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and feed a new low a nor'easter off of our coast that develops starting late tomorrow night into the day on wednesday but we will see some of this precipitation work in here tomorrow evening to begin everything and in fact a winter storm watch now up from the national weather service. this begins tuesday evening after dark after the evening rush tomorrow lasts until wednesday night so it is a good 24 plus hours with precipitation and it's basically the heart of the delaware valley all points to the north and west northern delaware, really just extreme southern jersey as well as the shore and extreme southern delaware. the watch meaning the potential is there for a heavyaccumulating snow and wind yet again. as we look at tracker here, there's that low going across the ohio valley. this is 1 o'clock on wednesday morning. going around the midnight hour you see snow, rain, some sleet breaking out. there's the low to the south that's going to take over and this becomes a power house nor'easter just off of our coastline going into wednesday afternoon. that would be the height of the storm with the winds wrapping in around it out of
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the northwest. now the last go round these isobars, the lines that are white were really tightly packed with those 60 plus miles an hour winds. the winds won't be as strong with this storm but the snowfall totals will be much higher so the wind not as strong, the take away with this nor'easter tuesday night into the day on wednesday this is more of a snow impact. heavy wet snow that will accumulate pretty much everywhere. the heaviest of the storm and the heaviest of the snow and wind 10:00 a.m. wednesday through 6:00 p.m. on wednesday and we are calling for additional power outages given more wind and very heavy wet snow. we'll talk about snow totals coming up in that full accuweather forecast, brian, in just a little bit. >> lots to watch for adam. thank you. delaware county was one of the hardest hit areas on friday. seems like they won't be spared with this next one. many neighborhoods still dealing with power outages and navigating around fallen trees. john rawlins live in havertown where crews are still busy
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cleaning up what they can and as quickly as they >rect. they are focused on bigotry that came down here. we'll tell that you story in a moment. system wide at its peak peco says that about 630,000 of its customers were without power to put that into context that's more than a third of its entire electrical customer base of 1.6 million people. 42,000 people still without power. that's spread all across the region particularly in the suburbs and including here in havertown. as of midafternoon peco said it restored power to 90 percent of those who had been in the dark but if you were one of the 10 percent it's been a long often cold 72 hours. >> it's 47 degrees in my house right now. >> reporter: for those waiting the multi stage restoration process could be baffling. >> i guess i realize that, tongue it's a process and i'm not the only person in the world but without knowing anything that's where you get the frustration. >> reporter: friday 4:00 p.m. this maple crushed a car and dragged down a 7600-volt
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power line. lights out. this morning a utility crew arrived. its job just to make sure all power was shut off and the area was safe and grounded for the next expected crew. these men with chain sauce. their role cut up and take away the giant tree and then and only then will it be ready for yet another crew like this one, which will repair the actual damage and restring the line. that crew could be local or as peco said, from far away. >> from louisiana georgia arkansas texas. we've got a thousand additional personnel to come in and work on our system to restore service. >> reporter: for wary sleep deprived residents that can't come soon enough. >> i don't know. they're telling us either tonight at midnight or tomorrow sometime, so it's been crazy. >> reporter: it's getting frustrating i guess. >> it's a little frustrating. >> reporter: well, mr. goldsmith there one of the
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42000 or so customers still without power at this point. peco saying they're hoping to have the overwhelming majority of those offline back online by the end of the evening but concedes that there will be pockets of customers not likely to see power back until wednesday or possibly even later than that or basically in time for this next forecasted nor'easter slated to arrive on time. live in havertown, john rawlins channel6 "action news." back to you. >> yeah yet another storm on the way. john, thank you. a neighborhood in noor wood delaware county still waiting for power to be restored. chopper6 flew over irvin street near west garfield avenue where a massive tree fell. peco will work on the power lines as soon as the tree service can finish a different project and then it can get to this scene. >> and drone6 was overhead as crews worked to remove trees that fell on top of a septa bus in the west mount airy section of philadelphia. the trees fell on the 6400 block of wayne avenue last night. they also brought down wires
