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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with rick williams, sara bloomquist, and meteorologist, david murphy. good afternoon sara bloomquist is off.
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in the news first responders have rushed one person to the hospital following a wreck on i-95. and president trump is trying to close the deal on the republican health care bill. but the big story on "action news" at noon, is new video from inside of a local jewelry store, as it is being ripped off by thieves. the men broke in cutting through a roof be wall and police say they got away with $1.3 million worth of jewelry from a large safe. jeanette reyes joins us with more. >> reporter: the jewelry store own ever is out over a million dollars after an elaborate theft where they went to great lengths to get into the store including cutting a hole in the roof. >> surveillance video captured the moment that two burglars broke foo the back of the store and their way in a small hole in the wall from the shop next
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door. just past 12:30 monday morning you see the first suspect wearing all white clothing and a halt and gloves and he shines the flashlight in and then hands a ladder to his partner coming down the wall. you see his accomplice climb down, the first suspect finds the surveillance camera wires and cuts them and then the shot goes black. the business owners next door arrived from vacation this morning to chunks of sheetrock on the floor and numerous holes on the walls and ceilings, employees wouldn't go on camera but the suspects used an unknown tool to break into the safe where the jewelry is stored at the end. business day. rolex watches and diamonds were taken totalling 1.3 milli$1.3 m.
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an employee tells me that the insurance will cover some of this but not all. what means the store owner has to take on hundreds of thousands of dollars in out of pocket losses. >> all right thank you. in other news, police had to shut down several lanes of i-95 because of a serious crash. the pickup truck at the cotman avenue exit. channel 6 "action news" was there as they loaded one person there into abambulance and only one lane of traffic was getting by as police worked to clear the wreckage. another serious crash involving two cars and a school bus is underinvestigation along the 1900 block of old bethlehem pike. the driver of one car was injured and nobody on the bus was hurt. we are now hearing from the parentses of a 21-year-old man
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who was shot do death overnight just blocks from his home in philadelphia. katherine scott joins us live from the shooting scene in olney with more. >> reporter: rick, that is right. the victim is identified as 23-year-old rich lewis, he lived in this neighborhood a few blocks from here. there are candles and balloons sitting in the spot where this happened and his family and police are searching for answers. rich lewis was just 23 years old and he was studying to be an auto mechanic on monday. his parents spoke to him yesterday about getting tokens for his job search. that was the last time. >> he lived here with us and we always prayed for him when he went out. >> lewis was shot and killed at 4th and roseland in olney.
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police were called for the report of gunshots and found him on his back. he was shot at least once in the torso and head. >> he don't have a motive for the shooting but based on blastic evidence, it appears that the shooter was very close proximity to the victim. >> i was always worried about him out here. i said son don't be out there too late. >> officers placed leaflets around the area asking people to come forward with information. rich was known as pop, and had a 5-year-old son and loved football and was a drummer and very out coming. he doesn't understand the anger young people have toward each other today that leads to this deadly violence. >> it hits our home and other homes before this. we are people that believe and trust god. so you know, we keep praying. and we pray for even the one
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took his life. >> back here live you see there is one of those leaflets, they are on cars and doorsteps around the area. so far police don't have a trips of the shooter but if you have information homicide detectives want to hear from you. >> katherine, thank you. accuweather now we are tracking the return of chilly temperatures on this first full day of spring. lets look live outside from our temple university cam, sky 6 hd showing you temple university and milder this afternoon and bitterly cold windchills are slowly but surely moving in. david murphy is tracking the changes from the "action news" big board. >> reporter: nice now and we had showers through the early morning broadcast and there is cloud cover and to the north and west there is clearing out. we expect sunshine into the picture probably over the next hour or two in most
