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41 degrees in philadelphia. in the upper 30s in allentown and reading. we have gotten closer to the freezing mark in places like millville and the airport in atlantic city. frost advisory until 8:00 a.m. hopefully that will be the last one of those for a while. there will might be areas that get added into that tonight. clear skies on chilly not much wind out there. 39 degrees by 6:00 a.m. 42 degrees by 8:00 a.m. bundle up in a little extra layer that will do. 54 by 11:00 a.m. we start out cool. this afternoon is looking good. 1:00 p.m., 61. 3:00 p.m., 64 degrees that's the high. one degree better than yesterday. the pollen count will be a problem not only today but straight through the weekend and early next week. if you suffer from allergies keep medication handy. karen rogers the weekend is
looking better. >> reporter: it's nice how it worked out. we're enjoying a good looking friday. crews at broad street and spring garden are wrapping up their reassure facing work. i-95 cottman southbound traffic heading toward center city. no weather problems today. roads are clear and dry, light volume it's an easy 13 minute ride southbound from woodhaven to the vine. no big issues there. we have a car fire happening on conshohocken. look for crews west 6th and maple avenue. you'll see restrictions there. these downed wires sparked from an overnight accident causing a problem, blair mill road between whitmer and welsh road. stick to dresher road to get around the scene. philadelphia police are sifting through evidence at an ugly scene in germantown. as the family rights imagine who could shoot and kill their
mother and grandmother an elderly woman in her 80s. katherine scott is live with the latest on the investigation. good morning, katherine. >> reporter: good morning, tam, mary morton was a mother of 6 and grandmother and great grandmother. she was shot and killed inside her germantown home yesterday. so far no arrests. friends and family of mary morton are incomplete shock after the 83-year-old was shot to death inside her germantown home around 12:30 yesterday afternoon. this right here, this is not her. something that happened like this to her, it don't add up. >> reporter: police say morton was shot twice in the chest. she was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. detectives carried out bags of evidence from the 4 home. neighbors say her husband is in his 90s and has alzheimers and
remained in the home while detectives investigated. the neighbors are in disbelief. she was nice and walked afternoon the neighborhood and open with everyone. >> reporter: detectives recovered a weapon inside the home, but they have not released any information about a possible motive. katherine scott channel 6 "action news." thanks, katherine. students at kutztown university in berks county are on high alert after several people attacked and robbed a student. police released video saying someone pistol whipped and robbed a 20-year-old student near west main and baldy street of a campus. the photo shows two women and three men in the car it's a white volvo s40 with a temporary registration. the drivers side rear window was broken and covered up. if you recognize the people we showed you in the photos call
police. one person is on the mend after a blaze broke out at a home in the logan section of philadelphia. the action cam was on the scene moments after the fire started and smoke poured out of the structure. it took firefighters under an hour to get the fire under control. no word on the condition of the victim or how it started. the woman at the center of the bill cosby sex assault case has a new request in front fortunate court. she wants the secrecy pact in the original settlement thrown out. constan argue also that the -- argues that the pact was broken by what cosby's lawyers have said about the case. cosby is suing over the secrecy
pack that he says she violated. police arrested the comedian last year. the gloves were off and the boxes gloves are on. bernie sanders was quick to go after hillary clinton. sanders said her support for the iraq war made him question her judgment. i don't believe that is the kind of judgment we need to be the kind of president we need. president obama trusted my judgment enough to ask me to be secretary of state for the united states. but clinton was quick to shoot back calling his attacks phone. she criticized sanders over his commands on policy and guns. the two face off in new york state democratic primary on tuesday. on the republican side donald trump continues to dominate polls in new york. leading his closest rival by 20 points.
