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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 6 o'clock on this tuesday march 21st and here's what's happening. >> we're following two breaking news stories. first up, a man dead on the street in the olney section shot to death. >> the other one a serious accident in south philadelphia that and sends two people to the hospital. >> cinco de mayo will be unusually quiet in south philadelphia this year. organizers of the annual parade say the current political climate makes it a no-go. we'll explain. >> and we're dealing with a little bit of rain out there and we'll be dealing with some spring later. let's go to david and karen. >> spotty showers around right now including one right over 6abc. storm tracker6 live double scan shows you some down by the coast getting ready to exit atlantic city shortly. another batch coming right through philadelphia.
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that won't last too long and then another batch pushing in on reading. it looks like the last of these probably done before the end of the rush hour or around that time. temperatures this morning are better than yesterday. we're at 43 in philadelphia. this time yesterday we were well down into the 30's. 40 degrees in allentown. 43 in cape may. and not much wind right now. 7 miles per hour. and winds staying light today. as we roll through the day, we have this rain for a bit this morning off and on. 42 degrees by 7 o'clock. still damp by 7 o'clock in isn't spots. by noon, 49, drying out still kind of cloudy. then by 3 o'clock, 57 degrees with some sun coming back and we do expect a decent amount of sunshine later today. by 5 o'clock, you'll be up to 59. that's your high. and still holding the mid-50's by 7 o'clock. it gets a lot chillier and windier tomorrow to. what about the roads. >> looking a little damp on 422 at trooper. no weather problems as you head out the door. you see that that eastbound traffic moving pretty nicely. in fact on the big picture
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blue route looking pretty good. the schuylkill we had a major accident involving a box truck that was closing the schuylkill eastbound near broad street. that has cleared. all lanes back opened. schuylkill eastbound still moving nicely and i-95 traveling in the 50's. here's a live look at i-95 near broad street and we see traffic here moving just fine so no problems heading out on i-95. the one big issue don't forget it's only our second morning that you have no e-z pass express lanes here at the busy mid-county toll plaza. they're doing construction. that's going the last three weeks. so you want to expect some headaches and some longer lines there at the e-z pass tolls, matt and tam. >> okay, thank you, karen. breaking overnight police on scene of a deadly shooting. the victim was and found near fourth and ross land's street in olney. he was shot in the head. police are still searching for the shooter. we'll have a live report in the next half hour. also breaking, paramedics rushed two people to the hospital following this crash in south philadelphia. it happened on the 2300 block of columbus boulevard just before 2:00 a.m.
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police suspect the driver was drunk. >> for more than a decade philadelphia has been the scene of a festive cinco de mayo celebration but the party that was planned for this year has been called off. >> organizers fear attendees could be targeted by federal immigration agents. "action news" reporter jeanette reyes is live in south philadelphia with the full story. good morning, jeanette. >> reporter: good morning to you both. organizers say this was a difficult decision to make but they voted unanimously to go ahead and cancel this year's celebrations. they say fear did play a role but this is mostly done as a precautionary measure. hundreds take part every ye wearing elaborate headdresses and colorful masks. since 2006, south philadelphiaians have grown accustomed to the parade every year for cinco de mayo but this year a palpable fear is forcing organizers to scrap festivities altogether. >> we know pretty much that ice, they're driving around.
