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this evening. vernon odom spoke with displaced families who lost everything in the fire. but first we go to bob brooks live outside the scene in west chester with the latest on the investigation tonight. bob. >> reporter: monica and rick, nothing is being ruled out. a group of federal investigators are on their way here to try and piece together what exactly happened but assisting them is a group of criminal investigators. officials don't want to leave any stone unturned. i'll step out of the way. there's the nursing home. excuse me the assisted living home. it's still smoking. smoke is still bar rolling out of the exposed roof there and we also know that if it weren't for the heroic actions of firefighters and neighbors last night those injured would likely be more. despite massive flames spreading extremely fast. >> within two minutes it was engulfed in flames. >> reporter: we know first responders neighbors alike ran into the burning building and saved a lot of lives. one of them neighbor laciness
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kings land. he says seniors were carried out it was a team effort. >> as i was going in and out i noticed my neighbors were going in and out and everybody was doing everything they could to help the fire department. >> reporter: at a news conference just about two hours ago officials told us at least 27 residents have been injured and at this point they're still trying to account for everyone after the chaotic night. >> we're still compiling a list and working a list with the owners of the facility itself and trying to get a solid fix on everybody -- on all the residents and that they have all been accounted for. >> reporter: we're also told the next steps are to finish making sure the fire is totally under control and then sending in a team of experts to figure out what happened and look for possible victims who may not have made it out. >> we have certified fire investigators, explosive specialist chemists electrical
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engineers. >> reporter: skills that will certainly be needed to try and figure out what exactly happened behind me. we also spoke with a witness who was here last night who says he spoke with a nurse who ran out. she said first she smelled smoke then she heard a loud explosion and then it went up in flames. for now reporting live in west chester bob brooks channel6 "action news." >> thank you bob. now let's switch live to vernon odom at the pembroke health center in west chester where many of the folks were taken for shelter. good evening, vernon. >> reporter: mary meek am has lived there for two years. her loving family children grandchildren and great grandchildren able to visit her there regularly. so, too, for many of the others but last night, she and the other residents were visited by great peril. >> you think you've had a good life and you don't want it to happen like that to go out but we have no control of things. >> reporter: mary meekam who turned 101 last sunday left it
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in the lord's hands last night when this inferno roared through the barclay center. her life was saved by one of the nurses here who got her out of bed and pushed her to safety in the frigid night air. she pays tribute to the firefighters, the ems workers, the red cross and to the franklin street neighbors who poured out of their homes to bring them items they desperately needed to survive until they could be taken to hospitals or shelters. >> and it was cold. they had blankets and everything you could think of to keep the people warm, giving them hats, giving them gloves, giving them plenty of coverage to keep warm but it was cold. >> tons of people have come out to help, tons. all of the neighbors are really coming out to try to do what they can. >> reporter: it was hours of fear and agony overnight as mary's daughter and granddaughter searched in vain for her whereabouts. they did not know for many hours if she had survived. >> when we found out grand was
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okay, oh, what a relief and we were so thankful and we're just thrilled that we have her still here and she's still in good health. >> reporter: monica, rick, mary's indeed in good health tonight. she hopes all of the other residents of the barclay vendor in good health as well. her family says in fact, we've now been invited to her 102nd birthday party next fall. i'm vernon odom channel6 "action news" in west chester. >> all right, vernon, thank you. well, the work of determining the cause of this fire is already under way as we mentioned. undoubtedly investigators will look at the building and safety records of barclay friends to see what, if any, problems it's had in the pennsylvania. our own chad pradelli has those records and asked officials about those reports during today's news conference. he'll have more on that coming up in our next half hour. >> and our coverage of this massive fire continues for you on 6abc.com. right now, you can find the latest updates from the scene
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along with more video from the action cam and chopper6. stay with us all night long for continuing updates on this devastating fire. in other news a killing of a young mother in woodbury that went unsolved for two months now has a suspect. today gloucester county from are sean dalton announced the arrest of 19-year-old brandon wilson of paulsboro. he's charged with first degree murder in the death of 26-year-old shawneeq carter. she died of blunt force trauma in a home on hopkins street in september. carter had been house sitting for the homeowner who was out of town at the time. police said the suspect had lived in that house as a foster child for a brief time in 2015. they believe he intended to rob the home the night shawneeq was there. >> physical evidence linking the defendant to the crime was found on an outside window as well as the victim's shirt and a piece of gym equipment that was used in the murder. >> you know, this is the first thanksgiving that i'm won't have my daughter at
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thanksgiving dinner. it's -- it's hard. it's real hard. >> wilson is already in jail in cape may county on separate charges in addition to the new murder charge he's charged with endangering the welfare of a child because shawneeq's son and nephew were also in that house during the killing. >> a crash in south jersey overnight is responsible for killing one person. and this was the scene along route 130 near the airport circle in pennsauken. police believe a car rear-ended a jeep and that set off a chain reaction crash involving two other vehicles. authorities have identified the victim as 70-year-old rocco lombardo of deptford. >> this is 31-year-old christopher cossel of pottstown. he's facing several charges tonight including aggravated assault stemming from a road rage shooting back in september. happened along route 100 in montgomery and berks county. detectives accuse him of trying to run another car off the road and then firing a shot at the vehicle. no one was hurt.
