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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. 6:00 a.m. on this wednesday february 24th. we're following several breaking and news stories. >> tragic developments on what happened to a small pass injury plane that disappeared in the mountains of nepal. >> a police officer is recovering after a violent scuffle leads to a shooting in delaware county. we're live with the very latest. >> a severe weather outbreak in the deep south left at least three people dead. accuweather is tracking the same system as it heads towards us. >> let's get you details of what's coming our way and go over to dave murphy and karen rogers who is helping you get to wherever you're trying to go this morning. good morning, guys. >> a light misty rain on the terrace right now guys. take a look at storm tracker6 live double scan as we're getting into a lull through the southern half the region. in most cases you're looking a light rain and it won't be there forever, it's lifting to the north over the next hour
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or two. as we take a look at the wide view though there's more precipitation coming up from the south and through the morning especially to the rush hour we'll be seeing some off and on light precipitation. some heavier stuff could come through at times during the day and then some thunderstorms tonight. visibilities a little bit of an issue. we're down below a mile now at the airport in atlantic city and in dover and the weather service says there could be some patchy fog especially the closer you get to the coast. 42 degrees right now in philadelphia. dank, damp and chilly just 36 degrees in allentown and 46 in wildwood. as we roll through the day one of those weird days where the high isn't going to come in until later in the evening so you can see how the numbers just keep climbing during the day. we'll technically get a high of 60 sometime later tonight. there's a wind advisory that kicks in at 6 o'clock down the shore where gusts could generally be about 50 miles per hour all the way up to midnight but really anywhere across the region and a strong gusty thunderstorm with gusts higher than that are possible especially during the evening
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hours. i'll track the rain on future tracker6 coming up karen. >> i'll show you what it looks like before you head out. it is wet. i think later on as volume builds it will get very slow with the wet roads as well. this is 422 past oaks. eastbound traffic here as you head towards king of prussia. you can see it's wet but no big problem coming in from pottstown limerick or phoenixville. looking pretty good there. here's the volume starting to build on i-95. that's your southbound traffic here at cottman as you head towards center city. no overnight construction and no major delay but you just want to take it slowly with the wet roads. the vine street expressway approaching i-95 no overnight construction here either so all your lanes are opened. you can see it's wet and along the vine we have been seeing some of the reduced visibility as well so be careful with there fog in spots. ending here on the schuylkill expressway montgomery drive just a little volume building eastbound between montgomery and girard. you can see as the cars drive through some of the spray. give yourself a little extra time, matt. >> thanks karen. we begin with breaking news. rescuers have located the
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wreckage avenue small passenger plane that crashed in nepal. the plane took off from a resort town west of kathmandu in bad weather and was 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. >> it is 6:03 and a police officer in delaware county opened fire on a man after police say that man attacked the officer with a knife. he was responding to a domestic dispute. "action news" reporter annie mccormick is live at the sharon hill police station. she fills us in on what exactly happened here. good morning, annie. >> reporter: good morning, tam. and we're outside of sharon hill police but we're not getting much information from the police department at this time. now, it was their officers that did respond to the domestic disturbance and one of their officers that was injured, it was an officer from the county that sources say was the one that fired the shot that seriously hurt the suspect. well, take a look at this
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video. this is video from last night. it unfolded on barker avenue near chester pike in sharon hill. it was just before 8:00 p.m. last night. now, officers had already been called to this home earlier in the week dealing with a mental health patient on the block. this time, though, while responding to a domestic disturbance in the home, two sharon hill police officers arrived none one would answer. police barged down the door. it was then that the suspect allegedly lunged at the officers with a butcher knife. now, in the struggle one of the officers was stabbed in the left ear. we're told then by sources that county detectives also responded to the incident. that county detective is the one who fired a single shot striking the suspect in the chest. the suspect was rushed to penn presbyterian hospital. the sharon hill officer who was injured received three stitches in his left ear and we are told is expected to be okay. now, back out here live we are told last night that the suspect that was taken to penn presbyterian hospital was listed in critical but stable
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condition. this morning though we have not been able to get an updated condition. normally with an officer-involved shooting it is the county that does take over the investigation. however, in this case since we are in delaware county and a delaware county officer was involved in the shooting, that way they're going to move it to a different county and we're told it's montgomery county that will be investigating this incident. for now we're 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 there are other victims out there. 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 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 locate morris. the second driver wanted in connection with a crash in the somerton section of the
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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 both crashed. bloomfield's three passengers felipe hernandez sabrina roads and yvette gonzalez were all killed. police arrested bloomfield on saturday. >> i'm erin o'hearn at the big board. the system that is going to bring us heavy rain today las left a devastating path of destruction in the south. here's some damaged homes and properties in pensacola florida. and the situation is 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 overturned trailers and left debris everywhere and it's possible a tornado touched down. search and rescue teams as you can see are working to help the victims. about 300 people live in the rv park.