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>> reporter: organizers say there were concerns that the event could attract immigration enforcement actions. >> we didn't think it would happen necessarily but we didn't want to risk it. >> the fear is maybe, you know, the people come from other like other cities from the united states, come to participate here, maybe on the way they get stopped and asked for any, you know, like, legal papers and, you know, they tone have. >> reporter: mayor jim kenney's office called the news to cancel devastating reassured the hispanic community saying in part "i want our immigrant community to know that we want them here. we remain committed to being a fourth amendmeprotecting these " and this would have been the event's 11th year. organizers say they are hoping to be bkin south philadelphia, jeanette reyes channel6 "action news. that. and new this morning,
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atlantic city police are see in these surveillance pictures. they say onhnience store clerk n sunday at a store in the 1400 block of atlanticshappened aftek tried to fight him off. they think this is the sam store 1300 block of pacific avenue back on friday. if you take a look at these easeures and think you know contact police. it is ekot off to a terrible start for a philadelphia jeweler. robbers staged an elaborate heist and in the end they made dollars in stolen jewels. on the 5500early monday block of whitaker avenue in the lawncrest secon wires to disable phones internet and security systems and broke in through the roof they were then able to smash through the wall to get into the jewelry store. ts is the sae store that was just >> ♪arized two months >> happening today, voters in
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pennsylvania's 197th house district are heading to the polls for a special he will seaf leslie acosta who resigned in an scheme. republican llewes sin today little is the only candidate listed on the ballots. democrats endorsed emilio vasquez as a write in confidence. huge financial scandal continues to rock wells fargo. erin aid is in for maribel aber live at the nasdaq in times square. good morning, erinism good morning, tam. consumers continue to stay away from wells fargo after the fake accounts scandal. credit card applications declined 55 percent last month. wells fargo also said consumers opened 43 percent fewer checking accounts than a year ago in february. stocks finished little changed yesterday with no major economic or corporate news to drive trading and right now futures point to a higher open. a report on the current
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account with measures the flow of goods services and investment incomes for the u.s. is due out today. friendly's opened its first drive-through location in new jersey. you can no you get a fribble or sunday without leaving your car. the location is on route 38 in mount laurel. friendly's very first drive through opened in mass mas in 2015 and i know i'm excited for a drive through. that is the latest from the nasdaq. in new york, i'm erin aid, back to you matt and tam. >> i don't know what fribble is but i'm sure my four-year-old would love it. >> you should be exercising afterwards or before but you're sitting -- >> if you're going to get one you're not thinking about all of that. >> all right. storm tracker6 live double scan right now and we got to think a little bit about rain as there are some showers around. i'll take a closer look at this in a second. you can see it's not everywhere. as we take a look outside, we have cloud cover everywhere and that includes n sky6. clouds will be breaking up a little bit later on today.
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so, a closer look and we'll start you down the shore on storm tracker6 live double scan. clearly this is not heavy rain. most of it highlighted in that lighter shade of green which is storm tracker's way of showing the light inconsequential stuff every now and then a heavier cell getting off the coast quickly. then a lull with another batch of rain with perhaps rain coming down little bit later on. these have been pretty no nonsense cells though. as we take a look at philadelphia itself, i was just standing out in this a moment ago, coming down steady enough for an umbrella but not an inundating rain certainly and this also looks like it's very quickly passing to the east of philadelphia probably in another 10, 15 minutes you'll be drying out although you will have wet roads in the wake of this. and then up in the northern and western suburbs there's yet another batch on the way. reading already had a couple of these earlier. you're going to get another one before too much longer, same story in kutztown and fleetwood. allentown with a much lighter sprinkle and if you're in honey brook in chester county or pottstown you're likely getting wet a little bit later this morning from that as well.
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most of those off and on showers are done around the end of the rush hour, though. 43 degrees currently in philadelphia. so, the numbers not quite as cold as they were this time yesterday. 40 in allentown. 43 down in dover. and future tracker6 shows that you between now and noon, not a lot of rain. the rain tapering off although clouds will in most neighborhoods still be a factor. however, look at the change we've got in store for you later in the afternoon, the clouds disburse and we see the return of a decent amount of sunshine. at the same time we're going to see those numbers pop up later today. in the lehigh valley 55 degrees. down the shore not too shabby, not very breezy, sun returning later on, 54 the high. and in philadelphia we're going to go for a high of 59 degrees, clouds giving way to some sun later today. milder and winds staying on the light side so a pretty pleasant afternoon ahead. but a change is coming pretty quickly. overnight tonight colder air starts to ride in on a strong blustery breeze and we see that seven crash to 35. tomorrow morning it's not only going to be cold but also with winds picking up pretty
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uncomfortable and in the afternoon winds gusting 25 to 35 miles per hour. a big dip in the high temperature down to 41 tomorrow and wind chills making it feel its in the 20's most of teexclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, today's high 59. clouds eventually giving way to sun and pretty nice later. then tomorrow it's back to the winter coats with a high of 41. wind chills in the 20's. 46 still chilly on thursday. 53 on friday, sun giving way to clouds with a shower possible especially up north later in the day and then ahead of the approaching cold front on saturday we get into that warm sector of the next storm system and we shoot up to 70. saturday really looks nice. sunday the front arrives, though, and we get periods of rain and a cooler high of 53. >> thanks, david. six. ooh 10 now. an;, 6:10 now.a blaze spreads f. >> a man could end up behind bars for sending a vicious tweet. we'll tell you about the serious charges he now faces. karen. >> we're live in northeast
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philly by philadelphia mills. this is woodhaven road at mill brook where traffic is moving pretty nicely. a little damp out there. we'll check the 30 bypass coming up.