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and utility poles all of which came to rest on top of that bus. no one was hurt but the road was closed as everything was cleaned up there. online we are posting the updated watches and warnings for this next major storm coming plus multiple live views of radar from storm tracker6. can check 6abc.com often as the next round of wintry weather quickly approaches. >> comedian bill cosby is in montgomery county for a hearing ahead of his retrial which is scheduled for next month. cosby is facing multiple sexual assault charges but his defense is trying to get that case thrown out. "action news" reporter vernon odom just stepped out of court for us. he joins us from norristown with the very latest from there. vern. >> reporter: good afternoon sharrie. at today's hearings lawyers from both sides sparred with each other over who will be allowed to testify at the retrial next month and making allegations of bad faith by the lawyers on both sides of the celebrated case and the main argument who will be allowed to testify at next
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month's retrial of bill cosby. bill cosby returned to the norristown courthouse for a new round of pretrial hearings on the drugging and sexual assault charges against him. lodged by former temple university employee andrea constand who says the now disgraced show biz legend drugged her with blue pills and then sexually assaulted her at his cheltenham mansion back in 04, the first trial ended with a hung jury. cosby's new defense team has signaled their aggressive strategy at today's hearing they moved to have the charges dismissed on grounds the statute of limitations has passed. constand as testified that assault occurred in january of 04 but cosby's lawyers say they'll produce phone records showing she made no calls to open the drive way gates at the cosby home during that month in question. the prosecution is trying once again get judge steven o'neill to allow testimony by 19 other alleged cosby victims going back more than four decades to testify that bill cosby
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drugged and molested them in the same manner allegedly using on constand. no ruling on that is expected today. judge o'neill did rule on two motions to dismiss. he denied both of them. as cosby continues to say he's not guilty of the charges lodged here against him. at the montgomery county courthouse in norristown i'm vernon odom, channel6 "action news." the hearing resumes tomorrow. >> okay, vern, of course we'll have coverage tomorrow as well. thank you. in the meantime the parents of bucks county murder suspect cosmo dinardo are now the target of a new wrongful death lawsuit. the families of three of the victims dean fin caro thomas mayo and? immee pratt trick filed that suit today. they say due to the documented mental issues his parents should have prevented his access of guns and the company owned construction equipment used in the killings. >> had he not had access to the gun, the backhoe, the pig
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roaster and the farm itself this crime could not have been committed. >> now, during today's news conference in center city philadelphia we also heard from the families of those three young murder victims. it was the first time that some of the distraught relatives spoke publically about their loss. >> we miss jimmy every day. there isn't a day that goes by that i don't cry or think of jimmy. >> "action news" has reached out to dinardo's parents fortune but have yet to hear back. they're named in a previous wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of the fourth victim sturgis. >> a montgomery county firefighter recovered from injuries suffered on the job today. crews were battling an early morning house fire on henry avenue in feasterville when the floor collapsed. firefighter from the trevose fire company fell into the basement. officials say he was conscious as medics rushed him to the hospital. no one was home at the time of the fire and no one else was
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hurt. >> a 17-year-old is recovering from surgery today after being shot three times in north philadelphia and the suspects are still on the run. police say she an 27-year-old woman invited three friends into a house on the 2900 block of north fifth street. now investigators think theygiopened fire. the 17, 18 and 20-year-old suspects took off with cell phones and about $4,000. both of the victims are in stable condition today. >> back to work and back to school as it's time for the "action news" traffic center. >> matt pelman standing by on a monday afternoon. >>i, guys. b to backups here on the schuylkill expressway but the good news is this is a walk in the park compared to fridayve doesn'tmean er's a great ride home. a slow go at 41 minutes on the westbound side of the 76 from the vine out to the blue route. you like the pole we've got here? yeah, very nice. westbound side is quite heavy. that number should be 14 minutes not 41. i don't know what we're trying to look at there but on the big picture still a lot of storm damage. the cleanup continues in many
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suburbs, 320 still has some debris on the roadway, glendale road in delco shut down because of a downed tree. wynnewood road in wynnewood right by the cemetery remains blocked because of a downed tree there. just off the city avenue bridge if you're heading southbound underneath the schuylkill expressway downed tree there. sticks out into the right lane and in chestnut hill there's still a downed tree blocking busy germantown avenue by the presbyterian church. stenton avenue could be a possible alternate. also still have some downed wires in towamencin blocking orvilla road. 40-foot by ralph's corner could be your alternate. whitpain down tree blocking morris road. skippack pike can get you around that. also have a crash and vehicle fire on the atlantic city expressway westbound approaching 42 slowing us down in both directions. in chopper had to be called in there. i think i would stick with the black horse pike instead. let's grab the ipad check your ways home with the waze app on the monday afternoon. upper macungie crash on 78 eastbound approaching 100. a slow zone there as well. we'll check it again, brian
