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billboard on mount ephraim avenue. and "action news" reporter, sara bloomquist has been on the storm beat today and is now live along the 600 block in somerton in philadelphia. what kind of damage have you seen today? >> jim, we came across scattered damage across the northeast section of the city and into bucks county. here this pine tree came across the front yard narrowly missing the front of this home, residents tell us it was a quick burst of high wind and heavy rain and some had branches come down but for this homeowner the result was worse. >> it only last a few minutes. >> five minutes of high wind and rain, when it was over damage was done, here a pine tree tipped on wires, knocking out power to residents in the immediate area, and peco was
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called to the scene and shawn edwards talking about the scene. >> the house started shifting and it felt like something was pressing up against it, and looked outside and all the trees were swaying around and then a large crash. >> the wind blue the roof off the boys and girls club and haldman was closed to traffic eastbound while they chopped up branchs that blocked part of road. in feasterville buck county, a tree fell across woodland road and wires came down on buckleton pike and a tree came down on crocus road into two bedrooms and a bathroom. >> you heard bumps like limbs coming down and i went out and looked and i was facing the
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direction that the wind seemed to be coming, this large tree started to go and it went slowly down -- >> reporter: now, the good news out of all of this despite the damage we saw, there was no reports of injuries. live in somerton, sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. lets get the latest from accuweather and meteorologist, cecily tynan, can we finally close the book on this storm? first snow and then the rain? >> we certainly can, we had the snow, and ice and rain and high winds and stormtracker 6 live double scan showing we have the calm after the storm and dry conditions out there. this was not the case earlier today. at 11:00 we had a powerful squall line developing over maryland and this pushes east quickly and it was running at 50 miles per hour, so it moved through philadelphia, around 12:30 and cleared the coast at 12:00 and that brought a half
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inch to inch of rain but the wind was the story. 50 miles per hour in northeast philly and west depford 57 and pittsbelieve township a wind gust of 65 miles per hour. this shows the energy with the storm system and we still have problems with flooding, a flood warning is posted at 7:15 for a large portion of cheffer county and western delaware county and parts of southeastern berks county and i'll talk about a drying trend in the accuweather forecast and a much milder weekend ahead. >> thank you. it was a brush with death for an 18-year-old driver in delaware. the young woman lost control and plunged into the red clay creek. "action news" reporter, trish hartman is live in hockessin tonight. you have the whole story.
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>> reporter: jim, we spoke to the family of that young lady and they say she has a mild concussion but is expected to be fine, they are amazing and grateful she made it out alive. >> when firefighters arrived on the scene to find this car overturned in red clay creek they knew they had no time to waste. >> we had to ac quickly, the bystander said she was in the car and still screaming some time was of the essence. emily earnest from hockessin hit an icy patch and when off the road and her honda accord flipped into the creek landing on a large rock that kept the car from completely submerging into the water. two firefighters when into the icy water and made their way to emily. >> she was extremely panicked, i think anyone in that situation would be. she was grabbing hold of us as we pulled her out.
