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pennsylvania and new jersey turnpikes. >> "action news" reporter bob brooks is live in bristol township tonight with the new developments. bob. >> reporter: monica and rick, eight 80-foot tall solutions to be exact. they're towers that are going to be used to prop up the bridge. take a look behind me. you can see the lights are on, construction is under way as the work continues to figure out a way to fix the bridge. it's been one full week now in the i276 delaware river turnpike bridge is still closed. unfortunately we continue to hear about how this not only is causing major commuter headaches but also a loss of money. >> my job is -- we have to either go out of our way to trenton or we have to go down into philly. either way it's costing a lot more money time and gas. >> reporter: today we got an update in process to have it reopened. eight 80-foot towers like these will be placed under the bridge and needs to be propped up to go on it to work. we spoke with one of the
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project engineers this afternoon. >> eventually what we hope to do is apply some force back into the bridge with jacks and jack the truss back into placement the towers will be placed under the section where this fracture in and a truss was found by a crew painting the bridge last week. that's specifically located in between palmer and wood avenues. we spoke with a few neighbors around the bridge who said they've heard it's so unstable that it might come down and that certainly is a scary thought but when i asked officials about that today they say that is simply not the case. >> the way we have it we feel it's stable as is without traffic on it. >> reporter: on daily basis 42,000 drivers depend on the bridge both ways. after taking alternative routes like the much narrower 413 bridge for a week now, they would like for presidential candidate to speed up. >> it'to -- progress to speed up. >> reporter: they hope to have a timetable in another week. they say they're still figuring out what caused the truss to split. >> once we get that repaired we'll be able to put it back
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into service. >> reporter: another live look here at the construction. we know people like to see that kind of process -- progress excuse me but want definitive answers. unfortunately at this point no exact word on when the bridge will reopen. for now reporting live in bristol township bob brooks channel6 "action news." rick. >> bob thank you. in washington a high profile meeting marked the end of president trump's first full week in office. he hosted the british prime minister one of the united states' closest allies. abc's karen travers has more from the white house tonightism special relationship that phrase was used five times in friday's press conference. president trump and british prime minister theresa may going to great lengths to talk about things they agree on and the areas where they will cooperate. the two leaders also seemed eager to charm each other. may said she brought with her an invitation from queen elizabeth for a state visit later this year which president trump accepted. earlier in the day mr. trump
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proudly showing off a bust of winston churchill on display in his oval office. but as the first world leader visited the white house looming large the first world leader to cancel their visit to the white house. president trump and mexico president pena nieto spoke for an hour friday morning mr. trump calling it a very, very friendly conversation but tensions remain. the mexican president's office said in a statement the two sides agreed to not talk publically about who will pay for the trump administration's border wall. the white house statement did not mention that. karen travers abc news, the white housely. >> from our delaware news room officials are vowing to fund initiatives aimed at improving the lives of young people in wilmington. dam some of delaware's top lawmakers spoke about a report published today by the cdc. that report comes after a study of wilmington's recent spike in violence. it outlines how the city can help cut back on the crime rate. today officials vowed to
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implement the recommendations including a year round career program for at risk teenagers supporting more outreach programs and creating a special youth wellness center. new castle county police made an arrest in the murder of a 25-year-old. jerry blank ken ship surrendered to police yesterday. detectives were investigating the death of jacqueline ing man. police found evidence to connect blank ken ship to the hurt. plank ken ship faces first degree murder and weapons charges being held more than a million dollars bail. >> a review of philadelphia schools shows there's a need for billions of dollars to repair more than 300 facilities. officials say one of them is dunbar elementary school in north philadelphia. they found it has a leaky roof which frequently disrupts classes when there's a heavy rain. the school's principal talked about her concerns. >> we lost a computer once
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because it leaked on the -- you can't anticipate when it's going to happen. we've lost instruction materials, the students' materials, bulletin boards have been ruined. those are the types of things that we've seen. >> the district currently has over a billion dollars top spend over five years on improvements but officials say they need 3 billion to fix the entire district. along with new rooftops, the repairs needed include new furnaces and air conditioning units. >> turning to accuweather the return of winter-like temperatures to the delaware valley. take a look live at the ben franklin bridge tonight. clouds up above. it was windier and colder today than we've had so far lately. some folks even saw a few flurries this afternoon and looks like that many chill is here to stay for your weekend. meteorologist cecily tynan live at the big board with our forecast. hi, cecily. >> hi, monica and winter is back. cool today, windy and double scan live showing these winds out of the northwest even pulling a few lake effect snow showers, a few of these flurries making the long trip from the great lakes into the
