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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning. it is 6 o'clock on this tuesday, last day in the month of january. we're following breaking news. >> a six story apartment catches fire quickly jumping to two alarms. we're live as evacuations are under way. >> boy scouts are changing whom they are allowing into their troops. hear from the new jersey boy who inspired the decision. >> and may soon be allowed inside grace kelly's childhood home there in our city's east falls section. >> pockets of snow showers out there. let's turn to meteorologist, david murphy and karen rogers. >> let's get you to storm tracker6 live double scan and you'll see where those snow showers are existing right now. they're mainly out to the west of philadelphia but down south in cape may county, we also have a couple of them. we can go to that radar.
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some of it is off the coast of ramps cape may county picking i was light snow shower. thirst a big band of snow by gettysburg and harrisburg. these have had a tendency to fall apart a bit. if you get caught in one slow it down and temperatures are below freezing. more snow farther out to the west. a lot of that will wind up tracking up to our northern suburbs later this morning and through the day and a light accumulation is possible in places up near the lehigh valley. say a coating to an inch by the end of the day. 27 degrees in philadelphia. 25 degrees on the way out the door this morning in allentown and trenton and reading and 26 in millville. not a lot of wind but do bundle up because it is cold. and it stays kind of chilly today. 28 degrees by 7 o'clock. again a couple of early snow showers. then 39 by noon. maybe some peeks of sunshine today. getting up to 42 by 3 o'clock. and then back into the at least upper 30's by 5 o'clock and 7 o'clock and again during the day and especially the afternoon there is the chance of a rain or snow shower.
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most of that north of philadelphia. when i step inside, we'll talk about much better milder weather for tomorrow. for now, karen rogers, what are the roads looking like. >> well, we're starting in olde city where we've got this fire location we have been talking about this, a highrise fire blocking market street. that's a big closure. it's blocked between third and front streets. we also have portions of second street and letitia streets blocked. annie mccormick has been live on the scene talking about that. you can use race or arch, chestnut or walnut to get around the closure of market street. right now this is also affecting some septa bus routes. bus routes 5, 9, 17, 21, 33 and 48. all being detoured around that area in olde city so if you use these bus routes it's going to take you a little longer. we've got detours in affect already. let's go right now to another location and this one is in bensalem bucks county. we've got byberry road a new fire between hulmeville and knights road. crews are on the scene. we're hearing it's a house fire. outside live we have another issue coming into us. this is lower providence montgomery county egypt road
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at trooper road. look at all the emergency workers. an accident that's blocking the intersection. police are on the scene so watch for this new accident in lower providence right now on egypt road and trooper road. one more live look, we'll go outside on i-95. no major problems just yet. light traffic volume on easy ride. watch for a few slick spots from yesterday's snow and a few of the snow showers that have been out this morning as well matt. >> thank you, karen. you mentioned two fires. let's start with the first one. chopper6 is live over this in bensalem bucks county. this fire just broke out about 30 minutes ago in the 2200 block of byberry road again bensalem. heavy smoke is coming from the structure. we're told they think it was coming from the basement which explains why it just doesn't seem like they can vent this fire right now. we're also told they had to rescue one occupant from this house. no idea what that person's condition is right now but chopper6 over an extremely smoky fire in bensalem bucks
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county. firefighters trying to bring it under control. they think it's coming from the basement. we'll keep an eye on that. more breaking news. another fire forces residents out of an olde city apartment building and firefighters there had to not only battle the cold but also deal with the tight streets around the structure. "action news" reporter annie mccormick is live near market street to update this story. annie. >> reporter: matt, you're right, letitia street which is where this fire is is a tough street to navigate especially for firefighters with their big equipment. but take a look behind me. you can see there still is a scene here. it appears that the fire is under control but you can see that ladder truck there, that ladder going all the way to the roof of that six-story apartment building, apartment people -- people that live in the apartment tell me the name of it is 14 letitia. they're expected to be out here still for some time. this is video from earlier where you can actually see some of the flames. now, it looks like the bulk of the flames were -- it was on the roof area a it looked like it was coming out of a chimney.
