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ready to battle the local storm. >> and grave concerns plague a local cemetery again. next. ♪ ♪ >> "action news," delaware valley's leading news program with jim gardner. ♪ >> it is wednesday night. the big story on "action news" tonight is the winter's first major snowstorm. we are hours away from the start of all of this. most importantly, philadelphia public schools are closing up
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shop tomorrow and all after school activity and sports have been canceled. the archdiocese schools will be closed along with urban and suburban school districts. we'll run a list at the bottom of the screen for the broadcast. you can see it there. dann cuellar is live at pra sha. >> christie ileto south and philadelphia. first to meteorologists cecily tynan and adam joseph. cecily, what are we seeing here? >> the storm is intensifying, the center of the storm over southwestern virginia. south of that we have rain. if you look at the radar, this is not a monster snowstorm. it's small, compact and fast moving. key is how quickly it
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intensifies off the coast, that determines the rain. we have winter storm warnings or advisories posted. advisories to the south. these are areas the rain holds on the longest. even in philadelphia it begins in rain before a change over. temperatures show the story. we have record highs, philadelphia, 49. 50 in wilmington, allentown 40. the poconos, it's now well down to 31-degrees. the latest thinking with the storm, the rain will last longer southeast of i-95. philadelphia gets the change over around 6:00, the heaviest amount around the warnin mornin. the heaviest snow to the north. for details on the timing, let's head to adam joseph. adam? >> it's hard to bust out the record-setting warmth we had today. as the system rushes in, 5:00 in
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the morning, still rain in new jersey and delaware. 5:00 in the morning, rain in southern areas but changing to snow wilmington, philadelphia and in the lehigh valley. as we speed it up a few hours later, 9:00 in the morning, there's the cold air. snowing heavy at 9:00 in the morning for philadelphia, trenton and breaking up toward the lehigh valley. impact scale hasn't changed much. low and moderate at 4:00 in the morning. once we see the heavy bands of snow as the line collapses between 6:00 and 10:00, that's the highest impact with reduced visibility, snow fall rates one to two inches and by noon, pulling back to moderate. in the morning, low visibility.
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afternoon, wind come out. by the evening, slush hardening up fast with windchills in the single digits. cecily tynan will be back with the latest in the full forecast. >> we have snow and issues after this. >> for sure. >> adam, thank you. "action news" reporter christie ileto is in south philadelphia. what is the city doing to get ready for this? >> jim, the city is bracing for several inches of snow that could impact tomorrow morning's commute. one thing they are doing, you see the cars on broad street? they'll have to move or they'll be towed by midnight because this is a snow emergency route. >> park your car a day early and leave it >> the city is under a snow emergency meaning amy's normal spot is off limits. >> when if snow emergency route is declared, you could park five to six blocks from where you
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reside. >> city crews have started loading up 50,000-tons of salt needed to treat the pavement from the storm. >> we hope the warmer temperatures will absorb enough heat to act as a buffer for us. >> the rail cars underground and are running the lines to keep them from icing. >> we had a tough one last year but came through with good marks and will come through this one too. be careful and use common sense. >> groups have stocked up supplies to help the elderly dig out tomorrow. despite the warm weather, outreach workers are spreading the word to the city homeless to move indoors. >> they are like how could it be cold? i said in four hours the temperature will dip.
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you don't know hypothermia is setting in until it's too late. >> this is the fourth code blue of the winter season. we are told trash pick up is suspended until friday. if you have to be on the road tomorrow morning, officials ask that you give yourself extra time to get to your destination. >> reporting live in south philadelphia, "action news" at 6:00. jim? >> let's switch to dann cuellar in king of prussia. dan in the suburbs, it's about keeping the roads clear as possible. >> that's right, jim. after word got around that winter is making its return and in february to boot, people began making prepare preps for e snowstorm. >> pen dot crews were firing up the engines and scooping uptons o of salt to spread across the
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roadways across the philadelphia region. >> we are on the warmer side of temperatures, around freezing, so it will be a wet snow. >> a wet snow that could make for tricky driving conditions in time for -- you guessed it -- >> the most intensity of the storm hits during the morning rush hour which creates complications for us. >> the topsy-turvy weather wouldn't be complete without a messy commute. fire up the shovels and snow blowers. you may need them tomorrow. >> it's been consistently busy. >> what are people buying? >> shovels, salt, the basic stuff. >> the game plan, i don't go to work tomorrow, stay home, shovel, call it a day. >> h the neighbors get together and clear an area for the kids to sled.
