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seasons in years. here is a sobering statistic. one out of ten deaths in america since the start of february has been caused by the flu. it is monday night. the big story on "action news" tonight is a medical crisis throughout the tristate area and the rest of the country and the peak of the flu season could be wakes away. dann cuellar is at hanneman hospital. it's historically bad and getting historically worse. >> that's right, jim. the number of flu cases across the area is exploding. many more cases reported by this time last year and last week was a bad week for people getting the flu. doctors across the region are reporting a huge strike in the flu known as type a. it's packing a punch. >> chills, coughing, nausea and
diarrhea. >> there have been 26 influenza deaths alone. these are the numbers being reported since october 1st with montgomery county reporting highest, 2100 cases. new jersey doubled the number of flu cases last week with 2,000. that compares with the 4,709 cases it saw the previous week. >> you can get the flu with the previous strain. it was not 100% effective. saying that, it's never 100% effective. >> jefferson is pushing its jeff connect app to allow patients face time with dr.s without having to come into the office. >> it avoids you going to the waiting room where flu is rampant and you getting the flu
even if you may not, it could seay you from getting the flu. if you want to avoid getting the flu, here are a few steps you should practice. >> if you are sick, avoid other people. if you are going to have a fever, coughing, stay home. >> if you are around people that have the flu or you are worried about being contagious, wipe down all services especially in places where you are working. >> and keep plenty of hand sanitizer around and use it often. try to avoid being around sick people as much as possible. i'm dann cuellar, channel6 "action news." >> thank you, dan. flames are burning through a home for an hour and a half late tonight in trenton. chopper 6 was there as firefighters tried to get a handle on the blaze. it's still burning.
the fire gutted the top floor of a rojas on colonial avenue and spread to a neighboring address. this broke out at 9:30. the flames are burning. here is one good piece of news, no one has been reported hurt. >> philadelphia police are asking for help finding a man that bound and burned a man in olney overnight. the victim was driven to west ford road where his captors poured gasoline on him and set him afire. he survived and remains in intensive care tonight. the victim was abducted leaving his job helping special needs residents. >> a family member received messages from our victim's phone from the people that abducted him demanding $10,000. this went on for at least five
hours, 5:42 police were called. >> police do not think the victim was picked at random. they have not been able to interview him but he originally told investigators that the kidnappers were driving a black audi with tinted w0eu7bds. windows. >> there is a walk against crime. live at headquarters is annie mccormick. >> jim, the public safety walk organized today by community leaders talking about gun violence. they held the walk at the scene of one of four homicides that happened over the weekend. >> tonight, a public response to one of several weekend homicides this one at 75th and elmwood. >> using bull horns and lights and sirens, local clergy, "mike
broomhead shows" of community watch and police knocked on doors. >> it was here sunday afternoon in broad daylight a barrage of bullets left two injured and one dead. johnson's office received concerned calls from constituents that morning. >> it's a quiet neighborhood off the beaten path. we received calls about what is going on and what are you going to do about it? >> it's important that we are out here. >> gunfire killed four people in the city and left multiple people injured. at ninth and huntington, there was a vigil in honor of curtis williams killed sunday in north philadelphia. his mom saying this tonight. >> it was senseless. i hope justice will prevail. >> the scene continued across
the city. rozalin sanders who lives near 75th and elmwood appreciates leaders going door to door and hope it sends a message. >> a lot of us care. the neighbors will talk among each other. >> it's what we are dealing with gun violence in the city of philadelphia. >> jim, a good time to remind people that there is a $20,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest. reporting live outside of police headquarters, annie mccormick, "action news" at 6:00. back to you, jim. >> captain robert eckhart is back at home two weeks after receiving a severe head injury
while fighting a fire. eckhart was about to leave the hospital to a surprised party in bell mar. he plans to do out patient rehab until he can rejoin the department. >> get ready for a rollercoaster ride of temperatures this week. there is lingering fallout from this weekend's rain. cecily tynan has it all in the first look at the accuweather forecast. >> quick changes this week. 12 hours ago we were dealing with rain, rain that started saturday afternoon. 11:00 in the morning, we had lingering showers. high pressure drying us out, brought back sunshine this afternoon. parts of south jersey, two to four inches of rain. we have minor flooding trk cream crested near memberton.
