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stronger snow squalls across the delaware and lehigh valleys. storstorm tracker6 live double scan radar, i want to go in tighter on street level with storm tracker6 to a highly populated area and a lot of places where people are traveling just to the south of philadelphia along route one as we press along that i-95 corridor also into gibbstown and woodbury. we'll go in tighter on street level and this is an indication of where we are picking up those heavier burst of snow. any time they come through for darby along route 13, i-76, heading into camden, also heading into areas in new jersey, things can stick on the ground fairly quickly and this is also in a location where you're probably getting reduced visibility fairly quickly. so, as far as what we can expect right into the evening snow showers and squalls, reducing that visibility and it's right over the airport right now in philadelphia, so i wouldn't be surprised if we had some weather related travel delays. localized quit coating so use caution if our on the roads.
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coming up we'll take a close look and let you know when this activity comes to an end but a clipper system arrives tuesday. i'll let you know who will be affected by that with the full and exclusive accuweather forecast. sharrie. >> melissa thank you. remember is your weather resource 24 hours a day. you'll find updated hourly forecasts and storm tracker6 live radar scans and remember to follow each of our meteorologist on twitter and facebook for updates as well. >> now to president donald trump's sweeping immigration order new backlash from around the world and from lawmakers on both sides of the political aisle. today the president is continuing to defend his policy calling it a necessary plan to make america safe again. >> now president trump is insisting that his travel ban will keep potential terrorists out while critics say it will do just the opposite. >> although all of the people detained at u.s. airports over the weekend have been released the president's order did
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spark more protests today in some cities. >> among other things at this time blocks people from seven predominantly muslim countries from coming to the u.s. for 90 days. president trump says his action is falsely being called a muslim ban. he tweeted today there is nothing nice about searching for terrorists before they can enter our country. the white house says mr. trump is going to protect the homeland with every measure he can. >> he's made sure that every way possible we get down the path of securing this country putting america's safety and security first and foremost bar none. ly. >> lawmakers both republican and democrats say the immigration order cool actually embolden terrorists to do us harm. the order is also facing a growing number of legal challenges including a new federal lawsuit filed today bite council on american-islamic relations. >> the fallout from the order has been playing out in airports across the country and around the world.
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many who thought they had been given a green light to travel here instead stopped detained some of them turned around. >> john rawlins live in villanova and john you spoke with a lawyer whose client was caught up in all of this. >> reporter: that's correct. a law professor here at villanova is also a specialist in immigration law. she has a client that was caught up in the turmoil of hathis weekend. the law professor says on saturday things were anything but standard operating procedure. >> i think everything has been thrown into chaos at this point. >> reporter: as protesters jammed the airport saturday, villanova law professor caitlin berry was trying to talk to her client one of several passengers detained because of where they had been born. >> was told that my client had no right to have an attorney and i would not be permitted to speak with him. >> reporter: he was not
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permitted to speak with family. >> reporter: her client possessed a valid immigration visa but with the spoke of the pen it was no longer acceptable. he was one of four at phl facing immediate deportation. >> being told by homeland security these people would be put back onto a plane and forced to leave the united states. >> reporter: as protesters chanted lawyers worked and a judge in new york issued a stay. the feds backed off but not before the four spent a night in jail they were left overnight and sunday morning returned to the airport. >> reporter: the controversial travel ban impacted this university of delaware student studying for a masters in genetics her husband are a ph.d. candidate in engineering. his mother was coming from iran to seat couple os four month old. she was to arrive last weekend but never departed the middle
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east. >> she was so excited. she was so happy to -- that she's coming to visit us. and all the family was gathered in our house to help her collect stuff. >> reporter: she says that a professor at the university is hoping tom contact one of the senators in delaware to see if they can get assistance in this. meantime the aclu is planning a -- excuse me a news conference tomorrow morning at philadelphia city hall to discuss the fallout of the white house travel ban and what to do next. live in villanova, john rawlins channel6 "action news." brian. >> all right, john, thank you. meanwhile pennsylvania's two senators are also sounding off about this ban each of them expressing degrees of disapproval. here's what democrat bob casey told us. >> this policy doesn't work and in fact it's not enhancing our national security. in fact it might be strengthening recruiting for isis. >> meanwhile republican pat toomey released a statement datoday supporting the
