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"action news" is next. "action news", delaware valley's leading news program with meteorologist melissa a magee, jeff skversky, sarah bloomquist and walter perez. after a weekend of dangerously cold weather a blast of snow is heading our way. we have been getting, to wear lots of layers for last few days and now you can add boots
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tour wardrobe for tomorrow. sunday night, the big story on "action news" is a roller coaster weather week ahead. >> we already made it through two days of brutal cold and now just as temperatures begin to rise, we will get ready for some snow. meteorologist melissa a magee at the big board with the first check of the accu weather forecast, melissa a. >> walter and sarah that true arctic invasion for the weekend is starting to move on out and in its wake we have snow followed by rain over the next 24 to 48 hours. so we have a lot to go over. currently in philadelphia still frigid, just 17, one below zero in the poconos, 11 in lancaster, long the coast in wildwood eight. 13 degrees to the the north in trenton. changes are already heading our way. we have a winter weather advisory for that 95 corridor, points north and west and that goes up at 6:00 a.m. tomorrow through 2:00 a.m. on tuesday because there will be a period of light to moderate snowfall across the region. the here's storm tracker six live double scan radar 3-d and you can see, snow breaking out
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across ohio valley, pressing closer and closer as it streaks eastward in the mid-atlantic region. we have milk precipitation and rain. main energy that we are tracking is still out across arkansas with this area of low pressure that will cut out to the west but as it does so we have snow at the on set but as we tap in the southeasterly wind, the snow will change over to rain. so future tracker six is showing you as we go throughout the afternoon hours you can see light to moderate pockets on have snowfall across the region. we will go overtime line and what we can expect. for the morning there could be a couple flurries, light snow showers for the city south and west. morning commute is okay. but this will break out at eight or 9:00 o'clock. by the afternoon we have steady toy moderate snowfall across the region. by the evening you will notice that snow transition to a mix, followed by some rain. we have expected snowfall, amounts on the way plus rain that will be following in its wake, details coming up with the accu weather forecast.
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now back over to you. >> melissa, thank you. tune into "action news" at 4:30 tomorrow morning, we will have very latest forecast and everything that you need to know to make it through this next round of snow. and a cold weather resulted in a water pipe burst inside a dorm room tonight at temple university. officials evacuated the dorm in the 1900 block of liacouras walk right there in north philadelphia a. close to 500 students lived in that building and they have all been since sent to a nearby build to go keep warm. university officials say four units were damaged. and arctic conditions also resulted in an icy scene as part of the aftermath of a six alarm fire that broke out yesterday morning. you can see how the building remained encased in ice. this is was as a result of the hours of water sprayed on to the structure as fire fighters worked to douse those flames. the blaze broke out yesterday morning at a commercial building on the 4600 block of griscom street in the frankford section. three people were hurt including a fire fighter. the cause of the fire remains under investigation. fire fighters had to deal
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with both fire and cold this afternoon in chester delaware county. flames broke out shortly before 5:00 o'clock in the two story, twin home in the 1100 block of the street. fire fighters sounded a second alarm a short time later because of the heavy smoke. additional reenforcement were also cited. because of the extreme cold. they quickly put the fire out, without any injuries. and the homeless population impacts are particularly susceptible to the frigid temperatures we are experiencing. and tonight, is there a big push to bring them indoors. a "action news" reporter jeff chirico joins us live from broad street in center city with the details, jeff. >> reporter: sarah, there is a real danger for anyone who spend any significant amount of time out here. agencies across the city are responding, this home less shelter behind me, for instance has extended its hours, and so too have animal welfare officers, hoff been inundated with calls. we're with philadelphia animal