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cossel is currently behind bars tonight. >> turning to our weather, pretty nice way to end the work week but overnight, temperatures will drop and usher in some pretty chilly weather. meteorologist cecily tynan at the "action news" big board with the latest from accuweather. hi, cecily. >> hi, monica. nice to see the sunshine after yesterday's clouds. temperatures a lot cooler than yesterday. yesterday the high 60 degrees. today we're at 49 degrees. winds not as strong as yesterday but there's still a bit of a breeze out of the west-northwest. so, for your friday night, if you're stepping out, a november chill is in the air. partly cloudy skies, temperatures will be hovering in the low 40's right through the evening hours. overnight low dropping down to 36 degrees and we will see increasing clouds as we head through the morning tomorrow. now, double scan live showing the system i'm tracking that will bring us two rounds of rain is low pressure, it's moving out of colorado and what this has, first it has a warm front with it. that moves through tomorrow afternoon. then there's a cold front, that cold front will move
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through in the wee hours oft morning on sunday, so future tracker showing we start the day with those clouds. it starts dry but by about 3 o'clock, beginning to see some showers moving in. that's warm invection. that's with the warm front and then a steadier round of rain in the wee hours of morning on sunday. so, this is what to expect. tonight it's going to be a cold night but the winds will be calm. overnight low 27 to 35 degrees. the leonid meteor shower tonight, clouds could cause a little bit of trouble by the predawn hours. rain develops tomorrow afternoon, a steadier rain late tomorrow night and sunday it's all about the winds. wind gusts up to 45 miles an hour. that's moving in cooler air on monday. i'll talk about that in the accuweather forecast. monica. >> thank you cecily. keep up changes in this weekend's windy chilly forecast including realtime views from storm tracker6 by visiting 6abc.com/weather or downloading the free 6abc app. >> time now for a check of our "action news" traffic report friday night. >> all right, let's take you to matt pelman in the "action news" traffic center to see what's rolling out there.
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hey, matt. >> happy friday, rick and monica. get ready for some red as you head home check out the travel times. speeds we are in the red across-the-board. 42 minutes on the northbound side of 95 and it all started with this, a crash northbound here by bridge street that's now off to the side. you can see it there. but for awhile it was blocking three of the four lanes. that northbound travel time is three times what it should be although 42 minutes is a lot better than the hour and 20 minutes we saw earlier on. so, we are improving but it's still a really slow go on 95 northbound that spills back onto the vine street expressway. solid line of traffic eastbound across town from the schuylkill out to 95 and of course those delays spill back onto the schuylkill itself. but at least our westbound truck accident on 76 near montgomery has cleared. however, still have that one westbound by conshohocken on the shoulder that's attracting some attention so speeds in general on the schuylkill also in the red, 6 miles per hour westbound there by south street. this is 42 in gloucester city
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as you come southbound off the whitman bridge. a little extra heavy headed down towards 295. there was a crash there that's now gone but sluggish pace coming into new jersey. a couple other accidents have cleared but the other jersey jams remain. one on 295 southbound by the white horse pike is gone but speeds in the 20's and worse as you come down from 73. northbound turnpike at city is gone. >> think your thanksgiving meal has to have that big fat bird to be successful? well, coming up on "action news" tonight health reporter and registered nurse ali gorman will take us to the kitchen with local chefs to create a vegan meal that is as tasty and satisfying as a turkey dinner. >> dozens of job seekers came dressed to impress in south philadelphia. we'll explain why when "action news" comes right back. >> ♪ how do you chase what you love
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companies don't just give away higher wages. >> and i've been here working my whole stinking career for people who don't have a chance and i really resent anybody saying that i'm just doing this for the rich. give me a break. >> with at least six republican senators yet to declare support the bill's fate is far from certain. under the projected plan the estimated federal deficit would grow by $1.5 trillion over 10 years. >> health check tonight for most folks thanksgiving means time to eat turkey and the fixings but it doesn't always fit with folks has been have food restrictions. >> chefs teamed up with whole foods to prepare a vegan holiday meal. ali gorman joins us at the big board with the tasty details, ali. >> they are tasty, rick, believe it or not. >> okay. >> but for vegetarians or vegans thanksgiving can be a little tough if they're not the ones making the meal.
