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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. good afternoon sara is off. we begin with breaking news local students are on locate
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down in philadelphia. at wagner middle school police were notified of a gun and they are searchling the building ever since. >> bob brooks is live on the scene. >> reporter: i'll start off with the most important news. according to school officials no gun is recovered and no gun fire has happened up here. but nonetheless this is a serious situation when a call like this comes in. we have reports according to police that a female student claims she witnessed a person on campus and inside of the school here with classroom.
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going in with k-9 units searching every nook and cranny after this report came in and while this was going on after the first search all the students were taken to the auditorium inside and confined in there safe and sound. again, you see the parents up here when they got these calls they were terrified. especially after transpired earlier this week in florida. they are scared and out here waiting and luckily no reports of gun fire or gun recovered.
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and i'll listen to the parents and school official lee whack right now. >> i'm scared and i know he is scared and i want them to let them go. i don't know why they didn't call us. >> they just searched the classroom with the k-9 dogs and they are not releasing them until the coast is clear. >> we are at first looking to ensure safety in the building and working with the police departments and safety in the building that is our number one priority and no reports of injuries to students or staff. >> okay back out live here. you can see it looks like a sergeant we spoke with earlier came from out of the school a lot of parents are circling around him now trying to get and update on what happened. we saw s.w.a.t. team members walk out. and maybe this is ending. we'll rundown there and try to get the latest. reporting live at wagner middle school bob brooks, channel 6
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"action news." >> keep us posted thank you. in florida, two of the students killed in wednesday's school shooting are being laid to rest. the 19-year-old suspect accused of gunning down 17 people is held without bail. stephanie ramos has the latest from parkland, florida. >> reporter: today this shattered community is clinging to whatever strength they can as they mourn the lives of the 17 people brutally shot to dental this parkland, florida, high school. this father's two kids were inside of the high school when the shooting happened. his son made it out safe but his 14-year-old daughter jaime did not. >> all the kids are special. >> and this man anguished over the loss of his child. >> no person should have to lose their son or daughter our spouse.
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>> some students are taking their anguish and anger and disbelief to the streets. chop video shows students at a nearby high school protesting against acts of gun violence this after police release details leading up to the horrific shooting. >> that 19-year-old suspect nikolas cruz took an uber to his school with an ar 15 rifle concealed in a black case and walked floor to floor shooting and walked out with the students escaping. and his capture not easing the grief of those that lost a loved one. >> parents love your kids and hold your kids and kiss your kids and don't ever, ever miss the chance to tell them how much you love them. i love all of you. >> the funeral for two victims, both students will be held
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today. abc news parkland, florida. now to an accuweather alert that is certain to affect your weekend. a winter storm watch will take effect tomorrow evening in parts of the region as we track rain and snow. lets look live outside now sky 6 hd showing you the scene from the spring mountain montgomery county kind a gloomy afternoon and not a lot of folks hitting the trails and we see lingering showers ahead of the storm tomorrow. meteorologist, melissa magee, is tracking the latest conditions from the weather center. >> hi rick, big changes up ahead and just in time for the start of our weekend. it's a winter storm watch posted for locations north and west of philadelphia. the watch goes up at 7:00 p.m. tomorrow evening. lasting right through 5:00 a.m. on sunday. the greatest impacts with the system that we are tracking is in our northwest suburbs. you see that winter storm watch. >> here is what is going on hard to believe we are tracking snow
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that arrives as early as tomorrow night. stormtracker 6 live double scan 3-d, showing a frontal boundary from maine to the ohio valley. and this is providing us with light showers and lingering showers continue through 3:00, 4:00 this afternoon. the backside of that, we have colder air draining in from the north and west. later today 1:30 nast noon, numbers along the i-95 corridor in the upper 50s and the cooler air to the north and west by 11:00, 11:30 tonight numbers in the 30s anz we wake up tomorrow morni morning. temperatures are in the 20s setting us up for the colder air and precipitation to move on through. by 7:00 p.m. tomorrow evening the snow across philadelphia and portions of interior jersey and to the north and west. as far as what to expect and what we are anticipating region by region in the lehigh valley and the northwest suburbs a
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heavy wet snow along the i-95 metro area mixing to rain and a few flakes and mostly rain we are tracking and we issue the accuweather alert. we have more details in the full accuweather forecast. >> melissa thank you. get updates on this weekend's snowy forecast and check storm tracker 6 live any time on your phone or tablet. the 6 abc app is a free download for your mobile device. >> in other news a former playboy model is going public with an alleged affair with president trump. karen dougles claims are documented in "new york" magazine. it was two years after he married his current wife, melania, and they paid mcdougle for the exclusive rights to her story. they did not publish them
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because they did not find them credible. the fate of hundreds of thousands of young dreamer immigrants remains in limbo a day after the senate rejected rival plans. it would have spared the dreamers from deportation and strengthened the nation's borders. they abandoned the president and voted against the measure based on priorities he spelled out and a plan drafted by a bipartisan group of senators on capitol hill. pennsylvania supreme court is considering a slew of dueling congressional maps. seven different groups gave different maps, including the democrats. the state supreme court determined the old maps violated the constitution and must be drawn to more fairly represent of the state's voters and the head coach has until monday to adopt one of the new reconfigured maps for the state. more ahead on "action news"
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at noon. police believe they may have prevented another school attack. how an alert grandmother may have stop it this time. and melissa magee has a look at the interesting forecast from accuweather.
