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meteorologist, david murphy. >> good morning. it's 6:00 a.m. on this tuesday december 13th. here's what's happening. >> two people are shot in a south jersey community. police find one of the victims dead on a front porch. >> bill cosby is due back in a montgomery county courthouse today for a pretrial hearing in his sex assault case. >> overnight work on the schuylkill expressway goes too long is that causing big traffic backups as we speak. >> good morning. karen is off. we'll get dave murphy you inn a moment but let's start with matt pelman and all those traffic troubles on the schuylkill. good morning. >> yeah you definitely don't expect this as you head out on a tuesday morning. the schuylkill has been closed from time to time overnight and at this point headed eastbound just the right lane shoulder is getting by this overnight construction. it was overhead sign work that they were doing all night long. it was scheduled. they were going to block one lane in each direction until 5 o'clock. well, several things changed with that. it was multiple lanes with complete stoppages at times and as you know, it's now 6 o'clock, not 5 o'clock so we
have major delays as you can see from chopper6 hd. let's go to our next camera show. it also shows you the eastbound backlog as you come away from belmont avenue. it is parking lot passing the roosevelt boulevard into that construction scene which is approaching montgomery drive. 52 minutes already. should be 14 minutes. so, if you're coming eastbound toward the city this morning, don't use 76. up wants to use the river drives or think outside the box and take ridge avenue or lancaster avenue. eastbound schuylkill is a mess. westbound is sluggish but all westbound lanes are opened. we don't know when this is going to clear out. state police saying it could be out there for a few more hours. that could be a huge problem. we already are looking at speeds like 5 miles per hour. the better news is no major issues just some building volume along 95 southbound. vine is opened after overnight construction and the work on the turnpike connector bridge has cleared out between new jersey and pennsylvania, so things are looking up in a few spots. what about those temperatures dave murphy? are they up this
morning? >> unfortunately, no, they're down pretty low down around the freezing mark matt. take a look at sat life. we have some cloud cover filtered in overnight and there might be some early sunshine but generally speaking we are looking at the clouds getting thicker and thicker as we go in through the morning and afternoon. 37 degrees currently in philadelphia. that number is actually up 1 degree from the last hour but it's still pretty cold. and in most of our suburbs we're colder than that. 34 in trenton and wilmington. 31 degrees below the freezing mark in allentown. 32 in reading. 31 in millville and now down 39 in cape may. not much wind out there. most of us dealing with single digit winds so we're not really worrying too much about wind chill this morning. as we go through the day t-it stays cool. 33 degrees by 7 o'clock. 40 by noon. clouds increasing. and then by 3 o'clock, 43 degrees. that's your high. by 5 o'clock we're back to 40 and by 7 o'clock 38. tomorrow a similar high in the low 40's but after that matt and tam, we have an arctic crush of air coming in. highs in the 20's on thursday and friday with worse wind chills. details on all that of coming up.
>> we know you'll keep us ready for that david. thank you. we continue to follow some breaking news here right now. as we take a -- this is from this morning. police are searching for the suspect who attempted to rob two meniere a gentleman's club in philadelphia. the two men were walking away from the club when the suspect shot one of them in the face. the second man returned fire before he drove the victim to temple university hospital. there's no word yet on the victim's condition. and also happening today, bill cosby will be back in a montgomery county courthouse. his lawyers are fighting to limit the number of other accusers who can testify at his sexual assault trial. let's go topher katherine scott. she's live outside the courthouse in norristown with all the details. goodgood morning, katherine. >> reporter: good morning, tam. this is a key issue for both sides. can 13 other accusers testify at this trial? that's what a judge will have to decide. another hearing for bill cosby is that scheduled at montgomery county court. today and tomorrow the actor
will be back in norristown. at issue, whether prosecutors can call 13 other accusers in an over to the show the actor had a pattern of drugging and molesting women. cosby was charged with sexually assaulting former temple university employee andrea constand in 2004. district attorney kevin steele argues the 13 women's stories are relevant because they establish a common scheme or plan. some of the women are said to have only known him for a few days. others had ongoing relationships with cosby. but the defense is trying to keep them off the witness stand questioning the relevance of credibility. they say the commonwealth is trying to use the women to bolster their weak case. the defense had wanted to question these 13 women in person. the judge rejected that idea. the hearing is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. we're live in norristown, katherine scott, channel6 "action news. >> thanks, katherine. new this morning, a man with a knife held up a
