning in the water trying to slow its approach.
celebrity's parent royal caribbean issued a statement saying the ship was navigating under the guide lance of local port pilots and was operating safely. >> does seem awfully close doesn't it. >> it was a close call, though. >> i think i would be nervous, too. 4:48. a comedian under arrest in ohio. details on the alleged altercation he got into at an airport. >> the restaurant chain with locations in our area that has fallen on hard times is looking to turn things around. "action news" continues. >> ♪ we didn't realize how difficult it was going to be to tie that space together.
>> ♪ >> hey everybody. we have some rain moving through. we're looking live at philadelphia international airport. the roads are a bit wet as you head out. you want to be careful. we have a big accident happening right now in south philadelphia and this is the ramp from i-95 and northbound to the walt whitman bridge and we could see that ramp is still blocked. look at the number of responding vehicles we have on this scene with this accident that's blocking the ramp in south philadelphia, i-95 northbound to the walt whitman bridge. you've got use 95 southbound or the schuylkill eastbound to access the walt instead of that ramp. this fire is a problem tioga-nicetown fox street still closed between roberts avenue and allegheny, this is the big fire at the peco substation from yesterday afternoon. stick to henry avenue as your alternate. katherine scott has been giving us the latest and telling us the lights are working in the area but some
of them have to be powered by generators because of this mess. in swedesboro gloucester county a problem here as well. an accident 322 eastbound is blocked at kings highway. use tomlin station road. this accident took down a pole so it could be down there awhile and here we see the rain moving through in this region as well. nydia the roads are wet and a few problems this morning. >> karen thanks so much. actor and comedian faizon love is accused of assaulting a man at an ohio airport. according to court documents love grabbed the man by his neck and pulled him on the ground at john glenn columbus international airport. love was arrested and charged with assault. what caused the alleged altercation isn't known. >> time for your first look at business at the big board. boeing rolled out its new 737 max nine the newest model of one of the most popular commercial jets in the world is larger and more fuel efficient than its predecessors and boeing says it's not resting on its laurels, it takes time to make these things.
the company is also working on a 737 max 10. hhg child for bankruptcy yesterday after announcing its closing more than a dozen locations in ou nationwide. the appliance and electronics retail chain it has already reached a deal with an anonymous buyer to purchase all of its as essential major stock indices were all down in trading yesterday suffering just minor losses and futures point to a slightly lower open. tgi fridays announcing changes to reverse a recent plunge in saint mary's the restaurant chain has a revised menu and will be giving its restaurants makeovers to give them a new look. the chain has also a gone digital. fridays is now accepting orders for takeout via twitter. dominos pizza chain allowed you to just text them a pizza -- a picture of a pizza. >> keeping up with the times. 4:53. a farewell concert by a retiring teacher gets crashed in a good way.
co-chair with his wife. among the attendees hall of famer allen iverson and 6abc president and general manager bernie prazenica. that's not bernie t the organization -- there he is. the organization is hoping to raise nearly $1 million for underprivileged youth in philadelphia. >> a retiring southern california teacher received a surprise of a lifetime. [cheers and applause] >> martin johnson was performing a lunchtime concert at santana high school yesterday when his favorite band switch foot joined him on stage. johnson has been teaching ap literature and art history and film for 37 years and will be retiring in june. >> that's a way to go out in style, right. three people rushed to the hospital following a chain of violent events. a passenger in an suv was shot and that caused the driver to crash head on into another car. >> plus, we're following the latest developments surrounding that fire at a peco substation including the progress on tackling the
>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning everyone. it's 5 o'clock on this wednesday march eighth. tam is off. nydia han joins us. here's what's happening. >> new developments overnight after that fire at a peco substation. power is slowly being restored but two schools in the area remain closed. >> accuweather is tracking little rain for your morning commute and we are keeping an eye on the possibility of snow by the end of the work week. >> plus thousands are taking part in a day without a