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tv   Action News  ABC  November 21, 2014 5:00am-5:31am EST

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>> hey, everyone, it is 5:00, friday, november 21. we're following breaking news. >> a broken water main in the lehigh valley creates a sing hole and forces people out of their homes. >> find out how penndot plans to help our neighbors to the north. >> accuweather is tracking another blast of cold air and followed by a warm weekend, we like that. >> here's david and karen. >> reporter: matt, we have a
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significant lack of cloud cover. generally speaking we expect it to be mostly sunny. 30 degrees in philadelphia. 25 in allentown. 26 in reading, 29 in wilmington and millville. there's a wind blowing making it feel like the teens and 20s in the northern suburbs. and feels like 20 in sea isle city and ac. if you're heading out the door to get the car started or catch the bus, dress warmly, it will be clear and cold, temperatures in the 20s, blustery winds at times, as well. this afternoon on the chillier side. 29 degrees by 9:00. noon, 34. 36 by 3:00. 6:00 p.m. we're back below the freezing mark. karen there's improvement over the weekend. i'll have details coming up. >> reporter: all right, dave let's hit the roads this morning, that's the coik
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approaching montgomery -- schuylkill expressway approaching montgomery drive. no delays. the overnight construction on the tacony-palmyra bridge has cleared, so things are looking pretty good there. we have a downed pole from an earlier accident in chester, delaware county, 291 west second street at jeffrey street. police are on hand directing traffic at the scene. stick to west third, instead. a sinkhole in bethlehem, north hampton county, that swallowed up a utility truck. what a mess. stick to washington street. construction blocking two lanes on 168 that's the black horse pike near nicholson road. >> let's continue with our breaking story that broken water main that set off a series of problems in the lehigh valley. a sinkhole opened up and a neighborhood had to evacuate. katherine scott is live near the scene along hampton road in bethlehem township. good morning, catherine.
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>> reporter: good morning, matt, yeah, it was one thing after another, more than 30 residents had to evacuate, the red cross had to open the shelter so they can stay warm and spend the night while work continues to be done on hampton road in bethlehem township. crews remain on the scene they have been here all night long. i want to go to the picture. this is what crews were dealing with, a ppl truck that toppled into a sinkhole and on top of a gas main. that truck was removed. crews were initially called to the 1800 block of hampton around 8:00. while crews were there, a sing hole opened up and the utility truck was swallowed on it. was on top of a four inch natural gas line that caused an evacuation of 300-foot raid us
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in the neighborhood. the driver of the truck was able to get out and not hurt. the gas and water was shut off, while they try to remove the truck from the sinkhole. they have work to do here, so far we have not been given a time line when the gas will come back on, we'll get updates and bring them to you, katherine scott channel 6 "action news." >> thanks, katherine. new from the overnight, fire forced a family out of their home in delaware county. they broke out the 100 block of east riverly avenue in olden, at 2:00 a.m. everyone got out safely. no word on cause. 5:04. penndot is sending a fleet of plows up to buffalo, new york, they need the help as they dig out from seven feet of flow. this morning there's new concern, flooding, the temperatures are expected to warm up fast and that could
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trigger a meltdown. >> the buildings that are compromise the, the buildings that are at risk for further collapse will be in a worse situation once that happens, there will be extra weight because of the rain. >> the snowfall is blamed for ten deaths and stranding dozens of motorists. the nfl has moved the bills jets game from buffalo to detroit, the stadium still needs to be cleared of all that snow. >> happening today, a federal judge is expected to rule on new jersey's efforts to legalize sports betting. the four major sports league and the ncaa is suing to block it. the technicality is expected on sports gambling. there's worrisome news in the atlantic city casino industry. a judge will consider whether
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trump should change from chapter 11 to chapter 7 which would mean liquidation of the company. on the horizon, a division of caesar entertainment will file for bankruptcy, they own 8 remaining casino and own the now shuttered showboat. tens of thousands of runners are gearing up for the race weekend they will sweat it out on sunday morning. the rothman institute will be held on the parkway. a health and fitness expo will open as part of the event. there will be several detours, we'll post them at for the weekend. >> we're dipping before we climb next week? >> reporter: with a lot until you see monday. storm tracker 6 live double scan showing we are precipitation free for your friday morning.
