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sarah bloomquist is off, in the news thieves have stolen a million dollars worth of items from a jewelry store. the search continues for those involved in a massive brawl at a septa subway station. developing from the nation's capitol. fbi director jim's comey is testifying about the meddling of russia in the presidential election. he confirmed ties between members of russia and the trump campaign. kenneth moten joins us from the capitol hill. >> reporter: moments ago, james comey said he could not get into specifics, but he confirmed the russian investigation and refuted unsubstantiated claims made by the president of united states. comey confirmed russia's meddling into the election and
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the alleged contacts into the trump campaign. >> it is an on going investigation i cannot say who is conduct we are examining. >> reporter: his months of public silence over. telling the house intelligence committee president trump's wiretapping are wrong. >> about the tweets of president trump wiretapping him by the prior administration i have no information. we know there was not a physical wiretap of trump tower. however it is possible that other surveillance activities were used by president trump and his associates. >> the president's source not the fbi. >> president obama could not u.n. u.n. latterly order a -- u.n. order a wiretap.
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>> reporter: congress should be looking into the leaking of classified information, must find leaker now. the they are testifying about the leaks of classified information and the efforts to investigate them. as for russia they are not getting into the details of the investigation, only reporting there is one, rick. also in washington, senate confirmation hearings began for president trump's supreme court nominee, neil gorsuch his confirmation hearing kicked off with opening statements and votes are expected early next month. the coverage of the hearing and the testimony of russian hacking continues online at 6abc.com. >> now to breaking news, from the lawncrest section of
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philadelphia. more than a million dollars worth of inventory was stolen from a jewelry store on the 5500 block of whitiker avenue. you can see a large hole in the roof from chopper 6 hd. it is not clear if that's how the suspects got in. it is leaved the burglary happened sometime before the store closed last night. bob brooks is on the way to the scene and will update us at 12:30. a police officer was slammed to the ground during a struggle with in an early event. >> reporter: the teenager was arrested 20 minutes after the violent encounter. police are investigating whether or nottess hind an armed robbery that happened less than a block away from here, 4 hours prior. this morning customers rushing to work at the with a -- wawa
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with stunned to hear of a violent attack on a philadelphia police officer a teenager. 8 district police got a call about a man walking around with a gun in the parking lot around the 12 house block of academy road. the 20 year veteran officer was the first to arrive and spotted the teen and attempted to frisk him. >> the suspect violently struggled with the officer and picked him up off the ground and slammed his body. the officer's head hit the ground and he was knocked unconscious. the teen ran off hiding behind the strip mall. away found 20 minutes later and arrested. >> he was transported to the hospital with respect to officer identified him. >> reporter: the injured officer said he noted that the teen fit the description of a suspect in a robbery at a 7-eleven right across the street at byberry and academy. the officer only had to look at
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the suspect's teeth. >> the unique description, the individual that committed the armed robbery yesterday morning was described as a male in his teens where braces. >> reporter: the teen is facing several charges including aggravated assault. hopefully whatever legal ramifications the kid gets they can work in his favor they can find him help. he is a teenager he is doing the wrong thing, but he is still a kid. >> a veteran officer is at home recovering from a laceration to his head an police are going to review surveillance video from this wawa and that 7-eleven location to see whether or not he was hind the incident. -- behind the incident, they help to get an answer to that soon. jennifer joyce channel 6 "action news." >> the search continues for people involved in a massive
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brawl at the septa subway station. cell phone video was released yesterday. one person is punching another teenagers' head at the race vine street station. three teenagers stomp on another person crouching on the ground. if you recognize anybody in the videos or photos you're under to contact septa police. jury selection is getting underway in the in the trial of graham spanner is accused of putting children at risk in sex abuse complaints against the jerry sandusky. two others pled guilty to misdemeanor charge of child endangerment. >> turning to accuweather we're kicking off the first day of spring with a bright and sun start. sky6 live hd a nice picture of center city skyline.