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now, some of the residents tell me that they do have fireplaces in their units but also on the top of the building is a roof deck so we're not sure if that's where the fire originated or if it was in a top floor apartment. now, they tell us that this is a six-story building. they believe that there's about 30 units in here. a number of neighbors told us that they heard people knocking on their doors telling them to get out but they didn't hear any fire alarms. that's the constant theme that we're hearing from a lot of residents here so far. now, they say that at this point there are no reports of any injuries, whichs good new news. one woman we talked to say that her and her boyfriend actually tried to put the fire out at first. take a listen. >> smoke and i realized and there's like orange lights. he just got out of bed grabbed the fire extinguisher first to try to start putting it out. >> reporter: and back out here live, the fire broke out around 4:45 in the morning.
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it quickly went to two alarms. like i said, it appears that the fire is now under control. there are no reports of any injuries. but firefighters are expected to remain out here on the scene, of course, as with any fire it will take time to figure out exactly what the cause is and where it originated, but we do know that the fire marshal is on the scene. for now reporting live in olde city annie mccormick channel6 "action news." back to you. >> all right, thank you for that, annie. and political drama continues in washington. a top official is out of a job after she refused to support president donald trump's executive order on immigration. >> the president fired acting u.s. attorney general sally yates late last night. the obama administration holdover had told justice department lawyers to not defend trump's controversial executive order on immigration and refugees. yates said she was not convinced the president's order was even legal. it suspends all immigration from seven majority muslim countries for 90 days. u.s. attorney dan dana boente is
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acting attorney general. >> president trump is expected to an now's his pick for supreme court. he'll do it live at the white house. this is to fill the seat left by the late an couldn't nine scalia. top contenders u.s. circuit court judge neil gorsuch and federal court judge thomas hardiman. some close to the president say there could always be a wild today. democrats have signaled their intention to filibuster the nomination. >> new video this morning shows a car that burst into flames at a gas station in glenolden delaware county. the driver crashed into the gas pump at the royal farms on macdade boulevard near oak avenue at 9 o'clock last night. this is a video that a viewer sent us showing the car engulfed into flames right next to the pumps. the aftermath shows the charred bmw sedan along with a gutted fuel pump. the driver was not injured. it is unclear what caused the
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crash. if you do not have healthcare coverage for this calendar year, time is running out. maribel aber has what you need to know live at the nasdaq in times square. good morning, maribel. >> reporter: good morning, matt. tick tock. today is the deadline to sign up for insurance coverage under the affordable care act. more than 11.5 million people have signed up for coverage so far, that's 286,000 more than a year earlier. now even with today's deadline you can still get coverage at some point in 2017 if you have a specific qualifying life event such as losing healthcare from your employer getting married or having a baby. let's talk stocks. president trump's travel ban and a busy week of economic news teamed up to rattle investors and send stocks lower yesterday. right now futures are pointing to a lower. oh reports on home prices and consumer confidence due out later today and the federal reserve kicks off a two day meeting. shopping local can safe haddonfield new jersey homeowners on their property tax bill. the new shop haddonfield program let's residents shop 20 businesses to get the credit. so far 790 homeowners have
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registered for that program. that's the latest in business news from the nasdaq market site. back to you matt and tam. >> let's turn to dave murphy and talk a little bit of snow. >> little bit of snow shower this morning and a bit more later today. storm tracker6 live double scan right now shows you that most of us are dry for the morning commute but there is a bit of a snow shower down in cape may county. and another larger one that's out by harrisburg and lancaster to the west of lancaster along the susquehanna river dealt tax, not a delta but a basin and we're looking at that moving towards the east. it does look like it might be just potent enough to put down some coverage on some roads briefly if it makes it all the way over toward wilmington and philadelphia. some of these have had a tendency to fall apart. slow it down if you see that this morning. as we take a look outside, we have sky6 looking at the commodore barry bridge. a lot of clouds overhead and again dry for now but on the lookout for perhaps a morning snow shower. here are your numbers and if it does snow it's going to be cold enough to have it stick
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to the ground. 25 degrees currently in allentown, 25 in reading, 27 in philadelphia, 29 in wilmington currently and 26 on the way out the door in millville. not a lot of wind out there but obviously you're going to want that winter coat and some of that extra gear. i had gloves on outside a minute ago and was pretty happy i d now once these little spotty morning snow showers pass through, there is the possibility of some additional snow beginning to build into the poconos and areas to the north. and this will go all the way up to lunchtime off and on. then later in the afternoon, temperatures warm a bit and we see this change over to rain farther south but staying snow probably in the poconos and allentown. the whole thing is over later on in the evening hours. by this time we hit this evening though there's a chance of a coating to an inch of accumulation around allentown and other areas to the north that you see here and if you go up to the poconos more like one to 3-inches of fresh snow again tapering off later on in the evening hours. so, most of our precipitation during the is in the northern earns the farther -- areas and the farther north you go it's
