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meteorologist cecily tynan. >> jim the good news is the temperatures are warmer tomorrow and it gets colder on saturday and the worst of it was this morning the poconos were 3 degrees below 0 and atlantic city 8 and wilmington and philadelphia we dropped down to 9 degrees but the winds really told the story. the windchill in the poconos not a good morning to go skiing 23 below 0 and allentown 9 below and 11 degrees below 0 and philadelphia we dropped down to 6 degrees below 0 with the windchill. temperatures are cold and never even hit 20 degrees today. running more than 20 degrees below average, philadelphia 18 and allentown and millville 15 and reading and trenton 14 degrees the winds have diminished. we have winds generally 8 to 12 miles per hour, but it doesn't take much to create a windchill. it feels like 2 in reading.
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it's certainly a cold night. the evening planner will show that temperatures will be holding steady for the next several hours around 17 degrees the wind shifts from the southwest and that brings us slightly warmer air the morning commute temperatures tomorrow will generally be in the 20s, so not nearly as brutal as today. another boundary will bring us the possibility of snow showers especially north of philadelphia, saturday the return of bitter cold and i am tracking the chance of rain or a wintry mix on monday and we'll have details on that in the full accuweather forecast. >> lets switch live to philadelphia city hall, and david henry. david how did pedestrians and many workers cope with the cold weather. they paid attention to the weather and paid dearly for it. it's just about as cold as the trip in this morning.
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>> yes very cold out here this morning. the icy grip of winter made the morning wait for the bus seem like an eternity. >> could it get worse? >> there is not a lot of snow so that is good. >> commuters scrambled on to the warm buses as quickly as they could. the kids were slow getting out of the house this morning, they needed extra time to layer up. >> a hat, a hoody and jacket and his scarf. and of the course his gloves and thermals underneath. >> many schools overnight. that gave parents and grandparents extra time with the kids. >> i gave them a warm breakfast and i decided to bring them to school instead of walking i decided to bring them today. >> put on the warmest things we could find in the house warm up the car and drop them off.
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they have to go into the cafeteria and wait that is good there is nobody outside, it's cold. >> coldest day of the season yet but one day is apparently too much for some. >> hopefully summer comes sooner like real soon. i can't take this anymore man. >> don't want to break it to jason we have another two and a half months of this to go so get used to it. david henry channel 6 "action news." >> thank you david. show us how cold it is outside where you live with the upgraded 6 abc storm tracker app, use the share a weather postcard feature and use a photograph of yourself or the icy conditions you see the postcard includes the temperature showing just how chilly it is in your neighborhood. use the #~ 6 abc cold and your postcard could appear on "action news". all right "action news" has
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learned that the grand jury recommended criminal charges including perjury against attorney general, kathleen kane, she is accused of leaking information to a philadelphia newspaper with information of the former head of the naacp. her attorney says quote the attorney general did nothing wrong or illegal and there is no credible evidence that she has. the grand jury was presided over by a special prosecutors and the recommendations are handed over to attorney fuhrman. a montgomery county judge -- she is accused of setting fire
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to her neighbor's home. prosecutors say that krup acted in retaliation because she believed that morris was involved in previous arrests of her son. the house was destroyed. it's a tragic situation in buck county. the search goes on for the body of 48-year-old tony gabriel who is unaccounted for after the collapse of a cement silo. it collapsed last night in the riverside industrial complex. nora muchanic is live on north radcliffe street in bristol tonight. nora -- >> reporter: emergency crews brought in lighting and plan to work through the night looking for tony gabriel and the collapse was discovered by a police officer on patrol and he thought it was snowing out but it was the cement dust being whipped up by the wind. the family is here since early in the morning and as can you imagine they are heart broken.
