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>> good morning it is 4:30 a.m., thursday, march 1. >> breaking this morning a fire injuries two people and damaged damages homes in south jersey. a local police department hans to have retired officers serve as armed guards at schools. a coast storm brings snow, rains, powerful winds and a lion to start the month of march. >> let's fiend out about the roar with david murphy and karen rogers has traffic. >> reporter: we are talking spring-like temperatures the
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past couple of days and wet snow. >> reporter: you remember we had a decent snow in the weekend in march, so it can happen. this will be wet snow, right now on storm tracker 6 live it's rain across areas west and southwest, cool enough rare being drown in by a coastal storm that could change tomorrow. we have a flood watch north andd east, a coastal flood watch down the shore, there's the winter storm possibility, as well at the tail end of this later tomorrow. coastal flood watch in effect this evening, to saturday evening. all the coastal counties could see problems there, especially in the tidal areas, flood watch tonight into friday night, philadelphia to montgomery county, areas north through the lehigh valley and toward the east. there's a high wind watch that has been extended across the entire region all the way up to the northern border of the
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poconos friday into saturday where wind gusts at times could be 50 miles per hour bringing down tree branches and pushing things around on the roadways. the winter storm watch for the poconos. terms 45 degrees in philadelphia. starting out cool, but overall not too bad. as we go through the morning we do get fairly mild. 54 degrees by noon. 58 around 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. looks like rain holds off until 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., gains in intensity tonight. karen rogers we'll show you this on future tracker 6, we'll show you the change to snow and how much we're expecting on the ground when it is all said and done. >> reporter: let's look outside and check the schuylkill expressway. we can see construction cruise on the schuylkill expressway westbound right lane at south street. watch for that heading out. eastbound the on-ramp from 30th street is blocked, as well. overnight construction should wrap up in half-hour.
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looking at the big picture, speeds on the schuylkill expressway are okay. construction will slow you down. blue route moving fine, 55 miles per hour and i-95, not a big problem there. in old city avenue chestnut street remaining blocked. fairmont park lincoln drive southbound, blocked for overnight construction wissahickon avenue and ridge avenue. stick to schoolhouse lane and midvale, instead. burlington bristol bridge, traffic moving fine, because the overnight construction is cleared. >> thank you, karen. breaking this morning, the action cam is live at the scene of a house fire in delanco burlington county. the fire broke out on hickory street after 3:00 a.m. when crews got to the scene they found fierce flames coming out of the twin home. two people were injured, they have taken to the hospital. we don't know their conditions at this time.
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police are investigating a deadly shooting in west philadelphia. the gunfire erupted along the 4400 block of holden street. someone gunned down a 34-year-old man after 7:00 p.m. the man later died at the hospital. also new, police are looking for the gunman who shot a man in the face in the city's frankford section. investigators are on the scene overnight along the 1500 block of ruane street. one vehicle was damaged by a bullet. mri police say a 27-year-old -- police say the 27-year-old victim had a weapon in his possession. officers return after students return to marjory stoneman douglas high school two weeks after gunman claimed 17 lives. grief counselors and therapy dogs were on campus to help students ease back into their
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ruin teens. president trump is calling for new gun control measures. >> reporter: president trump shocking lawmakers in this bipartisan meeting calling for gun control measures. the president taking positions that put himself at odds with the nra and republicans. he embraced background which cans for all guns. >> you want through a lot of prosecutes -- presidents you didn't get it done. the president disagreeing with his own vice president saying law enforcement should take weapons even if it violates due process rights. >> no one rights are trampled,
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the ability to go to court and obtain the order, collect not only the firearms, but any weapons. >> or take the firearms first and then go to court. >> reporter: nra strongly disagreeing with the president. >> nra will protect due process for innocent americans. >> reporter: president trump bringing up another idea that the nra opposes, raising the minimum age to buy assault-style weapons. walmart will stop gun and ammunition sales to anyone under 21. dick's sporting goods will ban the sale of all guns to anyone under 21. >> as lawmakers debate how to keep schools safe, a south jersey community is looking to higher armed retired officers to stand guard and act if they need