7-eleven in wynnewood overnight. it happened just before 2:00 this morning on the 1400 block of city a the robber threatened clerk with the weapon and stole an unknown amount of cash fleeing the scene on foot. no injuries were reported. >> 6:06. two men came under attack while sitting in a car in the city's olney section. you can see the shattered windows shot out along third street. someone opened fire around 5:15 yesterday evening. the men ages 42 and 41 were taken to the hospital in stable condition. investigators are still trying to figure out who shot these men and why. around the same time in the city's hunting park section a gunman shot a 21-year-old man. this shooting happened along the 3900 block of north eighth street. the victim was shot in the chest and the leg and is now in critical condition. >> a victim was left dead on the front porch of a home and another was sent to the hospital. chopper6 over the unit block of plumtree lane in willingboro as police investigated this scene. police and medics responded to
a report of shots fired at the residence at 8 o'clock last night. the wounded victim was transported to our lady of lourdes hospital. that person's condition ha has not been release the. a place where you may have gone to draw blood was overdrawn by hackers. thousands of customers are. ed. maribel aber is live at the nasdaq in times square with this latest hacking. hi maribel. good morning matt. quest diagnostic says a security breach has exposed the personal health information of about 34,000 people. the madison new jersey company says hackers attacked an internet application. harks gained acutes to my customer information including names dates of birth and lab results. quest says it's notified affected clients by mail. the dow posted another game while broader markets fell. futures pointing to a higher open o gas prices are heading higher after the world's major oil producers agreed to cut production. gas averaged $2.21 a gallon yesterday according to gas
buddy.com up almost 20 cents from a year ago and prices are creeping towards three dollars a gallon in some parts of the country. in the philadelphia area gas buddy reports the average price is $2.04. we've become so comfortable with those low prices expected to creep up. >> thank you maribel. snow sleet and freezing rain made for a dangerous commute in more than a dozen states. several crashes in lackawanna pa. >> all that's going on up there. >> uh-huh. >> around here not necessarily chilly today, right. >> no, i mean, it's on the cool side today. the next couple of days you could still go out and get stuff done. seasonably cool air. thursday and friday are the days that are going to be pretty he was and friday night into saturday morning maybe some slick driving conditions. storm tracker6 live double scan for now shows we're offer
to a dry start this morning. as we take a look outside we have some clouds overhead above camden and penn's landing in the foreground there. might see some early sunshine but clouds generally speak regular going to get thicker as we go through the morning and afternoon. and here are the morning temps. it is coat weather of course being december. 31 degrees in allentown, 32 right now in reading, forty four trenton and wilmington and we have climbed to fledge philadelphia. may actually drop again a degree or two before we start to turn at this time around for good. 39 degrees in cape may. even down by the shore which is typically one of the milder spots this time of year it's still in the upper 30's. there were the clouds and they have thickened up a little bit overnight. they might be thin enough to be able to allow some sunshine in at times during the morning hours but as we go through the day again we're looking at least clouds and probably a little thicker cloud cover as we mover through the day. increasing clouds in the lehigh valley, 39 degrees. at least the winds respect light this morning and they're staying light today so 39 is cold but it's not like you're
going to have a real driving strong wind to worry about as well. increasing clouds at the shore 46 is your high down by that ocean water. and then 43 degrees in philadelphia with increasing clouds, chilly conditions, winds again staying on the light side today, probably in the single digits most of the way. and then later on this afternoon and this evening you have cloud cover at 5 o'clock. later in the evening hours some showers respect possible. probably after about 9 o'clock or so. the farther north you go there should be a snow shower mixing in. probably not a big impact events but something to keep in mind if you're out driving this evening in those northern areas. overnight tonight following that evening shower we dry up. 33 is the overnight low in philadelphia, some suburbs in the mid to upper 20's and the winds start to pick una little bit overnight. then tomorrow a bit on the breezy side, 42 degrees is the high but the big feature on the map is going to be this arctic front which is on our doorstep tomorrow and in the nighttime it's going to pass through. we'll wind up with colder air coming in wednesday night staying with us on thursday and friday and also some
strong winds behind that front, so this is a combination that's going to make things very uncomfortability starting wednesday night and going through thursday and the cold anyway staying with us on friday. on thursday that will be the worst. area of low pressure up by quebec with strong winds circulate argue round it. look for wind chills between zero in the morning up to about 10 in the afternoon and then in the northern suburbs below zero at times. your exclusive accuweather 7-day forecast, today's high is 43. tomorrow 42. couple of days where you can get stuff done. but on wednesday night it turns frigid. we drop to 25 with strong winds and on thursday a high of just 24 and a bitter wind making it feel like it's about 10 to 15 degrees at the best of times and below zero wind chills in some of those outlying suburbs in the morning and maybe again thursday night. then thursday night the winds die down but we drop to 15 and on friday we only get back to 23. the next issue is friday night into saturday when we have some snow friday night, maybe mixing with some ice:definitely snow mixing with ice on saturday morning.
