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rmers. bum-pa-dum, bum-bum-bum-bum ♪ is 5:00 a.m., thursday, march 3. erin o'hern joins us, we have developing news. traffic tragedy, five people are killed when a car collides with a tractor-trailer and went up in flames in the lehigh valley. we're live with the developments. accuweather is tracking snow that could make tomorrow's commute a bit messy. after setting a space record, astronaut, scott kelly received a gift from dr. jill
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biden. he is taller. >> reporter: we have a winter weather advisory that kicks in at 10:00. it doesn't expire until 1:00 p.m. friday afternoon. we're up past philadelphia and lower bucks and montgomery county and points south we have the possibility of slick roads developing because of light snow coming in. those of you farther to the north will see some of this, but not as much. satellite we are off to a sunny start, it's going to be cold, 28 degrees in philadelphia currently and 23 degrees as you step out the door in reading and allentown. at that in trenton. 26 in wilmington, 27 in wildwood. not a lot of wind out there, but enough to give you windchills in the teens in some areas and out in reading. feels like 12 degrees this morning. bundle up a bit. heading out to the driveway or bus stop, clear and cold and
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brisk. temperatures in the upper 20s. 31 degrees, below freezing by 10:00 a.m. high of 39 degrees at 3:00 p.m. wind not a strong, but the clouds increase as we go later into the day. we get light snow arriving later tonight. i'll have the arrival and depart of that on future tracker 6. >> reporter: the roads are dry heading out, not too bad, a couple of early morning accidents that cleared. that's northbound traffic moving at creek road no problems on 42. all the area bridges showing nice conditions, tonight and tomorrow morning may be a different story with light snow coming out in spots. for now it's a good commute, so get out and enjoy it. i-95 at street road we had of a an accident at commodor barry bridge that has cleared. we have an accident not far off from that location, street road eastbound blocking the eastbound
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lanes between reading road and old lincoln highway. stick to bristol road to avoid that problem. we're talking about the big accident in the lehigh valley county shut down between route 1, everything is moving fine. we are learning more about the fiery crash that left five people dead in the lehigh valley. police say a car collided with a tractor-trailer route 222 in upper macungiey township. katherine scott is live in the satellite center. >> reporter: the matt opened up after an extensive accident investigation. police do not know who caused the subaru to travel over the median and hit the tractor-trailer. five people died in the crash. but the driver of the tractor-trailer walked away. this cell phone video shows the devastating crash on 222.
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thick flames and black smoke after a car and tractor-trailer collided shortly after 4:00 p.m. there was a tractor-trailer 222, a vehicle traveling north was traveling north and crossed over the center median over the grass an caused a head-on collision with the tractor-trailer. >> reporter: it happened at the route 100 split. two people inside the super riew were thrown from the vehicle. all five inside the car were pronounced dead at the scene. the driver of the tractor-trailer of allentown suffered minor injuries. we'll reconstruct the crash and bring in all available resources. 13-year-old daniel stout saw the scene unfold outside his window. i saw a line of fire and i saw the truck engulfed in flames on its side. i couldn't see the scene.
