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but accuweather is tracking warmer air moving in by midday. >> good morning, its 5:30 now on this tuesday november 8th. let's go right on over to meteorologist, david murphy to get more of a break down on when it's cold and when it warms up and karen rogers has your transit. good morning. >> all right, well, we are starting out on the chilly side but overall it looks like a great day to get out to the polls. we've got plenty of sunshine on the way, cloud cover well offer the coast. the next bank coming in from the west but ever so slowly and i think we're going to winds up mostly sunny through most of the day. maybe a few more clouds later on. chilly to start out, though. 41 degrees in philadelphia currently. down close to the freezing mark in allentown reading, lancaster, mid 30's in trenton and wilmington. 29 in millville and 51 in cape may. so, as you're headed to the polls early it is going to be on the cold side. not much wind to deal with out there so we don't really have to talk about a wind chill this morning and rolling through the day, it's going to be very mild and after you get finished with that morning chill 40 degrees at 7 o'clock for example things really do get nice. by noon if you're voting at
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midday, 62 degrees. 3 o'clock this afternoon we're going for a high of 69 and i can see 70's on some thermometers later today and if you're voting in the evening hours, 61 degrees at 6:00 isn't bad and when the polls close in pennsylvania, 57 degrees in philadelphia. in some suburbs we're going to be a little bit cooler than this but i expect no worse than mid to upper 60's across most of the region at 3 o'clock and in the 50's as polls start to get closer to closing later in the evening. we've got rain and cooler air coming for tomorrow, karen. i'll have that in the seven day. >> all right. so the strike ended yesterday. today is your first commute where we have your buses your trolleys your subways all back to normal. and you can expect more normal delays with regional rails. we are already seeing delays. paoli thorndale we have a train that's 20 minutes late and this is new information coming in. the trenton line also a train that's 10 minutes late. so it's not too bad but you want to expect problems still with the regional rails. a 10 to 20 minute delay is usually normal for regional rails. we had an accident on the schuylkill expressway was approaching the boulevard
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westbound as you head towards city avenue. just cleared a second ago so an accident kind of came in popped up very quickly and we're looking live on the boulevard right now past the schuylkill and you can see traffic moving nicely. overnight construction has cleared. we have an accident on the boulevard at seventh street involving a tractor-trailer so look for that accident and stay to the inner drive instead of the outer drive on the boulevard. also all around the independence mall area, all of those closures that were in place for last night's rally they've all cleared so you can at least drive through the city a little better matt and tam. >> thanks karen. this presidential race has been tense, polarizing even shocking at times and now voters will finally have their voices heard. the first polls in our region open in about 30 minutes. >> nominees have been in a flat-out sprint to the finish frantically crisscrossing the country get to battleground states like pennsylvania, not stopping until early this morning. >> we have team coverage on this election day. annie mccormick is live in new jersey. we start with katherine scott live outside a polling place in the city's mount airy section. katherine. >> reporter: hey, matt and tam.
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polling places in pennsylvania open at 7:00 a.m. so we're about a hour and a half away from when you can cast your ballot in pennsylvania and people around here are very ready to do so. it has been a grueling race. we're here this morning at grace epiphany episcopal church in mount airy one of the many polling places across the city. with voting imminent last night candidates were out making their final campaign stops. both major candidates hit pennsylvania and hillary clinton was here in that philadelphia before heading to north carolina for a midnight rally. tens of thousands of people packed independence mall last night as clinton made her final push to pennsylvania voters and she wasn't alone on that stage. president obama, and the first lady were there, husband bill clinton and daughter chelsea attended, jon bon jovi performed as did bruce springsteen so a lot of star power there. these candidates want pennsylvania to fall in their favor and are urging their supporters to get out and vote today. >> let's get out and vote philadelphia tomorrow. let's make history together.
