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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. it's 5:00 a.m. on this wednesday february 25th. we're following several breaking and new stories. >> tragic new developments on what happened to a small passenger plane that disappeared in the mountains of nepal. >> an officer is recovering after violent scuffle leads to a shooting in delaware county. we're live with the latest. >> severe weather outbreak in the deep south left at least three people dead. accuweather is tracking the system as it heads toward us. >> let's head on over to dave murphy. he's got latest on that system and karen rogers is watching traffic. good morning. >> well, we have some light rain in the region right now and the winds aren't all that bad just yet. we are looking at mainly spotty off and on light precipitation. your roads are certainly wet and that's going to put some spray up on the windshield probably slow you down a little bit as traffic builds.
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out to the west in chester county there's some areas where you briefly have some steadier rain but again this is fairly low impact nuisance precipitation. that's what we're going to be in for for the next few hours during the morning commute. but as we go later into the morning and into the afternoon some spotty heavier showers are probable and then later on in the evening hours some thunderstorms are going to roll in from the west and those could actually be gusty i think in general the ones will pick up late today and tonight. we have a dense fog advisory put out. most areas aren't that bad. dover is below a half mile visibility. you might have pockets of fog in through here as you come in over the next couple hours. temperatures right now are cool, 42 degrees in philadelphia. 36 degrees in allentown, 41 in wilmington, 48 degrees in wildwood. and as we head out into the drive way and to the bus stop this morning it looks like we'll be in the low 40's, mostly cloudy and damp out there as you just saw there are some showers around. moving through the day, temperatures are going to just keep rising. we'll be in the 40's in the morning spend the afternoon climbing through the 50's and
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we expect to get a high of about 60. that will be later on in the evening hours, maybe as soon as dinnertime maybe a little bit later than that and of course the winds are an issue all day long. also there's a wind advisory. this kicks in at 6 o'clock in coastal counties up to midnight because gusts could go 50 miles per hour. if we get strong thunderstorms everybody could see as much as a 60 miles per hour gust from that. karen i'll track the rain with future tracker6 in a couple of minutes. >> all right, dave, let's look outside live right now and check i-95. the roads are a bit wet and it's damp out there. we expect that to cause problems later but we've got light volume. that's your southbound traffic headed towards center city and moving okay with no over extra night construction there. on the vine street expressway you can kind of get a hint of some of the low visibilities that dave talked about but not extremely so. that's your westbound traffic headed towards the schuylkill. eastbound moving okay. just slow it down with the wet roads. no overnight construction so that's helping us out there on the vine as well. checking the blue route approaching the schuylkill looking pretty good here. that's northbound traffic headed towards conshohocken.
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coming up from springfield or upper darby expect those wet roads light rain coming down but no major issues just yet there. one accident we have and it sounds like a serious one in skippack township collegeville road at lywiski road. look for fire police and emergency workers all on the scene with, that matt. >> thanks karen. we begin with breaking news. rescuers have located the wreckage avenue small passenger plane that crashed in nepal. the plane took off from a resort town west of kathmandu heading north to a starting spot for a mountain hike. the flight was only supposed to last about 19 minutes. contact with the plane was lost about eight minutes after takeoff. officials confirm all 23 people on board were killed. it is unclear what caused the crash. >> a police officer in delaware county opened fire on a man after police say that man attacked the officer who was responding to a domestic dispute. "action news" reporter annie mccormick is live at the sharon mill police station. she fills us in on the very latest. good morning, annie. >> reporter: good morning, tam. we do know that the sharon
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hill police officer is expected to be okay. the suspect, however, does remain in critical condition at penn presbyterian hospital. take a look at this video. this is video from last evening when this unfolded here in sharon hill around barker avenue near chester pike. it was in that block just before 8:00 p.m. that officers had been called to the home that -- they had been called to that block earlier in the week dealing with a mental health patient. this time they were called out last night responding to a domestic disturbance in the home. two officers arrived and nobody would answer. police then barged down the door. it was then that the suspect allegedly lunged the officers with a butcher knife. in the struggle one of the officers was stabbed in the left ear a county detective also responding to the same incident did fire a single shot striking the suspect in the chest. now, the suspect was rushed to penn presbyterian hospital. again we are told that he is in critical condition but he is stable. the sharon hill officer who was injured received three
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stitches in his left ear and is okay. now, back out here live at this hour it's hard to get much more information out of sharon hill police. that's because normally in these situations in an officer-involved shooting it is the county that does take over the investigation. now, we are in delaware county, however, since a delaware county officer was involved in this, that means that they are passing this over to the montgomery county prosecutor's office so we're still waiting to hear any details from them. for now reporting live in sharon hill, annie mccormick channel6 "action news." >> thanks, annie. bethlehem police say they have identified the man suspected of throwing a bodily fluid on a woman inside a grocery store and they hope to catch him soon because they believe ther there are other victims. 57-year-old michael morris is accused in the original attack at the valley farm market on monday. police say he did the same thing to a bus passenger in the lehigh valley in 2014 and add that morris has a history of lewdness in pennsylvania, new york going back to the 1970's. police are asking for the public's help to try and locate morris.