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delaware valley really not amounting to much. this is actually showing a few sprinkles. a lot of that not reaching the ground but you step outside, you can feel it's january. it feels like it. the wind chill currently 32 degrees. pittsburgh the wind chill is 20 and if you're heading out tonight for your friday night, you definitely do that want to bundle up. wind chills will be dropping down into the 20's. at 7 o'clock, 39 degrees with the cloud cover and the winds temperatures really not dropping off very quickly. 38 by 11 o'clock, 37 but again we'll have some gusty winds so and wind chills will be in the 20's. this is what's ahead its going to be a breezy weekend. it is going to be feeling like winter, no big storms in the near future put i am tracking a few and opportunities for at least a few snow showers. i'll talk about that coming up in the full accuweather forecast. monica. >> sounds good. thank you cecily. suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people ages 10 to 24 and reaching out top peopl to people suffering fromly depression
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has become the mission of one man from burlington county. the man tried to take his own life as a teen and knows the pain of debilitating depression all too well. new at five new jersey correspondent nora muchanic has his mission to save lives. >> reporter: 23-year-old drew bergman of mount holly is a senior at temple university. when he was a teen drew tried twice to take his own life and remembers well the all consuming depression. >> it felt like every ounce of me was 10 times heavier. like just to get out of bed every morning i had to literally drag myself. >> i was always afraid that i would find him hanging in a closet. >> reporter:s mom says it was a frightening time as the family struggled to get the help he needed. some of the doctors are less than helpful. >> if you're going to be a pediatrician you have to deal with these things, eating disorders depression cutting the whole thing. >> reporter: through combination of intense therapy medication and hard work drew emerged from a dark place but it wasn't easy.
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>> i was so scared of what people would say, what people would think if they knew what i had actually go and through. >> reporter: drew is now traveling around the country speaking to middle and high school students telling them his story and reaching out to other kids who may be having trouble themselves. drew tells students everyone carries invisible book bags filled with pressures around family, school, relationships and social media. >> we just throw it all in and over time that bag gets heavier and heavier. so i try to tell these kids that if they know someone who is carrying too heavy of an invisible book bag to help that that kid find help. >> reporter: speaking for an ardmore based suicide education group called minding your mind drew suggests students identify a teacher coach or other adult they can talk to and learn to develop coping mechanisms. >> they and want help. they just don't know how to start that conversation. >> reporter: drew bergman is trying to give them the tools and hoping to save lives. i'm nora muchanic channel6 "action news." >> well, the philadelphia auto show rolls into town this
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weekend. the action cam was at the pam convention center where everything from classic cars to cars of the future are on display. there's monica's car right there. >> i wish. >> the doors open to the public at 9 o'clock tomorrow morning. it runs through sunday february 5th, that's super bowl sunday, too, by the way and "action news" is giving you a special inside look at what's on the floor this year. our special preview of the auto show airs tomorrow night at 7 o'clock right here on 6abc. >> we're going to check those out later. >> yes, we are. >> time for a check right now of the "action news" traffic report. >> gina gannon is in for matt pelman tonight. gina t.g.i.f. the. >> thank you. same to you. i don't know if we'll be seeing a lot of those cars on the roadways this evening but we're seeing a lot of heavy traffic. roosevelt boulevard delayed solid on that northbound side from 76 all the way up through to broad street. so, heavy there and then you are definitely tapping the brakes on that and southbound side approaching 76. on the big picture we do have a lot of delays out there but our delay on 95 northbound is getting better but it is still out there and don't forget we still have a movie shoot in
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center city philadelphia. 76 seeing big delays as well as the blue route. but that earlier crash we told you on the pennsylvania turnpike northeast extension that has since cleared so some good news there. don't forget we have downed wires in abington on jenkintown road between easton road and briarwood road so just watch yourself there and then if you're traveling out on amber street between birch and cambria look for police activity. rick and monica. >> thank you so much gina. we have big news for you from broomall delaware county. police at the scene of an accident. two people have been hurt. this happened about 40 minutes ago on south sproul road. a vehicle did hit a utility pole trapping two people there, the ones who were removed and rushed to the hospital. no word on their conditions. again an accident involving one car, two people hurt that's what we know so far in broomall delaware county and they are being rushed now to the hospital. >> and and there's much more still ahead on "action news" at 5:00 tonight. renewed energy for a yearly event at the nation's capitol. coming up at 5:30 the history
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making headliner who encouraged thousands to continue to fight against abortion rights. >> first, harsh words from the new u.s. ambassador to the united nations. new diplomatic strategy laid out by nikki haley in new york today when "action news" returns tonight. >> ♪ hey, ready for the big meeting?
