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news" a fierce flames tear through twin homes in south jersey, there are injuries at the scene. police force considers arming retired officers to patrol area storms. >> accuweather is tracking cold wind and wet snow, we'll see the equities later today. >> good morning, 5:30 a.m., first day of the month of march. >> the storm is not going to feel the impact until later today. >> reporter: morning commute dry but not the evening commute. >> reporter: i was thinking of taking a walk today, let's show you the rain, jacksonville, mississippi and raleigh that will join up with a coastal low in the northeast that will give us a series of problems. in fact we're under a flood watch north and east of philadelphia. coastal flood watch down the shore. high wind watch is kicking in
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across the region. a winter storm watch in the poconos. let's get you to all this with the details. the coastal flood watch this starts this evening, at times of high tide. moderate to coastal flooding at times of high tide. coastal flood watch, tonight into friday night is liable to occur. there's the high wind watch extended across the region. wind gusts friday into saturday, 50 miles per hour, stronger at the shore that could bring down tree branches and give drivers a problem with debris. winter storm watch is in effect in the poconos, this is on friday because of a changeover wet snow to rain. 43 in philadelphia. allentown, 40. a couple of upper 0s here and there. as we go through the day, it's mild, lots of clouds building, 52 degrees by 11:00. i'll go for a high of 58 around 3:00 p.m. notice how the rain arrives, but
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not until later in the afternoon and evening. it starts to build later tonight along with the wind. we'll have ways this will effect friday night into saturday. >> we're live on vare avenue, police and emergency workers on the scene. they are blocking the truck off to the side. slowing on the schuylkill expressway eastbound heading toward passyunk you have the left lane blocked with the accident. we're jamming from university avenue to survey avenue on -- vare avenue, watch for the that on university avenue speeds 9 miles per hour. blue route, 55. i-95, 55 miles per hour. on him l old city, chestnut is blocked between second and third. southampton township, bucks county, a vehicle brought down a pole. peco on the scene, charlotte avenue near davisville road you
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want to watch for that. you can see the majors green traffic flow franklin -- througt area is looking okay. meanwhile, coming up from turnersville and blackwood no problems, tam. >> firefighters are on the scene of an immense fire that ripped through twin homes in delanco, burlington county. two people were injured and rushed to the hospital. look at the flames. the action cam live on the scene, the 600 block of hickory street. the fire started at 3:00 a.m. you can see at 5:30 a.m. it's a smoky scene throwing smoke up into the night sky. firefighters at least at this moment do seem to have it under control. two school districts in gloucester county new jersey canceled classes because of a threat. franklin township school district and delsea school district are closed today. franklin township police say a
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threatening e-mail was sent to a staffer. after consulting with police they decided to close both districts this information just in. >> the new normal is setting in for students at marge imagine in in -- marjory stoneman douglas high school in florida they are walking the hall since a student kill 17 people including staff members. there is a national discussion over school safety that includes here in you're a region. in south jersey, police are laying out a plan that's been in the work for sometime including arming guards in school. jeanette reyes is live outside evesham township police with more. >> reporter: good morning, tam, the plan was in the works long before the tragedy in south jersey, of course it's all more
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relevant on a national level. police want someone fully armed and trained to save lives in the process. national gun discussion is talking about arming teachers and police officers. evesham township is talking about arming former police officers in the evesham township high school. >> they will address the shooter and attack the shooter and do everything they can to protect the students and stasm. >> reporter: the candidate must go through state mandated training and be fully armed. a boy attempted suicide by cop using a replica gun outside an elementary school. >> i'm okay with them being armed because they are
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professionals. i know a lot of people are saying the teachers should be armed. i wouldn't be comfortable carrying a gun. >> you have to start somewhere, as far as i'm concerned. i can't see a down side to it. >> reporter: police chief saying there's no way of knowing how many threats this plan could deter, they are hoping it makes the potential shooter think twice before entering a school. jeanette reyes channel 6 "action news." >> thank you jennette. >> reporter: president trump stunned many lawmakers during a bipartisan meeting vowing an executive order to ban bump stocks, he sided with democrats calling for stronger background checks and raising age requirement for assault type of weapons. president had tough words for the republicans senator from pennsylvania. >> it doesn't make sense i have to wait until i'm 21 to get a