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and sharrie, coming up in the next half hour. >> matt thank you. next on "action news" at 4:ooh a bipartisan gun bill. two local senators reveal the idea surrounding background checks that have support from both sides of the aisle. >> and a stolen oscar. details about the statue that went missing and suspect accused of taking it. >> ♪♪
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ageless >> ♪♪ >> two local senators putting forward a bipartisan gun safety bill. republican pat toomey from pennsylvania and democrat chris coons from delaware announce their idea this morning. well, they want better communication between the fbi and state law enforcement when someone who is not allowed to purchase a gun tries to buy 1t their bill would require federal authorities to tell state law enforcement when someone does not pass the national criminal background check. >> people who are willing to commit that crime of lying on their form in an attempt to buy a firearm who have a
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criminal conviction in their past it's not rocket science to think that maybe we ought to be a little concerned about this person. >> our simple common sense bipartisan bill would make sure that state and local law enforcement gets notification. because it's a terrific predicter of likely imminent illegal activity. >> senator toomey says he has the support from many pro-second amendment groups and other senators. despite that, senate majority leader mitch mcconnell has said no gun related legislation would be heard this week. >> we've got some breaking news we want to get back to norristown, montgomery county right now. that is bill cosby leaving the courthouse and he's about to get inside that of black suv. you just heard vernon odom reporting from inside the courtroom a short time ago that the judge denied cosby's lawyers' efforts to get this case thrown out once again. obviously he's about to face retrial for sexual assault charges connected to the accusation by andrea constand that she was assaulted inside
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his montgomery county home back in 2004. bill cosby in the car heading home for the night back to court tomorrow. president trump insisted today he's standing by his controversial plans to impose steep new tariffs on steel and aluminum. the president has faced withering criticism. mr. trump was add ask you concerns what during an oval office meeting with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. >> no, we're not backing down. mexico is -- we've had a very bad deal with mexico, very bad deal with canada called nafta. >> well the president did go on to suggest though that he might be using these tariffs as leverage in his effort to renegotiate nafta which you just heard him mention. those talks have been under way for just about a year now. to wall street on this monday afternoon where the markets recovered from some of the shaky days in part connected many say to the
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tariff announcements. the dow rising today 337 points, the nasdaq also up just about 73 points. the s & p 500 up just about -- nearly 30 points on the day. >> well, today was supposed to be the last day of daca. the program that protects undocumented immigrants bought to the u.s. as children but that deadline has been thrown out because of court delays. the inaction by the trump administration and congress is leaving hundreds of thousands of the so-called dreamers in limbo. rallies were held today in several cities including in washington d.c. in support of daca recipients. white house officials have said deporting dreamers will not be a priority. >> los angeles police say they have arrested an oscar thief. the big night for hollywood gave way to moments of panic for frances mcdormand. the starillboards outside ebbing missouri won that award fort actress last night. during the governor's ball after party her statue went
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missing. carry bryant was arrested. the suspect had a ticket to the party but they still don't know why he was there. as for mcdormand she was quickly reunited with her osist says they celebrated the reuniting with a double cheeseburger from in and out. why not? visit 6abc.com/oscars for a full recap of all the glitz and glamour of oscars night. read a list of all the winners and rewatch the talked about moments and see photos of the stars as they the dout cars without a little drama. we have our drama closer to home. round two.r we're tain storm. >> mother nature someone not on her side there this particular week. another northeast starts here tomorrow night, really rampsn wednesday. wednesday one of the days schools more than likely will be closed and hard to get around during the day on wednesday. as we head to the weather sent we chat about the winter storm watch that goes into effect tomorrow evening after the evening rush hour into wednesday night basically philadelphia, either side of i-95 the heart of the
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delaware valley, up to the lehigh valley and the poconos. it does not include millville atlantic city, lakehurst, wildwood or dover. meer at blue potential for a very heavy w snow that will accumulate maybe up to a foot plus in some spots. yes, we said that magic number e ates ri allentown, 44 philadelphia 45 philadelphia, 44 reading 45 millville. so temperatures pretty uniform in the mid 40's here this afternoon. feeling really nice with that sunshine and a lot of quickly melted with that strong march sunshine, so we have the sun right now. we'll have it for the first part of the day tomorrow and then clouds increase. there's the original low pressure near bismarck and chicago. that heads d then sparks a coastal storm starting late tomorrow night into wednesday when that actual storm blossoms. so for tomorrow, there's the sun in the morning. enjoy it with temperatures in the 30's clouds increase lunchtime and basically take over the sky later on in thes dry thrthe evpoint for that eveperang rrethe mid 40's but by about 7 o'clock, that's when it will