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>> hot nell peru destroyed after heavy rains and flooding. the foundation of the hotel which dates back centuries had eroded because of the flooding river below and that caused the building to collapse into the rushing water below. all the guests inside had evacuated before the collapse fortunately. no one was hurt. today marked the first day of business for u.s. ambassador to the united nations nikki haley. haley arrived at the un for the first time as ambassador today. she told the media this is a "time of action coa." >> to show our strength, show our voice, have the backs of our allies and make sure that our allies have our back as well. for those that don't have our back we're taking names. >> haley said the u.s. also plans to fix what's not working and get rid of what's obsolete. she said her overall goal was to work smarter not harder in the un. >> health check tonight.
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if you have trouble sleeping, you're not alone. almost 25 percent of people who responded to a consumer reports survey say they have taken an over the counter sleep medication in the last year. >> but there's more to those products than meets the eye. health reporter and registered nurse ali gorman is at the big board to explain. eye opening details here ali. >> yeah, rick one of those sleep aids zzz quill rakes in $100 million in sales. you could be saving some money. >> ♪ z quill's commercials promise that elusive good night sleep but what is z quill. >> it's the same old antihistamine calle called bena. one of its side effects is drowsiness. >> it's also in sominex can't the inagreed cent added to these p.m. pain relievers to
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make you sleepy. you can also buy generic. it's exactly the same active ingredient you find in z quill but for one-tenth the price per dose. you should be aware products containing diphenhydramine do come with warning in you could experience daytime drowsiness or confusion problems urinating constipation dry mouth and there's some evidence that if taken frequently it's associated with an increased risk of alzheimer's. >> consumer reports has these cautions when taking any sleep aid. make sure you have a full night's sleep after taking it. don't drive even after a full night's sleep if you still feel drowsy. never mix it with alcohol or other sleep medication and don't take an extra dose if you wake up in the middle of the night. and these medications are intended for short-term use, no longer than 14 days. if you continue having trouble sleeping talk to your healthcare provider about
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another solution. also today the cdc reports the flu has hit the epidemic level. now, this happens every year but it's a reminder the virus is here. activity in pennsylvania and delaware went down this week but there was a high flu activity in new jersey. seniors and young kids are most at risk for complications. a flu shot and frequently washing your hands are the best ways to protect yourself. finally today a new arts and crafts card was unveiled at nemours a.i. dupont hospital for children. it's a collaboration between a.c. moore and the alicia rose victoria foundation. the nonprofit supports teens battling cancer and other chronic illnesses. alicia's cart as it's called aims to bring smiles top patients and to make their stay in the hospital a little bit brighter. now the first cart was launched at virtua hospital during teen cancer awareness week. the next cart will go to a hospital in fort lauderdale. rick and monica, back to you.
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>> very nice. >> thanks ali. >> dozens of folks gathered in downtown minneapolis today to remember legendary tv actress marmary tyler moore showmary tmy recreated the hat touring scene in the opening of the mary tyler moore show. it solidified moore's star status. she died earlier this week after a decades long battle with diabetes. mary tyler moore was 80 years old. tonight abc news will take a look back at her life and career. a many 20/20 special mary tyler moore after all airs tonight at 10:00 on 6abc. of course "action news" follows at 11:00.