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to. jeanette reyes is live at evesham township police with more on the story. >> reporter: good morning, tam, this plan was in the works long before the massacre in southern florida, the police chief saying the goal to have someone trained and armed to neutralize a threat should it prevent itself and save lives. while the gun control debate intensifies, one police department is taking matters into its own hands. evesham township is recruiting former police officers to place them in facilities. >> their primary goal is to neutralize the threat, address the shooter and protect the children and staff. >> reporter: applicants have to meet a list of reqirements. the candidate must be retired no longer than three years and go through state mandated training
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and be fully uniformed and armed. it came after 2015 after a boy replicated suicide by a cop using a toy gun. >> i know a lot of people are coming out and saying the teacher should be armed. i wouldn't be comfortable carrying a gun. >> you have to start somewhere. i can't see a downside to it. >> reporter: the chief said there's no way of knowing how many threats they will deter with with this, but hope it will make any possible shooter think twice from going into the school. jeanette reyes channel 6 "action news." >> white house communication director hope hicks is resigning. she has been president trump's longest serving and closest
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advisor who is not a relative. reports say hicks was seriously shaken by the scandal surrounding controversies surrounding rob porter who she had a relationship. "g.m.a." is at 7:00 a.m. right after "action news." >> pennsylvania's governor is calling on a state ledge -- legislator from delaware county, two women accused nick norelli of the 102nd district. house republican leaders say the allegations are being investigated and if true will not be tolerated. 35-year-old issued a denial of all the allegations. in it he said quote, unfortunately i cannot disprarve
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something that never happened, no charges were ever filed because these are complete fabrications. a bucks county real estate officer was sentenced to 3 to 6 years for taking $350,000 belonging to 16 clients. most of the owners industrial properties who hired senior's firm to handle the tenants. 8-year-old played basketball with duke mckirk last night she will be the special guest at the liacouras i can't center tomorrow. >> action cam is live at the fire in delanco burlington county, we'll have an update
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coming up. >> a school is taking a unique approach to discipline uses yoga instead of detention. >> reporter: there's shower activity starting to build down to the south. later this afternoon are the rain arrives, by friday afternoon we could be change pg over to snow -- changing over to snow, i'll have the latest from accuweather and our coastal storm coming up next.
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>> let's get a look at the live shot of the fire burning in burlington county. smoke rising from the twin home as firefighters train their hoses on the structure trying to put this out. in delanco 600 block of hickory street. the heavy flames were showing as crews arrived. we know that two people have
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been injured and rushed to the hospital, as firefighters try to put this fire out in delanco, burlington county. happening today, franklin square opens today everyday through december 31 for rounds of minnie golf, rides in the carousel or lounging on the grass. franklin square will offer special hours special movie nights into the summer. >> reporter: it gets wet around here, as it stays wet and windy around here, looking outside so far so good no chance of rain. looking on sky6 live hd battleship new jersey, the water dancing a little bit by the hull, you can see the movement. the winds will build in intensity later today and tonight him 45 degrees is the
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temperature. cool not too bad. winds are calm, officially and fairly low elsewhere. there you see on satellite, not only the clouds coming in, all the rain massing north and west, that will intensify later in the day and at night. 51 by 10:00le ahead of the rain, it's not all that bad. noon, dry, 55 degrees. 3:00 p.m., 58. somewhere around 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. when the beginning of the rain will march in. high temperatures ahead of thatt everywhere. allentown, 58. 19598. once we get rid of the wet snow tomorrow you might like it to be warmer. wilmington, 53 in kay may. lunchtime, you're probably fine to go out in one of the passion around the region or in the city and have lunch. 6:00 p.m. we're starting to see the rain move in. anytime after 5:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m., some of you will start seeing this.