not among the trump supporters is jornlg pataki -- george pataki he endorsed john kasich warning that donald trump will run the republican party off a cliff. flyers fans are going to have a pep rally from noon until 2:00 p.m. the capitols shut out the flyers in the opener in washington, d.c. they wore the initial. late ed snyder on the uniform. the flyers forward left the game with an upper body injury. game two is tomorrow night in washington. he is probably the best defensive forward. it would be a big loss. >> reporter: all right we'll see what happens in game two, storm tracker 6 live double scan showing you nothing is happening in terms of precipitation yet again because we have high
pressure in control. in fact as you look outside we have the clear skies, look how glassy the water is on the delaware river, despite the fact there's a little bit of a tugboat and barge deal going on down there, looks like he is sitting there having his breakfast and not moving. in any event there's not much winds out there. you can tell that. the camera not bouncing and the water not with a whole lot of motion in it. 30 degrees in philadelphia. the dewpoint, 33. winds are calm across the region. a pleasant start even though it's on the cool side with a lot of the places close to 40 degrees in some areas, rural areas cooler than that. satellite looks like we have a frozen image on here. there's cloud cover creeping across northern canada and well south washington, d.c. and virginia. we are under the sun today. 42 degrees by 8:00 a.m. similar to where we are now in the city. 10:00 a.m., 50 degrees, noon, 57 and 3:00 p.m., high of
64 degrees one degree higher than yesterday with light wind it's going to be a pleasant day to be outside. someone was tweeting me last week and saying i've got an outdoor job, i'm like you've got it made in the shade this week because it's a week where you've got something on those of us who are indoors for work. 64 in allentown. 65 in reading. 64 in wilmington. 63 in trenton. 62 in millville. down the shore, mid 50s for the high. a little bit cooler next to the cool ocean water. the phillies have been on fire this week, they hope to continue the trend against the first place washington nationals. if you're coming to town, mainly clear and cool, first pitch temperature 61 and 50 in the 9th inning. a couple of layers which is typical in april. we'll have rain in kansas and oklahoma and texas. that high for the next several
days will protect us. it will move toward the east and we'll get toward the end of the period get shower activity in. for the weekend, 67 degrees saturday, 72 sunday, monday we might be up to 80 for the high. take note if you're heading to the shore, look for a week summer rental it will be cooler along the ocean water and you will want a jacket. sunny and nice, 64. tomorrow, 67 and sunday, 72. make your plans for this weekend. it's going to be nice. monday, super warm 80 degrees, 15 degrees above average. late in the day there will be clouds atmosphere night and shower. some of the rain could spill into tuesday morning. otherwise we're cooler after the rainmaker departs. 68 on tuesday, 64 on wednesday. thursday it's milder again. 77 degrees. phillies are home for the next 6 days, nice baseball weather for the most part.
great weather this weekend for whatever you would like to do. sounds good to me. i have some ideas. we're going the a barbecue at matt's house. bring the food. of course. a devastating and deadly earthquake has rocked japan. we have video of the damage. controversy law in north carolina has nba team owners holding 89 all star game in the tarheel state is a bad idea. >> reporter: we're checking out 202, traffic moving fine heading toward montgomery mall. we'll be checking had -- 202 when we come right back.
5:43, sky6 live hd not bobbing around the like many mornings with the winds. no winds in atlantic city, new jersey. beautiful glimmers of sunshine coming off the coast. 45 degrees on city avenue. let's find out about the commute and head over to karen rogers. >> reporter: we've seen the most beautiful sunrises with the clear conditions. it's been gorgeous. let's check the suburbs 422 at 23. things are quiet. eastbound traffic moving okay. no problems on 422. we've got an accident coming into ocean county, garden state
parkway southbound near berkeley exit 77. you'll see emergency workers on the scene garden state parkway southbound. we have downed wires from an earlier accident causing a problem at blair mill and whitmer and welsh road. stick to dresher road. the action cam heading to the scene with that one. looks like it will be closed for a while. we found henry ford drive warning us about animals in the road in falls road. 41 degrees the current temperature. no weather-related problems. it's cold out there this morning. dipping to the freezing mark in millville. upper 30s in the lehigh valley. we have yet another bright and beautiful afternoon on a friday. i like this. mostly sunny skies, 64 for the high. what's not to like. this is new video of the aftermath of a devastating and
deadly earthquake in japan. a rescuer did managed did manage to pull an 8-month-old baby from the rubble. the baby was not hurt. 9 people were killed and hundreds injured, it struck in southern japan toppling hourses and making roads buckle. north korea attempted to fire a missile from its eastern coast and failed according to south korean leaders. u.s. satellites spotted signs that the country was going to fire a mobile ballistic missile that could be capable of reaching far off military bases in asia. a bird strike forced a passenger jet to make an emergency landing in west virginia. this is video of the cracked windshield after the midair collision. the delta flight was en route from nashville to laguardia
with 57 passengers on board. the aircraft touched down safely at yeager airport nobody was hurt. nba is expected to address team owners on the controversy surrounding the all star game in charlotte they will meet to discuss the hb2 it limits the protection of lgbt individuals. losing the all star game would be a blow to charlotte. the city of philadelphia held it's first of five public forums on the future of the boulevard. people gathered to offer suggestions from staff members to benefit to the to city and septa on what they would like done to improve the boulevard. in the past five years there were 3,000 reported crashes with over 50 fatalities, 20 of which were pedestrians.
