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>> so many experiences to be had and to see under the roof of the minneapolis concencenter downtown but they are waiting to see one thing. you get to take a look live right now the piece of hardware that is far too long eluded philadelphia fans, 22 inches of sterile issing silver that the philadelphia are working hard to bring back to philadelphia. that is a live look at the lombardy trophy. the trophy we hope to have come sunday. inside of the nfl experience is where the fans come for the fun of the game. there is so much to do inside here. the experience is a family friendly event with a massive selection of interactive games to show of your football skills. maybe kicking the ball or catching the ball. we got into the action as only "action news" can. brian and i had a friendly race taking off in the 40 yard dash and we are meeting so many
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family also having fun like us here from the delaware valley including a family from new jersey. >> it's awesome. there is plenty to do and plenty to see and keep you busy all day long here a great experience. >> anything in particular you want to do here? >> i want to get this win. i really do. it's been a long time. >> just wants to bring the lombardi trophy back to philadelphia. the trophy we showed you a few seconds ago right here. one of the wonderful things is how it's bringing together families waiting for the moment and that group is 10 strong. they promised each other if the birds got to the big game they would come and sure enough here they are. and they are excited as are we as is everyone in the city sun night. so much to see and do and to soak it all in and the ultimate goal is come sunday. that is the story from here live at the nfl experience in
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minneapolis. back to you. >> all right thank you guys. i want to switch live to the start of the jimmy kimmel show sara bloomquist continues to be the only television reportner minneapolis who refused to go inside for her live appearances. sara we admire you what is your adventure today. >> jim, i am a glut on for punishme punishment. minneapolis spent years getting ready and putting on the experiences and outdoor adventures but nothing as much as the zip line over the mississippi river. keep in mind the actual temperature here at the time was 6 degrees with a real feel of negative 12. the zip line stretches across the majestic and ice covered mississippi river running through the heart of
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minneapolis, i wore my layers for this adventure. first stop get harnessed up and then another check to make sure i was secured. >> then i climbed the tower 100 feet into the air. oh my god i don't know if i can do it. take care. >> no turning back now. >> ready. >> one, two, three go! woo! oh my gosh. made it to the other side safe and sound and excited to see the volunteers and my fellow zip liners on the grown to greet me. >> it was fantastic really cold but a lot of fun. >> i was scared and it was beautiful going across.
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it was hard stepping off. >> the river is beautiful and frozen, i would do it again. it was super fun. >> i would do it again. my teeth hurt at the end that is how i knew i had fun. i must have been smiling. sorry philadelphia fans if you are coming this turned out to be so popular the tickets sold out weeks ago but maybe have to relive it all on my facebook page which you know i'll be doing tonight. i'm sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. sara bloomquist. >> eagles fans are beginning to make their way to minneapolis and mostly by plane that is 980 miles if you are driving a tech of 1100 miles by car. "action news" reporter gray hall is live at philadelphia international airport which apparently will see move of its minneapolis bound activity
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tomorrow and gray what about the early departures today? >> reporter: well, we can tell you that some folks left as early as monday. for those leaving today they packed their eagles gear and of course, their eagles pride. and no matter when they leave for minneapolis, everyone is eagle toward get to the super bowl and cheer on the birds. you don't know these eagles fan but you are probably jealous they are heading to minneapolis to see the eagles play in the super bowl it's difficult to contain the excitement. >> it's two weeks you can't sleep and you know you are going and waiting to get to this point to this airport. >> who do you hope to get to sign that football? >> anybody i can get an autograph from. it's steep and excitingp i have been a season ticket holder for 31 years. and american airlines is the
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official airline for the eagles and 1500 flights will carry passengers to minneapolis to handle the influx they increased flights and brought in bigger planes. >> we have been doing the cheer, and we have been singing the song and we have had the pep band in here and the cheerleaders as they fly out they are leading the cheers on the aircraft and gate area. it's a lot of fun. >> super bowl lii is so close these fans with feel it and talk of a parade down broad street. >> it's going to be mayhem in philly i had to make sure i got home on monday for the parade on tuesday. >> i can't imagine it. i heard people say it will be bigger than any parade they have ever had anywhere. >> all right back out live everybody gearing up for the parade down broad street.