it's not expected to drop below flood stage until wednesday morning. the norris river is cresting and will like lick drop below flood stage some time tomorrow morning. there could be local roads flooded due to the heavy rain. we are 10 to 32-degrees cooler this time tonight than 24 hours ago. it was so warm last night with temperature in the 60s. now we'll drop below normal pretty much for one day. the average high this time of year, 43, compared to average, three degrees below normal tomorrow. then we get a big jump, temperatures rising nine degrees above average by wednesday, thursday 20-degrees above average before another drop headed to the weekend. two more chances of rain talking about that in the seven-day forecast. jim? >> the eagles winning the
superbowl has not only been a boost to the psyche, it's benefited many businesses bottom line. >> demand is three times higher than normal and they keep ordering from suppl suppliers. the convention and visitor's bureau says superbowl weekend equated to a 16% increase in hotel occupancy translating into tax revenue for the city and state. justice ruth bader ginsburg celebrated 25 years on the supreme court by discussing the me-to movement in the national constitution center. >> the number of women that have come forward as a result of the me-too movement has been -- astonishing. >> justice ginsburg explains how similar movements throughout the
decade helped shape legal reform. the event, o & j roberts memorial constitutional law delivered by a prominent person in public or academic life. big crowd there tonight. attorney general jeff sessions was in philadelphia to take part in the lincoln day celebration at the union league. he spoke about lincoln's devotion to the law. the speech comes as sessions remains in a legal standoff with philadelphia over its sanctuary city status. the department of justice is withholding funding from philadelphia and other cities that refuse to enforce immigration laws. >> robert indiana's classic sculpture will make its return to center city philadelphia following a thorough cleaning
and fresh coat of paint. it will be part of a miniparade before being installed at love park on a brand new pedestal. president obama reveals his likeness and president trump's new budget. what does he want to spend $4.4 trillion on. >> and attention shift frg the eagle, ducis rodgers shows us how the eagles are stepping up their game. >> there is much colder hair on the way. teens and 20s overnight. then i'm tracking rain. we have more on what to expect in the seven-day forecast. >> i'm nydia han. we are exposing parringens you havexposing bargains youhave to.
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there is military spending. quoting trump, we'll have the strongest military we have ever had by far. the same budget cuts domestic programs that benefit the poor and middle class and $500 billion cuts to medicare. trump gave a look at an infrastructure plan to include $200 billion in federal money over ten years, hoping to spur state and local governments to spend $1.3 trillion to repair the country's roads, bridges, airports and more. >> president trump's daughter-in-law is safe and unharmed after a white powder scare. vanessa trump felt nauseous and started coughing after opening an envelope with white powder. >> barack obama and michelle
obama had their portraits done today. mr. obama said of her portrait, i am humbled. i am honored. i am proud. >> president obama says th they ignored his discussion, less gray hair and smaller ears. >> a yearlong test has found disturbing pricing policie polia dozen national retailors. here's nydia han to explain. >> if i think i'll save money, i spend fast but not after this. checkbook magazine found too often sales prices are not special at all. instead they are creating a bogus sense of energy to buy.
>> stephany is skeptical after clearance tag for earrings, $128. >> i wondered how much they were originally. i pulled the sticker back and they were $98. the clearance price is $30 more than the original price. >> this is apparently just one kind of bogus bargain. over the course of ten months, checkbook magazine tracked prices available for five week at 19 major retailors and found in most cases thee price was the routine price, the one the store charges more than half the time. >> by one get one half off. that makes me want to buy it right now. >> you are worried if i come back next week it will be higher. >> new parents are always looking to save money.
