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facility on state road and their bail set at $1.5 million each. >> these two men 24-year-old caesar guzman and 30-year-old sanchez rosario were locked up by a raid of enforcement investigation. the raid yielded in terms of street value, $2.5 million worth of heroin and fentanyl. >> these drug dealers were trafficking an extraordinary amount of heroin that they were mixing with fentanyl to make it even deadlier. fentanyl is 100 more times potent than morphine. >> it would have yielded 250,000 individual doses for addicts on the street. philadelphia has the highest deadly overdose rate in the
nation and more than 1200 in 2017. >> on north 4th street where the bust took place we found fear and mess mix that this would have an effect on trafficking. >> a lot of people died -- >> whatever people do on this block, it's their business -- i keep to myself -- and i'll be all right -- >> the attorney general opposes plans to set up safe injection sites and illegal under existing state and federal law. >> the best thing we can do it give a person a pathway to treatment. there is no way to safely ingest yourself with this kind of a poison. >> the attorney general says he will continue to fight the drawing war his way. guzman and rosario will have their court date february 27th.
>> thank you. get more of our continuing coverage of the opioid epidemic at 6abc.com. and there you'll find stories of those that battled their addictions and hear the inspiring words of folks in recovery and now helping others. find it all right now at 6abc.com/opioid crisis. and the car slammed into the north wood section this morning and it was the scene along the 4800 block at 8:00 a.m. not sure what led up to the crash but the driver was not injured. and engineers had to go out and check the structure to see what type of damage was done to the building. >> the philadelphia fire department partnered with the red cross to install smoke alarms in north philadelphia street today. they chose the neighborhood after two died in a house fire on february 31st. and they found an adult brother and sister in the ruins and they
are not officially identified. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. >> new numbers show flu cases rose again in pennsylvania last week but by the smallest amount in six weeks and that could mean that the peak is here. maybe in sections will start going down now. flu makes up a big share of money room visits now across all age groups. 107 people in pennsylvania has died of flu complications most of them overf 65. bob brooks was live at the art museum with reminders how to stay flu free. >> hey monica, three words diseffect diseffect, diseffect. they went to businesses and they cannot stress enough to disinfect and wash your hands. the fact is, the flu can be anywhere and according to experts right now it is. just listen to dr. judd holland in washington scare.
>> question see twice as many patients as we have seen before. and the er broke the volume by more than 10%. there are a lot of sick people. >> and sick people are touching everything, atm's gas pumps and car doors. but have you to live your life. >> avoid being with large groups of p.m. if you are together with five or ten people one is needsing or has the flu and you want to avoid them and everything they tough. >> keep your hands germ free now is the time to boost your immune syst system that means eating healthy. we caught up with amin monroe shopping at the terminal market today and doing all of the above. >> i wash my hands and drink a lot of tea and put honey in it and ginger, and this is
somewhere where they touch everything. they are working hard to disinfect touch points three times a day. and offer purell to customers as well. >> and have the wipes here is a big help for us. and for the customers too. >> you want to stay healthy, eat healthy and can't stress is enough wash your hands as we go through the flu season. bob brooks, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. turning now to the weather if you are ready for a february warm-up are you in luck as we look live outside from sky 6 hd at a pretty picture of the center city skyline for your tuesday evening. meteorologist, cecily tynan, live with the accuweather forecast. it's like an early valentine's day present. you didn't have to buy -- >> some sweet weather for valentine's day, if you like temperatures a little bit on the warm side. right now we are 40 degrees in
philadelphia and our high is 43, and right where we should be for this time of year. if you look to the south we have temperatures in the 50s that is heading our way tomorrow. and then we are climbing up into the 60s and as the warmer air moves in could have drizzle. and double scan live radar showing drizzle moving up from the south a lot of this will be missing us. and could have move developing overnight. and could be a little bit of freezing drizzle in the lehigh valley overnight. and the accuweather highlights show you temperatures 10 to 20 degrees above average and light showers moving in valentines night. we are talking about finally having a dry weekend. the first dry weekend in three weeks and now the models shifted and we are talking about the threat of weekend storm and if everything comes together perfectly, it could be a pretty