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president's idea of a temporary ban but the senator took issue with how this order was impleted. he said "unfortunately the inexecutive order was flawed. it was too broad and poorly explained. >> there are some differences to note between the actions taken by each president. we'll break it down for you first just who does this affect. president trump's executive order bars citizens of seven predominantly muslim countries from that ending the u.s. that includes syria iran iraq libya sudan yemen and somalia whats in 2011 president barack obama imposed rules that increased security but only as it affected refugees coming here from iraq. now, in regard to the seven countries that president trump has laid out in his order, we should note that none has been involved in a single major
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terror attack on u.s. soil that includes 9/11. in 2011, president obama's actions came in response to a specific incident involving two iraqis who were charged with terrorism offenses in kentucky. those two refugees were living in bowling green. one leader admitted to attacking u.s. soldiers in iraq. it is believed his bombs killed philadelphia police officer janeiro pelligrini and three other pennsylvania guardsmen. back here at the big board one more point of contrast. president trump's order suspends all immigration for 90 days for citizens coming from those specific seven countries. in 2011 president obama's order which his aids say was not officially a ban lasted for six months. so, just a.m just a comparison. >> the president's immigration ban has people donating millions of dollars to the american civil liberties union. the aclu received more than
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$24 million just over the weekend. that's about six times more than it normally receives inline donations over the course of an entire year. the acl. plans to use the new funds to hire additional staff. our coverage of the travel ban continues on our web site we'll bring you the updates from president trump's administration along with and continued reaction from across our region. >> other news here today. canadian leaders say a shooting at a quebec mosque was an act of terrorism and the victims were targeted simply because of their religion. six people were killed in this, five others wounded during evening prayers. this afternoon police released one of two men who was initially arrested. the shooting is prompting authorities to beef up security at mosques in the united states and that includes some right here in philadelphia. "action news" reporter bob brooks now live at a mosque in northern liberties with more on the new measures being
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taken there today. bob. >> reporter: brian, security has to be bilk up, it's just the way things are right now for so many mosques. they wouldn't go into that specifics exactly of what they're doing because they don't want people to know but what's more concerning i'm told is that these attacks are evening happening and that's what really needs to change. after six muslims were killed and several others injured in quebec, here at the mosque in northern liberties we spoke with man who can't believe things are coming to thisly. >> it's hurt me, of course. we feel disappointed and feel afraid about our kids, our generation. >> reporter: he even says his two adult children are thinking about leaving the country. >> today my son he born here, he's engineering. my daughter, she's a police officer. they call me. they said to me, dad, we are
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are going apply for a job in another country. with spoke with attorney ahmed solomon former president of the new jersey muslim association. he's calling for unity among cultures. >> there's a verse in the core than says god put you on this earth so that you can get to know each other. >> reporter: after a prayer it's something they bulked up. >> we have safety and security systems that are set up in this building cameras, locks. >> reporter: but put a lot of blame on the current political climate on why shootings like in quebec have happened. >> sooner or later something like that is that bound to happen with the sentiment that's going around in this country. >> reporter: we were told today it's unlikely mosques would start turning people away. >> muslims won't ever lock their doors. they're always going to be hospitable welcome people in have discussions. >> the communities or individuals who have phobia towards muslims they need to actually get out of their comfort zone because we're getting out of our comfort
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zone as well. >> reporter: and to expand on that, the iman told me if in itone whoever you are ever sees someone at their mosques if you want to pop in expect to build a bridge to bailed relationship with them you're more than welcome to. floral northern liberties bob brooks channel6 "action news." brian and sharrie. >> bob thank you. coming up on "action news" at 4:00 a school in delaware county closed after an explosion blasted out some of the building's windows. >> the man accused of opening fire at the fort lauderdale airport is denying he was a part of that attack. we've got details from his day in court. [ alarm clock beeping ]
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>> "action news" business report is sponsored raymond are flanagan. >> a look outside right now. sky6 giving us the view at center city and a bit of travel news. the faa has issued ground stops in that effect for flights coming into