if it's on sale, they are probably buying it. >> they like you to think it's on sale but they never charge the regular price. >> off and on sale. tracked it 44 weeks. it was on sale every week. >> worst offenders, j.c. penny, k-mart, kohls, nieman marcus and sears followed by gap, hom home depot, office max and wal-mart. >> it's for sure misleading. they manipulate you into buying there, buying now, feeling good about their purchase so you will buy a bunch of purchases there. >> president's day is coming up. will sales be better? >> no, even black friday sales weren't better than any other week. >> don't be induced to buy the item because it's on sale.
buy what you need, when you need it, and don't be in a rush. >> also, shop around and do a price match. sale items are being sold for less elsewhere. at which stores do they find special receivings? >> bed bath and beyond and costco. >> retailors say they stand by their sales policies. they believe the test failed t o consider things like everyday pricing, price match and member pricing. the full reports of statements from retailors on 6abc.com. i'm nydia han, "action news." >> cecily tynan with the forecast. >> jg skies, the action cam at penn's landing. it looks like holiday season. tonight, it feelses more like it than the past couple of days. looking at philadelphia
international airport where skies are clearing after the cold front this morning. more seasonal temperatures are on the way. 37 in philadelphia right now. allentown 31. trenton 33. dover 36-degrees. if you look at the planner for tomorrow, we start the day with temperatures in the 20s. heading to work or school, you want to bundle up. we briefly hit 40-degrees. temperatures drop down to 30s and 0s. it will feel like more typical february weather. we have a one day shot of the cold air. satellite and radar showing after the morning showers the skies cleared out. high pressure building in bringing a good amount of shine. 40-degrees, a february chill. we are in a transient pattern. the systems don't stick around. wednesday, high pressure fractures, heading south bringing a southwesterly flow.
we are warming up, 52-degrees for valentine's day. we'll be clouding up and some of the shower activity is moving in by valentine's night. planning your valentine's evening, take your sweetheart out, 4:00, mild, mix of sun and clouds and sunshine. we stay dry through 8:00. for the end of the evening heading home, 10:00 and midnight dealing with light shower, less than a quarter inch of rain. the seven-day forecast, it'shile day. 40 the high. wednesday, valentine's day, 52-degrees. we bring in more clouds, showers arriving at night. thursday, we are in the warm sector of the system, temperatures 65-degrees, 21 above average feeling like april. a cold front moves through friday bringing showers, a high of 58-degrees.
we hit that early and temperatures falling. this weekend, first time in three weeks, we are getting a completely dry weekend. we deserve it. saturday, brisk and chilly, 40-degrees. sunday, a warm up of 50 and president's day for the holiday, mild but rain is arriving with a high of 57-degrees. snow lovers, no sense of snow for the next week. the next two weeks, looks like temperatures are above average. >> so the snow is done? >> for february, it looks like it is. march can have surprises. >> all right. friday's chinese lunar new year begins the year of the dog. >> tonight, old city held the year of the dog yoga fundraiser for the local "save-me center." th
fourth quarter, ben simmons, not letting anyone stop him, 13, 6 6 and 6 for him. later sixers up 18 before winning 108-92. mcconnell's first triple double. at the urging of joel embiid. >> joel wouldn't let it go. after the rebound and assist, kept telling me, and when i had nine rebounds, he was saying, go ahead another one and just went up and someone blocked the big guy and tried throwing it from my hands like slow motion. >> this morning, malcolm jenkins was in new york city for an appearance with kelly and ryan.
>> malcolm is a know toreious trash talker sharing his trash talking techniques with the host. >> if someone tries to block me with a tackle, i'll turn around and tell them, there's no way you can block me. very polite. >> tell your coach to put someone else out here because you can't do it. i'll talk to the sideliner and say throw that play out. it doesn't work. >> still ahead, get ready for
>> it's that time of year again, time to dust off the glove and play ball. phillys spring training this week. some player are getting an early break on spring training. some are in clear water working out. official reporting on saturday. >> look for jeff skversky reports from clear water beginning tomorrow. >> villanova's loss last week to st. johns didn't go unnoticed cats dropped to number three. next play wednesday at providence. temple turned this season around,