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>> asking for prayers for 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's left of a gold's gym in prairie villa la. a suspected tornado peeled off the roof of gold's gym and you can actually see that a side wall is missing. over there you're looking right into the facility. there were people working out inside but the good news, no one was hurt. tam. >> okay, thank you, erin. consumer reports is out with its new list of the most reliable luxury vehicles. there's new car maker at the top of that list. maribel aber is live at the nasdaq if times square. she's got more details. good morning, maribel. >> reporter: good morning, tam. audi passes lexus to take the o top spot in consumer reports r
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reports. lexus finished third. subaru moved into second place. audi is owned by volkswagen. consumer reports says the models involved in the emissions scandal were not included. energy and banking shares hit hard. futures pointing to a lower open. a report on new home sales due out later today. volvo wants to replace car keys for your smartphone. the automaker will stop selling cars with keys next year. they believe the bluetooth will become the digital keys to its vehicles. not only could the phone remote the car but you can manage multiple cars from a single phone. imagine that matt and tam. just don't lose your phone. >> then you've lost your car. let's turn to accuweather. >> little bit of rain right now. storm tracker6 live double scan slows that you to creeping up through the northern suburbs as we take a closer look you can see that south jersey and delaware are largely beginning to dry out. there's a few lighter spotty sprinkles there and even in between the green you might see some drizzle around but if
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we go in a little bit closer those northern suburbs still dealing with some light to moderate rain, a little heavier cell pushing away from quakertown and that will be through the lehigh valley over the next 10 or 15 minutes and again this is all pushing to the north and we'll go ahead and show that to you. there it goes. straight up north basically. and maybe a little bit of a curl up to the northeast. i'll leave you with that wide view. there are some additional showers coming in later this morning. some could be steady and then some thunderstorms possible tonight but this is all we've got for the morning commute. as we take a look outside, cloudy skies, wet conditions, down below, even where the rain has stopped, there's north side philadelphia, temple university, morgan hall their big beautiful new dorm there looking north side along broad street and you can see that it is rather damp on the ground there. 43 degrees currently in philadelphia, 42 in wilmington, 40 in trenton. still in the 30's up in allentown and reading and 48 in millville. everybody feeling a little chilly and a bit on the damp side. we get into that lull as i mentioned and then later in the morning up until noon there is the chance of a little bit more rain building in.
