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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading us into program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning. it's 4:30 on this tuesday february 23rd. >> breaking right now police are on the scene of a overnight shooting at the jersey shore. >> rain, it is on the way. storm tracker6 is tracking that first wave. it begins a little later this morning. >> and rallies take place across the country today in support of apple in its feud with the fbi and one of them takes place in philadelphia. >> but let's get going and talk about this rain go on over to dave murphy and karen rogers. good morning. >> good morning, everybody. it is a cloudy start and we have rain beginning to inch its way up through southern delaware. still to the south of us but by the end of the morning commute that rain does have a
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chance of getting past philadelphia. as it pushes to the north side, areas like northampton county and the poconos have a winter weather advisory that kicks in at 1 o'clock this afternoon because we could see wet snow totaling an inch or too and freezing rain later today. the better chance you have of having freezing rain overnigh overnight. 39 degrees in philadelphia, chilly similar to yesterday. 39 wilmington, 32 the freezing mark in allentown right now and 34 in reading. a little bit better down south where we've got some 40's. on the bus stop this morning cloudy skies, chilly, might be some rain arriving between 6 o'clock and 8 o'clock, 37 degrees so temperature kind of holding in that chilly range and as we roll through the day, 38 degrees by 9 o'clock, 40 by 11 o'clock and then temperatures really don't go very far. 42 is our high and we'll be sitting on that for several hours this afternoon with periods of off and on light to moderate rain. steadier rain coming tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow night karen. i'll have details on all of this with future tracker6.
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>> all right, anticipating wet roads but not happening yet as we look live in bucks county. this is i-95 approaching business route one southbound traffic headed towards flourtown. wie we had construction on the off ramp that's in the process of clearing out of here. let's check the disabled vehicle here. this is i-95 approaching bridge street. a disabled vehicle is gone. this is a good shot of the roads. look how nice and clear we are. no rain yet here on i-95 and no delays between center city and northeast philadelphia. in east falls don't forget falls bridge remains closed and that's until april 1st. we've got some construction to deal with then. also in wynnefield heights monument road continues to be closed between ford and belmont. let's take you over here to marcus hook in delaware county. ward street southbound near log head avenue we've got a house fire and expect some restrictions in that area right now as you're headed out the door, matt. >> thank you karen. new this morning, the woman who police say abandoned her four-year-old daughter at a center city macy's to shoplift has been taken into custody. 27-year-old mahogany terry
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faces charges of retail theft and recklessly endangering the welfare of a child. the incident happened on february 11th. police say terry had been caught trying to swipe more than $1,400 worth of merchandise. but then escaped security and fled leaving her daughter behind. >> i'm erin o'hearn in the satellite center and this is new this morning out of bethlehem and it is an odd one. police want you to take a look at pictures of this man closely. around 11:00 in the morning yesterday the man believed to be the one you're looking at assaulted a woman with bodily fluid. the victim says it happened while she was shopping at the valley farm market. the woman actually followed the guy out of the store and was able to snap these three photographs. now you can see he's wearing jeans a dark coat a baseball hat and carrying what looks like a blue bag. he also appears to have some facial hair. now, of course if you recognize this man or know anything about this incident
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you're dodd call bethlehem police right away. obviously your tips can stay anonymous but the number you can call is (610)865-7146 and we'll be sure to put that number up on our web site. for now we're live in the satellite center erin o'hearn channel6 "action news. tam. >> thank you. people gathered at apple stores showing their support for the tech giant in their standoff with the fbi. the government wants apple to hack into a phone used by a terror suspect but apple says that would risk everybody's security. our katherine scott is live outside the apple store on walnut street in center city. she's got latest on what's going to happen today. good morning, katherine. >> reporter: good morning, tam. there are a lot of strong opinions on this one and there are dozens of rallies scheduled for around the world today including at this apple store in center city. now, the people organizing these rallies believe that if a back door is created into one iphone, then everyone's privacy is at risk.
