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news" this noon is breaking news, chopper 6 hd is above the scene of a three-alarm fire in northeast philadelphia. this is the aquatic fitness center on the 3600 block of grant avenue. the fire broke out 45 minutes ago. firefighters arrived on the scene to find flames throughout the building. no injuries have been reported, this is an aquatic and fitness center with indoor pools. we believe the dome covered the large olympic pool at the back of the complex. it did break out sometime after 11:00 and burned very, very quickly. you can see there's practically nothing left of the rooftop of the dome. this is video from just a short time ago, you can see heavy, heavy smoke coming from the dome that covered the olympic-sized pool. this is located in a residential neighborhood. so far there's no word of any evacuations. there's another building connected to the dome that's
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where the fitness center and day care for members to use. the aquatic and fitness center fire breaking out 45 minutes ago reached three-alarms. bob brooks is on the scene we'll go to him live when he arrives. you can watch live updates at in the meantime we're following breaking news out of washington. in the past half-hour, president donald trump has signed a new travel ban banning immigration from 6 muslim-majority countries. this comes 6 weeks after he signed the initial order that barred travel from libya iran somalia and sudan. >> iraq is an important ally in the fight to defeat isis with
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their brave soldiers fighting in close coordination with america's men and women in uniform. this intense review identified multiple security measures that the state department and the government of iraq will implement to achieve our shared objective of preventing those with criminal or terroristic intent from reaching the united states. >> the order clarifies rules for green card and visa holders. we'll have more on the travel ban and any reaction from lawmakers at 4:30. >> meanwhile, the fallout continues that president trump's claims that president obama ordered the trump towers to be wiretapped during the campaign. >> mr. trump has yet to offer any proof to back up the claims. abc kenneth moten joins us from new york with more on the story.
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kenneth good afternoon. >> reporter: good afternoon rick and sarah. radio silence from the fbi and the justice department on the twitter claim against president obama over the weekend. the white house said it would no longer comment after the president's tweet and rolled out someone who did. the 45th president making unsubstantiated claims in a tweet calling the are 44th president a bad guy. james comey called the allegation false. >> does trump accept the fbi's denial? >> reporter: i don't think he does george. ben rhodes tweeted no president can order a wiretap they are in place to protect people from citizens like you. >> i think he firmly believes
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this is a story line that has been reported pretty widely by quite a few outlets. >> i have got to stop you right there. every single article you mentioned does not back up the claim that president obama had him wiretapped. >> reporter: it's unclear what caused the tweet, but he is relying on a fox news report and breitbart. on meet the press, the former director of national intelligence we want public to denounce the claim. >> the part of national security apparatus that i oversaw as dni there was no such wiretap activity mounted gains the president-elect at the time as a candidate or against his campaign. >> reporter: the white house now wants an congressional investigation. now security experts say the president can order intelligence agencies to give him answers, sarah. kenneth moten channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. chopper 6 hd was above a
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fiery and smoky blaze in montgomery county less than an hour ago. this is the 400 block of hollow road in upper providence township. firefighters were called to the scene before 11:00 a.m., so far no reports of injuries. the search is on this noon for a gunman who opened fire on a pair of brothers in southwest philadelphia. police say they were sitting in a car when they came under fire from a hail of bullets. one brother did not survive. annie mccormick is live from police headquarters with details on the on going investigation. annie. >> reporter: the brother who survived is in critical condition at the children's hospital in philadelphia. family members said he had not been able to communicate with his family just yet. in the meantime police say they are working hard to figure out who is responsible. family members identified the victims of a brutal shooting sunday as teen brothers, zybrii davis and sybrii davis. according to police and family
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around 2:30 p.m. on lions avenue a shooter in a dark vehicle opened fire on the hondia with the brothers inside. the shooter had a a brief conversation with the teens before firing his weapon. zybrii davis was hit in the torso and pronounced dead a short time later. a bullet struck sybrii davis in the side of his face. he is in critical condition at children's hospital. after the gunman opened fire the brothers tried to drive away to safety, but struck a pole. homicide investigators in the crime scene unity spent hours speaking to witnesses and and gathering surveillance video. investigators hope anyone with information come forward. there's a vague description of the vehicle and no description of the suspects who they believe pulled the weapon.