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start -- we'll start to see rain and snow break out. in fact between 10 o'clock here it comes from ciesilf some sleet mixing in. snow at the onset north and precipitation veryweesy m intng. so, again it's a mixture of rain sld sn i-95, rain s to wait for this system to really kind of develop and bring down tatstcold a then everything collapses in the column of the atmosphere, cold enough going into wednesdayis 1 o'clock os one of heavy snows reduced visibility, the very sopping wet. 5 o'clock in the afternoon and it starts to move out about 9, 10 o'clock on wednesday night. so, how much to expect? two to 4-inches on the very end of the storm. dover to wood. four to 8-inches lancaster, big area of eight to 17-inches across much of the delaware valley up through the lehigh valley and it's a wide range in totals depending on the track. we still have to figure out where that foot is going to be butin maybe 8-inches for a minimum but winds bad round but still wednesday afternoon, 30 to
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40 miles an hour which will have its own issues with the weight of that snow. so as we look at the four day at 4:00 forecast, 47 sun to clouds for tomorrow. windy with that heavy snow taking over wednesday. 37 degrees. blustery behind it. some sun on thursday and then clouds and sun come friday quiet of 45 degrees. we'll have much more on thisn-day forecast coming up in the hour. >> okay, winter is becoming a four letter word around here. >> in march. go figure. >> adam thanks. up next a new way to reach emergency responders when calling 911 is not an option. >> plus, offering tlc to homes in need. "action news" is there as volunteers work on makeovers in hunting park. >> ♪♪
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>> ♪♪ >> new surveillance video shows an armed robbery from last month. it was just before 3 o'clock on february 7th when two men their faces completely covered, stormed into the quickie mark here on the 4300 block of frankford avinhe money from the register. the workers handed over the cash. the suspects as you saw fled the now during the shots despite -- despite the shots being fired no one was hurt here. people in need of emergency help can now call centers accept the with phone
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calls. governor carney was at the new castle county public safety building to make that announcement this morning. the texting has already proven to be valuable. county officials say a woman texted for help while they were testing the technology. police responded and were able to help her with a domestic violence case. officials stress thatting 911 should only be used when calling is impossible ordangerous. >> volunteers are revitalizing a philadelphia neighborhood one home at a time. today angel alonzo colon showed off his freshly renovated house along north fifth street in hunting park. habitat for humanity teamed up with esperanza to repair colon's leaking roof. they also installed a brand new hvac system. that's $20,000 worth of upgrades given top -- to colon for free. >> everybody wins. we have a better north philadelphia, everybody has a home and we're taking care of someone who has been a philadelphian for a long time. >> this was the first of 20 homes in hunting park slated
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to receive a makeover. all thanks to this neighborhood transformation project. all of the work is funded by a $500000 donation from pnc bank. >> and there's still much more to come in the next 30 minutes of "action news" at 4:00 including a story about a college student who dropped out of school in 2016 but is still refusing to leave her dorm. >> plus, we have a warning for anyone who waits until the last point in file their taxes. why experts say procrastinating could put your personal information at risk. >> ♪♪
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>> an accuweather alert causing a collective grown across the delaware valley. days after a massive nor'easter brought down trees and power lines from
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montgomery to delaware counties and beyond, we are in for round two and guess what? this one could be packing a whole lot more snow. though gusts are not expected to be a we saw on friday there's no consolation for people still in the dark in places like lower merion. both tree trimming and power crews are working around the clock hoping to restore service before the heavy snow starts falling and the winds pick up once again. >> yeah that wet snow is expected to begin some om rovenin a means a winter storm watch will soon go into effect. >> for more on the timing of this latest nor'easter and what areas could get hit the hardest let's get right over to meteorologist adam joseph in the "action news" weather center. adam say it ain't so. >> it is so and it's snow. as we go around this go round for most of us especially during the day on wednesday. there will be another major nor'easter and it may be very light at first and you may again let your guard down tuesday evening, tuesday night, wednesday morning you wake up and go where is it and it will be one of those that's bam, that snow hits and when it hits it will hit hard.
