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coworkers. three people were killed after the gunman left work suddenly then returned armed with an assault rifle and a handgun. tonight he's been identified as 38-year-old cedric ford. friday night the big story on "action news" is that deadly shooting spree in the midwest. >> the first shots were fired yesterday outside excel industries lawnmower parts plant in hesston kansas. ford shot 15 people outside and inside before he was shot and killed by a police officer. let's get the very latest live at the scene, abc's elizabeth hur in kansas for us with the very latest on this investigation. elizabeth. >> reporter: good evening to you. authorities say so far the motive appears to be domestic but their work here is continuing. we're told the fbi here is assisting talking to the injured victims for answers. one day after the latest mass shooting in this country left three dead and 14 injured, the sheriff in harvey county kansas says there's one reason
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by the gun plan did not claim more victims. >> the only reason he stopped shooting is because that officer stopped the shooter. >> reporter: as many as 300 people were inside the excel industries factory when investigators say cedric ford began firing. >> gun was strapped to him. he was ready to go. >> reporter: ford had already shot and wounded three people before he entered the planter. the bloodshed ending with ford shot and killed in a gun battle with the first officer on the scene, the hesston police chief. >> that particular officer is a hero. >> reporter: ford's shooting rampage ranged across some 6 miles and three locations believed to be motivated after ford was served way restraining order at work just 90 minutes before the first shooting. >> really quiet. he really didn't say much. he just -- he didn't -- he didn't look happy. >> currently 11 of the 14 victim interviews have been conducted by the fbily remaining victims are not able
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to be interviewed at this time. >> reporter: police say their investigation is continuing, this as president obama weighs in saying enough is enough. >> these sort of mass shootings are taking place. we cannot become numb to this. >> reporter: as for that restraining order, court documents reveal it was ford's ex-girlfriend seeking protection claiming ford once choked her until she couldn't breathe. elizabeth hur, abc news in kansas. back to you. >> thank you elizabeth. unfortunately we are hearing of another mass shooting. this one in washington state. details are just coming into our news room. they're very sketchy but we know already five people are dead, so two shootings now, that one in kansas, a new one just being reported in washington state and of course we'll have much more information for you just as soon as we learn it but another tragedy unfortunately. on the heels of yesterday's shooting "action news" is taking an in depth look at the fears that recent mass shootings have sparked in american households and tonight brian taff takes you inside a class growing in popularity.
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these folks are being taught how to use a gun to fight and take down an active shooter. it is a special report you'll only see tonight on "action news" at 11:00 and our coverage of of the kansas shooting and the washington state shooting will continue online for you at 6abc.com. >> turning to politics now a major twist in the race for the white house tonight. new jersey governor chris christie has endorsed gop frontrunner donald trump. christie made the announcement today at a trump rally in texas. the governor said he and trump decided to keep the endorsement secret until today his announcement was greeted by thunderous applause from trump supporters. you'll hear more from christie on his decision to back the donald coming up a little bit later on "action news" at 5:30. >> police in delaware are looking for three teenagers who cost thousands of dollars in damage to several cars. officers say the teens slashed tires of 17 vehicles in new castle. it happened about 1:30 this morning in the area of west 11th and juniper streets. a new castle county police car
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were you among those damaged much. anyone with information about the crime or the suspects please call police. >> fire officials are trying to figure out what sparked the flames that destroyed a popular restaurant in philadelphia's germantown neighborhood. the blaze broke out about 1 o'clock this morning at the house of jin on chelten avenue. where vernon odom is standing by live with the latest on the investigation. vernon. >> reporter: good evening, rick. the day long search for the cause of this fire has shut down now for the night. there have been no conclusions so far. investigators will return tomorrow to resume sifting through all the rubble you see there. the inferno lit up the overnight sky at a germantown landmark this kline known niece and japanese eatery caught fire sometime after midnight and it took firefighters more than an hour to get it under control. so intense was this blaze there was can't it cop spread to other businesses on this block but at sunup you could survey the damage from chopper6.