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it fills if later tonight, by 10:00, only looking at rain, but pockets of heavy rain. tomorrow, the storm intensifies and pulls away from us and draws cold air in from the northwest that changes over to snow. we could see accumulation before it knocks off in the wee hours of saturday morning. what are we looking at, looks like we'll get a coating to a couple of inches around philadelphia. maybe two to four in the western suburbs. this will mainly be on grass, mainly slushiness on roads, but not a big deal for travelers. the farther north you go to the poconos, the bigger problems you may have. friday into saturday, when the storm intensifies and draws the cold air in, you'll see winds gusting 50 to 5 miles per hour and 65 down the shore, the gusts
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will have effects for us, especially friday into saturday, broken limbs weak trees coming down, loose trash cans and things like that flying all over the place. that is friday into saturday. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, rain arriving today, 58 degrees is the high. tomorrow an an accuweather alert, strong winds and lingering rain changing over to snow. coastal flooding probable on friday. saturday we're dry, brisk and chilly, high of 46 degrees, bundle up for the union game at home tonight. 47 degrees, breezy, albeit, sunny an sunday, 47 on monday, improving to 49 on tuesday, with rain possible and perhaps a little morning rain mixing with snow on wednesday, 44. >> okay, thank you, david. 4:47 a.m., a wildwood dog chase brought traffic to a standstill on a highway in phoenix, arizona yesterday.
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firefighters and drivers spent an hour trying to catch up with the pups. they caught one, but a second one ran into an rv park where with a woman caught up with it. >> new on "action news," an elementary school in colorado is taking a unique approach to deminishing its dewpoints. dow elementary in denver is no longer sending students to discipline, instead they are sent to a yoga class. to take the time to breathe can help. >> the program is so successful, anyone strairts offer yoga to is all students, good or bad after school. chlts good morning everybody,
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let's take a live look outside.
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increases winds, watch for the coastlinal storm to arrive later this afternoon. ahead of it, roads are clear and clear. the sweeping crews were out, they have just cleared, both lanes open on 422, at trooper, westbound traffic heading towards oak, moving okay. we have an accident that popped up in southampton township, bucks county. watch out for crews on charlotte avenue near davisville road. crews in fairmont and lincoln drive southbound, fairmont park is blocked between wissahickon avenue, stick to schoolhouse lane and midvale. gloucester city, northbound near 130, it's early, roads are drew dry and traffic is moving all right. >> going ton so business, spotify is ready to press play
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on their public offering. they intend to sell their existing stock to raise money instead what you traditionally do instead of issuing more sales for sale. spotify as 71 million subscribers that's twice as many as apple's rival service. stocks slid yesterday, futures seem to be pointing to a higher open this morning. maybe march will be a better month. pizza hut is replacing poppa johns nfl sponsor, after they came to a mutual decision to end the partnership even though they had three years left in the deal. the pizza change blamed the nfl for not shutting down player protest, it led to slumping viewership. the company lost more when the head of the company provoked
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consumer ankle for speaking out against the protest. the new deal is 4 years and the sponsorship will roll out with the upcoming nfl draft in april. >> two new jersey troopers save a life responding to a crash. penn state makes a fix for the iconic nittany lions statue which was vandalized, more on that coming up.
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>> penn state's nittany lion statue was temporarily repaired
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after someone ripped off the ear. the 3d printing club created an ear. new parts are created when they need to repair damage. >> 4:57 a.m., a rescued chimp enjoy life among the clouds as he is brought to his new home. see the viral video coming up. check your bank account, police are looking four two men who have been stealing money places scrimming devices in places across the area. a man is accused of luring women and attacking them while posing as a driver for uber and lyft.
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5:00 a.m., thursday, march 1. we're following breaking news. >> firefighters are battling a house fire in burlington county, when they arrived flames were shooting out of the home as two people were rushed to the hospital. reading, writing and weapons, a local police department is ready to fire armed officers to stand guard prepared to act when necessary. >> it's time for a coastal storm. accuweather is tracking a system that packs rain, wind, and maybe snow. you want to know about what's coming, let's go over to david murphy with the details and karen rogers is helping with the morning commute. >> reporter: a girl could get used to the 60-degree temperature. >> reporter: maybe a guy too.

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