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now on "action news," the bitter cold makes a come bark, watch for wet spots out there and refreezing on the roads. berks county police look for the burglars who stole a vicinity -- vicinitiage -- vintage car. good morning, 5:30, matt o'donnell is off, erin o'hern is here. let's go over to david murphy and karen rogers has traffic. >> reporter: we have video from a different time of year, because the kids have on t-shirts. we'll have sun and clouds, and a passing flurry, but it will be cold. 28 degrees in philadelphia. 22 in allentown. 19 in reading, 25 in trenton. 28 in millville. there's a wind that's blowing through the region fairly
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significant wind, too, that's knocking the windchills down in allentown, and reading, feels like zero in philadelphia. heading outside, partly cloudy and windy and cold between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m., temperatures hovering at 23 degrees and windchills making it feel like the teens. swoa roll through the day -- as we roll through the day, it stays chilly, 24 degrees by 10:00 a.m., struggling to get up to 26 by noon. high of 28 by 3:00 p.m. the snow showers that we had yesterday are done at this point. 23 degrees by 6:00 p.m. cold and windy there. the strong gusty winds help to dry out the roads. if we didn't have them we would be dealing with widespread icing problems. at this point what we're seeing are patches here and there that make it slick.
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you need to be careful, especially on the secondary roads. tacony section of the city, be careful there, torresdale, it may be slick in the turn lanes. looking live at the ben franklin bridge no speed restrictions, people moving just fine, very gusty winds, be careful with the high-profile vehicles traveling over the bridges. we have a couple of issues, icy spots in lower lower gwynedd township, more drive and north wales at walnut and main. a couple of spots where there's slick areas. another area that's slick where you have a water main break chester county east whiteland township, swedesford road they shut down all lanes, church road and phoenixville pike, the action cam is heading to the
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scene right now. now, let's switch live to annie mccormick in south jersey, she continues to have a check on conditions there pennsauken, camden county. good morning, annie. >> reporter: good morning, tam, i'm not going to sugar coat it, it feels like i'm getting slapped in the face as the winds pick up. because of the freezing temperatures road crews in new jersey and pennsylvania have been working overnight to make sure the roads are not sheets of ice this morning. sunday afternoon's burst of winter caused icy conditions on area roads. take a look at this accident on grant avenue, a driver lost control and slammed into a utility pole. drivers navigated around problem spots where they found black ice from philadelphia to the shore in atlantic city. drivers could not see the dangerous conditions thanks to the black ice.
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this man saw icy conditions on his way to work and had to fill the tires thanks to dropping temperatures. it's slippery and the temperatures are dropping, it's slick. >> reporter: penndot worked to get ahead of the pump -- plummeting temperatures to insure a smooth morning commute. the temperatures start dropping and the roads are wet, you'll get icy spots. >> reporter: and icy conditions also mean icy sidewalks, so if you're a commuter that walk or go to the bus stop, watch out for that, layer and bundle up as you head out for the mlk day-park forecast of service, it's so much more special when you head out on a day today in conditions like this. annie mccormick channel 6 "action news." you can find the seven-day forecast and storm tracker 6 live double scan radar at 6abc.com/weather. this is brand new video of
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a stolen minivan crashed in olney. the search is on for four thieves who plowed the vehicle into the back of a tractor-trailer before going off the road. they ran away on adams avenue at crescentville road. k-9 are helping police find the suspect. two people were shot at a homeless shelter, one of the victims died. the suspect had been evicted from the shelter on friday. police say he came back intoxicated yesterday morning entering a security checkpoint with food service workers. he got into an argument with the worker and pulled out a weapon and started shooting. residents were understandably shaken. i saw him lailg there with the sheets -- laying there with the sheets over top of him i knew it was him. that right there it shouldn't happen. mayor kenny said the
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shelter security will be reviewed. protocol requires everyone to be patted down. 5:36. thieves swiped a classic car from a berks county storage facility. they used the 1974 gold volkswagen beetle to haul away other items in fleetwood. police believe they are connected to other heists in the area. the nation honors the legacy of martin luther king. the day of service brings together thousands of volunteers across the community. katherine scott is live in north philadelphia where the city kicks off it's signature event. it's an exciting day, katherine. >> reporter: every year at girard college there are so many people and so many projects, they work side by side on the floor, it's empty now, but it
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will not be for long. i see a booth for habitat for humanity. another table with boxings of clothing to sort. not only do they accomplish a lot, but there's a big educational component of all this. let's go to video and show you what to expect on this day of service. whether it's writing cards to veterans or a book drive, the important thing is getting involved and celebrating the birthday of martin luther king. back in 1965, dr. king stood outside the gates of this college calling for an end to the discriminatory admission process. 350 years later, 5,000 people will be here serving in 150 projects. there will be 140,000 volunteers throughout the region it is a record and the biggest king day event in the nation. there will be people of all different ages and backgrounds to serve others.