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philadelphia international airport due to the weather. departures may also be impacted so be sure to check flight statuses as you head out -- before you head out as things are changing. >> really fast. now you can see some blue skies in there. obviously where the snow is falling it is causing some issues out there on the roads as we get a check of the "action news" traffic report right now. >> all right. matt pelman standing by with the latest for us in the "action news" traffic center. hi, matt. >> definitely not all blue skies here at the moment, brian and sharrie. this is bellmawr camden county and the squalls are making their way through camden county right now. as we look live here at the 42 freeway at creek road the snow is really coming down to the point where you're get something slushy conditions even on the highways because the snow is coming down so quickly. and you can seem it accumulate -- see it accumulating on the grassy surface by the on-ramp. speeds are coming down as well as it snows in camden county this afternoon and trying to get to 42 is not the easiest
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feat along 295. now with the snow coming down and the quality of the camera it's tough to see but there's an accident here in the southbound lanes of 295 right by the black horse pike leading to a 91 minute ride travel time. hour and a half that should be right around 10 minutes. absolute mess on 295 and southbound parked from 70 down to the black horse pike. i would use the turnpike or even 130 instead. now the snow came right up through delco along i-95. you can see the grassy coating on the surfaces but the road is just wet and here in south philadelphia along 95 at broad street also has mostly stopped snowing but still some wet conditions. let's grab the ipad do the commuter report just 6 miles per hour on 73 southbound in maple shade because of major accident there. right by fellowship road. we'll check it again, sharrie, coming up in the next half hour. >> thank you, matt. the man accused in a mass shooting at the fort lauderdale airport has plead not guilty. during his arraignment 26-year-old esteban santiago said he understood each of the
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22 federal counts against him. the fbi says he new from alaska to from to florida with app handgun in hissed luggage. on arrival he retrieved his bag loaded the good and in an airport bathroom and opened fire. >> former president george h.w. bush is now out of the hospital. he was leased from houston methodist today after being treated for pneumonia. the 92-year-old says he is thankful for all the prayers he got during that two week stay there in the hospital. the president's wife barbara also spent five days in same hospital getting treated for bronchitis. she was able to go home last week. >> an overhead view of a gas explosion that damaged a school in delaware county blowing out the first floor windows. chopper6 was over the scene at saint's coleman and john newman school in haverford township. crews are trying to figure out what caused the explosion at 5:45 this morning. it started in the school's
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boiler room. so far peco says it has checked all of the systems and they seem to be working normally but the electric and gas have both been shut off as they work to determine a cause. classes were also canceled for the daily. >> my mom picked up the phone and she was told that there was a gas leak in the boiler room downstairs. so, we couldn't go to school and they had to like open all the windows in the school. >> and again, the kids happy to have the day off from school but the school itself did suffer some damage. the windows are being repaired as you can see there. the good news as well, no injuries to report. but peco still working on a cause, sharrie. >> all right, best part of that story though everyone is okay alicia. president donald trump says he plans to reveal his pick for the supreme court tomorrow night. he says he's made his decision and will announce his nominee tomorrow at 8:00 p.m. the court has been working with only eight justices since
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antonin scalia died last year. >> meanwhile the president signed another executive order this morning, this one aimed at helping small businesses. the order which he signed in the oval office is designed to slash regulations. directing that government agencies seeking any new regulation first cut two others. the president said it will be "the biggest such act our country has ever seen." the signing followed a meeting at the white house with small business owners from across the country. speaking of business, a very down day in the markets here. look at the closing numbers. the dow tumbling more than 122 points today, the nasdaq also falling 47 points. tech stocks lagging significantly today t the s & p 500 down just about 14 points on the day. >> all right. time to talk about that forecast and the skies have opened up making way for snow. >> yeah, and a lot of change is happening fast. meteorologist melissa magee keeping tabs on it right now with the accuweather forecast. >> any time you get snow
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squalls or heavier burst of snow that move through it's very likely that you'll get sun one minute then cloudy skies and the snow showers coming on through. here's storm tracker6 live double scan raid today. you can see the snow scattered about the i-95 corridor is that especially for areas to the south and east. i want to take you just to the south and east of philadelphia right now where we are tracking a burst coming out along i-95 pressing into new jersey, so if you're in cherry hill along route 70, also into haddonfield, along the jersey turnpike we're dealing with heavier burst of snow. we'll go in tighter on street level with storm tracker6, this is causing slowdowns on the roads reducing that visibility fairly quickly in gloucester city down to bellmawr and even there in somerdale. another cluster of activity i want to show you just to the south, closer to millville and we have those snow showers once again from bridgeton along route 49 into millville southward into norristown.