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control as officers make an all too common discovery, pinky here, shivering, locked outside, food and water bowls empty. >> he cannot spend the night out here, too cold. >> we will contact the spca, about this dog in the yard. >> i see it all the time. you would be surprised how many people leave their dogs out in the cold. >> reporter: as these officers and police working overtime, responding to dozens of calls, of pets left outside in the dangerously cold weather. >> we have been extremely busy, i mean we're just going around the clock. >> reporter: in center city home less line up waiting for broad street ministries to open up their door. hours extended on give them a place to warm up. where with you be without this. >> on the street. >> reporter: the city issued a code blue, outreach to the homeless, efforts, nick sweeney says are making a difference. >> homeless, and project home people, coming up, picking up people and taking them to safe havens and stuff. there would be a lot more
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people showing up at the morgue. >> reporter: as for pinky things are looking up. his owner surrendered him to animal control meaning this cold pennies now a thing of the past. that is right, good news is that pinky is spending a warm night at the animal control shelter and we have already heard from a viewer who wants to adopt him. of course, this should go without saying, but if you have a pet outside, please bring him or her inside. we are live in center city, jeff chirico for channel six "action news". >> thanks, jeff. new information tonight on a deadly crash on i78 in lebanon county. the highway is back opened tonight after more than 60 vehicles had to be removed in the wake of the massive pile up. in all, 73 people were treated for injuries, three people were killed. chain reaction crash occurred yesterday morning right there at bethel township. investigators say the cause was a fast moving snow squall that created white out conditions. police in allentown are
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investigating a suspicious death. investigators say they discovered a asian woman's body in the recycling container in the parking lot off of east tillman street the this afternoon they say she's between 18 and 30 years old and approximately 5 feet tall. police are asking anyone who knows of a missing person, matching that description, to give them a call. it was a terrifying morning for a woman from south philadelphia, when two men pretending to be utility workers, forced their way in to her home and attacked her. a "action news" reporter christie lleto spoke with the victim and joins us live from police headquarters with more, christie? >> reporter: well, walter, she tells "action news" that she had two men knocking on their door claiming they needed to check her pipes. she said she turned them away but minutes later they came back and that is when it took a violent turn. >> forced them self in like this. second guy came in over here, where is money. >> reporter: these pictures and these blood splattered fleece paint a violent pictures of the armed assault inside her south philadelphia
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home. detectives say two men posing as utility workers forced their way in. >> unaudible. >> reporter: she darted for the the bedroom and others held her and her mom battling cancer at gunpoint. >> that second guy pushed my mom down that is when i got really mad. like look at my mom, she's dying. then that is when i started to like try to like take his gun away from him. i was struggling with this guy here. the whole time, i had his gun. i'm struggling right here. second guy came down, hit me and then they left. >> unaudible. >> reporter: she said she didn't recognize her attackers and detective are investigating if this was random or if her family was targeted. what do you have to say to the two men that did this. >> i hope they could turn their life around. >> reporter: now police are trying to retrieve surveillance footage from the neighborhood and, if you have any information about the suspect's whereaboutses asked to contact investigators.
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reporting live at police headquarters, christie lleto for channel six "action news". >> all right christie. much more to come on "action news" tonight battle lines are drawn in the fight that will determine the future of the u.s. supreme court. latest on the the fall out, have after the death obvious advertise antonin scalia. also coming up... >> make as many people happy as possible. >> new game of flowers, for every girl in his high school to a a couple married 80 years, we will show you valentines store that is will warm your heart. and the flyers take on rangers in the big apple, jeff skversky has sports when "action news" comes right back.
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around the nation, flags have been lowered to half staff in honor of the late supreme court justice antonin scalia. the presidential order is in effect until sunset on the day of scalia's intern meant. scalia passed away over the weekend at a resort in texas.