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snow. snow showers in the lehigh valley, clouds some sun at times possible but mainly cloudy and occasionally those snow showers. 36 is your high. doyne thdown the shore better ce of clouds mixing with sun milder with a high of 44. in philadelphia winds on the light side today a high of 42, clouds some sun. mainly dry out there. and not as cold tonight, too. only going down into the 30's overnight instead of the p 20's which is where we are right now. your seven-day from accuweather, 42 today with an occasional rain or snow shower around. most of the precipitation through the majority of the day is up north. and again look out for some light accumulation. then tomorrow breezy pacific northwesbreezy pacificnorthwest. 4040. colder air comes back on saturday with highs in the low 30's. on sunday clouds increase as the day goes on a high of 37. in the afternoon and evening there's a chance of a wintry mix arriving. it will be rain at times and snow at times and depending on where you are maybe a bit of accumulation, too, still getting all the details together but sunday afternoon into sunday night a time
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period to watch and then we'll see whether or not it spills into the early part of monday. >> okay, thank you david. it is now 6:12. up next reaction to a groundbreaking move by the boy scouts a new jersey family talks about what it means for them now that their transgender son is allowed to join. >> wal-mart is offering faster shipping to customers and they will not have to pay a membership fee to get it. karen. >> we're live on the schuylkill expressway. still moving nicely here. little bit of building volume at montgomery drive but certainly no big issue. we do have a couple fire locations, a big accident. we'll have all the details when we come right back. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> welcome back and chopper6 still live over breaking news coming to us out of olde city. this is an apartment building fire that broke out about an hour and a half ago. those lights you see in the middle of your screen, those are fire crews up there with flashlights trying to figure out the cause of a fire that broke out on the roof of a six-story apartment we're told that there may be a roof deck or something up there. they're trying to get the cause. when we have the wider view you can the flashing lights from the fire trucks but lots of talk of smoke, people being evacuated, so a serious scene and also serious because as you know in olde city very tight quarters a lot of apartment buildings, a lot of tight streets.
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this is a tiny street letitia street and again taking a look as they try to figure out the cause of that fire. >> karen you have been watching a couple fire scenes this morning. >> yeah, that's right and we're starting were you that one in oldone -- with some one d city. you saw all the crews on the scene with that as well. market street is still shut down. what a big closure in olde city to have market street shut down between third and front street and also we have portions of second portions of letitia streets blocked as well so you can use chestnut or walnut in this area to get around it, race or arch. this is also affecting all the bus routes that would normally go through here so septa bus routes 5, 9, 17, 21, 33, 48 all being detoured in this area so that fire location in olde city causing problems. here's the other fire location in bensalem bucks county this house fire byberry road between hulmeville and knights road. we've got restrictions there because of this. you can stick to galloway road or street road to get around the closures. so, two fire locations, one in olde city, one here in bensalem bucks county.
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let's go outside live and check on this accident scene. look at all the crews here. this is lower providence egypt road at trooper road. seeing a number of police officers. looks like a fire truck right here. they've been block the intersection but they've been moving it, trying to move everybody into the parking lot so they can reopen it and now we're seeing this fire truck pull out. hopefully things will move better now that we've got most of the activity off to the parking lot. want to go outside live one more time. this is what it looks like on route 55 here in millville cumberland county. we had a couple light snow showers move through this morning. certainly yesterday we had that burst of snow. we can still see a little bit of snow out there on the median. not really on 55 itself. but storm tracker6 live double scan showing a light snow shower in cape may but we can see one out to the west right now. so while you're getting flurries in reading on 422 you've got another snow shower more significant that's pulling in from the west that will be hitting us here on route 30 in coatesville and reading pretty shortly, matt. >> thank you, karen. the boy scouts of america says it will allow transgender
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children who identify as boys to enroll in its boys only programs and that's effective immediately. the organization's previous policy relied on the gender listed on a child's birth certificate. eight-year-old joe maldonado from secaucus new jersey was asked to leave his scout troop last year because parents and scout leaders found out he is transgender. >> and i want them to be comfortable with how i am and what my destiny is and what my identity is. >> the organization allowed openly gay scouts in 2013 and lifted a blanket ban on gay troop leaders and employees in 2015. >> in today's tech bytes wal-mart makes another move into amazon territory. >> starting today, the company will begin offering free two day shipping on more than 2 million items for any order over $35. unlike amazon, there's no need for a membership fee. >> and twitter is about to make changes to fight harassment. >> those changes will include fixes to twitter's mute and
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>> hey everybody it's shoshanna. a move for those inner and outer thighs and the commute that all my clients are obsessed with. we'll lay all the way down crossing those ankles both feet are flat, shoulders pressed down to the floor. we're going to take those hip all the way squeezing the glutes dropping it down but don't let it touch that mat.