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>> reporter: the road was closed for more than 9 hours for the accident investigation. you don't know who lost their live, very sad. >> reporter: an autopsy is being conducted today. forensic testing is necessary to positively identify the victims. katherine scott channel 6 "action news." thanks, katherine. we have obtained sure remainance video of two men who were shot this queen a 65-year-old man and his wife were walking home from their south street business, they approached the couple, he has a license to carry the weapon. it is case of self-defense and considering charging the wounded men. from our new jersey newsroom, a gloucester county woman want police to track down the person who stole more than material possessions during a robbery. someone broke into her home
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along bridgeton pike, they targeted her son's room taking his wallet and apple iphone which containedmental items. he died in january from brain cancer. she is pleading for everyone to return her son's items. technology detects the sound of gunfire and pinpoints the location to get to the crime scene faster. the number of shootings in atlantic city dropped 35% from
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2014 to 2015. judge convicted christopher wheeler on 25 counts and sentenced him to 25 years in prison. the supreme court search warrants were unconstitutionally broad. the state department of justice had no comment on the ruling. happening today, mayor jim kenny will present the first budget of his administration to city council. the 4 billion-dollar spending plan will call for $1.1 million to equip 800 police officers with body cameras. kenny asked city council to have the city fund half of the cost and look to fund the rest through grants and donations. you hear the word snow it's not the amount it's the timing. >> reporter: one thing we have going for us, it's getting kind of late in the year, sun angle
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is high. it's light anything that's pretreated should be fine tomorrow. as we look at storm tracker 6 live double scan we're dry for the morning commute. as we look outside, we have sky6 live hd looking south along broad street there's center city. it's chilly this morning, that's the big issue, in fact down right cold, not a whole lot of wind and here the numbers, you get the idea. 28 degrees in philadelphia. 26 in wilmington, currently and only 23 in reading and tailen town. 25 -- allentown. 25 in trenton. you look down in cape may, we have a light wind that's enough to give you windchills in the teens. you'll need your shades on the highways and byways. we'll see sun early on and clouds later. up in the lehigh valley. sun giving way to clouds, high of 37 degrees. windchills in the low 30s at the best of times. 42 down the shore, sun to
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clouds, windchills in the 30s. later this afternoon, sun to clouds and chilly in philadelphia. going for a high of 39 degrees, winds light at 6 to 12 miles per hour. you'll feel around the freezing mark maybe better than that at times. overnight tonight, 31 is the low, snow arrives later tonight, the wind picking up as well. future tracker 6 at the end of the rush hour tonight, no problems, just more clouds. we see at 1:00 p.m., the possibility of pop up snow showers. as we get past midnight it will be more intense and 4:30 we'll have storm tracker 6 live on double scan, it will be light, by 9:00 a.m., you're looking at snow wrapping out of the northern and western suburbs at that point. by noon it will wrap off the coast and it should end by the shore quickly in the afternoon hours.
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by then it will be so far above freezing it won't be sticking anywhere. how much are we expecting one to 3-inch. in general accuweather feels there's a chance of 1 to 2 inches from the poconos into wilmington. if you're in the southern two-thirds of delaware and extreme south jersey, you could go over two inches. i don't think anyone will get over 3 inches. 6:00 p.m., most of us outside of the shore will be close to or above freezing. by 9:00. most of us are above freezing you can see how we're above freezing later on. we should see quick melting of the snow after we get past sunrise. sun to clouds, 48 degrees, light snow tomorrow, 39. 45 on saturday, 48 on sunday, morning rain or snow shower on sunday, no biggy. turning milder on monday, in the 50s, 68 tuesday, 72 on wednesday. cha-ching!
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[laughter]. 5:11. coming up on "action news," dramatic footing showing masked robbers breaking into a house ton gun store. the man who set the record for the most consecond tirveg days in -- consecutive days in space by an american made it home. >> reporter: we're clear and dry at this point we have a roving construction crew blocking a lane, we'll show you that coming up you you mean. a guy charged with burglary doesn't remember committing the crime because he said he was asleep while he was doing it. it's later in the morning buzz.
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looking live broad street from our temple university camera. if you have been out, you need to listen to karen rogers. >> reporter: we only have one more alarm clock, we need to do this, this is king of prussia, 202 at the schuylkill expressway. we're clear and dry, no issues at 202, no weather-related problems plaguing us just yet. we have a couple of accidents, street road eastbound lanes are blocked between reading road and old lincoln highway. stick to bristol road as the
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alternate to that one. we have a roving construction crew blocking a lane on the northeast extension southbound between quakertown and mid county. watch for that. the current temperature, 28 degrees in philadelphia. 22 in millville. 23 in allentown. we've been spoiled lately. in fact with you factor in the temperature different it's 25 to 30 degrees colder. get the coat and hunt and find the gloves. this afternoon we'll be dry during the daytime. later on tonight we get a bit of snow arriving erin. thank you, karen. new from the overnight, astronaut scott kelly arrived to hugs and beer and apple pie. he touched down in houston around 2:20. he was welcomed by jill biden his identical twin and various nasa officials. dr. biden brought the astronaut the beer and apple pie.