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>> everybody pitches in? >> yeah, beers and snow blowing. >> sound like they'll make a day of it. for children longing for a snow day, word of this sno snowstorms bringing cheers tonight. did i say this is february? king of prussia, can cuellar, "action news" wphl-17. >> firefighters were able to douse heavy machinery and nobody was hurt. deldot says it is ready for the storm. salt trucks loaded up at the yard in christiana this afternoon. the agency didn't pretreat roads since rain first would wash it away. >> state offices are closed tomorrow for nonessential employees. essential employees are expected to report as scheduled.
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"action news" gets an early start tomorrow. the morning team on at 4:00 a.m., half hour earlier than normal to give you up-to-date information about road conditions, school closings and the latest from accuweather. visit "6abc".com to monitor what's coming. available 24/7, follow our meteorologists on facebook and twitter for another avenue for the latest information. alabama senator jeff sessions was confirmed as the next attorney general. he addressed the senate after the vote. he addressed the bitter partisanship saying denigrating people who disagree with us is not a healthy trend for our body. he abstained but was confirmed 52-47. president trump today used the words so political to describe the three judge panel
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deliberating his travel ban. he said the immigration order was done for the security of the nation and a bad high school student would understand this. this could get interesting. trump's own supreme court nominee neil gorsuch called the president's attacks on the judges dismorlizing speaking of trump calling district judge robart a "so called judge." meanwhile trump lashed out at nordstrom's for discontinuing ivanka trump's clothing and accessories tweeting she has been treated unfairly by nordstrom. she is a great person always pushing me to do the right thing.
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terrible. >> a record setting settlement. >> cecily? >> the rain brings wind and snow tomorrow. then i track changes if are the weekend. i explain it all in the seven-day forecast. >> imagine your loved one's body lost. families at a local cemetery say it happened again. reporter wendy saltzman went there with the camera's rolling. >> we go back to uncover what happened to aaron walker. his family says he was buried in the wrong spot. we'll show you what happens when the grave digger approaches us. >> ducis rogers hosting the san antonio spurs when "action news" continues tonight. ♪ ♪ ♪ oh, it's a good day... ♪
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>> it took three years and six months, but they have reached a settlement in the center city building collapse.
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$227 million will be paid to the families of the seven people that died and 12 others injured when a building crashed in a salvation army store. the 91-year-old owner of the building that collapsed and salvation army bear most of the burden. >> a bill bans abortions under 21 weeks. it's punishable up to seven years in prison performing the d and e which is legislation calls dismembership abortion. a vote in the house where a similar measure passed last year. >> philadelphia police charged a man they say stole a taxi and drove through rittenhouse square
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monday. jonathan gay is accused of aggravated assault and other offenses. he pulled a woman from the cabby her hair, stole the taxi and crashed at 18th and walnut where good samaritans held him down before police got there. a woman is in the hospital and three families are out of their homes after fire damaged these dwellings in southwest philadelphia along the 2500 block of south 67th street at 4:00. firefighters extinguished the flames within half an hour. a woman in her 50s treated for smoke inhalation is the only one hurt. >> bucks county cemetery charged with losing a woman is now being blamed for losing another body. wendy saltzman has new
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developments. >> so many people ask me where is mary after a grave digger told the family he would open buried caskets to find her body. she has been found but "action news" has received other complaints including one family that says their son is lost, buried somewhere in an unmarked grave. >> the thing about a mother, you remember the day you had that baby. you remember that day that baby leaves you. >> this mother says she can't forget the night her son was gunned down on the streets of philadelphia and the day he was laid to rest. she buried him at white chapel memorial park. as she came back she was directed to the wrong plot. >> i looked down on the grave and said that tomb stone says john something. i'm looking and thinking he's
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over here. >> she has no doubt her son aaron's body was lost among unmarked graves and her heartbreak began again. >> i hear about this stuff, but not to me. >> she heard about the troubles after "action news" reported on the loss of mary's body last year. her family provided "action news" with audio recordings of the grave digger saying he would have to dig up graves to find the body. >> they say their mother's body was found and reburied in her correct and final resting place. >> if this can happen to me, it can happen to anyone. don't come up here with action 6 news. i showed her the grave and she's
