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and everything had fewer calories. truvia. life with less sugar is just as sweet. 5:00 a.m., friday, january 15, matt o'donnell is off, alicia vitarelli joins us. vice president joe biden is kicking off a new initiative in philadelphia, the goal to find a cure for cancer. police investigate two suspicious car fires in north philadelphia. a student in the lehigh valley accused of assaulting a teacher is found guilty.
first up, let's find what's going on for the weekend with weather and traffic. >> reporter: good morning, everybody, we're off to a somewhat cloudy start. clouds will get thicker to the west and they roll in as the day goes on. if you like the sun enjoy it early because it will fade hind the clouds. 42 degrees in philadelphia. winds are light, no need to talk of windchills. these numbers are up from yesterday. allentown, 25 degrees and mid 20s in trenton, as well. upper 20s in millville. heading out the door we'll be around the freezing mark between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. with light winds and partly cloudy skies not too bad, assuming you dress appropriately. in the afternoon, 48 degrees by noon, the high today 52 we'll hit that around 3:00 p.m. and see a falloff to 48 degrees by 6:00. clouds increase during the day, later tonight, rains arrives.
i'll show you that on future tracker 6 coming up. we'll show you how quickly it gets out of here on saturday morning. we have an improvement on that score. >> reporter: we're getting back to the accident in king of prussia which had the ramp from 202 northbound to the schuylkill expressway eastbound blocked. we're hearing a truck lost its load of steel beams. it happened after midnight. they are still out there. that takes a lot of cleanup. we have emergency workers on the scene. traffic is squeezing by. not causing a problem yet, but if it stays out here it will cause restrictions. we have a fire at old state road police and fire crews on the scene with that one. give them extra room to do their work on raven cliff drive. we have issues in hunting park, we have the 5th street closed at hunting park avenue because of an accident stick to 9th or
luzerne. in southwest philadelphia, a house fire although under control, another fire location, the action cam heading to the scene right now. stick to kingsessing and 60th street to get around that location. normally, 5:00 a.m., things are kind of quiet it's not the case today. we have a down pole out here that's blocking the right lane in cherry hill, camden county, 70 westbound past haddonfield road blocking the right lane, but tam and alicia, traffic is squeezing by. thank you, karen. well, vice president joe biden knows the pain of loss to cancer personally, he has been tapped by the president to find cures. annie mccormick is live at the university of pennsylvania where mr. biden will be meeting with researchers, annie there may be no fight that touches the veep like this one. >> reporter: this is a personal fight and the fight begins today. this is part of a major
initiative that president obama called for during the state of the union address. he said he wants a decade of advancements done in five years. in president obama's state of the union address he announced a push to cure cancer and wants vice president joe biden at the wheel. tonight i'm announcing a new national effort to get it done, because he has gone to the matt for all of us on so many issues over the past 40 years, i'm putting joe in charge of mission control. for the loved ones we've all lost, for the families that we can still save, let's make america the county that cures cancer once and for all. >> reporter: the fight is personal for the white house, biden's son beau died from the disease at 46 leaving behind a wife and two kids and large extended family. today his father will travel to the abramson cancer center as part of the push for the
initiative. every single family in america has been affected by cancer. it is the largest killer in the world, we're so close, so close on finding cures. >> reporter: obama wants to use his final year to make great strides in the cure for cancer and one goal is to connect doctors. very little is shared, very little is getting out to the oncologists treating patients around america. >> reporter: biden will participate in a round table discussion, next week they go to switzerland and meet with experts over there. then they will meet in the u.s. and discuss how to use and improve federal investments into the cure for cancer. annie mccormick channel 6 "action news." an important day here. knew this morning, two cars
burst into flames in north philadelphia overnight and investigators are calling it suspicious. the damage vehicles were parked along the 3600 block of north 6th street. fire crews found them engulfed in flames at 1:30 a.m. nobody was hurt. a high school student in allentown has been found guilty of assaulting a teacher. the 16-year-old has been found delinquent of felony aggravated assault. police say the girl pushed a teacher down a set of bleachers during a pep rally at the high school last year and reportedly punched the teacher. from our new jersey newsroom this morning, officials say careless smoking is to blame for a fire are that killed a 75-year-old woman. the flame broke out in trenton yesterday. the woman who was in the wheelchair importantly fell
asleep while smoking. she died at the scene. seven others residents were treated for smoke. philadelphia police have arrested the man who they say is behind a string of armed robbers. eric kane stole cell phones waiting for people at the septa bus stop last month. police arrested haynes during a traffic stop and found a gun and other items linked to the robberies. newark police are investigating the armed robberies of two universities of delaware students. police are looking to identify the man and woman you see in the surveillance pictures they used the victim's stolen credit cards at several stores in with him. but the victims tell police was two men who robbed them on tuesday night. one of the victims suffered minor injuries. looks like the eagles search for a new head coach was come to an end. the birds are expected to higher kansas chief offensive
coordinator doug peterson. no official announcement has been made, but the eagles said is their search is over. peterson spent four years as offensive assistant under andy reid and two years as a quarterback in the league two years with the eagles. we'll have fan reaction in the next half-hour. well, the gloves came off for two republican presidential candidates during last night's debate in south carolina. donald trump and ted cruz tangled over whether he is eligible to run. the moderator asked why he is bringing the issue up now. because now he is doing better, no i didn't care before. i'll tell you what, if this all works out i'm happy to consider naming you as vp and if you're right you can get the top job at the end of the day. no, no.
