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>> drivers could encounter patchy fog and misty conditions as the next round of rain heads our way. >> a break in the case. police are speaking to a person of interest in the disappearance of a new jersey mother and her infant daughter. >> and a disgraced secret service officer will not appear in a delaware courtroom because of a chicken pox outbreak in philadelphia. >> dave murphy is off but karen rogers as you covered with accuweather and matt pelman is taking a look at traffic on this very rainy foggy morning. good morning. storm tracker6 live double scan showing us we've got predominantly light rain and drizzle through the area. i want to go in a little bit closer right now. we're seeing it in malvern on
the 30 bypass, we're seeing it in coatesville and also in west chester pike. in south jersey looking at route 40 and route 72 where you've got light rain currently out there but take a look at what's happening here on storm tracker6 live 3-d. all of this heavy rain headed right into our direction. so, for the morning commute it's light rain, it's drizzle. this is late morning and into the afternoon hours that we're going to be dealing with this. but that's not our only issue with the light rain and drizzle. let's look at the temperatures. 46 degrees in martins creek, 50 pottstown, 52 in center city. in new jersey it's 48 in browns mills and 55 in dover, delaware. we also have some pretty significant areas of fog so reduced visibility is a problem. half a mile visibility at philadelphia international airport, and wilmington. .8 in trenton right thal i-95 corridor you've got visibility hovering under a mile but in many areas just a half mile. .3 in mount pocono, 1.3 in millville. so that's a real issue as you're traveling today. we've got wet roads, wet
leaves and it's hard to z60 degrees for your high today. by 9:00 a.m., 54. we've got light rain and drizzle through the morning commute. it picks up late in the afternoon. i think the worst of it will be afternoon time at 3 o'clock some heavy rain coming down and 59. by 6:00 p.m., 59 degrees. holding in the upper 50's. the front doesn't actually clear until later tonight, matt so we've got another day to be dealing with all this. >> and that means that roads certainly will not be clear for quite awhile. good morning to you, karen rogers and as if the weather was not enough of a problem for us as we head out this morning we've had several other complications including a stuck truck here on the ramp from the schuylkill westbound to the vine eastbound. luckily they got the truck straightened out and moved along so everything is reopened on the ramp. of course overnight construction also clear. another view of the vine with broad street over top is here in center city and we've had to take a lot of cameras and kind of point them down toward the ground because if you try and look in the distance you can't see very far because of the fog but traffic here on the vine, the local vine and broad street is moving okay at this point despite the damp
conditions. it's damp, it's a little bit foggy here in bellmawr as well. 42 northbound come the headlights towards 295 with no delays yet. and that horrible accident from last evening right around 5 o'clock involving the school bus is all cleared out in southampton township burlington county. everything is reopened for this morning along pemberton road but we have a restriction because of some high water still out here in pennsauken on the ramp from 38 westbound to 130. that ramp remains partially blocked on this wednesday morning. matt. >> thank you matt. "action news" has learned that police in south jersey are questioning a person of interest in the case of a missing mother and her three month old baby. "action news" reporter annie mccormick is live outside vineland police with the full story. annie. >> reporter: matt, that's right, police are questioning a person of interest but at this hour no arrests have been made and they still have not located that missing mother and her infant daughter. >> we love her. we just lope tha hope that she'y and the baby is only three
months. >> reporter: family members are besides themselves as police continue to investigate the disappearance of 34-year-old neidy ramirez and her three month old daughter genesis. family members say it's unlike ramirez to disappear. >> she has two more kids. they're here asking for her. they want to know where his mom is. we don't -- like i don't know what to tell them. >> reporter: police say the mom was last spotted at this laundromat on friday with her three children. saturday a coworker saw her abandoned chevy trailblazer on route 55 and notified her family. her family arrived, then called police. >> state police had responded out there. there was nothing suspicious with the vehicle. but the vehicle was towed off the roadway by the state police. >> reporter: police are checking financial and phone records. ramirez never showed up to work monday at conte's restaurant something out of character for her. last night her coworkers gathered and prayed for a safe return. >> we want her to come home and be safe and the baby be
