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>> good morning everyone it is 4:30 a.m., monday, march 20. >> here's what we're following, cell phone video captures a brawl at a septa station, authorities are looking for the people involved. a fire breaks out in an elevator at a center city condo building overnight sending residents out of their home. a blockbuster hearing on capitol hill on wiretapping and russian interference of the russians in the election. >> let's see what will happen
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first, the arrival of spring or the melting. >> reporter: we've have melting today, we have ice to build through the last couple of days, it's been a little bit slower, right now we're looking at clear skies, cloud cover to the west, 37 degrees in philadelphia. still below freezing in allentown and readingle we'll jump well freezing by the time we are done. winds not too strong, but strong enough to give you a windchill making it feel like 29 in philadelphia, bundle up a bit. as we roll through the day, sun is to start out and to finish, as well. 3:00 p.m., we're up to 50, i expect a high of 51 degrees around 3:30 p.m. or 4:00 p.m. before we slide back down to 48 by 7:00 p.m. spring officially arriving today at 6:29 a.m. in just a little while later this morning.
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we see increasing daylight and the temperatures come up and the pollen comes back, too, we won't about that just yet. karen rogers what you got on the roads early. >> reporter: we have the warning, the express e-z pass lanes are closing for three weeks starting today at the mid county tolls. if you use them expect delays along 476 and the turnpike, express e-z pass lanes closing. we have construction on the schuylkill expressway eastbound at gulph mills we can see it blocking a lane. we have crews on the scene, it is early yet traffic blocking one lane, it could be out there until 6:00 a.m. you'll see delays with the construction at gulph mills. overnight, jfk boulevard and
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20th construction street stick to market treat. >> cell phone video captured a huge brawl at a septa station in center city. investigators are trying to track down those who took part in the beating. jeanette reyes filed this report from septa headquarters. >> reporter: this morning, disturbing cell phone video of a brawl that erupted at the race vine street station on thursday. the video taken by a bystander shows one of the victims crouched on ground and covering his head as multiple juveniles kick and stomp on him. here you see another teen this one with a backpacker pounding on another man in the head, a bystander attempts to stop the attack and shoves the juvenile, but the swings keep coming. authorities don't know what caused the fight, for now, investigators want to speak to
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these individuals, though, they are not considered suspects. >> it freaked me out, it scared me. >> it's been going on, it's nothing new, it's not new at all. >> that was jeanette reyes reporting. new this morning, crews fought a fire in an elevator of a center city condo building overnight. firefighters were called to the locust point condos at 24th and locust at 1:30 a.m. they evacuated the residents and declared the fire under control. police are looking for a driver who hit a 2-year-old in southwest philadelphia. officers were called at 56th and guyer avenue at 1:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon. there's no description of the vehicle involved. the child will be okay. officials in south jersey are trying to figure out what sparked a house fire in burlington county on east front street in florence township around 7:00 p.m. fire was rice rising from the
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back of the house when help got to the scene. the cause is under investigation, there were no injuries. an off off-duty police offr was caught in the crossfire of a shooting in chester. the officer was driving his car when gunfire erupted. several bullets hit the car, the officer was not hurt. a 21-year-old man was shot in the leg and expected to survive. this is the second time in recent weeks the same man was involved in a similar situation. he is refusing to cooperate with police. >> happening today, a dramatic day on capitol hill, fbi director james comey will face senators whole grill him on a number of things from claims he president donald trump was wire standpoint by president obama and russia's interaction true or false with the trump campaign.
