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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala program. meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning everyone, it's 5 o'clock on this tuesday, december 16th. tam is off. erin o'hearn joins us and we have breaking coverage on the search for bradley stone. >> the manhunt continues at this hour for the military veteran who allegedly went on a killing spree. >> plus a bittersweet goodbye. a young boy who won over everyone's hearts will be laid to rest. >> it appears the sun will continue to hide. we're tracking more rain for the delaware and lehigh valleys. >> weather and traffic right now with david and karen. good morning. >> right now we're off to a fairly cloudy statute we could see some sunny breaks early this morning. generally speaking it looks fairly cloudy and there's that rain out to the west which
will inch its way toward the east. by this afternoon we'll have to look out for spotty sprinkles and showers maybe even late morning in some of the far western suburbs. 33 degrees is the current temperature so you do want your coat as you head out the door. pretty typical for december. 36 in allentown. we're down to 31 in both reading and trenton so a little below freezing and millville has reached the upper 20's at this early hour. as we head out the door to catch that school bus looks like it will be chilly to start out. temperature around freezing in philadelphia by 6 o'clock and 35 degrees by 8 o'clock. of course no rain this morning so we won't have to worry about any freeze-up on roads. 39 degrees by 9 o'clock. by noon when some of those western suburbs may pick up the first raindrops 50 degrees. we will be mild and by 3 o'clock 51 dropping down from a high of 52. we'll probably hit this around 2 o'clock. by 6 o'clock still holding onto the upper 40's but still looking after spotty showers. i'll show them on to you on future tracker future tracker 6 coming up. >> looking at the fog in chadds ford.
reduced visibility something to watch as you're headed out. you might need to warm up the car. i had a little frost on my windshield this morning. this is 202 at baltimore pike. traffic moving okay. on the northeast extension construction out here on the right lane so expect some slowing northbound as you approach lansdale. on the big picture speeds overall blue route, schuylkill, i-95 mostly in the 50's. we've got these downed wires causing a problem though in port richmond. i-95 northbound at the vine street expressway we talked about some construction there but that is cleared. here's the construction here on the schuylkill approaching the vine. you see that westbound traffic as you head towards girard, construction blocking the right lane. it was scheduled to clear at 5:00 a.m. so no delays yet. looks like they may be in the process of getting trod do that but a little bit of late running construction on the schuylkill there matt. >> thank you. we're following the manhunt for bradley stone. the search for the accused masked murderer continues across two counties. police say stone killed his ex-wife and five members of her family in the lansdale
area yesterday morning. because of the search, the upper perkiomen school district will be closed today. the action cam is live outside of stone's home in pennsburg montgomery county. police continue to seek any information that might help them figure out where stone is. they've been searching for him in montgomery county. they've also been searching for him in bucks county where they believe a canine unit was able to pick up his scent in the doylestown area and also there is a man in that area who claims that he believes someone matching the description of stone tried to carjack him and attacked him. so, authorities are focusing their search in areas where they have these clues. "action news" reporter katherine scott joins us live in doylestown on the latest on the efforts to find stone. katherine. >> reporter: matt, it's quite here right now this morning but last night law enforcement swarmed this area after a report of an attempted carjacking. the suspect fit the
description of brad stone and was wearing fatigues and as you said a canine unit picked up his scent in this area but stone got away and this morning the search will continue. infrared cameras on the chopper overhead, it was an all out search for 35-year-old bradley stone in doylestown bucks county near the stowing ton farm apartments. law enforcement flooded the area after it's pleased stone attempted to carjack someone near shady retreat and burpee roads. there were reports of shots fired but no one was hit. a victim told police a man strongly resembling stone ran into the woods. earlier in pennsburg swat teams used a loudspeaker to try to talk stone into giving himself up peacefully. in some communities residents were directed to shelter-in-place. in others they were evacuated. >> it's kind of crazy. i got a bang on my door around like 8:30, 9 o'clock, it was the swat team. they said that we all had to get out immediately. >> reporter: the search for stone is now stretching into
its seconds day after a shooting spree that began yesterday morning and extended to three different homes in montgomery county. authorities say he shot and killed his 33-year-old ex-wife, nicole hill. then went on to kill her mother, her grandmother, her sister, her brother-in-law and her 14-year-old niece. he also shot her 17-year-old nephew in the head but he is clinging to life. an ongoing custody dispute could be at the center of all this. after shooting his ex-wife he fled with the couple's children but they were later found safe. >> it's scary. it's scary 'cause it's so close to home. >> reporter: residents around here have been told to shelter-in-place. that advisory was lifted around 11:30 last night but authorities still urged residents to remain vigilant. we're live in doylestown, katherine scott, channel6 "action news." erin. >> thanks so much, katherine. here's a look at bradley stone's military background. he served as a reservist in the u.s. marines from october 2002 until may of