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if you are on one of those american airlines flights to minneapolis you receive one of these go eagles rally towels. so go eagles. gray hall, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you gray. an improvement project slated for the may fair section of philadelphia got moved up because of the eagles super bowl berth and the streets department is out again today installing newer brighter led lights in the area of frankford and cotman where crowds gather in the aftermath of big victories and the new lights are nearly twice as strong as the old ones and officials hope that putting a spotlight on a crowd will keep any crowdy fans in check. >> these employees in montgomery county have reason to show their eagles pride and work for aluminum athletic equipment company and aae and they make the gold posts at lincoln financial field and held a pep rally to celebrate the team's
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success this season. and kick off your super bowl weekend here on channel 6. tomorrow night at 8:00 join us for the championship preview live from minneapolis and live reports throughout the day on saturday and sun start your game day coverage with "action news" at 6:00 a.m., and "action news" at noon then live free game coverage begins at 5:00 p.m. then of course join us immediately after the game and have complete team coverage from philadelphia and minneapolis and wrap it all up on "action news" at 11:00 and then sports sunday. coming up on "action news" tonight. ducis and jaime continue our eagles coverage live in minneapolis minneapolis. >> reporter: jim, you have to win one first but could the eagles be on the brink of a dynasty we'll talk to the head coach and players about that. and get your popcorn ready because to as a chance of being
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enshrined in the hall-of-fame and we caught up with the wide receiver too. coming up shortly from the mall of america. and credit card breach authorities are searching for the thiefs that targeted two grocery stores in montgomery county. >> we have a cloudy relatively mild first day of february. but double scan live radar showing a cold front moving our way with overnight rain and snow and sharply colder temperatures. i'll track a super bowl storm in the accuweather forecast.
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new at 6:00 edward archer is convicted on all counts of
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philadelphia police officer jessie hartnett. the defendant ambushed the officer back in 2016. hartnett survived the attack. and prosecutors argued that archer fired on hartnett in the name of isis. >> please believe the death of two was a murder-suicide. on the 200 block of highland avenue last night. and police say that the residents have not been seen it a week. two cars were outside and mail was piling up and found a 22-year-old man and middle able woman dead in the living room. and now in pot grove police are trying to track down the people using skimming devices at aldi grocery stores. here are the details.
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>> reporter: it doesn't get much brazen as a cashier on the right two men posing as customers work to install a skimming device over a credit card reader it happened on arm and hammer road. and employees discovered the device on tuesday. we were called out there and detectives when out and identified it and it was confiscated and working with the corporate people now to develop evidence to find out who did this. >> lower pot grove police chief hopes that surveillance images he released today. this shows the same men installing a skimmer in west lick rick township and believe that they are part of a larger criminal enterprise. >> we believe they are moving and nomadic and not local talent. we are asking for the public's help. >> a statement from aldi reads
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in part that our investigation is on going. we believe that the issue affects only a limited number of aldi stores and we take our obligation to safe guard customer's information seriously. >> that is upsetting nobody wants their information compromised. they are not sure how many credit card numbers the thieves collected or how many have been affected but the customers we spoke with are taking precautions. >> when i read that i checked it right away and it's fine so -- but i'll continue to check it. >> it's not just the issue of it, it's identity you know what i mean. it's going to put people at risk definitely. >> the chief says so far the department identified one potential victim. he says if you are concerned you check with your credit card company or bank for unauthorized charges and then call police. >> channel 6 "action news." n
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we started talking about this last night.