and then eventually a change back to rain. the way things are timing right now we have to allow for saturday morning even after dawn to be rather treacherous on some roads with that snow and ice mix. could change. we're still a few days away but right now i would plan on friday night into saturday morning being dies glee a little tricky. >> yeah. >> duly noted. >> thank you david. it's 6:12. the government continues to pile up evidence against a man charged with massacring nine people during a church bible study last year. >> 'tis the season for sneaky thieves a homeowner captures a granny who stole christmas. matt. >> the crane is gone but the restrictions continue matt on the eastbound side of the schuylkill approaching montgomery drive and you can see from history 6hd the huge eastbound delay resulting. we'll talk about the jam when "action news" continues on this tuesday morning. (my hero zero by lemonheads)
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>> ♪ >> welcome back. chopper is six still over the schuylkill expressway. look at that line of lights just sitting there almost. this is near the montgomery exit. earlier this morning on the eastbound side there was crane work on some of the signs changing things around and that had only the shoulder getting by. the crane is gone but the backup continues to be a problem. >> you think overnight construction might have run a little bit too late right.
>> i think so much they were scheduled until 5 o'clock block one lane in each direction. they did so much more than that and so the damage is now extensive because they still have multiple lanes blocked on the schuylkill expressway. we're seeing the backlog here from chopper6 hd. this is where the roosevelt boulevard extension comes in and joins up with 76 eastbound, east falls is right back here. the westbound side is moving okay. they've reopened the westbound lanes. unfortunately it's the eastbound side which you use to get into center city which is still restricted. as we look live you can see here the crews still out here even though the crane is gone. they're still blocking the three left lanes so traffic is only getting by in right lane head toward the city. you still want to think alternates to the eastbound schuylkill at this point unless you like that nearly hour travel time which i don't think you're going to. you can stick with the river drivers, you can stick with lancaster avenue over there, ridge a you start to jam now back around gladwyne and you're looking at single digit speeds coming in on the
schuylkill coming eastbound because of those ongoing restrictions approaching montgomery drive. it's a mess and of course we'll continue to keep you posted. we're also getting word of some new accidents out there. one in the pottstown area is on the ramp from west high street to route 100 southbound. that ramp is partially blocked with the waze app last time i mentioned icy conditions along gearyville pike. in delaware a crashology 95 northbound approaching the service area causing slowing there as well. matt. >> thanks matt. prosecutors could soon wrap up their case against the man accused of killing nine people during a bible study at an african-american church south carolina. handwritten notes by dylan roof his parents were among exhibits released by federal officials yesterday. agents also testified they found a list of other local black churches in roofer's car. authorities say the 22-year-old has admitted to opening fire at a prayer group in june of last year. nine people were killed. roof could face the death
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>> what mess overnight construction blocking all but one lane approaching montgomery drive. crews are still out there even though the crane that was working has been taken away. we have a massive backlog coming east of gladwyne through this point approaching montgomery. are you barely moving coming down the boulevard extension it's a parking lot joining up with the schuylkill. you need to think alternates lake river drives like ridge avenue lancaster avenue eastbound 76 is not where you want to be. on the maps there's a new crash in east norriton
involving a deer along township line road at kimberly drive. 10 minute delays on the 36 trolley eastbound because of fire activity. chestnut hill west train running a couple cars short today david. >> all right matt. we're in the 30's this morning so i'm dressing the kids with extra gear. gloves might not abbad idea too. this afternoon you wants to keep them fairly bundled. we're only going up to the low 40's. 35 by 7 o'clock, by noon 40. your high today is going to be that 43 at 3 o'clock. winds light but clouds building overall a lot of clouds out there and by 5 o'clock 40 and down 38 degrees by 7 o'clock. if you want to head to the market though this afternoon not a bad time period to go and get that done. on the big board we've been watching all green aircraft mean nothing major delays but we're still looking at some precipitation in atlanta, rain there and dallas fort worth still dealing with fog. looks like the snow showers in chicago we had about an hour ago are now over. tam. >> all right, thank you david. chubby babies may be on the decline. study looked at children ages two and younger own rolled in