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thank you and god bless you. [cheers and applause] >> reporter: there was also a lot of relief from voters in our area that a septa strike is over so that won't factor n again the polling places in pennsylvania open at 7:00 a.m. they close at 8 o'clock tonight. we're live in mount airy katherine scott, channel6 "action news. >> katherine thank you. let's switch live to annie mccormick. she's in cherry hill new jersey where the polls will be opening in half an hour at 6:00 a.m. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, tamala. and the poll workers are here and they are ready. you can take a look inside here at kingsway church. you can see about eight people there, very busy putting things together because the polls here open at 6:00 a.m. and they are ready for you. well, you just heard katherine talking about what secretary hillary clinton was doing yesterday. we want to fill you in on what trump was doing in the final hours leading up to the election, donald trump covered thousands of miles hitting five states in 12 hours. sarasota florida, raleigh
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north carolina scranton pennsylvania grand rapids michigan and manchester new hampshire where he was joined by his family. now, on yesterday's campaign trail, the real estate tycoon talked about the polls saying he is leading in most battleground states but the latest national polls show that he is trailing close behind clinton. he knocked clinton saying she needed celebrities and musicians to jaw crowds. trump spoke to an electrified crowd early this morning in michigan. take a listen. >> today is our independence day. [cheers and applause] today the american working class is going to strike back finally. >> reporter: and back out here live it looks like if you get here right at 6:00 a.m. you won't have to worry about a line. there's only a few cars in the parking lot and i think it's for the people that are actually working in the polls but here in new jersey all across the state they are opened 6:00 a.m. tom 8:00 p.m. for now reporting live in
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cherry hill, annie mccormick channel6 "action news." back to you. >> all right annie thank you for that. and we have a local race in pennsylvania that's getting a lot of national attention. pat toomey the incumbent republican and katie mcginty his democratic challenger are in a tight race for the u.s. senate seat. they've spent $160 million this year making it the most expensive senate race in american history. pennsylvanians will also have a new attorney general after the scandalous tend to kathleen kane's term. pennsylvania voters will also elect a state treasurer and state auditor general in addition to 18 members of congress. >> voters in new jersey will be asked if gambling should be expanded in the garden state for the first time since atlantic city casinos were approved 40 years ago. the referendum asks residents whether to expand gambling to two counties in north jersey. another asks whether to dedicate 100 percent of revenue raised by that new state gas tax hike to the transportation trust fund. voters in delaware will elect a new governor, a lieutenant governor and a new
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representative in the u.s. house. delaware only has one. wilmington will pick a new mayor and new castle county will select a new county executive. stay with "action news" as results start to come in. anchors rick williams and monica malpass will be with the trump and clinton campaigns. our jim gardner will be updating you online and on television ones the polls close at 8 o'clock. we'll want to hear about your experiences at the polls whether they're good bad or just sort of neutral. share your story with us using the #6abcaction on social media or e-mail us at join the action at 6abc.com. >> ♪ >> new this morning, a row home fire injured a woman in philadelphia's parkside section. the action cam was there as she was wheeled out on a stretcher for smoke inhalation. flames broke out in the basement on the 1700 block of north 42nd street. the fire quickly spread up to apartments in the converted row home. at least four other people are also displaced. and septa's buses trolleys and subways are expected to be back to full and normal operations for this morning's
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commute. septa and the union representing about 4700 transit workers announced a tentative agreement before day break yesterday. the set. end the the six day strike and helped to calm the nerves of commuters stressed out about getting to the polls. >> i'm glad it's over. everybody got what they wanted. everybody can get back to work. everybody can vote. >> septa is offering credit vouchers to trans pass users due to the strike but those vouchers had been used on future trans pass purchases. >> david joins us early morning voting might be a little chilly but then it gets better. >> you know what i would say the start at the polls is typical of this time of year. this afternoon will not be typical. it will be milder. your exclusive accuweather look slows we're dry for the beginning of election day and expected to stay that way today. clear skies over center city on sky6 hd as we look south along broad street. and it is a chilly start but not staying that way. here are the numbers currently. we're still holding 41 in philadelphia. but we have slipped into the low to mid 30's in allentown, reading, wilmington and
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trenton. just 29 in millville. 40 in dover and 51 in cape may. so get that coat on as you're headed out the door and if you are going to be standing in line at the polls you'll definitely want the coat and maybe gloves as well. not much wind out there though and plenty of sunshine coming up pretty quickly this morning. of course now that we're past the time change get ready to wear shades lined the wheel today. some additional crowds may try and streak in later in the day and this evening but we are going to stay dry. for your poll opening temperature in pennsylvania of course polls open at 7:00 and an average temperature probably about 38 degrees, a little milder than that in philadelphia and a little cooler in some of the outlying suburbs. new jersey of course is opening up at 6:00 in the morning pretty quickly down the pike here and an average temperature of about 35 degrees there. and in delaware 37 degrees. so, cold to start out but not staying that way. by lunchtime we'll be up to 60 in the lehigh valley, 68 for a high. a mix of clouds and sun there. down the shore a little cooler, an afternoon high of 67 degrees, still in the low 60's by lunchtime. very nice.
