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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. good afternoon in the news two people have died from deadly gun violence in philadelphia overnight
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overnight. what the city's top cop is saying about the shootings. >> and the progress erasing the vandalism at the mt. carmel cemetery. but the big story is the clouds moving in. we already had rain this morning and now a stronger system is moving into our area. lets get the latest from meteorologist david murphy. >> stormtracker 6 live double scan right now primed for the next round. the first round is moving away from us. we did get thunderstorms but they were not severe mainly to the north and now to the west and a little additional precipitation welling up. if you look live at stormtracker 6 live double scan clearly the radar is showing you the heavy rain and thunderstorms at the front end of this system as it pushes to the east and this light shade of yellow say thunderstorm watch area. and that will probably get pushed farther to the east. and thunderstorm warning boxes popping up in front of the main
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body of this participation as it comes east. this is an issue over the next couple of hours. i think as early as 2:00 and 3:00 you'll see this rain companied by thunderstorms. for now the thunderstorm watches are only extended to the east to lancaster but i think there is a good chance this will push farther to the east. and when you look at the where the storm prediction center is showing the possibility of storms. this is worse than what we showed you this morning. we had a slight risk and now an enhanced risk it has been pulled through philadelphia and covered most of south jersey and all of delaware. this means that any storms that form this afternoon will have the potential any way of producing strong damaging wind gusts and hail and frequent lightning as well. another thing to look at this is something you can watch for over the next couple of hours.
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it helps to fire up the thunderstorms if we see sun break out through the clouds. it can turn and boil the atmosphere a bit and set the table for the storms and right now as you look to the west. the cloud cover down by washington and due west of philadelphia there is some thinning, if you are in an area where you see sun, there is a better chance of a thunderstorm popping later. we'll track them coming through with the latest stormtracker 6 live double scan and model imagery coming into husband. >> could be an interesting afternoon. >> thank you. whenever storms move through rely on storm tracker 6, it's one of the resources available at and remember our team of meteorologist is working overtime to keep you informed. they post regular updates on facebook and twitter. and deadly tornadoes in the midwest.
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new video shows the damage i inconflicted in several states. it's blamed on three deaths. and the weather service is working on determining how many tornadoes swept through. and an arson investigation is underway in elsmere, delaware, they believe it was intentionally set, and the apartment complex is under renovation and empty at the time and the fire cost an estimated $100,000 in damage. two people lost their lives no deadly gun fire in philadelphia overnight. and investigators believe they were unrelated but happened 30 minutes apart. katherine scott is live on rising sun avenue with the latest. >> reporter: that is right there were two homicides in the city within a half hour overnight and police are searching for the people behind them. neighbors on this north philadelphia block tell "action
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news" they heard about a dozen gunshots at 2:45 and a 31-year-old man was lying in the road hit multiple times he had wounds to his head chest and back and was pronounced dead shortly after 3:00 a.m. around 2:20 a.m. police were called for a person shot in feltonville. a 24-year-old man hit in the chest on rising sun after few, he was pronounced dead at the hospital at 2:35 a.m. police were questioning witnesses from a nearby after hours club but they were unsure if the victim was inside before the shooting and the two shootings were unrelated and the homicide rate is higher now than the same time last year. the police commissioner says that long-term trends can be more telling. >> it's early in the year for us to be talking about percentages, we are just concerned about any
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uptick at any time. >> commissioner richard ross explains the motives for homicides run the gamut from neighborhood disputes to domestic ones. >> you have ebbs and flows, peaks and valleys and we are always concerned about the people behind the number. these are real people that lost their lives. >> reporter: the motives for the homicides overnight in feltonville and north philadelphia remain under investigation. katherine scott, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. volunteers are beginning a second afternoon of cleanup at the mt. carmel cemetery and groups have added to the growing reward. they are offering more than $50,000 for information that leads to an arrest for the vandalism at this jewish cemetery. more than 100 head stones were knocked over and pro
