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$200 million or two of the nation's citizens could be executed and president obama faces interesting questions in a unique forum. we'll have more on his q&a with some of youtubes biggest stars. and taking a live look at sky 6 over the center city skyline its calm and bright but get ready a nor'easter is moving in and it will bring a mess of wintry weather beginning later tonight. melissa magee is tracking the system and joins us outside of our studios now. it's hard to believe, we have wintry precipitation on the way and sun gives way to increasing clouds and the moisture moves on late tonight and in advance of that precipitation, the national weather service issues a winter advisory, travel will be bad tonight and tomorrow morning and reduced visibility and slick
roads we are tracking snow, sleet and changing over to rain later tonight into saturday. here is stormtracker 6 live double scan radar, you can see the swath of moisture from the ohio valley to the southeast we are tapping into all of that moisture from the gust coast states and this makes its way to the southeast to northeast direction. and during the overnight hours and as you wake up tomorrow morning. as far as expected precipitation type for philadelphia the 95 corridor snow turning to rain and there will be a band of ice setting up before you get the gradual change over to rain. from the poconos to allentown and reading, it's mainly snow, but south it's mainly rain. 9:00 right through midnight ton that is when the precipitation
will arrive and during the overnight hours when a lot of us are sleeping you'll find the heaviest precipitation. and later on tomorrow afternoon between noon and 3:00 in the afternoon, this precipitation will end from a southwest to northeast direction. it will stay colder north and west, and we have an updated snowfall map to share with you. we'll talk about the accumulations, it all depends on where you live. >> we'll see you back inside melissa thank you. the coverage of the approaching nor'easter continues online at 6abc.com. we have future tracker maps to show the path of the wintry mix heading our way and the latest weather reports from "action news" news along with the hourly and seven-day forecast it's all right there right now at 6abc.com/weather. and now to a developing story, where police from upper
merion in philadelphia have uncovered what they say is a stash house for stolen goods they where are hauling items away from the scene by the truck load, john rawlins is live from the scene at north opal. >> police left about 45 minutes ago and they had three truck loads of what they allege to be ill gotten goods, they arrived this morning with a search warrant and hit pay dirt. >> with assist from the crime unit and highway patrol a steady stream of stolen items came outs in bucket brigade like fashion, bags of clothing electronic toys and plumbing supplies including a hot water heater new in its box. at the center of all of this many items take from king of
prussia stores and elsewhere as well. >> stores from the region extending into new jersey and as far south as virginia. >> were they headquarterers here? >> we are still investigating that at this time. >> has anybody been arrested? >> not as of yet. >> are there arrests pending? >> yes. pending arrests and suspects. >> this is going to be an inventory day we understand as for a back of the envelope estimate as to the value of the goods recovered today please say $125,000. john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." philadelphia police are trying to get to the bottom of a pair of suspicious car fires and one spread to a house. katherine scott has the story. >> reporter: two suspicious car fires in this neighborhood overnight this murky here is gutted and there is damage to
nearby homes and neighbors say it's fortunate nobody was hurt. >> it sounded like a big shot gun. >> it was that blast that woke up one neighbor in tacony he didn't immediately realize an you've was on fire. >> and then i heard a big explosion so i ran and grabbed my gun and then started looking outside and then i came out side and saw the fire in the back. >> the mercury parked in the back driveway of this home was one of two vehicles on fire just two blocks from each other at 2:00 a.m., the arson dog sniffed the back alley for accelerant. >> i looked outside and saw the fire truck. >> the fire spread to the overhang scorching a child's bedroom and thor the dog
alerted their owners to get out and the families evacuated safety. both homes are singed and the bulk of the damage was to the suv, the other call came in from a burning car at robbins and torresdale this nissan path finder was parked near the intersection and the windows were blown out and the inside melted. it's unclear if these were random acts of vandalism or cars were specifically targeted. >> there are still a lot of questions that authorities want to know the answers to. authorities have determined that the massive department fire in north jersey yesterday started accidentally, construction crews working on plumbing in edgewater wednesday night sparked the blaze more than 500 residents were evacuated only four people including two firefighters were injured.