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expect the activity to continue through the early evening hours. then another burst tuesday. we'll talk about where that will occur in a moment. snow squalls and the total so far in elverson 1.1, .8 malvern, newtown square an inch, same in broomall. gilbertsville .3 of an inch of snow reported. temperatures are on the chilly side especially with that westerly wind its just 30 in philadelphia, 32 in reading 34 in allentown, and 33 degrees down in dover. here's satellite6 along with action radar t you can see the activity that we are tracking wintrackingwith that northerly d producing those snow showers and this is after that southern slider moved in early this morning affecting portions of south jersey earlier today t future tracker6 by 9:30 tonight showing you a lot of this moisture will start to shut off but as we get into tuesday morning, another batch of snow with a clip per system move.
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there was on tuesday you could see a lot of that moisture and the snow confined just to the north of i-78. and it looks like that's where we will find the bulk of that precipitation. by 5 o'clock tomorrow evening notice some rain showers dipping down along the i-95 corridor t here's the four day at 4:00 you can see we have more snow and rain that we're tracking tomorrow, a high temperature of 42. and on wednesday, breezy, partly sunny and at 48 for the high. thursday sunny and colder foreground hog day and at 38. 34 on friday with clouds and sunshine. coming up we'll take a close look at the snow tomorrow and go over those snow totals to the north of the city. >> melissa thank. >> you got it. >> a local real estate expert has tips for house hunters in philadelphia. coming up find out which which neighborhoods you should be looking into to check your dollars. >> check your numbers. a local hoagie shop customer is holding onto a lottery ticket worth nearly half a million dollars. >> coming up in big talkers,
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even though dennis mcnamara was shot and killed in the line of the duty 15 years ago it's in his honor that we get together today and we name portions of the highway in his name. >> quite the honor. the section of lansdowne avenue named after officer mcnamara runs from school lane to state road. >> well, a primo hoagies customer is almost half a million dollars richer after hitting a lotto jackpot. they just might not know it yet. the winning cash prize ticket worth 450 grand was sold here at this store on susquehanna avenue in fishtown. it correctly matched all five numbers from that drawing on saturday. now whoever is holding that winning ticket has a year from the drawing date to claim the prize and prime mostly sunny location will also get a nice $500 bonus. >> ♪ by peggy lee playing ]
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>> ♪ >> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam josep joseph, alicia vitarelli, sharrie williams and brian taff. >> it's 4:30 and "action news" continues withime. >> the lives of two young sisters were taken in one drunken incident. and now less than 48 hours later their mom is talking to us about the unimaginable pain of losing two daughters at one. >> in the market for a new home in philadelphia? you might want to take a trip off
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the beaten path. a local real estate expert shares which neighborhoods you should be looking into to stretch your dollar. ly. >> but we begin here at 4:30 with the latest on a round of snow showers that could pose some problems for the evening commute. >> all right. this was the scene along the roads in delaware and chester counties about an hour ago. can you see anything? from our network of traffic cameras, the squalls have reduced and visibility significantly out there. for more on when the snow will move out and if we can expect any accumulation, let's get over to meteorologist melissa magee in for adam joseph today t hi there sharrie and brian. we can expect some quick accumulation across the region. in some spots we've already picked up an inch of snow but with the burst they move in fairly quickly and that end move out as well. here's storm tracker6 live double scan radar, you can seem the snow showers in the lehigh valley, along the i-95 corridor and also into south jersey. we'll go in tighter on street level with storm tracker6 and just to the east of philadelphia, between cherry hill and berlin along route 30, we're dealing with a
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heavier burst of snow. same thing as we travel eastbound into medford and medford lakes. also activity for florence and riverside. this will sauc cause some slowdowns. reducing visibility pretty quickly path route 70 to the south of marlton and also into gibbsboro. the snow shower activity continues throughout rue the early evening hours. future tracker6 showing you 6:30 this evening a lot of moisture starting to taper off but it's still with us for the poconos even into the north of philadelphia and trenton. by 11 o'clock we start to dry out as far as the snow shower activity system concerned. what we can expect right through the evening tracking the squalls reducing the visibility. localized quick coating is a big concern so use extra caution if you're on the roads. we'll take a close look at this and tracking more snow in the accuweather 7-day. guys i'll send it back to you. >> melissa thank you. remember