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>> ♪ >> breaking right now, philadelphia police are investigating an attempted robbery that ended in gunfire. >> lawyers for bill cosby will battle in court try limit the number of women who can testify at his trial. >> president-elect donald trump officially announces his pick for secretary of state. >> also breaking overnight work on the schuylkill expressway takes longer than anticipated leaving a traffic mess for commuters heading into the city. >> good morning. it is 6:30 here on this tuesday december 13. karen is off. we'll get to david in a moment with the forecast but first up let's go over to matt pelman with an absolute mess on the schuylkill expressway. good morning. >> that's for sure. pack your patience if you're headed for 76 especially eastbound this morning crews are still in the process of picking up. you can see them right down there at the bottom of the screen they're backing up at this point picking up their cones. there was a crane out here overnight doing overhead sign
work and at times they were stopping all traffic in both directions. all the wind of westbound -- westbound lanes are reopen. as they pick up these eastbound cones they still have lanes blocked so we are still down a lane or two which means, yes, this, a parking lot coming eastbound on 76 and southbound on the roosevelt boulevard extension across the schuylkill river. let's go to our next camera shot. it's back around belmont on the schuylkill and you can see these cars heading eastbound are not budging but our travel time s it keeps climbing. now up to an hour -- oh, there goes an ambulance as well so i'm wondering in they've got something up there in the backlog as well. but now 13 minutes now on the eastbound travel time should be about 13 minutes so an extra hour as you come eastbound towards center city. jammed now starts back around conshohocken and you're looking it's a single digit speeds heading into that work zone approaching montgomery drive. you need to think alternates like ridge pike, route 23,
route 30 lancaster avenue, 31 the whole way into west philadelphia. once you get closer to the city stick with the river drives. schuylkill eastbound is a mess and of course we'll keep you posted. crash in pottstown on the high street ramp to 100 is gone but there's icy conditions in marlboro in jerryville pike. low temps out there this morning right david. >> yeah, some spots are below freezing. so if you had any moisture around it certainly froze up overnight. overall looking at cloudy skies this morning. over to the east a little bit of break in the clouds down by the shore. you can kind of see some of that in cape may county opening up. but most of you are going to start out with clouds overhead and we're also cold. in philadelphia at 37. closer to the freezing mark in allentown reading lancaster and millville. trenton at 34. wilmington at 34. cape may at 39 degrees. and you were winds not all there strong this morning. so there's one piece of good news. you don't have to worry any any strong wind chills. as we go through the day it stays chilly. 37 degrees by seven, 43 is your high at 3 o'clock this
afternoon. if i 5 o'clock 40. by 7 o'clock upper 30's. a similar day tomorrow. as we go into wednesday night into thursday that arctic air arrives with severe wind chills. i'll have details on all that of coming up matt and tam. >> thank you david. more breaking news. a plan was slot in the face outside of a club in philadelphia. it happened during an attempted robbery. "action news" reporter annie mccormick is live at temple university hospital where that victim is being treated. annie. >> reporter: matt we just got an update on that victim's condition. he was shot in the face and he's in serious condition here at temple university hospital. i want you to take a look behind me. you can see that white bmw there with the police crime scene tape around it. that's because police are holding this car here at temple university hospital. that is the vehicle that the victim was in at the time of the shooting. well, take a look at this video. this is a closer look at the car we are just talking about. you can see app bullet hole in the passenger side window. that is where they do believe the bullet did go through the
windshield and then hit the victim in the face. now, this is video from near broad and germantown where police say two men left the jungle club and then walked around the corner. when they got into a car parked in the 3700 block of germantown, a suspect walked up with a gun and announced a robbery. he fired one shot hitting the 28-year-old passenger in the face. the 33-year-old driver fired back with his own weapon that was in the vehicle then drove to my temple hospital. now, there was also a shot that hit the window of a deli in the same block of the shooting scene. police found about eight shell casings on that block and they are still looking for the suspect. >> what we don't know at this time whether or not the initial perpetrator was shot by gunfire. he's described as a male five hyphenate his late 20's and he's wearing a blood pressure hooded sweatshirt. he fled on foot in an unknown direction. >> and back outs here live
again in that car is the gun that was used to fire back at the suspect. that's another reason that police are holding this vehicle waiting for a tow truck to come. they're also waiting for crime scene investigators to come out here as well. we're also told that at the scene that police found in a trash can nearby at least 10 vials of marijuana. they're working to find out if that was possibly kented to any of -- connected to any of this. they're working to find out if that gun that still remains in the bmw if the driver had a permit to carry. for that now reporting live outside of temple university hospital annie mccormick channel6 "action news." back to you. >> all right, thank you annie. happening today, comedian and actor bill cosby is set to appear in a montgomery county courtroom. at issue is a key question, will some of his past accusers be allowed to testify in his current sex assault trial. "action news" reporter katherine scott is live now norristown with the details surrounding the case. good morning, katherine. >> reporter: good morning, tam. that's right, bill cosby will