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the owners of three popular vegan restaurants in philadelphia are lending some support. >> good carving, cauliflower. >> richland do you and kate jacoby husband and wife chefs and co-owners of veg have created the menu and recipes for a vegan thanksgiving day meal for two available at select whole foods markets. they say they wanted to make it easy special and have something for everyone. >> you make it delicious, you know, and then you eliminate anything that might be a -- serve a trigger or something and everyone will be happy. >> the centerpiece is a whole roasted dijon mustard glazed cauliflower. >> got herbs and mustard and a little bit of soy cream and then we just bake it, it gets brown and bubbly. >> it will be surrounded by colorful side dishes rainbow carrots with sauerkraut vinaigrette and of course mashed potatoes, but with a twist. >> so we've just taken classic mashed potatoes vegan mashed potatoes and we whipped in
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pureed rutabaga and a little bit of miso and traditional yeast to give them this kind of cheesiness. >> you don't have to take my word for it but i will tell you this tastes delicious. a little bit more. >> more stuffing there, yeah. >> and you can't forget the stuffing. >> i don't think you really need to reinvent stuffing. you have to add interesting things to it and that's what we did with just some black len tills and some exotic mushrooms. >> the number of americans who are vegetarian or vegan is growing. kate says many people are more open minded and interested in the health benefits of plant based eating. >> a plant based diet is pretty clean and has no cholesterol and is lower in saturated fats. >> vegan thanksgiving. >> ta-da. >> and don't worry, there is also desserts. you can see it here. it's a chocolate pumpkin coffee cake but it has butternut but cream on top, of course that's vegan but. now, the deadline to order is monday. you can order the whole meal
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or individual sides. we have a link on 6abc.com. rick and monica. >> that's cauliflower. >> looks delicious. >> and you said it was good. >> it's going to be on your table. >> i'll take the dessert. thank you ali. >> thank you. >> civil rights leader jesse jackson is battling parkinson's disease. the legendary leader disclosed today he's been getting outpatient care for two years and plans to dedicate himself to physical therapy. the 76-year-old says he began having difficulty with movements three years ago. the same disease affected his father noah robinson.
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>> in southwest philadelphia today job seekers got the chance to meet with potential employers. this was the annual job fair at myers recreation center on kingsessing avenue. the event was sponsored by city council member ken yacht many job seekers left with offers of employment. >> nearly 51 million americans will take planes trains and automobiles to get to that thanksgiving turkey next week. aaa says those taking to the skies got the better deal with round trip tickets priced
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lower than previous years. 89 percent of travelers will drive, though despite gas prices being at their highest since 2014. the "action news" troubleshooters tackling a traffic nightmare that could happen to you. here's nydia han with a preview on tonight's special report on "action news" at 11:00. >> reporter: when we're on the road we often find ourselves a little coo close -- too close for comfort with vehicles like this carrying big loads. >> you don't expect to be hit by a flying piece of sheet metal. >> reporter: that is exactly what happened in the blink of an eye and look at the result. >> sliced it like a but knife. >> reporter: were you look when you look at it now what goes through your mind. >> thank god i'm alive. her head could have been decapitated. >> reporter: danger on the roads tonight on "action news" at 11:00.