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the building was scorched and gutted but no other buildings were damaged. >> i'm just glad that no one got hurt but it will be missed. it will be missed. it's a nice place. i've known the owners since i've been here. >> reporter: regular customers began to arrive only to learn of the huge fire that destroyed one of their favorite stops. this man is one of the house of jin's owners. he also owns the deli next do that escaped any known fire damage. >> it's a great loss. everybody comes here. they make -- everyone comes here. i can come here for lunch because i work right across the street so everybody is going to be really upset. >> reporter: late morning as the fire marshal launched his search for the cause, they sifted through the rubble, no conclusions expected today. monica, the fire marshal will be coming back here in the morning. police are closely watching his rubbled scene tonight. live in germantown, i'm vernon odom, channel6 "action news."
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>> thank you vernon. philadelphia crews are stepping up their efforts to pick some water mains across the city and while the process means headaches for some people the water department is asking folks to be patient. "action news" reporter john rawlins live in the city's frankford section with that part of the story tonight. john, good evening. >> good evening, monica. water mains last for a long time but they don't last forever. the one being replaced along frankford avenue was installed 157 years ago before the civil war. as they ramp up their efforts to replace water mains the water department working on getting the word out to residents about when streets will be closed, when buses will be detoured and when trash is picked up. work started on the project along frankford avenue last monday. this wasn't supposed to begin until summer but after a series of water main breaks including one weeks ago the decision to put this on a fast track. the water department is stepping up the pace of replacements from one everyone
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2582ers to. >> we've increased that to make it an everyone hundred year cycle. we were replacing approximately 20 miles of main per year and now we've increased that to 28 miles of main per year. >> reporter: living with major construction frustrating for resident jenny schultz. among the one thing she complains about food truck traffic. this is trash day and she said it was not picked up at its time. >> recycling comes fires and then the trash men usually can come right after that. >> reporter: did that happen. >> no. >> reporter: did you get the recycling. >> the recycling was picked up but the trash was not picked up. >> reporter: the water department says the contractor is working on the through traffic problem. as for the trash pickup. >> i see no reason why the trash will not be collected today and if it isn't we'll address that as quick eightly as possible. at j.j. w tire shop a different problem. customers can't get there because of the work. >> you can do anywhere between
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20 to 30 cars a day. how many today. >> two. >> reporter: people can't get to you. >> no they cannot. streets are blocked on both ends. >> reporter: this can go on for a file. >> according to them they say two months. >> reporter: that could be tough if you have a tire shop and people can't get there between 7:00 a.m. in the morning and 4 o'clock in the afternoon. the water department said they would talk to the owner and see if they could work out some of that problem. in the meantime trash still not picked up so some sort of glitch there as well. live in frankford, john rawlins channel6 "action news." rick. >> thank you. road crews were busy filling some of the potholes that formed this winter in wilmington and the city is encouraging people to report popotholes to the public works department. >> time for a check of the "action news" traffic report tonight friday night. >> i saw you doing a little two-step out in the hallway.
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>> so excited. you guys are, too and we all want to get home and we would love to do so in a timely fashion, right? that's not going to happen. on the schuylkill expressway westbound 51 minutes to get out of town this afternoon. that number should be 14 not 51 but westbound you're just crawling along from montgomery the whole way out to conshohocken. eastbound drive so that's a little better but still not great. stop and go from 202 into belmont again from the boulevard on into south street. we've had a bunch of accidents. the one in montgomery county township along horsham road cleared out. now there's one on the westbound side approaching stump road. springfield township still have that crash along bethlehem pike at springfield avenue. bensalem still have the one along bensalem road near gibson road by new king wok. in new castle, route nine at hill view avenue with plenty of slowing on the northbound side of 295 headed towards the delaware memorial bridge. we'll check it again.
