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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 everyone. it's 5 o'clock on this tuesday february 16th and we're working on several new and developing stories. >> temperatures are working their way above the freezing mark thank goodness but still the slush could make for a messy commute out there. >> the hunt is on for the gunman who shot and tried to rob a man in center city. we're live with how the victim tried to escape. >> music's biggest nights has many highs and a few low blows. we'll break down the spectacle that was the grammys. >> that commute could be a tough one this morning. here's david and karen.
>> we have had the advisory lifted south of the poconos out to the west of reading. there's some slight concerns with freezing rain this morning. however, even though there's no active advisory in through here we got to warn you that it wasn't that long ago that temperatures were down below freezing. we still have lingering ice especially on sidewalks, side streets from the i-95 corridor up to the north. i even had a little bit of slipping and sliding on portions of route one on the way in to work a little earlier this morning. temperatures are rising. things are going get better but we still have to be careful out there. even in allentown we just now tipped up above the freezing mark and reading you're still below it so i can't stress enough how in and around the i-95 corridor and up to the northern and western suburbs maybe even parts of south jersey you could have some iciness out there. things are getting better though. we're up to 51 in philadelphia. the numbers really racing upwards. temperatures will continue to rise, too. so that lingering ice is an issue but it will gradually get better as we go through the morning and through the rush hour. sidewalks and side streets the
biggest issue. on the bus stop this morning well temperatures are rising in philadelphia between 49 degrees by 6 o'clock, 51 by 8 o'clock but again there still could be slippery spots. you can't just turn the switch and get rid of all that ice that built up overnight. we have another issue later on, the active precipitation is mainly off to the north but there's another block of heavier rain that will be coming through centered in the midday hours for about three or four hours and it is going to be coming down heavily. mild today up to 58 degrees by 3 o'clock. between the hours of about 10 o'clock or maybe two or 3 o'clock look for heavy rain and resuch what street flooding. karen rogers you've got your eyes on those roads and some of them are slick. >> i do. i drove in from south jersey where you show dave temperatures in the 50's but we still had slush and ice all over the sidewalks, driveways, secondary roads. we're looking live here on the border of montgomery and bucks county. temperatures there are a little bit cooler. this is 202 parkway at county line road. we're watching traffic move through but look at all the slush on the sides of the roads and especially as you go to turn you're going to be dealing with this so you need
to take it easy. this is a good shot as well. lionville chester county route 100 at 113 still slushy, still slippery even though we have those temperatures rising above freezing we just have enough snow and ice and not quite enough rain to wash it away and that's the problem we're dealing with on the roads now. here we are in king of prussia: we had an accident on the schuylkill approaching 202 westbound and you could still see some kind of flashing lights in the distance there. it was a vehicle facing sideways here. the accident itself is clear but the vehicle was facing the wrong way for awhile so just a difficult condition even on the schuylkil schuylkill expres. i-95 at allegheny the highway mostly wet but 45 miles an hour speed restrictions still in place for good reason, tam. >> we'll check back in with you shortly. for now let's switch over to annie mccormick live in quakertown bucks county with more on the road conditions and in fact, annie, you say you have been careful watching your own steps. >> reporter: that's right, today. actually lootoday.