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handgun, i can get this weapon at 18. i'm curious what you did in the bill. >> we didn't address it mr. president. >> because you're afraid of the nra right? >> while the president supports measures 'pose bide the nra. -- posed by the nra he had praise for the organization saying there are great people that want to make things right. crime unit returned to wren street officers looking for a gunman who shot a 27-year-old man in the face. the victim had a weapon in his possession. it is unclear if he ever fired a shot. homicide in west philadelphia remains under investigation this morning, crime scene tape surrounds a residential section along the
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4400 block of holden street. police say someone gunned down a 34-year-old man after 7:00 p.m. that man later died at the hospital. >> a state legislator in delaware county fights allegations of sexual misconduct. two women accused nick folesrelli of the 102 district saying he forced her to have sex with her after she broke up. the 35-year-old ridley lawmaker said unfortunately i cannot disprove something that never happened. >> accuweather tomorrow looks like a mess. >> reporter: we'll get rain today and tonight and building in intensity and we have rain
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and wet snow. storm tracker 6 live double scan shows we're ahead of that right now. sky6 live hd we're looking at cloudy skies, we might see early peeks of sun. i can't promise that. when i stepped outside in the wee hours of morning, there's a moon that's trying to come up in the thickens clouds. i think there's a little bit of sun, but it fades. 43 degrees in allentown. low 40s from wilmington to trenton. mid 40s down to cape may. there's the clouds, and rain to the west by pittsburgh and southwest near roanoke, virginia and pushing into richmond virginia. 58 is the high, rain will arrive, but not until later in the afternoon of at the shore it's the same story, clouds getting thicker. the rain will start to move in later on. with times of hide tide tonight and into tomorrow, there's the chance of a rising water that gives you coastal flooding at
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times minor, i think as we get into tomorrow and tomorrow night it will be moderate in some cases depending on how the storm forms. in philadelphia, rain arriving late in the day and 58 is the forecasted high. overnight tonight, windswept rain developments it gets heavier, we have poor drainage spots where rain gets heavy. the blustery wind is part of the baggage where gusts could build as high as 35 miles per hour. by 6:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., 5:00 p.m., we're looking at pockets of the rain developing. later at night, 9:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m., 11:00 p.m., pockets of heavy rain and the possibility of poor-drainage area flooding. friday morning we're in a lull with precipitation, parts of the region could see some of this, the wind pick up and get more blustery and cold air comes in by 4:00 p.m. maybe before then
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it changing the rain over to wet snow. that continues on and off past midnight. what are we looking at out this. on the back end end of all this. we have a coating of snow from philadelphia to lansdale. 2 to 4 inches doylestown to allentown and out toward reading there's a chance for slushy roads. mainly only the grass. poconos 4 to 8 inches there will be more snow and travel issues there. saturday, wind gusts 55 miles per hour, 65 down the shore, that will give you issues with debris on the roadways and trees coming down. coastal flooding saturday with minor to moderate flooding depending on the storm track how bad that is. the is true is -- the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, rain arrives today accuweather
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alert, strong winds pushing debris on roads and causing power outages and rain changing over to wet snow, the farther north you go, the bigger issue it will be. 44 is the uncomfortable high. saturday, brisk and chilly, clouds and sun, it will be windy hold on to your hats if you're heading to the union game at night. sunny and breezy on sunday, 47 degrees. we're in the upper 40s on tuesday, afternoon rain tuesday and wet snow mixing in on tuesday morning. one of the president's closest confidantes is leaving the white house. hope hicks is one more communications director to leave in the past year. >> nittany lion as statue ask being repaired. >> reporter: we have backup, as people turn around and try to drive at wrong way to get out of
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this scram. they are blocking all lanes at the schuylkill expressway eastbound at vare avenue. it's changing moment by moment, i'll bring you the latest coming up next.