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is your weather resource 24 hours a day. you'll find updated hourly forecasts and storm tracker6 live radar scans and remember to follow each of our meteorologists on twitter and facebook for updates as well. >> we turn now to an inconceivable tragedy for one local family. less than 48 hours ago a mother lost not one but two of her daughters in a violent hit-and-run accident on the roosevelt boulevard. "action news"'s sarah bloomquist spoke with that mother a short time ago. she joins us from west philadelphia with her story of grief. sarah. >> reporter: well, brian, that's right, just a short time ago we spoke to the mother of these two sisters killed by a suspected drunk driver on the roosevelt boulevard on saturday night as we can only imagine, they are absolutely -- she is absolutely devastated by this loss. 19-year-old kimberly phillips was the mother of two small boys, ages three and the four. her mother says she attended overbrook high. her sister 10-year-old loraya braxton was also killed
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saturday night as they crossed the roosevelt boulevard at large in northeast philadelphia. police tell "action news" the girls were crossing the intersection when a jeep rangler driven by 48-year-old kenneth ruch ran right into them. police say the light had that turned from green to yellow and ruch accelerated to make the light and plowed into the sisters in the crosswalk. he continued on and was stopped by police and arrested around the corner. kimberly was pronounced dead at the scene, loraya was pronounced dead at saint christopher's hospital a short time later. kenneth ruch is charged by homicide while vehicle while driving under the influence including other offenses including involuntary manslaughter. the victim's mother spoke to us about the pain this has caused her family. >> my family. i can't even look in my family eyes because my family is facing so much pain. we not just burying one child,
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we burying two. >> reporter: now phillips boykin told me she moved from west followed northeast philadelphia just one week ago to a house off the boulevard because she thought it would be safer to raise her family there. she was concerned about gun violence. now she's planning two funerals because of a suspected drunk driver. there is a vigil planned to happen at the intersection of large and the roosevelt boulevard at 7 o'clock tonight. the family is asking that everyone wear the sisters' favorite color, purple. live in west philadelphia, i'm sarah bloomquist channel6 "action news." >> heartbreak pentagon. our thoughts with that family. all right, sarah, thank you. meanwhile police in west philadelphia are still trying to track down the driver who killed a grandmother and kept going. 48-year-old katherine brown was taking several children to a birthday party when she was struck friday night. surveillance video shows the white van involved in this
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incident and then fleeing the scene down 57th and girard. brown who was holding her three-year-old grandson at the time died at the hospital a short time later. police say none of the children including the toddler was seriously hurt because brown made them walk in front of her. police are asking anyone with information about the hit-and-run to to contact them. a robber is on the run after holding up a center city bank. the heist happened around 11 o'clock this morning at the bb&t branch in the 1600 block of market street. police say the robber is clean shaven and may be wearing a burgundy beanie hat app jacket and blue jeans. >> you no doubt sought protests this weekend stemming from the crackdown on immigration and refugees. crowds gathered in cities and at airports across the country decrying that order at unamerican even as the white house calls it an overdue effort aimed at national security. now the order which bans travel from seven
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predominantly muslim countries has generated a lot of questions and concern about what it means and what its effects may peanut butter. new jersey correspondent nora muchanic live at our new jersey news room today and nora you spoke with people on both sides of this issue today. >> reporter: i did, brian and the reactions range from horror and anger to absolutely full support. as you can imagine it's not going over wellly in new jersey's muslim community. i spoke with one of the local leaders this afternoon. >> keeping everybody out is the solution. >> reporter: iman mussta farrakhan says to single out members of his religion goes against everything america's founding fathers stood for. >> they said the freedom of religion. so, any time you tell a people where you can't come in because you're muslim, i mean, you have judged me without
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going on. witness stand. >> reporter: at princeton university officials issued an advisory about international travel. it reads in part "we have strongly advised students and scholars who might be affected and who have travel plans in the coming days to defer travel outside of the united states until there is some clarity and legal analysis of this situation." princeton is on winter break until february 6th and there are concerns that that students and faculty from foreign countries may have that trouble getting back into the united states. >> i think that's a good idea. i definitely support donald trump as my president. >> reporter: president trump is facing protests here at home and criticism from some world leaders who say the fight against terrorism is no excuse for banning refugees. here's some local reaction. >> u.s. everybody is welcome to america. now suddenly he just pass and he's doing all this about muslims. they are human beings too. >> i think our borders should be shut down for at least five years for awhile for us to get straightened out in our own country. >> you can call it whatever