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he returned to earth after 340 days. that's the longest any u.s. astronaut has been in space. more arrests have been made in daring smash and grab in houston. this is dramatic video of the heist. it took the burglars a minute to get inside the gun store. the first thief inside jumped the counter and grabbed the assault rivals and another smashes the cases while the thieves behind him fill their bags with handguns. they have arrested three of the ten thieves. this is new an all out brawl erupted inside the douglass county courthouse in the nebraska. tensions between the murder suspect's family and those who knew the shooting victims spilled out in the courthouse. 30 people were involved in the melee, and they arrested four people. it has taken years, but the legal smack down between hulk
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central florida family woke up to a surprise near the pool. a 9 if the alligator was frolicking near it. he called a trapper to remove the reptile. they believe he came from a nearby pond. i thought squirrels were bad. >> reporter: we've got a couple of problems, i want to start you off looking at the platt bridge, i-95 roads are dry until later on tonight. you have a good looking and chilly commute. an accident and vehicle fire involving a taxi cab in tinicum township on govern prince boulevard at bartram avenue, crews are responding to the scene right now. >> reporter: cold enough out there, in the 20s.
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keep the winter gear handy this afternoon as well. we'll get a high of 39 degrees at 3:00 p.m. notice how the clouds get thicker in advance of light snow arriving, that won't full force get in here until midnight. you could see snow showers as soon as 10:00. on the big board all green aircraft. in chicago, light snow happening there. everyone else in dry. matt and tam. it's okay. there's proof that genetics may have more to going gray, it's caused by an absence of pigment that is regulated by the specific gene, just confirms that turning gray is confirmed at birth. the break-through could be used to slow the graying process.
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he doesn't remember doing it because he was sleep walking. he was arrested for breaking into two homes that were 7 miles from his own home. the victim said he caught him red handed going through their stuff. police arrested him a short time later after a chase. boyds his claim to sleep walking he may have been drinking and taking prescription medicine the night before may be why he doesn't remember, too. three judge also will hear arguments whether tom brady will sit out the first four games of 2016 regular season saying he tampered with football before the 2015 games. a panel could take months to announce the verdict. the pentagon is trying to get hacker to break into the military network. if they want to participate they have to submit to a background
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check. the department's most sensitive networks will not be part of the exercise, it will be a test to see if the computer system can withstand hacking. 25:27. still ahead on "action news," police say the senseless prank could have led to a traffic tragedy on the highway. plus water found are off at a new jersey school. we'll tell you why when "action news" comes right back. ♪ no matter where you look, you won't find another small commercial van that can fit more, ♪
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news" a fiery wreck kills five people in the lehigh valley. we have brand new reaction to the traffic tragedy. surveillance cameras show who gunshot victims who need help. police say these are the bad guys. a chilly start is set for winter's last harrah. accuweather has what to expect from this nuisance storm. good morning, 5:30, march 3.
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tam is off, erin o'hern joins us, david and karen, niewnls is the word. -- nuisance is the word. >> reporter: technically the winter weather advisory kicks in at 10:00 p.m. tonight. although the bulk of the snow holds off until after midnight. temperatures well above freezing most of the precipitation winding down by the coast. something to prepare for overnight tonight and tomorrow morning. we're looking at sunshine some of the clouds to the south and west of us will roll in as the day goes on. 28 degrees, cold, 26 in wilmington. 25 in trenton. 28 in philadelphia. 23 in allentown and reading. even though there's not much wind out there, there's enough to give us a windchill in the teens in allentown, trenton, millville and wilmington over at the airport in atlantic city. feels like 12 in reading. as we take a look at the bus stop forecast well, 6:00, 26. 8:00 a.m., 28.

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