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4:30 a.m., monday, december 19. >> new this morning, flames engulfed a south jersey home as fire crews rush to pull someone to safety. >> a mercedes smashes into a school bus and burst into flames with deadly results. members. electoral college gather today to formally elect donald trump as president. >> we'll have those stories, but first let's go over to david murphy with the accuweather forecast and karen rogers has the morning commute. >> reporter: we'll have clouds to start out, that will push
over to the coast and we'll wind up sunny for a good portion of the day. 30 in wilmington, 28 in trenton. 24 degrees in allentown just 2-6r in reading, 33 degrees in cape may. there's a bit of a breeze dropping out of the north that's knocking the windchills down. 22 in philadelphia. 12 in allentown, bundle up, not as bad as a couple of mornings last week, but cold and uncomfortable. 27 degrees by 7:00 a.m. 31 by noon, partly sunny skies, the rest of the afternoon, high of 35 by 3:00 p.m., back to the freezing mark by 5 and 30 degrees by 7:00 p.m. it's cold tomorrow, looks like the 40s are coming back be we'll have an early look as we head into the holiday weekend. >> reporter: holiday, lots to talk about. let's hits the roads, so far so good on the vine street expressway, no overnight construction, no delays, you're
moving just fine at this point. on the big picture looking good on the blue route and the schuylkill expressway, i-95 northbound at bridge street we have a disabled vehicle on the shoulder, watch for that, also that construction. let's take a live look at i-95 you see the construction zone that's the southbound traffic heading toward center city. southbound blocking the two right lane, northbound blocking the left lane and the on-ramp. on going construction restricting attractive. a good shot of the roads, we're clear and dry, i-95 northbound between 141 and 295 that's scheduled to clear at 5:00 a.m., tam. >> thank you, karen. this is new this morning, authorities are investigating a fire that engulfed a home in winslow township camden county. viewer video from the 300 block of cross keys road shows flames consuming the house. the fire broke out at 11:00 p.m. police helped fire crews pull one person out of the house.
no injuries reported. an ugly scene in south philadelphia, a mercedes crashed into a school bus and burst into flames, the crash killed two in the mercedes. annie mccormick is live on the boulevard near woodward street. >> reporter: good morning, tam, it all happened behind me at this intersection, the driver and passenger of the car that rear ended the bus were pronounced dead minutes before the bus driver dropped off 28 kids. this after 9:00 a.m. at woodward and the boulevard in the northbound lanes, a school bus driver from huntington countychd when the mercedes crashed into them. >> two police officers
witnessed the accident they were traveling northbound on the boulevard they witnessed the entire accident they saw that this mercedes prior to crashing into the school bus was driving at a high rate of speed. >> reporter: back out here live, you can see what remains of the vehicle here at the intersection in the northbound lanes, you can see that traffic is moving. we're told that the car was so badly burned that in fact when investigators were out here they couldn't tell what type of vehicle it was, they had to run the plates to first thing that out. the -- figure that out, the 40-year-old bus driver was not injured and at the scene. she is not expected to be charged with anything, because she was just sitting at the light. annie mccormick channel 6 "action news." back to you. >> detectives in allentown are trying to figure out who shot a woman while she was looking out her window. this happened along the 600
block of north 9th street. she said she was cleaning when she heard voices outside her house and looked out the window and heard gunshots and was grazed in the for head. >> i'm scared not to look out windows now. >> reporter: her husband and children were home at the time, they were not hurst. >> the electoral college is expected to vote, it is expected that they will elect donald trump president. all this while furor continues in the russian interference in the number of vote. >> reporter: in the nation's capitol protesters marched on the mall, and in north carolina, a vigil at the state capitol to encourage electors to block donald trump. electors insist they are not