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you want it's a muslim ban so, you know, it's called the ultimate truth and alternate reality and we cannot, we cannot normalize that. >> reporter: now, president trump says this ban is about safety not religion. princeton and some other schools are telling their foreign students and faculty to my talk to a lawyer before they travel out of the country. live in our new jersey news room i'm nora muchanic channel6 "action news." >> all right, passionate opinions on both sides nora. thank you. police in ocean county are looking for two burglars who stole a sacred scroll from a jewish school this weekend. lakewood police released surveillance video of the suspect. inside torah zeb on saturday. they took a safe containing a holy scroll. this one was valued at $70,000. a $5,000 reward is being offered for the return of that scroll. if you have any information on this theft, you're asked to contact lakewood police. >> electric cars may be the wave of the future but a law
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to make room for the specialty vehicles in philadelphia is now under scrutiny. current legislation calls for reserved on street parking spaces for electric cars only. but some f.m philadelphia residents say the streets are too crowded. a public hearing was held at city council chambers to discuss the reality of how many spaces the parking authority tour should actually dedicate to electric cars going forward. students at the saint agnes school in west chester learned life lesson. they gave back by making pillowcases for children in the hospital. drexel university basketball player megan crichton she talked to them today about helping others. says she learned it while attending saint agnes herself as a student. nowadays she raises money for the nonprofit ryan's case for smiles with each assist on the basketball courtly. >> good for her. >> still to come here on "action news" at 4:00 today, what do the words gross demon
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and velveeta have in common. >> apparently they're all baby names. baby names. and they're not even the most unbelievable ones. stick around. >> how far would you go to be better than the competition. for one north carolina dentist the answer was the courtroom t what he legally changed his name to to stay on top. >> meteorologist melissa magee returns with the full and exclusive accuweather forecast when "action news" at 4:00 comes right back today. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> police say a 41 year murder mystery has been solved. they announced the alleged killer just a couple minutes afghanistan. karen which is was that sexually assaulted and strangled in her los angeles home on this day back in 1976. she was the first wife of righteous brother singer bill medley. he was at the news conference today when authorities accused kenneth troyer of killing which is. troyer was shot to death by
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police in 1982 after escaping from prison. before he died police identified troyer as a suspect in several sexual assaults. police say last year family dna helped crack this case. that that kind of dna is used top find likely relatives of a suspect. >> ♪ >> over here at the big board with the big talk terse beginning with a question how far would you go to be better than the competition? well, for one north carolina dentist the answer was quite literal. dr. david a draper started better dental four years ago. but after a few months other local dentists started complaining to the local board saying better dental gave the practice an unfair add advantage in the market. david says he did everything company to convince the board he wasn't saying he was actually better than the other dentists yet they made him in change his business name. he shut down his web site had to redo his logo. but before david changed he everything he remembered
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something one of the board members said. >> they said your name isn't better because your last name she was not fully on board as first to say the least. >> okay. on board with what? you ready for this. his family including his patients eventually came around after he agreed to legally change his name from david drape to david draper better. his children and wife just go by plain old draper and the dentist can keep the better dental forever. if you're an expectant parent we know how it is important top find a name that stands out, that one else in the class have. we present baby name wizards round up of rare names making their way on to birth
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certificates. soft flush toilet tissue charmin, and the swelling adjusted but if you like a firm hair spray hold maybe you like the sound of aqua net, spelled a-q-u-a-n-e-t-t-e-e. do you know anyone who is named grows chubby classy also climbing the charts. cheers to some of these names shard day tequila chardonnay and sangria. to the dark side lucifer danger and demon o this year darth and cinderella are hot ones and i have a three-year-old in my house who probably wouldn't mind if this were officially her first name. >> she would take it. >> the gross or chubby. i can't believe those are actual names.