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it's still friday rick and monica. >> yes it is. >> new word about the spread of the zika virus. the infections the cdc has now confirmed and the new cases it is now investigating. >> plus it's a boy scout tradition the pine wood derby and we'll take you inside one of this year's local competitions. cecily. >> monica wintry winds to start the weekend but by sunday it's going to feel like spring. i'll let you know just how high temperatures will that can climb in the accuweather forecast when "action news" returns. pet moments are beautiful,
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of 10 more reports of pregnant travelers with zika is ongoing. officials did not say where any of these affected women live but they did say the women recently traveled to latin america and the south pacific. president obama says today if you think the u.s. isn't better off than it was before you took office in his opinion you're wrong. he claimed victory on the economy today as he spoke in florida. he also says the united states has benefited from smart economic policies put in place throughout his presidency. despite the president's confidence both stocks ended week on a flat note. the nasdaq up eight and the s & p 500 down three. >> race fans can get a mid winter dose of motorsports this weekend in trenton. sun national bank arena hosting the battle of trenton indoor races. nearly 150 racers in three classes will compete. these are three-quarter midgets running hot lapse this
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afternoon. champ cars and slipping shots will also race. one of the secrets is cola syrup sprayed on the concrete track to give the cars more traction. cola syrup. races get under way tonight and tomorrow at 7 o'clock. 24 high school seniors went head to hedda in the 23rd annual automotive technology competition in warminster. teams move from station to station working on different vehicles. more than $900,000 in scholarships, tools and prizes were at stake here. michael stein mets and sean haggerty took first place. >> younger children got the try their handled at building a car in havertown. these cars aren't for the road, they're for the track. part of the annual pine wood derby. take a look. >> let's hear it for these racers at the top of the starting line. make sure you're looking at the best cars. make sure you're looking for the guy that did the best today. >> the races are so close.
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>> we're ready at the top of the starting line. they're off, they're down the track. it's close. wow. 2.69. >> welcome to the pack 11 pine wood derby: pine wood derby starter back in 1952. this is designed for elementary school kids to build their own cars. they get a little kick -- kit. they get a block of wood four wheels and four nails. out of that they can use their imagination and they can make whatever type of car you want. >> all about your imagination. >> they go really fast. i think that the heavier they are the faster they go. >> now can you point -- we have away in that goes on the night before the race and the kids will bring up their cars to weigh them in test them out on the track, they can make minor adjustments if need be.
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>> are we ready at the top? we're ready, we're off. >> it is more than a car race. we're trying to develop a positive character in all these kids so the pine wood derby not only teaches them good sportsmanship it teaches themself confidence and self reliance and all those positive attributes. >> most important part is having fun good sportsmanship enjoying it learning a little bit of craft and skills but it's really the family bonding, kids bonding together and everything that's the most important thing and it will go on. >> and that delightful story was by photojournalist dan sheridan. wonderful piece. >> much more to come on "action news" friday night in health check. >> ali gorman shows you the new local program helping out your waistline and your wallet when "action news" comes right back. your daughter wants to stay organic.
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>> health check tonight. local gym launching a new challenge to help get philadelphia more fit. >> if you join not only will you get healthier hopefully you can also win some money. health reporter and registered nurse ali gorman at the big board with the details. sounds too good to be true. >> hey ali. >> there's $10,000 in prize money for this competition. due to new technology that measures your heart rate and effort level everyone will be starting on the same playing field. >> come to me like this.
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>> reporter: it's called my city moves. >> settle. >> reporter: city fitness is sponsoring the competition but it's opened to anyone working out anywhere. >> i'm straight behind you. >> reporter: using the my zone app to turn all of philadelphia into a virtual gym. >> effectively it's a heart rate monitor that's mixed with an algorithm. creates a sports system. >> reporter: they're called my zone effort points. the harder you work the more you earn. >> obviously if you get healthier that's a win but you can also win some money in this competition. >> that is correct. then the person who et cetera good the most overall is going to get a thousand bucks. >> reporter: rack up 1300 and you get a raffle ticket for the $5,000 grand prize. city fitness partnered in the competition with fitness influencers. including eagles linebacker connor barwin. >> one more. >> reporter: and perth trainers jared white and
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fabbian in a favarini who was featureteach. the fit influencers are spreading the word. >> other people are getting so many points. you're like i have to get those points as well. it really pushes you to work hard. >> push, push. >> helps take yourself to the next level. registration closes monday and costs $99 but that buys you the my zone belt. >> beautiful. >> reporter: and access to free training camps every saturday throughout the competition. >> we want any philadelphian to join this challenge and start to move. >> reporter: and the challenge runs from march seventh to the 31st but again you have to sign up by monday. we have all the information on 6abc.com. so that is one way that you can drop weight. if you're looking for some other tips we have a live facebook chat going on right now. we have dr. charlie settler is, a medical doctor hoop specializes in weight loss.