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and some steady cells can't be ruled out. then for the rest of the afternoon we're probably into a light spotty off and on precipitation pattern but later on in the evening hours we'll be on the lookout to areas to the west inform fact as soon as 4, 5 o'clock adam and cecily may be picking some of this up on the outer reaches of the region and as we go into the evening that stuff does plow in. this is the 9 o'clock estimation by the radar and we're going to be on the lookout for some strong gusty thunderstorms. winds are going to pick up in general as we go later into the afternoon and evening but these thunderstorms could be strong enough to give you a damaging wind gust or two and then that gets out of here after midnight. we're going talk about the low level jet which is an area in the atmosphere where strong winds cut across areas about 5,000 feet above the surface and as we take a look at this up to 2 o'clock this area in yellow which is its stronger upper level winds are still to our west but it's as we get into the late afternoon and evening where we really get this coverage over especially about the southern half of the region, these darker areas and
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then that bullet in pink are the worst. this is the sort of upper level wind that can enhance a thunderstorm and give you a better chance of a thunderstorm not only producing heavy rain but strong wind gusts up to 60 miles per hour. so, as we get into the evening hours in particular, that is a possibility. we're also looking at a decent amount of rain for the rest of the way anywhere from a half inch down the shore to perhaps an inch and half up north and in pockets where you get the heavier downpours it could be more. your seven-day from accuweather, today's high is 60 but we probably won't hit that until the evening hours. we're going to slowly climb through the 40's during the morning and through the 50's during the afternoon. periods of rain off and on and that gusty thunderstorm possible in some neighborhoods later tonight. a spotty shower left over on thursday. otherwise windy, some sun coming back, 56 and we're still looking for that drop in temperatures for friday. a high of only 40 with wind chills making it feel like it's down around the freezing mark even at the best of times and then saturday still cool but we improve to 45. and sunday we're back to 60 and another 60 on monday. march arrives on tuesday. still in the 50's.
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>> hello march. >> yeah. >> not bad, david. >> okay. >> not bad. 6:11. up next more stories you didn't see last night including a civil rights' leader's response to a deadly police shooting in seattle. >> wild video surfaces from a children's birthday party. it looks like it's the parents who need the timeout. karen. >> you've got to be kidding me. looking live in exton chester county route 100 at commerce drive. you know what, it's wet. not terribly slow. we'll check the schuylkill coming up. >> and a washington state woman found a pricey prize in her seafood. almost cracked a tooth over it. later on "action news." >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> welcome back. taking a live look, the view over penn's landing. you can see the foggy hazy steam there. we're dealing with morning rain way lot more rain to come across today. 6:15, 42 degrees. >> karen, what you seeing out there right now? >> the roads are wet. i've been worried that it would cause problems between the fog and the roads being wet. but so far it isn't too badly we're just looking at some building volume here. this is the schuylkill expressway near the boulevard and the headlights you see right here is eastbound traffic as you head towards center city. and we're seeing some building volume. roads are wet. lots of ponding and puddling on the roads but not a major problem right there. let's take a look in new jersey. this is what it looks like on 42 northbound at creek road. still just a 13 minute ride
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from the a.c. expressway to the walt whitman bridge. so, if you're coming up from turnersville or blackwood not a major issue there. in cherry hill this construction has been causing problems here. they're shifting the traffic with this construction until monday in a busy area. 70 westbound past 295. so watch for that. i want to show you storm tracker6 live double scan we saw heavier rain earlier. it's starting to break apart. as we go in closer we're still seeing the rainier wilmington right in the city glassboro along 551322, up in norristown near 422 and malvern you're seeing some of the wet roads out there and even where it's not currently raining it's wet because of the rain that moved through the area. i want to take a look right now at the visibility reports. we're looking a little better in philadelphia with 4-mile visibility. but just less than a mile now in millville. that's an update a mile visibility in atlantic city. 1.3 in dover delaware so in some spots the fog reducing visibility, tam. >> thank you karen. new here on "action news," the seattle branch of the naacp condemned the death of a
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black man at the hands of police. andre taylor died in an officer-involved shooting on sunday. police said taylor was armed and failed to follow their orders. but naacp president gerald hankerson is that so dashcam video shows taylor complying with officers. the two officers have been placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation. >> a three-year-old boy in egypt was mistakenly sentenced to life in prison last week. he was found guilty of various crimes committed during a protest if 2014 when he was just 16 months old. authorities are now realizing it was a case of mistaken identity. the military released a statement saying the person who was actually wanted in the case was actual al 16-year-old who had the same name as the young boy and who escaped authorities. >> it's now 6:17. coming up this half hour finding something unexpected in your restaurant food usually not a good thing unless you're one lucky woman in washington. david. >> we're dressing the kids
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fairly warmly today and we're arming them with umbrellas. this morning they may or may not need it as the early showers are pushing to the north but this afternoon probably a good idea to keep it handily i'll have your afternoon call and your day planner forecast, let you know where temperatures are going. that's coming up next. crisp garden vegetables. no artificial flavors. philadelphia® garden vegetable.