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neighborhoods. 49 in philadelphia and it's a bit of a struggle getting the numbers up there. we are headed well into the 50s along the i-95 corridor and mid-50s up north. it's a process on going and starting to improve. winds are not all that strong. just a little bit breezy. 55 degrees by 2:00 and we do expect to shoot up at 4:00 to 58 degrees, the high is 59 and this is one of these weird days we don't hit that until late in the day. it's going to be at about 5:00 and still at 57 at 6:00. notice we do dip but not all that badly. by 10:00 tonight 46 degrees and comfortable this afternoon and surgeon returning, overnight however. i'll start this number fall at 6:00 tonight. cold air is coming in on a northwest wind and look at the numbers, by 7:00 in the mornings
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down close to the freezing mark at the i-5-corridor and upper 20s in the northern and western suburbs and winds picking up overnight windchills tomorrow in the 20s and stay that way straight through thursday mornings. may be even more uncomfortable then. i'll have the complete accuweather forecast coming up with a nice come back for the weekend. >> all right, david, thank you. the trump administration ordered new airline security measures, passengers on direct flight from middle eastern and african airports are banned from carrying electric devices except for a cell phone. they must be packed in a checked back and they say that the ban was probably driven by possible intelligence of a possible
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attack. >> that the u.s. developed intelligence that a group or individual developed a device they can get on to an airplane using a laptop or electronic compliance. it includes jordan, egypt, saudi arabia and the gulf states. about 50 flights a day are affected. meanwhile, president trump was on capitol hill trying to close the deal on the gop health care bill. he was asked if he was confident that it will pass and he replied, i think so. he was heading into a meeting with rank and file republicans to try to win support for the replacement for the affordable care act. >> pennsylvania's 197th district are heading to the polls to fill the seat of leslie lacosta who
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resigned over a scheme. and the polls are open until 8:00 tonight. still to come on "action news" at noon, nearly 50 people survived as their plane crashed and burst into flames on the runway. and friendlies opened their first drive-thru location and they are celebrating by giving away menu items for free. and david murphy is back with the exclusive accuweather forecast. when "action news" at noon continues.
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dramatic new video shows several adults and videos being rescued by a helicopter in peru. at least 72 people have died in mudslides throughout the year. they are dealing with the worst rainy season in two decades. a passenger jet burst into flames after a runway crash and everyone survived. when the plane collided with a fire truck in south sudan. they said that the crash happened immediately after it landed. six people remain hospitalized in stable condition. police believe that a massive fire in kansas was accidental. the flames rushed through an
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apartment building under construction in overland park. the embers traveled several blocks and three firefighters suffered minor injuries and amazingly all the residents are okay. the opening statements start today in the trial of spanier, is he charged with conspiracy, for his handling of abuse complaints related to jerry sandusky the ex-assistant football coach. and tim shultz may testify against spanier they plead guilty to a misdemeanor for their role in the case. and early commuters ran into trouble on the schuylkill expressway in philadelphia. police had to close the eastbound lanes when a bread truck crashed. the driver was not hurt and the highway reopened before 6:00
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a.m. newcastle county didn't have to look far for the new top cop and it's a historic pick at that. lieutenant colonel vaughn bon jr. was chosen to be the acting chief of police. he is the 25 year vet of the nccpd and the first black police chief in the department. he cried as he thanked his mom and dad for their support. >> i said i was going to do this. you get caught up in emotion when you think about how blessed you are to have parents and family around you that help to push you and motivate you. >> vaughn's wife was by his side for the announcement and county council has the final say if vaughn becomes the permanent chief.
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in washington the president's supreme court nominee is facing tough questions on day two of his confirmation hearings. >> reporter: after nearly two months of anticipation, senators are finally getting the chance to question president trump's supreme court nominee. >> judge neil gorsuch is back in the hot seat. >> i have no difficulties ruling against or for any party.