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>> they are not sure how she was trapped but her actions helped to keep her alive. >> she was actually holder herself up to the point where she only her head was out of water. >> we acted didn't what we had to do and the outcome was great. >> emily's dad and i are overwhelmed with gratitude for everyone that helped to save her daughter, we believe that she had a guardian angel with her today. >> reporter: and emily's mom told us that she managed to yell to a car to a woman on shore who then called her mother to tell her there was an accident and stayed with her until help arrived and she was released from the hospital today and she has been cited with careless driving. trish hartman, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. an autopsy released this afternoon, says an unidentified
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woman was shot multiple times before her body was stuff nood a recycling bin and the coroner ruled the death a homicide and the woman's body was found sunday afternoon in allentown, the victim described as an asian woman 18 to 30 years old 5 feet tall weighing 119 pounds and short black hair. a political blockbuster that has nothing to do with the presidential campaign. this has to do with attorney general, kathleen kane, and her political future. >> i'm announcing that i am not seeking the democratic nomination for attorney general. >> kane's announcements came as a total surprise even to staffers, she says the decision is fueled by family not by politics, the nine minute speech
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avoiding controversy of which there is quite a bit. >> would you admit to making any mistakes fshlg everybody makes mistakes. >> her critics call it a mountain of missteps, it led to the loss of her law license and criminal charges in montgomery county and she focused on what she called pennsylvania's good old boy network. >> the fact that i took it on and i wasn't silent about it, i think in time people will see just the government that they have. >> but kane's detractors, point to a different legacy, the alleged leaking of grand jury material and what philadelphia's d.a. calls a botched corruption case. >> i believe my legacy is successes some may see them as failure but time will tell and
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that is up to the people to judge. >> kathleen kane has a lot of convincing to do, only 26% approve of her job performance, perhaps another factor in her surprising decision today. brian taff, channel 6 "action news." and from our new jersey newsroom, governor, chris christie, laid out his budget plan for the garden state. it happened today in trenton, christie proposed a $34.8 billion budget and increases funding for the state pension, but does not include the state transportation fund that runs out in june. >> we are analyzing cost drivings and maintaining roads in a more cost effective manner. there is reasonable time to reach an agreement. >> this is his first appearance since dropping out of the
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presidential race. his favorability ratings have hit an all-time low, 59% have an unfavorable opinion of the governor and only 29% have a favorable opinion and say that he put the state's needs on the back burner during his six months of campaigning for president. and chaka fattah's re-election campaign got a big boost. in pennsylvania seiu represents 80,000 health care workers, school employees and social service workers and security officers and property service employees. chaka fattah is set to go on trial on corruption charges lighter this year. coming up a former miss new jersey pageant winner is seriously injured in a crash in salem county and jeff skversky is in florida waiting for the
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arrival of the phillies and the start of spring training. those stories and more when "action news" continues tonight.
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>> montgomery county judge that refused to dismiss the sexual charge against bill cosby now the appeal with the superior court is still pending. bill cosby is accused of assaulting tam pel university staffer, andrea constand in 2004.
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and a pageant winner from new jersey was injured in a crash last night. her car spun off the road shortly before 7:00 and the car hit a tree head-on and spun again and hit two more trees before ending up on an embankment and investigators say that speed and wet roads appear to have caused the crash. four firefighters were taken to cooper medical center for evaluation after responding to a hazmat situation, it happened at federal in camden at 9:00 this morning, police have not said what caused the leak or what the hazardous material was. from our delaware newsroom, governor jack markell and other officials were at the adams school in philadelphia to thank students for helping local veterans. students last year raised more
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than $150,000 for homeless veterans in delaware. the money was used to buy a transitional living facility in wilmington.
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don't look now but it's time for baseball. i'm doing the math 48 days until the season opener, bright and early pitchers and catchers will be on the field playing baseball, it's a long wait and jeff skversky is in florida awaiting the phils arrival. welcome to sunny clearwater, florida, where it's 66 degrees and beautiful, the phillies, pitchers and catchers report to spring training for the first time tomorrow than means manager, pete mccannon will get a look at his brand new starting rotation, that is five new faces that started for the phillies last april and on paper he likes what he sees.
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>> it's an interesting springfield training because there are so many new names, it will will he fun to see each guy compete, there are a lot of new names but a lot of good names, we have such a good inventory of pitching at the major league level and aaa and minor league levels now, it will make it easier if we need to reach down and grab something, we feel confident of those pitchers we have available. >> reporter: he is excited and confident in his young and new rotation and only time will tell if the phillies will be more competitive than they were last year when they finished with the worst record in baseball. pitchers and catchers report tomorrow and the first workout set for thursday. jeff skversky, channel 6 "action news." >> all right, to the ice, the ice is not the only thing that has gone cold. the struggling flyers visit the
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devils tonight and the flyers dropped five of their last six games. the franchise time is open. we wait for sam bradford. the eagles have until march 1st to use the franchise deal. he could become a free agent march 29th. and nova and temple are set to meet in a showdown that will get national attention. the cats are the number one team in the nation but they play on the road. and on the other side temple is trying to improve their naacp tournament record. >> i see jay before the game and wish him the best and see him after the game and good luck the rest of the way but we'll respect each other than is the most important thing here. >> i don't think either of us have extra motivation but i
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think both of us know every year when this game comes it's going to be the ultimate test. >> there is an another big game in town tomorrow between st. joe's and 15th ranked dayton, the hawks don't get the recognition they earned. they are 21-4 and a game behind dayton in the conference, they feel like these two teams have similarities, some of those things you say about us, a certain swagger about us because we won 17 of 19, and we have all league players that will be crowned at the end of the year. and they have all league players and balance where they get scoring from different positions and we have the same thing, my big thing is can we score enough points to be in a four or five or six minute game. that is what we'll need. >> college basketball heating up and baseball around the corner. good time to be a sportscaster.