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wet, reduced visibility. this is i-95 at the commodore barry. penndot up ahead off to the shoulder not really causing too much of a problem but you are seeing that building volume in both ways here on i-95. in new castle county we've got construction 9:00 until 3:00 today they're removing some of the trees there on barley mill road at sendville road. stick to lancaster pike to get around it dave. >> karen on the big board we have some light rain showers that are pushing through philadelphia off to the north. the steadier stuff we had earlier up around allentown as has expected really passed to the north pretty quickly. now we're just going to be into some light rain and drizzle off and on for the good portion of the next several hours. 42 degrees by 7 o'clock. 44 by 9 o'clock. notice how temperatures keep climbing today. instead of topping out in the afternoon like they usually do. and we're going to get a high of 60 but we may not hit that until sometime this evening. rain off and on through the day, pockets of steadier rain at times and then later this evening look out because we have the potential for some strong gusty thunderstorms coming in. as we take a look at the airport, no major delays developing right now but we do
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have rain reported here in boston and atlanta and also at j.f.k. keep your eye on those flight times as you prepare to head to the airport. matt. >> thank you. ryan howard may b's numbers arey down which may lead to 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 sitter at home waiting for the call and say, hey, ryan, you're traded. i got to focus on getting ready for the season and do i want to be here? yeah, i want to be here. >> the al jazeera network accused howard of taking performance enhancing drugs in a documentary released. the 36-year-old denied it and is suing the network for defamation. >> next in the morning buzz a big kid brawl in a popular
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children's center. >> here's what we're look at 11:i a mystery one living person knows the a and to. what happened the day 29-year-old erica kotch man 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 gun in erica's hands and cleared her fiancee 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 this story only on "action news" tonight at 11:00
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>> isn't the morning buzz a party at a new york chuck e. cheese in -- that doesn't make sense. the party at a chuck e. cheese in connecticut turned ugly after a fight broke out between adults. this happened at a time when five families were celebrating their child's birthdays. an eyewitness captured the fight on cell phone video. police believe 12 to 15 people were involved but all had fled by the time police arrived. parents were obviously outraged. >> awful. very disrespectful. you know, i feel sad for the kids. the kids were involved there, were watching that. >> detectives are looking for information about who was involved in the fight and what led to the fight. two children suffered minor injuries. it's a real shame. there won't be as many
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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 tie told hope. they hope important will be inspired to talk to children about the subject. guys back to you. >> thank you erin. 6:27. accuweather is tracking a wet windy wednesday. >> a set n a lawsuit that claimed a cancer link to a common product that is on most people's bathroom shelves. >> ♪
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>> donald trump dominates the nevada caucuses mark the republican's third straight win. next stop super tuesday. >> lesean mccoy and his legal team present their side to prosecutors. now it's up to the d.a. to
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decide if the former eagle will face charges for a bar fight. >> storm tracker6 live radar is picking up the start our next round of rain in this second wave will be packing a stronger punch. >> so good morning to you. it's 6:30 on this wednesday february 24th. let's find out more about the rain and go out to dave murphy. he's got the umbrella up and karen rogers is tracking that wet commute. good morning. >> good morning, everybody. there's a light mist now on the terrace. take a look at storm tracker6 live double scan as we have had some predawn showers and there's more on the way coming up from the south. but most of what you see out here right now is very light. it's just sort of a chilly damp kind of dank morning and most of our roads are wet. as we take a look at the wider view it looks like off and on spotty lighter precipitation for most of the commute and then later this morning the chance of steadier pockets of rain and some gusty thunderstorms later today and especially tonight. there's also a bit of fog that's developed here and there, a half mile visibility in dover, under a mile in millville. down closer to the coast you're in and out of that a bit this morning.