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>> ♪ >> small business and trademark experts were in wilmington today to share their knowledge. senator chris coons led a discussion today. the panel talked to business owners to let them better understand the trademark laws and what it means for their enterprises. the vice president of government relations for the walt disney company also took part in the discussion. disney of course is the parent company of us here at 6abc. veterans have a new option
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for medical care tonight in vineland new jersey. officials from the department of veterans affairs and representative frank lobiondo cut the ribbon on this outpatient clinic on west landis road. a place to see a doctor or nurse and get hassle free care all part of the effort to improve services to veterans who live in south jersey. >> well, tickets are now on sale for the sixth annual firefly music festival in dover. now the biggest music and camping festival on the east coast this year's lineup was curated by fans and features about 150 acts. that includes five headliners, the weekend, muse, 21 pilots chance the rapper and bob dylan and his band. the firefly music festival runs from june 15th to the 18th at the woodlands of dover. >> very nice. still a check on "action news" at five a check of your accuweather forecast. >> a pretty picture from atlantic city as the sun is setting at the jersey shore. meteorologist cecily tynan has your exclusive accuweather five day forecast when we come
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right back.
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>> we have more breaking news tonight. this time from the city's olney section. chopper6 over the scene here of an accident involving a motorcycle and a septa bus. this is in the city's olney section, the 5500 block of rising sun of a. we're told the accident happened almost a half hour ago. the motorcycle reportedly ran
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into that. septa bus right there. you can see the motorcycle on its side in the middle of your screen. the person on the motorcycle, the motorcyclist was taken to einstein hospital with serious injuries. no other word on any other injuries or what caused this collision but we'll keep an eye on the situation here from the city's olney section. >> time for a check of accuweather at the "action news" big board. >> meteorologist cecily tynan has a check of the forecast. great weekend for skiing cecily maybe i'll hit the slopes. what do you think. >> i'll be there. >> i'll meet you. >> if you meet me i'm getting video. [laughter] >> we're going to talk about this after the forecast. he's all talk. sky6 spring mountain ski resort. folks are doing skiing, snowboarding. a lot of melting going on this week at the ski resorts, unfortunately seeing a lot of bear spots but this weekend with the cold weather here it's going to be a good weekend for making snow t right now mother nature's still bringing us some pretty intense wind gusts. 31 miles an hour in
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philadelphia, reading 23, millville 26, atlantic city airport 24 miles an hour. yesterday we had wind gusts around 50 miles an hour so not that strong but it does create a wind chill factor. feels like 32 in philadelphia, feels like 28 in allentown, 31 in wilmington, feels like 33 in cape may, so if you're stepping out tonight you definitely do want to bundle up. sat six showing not much going on. there's some of that lake effect snow showers trying to survive over the mountains a few flurries here and there today and could even have a few more this evening but generally this evening it's pretty quiet, it's seasonably cool and it's a bit on the breezy side. 31 degrees in philadelphia, allentown 28, wilmington 29 and cape may 33 degrees but wind chills overnight dropping down into the 20's. so o-the wind chill tracker showing tomorrow definitely feeling like winter again. we start off at 7 o'clock with a wind chill of 25. by 3 o'clock, still feels like 34 degrees with a mixture of
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clouds and sunshine with those westerly winds 10 to 20 miles per hour. so if you're joining rick on the slopes in the poconos this weekend lots of clouds tomorrow, 31 degrees. sunday partly sunny, 31. great weekend for making snow. wind chills in the poconos will be in the low 20's so you definitely do want to dress in layers if you're hitting the slopes. future tracker showing sunday night into monday morning there's a weak disturbance that's pulling out of west virginia and virginia. that will throw some moisture mainly to the south but there are a few computer models that show some of the flurries making it into our region by monday morning, doesn't look to be a big event though. so, the five day at 5:00 showing tomorrow mostly cloudy, brisk and chilly, 40 degrees, wind chills in the 30's. sunday will be the brighter of the two days this weekend, 42. monday again maybe a few morning flurries, colder, 36. tuesday a clipper could bring some snow showers to the north, 39 degrees and wednesday as we start february, it will be seasonably cool, 42 degrees but how about ground hog day? details on that in the