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the new son arriving with blue skies and relatively mild temperatures. david murphy tracking conditions from outside on the terrace. still need a heavy coat. >> reporter: a jacket not a bad idea. spring arrived at 6:29 a.m. and we have snow on the ground across the region. that's the way it goes some years. taking a look at satellite we've had plenty of sunshine. we'll maintain sunny skies, more snow is meting, as the clouds come through, we expect it to be fairly bright this afternoon. 45 degrees in philadelphia. up in allentown and out in reading we're in the low 40s. 48 degrees in millville and 42 in cape may. there's a little bit of a breeze 7 miles per hour currently in philadelphia. we're not expecting the winds to go too much higher maybe getting up to 12 or 14 miles per hour at times. a little breezy, but not too bad. 49 degrees by 2:00 p.m. 51 by 4:00 p.m. that's going to be the high
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today. again, plenty more snow melting this afternoon probably won't get rid of all of it, we'll take a crack at getting rid of some of it. 49 degrees by 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 45 degrees. clouds increase overnight tonight and early tomorrow morning there's a chance of pop-up showers coming through and the latest model run as late as 9:00 p.m. or 10:00 p.m. has that up north. when i step inside we'll take a closer look, the big story tomorrow will be the first full day of spring being milder than today. details in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. >> as always you can rely on 6abc.com/weather for the latest updates to the forecast 24 hours a day, from storm tracker 6 live, and more, you will be prepared. check in often with our team of meteorologists by following them on facebook and twitter. police are looking for a man's killer in the logan section of philadelphia. the victim was shot in the head
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around old york road at 3:00 a.m. it is believed he was shot at close range. they have not identified a suspect. one person died when a car crashed into a pole in wynnfield heights at the intersection of ford road and bell month avenue. police -- belmont avenue. police are trying to foirvet why a -- figure out out why the driver lost control. a boy was rescued from brandywine creek above the water at the market street bridge. he was hoisted to safety. first responders took the by to a. i. dupont hospital for children. it is not clear how he got in the water in the first place. massive search continues for a 15-year-old girl and the former teacher accused of kidnapping. we have details on the work
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happening on at the mid county tolls in plymouth meeting. and david murphy has the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. that and much more when "action news" continues in a moment. police in baltimore are
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callingen tone io -- calling antonio wright public enplee number one for setting an apartment building on fire. two teenager were killed and 6 other people and two children were hurt in the fire. half of the fires in bolder colorado. this morning a fire spokesperson said hundreds of vac -- evacuees may return home today. helicopters are dropping water on the flames. it is believed the fires were sparked by hikers or campers. a massive serve continues for elizabeth thomas and the former teacher accused of kidnapping. 50-year-old tad c up --
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it is believe he wants to use her for sexual exploitation. hes accused kidnapping and sexual contact with a minor. iraq's prime minister is due at the white house later today. the two leaders are expected to discuss relations between the two countries. earlier this month trump removed iraq from his revised travel ban before the order was blocked in federal court. house speaker paul ryan said he will make changes to the republican healthcare bill providing more help for orderly americans. the proposed compromise is to gain support from moderate republicans. the house is scheduled to vote on the gopville on thursday.
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get your dancing shoes ready, dance is -- "dancing with the stars" is starting tonight on 6abc. this year's star-studded lineup was announced on "good morning america" at the beginning of the month. the season premier marks the 400th episode. you can catch the dance floor battle tonight at 8:00 p.m. >> a wage dispute involving the
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u.s. women's hockey team is taking center stage in philadelphia. u.s.a. hockey and republics for the -- reps for the national team are meeting in the city. the players are threatening to boycott the upcoming championship unless they get more compensation. they agree to continue negotiating at a law firm in center city. uber's president has resign after spending 6 month on the job. jeff jones was the ride sharing company's second in command. several other high level executives have left after a string of controversies. uber thanked jones and wished him the best but did not give the reason for his departure. city efforts will be underway to make philadelphia schools energy and more modern. council members along with
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school district officials announced an energy saving program. lankanau high school will improve one of its energy saving. city schools will become more cost-effective and safer. philadelphia flower show came to a close over the weekend, raising about a million dollars for the pennsylvania horticulture society. organizers say the 9 day event saw 245,000 visitors. taking in the tool limbs -- tulips and dutch displays. next year's theme will be the wonders of water celebrating our oceans. "action news" is working on stories for tonight at 4:00 p.m. live in the newsroom is alicia vitarelli with a preview. how was your weekend? >> reporter: it was great. it is the first day of spring.
