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the handgun she had and was shot by police. >> maryland police internal affairs are investigating now. police have not identified the suspects and we are waiting to hear about how this is all connected to the crime in delaware. we'll pass along information on this story as we get it. we are also following breaking news in montgomery county where traffic is flowing again along the northeast extension of the pennsylvania turnpike. the northbound lanes were closed for nine hours after a crash involving four tractor trailers. walter perez is covering the story for us live now. >> reporter: the only thing you can say about today is what a mess. you see the scene is a whole lot better than it was for the entire morning commute until 12:45 it afternoon when the northbound side of the highway
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was shut down. >> it was around 5:30 this morning when a massive pileup involving four tractor trailers and one vehicle forced a closure of the northeast extension between landsdale and quakertown. in the end it took nine hours to clean up the wreckage and reopen the highway. amazingly one minor injury reported. there was no shortage of commuters that got stuck in the backup. as drivers were diverted turnpike officials handed out slips of paper with suggestions how to get around the closure. matt was one of lucky ones getting off at the landsdale exit any way. >> i was coxing from levittown, and i thought it would be worse. i was stuck for 15 minutes, but it was traffic. >> dan was not as fortunate. he was trying to get home to scranton. >> maybe add another hour, hopefully less but we'll stay optimistic.
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>> just fun and games. >> fun and games yes. >> back outside live once again, only one injury reported after the massive pipeup and as of 2:45 p.m., this stretch of the northeast extension is back open. >> matt pellman will have more in a few minutes. and philadelphia police released new surveillance footable of the man wanted for vandalizing the union league. it shows the man walking down the street with the brass railing from the building. the garbage truck drives past the man as he casually walks away. this is the damage done by the crime at the iconic steps at the union league. anyone with any information is asked to can't police. it's smile very much an active investigation scene at the high end clothing store,
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boyds philadelphia. they are searching for clues after a smash and grab burglary this morning. the windows were smashed in and they believe that expensive merchandise was stolen. it happened at the store on the 1800 block of chestnut street and the front window was shattered and a mannequin was found on the sidewalk along with the bumper of the car. the action cam found workers boarding up the damage today. boyd is known for its high end apparel and custom-made suits for men. it's unclear what may have been taken from inside of the store but boyds has an extensive surveillance system and detectives are check that out and working to determine who was behind this and how much they made off with. bob brooks working the story and will have more coming up on "action news" at 5:00. >> all right meantime, two people are in custody accused of ramming into a vehicle with two philadelphia police officers inside of it. the philadelphia officers were
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trying to make a traffic stop at 2:00 a.m. in the city's fern rock neighborhood. that is when authorities say that the two men in this honda civic took off and they traveled a short distance to 11th and spencer that is when they encountsered a difference set of offices in an unmarked police car and they rammed those officers. neighbors heard the commotion and record tropical disturbance on their cell phones. >> i heard that boom. and wow it sounds like a crash happened. >> all i heard was cars racing down a block and then i heard a big bang. >> now police say they recovered a marijuana plant in the suspect's car, the police officers struck in the unmarked vehicle are expected to be okay. little bit gray out there today and a little bit on the chilly side as we get a check of the accuweather forecast. lets head outside to melissa magee in for adam.