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>> velveeta. >> that one i can get on board now. >> matt standing by. >> now i want a cheesesteak. you might call it grows that is if you don't like snow squalls. it is pretty but they caused a mess on the roads those snow squalls that went through camden county. we also had a crash in the southbound lanes of 295 by the black horse pike. the crash is there no longer. the bad news is we're still looking at single digit speeds like six and 7 miles per hour the whole way from past 38 on down to that earlier accident scene. i would still think about using alternates like the southbound new jersey turnpike, maybe even evesham road or kings highway and additionally there's another accident that we're watching. it's right here in maple shade along 73 and southbound. the good news is it looks like they're clearing it out here in the southbound lanes of fox meadow drive but because those two left lanes are blocked, this, too, is a park pentagon lot coming south of route 90 where the betsy ross bridge comes in and you're coming away from the tacony palmyra
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bridge head towards 295 standstill on 73 southbound. we still are without the connector bridge well over a week now in case you thought something good happened over the weekend there, it didn't. it remains closed because of those structural issues and on the big picture plenty of slow speeds and there's a crash on 95 northbound at the girard point bridge. it's busy out there but we'll check it again, brian and sharrie, in the 5 o'clock hour. >> matt, keeping it real for us. >> you got it. >> for sure. >> melissa magee standing by with the accuweather forecast right after the break. >> ♪
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>> let's talk about the accuweather forecastly. >> all right. >> why not? so. looking at something over there. >> from a distance. >> we've got some snow showers around, guys, and it's causing some snow squalls in some locations so allow extra time if you're out and about on the
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roads. we'll show you the picture outside. sky6 live in hd looking at the ben franklin bridge on this monday afternoon. you notice we've got clouds in some locations and then pockets out of sunshine. that's what happens when you get the snow showers aren't squalls that move through. you get a heavier burst of snow and then things clear out fairly quickly. we're still tracking some moisture across the region right now there in philadelphia areas to the south and east. we will go into tighter with storstormstorm tracker6 east of philadelphia along the new jersey turnpike into mount holly south of the turnpike in between route 206 and mount holly and also into medford we're dealing with the heavier bursts of snow so this is probably reducing visibility in some locations. now there's another batch of moisture that i want to show you to the north and west up through the lehigh valley along route 422 from women bells dorf eastward into reading. sot tot south of reading along
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i176 there in plowville we're dealing with that moisture. so the squalls move through philly quickly. as quickly as they move in they move out. this is something we'll be tracking as we go throughout the early evening hours. it's cold outside. the temperature in philadelphia coming in at 30. it's 25 in the poconos, 32 in reading, 33 in dover. up in lakehurst 37, the upper 30's as well in atlantic city. here's satellite6 along with action radar. you could see earlier this morning twenty three have some snow showers to the south of philadelphia in south jersey and delaware. that moved out. then we had these snow squalls that moved in this afternoon and that's what we are dealing with for the rest of the early evening hours. so, for the next 12 hours, snow showers will be around it's brisk and cold otherwise. we drop down to 20 in the suburbs for the overnight low and 25 degrees in philadelphia. future tracker6 showing you we get rid of the snow we had today and then we're tracking app clipper system off to our north so 7:30 in the morning tomorrow through the lehigh valley reading allentown and the poconos some light snow showers are expected.
