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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning. it's 4:30 a.m. on this wednesday march first. >> we're following breaking news. a gunman shoots man to death this morning in what has bee a violent first few months of 2017 in philadelphia. >> flames burn through a buildig overnight. >> president trump stand in front of congress for the first time and shifts his normally bombastic tone to one of civility and optimism. >> let's find out aboutour and . we'll go over tom dave murphy and karen rogers o david i couldn't tell if i should bring the coat. it was 58 degrees already this morning. >> yesterday when i left work i didn't bother bringing my
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work coat home because i knew i wouldn't need it thismorning. suit jacket probably works, maybe a light jacket as some spots are getting down into the 40's. most of us in the 50's. as you can see a little shower activity overnight is expected. that appears to be pretty much f strong thunderstormsch cehat. we mig morning precipitation but the bigger issue is that thunderstorm chance later on. little patchy fog around. the only place we have a super low and visibility is in wilmington and in the airport area around atlantic city but you can see that swath of gray extending down through south jersey, delaware. there might be a little patchy fog elsewhere but do be careful of that especially points south ofhe 50's.9 cape may and 50 in the poconos. but everybody else very mild this morning. as tam mentioned just 57 degrees in philadelphia. so, maybe you don't bother with the coat and of course temperatures are going up later in the day. 70 degrees as soon as noon. and by 3 o'clock 74. a shower in through the
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morning is not out of the question but again, the bigger issue would be that line of showers and thunderstorms coming in later this afternoon and as that happens, we'll see those temperatures drop and when those storms come through, karen, they could produce some strong gusty winds at least in some areas along that line so that's something we'll be looking for later. i'll have more on the storms and what comes after it as we head towards the weekend coming up in the accuweather 7-day. >> the roads a bit wet after overnight rain. looking live in south philadelphia. we had an accident blocking a lane on the ramp from 26th street northbound to the schuylkill westbound as david was talking they just towed away the vehicle. police left the scene. all lanes back opened right there. let's check the vine street expresay overnight constructiont night or any night this week so right now the vine is moving nicely. all lanes opened at this point. we did have problems earlier but everything looking good right now on the vine much we had an accident that has cleared from the schuylkill eastbound to the vine eastbound and now that's cleared as well. little bit of fog we're noticing in some of our
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cameras like the roosevelt boulevard extension. that's southbound traffic headed towards the schuylkill and other than the light fog no other problems, tam. >> okay, thank you, karen. >> ♪ f last night president trump gave his first address to congress speaking to lawmakers but also speaking beyond them out to the nation. a more optimistic tone was predicted and it was indeed what we saw. it was the case as the president struck a milder more conciliatory stance as he called for major changes to healthcare, military spending and infrastructure investment. abc's maggie rulli reports from and washington. [cheers and applause] >> reporter: president trump's first address to congress beginning with a call for unity. >> why not join forces and finally get the job done. >> reporter: a stark contrast to a chaotic and often divisive first month in office. >> a new tone for a new phase and softer tones on the harder edges of done terrorism abc's news political analyst rick kline says president trump's new phase is a way to repack catch his old campaign themes to the american people.
