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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> here's what we're following for you on this tuesday, november 17th. >> overnight france launched new airstrikes against the islamic state in syria. a continuing response to the deadly attacks in paris. >> police say a college football player from the lehigh valley broke into a home and punched another student while he slept. >> the cherry hill mall is no longer charging people just to visit santa after an outcry from customers. >> good morning everyone, 4:30. we're used to these a plus days but david and karen today is not really going to be all that bad, right. >> no, not really.
it will be down around where you would expect it to be this time of year. we're starting out with high clouds from the west and so some of you will see a little bit of that but these initially are going to be high and thin enough where we should see a mix of sun and clouds for most of the day. 49 degrees in philadelphia, starting out cool again, 49 wilmington, 46 in trenton and down to about 41 in allentown. 44 a little bit better in sea isle city. winds aren't all that strong, only 10 miles per hour but notice how they they have changed direction coming out of the cooler northeast and that means it's going to be cooler than yesterday. on the bus stop this morning 46 by 6 o'clock, about 47 by 8 o'clock. partly cloudy overall, chilly. most of you will see at least some sunshine after it gets up over the horizon. as we go through afternoon yeah a little bit different. 47 by 8 o'clock and then by noon 53 and by 3 o'clock 58 is going to be your high today after getting up to 70 yesterday in philadelphia. 50 by 6 o'clock. karen, we're still on the lookout for that rain arriving a little later in the week. some of it could be steady. we'll have details coming up. >> all right, dave. check of the roads right now,
we've got some construction and it's blocking the ramp from i-95 southbound to street road but expected to reopen very shortly here so use the ramp for 413 or woodhaven road in the meantime there in bucks county. looking live on the vine street expressway, still not seeing any westbound traffic. i bet momentarily we will. we still have the vine closed in both directions but that's scheduled to clear by 5:00 and usually they clear it even earlier than that so the construction is still out there a at this point. on the big picture speeds are okay. we got the flyers playing tonight at 7:00. you'll see a little extra congestion there in south philadelphia. in bellmawr construction with the ramp from 42 northbound to 295 northbound closed until 5:00 a.m. so watch for that construction. also on 295 itself between 42 and 168 construction blocks one lane and that should be cleared in about another half hour, matt. >> thanks, karen. france fired new airstrikes on the isis strong hold of raqqa in syria as it continues to respond with might over the deadly attacks in paris. a military spokesman says the
early morning operation destroyed a command post and an isis training camp. the manhunt for an eighth attacker who survived has intensified while officials have also identified a 27-year-old belgian man as the one who planned the paris attacks. french president francois hollande vowed yesterday to forge a united coalition capable of defeating the jihadists at home and abroad. abc's marci gonzalez filed this report from paris. >> reporter: this morning the mastermind behind the paris attacks and one of the terrorist police say carried out the deadly plan still on the run. a day of raids and a siege on this apartment building in belgium where police thought they had sal has abdeslam cornered turning up he empty. this town also home to abdelhamid abaaoud. >> the mastermind selects and
trains and motivates the suicide bombers but he never kills himself. >> reporter: this morning the french military responding again announcing another round of airstrikes destroying several isis targets in syria. here in europe no sign of either of these accused terrorists but the evidence of their devastating impact still emanates. the memes at the scenes where 129 people from 19 different countries died to the somber silent moment shared by thousands. secretary of state john kerry here in paris vows the u.s. will continue standing shoulder to shoulder with this grieving nation. >> no one should doubt that the lights still shines in the steve light and the darkness will not ever never overpower it. >> reporter: people still coming out paying their respects but also trying to return to some normalcy after so many cultural institutions reopened yesterday we learn the christmas market here will
open tomorrow but with tracks security. marci gonzalez, abc news, paris. >> delaware governor jack markell and pennsylvania governor tom wolf are standing by their efforts to reset tell syrian refugees in the u.s. a spokesperson for governor wolf issued a statement saying that "we must not lose sight of the fact that families leaving syria are trying to escape the same violence and unimaginable terror that took place in paris and beirut. the new jersey governor chris christie and nearly half of the country's governors who oppose syrians seeking asylum in the state. the gop presidential candidate says he does not trust the current screening process. he says he wouldn't accept orphans even under the age of five. that's a reversal from september when christie said the u.s. should play a role in the refugee crisis. >> i'm erin o'hearn in the satellite center. philadelphia authorities say there are no credible threats against the city in wake of the attacks in paris but officials are still urging people to be aware.
