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sture better. so you can get out and enjoy winter a nose in need deserves puffs indeed. for softness that fits anywhere, try puffs softpack. "action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. good afternoon in the news, it started with a deadly shooting at a busy restaurant and we have details on the attack that killed two sheriff's deputies in maryland. and the debate.
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hillary clinton and bernie sanders get ready to face-off yet again tonight. and we have lingering snow showers today and the bitter cold is starting to move in. temperatures are already below freezing and accuweather says the worst is yet to come. with more on that david murphy is inside. >> reporter: i have too much stuff on the big board to do to be outside. the remnants of the snow showers are off the coast in belmar and surf city, some of those did burst into decent snow squalls and we have coverage on some roads and we'll be on the lookout for more of that coming through this afternoon but we don't have it on the local radar just yet. we have a few snow showers in western and central pennsylvania through the afternoon maybe we see a little more of that. the big issue is the cold air, some clouds are thin enough to allow sun in and it's not helping all that much. 35 at the noon hour, 22 in
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allentown, 24 in trenton and 22 in reading and yesterday we got up close to 40 in the city but a front has come through when have the first wave of colder air coming in today and tomorrow and worse conditions for the weekend. we have wind gusts going up to 30 miles per hour in philadelphia and popped back up to 30 in trenton, and some areas getting up to 35 miles per hour. you combine that with the temperature and it's raw windchills. 10 in trenton and single digits in reading, wilmington and lancaster. if you head out you'll want to bundle up with layers and the extra gear. 29 is all we'll see well below the average of 33 degrees. as i mentions that is only the beginning with the frontal boundary off the coast and that is the second batch of the arctic air on the way on friday night with the snow squall or two.
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and bitter conditions for saturday and sunday and the latest numbers from accuweather out there and getting worse for saturday and sunday. >> all around the region people are bracing for the bitter cold that will last through the weekend. gray hall is bundled up in center city getting ready for this gray. >> reporter: they have to be ready, we caught a couple of people that didn't have gloves on but for the most part people say they are ready for the bitter cold. with the windchill in the teens, there is no sugar coating it, it is cold and if you have to go outside you have to bundle up. >> my legs are cold, i have to wear thermals, i have to listen to my grandma. >> people have to make sure their feet and hands are warm and others say their face gets cold first. but all agree with temperatures so low it's a battle to stay
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warm. >> boots, a nice jacket and it's winter time. >> i'm a summer person, i want to be warm and on a beach. i don't want to be outside when it's cold, i don't want to go anywhere. >> vendors say the cold is not all that bad and business is booming and gloves and scarves and hats are selling like hot cakes, if you get caught without the necessities they remind you that they are open for business. >> come buy in hats, and scarves and gloves from me. >> some say that spring and summer can't come fast enough. >> i halt the cold, i want to be warm, bikini, hot. >> she may have to wait a while to be bikini hot. if are you worried about valentine's day on sunday, you may want to snuggle inside it's
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going to be even colder. with plunging temperatures on the way stay with, follow the meteorologists on twitter and our app. philadelphia police are searching for the man that attacked a cab driver with a knife in queen village, they were robbed of cash by someone that pretended they wanted a ride. annie mccormick is live at thomas jefferson hospital. >> reporter: this cab driver was lucky he was able to fend off this attacker and only had slashes to his hand. he was able to drive himself to thomas jefferson hospital. this video was released by police moments ago. this is a video they want people to see because this is the man they believe was responsible for the early morning attack.