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>> ♪ >> welcome back. you're taking a live look here, the commodore barry bridge. it is 6:13, 44 degrees. >> how are things going out there karen. >> going pretty smoothly so far. looking live on the 30 bypass. this is at 340. that's your eastbound traffic. really moving nicely right now. not a big problem just yet on the 30 bypass. let's switch over here to the big picture.
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overall blue route is moving pretty nicely. the big accident on the schuylkill eastbound near broad street as since cleared. long gone. all lanes opened. so no problems now on the schuylkill. starting to slow down a touch on the boulevard southbound looking bad,s an hour there. either. let's take another live look. this is the roosevelt boulevard extension. traffic as you head towardst schuylkill. still moving pretty well. on the waze app someout an objee road on south 26th street. storm tracker6 live double scan showing we have showers moving through in spots. let's go in a little closer in this batch near the city. that went a little too near the city we have some showers as well as in and around the area its not terribl wet right there but 43 degrees in philadelias. the afternoon is going to be dry. we'll see clouds give way to and a nice milder high of 59 degrees. not bad for,t matt. >> indeed. thank you, karen.
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firefighters in kansas describe this scene as a war zone. it took them hours to get all these fires under control in overland park yesterday. the fire started in a multi-million dollar apartment complex under construction grew to eight alarms. the flames then hopped skipped and jumped from house to house throughout the neighborhood. incredibly no one was seriously hurt. >> two lancaster county children severely burned after drinking what they thought was apple juice have been released from the hospital. the 10-year-old boy and a four-year-old girl were served the juice at star buffet and grille in east lampeter township earlier this month. the department of agriculture tests indicated that the store bought juice was not the cause of their injuries. authorities have since closed the restaurant citing possible building code violations. and a maryland man is now charged with aggravated assault with al deadly weapon, all over a tweet. police say this man, john rivello tweeted animated strobe images to news week senior writer kurt eichenwald
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back in december after eichenwald wrote about donald trump's conflicts of interest with the message you deserve a seizure for your post. eichenwald is epileptic and those tweets triggered a seizure. federal authorities previously charged rivello with federal cyber stalking for his tweets but the state of texas has now added that charge of aggravated assault. >> several beachgoers helped first responders rescue a dolphin that became beached along the jersey shore. it happened at the 15th street beach in north wildwood yesterday. north wildwood recreation and tourism released video of rescuers helping the dolphin return to deeper waters. two other dolphins were stuck in a sand bar about 100 yards from shore and they and managed to free themselves. all of the dolphins seemed to be okay once they were freed. >> it is 6:16 and a chicken has become the latest internet sensation. meet the viral obsession that could be big bird's cousin. david. >> all right, guys, we have umbrellas with the kids as there are some scattered sprinkles and showers around.
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some may deal with that. this afternoon, though, it's back to the lighter gear. i'll have your afternoon call and your 12-hour forecast coming up. >> ♪ >> in today's tech bytes you won't need to say an instant goodbye to your instagram live videos. >> starting today users will be able to save them to their phones. those videos will be preserved to your camera roll but they won't be saved on instagram. and waiting in line at theme parks may become an attraction in itself. >> when a new universal water park opens later this year orlando visitors will get them a wrist band that tells them when it's their turn. >> chuck berry topping the music streaming charts. >> the day after his death johnny b good was the most downloaded song across the digital platform with a 10,000 percent increase and overall album sales have increased more than 9,000 percent. a new album release is set for later this year. >> ♪ >> oh, god. >> did this by the way on our instagram. those are your tech bytes.