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seven-day forecast, guys. >> sounds good. thank you cecily. >> thanks cecily. >> we'll take a break and be right back with more "action news." >> okay. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, jaime apody, rick
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williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> hello again. here's what's happening on "action news" friday night. thousands out of abortion rights opponents descend on the national mall in and washington, d.c. to make their voices heard. we're live with the details. also a violent robbery in chester county caught on camera. now police are offering a $5,000 reward for help in cracking the case. and it's a hoagie with a z but it's so much more o the new version of this classic served up at a south jersey food truck. >> march for life took place today in our nation's capitol. it is an annual event but this year it took on new energy with donald trump in officers. vice president mike pence spoke to the crowd telling them that ending taxpayer funded abortion is one of trump's most important priorities. abc's lana zak joins us live from outside the supreme court with more. lana. >> reporter: hi there monica. 69 percent of americans say that they are opposed to
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repeeling roe versus wade. the crowd i saw out here is feeling very optimistic about this administration. an overwhelmingly young crowd attended the 44th annual march for life. >> ♪ you're the generation that's going to end abortion. >> reporter: and for the first time in history, the sitting vice president headlined the event. >> because of all of you, and the many thousands hoop stand with us in marches like this all across the nation, life is winning again. [cheers and applause] in america. >> reporter: vice president pence has a 100 percent favorable rating by the national right to life committee and a 0 percent approval they wanted to avoid comparisons to the women's march on sa that. >> that voice might have been shut out last week but pro life is pro woman.
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[cheers and applause] >> reporter: the president did not attend the march but tweeted "you have my full support." and he has already taken symbolic action against abortion in a recent presidential memorandum. >> taxpayers dollars to not fund abortion services overseas. >> reporter: the minority leader nancy pelosi cautions abortion rights will not be rolled back without a fight. >> what they're doing is making it more dangerous so that people can't spend their own dollars in the exchanges to have access to reproductive rights. >> reporter: and we have not received an official crowd count and we may never receive that but i did speak with one roman catholic priest who says he's been attending this event for decades and he felt like this was by far and away the largest crowd he's ever been part of. reporting live from outside the supreme court lana zak abc "action news." >> several people from our area left early this morning for the march among them bus
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loads of students from local catholic high schools. one bus departed little flower high school for girls in that hunting park. students say it's important to stand up for their beliefs. >> really overmany welling because there's so many crowds of people coming in. it's hard to get around but it's amazing because there's so many people that come together in sportif saving life. >> also in attendance today 150 seminarians from saint charles borromeo seminary. >> police in west goshen township want your help finding a gunman who violently assaulted an employee at a rite-aid early this morning. here is surveillance footage of the crime. it happened at the rite-aid on phoenixville i think the employee arrived the the store to open up for the day when a gunman attacked him and forced him to open a safe. the employee gave cash but the gunman wasn't satisfied. he assaulted that employee again and then took off. rite-aid is now offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect. >> from our delaware news room tonight, chopper6 was over the scene of a fire at a home in
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newark this afternoon. crews responded to the fire just before two. ooh 30 here in the 600 block of south old baltimore pike. there were no reports of injuries but you can see how much damage was done. officials say the home was vacant. no word on a cause. the trial of a philadelphia police officer encouraging her children to fight got under way today. tamika gross is charged with child endangerment and assault after prosecutors say she prodded her teen son and daughter to get into fights with other children. she's accused of getting involved in some of the fights herself. officer gross was arrested back in 2014. >> a bill to eliminate school property taxes is gaining traction in harrisburg. the today school officials in delaware county met with constituents to explain why the taxes are necessary. officials say the taxes are required to pay pension costs which they say skyrocketed in the past decade. the money also goes to that fund charter and cyber charter schools in the state which cost nearly half billion dollars. the proposal calls for tax