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>> he put the knife on my neck -- >> this center city cab driver picked up a fare and when the fare got in the threats began. >> he attacked me with the knife and said i have a gun and i can shoot you. give me money. >> reporter: a fight ensued and the driver could not get to his phone to call 911. the suspect cut the cab driver with a knife initially telling him he had a gun too. and he gave up the cash and the suspect ran. >> he had a knife put to his throat and that is when our perpetrator announced the robbery. for some reason the cab driver, and our perpetrator got into a physical struggle over the knife and that is when the cab driver ever was cut two times in his hand. >> reporter: next the cabby drove himself to jefferson hospital and they centered on the cab because that is where
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the crime occurred. they towed the vehicle to look for more evidence and scan for video in the area at north and katherine. >> people are getting in the cab. -- i could not see anything in his hand. >> reporter: veteran cab drivers know that even with their guard up they have to be careful. >> i quit driving at night. it's too much risk. >> reporter: lets take another look at that picture that was just released by philadelphia police of the man they believe was the early morning attackers. he is between 5'11" 20 to 30 years of age and wearing gray sweat pants and a navy blue hoody. if you have information call the police. reporting live in center city. annie mccormick, channel 6
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"action news." >> thank you. police are investigating a deadly accident in bucks county this noon, one person was killed when a truck overturned early this morning and the driver died at the hospital. montgomery county health officials are trying to trace the source of a stomach bug that now sickened 100 students at ursinus college, it's unclear if the illness is food born or transferred person to person. they have closed their dining hall as a precaution and serving food in the athletic center. a lehigh university student is diagnosed with the zika virus after a trip abroad over winter break, the university said there is no additional health risks to anyone on campus. they will continue to see more cases as people continue to travel to areas where zika is present. lawmakers are also considered
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president obama's request for $1.8 billion in funding to fast track a vaccine. "action news" is hosting a live chat with an infectious disease expert this afternoon, begins at 4:30 on the 6 abc facebook page. you can go there now to submit your questions. turning to politics now, hillary clinton and bernie sanders will face off in wisconsin in the latest democratic presidential debate. after sander's sweeping win in the new hampshire primary, he raised $6 million in the 24 hours after the polls closed. clinton in the meantime is promising a more aggressive edge. the next test for the democrats in nevada on february 20th. republicans meantime have turned their attention to south carolina. voters there hit the polls for the gop primary on february 20th, but they are not voting for new jersey governor, chris
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christie or carly fiorina they dropped out of the race yesterday. coming up a man's rape conviction is overturned after spending 30 years in jail. and a damaged cruise ship arrives in new jersey last night. the reaction from passengers when they returned to dry land. ♪
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>> a north dakota police officer shot during a standoff is not expected to survive. jason moser's family is with him saying good-bye. he stoppeded to a report of domestic violence at a fargo home. the suspect was found shot to dem in the home and it's not clear if he was shot by authorities or if he killed himself. we are learning more information about the gunman that killed two sheriff deputies in maryland. 67-year-old david evans shot one deputy inside of a restaurant yesterday and shot and killed another deputy before he was killed himself. a woman that was shot by evans
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years ago was in the restaurant and she believes he was there to shoot her. a man accused of being a nazi guard is now in trial in germany. 94-year-old ryanhold hamming is charged with the death of 179,000 people. he showed no reaction as the death camp survivor read emotional testimony today. two accused guards are expected to stand trial this year. a man spent 30 years behind bars for a rape he said he did not commit. george perot walked out of court yesterday, he was just 17 years old when he was sentenced for the rape of a 78-year-old neighbor. they said a single strand of hair proved his guilt. he has always maintained his innocence and the victim even said it was not him.
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the royal caribbean cruise ship that was battered by a major storm at sea has limped back to port in new jersey. the anthem of the seas docked in bayonne in new jersey last night. the passengers could be seen cheering wildly. there was 4500 on board and they set sail on saturday for what was to be a seven day cruise to the bahamas, but when the ship ran into a major winter storm it was anything but luxurious, some passengers feared for their lives. >> when you see the crew praying on rosary beads and crying, it was so scary. it was terrible. >> this was suppose to be my 25th wedding anniversary, it was a nightmare and i'll remember this for the rest of my life. >> coming up next at 12:30, a 76-year-old womans that no plan to hang on to her phone and we have more on that and the
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legendry jazz artist serenading fans for decades.
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this year's oscar swag bag is setting a record, the gifts given to award nominees are worth $200,000. some include a first class trip to israel that costs $55,000.