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>> ♪ >> time for a check of that weekend forecast from accuweather. meteorologist cecily tynan is here with the details. little bit of rain this weekend. >> yeah, a little bit of rain. it's going to be windy but i'm going to skip ahead, talk about thanksgiving. >> okay, great. >> you know, thanksgiving crunch is on. thanksgiving is only six days away so the turkeys are getting nervous and as far as the forecast, it's actually looking pretty good and those turkeys are hiding. as we look towards thanksgiving, temperatures will be slightly below average. looks like afternoon highs
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only in the 40's but high pressure will be in control. so, what this means, it will be dry, no rain, winds will be light and rick, you know, this is important we need the light winds for the balloons so the balloons for the parade are a go. right now it's looking really nice. so, right now, just a chill in the air. good amount of sunshine today. but temperatures stuck in the 40's. 45 degrees in philadelphia currently. allentown 42. millville down to 37 degrees. trenton 47 and wilmington currently 40 degrees. satellite and radar showing that we're clear right now but we do have some clouds that are beginning to advance from the west. there's a system that will be pulling in. first we get a warm front tomorrow afternoon. then we get a cold front very early on sunday morning. so, tonight just partly cloudy. winds diminish but it is going to be chilly tonight. 35 degrees in philadelphia. allentown 27. cape may 35. and wilmington 33. so, future tracker timing it out. 8 o'clock in the morning, we're dry but we do have a a lot of clouds.
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as we head into the afternoon, this is when that warm front approaches. so, this will bring us some showers by about 3:30, especially south and west of philadelphia. the temple game, some showers moving in towards the end of the game. then we get a bit of a break in the academics saturday evening but then the wee hours of the morning on sunday, this is when the cold front pushes in and this could actually have some heavier downpours, maybe even a rumble of thunder. at this point looks like it should be pushing off the coast. by 7:30 philadelphia marathon is sunday morning but if the front is a little bit slower, there could be a lingering shower. so, running down all the races this weekend, a lot going on. the half marathon saturday morning it will be chilly, 39 degrees, mostly cloudy, a bit on the breezy side, temperatures in the 40's for the rothman 8k. sunday morning, temperatures not bad. 50 degrees but the winds will be gusting up to about 40 miles per hour. it will feel more like 40 degrees, again could have a lingering shower early. a good idea on sunday if you're returning the marathon
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just dress in throw away layers because temperatures not that cold but it will be windy. the five day at 5:00 showing tomorrow afternoon showers rolling in, 55 degrees. that steady rain late saturday night in very early sunday morning. sunday wind gusts up to 45 miles per hour. the high an early 54 dropping down to 48 degrees on monday, back up to 58 on tuesday and wednesday possibility of some morning showers, 54 degrees. we've got the black friday forecast coming up in the seven-day forecast in a few minutes, guys. >> okay. >> we'll look forward to that for a lot of shoppers. >> much more still ahead on "action news" at 5:30. we continue our coverage of that massive fire which ripped through a senior home in west chester last night much the latest on the investigation and what officials are saying about whether the facility has smoke detectors and sprinklers. >> plus mixed messages from president trump as he criticizes one senator for sexual assault allegations but stays silent on a senate candidate accused of a similar charge. >> also a local school marks a milestone.
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how roman catholic's basketball team broke ground in the struggle for civil rights more than a hundred years ago. those stories and much more coming up next. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> "action news" continues with meteorologist adam joseph, jaime apody, rick williams and monica malpass. >> ♪ >> hello again. here's what's happening on "action news" friday night. the search is on for the cause of a fire that devastated a west chester senior home. tonight officials are still trying to account for all of the residents and we're live with the latest on the investigation. also president trump speaks out on sexual assault allegations against senator al franken but stays silent on accusations against a republican senate candidate. and new research about a surprising benefit of owning a dog. >> now the details. breaking news from west chester where investigators say they are still trying to account for all the residents of a west chester senior home that went up in flames late last night. a short time ago officials held a news conference but had no information about whether there are any fatalities. they are still cross referencing the list of residents with the list of people accounted for. here's what we do know.