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the driver wanted in connection with a crash in the somerton section of the city that killed three people last summer has turned himself in. 20-year-old ryan farrell faces homicide by vehicle charges. police say farrell was street racing with 20-year-old christopher bloomfield along sandmeyer lane back in july when they crashed. bloomfield's three passengers felipe pea hernandez sabrina roads and yvette gonzalez were killed. police arrested emergency room field on saturday. >> it is 5:06. police in upper milford township lehigh county are still looking for the person who hit and killed a man on a motorized bicycle. al and will ruth was killed yesterday a few blocks from his home. the driver of a jeep cherokee like this one turned left onto macungie mountain road and hit ruth. witnesses say two people got out of the jeep jumped back in and took off. ruth's family has a message for the person who was behind the wheel. >> best thing they can do is come forward and just say i did it and be done with it and let us know.
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>> anyone with information is asked to contact pennsylvania state police. >> i'm erin o'hearn at the big board. the system that is going to bring us heavy rain today has left a devastating path of destruction in the south. here are some damaged homes and properties in pensacola florida and the situation even more dire in louisiana. officials have confirmed two people are dead and dozens more injured after a storm ripped through an rv park in saint james parish. you can see the storm there overturned trailers and left debris everywhere. it is possible tornado touched down and as you can see search and rescue teams were working to help the victims. about 300 people live in the rv park. >> asking for prayers by everyone here, two individuals lost their lives here. we have seven critical injuries that we are aware of. we have roughly 30 plus other injuries. >> and this is what is left of a gold's gym in prairieville,
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louisiana. a suspected tornado peeled off the roof of the gold's gym. you can see a side wall missing. you're looking right inside the workout facility. there were people inside but the good news is no one was hurt when that tornado touched. matt. >> thank you erin. as rain pushes through the region keep saved as your favorite on all your devices. rely on storm tracker6 radar to keep ahead of the storm and get updates from "action news" and its weather team on facebook twitter and other social media platforms. >> we always rely on dave murphy to take all the information collate it for us and tell us what we need to know. >> there will be segments between this storm system between now and midnight where changes are going to evolve and we'll try to lay that out for you now. storm tracker6 live double scan shows you at the start we're in the looking at a whole lot going on, it's just lighter precipitation. most of this is falling with lighter shades of grain. that's real light rain in
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philadelphia and that's what's coming from the south. the farther west you go towards parts of chester county there's a batch of steadier precipitation highlighted in darker shades of green and yellow pushing up towards pottstown but even that isn't going to last all that long. looking outside we have cloudy and damp conditions this morning. in most cases you're seeing people get through the highways okay. no flooding out there. little bit of fog developing down closer to the shore so that could be an issue for you this morning. 42 degrees in philadelphia, 41 in wilmington. still in the mid 30's in allentown but any winter weather advisories in our area have now been canceled. we had one up in northampton but it's been dropped early so it's all rain everywhere. little milder down south. future tracker6 shows that during the morning hours there is the possibility of a batch of steadier downpours though by noon some of you might get into some steadier rain. then we get into the afternoon and it looks like it's damp much like it is now but it may be more avenue lighter precipitation. i'm really thinking that later in the evening hours probably after dinnertime that's the best chance of the strongest
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gustiest winds building and the strong defendant downpours with thunderstorms coming through. between 6 o'clock and 9 o'clock we'll be on the lookout for thunderstorms that could produce strong gusty winds and in general the winds are going to get more blustery and gusty as this cold front gets through to us. light rain for awhile this morning. some spotty heavier cells coming through and then strong gusty winds later on. want to show you something called the low level jet. this is a strong wind profile right above the surface that can enhance thunderstorm development and mix down to the surface. by 2 o'clock this is mainly, this yellow area we're talking about farther to the west of us but it's really as we get late into the afternoon and evening where you see this orange covering this and that's that stronger wind above the surface. so as we get late into the afternoon and through the evening hours that's where we have the best chance of heavy rain with thunderstorms producing strong gusty winds. we're also looking at a decent amount of rain left over, too, between now and midnight. some areas could go up over an
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inch and even higher than that where you get the thunderstorms. your seven-day from accuweather, 60 is today's high. now we probably won't hit that until around dinnertime or maybe not until this evening. periods of rain on the way with those temperatures rising through the 40's and 50's during the day and again that gusty thunderstorm in the evening. tomorrow just a spotty shower around windy otherwise high of 56. looking for a cool down friday and saturday milder air comes back again. sunday looks like we get up to about 60. monday breezy, 60, maybe a spotty shower. and 52 on tuesday with some afternoon rain likely. >> look at that seven-day. >> uh-huh. >> thanks dave. 5:11. all new on "action news" an naacp president calls out police in seattle for the shooting death of a black man. we'll have the details and the new dashcam video. >> two teens are facing criminal charges after they allegedly opened fire on that puppy almost 20 times. karen.