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at this point they are looking for any information the public may have. if you have that information 215-686-tips. annie mccormick channel 6 "action news." back to you. >> thank you. philadelphia police are asking for your help finding four men who followed a man from a septa station and attacked and beat and robbed him. surveillance video shows the suspects as they followed the 22-year-old victim from the subway station in south philadelphia back on february 6. the men attacked the victim once they were on the 1200 block of morris street and punched and kicked him and took his cell phone. if you recognize the suspects call police right away. it is day two of a planned two day strike at delaware memorandum arl -- memorial hospital in drexel hill. 400 nurses walked off the job yesterday. two sides disagree over staffing
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levels and unable to reach a contract. prospect says the hospital staffing is at or above the national average. turning to accuweather we had a cold awakens as we stepped outside for work and school. it's convictingly warming up -- quickly warming up across the delaware and the lehigh valleys. sky6 live hd showing blue skies and sunshine peeking through, but the bitterly cold temperatures and winds from the weekend slowly, but surely dissipating. david murphy joins us at the big board with a upswing in the temperatures. >> reporter: it's feeling comfortable out there, i want to cover the rain story there's a lot of it out to the west of it, a warm front to our west is pulling you up to the north as o through the day. that will increase temperatures a little bit. most of the rain will have a hard time maintaining support in philadelphia. in northern areas later tonight
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in particular there's a chance of spotty showers and some of that could spill into tomorrow morning. as for cloudy cover we have managed to maintain at least partly sunny skies through the morning hours, we saw that on sky 6. clouds may thicken up at times a little bit during the afternoon. most of the rain falling a part, generally speaking we're going tore a mix of clouds and sun. 44 degrees is the current temperature. started out in the upper 20s in philadelphia and some areas got into the teens. 43 in allentown. 46 in reading, 42 in cape may. not much wind out there, an 8-mile an hour breeze in philadelphia. calm at the airport in atlantic city. also helping with that comparatively comfortable feel. 50 degrees at 2:00 p.m. we expect a high of 52 that will probably clock in right there around 3:00 p.m. and then we are cooling down by 10:00 p.m. 43 degrees, we have a warmup, better than today coming
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tomorrow and wernldz, -- wednesday, a chill down for the weekend and wintery precipitation at times, sarah i'll talk about that in the seven day. a historic home in berks county was lost to fire. flames tore through the house on the 6300 block of perkiomen avenue. firefighters were hampered by a wooden bridge they were unable to make it across the bridge forcing firefighters to run hoses across a long distance. nobody was hurt in the blaze. it is believed that the house dates from the mid 1700s. from our new jersey newsroom some new jersey leaders are concerned about federal funding for religious centers in the wake of hate crimes and bomb threats against jewish community centers. they will address the decline in federal security funding for the
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new jersey religious centers. they will be at the jewish federation in southern new jersey in cherry hill. a chilling attack at a nebraska hotel how the clerk scared off the masked man who attacked in the dead of night. a dream come true for a boy battling cancer. we'll tell you what was waiting for this basketball fan when he finally got to go home. meteorologist, david murphy is back with another look at the warming accuweather forecast, that and much more when "action news" continues in a moment. >> we have an update on our top
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story at the top of the hour, fire at a popular health club in northeast philadelphia. chopper 6 hd over the scene of the aquatic fitness center, 3600 block of grant avenue. you can see firefighters on the scene, the billowing smoke pouring from the roof of the health club there. we do know that the fire has been escalated to four-alarm blaze now, and one person has been injured and has been rushed to nearby torresdale hospital. we're not sure if it was a firefighter or health chub member. the fire -- health club member.