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27 people were injured. 17 are still hospitalized. that fire broke out about 11:00 p.m. last night at the barclay friends senior living community. it quickly spread to other buildings in the complex going to five alarms before crews were finally able to get it under control. a heartbreaking scene as elderly folks were evacuated, many in wheelchairs, some of them still in their beds. and people who live near the facility came out to try to help. >> tons of people have come out to help, tons. all of the neighbors are really coming out to try to do were they can. >> it's scary. i mean, there's a lot of people that really need help and they're all out in the street and they need to be kept warm. >> well, the fire is still burning so investigators have not been able yet to get in the building trying to begin pinpointing a cause. >> and as part of the investigation officials will certainly take a look at whether there were smoke detectors or a functional
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sprinkler system in the facility. "action news" reporter chad pradelli is live in west chester with that part of our coverage tonight. chad. >> reporter: rick, we learned this facility had been cited for fire safety violations in recent years. nursing facilities like this are required to have fire suppression systems to prevent fires like this. so, the question is, what happened? "action news" reviewed annual building inspection reports by the pennsylvania department of health. we found barclay friends was cited in february for failing to seal ceiling openings that could spread flames. last year, inspectors found the facility failed to maintain doors to resist smoke passage and in 2015, barclay was cited for failing to maintain the sprinkler system. inspection reports indicated the facility quickly corrected the violations. but a critical question is why did the fire go to five alarms and why didn't fire suppression systems prevent the scope of the fire.
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officials didn't have answers at a press briefing this afternoon. >> it is still an ongoing investigation so and i can't speak to that specifically. >> reporter: fire officials were not at the briefing but atf, alcohol tobacco and firearms as well as the chester county fire marshals office will be leading this investigation. so far, they haven't determined cause or origin, they'll know more once they're able to investigate the scene. >> we've also activated the national response team so this is a specialized team of about 25 folks that are -- in transit to the city now to the town now. they'll be getting into the town this evening. we'll do our first briefing in the morning with them. >> reporter: and i've made repeated calls to a spokeswoman for barclay friends. my phone calls have not been returned. i'm live in west chester, chad pradelli channel6 "action news." >> all right, chad thank you. of course you can see more video from the scene of the fire from chopper6 and the
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action cam right now by going to 6abc.com. we have also posted more breaking details about the investigation as officials continue to learn more about how and why this massive fire happened. >> president trump is under fire tonight for criticizing senator al franken who is facing allegations of sexual assault. trump who was caught on tape bragging about groping women, targeted franken on twitter last night but then stayed silent on republican senate candidate roy moore who is facing allegations of his own. abc's janai norman joins us live from washington with the latest on all of it. monica, some are asking whether the president is picking and choosing when to talk about sexual misconduct and that's of course brought back the more than a dozen women who have accused him. president trump is accused of playing politics with sexual misconduct. hours after accusations surfaced against democratic senator al franken, along with this picture showing franken reaching out at a woman's chest as she slept, the president tweeted, the al
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frankenstein picture is really bad. speaks a thousands words. where do this hands go in pictures two, three, four, five and six while she sleeps and to think that just last week he was lecturing anyone who would listen about that sexual harassment and respect for women. >> should roy moore resign mr. president. >> reporter: but the president has been largely silent as allegations of sexual harassment and sexual assault involving teenaged girls in the 1970's have mounted against alabama republican senate candidate roy moore. and unlike many other republicans, mr. trump has not retracted his endorsement of moore. on fox news, kellyanne conway defended the differences in how trump has responded. >> the roy moore story is eight days old and the president put out a statement during his asian trip on that and since then our press secretary has spoken on behalf of the president by saying that he believes the people of alabama will sort out what to do with roy moore and with that election. >> reporter: but that conflicts with what president trump said himself telling