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and in philadelphia, we'll go for a high of 69 degrees. i expect to be at 62 in philadelphia by lunchtime, 69 around 3 o'clock, so a great afternoon for voting and even this evening low 60's by dinnertime and as the polls are wrapping up at 8 o'clock tonight probably down into the upper to mid-50's across the region. 50 degrees is your overnight low. increasing clouds tonight and mild. as we all go to bed and well, we'll see how late tonight we actually get a determination on some of these races. i think some of the senate races we play have to wait until tomorrow. wednesday 58 degrees is your cool high and there will be some showers around. let me show those to you t looks like some of these will be marching into the region when we're on the air at 4:00 a.m. tomorrow. we will be on the air early by the way to give you the early call on any election results that you didn't get the night before. and then we see the showers coming through by 9 o'clock. the rush hour looks a little bit wet. hopefully by about 4, 5 o'clock the rain is off the coast tomorrow. your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, today looks
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great for election day, mild. sun mixing with some increasing clouds later on today and a high of 69. tomorrow mostly cloudy with those showers i just showed you, 58 degrees is the high. and then mostly sunny and breezy on thursday, 55. and for veterans day friday, partly sunny and windy, 63 there. as we roll into the weekend, windy and chilly on saturday, 49. we're going to take out the chance of any showers friday night into saturday, though, so that's good. and then mostly sunny and breezy on sunday for the eagles, 56 there. >> all right, thank you david. it is now 5:41. and still ahead on "action news" a woman and a toddler are in critical condition after a double stabbing in philadelphia. we'll have new information. >> and maybe less important than the election today, but still important i think. new information about actor brad pitt and his estranged wife angelina jolie and their custody case. karen. >> we're live right now on i-95. traffic moving nicely. that's your southbound traffic headed towards center city as we look live past allegheny.
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we'll check on any regional rail delays and we'll talk about a new accident involving a car that ran into a pole when "action news" comes right back. >> ♪
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great. if we could maybe just agree on a few more matters facing this country i think that would improve things. >> karen how is the traffic. >> it would be nice, right. we're all coming together to say the septa strike is over so all of your city services are running back to floral today. -- running back to normal today. paoli thorndale train 20 minutes late on the trenton line we have a train that's 10 minutes late so still watch for some of those regional rail delays but hopefully nothing like the hour and a half delays we saw yesterday. we had an accident right here on the boulevard southbound at seventh street. it cleared. it was involving a tractor-trailer and now we see traffic moving just fine right now now that that accident is cleared. we're hearing about a new accident here in lower moreland township watch for this one in montgomery county because they had to shut down welsh road and that's right near huntington pike. an accident where a car ran into a pole. the pole was down so it's going take a little longer to fix. so if you're here in lower
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moreland stick to philmont avenue or moreland road instead of welsh road. on the commuter traffic report everybody notice some animals near the roadway. we get a lot of reports on that now on the waze app atlantic city expressway in hammonton so be careful about that and i drove past a few deer accidents the past couple days. 30 degrees in quakertown and pottstown. 32 in coatesville. it's cold out there. 39 degrees different though in saint davids and 41 in center city. in some of the suburbs in new jersey also below freezing in glassboro. here's a new number in hammonton 29 degrees, 32 in browns mills, 30 in vineland, 37 in dover, delaware. so, a chilly start but a nice finish. 69 degrees not bad for this time of year matt. >> thanks karen. we have new information about a double establishing that injured a woman and her two-year-old son in the city's mantua section. it happened along the 700 block of north preston street last night. police say the woman's boyfriend stabbed the pair while he was high on narcotics. he is now in custody. the 46-year-old woman and her son are in critical but stable
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condition. happening today jurors will begin deliberating the fate of justin harris. the atlanta area father is accused of intentionally leaving his two-year-old son in the back of a hot car to die. harris' defense attorney painted him as clueless and forgetful. prosecutors claim harris was leading a double life messaging teenaged girls online, cheating on his wife and that the child got in the way. >> actors angelina jolie and brad pitt seems they have reached a custody agreement in regards to their six children. a rep for the actress sales the agreement was reached more than a week ago. it calls for the children to remain in jolie pitt's custody with pitt continuing to receive visits. pitt had first fought this arrangement asking for a court to grant joints custody after jolie surprised him with her filing for divorce and her request for sole custody back in september. but for now pitt will just get what is being termed therapeutic visits so it's not really clear exactly what that is. >> 5:47. still ahead on "action news" an exrutgers student is charged with a stabbing at the
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business school. >> police use pepper spray on a crowd of young people who gathered at a mall to meet a couple celebrities. we'll tell you about what's going on in that picture. >> dry out there but chilly to start your election day. 41 in philadelphia, most suburbs in the 30's at this point. i'll have your 12-hour forecast an big warm upcoming this afternoon. that's just next. >> ♪ he decided to save money by switching his motorcycle insurance to geico. there's no shame in saving money. ride on, ride proud. geico motorcycle, great rates for great rides. pat toomey and donald trump: they're just wrong for the women of pennsylvania. "new fallout for donald trump." "should a woman be punshied for having an abortion?" "there has to be some form of punishment."
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"for the woman?" "yeah, there has to be some form." "i would support legislation in pennsylvania that would ban abortion and i would, suggest that we have penalties for doctors who perform them." pat toomey and donald trump: they're not for you. women vote is responsible for the content of this advertising. at a neighborhoods a restaurafavorite - a place for a good, family meal. she juggled customers, cooks, waitresses - and never complained. my dad was a police officer walking his beat.