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the supreme court justice was born in trenton. scalia's collogues on the high court are praising his brilliance while grieving his death. antonin scalia was 79 years old. an autopsy will not be scheduled for antonin scalia, top official from texas in the county where scalia died said he died of natural causes and nothing more. a battle is already brewing over who should nominate scalia's successor, president obama or the next person who wins the white house. abc's elizabeth hur has more. >> reporter: a hers carried body of justin scalia to the airport for a final flight home and battle for his seat on the supreme court is brewing. >> i plan to fulfill my constitutional responsibility to nominate a successor. >> reporter: but adding another bitter divide in this election year not only in congress but also, on the campaign trail. >> we should not allow lame duck president to essentially capture the supreme court in the wayneing months of his presidency. >> it is outrageous that
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republicans in the senate and on the campaign trail have already pledged to block any replacement that president obama nominates. >> reporter: scalia died in his sleep saturday at a texas ranch during a quail hunting trip. >> he was totally peaceful. he was a man who went to sleep and just didn't wake up. >> they a assured me they did not see any signs of foul play. >> reporter: scalia family objecting to the autopsy after talking to investigators on the scene. back in washington, with senate majority leader mitch mcconnell declaring this vacant seat should not be filled until we have a new president. president obama ace forging ahead and on the short list of his potential candidates, judge swinvason. at steaks could not be higher, affirmative action and climate change policies without scalia, the court remains divided, four-four. elizabeth hur, abc news, new
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york. michigan's governor wants federal government to expand medicaid to 15,000 people, exposed to flint's lead contaminated water. the expansion will give those under 21 years of age, as well as all pregnant woman access to medical specialists and other services. for 18 months, the city used a flint river for drinking water. a lack of corrosion control a allowed lead to leach from old plumbing, into the water supply. classes at ursinus college will will resume tomorrow following last week's stomach bug out break. at least ten new cases were reported over the weekend. in all approximately 200 student, staff, faculty fell ill. through the end of february, jefferson university hospital, is offering students, free video visit with its doctors through the jeff connect app. pope francis is spending the night in mexico city. earlier today he visited with youngsters in a children's hospital. the pope hugged and kissed the
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kid and told them story of jesus's childhood. he even gave medicine to one of the children. he then visited the hospital's chemotherapy wing to make a private visit to the children being treated there. pope francis will be in mexico until february the 17th. it was a heroing afternoon for 48 people, on two aerial tram cars at a ski resort in new hampshire. people on the cars at cannon mountaineer franconia heard a noise and then they stopped 40 . most were skiers but some were sight seers, wasn't prepared for dangerously cold condition. but still all 48 people on board were lowered to the ground, one by one, without juror frostbite. officials say a mechanical problem, not the cold was the cause. still to come on "action news" we will take another look at how folks here at home are coping with the cold this weekend. and taking a look right here from sky six at temple university over center city a chilly night out there, meteorologist melissa a magee has the exclusive accu weather seven day forecast when "action news" comes right back.
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one good thing about an extremely cold day is golf course is are not crowded. the action cam caught these brave souls taking advantage of the wide open links this have afternoon at the bala country club here in wynfield. that is unbelievable. >> yes. >> dressed and everything. >> i know guys that play golf so dedicated they will play in a monsoon and they do not care. >> how about snow and rain tomorrow. >> whatever. >> that is right. a lot to track, guys. we will go over it all. here's storm tracker six live double scan radar. we have got dry conditions right now, looking off to the south and west in dover, some very, very, very light snow, and, in fact, it is not even reaching the ground just yet. atmosphere is way too dry. bone dry to support any precipitation. as things moisten up, as we go throughout monday afternoon into monday night, a bit of the different story on the way. we will show you outside, sky six live in hd, looking at commodore barry bridge on this
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sunday night we have a mostly cloudy sky, cloud will continue to thicken up as we go throughout the rest of tonight and even tomorrow morning. these temperatures are still on the frigid side. we have arctic air that will retreat, overnight and into monday, with that comes the change. seventeen in philadelphia one below in the poconos. eleven in lancaster along the coast in wildwood coming in at 18. satellite six with action radar is showing that we have a moisture moving across ohio valley pressing in the mid-atlantic region. you can see the snow. then we have mixed precipitation to the the north ape east of memphis and to the the south and west of that we have got rain that main even why i that we are tracking is still out over arkansas. this will cut up to our west and as it does so you have got the snow at the on set. as you tap into that southeasterly wind we will get moisture coming in off the atlantic. the snow will quickly change over to rain monday night and into tuesday. in advance of the liquid precipitation we've got snow to track which is why that winter weather advisory a has
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been issued for that 95 corridor points north and west. future tracker is showing you 6:00 a.m. could be a couple flurries. we have light snow showers for the city and points to the south and west but it looks like that steady air of precipitation light to maryland rate snow moves in by midday, and beyond, you can see that at 2:00 tomorrow afternoon. rain already, for cape may county. as i advance this at 6:00 p.m. tomorrow that mix line moving along that i-95 corridor rain to the south and east and snow through lancaster and up through poconos, and as we get that wall of water and that southeasterly wind coming in monday night into tuesday we have got a quick change over to rain and it looks to be a soaking by tuesday during the day. so, still on the front side of this storm we see expect snowfall about a coating to an inch for ocean, burlington, southern camden and gloucester counties. little to nothing for cape may and southern atlantic county. for the heart of the reason one to 3 inches on have snowfall, even for lehigh valley. 3 inches a and locally higher
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for poconos and points to the north. so things to keep in mind and what we are going to expect, monday into tuesday. we have got the snow, changing over to wintry mix, i see a situation northwest suburbs, less than .2 have of an inch on the way. and as we go throughout the day tomorrow temperatures will be rising overnight. we have got a quick change over to rain. and check out these numbers, by tuesday, with that change over to rain monday night and into tuesday by 10:00 a.m. we are at 56 in philadelphia. forty-seven in the poconos. and 54 degrees in wildwood. we will go from the teens, tonight, to the 30's tomorrow and then 50's on tuesday. accu weather forecast showing you snow, then mix to rain, high temperature of 36. overnight low 35. so rising overnight. heavy rain on tuesday, flooding is a big concern as well as high temperature coming in at 56. on wednesday, mostly cloudy, rain or snow shower is possible, otherwise, in at 48. thursday, sunny, colder, up to 39 degrees.