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>> reporter: it was a little cooler today in the delaware and lehigh valley valleys thanks to the northwesterly wind. we'll show you the numbers in the northeast. 51 in new york city and 43 in bangor maine and 56 in philadelphia. with the constant northwesterly winds. future tracker 6 showing you 7:30 in the morning, numbers along the 95 corridor in the middle and lower 30s and close to the freezing mark if not below north and west of town and 29 degrees in the poconos. that is why a freeze warning is issued for the outlying suburbs for the north and west and interior portions of south jersey and a frost advisory along the i-95 corridor and areas in cape may county and dove, delaware, as well. a good idea to protect the plants. this is what you need to know with the freeze warning in effect. the coldest temperatures occur near dawn and bring the potted
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plants indoors and disconnect the hoses and shut off the outside water. we'll have more on the chill and howl it is sticking around in the full accuweather forecast. >> thank you. emergency contract talks are underway right now in the hopes of preventing a strike for the septa employees. members of the union are set to walk off the job monday night bringing public transportation into a grinding halt. john rawlins live in the city now. any word of progress. >> reporter: it depends on how you describe progress. the talks bogged down last week, no talks on friday or monday. the two sides met here at the sheridan downtown, beyond that we don't know a whole lot more. >> top union official as arrive for the talks, septa and the transport workers apart on multiple issues. the two sides had two strikes
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since 175. the most recent since 2009. the average earnings with workers for overtime was $68,000. septa is offering 5.5% pay bump of 5 nave and a half years. septa promised an equal system but instead giving managers more and nothing to workers. >> they said they had reform. but reform that gave them an increase a month. and some got $5 a month. we are fighting that now. >> they are trying to downgrade the medical plan, in order to get the coverage they now have it would cost another $350 a month. and rotating night and day shifts that cause driver fatigue. >> not enough time between the
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shifts, drivers are fatigued because they had to work late the day before. and early. >> the current deadline is october 31st. brown was asked how confident is he that the issues could be resolved before that date? >> not at all. i could better understand an idea after tonight. >> but are you not optimistic at this point? >> no, i'm not. >> that is not encouraging, the biggest division is the city buses and trolleys and subway and elevated lines. 884,000 that is the number of passengers they carry on a given day. the mayor not involved directly he said in a statement he is watch withing all of this with concern. john rawlins, channel 6 "action news." >> could affect a lot of people if that strike actually happens. john, thank you. exactly two weeks from
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now voters head to the polls and hillary clinton and donald trump ramp up their campaigning. in florida trump is on the final day of a three day campaign blitz. among the stop was a visit with cuban americans in miami. the republican nominee is attacking media reports that he is trailing in several prominent polls. and democratic nominee hillary clinton held a get out the vote rally this afternoon. she has her team of surrogates spread out across the country. bill clinton is in north carolina and daughter chelsea is in wisconsin. and can dates for united states senate is pennsylvania is making use of what little time remains. pat toomey is kicking off a two day road trip across the state and visited by his republican colleagues as they make stops in several cities. and elizabeth warren will
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campaign for katie mcginty in pittsburgh. time now for the "action news" traffic report today. >> matt pellman is live in the "action news" traffic center. >> an extraordinarily busy day. >> the morning commute seems like a long one. but it looks like at least so far this afternoon it will be more manageable. in large part because the northeast extension northbound is reopen as walter told us that four truck accident closed down the entire morning commute and most of the mid-day too is now gone. the northbound lanes are reopen and speeds in the upper 50s in landsdale and quakertown, that is a much better situation this afternoon. 476 in delco this, is the blue route southbound come the headlights at villanova. it's still sluggish southbound
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from broomall. and a crash at tony rhoni's at 611 easton road. and one in chester, delaware county. and a crash here by the moore's town mall 38 eastbound side at nixon drive. the mall is where i'm standing, the crash is taking out the right lane not causing a huge delay at this point. this is 42 in bellmawr camden county, an accident at 295, taking out the right lane. lets grab the ipad and do the commuter report. elsewhere in south jersey reports of a crash on the new jersey turnpike at salems point. we'll keep taps on that and all the other stuff in the next half hour. >> always stuff in which to keep tabs. thank you matt. still ahead here on tuesday afternoon an historic settlement is given the green lightp
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volkswagon will buy back hundreds of its vehicles. and we'll explain why one family want its shut down for good. and a royal visit right here in philadelphia, prince albert of monoco stopped business his mom's childhood home. how he plans to keep grace kelly's legacy alive in the city of brotherly love.