i like that, i like it, i would consider it, but i think i will go back to building buildings fit doesn't work out. they havetingency plans. always entertaining. time for accuweather, what will it do today? >> reporter: milder today, certainly. storm tracker 6 live double scan we are dry, later tomorrow, rain moves in. looking outside, we have the promise of sunshine early today, but clouds will get thicker as the morning goes on and this afternoon looks kind of gray and damp later tonight. 32 degrees is the current temperature. 25 degrees in allentown. 26 in reading, 24 in cape may. these numbers are cold enough for coats. with light winds and the numbers up a little bit it's not all that bad as you step outside, assuming you dress
appropriately. there are the clouds, they are getting thicker out to the west of us. we'll see them thicken up in the morning and in the afternoon. in the lehigh valley, milder today, 44. more comfortable there. down the shore a lot milder, 352 degrees, clouds increasing as the day goes on. in philadelphia, we'll see morning sun give way to increasing clouds today. very mild with a high of 5 2r. 52. the average high is 40. winds late 6 to 1 miles per2 mir hour. up over freezing at 8:00 a.m. 44 is the high. 52 around 2:30, 3:00 p.m. before we slide to 48 by 5:00 p.m. real nice numbers for this time of year. out on the town you might want to bring an umbrella. early on, 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. upper mid 40s. 9:00 p.m., 45. after 9:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m. at least some of the region has a
chance of seeing sprinkles or showers. by 11:00 or 11:30 it's raining across the region. the latest model run shows some of the sprinkles and showers beginning to push into philadelphia. midnight more of the area is getting wet. the rain goes overnight to 5:30 or 6:00 a.m. saturday morning. the good news is the latest runs suggesting the rain gets out of here pretty quickly and by 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m., most of the area will be clearing out. clouds to sun behind the rain and behind the frontal boundary we'll get cooler on sunday. sunday night there could be a snow shower around and monday another shot of arctic air arrives and stays with us for several days. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, 52 is the high, increasing clouds and rain tonight. nice afternoon on saturday, afternoon high of 50. 40 on sunday, brisk and chilly.