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so just go to the 6abc "action news" facebook page to ask a question and i'll be joining him live on facebook in just about 10 minutes. we're going to go to break and be right back.
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>> time for accuweather at the "action news" big board on a friday. >> meteorologist cecily tynan has the friday night forecast.
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we're looking forward to the weekend cecily. >> rick and monica the weekend is looking beautiful. we'll see lots of this, plenty of sunshine and temperatures will be warming. taking a look at the commodore barry bridge. you can see the blue skies. finally got rid of the cumulus clouds. if you look closely you can see sky6 is shaking a little bit because of the wind. it's a cold and windy day despite the sunshine but february overall it's averaging on the mild side. if you look at this calendar all the dates in red, those are the days when our afternoon high was above average. days in blue below average. 13 each so equal on that but the days we had above average temperatures we were very high. so, so far this february ending up 2.3 degrees above average as far as temperatures and we are of course entering the last weekend of february and temperatures will be going up as we head through the weekend. today, though, winds really the major story. peak wind gusts 41 miles an hour in philadelphia, reading 37, trenton 36, wilmington the
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winds howling at 40 miles an hour. the wind chill makes it feel like 30 in philadelphia, 27 in allentown, 29 in cape may, feels like 30 in dover. the winds will be diminishing tonight but with the clear skies, that means temperatures are going to be dropping very quickly. satellite6 along with action radar showing you can actually see the movement of the clouds earlier today out of the northwest. that's the direction of the wind flow and that's what's pulling down the colder air tonight. so, it's a friday night f-you're heading out you want to bundle up. tomorrow morning is going to be cold. clear with diminishing winds, 25 degrees the morning low in philadelphia, 20 in allentown, 27 in atlantic city and wilmington the morning low down to 23 degrees and tomorrow still little bit on the chilly side. the average high for this time of the year is now up to 47. tomorrow 46 in philadelphia. allentown 44. wilmington 43. atlantic city 42. the winds, though, will not be nearly as strong as today so all in all a pretty nice
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february day and then on sunday, this is when a warm front advances up to the north. look at this. by 3:30 in the afternoon, 60 in philadelphia. if you're going skiing, you'll be peeling off the layers through the day with there soft spring snow with a temperature of 49 in the poconos in the afternoon. so, the five day at 5::showing plenty of sunshine through the weekend. tomorrow really nice, is that knee, little bit on thsunny,lib. 62 degrees on sunday. rick will be running in shorts. monday 62 perhaps a sprinkle with a cold front. behind that system for tuesday the first day of march in like a lamb. 60 degrees and wednesday will be our next wet day with rain and some thunderstorms and a high of 55 degrees. so, all in all a really nice looking weekend. enjoy your run, rick. >> yeah i-may. >> it won't take long. >> i may run in flip-flops. you never no, sir. >> not a good idea. [laughter] >> thank you cecily. >> not a good idea. be right back. more news. stay with us.
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>> ♪ >> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, jaime apody, rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> hello again. here's what's happening on "action news" tonight. once political rivals, now political partners.