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as attorney general, i'll prosecute anyone who scams our seniors. and i'll hold the oil and gas companies accountable to keep our drinking water safe. i'm josh shapiro. i'll be an attorney general who always fights for you. there was royalty in the east falls section of philadelphia today and a royally historic moment for the city in many ways. prince albert of monoco visited the home of his mother, grace kelly. he recently bought the home for $600,000. it was like a family reunion,
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family members tell us little has changed inside from the wallpaper to the paint and the cousins that spent their summers there. >> i love it. his idea he wanted to do this to preserve his mother's house. he is very happy now. he very much wants to make it available for people to see. once we are finished with the renovations we'll make it available from time to time for people to see it. >> there is a possibility of turning it into a part-time museum and using it forehead quarters for the prince albert ii foundation, it was built at the time of grace kelly's birth. and vernon odom will have more on this tonight on "action news" at 6:00 and reaction from some very excited neighbors in preserving this special piece of history. >> keeping it in the family. >> you don't see royalty every
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day in your neighborhood. growing criticism that the new york giants released josh brown after allegations of abuse against his wife. and the nfl opened its domestic abuse investigation against brown and obtained the documents where brown admits to repeatedly abusing his wife. he said he never struck his wife but that abuse takes many forms. he was suspended after the claim by his ex-wife in 2015 but was not charged in the case. starting next week hundreds of thousands of people will be able to sell their volkswagons back to that car company. part of the $15 billion car settlement surrounding volkswagon and the emissions cheating scandal. owners can get paid up to 10,000 there's. we'll have details on what to
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expect from the settlement on the 6 abc news app. and a look at closing numbers, red across the board and the dow falling 54 points and the s&p falling 8 points on the day. this might make you happy. a delivery sure to bring out the kid in all of us. thousands of legos were hauled into the sight of the future lego land discovery center. children shovels in hand took part in the ground breaking at the plymouth meeting mall. it's set to open in the spring. >> what kid doesn't love legos? >> i'm telling you. thinking of spring. >> not a bad day out there. definitely on the gray side. but temperature changes are coming. lets head to melissa magee in for adam today. >> on the cool side today. crispness in the air on this fall tuesday. we'll show you the pickure
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outside. sky 6 hd looking at eastern pa north and west of philadelphia and some locations will fall below the freezing mark overnight tonight and as you wake up tomorrow morning. currently at this hour it's 51 in allentown and the lehigh valley. and 52 in reading and 56 in philadelphia, and 60 in dover at this hour and cape may 58 we have the stiff northwesterly wind and gusts once again today close to 30 miles per hour. they are sustained 12 miles per hour in allentown, 14 in trenton, and 21 miles per hour in philadelphia and down to 8 miles per hour there in wildwood. but it helps to reenforce the chill and cold air across the region. here is satellite 6 along with action radar you can see we have the instability clouds across the area, we'll stay dry for the rest of tonight with diminishing winds and turning out to be a mostly clear night and keep in mind temperatures bottom out fairly quickly, a frost and hard freeze and the hard freeze north
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and west and across interior portions of south jersey and the frost advisory along the i-95 corridor. in the city 37 and 28 in allentown for the overnight low and 39 in cape may down at the coast. here is future tracker 6 wednesday afternoon sunny breaks and temperatures are struggling to get into the 50s. 51 in philadelphia and 49 in allentown and 41 in the poconos, sun giving way to increasing clouds especially as we go through the overnight hours and into the day on thursday. you'll notice by thursday 10:00 in the morning north of our region up into the poconos there could be mixed precipitation if not light snow at the onset before it quickly changes over to all rain and much needed rain in spots. 5:30 thursday afternoon we can pick up a .25 to .50 inch of rain. this is good for areas in new jersey and north and central delaware we have 14 counties under a drought warning and some
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of these red shaded counties have a deficit of 5 to 10 inches of rain. the first widespread drought warning since 2001. here is the four day at 4:00, more changes up ahead and late clouds moving in and high temperature of 53 and thursday rainy and breezy and high of 58 and cool breeze on friday and 57 and turning milder on saturday with a high of 65 and it looks like saturday is dry for most locations, the chill and then tracking the rain later on. >> thank you. up next on "action news" today the push to close a potentially deadly beach in north wildwood. plus, neighbors come to the rescue hear how they help to save a child in the backseat of a car. >> we'll tell you why certain costumes are the scariest part of halloween.
