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fire, high ranking democrats are calling for the withdrawal of jeff sessions. the taj takeover on the ac boardwalk may have a hard rock future. >> 5:30, march 2 hold on to your hat, david murphy ascertain karen rogers has the commute. people are telling me across the region the winds are howling up north and so, you know south everybody is -- down south everybody is experiencing it. winds have been gusting above 50 miles per hour and some close to 60 and there's an advisory in the outlying areas. the warning expires at 10:00 the advisory holds until 11:00. the strongest winds in the morning it will be breezy this afternoon, it just won't be in the wind warning criteria zone. right now we have wind gusts at
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beach haven, 49 miles per hour. philadelphia last time we took the snapshot ease back to 35. that's enough to bring down tree branches and twigs, we have tree branches down and downed wires. you want to avoid those, we have partly sunny skies, we had strong thunderstorms and gust related winds in south jersey and delaware, yesterday. the issue today is the windy partly sunny skies returning. we're down to 350 in philadelphia. in the 40s, in allentown philadelphia will dip into the mid 40s and improve to the upper 40s the high will be 49. the official high will be in the 50s and that's behind us. 47 by 7:00 a.m. 46 by noon. high around 3:00 p.m. the worst wind in the morning still breezy in the afternoon and definitely staying cooler today. speaking of which it will be cooler tomorrow and for the
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weekend, karen we'll have the details in the seven day. >> reporter: let's hit the roads, you have to watch for debris on the roads and downed trees in spots. no problems here on the vine street expressway approaching the schuylkill expressway. no problems there. upper merion we had an outdoor electrical fire extinguished, you may see crews. down tree on mill street fell on to a house. crews on the scene there, as well. montgomery county, 309 bethlehem pike at stump road you want to watch for an extinguished electrical fire there, as well. no oversized commercial vehicles on the pennsylvania turnpike, there's a ban right now because of the high winds that we're seeing. so, it is a problem as you're traveling, i felt my car blowing around a little bit in the gusty winds. we have a downed tree on 295 partially blocking the right lane southbound past 206.
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in hammonton, 206 is blocked here because of a downed tree, as well. breaking right now high winds are kicking up throughout the morning as karen mentioned. one gust brought a tree down in delaware county, one person is hurt. katherine scott is live at the scene in clifton heights. katherine. >> reporter: matt, i did speak to the man who was hurt, he is doing okay, he was treated on the scene. let me show you the tree that fell blocking sycamore avenue right now in clifton heights. there were a lot of emergency vehicles on the scene, the fire department police were here, peco is working. you can see them on the other side of the tree. there are people around here taking a look at the damage in clifton heights after the high winds overnight. i spoke to the man who was hurt. his bedroom window was on the other side of the house on mill. the tree has fallen across sycamore. it's a little bizarre the tree
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fell on sycamore and fell on top of the house and hooked around in the bedroom window on the other side of the house on mill street mark is panning over so you can see on the other side of the house it hooked into his bedroom window while he was sleeping. he was cuts on his head and body but he is doing okay. the wind have been howling throughout the night. strong winds have taken down trees and branches around the area. peco is reporting scattered outages. 1300 customers are without power, some of them where we are. sycamore avenue in clifton heights remains closed after a tree fell. peco remains on the scene use caution as you head out the door. katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> this man is wanted for claims he exposed himself to university of delaware students. police in newark say donald maxwell junior was standing
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naked committing a lewd act outside the dorms on haynes street. witnesses say he drove away in a silver dodge charger. an act of apparent semitism hit the bustleton section of philadelphia. someone spray painted a swastika on the front steps of a c place between 7:30 and 11:00 a.m. yesterday morning. the reward for finding the culprit between the desecrated mount carmel cemetary has grown $ volunteers continue their professional masake stones later this week. > vandalism, religious leadersth are coming together today. they are inv public to join them in a unified:36 r attorneyn over revelations that he contact with russia. sessionssena din confirmation hearingsen asked if anyone with the contact with russians. sessions said he never met with russian officials to discuss the issues of campaign.
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they were related to his role while serving on the arm services committee. other democrats are demanding that he remove himself in connection with the russianing. the shuttered taj mahal has been sold giving hope to those who lost their jobs. atlantic city mayor said hard rock cafe plans to invest $300 million in renovating and rebranding the property. hard rock calf may. they want you to -- hardrock cafe. winds rocking through the region right now. storm tracker 6 live double scan shows we are mainly dry across th region. there's a little bit of a sprinkle around all light shower there. i had follower in delaware county. you said there's a bit of a spritz down there, as well.