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pressing all the way up and back down again. eight times. then you're going to hold it at the top. give me eight pulses, three sets of those and you are on your way again to a tighter lower body. >> everybody -- [laughter] >> as always -- we got to do this. you can watch that routine again and take it a step further by going our page or "action news" facebook page. we'll put the tip back there 'cause a lot of people might want to try it. >> work on your glutes. >> absolutely. i already shared it too on twitter too. let's take a look outside and check the roads. we're here in i-95 past allegheny. that's your southbound track on your left headed towards center city. we've got this disabled truck blocking the right lane and we're already jammed from cottman to past allegheny because of it. so, a disabled truck causing a little problem on i-95. let's hop over into camden county in barrington and check the white horse pike westbound. we still have that missing manhole cover it's blocking the right lane dave. >> couple of light snow
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showers escaping south jersey quickly but there's a second one out by lancaster and baltimore and harrisburg. this one's sliding toward the east and if you get caught in this it might wind up being a little similar to yesterday where we had a quick burst of snow in some neighborhoods so be careful, slow it down. the difference today is that we are below freezing. yesterday we didn't really see much of that snow stick on the roads because we were milder above freezing when those h27 degrees on the bus stop by 6 o'clock. 29 by 8 o'clock. a chance of a snow shower. a lot of you probably avoid that. as we go through the day not a bad afternoon to go out and get some stuff done, maybe head to the mark. 28 degrees by 7 o'clock and noon 39. a high of 42 at 3 o'clock. snow showers end early, clouds sunny breaks and through the day and into the afternoon a couple of rain and snow showers may develop. it will be snow up closer to the lehigh valley, rain farther south. frankly most of this is probably north of philadelphia today, tam. >> okay, thank you, david. the fbi has just released these crystal clear surveillance photos of a center city bank robbery. philadelphia police say this
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suspect held up the bb&t branch on market street between 16th and 17th yesterday morning. he implied that he had a gun and got away with a lot of cash. no one was hurt but a reward is now being offered for his capture. >> 6:24. and up next, the sillier side of media night at the super bowl. >> as well, annie mccormick is at the scene of breaking news, an apartment fire in olde city. annie. >> reporter: and tam, firefighters are still on the scene of this apartment fire in olde city. we just got an update from fire commissioner adam thiel and we'll have those updates, those details coming up in a live report. >> ♪ ♪ new year, time to get rid of stuff. simplify, declutter, unplug, purge, or even quit cold turkey.
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>> childhood home of grace kelly in philadelphia is set to open to the public. prince albert of monaco tells people magazine he wants to turn the east falls house into a museum. the six bedroom colonial on henry avenue and colter street cost the prince more than $750,000. the prince visited the home in october just days after buying it and he hopes to have renovations complete and the museum opened by next year. >> chester county's own matt ryan had some fun at media night as part of the super bowl festivities. atlanta falcons quarterback took a trip down memory lane posing with a cardboard cutout of a childhood photo then answered a few off beat questions that had nothing to do with sunday's show down against the patriots. >> karaoke song for me jessie's girl, 80s pop. >> you never know what they're going to ask you. before falcons and penn
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charter high he attended saints philip and james school in exton and they held a rally for him yesterday. i'll tip my hand and say go falcons. >> that's where i went to school, too. 6:28. the mayor of philadelphia is taking more steps to help families affected by the president's travel ban. >> and we're following breaking news out of olde city. fire and smoke shoots through the roof of a six-story apartment building. a live report from that scene is up next. mom, i just saved a lot of money on my car insurance by switching to geico. i should take a closer look at geico... you know, geico can help you save money on your homeowners insurance too?