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there is no such thing as a republican judge or democratic judge we just have judges in this country. >> but some coming harder, democrats still fuming over the republican's refusal to even allow a hearing for president obama's nominee. >> if the republicans had followed the constitution then perhaps merit garland would be on the supreme court today. >> and answering his campaign promises. >> the president says he would appoint someone that would overturn roe. >> he talked up his record on the bench. >> of the eight cases they identify that were reviewed by the united states supreme court. ours was affirmed in seven of them. >> he remained calm and polished
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even getting personal with a tribute to his wife. >> i could not even attempt to do this without louise. i love you so much. >> democrats are feeling intense pressure from many left leaning organizations to filibuster and block the nomination kind of a tit for tat after republicans refused to even hear from obama's nominee. >> thank you. back here wells fargo is still struggling to recover from a fake accounts scandal. credit card applications fell 50% and opened 43% fewer checking accounts than a year ago in february. health check this noon, a new study shows that it could take just days to fall into addiction from prescription pills. for someone that took an opioid for one day had a 6% of still
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using the drug a year later and jumped to 13% for when the prescription was 8 or month days. and new jersey tries to fight the trend limiting the prescription for 5 days. local doctors have tips to keep your children safe on the field. and you can join our online chat to get information on preventing injuries and treating them if they do happen. go to our website. they are answering your questions now until 1:00 p.m. on all right the "action news" team is out work on news stories for tonight beginning at 4:00. a clip that you see start like thousands on the internet. two teenagers fighting in atlantic city while their peers egg them on. but that is not the reason it's going viral. but the bystander who stepped in and stepped up. you won't want to miss his words
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of wisdom or how this scene ended at 4:00. accuweather is next on "action news" at noon. david murphy will have your seven-day forecast when we come right back. stay with us.
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meteorologist, david murphy, is back now with a closer look at the forecast. >> i guess a warm jacket is in order. >> a decent jacket and above average temperatures for the next several hours, stormtracker 6 live double scan showses that the sprinkles and light showers are now down and off the coast. as we take a look outside, the action cam down in atlantic city, and still kind of cloudy when with the action cam was out there a short time ago but we expect the return is of sunshine gradually as we go through the next several hours. 49 is the current temperature in philadelphia and winds remain light in the single digits
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probably staying there for most of the afternoon and temperatures are close to 50 in millville, philadelphia and wilmington and up to 47 in allentown not bad considering you started out in the 30s and low 40s in the center portion of the region. 46 in cape may. satellite showing you the sprinkles and showers from this morn and now breaks in the action and a general thinning of clouds to the northern and west. and dry air is on wait in than should do enough of a number where we get some sunshine through them later this afternoon. clouds to sun in the lehigh valley and a high of 55 degrees, clouds at the shore give way to sunny breaks as well and high of 54 degrees. above average for this time of year down the shore. and philadelphia a high of 59 and clouds mixing with sun and milder than it was yesterday and several degrees above average. winds from the northwest but again not all that strong 6 to 12 miles per hour. for the evening commute you may want your shades handy as it looks like we'll get some
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sunshine mixing with clouds and there is your high, we'll wait late in the day in the afternoon before we hit it and 57 by 6:00, nice relatively mild temperatures in through here and 7:00 down to 54. overnight tonight, things change and winds pick up from the northwest 10 to 20 miles per hour. and getting more blustery overnight when wind up getting to 35 spore a morning low and suburbs down into the 20s and tomorrow afternoon we don't get a chance to bounce back up much and only rise to 41 and winds gusting 30 to 40 miles per hour. we are look agent windchills making it feel like it's in the 20s for most of the day today. that will certainly be the case in the morning and the crush of cold air continues straight into thursday morning when windchills could get to the teens before we start to bounce back, here is the seven day and today's high is 59 degrees. not bad and clouds mixing with sun and tomorrow windy and
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keeler and high of 41 degrees and thursday morning breezy and look at the overnight low it's feels like the teens on thursday morn and then in the afternoon the winds probably fall back a bit and improve to 46 and a warm front gets past us on friday and clouds increase and perhaps a shower late in the day especially north. but saturday is absolutely the pick of the week, ahead of a cold front we get into the warm sector of the next system and shoot up to 70 with clouds and sun and then the clouds kick back in and we get periods of rain on sunday. >> saturday looks great. >> honey do list. our favorite melon. >> least favorite. more ahead on our next half our of "action news." the special performance of pops, featuring ella fitzgerald's
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expected to announce corruption charges against philadelphia district attorney, seth williams, it's expected to come at a news conference at 3:00 today. williams was investigated by the fbi for allegedly taking $160,000 in gifts that he failed to report. he was fined by the edgics board for failing to disclose the gifts and money. roof repairs and other work on his home in overbrook and various trips and sporting tickets. in an emotional news conference last month he repeatedly apologized for his actions and announced he would not seek a third term as district attorney. we'll carry the news conference live on air and online. and a special election is being held to fill a vacancy at the philadelphia house. it covers north philadelphia, the seat was held by leslie acosta and she resigned following an embezzlement scheme. john r


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