safe. >> reporter: police have been able to build that time line of ramirez over the past couple days because of the help of people coming forward. of course they want more information. if you have any, you are urged to call them. for now reporting live in vineland, annie mccormick channel6 "action news." >> annie, thank you. eight high school students are recovering from a deadly head-on collision in burlington county. state police say a volkswagen passat slammed into their school bus yesterday evening. the lenape valley swim team was on board. two men riding in the car were killed. the students' injuries are considered minor. we'll have more on the crash in our next half hour. >> new this morning a federal judge grant add hearing to a former death row inmate over his medical care. mumia abu jamal's lawyers say he was denied proper medical care both in prison and during a hospital stay this year at guyinger medical center. it stems from a medical dispute and not any indifference towards his well being. mumia spent nearly 30 years on death row in the 1981 slaying of a philadelphia police
officer. the sentence was overturned. he's now serving a life sentence at a state prison in schuylkill county. the hearing is scheduled for december 18th in scranton. this is also now. a chicken pox outbreak has the philadelphia federal detention center on lockdown this morning. let's head on over to "action news" reporter katherine scott. she's live outside the prison. katherine we've heard that this is laying a high profile court hearing this morning. >> reporter: thwart, tam an outbreak of chicken pox here at the federal detention center prompted a judge in delaware to cancel today's hearing for a secret service officer accused of sexting a delaware teenager. you can actually see that here at the front door of the facility there's a sign post they had tells people that all visits have been suspended at the facility at seventh and arch. a prosecutor said law told that all inmates have been quarantined. there's also a recorded message if you call the main number. according to the alerts the inmates are aware of the situation. that secret service officer lee robert moore had a
detention hearing excelled for today. he was caught in an undercover online sex sting by delaware state police charged last month with trying to solicit sex from an undercover agent he thought it was 14-year-old girl. prosecutors say moore sometimes engaged in theseline chats while he was on duty at the white house. he faces a federal charge and state charges. chicken pox which for years was a common childhood illness where you can get an itchy rash on your skin is a lot more rare these days since it's now preventible by a vaccine but it is highly contagious if you've never had the virus or if you've never been vaccinated. we don't yet know how many cases have been identified at the facility. we're live in center city, katherine scott channel6 "action news. >> okay, katherine thank thank you. a woman has been charged with fabricating threats against black students at new jersey's kean university. police say 24-year-old kayla simone mckelvey took that's right a rally on kane's campus last mom the former student is accused of going to a campus
library computer posting threatening messages on twitter and then returning to their rally to raise awareness about those same threats. security was increased on campus after those threats were discovered and there were calls for the resignation of the school's president. >> 5:38 now. a sellout crowd at the wells fargo center said goodbye to kobe bryant and also witnessed the sixers first game of the season -- first win of the season. more on the game at 6:00 a.m. fans gave the lakers star and lower merion grad a standing ovation last night. sixers legend dr. j gave the retiring future half famer a homecoming gift presenting bryant his framed jersey from his high school. the players roots were a common theme during an exclusive one-on-one on "gma." >> first words that come to mind when i say these words: basketball. >> love. >> los angeles. >> home. >> lakers. >> dynasty. >> philadelphia. >> home. >> athlete. >> passion. >> you can catch robin's complete interview with kobe
on "gma" right after "action news." >> looking forward to that but a lot of people will not be looking forward to stepping out the door today. it's a rough one. >> no, it's always tough when you have fog, wet roads, trying navigate your morning commute. let's help you through it. storm tracker6 live double scan showing that we mostly have just some light rain and drizzle through the area but the roads still wet from the rain overnight and more rain on the way. let's go in a little closer to one of the areas get something rain right now. you can see it in west chester there, the west chester pike in downingtown near the 30 bypass in malvern, of course on the schuylkill and 422 near norristown. let's go on outside and show you what it looks like. the fog is such an issue as we look live right here and you can see on our sky6 camera trying to look down broad street we've got lots of fog reducing visibility to only about a half mile at this point so be careful. 52 degrees, it's certainly mild. the air nearly saturated. we bring in our always on day planner to help you hour by hour through the day. the winds out of the southwest, the barometric