we have an update for a story "action news" told you about yesterday. philadelphia police released new video of an attack on the septa trolley that left a teenager with injuries. authorities say he became violent when a backpack kept bumping him and lashed out at the 17-year-old carrying it and he became violent and the girl was given a broken nose. islamic militants gave japan a deadline of today to pay $200 million for two hostages and they put a timeline saying that the countdown has begun. isis demanded $200 million from the japanese government in exchange for to hostages. that deadline has passed with no
word of the hostages' fate. overnight in tokyo the mother of one hostage making a last minute emotional plea for isis to spare her son. her son is a respected japanese television reporter and his colleagues describe him as careful. >> he is not gung ho and cares about humanity. >> the other journalist is a self described adventurerer. captured by isis last year and accused of being an american spy. if isis goes through with the threats that is seven hostages killed by the executioner jihad john. the same masked man is believed
to be the executioner in the murders of steve foley and peter casing and brits david haines. >> british official says they know the identity of jihad john but are not making it public as they look for ways to capture or kill him. karen travers, channel 6 "action news." the military scandal that is rocking the naval base at guantanamo bay has a connection to our area apparently. captain john nettleton has been stripped of command, the navy says he was having an affair and the husband of the woman he was seeing was founded in the waters off the base on january 11th. he was born in philadelphia and grew up in montgomery county and graduated from north penn high school in the 90s and then joined the marine corps he most relently worked there as a civilian manager, his death is
still a mystery. there was no immediate indication of suicide but that has not been ruled out. the students and staff at one westchester catholic school went back in time 15 years they opened a time capsule that was housed in the school library since the year 2000, one item was a harry potter poster and beanie babies. they are planning to make a new time capsule that will be open in the year 2025. there is still more to come on "action news" at 12:30 an angry hockey fan taking on his frustration on the rink itself. and president obama does some unusual interviews, why he sat down with some youtubes stars for a chat.
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florida republican senator marco rubio is considering a bid for the white house asking his top guise adviser to to prepare for a campaign. he will need $50 million to run and has scheduled a book tour for states that have early primaries. part of the annual conference of mayors is happening at the white house they will spend the day meeting with cabinet members and officials and then they will hear from president obama staying his first full day in washington since his state of the union address earlier this week. watch how this man blows his top in pennsylvania he strikes a sheet of safety glass and then keeps pointing at the play.
he will be required to pay $245 to pay for the glass and is banned from the arena it's on youtube and has 340,000 views. youtube stars were ib invited to the white house for a face-to-face chat. here are the details. >> reporter: youtube lan of viral videos and extreme stunts and singing cops but one-on-one interviews with the president of the united states. >> if you had a super power what would it be? >> i would like to be able to speak any language. >> bethany mota with 800 million loyal fans and gazelle the most watched african-american woman on youtube and hank green self
proclaimed entrepreneur the three collected questions with the #~ ask obama. white house trying to connect with the millenia. >> i never followed politics much. >> the unlikely interviewers not shying away from topic. >> education for affordable for students students. >> how do you justify dealing with the castros. >> when you do something over and over again for 50 years and it doesn't work it's time to do something new. >> and the exchange is prompting some colorful moments. >> i have green lipstick and one for your first wife. i mean -- >> you know something i don't. >> oh! boy for the first lady and the first children. sorry. >> can you take a selfie with
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people with low vision the glasses though are not cheap they cost about $15,000. well you don't need special glasses to see what is headed our way this weekend. you need special stormtracker 6 live double scan. >> only that can detect it as it comes on in. it's coming in tonight. stormtracker 6 live double scan radar showing you it is dry right now no issues with the precipitation and overnight into saturday morning. we are tracking the nor'easter moving in a southeast to northeast direction. sky 6 hd is giving you a shot of this friday you are okay right now we have a mostly sunny skies and as we get into the overnight hours, if you are catching a red eye check with your carrier for weather related travel delays and especially tomorrow morning when are you stepping out and traveling by air. currently in philadelphia we are coming in at 41 degrees, upper 30s in the area of south