2011. stone was deployed to iraq in 2008 where he served as an artillery man. that deployment lasted two and a half months. stone then earned the rank of sergeant. investigators believe that an ongoing custody battle was the spark that led to that deadly rampage. the victims -- the seven victims, six of them dead include nicole hill, the ex-wife of bradley william stone and relatives of hers. police say bradley stone gunned down nicole hill in her bedroom and then took the couple's two daughters. he left the children unharmed with neighbors. police say stone killed his mother-in-law, 57-year-old joanne hill, and her mother, 75-year-old patricia hill, in the lansdale home they shared. >> i don't know if they were still going on at this time but there were custody battles. >> reporter: neighbors at hill's apartment complex are stunned that she's gone. but grateful that the couple's daughters were spared. you can stay on top of the latest developments in the
search for bradley stone by logging onto our web site at 6abc.com. there you'll find pictures and video from all of the crime scenes and of course continuous updates on the investigation. >> ♪ >> we have brand new details on a breaking story out of pakistan. taliban gunmen stormed a military school in that country and at least 84 students are dead. this is new video that came in about a half hour ago. taliban members attacked students and administrators at the school in the northern western steve peshawar this morning. the fighting is still unfolding right now. this is the highest profile taliban attack to hit the region in months. stay with "action news" for updates. >> ♪ >> happening today, a firefighter funeral for a young boy who was an honorary member of the washington township fire department in new jersey. this is video of aiden riebel being sworn in last november. last week the seven-year-old lost his battle with cancer. aiden had been fighting
leukemia since he was a year old. as his condition worsened other fire departments learned about his dream of being a firefighter. his name is now on the roster of fire departments around the world and today he will be given the honor of a firefighter funeral. have his story on my facebook. >> yes, i'm sure a lot of people want to read it on that. so, it's 5:08 right now and dave murphy is here with talking some rain later on today. >> yeah, we have it coming in probably during the afternoon for most of us. storm tracker 6 live double scan shows you we're dry this morning. as we take a look outside we have sky 6 and we are looking at dry conditions although somewhat cloudy conditions. there could be a bit of sunshine breaking through at times this morning but i think generally speaking we'll look at mostly cloudy skies. there's atlantic city looking north along the coast. right now in philadelphia we are at 33 degrees, close to the freezing mark, 36 degrees in allentown. just 31 in trenton. 36 in wilmington. that's a nice little bump over the last 30 minutes or so. and still up in the mid 40's
right down along the coastline. future tracker 6 shows you how, yeah, there might be some breaks in the clouds early but as we get into the afternoon we will be on the lookout for some of these showers to begin to move in. this is 1 o'clock and future tracker at that point wants western chester county to potentially begin seeing some of these showers. you might see sprinkles prior to this. by 3 o'clock it looks like while not everybody is seeing this stuff we have a line of the showers coming through and notice how every now and then they could be a little steady. that's what that yellow shows you but for the most part these look like light to moderate rain showers. by 6 o'clock we're probably still looking at some of this through the region. it might take a little while for it to get out of here and we think about after 10 or 11 o'clock most of the rain is over and even before then in the southern and western suburbs. up in allentown 47 is your high today. spotty rain, mostly cloudy skies is your forecast for your sky cover and down the shore we're going for a high of 48 degrees. again, spotty rain, lots of clouds. that 48 well above average for this time of year, so looking
pretty good temperature-wise. and in philadelphia, we're going to go for a high of 52 this afternoon, mostly cloudy skies, spotty rain showers us a just saw through the afternoon and evening and winds running light, only about six to 12 miles per hour. as we roll through the day, 35 degrees by 8 o'clock, 46 by 11:00 and then up to 52 by 2 o'clock. that is your very mild high this afternoon. hanukkah of course arrives at sundown. that will be at 4:37 p.m. look for a temperature of 49 with scattered showers in case you are on your way to a celebration or service. and then wednesday breaks of sunshine. it does look like we'll get mild again with a high of 52. winds will pick up a little and then cooler air is going to wraparound that storm system for thursday. your seven day, spotty rain, 52 is your high, still mild but dry tomorrow, 52 degrees a fair amount of clouds. brisk and cooler on thursday with full sunshine returning but a high of just 42. it will feel like it's in the 30's in the afternoon with a brisk breeze. chilly on friday with a high of 41.