big one and i'll talk about the possibilities in the full accuweather forecast. >> i didn't hear that -- thank you. >> get updates to the forecast and check stormtracker 6 live double scan any time on your phone or tablet. it's a free download. a thief with the plan walked through the north philadelphia dunkin' donuts and pulled off a lunch time robbery. cameras were rolling in german town avenue the man walked in and acted like he had a gun in his pocket and pulled out part of the count toward go behind and made the clerk open the register and grabbed cash and ran out. and using sheer force to break a window here at the villa, this happened before midnight and on inside here on wadsworth avenue the thief took a pair of sneakers and clothing and ran out. the fbi is releasing details
calling into question the white house timeline leading to the firing of rob porter that they provided the trump administration to the trump administration last year. and the agency followed up for information in november and then in january with when it closed the case. this conducts the white house claim that background investigion wa resigned the pos last week. world news with david muir will have more following "action news" at 6:00. time for the "action news" traffic report tuesday night. matt pellman is live with the latest on the commute home. >> troubles for the tuesday trip home including this new one a crash in south philadelphia. northbound lanes of 95 north of the walt whitman bridge and
appears to be serious and ladder trucks are on the scene and police officers are on the scene as well. and the two left lanes are blocked moving northbound along 95 near the walt whitman bridge and another crew making their way to the scene and a lot of traffic to get through first. and coming to broad street look for a backlog there for the walt whitman bridge because of the accident. we have the southbound brush fire around villanova and they hat extinguished now and the delay is starting to thin out. and coming south of plymouth meeting and hopping on the turnpike a slow go out to fort washington. a crash approaching 309 the fort washington interchange slowing back to valley forge and heading to the turnpike in bucks county. along route 170he on near the t pike. and residual delays from
langhorne and things are getting better.the emergency constru on 70 westbound has cleared out and better situation there today. and the crash an 295 northbound in behring ton has cleared and in newark, delaware, a wreck along eastbound side at harmony road. the right lane is blocked. and a wreck in wilmington avoid along 2 v we'll check it again in the next half hour. still ahead on "action news" at 5:00 tonight. a singl mothere in a local church to avoid deportation is not giving up her fight to stay in the u.s. how the community is rallying around her. and the flu killer, could something as simple as an ultra violet right be the key.
custom enforcement office today. the request and petition asks officials to stop the deportation for her family. living in the church of the sadcate in northern philadelphia but her children were ableo back to school. aconversation. down to meet us. >> they accepted our documentation. it's not the end it's just the beginning but we do have to celebrate these small victories. >> 3 thousand people signed the petition for the family's freedom and put their support on display by holing up 100 large colorful butterflies each representing 30 supporters. and a new form of ultra violet light could be a real flu they found that far uv ligs ub a and same fort flu in closed
spaces like hallways and small spaces. far uv light is different. >> it's safe for hu but not safe for bacteria. if we could kill the virus in the air we could take a bite out of the seasonal influenza epidemics. >> it killed as much flu as expensive hospital uv devices. ove of the money is not going to the drug czar office and it would go to the health and human services office and they feel that funding barely increased for them over the past 10 years but they need more resource s c. there is such a demand what people are thinking and what governments are thinking is to reduce the amount of services we give each person we canst longe
particularly opioid addiction that is the like. kiss of death. >> and the white house declared the opioid addiction a health emergency. >> and it was a special demonstration on heart healthy cooking at temple university hospital. the public was invited to the informational program featuring jeff clovea. he taught and prepare aid meal that was healthy and easy tofix. part of the serieses this month to raise awareness about heart failure in the community. coming up tonight at 11:00 "action news" investigation looks into patient brokering. exploiting people to drugs and costing insurance millions. >> i'm chad pradelli, they are called junky hunters or patient pimps, accused of paying addicts
to go to rehab and the practice is illegal and "action news" sits down with a young man that slams he was brokered and takes us inside of the fraudulent scheme and how it can >> the detox was $500 fun have clean urine you get a detox package, where you have someone that gets you high and gets you to the facility and have you dirty urine and you can be accepted. inside patient brokers tonight on "action news" at 11:00.