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chris christie has thrown his support behind donald trump for the republican nomination. that as the democrats face a tough test in south carolina. one man is dead his brother behind bars charged with the crime. we'll tell you what police thin happened in their northeast philadelphia home. a live look as we get ready for the biggest weekend in film the 88th annual oscars. >> ♪ >> i am proud to be here to endorse donald trump for president of the united states. >> that's right. you heard it correctly. a big endorsement for donald trump from former political rival new jersey governor chris christie. big news on the republican presidential front tonight just four days away from super tuesday. governor christie declares that donald trump is the only candidate who can bring real change to washington. the stunning endorsement comes as democratic voters in south carolina get ready for its primary election tomorrow and hillary clinton continues to
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dominate bernie sanders in this state of south carolina. abc's marci gonzalez has been following today's developments. she's live in columbia south carolina with more marcy. >> reporter: the democrats are getting ready. most of the political buzz was focused on the republican side and that unexpected endorsement. >> and you shouldn't say. >> reporter: from going head to head to standing side by side, today donald trump getting a surprise endorsement from a former opponent in the gop race, new jersey governor chris christie. >> there was no question that this is the person who will go to washington, d.c. and be able to absolutely turn the place around. we don't need any more washington politicians. >> reporter: defending his decision not to release his tax returns and brushing off attacks from marco rubio who went after the republican frontrunner during last night's debate. >> i don't know anything about bankrupting four companies.
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>> you know why. >> i don't know anything about it. >> you know what. >> starting a university. >> reporter: and continued today on the trail. >> what we are dealing with here my friends is a con artist. he's a con artist. >> reporter: some political analysts say it is likely too little too late. >> i think the only thing that could hurt donald trump is if in the aftermath of the debate some of the allegations that they made and the attacks they made stick over the next three days. >> reporter: just days out from super tuesday but on the democratic side, the focus is on south carolina. hillary clinton and bernie sanders busy campaigning here ahead of tomorrow's democratic primary. and clinton is heavily favored to win pulling ahead by nearly 30 points. we're live in columbia south carolina, marci gonzalez channel6 "action news." monica, back to you. >> thank you. so why is march first super tuesday a potentially make or break situation for these candidates? more states hold their republican and
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democratic contests next tuesday than at any other point in the election. republicans and democrats in alabama arkansas georgia massachusetts minnesota oklahoma, tennessee, texas, vermont and virginia will be holding contests and republicans in alaska will also caucus. democrats in colorado will be caucusing. democrats in american many american samoa will also hold a contest. 661 republican delegates, 865 democratic delegates are what's up for grabs and by the way, there are no winner take all contests. and world news tonight with david muir will have much more on chris christie's endorsement of donald trump as well as the south carolina democratic primary and a look ahead to super tuesday. you can watch all of that following "action news" at 6:00. >> in other news tonight a man is accused of shooting and killing his brother in northeast philadelphia. it happened just after 11 o'clock last evening on the 3100 block of woodhaven road. the victim james stevens was shot in the chest. according to sources stevens was intoxicated and yelling at their mother. and when he didn't leave the
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home police say his brother william shields shot him. stevens died several hours later at the hospital. shields is now charged with his murder. the red cross is helping care for nine people after a fire damaged their home in port richmond. it starter in the 6500 block of almond street. firefighters were able to get it under control just minutes after arriving. no one was injured in the fire. >> new jersey authorities are looking for the suspected drug deal here sold heroin to a person who later overdosed and died. evesham police are charging eric carmo in. a for strict liability for a drug induced death. that incident happened last october. under new jersey law anyone who sells drugs that later kill the user can can be held liable for their death. if you know where carmona is please call police. a driver remains in the hospital tonight because of this morning crash in bucks county. chopper6 over the i-95 southbound lanes near street road in bensalem. somehow the driver lost control and went into a ditch.