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>> for you every time is a good time. juicy. >> ha, ha, ha. >> wow you got him. a buck county woman celebrated a birthday milestone, roseted a 100 birthday in yardley, she says her secret to a long life is everything in hod ration.
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. storm is gone and that means warmer weather and that is good
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news. >> i think we deserve it after what we when through. stormtracker 6 live double scan getting a break after tracking the snow and ice and heavy rain today and now the action cam taking a look at penn's landing and this is a much nicer view on sky 6 hd, yesterday at this time it was encrusted with snow and freezing rain and now temperatures are mild and what a difference compared to temperatures sunday morning, we jumped 50 degree in 50 in ours. today's high is 60 a 52 degree jump and allentown and atlantic city all went from the single digits to upper 50s and mt. pocono jumping 61 degrees, the morning low 11 below zero and jumping today to 50. currently in wildwood 45 and mt.
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pocono 33 and wilmington 43 degrees, satellite 6 along with action radar showing the system that brought the snow with the warm front, the heavy rain and high winds, the cold front is pushing off the coast of new england and high pressure is moving in and this will bring clear skies tonight and there is still localized flooding on the east branch of the brandywine and should be dropping below at 11:00 tonight. and we had localized flooding with a half inch to inch of rain today. tonight partly cloudy and be careful any road untreated around the suburbs that haven't blown try, we have patchy black ice but not like last night. tomorrow a pretty decent day, clouds mixing with sun with a high of 45 degrees, this cold front moves through late in the day and could bring a few snow showers to the poconos here it will come through dry and that opens the door for high pressure
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to built in on thursday, that drops the temperature a business with a high of 40 and loads of sunshine and this high pressure migrates to the east for the weekend and the return throw with a warm front and that means temperatures are climbing up near 60 degrees on saturday. a little bit of a february thaw. the exclusive accuweather forecast tomorrow clouds mixing with sun and again a snow shower possible in the poconos, with a high of 45 degrees, and that high pressure builds in on thursday, and loads of sunshine and brisk and cooler with a high of 40 and temperatures trending up for the weekend and friday with the warm front approaching and increasing clouds and 44 and saturday very windy and winds out of the southwest it will be very warm, a high up to 58 degrees, i wouldn't be surprise fire department areas hit 60 and sunday it stays mild and 56 degrees and we cloud up with the possibility of a shower on monday night and unsettled with a shower and 53 degrees and
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tuesday mostly cloudy and a high of 46 degrees, it looks like our next storm threat is next wednesday into thursday, that means we have a full week of quiet weather before we have to worry about any rain or snow or high winds. >> we'll take it. thanks cecily. some catholic school scientists learned about engineering from an expert at boeing. at john newman catholic school in bryn mawr got to build their own gliders using construction paper and they learned about possible careers in nearing and it was all in celebration of national engineer's week, and world news is next at 6:00 and then please join us for a special health check report at 11:00 here on channel 6, here is ali gorman with a preview.
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>> psychologists are seeing a growing trend with people not feeling content. it's overstressed that is dampening their outlook. tonight on "action news" at 11:00. >> for cecily tynan and ducis rogers and the entire "action news" team, i'm jim gardner we hope you'll join us at "action news" at 11:00.
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breaking news tonight. storms slamming both coasts. in the east, treacherous driving, a dangerous mix of sleet and rain. the pileups. 60-mile-per-hour winds. across the south, 20 reported tornadoes. the woman trapped under her home, rescued. and in the west tonight, bracing for a major system, too. also breaking tonight, the new polls coming in now. where do donald trump and hillary clinton now stand in south carolina? and former president george w. bush taking aim at trump. also developing, the supreme court. the president just moments ago, saying, "i intend to do my job. i expect them to do their job, as well." a message to the senate. the case of the serial killer, far worse than first thought. accused in ten deaths, now linked to several others. what was discovered in his


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