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>> i say, i say, boy. [laughter] >> i mean, fog horn leg horn is a real thing. take a look at this. this is footage of a massive chicken. it is astounding people as well as a hit on social media its prompting debates whether or not it's a real or fake chicken. yes, this is a real bird. people are speculating this is a brahma chicken. it can weigh between 14 and 18 pounds. which you really don't see unless we're talking about a turkey. the average chicken weighs under six but if you had lived back in the 1930's you might remember this because they say this used to be the main size of chickens. >> really. >> yeah. >> it's in kosovo like in
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eastern europe. >> that's that's a lot of chicken nuggets is all i got say. >> a chicken in every pot he wasn't kidding. >> he couldn't fit in a pot. take a look right now and see the roads. starting to slow down a little bit on the schuylkill expressway. it's not a major delay but it's that time of the morning. this is a live look at belmont. that's your westbound traffic on your left. numbers starting to slow down a little bit from the boulevard to belmont. mass transit overall looking okay but we did notice chestnut hill west line train 1803 running 15 minutes late so just watch for in one dave. >> already, karen. little bit of a moisture covered road situation across the region as we have some showers going off the coast of south jersey and another batch just clearing philadelphia and another batch coming in from the west. last of this will probably be done around the end of the rush hour but every now and then your roads are a bit damp. 43 degrees in philadelphia. temperatures up over where they were yesterday when we were down closer to the freezing mark. as we roll through the day it is going to be mild later on. we'll have plenty of clouds between 7:00 and noon getting up which he i close to 50 by no.
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a high of 59 rather late in the afternoon, say, about 5 o'clock and again more and more sunshine the later we go through the day. tam. >> okay, thank you, david. in health check new evidence on just how easy it is to slide down a dangerous path of addiction when it comes to prescription pills. in fact a new study from the cdc says you could be on that path in just a matter of days. researchers found that someone who took prescription opioids for just one day had a 6 percent chance of still being on that drug a year later. that jumps up to 13 percent when the prescription is written out for eight or more days. now in new jersey it is trying to fight that trend with some of the stricter law. it limits pain killer prescriptions to just five days. >> flyers begin a four game road trip starting in winnipeg tonight. they're now seven points out of the final playoff spot because toronto won their game last night. the short-handed sixers almost pulled off back to back wins. they were up by as many as 17 points in the third quarter against orlando last night. but the sixers ran out of gas
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a in overtime losing 112-109. the sixers continue their five game road trip in oklahoma city tomorrow. aren't. >> it's 6:23. up next the mystery of tom brady's missing super bowl jersey. they think they've got it solved. >> katherine scott is gathering details on a murder mystery in philadelphia's olney section. katherine. >> reporter: matt, that's right, 23-year-old man was shot and can killed in olney overnight. the latest on the police investigation coming up at 6:30. >> ♪
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>> this may bring back memories of last week's snowfall around here. this is from montreal canada who saw 11-inches of snow last week. nearly two dozen people were stuck on that bus and realized the only thing they could do is move it themselves. after they freed the first bus a second one got stuck. they spent 45 minutes trying to move that one. even borrowing a shovel and salt from a security guard. >> bill cosby's lawyers want to prescreen thousands of potential jurors in the comedian's up coming sex assault case. they filed a defense motion asking a judge to send questionnaires out to potential jurors. cosby is accused of drugging an molesting andrea constand back in 2004. his trial is set for june in montgomery county but the jurors will come from allegany county. tom brady's missing super bowl jersey is back. the owner of a mexican tabloid says the suspect is one of their former employees.