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>> reporter: fbi director james comey is about to set the record straight about the explosive accusations of wiretaps. >> was there a physical tap of trump tower, but there never was. >> no evidence to support the president's claim that he was wiretapped by his predecessor sore. the most powerful law enforcement officer will testify on capitol hill. he will cut the claim that president obama ordered wiretaps at trump tower. >> it never hurts to say you're sorry. >> reporter: last week trump doubled down and accused the british intelligence community of being involved. >> it's not just sorry to the president, but the uk it doesn't hurt and it takes away from the rest of the of it. >> reporter: comey capitol hill testimony is part of the investigation into how russia
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interfered with last year's presidential election and address the lingering question whether anyone on the president's team may have helped. an answer democrats and republicans may not agree on. >> there is come -- evidence of collusion. >> reporter: the house will vote on the healthcare bill some republicans say is not enough. in washington, janay norman, channel 6 "action news." >> u.s.a. hockey and representatives of the women's national team will meet today. players announced back on wednesday they would boycott training camp in the upcoming
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world championship unless progress is made in negotiations. players are hoping for a four year contract. women's world championship begins on march 31. >> 4:38 new on "action news," a convenience store owner fights away an armed robber. that surveillance video is coming up. >> confederate flags wave over an ncaa tournament site as part of a protest. we're looking at 51 degrees on the thermometer, tonight, the low 40, above average, if you're dressing the kids a little cool on the bus stop, i'll cover that, i'll get you set for the workweek coming up.
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>> rescuers saved a deer stranded on a lake new north
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jetters, the melting snow and ice prevented the deer from getting a good footing. first responders tried to get the deer on the boat, but it overturned and they ended up in the lake. a second group got there a half-hour later and pulled the animal to safety. >> a lot of snow around here will be melting. >> i've got a little bit of grass showing, quite a bit of it on the sunny side of the street. if you're on the shady side of the street you're waiting. storm tracker 6 live showing we're dry this morning, stepping outside we have clear skies overhead over the commodore barry bridge. we're looking for a bright start and fairly bright finish today. it's cold out there, 37 degrees in philadelphia. some suburbs cooler than that. even though there's not much of a wind it's out of the chilly north at 12 miles per hour, making it feel like below freezing, not a bad morning for a winter coat, even though you
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won't want it on the way home. there you see the wide view you'll need your shades on the highways and byways early. generally speaking we're looking at a bright one from start to finish. 35 degrees by 8:00 a.m. 39 degrees by 10:00 a.m. it will take a little while for us to warm up. noon, 45, still jacket weather certainly, not all that breezy. 3:00 p.m., 50. we expect a high of 51 today probably late in the afternoon, 3:30 p.m. or 4:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. back in the upper 40s. high temperatures across the region, 50 degrees in allentown. 51 in reading and philadelphia. 50 in trenton, 352 in wilmington and dover. if you're down the shore probably in the mid to upper 40s for highs this afternoon. springtime arrives this morning at 6:29 it is the vernal equinox, the moment when the sun is direct rays on her the equator. after this the sun comes up toward the north an gets higher
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and higher in the sky and we end up with longer days and warmer temperatures coming along, too. by tuesday, this is overnight at 1:30 a.m. clouding up a little bit and overnight there's a chance of a couple of sprinkles and showers. some of this may be on radar when we hit you tomorrow morning at 4:30 a.m. a sprinkle or shower here or there, the model this as 10:30 a.m., this won't amount to much when you see it. tomorrow afternoon we see things break up a little bit and you see the return of sunshine. it's going to be milder tomorrow, clouds mission -- mixing with increased sunshine. 60 in philadelphia, with chillier air offing later in the week, but not tomorrow. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, 51, spring arriving this morning mostly sunny and nice overall. tomorrow morning, sprinkles and
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showers around, otherwise it's clouds and sun, milder 59. cooler air comes back in brisk and chilly on wednesday, 43. and 45 under the sun on thursday. friday, milder, 5 degrees, there's another feature arriving on friday that could give us a bit of rain. breezy and milder on saturday, your weekend starts out in great shape 67 degrees. sunday, cooler, 55 is the high, and there's another chance of rain on sunday. remember when we're not on the air you can get the latest weather information by going to 6abc.com/weather. today is looking pretty good, kids, yeah, matt we'll melt more. >> might be all gone by the end of the week maybe. >> reporter: oh, yeah. >> this is new video showing a massachusetts store owner fighting off a knife-wielding man with a baseball bat. the man walked in and demanded