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and audio karen tales and a vampire breast procedure that costs $1900. and the oscar nominees will take all of this home on february 28th. >> for the second year in a row u.s. drivers save hundreds of dollars thanks to cheaper gas prices, the average household will pocket $230 in savings and right now the average gas price is $1.72 nationwide according to aaa. turning to health check this noon, a medical first that could save hundreds of leaves every year, doctors at john hopkins are ready to perform the first liver and kidney transplants. they have special permission to perform the surgery as soon as
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they have a suitable organ and patient. researchers believe that this could help hundreds of people with organs that could otherwise go to waste. tamala edwards introduces us to a legendry jazz artist that is serenading fans for decades. ♪ ♪ every other wednesday evening you can find barbara trend in hamilton, new jersey, wearing one of her many hats and singing a soulful tune. >> people are excited to see her and she makes everybody smile. >> you can call me a follower. i am following along. >> barbara is singing her entire life. >> since i was 2 years old and as most black artists do i started in church. >> and from the first her voice
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started in church. >> i stood up and sang a song in church. >> her favorite is frank sinatra, and she prays the music will bring joy to others. >> my husband and i fell in love lift earning to barbara. >> there is a crowd that follows her around and say where is barbara singing tonight. >> i would sing if they never paid me because i sing because i'm happy about the song i sing and i sing because i'm happy and i sing because i'm free. >> she says at 62 years old she has no plans to hang up her microphone. >> i will not retire and i'll keep singing as long as i have a voice. ♪ ♪ tamala edwards, channel 6 "action news." all right. the "action news" team is out working on news stories tonight
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begin agent 4:00. lets check in with alicia vitarelli with a look ahead. >> reporter: coming up today at 4:00, we are following a chaotic scene out of mexico, a prison riot led to a fire and now dozens of people are dead. details on what set this off and what investigators have to say about it. and a big project begins on the delaware memorial bridge and how it will impact drivers for months. heads up on that one. and take us with you on the go, if you have not downloaded the free 6 abc news app. you can take us with you on the go. accuweather is coming up when we come right back. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses.
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meteorologist, david murphy
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is back now and if you think it's cold wait 48 hours. >> yes, saturday and sunday is really cold and you'll have to pay attention to the way you dress. stormtracker 6 live double scan we are dry now after early morning snow showers rolled through and slowed down traffic for a bit. we have the return of a bit of sunshine and there was sunshine five miles away from them and they were small and spotty and scattered. and the rest of the afternoon, we are on the lookout with eyes on the sky and nothing out there right now, temperature is 25, and winds are out of the west at 30 and obviously a day for coats and layers and coats and hats and that stuff. 22 in reading and 24 in wilmington and trenton and milder at the airport in a.c., not that that is a big difference.
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we are mainly dry but we may have pop-up miles per hours, and you'll want to slow down if they hit you, this morning's little squalls managed to put down a coating of snow on roadways. only a bit of that in a couple of neighborhoods. in the lehigh valley clouds mixing with sun a high of just 26 with windchills down into the low teen most of the afternoon up north. at the shore clouds and sun and flurries, it will feel like the mid to upper teens. and 32 is the high in philadelphia and winds gusting 30 to 35 miles per hour this afternoon and flurries and a snow shower cannot be ruled out. for the evening commute, you should be in good shape that assuming you can get the heater working in your car. down to 25 by 5:00 and 23 by 7:00, and overnight tonight we wind up in the teens in most spots.
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philadelphia dipping to 18 and winds easing back a bit but enough for us to call it a brisk and colder forecast for the overnight hours. and then the weekend comes, it starts on friday night with a frontal boundary coming through that could produce a snow squall and behind the front and arctic air near the north pole alives and we are 30 degrees below normal for the weekend. and it would not be out of the question to set records in terms of record lows. saturday night into sunday morning we are forecasting 2 and that is the old record, trenton and even wilmington has a shot of setting old records. below 0 across most of the reason with the windchill and across the town saturday night even worse and sunday morning even worse than that. windchills 12 degrees below
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zero. and brisk and cold today 29 degrees and tomorrow 30 with a snow squall at night and a high of 20 on saturday in the morning and temperatures crashing in the afternoon. and lows of 2 overnight and sunday a high of just 19 degrees and sunday morning we'll have windchills at their worst. probably in the negative 10 to negative 25 degree range depending on where you are. monday a raw start and then we get better but a chance of afternoon snow on monday that changes to rain sometime tuesday morning. >> a lot going on. >> yes.
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"action news" continues. >> hello again, here are the stories we are following now on "action news" at 12:30. bundled up in the bitter cold, and accuweather says it will only get worse. david murphy has the detales coming up. ursinus students are getting fed but not in the cafeteria after hundreds of students got sick. and what they say about the kickoff to the second of the season for the hit abc show. temperatures were well below freezing this morning and parts of our region saw a little bit of snow. the act


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