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>> a look back at the line sudden death of the growing pains star.
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ail of us grew up watching him. >> weather and traffic is going to get cold this weeks. let's turn to meteorologist, david murphy and karen rogers. good morning. >> one more day before that real cold air snaps into the region. that will happen later tonight. right now we've got cloud cover breaking up a little bit over parts of the region. some of us will see some sun, others still dealing way bit of clouds. looks like areas south of philadelphia have most of the cloud cover out there right now. 37 degrees in philadelphia and below freezing in allentown, close to that in trenton, reading, lancaster. 37 in millville. 36 in wilmington and 40 in cape may. unlike yesterday the winds aren't all that bad this morning and they probably stay on the lower side during most of the day. as we roll through the day it stays chilly. 36 by 7 o'clock, 40 by noon. your shy going to be that 42-degree reading at 3 o'clock and then down top 37 by 5 o'clock. as soon as 7 o'clock we're down to 33 but we're going way down from there. tomorrow we expect to be in the low 20's for most of the afternoon with more severe wind chills. i'll have more on that cold snap coming in the accuweather 7-day forecast. welcome back, karen. >> i'm going back to florida. [laughter] >> it's too cold here. checking out the vine street
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expressway we're doing nicely. right now we are shut down in both directions for that construction going on but scheduled to clear by 5:00 a.m. it should be clearing gin the next half hour. on the big picture no construction on the schuylkill. today we're seeing those travel times of 49, 51 miles per hour both directions. no problems there. on the blue route or i-95 just some construction blocking two lanes on i-95 as we take a live look. this is southbound between academy road and cottman avenue. the two left lanes had been blocked at this point but we're seeing traffic move okay it's very light volume. you see the arrow board out there that penndot has. on 55 northbound in new jersey near 322 the left lane blocked. this should also wrap up at 5:00 a.m., tam. >> okay, thank you, karen. and we're starting with breaking news. dozens of shots fired at a man in the frankford section resulting in what police are calling an execution style killing. "action news" reporter annie mccormick is joining us live from police headquarters with all the details. good morning, annie. >> reporter: good morning,
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tam l and there were numerous 911 calls that came into police late last night. actually overnight just around 12:30 in the morning when 15th district officers arrived they found the victim shot dead in a vacant lot. >> it doesn't appear to be a robbery at this time. the victim's cell phone we believe it's the victim's cell phone is on the scene and that was struck by gunfire also and at this time we're not getting any information that this was a robbery. so, we're not sure of the motive. all we know is the fact that there's 28 spent shell casings and many them are in such close proximity to the body it appears that the shooter was standing over the body or very close to the body and fired multiple shots. and the fact he's shot so many times it's clear to be an execution type homicide. >> reporter: shot more than two dozen times. this happened after 12:30 in the morning in the 1400 block of adams in the frankford section of the city.
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fifteenth district officers discovered a 27-year-old man there dead shot numerous times in the face chest torso and the legs. witnesses could not give a description. police did take several witnesses, however, down to homicide. back out here live we are told that police are still interviewing witnesses. however, they're not able to give a clear description but they did tell police that they saw a person running south through a vacant lot off of the 1400 block of adams. reporting live outside of police headquarters, annie mccormick channel6 "action news." matt, back to you. >> thanks annie. we're following more breaking news this morning out of southwest philadelphia. a man lost control of his vehicle, smashed into a tree and was killed. it happened at 58th street and baltimore a the unidentified man was in his 50's. it is unclear what caused him to crash. the bill cosby pretrial hearing picks back up in montgomery county this morning. the actor and comedian is charged with aggravated indecent assault for an alleged attack 12 years ago. the judge will decide if previous women who have made