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like calling to repeal and replace the affordable care act. to increase military spending and build that wall. >> the great, great wall along our southern border. >> reporter: but also a shift in tone towards compromise. over oh how to accomplish immigration reform. >> i believe republicans and democrats can work together to achieve an outcome that has eluded our country for decades. the most emotional moment a standing ovation for karen owens widow officer ryan owens killed during a raid in yemen. >> ryan's legacy is etched into eternity. thank you. [applause] >> reporter: but during the rest of his speech, democrats sat silent in defines. many female members of the party dressing in white to symbolize their commitment to women's rights and also getting their chance to respond. former democratic governor of
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kentucky steve beshear ripped into the president's plans to repeal obamacare. >> this isn't a game. it's life and death for people. >> reporter: democrats and even some republicans are now demanding answers from the president about how exactly he plans to repeal obamacare without jeopardizing healthcare for millions of americans. in washington, maggie rulli channel6 "action news." >> "action news" was in that washington last night gathering reaction to president trump's speech. here is what some of our local lawmakers had to say. >> i think it's quite clear that that was your typical trump campaign speech long on rhetoric but very short on actual ideas and very short on a reasonable plan to achieve those ideas. >> cautiously optimistic. the optimistic part is the calls for unity and the cautious part is the action behind that. >> i thought it was a very strong speech. the president i think was really making it clear that he's keeping his promises and yet he was really inviting
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everybody into that process, republicans, democrats, saying i want all of you to be part of this to have your imprint on this. it was one of the things i had hoped for. [applause] >> monica malpass has more reaction from lawmakers to the president's speech coming up at 5:00 a.m. >> ♪ >> this story is breaking right now. a gunman shot and killed man in north philadelphia. this happened around that:30 this morning on the 2700 block of north bonsall street. a 31-year-old man was shot multiple times. he was pronounced dead at the scene. investigators are now taking a look at surveillance cameras in the area as they try to track down the killer. and new this morning, flames roared from the front of an apartment building in elsmere delaware. thecam was at the elsmere apartments on the 1300 block of maple avenue around midnight. there were no injuries reported. the three story apartment building was being rehabbed. >> volunteers are coming from near and far to help restore a jewish cemetary in the city's wissinoming section this award s
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increased. "action news" reporter annie mccormick is live at mount carmel cemetary with the update. annie. >> reporter: and matt, investigators are still looking ohio river valley surveillance video and also some forensic evidence that they have gathered from the scene. they also believe that they have pinpointed a time frame as to when the crime occurred. this as that reward has soared to $51,000 for information that leads to an arrest. >> as of right now we have no leads. >> reporter: tuesday night concerned residents received an update from philadelphia police about the investigation into the desecration at mount carmel cemetery. new in the investigation police believe the crime took place sometime between midnight friday sunday morning. investigators have gathered forensic evidence from the scene. the fbi is assisting philadelphia police. police believe vandals pushed and knocked over almost a hundred tombstones in the historic jewish cemetery. the jewish federation of
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greater philadelphia organized a cleanup yesterday. people from all faiths joined in to help. this destruction has a deeper impact to many especially those who have family who survived the holocaust. >> this is pure hate. i don't see this as vandalism. i just see this as pure hatred. how could -- how could people do this. >> witness the destruction then seeing the tombstones of family members that were crushed and to come and see this in america i never thought that would happrter: and investigators of r oking for the people responsible. at this point they don't know what the moas if this cemetery wall targeted because it is a cemetery or if it was picked at random. now, all the volunteer slots to helpolunteer to help clean up the cemetery are however, the jewish federatio is encouraging people to come to a rally that they are holding thursday at noindepende. for wissinoming, annie an
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back to you, matt and tam. >> thank you, an meteorologist was arrested yesterday. investigators say he misappropriated more than $51,000 belonging to the feasterville volunteer firefighters relief association. they al led walter made improper loans to himself and five others while serving on the board. police are looking for two men who stole from a burlington county wal-mart. these are surveillance pictures of the suspects at the store on route 70 in marlton. they took $700 worth of electronics. they fled in two different cars. if you recognize the men please call evesham township police. >> mayor kenney presenting a annd join penn's landing wh society hill after all. this is what it looks like now, a lot of traffic, a lot of pavement but proposal announced yesterday calls for an 11-acre green park between an
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architect's drawing shows how the park would connect center city to the waterfront finally. mayor jim kenney will propose spending $90 million over six years to help spur the development. >> it is pretty. 4:40 and still to come the plan to cut prices at target. >> surveillance video shws the trick thieves are using to d victims and steal their stuff. david. >> mild on the bus stop this morning, mostly cloudy skies, some patchy fog possible in a few places but how about these numbers? up close to that 60 between 6:00 and 8:00 a.m. if you're dressing the kids a light jacket is all they'll need this morning. this afternoon t-shirts and some could get caught by a shower particularly if they're still at school after classes and we'll show you future tracker6 and where those showers and the potential for y.understorms exist later >> deadly tornadoes rip through the midwest. developing new details on the storms, that's coming up next right after the break. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> developing this morning tornadoes touched down in the midwest last night leaving at least two people dead. an emergency official in illinois says one of them was killed by an uprooted tree in the town of ottawa. minor injuries were also reported at a nearby nursing home. a second person was killed when a possible tornado ripped through perry down in missouri. the severe storm system also caused damage in northern arkansas forcing people to take shelter. >> hopefully we won't see anything that severe around here but you say get ready we have storms coming. >> thunderstorms this afternoon have a chance of producing damaging wind gusts. where they hit i don't think everybody we'll see them but we'll show you the line in a minute. the storm prediction center has us at a slight risk of severe thunderstorms this afternoon. take cover if you see the skies turn ominous. right now storm tracker6 live double scan shows you that we are essentially dry.
