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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. it is wednesday december 28th. matt o'donnell is off. nydia han is joining us. >> we are following a developing story. philadelphia police investigating a deadly shooting inside a man's basement bedroom. >> police will return to a delaware county home today to investigate new clues in the case of a missing mother. >> the world is mourning the loss of "star wars" actress and hollywood legend carrie fisher. >> you know what it's like in my house when it comes to "star wars." still hard to believe she's gone. karen rogers is off. let's head over to meteorologist, david murphy. he's got your accuweather and matt pelman has your traffic.
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good morning. >> we're you have to a typically chilly morning. not too bad out there. a few clouds to the north of philadelphia but we expect those clouds to ease up for most of the day. most of us should experience mainly sunny skies. 41 degrees currently as you head out the door, not terrible, a little cool. 40 allentown, 36 wilmington, 38 reading, 39 degrees early none millville and 42 degrees in cape may. and not much wind out there to worry about. everybody in the single digits. winds drawing in out of the west-northwest this morning. your exclusive call from accuweather, 37 degrees by 7 o'clock. and over the next 12 hours we'll spend most of it in the 40's. 41 degrees by noon, 43 is your high at 3 o'clock with mostly sunny skies. maybe a few clouds at times. and then 40 by 5 o'clock and by 7 o'clock, we're back down into the mid 30's. again, that high of 43 this afternoon. we are on the lookout for some rain tomorrow and the farther north and west you go from philadelphia the better chance you have of a little snow mixing up. more on that from accuweather.
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matt. >> welcome back david. hope you had a nice christmas. good morning, everybody. it's an okay morning i suppose on the vine street expressway. just overnight construction as we expected here blocking all lanes in both directions between the schuylkill expressway and broad street. everything should be cleared out in the next half hour but for now the vine street expressway 676 not an option for you. no major issues so far on 76, the schuylkill or on the roosevelt boulevard or 95 where speeds are in the mid-50's. just off 95, no change here in queen village along columbus boulevard southbound. still just the one left lane getting by as you head south here by queen street because of a water main break now from over a week ago still blocking those two right lanes and we're hearing the repairs on this could last for the rest of this week. overnight construction once again closing valley forge road in upper gwynedd this morning. that goes until 6 o'clock. bustard road or broad street would be some alternates and there's extra overnight work in delaware in wilmington on 95 northbound as you head
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toward 202 the concorde pike. a couple lanes out there until 6:00. ramps from jackson and second streets to 95 southbound are closed through this evening. tam. >> all right, thank you, matt. breaking news, the action cam live in and fishtown. a fire that broke out about an hour ago a-50-year-old man has been hurt as well as two firefighters. now this is what we're being told about it. the fire crews got there and found a couch on fire and the victim unconscious on the floor. they rushed the man to hahnemann hospital. he's got smoke inhalation. he's in serious condition. the two firefighters they suffered cuts to the head but in both cases we're being told that this is minor. so far, though, no word on what caused that fire to break out. the action cam still there on the scene. this is the 1200 block of shack-maxon street. developing this morning a man was shot in his basement bedroom in the city's
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tioga-nicetown section. police rushed him to the hospital. that's where he died. "action news" reporter annie mccormick is live at police headquarters. she's got more details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, tam l and that victim died a short time later at the hospital. police have not released his identity only saying that he's 37 years old. well, take a look at this video. this is video from the scene. homicide detectives were at that scene for several hours overnight. according to police the victim was gunned down and hit multiple times in the upper body just before 10:30 last night in the 2300 block of west atlantic street. he was rushed to temple university hospital where he did die. police say it appears the shooting happened inside of a house where the victim was living in the basement. >> that now based on the scene, we know that the shooting took place inside the property in the basement where the victim lives. we found six spent shell casings, five of them were in the basement next to a large
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pool of blood where we believe the victim was shot. we did find one spent shell casing on the first floor by the basement door. we found the victim on the front porch of the property. >> reporter: and at this point homicide detectives do not have a description to release, also no idea of a motive yet. there were several people that were inside the home at the time of the shooting. we are told that they have been brought down to homicide for questioning. for now reporting live outside of police headquarters, annie mccormick, channel6 "action news. back to you. >> annie, thank you. also developing philadelphia police are investigating two separate bar fights that sent several people to the hospital overnight. a man was shot in the back of a bar on the 6200 block of woodland nav southwest philadelphia late last night. detectives say an argument over a pool game sparked the shooting. the victim was rushed to the hospital in critical condition. and this other bar fight happened around 1:00 a.m. inside the hookah lounge on the 7700 block of castor
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avenue in rhawnhurst. police say three men got into a fight. one man was stabbed. he was rushed to the hospital in serious but stable condition. two other men suffered cuts to the face and bruises. they are both in stable condition and being held for questioning. >> happening today, detectives will be back at a delaware county home looking for new clues in their search for a missing mother. investigators were there for hours yesterday digging in the basement of the home along the 400 block of lafayette avenue in collingdale. melissa rodriguez once shared this home with her husband josé rodriguez and their two children. the 30-year-old woman went missing in april 2013. collingdale police have wanted to go to the house for years but they were unable to get access until a bank for closure was finalized on this front recent days. >> kind of driving me crazy. i drive past here every day going home. i live three blocks up, the police station is three blocks that way. i stop at this stop sign every dane i look at the house and i just say to myself where is melissa. >> police previously dug up the backyard but in that case
