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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 everyone, it is 5 o'clock on this wednesday. last day in the month of november. we are following a breaking news story. >> a couple of philadelphia police officers are nursing bite wounds after violent struggle with a suspected car thief. we're live with the details. >> the victim of that center city envelope bombing is finally talking about the explosion that he says changed his life forever. >> and we'll tell you about this six month old goat that's blind and experiences anxiety and a very curious thing makes the goat feel a lot better. >> looking out for some fog this morning. karen is filling in for david
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and matt pelman is looking at traffic. good morning. >> in fact we're watching for dense fog which could be a problem. national weather service has this dense fog advisory for the poconos northampton but lehigh berks as well as western chester county until 9 o'clock this morning. look at the visibility reports. this is the latest just in. we're now looking at 1 mile visibility mount pocono but only half a mile in allentown, less than in in lancaster, .3 of a mile, .3 of a mile in trenton, that's a change. .3 in millville, .3 in atlantic city. i wouldn't be surprised to see that dense fog advisory spread throughout the region. it's not just the northwest area that's getting it but a little bit of everybody. if you're flying out currently 5-mile visibility at philadelphia international airport. satellite6 and action radar this closeup view showing lots of clouds. the rain is still just a little bit away but it's going to be impacting us through the morning commute. take a look at this image. this is storm tracker6 live 3-d. all of this rain and heavy rain at that, that's headed in our way. we could even here a rumble of thunder today. it's mild ahead of this front.
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56 degrees in philadelphia. in allentown the upper 40's as well as trenton but 59 in millville. 58 right now in atlantic city. so, it's a warm day but it's a wet day. periods of rain on and off through the day. you are going to get a lull for a little while but on and off through the day. 68 degrees for you high, even a thunderstorm. this is not good for the morning commute. you've got fog and wet roads, matt. >> yeah, the wetness didn't go so well for us yesterday and i'm expecting about the same today, karen. good morning to you. good morning, everybody. we're live here in bucks county where there is a new accident on the southbound side of route one, the not so superhighway here by route 30. you can see police are on the scene. one lane blocked but traffic can squeeze by. not our only accident. even at this early hour. there's also one in lafayette hill in the neighborhood along jackson drive at pine tree road. and we've been watching a whole bunch of overnight construction. have to really watch out for those crews especially with the foggy conditions. they're working in delco on the northbound side of 95 at
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420 as you head up toward the airport. a lane is blocked and we are seeing some slowing there coming north of the blue route and let's check this work zone. vine street expressway in center city, it's gone luckily. all lanes reopened in both directions. crews do return at 11 o'clock tonight. one more live look. it's still damp here in cherry hill by the wegmans along 70 at haddonfield road but otherwise we're doing okay on this wednesday morning. tam. >> okay, thank you, matt. this is breaking right now on "action news." two police officers are believed to have been bitten by a man who they witnessed attempting to break into a parked car. "action news" reporter annie mccormick is live now in hunting park with the details. good morning, annie. >> reporter: good morning, tamala. and those two officers were taken to the hospital. that suspect put up a fight with his mouth biting both officers on their hands and on their arms. well, take a look at this video. this is from the scene. the attack started just after 1:30 in the morning. two 24th district police officers were on routine
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patrol on atlantic street. that's when they saw the suspect trying the break into a car. now, when police went to stop him, that's when the violent struggle began. they say that the suspect tried to flee and punched, kicked, headbutted and then bit the officers multiple times breaking their skin on their hands and their arms and drawing blood. >> this particular 32-year-old suspect who was arrested is well known to the police in the area for not only selling drugs but also doing drugs, so we want to make sure that now that this individual bit and broke the skin of both of these officers that the officers don't get any type of infections because of the human bite which can be very, very dangerous. >> reporter: and police say that they had to get those wounds thoroughly cleaned out at the hospital. there is a worry of infection. now, as for the 32-year-old suspect, he is in custody. he is known to the police for
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selling and using drugs which is another concern with those bites. he will definitely be charged we are told with resisting arrest and also aggravated assault on a police officer and more charges still could come. for now reporting live in hunting park, annie mccormick channel6 "action news." tam, back to you. >> all right, thank you, annie. and philadelphia homicide detectives are searching for the shooter who gunned down a 56-year-old plan on his porch just inches from his front door. police say the suspect followed the victim as he returned home to the 800 block of north 41st street and shot that victim at point blank range. they don't have an idea of a motive yet but police say this murder was all captured on surveillance video. >> the victim of last week's envelope bombing in center city is finally talking about what happened. 60-year-old jim alden was hit with shrapnel on his face chest and arms when he opened the letter on tuesday of last week. he released a statement to "action news" offering some thoughts on his recovery. alden says he is out of the hospital resting at home and called the attack life changing.