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couple of thunderstorms moving away from us off the coast. as we take a look outside, wekit part ands patchy fog here and there, not seeing a whole lot of sky6 but e difficult to see the distant buildings in this picture. your temperature 57 degrees. it is very mild this ning. wow. winds south-southwest at 8 miles per hour. and they'll build a little bit as the day goes on. there's those showers that came through overnight. there's another batch that may start to clip parts of the region later this morning but the big issue will be that last line and that will be thunderstorms moving in from west to east during the afternoon hours. future tracker6 picking up the rain story between now and 9 o'clock. there is the chance of showers and maybe even a rumble of thunder right now it looks like it's going to be up north later this morning. i don't expect any severe weather this morning but lightning is always an issue whenever you have a mild thunderstorm. then we get to noon and you've got a lull. if you have things to get done today, you can do it up until about maybe 2 o'clock this afternoon. but after about 2:00, 2:30 out
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in the western suburbs we'll be on the lookout for the development of that next line of showers and thunderstorms and by 3:00 or 3:30 it does look like this is plowing down through the northern and western suburbs right into the 95 corridor. the typing on this may be a little off. it could be that it comes in a little sooner or a little later but you're getting the idea and some gusty thunderstorms possible embedded in. by the time we get to 5:00 or 5:30 it does look like most of this is shooting through the region pretty quickly. later in the evening hours just additional sprinkle or shower. overnight a couple of more showers but again it's that afternoon period into the early evening where we're most concerned about the gusty thunderstorm chance. today's high is 74 ahead of all of that. we'll get up to 67 as soon as 10 o'clock. 70 by noon. and then after that thunderstorm line comes through, the temperatures do cool down by 6 o'clock we're back down to 66. high temperatures ahead of the storm 71 in allentown, over 70 in reading and lancaster and the only place we've got 60's is down the shore because again you've got that southerly flow with that cool air coming in off the o and
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then tomorrow, big change. that front gets out of here. the rain is gone. but we get a gusty chilly day, a high of 49 degrees, wind chills probably in the 30's forayer good portion of the day with gusts going up to 35 miles per hour so a big change for thursday. by friday a little feature comes in not a real strong system but it could give us a little bit of a rain or snow shower around especially in the morning and we could even get a grassy coating of snow especially up north in places closer to the poconos and i-78. your seven-day from accuweather shows a warm day today with a high of 74 degrees, just a couple degrees off the record and that chance of a strong thunderstorm coming through at some point later thisafternoon . then windy and cooler on thursday, 49. there'stit a rain or snow shower around on friday. and for the weekend, 44, pretty chilly on saturday. morning shower on sunday but milder in the afternoon, 52. and then what looks like the low 60's for monday and tuesday. remember when we're not on the air you can always get the latest weather information on
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of and i also think it's a great idea to have that storm tracker6 app on your smartphone especially on days like today when you might have plans and specifications to get out there and you have to check first to see where those storms are. >> thank you david. investigators say thieves are using decoys to rip off unsuspecting people near the city of atlanta georgia. surveillance video shows a silver lexus pull into a gas station. someone tosses a handbag out of the window and a 54-year-old man steps away from his car to pick up the purse and take it inside the gas station and withining that,t happens. a man jumps out of the back of the lexus and into the victim's car stealing his wallet and iphone. the victim's friend now says that he's worried for his friend's safety. >> they got his pocketbook with all the information and got my address on it. i worry about that. see, i'm 82 years old. >> that's understandable. police say the lexus and the handbag were stolen the exact same way, just an hour before. >> happening today, one of new york city's most iconic hotels
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will close for major renovations. the storied waldorf astoria first opened in 1931 and ha since hosted presidents royalty and celebrities. the chinese company bought it for nearly $2 billion in 2015. the building's exterior is a protected landmark and the new owner, though, will likely convert the interior. many of the waldorf's 1400 rooms into privately owned condominiums. >> it might cost a bit extra to drive along the jersey shore this summer. details up next right after the break. >> ♪