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43 degrees is your current temperature. as i mentioned chilly this morning and kind of damp and dank, 36 degrees in allentown. 42 degrees in wilmington and as we roll through the day the temperatures are going to keep rising. we'll climb to the 40's during the morning, to the 50's during the afternoon and we'll get a high of 60 but that may not happen until later on in the evening hours. we also have an issue with wind. down the shore there's a wind advisory that kicks in at 6 o'clock tonight, ends at midnight. that's when the strongest winds will be rolling through gusting to 50 but anybody anywhere this evening who happens to see a thunderstorm could get strong 60 miles per hour gusts from that. when i step inside we'll track the rain with future tracker6, karen. from now right in through the evening. >> all right. so, rain and fog never great for the morning commute but i have to say not too many accidents just yet. looking outside live on the schuylkill expressway past montgomery drive that's your eastbound traffic headed towards center city. pretty slow from montgomery to girard and then westbound in the usual spots from city avenue to belmont. on i-95 you get a hint of the fog here and you can see how it's a little heavier on i-95 southbound traffic here at
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cottman, heavy past academy to cottman and allegheny to girard. already a 24 minute ride here from the wood -- from woodhaven to the vine so we're seeing already that delay starting. i think more so you can see the fog in this shot here with reduced visibility in delaware county. this is i-95 approaching highland avenue and northbound traffic here headed towards the blue route. building volume, no major delay but you're driving in the puddles and reduced visibility is a bad combination. chester county eastbound traffic a little slow on the 30 bypass at 322 as you head towards exton. matt and tam. >> thanks karen. new this morning, nevada republicans declare donald trump the winner of the state's caucuses sealing his status even more as the frontrunner for the gop nomination. >> he'll ride this momentum into super tuesday next week. we'll see how he does there while the remaining candidates slug it out for second and third place and a reason to keep running. >> erin o'hearn is at the big board breaking it all down for us. >> that's right, guys, trump was declared the victor the very moment the caucuses closed and his win there was
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decisive. let's take a look at the latest numbers that show trump we'll put him up there with a significant lead, 46 percent. rubio 24 percent and cruz coming in third with 21 percent. now, 60 percent of voters in nevada said they want the next president to be a political outsider. that didn't bode well for senators ted cruz and marco rubio. both were battling it out for second place. but here's what winner donald trump told those who gathered to support him. >> you know i get greedy. i want money, money. now i'm going -- i tell was we're going to do, right. we get greedy, right? now we're going to get greedy for the united states. we're going to grab and grab and grab. we're going to bring in so much money and so much everything. we're going make america great again, folks, i'm telling you. >> democrats already held their caucus and gave the win to hillary clinton over bernie sanders. south carolina democrats vote on saturday. after that, it is a pivotal
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day. of course it's super tuesday on march first with contests in 12 different states. matt, back to you. >> thank you erin. speaking of the palmetto state the democratic presidential candidates participated in a forum in south carolina last night. hillary clinton addressed her private e-mail controversy shaking off a judge's threat to subpoena top aides about the server clinton used as secretary of state. she also reiterated her pledge to release transcripts of paid speeches to wall street banks only if every other candidate does the same. rival bernie sanders replied he has not made any such speeches. >> this is just in to "action news." one person was injured in an apartment fire in north philadelphia. firefighters contained the flames to a single unit on the 1300 block of north tenth street. the victim is being treated for smoke inhalation. the cause of the fire though has not yet been determined. and a police officer and a domestic assault suspect were both hurt during a scuffle in sharon hill.
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officers responded to a domestic dispute to a home on barker avenue last night. one officer approached the man who then slashed him in the face way butcher knife. a county detective at the scene fired a single shot hitting the man with the knife in the chest. that suspect is in critical condition. the officer is expected to be fine. >> 6:35 now and lesean mccoy's attorney spoke on camera for the first time since the investigation began into a bar fight that reportedly involved the former eagle and off duty police officers. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live outside the philadelphia district attorney's office to tell us about the meeting between both sides. katherine. >> reporter: matt, his attorney didn't say much. he said that he didn't want this case tried in the press but this all remains under investigation by the district attorney's office and so far mccoy has not been charged. a source tells "action news" that mccoy is claiming it was one of the off duty officers who was an aggressor that night in olde city. lesean mccoy and his attorney dennis kogan walked out of kogan's center city office yesterday.