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>> oh, my gosh. looking live here in the tacony section of the city, this is torresdale avenue, it's wet but you know what, it's quiet out there because it's early. only a few people up and about. we'll take you live to fort washington slow you what's going on there coming up. >> a chucky cheese erupts into a melee when adults start fighting during a child's birthday party. that's later in there morning buzz. enamel is your teeth's first line of defense. but daily eating and drinking can make it weak. try colgate enamel health. it replenishes weak spots with natural calcium to strengthen enamel four times better. colgate enamel health. stronger, healthy enamel. i do everything on the internet. but, it's kind of slow. my friends say i should get fios because it's the fastest. i just downloaded 600 photos in 60 seconds. that's seriously better. (husband) we're out of 2%!
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>> ♪ >> hey everyone, it's midweek. 5:14 on your clock.
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taking a live look at philadelphia international airport where we have wet runways and we do have rain coming down, a little bit of rain. more rain coming later. >> and that could make for a difficult commute at times. let's go on over to karen rogers. good morning. >> i'm forecasting accidents later so slow it down but you know what, so far so good if you're heading out. we've got light volume. roads are wet. take it easy. let's check the suburbs and look live in fort washington. this is 309 approaching the pennsylvania turnpike. southbound traffic headed towards flourtown. no big problems coming down from quakertown or montgomeryville ambler. you're looking good right now and on the turnpike no overnight construction so some good news there as well. we have an early morning accident here and we're hearing someone is reportedly trapped in the wreckage in skippack township so watch for emergency crews. we have police ambulance all responding to collegeville road at lywiski road. you can avoid that area if you can. from 9:00 until 3:00 today new castle county barley mill road closes near centreville road. stick to route 48 lancaster
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pike. a car stopped on the shoulder on i-95 northbound near aramingo. i'm only telling you about it because it's from shake and bake and i like that. thanks for brightening up my day. don't forget to join our team when you go to the waze app. storm tracker6 live double scan slows we don't have a lot of heavy rain in the area but enough that the roads are wet, it's coming down pretty good in a few spots and that's the areas you see in yellow with double scan. looking at that right on the 30 bypass near downingtown exton and malvern get something steady rain. west chester especially along 322 it's a little bit heavier. right now near media and the blue route, route one, the route one media bypass getting a little bit avenue heavier cell. in the city especially the western part of the city we're getting some rain and looking now in glassboro it's just about to hit 322 in glassboro near rowan university so watch for that but temperature above freezing at least. nonetheless roads are wet. slow it down, tam. >> thank you karen. new on "action news" this morning the seattle branch of the naacp condemned the death of a black man at the hands of
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police. andre taylor died in an officer-involved shooting on sunday. police say taylor was arm and failed to follow their orders but naacp president gerald hanker son said dashcam video shows taylor complying with officers. the two officers involved in the shooting have been placed on paid administrative leave. also new a six week old puppy is recovering in south carolina after someone shot it nearly two dozen times with a bb gun. on sunday a utility worker told officers he saw 15 to 20 juveniles playing way black puppy. a few minutes later the worker went to check on the puppy and saw that it was bleeding heavily from multiple wounds. police arrested two teens in connection with the case. they've named the puppy brody, brody will be up for adoption once he fully recovers. >> first baseman ryan howard is talking about how he may be heading into his 13th and final season with the phillies. the phillies can opt out of his contract at the end of
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this season. howard's numbers are way down which may lead the a reduced role on a rebuilding team. the former national league m.v.p. and three time all-star says he cannot afford to be distracted with everyone focused on his future. >> i don't sit at home waiting for the call and say hey, ryan you're traded. like i got to focus on getting ready for the season. so -- and do i want to be here? yeah, i want to be her here. >> the he will jazz sira network accused howard of taking performance enhancing drugs in a documentary. the 36-year-old denied it and is suing the network for defamation. >> it is 5:18. good news for potential homeowners. home prices may be higher but buyers are now gain something ground. >> lego is getting a father figure. >> ♪
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>> hey, everybody. >> hey. >> hey. >> it's wednesday. i had to think for a minute. let's take a look outside rider now, a little slowly and it's rather wet. as you look at this shot you can see all the raindrops on
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the camera lens. they're on the roadways as well. this is delaware county i-95 at the commodore barry bridge. wet but no big problems between the delaware state line and airport. i worry a bit we'll have problems later with the wet roads but not now. new castle county 495 southbound near i-95 construction blocks the right lane and the shoulder day. watch for crews out there for about another half hour. >> all right karen. a couple showers around the region pushing off to the north and northeast. every now and then we a a steadier cell but doesn't last that long. points south drying out. everybody has damp roads from rain overnight. might want rain gear on the way in. i think it's a good idea to keep it handy this afternoon because showers could pop up at just about any time today and occasionally they'll be steadier. temperatures are going to gradually rise as we go through the day. we'll climb through the 40's during the morning and continue climbing through the 50's during the afternoon. we're looking at a high of 60 and we may not hit that until close to dinnertime or maybe even this evening. again there will be spotty off and on rain throughout the day and then some steadier downpours and maybe even some strong gusty thunderstorms late today and tonight.