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>> easy passes coming to the jersey shore maybe along with a toll hike. e-z pass tolls constructed on all ocean drive bridges to fund the installation the cape may county bridge commission is proposing a one dollar toll increase for the summer season and a 50-cent season increase. bridge commission vote and public hearing on the increase is scheduled for april 27th. karen. >> that's a lot of increases, right. but i don't know worth it to go to the beach p let's look outside live right now and show you what's going on on the vine street expressway. we had an accident on the ramp from the schuylkill eastbound to the vine eastbound. it has since cleared. we could see all the lanes opened. no overnight construction. roads are a little wet,
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though, from the showers ght here,an accident that's cleared now i philadelphia on the ramp from 26th street northbound to the schuylkill so we had a couple of early morning accidents that are clear. arianna grande in concert i like her wells fargo center that's at 7:30. watch for extra congestion for good reason there and take a look at this. hard to see anything, right? w en't noticed a lot of fog but as david lab showing us in the visibility reports we do have some areas of fog and one of them here is near the commodore barry bridge. this is i-95 and you can see the bridge is kind of fogged in here. the commodore barry has 35 miles an hour speed restriction because of the fog that we're seeing out there in some parts. much different story on the bent it looks pretty clear right here and that's your westbound traffic moving nicely, tam. >> thank you, karen. time now to take a look at business and this story starts in pennsylvania. pennsylvania based chocolate company hershey is laying off 15 percent of its workforce. the company says most of the cuts, though, are going to impact employees outside of the u.s. but the timing is a
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little bit odd o the chocolate giant has been beating wall street estimates and their stock is up nearly 5 percent so far this year t hershey expects to release more details maybe on why they're doing this later this morning. the holiday shopping season not a good one for target. the chain reported a.m. 43 percent drop in profits for the end of 2016. the store says it plans to cut prices to try to boost some business. the major stock indices all saw loses yesterday. the dow fell by 25 points this morning futures also pointing to a lower open. big changes are coming to the paoli train station to improve accessibility for all passengers. amtrak and septa officials broke ground on the project yesterday. the improvements include a new high level platform, new elevators ramps a pedestrian overpass and park lot upgrades. >> 4:53 is the time and new on "action news a high speed police chase ends like a scene out of the show "dukes of hazard." >> pennsylvania town using this to generate revenue.
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we'll tell you how they're going to do that when we come right back after the break.
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>> happening today, a northeastern pennsylvania town is putting a nearly 100-year-old sub machine gun up for auction. it's a colt thompson model 1921 gun with a 1928 maybe overstamp. the gun was donated to the plymouth police department decades ago. the council president says the auction is one way the bureau those generate some revenue without raising taxes. the online auction begins at noon today t it will run until
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march 11th. the starting bid is $20,000. >> former president obama and former first lady michelle have ended a bidding war over book publishers. they have chosen penguin random house to publish forthcoming books by the former first couple. financial terms were not disclosed but the deals are likely in the tens of millions of dollars. the obamas plan to donate a significant portion of their proceeds to charity including to the obama foundation. >> 4:53. up next a wild police chase was captured on video. the driver of this pickup truck lost control and went airborne. see where he landed. >> plus we're following breaking news out of the city's feltonville section. the city records yet another murder in the early months of 2017. >> ♪ ♪fast, rhythmic drumming
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>> ♪ >> "action news." news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning everyone, it's', march first. and here's what's happen >> president trump stris more unifying tone as he speaks to congress and the country outlining his agenda.ew. >> and we're tracking the threat for some strong storms heading our way. >>e have been warning you about this. and karen rogers.urphy good morning. >> all right. on the big board we have the severe risk of arnoon thunderstorms listed by the storm prediction center. this is a slight risk. it's across the entire region. little bit more of a moderate risk in central pennsylvania, excuse me and the botto is thaa thunderstorm forming la aft, excuse me, and this evening, there i


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