saturday we'll be watching the coast and areas to our south because there will be a southern storm trying to make its way towards the coast and then shoot past us. if it's fair enough all we'll see is mostly cloudy skies on saturday but if it's close there could be rain changing to snow at night and that could leave us with the possibility of a rain or snow mix on sunday. the latest model looks as this as a miss, a little bit of precip around but not a big deal. the other one it's not rolling out just yet so i got to wait another half hour before i can tell you about that one. >> thanks, david. time now 5:11. more news, a suspect in custody after opening fire at a nebraska facility killing a worker. >> more basketball players express their thoughts on their shirts as they hit the hardwood. >> plus, are you stressed? how a private club in argentina can help you vent book me a ticket -- when "action news" continues. >> musical notes
>> ♪ >> welcome back. >> ♪ you are taking a live look at sky 6 hd at philadelphia international airport. no raindrops out there yet but we hear some wet weather is on the way. >> karen is here helping out those who need to travel further to get to where they need to go. >> that's right, waking up in the suburbs, let's get you up, let's get you going this morning. we're starting in lionville and this is chester county route 100 at 113. we've got a touch of fog here as you're headed out so watch for that right now. but not causing too many issues. just south of here from 9:00 until 9:00 until 3:00 construction blocks the southbound rhyme. right now route 100 is looking pretty good right here. let's take you to a new accident in lansdale. main street at towamencin avenue. watch for an accident just coming in to us. on the northeast extension we talked about construction northbound approaching lansdale but that has just
cleared so construction there looking a little better. on the turnpike eastbound eastbound near bensalem construction blocks two lanes, the left lane and center lane. westbound construction also near bensalem blocking the right lane. let's look at the latest visibility reports. we're looking at 3-mile visibility at philadelphia international airport. 4 miles in millville, 2.5 in wilmington so we have a touch of fog in some spots, not terribly significant but if you're flying out of philadelphia international airport you want to check with that with 3-mile visibility and i know i had to scrape the windshield a little bit this morning and we're looking at temperatures below freezing in most of the areas. 30 degrees in pottstown, sitting at the freezing mark in quakertown, 31 in warrington and even in center city just below freezing. 30 degrees in glassboro this morning so you might want to watch for a little bit of black ice in some spots on the road. overall things are looking pretty good for us. that rain arrives later this morning, matt. >> thank you karen. new on "action news" here, a gunman shot and killed a man at a packing plant in nebraska. it happened in the parking lot of a facility in gibbons
yesterday evening. police say they captured the shooter shortly after the gunfire rang out. they're still trying to figure out what motivated the ma and to murder at the facility. >> an nba team took to the hard court to show support for one of the unarmed black men who died at the hands of a white police officer. members of the phoenix suns wore t-shirts that read i can't breathe for pregame warmups last night. those words were the final words of eric garner who died on july 17th after an officer placed him in a chokehold while he was being arrested. a grand jury recently decided against indicting the officer who was involved in the incident. meanwhile protesters marched in wilmington, delaware last night against police brutality. dozens staged a march down king street shouting i can't breathe and black lives matter. their rally calls reference the police killings of black men in ferguson, missouri, and new york city. >> the sixers have yet to win any games at home this season. they will get another chance
on friday against the hornets. cole hamels the subject of trade rumors for the phillies watched the boston celtics outclass the sixers in front of the home crowd last night. the 105 to 87 loss gave the sixers their league high 22nd defeat of the season. eagles scheduled is easier from here on out. the problem is the phone they win the rest of their regular season games they still might not make the playoffs. cowboys have the inside track to win the division. eagles would have a tough time getting a wild card spot. winning their division would require beating the redskins, then the giants and dallas losing one of its remaining games. time now is five:17. the disturbing trend teenagers are reportedly giving up traditional cigarettes but they haven't kicked the smoking habit altogether. >> the deer in new jersey that bellied up to a pumpkin buffet. david. >> i guess they do that. storm tracker 6 has been showing us we're dry this morning but we are chilly. dressing the kids with gloves
and hats for temperatures down around the freezing mark. getting better this afternoon although there's the chance of rain. details coming up and your day >> ♪ >> you can take the new 6abc app with you wherever you go. the smart design changes the layout to fit any device and including a tablet and your smartphone. check it out by visiting 6abc.com any time anywhere. we'll be right back.