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>> ♪ >> braking right now on "action news" fire rips through apartments in olde city. we are live near that scene. >> executive disorder. president trump fires his acting attorney general when she refuses to defend the immigration travel ban. >> accuweather on snow patrol again. the northern suburbs could see a little bit of showers and it's cold enough for any of yesterday's precipitation to refreeze. >> good morning everyone, it
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is 6:30 on this tuesday. last day in the month of january. david and karen tracking the snow showers right now. good morning. >> take a look as we've got a couple of snow showers down south near cape may county on storm tracker6 live double scan. they are fairly light and getting ready to go off the coast. some of them might be clipping atlantic city but there's that big batch that have now welled up to the west of philadelphia. they're heading toward the east and it's possible that that pops throughly during the morning rush hour. sometimes these have had a tendency to fall apart. that one is in the process of getting worse. still out in lancaster county but potentially on its way here. month are snow to the north and west of us. through the day most of what we see is going to be in the northern suburbs and as we warm up some of it will change over to rain later. 27 degrees currently in philadelphia, 25 in allentown, 29 in wilmington, 25 in trenton. cold neverwhere so grab the winter coats. winds not all that strong but i'm still feeling pretty good with gloves on out here and if i was on the bus stop for awhile i might even want a hat
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of some sort just because it's cold. by 7 o'clock still in the 20's and maybe a snow shower around. by noon, though, it looks like clouds perhaps some sun, 39 degrees is the temperature there and then we get a high of 42 at 3 o'clock so again, anything that does form later this afternoon probably is rain closer to philadelphia but the farther north you go toward the lehigh valley a little bit of light snow off and on through the day. any precipitation wraps up this evening and maybe a coating to an inch of accumulation in areas near the lehigh valley before we're done. when i step inside we've got a much milder forecast for tomorrow in accuweather 7-day. i'll have those details coming up, karen. what about roads? check out the jam here, dave. this is live look at the schuylkill expressway past belmont as you head eastbound towards center city a multi-vehicle accident. we're hearing four different vehicles involved with this accident. we see police off to the side right now. looks like we have more crews coming to the scene right now. already a jam eastbound on the schuylkill past the conshohocken curve to this point past belmont where we've got a multi-vehicle accident,
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four vehicles involved with this accident. just happened a minute ago and already jammed on the schuylkill eastbound a 24 minute ride from the blue route to the vine so there are those slow speeds on the schuylkill because of that big accident. i-95 we've got a problem here, a disabled truck blocking the right lane near allegheny as you head southbound on i-95 traveling only 14 miles an hour because of that so already jammed from cottman down past allegheny, problems on the schuylkill, problems on i-95, problems in olde city. we've got a highrise fire going on right now. they're blocking market street. that's a huge closure through the city. market street is blocked between third and front streets. we're also hearing portions of second street and letitia street blocked in that area as well. you have to stick to chestnut or walnut. you can use race or arch to get around those closures. also a number of septa bus detours in effect because of this fire happening right now in olde city. one more issue here. another fire location byberry road between hulmeville and knights road. we have a closure in bensalem bucks county.