a container vessel more than 1,000 feet long is docked at the port of philadelphia. the "action news" cam was at the packer marine terminal as they unloaded the massive haul of cargo today. at over 1,000 feet long it's the largest since they built the port to accommodate ships of this size. they call it a positive sign of what it to come. two birds, nick and carson were at the camden aquarium. not the original quarterbacks but their penguin namesakes.
they just debuted the adorable african chick brothers today. the first time the hatchlings have left their nest along with two female penguins named taco and shelly. adore ab. >> new chocolates are on sale at one center city school. bloom chocolate made by the kids at charter school.icand food. and the schools mold and package the pretty treats and flavors include single and satisfied and sorry, not sorry, and man cave among others. my shoulders carry more than my country's pride
time for a check of the accuweather forecast. midweek warm-up for the next several days. we are heading to the "action news" weather center and we have warm insection clouds heading in with the warmer air with a bright and sunny start to the day and don't forget tomorrow valentine's day. we need mood music and barry white or something. get the candy and get the flowers. and if you plan on heading out. you don't have to bundle up all that much. it's pretty warm for valentine's day standards, by 6:00, 49 and if you head out we could have showers developing at 10:00,
11:00 at night. as you head back to snuggle with your valentines and generally less than a quarter inch. temperatures in the 40s should be freezing rain, nice vant right now philadelphia 40degrs sought there feeling like february today and allentown 37 and atlantic city airport 35 and wilmington 36. satellite showing we had loads of sunlight early and could have drizzle tonight and could be a touch of freezing drizzle in the lehigh valley. do be careful temtures drop below freezing down to 30 and philadelphia 33 and cape may 32 and trenton 30 and wilmington 32 with the wind shifting out of the south a lot warmer than last night. future tracker 6 showing as we head through the overnight hours, 34 degrees at 2:00 in the morning. plenty of clouds in place and tomorrow lots of clouds mixing in with sun, 52 degrees by 3:00
in the afternoonnd then we have the possibility of some of those showers late wednesday night and again we are not talking about a lot of rain and then on thursday. we are in the warm sector of the system. future tracker 6 showing by 4:30, 62 degrees with a strong flow out of the south. a cold front that will press through on friday. but before it moves through. it is warm again. temperatures in the low 60s with showers and then much cooler air arriving later on friday. and saturday and we have the potential for a weekend storm. so the five-day at 5:00. clouds mixing with sun for your valentine's day. 52 degrees and late day clouds developing and thursday 67 degrees despite lots of clouds and friday 60 early and temperatures fall 38 on saturday with the potential for rain and snow and sunday 49 degrees with clouds and sunshine. happy valentine's day.
>> yes. we appreciate it. take that saturday forecast and -- take it back to the store. we don't want it. thanks cecily. more ahead in our next half hour of "action news" at 5:30. president trump giving a big push to make a deal on immigration. what he says about democrats wanting to find a solution to daca. and the bucks county man accused of stealing toxic chemicals and dumping them in public waters. and the group scheduled to perform the night before the festival begins. more when "action news" continues after this.