there's ice in layers over us. it kind of looks like we're shattering the earth a will be because there's snow here and then there's that thin layer of ice over it and it continues to freeze out here. even when we're taking steps when we come back and see those steps they're once again iced over. let me give you a quick look to this parking lot behind me that hasn't been touched. it looks like an ice skating rink. you can see the mounds of snow covered in ice and this is going to be a problem when you're heading out to your car, walking to the bus stop you're going to have to be really careful about the ice when you're walking out. let's take a look on the john fries highway at weiss road. things are moving smoothly. traffic really isn't having a problem. they still have to go show. another issue on the roads are foggy patches. coming up the northeast extension that was a big problem that we had but for the most part pretty safe on the roadways. be careful when you step out of your house. reporting live in quakertown annie mccormick. >> thank you annie. let's go to sky6 giving you a live look at philadelphia international
airport. the large winter storm system impacted travel and in out of the airport. now, i'm looking at an update right now from the faa. right now at last check there are no delays or cancellations due to the weather but of course we'll keep an eye on it and you can visit 6abc.com/weather for live conditions as the rainfalls today. there you can use street level forecasting from storm tracker6 radar and also be sure to follow our team of meteorologists on facebook and on twitter. >> it. >> developing this morning gun shots were fired near temple university prompting a campus alert. it went off near cecil b. moore avenue and 11th street at 1:00 a.m. bullets shattered a window at the view at montgomery a student complex. no one was injured. a mask gunman robbed a man in center city this morning. the victim was almost able to get away but was shot and collapsed right there in the street. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live at 15th and locust streets with the full story. katherine. >> reporter: matt, the 38-year-old victim remains in the hospital in critical
condition. police say that he was shot while trying to escape a robbery attempt here in center city. the attempt happened here around 15th and locust where we are but the man, the victim eventually collapsed over by the kimmel center. police were called out just before 1:00 a.m. and they say this all started when the victim and a friend had been walking near 15th and locust and a man with a gun approached and announced a robbery. when the victim heard that police say he started running south on 15th street and that's when the would be robber fired one shot hitting the victim once in his right arm. even though the victim was already hit he kept running until he collapsed at broad and spruce by the kimmel center. when police arrived the victim was bleeding heavily and he was losing consciousness. police took him to hahnemann university hospital. >> he's undergoing surgery. the bullet apparently hit him in the artery in the arm. now, although he's critical, he is expected to survive. however, he lost a lot of
blood. >> reporter: there were witnesses. the witnesses were taken to central detectives to be interviewed while investigators gathered evidence here. there are quite a few surveillance cameras in the area so police are hoping there's some footage that can help in this investigation. we are live in center city, katherine scott, channel6 "action news." >> katherine, thank you for that. it is now 5:07 and new this morning, a delaware couple paid $325,000 at auction for a delaware license plate with the number 14 on it. low number license plates are highly prized in the first state. their sale and transfer is legal. a real estate developer bought the number six back in february 2008 for $675,000. that is still the record for the highest paid. you can't get one, two and three, though, unless you're the governor, lieutenant governor or secretary of state. >> turn now to accuweather. we need some rain and higher temperatures. >> yes, we do. storm tracker6 live double scan shows that you we are basically dry on radar but as we take a look outside a lot of roads are still moisture covered and in some cases we have had some icing problems
overnight and the temperatures just haven't risen fast enough overnight to be able to get rid of all that. we can go ahead and take a look at sky6 any time here. there you go. there's the commodore barry bridge down in chester. cloudy skies overhead. again not much rain left right now. most of that is gone. and temperatures are really rising but we haven't been able to get rid of all that ice off of sidewalks, side streets and even some portions of main roads so careful out there this morning. temperature though in philadelphia is all the way up to 51 and i know intrinsically it doesn't make sense that there would still be some ice. what unthat long ago that we were down in the 30's and there are some other neighborhoods right outside of philadelphia there are still a lot cooler so careful out there. winds are a little bit on the breezy side, too. 15 miles per hour and they're going to get even more blustery as we go a little later into the day in advance of some heavy rain that's coming. we have a lot going on in this forecast, right? temperatures to the south are definitely zooming upwards even in philadelphia we have bumped to 51 but down in wilmington the latest reading coming in from the airport there is