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similar claims against cosby should be allowed to testify. cosby's lawyers are expected to attack their credibility today and have them barred from the trial t al shouting match between attorneys on both sides got so testy yesterday that the judge warned he would call in sheriff's deputies if they would not behave. >> balloons were released into the air in west philadelphia last night to remember a teenager gunned down just a month after his birth day. about a hundred friends and family members gathered on the hundred block of north dewey street to remember 17-year-old tyhir berry who was shot and killed just after midnight on monday as he stood at the corner of 60th and market streets while visiting his sister. his mother begged those responsible to please come forward. >> i'm very heartbroken and i wish whoever did it just come forward because my son was good boy. >> police believe berry may have been the target two. people were scene leaving in a white suv. police have questioned several people in that connection with
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the murder but so far there have not been any arrests. >> the search is on for a bandit who held up a bank branch in the city's northern liberties section. this happened at the royal bank america at second street and girard avenue. surveillance cameras captured the man late tuesday morning when he handed over a demand note and grabbed cash from the teller. the fbi and philadelphia police consider him armed and dangerous and are offering a reward for tips. police have charged a new york nan connection way vandalism incident tap chestnut hill market that caused three to $10,000 worth of damage. surveillance video from the november 25th incident shows a man spray painting anti-donald trump couldn't feet tea on the fresh market building on the 8200 block of germantown avenue. police charged 33-year-old evan brown with criminal mischief a second suspect is identified as an attorney for the city of philadelphia. he was not charged but has been suspended for two weeks and ordered to do community service. >> turning to the trump white
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house transition. the president-elect continues to fill key cabinet nominations for what some are calling shocking choices. this all while trying smooth over relations with some of his party's most powerful leaders. abc's lana zak has more now from washington. >> reporter: trump supporters in wisconsin booed native son paul ryan. >> speaker paul ryan. i really come -- oh, no, i come to appreciate him. honestly, he's like a fine wine. >> reporter: and during his thank you tour visit president-elect donald trump promoted his unconventional pick for secretary of state. >> rex will be a fierce advocate for america's interests around the world. >> reporter: oil executive rex tillerson will be the first secretary of state to never have served in government or military his career 40 years spent at exxon mobil the eighth largest company of the world. it isn't his lack of government experience that's worrying lawmakers it's his strong ties russia. >> i've invested a lot of
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money, our company has invested a lot of money in russia very successfully. >> reporter: and exxon mobil stands to make billions if the trump administration lifts russia's sanctions. dap mr. trump meets with leaders from amazon google, microsoft. two other appointments, represent ryan zink of montana for interior sec area. he's said climate change not proven science. rick perry linked to head up energy taken together with trump's choice of scott pruitt many climate change scientists are alarmed. all cabinet positions require senate confirmation and we're hearing from some republican members that they have some hesitations about some of these potential choices. all of them say at this point they are willing to give them fair and thorough hearings. lana zak, abc news washington. >> heartbreaking and stunning
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newts from hollywood this morning. alan thicke the lovable father from 80's television has died. ly. >> ♪ >> thicke was playing hockey with his 19-year-old son yesterday when he suffered a heart attack. he was the patriarch of "growing pains." that made him a household name. thicke was also a well established composer, a popular theme songs including the facts of life different strokes and wheel of fortune. alan chicago survived by a wife tanya and three sons including r and b singer robin thicke t alan thicke was 69 years old. >> i'd just seen him on tv in a different sitcom and you're reminded of how he is. >> one of the original iconic tv dads. >> a woman crashes her suv into a frozen pond. details on who came to her rescue as the vehicle was sinking. >> a new glimpse of the final
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hours of the doomed cargo ship el faro. david. >> cold again this morning on the bus stop partly cloudy skies. some of you get something -- some of you get something sun. if you're dressing the kids bundle tup this morning as we have that many cold start this afternoon. keep them bundled. we're only getting up into the low 40's and then we've got that cold crush for tomorrow and friday some snow possible friday night. it's all ahead in the exclusive accuweather 7-day. >> ♪
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>> it is skiers delight in the mountains of northern pennsylvania. elk mountain opened for the season yesterday. the resort has 13 new state of the art snow guns to help create a winter wonderland when mother nature fails provide the real stuff.