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this is a house fire. galloway road or street road will get you around it, tam. >> thank you. let's go back to letitia street and follow that breaking news. fire crews on the job in olde city, a smoky scary apartment fire scene for residents of that six-story building. let's go to chopper6 live over market and letitia. you can see the crews, the white light there, they've got flashlights up on the roof trying to figure out the cause of this fire. let's go right on over to "action news" reporter annie mccormick. she's live near the scene in olde city. good morning, annie. >> reporter: good morning, tamala and chopper6 hd give you a good look overhead to see how many apparatus they called out here. the fire conditioner spoke with us and said they had 25 that had to come out here and help fight the fire. i want to give you a look from the ground. you can see that firefighters are still on the scene and you can see that ladder truck. that is the ladder that they were using to get to the top of the building. this is a six story building. we are told that it looks like the fire originated somewhere
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on the fifth floor. so, take a look at this video where you can actually see some flames that broke out sometime around 4:45 in the morning. we are told that firefighters had a quick response. when they got out here the bulk of the fire was on the top portion of the building in what looked like a chimney but the fire commissioner just explained to me that it actually isn't a chimney it's just kind of the way the building goes and there was a lot of air that was in that area. so, the flames were coming out of that portion. they were able to put them out. they were able to get them under control but at least two other buildings have been affected by this fire, so in total it appears right now that three buildings were affected. the good news is there were no reports of any major injuries. there was one minor injury. firefighters say that they also didn't have any injuries to their men and women as well. now, we talked to a number of residents who say that they heard people knocking on the doors calling for help, telling them to get out of the
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apartment. here's what some of the residents had to say. take a listen. >> i looked out the window and i could see from the reflection of the building that there was a fire above us, so i grabbed my roommate real quick and we ran out, pulled the fire alarm but nothing went off. >> and then i heard a young lady in the hallway yelling fire, fire, banging on doors. so, i got up and i'm thinking to myself here we go again, the same exact thing happened 10 years ago. >> reporter: now you're looking at video now referring to what that resident just said. 10 years ago august 2006 is when there was another fire on this block in a continue minute yum building that appears to be the same one. in that case there were no injuries and in that case, the fire was on the roof of the building. but back out here live we can tell you as for residents right now, the residents there are going to be on the upper floors are going to be the ones that are most affected. there's about four or five people that we've been talking to that are out here that don't have anywhere to go right now. they're just kind of waiting
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to get back inside. fire officials say that there are four people that were not allowed to reenter into their homes just because of the damp that they're seeing on the top floors but people that live in the lower floors will eventually be able to get back in sometime today. and again, that minor injury we're hearing is from one of the residents we actually spoke to earlier. there was actually pieces of fire coming through the skylight. he suffered some minor burns but was treated on the scene and is expected to be okay. so for now reporting live in olde city, annie mccormick channel6 "action news." matt and tam, back to you. >> thank you annie. another fire is breaking this morning. firefighters pulled one person from this extremely smoky blaze in bensalem bucks county. chopper6 was over the scene on the 2200 block of byberry road. crews arrived at 5:30 this morning to find heavy smoke and flames coming from the basement of the house. they rescued that one person. no word on that person's condition. >> president donald trump has made a dramatic move in defense of his travel ban. last night when the acting
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attorney general refused to defend it, he fired her. trump has replaced sally yates with dana boente. boente has issued a statement instructing the department justice to defend the president's order. and this is what we heard from the white house press secretary last night. >> i think that they should either get with the program or they can go. hold on, hold on. this is -- this is about the safety of america. and there's a reason that the majority of americans agree with the president. it's 'cause they understand that that's his number one priority. >> that's sean spicer and he was speaking in reference to word that dozens of diplomats drafted a formal letter of dissent arguing that the president's new rules on refugees and immigrants will not mean a drop in terror attacks. >> 6:38. happening today, a local family affected by president trump's immigration travel ban will join h a team of attorney tron mayor kenney for a news conference. the assali family say six family members were sent back
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to syria after they arrived on saturday. they say immigration officials vetted their relatives they completed all of their paperwork and paid their fees. the family does not turned why a country they believe in decided to send those people back to a country torn by civil war. >> felt they were treated like crime analysis and it's not right. it's not our way. it's not the american way. >> attorneys for the family say they will take legal action today possibly pertaining to their relatives' visas. >> time to the urn to dave turne murphy. feeling like winter as we stand on the door of februaryly. >> a little indication of that wintry feel out there, we've got precipitation and it's snow and not rain. a couple of snow showers passing off the coast of south jersey right now. those have kind of fallen apart a little bit as they have moved through the region this morning. but there's another big batch of snow that's now pushing into southwestern chester county. looks like it will start to push into new castle county before too much longer and then perhaps parts of berks county. this may also fall apart a