"action news" continues. >> hello again here i is happening on "action news" tuesday night. the senate intelligence committee invited top security officials on a hearing on global threats. we'll tell you about the one threat they all agreed on. and her son is charged with plotting against a school in pennsylvania. and world championship boxer
bernard hopkins had words for children today. and officials were on company for a hearing on global threats that face our nation. they are unanimous that russia continues to pose a threat to our democracy. here is the report from washington. >> assessment was blunt and clear. that russia continues to meddle in u.s. politics. we expect rush to continuingo using pop grand and false flags, there should be no doubt that russia per served their past efforts as successful. >> and targeting the midterms as a prime target. they testified on capitol hill warning lawmakers about threats to the u.s. >> no change in my view of the 2017 assessment. >> this is not going to change or stop. >> the trump administration officials acknowledged they had
not been directed by the president specifically to blunt russia's influence and did not challenge the views that russian interference is making it harder to stop them. >> people say the whole thing is a witch hunt is a hoax because the president told me. we cannot approach the threat a serious one when the leader of the government continues to deny it exists. >> other areas of concern the national debt and north korea. the risk of interstate conflict isigher than any time since the time of the war. >> christopher ray defended his agency against recent criticisms saying the men and women of the bureau are the finest group of pros i could hope to work for. >> the deadline the white house sent for legislative fix to daca is march 5th and president trump is putting the pressure on congress telling him to focus thisonnell
will limit the debate to this week and the president as plan will have a path to citizenship. trump wants $25 billion for his border line with mexico. the president had this to say about bipartisan cooperation >> i actually think thate can and maybe even more so than we can on daca. because the difference is we want to help daca you don't. okay? i'm kidding. >> for all the talk of bipartisan there is not a clear path forward. the senate debate is not attached to a particular proposal and the republican and democratic leaders are disagreeing over sanctuary sees and world news with david muir breaks down the timelines with
the staff member rob porter had his background check. coming up at 6:30 after "action news" at 6:00. >> a pennsylvania woman is charged after police say her 14-year-old son planned to shoot several classmates at his high school. lenor hendricks was charged today for intensely delivering a firearm to a minor. her son threatened to carry out a shooting at union town high school. they found two rifles shotgun and machetes and cross bow in his bedroom. a man is charged with causing risk and catastrophe and that he sold 200 grams of potassium cyanide planning to use it to poison rodents on to his own property. and when he found there was an
investigation he dumped it into an inlet. the water was teste two weeks. . and from the new jersey newsroom. governor phil murphy called for stronger handgun carry regulations and other safety measures during a gun round table today. he was in cherry hill pushing for gun policies including reduced magazine capacity and body armor piercing ammo and adopting smart gun technologies. and the changes are made to keep neighborhoods from living in fear. >> and a deadly crash of a motorcycle in camden county. chopper 6 hd is over the scene on garfield avenue yesterday. police say that a motorcyclist lost control and smashed into the utility pole and no charges areil y and victim's identity is not release.
and philadelphia police are looking for the man that broke into a chestnut hill dunkin' donuts. on sten ton avenue and tried to get into the office but was unsuccessful. the suspect left the store without taking anything. anyone to can't police. local 6th and 7th graders got to spend part of the day visiting south philadelphia high school. a plan for students to get a glimpse at the tuns offered. today's sixth and seventh graders saw performances from the high school cheerleaders there and also from the high school band. >> world championship boxer bernard hopkins was at a school inspiring young people to stay on the path to success. >> you want to have choices to make. and then -- to be like this or be like that -- >> he was at the ale school
ellisburg campus serving students 5 to 21 with emotional and behavioral learning disabilities. hopkins was raised in philadelphia overcame and versity in his life before becoming a world champ. lpga is coming to pottsville county. and ravens golf club new information about the valley forge invitational. a home course for emily gimple. she and other golfers will play may 21st to may 26th, they expect 10,000 spectators om hav highways in the traffic report. matt pellman is live with the details. >> reporter: hey guys on this mardi gras fat tuesday, we see big fat delay as long 95 ound sn
earlier crash now completely confined to the northbound left shoulder north of the walt whitman bridge and damage is done. a really slow go from north of the airport. up through the accident scene and really the stop and go conditions persist the whole way up to the betsy ross bridge. 95 northbound through south philadelphia. past penn's landing and up through fishtown a slow go and the earlier accident did not help us out. if you head to the flyers game allow extra time. a crash in spring city by the cvs at bridge street. it sounds like it's in the process of clearing. the wreck on the pennsylvania turnpike in port washington has cleared but speed in the teens coming east of valley forge. and horsham a wreck by the red stallion at madison avenue, stay on street road. and avoid that accident scene. a pair of crashes in delaware one in wilmington along 2nd and newark along route 2 they are
both cleared. > still to come on "action t. israel could be indicted on bribely i the fght data litical favors. recorder on a doomed plane in russia revealed l the deadly and meteorologist adam joseph checking the weather center, the sunshine is early and temperatures are on the rise for the rest of the week, in fact 40 in philadelphia and 50s down to the south even 60 in nashville. we'll see the 60s maybe 70s we'll talk about it in the seven-day forecast. >> all right like that. >> sports jeff skversky live in florida with the phillies for spring training. hey jeff, i like thatt-sleeve p there. very nice. >> yes, it's not bad nice down here. it's spring training eve can you believe it?