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stormstorm tracker6 low pressure. precipitation extending east that ow. this low goes to the ohio valley and then it develops a nor'easter. that powerful storm off of our coastline and that heads into new england. so winter storm watches in effect for not only all of new england but also parts of the midatlantic including philadelphia all points to the north and west. this winter storm watch goes into effect tomorrow evening and lasts through the entire day on wednesday meaning that is the area that's going to get hit the hardest with the snow aspect of this storm. so, the timeline with this, between 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. tomorrow night light rain and wet snow arrives from the south to the north. so it's after the evening rush. wednesday morning when you wake up light snow north and west of philadelphia rain right around the city, south and east and again, you wake up wednesday morning and say, maybe we can go to work, not much is happening but by midday on wednesday into the afternoon, that's when the winds pick up and that heavy wet snow starts to fall, so as
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we go into this particular nor'easter, the high impact is not going to be the wind, it's going to be that heavy wet snowfall. icing and brutal cold on the low end, strong winds and coastal flooding is still moderate so with the combination of some strong winds and that wet snow that is going to weigh on everything, more additional power outages are likely. we'll chat about this storm in particular with future tracker and show you how much you could possibly get for snowfall totals coming up sharrie in that seven-day forecast. >> all right. sounding like a lot. >> yeah, it is. >> all right, adam. updates on our next round of wintry weather are a tap or swipe away including storm tracker6 live any time right on your phone or tablet. the 6abc app is a free download for your mobile device. >> other news this afternoon, residents in one chester county neighborhood say they are fed up with an ongoing pipeline project. the latest issue sinkholes that forced some residents out of their homes. "action news" reporter annie mccormick talked to people impacted by this problem
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today. she's live in west whiteland township with the story. annie. >> reporter: and brian behind this home the backyard in this home behind me there was a sinkhole that did appear this weekend. you can see crews still working out there. officials say that the sinkhole back here is about 16 feet deep but this is not something new for this neighborhood only a couple of doors down there was a sinkhole that did appear in the fall and another one again this weekend. a sinkhole now the size of a swimming poohly is in pj allen's backyard. the ground began hoping here in november. >> while they were doing this 24 hoeated a second sinkhole right next to my existing sinkhole. we didn't know it until the next day. created a sinkhole up hersunocokesperson said that on saturday they took immediate action and released this statement today saying in part we injected and approved liquid concrete mix or sometimes referred to as flowable fill into holes that were created by soil movement. this action has been completed and all areas have been secured. the pipeline project under
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construction will carry butane and propane through pennsylvania ending in marcus hook. one of the pipe lines here is currently active. residents are scared and they are questioning if filling the hole with concrete was the right call. allen said there was a lack of transparency. >> this is serious. people can get hurt. >> reporter: state senator andrew din man says there's no coordination of state agencies making the entire process frustrating. he arrived today at the scene after multiple calls from concerned constituents. >> i'm sure the citizens and myself would ask the puc for an emergency order to stop until further evaluation of both -- both the original pipeline and the construction of the new pipeline. >> reporter: and still at this hour federal state and local officials remain out here. it could take several days for them to figure out exactly what happened. for now we're reporting live in west chester annie mccormick channel6 "action news." back to you. >> all right, annie, thank you.
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a southwest philadelphia senior citizen is on the mend after a stray bullet came through her window injuring her while she was asleep. you can see the hole where the bullet pierced the glass along the 7100 block of brant place overnight. investigators say the 72-year-old woman who was in bed at the time heard a gunshot and then felt pain in her thigh. at first she thought she was shot but it turns out she was actually hurt by a piece of shattered glass. she was taken to the hospital to be checked out. police are still looking for the gunman. >> police are on the hunt now for four masked men who stormed a west philadelphia mini market with guns drawn. this is the shoked suspect asred ins market in the 5200 block of jefferson street last monday. now, one of them was armed with a back stealing cash and making their get athinou iolen cri w to hear from you. two philadelphia women arrest a large fiat a deptford which you chuck e cheese.t trathey were involved in a brawl last night at that restaurant on almonesson road. a female customer was cut by a
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knife and a staff member was injured as he tried to break up the fight. police are still working to identify other possible suspects. anyone with information is asked to contact the deptford township police department. >> well, millions of americans suffer from this condition and now docto they can impact on the body.n news" anchor rick williams live in the news room to tell us more about this condition. talking about and type two diabetes is the most common type. well doctors are now easing up on one key component of care for type two diabetes patients. it may make it easier for them to reach and maintain a healthier lifestyle. coming up tonight on "action news" at 5:00 we will have the details on type two diabetes and what doctors are saying about it tons evening 's attorney general is suing uber. why he says the ride sharing service owes thousands of riders in the keystone state. just some of the stories we're working on for you when we see you in just a little bit on "action news" at 5:00. until then back to the studio. sharrie, we'll see you later. >> sounds good rick. see you at 5:00.