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a new lawsuit claims a section of north wildwood city
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beach is so dangerous it should be shut down. the inlet beach is where brad smith drowned in 2012. the horsham father was walking in ankle deep water when the sand dropped downnder his feet and he was pulled out to sea. they have learned this has happened before. in 2009 dominique was walking with two family members when they unexpectedly felt the stand fall out before. >> it felt like a trapdoor like a false bottom. i was here one minutes and not the next minute. >> mcneil survives but her aunt and cousin drown. they are looking to close the beach and the suit claims that the city new about the shore line drop-off for 10 years but only posted no swimming sign but nothing to warn people walking in shallow water could be
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life-threatening. the expert says the shore line becomes unstable every day during ebb tide and it could collapse when someone walks on it. an attorney for north wildwood says he cannot comment on the active litigation. >> a fire torched the roof of a home in bucks county early this morning. the action cam was on the unit block of fountain road as firefighters worked to put out hot spots there. the home has extensive damage and most of the home collapsed and the windows were blown out. police hope that someone will recognize these suspects that rob aid cvs. it happened on locust street in west philadelphia. the men took items off the shelf and put them in plastic bags when a worker confronted them he threatened them claiming they
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had a gun. still ahead in the next half hour of "action news" at 4:00, one man opens up his heart and wallet to ensure that no child goes hungry at one elementary school. >> a terrifying experience for a boy inside of a car that was stolen in philadelphia. we are live with the latest for the search for that thief. i'm nydia han, safety experts are warning against a popular halloween dyi project. illegal or improper. turns out, the smears against mcginty are paid for by special interests and wall street billionaires who've spent 20 million dollars to keep their guy, pat toomey, in washington. that's the real message. majority forward is responsible for the content of this advertising.
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"action news" continues with meteorologist, adam joseph, alicia vitarelli, sharrie williams and brian taff. hello again 4:30 now and "action news" continues with the mob sounding off with halloween costumes she thinks are too sexy for young girls. >> plus, this big rig made a delivery of beer what is not normal is that there was no one behind the wheel. >> and new details emerge about what the driver of a tour bus was doing before getting on the road and crashes taking lives including his own. and alert neighbors in the may fair section of philadelphia, a little boy is back safe with his family. a thief took a car last night with the 6-year-old still inside. sara bloomquist is live now where this happened. sara the suspect however is still on the loose. >> reporter: that is right. they are still looking for him tonight. neighbors here in may fair
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snapped into action when they heard a young woman screaming in the bank parking lot nearby her son was stolen with her 6-year-old son in the backseat. they found both abandoned in the alley behind me. >> audrey was out with a friend and heard screams from this wells fargo parking lot before 9:00 last night. >> he took my baby, he took my baby. >> they helped to reunite the mother and 6-year-old son. >> wish there were more people that got involved. >> they said a man jumped in her car when she was at the atm and took off with her 6-year-old son in the backseat. >> while she was walking to the atm doing a transaction she heard her car speed off and immediately screamed. >> they jumped into action. >> we chased him around the corner in another car and i'm
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sure he looked in the rear view and saw a kid in there and said o my god. >> soon after lockton and mccartney came upon the boy unharmed in the backseat. >> we got the kid. >> we got the kid out and let him go and figured the cops would get him and ran the kid to the mom, but everything ended well. except for the fact that the suspect got away with the woman's wallet. >> the guy is on the loose. i hope they catch you hon because you deserve to do time. >> unfortunately police only have a vague description of the suspect. they are hoping to find surveillance video either from the bank or here in the neighborhood. live in may fair, i'm sara bloomquist, channel 6 "action news." >> all right sara thank you. charges are now dropped against the teachers aide in georgetown, delaware accused of having sex against a 17-year-old
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student. they learned that the student was actually 20. last month nathaniel perez gonzales was a victim of abuse after having sex with michelle -- >> he was in fact 20 and turned himself into police and remains behind bars. she is no longer employed by the indian river district. and a mother was hit by a car in the german town section of philadelphia. a man was backing out of the driveway when he hit the woman and child. police are still trying to identify about 20 to 30 young people involved in attacks near temple university. it shows the large group surrounding three of the victims on the 1400 block of oxford street friday night. all the victims were assaulted and a 19-year-old woman's cell phone was stolen.