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they say they didn't even realize that he had somehow gotten international media credentials for the game. a clip of blurred video obtained by fox sports seems to show the man enter the locker room and then exit with something in a black bag. brady says once he gets the jersey back both of them he plans to make something positive come out of the experience. >> meteorologist, david murphy is tracking some scattered showers for the morning commute. >> and a fiery crash landing is being called a miracle. take a look at that. but we will tell you how everybody on board managed to survive. >> ♪
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>> breaking now on "action news" a man is gunned down and left to die in the street. we're live as police gather new details on this deadly shooting. >> happening today, security crackdown. an electronics ban is going into effect for several foreign airlines with flights
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to the u.s. >> renters in delaware say they've been duped. courts are disclosing the dirty truth about two properties. >> good morning. march 21st. dave murphy outside, karen rogers. >> another batch on the way. storm tracker6 live double scan shows you a series of little blips of precipitation, one getting off the coast near atlantic city. another one pushing east of philadelphia and another one coming in through the northern and western suburbs. it does look like by the end of the morning rush hour most of this stuff is off the coast but in the interim a few wet roads and a little nuisance shower around. 40 degrees in philadelphia. not as cold this morning as it was yesterday morning. even in allentown we're well above freezing. and the winds aren't all that bad, just 8 miles per hour. so we're not really dealing with big time wind chills. 42 degrees by 7 o'clock. by noon, 49. lots of clouds this morning. and then during the afternoon some sun comes back and 57 at 3 o'clock with a high of 59 by 5 o'clock so it's not only going to get brighter later
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but also milder. when i step inside another cooldown coming in tomorrow with a strong brisk wind added to the package. details from accuweather coming up. karen, you've been keeping your eyes on some problems on the roads. >> yeah, that's right. starting to get damp and we're starting to slow down on your majors. this is i-95. no accidents but that's your southbound traffic looking live here approaching the betsy ross bridge. starting to slow down approaching the betsy ross bridge to girard on i-95 and you can see a 25 minute ride already from woodhaven to the vine so the first delay kicking in. same situation on the vine street expressway. look at that westbound traffic. just over the past 15 minutes started seeing a jam up as you head towards the schuylkill expressway. eastbound starting to get a little bit slow as well. on the big picture we could see speeds reflecting that. schuylkill only 16 miles an hour approaching the boulevard towards belmont and i-95 and southbound about 18 miles an hour near the betsy ross bridge. that big accident earlier on the schuylkill eastbound near broad street, that is long gone. everything moving better there in south philadelphia but we do have a new accident coming in to us in montgomery county
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so watch for this one in upper dublin on twining road near air lane so watch for police on the scene there, matt and tam. >> thank you, karen. we get going with breaking news. a man shot to death on a philadelphia sidewalk just blocks away from his home. now police are chasing after the gunman and trying to figure out the motive here. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live in olney with the very latest on this story. good morning, katherine. >> reporter: good morning, tam, that's right, police are looking for witnesses. they're trying to determine who was behind this. the victim was 23 years old. he was from this neighborhood. you can see that they've opened this road back up to traffic. but this is where it happened overnight. fourth street and rose land. homicide dents the crime scene unit were here earlier. officers were called shortly after 2:00 a.m. for the report of gunshots and they found the 23-year-old victim lying on his back on the sidewalk. he had been shot multiple times in his torso. at least once in his head. he was pronounced dead at the scene and the medical examiner came later.
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investigators found several spent shell casings just inches from the victim's body. >> at this time we don't have a motive for the shooting. but based on balance latest particular evidence on the scene, it appears that the shooter was very close proximity to the victim. >> reporter: investigators are still trying to gather some details. they're looking to see if there's any surveillance footage in the area. they still don't have a description of the shooter but if you have any information, homicide detectives want to hear from you. we're live in olney, katherine scott, channel6 "action news. >> katherine, thank you for that. new this morning, utility crews are making repairs to a downed pole on route 130 in delran, new jersey. a driver lost control and crashed into the power lines late last night. that person has nonlife-threatening injuries. just over a dozen pse&g customers, though, did lose power. >> there will not be a cinco de mayo celebration in south philadelphia this year. organizers of the parade decided to cancel the event on may fifth. they say recent immigration
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raids across the country have many people in the latino community feeling unsafe. >> the fear is maybe, you know, the people come from other like other cities from the united states, come to participate here, maybe on the way they get stopped and they are asked for any, you know, like legal papers and, you know, they don't have. >> mayor jim kenney's office called the decision to cancel the parade devastating saying "i want our immigrant community to know that we want them here. we remain committed to being a fourth amendment city and protecting these values ." this would have been the event's 11th year. >> president trump is visiting capitol hill today. he's going to the weekly closed door republican lunch to make his pitch for the healthcare overhaul. last night the president tried to drum up public support for the repealing the affect during a rally in kentucky. >> thursday is hour chance to end obamacare and the
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obamacare catastrophe and begin delivering the reforms our people deserve. >> overnight top house republicans proposed some changes to the health reform bill trying to win over moderates. the amendments would provide more help for older people curb medicaid and accelerate the repeal of some of the tax increases. house leaders hope to pass the bill thursday and then get it sent over to the senate. and the white house is not backing down on a number of stances despite the public bombshell testimony from fbi director james comey. comey has confirmed that the bureau is investigating russia's alleged contact with the trump campaign during the last presidential election. he also warned that russia could indeed try to interfere with elections that are coming up again in and 2018 and 2020. comey and went on to refute president trump's unverified wiretapping claims against president obama. however, later press secretary sean spicer maintained that there's "no evidence of