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>> we are just basically waiting for them to find him. >> it's a harrowing ordeal for the family as they look for his brother tony after a silo collapsed last night at the riverside complex in bristol. tony gabriel works loading powdered cement into trucks he is the only worker from last night's shift that is unaccounted for. >> we made every effort to go through and search for the victim. technical rescue and local fire companies and rescue dogs, now we deemed going from a rescue effort to a recovery effort. >> this is a combination of a building collapse and what we call an engulfment scenario where as all of these hundreds of thousands of pounds of dry concrete rushed down like an avalanche and bury everything in
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its sight. >> this is what the silo looked like from google earth and now a giant pile of gray, now they say it would have left gabriel with no air to breathe. >> we'll start rigging this building and pulling it apart and work from the top down and digging our way in as conditions allow us to. >> we are in recovery mode and we'll just wait until they find him. he is not dead until they find him. >> back live now osha is vest gating what led to the collapse the cause is still unknown. gabriel was unmarried and the recovery continues and will go through the night and until they locate him. i'm nora muchanic channel 6 "action news." >> thank you nora. people are gathering to pay their respects to shane montgomery, a viewing for the 21-year-old college student is
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underway at st. john the baptist church in manayunk his body was found in the schuylkill river over the weekend after disappearing on a night out with friends. a philadelphia police officer was dragged by a motorist this morning in strawberry mansion before the car ran over his right leg, the law man fired his gun but the suspect escaped and the suspect has since been arrested. chad pradelli is live at police headquarters with the latest on this. chad? >> reporter: jim fortunately the officer will be okay, the suspect dominique fallins eluded capture for four hours and now he is under arrest and facing serious charges. "action news" was there as philadelphia police captured dominique fallins, he is aus kood of running over the officer at 32nd and susquehanna just
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before noon. the chevy impala that he was driving had an ohio license that didn't match the vehicle. >> we asked him to exit the vehicle instead of doing so he tried to gun the vehicle and spun on ice and the officer draw his weapon and ordered him out again. >> he refused to comply and grabbed the officer's gun and hit the gas pedal and took the officer with him. >> his leg was run over by the car we don't believe he has a broken leg but he is bruised up. >> he was taken to the hospital while a manhunt ensued for fallins, police tracked down the vehicle to the 2400 block of napa they found the drivers side window shatters he got off one shot before being run over. a short time later the suspect was arrested around the corner and taken into custody. the officer is expected to make
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a full recovery. >> he is a five year veteran and 32 years old and engaged to be married and his brother is an officer as well. >> reporter: the officer is treated and released from the hospital as for fallins he faces attempt the murder and other related charges. i'm live outside of the police headquarters, channel 6 "action news." coming up on "action news" tonight, a crime scene at a delaware shopping plaza police search for a gunman that opened fire outside of a restaurant. and the plan for the former revel casino and it's project could provide a way to get from the jersey shore to new york city.
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just 99 cents all month long. america runs on dunkin'. shots rang out, outside of a delaware shopping center and one man was taken to the hospital in critical condition and police believe he was shot in the parking lot of north dover hospital at 12:00 noon, the 44-year-old victim drove himself to redner's market to flag down help and police are still looking for gunman. the city of philadelphia had its first deadly fire of 2015, the blaze took the life of a military veteran, 75-year-old lee fletcher was pulled from the home and had severe burns and died at the hospital less than an hour later. his grandson also lives at the house and was out at the store when the fire erupted. >> by the time i got there they
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said my house was on fire and i knew they had the wrong house i just left there and my neighbor called and said the house was on fire. and i got her and saw my grandfather on the grown burning, burning, devastating. >> they say that the fire started in the kitchen. funding for a new interchange joining the turnpike the pennsylvania turnpike and the lafayette extension has been improved. the goal is to improve mobility into norristown, commissioners committed $99 million to the project but it's still a long way off. construction is set to begin in 2018 and won't be finished until 2020 at the earliest. travelers could one day catch a ferry from the jersey shore to new york city. the high speed service would shuttle people from the former revel casino and manhattan. the florida developer that wants
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to buy the gambling hall unveiled the plans today. he got approval from the bankruptcy judge to buy revel for $95 million but is still disputing the price.
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flyers begin the season 9.5 points out and they need toe believe. coach berube says he is not worried about losing his job even though even his kids are wonder what might happen to dad if they don't start winning like tonight in washington. here is jaime apody. >> welcome sight to see steve mason and the ice for the pregame skate. >> it was good, we needed all the guys healthy out here and steve is a huge part of our team and it's good to see him feeling better. tonight is game 41 the official halfway mark and flyers fine
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themselves 9.5 points out. >> our progress is good and we are playing the way we want to play and our wins will follow. >> it's not going to be easy, we have to find a way to win. no matter how we play we have to find a way. hopefully better than the first half. >> only look to last year for an inspiration, after a 1-7 start the group rallies with a great second half to make the playoffs, today a harder mountain to climb they have to climb over five teams in their division to get there. >> we have a lot of work to do and the guys in this dressing room have done it before we have a lot of guys from last year we had the bad start and came on hard at the end and i don't see any reason we can't do it again.