technically still in the 30's and even though we're up to 47 in trenton, it wasn' it wasn't t long ago we were in the 30's there. we're still trying to work some of the ice off the sidewalks side streets and of course as you go farther north in through the region we're still down in the 30's and even close to the freezing mark in some spots so lingering icy problems up there in the northwest in particular. future tracker6 shows you the next issue. that warm air will surge up through the lehigh valley. we'll melt a lot of that ice later on after we get the sun up over the horizon but by 11 o'clock we'll be on to the next issue and that's the arrival of some rain coming in from the west. some of these rain pockets will be fairly heavy to start out and then through about midday we will have some periods of heavier rain coming through. this is the 2 o'clock view. and as this comes through, you're going to get very gusty winds out ahead of it and as it's coming through and you're also going to have the possibility of some street flooding developing during this. now by 5 o'clock for the evening commute it looks like most of this is gone but there still could be some backed up
storm drains and residual problems. icy start. be careful trying and walk around earlier. a midday soaker as much as a inch and a quarter of rain. treating into possible. gusty winds going 40 to 50 miles per hour. temperatures will be mild overall though. by 10 o'clock 55 and there's your high at 3 o'clock, 58 degrees and high temperatures across the region getting mild today, 54 in allentown, 58 in philadelphia and 54 down in cape may. your seven-day from accuweather, today's high is 58. icy start in some neighborhoods and then that heavy rain through midday ending in time for the evening commute. maybe some residual flooding or small streams getting high. wednesday mostly cloudy 46 degrees the high. only 41 on thursday but we're climbing again starting to get to that time of year where it's a little easier get milder air in. more clouds on friday but we'll be in the mid 40's in the afternoon. for the weekend up close to 60 on saturday, kind of windy and then 54 and breezy on sunday,
not a bad weekend overall. looks like there could be more rain on monday. >> several schools just announced delays all of them in the suburbs probable no surprise there. >> no surprise. >> head to 6abc.com and you can get the full list. coming up a local college student is arrested on charges that he is a member of an lsd distribution ring. >> senator pat toomey has officially stated who he thinks should pick the next supreme court justice. karen. >> in the port richmond section of the city here you can see it's mostly wet. aramingo avenue at allegheny avenue but certainly some slush here and there you have to watch for. we'll take you to doylestown bucks county see what it looks like there coming up. >> adele hits a sour note with grammy viewers. details later in the morning buzz. >> ♪ remarkable things are happening at your local acme. we're making changes, and we're getting better every day. cleaner. friendlier. fresher.
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>> welcome back. you're taking a live look here. this is mobile6 make its way through doylestown on north main street. a lot of places are dealing even though the temperatures are trying to rise and warm up with some slushy icy roads out there. you may have some ice on your car. a morning where you definitely need to take it very slow, be careful out there. look at the bottom of your screen. a lot of places are now on delay. the numbers have jumped from one to 50 places saying we're going to let it warm up a little bit more before we open the doors. >> let's turn to karen rogers with a good look at what you'll be facing this morning. >> i think the problem is especially for the kids even the sidewalks. most people didn't shovel anything 'cause you thought well it's going to warm up going to rain but it hasn't melted quickly enough. certainly it's an issue on the he could carry roads, too much this is doylestown bucks county, upper state road at almshouse road still a lot of slush and ice here. you can see it in the turn lanes even on the road itself
here. we're watching traffic move through okay but you need to give yourself some extra time. switching our camera view here, i know it's hard to see, this is the flourtown area 309 approaching paper mill road. you can see the flashing lights. we got a single vehicle accident off to the side. police now on the scene and traffic is getting by but we have low visibility too in some spots so that's kind of having an additional effect on the roads. this is west conshohocken route 23 front street at fayette street. slushy in the intersection. we're watching these guys move through, they're taking it nice and easy and that seems to be the key today. i think as more people get out there we'll find more issues. i pulled over on the side of the road and took this video in camden county just to show you the side roads have a lot of slush and ice. that's actually a sidewalk there. you can see the sidewalk completely covered so the kids are going to be training through that as they're headed to the school bus. you can go on my facebook page to get the latest with. that here are the temperatures. we're looking at slush and yet it's 51 in philadelphia, 53 in millville. you're just barely above