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eagles trying to keep things routine and trying to keep things normal. tough to do in a situation like this. >> very tough to do and nick foles trying to remain as he says chill and slow things down in his mind as he keeps things very, very simple and doug peterson is trying to keep his emotions if check as well as his players as with we inch close toward super bowl lii and peterson want the guys to focus and gets lots of sleep and let loose sunday against the patriots. always ready to let loose is ducis rogers and jaime apody live from minnesota. >> reporter: jeff, i think you are half right on that. lets get to the news of the day. a buzz going around the eagles football team the defensive tackle missed practice and donald darby was able to practice this afternoon. >> today was the last day the eagles had to deal with us, their media obligations are over and now time to get down to
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business and so we expect to see their game faces on today and instead, we saw this. guys learning the macarena dancing and having fun. maybe that is not such a bad things, the eagles keep things loose all season long and they are not letting the magnitude of the moment get to them. >> the eagles practice for the second straight day at the university of minnesota and the team is on the brink of doing something special and may not be limited to this season while the patriots dynasty is coming to a close and the eagles dynasty could begin. >> i would love to. and in the quiet moments i envision that in this league if you have a quarterback and you do things right and surround him with talented players and coaches you can have a long year. >> the core players and what we built could stand the test of time but you never know in the
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league. >> a franchise court back in carson and lots of running backs and i feel good with what we have been where we have to go. >> now, this could be a big weekend for the eagles organization. the hall-of-fame class of 2018 will be announced on saturday. you wonder if they would have a dynasty way back when with two guys that could get into the hall saturday. brian dawkins and terrell owens, both up as second year finalists and we had a chance to catch up with finalist, t.o. >> i'm not a lawyer but i'm not going to defend myself why i should be in. there ray number of people advocating and giving their reasons why. and i think you know, it's validated by my stats, in terms of the criteria and by laws that is what it should be about all the other stuff is none
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exception. >> you have the eagles in the super bowls you know how much the city wants a championship. >> what would it mean to philadelphia? >> that is the only regret i have in my career not bringing a championship to philly and if he bring tom brady to a safety and they win 2-0, and philly will be torn down. it's coming from a good place. they deserve it. >> he is third all time in receiving yards and receiving touch downs. >> and happy birthday jeff skversky. peterson yesterday and jeff today. i'm jaime apody channel 6 "action news." >> all the presents you brought at mall of america must have gotten loss. gronkowski is cleared for the super bowl. the most receiving yards in his position among the big problems for the eagles defense. >> jaime stole my thunder happy
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birthday young man. >> your gift got lost as well. >> you gave me the wrong address. you probably know every word of the eagles fight song by now but have you heard it like this? ♪ ♪ this is the eagles fight song being sung in hebrew the young fans are students at perlman jewish day school in wynnewood.
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you can't help but look ahead to
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sunday night. serious rain that might impact on celebration time. >> soggy super bowl sunday and system on the way tonight for mainly rain and snow. let go live on sky 6 taking a look at the center city skyline lit up with eagles green. taking a look at the super bowl forecast a lot of people here are heading out to super bowl parties and preparty and after partying and take the rain gear by 3:00 in the afternoon. 39 in philadelphia and kind of a raw cold day with that rain. during the game, it's actually the warmest part of the day rising up to 44 degrees and after the game it's still raining and the rain probably shutting off at midnight with a high of 42 degrees. definitely mild temperatures on super bowl sunday. the wet weather. now mild as well. 35 in philadelphia and dover 47 and hit the 50s in dover today.
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reading 43 and allentown 38 and trenton 43 degree. and satellite showing a cold front moving in if you look at this there is not a lot of moisture associated with it and low pressure will ride along it and provide a little bit of lift and enhance the moisture and future tracker 6 showing by 11:00 the rain is here across the viewing area and across the poconos a little bit of snow colder air trying to catch up with the moisture and it will do so in the wee hours of the morning, 3:00 we see the change over to snow. but it cuts off pretty quickly. by 7:00 it is out of here and the sunshine is back and temperatures will be dropping. this is what to expect overnight. mainly rain a quarter inch of rain and rain showers ending as with wet snow. and could get a grassy coating, early tomorrow morning. there will be isolated slick spots, mainly bridges and overpasses and untreated sidewalks and temperatures gradually drop below freezing as we head through the morning
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hours. and sunday future tracker 6 showing it's kind of the opposite and starts as snow in parts of the viewing area and 1:00 the snow is falling in the lehigh valley and parts of berks county and lancaster county and the poconos and rain for philadelphia and as the the system intensifies it pulls in warmer air off the ocean and by sunday night we get a change ore to rain across our viewing area at least a mixing in the poconos if not a complete economic over. what you get depends where you are. the poconos ski resorts, 3 to 4 inches of snow before the mix over to rain and lehigh valley the far northwestern suburbs an inch of snow before rain and i-95 philadelphia area, area southeast could see snowflakes before we get the soaking rain by sunday night. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast friday grown hog day and sunshine is back, 32 and windchills in the teens and temperatures dropping through the day and saturday 33 degrees and increasing clouds and super bowl sunday mainly rain and 44
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and dropping to 38 on monday and increasing clouds on tuesday and 42. and wednesday 55 and it comes at a price with rain and behind the system partly sunny and we cool off to 34 degree. we'll have more details. on the overnight system as well as super bowl sunday and "action news" at 11:00. "action news" is on early tomorrow morning a half hour earlier than normal. tracking snow and the impact on the morning commute. join us begin agent 4:00 a.m. world news is next on channel 6. "action news" continues at 10:00 on ph almost 17 with brian taff and sharrie williams and adam joseph and ducis rogers. and please join us for "action news" at 11:00 here on channel 6. for cecily tynan ducis rogers and jeff skversky we hope you'll join us for "action news" at 11:00. hemy energy bill?
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