two northern indiana girls, since they vanished during a hiking trip and were later found dead. two grainy photos of the suspect and an audio o down the hill was found on a victim's home. they hope the anniversary will help lead them to an arrest finally. police say there is sufficient evidence to diet prime minister benjamin netanyahu on two corruption cases. authorities found evidence of accepting bribe and fraud and a breach of trust. and he denied the allegations including accepting $300,000 worth of gifts and vowed to remain in office and even seek re-election. human error is to blame for the airplane crash in russia. evidence shows the pilot had conflicting data on the two air
speed indicators much the flawed readings came because they did not turn on the heating unit for the measurement equipment before they took off. 71 people were on board when the plane crashed in moscow no survivors were found. an off duty officer was shot and killed in a downtown building at 3:30 this afternoon an officer noticed a suspicious person and that person ran away and a call went out over the radio and that is when commander paul bore found and engaged the suspect and the s&p opened fire on the police officer and bore was shot several times and he later died. jaime apody is here and we are talking baseball. >> how about that? >> spring. >> it snuck up on us. the most exciting day of february we start the spring training and it will have to be
the third most exciting day of february cool to go from a super bowl title to a parade and now to clearwater. jeff skversky all bundled up at the parade and now look at you polo shirts and palm trees and 77 degrees. spring has sprung. >> can't wait, can you believe it? baseball is back and new phillies manager gabe kapler making a bold statement before the the first workout saying they can shock people just like the eagles did. he says he was inspired by the eagles super bowl winning season and is not delusional but he believes they can fight for the nl east with this team and everyone takes a small step in the right direction. >> here is kapler today on the eve of his spring training workout. he says he is prepared and ready to go and will sleep well and prepared and ready to give a speech to his pitchers and catchers with a simple message. >> ultimately the message is, we
can win. right? and it's not like a delusional statement. we didn't watch what happened last year at various points it's more like i said, we all take that small step forward and get a little bit better and all develop just enough where we surprise people. i don't think there whats to be a major declaration made here. we are fighting for the national league east in september. >> wow. how about that. from the first year manager. the phillies team could be a good one with young talent mostly everyone is here so far. kapler is a forward thinker and workouts don't start until 11:00 a.m. tomorrow and everyone can sleep in and he loves the rest and recovery part. live in clearwater, jeff skversky, channel 6 "action news." >> that is different. enjoy some breakfast in bed
jeff. fantastic. one of the downsides of success loses the talented pieces, frank wright was introduced as the head coach of the indianapolis colts. he says he always wanted to be a head coach and will be calling the plays there but the first order of business is acknowledging the team. >> i want to thank the philadelphia eagles organization, mr. lurie and doug peterson allowing me to be part of a team and journey that did something special for the philadelphia eagles. >> today is a new chapter. and i cannot be more excited. >> tough news for the flyers they are without brian elliot after having core muscle surgery. and they host the i'llers tonight and they won four in a right. both the flyers and sixers have
yet to lose since the eagles won the super bowl. the first sixer in history to have a triple-double off the bench. they got a water bath less sticky than gatorade. 108-92. he is goinging to beat up joel embiid? >> no. >> he can probably catch him. >> that is funny. prince harry and his fiance meghan markle spent the day shaking hands today during the trip to scotland. while meeting the royal regiment the shetland pony tried to take a bite at his land. he pulled his hand away and gave a lighthearted scolding. still to come on "action news" the accuweather forecast. >> taking a look sky 6 hd