be back here again today for pretrial hearing. this one focuses on whether 13 past accusers can also testify at this trial. this is a big issue for both sides and we expect a battle. this trial scheduled for the spring is for charge that is bill cosby sexually assaulted former temple university employee andrea constand at his cheltenham moment in 2004. prosecutors warrant to call 13 other women to testify in an effort to show cosby had a pattern of drugging and molesting women from the 70's to the 90's. some of the women are towed have only known him for a few days others had ongoing relationships with cosby. district corner and attorney kevin steele argues the 13 women's stories are relevant because they establish a common scheme or plan but the defense is crying foul saying the commonwealth is trying to bolster their weak case. cosby's lawyers will try to keep the women off the witness stand attack the relevance to the case and their
credibility. the defense wanted to question the women in person but the judge didn't allow it. the judge already ruled cosby's deposition testimony can be used at trial where he talks about his affairs incolliding the night with constand and giving quaaludes to women he wanted to have sex with. now the question remains if these accusers can testify. and this hearing is that scheduled for 9:00 a.m. expected to last two days. live in norristown katherine scott channel6 "action news. >> thank you katherine. 6:37. we have new details in the case against the man charged with murdering a lehigh county woman nearly three years ago. michael horvath a coworker of the victim holly grim is charged with murder and kidnapping. grim's remains weren't found on horvath's property in monroe county just this past october. now investigators reveal they also found two gun cartridges a book of notes and pictures of grim's home there. grim disappeared in november of 2013. police say horvath had been on their radar the entire time.
>> let's turn to dave murphy now to talk about our accuweather today and some major stuff coming our way this week. >> yeah, cold air in a couple of days and it's going to be the kind you remember for awhile. storm tracker6 live double scan this morning shows you we're dry. as we take a look outside we have sky6 looking east and you can see some breaks in the clouds over towards the coast but the rest of us are socked in by clouds and overall early sunny breaks should give way to less and less sun as we head later into the day and into the afternoon. it's cold out there. temperatures 37 in philadelphia and that's one of the milder spots. most of our suburbs are down closer to the freezing mark. not much wind out there, though. west-northwest at just 6 miles per hour so we don't have to worry about any big time wimp. there you see the clouds getting thicker. some breaks down by the shore and as we go through the morning and afternoon clouds will continues to thicken up. it's going to stay chilly today. 36 degrees by 8 o'clock, 37 by 10 o'clock and then 40 degrees by noon. your high today is 43 at about 3 o'clock, fairly cloudy then and by 6 o'clock 39 degrees getting down into the 30's
pretty quickly during the evening hours. high temperatures this afternoon with gathering clouds and light winds, 39 in allentown, 42 in trenton, 40 in reading, 43 in wilmington and philadelphia and millville and cape may. up to brow bow 46 this afternoon at the airport in atlantic city again everybody experiencing light single digit winds today. later this afternoon it will be fairly cloudy. this is the 5 o'clock view on future tracker6. as we advance this later this evening there's the chance of a shower popping up probably after about 9 o'clock or 9:30 on the model run. up north it could be a snow shower. i'm correcting fairly low impact from this but if you're driving around in those northern areas tonight unsee some of that snow you got to slow it down. then tomorrow a similar day with a high of 42. might be a little breezier but the big feature on the map tomorrow will be that arctic boundary just to our west. this will be pushing in during the day and at night we're going to see that many front come through, temperatures plunge behind it and the winds really pick up so tomorrow during the day you're okay. but those winds and cold air will be on the way on wednesday night and will stay
with us on thursday and still kind of cold on friday. the big ticket day though will be thursday where during the wind chills in philadelphia and down the shore will make it feel like it's between about 10 degrees and zero and then in the northern and western suburbs it will feel like zero up to about 10 below zero especially before dawn. and then up in the poconos wind chills between 10 and 15 degrees below zero. wow. so, that's thursday. and as you'll see friday is also an issue. 43 today increasing clouds. that little shower or snow shower tonight. clouds and sun on wednesday a high of 42. but then a frigid night with the winds picking up temperatures dipping into the 20's and the high on thirst thursday 24 degrees making it feel like 10 at the best of times in philadelphia. friday 23 wind chills in the teens. friday night we'll see snow that could mix with sleet and even freezing rain and we're checking some of in on saturday morning as well snow mixing with freezing rain and sleet and then eventually