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the diversity of this event is what's so important, because dr. king brought so many different people together of all ages and backgrounds. if we can do that and have people get token one another and breakdown barriers, and build understanding that's part of what we need to do to improve the conditions in our country. and this event today includes a job fare that starts at 9:00 a.m. in addition to the job fair there's interview skills and resume writing. katherine scott channel 6 "action news." david we've had this pattern and now we're on the down side, hang on. >> reporter: two days of this, and things get better, yes. storm tracker 6 live double scan shows you we are dry snow showers from yesterday are done, might see a flurry today, but that's it. as we head outside, we have a mix of clouds and sun overhead
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or clouds and breaks that will provide us sun later on. up in spring mountain looking cold on the mountain, right? looks like they have the snow blowers on trying to improve things on the slopes. that should not be a problem this morning given how cold it is. the temperature is 28 degrees in philadelphia. winds out of the west/northwest at 21. this is part of the problem. it is giving you a windchill of 15 degrees in philadelphia. that's actually more severe than a half-hour ago, so definitely looking on the cold side. satellite and radar shows you the early cloud cover is beginning to melt away, we are expecting the return of sunshine, overall a mixture of sun and clouds. 23 degrees by 8:00 a.m. 10:00 a.m., 24. 26 by noon. notice how well struggle to add temperatures to the degree marks.
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28 is the high today. 29 in wilmington and millville. 28 in trenton. in cape may you might hit 30, but even there you're below freezing and windchills in the teens across the region. this morning we're looking at windchills in the single digits at time. by noon probably still in the single digits up in the northern and western suburbs and low teens in philadelphia. it doesn't change that much. at 6:00 p.m. at night still feeling like 11 degrees in philadelphia. the winds are with us this morning and they stay with us all day and into tonight. tomorrow we have a frontal boundary coming through and behind it it will be on the windy side with winds gusting as high as 35 miles per hour and similar conditions tomorrow. after that we do start to moderate. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, we're going for that high of 28 degrees today. windy and cold for martin luther king day, so if you have plans to be out volunteering make sure you dress appropriately. sunny and cold tomorrow, 29 degrees. winds on the blustery side. on wednesday afternoon we become
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not as harsh, the wind will die down and we'll get pleasant of sunshine and 38 degrees, more comfortable and sunny and milder on thursday, high of 40. we're keeping an eye on friday, high of 37 degrees, clouds increasing with a coastal system coming up from the south. there's a chance of rain or snow late in the day on friday, that could continue into saturday morning and if things worked out just right we could get shovellable snow out of that. not all models are in agreement. one has it missing us and the other has a rain/snow mix. friday into saturday morning is the time period to watch. coming up "action news," utah police officer was killed during a gun battle with a suspect. a discovery near a college campus and a piece of evidence that may bring light to a mystery. >> reporter: this is 309 northbound traffic near 202.