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remember that time jason kelce came dressed as a mummer at the eagles championship parade? how could you forget? well, today kelce was a part of yet another memorable moment. the eagles center came face to face with his biggest fan the mini mummer better known as landon flannery. landon had a chance to meet kelce during an event in valley forge and the toddler came dressed in the same mummer outfit that kelce wore after the super bowl victory. well, the little guy, he is barely two years old but he's been a fan of the eagles sinhen he sees the eagles logo what, he shouts go birds. landon's parents made this all possible and even made that costume for him. jim and vicki, we have to thank you for that mummers outfit on your little one. a great experience for him. >> yeah, one he'll never forget for sure. still ahead here on "action news" at 4:00 today we have got a warning for anyone waiting until the last point in file their taxes in what's the deal today. >> and parents want their children to be healthy a a healthy i study says there is
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one thing adults should never do when it comes to keeping track. >> plus, she dropped out of college but never left her dorm. why a 32-year-old new york woman is refusing to leave her 100 square foot room. >> meteorologist adam joseph will be back with that full forecast which is more than interesting we can say when "action news" at 4:00 continues. >> ♪♪
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>> ♪♪ >> dramatic new video shows part of a burning brown stone collapsing onto a group of new york city firefighters. the true was battling a three-alarm fire in brooklyn this morning when part of the roof collapsed. two of the firefighters were taken to the hospital. two others were treated right there at the scene. the cause of the fire is still under investigation. >> ♪♪ in health check today at 4:00 a new study urges parents not to urge their teenagers to diet. it found that young adults whose parents encourage dieting were more likely to be overweight or obese and
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engaged in a cycle of dieting binge eating and other unhealthy weight loss efforts. they also tended to carry those messages forward to their own children and encourage them to lose weight early asstudy leaders say parents should focus on healthy practices. >> ♪♪ >> over t board now with the bigkers today. we'll begin in north jersey where the debate over guns and given way to a debate over how we play in particular the use of toy guns like these right here. every year for the past decade richwood high school in north jersey hosted what it calls dart boards. now the tournament runs from march to june and though know no toy guns are allowed on campus, it does encourage students to shoot each other with nerf guns either after school or over the weekend. this year the principal says he may cancel it citing that deadly shooting in parkland florida as the ran why. in a letter thomas gorman said the strategies employed by other students to target other
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teens could be misinterpreted in today's climate. for today it has not been canceled but the school is actively encouraging students from taking part. a new york city woman plans to fight a $94,000 bill her landlord wants her to pay for a 100 square foot room. before you take sides here you should know that that room is actually a dormitory. and that woman dropped out of college two years ago. this lisaormer student hasn't been enrolled in classes since 2016 but refuses to move out of her manhattan dorm room. how about that? the school has posted several eviction notices and charged her $94,000 in unpaid residence but palmer isn't going anywhere. the geography major who has twoses, a semester before graduating after she tuition. now palmer disputes the claim that she's a squatte every register f just sfight the case. >> now in addition to suing palmer for the he school is now asking the county sheriff or the city
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marshall to evict her. no that hunter college on why they have not simply changed the locks. this woman getting a whole lot of attention for a lot of good reason, sharrie. >> college was fun my when i got there but i was ready to go after a few years. >> thinking of that movie where the guy refuses to graduate. >> we've got to google that one. >> yeah. >> brian thanks. time for another check on the roads this afternoon. matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center with the update for us. >> sharrie we know on friday afternoon a lot of people felt like they were stuck for a very long time, maybe it even felt like years. going to feel quite as long but it's still going to take you some time to get home here along 95. northbound by cottman avenue as the traffic snakes along here in the northbound lanes, really slow clip from bridge street up to approaching woodhaven road. that's where we had a disabled vehicle earlier now all off to the side but people are slowing down to see what's going on. so that travel time has more than a 20 minute delay on the northbound side of 95 because of that earlier disabled
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vehicle. still cleaning up from the storms. the big storm on friday, the nor'easter. we still have a lot of storm damage we're dealing with. traffic lights still on the fritz. a tree blocking queen lane. wynnewood road remains blocked in wynnewood, glendale road in delco downed tree blocking that as well. you've got traffic light troubles and debris along both three 20's and 252. usually if you don't use one you use the other. we will portions of both are blocked in delaware county this afternoon but, but livelook noon.n, because of a downed tree by the presbyterian church. maybe use stenton avenue. bells mill road blocked because of numerous downed trees. that's causing delays along ridge pike. northernre it trees, portions of creek centreville falkland and karr roads remain closed this afternoon. we'll check it again brian and sharrie coming up in the 5 o'clock hour. >> so much cleanup still to be done. >> for sure. >> matt, thanks. stepping outside right now, a live look through sky6 hd. it's beautiful today.