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not sure about it. >> clark claims aaron walker's body is in the right spot. >> that's their father. >> this is where he's buried. >> he says he knows the spot because he stood in the grave as he buried his father. >> off my property before i break your camera. >> maurice clark called the cops. he says the body is buried where it was meant to be. police say this is likely a civil matter. in tears brown says she won't give up until her son can rest in peace. >> i have to know that's my son. i have to know it's my child. >> brown is attempting to get a permit to dig up the area where the cemetery claims aaron walker
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is buried. since it's a muslim funeral, there is no casket. she plans to have the remains tested before putting a tomb stone on the grave. >> is there any over sight? >> because it's a piece of land, it's only over seen by the real estate commission. there is little oversight of these type of issues in pennsylvania. >> wendy, thank you. >> dancers with the pennsylvania ballet spent the evening preparing meals for people with life threatening illnesses to honor the 25th anniversary of the shut up and dance fundraiser april 29th. >> a girl scout troop in delaware county painted rocks to hide around havertown. it's part of a project called
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havertown rocks. if you find a rock you can keep it or rehide it, but if you keep it, you have to paint it and hide that one instead. >> it's like paying it forward. >> accuweather forecast, we have snow on the way. >> we do. how much snow depends on your location. the biggest storm of the season was january and hit the shore, eight inches in atlantic city. >> we didn't see that in the immediate area. >> this is the storm the further north you are, the more snow. the moisture is beginning to move in, in the form of rain right now because except for the poconos, it's too warm for snow. philadelphia 49-degrees, a record high of 56. wilmington 50, 70 today. the pocono, the only area below freezing, 31. satellite six and action radar showing a fast moving storm
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pulling in from the west, across southwestern virginia, this will intensify once it hits the coast, but it's a fast moving storm. 3:30 in the morning, it's raining in philadelphia and all areas to the south. it's snowing to the north. as the storm system intensifies, it pulls in colder air in the at mott fear. around 6:00, the change over in philadelphia, raining in delaware. by 9:00, snowing everywhere. this is not a long duration storm. by lunch time, it's over and that's when people start digging out. expected snow fall map shows areas to the north, this is where it could be the jackpot zone especially if we get the uplift, eight to 12-inches expected there. we have moved the line up,
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wilmington to chatsworth, lake hurst, if you are below this line, you will likely see less than four inches of snow. the rain holds on pretty long. north of this up to landsdale, four inches in burkes county, jackpot zone upper buck's county, lehigh valley pok pocons and mercer county. the height of the storm is during the morning rush with one to two inches per hour causing low visibility, piling up on the ground. good idea to delay driving until the afternoon once the snow stopped. if you are headed out, bundle up. windchill 19, dropping to 15 by the afternoon. friday morning, windchill in philadelphia, 5. in the afternoon, the windchill 16-degrees. slush left tomorrow night will
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refreeze solid by friday morning. the accuweather seven-day forecast heavy morning snow, blustery in the afternoon, 32. friday, the high 31. by the weekend, a lot of melting, 47 on saturday, sunday, mild 55 with rain. we hold temperatures in the 50s monday, 52 tuesday, for valentine's day, looking nice, seasonal, 44 and wednesday, a high of 47-degrees. that snow will move in early tomorrow morning and david murphey has the latest beginning at 4:00. >> we are showing school closings at the bottom of if the screen. >> philadelphia public schools closed tomorrow. >> first snow day of the year. >> we want you to join the action tomorrow. post your videos and pictures on social media as the snow falls into your area. use the hash tag "6abc" action.
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sinksers fall 111-103. >> they don't go away. they are just there. that's the holy grail. that's culture. that's what you just dream about building here. >> strange scene in new york, that's charles oakley getting into a shoving match with james dolan security team. dolan is nix owner. he was removed and arrested. eagles have had a revolve door quarterback for years and it keeps spinning. the freet agent from buffalo spent one season here, two interceptions one returned for a touchdown. we talk phillies after the break.
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>> college basketball, la salle beating ford um. the phillies are packed up and ready for baseball. the team praked a trailer bound for clear water, florida. they'll report monday and be on the field tuesday. >> it's time to go. i was talking to pete a week ago. he said i can't take it. i have to get to clear water. i'm feeling the same way too. many of the players feel that way too. >> they want to get out of here because snow's coming. >> clear water looks good. >> finally the free library went
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to the dogs tonight. they opened their door to adorable puppies to celebrate one book. this year's book is the curious incident of the dog in the nighttime. tonight visitors met guide dogs, working dogs and some dogs hoping for a great home. "jimmy kimmel live" followed by "nightline." >> tonight, music from nora jones. "action news" begins early in the morning, half hour earlier than normal, 4:00 a.m. all for the snow. pamela edwards, david murphey and karen rodgers with traffic. for cecily tynan, ducis rogers and the "action news" team, i'm jim gardner. goodnight. ♪ ♪ ♪
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