especially in public places like subways or train stations. philadelphia police say people can make a difference by saying something if they see something. one example, if someone leaves a bag in a crowded area, notify police immediately. a terrorism expert at drexel university said more airport style screening, though, in so-called soft targets like theaters or restaurants may not be the answer. >> if you're bottlenecking civilians, if you're bottlenecking people as they move through you're vetting -- your vetting process that becomes your target. >> the head of homeland security security unit in philadelphia has been in contact with the fbi. he says the city has taken appropriate action since the attacks in paris. i'm erin o'hearn in the satellite center. back to you. >> okay erin thank you. our coverage of the paris attack investigation and the world response continues right now on 6abc.com. when you're there you'll also find photos from the scene and tributes from around the world. >> new on "action news" a lehigh university football
player is accused of breaking into an off campus house and punching a student while he slept. bethlehem police say 20-year-old brian givens along with other members of the mountain hawks team broke into the home on the 600 block of pierce street on november 8th. police say that the defensive back from westfield, new jersey, later admitted that he had broken into the wrong house while looking to get even for an assault on his fraternity's president. it is unclear whether other members of the football team will be charged. >> philadelphia police are still trying to find out who left two infant bodies in the 1800 block of pale thorpe in kensington. turns out the bodies found sunday were medical specimens for use at a hospital or university. officials say the male and female body had been preserved possibly in formaldehyde. a main line mother and son free on bond this morning accused of selling drugs out of their bryn mawr home. radnor police say they confiscated thousands of dollars worth of marijuana
heroin and prescription drugs from the garrett avenue residence joanne badey and her 24-year-old son george badey the fourth. badey's father happens to be the head of the democratic party in radnor an former township commissioner. police are not implicating him in any way. >> a fee to visit santa claus at the cherry hill mall didn't last long. mall operators responded to an outcry that called the policy grinch-like and dropped the cost. the high tech santa attraction is one of only 12 like it in the country. this season the mall required purchasing a photo package of $35 to $75 to see saint nick. that made many parents anything but jolly. some complained on social media saying it was not in the holiday spirit and excluded low income families. >> never want anyone to feel like they're excluded or they can't come here so now you can. you can come visit santa for free. you'll no longer have to make a minimum photo package purchase and you can just visit with santa instead. >> visiting santa is free.
but with bigger crowds expected you're advised to book a reservation in advance online. >> 4:38. still to come on "action news" a philadelphia based retailer is buying a group of pizza restaurants. why they're doing that coming up in our business report. >> wild weather is expected in the plains today where multiple tornadoes moved through yesterday. david. >> that is some picture. all right, it's chilly around here. not only this morning but a little bit cooler this afternoon. we've got sweats on the kids. neumann university saint joe's our two colleges of the morning. i'll be back with your call cool today, getting a little bit better in the week but we've got rain coming. it's all coming up.