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on friday, turning cloudy in at 45, and then late friday into saturday is it is cloudy with rain possible, high of 56, and then on sunday, sunshine and cloud coming in at 49. keep in mind ground is really frozen ahead of the system so any snow that comes in will accumulate quickly. >> yes. >> especially on anything that is untreated. >> all right, melissa a, thank you. >> got it. with those temperatures staying warm proved a challenge but this is the delaware valley so still was not enough to keep people from getting out and b "action news" reporter trish hartman has more. >> reporter: church goers, shielded their faces from the biting wind, this morning as they left the cathedral of saints peter a and paul in center city. for some it is the only thing that can pull them from the warmth of home during cold snap. >> i was in the the house all day, all weekend long. i thought i would go out, go to church and go right back home and stay in the rest of the day. >> reporter: some tourist had to add just their plans once they experienced the frigid conditions. >> we were in the willing to wait in the line at
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independent hall. so, no. too cold. >> too cold. i think that the temperature was 17 at the time but it felt like four. >> reporter: here along kelly drive folks who did venture out enjoyed this view of the icy schuylkill river and they say as long as you keep moving the cold isn't so bad. >> this is a a real winter experience seeing ice on the river, you know, feeling that cold. >> i'm eating later for val teens day so might as well get some calories out. >> reporter: for some couple valentines day plans were already underway at love park bundling up for a picture at the love statue. >> freezing, especially in the shade with the buildings it the is cold. >> reporter: rest of the love park was pack with skateboarders. the this is last time they will be able to use the park until it closes for renovations tomorrow. >> got a propane fire pit here i got for christmas from my dad, and about to use it for first couple times out here just trying to stay warm. >> reporter: while wind chill was unbearable for many this
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visitor says it is all in what you are used to. >> i think if you are from the you had, it is cold. for me, it is not. in ukraine and russia, it is normal. >> reporter: reporting from center city, trish hartman for channel six "action news". up next on "action news" jeff skversky has sports. >> flyers take on the rangers as they battle for a spot the in the playoffs. that and much more when "action news" comes right back.
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switch to better. switch to fios. tonight hit the pavement in philadelphia. hundreds of people took part in the sixth annual valentines day dash, hosted by philadelphia runner group. afterward the runners attended a singles sweara at raven lounge in center city. flyers in action in new york. >> and they are fighting in the big apple for playoff positions, the six points out, coming into play. but they are in trouble right now. it is valentines day. love is in the air except between flyers and rangers. the is what new, right. new york is currently mad at wayne simmonds because he gave rangers star ryan mcdonough a concussion last week even n flyers, candy for wayne
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simmonds tonight in new york. they are talking trash pregame and then opening minute, dylann mcilrath goes after simmonds. wayne gets a few in there but simmonds has a bloody eye lid. twenty seconds later another fight, tanner glass wanted simmonds but instead gets ryan white. flyers have a bigger fight on the hand, the playoffs. later in the fourth, derek hazard by steve mason's food. they fall behind one to nothing. they are having trouble tying it. second period best shot on the power play brayden schenn off the post, he stops 21 shots. third period dave hakstol won't like this. derek stephan scores twice, wide open net, good night, bad hockey, flyers lose three-one. they have dropped five of six. they remain six-point back. well, where does the time go? we saw him become a star right here in front of our own eyes at lower merion high school and now kobe bryant is playing in his 18th and final nba all-star game tonight, 20


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