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>> jaime apody channel 6 "action news." well there is no playoff talk out of the sixers locker room and there may not be for years, they are the lowest scoring team in the nba, sixers coat brett brown getting out of dodge and playing in brooklyn tomorrow night. the sixers continue to shoot themselves in the foot, their shooting was terrible again in their loss to milwaukee. 3 of their 5 starters combined to miss 29 of their 32 shots as a team they only scored 11 points in the firstiaritier. >> first thing i tell my guys it's a new day, the calendar says it's a new day and we'll move on we condition just dust off and not learn from it. it's groundhogs day. >> chip kelly's former team, the team oh helped to build is one win away from a national
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championship. >> i have not been able to watch too much. other than to watch the film, but they seem like a great team and a well coached team and very disciplined. we'll have to be geared up and ready to go. >> oregon and ohio state fort national championship monday night at 8:30 on espn, have you to love this new playoff system in college football. >> it's it's highlight of the farm -- the lifestyle display pays pays tribute to the many food banks. the sculpture was designed by jim victor and is made of 1100 pounds of butter the farm show gets underway on saturday.
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we have made the point it's chilly outside but better days are ahead. not as harsh tomorrow morning as this morning. stormtracker 6 live double scan showing we are rain and snow free and could have a few snow showers moving through early tomorrow morning. today we had a good amount of sunshine and taking a look at independence national park this is a the view from third street and seeing bright blue skies and this time of year the sun angle is so low it doesn't warm us up much. the windchill was 6 degrees below 0. and not quite record breaking cold but very cold. the high was 19 degrees that is 21 below normal and 19 did not even hit our normal low for this time of year. this is unusually cold and temperatures are beginning to moderate. it's amazing with temperatures in the teens doesn't sound that bad.
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allentown 15 and trenton 14 and millville 15 and reading 14 degrees the reason it doesn't feel as harsh is because the winds have slack ened off a bit. wind from the west at 6 miles per hour. and factor that in we have windchills in the single digits and teens and temperatures will be rising in the overnight hours. satellite 6 along with action radar showing a few things first these clouds over the atlantic, these are clouds created by the cold air, it's like lake-effect snow, the colder air moving over the warmer waters and clouds moving in from the west, that are rolling through tomorrow there are snow showers associated with it and we'll probably see snow showers tomorrow morning for the morning commute mainly north and west of philadelphia it could leave a quick coating not a big
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system. the temperatures will moderate to 35 degrees and we briefly touch it above freezing but the windchills will be in the teens and 20s, and behind this boundary, a one day shot of bitter cold air on saturday lots of sunshine and very cold, 23 degrees, and then temperatures will be climbing into the upper 30s by sunday so it will feel a lot better. the next 12 hours partly to mostly cloudy skies and temperatures are ridesing the morning commute temperatures are in the 20s and the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, morning clouds and a few snow showers giving way to afternoon sunshine and 35 is the high and again it will be windy and windchills in the teens and 20s, on saturday we get back in the bitter cold air plenty of sunshine and the high is only 23 degrees not quite as harsh as today and sunday this will feel good 36 degrees and still cool and compare today that will
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feel nice clouds and sunshine and on monday some rain showers moving in and 39 degrees and a wintry mix and behind the system partly sunny and wednesday sun mixing with clouds and thursday a possibility of a more significant storm system will it be rain or snow, it's too early to tell, and generally looking at better conditions, it's all relative. >> you have a long time to wait. world news tonight with david muir is next on channel 6. we want to remind you join us later tonight, for the documentary series the philadelphia experiment. it takes us back to ben franklin's city of brotherly love and airs at 7:30 here on abc. "action news" continues at 10:00 on phl 17 and join us for
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welcome to "world news tonight." and breaking now. our team on the scene of the urgent manhunt for the killers. after the terror in paris. the s.w.a.t. teams moving in and we'll take you there. and the suspects the brothers and the list they turned up on right here in america. the extreme cold now dangerous. a million school children kept home. train tracks cracking. plus 11 earthquakes in 24 hours here in the u.s. and tonight, the emergency drills. the police body cam capturing it all. watch the suspect opening fire on the officer. what happens next. and pilot error. when families buy those expensive drones landing them in the wrong spot. can he possibly get there in time?

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