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it has to be small because it's not being picked up all that well on radar. as we look outside we have the winds blowing on the benjamin franklin parkway. a wind warning in effect until 10:00 a.m. and advisory until 11:00 a.m. we've seen gusts in the 50 to 60-mile an hour range. you want to hold on to your hats and look out for debris on roads and downed wires too. the temperature 50 degrees, it doesn't seem so bad. we were in the mid 50s not too long ago and we are plunging. this is a sustained wind at 24 miles per hour. the gusts have been going up into the 30s and 40s in philadelphia since we were on the air partly sunny skies is what we expect overall a little sprinkle coming through the northern suburbs right now and farther south of that in some cases. that should be done quickly. the overall look is partly sunny and the overall feel is windy and cooler. 46 degrees by 8:00 a.m.
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dropping to 44 by 10:00 a.m. back to 46 rat noon, high of 49 degrees around 3:00 p.m. it will be jacket weather with the strong wind blowing around even in the afternoon with the winds dieing down a bit, it will be breezy enough for the jacket. 6:00 p.m., 43 degrees that's the callk at high temperatures across the region, looks like we're stuck in the mid 40s north and west up closer to 50 from philadelphia to the shore todaydin remembering that not only do we have downed trees but the tre branches coming down often times take down wires. we have reports of downed wires around this morning remember they can look dead and in some cases they are trolley once they recharge the grid. the wires can recharge. it's not just touching the wire, if you're too close to it, the electricity can come across the ground and shock you. call police, and make sure your kids know how to behave when
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they see the wires hanging low on on the ground. tomorrow we'll have a passing snow shower. future tracker 6 showing this in the afternoon as it does come through, maybe a grassy coating accumulation here or there where you have to get a heavier quick move wet snow shower. today's high, 49 degrees cooler than yesterday windy especially in the morning and breezy in the afternoon and evening. tomorrow colder high of 43 it will be somewhat brisk and that passing rain or snow shower is possible. for the weekend it looks dry but cold, brisk on saturday, high of 39 degrees getting up to 43 the way things are looking on sunday with clouds increasing. however, next week things improve. monday we become milder high of 59 degrees. there could be a shower around late in the day or at night. tuesday morning 69 not bad holding the mid 60s on wednesday. a little cool this weekend but milder air coming back next
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week. >> 5:40. forget about snakes on a plane it was a tiny rodent that caused problems for a flight heading to the u.s. court summons go out to individuals to serve on a trial that may not end until 2018. >> reporter: that's a long time. we're live in fishtown and girard avenue looking good at frankford avenue. the winds is causing an issue in spots. we'll talk about that one can you -- coming up.
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>> welcome back taking a live look on sky6 live hd across philadelphia international airport. if you have an early morning flight you might want to call ahead to see if the high winds interfere in anyway, and check flight tracker. >> how about the trucks blowing around on the roads? >> reporter: yes the pennsylvania turnpike has banned oversized vehicles because of the high winds. no oversized vehicles on the pennsylvania turnpike. looking live in plymouth meeting, the blue route, mid county tolls no other problems
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other than the ban on the pennsylvania turnpike. salford township, ridge road is shut down at moyer road stick to camp green road. downed trees a problem sycamore avenue at mill street at clifton heights. katherine scott has been talking about this one, fell on a house. stick to bishop avenue. 295 southbound a tree blocking the right lane past 206. other than that, you can expect debris or problems on the roads. here's smooth 215 on the waze app talking about i-95 southbound near allegheny, we have an object in the road there. i think you will see a lot of that kind of thing. look at the winds, 44-mile an hour wind gusts in millville. 38 in reading, 32 in allentown. 49 in beach haven nearly 50-mile an hour wind it's a big deal.