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there is the first ever clean out your medicine cabinet day, a story we're working on for what else the deal what what you neeo focus on at 4:00 p.m. a chicken that appears to be the size of a small person where the real life version of fog horn leg horn exists. don't forget you can take us on the go if you have not downloaded the free abc news app streaming live on the smart phone or tablet. i'll be in the studio to talk about "dancing with the stars" tonight. >> we could talk about the big chicken. did you see that leg? accuweather coming up when we come right back. stay with us.
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>> meteorologist david murphy back inside now, spring arrived
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at 6:30 a.m. you set your alarm. >> i got up and said spring is here. >> reporter: i was up already 2 hours. spring is here and it looks like if you ignore the snow on the ground. there's nothing on storm tracker 6 live in the way of precipitation. as we look outside, we have fairmont park and the waterfall over the dam glinting in the sunshine. there's clouds out west, generally speaking looking good. we have snow out there to melt. wind out of the north at 7 miles per hour adding a chill to things, but generally speaking nice. 45 degrees in the city. 48 in wilmington, 43 in allentown. 45 in trenton. 48 in millville a little cooler in cape may, 42 degrees there. the vernal equinox has occurred at 6:29 that was the exact moment the sun's direct rays
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over the equator they are moving in our direction winding up over the tropic of cancer during the summer solstice. there you see cloud cover to the west we'll see that move in as the afternoon goes on. a sunny start and early afternoon and sun and clouds mix. lots of sun and light winds in the lehigh valley, 50 degrees there. fairly bright at the shore, too, light winds, 49 degrees for the high at the shore. 51, sun and clouds, wind out of the northwest at 7 to 14 miles per hour. for the afternoon and evening commute, 51 degrees by 4:00 p.m. that's the high when we'll hit it, pretty late in the afternoon. similar numbers, 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., and 48 degrees by 7:00 p.m. the clouds filtering in a bit. more clouds and spotty shower around in the overnight hours, generally speaking not as cold as tomorrow morning on the bus
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stop as this morning. future tracker 6 showing you how the clouds increase overnight and we go through the day and there's spotty showers in the morning and later in the afternoon and tomorrow evening you can see how the clouds begin to break up again. tomorrow we wind up with a mix of clouds and sun. it will be milder high of 59. some spots like center city will touch 60 briefly. chillier air coming in around the high pressure wednesday and thursday, enjoy tuesday while you've got it. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, today's high, 51 degrees, mostly sunny and nice out there for the first partial day of spring. tomorrow the first full day of spring. clouds and sunshine after a morning sprinkle here and there. a high of 59 degrees there. then we're back down to 43 under the sun on wednesday. 45, chilly on thursday, a warm front comes through andy and winds up to the north on friday afternoon that will give us mild high of 55.
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shower in the northern areas at some point. ahead of the next arriving cold front saturday is looking great. 67 degrees, breezier, milder, mix of sun and clouds. a cold front pushes in sunday that brings in more clouds and periods of rain on sunday, high of 5. starting to get nicer numbers on the seven day. >> hello spring. in other news, the space x dragon has finished it's 5 1/2 hour journey back to earth. it departed the international space station while there it delivered supplies to the crew. it returned to earth carrying scientific experiments from studies in space. drivers traveling to plymouth meeting will have to deal with closures while they upgrade toll plazas there. an amazing rescue of a
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driver in need captured on cell phone video. those stories and much more when "action news" continues in a moment. >> begin le look where fbi
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director james comey continues to testify on capitol hill. his testimony is part of an
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investigation into russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. we're continuing to follow this for you. for the first time fbi director has confirmed fbi is investigating possible contact between russia and trump's presidential campaign. he made the admission during a hearing of the house intelligence committee. it is expected to continue for the next few hours. comey said the fbi and justice department have no information supporting trump's claims that president obama ordered wiretapping of trump tower during the election. happening in washington, the senate is getting confirmation hearings for judge gorsuch. president trump nominated him to fill the vacancy on the supreme court. >> reporter: this has been expected for seven weeks. >> i want

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