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alden was in his kitchen on the 1800 block of pine street when the envelope exploded in his hands. the atf, the fbi, the postal service and philadelphia police are all working together to figure out who sent the envelope. abington police arrested two men who they say robbed a dominos pizza driver. they are 21-year-old quincy evans and 23-year-old rashon sington-saunders. police say they called for app delivery at the madison manor apartments on the 1800 block of jenkintown road, put a bb gun to the delivery man's back, beat him up and got weigh with a delivery food and money. police made the arrests yesterday morning. >> it is now 5:06. police say driver took off after the crash. the accident happened shortly after 1:00 a.m. this morning in the area of 22nd and edgley streets. the victim was taken to hahnemann hospital with minor injuries. police say they're now searching for a black vehicle. and there's now a $45,000
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reward as police search for the driver who killed an eight-year-old little girl and fled from the scene. jayanna powell was struck and killed at 63rd and lansdowne in the overbrook section of philadelphia back on november 18th. she was coming home from school with her siblings. her mother now has a message for the driver who took off. >> i had to lay my baby to rest yesterday. the hardest thing in my life. i don't get a prom. i don't get a graduation. no marriage. no grand kids. no nothing. so just turn yourself in. make it better on everybody, please. >> i just don't know how this person like, you know -- how they're living with themself. i wake up at 3 o'clock in the morning and i'm wondering what did we miss on this case. my investigators, i can see the toll it's taken on them. >> surveillance cameras spotted the suspect's car a silver nissan all the m if you think you know who was behind the wheel here you are urged to call police. >> the truck driver who slammed into the back of a van
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carrying comedian tracy morgan and his friends has pleaded guilty and could avoid jail time. kevin roper was driving the wal-mart truck that crashed into morgan's van on the new jersey turnpike in june of 2014. one person was killed and morgan suffered severe injuries. under the terms of roper's plea he has three years to complete communities service and satisfy other conditions in order to avoid prison and a criminal record. developing right now, wildfires that are still burning have damaged or destroyed more than 250 buildings in tennessee. >> look at the scene behind us. they are ravaging the resort towns of gatlinburg and pigeon forge. at least three people have died. >> more than 14,000 people were forced to evacuate as about 14 fires raged on. some evacuees had to drive through the flames to get to safety. they reached the doorstep of the theme park dolly wood but it was spared significant today.
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officials aren't sure when evacuated residents might be able to return to their neighborhoods a curfew goes into effect from 6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. >> can you imagine that being your home? >> no, i can't. that area is going to get some heavy rain, so they're hoping that could help. >> that's good. >> but at the same time it could come with some strong winds so we've got to really watch and see how the weather can affect those fires. right now let's talk about our region. on storm tracker6 live double scan, we've been talking about rain but currently it's not raining. you got to look towards harrisburg to get the rain just yet. so far dry but we've got fog. let's go outside and show you what it looks like right now. no real sign of the fog, just a hint of it as you look at the top of the buildings on sky6 as we look at the center city skyline right now. lots of clouds up above. that's for sure as you're heading out. that temperature is 56 degrees right now. it's mild. the dewpoint 54. moisture way up there in the atmosphere. the pressure is holding steady. the winds are light now but will pick up a little bit later on when the rain moves in and the ocean temperature 51. satellite6 and action radar slowing lots of clouds,
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the rain not all that far off. we see it building up from the south and the west. i want to show you a wider view. look at this rain. here's that front. we've got watch boxes set up down towards new orleans. we had an outbreak of about 10 tornadoes last night with this severe weather. we're not expecting severe weather but we're going to get a strong front that moves through and some very heavy rainfall. future tracker six showing the end of the morning commute you might want to head out early at 9:00 a.m., starts to well up from the south and west. we get pockets of heavy rain. by 11 o'clock, we're kind of in and out of it so today is the day with periods of rain in and out. we're in a bit of a lull in the afternoon through much of the region. we look at 3:30 in the afternoon and we see that heavy rain to the north and west but not so much, so in the i-95 corridor. we advance this to 6 o'clock, in and out of some periods of rain. then we look at 11:30 and the radar really starts to fill up as cecily's on the air later tonight. you'll be tracking heavy rain into the overnight hours. this is a look at 2:30 and we're looking at heavy rain. you may be hearing the rumble
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of thunder overnight tonight. then it clears out for tomorrow morning's commute. so, we've got a big change in the weather. today the heavy rain. tomorrow it's going to start that dry pattern. so, mild today, some fog that we're seeing which is dense, periods of rain, some of which could be heavy, even a rumble of thunder and an additional half inch to an inch of rain, we need it and we're getting it. you look at the temperature progression. by 7:00 a.m., 58. these numbers are crazy. by 10:00 a.m., 60. by 1 o'clock, 64. by 4 o'clock, 67. even at 7 o'clock we'll be holding in in the upper 60's. mild ahead this front so 68 degrees for your high today. here's your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast. today 68 for your high. rain even a rumble of thunder. tomorrow breezy and partly sunny, turning better, 58. friday, sunny but chilly, the low 50's. even though that's where we should be. saturday mostly sunny skies, you're dry for the temple game in annapolis, here a high of 51. sunday chilly partly sunny only 49 for your high. monday cloud deal. it looks like we'll get some rain around, 52.