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informational masons are expected to help later on this week. it's the day after the critical moment in donald trump's presidency. he gave his first address to a joint congress last night. and the president called for unity and both parties to move past their bickering. maggie is at the capital with more. >> reporter: this was the first time to capitol hill and this time as promised his tone was more optimistic. >> the time for trivial fights is behind us. >> american greatness, is now beginning. >> the president takes a softer tone in his first add before congress. sharing an emotional moment with karen owens, the widow of chief petty officer, ryan owens. >> ryan's legacy is etched into eternity. thank you. >> and the president was talking compromise when it comes to the
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hard line stance on immigration. >> i believe that republicans and democrats can work together to achieve an outcome that has eluded our country for decades. >> but still committing to his campaign promises like building the wall on the mexican water. >> a great great wall. >> fighting to repeal and replace obama care. >> the agenda that they voted for the agenda that the majority of americans believe is right. >> we have begun to drain the swamp of government construction. >> getting audible boos from democrats in congress. >> his speeches are always totally detached from reality. >> accusing the president of saying he is one with the people but not following up that talk with action. trump's commerce secretary billionaire wilbur ross was even
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seen wearing $600 slippers to the speech last night. >> and the speech is getting major traction on social media the most talked about joint session everywhere 3 million tweets. channel 6 "action news." still to come here on "action news" at noon a dramatic end to a police chase. when a truck goes airborne and that is the not the racy part of this story. and find out what to do if someone on your social network appears to need help. >> and david murphy will update us on the stormy weather when "action news" comes rights back. dgets that curl ... smooth ... and are just plain cool! . >> i would use this for karaoke. >> a 5 ingredient chicken dinners next rachael! ♪ ♪ á
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newly released video shows the end to a police chase in indiana. the truck goes airborne and lands on another car. a person was sitting in the vehicle when the truck slammed on the roof. >> i saw the underside a vehicle coming at me at my face and i went to the right sitting in my car. >> that woman's kick dive may have saved her life because it was the only part of her car that was not crushed by the falling truck. the 18-year-old suspect fled an early traffic stop and reached speeds topping 100 miles per
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hour. the chase ended when his truck hit spike strips and swerved off the road. incredibly nobody was injured. a police office was dragged while doing a traffic stop. he drove off dragging the officer with him and police chased him down and ram aid cruiser into the van forcing him to pull over. two offerses suffered minor injuries. the widow of a gunman behind a deadly accident in florida. may be released from jail. the hearing will happen in california to determine if she will be released before trial. she is accused of aiding her husband omar mateen after the deadly nightclub attack in orlando. 50 people were killed. and the judge ordered a
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psychiatric evaluation. and former president and first lady signed a book deal. they put one of the bids of $60 million, the obamas plan to donate a significant portion of their proceeds to charity including to the obama foundation, the titles and released dates have not been publicized. one of the most iconic hotels were closed for renovation. the waldorf astoria is iconic and a japanese company bought it and the renovations could take two to three years. when it reopens it will still have hotel rooms but many other
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stock prices are moving sharply higher today in the dow jones industrial average hit 21,000 for the first time ever.
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investors are reacting positively to president trump's speech to congress last night. the check shows the dow up 250 points and the nasdaq up 68 points and change. fashion book is rolling out more suicide prevention tools, the company is making it easier to report posts about self injury. and the new option for users that appears as if they may be hafrming themselves or planning to harm themselves while broadcasting on facebook live and a set of crisis resources will pop up on the perp's phone and facebook will reach out to emergency workers if someone is in immediate danger and they say they have a unique act to help people in distress. and subway is disputing claims about its chicken. a company did tests on the chicken for a consumer reports show. it shows half chicken and the
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rest mostly soy and they say the report is false and misleading and the company only serves is 100% chicken. doctors are seeing more cases of colon cancer with mill elal elales they appear to have more of a risk than people born in the 1950s. they are looking to find out why the risk is moving up and may be connected to lifestyle factors and a lack of activity and a diet high in -- and legos unveiled the women of nasa sat, including sally ride, the first american woman in space and may jenson the first african-american woman in space and one of katherine johnson the woman for the inspiration for the movie hidden figures and they submitted proposals through the lego ideas series.