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traffic is moving nice, but you need to be careful especially if you're crossing the intersection with slick spots here and there. we have merge construction causing a problem on the highway, that's coming up. the denver wrong co-player who honored his mother with yesterday's game-winning ball. ♪
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monday, live look sky6 live hd at the ben franklin bridge, looks pretty enough, but unfortunately it doesn't feel
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pretty out there. it is chilly and it's going to stick around for a little bit. be careful as you head out this morning. in fact, karen rogers is keeping her eyes on the road. we have a water main break and slick roads. >> reporter: we do not have widespread problems, but expect a spot or two of black ice with the rerefreezingrnight. traffic is moving okay on schuylkill expressway. within the next 6 minutes or so we'll see a bridge opening on the tacony-palmyra. head to the betsy ross bridge because that's moving just fine. we have emergency construction happening right now blocking the right lane of the northeast extension southbound near lansdale. we had a disabled vehicle there. they had to derepairs at this point. the crews are out there -- they
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had to do repairs at this point. the cruise are out there and blocking a lane. bethlehem pike at more drive icy conditions there. water main break north wales at walnut at main street. watch for the water main break. obviously where there's water there's going to be ice. we have temperatures 28 degrees in philadelphia. 22 in allentown. 19 degrees in reading. 32 in sea isle city, but the winds are howling. they are gusting out there, making it feel like 15 in philadelphia. single digits in the lehigh valley. feels like zero in lancaster and below that in poconos. bundle up head to toe today, erin. new this morning, detectives are working a deadly shooting in north philadelphia. police say someone left a 43-year-old man for dead in a back alley over the 3000 block of north bail street last -- bay
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street. no arrests have been made. a sad story out of utah, police officer douglass barny was murdered on the job. he was battling cancer and had a a wife and three children. he was alleged lie -- allegedly shot by corey henderson. police killed henderson. new information is expected on a death investigation near a college in upstate new york. police discovered three bodies in the house yesterday morning about 35 miles away from rochester. two victims were students and the third person attended the state school. police recovered the knife from the house and believe the killer is among the dead. u.s. embassy in baghdad confirmed several american contractors are missing in iraq.
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iraqi officials confirmed three americans were kidnapped from their interpreters home. no group has claimed responsibility. new this morning, an nfl star had a gift for his mom on a special day for her. for the first time katrina smith got to see her sonemarrous thomas play in a game. she hopes to see her son win a super bowl. the national attention on the flint michigan water crisis continues to grow. we'll have the latest. >> reporter: all right, guys, alnone knack shows you the -- almanac shows you the sad truth about today. the winds making it feel like the single digits and teens
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across the region straight through the condition. i'll have the day planner forecast numbers that's coming up next.
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pair of deadly twisters touched down in syria -- florida, this tornado leveled a home worth 1.8 million. the people who lived there were briefly trapped, but then they escaped with minor injuries. >> reporter: so scary to see scenes like that. for this it happened overnight. let's show you the area bridges. tacony-palmyra we're watching for a bridge open at any minute
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now. if you're heading out, head to the betsy ross bridge expecting an opening in the next few minutes. ben franklin bridge looking live, we're looking fine, traffic is moving okay. you want to be careful because the winds are so gusty, be careful with the high-profile vehicles when you're traveling over the ben. >> reporter: absolutely, karen, we have temperatures in the 20s across the region, windchills in time teens and single digits. if you're doing travel more of the same in new york and worse in washington. in pittsburgh 6 degrees, cold and winds everywhere. 9:00 a.m., 24. really struggling 26 by noon. 2:00 p.m., 27 degrees, high of 28 around 3:00 p.m. by 4:00 p.m. we're down to 26 degrees. if you're running errands maybe you can put them off for couple of days, because tomorrow will be similar with highs in the upper 20s and windchills in the teens. not fun, thanks, david.
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the reverend jesse jackson said the people of flint, michigan have been betrayed by the response of the drinking water crisis. jackson said the full effect of lead contamination in the tam water is not yet known and for that the city should be considered a crime scene. this happened after a switch from the detroit water system to the flint river in order to save money. the spheg -- the federal government is sending aid.
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have reached a deal to keep some horse-drawn carriages in central park. the mayor pledged to ban the attraction, the compromise will cut down on the number of horses in service and limit the hours they can work and they will be moved to a stable on park property. the democrats running for president tangled in the last debate before the iowa cause of. lower the cost of healthcare for middle class families by five thousand bucks. we have seen 19 million americans get insurance. we have seen the end of preexisting conditions keeping people from getting insurance, we have seen women no longer paying more more for our insurae
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than men. we cannot declare all republicans are enemies or the war is against millionaires or billionaires. in addition to health insurance, they sparred on raining in wall street abuses and gun violence. cruz is using his new ad to stand by his new york city remarks. trump is not backing down either calling him a nasty guy who is not liked in congress. doesn't mints words. eagles fans wait with baited breath. they are close to making the next coach official. there's a robot that can clean a house, you can come to
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good morning, it is 6:00 a.m. monday, january 18 i'm tamala edwards here with erin o'hern, matt o'donnell is off, here's what's happening. people across the region will come together on the martin luther king junior day to serve their neighbors. it took nearly three decades to charge a local former pro wrestler in the death of his girlfriend, why his day in court has been postponed. bitter temperatures and biting winds are back in full force. speaking of that, let's head outside to david murphy, oh, you poor thing.

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