changing to rain on saturday but right now friday night in through saturday morning is the time period to watch if we do develop enough that of freezing rain which is about the worst kind of precip we could have our roads could be pretty treacherous saturday morning. >> we'll look for. that thank you david. 6:41 is the time. still ahead on "action news" a package thief takes his scheme to a whole new level. you'll see this story next. >> the man who got a big two piece surprise when he walked outside to get his mail. matt. >> we're dealing with heavy traffic and slow speeds on the eastbound side of the schuylkill from past conshohocken into montgomery drive. we'll see if all lanes have reopened that were yet and talk about that crash on 73 when "action news" continues on this tuesday morning. >> ♪
>> ♪ >> just about 6:44. tuesday morning. this is our big traffic story of the morning. it is breaking news. you're taking a look at route one which is one of the highways being impacted by some construction work along the schuylkill expressway that went a little too late this morning. >> and that is making for a really difficult tuesday morning matt pelman. >> yeah, it was very lengthy construction zone that gave us some very lengthy delays that we're still watching. matt and tam this is the schuylkill and they were working in the eastbound lanes approaching plot drive. they have been in the process now for a little bit of backing up and picking up their cones. they've madewhat thirty three whack on the roosevelt boulevard extension and there at the bottom of the screen the crews are out there backing up picking up their cones in the left lane but the delays from this earlier construction are extensive. coming down the boulevard extension you start to jam around broad street and then we're barely moving on down to that zone near ridge avenue where they're still picking up the cones.
over on the schuylkill expressway, you start to jam just past conshohocken in through this points just past the boulevard. still a 53 minute travel time that ideally should be about 13 or 14 minutes. in fact let's look at the speeds. just 6 miles per hour coming east on the schuylkill in towards center city this morning. again jam starts just past conshohocken. some people bailing out onto the blue route southbound so we're getting extra traffic there now with speeds dropping into the 40's down around lima springfield. think alternates. you could take the blue route southbound. stick with route 30 lancaster avenue. you could use route 23. you could use ridge pike into ridge avenue but the schuylkill eastbound you still want to avoid at this point and we've been watch something other situations in the burbs. a downed flee lower pottsgrove blocking sanatoga road. in marlboro icy conditions an crash along gearyville pike at hoppingville road. an accidents involving a deer along township line road at
kimberly drive road. tam. >> done trauma trouble has named rex tillerson as his pick for secretary of state. the transition office said tillerson will be a forceful and advocate for america's interest but the election could set trump up for a potential fight with congress over confirming tillerson including with some top republicans this is over tillerson's close dealings with russia especially those questions about russian hacking have been raised. tillerson has worked closely with the state owned oil and gas industry in russia and he's the only american to have ever received the order of friendship from that vladimir putin. >> this is new a bomb threat forced a pilot to make an emergency landing in new york. a lufthansa flight from houston texas when someone made the bomb threat to the airline's corporate office. the pilot learned of the call and opted to land the plane at j.f.k. airport. more than 500 passengers were evacuated. it's still unclear what the threat was all about and
whether or not authorities found any kind of device on the plane. >> also new on "action news" a new take on a crime that is popular this time of year. take a look at this. the video appears to show a man delivering a pizza in understand end but after a few curious looks and a knock on the door the imposter strikes taking off with more than what he came with. leon neto and his wife were out shopping when an app onley on's phone sent a signal that someone was on his porch. the thief may have been pretty disappointed with the swipe. all he got was a pair of slippers. >> ♪
>> time to see what they have got coming up on gam. >> good morning to robin roberts joining us live. robin we just delivered the news about the secretary of state position and i know you're going expand on that this morning. >> reporter: we will do that matt and tam. yes, announcing just moments ago as you said he has chosen rex tillerson as his nominee for secretary of state. the exxon mostly cloudy ceo known for having close ties with russia this as calls come for an investigation into russia's involvement with the u.s. election. we have all the latest. ahead after his mother fell through the ice a young boy's 911 call saved her life. with temps set to plunge this week we're going to show you in a live demonstration how you can survive a fall into icy waters. and my interview with the king himself lebron james, the name sports illustrated sports person of the year sat down to talk about that and what motivates him to keep on going. matt and tam all that and more coming up on "gma."