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reporters in asia that he would address the moore issue when he returned to the u.s. his move taking on franken brings the president own troubles back to light, this now infamous access hollywood tape. >> and when you're a star they let you do it. you can do anything. >> whatever you want. >> grab them by the (bleep). >> reporter: accusations by more than 10 women accusing president trump of sexual misconduct. >> total fabrication. all of these liars will be sued. >> reporter: and president trump never sued his accusers but one of them sommer server is now suing president trump in federal court for libel. reporting live from washington, janai norman channel6 "action news." >> jenae thank you. meantime, the wife of embattled alabama senate candidate roy moore spoke to the media today and promised that her husband will not quit the race. kayla moore said her husband has always been a gentleman. roy moore is accused of sexually assaulting young
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women years ago but today his wife blamed the media and said the story is just not true. >> so, let me set the record straight. even after all the attacks against me, against my family, against the foundation and now against my husband, he will not step down. [cheers and applause] >> several women have come forward in recent weeks saying moore had sexual contact with them when they were teenagers. he denies the accusations. >> hunger problem in america was highlighted today in philadelphia. representatives from hunger free america announced their latest report on food insecurity here at the shop rite in tioga-nicetown. they talked about the need for leaders in congress to reject the proposed tax reform that they say would make more than $190 billion in cuts to federal nutrition assistance programs. they say those cuts would make a bad problem even worse. >> one in 10 working people, one in 10 working people can't
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afford enough food. nationwide weary leasing a national study today that shows 15 million people in america are working but can't afford enough food. >> philadelphia continues to have one of the highest big city poverty rates in the nation. >> time now for another update on the commute home for your friday night. >> over to matt pelman again to see what's rolling and what's not. hey, matt. >> by now sun is down and speeds are way down. as we look live here in tell company, rick and monica, 95 southbound side it's dark and we're seeing a lot of brake lights heading up heading southbound from past the airport on down to the blue route. that's because on the northbound side of the blue route at macdade, so just north of 95, there's an accident partially blocking the roadway. so, blue route is jammed. those delays are spilling back onto 95 here in delaware county. so, this is the southbound side. you can see the northbound travel time is even worse. that's because the northbound side of 95 starts to jam right at the girard point double decker bridge and that delay extends the whole way north to
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bridge street in the northeast. that's because of that earlier crash that's now completely gone but damage is done. those big 95 northbound delays with single digit speeds continue to spill back onto the vine street expressway looking at it live it's jammed solid eastbound across town the whole way from the schuylkill out to 95 and those delays spill back onto the schuylkill as well. in our infamous triangle of slowness extra problems this evening here along the pennsylvania turnpike eastbound between valley forge and norristown. it's a crash now gone but extra slow and the other portions of the triangle the schuylkill and blue route are also jammed up as you can see. and this is 295 in mount laurel burlington county. a new crash here on the northbound side right around 73 taking out the left lane so now we're delayed in both directions along 295. also have a few regional rail delays this afternoon and don't forget the west trenton line is shuttle busing again this weekend on the northern chunk. but have a good weekend, rick and monica. >> you do the same. >> thank. >> matt thank you again. still to come on "action
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news" tonight a new study shows an amazing benefit to owning a dog when it comes to your health. that story coming up. >> plus a local school celebrates a milestone. how the roman catholic basketball team broke down barriers more than a hundred years ago. >> and meteorologist adam joseph tracking the latest in our "action news" weather center tonight as we head into that weekend, adam. >> temperatures stepping down a little bit. there's a little rain coming this weekend as well. yesterday our high temperature was a bit above average at 60 degrees. today a little below average at 51 degrees. we're expecting some rain for the weekend with that marathon in town we'll chat about it next on the seven day. >> all right. plus, eagles nation getting pumped up for sunday's big game against the cowboys. jaime apody with sports when "action news" comes right back. >> okay. >> ♪