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as we look outside, we have mainly clear skies, we'll have sunshine down the shore and it's colder today, you can see the camera bouncing, because we have significant winds whipping through the region. 30 degrees in philadelphia. 27 degrees in trenton. 29 in wilmington, 25 in allentown, 29 in millville, the freezing mark in sea isle city and along the boardwalk in ac. winds are in the teens and that's giving you witches making it feel like the teens across the region. 18 in millville. 19 in wilmington, 17 in allentown and feels like 20 in philadelphia and down along the shorepoints. definitely a morning for the extra gear, okay? satellite, radar, shows you very little satellite, a little bit of that snow is waffling through western new york and shades all around i-95 or the turnpike, obviously it will be bright. up in allentown, there's sunshine, that's not the problem.
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the problem is the temperature. 36 degrees, brisk, blustery winds will feel like the teens and 20s. down the shore, sunny, brisk and cooler than yesterday. in philadelphia, our high this afternoon is 38 degrees, mainly sunny skies, brisk and colder and there are the winds out of the northwest gusting as high as 30 miles per hour at times this afternoon. as we roll through the day, 29 by 8:00, the freezing mark by 11:00. if you have errands to run, hold off until this afternoon, you'll get up to 40 degrees by 2:00 with sun, but strong winds. back closer to the freezing mark by 5:00. as we take a look at temperatures to the west of us, there's a trough of cold air, we'll start tapping into the slightly milder stuff over the next several days. as we go through saturday and especially monday, things do get better. a couple of races to talk about, saturday there's an 8k in philadelphia. there's a start time temperature of 28 degrees at 7:30.
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sunday we have the philadelphia marathon and 38 degrees at 38:00. 53 at noon. eagles, titans are in town. 53 kickoff temperature. today's high, 38, brisk and colder. partly sunny tomorrow, brisk and chilly.sunday, we get warmer wia temperature of 56 degrees. monday, there's showers, other than that the sun returns, we'll get a high of 70 degrees is the high there and still close to 60 on tuesday, looks like thanksgiving is dry, but 47, so kind of cool and probably starting in the mid to upper 30s at sunrise, so you'll need a blanket early for the parade.
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>> i know what i am thankful for the good forecast. >> it is 5:10, an out of the control driver -- an out-of-control driver swerves into a building. >> a chilling pictures of the washington school shooter's final days. >> a couple of in northwest figured their garden nome was gone for good, until it showed up as a souvenir later in the morning buzz
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>> welcome back you're taking a live look looking out across the platt bridge, everything clear and easy. it's a cold morning out there, hang on, david says next week, looking beautiful and warm. >> hardly any cars on that bridge, what's going on, karen? >> reporter: it's so early, they are sleeping in. if you're not sleeping in, check the traffic, let's hit the suburbs outside live route 1 pennsylvania avenue northbound traffic heading toward the trenton morrisville bridge. they have construction blocking two lanes, this will be out here until 7:00 a.m. we expect delays to form. we can see the cones set up and the crews out here, but something we're watching for. the lehigh valley county area, northeast extension at the lehigh county exit, montgomery county, northeast extension southbound we'll close between
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lansdale and mid county, 10:00, saturday until 4:00 on sunday. stick to 309 instead of time for the commuter traffic report you'll get to be a part of it if you want to. him this is new jersey turnpike, 295 we're riding toward the cherry hill area seeing no problems getting off at route 70 taking that up and over the ben franklin bridge into the city. we're not getting anyone reporting any issues out there, how about the temperatures, 30 degrees, 25 in allentown, 25 in millville. feels colder than that when you factor in the winds. yesterday high of 50, today, 38. >> a police chase came to a smashing end in kansas, missouri. police accused a woman of driving a stolen vehicle. she hit a fire hydrant and hit a
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building, the building came down on the suv. the driver was injured but equity examined to be okay. newly released documents shed light on the shooter at washington state. jaylen fryburg texted a dozen relatives and he asked relatives to apologize to the families of his friend. he sent a text to the female friend talking about his death and funeral. he shot his friend friends befoe turning the gun on himself. >> the sixers play at the wells fargo center. the sixer could tie the record of most losses since 1972. fans will a -- low --
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lemented the team from then, the flyers have lost 4 straight. mark sanchez and the eagles getting ready for sunday's game at the linc. the eagles could share first place with dallas with a win. cyber monday will likely see more sales than black friday. >> we take a look at what over indulgence takes over with alcohol. david. >> reporter: we have windchills in the teens, and this afternoon looks pretty raw. i'll have the day-park forecast for you and get you to the airport. we'll be right back.