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collusion with russia. ." he also said trump is not withdrawing his wiretapping allegations against the obama administration. >> 6:36. opening statements are and scheduled to get under way in the trial of former penn state president graham spanier. it took just one day to select the jury in dauphin county. spanier faces charges of child endangerment and conspiracy. prosecutors say he miss handled complaints about convicted child molester jerry sandusky the former assistant coach at penn state. spanier denies any wrongdoing. two former penn state administrators tim curly and gary schultz pleaded guilty last week. they may testify against spanier during the trial. >> the delaware department of justice is suing the owners of two apartment complexes for fraud. autumn park and hidden creek commons apartments in newark are at the center of a lot. the state filed the suit over what it says are numerous violations of the consumer fraud act where tenants are enticed by offering free heat air conditioning and 24 hour emergency repair and then the
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complexes fail to follow through. >> since christmas essentially we've been calling and complaining about water damage and black mold. nothing has been done. >> we were not able to immediately reach anyone from the companies involved for comment. the state is asking the court for a cease and desist order and up to $10,000 in fines for each violation. >> turning now to dave murphy to find out what you can expect on this tuesday with accuweather. >> a couple of sprinkles and showers out there this morning. storm tracker6 live double scan shows you that they're not everywhere. one batch moving off the coast and we'll take a closer look at all of this in a couple seconds. a lot of cloud cover over atlantic city looking north and it looks like it will be a cloudy start today and in some cases a little bit damp. as we take a look at the northern and western suburbs up close and personal, storm tracker6 live double scan showing you some decent rain highlighted in, todayer shades of green and some yellow pushing into western chester county and honey brook and also moving through reading. you can see how this is fairly quickly heading down toward the east-southeast.
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norristown, lansdale probably picking up more of this short orange line. malvern and downingtown as well. philadelphia in a lull having given up this precipitation which is now pushing through browns mills medford lakes berlin looking like it's about ready to dry out and wilmington, delaware, also seeing a little bit of a sprinkle there as well. keep in that mind that in the wake of any of this you are looking at some wet roads which have tendency to put spray on the windshield and slow you down a tad. then that latest batch of showers is now moving off the coast but of course there's a couple of more rounds coming in. by the end of the rush hour i think most of that is probably done. 44 degrees is your current temperature in philadelphia. winds out of the west at eight. these numbers a lot milder across the region and this morning than they were yesterday morning. so maybe you can ease back on that heavier gear. the future tracker6 showing you that between now and noon, the clouds stay fairly pronounced but as we get into the afternoon, not only are these morning showers over, but it looks like the clouds give way to a decent amount of sunshine later. and at the same time we're going to see those numbers bounce up. this morning we're cool,
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42 degrees by 8 o'clock. 45 by 10 o'clock. but by noon, up which he is to 50 and we're going to get a high of 59 probably not until rather late in the afternoon, say, around 5 o'clock so you're spending a good deal of the after into and in the 50's and a good portion of it in the upper 50's. high temperatures late this afternoon mid-50's up in allentown and reading. up close to 60 from and trenton down to wilmington and down the shore it looks like low 50's this afternoon. and then a big change coming in tonight and the tomorrow. overnight tonight the winds are going to pick up out of the northwest behind a departing front. and they're going to get blustery and that's going to drive cooler air in so that by tomorrow afternoon we only bounce back to 41 degrees and with those winds gusting between 25 and 35 through a good portion of the day, you're going to see wind chills in the 20's so a big change coming overnight tonight and into tomorrow. of course spring is here. it arrived early yesterday. today the first full day. today's average high 54. and there's something to look forward to. in one month our average high will climb to 66 and keep going up from there. your exclusive accuweather 7-day, 59, clouds to sun
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today. tomorrow 41, windy and chilly. bundle up tomorrow and then 46 degrees sunny and chilly on thursday. warm front triggers more clouds on friday, a high of 53. maybe a late shower and especially north. then we head into the weekend and ahead of an a approaching cold front saturday will be firmly entrenched in the warm sector of this storm system and we are going to see a beautiful day. partly sunny and a high of 70's on saturday. then the cold front arrives sunday. it's cloudy and rainy. >> thank you david. it's now 6:40. we're following developing news. a fire ball fills a passenger plane overseas and incredible stories of survival are just now coming in. >> crews keep their cool when their first attempt at an ice rescue doesn't work. karen. >> we're live on the blue route right now. that's your southbound traffic really starting to jam up here at ridge pike. we've got a new issue on the platt bridge that's causing a traffic problem. i'll take you there live coming up. >> ♪ (alarms)
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>> ♪ >> 6:43. hey now, it's first full day of spring. as we take a live look at the commodore barry bridge spanning across the delaware river with a 44-degree temperature on city avenue. >> i like that, hey, now, hey, now. time for karen rogers. good morning. >> we have a new problem on the platt bridge. a disabled vehicle blocking a lane and penndot zoomed out. we see that heavy traffic especially heavy westbound as you're heading towards i-95 and the airport, a disabled vehicle has been blocking a lane creating an extra slow go. looking live here at the platt bridge. so, watch for that one on the scene. this is a live look at i-95, now a 30 minute jam from woodhaven to the vine. that's your southbound traffic heading towards center city.