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a man and his brother is accused of of stockpiling chemicals to make bomb. christian and tyler with were arrested yesterday after investigators found more than 30 pounds of chemicals and bomb making materials in their apartment. he planned attacks or motives are not known at this time. >> police believe another school attack is being plotted in washington state but another alert grandmother may have stopped it. >> she found a journal detailing her grandson's plan to shoot his classmates in washington. the officers rushed to the family's home and found a semi automatic rifle in the boy's bedroom and one journal entry stated quote, i need to get the biggest fatality number i possibly can and i need to make this count.
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they arrested the unidentified student on tuesday one day before the shooting in south florida. and helping a family that suffered a difficult loss. here is nydia han. >> the troubleshooters were called on to help with an emotional situation. it involved a mother's death and temporary burial and a family's mission to get her parent moved to her final resting place. >> we haven't got one contact interest the family. >> the family insisted they tried to contact you repeatedly. >> that is not true. >> find out how this saga ends tonight on "action news" at 11:00. well, two weeks after the big win, super bowl mvp nick foles is still getting used to his status as champion and mvp. he spoke on jimmy kimmel live. >> my face could go to whole
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foods and nobody cared or recognized him and i condition go in there any more. i new things would change. >> foles skirted the issue of what happens next year when carson whens recovered from his injury. >> he is focused on being a husband and father. >> we love philly and love the situation and we'll worry about that when the time comes. >> you want to stay in philly? >> we love philly and be a part of the community and bringing the first super bowl there. >> he added he is still going through 600 to 700 emails texts and calls that came in. none of those were from patriots qb tom brady who did not shake foles's hand after losing to the eagles in the super bowl. and the largest state runned
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philanthropy in the world and "action news" is proud to be a part of it. chad pradelli will be part of the 46 hour dance marathon today. and they are rallying to raise money for pediatric cancer. keep up with the action on facebook and twitter. good luck to the students. more ahead on "action news" at noon. the potential break through in the battle against breast cancer. also, a new experiment reveals the most germ covered places in your office and we'll tell you the top spots to avoid when we come back.
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health check this noon, there may be a big break in the battle against breast cancer. they discovered that older women had an ager marker. if the trend continues it could help with early diagnosis and possibly even present the disease in some cases. the study was funded in part by money raised by the southern connecticut breast cancer walk. well, the government says this year's flu vaccine is the second least affective vaccine in the last decade. it's only 37% affective overall in keeping people out of the doctors office but appeared to be more helpful for the younger opinions. reducing illness by 59%. and poor performance is the reason.
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and recommend getting vaccinated because it's one in three chance of being protected that is better than nothing. and the germiest places in your office. first, it's the computer key board. experts recommend wiping it down every day reducing bacteria by 90% followed by the break room where the kitchen sink is a major offender. and could live on surfaces for up to a day. and watch out for the stair railing, door handles and elevator buttons and conference rooms where fabric covered chairs act like a sponge when it comes to picking up germs. and the "action news" is working on stories for today at 4:00. alicia vitarelli is live in the newsroom. >> don't touch my key board. >> coming up today a health alert something you likely have in your kitchen right now. we'll tell you why experts say that a certain piece of cookware
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could be the reason you can't lose weight. we'll break that down. and one of the largest casino companies is doing away with the do not disturb policy. they will check rooms even if guests ask them not to. >> and freebie friday all things 100% off. >> thank you alicia. quick break and the accuweather forecast is coming up when we come right back.