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>> tonight on "action news" at 11:00, a warning about a popular
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way people try to skimp on cab fares. here's wendy saltzman with a preview. >> that's illegal in so many ways. >> i'll show you the shocking undercover video you won't believe. plus we're going to the top for answers. i'm wendy saltzman i'll have that story coming up tonight at 11:00. >> all right, what do you say we check the traffic for you, ready to start this friday, let's get it outside, this is northeast philadelphia woodhaven road at author ton road --thorn. you're looking good, too, davey. >> reporter: we have chilly conditions across the region right now with temperatures in the 20s and windchills in the teens and around 20, 29 will be the temperature by 9:00.
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if you're catching the bus, expect it to be cold and blustery out there. 34 degrees by noon, we'll get up to 38 today at 2:00. at the same time there will be a gusty wind gusting as fast as 30 miles per hour. 36 degrees by 3:00. it will feel cooler than that, windchills making it feel in the 20s at the best of times today. do we have the green aircraft on the big board, yes we do, no major delays and we're not seeing any precipitation in any of our most commonly traveled destinations. >> going on to "healthcheck," people who binge drink are not alcoholics. one in ten who binge drink are charactered as problem drinkers. binge drinkers have a ten fold
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higher risk to progressing on to alcoholism. your child sniffling could be worse than the common cold. it is peak season for rsv. for most healthy children the virus will run it's course, but in some cases it may require a trip to the pediatrician or going into the hospital depending on on severe the symptoms turn out to be. >> it's fun to watch the mileage on your cars roll over to zero. people on wall street are doing that. >> reporter: topping america's money, stocks back to winning way, the dow and s&p 500 opening at record levels. >> talking about jobs and housing, this morning's future point to a positive open. >> black friday, experts weighing in, tv deals will be
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huge, the lowest prices in five years. >> it's a big year for price matching, many stores will enhance policy to maintain customer loilt loyalty. >> cyber monday is predicted to be a better deal day. >> top five weekend premier ever, that's america's money. >> 5:22 we continue to follow the breaking story. >> a giant sinkhole swallows a utility truck in the lehigh valley and several people have evacuated their homes. we'll get a live update from the scene at 5:30 so, your mom and i thought you might like this.
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>> welcome back you're taking a live look out across center city. it is cold when you step outside. 31 degrees, 35:25, now, hang on, david says a nice warmup is coming our way.25, now, hang on, >> a new report shows manufacturing in the philadelphia air grew at its fastest pace in 21 years.
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the index jumped in november. it reached the highest level since december of 1993. manufacturers empty region are expected to step up hiring in the next 12 months. >> in the morning buzz, there's a gnome out there that's having a better life and travel schedule than many people. this couple had the gnome sitting on the porch in snow snowquami, washington state. it came back on tuesday, it had no note, but had an envelope of pictures. it stopped in nevada, oklahoma and more, in one pictures it's at the grand canyon. the other shows the gnome in the handles of a giant dinosaur. the couple said they will let
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the gnome stay out during the day and bring him in at night. >> it's like the forest gump of garden gnomes. >> a family tragedy shakes a quiet new jersey town, we're learning about the mother and children found shot in her own home. president obama laid out changes he wants to make the immigration laws, those stories and more when "action news" comes right back.
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>> breaking right now, a water main break and sinkhole and possible gas leak a series of problems that forced many people out of their homes. a fierce fire burned through a home overnight, what police found inside that makes them think somebody started the fire on purpose. >> lehigh and lafayette get ready for a milestone matchup. it's about much more than football. >> good morning, 5:30, friday,
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november 21. of let's go over to david murphy for accuweather and karen rogers is watching traffic. >> reporter: we're off to a colder start, no surprises here, lots of sunshine later on. temperatures are on the raw side. 30 in philadelphia. 29 in wilmington, 27 in trenton. the freezing mark in sea isle city and up the coast in ac. 20-degree windchill in philadelphia right now, 19 in wilmington, 17 in allentown. 16 in trenton. and 20 in sea isle city. as you head out the door to catch the bus, dress warmly, 28 degrees by 6:00. 29 by 8:00. cold and blustery out there. wind will be stronger as we get past sunrise into the afternoon. 29 degrees by 9:00. noon, 34 degrees, 36 by 3:00. obviously it will be chillier today, high


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