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>> tornadoes and strong winds blew through western kansas leaving widespread damage. this is new video of the storm. multiple tornadoes were confirmed including one that was roughly a quarter mile wide. people were asked to take cover immediately while the threat of tornadoes dropped last night, snow now is expected in the same area for today. >> this big system is going to bring us some rain later in the week. >> it is. thursday looks pretty wet around here. for now though storm tracker6 live double scan right now shows that we are dry and as we take a look outside, well, we've got some clouds out there mixing with few clear spaces. there's a closeup of the tops
of the center city sky scrapers, red white and blue and a lot of times when we see he that in philadelphia it can certainly signify national pride but this morning that is in support of france and the building on the right there you can really see that french flag shining very nicely. tributes like this all around the world this morning. 49 degrees is your temperature currently. dewpoint is down there again at 33. so, the air is nice and dry. little bit cool and a little breezy, too. winds out of the northeast at 10 miles per hour. satellite showing you how cloud cover has started to streak in but this early onset of clouds will be thin enough where we'll see a mix of sun and clouds overall today. and it's going to be cooler, too. 47 degrees by 8 o'clock. that's similar to yesterday but then by 11:00 only up to 50 and it looks like we spend the majority of the afternoon ranging from the low to upper 50's with a high of 58 probably around 3 o'clock or so and then 52 by 5 o'clock as the sun gets below the horizon and that cooler air starts to march in. 52 degrees is the high up in allentown.
a lot chillier there. 53 in reading. 54 in trenton. 56 in wilmington. those of you in millville today, simulator philadelphia with upper 50's and down the shore about 58 in cape may and 56 in atlantic city. and then tomorrow a little bit milder as a front comes in from the west and we start to get more of a southerly flow. 63 degrees will be the high but we will be looking at a lot of clouds during the day and later in the evening hours there's even the chance of a little sprinkle but this is where the rain lies, right on the edge of that approaching cold front and thursday is looking like a soaker with at least an inch of rain maybe more in some spots. now, future tracker6 shows that you by tomorrow night if we do see rain it's just a few light sprinkles and showers here or there. the bulk of the precipitation starts to move in during the morning on thursday. this is the 10 o'clock view on future tracker six for thursday morning and by the time we're getting through the middle of the day into the afternoon, pretty wet. your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, we're going for a high of 58 today. it will be much cooler than yesterday when we got up to
the upper 60's and even 70 in a couple of spots. more clouds then tomorrow, up to 63 and again at night there could be a sprinkle or a little bit of rain developing. but the bulk of the rain holds off until thursday morning and then during the morning and through the afternoon we are looking at a windy and rainy day, a mild high of 69 degrees but definitely on the wet side. then that starts to die down in the evening. breezy and cooler behind that system on friday, a high of 58 degrees there. and for the weekend, another wave of cooler air arrives. sunny and chilly on saturday with high of 52 degrees so you have to bundle up a bit if you're headed to the temple game. on sunday 49 degrees is the high, even cooler. there could be a little rain in the morning and we've got a couple of half marathon and marathon on sunday morning so we'll see if that is today. hopefully dry in time for the eagles game in the afternoon. for that game you'll also have to bundle up. >> thank you david. philadelphia fire commissioner derek sawyer spreading the word about a new
carbon monoxide requirement. all apartment units and multi family dwellings in the state are required to have a working co alarm within 15 feet of sleeping areas. carbon monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas and can be deadly if not detected. newer co alarms contain nonremovable 10 year batteries. if you build it, they will come. that famous field of dreams movie line seemed to be the message of a gathering in south philadelphia. senator bob casey and other leaders talked about the idea of extending the broad street subway to the philadelphia navy yard. supporters say it could bring thousands of new jobs to the already booming complex on the delaware river. septa plans to study the extension which would cost hundreds of millions of dollars. >> ♪ >> and we're at the big board talking about business. clothing company urban outfitters is planning to buy nearly all of mark vetri's restaurants. it does not include the high end vetri restaurant at any the original one there on
spruce street. urban outfitters a local company thinks adding restaurants to some of its locations could boost foot traffic and therefore up some sales. marriott is buying up one of its biggest rivals the chain star wood. the 12 billion-dollar deal would create the biggest hotel chain in the world. marriott would also get the west tin brand. together they would have 5500 hotels across 100 countries. the major stock indices had solid gains yesterday with the dow jumping 237 points and in fact futures this morning pointing to a higher open. hershey is getting rid of some of the artificial flavors in its chocolate recipes. kisses are now being made with real vanilla and lactose removed from some of the chocolates an effort by the company to use more natural and agreed cents. >> coming up next president obama heads to the philippines to try to form more of a buffer with china. >> later a five-year-old boy was sworn into a massachusetts police force. his story coming up on "action news" this morning.