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same thing by noon but as this system pivots on through by 6 o'clock in the evening tomorrow, a couple of rain showers working their way down along the i-95 corridor. so, when it's all said and done, expected snow is really to the north of philadelphia and you really have to travel north of i-78 to pick up that accumulation. so, up in the poconos one to 3 inches of snow expected. but then as you move down into allentown and reading, we could find a coating to an inch. same thing for easton quake county and kutztown as well. here's the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast. on tuesday, snow to the north and the rain showers along the i-95 corridor later tomorrow afternoon, a high of 42: thursday it's sunny and colder foreground hog day, a high of 38f friday a high research 34 with clouds and sun. saturday we're dry and at 33. then possible late day snow is likely as we get into sunday, high temperature of 35. we'll track that system as we go throughout the weekend but something to keep in mind for all of the super bowl plans, maybe some parties on sunday
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so we'll keep you posted, guys. >> all right. i suspect there will be a few of those. >> yes. >> melissa thanks. if you're in the market for a new home in philadelphia we have help. a local real estate expert shares which neighborhoods get you the most bang for your buck. >> ♪ ? okay that last one was steak, but how could they not? you can't fake steak. longhorn steakhouse. tonight's special: longhorn favorites. get our outlaw ribeye, the longhorn salmon, or the parmesan crusted chicken. and for lunch, try our steakhouse burger, or any steakhouse lunch combo. only at longhorn. did you know slow internet can actually hold your business back?
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>> if you're in the market for a new home and looking for a hot deal we've got the scoop on the neighborhoods where you can really stretch your real estate dollar and get in before the next big boom. ly. >> philadelphia's got tone a critical mass of awesomeness. >> reporter: five years ago michael o'brien started my philly he says in short amount of time he's seen the housing market here explode. >> we've seen a complete 180 in living options. >> from new construction to refurbished spaces, the it neighborhoods have been
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billowing out from center city in all directions. >> if you take a look at areas like northern liberties and fishtown, you've seen great appreciation over a shortly period of time. >> but if you missed the big rush to those hot spots the growth continues. >> now the future is port richmond just north of fishtown and to the west kensington. >> i think port richmond is the next fishtown. >> o'brien adds to the list brewerytown which is just adjacent to fairmount and the art museum. >> it's going to appreciate pretty rapidly over the next few years. >> he says parts of south philadelphia respect particularly popular right now like the point breeze section. >> easy quick assess to rittenhouse square it's more affordable than east of broad and you have access to university city. >> if you're willing to travel just a few extra minutes to get into the heart of center city. >> my favorite destination for buyers right now is east falls, it's a little further out from the city its about five minute additional drive but it's a beautiful drive up kelly drive. >> and again putting them on a map these are the five
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neighborhoods that o'brien says are on the risen says they're also becoming popular with grads empty nesters and new yorkers heading south to live in our city which we love. >> yeah. >> and we prefer frankly, don't we. >> right. >> thank you alicia. that will do it for "action news" at 4:00 for sharrie williams alicia vitarelli adam joseph and melissa magee i'm brian taff. hope you'll join me along with sharrie adam and ducis rodgers and every flight for a full hour of "action news" at 10:00 on phl17. >> "action news" at 5:00 is coming up next.
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with jaime apody, meteorologist cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> right now "action news" is tracking snow squalls moving through the delaware valley. this is new video from west philadelphia as the winter system works its way across the i-95 corridor at the heart of the evening commute. it is monday night and the big story on "action news" is another round of winter weather for our area. >> right now that that wintry weather has a ground stop in effect for flights taking off to philadelphia international airport, departures may be affected as well. meteorologist cecily tynan live at the big board with the latest update from double scan
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radar. >> hi monica and rick. double scan live showing what we're looking at right now is a short wave. it's a piece of energy moving through and this is creating the pop-up snow squalls. it's almost like in the sip time when you get those pop-up air mass thunderstorms but they're pretty intense as they move through and they can reduce and visibility and quickly coat the ground. the most intense band right now is moving into burlington county. it's crossing route 70, browns mills, wrightstown, it's moved through mount holly, route 38 and as we zoom in some of the areas that you see in the bright pink that's the heavier bands and that's what really reduces visibility almost like whiteout conditions. this one heading through fort dix road, another one over pemberton road. this is the most intense band moving east at 25 miles per hour. we have a few more developing, though, in chester county and berks county that would be rolling through t so, very quickly, it can drop a quick amount of snow in a short period of time. elverson reporting 1.1-inches, malvern a little less than an inch newtown square and


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