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little bit as it heads east but if you get caught beneath this you want to slow it down because temperatures are below freezing and we could see a freeze-up on some roads. as we take a look outside we have cloudy skies across the region. there's sky6 looking at atlantic city as snow showers just to the south of a.c. push off the coast. temperature is cold this morning. so even if it isn't snowing you want to grab that winter gear. 27 degrees currently in philadelphia and at least the winds are light, only at 5 miles per hour so we're not really talking big time wind chill. it does look like most of the later morning snow showers will wind up heading up to the north and then today is going to feature mainly dry conditions across most of the region but up north, some occasional snow showers and then eventually this afternoon a couple of rain showers down in the warmer air farther south. looks like all of this gets out of here as we head into the evening hours. some accumulation is possible up north, though, where we are looking at mainly snow. doesn't look like much in lehighton down through allentown kutztown quakertown maybe a little bit of this clipping reading. only about a coating to an
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inch through here. in the poconos probably about one to 3 inches accumulation today. everybody else down south seeing either a rain shower passing through or nothing. 29 degrees by 8 o'clock, 33 degrees by 10 o'clock. so, the morning does look cold. if you have things to do outside you can hold off until the afternoon it gets better. 39 trees by noon and then 42 degrees by 3 o'clock. again a mix of clouds some sun through most of the day and there is the chance up north in particular of a rain or snow shower in philadelphia we likely are staying dry most of the day t as we take a look at high temperatures across the region, a bit of a rain shear up north only in the mid 30's in allentown, upper 30's in reading and then low 40's down through trenton and philadelphia. the farther south you go, though, a couple of spots could get up into the upper 40's including millville and dover. so, a little milder down south. and then tomorrow morning we're not going to be in the 20's like we are this morning. we'll be in the 40's down south, the 30's in most of the region. most of us above freezing tomorrow morning. and in the afternoon, we are going to see those numbers
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bounce up. iup. in fact i think we could get up to 48 degrees. nice change is coming as we head into wednesday. today, though, rain and snow showers at times, a high of 42 degrees. it won't be precipitating all the time and we might even see some breaks of sun at times. again, the farther north you go the more precipitation you're going to see and a light accumulation of snow is that possible. breezy and milder tomorrow a high of 48 degrees and then down 40 under the sun on thursday foreground hog day. as we head toward the end of the week though colder, 34 degrees on friday. just 33 sunny and brisk on saturday. and sunday clouds increase. we get a high of 37 and in the afternoon or evening some mixed precipitation, rain and snow showers possible. probably more rain to the south, some more snow to the north and accumulation looks like it is possible although we're still fine tuning the details. sunday afternoon and evening time to watch. >> got you david. thank you. 6:42 now and hero passenger. a man who walks with a cane uses it to save a bus driver when the driver comes under
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attack. >> wait until you see what one high school student decided to do to his locker. he's a really smart kid. karen. >> i got to see that. looking live here in lower providence looking much calmer now. this is egypt road at trooper road where a vehicle ran into the bank over there but now police are on the parking lot, not blocking the intersection. traffic here is moving but we've got problems on the schuylkill and i-95. we'll check those issues coming up. >> ♪
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>> a few very intimate mattress. >> i hope morgan fair child getting a lot of money for that commercial, that's all i've got to say. let's hit the schuylkill expressway. we've got a multi vehicle accident. four vehicles involved with this accident but it just
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cleared. this is the schuylkill eastbound past belmont moving better. still a 37 minute jam from the blue route to the vine. as we look at the big picture you can see you're still really jammed, that area of red traveling in the teens at that point, maybe 23 miles an hour near that area. jammed from conshohocken curve to past belmont now that that accident is just cleared. other issues around the area in olde city we've got that fire location market street still shut down. big closure. market street shut down and that's between third and the front streets. also i-95 traveling only 12 miles an hour. that's because of a disabled truck. we've got a live view there. this is i-95 south of allegheny and we've got a disabled truck it's hard to see with this tight shot but we can see penndot with the arrow board right here and the jam on i-95 southbound here past allegheny jammed from cottman to past allegheny so a slow ride in there as well. i want to show you storm tracker6 live double scan. we had a few light snow showers. you could see another one working its way towards the region so as we go in a little tighter now you can see it's not quite in malvern but
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starting to get a little bit of light snow in coatesville so look for that as you're traveling matt. >> will do. thank you, karen. mourners in quebec city held a vigil to remember the six people gunned down in a mosque on sunday. authorities have charged 27-year-old alexandre bissonnette with six counts of first degree murder and five counts of attempted murder. canadian prime minister justin trudeau called the rampage an act of terrorism. bissonnette is known through online communities for having extreme right wing french nationalist views. >> a missouri man broke his cane fighting off another man who was in the middle of an attack on a bus driver. rodney goldman said he saw the attack get going on the driver. goldman got up from his seat and started beating the attacker with his cane. he hit the man so hard his cane broke and the attacker finally released the driver. police arrested the attacker. the bus driver says she's thankful that goldman was there. >> if i'm on the bus and it happen again, i'm going to do the same thing, you know,
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because -- >> yeah, you know what. >> like i said -- >> i know that, too. >> a medical equipment company provided goldman with two new canes and the bus company gave goldman a lifetime bus pass. >> ♪ rooster sounds honey, what are you doing? watching a cow. oh what's it doing? rooster sound impressions.