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overnight for construction. in delaware county this is what it looks like on i-95 approaching 420. overnight construction there is clear. good shot of the roads. no problems here between the airport and the delaware state line. looking pretty good on i-95. construction blocks the left lane westbound on the pennsylvania turnpike near morgantown. eastbound the right lane is blocked. so watch for that construction in both directions. you've got a lane blocked. the crews are out there as well eastbound approaching valley forge blocking the right lane as well as approaching norristown blocking the right lane and blocking the shoulder there. so crews out there working hard. no big problems. not a lot of accidents out there. out here in mercer county as well right on the new jersey turnpike southbound approaching 7a blocking two lanes. matt and tam we've got light volume so it's not causing a big problem. >> thanks karen. president obama has joined other world leaders in the philippines for the asia pacific economic cooperation forum. the president announced the u.s. will transfer two ships to the philippine navy as part of an effort to boost maritime security in that region. the u.s. has tried to solidify
security ties with the philippines to keep a check on china's territorial ambitions in disputed water off the south china sea. leaders will could and did he mean the paris attacks. the white house has unveiled a 17 recipients of this year's presidential medal of freedom the nation's highest civil honor. among them baseball greats yogi berra and willie mays, singer gloria he i he he is sten and her husband. president obama will present the awards in one week at the white house. >> a very special group of women took the reigns of a pub in center city for charity. all widows of philadelphia police officers served as area what tenders at the irish pubs. friends of officer daniel faulkner chuck cassidy and john pawlowski were there to show support.
proceeds from last night's event widows stand strong will go to the fop's survivor's fund. >> a bullet strikes a school bus in pittsburgh with students on board. details coming up at 5:00 a.m. >> next up switched at birth. dna confirms 40 years later two life long friends belong in each other's family. >> ♪
your tuesday morning. a shelter-in-place recommendation is still in effect for washington college in maryland this morning. school officials say a missing student came back here to his cheltenham township home yesterday to get a gun. a relative of jacob marberger told police that the 19-year-old has been "dee respondent" over recent issues at college. cheltenham high school had a lockout. normal operations at washington college though are due to resume later this morning. >> two life long friends grew up suspecting they were in the wrong family. dna tests confirm 40 years later that the canadian men were switched at birth. they say they always felt as if they belonged in each other's families as they grew up. in this photo each man is next to his actual biological parent norman and his father on the left, luke and his mother are on the right. luke -- their suspicions eventually drove them to have
dna tests. >> resemblance, he looks like my dad. and i look like his mom. >> seems like i'm looking in the mirror. >> no one knows how the switch happened. manitoba's aboriginal affairs minister is asking canada's federal government which ran the hospital to investigate. >> police in massachusetts helped a dream come true for a young boy battling cancer. five-year-old chavez forte is battling cancer. yesterday chavez was born in as an honorary police officer. >> i chavez forte. >> that's what they see on tv, they want to be a fireman a-police officer and catch bad guys and he got that opportunity today. >> chavez was given the full tour of the station and even saved the day helping to arrest a suspect. >> 4:57 and all new in the next half hour of "action news," breaking barriers. a little boy was making waves
>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning everyone, it's 5 o'clock on this tuesday, november 17th and here's what's happening. >> national debate after the paris attacks. half the governors in this country vow not to welcome any syrian refugees into their state. >> new on "action news" a bullet smashes through a school bus window in pittsburgh narrowly missing students on board. >> after a mild monday, a breeze will send it back into more seasonable weather. we're tracking the very latest. >> let's turn right now to dave murphy and karen rogers for weather and traffic. good morning. >> we're starting out with clouds starting to move in overhead. most of them are high and thin. i think we'll see early sunshine but there you see the approach of those clouds and this is in conjunction with that big storm system out in the midwest that will eventually get us wet around here. not going to have to worry