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a walkout a expand at a south jersey school today where a teacher is on leave for questioning school safety. >> courting the king. a local company takes us ads hoping one of the nba's best players completes the process. >> wouldn't that be nice. >> could happen. >> 5:30 on this tuesday, february 27th. >> it's fun seeing those signs everywhere and on social media. >> hope lebron thinks they're funny. the cloud cover from yesterday is moving well off the coast. as expected with that clearing overnight we have seen the numbers drop a bit more. we're down 36 in trenton, 36 right now in philadelphia, 33 in wilmington. still in the upper 20's in allentown and reading. 36 in millville and 39 in cape may. basically it's going to feel a lot cooler as you step outside this morning than it did yesterday. 35 degrees by 7 o'clock but as soon as 9 o'clock we're up to 43 and the afternoon we're spending the majority of it in the 50's. by 3 o'clock model says 56, i say 57.
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you can believe whoever you want. it's going to be nice this afternoon, though. lots of sunshine and not a lot of wind and milder temperatures. then we're down to 53 by 5 o'clock and by 7 o'clock 48 degrees. more clouds but still mild and fairly nice tomorrow. after that thursday and friday look wet. karen, i'll have the latest from accuweather on that coming up. >> if there's a choice you know we would believe you, dave. let's hit the roads right now. we're looking okay on route 42. this is traffic right here near 130. that's your southbound traffic heading towards 295. all lanes have reopened after construction which at one point was blocking three lanes so it's looking a lot better right now in new jersey on route 42. not the case in camden, though. we've got a new accident that just popped up here on kaighns avenue at cynwyd avenue. watch for some reinstructions in that area. let's check the schuylkill expressway for you right now here at south street. westbound construction cleared. they were in the process of clearing. we really saw an early morning jam but that's cleared out and traffic is moving fine. eastbound no overnight construction but crews will return again tonight at
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9 o'clock and do those closures once again. we have problems in olde city. you know that for awhile we've had chestnut street, portions of second and third shut down. now we've got market street shut down also between third and fourth because of sewer repair so with chestnut and market shut down in olde city you know this is going to cause some pretty big headaches. stick to race or arch street instead of market street closed between third and fourth tam. >> thank you, karen. an innocent woman is among three people wounded during a triple shooting in north philadelphia. "action news" reporter jeanette reyes is live outside of police headquarters with the latest on this investigation. jeanette, you just imagine her standing there going what happened? >> reporter: that's right, tam, an innocent bystander, she's one of three people shot, one man is fighting for his life this morning, two others injured including that woman. and she was hit as you mentioned by a stray bullet. this is video from overnight. this happened at 25th and sheridan in north philadelphia around 6:30 in the evening. police say all three victims were standing on the sidewalk when the 24-year-old was hit
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twice in the arm. a 23-year-old woman was hit in the arm and back with a stray bullet. and the third victim was struck in the head. that man was in critical condition when he was taken to the hospital. detectives spent much of the morning looking over the corner store's surveillance video where this all happened hoping to identify the shooter. >> two male victims were just standing just feet away from the shooter when the shooter walked up, pulled a firearm and immediately fired numerous shots from point blank range. >> reporter: and not much is known about the gunman. all we know is that he was running eastbound from the scene. no other description has been released. in the meantime, police also don't have a known motive. reporting live at police headquarters, jeanette reyes, channel6 "action news." tam. >> okay thank you jeanette a motorcycle motorcycle wrecked
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his bike. police say they found drugs on the man em suffered minor injuries and will be placed in custody once he's out of the hospital. >> reporter: autopsy expected to be performed on two people one a female philadelphia police officer found dead in a port richmond home. friends say the off duty officer did not show up to work yesterday. another officer looking for her made the discovery at the home in the 2900 block of mercer street. police say the 36-year-old officer and her 42-year-old male acquaintance had no obvious signs of trauma. >> time is now 5:34 and happening today, students at cherry hill east high school in camden county are planning to walk out of class. they are criticizing administrators for suspending a teacher who questioned the school's safety. >> students are holding rallies and signed petitions to demand the return of timothy locke. the school sent the history teacher home last week for suggesting that current security measures could leave
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cherry hill east vulnerable to an attack. >> we have four security guards, two of them are police officers, none of them have firearms on them. >> if we don't have the right to talk about this controversial issue in our school system, then how are we ever go together move forward as a society let alone a school system. >> "action news" was unable to get in touch with locke for a comment. the superintendent declined to talk to us last night. >> during a massive gun control rally in tallahassee florida state lawmakers voted for a bill that would raise the purchase age for rifles from 18 to 21 and create a three day waiting period for gun purchases. in washington, president trump continues to berate former broward county deputy sheriff scott peterson. the president called peterson a coward for staying outside marjory stoneman douglas high school when that deadly rampage was going on. >> you know i really believe you don't know until you're tested but i really believe i would run in even if i didn't have a weapon.