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jack frost and blue mountain open this week. >> it will definitely feel like santa time weather around here tomorrow. >> you can make some more snow over the next couple of days. today we've got one more day to get outside get stuff done. tomorrow is going to be bitter and not a whole lot better on friday. storm track sticks life double scan shows we're dry for your wednesday morning commute. as we take a look outside we are looking at sky6 at the airport and cold out there this morning. you'll want a coat but of course nothing like tomorrow. your temperature currently in philadelphia is 37 degrees. your winds right now only at 3 miles per hour and like yesterday we expect those winds to remain on the light side. satellite shows you how there's been a breakup in cloud cover over the part of the region. today we're expecting partly sunny skies. we'll probably go back and forth between the clouds and the sun in a lot of neighborhoods. 36 degrees by 8 o'clock, 38 by 10:00 a.m. and chilly today by noon 40 and your shy 42 by 3 o'clock but compared to tomorrow today is a day where you can still get stuff done. i'm planning for example to top off the tank in the car so i don't have to go out and do it on thursday or friday.
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37 degrees in allentown this afternoon. your high in red dag is just 38 so it's upper 30's in the northern and western suburbs. low 40's in the i-95 corridor. and getting up toward the mid 40's in some spots farther down to the south of everybody cool, everybody dealing with partly sunny skies and light winds today. then tomorrow big change. we've got a front that gets past us, high pressure to the west helping to guide strong winds in from the west. your high tomorrow 24. that's going to be in the morning. temperatures are actually going to drop into the low 20's and just sit there for most of the day and those winds out of the west-northwest at 15 to 25 miles per hour gusting as high as 40 at times so tomorrow very uncomfortable and of course it's not just the temperature but it's that that wind chill and remember how i said temperatures are going to drop and then go down into the low 20's during most of the day and the wind chills will go down with it. we'll average about 10 through the day but could actually be seeing single digit wind chills in philadelphia and if you're up north in the northern and western suburbs, you could even get down close to zero in the afternoon for good portion of thursday.
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and then friday we're cloudy through most of the day. actually there will be some sun mixing with clouds but friday night we're watching the arrival of some snow and then by 1:00 in the morning notice how it's starting to change over to rain in the south. overnight and into saturday morning we probably will see this change to rain from the south finally winding up in the north later in the day on saturday but as we transition you're going to go from some snow and then transition to some freezing rain before you change over to all rain so friday night late probably after midnight saturday and then in through saturday morning we do have that issue. partly sunny today. 42 degrees the high but then a frigid night tonight with temperatures dropping down into the low 20's overnight and those winds picking up. then tomorrow a bitter wind, that high of 24 a little misleading. we'll be down around 21 through most of the afternoon and it will feel like it's around 10 most of the day. then friday still cold, 28 degrees although the winds won't be quite as bad. at night late at night we get some snow arriving and then snow changing to ice saturday
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morning and then finally a changeover to rain. that morning period though could be a problem. 44 is the afternoon high. sunday a little rainy, a high of 57 and then another cold crush coming starting monday. remember when we're not on the air you can always get the latest weather information by going to 6abc.com/weather. again, today a great day to get things done. tomorrow not so much. >> okay. >> you got it. >> get that christmas shopping done today. thank you david. transcripts from crew members aboard the doomed cargo ship the el faro show rising concerns of the hurricane gaining strength. the 500 pages of transcripts give a new glimpse at the final hours for those 33 crew members who died when the el faro sank in october of 2015. some of those on board questioned the captain's decision to sail closer to hurricane joaquin instead of taking a longer safer course. >> we're following breaking news out of zero yee. in the last hour syrian opposition activists say bombing has resumed in the city of aleppo despite a
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ceasefire deal one day after rebels thought they had reached a ceasefire deal to evacuate the city. the united united nations says e is widespread killing of civilians as they tried to flee to safety. some buses sent in to haul people out of aleppo have been seen leaving without any passengers. >> and frightening moments for a woman in minneapolis when her suv crashed into a frozen pond and began to sync. anne says her window had fogged up and she couldn't see when her suv veered off the road and went right into the frozen pond yesterday. several good samaritans saw it happen and rushed over to save her. they grabbed a wooden pallet and yelled to her that they would get her out to safety. >> close your eyes because a lot of glass and we pushed the rest of the glass out of the way and we pulled her out of the vehicle. >> lunn was able to walk on her own top an ambulance and warm up. other than minor cuts she's doing okay. the minnesota state patrol is praising the quick actions of
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the men saying that in this case they likely saved her life. >> coming up on 4:48. we have another case avenue thief trying to steal the holiday spirit tra local neighborhood. this one is taking more than just packages and in broad daylight. >> and pay more at the pump. how much pennsylvania drivers can expect to pay for gas after the new year. we'll be right back.