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comments from the high profile attorney were few but he maintains mccoy did nothing wrong the night two off duty officers were severely beaten at a nightclub. >> the one quote i have on the public record is exactly that. he did nothing wrong. >> reporter: police say the fight inside recess lounge earlier this month began over a champagne bottle. the cell phone video shows a man appearing to be mccoy apparently throwing a punch. this photo obtained by "action news" shows officer darnell jessie's injuries. injuries to the second officer include a broken nose and broken ribs. jessie's attorney and the fraternal order of police stress it's the officers who are the victims here. >> i can assure that you someone will be charged and ultimately the truth will be made known that these two young men who were out that night are the victims of a violent assault. >> reporter: at this point there's no word on time line
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on when the district attorney's office will make a decision on whether any charges will be filed. we are live in center city, katherine scott, channel6 "action news. >> katherine thank you for that. as you might imagine this story has brought up lots of reaction on the 6abc facebook page. check out the details and let us know was think about where things stands by going there. >> spotty rain right now, david, but that will change. >> yes, it will. storm tracker6 live double scan right now shows that you there is a little bit of spotty precipitation as matt described and as we go in a little bit more in the two dimensional view you can see that some of this is coming through philadelphia currently. i was just out on the terrace and what i had out there was really a light mist and i think based on the radar showing all of this in lighter shades of green that's probably what you have, just a real light kind of nuisance spotty off and on rain and it is pushing from south to north across the region. we are seeing a little bit more reforming down south and i think we're kind of stuck in this sorter of pattern through the morning commute but it should mainly be this light nuisance stuff for the most parter. some steadier rain possible
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later this morning into this afternoon and then especially later tonight where we could get gusty thunderstorms. as we take a look outside we've got cloudy damp and chilly conditions across the region. there's the airport and you want to bundle up a little bit on the way outside because like yesterday afternoon we're still stuck in that same kind of air mass, real damp and chilly. 43 degrees currently the temperature in philadelphia. winds out of the east-northeast at 9 miles per hour. the wind chill making it feel like it's 38 and it's sort of a wet uncomfortable 38 degrees. temperatures across the region in the 30's in allentown, 37 in reading, 43 degrees in philadelphia and then a little bit milder mid to upper 40's the farther south you go through the region. future tracker6 showing you the rain in between now and noon we may get back into a period late in the morning and in through midday where we're in and out of some slightly steadier cells. the majority of the day, though, looks like this where we're just going to be kind of like we are now with some light to moderate precipitation off and on cloudy damp roads probably not really getting a chance to dry out much. and then later in the evening,
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and this is 5 o'clock this afternoon, later in the evening, we will be on the lookout for some heavy downpours coming in from the west as a cold front gets closer to us. it's going to get windy and blustery tonight and some of these downpours may actually be produced by strong gusty thunderstorms. the 9 o'clock view on the model right now has this plowing through the center of the region and then it looks like that all gets out of here after midnight and things get better after that. along the way, though, we are looking at a slight risk of severe thunderstorms from about wilmington south and a marginal risk through the rest of the region. this means that any storm that forms would have the potential of producing wind damage maybe strong enough to knock down some trees and produce some property damage here or there. it's not a great risk but any time you hear a rumble of thunder later tonight you want to take cover because that risk does exist. in terms of rain some models for the rest of the way are showing as much as 2-inches, some a lot less. i would plan on about an inch of rain. if you happen to get thunderstorms with those downpours you're going get a little more than an inch. as we take a look at temperatures it's one of those
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odd days where we just keep climb weighing front coming at us. not until later on this evening we get a high of 60 but we play not hit that until later this evening. climbing through the 40's this morning and the 50's this afternoon eventually getting to that 60 later. your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast we have 60 on the thermometer for now. some spots might go milder than that. periods of rain, occasionally pockets of steady rain today and then those downpours tonight with gusty thunderstorms to boot. then on thursday, a spotty shower or some drizzle around. otherwise windy, some peeks of sun, still mild with a high of 56 but i think that's early in the day, maybe early in the afternoon. we're down to about 50 by sundown and then you can see how we dip all the way to 33 after. that by friday morning. and then friday is going to be blustery and colder 30's in the morning, 40 in the afternoon, wind chills making it feel like it's down around freezing at the best of times on friday. up to 45 saturday. and then back to 60 on sunday. and 60 on monday. and 50's for the arrival of march on tuesday. >> bonus. >> like the way mr. is coming in. >> right.