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>> peterson claims he thought the shots were coming from outdoors. back in parkland, florida, volunteers and students packed up donated supplies for teachers. they'll all be back in the building right now preparing for classes to get going again tomorrow. >> closing arguments scheduled to begin today in the trial of allentown mayor ed pawlowski. the defense rested its case yesterday following cross-examination of the mayor. federal prosecutors tried to attack potential inconsistencies in his testimony and his july 2nd interview with fbi agents. the democrat is charged with trading favors and city contracts in exchange for campaign donations. >> cold one out there this morning. definitely need to bundle up. but sun, can it be coming back? >> bright sun and the cold is only around for a few hours. once the sun comes up we're going to get a southerly flow and it is going to be nicer this afternoon. stormstorm tracker6 live double scan shows you we're dry. we have sky6 getting ready for that sun to come up over the horizon on sky6.
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there's the airport still kind of dark for now but all the planes at the gate getting ready to roll and no weather related issues to delay you this morning. your temperature is 36 degrees, though, so colder this morning than it was when you stepped outside yesterday. we warned you about this. winds are calm right now and not worrying about much of a wind chill. there go the last of the clouds overnight along with showers to our south. obviously you have shade weather in store this morning and it's going to stay bright the entire day. 47 degrees by 9 o'clock. so we don't have to deal with the 30's for very long and you really do see the numbers jump pretty quickly today. by noon we're up into the low 50's in philadelphia and a high of 57 at about 3 o'clock this afternoon. by 6:00 still holding onto the low 50's. here are your highs everywhere. 56 degrees in allentown and reading and trenton today. 56 in wilmington. there's the 57 in philadelphia. as you get down through south jersey and delaware, it gets a little bit cooler today, a high of 54 in millville, 54 in dover and closer to 50 down the shore but even those numbers are above average for this time of year. tomorrow a little bit milder with a high of 58 degrees.
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some spots might even touch 60. the trade-off is that we are going to see increasing clouds through the day. and later in the evening maybe a little sprinkle or shower. it's still going to be very mild, though. the big rain maker then comes on thursday in the morning we'll probably just be cloudy in most spots but you'll see some rain gradually arrive and build in a little bit during the afternoon. might start seeing pockets of heavier rain as we get later into the afternoon and then overnight. this is 11 o'clock thursday, still kind of damp and then things are going to happen on friday. a coastal low forms. the rain starts to get a little bit more intense. the winds pick up. might have some coastal flooding and on the back edge of this cooler air comes in you might see a tail end changeover to wet snow especially in the poconos and maybe the lehigh valley. so what to expect? well, thursday into friday we are looking at a rainstorm. anywhere from one to 2 inches total by the time we're done on friday. most of the models leaning closer to one than two right now. as that coastal low forms,
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thursday night into friday we'll see winds gust up 30 to 40 miles an hour. a lunar high tide is also in effect so coastal flooding wouldn't be out of the question, maybe even a little beach erosion and that back end change to wet snow especially in northern and western areas. that is thursday, overnight thursday night into friday morning. 57 is today's high, lots of sun and nice out there. tomorrow increasing clouds but still a good day to get out and get stuff done with a high of 58. on thursday rain arrives as you just saw steady at times, 54 the high and rain intensifying overnight into friday morning when it will also be kind of a wind swept colder rain. a high of 44 degrees. we're hoping the rain intensity dies down later in the afternoon. then the system moves away from us and leaves us dry for the weekend but on saturday behind it we'll have clouds giving way to sunny breaks windy and chilly, 46. if you're heading to the union opener bundle up. sunday 45, probably still a little bit breezy.