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still the possibility of some rain on tuesday, 48 degrees as temperatures really dip. so, today really mild 68. we drop about 20 degrees by the end of the seven day. >> thank you, karen. 5:12 now. all new on "action news" surveillance cameras capture the brutal attack of a mother inside her apartment during a home invasion. >> and massive flames and smoke light up the night sky just miles away from a major international airport in the midwest. we'll give you details on what happened in this blaze. matt. >> tam, speaking of airports, trying to get to ours this morning it's a slow go here on 95 northbound because of construction blocking the right lane here at four 20's. this is a mess. we'll talk more about it and a new crash on one of our drives when "action news" continues on this wednesday morning. >> ♪
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>> ♪ >> welcome back. you're taking a live look here the foggy view of the commodore barry bridge. rain yesterday, more probably with us today and it's a little warmer than you might expect as we sit on the eve of december. it's 5:15, 56 degrees right now. we get up to 68 by the end of the day. >> matt pelman is watching the roads and the fog out there. hey, matt. >> yeah, already a lot to watch unfortunately on this wednesday morning, matt and tam, including overnight construction that's really slowing us down. as we pull in the waze app and do the commuter report here, you can see we're traveling just in the teens headed northbound along 95 passing 420 headed up toward the airport. so, if you need to get there for a flight this morning your flight might be delayed because of the fog but if you have to get there you'll be delayed on the road too because of that construction. should be wrapping up any time but it is not out of there just yet. we're also getting word of a
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new crash on lincoln drive southbound near rittenhouse street. expect restrictions there. the drivers are especially treacherous in weather like this with the wet leaves as you round the corners it is very slippery. you have to drop the speeds or else you're going to end up in an accident like that poor person. time now to cross the line and do the suburban traffic report. in lafayette hill there's also a crash along jackson driver at pine tree road. no issues so far on the blue route, 476, or the schuylkill i-76. but there is an issue here in that bucks county. this is route one, the not so superhighway. southbound side by route 13 looks like the police have left the scene of this accident. i still see some flares out here, so watch out for some restrictions but it looks like that may be in the process of clearing. getting word of a new downed pole. at least partially blocking the ramp from 295 northbound to route one northbound there in lawrence township. you can squeeze by but it is something to watch out for. tam. >> okay, thank you, matt. investigators have recovered the black boxes from that plane crash in colombia.
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71 people died on the charter flight carrying a brazilian soccer team. six people did manage to survive the crash. crews are working to now remove the bodies from the wreckage. while the cause is unknown, colombian authorities say the plane suffered an electrical failure. now investigatorss are looking at the possibility that the jet ran out of fuel. >> people from around the world have descend on cuba to pay respects to fidel castro. droves of people filled havana's revolution plaza last night to honor the long time dictator's life and legacy. castro's ashes will slowly be taken on a 500-mile tour of the island country starting today. his funeral is scheduled for sunday. dozens of world leaders are expected to attend even though tensions between the nations cuban the united states have somewhat eased recently. neither president obama nor vice president will be there for the services. >> two men attacking a mother before ransacking her home in georgia.
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the woman said she had just returned from taking her children to the bus stop in an atlanta suburb earlier this month. police believe the two men broke in through a kitchen window and waited for that woman to come back home. then while one woman -- one man beat the woman the other ransacked her apartment. the victim says she still lives in fear. >> i'm scared they'll come back again and do something to my kids or the rest of my relatives who are with me. >> police say the suspects got away with cash, jewelry and other personal items. a massive fire burned for nearly an hour north of kansas city international airport. emergency crews responded to a large pipeline explosion in plaque county missouri. plumes of fire and heavy smoke were showing from the scene and lit up the sky from miles away. the pipeline buried under a field was carrying liquid propane. officials say the fire did not affect flights. the cause of the explosion is still under investigation. >> sixers host the sacramento kings tonight. rookie center joel embiid is expected to play.