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of your heart rate. common side effects of harvoni include tiredness, headache and weakness. ready to let go of hep c? ask your hep c specialist about harvoni. >> we know there are lots of benefits to having a dog. a new study finds it can help you live longer. the study shows dog ownership associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. for folks living alone owning a dog can decrease the risk of death by 33 percent. chances of heart attacks were found to be 11 percent lower. owners of hunting breeds like terriers and retrievers were most protected from cardiovascular disease. researchers say one factor could be the dog owners get
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more exercise and folks who don't have a dog findings also suggest increased social well being and immune system development for dog owners also play a role. >> i do get a lot of exercise for my dog. >> three boys we each have that. that's enough. >> what if they want a dog. >> one day. >> when they're bigger. >> one day, you know that. >> big weekend, oh, my. >> puppy for christmas. >> yes, we'll talk about football. feels like forever since the eagles have played a football game. now finally they're putting their final preparations in for the cowboys. we're still not sure what's up with alshon. listed as questionable. limited in yesterday's practice but did participate in today's light practice with an ankle injury. jeffrey says he expects to play. it's strange it's a question given the fact the eagles haven't played a game in two weeks. here's what coach pederson had to say about it today. >> it's been kind of lingering a little while. you know, there's no really one particular game or incidents with all the cutting
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and stopping and starting in practice and games and just, you know, where we are at that time of the year. you're going to start seeing probably more and more guys either added to the list or taken -- taken, you know, some reps off in practice just so we can keep them healthy for sunday. >> sixers host the warriors tomorrow. robert covington as 62 million reasons to smile. the four year extension. shooting 50 percent from beyond the arc. sixers will give him $15 million up front allowing him a lot of cap space going forward so that they can be aggressive in free agency. it will be a special night for villanova basketball as they had 54 miles north to play a home game in allentown for only the second time in their school history. wildcats take on lafayette at the ppl center. nova without a true home court as the pavilion is being renovated. good things come to those who wait. temple talking on auburn at the charleston classic quentin
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rose a triple he had 19, owls by six. later in the second half, rose dishing it to obie. i love it when he finishes like this. he also had 19. temple wins 88-74. they're two and o. they play in the championship game sunday night. the owls football team has had quite a challenge this season they've got chinatown quiet a challenge this week undefeated ucf. temple back to points 500. they need a win to become bowl eligible. they only have two games left. this is a opponent that is averaging almost 50 points a game. how do you counter that. i asked david hood the question. >> we have to run the ball down their throat. we have to establish the run game. >> is there any intimidation with a 14th ranked team coming in. >> no. i got heart. i'm not -- ain't no intimidation. maybe nervous but everybody gets nervous but once the game and the lights come on i'm going to be ready.
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>> i got heart. love that. temple ucf bright and early tomorrow as i'm joined by head coach geoff collins. july to tune in to find out during the 9:30 half hour of "action news." >> thank you, jamie. >> catchy. >> roman catholic high school in center city is celebrating a huge milestone tonight. it was the first high school in the city if not the country to have an integrated basketball team. on this date back in 1902, roman catholic high allowed african-american player john lee to join the team which back then was forbidden. but the team stood by their player and the league and the city eventually backed down. and so to celebrate the milestone and today's anniversary a morning assembly was held in the school gym featuring family members of the players and during the ceremony a gold bust of the team captain right there, john corkery was presented. it was corkery who said if john lee doesn't play then i don't play. >> how about that.
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still to come on "action news" tonight the exclusive accuweather forecast. >> let's take a live look from our sky6 camera at the ben franklin bridge there on a friday evening. traffic on i-95, meteorologist adam joseph will have your weekend forecast from accuweather when we come right back. >> ♪ before we start, i just want to say if anyone still doesn't have fios, please stay out of the way so your lag doesn't get us all killed, ben. what's so good about fios anyway? uh. what's so great about a 100% fiber-optic network that makes your gaming system actually work awesomely? hey. did you take out the trash? haha, garbage boy! dad, i already took out ben. it's not funny. gaming is best on a 100% fiber-optic network. so get fios. now, just $79.99 per month with a 2-year price guarantee, with a 2-year agreement.