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on monday the sun roars back but we're still kind of in that same cool air mass with a high of 47. i think the next rain event is very likely on tuesday. >> we will look out for that. >> yes, will you. >> thank you very much, david. >> okay. >> 5:40 now and school safety is on the minds of parents. some are even considering bulletproof back packs. detail whether they would have offered enough protection during the florida school shooting. >> plus dumb criminal a suspect is caught on video hiding his drugs inside a police station. karen. >> what? we're looking outside at the schuylkill here at the blue route. we had a disabled vehicle just cleared a second ago so traffic is moving better. we'll take you to delaware county and check out i-95 coming up next. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> welcome back. taking a live look here, the view into center city on sky6. 5:43. it's clear but it's also cold, just 36 degrees. >> all right, karen, throw it at us. what is jamming things up at this early hour. >> you know what i've got to say it's early. we've got a good looking commute. no fog, no rain, no traffic in delaware county. this is i-95 at the commodore barry bridge. traffic here is moving just fine. no big issues heading out the door. we do have some construction crews out here. if you're coming into pennsylvania and you're going to use the commodore barry bridge westbound, the right lane has been blocked with construction. it's looking a little better than it was a few minutes ago when we saw that this was all
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yellow and some slower traffic but expect slowing on the commodore barry. belmont avenue at conshohocken we've got a building fire, so crews are coming to the scene right now. watch for some restrictions in that area and another fire location that popped up here in wilmington on 26th street at monroe street so a couple of fire locations, couple construction crews. no big accidents so far this morning on your majors. it's looking cold out there, though, this morning and you might have to scrape your windshield a little bit. i did when i woke up. 27 degrees in bethlehem. it's only 29 in quakertown, 30 in pottstown, 28 in coatesville. we're below freezing in malvern and in media. we're in the mid 30's in center city, 36 degrees. in new jersey it's only 29 in hammonton and browns mills. 29 degrees in claymont delaware. considerably colder than yesterday morning. temperatures ranging between eight and 19 degrees colder than yesterday. but the afternoon we're going to warm up and be in the upper 50's matt and tam. >> thank you, karen.
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bill cosby family has asked for prayers and peace as they mourn the loss of the comedian's daughter ensa. a spokesman says the 44-year-old died in massachusetts on friday from kidney disease. ensa was a strong supporter of her father and said she believed he was innocent of the sexual assault claims against him. cosby's retrial in norristown is set to begin on april 2nd. bulletproof back packs are in high demand as many parents struggle with ways to protect their children from school shootings. our sister station in raleigh, north carolina, tested a bulletproof backpack from guard dog security. the guard dog backpacks stopped rounds from a 9-millimeter, a 45 and a 12 gauge shotgun. it was no match against fire power from an ar-15. security experts say only trauma plates will add the kind of protection necessary to stop the ammunition fired from such an assault rifle. still, some anxious students see the bulletproof backpacks as providing some measure of
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protection. >> right now students are afraid and you want them to feel confident that they at least have something that's going to allow them to protect themselves until police show up, their parents come to pick them up. >> most bulletproof backpacks cost about $200. >> happening today, the transportation security administration will begin testing new tech in new york-new york's penn station meant to detect and stop terrorists wearing a suicide vest. senator chuck schumer pushed for the technology after police say a bangladeshi immigrant set off a pipe bomb in the subway passage way in december. the equipment projects scanning waves at people rather than hoping that they all make their way through a scanner. a convicted criminal didn't do a very good job of trying to cover up his tracks. police in nebraska just released this video of thomas hartman in an interrogation room. cameras caught him stacking a chair onto the table and sticking his hands into the
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ceiling. you're in a police station and it was going on the entire time. a technician later found hartman have been trying to hide a bag of cocaine. >> it's in the bag. >> ♪ 5:47. people in a florida community are upset. they say the post office will not deliver mail to their resort which happens to be a nudist one. >> a mother is experiencing heartbreak all over again. she lost a beloved necklace. she is now turning to social media for help. david. >> it's a little colder this morning, tam, but check out this. a lot of are you going to enjoy the fact that there's very little cloud cover around and from start to finish we're expecting lots of sun. i'll have your 12-hour forecast coming up next. >> ♪ when my smile is bright,
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>> a nudist community in florida is angry over a mail carrier's refusal to deliver mail inside their gates. most of the mail is placed in mailboxes outside the eden rv resort in hudson, but residents say one carrier refuses to deliver packages inside the park because she is offended by the naked lifestyle. the u.s. postal service says the carrier has every right to refuse to go beyond the gates if she is not comfortable.