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at the big board at the airport no major delays but we got rain in boston, rain in atlanta, rain at j.f.k. so keep your eyes out on those times, tam. >> okay, thank you david. going on to health check a philadelphia mother claims her daughter was killed at the hands of a local police officer but was it suicide or something else? did someone else pull the trigger? "action news" investigative reporter wendy saltzman has a preview of her special report tonight. >> reporter: it's a mystery that only one living person knows the answer to. what happened the day 29-year-old erica was slot in the home she shared with her boyfriend. >> she didn't shoot herself period. it wasn't suicide. >> reporter: police investigations place the guns in erica's hands and clear her fiancé a member of the philadelphia police but now the police advisory commission is asking the department to reopen this closed case. tonight the evidence and "action news" turns to an outside expert looking for answers. >> consistent with a suicide but it's also consistent with maybe someone else pulling the trigger. >> reporter: did erica fire the gun or is there more to
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this story? only on "action news" tonight at 11:00. >> ♪ >> hey there good morning. topping america's money good news about housing. >> home prices were up nearly five and a half percent in december. that's the fastest pace in a year and a half. >> experts say that prices still have room to rise because supply is so low. >> audi tops the new consumer reports annual rankings of the best new cars followed by subaru lexus porsche and bmw. >> top ranking domestic grand buick at number owe number seven. consumer reports considers performance and reliability. >> finally notable new figures in lego's new city set. >> take a look at this. you see mom on left she's holding a baby bottle but dressed for the office. a bearded dad is the one pushing the stroller and on the right a boy in a wheelchair. lego calls them an attempt to stay in tune with the world around us. well done. >> as they've always done. and that's america's money. >> have a great day.
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arrived. parents obviously -- >> awful. very disrespectful. you know, i feel sad for the kids because they were involved there watch that. >> detectives are looking for information about who was involved in the fight and what led to the fight. two children suffered minor injuries from the brawl. not good. there won't be as many laughs as usual on tonight's episode of blackish. the abc sitcom will tackle the issue of police brutality in the black community. the episode will focus on the johnson's family reracks to a fictional police-involved shooting they hope parents will be inspired to talk to their children about the subject. you can watch blackish tonight at 9:30. back to you. >> thank you erin. can coming up a jury orders a large healthcare company to pay $72 million over baby powder. >> a dean aged girl claims that she was assaulted along a
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>> ♪ >> now on "action news," donald trump dominates. the nevada caucus mark the republican's third straight win. next up, super tuesday. >> lesean mccoy and his legal team present their side to prosecutors. now it's up to the d.a. to decide if the former eagle will face charges for a bar fight. >> storm tracker6 live radar is picking up some rain as we prepare for round two heading our way and that second wave is packing a stronger punch. >> good morning, it's 5:30 now on this wednesday, february 24th. dave murphy i'm not looking forward to pickup time this afternoon. i think it's going to be a little drenched. karen rogers also has your traffic. good morning. >> well, it does look like through the day we're going to be dealing with some off and on rain. some of it could be steady and then late in the day and tonight some strong gusty thunderstorms and downpours are possible. for now, it's fairly moderate rain pushing to the north and really starting to break up to the south. so, we are going to get into a little bit of a lull. for now in places like reading montgomery county parts of


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