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>> ♪ >> hi there at the commodore barry bridge we've got a good start to the day if you're headed out. 95 looking live southbound between academy and cottman. construction still blocks the two left lanes. looks like they're in the process of getting ready to pick this up but it's out here right now. we've got light volume. moving okay on night. just watch out for the crews. a new accident in plumstead township on 611 bypass northbound at easton road so look for crews on the scene with the new accident here. let's hop into that new jersey. this is what's going on on 42. northbound traffic headed towards the walt whitman bridge no delay just yet. we've got light volume. the roads are dry so no big problem here but we have an accident we're hearing has injuries associated with it. this is a new accident coming in in new jersey. this is park drive right near rancocas road in burlington county westampton township. watch for emergency workers coming tots scene with this
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accident, tam. >> thank you, karen. and this morning the search is on for a grinch in northern liberties. not only is this bandit boldly taking boxes from the front stops but this time he's taking items that were meant to go to the need dover. the alleged thief is seen on surveillance video on the 800 block of lawrence street. he cases the home then swoops in and takes several boxs in broad daylight. >> it was kind of shocking because it seems like this is someone that's not afraid of getting caught or doesn't care whether or not they get caught. >> the homeowner danielle tells "action news" that just one of the boxes contained gift she purchased. the other ones contained coats she's been collecting from friends on social media that were meant for less fortunate children at gw child school in south philadelphia. after posting the video online she says neighbors have come forward to say they, too, have been victimized. >> time for your first look at business at the big board a key decision by the federal i serve could have an impact on your bottom line. the fed is that expected to announce a hike in interest rates. that could make it more expensive to get a mortgage or
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car loan but at the same time it could lead to a tiny itsy bitsy bump in the paltry thin you're getting in your savings account like, what, .1 percent. the dow set another record high yesterday. the dow was up 114 points. look how close it is from closing at the all time high of 20,000. could do it today. we'll see. futures point a lower open at the opening bell. pennsylvania drivers will be paying more taxes at the pump start on new year's day. an increase of eight cents per gallon will take effect on january 1st. pam already has the highest gas tax in the country. the coming hike is the third and final increase the result of the transportation bill signed by governor corbett in that 2013. the billions of dollars raised will go to fund bridge highway and transportation projects. >> it's 4:53. a case that captivated the country for 20 years. the new tech that could be used to help solve the death
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of jon-benet ramsey. >> a fire nearly destroys packages right before the holidays. >> ♪
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>> new this morning, authorities in colorado plan to look at new dna testing technology to review one of the nation's most famous cold cases. the death of jon-benet ramsey. the six-year-old girl was found dead in the basement of her family's boulder home the day after christmas in 1996. an investigation by a tv news organization claims to have
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uncovered flaws in the interpretation of previous dna testing. the new testing involves more sensitive dna kits that are tied to the fbi's database. >> last night's episode of the popular game show jeopardy featured a contestant who died from cancer just a week ago. cindy stowell was fighting coil lon cancer. despite her illness she wanted to compete on jeopardy. she planned to donate winnings to cancer research. she proved to be a big winner way one day total of $22,000 and you'll be able to see her again tonight right here on 6abc at 7:00 p.m. >> time right now is 4:57. and still more to come on "action news." a small gift from a montgomery county girl becomes a symbol and a safeguard for first responders. >> new service makes waiting for a bus in delaware a lot easier. details on that coming up. >> ♪
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spend your holiday overjoyed and under budget with ikea. >> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning it's 5 o'clock on this wednesday december 14th and here's what we're following for up. >> bill cosby will be back in a montgomery county courthouse today. it's day two of what is already been a heated pretrial hearing for his upcoming sex assault trial. >> breaking overnight detectives in philadelphia are trying to figure out who shot and killed a man execution style. >> we're learning more about the sudden death of former "growing pains" star anological thick. >> first we turn to weather and traffic. meteorologist, david murphy and karen rogers. on. >> one more day before the arctic air arrives. right now we're looking at some breaks in the clouds over

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