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the fire is not under control. we'll continue to follow the fire in northeast philadelphia. >> european has condemned north korea for filing four banned ballistic missiles. it is in reaction to the u.s. south korean military drills those countries consider routine. the foreign affairs chief said the launches were in you are the disregard of -- utter disregard of several resolutions. in iraq, another major step in the fight to push isis from one of its last major strongholds in the county. isis militants are suspected of using chemical weapons on civilians in the city. red cross said some people were treated for exposure to some
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form of gas. the defense department is investigating reports of questionable behavior by some marines accused of sharing naked pictures of female marines and other veterans on a secret web page. ncis launched the investigation. the pictures were removed from the site. a registered sex offender has been arrested for a terrifying attack on a hotel clerk in nebraska. he is seen peering through the hallway and following the victim working the front desk in the dead of night. there's a struggle and the pair move away from the camera. that's when the woman pulled off the attackers mask. he ran out the door and came back, by then the woman was on the phone calling 911. >> we have a recall to tell you
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about this noon, mercedes has announced it is recalling an million cars worldwide due to a starting problem that can cause overheating and start a fire. there are c class and gla model years 2015 to 2017. there were 51 fires reported with 30 in the u.s. no reports of injuries. "healthcheck" this noon, migraine sufferers may find relief from arc -- acupuncture,
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researchers studied patients who suffered from migraines and suffered attacks 20 to 8 times a month him they received act -- arc puncture treatment it was five months before they received releech from the attacks. >> let's go to alicia vitarelli. >> reporter: there are questions moms are face are for years, a major health organization say it's better to hold off and for how long to cut the umbilical cord. from play rooms to closets we have tips to survive, spring cleaning when you have kids, especially toddlers it's what i
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am going through right now. we'll have that on what's the deal. take us on the go if you ever not downloaded the flee -- free 6abc app that's something i have to do alicia. not me, i've got it taken care of. meteorologist david murphy
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is here with a look at the revolver coaster ride. right now we have the fun part. >> reporter: storm tracker 6 live double scan shows us we are dry this noon, as we take a look outside. boy, it was a cold start this morning, down in the 20s, but lots of sunshine early in fairmont park looking at memorial hall, things have improved since then.
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high clouds around. if you take a look we're up to 44 degrees. that's a nice bounce back, 14 degrees since the dawn temperature. winds are light today. temperatures across the region, 43 in allentown. 43 in wilmington. a couple of spots managed to get milder, reading, lancaster and the airport in atlantic city we're experiences similar numbers and the winds are not that strong. satellite and radar shows you how the clouds are getting thicker out to the west of us, i think we'll maintain a sun and clouds mix, eventually the thicker clouds arrive and sprinkles and showers you see to the west most of of them fall a part around philadelphia there's a chance we get them in the northern suburbs in particular later tonight. in the lehigh valley, clouds and sun, milder high of 49. down the shore we'll go for a high of 45 degrees, cooler next to the water, but not bad, not very windy we're hoping for 52 in philadelphia. now that we're starting to get increased sunshine and extending that into the afternoon we have
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a decent shot at that. clouds and sun, milder, winds variable and not that strong this afternoon. in terms of precipitation, it's tracking toward the northern suburbs we might get a wet snowflake near the poconos, but generally speaking we're looking at wet conditions a shower around in most spots. overnight tonight, 42 degrees is the overnight low. the shower activity may push into philadelphia, you might have a damp start at the beginning of the rush hour, as we head past 9:00 p.m. it's mostly clouds and sunny breaks a little more rain later tonight. temperatures are looking good, tomorrow morning at 8:30 the model has us in the 40s abbey -- and 50s, no more 20s like early this morning. afternoon highs milder in the 60s. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, 52 is today's high, mix of clouds and sun, a shower around tonight and into tomorrow morning. cloudy and milder on tuesday,
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63. some spots like center city could go higher. a shower possible at night. wednesday, sunny and windy, mild, 63. down to 51 on thursday, 45 on friday. thursday overnight into friday there's a possibility of a rain or wet snow shower around. we're keeping our eye on the weekend. we're in the 30s, you might have thought there's a chance of snow on sunday, saturday night or sunday. still trying to hone in on that, that's a period to watch. >> still monday, we've got a few days yet. all right [laughter]. much more to come in the next half-hour of "action news" at 12:30. >> a teenager in california gets an amazing surprise to take his mind off his cancer, the details still to come. those stories and more ahead.
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>> hello again we're staring with more on the breaking news story we've been covering since the top of the hour. fire crews battling a fire that just reached four-alarms in the northeast. this is the afc fitness center in northeast philadelphia on grant avenue. the fire has reached four-alarms and we know of one injury. >> firefighters have not gotten control of the blaze. "action news" reporter, bob
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brooks is live near the scene of the fitness center with the very latest. bob. >> reporter: rick and sarah let me step out of the way and show you what it looks like right now. for the most part, the flames have been put down. you can see a lot of hoses out here, what's left of the aquatic and fitness center is a shell. the flames have to find the place -- torched this place. we see heavy and gray smoke filling the entire neighborhood. as soon as we got out of the live truck it was the first thing you smell. it was an intense fire. i'll bring up the view from chopper 6 hd you can see the magnitude how big this got and how quickly it spread. we were told by people inside there were 100 people inside the center when this started. luckily we're hearing most people made it out safe. le gm telling us he is very proud tha


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