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relief for corporations which school officials say would not be good for residents. >> king of prussia mall, all of the large commercial properties would not be paying property taxes and their taxes would be shifted onto citizens through increases in sales tax and the personal income tax. but supporters of the legislation say it does provide relief especially for older homeowners without children or grandchildren in school. no word when the vote may take place. >> a flu outbreak has hit a local prison forcing officials to suspend visits from family and friends there. inmates at graterford prison are dealing with widespread flu that means the visiting room is shut down at least through tomorrow. inmates who have court hearings in philadelphia will be brought but only if they're not actively ill. senator bob casey held app round table discussion with breast cancer survivors today in his center city o the topic was the cost of supplies to control a condition called
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lymphedema. that's a condition that causes swelling and fluid retention following surgery where lymph nodes are removed. casey along with those survivors supporting legislation that would provide medical coverage of lymphedema compression treatment garments. >> news tonight from texas where doctors say george h.w. bush can go home from the hospital possibly this weekend. the bush's spokesman released a statement a few hours ago saying the 41st president will be released monday at the latest and he said bush is eagerly looking forward to it. the former president who is 92 years old has been hospitalized since january 14th after suffering respiratory problems. >> time now for another check of the highways and by ways on your rush hour friday evening. gina gannon in for matt pelman to tell us the latest. >> hi, rick and monica. unfortunately starting off with an accident and we're also in rush hour so a lot going on. here's your live look of the accident on the schuylkill expressway this is out there and eastbound approaching grid girard avenue and you can see that that left lane is blocked, the accident right
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here so not what we want to see on a friday night in rush hour. you can see the eastbound side delayed between the blue route and the vine about 38 minutes about a half hour if you're traveling on the westbound side. we have another issue if you're trying to make your way off of the ben franklin bridge to head into philadelphia, this is coming off the ben franklin bridge westbound at seventh and girard. we have police activity. looks like a tractor-trailer blocking two center lanes so definitely a major issue tonight if you're going to be traveling near the vine street expressway but the ben franklin bridge itself because of that accident is seeing big westbound delays pretty much from the toll plaza and that could even trickle down to the 42 freeway so expect delays now from the 42 freeway all the way out through to that accident on the vine street expressway. rick and monica. >> okay. >> thank you gina. >> thanks gina. >> teachers and students who have children now have a childcare center on the job at an area high school. officials cut a ribbon at olney charter high. the certified childcare means students who have kids can keep going to school and teachers don't have to scramble for al sitter. they can also get a free car
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seat and baby clothes here. >> and there's much more still to um can on "action news" tonight. the mother of an nfl player drops her super bowl tickets on the way into a fedex store. now the search is on for the man who picked them up and took them for himself. cecily. >> well, the winter chill has returned. our high today 44 degrees but the current wind chill 32 and i'm tracking colder air on the way. we'll have all the details in the accuweather 7-day forecastly. >> also coming up a unique offering from a food truck in new jersey. >> you heard pow hoagies but have you ever heard about a zoagie. i'm nora muchanic. coming up we'll introduce you to these new sandwiches. >> sounds yummy. >> we like it. >> the story behind that song much more when that "action news" comes right back. >> catchy. i like it. where things come from?
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turned from trash into treasure. so in the future, we will all have a more beautiful world. ♪ >> there's an unusual new entry into the world of fried food called a zoagie. that's a hoagie with a z. >> you can only get it in one place the food truck in pennsville new jersey as "action news" new jersey correspondent nora muchanic tells us this dish is unique and colorful as its creator.