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>> where does it stop. >> reporter: privacy versus national security. the debate rages on over whether apple should help the fbi hack into the iphone belonging to suspected san bernadino terrorist syed farook. >> it's obvious these two people had assistance. >> reporter: 14 people were killed in that attack and investigators believe there might be clues on the cell phone but drexel university professor rob davidio says the device is only useful unlocked. >> they know if they can't find some mechanism to bypass this security system, they're never going get into the phone because the data are going to be wiped clean. >> reporter: the courts have ordered the tech giant to help but apple has cited privacy concerns saying it won't build a back door to bypass security features. the fbi says it needs to be able to guess the suspected terrorist pass code without it self destructing. a new pew research poll shows more than half americans believe apple should unlock the phone. >> when a suspected terrorist
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is deceased and given what they did, i think there's definitely less of an expectation of privacy and like i said not one here. so i hope apple does the right thing. you always wonder in the wrong hands could that be used for nefarious purposes so i guess i would feel nervous about that. at the same time of course i want everything to be done to help the security of our nation. >> reporter: another one of the local rallies takes place in cherry hill this evening. they all begin at 5:30. we're live in center city, katherine scott, channel6 "action news." matt. >> thank you, katherine. also new, this is the mangled aftermath avenue police chase in wilmington, delaware. the people in the car fled a traffic stop at concorde avenue and market street at 10:00 last night. the driver then crashed into a tree and at least two parked cars while going the wrong way down a one-way street. police arrested two people in the car. a third person got away. no police officers were hurt. >> ♪ >> going on to politics now republican voters in nevada will caucus tomorrow.
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right now polls suggest donald trump will win there just like he won last weekend in south carolina. ted cruz marco rubio shrugging it out for second. trump had a moment in las vegas. >> he's walking out like a big high-five smiling laughing like to punch him in the face i'll tell you. >> trump said wanted to punch a protestor in the face after a man was escorted out of his rally last night. trump also accused the man of trying to punch the security officers forcing him out of the rally, though the man didn't appear to be fighting off those officers. it's unclear what the man who disrupted the rally was protesting. there was a big shakeup in the ted cruz campaign yesterday. a short piece of video taken for the university of pennsylvania student newspaper is right in the middle of the controversy. staffers from the daily pennsylvanian shot this video in south carolina last weekend. you see marco rubio walking past ted cruz's father reportedly holding a bible.
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top cruz spokesman rick tyler misquoted rubio as saying about the bible got a good book there. not many answers in it but what rubio actually says is all the answers are in there. >> every single day something comes out of the cruz campaign that's deceptive and untrue: >> ted cruz asked for and accepted tyler's resignation. the raw video is still there online along with the correction of their previous for on the democratic side hillary clinton and bernie sanders continued to battle it out ahead of this weekend's south carolina primary. sanders vows he will continue the fight for the nomination all the way to the convention in philadelphia in july. sanders told those at a rally in massachusetts that he is prepared for a state by state slog. clinton picked up another delegate from nevada. she leads sanders by just one pledged delegate but she is way ahead in super delegates. >> it's 4:38. coming up more news you didn't
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see last night a crane that burst into flames in australia came plummeting to the ground there. >> and wipeout in hawaii. massive waves force officials to close a major highway. david. >> we are arming the kids not only with decent winter gear this morning as we do have temperatures in the 30's, there is rain on the way and it could hit the bus stop before the time they get on the bus depending on when that bus comes. this afternoon probably a good idea to keep that stuff handy. i'll have future tracker6 showing you today's rain and another shrug coming in later tomorrow. that's all ahead in the seven day. >> ♪ your heart loves omega-3s.
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megared. the difference is easy to absorb. >> new on "action news" officials in hawaii had to close a 12-mile stretch of highway in honolulu where a giant waves are washing over the roads. some waves are carrying big rocks. the department of transportation is cleaning up the debris left behind and there's a guy in a sea doo. surge officials say this is the biggest swell they have
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seen in a decade. >> wow. >> recreation for others. >> oh, yeah, people out there in hawaii are you kidding me, if you're a surfer it's like yeah -- >> i'm out there. >> big waivers out there. we've got rain coming not here yet. if you take a look at storm tracker6 live double scan it's south of the area. in cape may county it might not be too much longer before it starts to creep up from the south and by the end of the rush hour the tail end maybe the last hour of the rush hour there's the possibility this pushes up to philadelphia. as we take a look outside right now though we're dealing with just cloudy skies ahead of the rain and dry roads if you want to get out there early you got no problems on i-95 and our other highways and by ways. temperature right now is cool, though, so grab the coat. 39 degrees, winds not all that strong out of the east-northeast at nine, getting a little windier as the day goes on. wind chill making it feel like it's just 33 degrees in philadelphia. future tracker6 picking that you rain and it does look like it's going to sweep up from the south and gun by 9 o'clock it could be past philadelphia pushing up into the northern suburbs so rain's on the way.