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>> the "action news" team is out working on news stories for today at 4:00. >> alicia vitarelli is live in the newsroom with a preview. >> with a new month comes a crop of new deals, from winter coats to chocolate to frozen food and phones, which items you should pick up in march to save money and which ones you should wait on. and have you ever heard of yupping? if you haven't you are not alone what the yoga cupping combo is all about and whether it's safe. >> and if have you not downloaded the free 6 abc newscast you can watch us live on your smart phone or tablet. we'll check accuweather when we come right back.
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we are just two week as way from the peak blooming period from the cherry blossom season. between march 14 hat are b that m o or fourdays. from march 20th 16 . th our area aresbur an indicatembehe showertrong s certainly possibl outside. sky 6 hd live wilmington delaware camer pointed to the west and the clouds arethe west andhowers and a couple of non thunderstorms up north earlier and t for line to come throu could pack more of a punch, the temperatesphia. and most of us will wind up in 0s and winds pick up from the southwest at per hour and the wind rising and the indication that thento us. 62 in allentown and 69 in wilmington and dover and 63 in cape may. cooler at the beach because of the cool water. what are we looki future tracker 6 shows a lull bably remain in the lull
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in philadelphia past 12:30 this afternoon but by 2:00 2:30 if you are in reading or lancaster, i would look to the west in case the skies turn ominous and you get the arrival of strong thunderstorms. the models are fairly consistent bringing it close to i-95 at 3:00, 4:00 not everybody sees the heavy downpours and potential thunderstorm. but some of you do. and by 4:30 or 5:00s near and theal shower popping throughngaterat are we expecting out of the storms? not everybody and maging wind gusts are possible and frequent lightning is possible and hail i'm saying and it's a 60 minute danger these will not take all of that long to pass a given area than is an argument for staying inside when they come through, if you have something to do even if it's a walk home from school.
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wait in the school. they don't have to wait it time after the rain. and 71 in the lehigh valley with the thunderstorm chance. at the shore any thunderstorm is probably later in the afternoon at 4:00 or 5:00. 65 is the high there. and philadelphia a high of 74 and may fall shy of that. and clouds and some sun and tance of a thrm. and by the way if you are if the neighborhood that doesn't see storms later today or sun later today. have you less of a chance of a nderstorm. it would help the atmosphere and settle table for a urs,yingedy anday cloudy and cool and 42 is thefriday. on saturday and we bounce back up to the 50s after a morning shower and back to the 60s on monday and tuesday. not a bad start to march. be careful of this afternoon. a new top dog is coming to terminal market. a fox and sons fancy corn dog corn
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"action news" at 12:30 continues with rick williams sara bloomquist and meteorologist david murphy. >> hello again, here are the stories we are following for you on "action news" at 12:30, we are tracking stormy weather, rain and lightning and gusty winds are all possible today. meteorologist david murphy with the details from accuweather. and the same storms are blamed for several deathed and a large path of destruction in several states and the reward grows in the search for the vandals that damaged a jewish cemetery. and now the details, we are if for a rocky afternoon coming up later today as strong storms rumble through the area. a live look at the commodore barry bridge via sky 6 hd and clouds are above the bridge and we are in a lull now as we wait for the storm oz arrive. and strong winds and rain along with warm temperatures.
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david murphy has the details from accuweather. >> i found the sky 6 hd shot you showed. the skies looked like they were brightening a bit and that is not good for thunderstorms. if you keep it cloudy the atmosphere is more settled. if we break out with sun that means some of us will get a gusty thunderstorm. for now we see action out to the west and no lightning yet from the shower and that one looks to be heading up to the poconos. and around here light sprinkles to the west and the wider view on stormtracker 6 live double scan clearly shows you the great image of a line of strong storms. the yellow you see outside of this storm system
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