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>> come and get some high test fuel for the body here at zoagies, fried hoagies chicken fresh fish. >> reporter: that is ezell barns the operator of a food truck parked at the sunoco station on route 49 in pennsville. we've heard of hoagies but he makes what he calls zoagies. >> a zoagie is a unbelievable deep fried fresh grinder hoagie roll where we deep fry it to where it's nice and hot. >> reporter: that's right, barns deep fries the roll and then the chicken fish shrimp or crab that goes inside a. he doctors it up with sauces lettuce and tomatoes. >> i'm going to deep fry the roll and guess what happens? it was gold. >> i never had a fried hoagie until i came here. >> reporter: what do you think? >> it's delicious. >> we live in wilmington, delaware but we had to come across the bridge to get some good food. >> reporter: shonda pits
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graduated with barns. >> so many people coming in from so many different places. >> reporter: when he first started out barns would give away his zoagies to get people interested. now they come to him for his unusual dishes where that all ty all begin with a.m. sea. ezell barns is clearly a character but beyond the humor and crazy rhymes he's on a mission to inspire young people in the area. >> i look at the children every day and they looking for hope, looking for someone to look up to and i knew me being right there in the midst of them driving and fighting and doing everything i could to achieve my dream that it could inspire them. >> reporter: ezell barns hopes top month frankford his food truck to a brick and mortar restaurant and his invention called a zoagie to could lead him to zuccess. >> looks delicious to me. >> how many calories. >> zalories you mean. >> sports and sixers are home tonight with a tough team the
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rockets. >> very tough. the way the sixers are playing it looks like they could beat anyone with or without the big guy. joel he embiid says he feels so good he could play 40 minutes tonight on national tv but the real question is will he play a single minute. he's hoping to play tonight against the houston rockets. embiid will not play in the all-star game after failing to get voted in as a reserve which his teammate mcconnell calls app travesty. embiid said today i thought i deserved it. >> i'm a bit disappointed. guys that made it deserved it and i'm young so i'm going to get a lot of chances so i'm not disappointed. >> joel he definitely deserved to be in it. he's played a great. he's done a lot for the team in the minutes he played. it's kind of unfortunate he wasn't able to get in but there's always other years for him to do it. >> with or without him the sixers they are on a tear. they won 10 of their last 13
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games and only two teams in the nba have more wins in the month of january isn't that. kind of just a care free mentality. we want to take care of the ball better but just playing free and playing to our and strengths has i think helped all of us out. >> well, no the only do the sixers have everyone raising their caps with the way they're playing but people are raising eyebrows like jay wright who is in awe of their transformation. >> i'm amazed by two things. i cannot believe how good joel embiid got in two years, not playing. it's incredible. and how brett brown has kept such a positive vibe on this team over the last three years and that's why they're playing this way now. >> villanova getting ready for another game on the sixers floor come sunday against 12th ranked virginia. the number one ranked wildcats looking to rebound from their second loss this season
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earlier this week to marquette. >> marquette beat us. we've learned from it. we've moved on to focus on virginia for sunday. >> reporter: what did you learn from it. >> just that you have to -- we have to continue to get better and play villanova basketball for 40 minutes and every time we step out on the court we want to get everyone's best shot. >> the flyers are at the all-star break clinging to a one point lead in the wild card playoff standings and general manager ron he hextall says they have the ability to get it done. wayne simmonds scored that are a season high three straight. >> i like the way we played all three games and for us i think it's just keeping that that mind-set, you know, that attack mind-set and not setting back and not making mistakes. >> they're back at it on tuesday. a little bit of a break here but hopefully when they come back they can get right back into this form the way they've been playing the last three
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games. >> thank you. mother of a chicago pairs player pleading for help tonight after she lost her tickets for the super bowl. and police say the ma and who and found them was caught on camera putting them in his pocket. check out this surveillance video of it all happening. that's cravonla black's mom o the man behind her picked them up and when he realized he was holding he pocketed them and took off. the tickets were worth $1,100 a piece. the thief won't be able to use them. >> all right. and still ahead on "action news" he brightens the days of parents at a local rehab center. now sydney the therapy dog is getting his own special day. >> he deserves it. stepping outside looking live from sky6 hd at atlantic city tonight, another pretty sunset. meteorologist cecily tynan has your weekend forecast from accuweather when we come right back. >> ♪
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>> going to need the heavy coat for the weekend aren't you. >> that's right, exactly. typically cold. not going to be anything unusual but we had temperatures in the mid-50's. >> right. >> so a bit of a shock to the system. storm tracker6 live double scan showing a few sprinkles across parts of south jersey, real not a lot going on other than some clouds and chopper6 taking flight earlier today over atlantic city.