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>> it's 6:40. a consume are alert. a jury rules in favor of a family who claims that baby powder carries a potentially deadly risk. >> police looking out for a predator lurking on a popular berks county hiking trail. karen. >> look at the traffic on 422. this is a pretty good big backup. a 13 minute ride. we'll check i-95 and show you the jam there coming up. >> also amtrak had to make a detour when a baby decided to bump up her due date. that's later on "action news."
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>> ♪ >> 6:43. we have this sky6 camera from temple university aimed at a building just to give you a little perspective. it's a little foggy out there, low cloud cover and it is raining in some spots but the rain is really going to come down later today. >> let's see what it's doing for people trying to get hither and yon. >> we already had that steady rain move through so you have ponding and puddling on the roads. it's a little slow on 95. you can see that southbound traffic here as you head towards center city. this is a live look at allegheny and we're already heavy from past academy to cottman and allegheny to girard. a 26 minute ride from woodhaven to the vine so those delays starting to can kick in on i-95 and the speeds kind of reflecting that here on the big picture at cottman traveling 16, 24 southbound near girard, boulevard about 36. don't forget in east falls you've got falls bridge shut down until april 1st. i know that continues to give us headaches. on the schuylkill westbound about 20 miles an hour as you head from the boulevard to
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past belmont. about 31 miles an hour eastbound at girard. we see those speeds brought down just a little bit through the area and we do have a new accident in pottstown. this is cherry lane at armand hammer boulevard. this accident just coming in now. i want to go live on the ben franklin bridge because this is one of those shots where you really see the fog, the reduced visibility out there and that's your westbound traffic starting to get slow from the downside to eighth and vine already on the ben franklin bridge and one more issue with septa. just coming in right now we're shuttle busing the route 34 trolley so allow some extra time. they're having some equipment problems. we found someone on the waze app. we've got skittles warning us of water on the roadway fremont avenue in camden. i think that will be case everywhere. as you look at storm tracker6 live double scan not a whole lot of heavy steady rain but we've got patches of rain through the area and it's only going get heavier later tonight. matt. >> thanks karen. a carmax salesperson killed in a crash during a test drive. it happened yesterday afternoon in ontario near los angeles. police say the customer was
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testing out a corvette and was high on drugs when he crashed into a tree. the 28-year-old customer was treated for his injuries at the hospital and was arrested on vehicular manslaughter charges and suspicion of driving under the influence. >> new this morning police in berks county are searching for the man who attacked a teenaged girl on a hiking trail. it happened other than trail monday morning. a man grabbed her from behind and physically and sexually assaulted her. the attacker is said to have a distinctive tattoo with lettering across his stomach a cash reward is being offered for information the leads to an arrest. >> a product in millions of homes. a jury sided way family who claimed it caused ovarian cancer that eventually killed their mother. we're talking about talcum powder or more commonly known as baby powder. marvin ceremony's mother decide two years ago. she used johnson and johnson's baby powder and shower to shower for years and claimed it caused her cancer a jury
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sided with the family and awarded them $72 million. the company says the verdict goes against decades of sound science but in 2012j and j said it would remove probable human carcinogens from its products. salter spoke about why he continued the legal fight after his mother's death. >> the whole fight was not just for her but for so many other women. and that's why i continue -- that's why i continue that is fight. >> the company is like to appeal the $72 million award. recently johnson and johnson has been ordered to pay millions in punitive damages for injuries women claimed to have suffered from vaginal mesh devices. >> thank you erin. 6:47 now. baby on board. an amtrak train needs one of those car stickers after a philadelphia woman's special delivery. david. >> visibilitys are low out there. we're down to about a mile in wildwood and under a mile in dover so be careful