pressure is falling. satellite6 and action radar slowing that we had that lull overnight, then that light rain moved right in through the area and here's the heavier stuff down to our southwest. the cold front pressed back here. it's not going to swing back here until later on tonight. all day we're dealing with on and off rain. at times it will be heavier than yesterday. let's show you future tracker6. 10 o'clock in the morning you have some areas of yellow popping up, some pretty good downpours with this although it's not everywhere. we advance this to 3 o'clock. again the rain is on and off but at 3 o'clock in the afternoon i think we see some of the heaviest rain moving through so at a time when many kids coming home from school they're going to be soaking wet. again it's on and off and then a cold front finally swings through. this is a look at 8:30 in the evening. and we see that front come through, drier air, cooler air beyond that front so a lot changing with the weather. so, this morning light rain and drizzle through your morning commute. rain picks up later this afternoon. areas of fog. an additional half inch to potentially up to an inch in
one or two spots. it ends tonight. tomorrow the sun returns. look at the winds that gust out of the northwest 12 to 20 miles an hour. this is going to help to dry the roads but it will be a chilly wind. here's a look at your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast. periods of rain. in the morning it's light rain and drizzle. it's heavier in the afternoon. 60 degrees for your high. gusty wind tomorrow but we're dry and 53. friday sunny and nice. the weather gets really quiet kind of boring after this. sunny and nice and 52. saturday's beautiful, 51 degrees. sunday we're staying dry as we begin to celebrate hanukkah at sundown, 54 degrees. monday's mild for december, 56. so that will feel pretty good about 8 degrees above average. tuesday chance for rain once again especially tuesday into wednesday and 54 degrees for your high. so, first week in december mild days every day but some heavy rain coming our way today. >> okay, thank you karen. it is now 6:-- 5:41. all new on "action news" an aggressive squirrel caused panic inside a california elementary school. >> a plan in alabama says his
new hoverboard scooter caught fire under his feet. matt. >> yikes. matt we have our first crash of the morning on the schuylkill expressway. it's westbound hereby conshohocken knocking out the left lane. this doesn't do good things to traffic. we'll keep watching it and another new crash in montgomery county coming up after the break. >> and we'll also break down philadelphia's plan to ring in the new year. that's a little bit later on "action news." son, the holiday season's just like football season...
all at one place. >> ♪ >> 5:44 on this wednesday and it's hard to see i-95 from our sky6 camera. it's a little misty out there, it's foggy in some spots. the rain is coming later on today around the time the kids get home from school its going to be heavy. high temperature almost 60 degrees. >> it's a rough morning out there. let's go on over to matt pelman. he'll give you the latest on the places to avoid. >> several strikes against us to start with on this hump ada morning matt and tam. now add to the list a crash on the schuylkill expressway. westbound side right here by counties long you can see penndot just pulled up to the scene. police are there as well and the crash is knocking out the westbound left lane as you head toward the blue route and toward king of prussia on the schuylkill expressway. already traffic is jammed solid from past gladwyne through this point at conshohocken where everybody has to funnel into that right lane to get by. then just up ahead on the ramp from the westbound schuylkill to the blue route northbound there's a broken down vehicle partially blocking the ramp so
double trouble on the schuylkill expressway westbound this morning in the conshohocken area. also watching a new crash in perkiomenville mock along deep creek road. stay over on 29 toward green lane. that's open and clear at this point. just a little bit wet and a little bit foggy. later on today more construction just like yesterday is going to close linfield trap road in limerick. you can use limerick center road as a local alternate from 9:00 until 3:00 or stay down on main street and township line road through royersford as alternates if you're headed over towards 422. couple flooding locations remain in new castle. piles lane shut down at pigeon point road. terminal avenue would get you around that and by the sheraton airport road is closed near 95. 141 is your alternate there. time for the commuter report brought to you by the waze app and we looked at this yesterday and saw that along 422 at trooper road it said ramps not opened yet. well then they opened about 1 o'clock yesterday afternoon, the two new ramps connecting 422 and trooper road now in business and no big problems
so far this morning if you're coming east on 422 in toward can king of prussia. tam. >> okay, thank you, matt. a recall linked to a costco e. coli scare has spread to other major grocery lanes in more than a dozen states. last week's chicken salad contamination was traced back to taylor farms which is based in california. now the fda says the celery in question has been used in hundreds of thousands of other prepared products, everything from salad kits to vegetable trays. the items were primarily districted though to stores in western states. >> two people are recovering from a run in with a rodent inside a california school. nevada city officials say this squirrel sank its teeth into a teacher and a student yesterday. a custodian eventually caught the animal. a doctor checked out the bites on the teacher and the child and there is no indication the squirrel has rabies but experts say people who feed these kinds of animals can make them more aggressive. >> what is going on, dude?