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great looking shot and showing that we did see some sunshine today mixing in with the clouds and we even had a few flurries every now and then with these strong westerly winds. right now 41 degrees in philadelphia, down from our high of 44 which is 4 degrees above normal. allentown 37. atlantic city airport 41. trenton 39. and cape may 40 degrees and then you and factor in the winds, the wind chill makes it feel like 38 in philadelphia, feels like 28 in allentown, 31 in wilmington. feels like 15 in the poconos. so, you definitely do that wants to bundle up tonight. now satellite6 and action radar showing again got a few lake effect flurries earlier today. really beginning to diminish tonight. partly cloudy skies and temperatures will drop below freezing for the first time since january 16th. 11 days with a low of 31 degrees but consider this. the normal low for this time of the year is 26 so even temperatures slightly above normal overnight even though it's going to feel cold. for your saturday more clouds
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than sunshine, mostly cloudy a lot like today. again, it's going to be on the breezy side wind sustained out of the west 10 to 20 miles per hour and temperatures pretty close to where they should be for this time of the year. normal high now up to 41 degrees. we'll be 1 degree shy of that for philadelphia, pretty close 40, allentown 37, cape may 40 and trenton 39 degrees but future tracker showing the wind chills, these are numbers you want to watch, this is the way it's going to feel tomorrow afternoon, 35 degrees in philadelphia p-31 in allentown, 32 in lancaster and sunday winds will ease a little bit and i think we'll see a little bit more sunshine so not quite as harsh but wind chills january an generally in . morning wind chills will be in the 20's. so, the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast our last weekend of january, it feels like winter. saturday mostly cloudy, a high of 40 degrees. you factor in those winds, though, wind chills will be stuck in the 30's. sunday should be the brighter of the two days. mixture of clouds and sunshine with a high of 42 degrees.
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sunday night increasing clouds. sunday night into monday morning, weak disturbance could toss a few flurries our way nothing really significant but it will drop the temperature down to 36 degrees and tuesday i'm tracking a clipper up to the north. that could bring a few snow showers generally north of philadelphia on tuesday night, a high of 39 degrees. wednesday as we begin february clouds with some sunshine, 42 degrees. another cold front flips through dry behind that system for february 2nd. ground hog day, it will be brisk and colder with a high of 38 degrees and friday loads of sunshine but temperatures definitely on the cool side with a high of 36, so generally the next week going to be very cold but pretty quiet, no major storms. looks like we could have a storm system heading our way the day after the super bowl. >> okay. >> okay. thank you cecily. >> thank you cecily. >> much more "action news." stick around. we'll be right back. >> okay, okay.
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>> not every dog gets his own birthday party but this is no ordinary pooch. he has a very important job at the moss rehab facility in olney. sydney is a therapy dog who brightens the day of everyone he visits and especially the patients and today he turned six years old. there was a big birthday cake presents and some of sydney's favorite treats a fitting celebration for a four legged friend to brings joy and smiles to everyone he comes into contact with. and today the center paws to say thank you and happy birthday. >> got a little belly rub. right now jim gardner and the a "action news" team is standing by with these stories at iat 6:00. how that closure is impacting drivers. >> also philadelphia schools in need of repair. the funds the district needs to make the necessary fixes. also officials cancel the 2017 philadelphia cycling classic. those stories and much more coming up next at six:00 now for meteorologist adam joseph
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cecily tynan jaime apody jeff skversky monica malpass the entire "action news" team. i'm rick williams. have a nice weekend. >> good night. >> the good night.
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ly. >> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with ducis rodgers, meteorologist cecily tynan and jim gardner. >> ♪ >> friday night, prosecutors will not pursue misconduct charges against new jersey governor chris christie and officials investigate a suspicious fire that destroyed a salem county medical office. but the big story on "action news" tonight is the future of the delaware river turnpike bridge. it has been a week now since it closed for repairs and
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officials still have no idea how long the bridge that connects the pennsylvania and new jersey turnpikes will remain closed. and that's a problem because tens of thousands of motorists are seriously being inconvenienced. "action news" reporter bob brooks is live on the pennsylvania side of the bridge. bob, what's the latest here? >> reporter: jim, good evening. i can tell you progress is being made in the form of eight 80-foot towers that are going to be brought in here to prop up the bridge. behind me you can see construction on the foundation of those towers is being laid right now but until those are in place, nobody is going up there including work crews to figure out the problem. people want answers but when it comes to the reopening of the i276 delaware river turnpike bridge, there's no answer yet. it's been closed for a week and will remain closed and that means people say they'll continue to lose money. >> my job is -- we have to either go out of our


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