app back to the basics they describe as difficult to navigate and updates as big as this one could take getting used to and all the users will have it by the end of the quarter. time for the accuweather forecast an interesting accuweather forecast. adam has warm weather and snowy weather. >> we talking temperature as pp. and then it's all over the place. something for everyone. >> i like the 70 degree part. >> an agree with you. looking live at sky 6 hd philadelphia international airport the clouds have rolled in after what was a decent day and lots of sunshine and on the coolish side and in the sun it felt good, right now sitting at 40 degrees for philadelphia. and not far from that in allentown and reading and 35 in millville and temperatures are not going crash like last night. now that the clouds are in it will hold in some heat so if you are a walker or jogger or runner
early tomorrow morning to walk the dog. not bad temperatures in the mid-30s. 6:00 to 7:00 and going into the 40s already by 10:00 in the morning and 44 degrees at 11:00 a.m. and then we head to the 50s nast noon. satellite 6 along with action radar you see the clouds being thrown our way after the sunshine. and a weak system rolling through the atmosphere and that could bring patchy drizzle in ht above freezing for a good part of the night. and as the isolated drizzle passes through in the patchyinhills or bs and overpasses, tha spotty and very far to the northern of the lehigh valley into the poconos and 30s there for 33 for the city of philadelphia. tomorrow is valentine's day and a lot of clouds and sunshine and we'll move the
temperatures up 10 degrees beyond where we were. 53 in millville and low 50s to theorern a west with the warmer northwesterly wind and could be cooler down the shore you head out into the evening showers, hit up a date or movie or dinner and temperatures are in the 50s at 4:00 and falling into the upper 40s and staying in the upper 40s between 6:00 and midnight and clouds are thickening up and there could be showers after the 10:00 hour coming in from the south and west. then as we head to the weekend all of a sudden this morning the models tripped what they were thinking. on friday you watch two pieces of energy. one in the north jet stream and one to the south and the two pieces of energy coming up in the atmosphere coming together to create a phasing storm for saturday evening saturday night. the different model shows the
two systems fridays and they go across the country and no storm at all. so again, all of a sudden this morning a couple of models behinding of these two come together and we'll watch this for the rest of the week saturday evening and saturday night. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast 52 tomorrow and clouds with sunshine and 67 here on thursday. over 20 degrees above normal. it comes with a lot of clouds but dry and showers around and 60 in the morning and fall into the 50s in the afternoon and chance of snow saturday evening and saturday night as temperatures quickly fall to the 30s and bounce back up sunday and president days rain in the afternoon and 56 warm with limited sun on tuesday and beyond that. it could go into the 70s here by the middle to the end of the next week. >> i like that. a hiccup in the middle. >> i don't mind. thank you. >> well, you may have to kiss a
few frogs before finding your prince charming and the actual frog is looking for love. the 11-year-old bow livan water frog named romeo has a page on match.com to find romeo and his juliet or monica, match.com will max each donation for valentine's day. to send romeo to locations where his species was one common and find him a mate.
musikfest introduced a preview night ahead of the summertime festival if bethlehem. today organizers announced the trombone throw down on thursday august 2nd. the night before the musikfest officially kicks off. ticket sales go on sale on friday at 10:00 a.m. next at 6:00, philadelphia police continue their search for
home. but the big story is the on going search for the young vandals that did their damage on super bowl night and during the parade. the huge crowds were largely behaved but that doesn't mean there wasn't isolate the incidents of hooliganism. and we see the video that the police are using to track the people down. sara bloomquist is live at police headquarters. >> police are telling us they have already made close to a dozen arrests in connection with vandalism and theft during super bowl celebrations.ey are lookin another warrant this afternoon. and this they released additional photos and videos as they worked to identify young people as they were encouraged to turn themselves in. >> philadelphia police say in fact she did steal part