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the sixers have dropped four in a row and sink to the bottom of the eastern conference. the flyers worked extra hard to gain their second straight win defenseman shayne gostisbehere scored in the ninth round of a shootout to give the flyers a three to two victory over the boston bruins last night. goalie steve mason made 45 saves through overtime. the flares flyers face the senators in ottawa tomorrow night. >> new information about a california woman's bizarre alleged abduction and what she says was branded on her skin. >> and new information is released about how needle exchange programs are affecting hiv rates in the country. >> ♪
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>> as we prepare to say goodbye to november. >> see ya'. >> i'm a little bit contemplative. >> oh really. >> we started this month with a septa strike. hard to forget. this morning septa is on time. it's running. it's good. we did have an issue with app disabled train on the norristown high speedline but
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everything is back to normal now. it is slippery rail season. don't be surprised if you see delays as the morning progresses and we've seen delays on 95 northbound in delaware county but luckily the construction is in the process of clearing from the northbound right lane here by 420. as you head to the airport still a little bit sluggish but better than it was. and there's a new crash in east norriton along swede road at germantown pike there by the sonic. swede is blocked off so you're going to have to detour through there as well. karen. >> did anyone else fear matt pelman was going to have some breaking news when he started talking about the strike. i'm like what is going on? 68 degrees for your high today. normally we would see a high of just 50 so temperatures hugely above average. storm tracker6 live 3-d showing that we've got some heavy rain moving our way. we're going to see periods of rain all through the day. by 7:00 a.m., fog is still a real issue. it's an issue now. we have some areas just .3 of a mile visibility. the dense fog advisory wraps up at 9:00. by 10:00 we'll be in the rain, some of it heavy at times.
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then rain on and off through the day even into the overnight. tomorrow is dry, tam. >> okay, thank you, karen. going on to health check, we've seen a significant drop in hiv rates in minority communities. it's being attributed to needle exchange programs. this according to a new cdc report. these declines are specific to african-american and latino drug users who saw a 50 percent drop in hiv diagnoses between 2008 and 2014. however, critics of needle exchange programs are not cheering the new numbers, though. they say that they're worried that it will encourage drug useless senning fears of getting a dangerous or deadly infection. >> in this morning's "gma" first look, the terrifying details of sherri papini's alleged kidnapping coming to life. among her injuries police now say she was branded. a message burned into her skin. >> i would think that that was some sort of either an exertion of power and control and or maybe some type of message. >> her husband keith described an agonizing three weeks in
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which his wife was tormented physically and mentally telling "gma" she weighed just 87 pounds and was covered in multi-colored bruises severe burns red rashes and chain markings. her signature long blond hair had been chopped off. >> obviously a very sick person who may have wanted to humiliate them, wear her down. >> and we'll have the latest on the investigation coming up at 7:00 a.m. with your gam first look i'm kayna whitworth abc news.
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>> ♪ >> in the morning buzz, this one is the most unusual story you'll hear all day. a new jersey woman said she found this treatment for her rescued goat. she dresses the small animal in a child's duck costume and she runs the goats of anarchy rescue group. there's a group for everything. paully her newest kid suffers from blindness and shows signs of severe anxiety. for halloween she bought a duck costume. turns out the costume paully loves it complete with a hood and a pair of slippers and the it soothes the goat. it mass made goat a viral celebrity. you never know until you know. >> cute little costume. 5:27. still ahead on "action news" an amazon delivery man claims
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>> a man placed in custody is accused of talk taking on two philadelphia police officers leaving bite marks breaking through the skin. >> new this morning an armed plan is arrested for stalking an amazon delivery man during his route. >> drivers are encountering some patches of fog at this early hour and then another round of rain pushes into the region. >> good morning out there. it's 5:30 on this wednesday, november 30th. david is off. karen rogers and matt pelman have your weather and traffic. karen, i think we got enough rain yesterday. we don't need any more. >> we do need it. that's the thing. we don't want it though you're right but we have much needed rain because we have a near drought in many spots. here's the update with the fog. i was telling you earlier i wouldn't be surprised to see them extend the dense fog advisory through entire region based on what i was seeing with the fog reports and that's what's happening right now. a dense fog advisory throughout the entire region until 9 o'clock because o


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