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several other cars were involved but it's not clear if anyone else was hurt. >> unwanted cell phones are going to help survivors of domestic violence. since the first of the year employees at the pennsylvania convention center have donated their old cell phones to verizon's hope line program. the phones will be refurbished and given to local domestic violence centers. the phones were donated to women against abuse. >> they often come, they have to leave suddenly with a suitcase and for many these phones can be a lifeline. >> since the program started in 2001 more than 11 million cell phones have been collected nationwide. >> work set to begin soon on repairing more than a dozen elementary school playgrounds in mercer county new jersey. in september the hamilton school district closed the playground because of safety concerns. it found the equipment had cracks and loose bolts. district has agreed to pay more than $480,000 to repair
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and upgrade the playgrounds. the interim superintendent hopes the playgrounds will be reopened by late spring. excitement filled the air at one charter school in southwest philadelphia today. children performed original works of poetry even gave speeches to honor african-american legends for black history month and katherine scott reports. >> reporter: maya angelou langston hughes, ruby bridges, nina simone. >> there are a billion boys and girls who are young gifted and black. and that's a fact. >> reporter: the words of prominent black artists scientists and historical figures rang out this morning. voiced through students at southwest leadership academy charter school in southwest philadelphia. >> i kept reading it until i memorized it. i practiced every day. >> i practiced really good and i'm just a little bit nervous. >> reporter: it's the annual oratorical contest. the grand final fee lee of the
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school's black history month celebration. >> everything that they've been preparing for they know the history of it as well as the relevance of what they're saying and the significance of it as well. >> reporter: this year's theme, because of them we can. younger students wowed the audience with poems lyrics and speeches. older students performed original works. >> the struggles that we go through growing up. >> today i'm sharing a personal struggle about the when my uncle died and i hope it will move some of the people. >> reporter: the oner will receive a $250 stipends towards high school and college. even though it's fun to win the prize students and teachers say it's about more than winning the money. >> i'll still be glad that i had the opportunity to do this. >> seeing how they begin to interpret what they're saying and what that means has been the best manifestation i think of how they're relating to it. >> i'm taking my freedom.
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putting it in my car. wherever i choose to go, it will take me far. >> reporter: in southwest philadelphia, katherine scott, channel6 "action news." >> very impressive young people. >> awesome. all right. time now for another check of the highways and by ways on a friday night. >> over to matt pelman to see what's going on. >> impressive delays this evening. >> we're not impressed. >> bet you're not here on the schuylkill expressway. and this is the culprit the of the big eastbound delay. a broken down school bus by the exit for spring garden street knocking out the center lane. doesn't bode well if you're trying to come towards center city or south philadelphia for the game tonight. on the vine street expressway eastbound is not bad because everybody is stuck behind that bus on the eastbound schuylkill. westbound, though, stacked up headed towards 76. earlier broken down vehicle here has cleared out. have a crash in plymouth township to watch out for along ridge pike at carland road by the kennedy auto deal slips. were 91 new castle at route
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nine at hill view avenue. fire location in wilmington blocking tenth street. eleventh gets you around it. mass transit is running fine this afternoon. special weekends on the media he will win. riding the buses early sunday morning if you're taking the airport line. a few adjustments but overall it's okay this afternoon. >> have a nice weekend. >> see you monday. >> much more to come. a year of blockbuster movies and stellar performances. we've got a preview of this sunday's oscars including how you can join in on all the fun with us. >> plus we have a great weekend on tap don't we adam. >> after the chill today you can see the 50's and 60's in the central plains. that is all moving our direction for the weekend. we'll have those rising numbers in accuweather. >> those stories nd jaime apody with flyers news in sports all when we come right back.
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>> this reminder. right now on our "action news" facebook page health reporter and registered nurse ali gorman continues a live chat about weight loss. dr. seltzer an expert is joining her. join in the chat right now. we're on 6abc "action news" on facebook, the chat ends at
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6 o'clock. maybe he'll stay a little longer for me so i can ask a question or two. >> time for sports. jamie is here. there are some injury updates for the flyers. >> one good, one bad. we got both for you. the playoff pushes on the flyers luck is off. the leading scorer claude giroux set to return from his injury and yet was within the last hour we learn jake very can check will miss tomorrow's game. giroux back on the ice for the first time since missing three straight games with what was likely a concussion. he will not say whether or not he'll play tomorrow against the coyotes. voracek is out. considering the past couple games me missed they had ruled giroux out well in advance. >> see how really good you feel and get the yob date. >> looked good. had good energy and good jump. it's always a nice to be back out there with your teammates. >> you cannot get a more