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pretty jammed approaching cottman and then again betsy ross bridge to girard traffic starting to jam, roads are starting to get wet and that's creating more of a and issue here. i-95 southbound a 30 minute jam from woodhaven to the vine. schuylkill starting to build. 20 minute ride eastbound, 24 minute ride westbound traveling between the vine and the blue route and 42 northbound an 11 minute ride from the a.c. expressway. storm tracker6 live double scan shows we have showers moving through the area so this batch already moved through center city but as we look towards reading it's particularly heavy right now on 422 near pottstown. route 100 pottstown pike about to get really wet. you can see that area near honey brook and that rain is heading to the east-southeast so in downingtown you're wet, coatesville, west chester, not so much in malvern or norristown or lansdale but this batch of are a inis rain id that way. spotty showers but during the day it's going to be dry and feel a lot better its currently 44 degrees right now
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in philadelphia on this first full day of spring. it will feel like it in the afternoon. we'll head up to 59 with some sunshine, matt. >> thanks, karen. developing now overseas, a plane burst into flames during a collision with a fire truck in north africa and yet somehow everyone on board survived. the passenger aircraft crashed at an airport in south sudan yesterday and the door flew open on impact. that helped un peace keepers nearby pull out 37 passengers and get them to the hospital. 31 of them have been discharged with the remaining ones in stable condition. happening today, passengers on some u.s. bound flights from north africa and the mideast will have to check most of their electronic devices before they board. laptops ipads cameras and other electronic gear will not be allowed as carry-ons starting today. the ban applies to nonstop flights to the u.s. from 10 international airports including cairo egypt iman jordan istanbul turkey and dubai in the united arab
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emirates. homeland security and the t.s.a. will the no be specific about why the precaution is being taken. >> developing this morning, protesters got into a scuffle with police with a police officer in particular outside the allegany county jail in pits org were. authorities say about 20 people smashed windows and shot off fireworks last night as they protested for inmate rights. a police officer suffered a shoulder injury after getting into a scuffle with some of the protesters. at least 11 protesters were taken into custody. some of them took off running. >> 6:46. a live preview of "gma" is next plus panic in central park when a teen falls through an ice coated pond. david. >> not quite as chilly this morning but we have some sprinkles and showers around. some of the kids might want an umbrella early. this afternoon it gets milder. we could ease back on the gear. we'll have your 12-hour forecast just ahead. >> ♪
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>> time for a preview of "good morning america." >> robin roberts joining us live from the "gma" studios in in. yc. robin i know you're going to be talking about that new directive from homeland security and the t.s.a. >> reporter: matt and tam, certainly will be. breaking this morning, that official homeland security announcement banning electronics on direct flights from 10 major countries to the united states. passengers no longer able to carry on devices larger than a cell phone. we're going to have all those details for you this morning. also ahead fbi director james comey refuting trump's wiretapping claim and confirming there's an investigation into the trump campaign's ties with russia. we'll look at how the white
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house and fbi move forward from here. tom brady's jersey super bowl jersey has been found. how authorities tracked down the jersey in mexico and we're live from mexico city and also we're going to speak live with nfl insider jay glazer who broke the story. that's all coming up here on "gma," matt and tam. >> crazy. >> quite a story when you see that video. >> thanks robin. see you soon. >> reporter: uh-huh. >> as you heading out on the roads i've got to say so far we haven't had too many terrible accidents. that's good news. doesn't mean the schuylkill is not jammed though. live at the schuylkill expressway westbound at city avenue and you see that travel time, a 26 minute ride from the vine to the blue route. no accidents at the moment but westbound traffic jamming up here at city avenue and in kind of the usual spot. disabled vehicle in towamencin township sumneytown pike at the northeast extension. also an accident here in upper dublin on twining road near ayr lane. mass transit looking pretty good. chestnut hill line 15 minutes