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students from around the philadelphia region are showing off their green thumbs at the philadelphia horticulture show site today. it was created by and tore those students. judges will determine which entries are the best in show and those will be placed on exhibit at the philadelphia flower show at the convention center. that is always a nice show. it gives you the entry into
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spring. >> then year's theme is water. it's going to be beautiful. >> we have water this weekend? >> all kinds of precipitation. stormtracker 6 live double scan radar you can see we are dry in philadelphia ain mostly cloudy skies and still tracking some light precipitation across the area. some light rainfall and this continues as we go throughout the early afternoon hours, here is the picture outside sky 6 hd. looking at the platt bridge on this friday afternoon. we have light traffic and a mostly cloudy sky to make sure you have the wet gear with you the rest of today and especially tomorrow. here is the temperatures 58 in philadelphia well above the average right now. 60 for wilmington and 61 in dover and 61 degrees in atlantic city. and with numbers like this it's hard to believe that we are tracking snow as early as tomorrow evening. satellite 6 along with action radar sets it up for you. we have a cold front stretched
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out back across pennsylvania. drifting through the ohio valley. eventually tomorrow night tracking an area of low pressure riding up along this front to the south. and in the wake of the front it pushes southward when tap into a northwesterly wind and colder air moves in just in time for the start of the weekend. and mostly cloudy and a few left over showers through the rest of the afternoon and early in the day we are in the upper 50s. and gradually falling into the rest of the tonight. here is future tracker 63:00 this afternoon light rain showers scattered about and make sure you have the wet gear with you. and tonight and early tomorrow morning a mostly clear sky and saturday morning, 8:00 sunshine and then sun giving way to increasing clouds as we track the area of low pressure moving on through. with the fresh injection of colder air moving in tonight and tomorrow morning we have the precipitation in the storm of snow in philadelphia and areas
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northern and west where the winter storm watch is posted. we have mixed precipitation in areas of south jersey and along the coast. it continues into the rest of tomorrow night. still the snow along the i-95 metro area. and even across interior sections of south jersey staying all snow to the north and west. and rain down the extreme southern jersey and delaware and moves out quickly in a northwest direction into early sunday morning and sunshine should be returning by sunday afternoon. expected snowfall across the region, 1 to 3 inches here in philadelphia for glassboro and interior jersey and the immediate suburbs to the northern and west. 3 to 6 inches of snow for quarks town pottstown and kutztown and williamstown and bridgeton and none, not tracking a lot of precipitation there in south jersey. the heaviest 7:00 p.m. tomorrow
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through 1:00 in the morning on sunday and rough travel north and west along the i-95 metro area and sharp cutoff where you find the snow and where you are not and the rain snow line is uncertain and looks to be the heaviest to the north and west. chilly later on with temperatures falling and then the accuweather alert tomorrow. high temperature coming in at 40. with snow and mixed precipitation. we get into sunday dry and miler and high temperature of 48 degrees. >> much more ahead on "action news" at 12:30. we are getting you hungry for fried chicken and taking you to the newest hot spots serving up the delicious meal so hard to resist. and more incredible in the sequel. and a sneak peek at the incredibles 2.
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"action news" continues with rick williams, sara bloomquist and meteorologist, david murphy. hello again sara is off we begin at 12:30 with the developing story on the west oak lane of philadelphia. the wagner school was locked down this morning after the student told the principal she saw a man with a gun and we recently learned the lockdown is lifted. police searched the middle
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school grounds and the entire building and officials found a toy gun. parents showed up in a panic. once again the lockdown at the wagner school in west oak lane is lifted. and everyone is safe and the kids were dismissed because they had a scheduled half day today. turning to the forecast. we are under an accuweather alert as we track snow and rain that will arrive tomorrow. part of our region is under a winter storm watch for saturday. it brings snow to some parts and rain to others and sky 6 hd showing you philadelphia international airport at lunch time. cloudy skies after rain fell overnight and as the day goes on it gets colder outside as well. melissa magee is at the big board with all the details. >> hi rick, we have got a winter storm watch that is issued it's for locations northern and wes


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