changing their vote. >> it shows a lack of understanding of our democracy, it shows an honest lack and disrespect. >> it would take 37 republican electors to sited with hillary clinton or another candidate for trump to lose. some electors want more information before they vote. 80 them asking for a briefing on russia, but intelligence officials declined. >> for the elect to hers to use the russian hacking to change the result that is unfortunate. >> reporter: the president-elect still refuses to accept u.s. intelligence claiming that agents and putin hacked the campaign. he said he wants proof. trump said if my many supporters acted and threatened those who lost the election are doing they
would be scorned and called terrible names. >> meantime there's a push for a separate investigation into the russian hacking. critics of trump who says russian interfered with the u.s. election say that he doesn't think moscow is a u.s. enemy. more than a dozen deaths are blamed on the on -- onslaught of snow and ice. a plane slid off o'hare airport runway slipping into the grass. >> they have the sleeping bags and the smile on their faces. >> thankful, man, it's going to help me out a lot today. >> arrow head stadium in kansas hosted one of the coldest games
in nfl history. at kickoff, the temperature was 1, the windchill made it feel like 9 below. santa claus made a special appearance days before christmas. saint nick along with dozens of volunteers were on hand to help hand out toys to hundreds of kids at the resources of human development family shelter in north philadelphia. each kid got to pick out a, and as you see they have plenty of options. >> new on "action news," package thieves become so aggressive, even a former pro wrestling champ. >> a philadelphia man takes on the police plunge in alaska. would you do that david? >> reporter: no, but i'm sure it's for a good cause. >> reporter: it is partly cloudy and 27 decrease by 6 dress the
>> three two one go. >> anchorage, alaska, the perfect place for a polar plunge. they had to cut ice out of goose lake. reporters spoke to a man who just moved from philadelphia to alaska. he said it was a new slice of life as he settled into his new home state. the water was a frosty 32 degrees. the proceeds go to the olympics.
>> he kept telling himself it was for a good cause. >> reporter: storm tracker 6 live double scan shows we are dry this morning, as we take a look outside, we have sky6 live hd at the airport, camera not wiggling around too much, there's a little bit of a breeze this morning, though, while the temperature at the airport is 30 degrees, it feels worse than that. here's the number at the airport, 30, the dewpoint, 11. the air dry and crisp, the temperatures have dropped to below freezing in most neighborhoods. that means if there is any standing water from yesterday's rain there could be a morning refreeze. something to keep in mind if you're walking around today or driving around today. some clouds early, looks like they will thin out during the day, we'll likely see sunshine returning. big story today will be the change in temperature, though, yesterday we got up to 60 at
2:00 p.m. the today nowhere near it. 28 degrees by 10:00 a.m. 31 by noon. that's the high right there, 35 degrees this afternoon before dipping back to the freezing mark at 6:00 p.m. tonight. high temperatures across the region, everybody colder, below freezing in allentown. close to it in lancaster, reading. 34 is the high in wilmington and millville. 36 in cape may. airport in atlantic city getting up to 37. windchills will not be horrific today because the winds are running 17 to 14 miles per hour -- 7 to 14 miles per hour. but they will add to the discomfort. it will feel like the upper 20s, even though the temperatures get into the mid 30s. just another reminder the temperatures are not the only issue, the windchill a factor, as well. you want to keep that vote -- coat on. high pressure moving past us, the winds will die down a little
bit. the cold air will be in place, we can't dislodge that until wednesday afternoon. but it will be milder than today. overall we're looking at a mix of clouds and sun, brisk and cold. tomorrow, chilly, 39 degrees high. wednesday, winter officially arrives, feels like we've had our slice of it right, 44 in the afternoon with partly sunny skies. more clouds build in on thursday, 47 degrees, drying out in time for the eagles night game against the giants. friday, sunny, gusty breeze, 45. on christmas eve saturday, more clouds build in. 46 degrees is the high, sunday, cloudy and afternoon rain is possible, 49 degrees on christmas day, and of course hanukkah arriving on saturday, too. remember when we are not on the air you can always get the latest weather information by going 6abc.com/weather and guys
it is cold out there today, cold tomorrow and getting milder as we head into the end of the week we could have rain on christmas. >> stay inside and play with your toys. a you know vote is expected to -- un vote is expected to monitor evacuations and humanitarian aid. there's mass atrocities by rebel forces. an uber driver in florida shot and killed a robber who tried to hold him up. police say the uber driver was taking the customer to fort lauderdale, hollywood airport