i would like to see pedestrian options, around my neighborhood the sidewalks are not complete. i can't walk where i want to go. it gives us the blueprint where we need to look for additional funding to layer on the improvements to make the vision happen. there are four more forums scheduled over the next week. staffers hope they can present a plan in the fall. 5:47 a nebraska man's young children contact police while in his car to say their father is driving drunk. a chimp does a bit of a higher wire act during an attempted escape in japan. >> reporter: i saw that on the internet, at 6abc.com, it looked like something in a movie. dress the kids in a jacket we're on the chilly side. no problems this afternoon. i'll have the day planner forecast next. you
this chimp had tons of fun as it made a smooth getaway in japan. it's cha cha, swung from a utility pole and look at the face it gives this utility worker as he tries to grab him. he looks like king kong. they shot him with a tranquilizer dart and took effect. he lost his grip. it's okay because they were there with a clarifying sheet to catch cha cha. he is doing okay and planning his next break. that guy is lucky, that chimp could have mauled him.
they do that to get you to back off. >> reporter: that's why they tranquilized him. let's check the roads, looking live at the boulevard, fox street. southbound traffic on your right. good shot of the schuylkill expressway. no weather rerelated -- weather-related problems. regional rails on time no problems on mass transit and the majors looking good. >> reporter: most of us in the 30s and 40s. check out the winds, all these zeroses are calm -- zeros are calm wind reports. it's a tranquil start, but cool. this afternoon will not be as breezy as yesterday. if you have plans to go out and do errands anytime works. if you don't want to deal with the 40s at 9 anticipate own -- 9
and 10:00 a.m. we'll be in the 60s in the afternoon around 3 and 4:00 p.m. milder as we go through saturday and sunday. you can get the seven-day forecast and look at storm tracker 6 live radar which won't have much going on these days at 6abc.com/weather. a new york teen is blind in one eye after he said an ecigarette exploded while he was using at a malachi off -- while using at a it exploded in his face. no new york it's illegal to sell them to minors. two kids say they had no choice b, but to call 911 and turn in his father who they say was drunk. he they told police their dad hit several cars including one head on.
they begged their dad to pull over, but he refused that's when they decided to text 911 for help. they got their father to pull over to a restaurant to get something to eat he and that's where police caught up with them. he said you've been texting the cops? i said yeah, i thought i was going to die. jason barrens is charged with dui and driving drunk with minors in the vehicle. a philadelphia police officer who served a half century on the force is ready to punch out in just minutes for the last time you'll hear from him next.
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a live look here out across penns landing. what a pretty start to your friday out there. it is a little chilly, though, 44 degrees, 5:56 a.m. good news it's going to warm up today. you're in for great temperatures this weekend. four soldiers are recovering from serious injuries this morning. their humvee overturn on the the new jersey turnpike. a female soldier has severe leg injury. witnesses say the military vehicle lost control when a tire broke off. several witnesses in other cars rushed to the soldier's aid unsuccessfully trying to lift the heaviy humvee. they are -- heavy humvee. they are stayed in queens new york. a philadelphia police
officer is punching out for the last time at 6:00 a.m. he retired last night. this is the ceremony here after 47 years on the job. clark is the longest serving officer in the department. he joined the force in 1969 and didn't take a sick day for 12 years. he said last night was the hardest night of his career. i loved the job, i loved what i was doing and stayed with us. i didn't want to give it up. as is tonight, it's hard to give it up. corporal clark met the officer's grandfather while at the police academy many decades ago. corporal clark job well done. what a career and work ethic. still ahead at 6:00. if you're scramble to go finish the taxes, take a deep breath today is not tax day. details on the new deadline.
6:00 a.m., sorry we started a little flat there. friday, april 15 here's what's happening. police are looking for the gunman who killed an elderly woman at her germantown high. an attempted hover board leads to a theft in allentown. warm weather is making a return to the area. weather and traffic preview