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word is though we're in for some major changes. >> deceiving picture right there. meteorologist adam joseph standing by with the major changes coming in the accuweather forecast next. >> ♪♪ why did i want a crest 3d white smile? dinner date...meeting his parents dinner date. so i used crest. crest 3d white removes... ...95% of surface stains in just 3 days... ...for a whiter smile... that will win them over. crest. healthy, beautiful smiles for life. are cream conditioners bringing your hair down? switch to new pantene light as air foam conditioner full of rich pro-v nutrients. for 100% conditioning, 0% weight. new pantene. foam conditioner.
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>> ♪♪ adam joseph with word that we are going to be out in just a couple of days time. >> that we are. a lot of people still trying up from this previous storm and won't get it done in time for the next storm beginsnd this next storm winds aren't the major issue. they're an issue. they're not the major issue with the amount of snow and the consistency of this snow. as we take a look at the weather center here right now sky6 live a beautiful picture to begin our week over the ben franklin bridge. in the sun it feels pretty good if you're protected from that wind. in fact temperatures are in the 40's across the area but feeling a little colder with
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that wind especially in the shade. but we're going to get a good thump of snow here on wednesday. again, one of those sat starts very light and then all of a sudden it just whacks you as we get into wednesday with heavy snow and low and visibilities. winds gusting 40 to 45 miles per hour, not the 60 to 65 but even 40 to 45 will do some damage across the region here, not as much as we saw with the last system but also when you're talking about coastal flooding looks to be minor with this event moving forward temps right now in the 40s area wide. the same for cape may but again we're still dealing with a bit of a wind so it feels more like the 30's despite air temperatures in the 40's, so still a bit of a chill in the air. if you're not in that direct sunshine. but we do have that sun right now, some high clouds to the west. you start to see a little precipitation entering your screen from the left there. that is the beginning stages of our storm. it is low pressure in the northern plains. this low goes into the ohio
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valley brings us light rain snow and sleet first thing tomorrow evening before that nor'easter truly develops during the day on wednesday. so, tomorrow not a bad day overall. sunshine in the morning, clouds build in the afternoon very light winds. going to feel pretty good with temperatures in the mid and upper 40's across-the-board from the lehigh valley delaware valley to the shore. but between about 7 o'clock, 10 o'clock that's when precipitation breaks out. it is very light at the beginning some rain south of the city mixing with a little wet snow and rain in and around philadelphia in that blue area and all snow at the onset reading allentown to the poconos. still very light on wednesday morning. this precipitation won't be heavy at that point. still rain in the green. still a mix along i-95, snow to the north and west but as that nor'easter deepens and strengthens, then it starts to bring the colder air in and we start to bring that snow back into the city here around lunchtime on wednesday. still rain down the shore and then heavy snow sets in all points down to the south going into wednesday afternoon.
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that would be the height of the storm and then it starts to depart as we get into wednesday evening and by 10 o'clock everything is shutting off. now, as we take a look at this expected snowfall map two to 4 inches in southern areas at the very tail end of the storm. four to 8-inches lancaster wilmington, most of delaware, millville, south jersey, near atlantic city points to the north and a big area of eight to 16, it's a pretty wide range. we still have to see the track of this storm and who gets close to that foot or even more. is it over filly? is it to the north and west? is it to the south and east? we're honing in this general area but tomorrow we'll fine tune it and squeeze it down a little bit to show you who could get the most but overall a pretty big storm for most of us. as we look at the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast sun to clouds for tomorrow, 47 degrees. windy heavy wet snow during the day on wednesday of 37 degrees. thursday blustery, some sun 44 degrees. and then clouds and sun top round out the week on friday of 45 and as we head into the
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weekend, 46, partly sunny. we'll be watching the coast for another storm. right now it stays off the coast but let's cross our fingers on sunday 46. 44 with maybe any leftover rain or snow mix monday morning and also this weekend a reminder that we spring forward here before you go to bed on saturday night. so we lose an hour of sleep over the weekend on top of everything else. >> sorry to laugh. you said spring. i'm like what does that mean. >> where? okay, adam. >> all right. >> coming up the benefits of filing your taxes early and the consequences if you procrastinate coming up in what's the deal. >> ♪♪ (avo) if you've been struggling with belly pain and constipation and you're overwhelmed by everything you've tried-- all those laxatives, daily probiotics endless fiber-- it could be wearing on you. tell your doctor what you've tried, and how long you've been at it. linzess works differently from laxatives.