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dramatic finish than the flyers had last night. you won't find a better save ever. michal neuvirth a diving stick save with less than three seconds left. that goal would have tied the game. instead the flyers slipped past the wild three to two to move within three points of a wild card spot. neuvirth said today even he was amazed when he watched the replay. >> didn't realize it was that close. and i'm usually watching my clips every after games and it was a neat save and best in my career for sure. >> phillies will be as good or as bad as their pitching rotation is this year. there's a spot up for the taking. this guy wants to claim it. his name is vincent velasquez. the corner piece of the ken giles deal. he's only 23 years old. they had high expectations for this kid. he was assigned chase utley's old lock interclearwater. he knows what it's like to have to fight for starting spot. >> i was in that same situation last year and i had to work my tail off to get into the rotation coming back
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from an injury something like that and i never worked so hard in my life and i'm in that same boat right now. you know, i don't -- i don't have a guaranteed spot, none of us do and it's going to be a process. it's a little journey that i'm looking forward to experiencing. >> sixers host the wizards tonight at the wells fargo center. the wizards will suit up newly acquired marquise morris its former prep charter grad. did you say steph curry last night this guy's just ridiculous. 51 points on 27 shots. he became the first player in nba history to score 50 points with one or fewer free throw attempts. he's had three 50-point games this season. and has laid three-quarters or fewer in all of themly he scored 40 or more in 10 games this year and he's just 11 3-pointers away from breaking his own three-point season record with 25 games to go. you can see steph at 8:30 on
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6abc. >> i used to be like that. >> what happened to you. >> i put the video game controller down. [laughter] >> then he woke up. >> then i woke up, thank you monica, the glitz glamour the suspense and coveted gold statue. biggest and brightest stars of the screen will celebrate their achievements in film on sunday's 88th annual oscars. >> famous red carpet being laid out outside the dolby theater in hollywood as we speak. on sunday afternoon it will be filled with the hottest stars on the planet. >> so many stirring performances but there can only be one winner. let's break down the nominees. >> best supporting actor nominees sylvester stallone for his role in creed. also nominated christian bale for the big short. mark ruffalo for spotlight. tom hardy for the ref haven't and mark rhyme for bridge of spice. >> i think it will be sylvester stallone. >> in the best supporting actress, kate winslet steve jobs. jennifer jason lee hateful
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eight. resume mee mars for carol. >> in the best actress category nominees brie larson for room. that's my pick. jennifer lawrence for joy. ronan for brooklyn. cate blanchett for carol and charlotte rambling for 45 years. best actor perhaps it will be leonardo dicaprio's year. nominated for rev haven't. michael fassbender for steve jobs, bryan cranston for trumbo and eddie redmayne for his role in the danish girl. >> i think it's leonardo. >> best picture spotlight the big short "the revenant" "mad max" fury road the martian brooklyn bridge of spice and room. >> ladies, the morning team oscar picks. [laughter] >> acting all dramatic. >> best actor -- >> once again,. >> that's right, the "action news" morning team weighed in on this year's oscars.
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matt, tam, david and karen took their picks seriously. if you want to know who they're bettering on head to our 6abc facebook page and check out that funny video. >> i think there's money involved. the special journey to the oscars at 10 o'clock will feature in depth emotional stories about some of the moat notable 2016 oscar nominees including our own rocky balboa sylvester stallone as well as brie larson. that's 10 o'clock right here on 6abc. >> don't forget the 88th annual oscars airs this sunday only on 6abc and our live coverage from the red carpet begins at 7:00 p.m. robin roberts michael strayhan and the rest of the "gma" crew will catch all the stars as they head to the ceremony. join us sunday right here on 6abc. >> remember we are enhancing your oscars experience on 6abc.com. and the 6abc "action news" facebook page. we will have live streaming video from the red carpet, the best moments from the show so
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>> time for a check of that accuweather forecast and the weekend. meteorologist adam joseph is here with the details. >> the weekend is here, the