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two male juvenile suspects were arrested and the rest of the attackers were able to run away before the police arrived. this is one of four attacks near campus on friday and police are increasing weekend patrols as a precaution. weekend classes at center city had to be moved today because of flooding. school officials say a valve flooded the floors at 15th and market street. the build is now open while the work is being done. many living in trenton accepted a handout today that could one day save their lives. members of the red cross and the fire department when door-to-door offering free smoke alarms and offered them at no cost. it was the latest event in a month long fire safety campaign in the city. melissa magee is joining us now and we are talking about a
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cool cloudy day out there. >> we have cool air. the picture outside sky 6 hd looking at the commodore barry bridge. 66 degrees and lots of instability clouds moving in and the dew point 28 and winds from the northwest bringing in the cooler air at 1-miles per hour. numbers now as we go into time. future tracker 6 showing you 7:30 in the morning, 36 in philadelphia, 31 in syracuse below freezing so temperatures will fall fairly quickly. later tonight. so that freeze warning is up from midnight until 9:00 a.m. for the out lying suburbs to the north and west and across interior jersey and a frost advisory along the i-95 corridor and also down into dover, delaware because temperatures will not be if not below freezing in the middle to lower 30s. good idea to protect the plants and an indication for the fall season the 50s are sticking around through the rest of this week and we are tracking rain
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and we have the details coming up with the full accuweather forecast. >> thanks. a montgomery county school is teaching children to have more empathy and to be more grateful. the kindergartens have created the gratitude wall for the good things in their lives and wore matching shirts with the message you matter so no matter the differences all of them are equally as important. officials in mercer county are teaming up to take down bogus landlords and tenents trying to scam people out of thousands of dollars. monica malpass is live in the newsroom with more on this task force. >> it's called the fraudulent occupancy task force, a long title but important mission. formed in response to problems between residents and tenants in the area. how the task force is putting a
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stop to scammers. and most americans would flunk a high school health class thanks to plenty of misinformation out there. coming up put your knowledge to the test and see if you know fact from fiction. we'll have those stories up next at 5:00. >> thank you. some students in montgomery county got a chance to learn today from a member of the "action news" team. our jeff jericho spoke in win coat, he spoke with students interested in television news and jeff encouraged the students to network and seize opportunities as they arise. of course that is excellent advise. >> still ahead on "action news" at 4:00. a halloween warning for parents online video show how to turn laundry pod containers in trick or treating baskets but experts say this is a major safety risk. plus an 8-year-old battling cancer gets the coolest
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four people died today on a ride that is common at many amusement parks. the victims were killed when a river rapids ride failed in queensland, australia. two were killed and two others were under water or caught in the machinery. the park is shut down as police investigate. now to the latest in the awful bus crash in california that killed 13 people. investigator says there is no evidence that the bus driver ever applied the brakes, they are still investigating the tour bus tragedy that happened near palm springs. those on the bus were visiting a
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casino and there are new concerns that the tour bus driver may have been inside of the casino with the passengers before their fateful trip home. police say he showed up at the casino 11:00 saturday night and did not leave until 4:00 a.m. sunday. the driver is among the 13 dead and 31 others were injured when this bus plowed into the back of a tractor trailer. big talkers now and halloween, some of its cute, kids and frilly funny costumes, you know the candy and all of that and then the purposefully creepy stuff, ghouls goblins and blood and gore. and there is one mom that says this is the scariest thing about halloween. the sexy and what she calls sexist costumes on the market for tweens, like this army uniform called major flirt. her blog is going wildly viral. in it she writes it's hard to tell if you are reading a party
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should shop flyer or a victoria's secret catalog, these outfits like the cop cutie, would not get past the front door in your elementary school. why promote provocative clothing for young girls. she says the holiday is scariest enough as it is, lieuing it to compromise girls self image and confidence is a nightmare we don't need. >> speaking of halloween a special boy in oregon that has one of the coolest costumes around. this is daniel shawnsy here and he say massive darth vader fan. the force was with him and his wheelchair thanks to a pretty awesome nonprofit. the 8-year-old is battling brain and spinal cancer, enter the folks from magic wheelchair that turned his into the tie fighter,