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>> 5:45 a.m., once again our breaking news, two school districts in gloucster county, new jersey, just canceled classes because of a threat. franklin township and delsea regional school districts are closing today. a threaten e-mail was sent to a staff member in that district.
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after schools consulted with police the decision was made to cancel class. >> let's find out what's going on with the commute and accuweather. it's early, but we have flashing lights. let's go over to karen rogers knowledge we continue with our breaking news, the big traffic story is on the schuylkill expressway at vare avenue they are blocking all lanes. this is eastbound traffic look at the number of emergency workers on the scene. they are blocking all lanes on the schuylkill expressway eastbound near vare. we're jammed from south street to vare. in the backlog people were turning around and going the wrong way. it's a messy spot near vare. let's look at the speeds, 8 miles per hour jam from south street to vare on the schuylkill expressway. as you look at the big picture you can say take the vine southbound to i-95 southbound to just get around it. you hospital on the schuylkill
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expressway the vine to i-95 instead of trying to take the schuylkill expressway eastbound with the very slow speeds right now. i-95 is moving just fine, so is the vine. it's early yet. southampton township, bucks county we have an accident closing davisville road. peco on the scene that brought down a pole. new jersey drive times things were looking good, i was getting word of a minor accident on 55 near mantua not effecting speeds. it's mild, cold air wet snow that's tomorrow. today's temperatures are ten degrees above average. it will be a wet evening commute right now and we're looking at storm tracker 6 live showing the amount of rain that's coming your way, matt. >> thanks, karen. white house communications director hope hicks announced plans to leave her post in the coming weeks. she is president trump's longest
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serving advisor. according to multiple aids her departure is not related to the 9 hour appearance before the house intelligence committee. she occasionally admitted to telling white lies on the president's behalf. she is linked to rob porter who has faced claims of abusing his wife. last saturday someone broke off the ear of the statue of the nittany lions, the university has a cast of the sculpture so parts are easy to create to repair damage. the 3d printing club outfitted the temporary air on the famous mascot. two runaway dogs closed a freeway in arizona. it took a team of firefighters to catch the k-9. one was captured and the second
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was captured in the mobile home park. animal control is keeping the dogs while they track down their owners. we'll be right back. ♪ harmonica tune plays
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have breaking news, it's a mess on the roads already. i want to show you this car fire happening devon, chester county. 202 southbound at west valley road. you can see the flames shooting up from the car. no fire crews on the scene just yet. we see police and penndot keeping a distance right now. watch as the left lane they are allowing traffic to get by which surprises me as the flames shoot up 202 southbound west valley road heading toward malvern. that car is fully engulfed. we're fire crews on the scene eastbound near vare avenue. traffic is stopped and already jammed from 30th street to vare. don't take the schuylkill expressway eastbound near vare take the vine eastbound to i-95 southbound. >> reporter: we have rain on the way, most of it out to the west of us.
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won't be here until late this afternoon and early this evening. overnight friday into saturday, strong wind accompany the storm. gusts up 50 to 65 miles per hour the highest at the coast. broken limbs and weak trees may be coming down, and possible power outages and debris on the roads, as well. down the shore, moderate to minor flooding down the shore ahead of beach erosion. we have cloud skies, but not much rain until after 3, 4:00 p.m. mild high of 58. an elementary school in colorado is taking an unique approach to disciplining their students. elementary in denver no longer sends students to afternoon detention, but to a yoga class called after school reflection, it's been so successful, they
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>> good morning, it is 6:00 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 and two people were rushed to the hospital. >> it's time for a coastal storm. accuweather is tracking a system that will pack rain and wind and wet snow. we go behind the oscars curtain with jimmy kimmel, the host fills us in for what's in store for sunday's show. >> let's find out about the rain and snow and wet traffic. >> reporter: a little change with the model since yesterday morning, more areas will see wet snow tomorrow.

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