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sunshine is going to stick around and the temperatures are going to warm up. >> we like that. >> as we go into march. as we take a look at double scan live radar around the area we can notice not much going on. a lot of sunshine today and a few clouds passed by early on in the afternoon but overall a pretty nice end to the week but it was a little on that cold side. 41 degrees was the high temperature in philadelphia. so, a chilly finish to the work and school week. 6 degrees below normal and winds today gusting to 41 miles an hour in philadelphia. and those winds have eased some at the present time but it's still bringing in a chill. it feels like 27 in reading as well as wilmington, 24 in lancaster, 29 millville, 11 in the poconos and trenton just 28 degrees. as we look at satellite and radar, we see the clouds breaking apart along the midatlantic and the northeast and those clouds will continue to diminish and collapse during the overnight hours so it's clear, it's cold. those winds will ease. 20 to 25 for that overnight
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low with winds out of the northwest between 10 and 20 miles an hour. so, it's still going the feel like the teens despite that those winds do calm a bit. as we look at your saturday, low pressure in eastern parts of canada near the hudson bay. that is really locking mechanism where there's some really arctic air to the north of that over the hudson bay, but for us lots of sun, a west-southwesterly wind still eight to 16 miles an hour. 46 degrees is your air temperature but it's going to feel a lot colder than that because of the wind so there's still a bit of a chill saturday. that arctic air is cut off from entering the lower 48. it kind of stops along the border and then it kind of ejects itself towards greenland while new low pressure comes in over the great lakes and that's going to send a southerly surge here. it is going to be a cool start on sun morning but a very nice afternoon with southwesterly winds we're going to move those temperatures up to 62 degrees. and the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, tomorrow 46. it's sunny but it's still a
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little chilly with a few afternoon clouds and then it is a gorgeous afternoon here on sunday. make sure you have some outdoor plans with those temperatures going well above average, into the lower 60's and then it stays very warm on monday, the last day of the month. maybe a sprinkle around with temperatures still at 62 and as we go into the month of march here, it comes in like a lamb on tuesday. sun, just a few clouds. your temperature topping off at 60 degrees, even those overnight lows staying pretty mild and then another pretty powerful system should cut across to our west on wednesday. some heavy rain at times, a thunderstorm is possible with a temperature of 55 degrees. and then behind that, it cools off a bit, back to normal on thursday. late in the day clouds start to build at 46 and then rain or snow he is possible here at the end of next week with temperatures coming in around 39 degrees, so overall some beautiful days ahead especially we have three days of 60 in a row as we end this month and go into the next.
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>> sounds great. >> outdoor plans. >> all right, all right, i'll do something outdoors. >> thank you. this reminder keep 6abc.com/weather close at hand throughout this beautiful weekend. storm tracker6 live double scan radar has you covered for any changes that may arise.
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>> rider now jim gardner and the "action news" team standing by with these stories. >> new jersey governor chris christie endorse trump for president. >> fire investigators search for the cause of this plays that destroyed a germantown restaurant. we'll have those stories and more up neck. for adam corrosive cecily tynan rick williams the entire "action news" team, i'm monica malpass. have a great night. enjoy your weekend.
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rodgers, meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> ♪ >> friday night. philadelphia police arrest a church burglar. berks county officials release the sketch of a man wanted for a trail assault. but the big story on "action news" tonight is a political bombshell. the endorsement in the race for president, new jersey governor chris christie today announced his support for donald trump. rivals until a couple of weeks ago christie today became the first sitting governor to come out for trump telling a big rally in texas that trump is a strong leader america needs. trump said that even though he's not much for endorsements, this one really means a lot. those his words. new jersey correspondent nora muchanic is live in our new jersey news room.
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nora, trump himself called this a shocker. what's the reaction there? >> reporter: oh, it's a stunner for sure, jim. now, we do know that governor christie had a secret meeting with donald trump in new york yesterday morning and then late yesterday afternoon he told just a handful of his staffers that he was getting on a plane and flying to texas to drop this political bombshell. >> i am proud to be here to endorse donald trump for president of united states. >> reporter: governor christie says he decided to endorse trump yesterday morning and offered his surprise backing at a news conference in texas. >> he is someone who is going the lead the republican party to victory in november over hillary clinton which is the single most important thing we can do. >> reporter: the reality tv star and businessman who has dominated the republican race for president was happy to accept his former rival's endorsement. >> this was an endorsement that really meant a lot. chris is an outstanding man. >> reporter: christie's endorsement comes despite swipes he took at trump before the governor dropped out of the race earlier this month. >> show time is over

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