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the spaceship. it took 200 hours to create, there was definite tears and being able to see the look on his face when they took the cover off and got to see it was amazing. >> thank you. >> perhaps the one difference between daniel and the famous star wars lord he loves is the smile on his face. and an amazing story out of iowa. there are overdue lunch bills at an elementary school there. and if those bills don't get paid sadly the kids don't eat. not anymore at least not at this school. >> a local hotel owner donated several hundreds to cover the unpaid lunch balances and then some. ensuring all the kids get a hot meal and 89 local families get a much needed financial break, he got the idea on facebook from a story out of texas. he is not a rich person but
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simply had a little extra and hopes that the movement will spread. >> a little bit can go a long way. >> an act of generosity. thank you. here is one way to avoid drinking and driving, cut out the driver. anheuser busch says they finished the first shipment by self driving truck it went from fort colins from denver, colorado. a professional truck driver was on board for the route but sat in the back. and they hope to put the self driving neck knowledge into wider use. how about that? >> it's always fascinating. i don't know how he can be so calm sitting in the back. >> after a few miles -- >> lets get a check of the roads on this day. >> matt pellman is standing by. self driving cars would make your drive more difficult. >> maybe. it depends on how they work.
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i know what you could do while sitting in the back. he wasn't driving in that beer truck. a lot brewing this afternoon is not nearly as bad. as you look out live at the vine street expressway hitting the brakes westbound approaching the schuylkill. here is more relief, they canceled the overnight closure of the vine street expressway tonight. the vine will stay open and no more overnight closures scheduled for this week. getting a break along 676 the rest of the night this particular work week and a break on the northeast extension, you are no longer on the brakes because they are open at landsdale and cleared about 2:45 this afternoon. go ahead and use it for your ride home. a crash at tony rhoni's and the dunkin' donuts and fitz watertown road and so much construction this week in west bradford, strasburg road is closed and alternate to star
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gazer is leads road but a crash there this afternoon. and more construction on 95 in bucks county, northbound at the scutter falls bridge but the southbound speeds are slower because of sun glare out there. and the crash by the moore's town mall is gone. still heavy through the traffic lights. we'll check it again coming up in the 5:00 hour. >> thank you. well, volunteers for "habitat for humanity" were hard at work building yet another home. tom carper joined in the efforts, and four new homes are being constructed in wilmington thanks to an affordable housing grant. we'll check the full accuweather forecast coming up. melissa magee has the details next.
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a deer walks into a bar. yes sounds like the beginning of a joke. but this is the real thing, somehow a deer got in a building in sheffield, alabama. it's an old bar being renovated into a hair salon. after hours of officialed trying to coach the deer out. it walked out the front door and ran off. >> early for happy hour. can't blame the little guy. >> 5:00 somewhere. >> melissa magee with the accuweather forecast. >> it's cool today guys and overnight tonight into wednesday even colder so extra layers as you are sleeping. we'll show you it's action cam outside. it was out in chestnut hill looking at the pumpkins certainly autumnal on this tuesday. getting ready as we get closer and closer to halloween. here is stormtracker 6 live double scan it's dry and no
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issues with precipitation, the winds however are still a factor as they are blustery out of the northwest. 51 in allentown and 41 in the poibs and at the coast in cape may 57 in lancaster. and here is satellite 6 along with action radar, instability clouds across the region are helping to reenforce that cold air especially with the northwesterly wind in the north atlantic region tonight. the winds slacken and it's clear and cold and the frost advisory along thea 95 corridor and a hard freeze for areas north and west and interior south jersey, overnight lows from 28 to 37 across the area. here is the forecast for us on our wednesday, we have high pressure in control. it will still be a chilly day with a high of just 53 degrees, plenty of sunshine to enjoy, the winds are lighter, that is the big take away tomorrow. we are tracking this area of low pressure, late wednesday into thursday, the bulk of that
