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good morning everyone, it is monday, february 1. we're following a brand new story for you. amtrak is trying to figure out why was an acela train struck by something. we have the details and the pictures. iowa caucuses are the first in the nation to start the formal process of choosing or next president. a camden county fire burns through a deli. let's turn to david murphy and karen rogers for weather and traffic. >> reporter: good morning,
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everyone, i hope your weekend was great. we're looking at mainly cloudy skies and we'll have sunny breaks later on this morning. we'll have showers pop through, but it will be filed. 44 degrees in philadelphia. 50 in wilmington. millville, 51. 52 at the airport in atlantic city. in i allentown cooler, 31 there. on the bus stop in most neighborhoods you won't have to go over the -- on the gear. there's patchy fog. 49 degrees by 9:00 a.m. 54 by 11:00. this afternoon it will be nice despite the fact for an hour or two it could be damp. 57 degrees by 1:00 p.m. high of 58 degrees we'll hit that at 2:00 p.m. before we see the temperatures slide a bit. it's cooler tomorrow, but we're well above average for the sect several days and then things
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cool down a little bit. karen rogers i'll have that and the the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast getting your week ready. >> reporter: right we're getting the week started the big traffic story is the closure of the falls bridge that starts today. the action cam is live on the scene, there you see it in east falls, the falls bridge closes for construction while they reinforce the brackets under the bridges. it's scheduled until april 1. as we watch live you can see some traffic is getting through. trillion close at some time today. falls bridge scheduled to close today until april 1. that's a big deal for people trying to get around in that area. wynnfield highlights monument road closed between ford and belmont for long-term construction.
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speeds looking good. traffic getting by on 422 westbound. watch for emergency workers on the scene past 29 matt. new this morning, amtrak is trying to figure out what struck the window of an acela train last night. it happened as it travels through the bridesburg section of philadelphia. this comes as the ntsb is about to release more on the amtrak derailment. katherine scott has more on the 30th street station with more on the story. >> reporter: nobody was hurt when the object struck the train as it passed through bridesburg. amtrak officials are trying to determine what the object was. it comes always the national transportation safety board is expected to release documents and information that could shed some light on last year's fatal crash that happened at bridesburg junction. let's get pictures of the
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incident as the train passed through bridesburg. you can see the damage on the acela express train from washington, d.c. to new york. amtrak is investigating what the object may be. last night's incident happened not too far away from where the fatal crash happened. federal investigators are trying to determine whether a projectile hit that train. 8 people died and two hundred others were injured. investigators say the train was traveling at twice the speed limit when it entered the sharp curve at frankford junction. the engine was operating normally, no anomalies were found in the signal backses. the train engineer hit his head and said he doesn't remember what happened. there was no indication the engineer was on his cell phone. it's still undetermined. the ntsb is expected to release information and documents that could shed light on what happened stay with "action news"
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we'll bring you that information as we get it. katherine scott channel 6 "action news." thank you for that. and happening today it's finally time to caucus in iowa. finally voters will come out and make their choices for presidential nominees. it's down to the wire as candidates head from the midwest into new hampshire. lana zack reports from iowa. sounds like you want to make a political revelation. i am a better candidate and i will make a better president. >> reporter: time is up for the 3 democrats and 11 republicans running for president. i think a lot of people will make the decision when they were listening to their neighbors. >> reporter: on the republican and democratic side the iowa poll found five points or less separating first and second
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place. a third of voters waivering in their support it could change in the last second. on the final day, ted cruz attended church. he said he prayed for trump trurp and marco rubio -- donald trump and marco rubio who made this appeal. i'm asking you to caucus for me tomorrow, when i am president of the united states we'll confront the challenges of our time. donald trump man in the lead gave his wife the mic to close the deal in iowa. he will be unbelievable. >> reporter: we expect to see the results from the republican after 7:00 p.m. it will take longer for the democrats those caucuses unfold like a game of red rover where
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they tried to persuade their candidates to their side. "action news" anchor rick williams is in iowa for the cause of caucuses he will be tweeting the sites and sounds of the hawkeye state on facebook. investigators say a threatening text message involved cherry hill east was circulating on social media. police tracked down the origin of the youngster and charged him with making a false public alarm. flames broke out inside a deli on white horse pike in oakland last night. officials are assessing the damage and working to determine the cause. we are waking up on this first day of february wondering if we slept through winter and
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woke up in spring. the action cam was in rittenhouse square yesterday where people dined outside and strolled through the park with their dogs. franklin square was packed with families enjoying the reprieve winter's wrath. it was a week ago when mother nature hammered the delaware and lehigh valley with record-breaking snow. we do not have our jackets on the entire time. it was great. our winter warmup will continue. accuweather is forecasting a high in the 60s later this week. electric utilities made upgrades after super have and they say that move made outline outline -- all the difference in new york and new jersey. they trimmed trees around wires and replaced old equipment. why a judge ordered a
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yogurt company to pull some of its ads. >> reporter: all right, guys, take a look as we dress the kids in coats. not going overboard with the extra gear since we are in the 40s and 50s this afternoon. i'll have the rest of the workweek coming up. look around pennsylvania and it's not hard to spot winners. and with over 2 million winners of match 6,
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ago live look here out across philadelphia international airport. 4:41, 49 degrees, i took the lighter jacket and found i almost didn't need that this morning. it's crazy weather. >> reporter: it was mild yesterday and staying mild for the next day several days, a little fluxation in nobs, but not bad overall -- in numbers, but not bad overall.