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late. everything else seems to be running on time, today you have. >> a lodave. >> showers coming down reading going through philadelphia over the in exhalf hour or so and that might be just about it. we're expecting by the end of the morning commute rain to be gone and roads to be drying out. 44 degrees in philadelphia currently so it's a lot milder across the region and this morning than it was yesterday. and as we go into the afternoon, milder still. cloudy during the morning. sunshine coming back during the afternoon. and a nice high of 59 degrees. several degrees above average. tam. >> all right, thank you david. officers worked quickly to save a 16-year-old who fell into an icy pond in new york city's central park. witnesses flagged down critical response officers yesterday afternoon. two officers first tried to reach the teen using a ladder. when that didn't work one of the officers crawled over to the teen and pulled him out. the teen was taken to the hospital where he's in stable condition. one of the officers partially broke through the ice but he was not hurt. >> a little boy's learning to
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embrace his differences thanks to a dog halfway across the country. eight-year-old carter blanchard of arkansas and rowdy the dog from oregon both share the rare skin disorder vitiligo. carter's mother says her boy gained confidence through this special friendship. >> really it was life changing for him and it changed his childhood for the better and it was a gift i couldn't give him. >> rowdy and carter have shared an online connection for years ever since carter's mother found the pet owner's postings about the dog's disease. this was their first face-to-face meeting. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> top stories at 6:55. a man was found murdered on a philadelphia street overnight. the 23-year-old victim was lying near fourth and roseland streets in the city's olney section with a gunshot wound to the head. police are still searching for the shooter. the search is on for the thieves who pulled off an elaborate million dollar jewelry heist in philadelphia. investigators say the burglars cut wires to disable the security system and broke in through the roof over the weekend. the cinco de mayo celebration in south philadelphia has been canceled this year. organizers of the carnival fear attendees could be targeted by federal immigration agents. >> let's check your traffic right now.
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looking live on i-95. that's your southbound traffic as we look at girard. pretty heavy as you can see from woodhaven to the vine, a 31 minutes jam on 95. although i've got to say this is a day where your majors we're not seeing a lot of accidents or problems out there. we have a new accident here in the suburbs in cheltenham. cheltenham avenue at mountain avenue but there you see the slow speeds on the schuylkill, 17 miles an hour approaching the boulevard to past belmont and i-95 that will 15 miles an hour near cottman so your usual slow goes and a you believe can accidents in the suburbs, dave. >> all right, karen, we have some damp roads although there's not a lot of rain. you see another batch of showers coming down through the northern and western suburbs. things getting wet in montgomery county. chester county. delaware county before too much longer. and that last batch now pushing halfway down through south jersey. by the time we get that -- on the other side of that stuff up in reading i think we're probably looking at the end of the morning rain. cloudy through the morning, sun returning later in the afternoon and a high of 59 degrees today, above average, people. >> yeah, but i can't stop thinking about the fact that it's going to be kind of cold.
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>> tomorrow will be windy. >> get over it. >> i'm talking to him. >> we're over here. >> want us to leave? >> all right, yes, 70 on saturday. all right, karen and matt are going to have a coffee. david and i have going to do something else. you have a good day. [laughter] >> ♪
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good morning, america. breaking news, the new ban announced moments ago for passengers trying to carry large electronics on board planes heading to the u.s. from eight countries. the fear explosives could be hidden inside laptops, tablets and more. the new intelligence this morning. president trump holds a huge rally overnight. but ignores the huge bombshell from the fbi and shoots down trump's wiretapping claims. >> i have no information that supports those tweets. >> as the president heads to capitol hill this morning trying to sell his health care plan. . the new clue in that manhunt. newly released surveillance footage of that teacher accused of taking his 15-year-old student. shopping days before the incident. what authorities discovered in his cart. and the change the teen made to her social media account


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