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precipitation rides up to the north but periods of rain on and off on thursday. we can find anywhere from a .25 to .50 inch of rain. and well north of philadelphia there could be some early season snow, future tracker 6 showing you north and west for areas in upstate new york and portions of new england, especially in the higher peaks across the higher terrain across the mountains there, you can get a few inches, south of the catskills and light snow before it changes over to rain. here is the exclusive accuweather forecast chilly on wednesday and late high clouds around and a high temperature of 53. on thursday it's rainy and breezy and much needed rain for areas in new jersey where some counties are dealing with drought conditions and high temperature otherwise of 58, friday nice cool breeze and 57 for a high. and saturday turning milder at 65 and it looks like the
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precipitation we are tracking for saturday stays to the north. on sunday an october blow torch comes in with a high of 75. it's beautiful on monday for halloween, in at 64 partly sunny on tuesday with the high temperature of 66. we are cool right now, but believe is or not we have a nice recover into the weekend and into halloween follow the trick or treaters. >> beautiful. >> all right melissa thanks. a new pop-up store front is ready to help entrepreneurs in philadelphia. jump start startup is at walnut in center city. claiming to be one stop shopping turning their dreams into realities. jump start plans to expand to other cities across the country. >> up next at 4:00, we have a halloween warning for parents in what's the deal. and this reminder. "action news" is about interacting with all of you.
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looks like a simple and fun craft project but could be sending a toxic message to kids. here is nydia han to explain. >> it's a clever idea, talking about tushing the packs into pumpkins for trick or treating. a lot of people are doing it. but consumer reports says not to. some youtube videos show how easy it is to turn them into trick or treat baskets and it looks great but teaching people to associate laundry pod could
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betainers with candy is dangerous. >> 200,000 kids have been sickened coming into contact with laundry pods. the highly concentrated detergent can cause eye irritations to wheezing to drooling and severe vomiting and diarrhea. consumer reports called for changes to laundry pod containers and part of the industry that sets new stand ars turning them to opaque containers. >> it includes making the podded stronger and they are less likely to burst in the child's mouth. and adding a bitter substance. >> these changes can't come soon enough. they have logged 8,800 calls for pod exposure to children. >> we are keeping them off our list of recommended determants.
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consumer reports advise is to keep laundry pods out of any home with children under the age of 6. instead try a top rated liquid detergent, pour power liquid 2 in 1. >> so important to be aware of the dangers of those pods. that will do to for "action news" at 4:00, for sharrie williams and alicia vitarelli and adam joseph i'm brian taff. join us for a full hour of "action news" at 10:00 on phl 17. now here are rick williams and monica malpass. >> coming up a break-in at a center city department store. we are live with the latest with the investigation and the goods the thieves made off with. and police have identified the teenager connected to the shooting in rittenhouse square.
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we'll have those stories next at 5:00.
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"action news" delaware valley's leading news program. with jaime apody, meteorologist, cecily tynan, rick williams and monica malpass.
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an up scale center city department store targeted by thieves, the front windows of boyds philadelphia, usually feature high end fashion and tonight a piece of plywood covering the entry point made by brazen burglars. the big story is the burglary on chestnut street. bob brooks is live in front of boyds with all the details. >> reporter: monica and rick, this is as daring and as brazen as it gets. we are outside of boyds on chestnut and all sides point to someone backing their car straight into the front window here and got away with a lot of goods. >> boyds known throughout the city for high end fashion. not a store you would expect to have a boarded up front display case, today boyds has no other option. the window was smashed out and the store ransacked at 4:30 a.m.
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>> it's horrible. >> it's a shame. >> we spoke briefly with an employee inside. they were hit big and lost a lot of merchandise. according to police a mannequin was found on the sidewalk and so was a piece of bumper from the car. we spoke to people that can't believe it would happen here. >> the owner of a high end optical store this brings back bad memories. >> we got robbed back to back and they broke both windows and this end of the chestnut street is out of control. >> this is a very unsafe environment. >> this is hard to believe this is chestnut street? >> this is the most unsafe street in philadelphia guaranteed. he adds that if something

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