freezing in allentown and not quite there in reading so even more of an issue north side and west. visibility .3 of a mile in allentown and lancaster so in some cases the low cloud cover making it difficult to see the slush and ice, matt. >> thanks karen. the storm system that is moving across the midatlantic states to bring us rain later already rolled through louisiana. the wild winds left behind downed trees and power lines and caused damage to a restaurant. people eat tag pizza hut in ads alexandria had to run for cover as winds blew the roof from a neighboring car wash onto that restaurant. no one was hurt. >> radnor police arrested a college freshman in connection with lsd overdoses at villanova university. 18-year-old justin yim is now facing a list of drug charges. investigators say they recovered 37 doses of lsd marijuana and close to $9,000 in cash from his dorm room on villanova's south campus on sunday. police say yim supplied the lsd that sent three students to the hospital over the weekend. yim now faces expulsion. there is new information
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>> you need to be careful out there. i mean it's ironic we're looking at temperatures in the 50's but we've got slush and ice on the road still. just taking a while melt. let's look outside live. this is plymouth meeting on the blue route past the mid-county tolls. be especially careful on the ramp. the main lanes of the highways are mostly just wet and they've done a great job, i was driving over a lot of salt but the secondary roads, the sidewalks 19 south jersey where temperatures are higher it's really difficult to drive on the side streets. this is 42 northbound traffic at creek road mostly just wet here and moving fine, dave. >> most neighborhoods we don't have to go overboard with the kids clothing but tell them to be careful about ice under foot on the way in. this afternoon a rain gear type setup with an umbrella might not be a bad idea especially if they get around school around 2:30 or so because there might still be the tail end of heavy rain coming through at that point. it is going to be mild overall. icy sidewalks early but 57 by
noon, 58 by 3 o'clock and right in through here in particular from about 10 o'clock to 3 o'clock we are looking at some potential heavy rain. quickly we'll check the airport and it looks like all green aircraft at the airport. be careful getting down to the airport though as some neighborhoods still have some icy sidewalks. >> we have a special report on how to find more happiness in your life. here's health reporter and registered nurse ali gorman with a preview. >> reporter: some psychologists are seeing a grow friend people feeling unhappy with their lives. for some it's tragic world events, others are facing relationship or money problem problems. and social media can make things feel worse. many people are also overworked and stressed out. >> there's like no -- there's no stress free place for them to go. they're at work, they come home and they still have work to do. >> reporter: we'll show you how one local businessman found more balance and joy in life and what you can do to
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♪ >> in the morning buzz the grammy awards were filled with energetic performances but some were better received than other. kendrick lamar was one of the big winners of the night. he took home five trophies and he also gave one of the show's best live performances. here's one of those cringe worthy moments. one of the night's highly anticipated performances fell
a little flat when adele had to deal way slight audio issue. her vocals cut out for a few seconds at the beginning of her performance of all i ask which she powered through nonetheless. she also tweeted that a mic fell on the piano causing it to be out of tune. i guess a lot of things went wrong for her. all right, berks county native taylor swift also had a big night. swift got the show going with a performance of her hit out of the woods from her 1989 album. swift took home the trophy for album of the year. the singer delivered a stinging speech that may have been a dig at rapper kanye west. >> i want to say to all the young women out there, there are going to be people along the way who will try to under cut your success or take credit for your accomplishment or your fame. but if you just focus on the work and you don't let those people sidetrack you, some day
when you get where you're going, you'll look around and you will know that it was you and the people who love you who put you there. >> whether it was a dig or not i think she did a good job in that speech. over the weekend the rapper kanye west released a song saying that he in fact made taylor famous. we posted taylor swift's message to women on the 6abc facebook page. check it out and tell us what you think. bacback to you. >> it was taylor swift's drop the mic moment. >> we should also mention the david bowie tribute by lady gaga. she kept it going. >> i'll have to watch. 5:27. coming up slight frustration. passengers at phl are outraged over being stranded on the runway for hours. we'll have a full report. >> also new jersey governor chris christie will be front and center in trenton today delivering talks about the budget. more on what he's expected to say when "action news"
>> developing now on "action news," a man trying to flee a guy trying to rob him doesn't get far. gunfire takes him down in center city. >> the fog and wintry mix is making for a messy commute and storm tracker6 is revving up for another round of rain. >> only on "action news" frontier frustration. passengers let loose on an airline over fallout on a delayed flight. >> good morning, it's 5:30 on this tuesday, february 16th. let's go right to meteorologist, david murphy. the temperatures can't rise fast enough and karen rogers has what this all means for traffic. good morning. >> temperatures are rapid in there process of rising but that change happens kind of late in the game in a lot of neighborhoods so we're left with icy sidewalks, side streets and even patches of more significant roadways that are slick. one band of precipitation i who lighted in blue that has a chance of being freezing rain and it looks like it's about to push into berks county and