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you can feel the car blowing around a little bit. it's not terribly cool yet 50 degrees the winds making it feel cooler than that. high in the afternoon 49. >> the only case where it might be a good idea to have a snake on a plane is when it's being used to get a mouse off the plane. someone spotted a mouse running around a british airline flights, the plane going from london to san francisco ended up being delayed for four hours. passengers were buckled up and waiting for takeoff they made a joke about it. >> the mouse cannot enter u.s. aerospace without a passport. i wouldn't want to eat food on a plane without a mouse. i think we were all happy we switched planes. >> british airlines said they were satisfied that only passengers with two legs enteredded up flying the friendly sky. one jury may be harder to
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seat than usual. a trial in las vegas is going to last full year. the judge admits serving on a yearlong jury is a big commitment. >> people have real hardships not trying to get out out of it, telling you what their circumstances. sometimes the court can work within the circumstances. >> it's against the law for you to be fired because of jury duty but your workplace they are required to hold your position your pay is not guaranteed. 12 people might be facing interesting times. >> philadelphia mayor helps a local globe trotter with an assist. you'll see her impressive shot coming t wo woman's purse caught
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look at the. >> it's not teyhet' or: she opened a bistro like setting in mullica hill. you're doing all the baking. s w ltedla there's plenty of french favorites to choose from. >> if there's fruit in it, i bought the fruit. >> reporter: there are tarts, the main focus is on the macaroons. this is worth cheating.
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she told me they are becoming so popular is because they look pretty on instagram. >> reporter: threats check the roads, we're live on the ben franklin bridge, got to be careful with a high profile vehicle on the bridges. we're seeing no problems on the ben. i know i felt my car move a little bit with the winds. we have an issue on the burlington bristol bridge, there are paint carts blowing around the scene. also, the bridge is going up at 5:50 a.m. stick to tacony-palmyra or route 1 trenton morrisville bridge. >> reporter: debris on the road. 48 degrees by 6:00 a.m. 46 on the bus stop. notice how temperatures are dropping between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. we have a wind warning in effect until 10:00 a.m. across the region. and the latest gusts we've sort of taken a snapshot on have been
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anywhere from the 30s close to 50 miles per hour. some overnight as high as today, cooler than yesterday 49 degrees by 3:00 p.m. the strongest winds during the morning, breezy in the afternoon. matt and tam. >> thank you david. accuweather forecast and radar any weather alerts posted at >> we have dramatic new video of a man trying to steal a woman's purse in las vegas. surveillance video shows the suspect following the woman walking into the store. he waited outside another man cha spect, but he intan >> 5:52 a.m. two women speak out about past sexual abuse hoping it helps others come forward against the man who carried it out. twitter is making changes about the on going problem of online abuse coming up later.
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>> welcome back taking a live look down the benjamin franklin parkway, winds is the big story this morning. look at the flags flapping in the high winds. be careful look out for tree branch and debris in the roadway. >> two brave women who say they were abused by a bucks county predator are breaking their silence. they were abused when they were children by william thomas. >> i was being taken advy a grown adult child
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molester. i hope anyone else affected by this man, you will be heard. >> i fought the depression and anxiety and you can too. children are so young and innocent and nobody deserves something like this. >> thomas had a a collection of child pornography and little girl's underwear and journal detailing the crime. a knife attack in the logan section left a man in critical condition. it happened on 4800 block of north 10th street last night. there were no arrests in the case. happening today philadelphia mayor jim kenny will prevent his budget to city cowngs. the second budget proposal of his administration. the $4.4 billion plan is slightly larger than last year. the budget calls for hiring more city paramedics and firefighters. mayor kenny had a little fun he
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recently joined the harlem globe trotters for a trick shot above city hall, bria swish young had nothing but net. she celebrated with the mayor who had the assist. fire and co scare forces people from their home in berks county. >> next up a fitness tip one you can do on your kitchen counter. this is the story of green mountain coffee and fair trade told in the time it takes to brew your cup. let's take a trip to la plata, colombia. this is boris calvo. that's pepe. boris doesn't just grow good coffee boris grows mind-blowing coffee.
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and because we pay him a fair price he improves his farm to grow even better coffee and invest in his community, which makes his neighbor gustavo, happy. that's blanca. yup, pepe and blanca got together. things happen. all this for a smoother tasting cup of coffee. green mountain coffee. packed with goodness. enamel is the strong white, outer layer of your tooth surface. the thing that's really important to dentists is to make sure that that enamel stays strong and resilient for a lifetime. the more that we can strengthen and re-harden that tooth surface the whiter their patients' teeth are going to be. dentists are going to really want to recommend the new pronamel strong and bright. it helps to strengthen and re-harden the enamel. it also has stain lifting action. it's going to give their patients
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breaking overnight a home invasion in the city's overnight brook section police are on the scene right now. >> an electrical fire in berks county knocks out power for several people. >> there's a high wind warning in parts of the area, damage has been reported where a tree toppled into a husband injuring the man who was inside. >> we don't want karen rogers to be disturbed at all that's what i meant but for david it's okay. >> reporter: i have the shorter hair the wind is strong we h
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