>> looks like a good slow. see you soon robyn. >> we're going keep on going this morning we're just going really slow on a bunch of these roads like the vine street expressway. now there's a crash in the westbound lanes approaching broad street involve this truck. right lane out of commission so you're extra heavy as you come away from i-95 on the westbound side. in voorhees watch out for an accident along 73 at cooper road impacting traffic both ways but it's especially slow on the northbound side. just 14 miles per hour. there was a wreck on 295 northbound in that camden county. that cleared pretty quickly so at this point on 295, 42 and 55, it's just normal delays, david. >> temperatures in a lot of neighborhoods this morning matt are in the neighborhood of freezing so do bundle the kids up with extra gear. this afternoon they probably still wants the heavy coat because it's not getting all that warm today. 35 degrees by 7 o'clock. not much wind, that's good. by noon 40 and by 3 o'clock that's your high, 43 degrees. then 40 at 5 o'clock. 7 o'clock 38 degrees. light winds. clouds gathering as the day goes on. it looks like we stay dry until later on this evening when there could be a shower
or a sprinkle. on the big board at the airport all green aircraft and no major delays but we're still look as lane in atlanta and nothing dallas fort worth. matt, tam. >> i think that's alligator for back it up buddy. this is an 8-foot hissing alligator that snuck up on florida man as he was getting his mail. louis camacho said he suspected an earthquake when he felt vibrations beneath his feet. a quick look around showed it was a massive alligator cooling off in a drainpipe under his yard. wildlife officials say they've seen gators in gutters but nothing quite like this. >> brands flew. law enforcers in kentucky seeking out needy people handing out cash. deputies with the warren county sheriff's department are stopping people who look like they're struggling make ends meet and then they hands them 100-dollar bills. the money documents a donor who wants to spread holiday cheer and hopes the recipients will pay it forward. >> ♪
>> top stories here at 6:55a man was slot in the face outside of a club in the city's tioga section early this morning. police say it happened during an it's a tempted robbery. the victim is in serious condition. quest diagnostic says a hack compromised the personal health information of about 34,000 people. the company with several labs in our area says it exposed names birth dates lab results
and phone numbers. comedian bill cosby due back in a montgomery county courtroom today for a pretrial hearing. hoarse for cosby will try to limit the number of female accuse here's can testify at his sexual assault trial. >> late running overhead sign work on the schuylkill eastbound has been giving us huge delays this morning. eastbound still jammed from past conshohocken into montgomery drive and the zone extended back here onto the roosevelt boulevard extension southbound. as you can see they're still picking up the cones so southbound one is also at a crawl from broad street down ridge avenue. david. >> cold out there this morning matt. everybody in the 30's. 37 in philadelphia. below freezing in allentown. and in millville. and now down to 32 in wilmington. not much wind out there but coat weather. this afternoon we go up to 43. a little below average. 33 overnight tonight. another day in the 40's tomorrow and then that arctic air comes in in the 20's on thursday and friday. >> so much to look forward to. all right. that that commute out there is looking a little rough this morning. we'll be back every 30 minutes
good morning, america. president-elect trump announced his pick for secretary of state. nominating exxonmobil ceo rex tillerson and now rick perry will be energy secretary. the agency once tried to eliminate. >> it's three agencies of governments when i get there are gone, commerce, education and the -- what's the third one there? let's see. overnight trump trees clues about how he'll handle his own business empire. dangerous arctic blast, the most brutal cold of the season moving across the country this morning. 13 states on alert. the national weather service warning the public about frostbite and windchills plunge below zero for millions. the west bracing for a pineapple express. heavy snow and flooding on the way. breaking right now, a