yesterday morning. a vehicle cut him off. a man came out and tried to rob the uber driver. the uber driver shot the robber and the second person in the car took off. >> thieves stole packages from hulk hogan's home in florida. it shows four women opening up the package and removing the constant. they stole $15 worth of beauty products. hollywood is remembering one of its most adam -- celebrities. zsa zsa gabor was known for her many love affairs and nine marriages. her current husband said she
looking live right now at city hall, you see a beautiful christmas tree. roads there looking clear, look be dry. we have a couple of issues, one route 130 and 322 and 44 we have construction going on watch for that blocking a lane. live on the boulevard, that's the southbound traffic heading toward the schuylkill expressway moving fine at this point, heading toward the schuylkill expressway. no big problems there. i-95 checking on construction that's southbound traffic heading toward center city as we look live at cottman. southbound we have the two right lanes, northbound, the left lane and off ramp, as well. the cones are set up doing their job. construction blocking the left lane on i-95 northbound between 141 and 295. scheduled to clear at this is the vine street
expressway, westbound, eastbound no construction, traffic is looking good as you head out the door. >> senator charles schumer is increasing the heat on the government to figure out why the ecigarettes batteries keep catching fire and exploding. he wants the fda to issue a recall. fda identified 66 explosions. the industry maintains ecigarettes are safe when used properly. >> now for a first look at business, the u.s. postal service believes today will be the busiest mailing day of the year for cards, letters and packages, tomorrow tuesday is the deadline for sending packages, first class mail with the promise they will get there by christmas. after that you have to use and he -- he express delivery.
philadelphia international airport has made one of the worst airport lists, however it is going through major overhaul. futures are pointing to an lower open. rogue one topped the box office with 155 million in ticket sales and 140 in ticket ceals around the world. -- sales around the world. >> you saw it? >> yes. >> a single mom finds messages scwawrld on her car. they are not able to pay their bills, but 100 homes will have power through the holidays. we'll tell you more when we come
>> welcome back you're taking a live look here, the view into center city. gorgeous out there, and clear after a partially icy and rainy weekend. we have clear skies for now, 4:55 a.m., and 30 degrees. a joyous day turned to tragedy in california as a tree fell and killed a woman who was part of a wedding party taking pictures. l.a. times said one of the
injured is a 4-year-old girl listed in critical condition with head trauma. officials are saying they think the tree could have been weakened by the on going drought in the state. new on "action news," a water ban in the state of texas has been lifted. the mayor of corpus christy said they could they could go back to using the water supply for drinking bathing and cooking. there was on going concerns a chem leak at the asphalt plant contaminated the tap water. colts hunter pat macafee paid the electrical bills for 100 people in minneapolis. more said she has been on payment plans making sacrifices to keep the lights on when she leopard her bill had been paid
off. >> i don't have a tree up, do you see a christmas? there was no christmas plan here, this is the second year in a row, macafee has done this, he has started a go fund me page to raise money for homeless military veterans. >> a controversial decision in the final seconds of the sunday eagles game. >> a deer burst into a gym trumping over a treadmill and through a bar. more on this later on "action news." where things come from?
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5:00 a.m., monday, december 19. here's what's happening. a man and a woman die aftr their car slams into the back of a school bus on the boulevard. we have more in a live report. >> an arctic blast across the country, people are grabbing their parka on the way to work. >> the eagles had a controversial decision more on the decision that backfired. >> we've been having the debate here, let's go over to david murphy and karen. >> reporter: we were up to 06 yesterday afternoon, we went down later in the day and now we are down indeed. we're down to 29 degrees in philadelphia and wilmington. 23 in allentown. 26 in trenton, 25 in reading, 31 in millville and 33 in cape may. there's a bit of a wind dropping out of the north, not super