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>> ♪♪ >> time now for what's the deal and we know no one really looks forward to filing their taxes. >> very true. but there are a number of reasons why you really don't want to procrastinate. our nydia han live in studio this afternoon to explain. hi nydia. >> reporter: hi, guys. everyone wants to procrastinate. a lot of us wait until last minute. consumer reports say filing as soon as you have all of your financial statements in hand have big benefits including
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protecting yourself against identity theft. patrick says filing taxes is a headache but every year he gathers his paperwork and tackles the taxes well ahead of the april deadline. >> my motivation for filing my taxes early is just to get my refund back as quick as possible. >> reporter: getting your refund quickly is not the only upside of filing early. it can also protect you against criminals who file a phony return using your stolen social security number to collect your refund. the i.r.s. tells us the good news is the number of victims of identity theft on tax returns has fallen by about two-thirds since 2015 due to improved security. >> but there are growing concerns that data breaches since then could cause a spike in i.d. theft. after all there were 143 million people in the equifax breach affected last year. >> reporter: you may have received a notice from the i.r.s. that offers you an identity protection pin or ip pin. it gives an extra layer of security. you'll need to provide that pin along with your and social security number on your federal return.
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>> if you expect to owe money to the i.r.s. don't worry that filing early means you have to pay early. you can still pay when everybody else has to which this year is april 17 ink inch getting the return done early gives you time to figure out how to pay. but keep in mind that using a credit card to pay your taxes could trigger additional fees as high as almost 4 percent of the total ode plus a convenience fee. the i.r.s. says more than 70 percent of taxpayers will get refunds this year and whether you're sending an e-file or paper file, nine out of 10 refunds are issued within three weeks. guys back to you. >> all right, good information. nydia thanks. that's going to it for "action news" at 4:00. for brian taff, alicia vitarelli and adam joseph, i'm sharrie williams. join me along with brian adam and ducis rodgers tonight and every night for a full hour of "action news" at 10:00 on phl 17. >> and coming up next on "action news" at 5:00 tonight another nor'easter is knocking on the door. we'll head up to the lehigh valley where residents are gearing up for another lashing from mother nature just days after getting socked by that
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other nor'easter. >> and pennsylvania attorney general josh shapiro is taking aim at one of the most popular ride sharing businesses available. he claims it puts tens of thousands of its users as risk. we'll explain why he wants them to pay up. >> those stories and much more coming up next at 5:00. >> ♪♪
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>> ♪♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program with jaime apody o-meteorologist cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪♪ >> monday night. monica is off. sharrie williams is joining us and the big story on "action news" tonight is anaccuweath a major nor'easter is once again heading our way. >> yeah, the storm is similar to friday's only the wind won't be as strong. but the snow will be heavy and travel will be dangerous yet again. this is also another big problem that we're seeing across the region. and crews don't have much time to fix it. downed trees and power lines blocking roads and cutting off the power. residents who have gone without electricity may not get it back before the next storm hits. we have live team coverage today. "action news"'s walter perez is live in south whitehall township with cleanup efforts across the lehigh valley. and sarah bloomquist is in
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wynnewood montgomery county with the efforts there. >> but firs latest on this next nor'easter from are meteorologist cecily tynan. >> this is news people still recovering from friday's major nor'easter do not want to hear but double scan live showing that next storm system, the pieces already in the map. we've got low pressure the northern plains. that has been creating blizzard conditions and what this will do, it will transfer its emergency to a coast -- energy to a coastal low. that s intensifies and that brings us what is likely major snowstorm. we already have winter storm watches in effect for most of our viewing areas, essentially interior south jersey, the dllaw alathere will be some mixing along the that limit some of the snowfall amounts. the timing shows that low pressure continues to track to the east. coastal low develops by wednesday in the wee hours of the morning. wednesday morning, i think a lot of people may be caught off guard because the precipitation will be light to begin with. there will be a mixture with some of that rain
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