>> home surveillance camera in north jersey caught a deer treating itself to pumpkins sitting on the front stoop of the home. they cleaned up the mess and decided to leave the rest of the pumpkin on the steps and sure enough, the deer returned and finished the rest of the gourd. >> squirms do the same thing in my neighborhood but deer are probably more clean. >> mine sat on the step for a month before somebody cleared it out. i need a good deer. let's take a look outside
right now. this is the schuylkill approaching the vine street expressway. construction here is cleared. no delays and we're looking really good here on the schuylkill we had a touch of fog in a few spots. visibility no problem right there. winslow township camden county route 73 northbound approaching the white horse pike construction blocks the left lane. that's about another half hour or so and mass transit on time so far this morning, dave. >> karen, lots of clouds around this morning and many of us are down close to the freezing mark. by 9 o'clock we'll be up to 39, still mostly cloudy skies. by noon, 50. by noon, the western suburbs may be getting a little bit wet and then through the afternoon and evening we are looking at some spotty showers popping through. not real heavy rain in most cases but enough to show you down on the roads. we are going to be mild, 51 degrees by 3 o'clock and your high today is actually going to be 52 degrees at 2 o'clock this afternoon. let's take a look nationally. little bit of junk out on the west coast so maybe some delays out there and of course we have this big system that's pinwheeling in our direction with showers right now out in pittsburgh ohio indiana. we're hoping for all green
aircraft although obviously if you're flying to the midwest could be some delays. in chicago we got fog reported so maybe some delays building there later if that doesn't lift. no precipitation though and all green aircraft on the big board at the airport right now. erin. >> okay, thanks so much david. in health check this morning, a new survey find that is more teens are trying outer the e-cigarettes than experimenting with the real thing. that's according to the government's annual survey of drug use. among 40,000 students in eighth, tenth and 12 grades researchers found that regular smoking by teens has dropped to new lows. however, more are trying e-cigarettes and the percentage only increases with age. tanning beds continue to be very popular despite warnings they're not good for you. a new study from the centers for disease control and prevention says that tanning beds were responsible for thousands of emergency room visits last year for minor injuries such ascertaining spells, eye injuries, skin burns and more. there's also the danger of
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>> ♪ >> time now is 5:26. you're taking a live look at, of course, atlantic city. today's high is 52. of course that area still facing a lot of economic uncertainty which brings us to our next story. the union representing casino workers in atlantic city has ignored a deadline imposed by the trump taj mahal. the taj gave the union until 5:00 p.m. yesterday to withdraw its appeal of a court order that terminated the union's contract eliminating health insurance and pensions for 3,000 casino workers. the taj is scheduled to close down 6:00 a.m. on saturday. >> so everyone gets to the point where they're like my goodness i have to break something right now. okay. in buenos aires. >> i'm sitting next to you right now. >> i'm not in the mood so don't whatever.
in argentina there's a bar that if you become a member of it, you can go there and just let it all out. you can break things, computers, bottles, looks like they have some kind of punching bag there. they use bats. it's called the break club. and. [laughter] >> it's very appropriate. you can throw a brick through a tv. in two years this bar which has attracted more than 1500 clients. i don't think any of us are surprised. >> and i wonder how many of those clients have three kids under the age of six. >> i think that many of them. >> i may want to go there. 5:27. frightening moments. a police officer gets a look at surveillance video as he risks his own life to stop two dangerous shoplifters. >> we'll have a live update on our breaking news. the search continues for bradley stone the military veteran who is accused of across two counties. we'll be right back. >> ♪
>> ♪ >> breaking right now, the man suspected of killing six people in montgomery county is still on the run. we will have full details of the manhunt including a live report. >> developing overnight, fire crews in south jersey battle a blaze at their own fire company. >> accuweather is tracking some showers moving our way and plus there are some spots some showers moving our way fog. good morning, everyone, 5:30 on this tuesday. tam is off. erin o'hearn joins us. david and karen are here with weather and traffic. >> good morning. we're off to a somewhat cloudy start. you can see that on satellite. there could be some sunny breaks building in during the morning hours but eventually clouds get thicker and this rain out to the west of us continues to slide toward the east. any time after lunchtime especially in the western suburbs you got to start looking out for that and i can see it getting into philadelphia between one and 2 o'clock this afternoon, something like that. maybe even ahead of schedule if we get a break away shower that pops out in front of all that. 33 degrees and dry right now. kind of convenient that we're off to a dry start because we actually are below freezing in a couple of spots. no icing out there, though,