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gradually coming from south to north as we go through the morning. then we go into the afternoon and it's all the way up into the poconos and notice how we do have a shot at some wet snow and eventually some freezing rain the farther north you go. the best chance of this appears to be places like northampton county and up into the poconos. not sure lehigh county is necessarily going see a lot of this. at the outset of the precipitation just about anywhere there's a chance of a little sleet but outside of northampton county and the poconos you probably don't have to worry about too much frozen stuff. then by 6 o'clock we're beginning to see this rain let up a bit. it will be damp for the evening commute and after that in the evening hours we're down just some sprinkles and showers. that's round one as a warm front comes through. day planner then shows you it's kind of cloudy and damp all the way. we'll probably stop at 42 for a high and i could see us sit on that for several hours this afternoon. not much change in the way things feel and of course it will be damp out there as well. high temperature only 39 in allentown today, 40 in reading, 42 in trenton, 43 in
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wilmington and some 44's and even a 46 the farther south you go down toward dover delaware. cloudy and as you just saw rainy. tomorrow not a whole lot going on in the morning. a couple sprinkles and showers. it will be cloud deal. in the afternoon there's a chance of this stuff filling in a little bit and it's late in the day and tomorrow night when we start to get some heavier rain. this is the cold front portion of this system coming in which is usually what gives you the heavier downpours. there may also be a rumble of thunder tomorrow evening and then we get up to 11 o'clock and we're still dealing with in some cases some fairly heavy downpours. if you're out driving tomorrow night look out for ponding and puddling and street flooding in poor drainage areas. thursday morning and really for thursday kind of cloudy but just a couple of spotty residual showers. how much rain are we looking at? in models pushing us up over 2-inches, another a inch and a house but it will be spread out over a fairly long period of time t your seven-day forecast today's high is 42 degrees. we'll have occasional rain and
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it will be kind of damp pretty much all the time but at times you'll have lighter pockets of rain and at other times steadier. then periods of heavy rain late in the day and at night on wednesday with a high of 58 degrees. thursday as i said we're down to just a spotty shower, still fairly mild, 57 although i could see that number dropping a bit during the afternoon. then friday the cooler air arrives along with a blustery breeze, 42 there. weekend is looking dry now, 43 kind of brisk and chilly on saturday but milder on sunday all the way up to 52. and then rain possible monday. remember, when we're not on the air you can always check out the latest weather situation and information on we'll give you the latest of what's going on with any impending rainfall or anything else that happens to come. >> okay. thank you david. >> yup. >> bill cosby's wife will continue her deposition in massachusetts next month. yesterday camille cosby answered questions under oath in a defamation lawsuit filed massachusetts. the suit has been filed by seven women who accused bill
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cosby sexual assault. a lawyer for the women said camille spent about two and a half hours answering questions at a hotel. the rest of the time was a back and forth between lawyers on what she could or should answer. >> this is brand new on "action news." firefighters near los angeles battled a two alarm warehouse blaze. flames engulfed a 150-foot building in rancho dominguez. they put it out late last night. no injuries are reported and fire officials are investigate wag caused the blaze. in australia and also new a crane caught fire and collapsed from a 12-story construction site in melbourne. aerial video here captured the moment the crane toppled and fell sending the arm of the structure and flaming debris plummeting to the ground. officials believe an electrical fault triggered the blaze. there is the actual fall. scary. no one was hurt, though, luckily. >> a good thing. my goodness.
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look at that. 4:46. still to come on "action news" the pentagon a plan to shut down guantanamo is expected today. >> shipping will be more difficult to obtain for amazon's nonprime shoppers. "action news" will be right back.