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i learned from both what it means to be honest, to work hard, and love family. big banks, wall street, special interests - that's who pat toomey's with. in the senate, i'll work for you and your family. i'm katie mcginty, and i approve this message. with twice the crispy, caramelized peppered bacon. experience a breakfast sandwich made for bacon lovers. america runs on dunkin'. >> voters across the country are visiting the grave southeast susan b. anthony in rochester new york. they left flowers notes and sticksers reading i just voted. anthony played a pivotal role in the suffragette movement. the city has extended hours at mount hope cemetery today for anyone who wants to come out
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and pay their respects. my guess is that gravestone will be covered in i voted stickers by the ends of the night. >> i would like to imagine her look, down kind of excited. let's take a look outside right now and show you what's going on on the roads this morning in bucks county. this is i-95 at the scudder falls bridge. no construction here yet but on the new jersey side in ewing township construction blocks the right lane until 2 o'clock this afternoon and some crews are out here on the turnpike eastbound near willow grove blocking the right lane and left lane on the exit ramp dave. >> a frost advisory again this morning in delaware. all the way up to delaware county in pennsylvania and cape may kuehne so those potted plants come in. most of you have probably already done. that 40 degrees by 7 o'clock. if you're headed to the polls early you'll want a coat particularly if there's a line. after that we improve. 53 by 10 o'clock, 62 by noon and a high today of 69 degrees. any afternoon voting no problems. kind of comfortable and by 6 o'clock 61 and as the polls close tonight around 8:00 we're expecting to be back into the mid to upper 50's across most of the region.
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so, no weather related reason to keep you home from the polls. what's next in our forecast? well, tomorrow we've got some rain. it will be much cooler, sunny breezy and cool on thursday and veterans day we're now looking dry but it will be on the windy side. matt. >> thank you david. you can get the forecast any time by going to 6abc.com/weather. a meet and greet with a rapper and a pro basketball player prompted police to evacuate a mall near boston. boston celtics forward jalen brown and rapper designer were scheduled to meet fans at the cambridge side galleria mall last night. police say some in the crowd of more than 1,000 people became unruly knocking over barriers and people. police evacuated the mall and used pepper spray to disburse the crowd. >> these kids been lined up since 1 o'clock this afternoon waiting to get in. i was there. i was there the whole time. and it just was -- it just went wrong all in five minutes' time of them asking the crowd just to move back a little. >> police ended up arresting six teenagers. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> welcome back. you're taking a live look the action cam is here at a polling site in cherry hill new jersey. we've seen workers go in, they're getting everything ready. those polls will be opening up in less than five minutes. so they're getting ready for the day ahead hoping that they see a lot of voters come out
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and exercise that right. now from our delaware news room a pickup driver slammed into the side of darley pharmacy in claymont yesterday. the the impact against the brick wall was so powerful that it knocked shelves over. merchandise spilled everywhere. the truck had to be puddles free from the building leaving behind a big hole. the driver incredibly was not hurt. >> former rutgers university student faces two counts of attempted murder for a stabbing spree. 25-year-old joshua thompson's bail is set at a million dollars. police say he went to the business school on friday stabbed a faculty member, a student and himself. all three remain hospitalized. two local high school football teams way deep seater rivalry return to the field. radnor high beat lower merion 49 to eight last night. it is radnor's fifth straight win over their rivals. first football game pitting lower merion against radnor was held on october 26th, 1897. the aces are -- i think sometimes they call them the
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bull dogs too hold a slight lead. lower merion has won this matchup 56 times. last night was radnor's 53rd victory. >> 5:57 now and back on track. it is the first full day of regular septa service since the strike ended yesterday. keeping an eye out to make sure things are running smoothly. >> and voting in new jersey will start in ready, set, go in about two minutes and 40 seconds. live team coverage of the presidential election next. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning. we're coming up on 6 o'clock on this tuesday november 8th. the action cam is live in new
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jersey where polls will be opening literally in about four seconds. we're counting down now. >> it looks like people are up early and ready to do so as the time tick asway on our election clock, bang, right now the election day has officially begun in the -- and the polls at this cherry hill polling place are now officially opened to voters. >> and of course we also have your accuweather and your traffic. let's go out to dave murphy who says it's a great day if you find yourself standing in a little bit of a line and karen rogers is taking a look at the commute. good morning. >> most of day looks unseasonably mild. right now we're chill to start out. take a look at satellite. we'll see plenty of sunshine coming up over the horizon before long as there's the lack of any significant cloud cover and right now i see practically no clouds over the terrace. maybe a few more developing later in the day. we have slipped to 40 degrees in philadelphia and we're down below the freezing mark in allentown and reading. in fact a lot of suburbs in the 30's, so, yes, as the polls open right now in new jersey and in one hour in

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