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>> the delaware transit corporation announced its annual stuff the bus thanksgiving food drive collected more than 17 tons of food, more than 35,000 pounds. the week long drive took place at several locations throughout the state. the food bank of delaware will that distribute the donated food to those in need. this was the organization's 20th annual food drive. hats off to them. >> absolutely. not a perfect weekend but let's find out where the good parts are. >> not a washout but it will be damp as times as we head into the weekend. speaking of food and holidays thanksgiving next day so the seven-day forecast with the travel day wednesday as well. we'll take a look at the action cam which was out at a popular location especially going into next week with family in town take them down to independence mall and you can see a lot of sun this afternoon and still those trees holding onto some green leaves as we head into the thanksgiving week. as we take a live look in the weather center right now the sun has set at city hall here. we have the rothman ice rink at dillworth park. a decent amount of people on
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this friday evening taking in a little bit of ice skating and it's not too bad to be out there. in fact, winds have really come down especially from yesterday where they gusted over 30 miles an hour, sustained at 10 in center city. six allentown, three in trenton and single digits for basically the rest of the region and we'll continue to bring those winds down so we're not chatting much about wind chills. yes, it's a little chilly in lancaster and reading in the 30's but only 45 right now in philadelphia, 40 in wilmington and right around 40 degrees at the coast for your wind chill and how it feels. satellite and radar, a decent amount of clear skies right now. you can see some high clouds trying to come in from the north and west but they are falling apart as they're encountering dry air that's in play right now but thicker clouds over the ohio valley and that's all along a warm front that's going to come through here tomorrow afternoon and that's what's going to spark the chance for rain as we go into your saturday. but for tonight, partly cloudy and those winds continue to diminish, just light and variable but it will be cold
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tonight, 27 in the suburbs, just above freezing for center city. future tracker showing tomorrow morning, a little filtered sun in the morning. that's not going to last long, those clouds winning out right away and as we get towards the afternoon, those showers do come in, so pretty damp as we go into our saturday afternoon and as we get into saturday evening, could be a temporary lull in any steady rain saturday 8 o'clock as that warm front lifts away but then the cold front has to come through early on sunday morning so we get a steadier round of rain late saturday night early sunday morning about a quarter to three-quarters of an inch but most of that rain should exit pretty early on sunday morning for the philadelphia marathon. could be a lingering shower but on sunday, the other concern is not the rain, it's going to be those winds sustained up near 25 miles an hour by lunchtime with gusts near 45 miles an hour, so there will be a chill in the air come sunday and then as we go into next week for your travel, both tuesday and thanksgiving, perfect, dry
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conditions, no weather woes but wednesday there could be a little bump in the road early in the morning into the early afternoon with a round of showers. the exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, 55 tomorrow with those afternoon showers developing. drying out sunday but a windy day, high of 54. feeling much cooler than that with those winds. it's brisk chilly but sunny here monday, 48. bump it up tuesday, really a nice day at 58 degrees. early showers wednesday, drying late day, 54. and right now for the 6abc dunkin donuts thanksgiving day parade light winds, dry, 46 degrees in the afternoon. and looking good for black friday for those shoppers 50 and sunny. >> we'll be out on the parade route standing out there. >> a little chilly but dry. >> thank you. >> quick break, more news. [laughter]
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city's christmas village. shoppers can pick up collectibles that have been created using materials sourced from the original love park. 250 bricks will be for sale and will retail for $50 each. proceeds benefit the city's parks and programs. each brick features an engraved design similar to the famous love sculpture which will return to the park next year. >> good to know. right now jim gardner and the "action news" team are standing by with these stories and more next at 6:00 a chester county senior living facility goes up in flames. 160 residents and staff are forced to flee ahead live team coverage on the investigation. hear from a 101-year-old woman, one of those who had to escape the flames about the ordeal. >> also vandals target philadelphia police. the search for the suspects who damaged a couple of cruisers overnight. that and much more coming up next at 6:00 now for meteorologist adam joseph jaime apody cecily tynan monica malpass the entire "action news" team, i'm rick williams. have a nice weekend. >> good night. >> good night.
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program with ducis rodgers, meteorologist cecily tynan, and jim gardner. >> ♪ >> this is the day after and the daylight today enabled us to see the devastation where was the by the -- wrought by the fire last night in west chester. this is the way it looked as flames assaulted the barclay senior living community. today we're left with crucially important questions. did everybody make it out okay? and what sparked the blaze in the first place? it is friday night and the big story on "action news" tonight
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is the investigation into last night's catastrophic fire that chased 160 people into the cold night air. we have got "action news" reporters bob brooks and vernon odom on this story tonight. bob, let's begin with you at the burned out hull of the structure on the 700 block of north franklin street. first thing we need to know, has everybody been accounted for? >> reporter: well, jim, good evening. the answer to that unfortunately is no. everyone is not accounted for. and when we asked officials at a news conference earlier today has anyone been killed they couldn't give us a straight answer. behind me you see the work continues out here to make sure these flames do not reignite. without the help of neighbors aiding first responders many more likely would have been injured. it was a blaze so big, so hot that it still smoldering today. the barclay friends senior living communities went up in flames before 10:30 last night and then the mission to save

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