jersey, 39 in wildwood and allentown 33 and the poconos below freezing and the cold air is locked into the surface already and 25 degrees there and lancaster and reading 34 and 38 in dover. here is satellite 6 along with action radar the clouds are starting to build and thicken and they will for the rest of the afternoon chbl the moisture is on the move moving across the southern ohio valley, the area of low pressure across the southern gulf states this makes its way south to north and that is why we have the windchill weather advisories that are post the for the delaware and lehigh valleys. 5:30 this evening, it's mostly cloudy and no issue with the precipitation yet and you are okay if you are stepping out for an early dinner and as we go through the rest of tonight, between 9:00 and midnight you'll have the arrival of the precipitation, by midnight the snow moving in across the area
and up through allentown and 4:00 in the morning watch what happens in philadelphia are you already finding the quick change over from snow to rain same for areas in south jersey through delaware and also at 4:00 in the morning you notice a slow line, a mixed line of precipitation from reading and due east as well. that could lead to ice before you get the change over to rain. for the poconos to allentown we have the snowfall. 6:00 in the morning still icing concerns to north and west, and poconos it stays all snow, things trickle out the steady precipitation ends from a southeast to northeast direction and can you see a lot of this precip coming to an end. we talk about the icing concern, there could be .10 to .20 inch of ice that could create a glaze before you get the change over to rain during the predawn
hours, as far as projected snowfall, for areas north and west of town, we think that the cold air will be locked in longer for areas north and west from the poconos and lancaster we are calling for 3 plus but along the 95 corridor you'll get 1 to 3 inches of snow and you may not see all the snow by the time you wake up because you get the change over quickly changing over to rain. here is the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast increasing clouds on the way and a high temperature of 41 on saturday, you have the snow and changing over to rain and you may not see a whole lot of snow here in the city because of the change over and a high of 39 sunday we are okay but sunday night into monday a clipper system moves on through and it looks to be all snow and the timing is bad because it comes on monday morning. >> all right melissa thank you. stay on top of the changing
weather situation at 6abc.com/weather, you'll fine the storm tracker 6 radar and the hourly and seven-day forecast you can watch the latest videos from our "action news" meteorologists and view our collection of weather related images. the sixers are better as pulling off a prank than winning basketball games these days -- >> no! >> sixers rookie jackar sampson found his vehicle wrapped in aluminum foil, 15 boxes of reynolds wrap was used . if you have ever wondered how much the head of apple makes, tim cook get a nice slice of the pie and is almost in the billionaire's club, last year he was credited one of the lowest paid executives at apple with less than $2 million in salary
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or tongue, problems urinating or eye problems including vision changes or eye pain while taking anoro. nothing can reverse copd. the world is filled with air and anoro is helping people with copd breath air better. get your first prescription free at anoro.com. melissa is here for one last check of the forecast before we go to lunch. we'll show you what is going on this afternoon and into tonight rick north and west we have snow mixing with sleet and at some point that switches to rain but this looks like mostly snow.
in north berks and lancaster county. along the i-95 you get snow and then a period of sleet and then snow you won't see much by the time you wake up. saturday along the coastal sections of new jersey and delaware mostly rain an inch and a coating on the backside. >> thank you melissa. here is a look at stories coming up at 4:00. he is now governor but tom wolf is already making waves. what he did that has lawmakers crying foul. that and much more coming up later today at 4:00. that will do it for "action news" at 12:00. for david murphy sara bloomquist melissa magee i'm rick williams have a good afternoon.
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