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>> ♪ >> welcome back. taking a live look here sky6 looking out over philadelphia international airport. 4:50 right now. it's clear for the moment but rain is an issue throughout the day. right now it is 40 degrees. >> yes, and those roads, tam, are going to be wet but not just yet. doesn't mean we're without problems though. you can see the flashing lights. we have what looks like a disabled vehicle off to the side. this is 422 approaching oaks here as you head westbound towards collegeville. this is off to the side. it was originally coming in as a vehicle fire. we could see police on the scene but looks to just be a disabled vehicle stuck out there right now. either way it's not causing a delay right now so you're looking okay on 422. we have some construction here in chester county on the turnpike eastbound approaching downingtown exit 312. they're blocking the right lane so watch for those crews out there. and this house fire still an issue in marcus hook delaware county onward street southbound near log head avenue. watch for some restrictions in the area with crews responding to the soon right now. live on the vine street
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expressway no overnight construction. all your lanes are opened. we're dry for now. so head out early. you've got no issues. westbound traffic just a couple of cars headed towards the schuylkill. that's your eastbound traffic looking good as well n mercer county 295 between 33 and route one here we've got construction blocking a lane and matt, that will be out there until about 6 o'clock. >> got it, karen. thanks. happening today, the pentagon plans to shut down the detention center at guantanamo bay are expected to be delivered to congress. they will call for transferring the remaining detainees to a new facility in the united states. 13 locations in the u.s. are being considered. now, the military estimates that it will cost $475 million to construct this site once it's put out there but would also save as much as $180 million per year in operating costs. >> all right, now time to talk about business here at the big board. starbucks is changing its loyalty program. right now you get rewards
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based on transactions. as many things as you buy you get points. starting in april it will be based on spending. a lot of its customers buy more than just a cup of coffee. amazon is increasing the minimum amount that's required to get free shipping when you order. right now you have to spend $35. that is going to go up to $49. amazon made the change in hopes that more people will sign up for its $99 a year prime service. members get free two-day shipping with no minimum order amount. the major stock indices started the week with gains yesterday. the dow was up 228 points. unfortunately right now the futures point to a lower open. we'll see how the day goes. this wasn't one is a little different. you may have heard mastercard is work on an app that allows people to charge things way selfie. the company says the new tech will be rolled out in the next few months. the future will require somebody to blink to ensure that somebody is not using a previously taken picture. the app also works with
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fingerprint scanners already on many phones. >> interesting. 4:52. new this morning claims flames tear through two homes in the city's port richmond second. the story is coming up at 5:00 a.m. >> humane officers pull two dogs from a west philadelphia home. that story is up next.
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>> a west philadelphia man has been found guilty of two counts of animal cruelty. pat spca says troy johnson
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kept these two dogs named i can and tina in unsanitary conditions. officers found the dogs living inside a house with large amounts of feces and squatters last month. johnson has been fined and sentenced to 180 days probation. had to give up i can and teen nam the dogs will be available for adoption pending an appeal. investigators say this surveillance video shows the three people wanted for shooting a cab driver in the city's point breeze section earlier this month. they say the two men and a woman in the video flagged down the cabbie back on february 6th and once they reached 28th and tasker streets one of the men pulled out a gun and demand money. the driver was shot in the arm and kept driving and eventually crashed. the trio ran away without getting anything. police in montgomery county say a bank robber offered plenty of convenience upon his arrest. the 19-year-old they arrested lives behind the branch he is accused of robbing yesterday afternoon. it is the santander bank on the 1400 block of bruce road
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in oreland. police caught up to him a short time later right behind it recovered the cash and a knife they say he used. the robber had threatened to blow up the bank during the holdup but no explosives were ground. >> identical twins in utah gave birth to twins for the second time each. kelly wall and her sister carry bunker had their first set of twins five years ago n between bunker had another daughter. they feel blessed everybody is healthy and happy and they're building a new home flex to each other so that all nine kids can grow up together. >> that's going to be a real blast outside. still ahead on "action news" the mayor atlantic city blasts a state takeover plan engaging in a war of words. he compares new jersey to a fascist dictatorship. >> a mon and adorable kids put their spin on the oscars. looks likely yo'. this story and more when "action news" continues.
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist dave murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning everyone. it's 5 o'clock on this tuesday february 23rd and we're following several new stories. >> a woman accused of ditching her young daughter after shoplifting from a center city store is behind bars. >> happening today, philadelphia's iconic love sculpture will be on the move. >> grab that umbrella. accuweather is tracking two waves of wet weather for your forecast. >> let's get you ready for the first one with meteorologist, david murphy and karen rogers. good morning. >> you can kind of see that beginning to bubble up to our south right now on satellite and radar. right now we've got


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