>> that's timothy kaine of alabama recording the fiery aftermath of a hoverboard accident. he says the three day old product caught fire and flew across his yard. he stepped off just in time. >> i came outside, turned it on. i came down the sidewalk not even probably a hundred feet and it exploded. it said boom. >> experts urge users to be careful when charging the lithium ion batteries that power most hoverboard. abc news has reached out to several manufacturers about recent malfunctions but none have returned comments. >> the u.s. is upping the ante in the fight against isis. we'll tell you how. >> a golfer catches two al graders attacking eac -- alligas attacking each other on the green.
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>> not unusual to see alligators at this florida golf course. it is unusual to see them fighting right on the putting green. golfers watched the two gators bit and flipped each other for 10 minutes. larger gator of course ended up winning the title. >> they were rolling around flipping each other. they were biting each other and eventually the smaller one when they split up left limping to get back to the water so i guess the big one won the fight. >> that winning gator is a bit of a celebrity in englewood. golfers see him so often they have nicknamed him goliath. >> wow. >> little guy you picked the wrong gator. >> i'm seriously. >> is it mating season or are they just cranky. >> tam thinks it's over a score . >> [laughter] >> i think it's over a woman. i don't know. oh, well, let's head outside this morning. this is the pace we're moving
at on the schuylkill expressway an almost stopped one. westbound side past conshohocken have the crash taking ought the left lane. we're watching the ben franklin bridge toll plaza from camden. can you see it? little tough to see this morning and as a result 35 miles per hour is the max at many of the area bridges because of the foggy conditions. mass transit on time so far but i wouldn't be surprised if we see some delays later today because of the wet and therefore slippery tracks. karen. >> it's another day with tricky travel. we've got a foggy start. i don't think it's going to last all day like it did yesterday. got to use those low beams. we'll be having light rain and drizzle during your morning commute picks up later but lots of wet leaves and they act like isobe careful. a little light rain and drizzle but look at storm tracker6 live 3-d. this is what's headed in our rain. we've got a lot of rain some heavy at times coming right through our area. i think the heaviest is going to hit us in the afternoon hours. let's look at any flight delays. not seeing any if you're traveling across the area.
philadelphia 52 degrees. no light delays yet. we'll see what happens in the next half hour tam. >> okay, thank you karen. don't forget you can get that seven-day forecast and take a live look at storm tracker6 double scan radar any time you want to right there on our web site. just head on over to 6abc.com/weather. the united states is stepping up the fight against isis. the pentagon says the military will deploy a new special operations force to iraq. the team will conduct raids both in iraq and into syria gather intelligence release hostages and capture isis leaders. the number of troops hasn't been determined yet. defense secretary ash carter would only tell a congressional path that the size would be more than 50. the u.s. defense department's announcement should be welcome news to an all female kurdish unit. they along with kurdish arab and assyrian forces recently drove isis out of the town. they say they're short on support and supplies from other nations. >> a holiday tradition is in
breaking her nose. authorities say this was a domestic altercation. the officer was off duty at the time of the alleged incident. >> philadelphia has unveiled the city's plans for new year's celebrations. >> ♪ mummers gave a small taste of what is to come at yesterday's announcement at city hall. there will be two fireworks displays, one at 6:00 p.m., the other at midnight along the delaware river hosted by sugar house casino. the mummers will follow with their new route along broad street from city hall to washington avenue. the parade begins at 9:00 a.m. on new year's day. >> it's 5:57. can coming up at 6:00 a.m. a new jersey police find a father accused of putting his daughter through a frightening ordeal. >> later tech watchers predict that apple may consider pulling the plug on standard led phone jacks. the reason why is coming up. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> "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 6 o'clock on this wednesday, december seconds and here's what's happening. >> missing without a trace. a frantic search is under way for a south jersey mother and her baby. we're live with the very latest. >> we are waiting to hear the identities of the two men who were killed when their car collided way school bus in south jersey. >> slippery roads may have caused this suv to flip over onto its roof and more rain could make for another wet and miserable morning commute. >> let's get you ready for all this. dave murphy is off. we have meteorologist karen rogers and matt pelman. good morning. >> we've got a light fine mist, lots of fog out here. it's another messy morning. let's take a look at storm tracker6 live double scan. you can see through the area not a lot of rain, just a few showers working its way through. but this is a look at 3-d. look at all the rain that's on its way here. we're going get the heaviest