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driving around down by the shore. elsewhere roads are wet. we've got some showers coming through. i'll slow that you on radar next and we'll give you your day planner forecast. >> ♪
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>> 76ers held their annual police athletic league night during last night's game in south philadelphia. it was pal kids versus the media basketball game at halftime. 6abc's own wendy saltzman hit the courts. show us your stuff wendy. it gets stuck. no points for wendy but she
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did throw up the most memorable shot of the night. the event raises money for youth development program. >> jahlil okafor to the floor please. we need somebody -- >> it should have gone in. >> wendy should have just dunked it. >> let's take a look outside right now and check out these wet roads. it's a slow ride in on 42. that's your northbound traffic here at creek road. you can see the weather problems this morning. the roads are wet. visibility is a little lower with fog right here and it's already a 19 minute ride here from the a.c. expressway to the walt whitman bridge so pretty heavy from lower landing road to 295. fortunately we haven't seen too many accidents here but here's one that's just moved in to the shoulder in new castle county. 495 northbound approaching the i-95 merge. we do have police other scene so expect some slowing there, dave. >> odd, too, karen because you would think this would be a morning where you would have more accidents. we get wet roads, it's not a driving rain but light rain off and on. most of are roads are wet even where you don't see green because we've had off and on precipitation through the morning. some of you might want to arm the kids with some rain gear
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on the way out the door obviously and on the way home that will also be a good idea because it is still going to be rather wet. temperatures are going to climb today. we'll climb through the 40's during the morning, through the 50's in the afternoon. we're going to get a high of 60 but we may not actually hit that until later on in the evening hours and there are pockets of steady rain off and on through the day and tonight in the evening hours look out for the arrival of some strong gusty thunderstorms matt. those could produce 60 miles per hour wind gusts where they hit. >> okay. thanks, david. an amtrak train made an unscheduled stop tow a philadelphia woman could make an unscheduled delivery. this is sheila low. she went into labor on board the train on saturday evening. the baby wasn't due until march 4th. the train stopped in aberdeen maryland tow medics could take care of the emergency birth. little trinity christina stokes was born a healthy 8 pounds 5 ounces and mom says the middle name christina is in honor of a fellow passenger who comforted her during the ordeal. >> it was an emotional homecoming from a new jersey
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army mother who returned after a year long deployment in afghanistan. especially lift amanda rodriguez of matawan surprised her three-year-old son at the school. she was nervous about how he would react. after a little bit of confusion he jumped right up and back into his mother's arms. the family's next plan is to celebrate his third birthday. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> welcome back. here are your top stories. police that sharon hill delaware county shot a suspect in a domestic assault saying the man slashed an officer in the face with a butcher night. the suspect is in critical condition. the officer is going to be fine. former philadelphia eagles running back lesean mccoy and his lawyer met with the district attorney in philadelphia yesterday. the meeting comes weeks after police say mccoy and three friends got into a fight with three off duty officers at a nightclub. >> let's go outside live here and can check on the roads as penndot kind of zooms around in delaware county. this is the blue route at the route one media bypass. heavy traffic here so watch for a slow go and there you see it and a disabled vehicle off to the side as you head southbound towards i-95. you see the wet roads, the fog and a new accident. someone reportedly trapped in the wreckage right on 42, dave. >> you got to be careful 'cause the roads are wet. not a lot of rain out there. it's light. it's pushing to the north but the roads have been getting enough of this where they are wet and slippery, a lot of
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spray on your windshield. temperatures keep rising through the day. we'll get up to 60 but probably not until later this evening. tonight look out for thunderstorms. >> we'll help you through this over the next two hours during "good morning america." for karen david tam, i'm matt o'donnell. jamb is next. >> "gma" is next. pet moments are beautiful, unless you have allergies.
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