mlk day, high of 29. windchills in the teens. tuesday, 32, we're staying in the 30s through thursday, looks like we have a shot of getting back into the low 40s by friday. it is now 5:12, coming up next on "action news," authorities in indonesia make several arrests in the wake of yesterday's deadly attacks and new suspicious that those attacks could be linked to isis. protesters are calling on the governor to step down in michigan. >> reporter: this is the blue route. we have a problem nearby, we'll update you on the accident coming up. chip kelly's new gig hear what he is saying about his move to san francisco when "action news" comes right back. (burke) at farmers, we've seen almost everything,
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morning, if you're just waking up, sky6 live hd taking a live look temple university camera for you, a nice shot of center city and city hall, it is 37 degrees now warming up just a little bit, eventually. we'll have more in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. right now it's been a busy morning on the roads let's go over to karen rogers good morning. >> reporter: good morning, everybody, good friday morning, we made it through the week. let's check the suburbs and show you what's going on. we're starting with a big
accident in king of prussia. look at the number of emergency workers we see right here. and traffic squeezing by on the ramp from king of prussia to 202 northbound to the schuylkill expressway eastbound. we're hearing that it's an accident that involves a truck that lost its load of steel beams. it happened after midnight. they are trying to deal with the cleanup. no idea how long it will be out here. they were blocking a ramp, but now traffic is squeezing by. we've got a big fire location in springfield delaware county ravens cliff drive at old state road. an accident horsham easton road at horsham avenue. police and fire crews blocking a lane of traffic. let's take a look at the areas with the commuter traffic report coming in from morris town, new jersey. taking 38 westbound and heading over the ben franklin bridge, it's an easy 21 minute ride. no one reporting problems on
waze in that area. it's early, those problems will come up, just not yet. 25 in martins creek, 26 in pottstown. 34 in center city, better than the last couple of days temperature-wise. in the upper 20s in hammonton and glassboro, and 41 in dover, delaware. today it will be milder, high of 52 degrees and increasing clouds. we're learning information about the deadly attacks in indonesia. authorities say they have arrested three men with the ties to the attacks. five men targeted starbucks in gentleman -- in jakarta filing two people. michigan governor is asking president obama to issue an emergency major disaster declaration because of the water criticize in flint. high levels of of lead have been
found in children's blood. national guard is handing out water. protesters are calling on the governor to resign. former eagles coach chip kelly is heading to 9ers nation. he is expected to be formally introduced next week it would give the 49ers a reason to keep the quarterback. since he has a fast pace it may help with kelly's had hurry-up e of coaching. kelly said -- he is heading to warmer weather. i would like to see the quarterback do better. hopefully this coach will do the trick for him. cruise ship passengers are
getting stomach bugs when they hit the high seas. what some companies are doing to stem the outbreaks in "healthcheck." >> reporter: winds are light this morning, so it's still cold we're bundling the kids up a bit with extra gear. we'll give you the afternoon call and day planner fraft and give you the most commonlied -- commonly traveled destinations. do you know what day it is?
>> reporter: i have to work tomorrow and i am still excited. let's take a look at i-95 at girard, southbound traffic on your right-hand side heading toward center city all the overnight construction is cleared. all lanes are open, we are dry, what more can i do for you on this friday. looking good on i-95. we have a problem in cherry hill, camden county, a downed pole broking the right lane 70 westbound. it's light volume right now, but
hopefully that will be cleared before things get going, dave. >> reporter: at the big board we're off to a chilly start, but winds are light. 5:00 a.m., 36. noon, 48. we'll get a high of 52 this afternoon that's 12 degrees above average. clouds get thicker as the day goes on. later on tonight after 9:00 p.m., 10:00 p.m. we're looking at the arrival of rain. at the airport we have rain showing up at spots down south. atlanta and orlando seeing it right now. temperatures up in boston, 29 degrees. no major delays in the travel destinations at the airport. in "healthcheck" good news if you would like to hit the high seas for destinations. stomach bugs are less common. the illness rate has falling since 1990. crews ship companies are doing
more to disinfect ships and that's stopping the outbreaks. oscars are under fire, why some are criticizing the academy for lack of diversity. >> reporter: goldman sacks has agreed to pay $5 billion for toxic mortgages for the financial crisis in 2008. chipotle taking a drastic step following a series of food poisoning outbreaks. the chain will close all stores february 8 to talk to employees about food safety. it will last several hours you might see more driverless cars, the government plans to spend $4 billion. it is believed it could eliminate most deadly crashes and lessen gridlock, this will save parents across america during so much time during drop
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old state road in marple township. it appears to be some townhouses that are under construction, one which caught fire and others which are occupied around 5:00 a.m., firemen were called out to deal with the fire in one of the townhouses as part of the new construction. they need excavating the neighboring townhomes as a precaution because there are large propane heating tanks on the property. there are people in the neighboring homes there. they are trying to get them out of the way and deal with the propane tanks and why the homes did catch fire. we see them on the scene and a lot of smoke and flames coming out of the building. they have their fire hoses frean frean -- trained on it. in the morning buzz, a lot of people buzzing about this one, when it comes to the oscars. the academy under fire for lack
of diversity. not one of the 20 nominees was a minorities. there were no minorities in the best picture category. west philadelphiale native will smith -- philadelphia native will smith shut out of the best actor category. out of compton got one nomination. this year we had a good amounts of films that represented that, i'm disappointed that we did not see them at the oscars. president of the academy admitting that she is disappointed, she said the academy is working to make sure that there is, tam. a lot of talk about this online. we have more "action news" up next.
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