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as we look outside we have sky 6 checking out the ben franklin bridge, winds on the light side. you combine that with the mild air, as tam mentioned it's a nice, comfortable sight. 33 degrees in philadelphia. up in the lehigh valley we slipped below 30s. wind out of the west at 9 miles per hour. not much of a windchill this morning. i came in with a decent coat. if you want to opt for the lighter coat given these conditions you can. it's going to get milder today. future tracker 6 shows we have an issue of precipitation, it won't happen in the morning, we'll see clouds and sun, after 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. we have the chance of showers whipping in. these won't be particularly heavy, but they could be around for a couple of hours.8:00, 8:3f
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the coast. clouds and sun today, 3:00 p.m., 5 degrees, in philadelphia, there's the chance of a shower by 3:00 p.m. or so, by 5:00 p.m., 51 degrees with the showers probably moving through philadelphia and pushing into south jersey and down through delaware. high temperatures across the region today from north to south they will be on the mild side. 52 in allentown. 53 in reading. getting up to 58 this afternoon in philadelphia and close to that in wilmington and dover and millville. 55 in trenton. 54 in toms river looks like mid 50s down the coast between atlantic city and cape may. tomorrow we have a warm front that will be coming up from the south, cold front with the showers today already off the coast. it will cool down a little bit tomorrow probably getting into the low 50s, even that is above
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average. as this warm front gets past us on wednesday. a couple of things happen we get beneath the front which means we're introducing warm air back into play and we'll get record highs in the low 60s on wednesday. at the same time there will be rain moving in, if there's much snow on the ground, the rain combined with the snow melt could produce poor drainage flooding in a couple of spots on wednesday. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, mild today, afternoon showers as you just saw can't be ruled out. 58 degrees. lots of sun tomorrow behind the departing front with the warm front down to the south we'll get up to 51. high clouds possible in the day. wednesday a rainy day high of 63. it could signal record warmth. the record in philadelphia, 62 degrees. if we hit 63 in philadelphia we'll break that record. there's a chance of a rumble of thunder in the afternoon. thursday, cooler, 48. 42 on friday where we are
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watching the coast. we could get brushed with a rain or snow shower if the coastal storm is close to us. back to the sun on saturday, high of 44. 46 on sunday with another chance of a rain or snow shower. as we take a look if we're not on the air as you want an update on anything that's going on out there weather wise check out or have the latest radar information and weather forecast written by our meteorologists here, i actually like writing that discussion i can go into detail. you're not a bad writer. >> reporter: i enjoy writing. diversity made it to the screen actors guild ward. queen latifa accepted the wayward for besty smith and viola davis won for abc's how to
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get away with murder. four time sag winner shared her key to success. when you see life that you do not win. leonardo decaprio won for revenant. the oscars were criticized for nominating only white actors for the second straight year. a federal judge ruled that chebony must stop attacking other yoarkts -- yogurts ingredients are dangerous.
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facebook will ban sales of guns. they have systems in place to detect private gun sales and remove consent content that violates policy. the dow jumped 400 points. futures point to a slightly lower open. wendys asks where is the beef and mcdonald's is asking where's the cheese. mcdonald said the cheese melted out of the casing during the baking process. the company issued an apology and trying to find the cheese and put it back where it belongs. officials in israel have decided to make a ground-breaking change at the western wall. a driver is on the loose after smashing into another car
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here we go, time right now 4:50, it is monday and it is the first day in the month of february, but it feels like april or maybe even may. look at the temperature there,
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49 degrees. >> reporter: i like a little taste of spring in the middle of winter. you know what february 1 means, the falls bridge closes. they have to put brackets under the bridge to reinforce the steel beams. you'll have to stick to the city avenue bridge or the boulevard instead. overnight construction looking good, roads are dry. showers later on, but the morning commute is dry. we have flashing lights chester county, route 100 past ship road they started emergency construction blocking the right lane. there are problems with the sewer grate expected to be fixed sometime today. that will cause problems today. upper prove dins township, westbound at 29 speeds in the
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50s, traffic is getting by. high-speed chase in georgia ended when a driver slammed into another car with a woman and two grandchildren driving to church. police were chasing the original driver who was a stolen suv. 75-year-old and 10-year-old and 6-year-old were killed. the car thief survived and ran from the scene before officers arrived. police are looking for him. witnesses say terror attacks in northeastern nigeria have left dozens dead. it happened 3 miles from the birth place of boko haram. 86 people were killed. a survivor hid in a tree watched as extremists firebombed halts and heard children scream as the attack went on for four hours. the historic israeli
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improper disposal of a body. eisenhower is arrested for murder. yesterday a search and recovery team combed a pond on the virginia tech campus. a 74-year-old massachusetts who was pinned under a tree was rescued with the help of a nun. police say they received a call from the nun at mount st. mary's abbey. a man said he was cutting down a tree with a chain saw fell on his leg. the nun is not talking, but the nuns across the street are very proud. the man is okay and hopes to be up and walking again, soon. there's a star wars theme in the case of missing r2d2
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print at a pizza shop. camera captured a man wearing a storm trooper helmet returning the print on friday. the gm said someone stole the print a couple of weeks ago, the employee behind the counter at the time thought a co-worker was stopping by and trying to to be funny. when the person didn't take off the helmet, i feared it was a holdup. i walked you up and was gog for the alarm by that time he was setting it on the thing and started to walk out. the painting was in a trash bag signed darth vader. federal investigators will open a new window into the deadly amtrak train derailment in philadelphia. we have a preview. police officers are usually the ones who are pulling over speeding drivers it was the opposite in miami. that's next on "action news."
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5:00 a.m., monday, february 1. we're working on several brand new stories. an unknown object smashed into the window of an amtrak train near the scene of last year's derailment. drivers who need the falls bridge need to find another way to work this morning. you might wake up and e an think you


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