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>> we are pleased to present you with a preview of "good morning america." >> always pleased to see robin roberts. last night a friend wrote on facebook i wonder tomorrow when is the next time we'll see a slow news day in washington.
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i don't think today is that day. >> reporter: probably not. probably not, tam, matt, but continuing your coverage on that breaking news overnight. the president firing the acting attorney general after she told the department of justice not to enforce his immigration and refugee ban. the white house immediately filling her role reversing her decision. we'll take a look at all the fallout from the president's executive orders just ahead: also ahead our abc news exclusive interview with a young man who was rescued two days after veering off a road and plunging down a cliff in california. he is sharing his story of survival with us this morning. and you know the excitement is revving up for super bowl sunday. the players and coaches in the spotlight last night. what made tom brady hold back tears and the moment that almost looked like backpack gate. we're live from houston with the latest. and we have leslie mann here, we have robert den near yo' and country star lorraine elaine all here live coming up this tuesday morning. >> thank you robin. we'll see you in about 10
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minutes. >> reporter: you got it. >> it's getting busy on the road. multi vehicle accident on the schuylkill. i want to show you the aftermath. four vehicles involved with this accident have cleared. we're looking live though at the schuylkill near conshohocken and you can seep eastbound still jammed from the -- see eastbound still jammed from the blue route. on plymouth road at johnson road a new accident. >> if you're in southwestern chester county right now karen you do wants to slow it down because some of the snow could be adhering to road surfaces. it is certainly cold enough for that to happen. hopefully this pops through fairly quickly and has a fairly low impact and it also looks like this northern portion of it is beginning to fall apart a little bit. nonetheless a snow shower possible this morning. on the bus stop this morning, i would dress the kids warmly because temperatures are in the 20's right now. this afternoon we get up to the low 40's with fairly light winds. temperatures do improve by 3 o'clock, your high is 42 today. could be some peeks of sun. at the same time a couple of snow showers this morning and through the afternoon in
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particular up north some rain and additional snow showers, some light accumulation possible near the lehigh valley today, matt. >> thank you david. a a school locker that just holds books and classroom supplies so passe. we found a student in kansas who turned his locker into a vending machine. blake hawkins calls his creation the social historic. for 75 cents students are able to grab a soda in between class. blake's vending machine idea has been shared thousands of times on social media. however, blake's school has since shut down the vending machine saying it violates two school rules. >> ♪ ♪
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from santander bank. >> ♪ >> top story here at 6:56. chopper6 live over a six story apartment building in olde city that had to be evacuated due to a fire. it broke out on the rooftop of the structure at market and letitia streets in olde city early this morning. it's under control now. tight streets made the fire fight difficult. >> and such a busy area in the morning. market street still shut down between third and front street. now portions of second have been shut down but we're hearing they're trying to reopen that. we've got a closeup view of this problem. i-95 past allegheny disabled truck blocking the right lane and we're jammed from cottman to past allegheny. traffic has been heavier this morning than yesterday morning, dave. >> all right, karen, there are some snow showers building in from the westchester county starting to get hit with some of this.
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probably won't last all that long. slow it down temperatures are below freezing and we could get a freeze-up of a little snow this morning where those hit. 42 trees is the high later on. just a spotty shower or snow shower in the northern suburbs through the afternoon and a coating to an inch of snow accumulating in the lehigh valley during the day. >> okay, thanks to you we'll be ready for karen, matt, david i'm tam. have a great tuesday. >> ♪
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good morning, america. breaking overnight, president trump fires the acting attorney general after she refused to defend his immigration order. questioning whether the ban is lawful, wise and just. the white house says she betrayed the justice department. replaces her swiftly overnight as former president obama steps forward, releases an unprecedented statement backing those protesting trump's crackdown. supreme choice. >> i've made a very big decision for the united states supreme court. >> president trump just hours away from his prime time announcement set to reveal who he has chosen for the nation's highest court as the democrats gear up. terrifying close call. a cyclist in his final sprint crashing with competitors. bikes flying through the air. the rider flipping over a wall hanging on for


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