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>> in her defense some things you can't unsee so she has a right to be like i just don't want to. >> have you ever noticed the people who walk around naked are the people who shouldn't be walking around naked. >> yes. >> i've never noticed a lot of people walking around naked. >> let's go outside and check the roads. cherry hill camden county on route 70 at kings highway and eastbound track on your right head towards 295 you're clear and dry. we had an accident here in camden kaighns avenue, it's just cleared, dave. >> it's been a wet one this february, guys. here are the rankings in philadelphia. over 6-inches of rain and that's the fifth wettest february on record. atlantic city is the second wettest and then the fourth wettest in allentown and wilmington, trenton also running high. look at all that rain. but february is wrapping up and it looks like it's going to wrap up dry. today all sun, 37 degrees, cold to start out by 7 o'clock but by 3 o'clock, improving to a high of 57 degrees, not much wind today, really pleasant overall. even as late as 7 o'clock we're probably still holding
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onto 50 and even though there will be more clouds moving in tomorrow tam it looks like we'll be dry. >> that's good to know. thank you david. a georgia woman has turned to social media for help finding a beloved keepsake that she lost during a disney princess half marathon in florida over the weekend. she was wearing a necklace containing the ashes of her daughter who was killed in a car accident back in january they were supposed to run that half marathon together which is why she wore the necklace. foster says she thinks the necklace fell off somewhere around the magic kingdom parking lot. she searched for it but had to go back to georgia. a team from disney is also helping her look for the necklace. obviously it is incredibly important to her and we hope that she's able to get it back. >> hopefully they will. 5:52 now. a new smartphone is about to hit the market and it is going to be even bigger in size. details coming up at 6:00 a.m. >> courting lebron james. a delaware county company is trying to lure the king to
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philadelphia's courts. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> gorgeous picture. camden, foreground. background some glimmers of early twilight. actually they call it dawn in the morning. >> you have to say twilight the other end of the day.
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>> 6:37 is the sunrise time so you can go out and see it. really pretty. starting out chilly getting up to 55 today. >> philadelphia police released clear surveillance footage of two smash and grab robbers in center city. a man broke into the jewelry store by throwing a rock into the store on south 13th street sunday morning. officers say he and a second suspect stole $5,000 worth of merchandise. it actually took them two attempts to successfully gain access to that store. and a bizarre theft in bucks county has left store workers and everyone who hear this story a bit baffled. on friday night surveillance cameras outside the fairless hills garden center captured a woman stealing a pet sanctuary set up to protect stray cats from the cold. the thief then casually steals a bunch of paving stones and leaves. then she comes back a few hours later to steal even more stones. all while that cat sanctuary is still on top of her car. the video has been posted on the shop's facebook page and
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has been shared thousands of times. >> looks like a little igloo, doesn't it. >> yeah. >> lebron james becomes a free agent this summer an a company in delaware county is hoping to convince the king to sign with the sixers. they have come up with catchy slogans like complete the process and #philly wants lebron and these messages are displayed on three billboards right in james' backyard, cleveland ohio. power home improvement is behind the campaign. the sixers play the cavaliers on thursday in cleveland. >> will be interesting to see how that turns out. a crackdown on careless driving. a busy road is about to get several new red light cameras. >> metal detectors stop a local student from getting to class with a loaded weapon. >> ♪
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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 6:00 a.m. on this tuesday february 27th. here's what we're following. >> a mystery this morning surrounding the death of a philadelphia police officer and a man both discovered inside the officer's port richmond home. >> a dangling wire damages an amtrak train and delays passengers in delaware county. >> excitement is building for the oscars this weekend and when the envelope is read, there will be new rules to prevent another flub like last year. >> all that to get to but let's go over to david and karen. they've got a look at your weather and traffic here. good morning. >> it's sick that i hope for another flub. it was fun to watch but i do feel bad. >> and the forecast is rain, oh, wait, no, it's not. >> wrong paper. >> let's take a look. you're not going to see any rain in the weather center. in fact there's very little cloud cover out there. it's well down off the


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