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money from the couple as their young son stood nearby, so he took action. >> i get my bat and i start at him. >> he chased the man out the door, he chose to fight because his wife a battling lung cancer and the store his is lifeline. baltimore police are looking for arsonist after firebombing the building yesterday morning. officials believe the fire was set to kill someone specific. two teens were killed in the blaze, 6 other people were injured, including two small children. baltimore police identified the suspect as antonio wright now calling him public enemy number one. a small group of protesters flew the confederate flag during the ncaa games in south carolina
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in greeneville, yesterday morning. the ncaa said the flag was displayed in a public area outside their control. >> i believe in people protecting their heritage and people coming together, we have enough gaps, we want to bridge the gap with love. >> reporter: ncaa boycotted south carolina until it removed the confederate flag from state house grounds 4 years ago. a disney remake broke box office records. >> this is the first day of spring, that means free water ice, where to get it when "action news" continues. >> reporter: good morning
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everybody, how are you doing on this first day of spring, we see a sliver of moon looking out above. checking the conditions around the area. we're looking dry, we have some issues with traffic as we often do, today is a big one, for three weeks they are closing the express e-z pass lines northbound and southbound connecting the pennsylvania turnpike. you have to go to the other e-z
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pass lanes. express lanes closed for three weeks. expect delays with that. willingboro, route 130 southbound, blocking all lanes, 130 is a busy area at cooper street. blocking all lanes, watch for this accident, stick to martin luther king instead of that. look outside and check the construction of the schuylkill expressway eastbound at gulph mills, the crews are blocking a lane, so just one lane getting by. no delays just yet, but it will be late today until 6:00 a.m. this morning. look for problems then. looking live i-95 cottman southbound traffic easy does it, no problems, dry and clear, no big issues as you head out. in kensington east clear field street is shut down at frankford avenue because of the giant sinkhole. stick to allegheny avenue
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instead. happy monday, matt. >> happy spring, karen. >> look what happens today you get free water ice, rita is giving away a free cup of it from 9:00 a.m. to noon. >> live action remake at beauty and the beast was tops at the box office earning 170 million in the its opening weekend. it was the biggest opening for a pg rated movie. disney produced it, parent company of 6abc. stocks were mixed on friday, the dow fell nasdaq up, s&p 500 down. more than 235,000 people enjoyed the philadelphia flower show. the show raises money for the pennsylvania horticultural society. this year's theme was hole
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handle, next year's water. philly wine week kicked off last night. t-rex was over wine lovers as they seald over 100 -- assembled assembled -- sampled 100 varieties and food from the city's best chefs. up in smoke, police say they ended two men's robbery spree in delaware after targeting one particularly item. a server is out of a job after questions he asked restaurant customers, what was the question? that story is coming up after the break.
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>> new on "action news," a server in southern california was fired for asking customers for proof of residency in the u.s. diana said her parents are immigrants and the incident left her speechless. >> i was shocked, i didn't know what to say, i couldn't believe he asked me for my residency instead of valid proof of i.d. or date of birth. >> the server was fired and the eatery promised to donate 10% of profits to a charity of her
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choosing. policemen and women ran the new york city marathon for the full 22.6 miles. they ran in honor of their colleagues killed in the line of duty and raise money for local charity. a teenager had a special guest at her banquet last weekend hero who rescued her. nearly 1 years ago, he lifted her as a youngster from the floodwaters. they shared a hug for the camera. when they were reunited on the tv show he said that happy picture had again him through tough times. >> you rescued me more than i rescued you. >> the two have became true friends, she is planning a career in the military and maroney is helping her out. >> the "dancing with the stars" continues tonight, this year's
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star-studded lineup was announced on "good morning america" at the beginning of the month. tonight is the 400th episode. you can catch the dance battle tonight at 8:00 p.m. i pity the fool who doesn't pick mr. t. i got him, he is my man. >> 4:57 a.m., it's going to be a headache for drivers that last several weeks, northbound and southbound e-z pass express lanes of turnpike are closed at the mid county interchange. a stranger is caught on video pouring something on the child's toy and the family thinks it was poison. hi
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5:00 a.m., monday march 20. we have breaking news right now. a philadelphia police officer who was attacked by a suspect in the northeast. >> brand new, drivers won't be able to use the express lanes at the busy mid county toll plaza we have the why and how long coming up. these men were burglarizing a dozen stores, but they were not going after the cash. >> a plane lands in atlantic city with a smoke filled cockpit. >> the first day of spring, david murphy will look at that, karen rogers will have the

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