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they didn't find anything. >> a highrise fire forced nearly 200 people to evacuate their apartments in philadelphia's overbrook section. the 11th floor on the liberty tower apartments at around 5:30 last night. residents say they thought it was a false alarm because the alarm sounds off regularly. >> i heard the cracklings in the wall. >> black smoke come rushing out. i told the maintenance man don't go in there. >> people were and whatting on the doors saying you got to get out the 11th floor is burning. the water was gushing down in my apartment. >> no one was hurt. the salvation army is helping residents who were not able to return home. >> we're following new details of a gruesome murder a-lehigh valley man has reportedly confessed to killing his former high school science teacher and the child he fathered with her. this is video of ivan duran infante of bethlehem. the bodies of felicia barahona
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and four-year-old miguel were found in their harlem apartment monday after the building superintendent notice add foul smell. police say barahona was strangled with an electric cord. the boy was found in the bathtub. neighbors recall her as a doting mother way smiling son. >> really playful, playing with little toy cars and everything. he was just a happy boy. >> barahona's family said that there had been a custody battle between the parents. barahona was fired from new york city schools in 2013 for having the sexual relationship with infante. >> hollywood and the world are remembering beloved "star wars" actress carrie fisher. the 60-year-old died yesterday days after she went into cardiac arrest during a flight. abc's janai norman has moore on the life and death of carrie fisher. >> big than i thought. >> reporter: in a galaxy far, far away, carry fish's
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role as the only female lead in the original "star wars" trilogy blasted her to superstardom. >> reporter: winning so many battles as princess leia but losing the final fight in a hospital. firer's did this comes days after she collapsed on flight home to l.a. friday and went into cardiac arrest spending christmas weekend fighting for her life with family including her mother and her daughter billy lord at her side. >> we've just seen her pull out so many times and survived so many thingsism the "star wars" actress chronicled her personal struggles with mental illness and drugs in memoirs princess diaries, postcard from the edge later newspaper a movie starring meryl streep. >> i can't believe i almost died. >> reporter: at recently at last year the pop culture icon returning to the spotlight in her most famous and ultimately
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one of her final roles. >> may the force be with you. in the wake of her death mark hack mill tweeting no words. #devastated. fisher was known for her witty sense of humor joking that she wanted her obituary inspired by an exchange she had with "star wars" director george lucas writing no matter how i go i want it report there had i drowned in moonlight strangled by my own bra. in washington, janai norman channel6 "action news." >> she was an original. >> yes, no one like her that's for sure. >> and a great writer. 4:40. new on "action news" a-new jersey child is kicked out of the boy scouts because he's transgender. >> plus a man credits his poodle with saving his life in a fire. david. >> all right, guys, we're off to a chilly start this morning. not too bat. upper 30's in most neighborhoods. going for a high of 43 this afternoon which is right around average, 32 the overnight low and there is some rain and for some of us a bit of snow on the way for
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tomorrow. i'll have details on that, the latest progression of the snow on future tracker6. that's coming up.
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>> ♪ >> welcome back on this wednesday morning. it is 4:43, 41 degrees. sky6 hd taking a live look at atlantic city. it's had you ever bee hump day. >> a lot of people still on vacation. >> did you have a nice holiday. >> great holiday. how about you. >> very nice. kids were all home. hope you guys had a great time, too. storm tracker6 live double scan shows we are dry this morning. taking a look outside we are looking at the commodore barry bridge and there's a lot of clear skies overmost of the region and we are expecting that most of the region is going to wind up on the clear
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side i believe. okay. okay. we looking good here? 'cause i'm seeing something different in the background than we would usually see. everything okay? we are looking at temperatures right now i believe but i'm a little unclear as to how we're handling this. there we go. 41 degrees is the current temperature. dewpoint 26 and your winds northwest at 7 miles per hour. ocean temperature is 44 degrees. satellite and radar showing that you cloud cover is around to the north of philadelphia but probably breaking up and it looks like most us are going to wind up with plenty of sunshine today. today's high will be 43 degrees. 36 degrees by 8 o'clock. by 10 o'clock, 39. and by noon, 41 degrees and then by 3 o'clock, 43. that is going to be your high today. by 6 o'clock we're back down to 38 degrees. and then we've got temperatures topping out probably in the 40's just about everywhere. 41 degrees in allentown. 42 in reading. 42 in trenton. 42 in lancaster.
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43 is your high this afternoon in wilmington and 42 in millville. down the shore not much different, 43 in cape may and 44 up the coast in atlantic city. and then tomorrow we've got an area of low pressure and a cold front coming right through the region and that is going to make for periods of rain especially into the early afternoon starting fairly early in the morning. the farther north you go the better chance you have of some snow especially in the poconos although some of us in areas like the lehigh valley and reading early on will probably see a little bit of this before a changeover to rain. so here's the progression starting from about 6 o'clock up to 7 o'clock tomorrow morning we do expect the rain to come in during the morning rush hour. notice how up around allentown maybe even briefly in northern bucks and northern montgomery county we have a chance of a little bit of snow but that does change over to rain eventually and looks like the last of the precipitation is probably done early in the afternoon with the exception of just a couple of little spotty bits and pieces of precip and you can see that we're only looking for about a coating to an inch in those northern suburbs before a
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changeover to rain. one to three in the poconos. upper elevations would have the best chance of seeing something on the ground. seven-day from accuweather mostly sunny and chilly today 43 degrees is the high. and tomorrow we've got some rain early in the morning mixing with a little bit of snow north and westwhere before a changeover. 45 is the high there. blustery with a possible snow shower here or there on friday, 40 degrees. for the weekend clouds, some sun on saturday 41 for new year's eve. there's the possibility of a nighttime snow or rain shower and then mostly cloudy on sunday 48 degrees for new year's day and the 47 with some periods of rain moving back in on monday. looks like we're back into the 50's by tuesday. remember when we're not on the air you can always get the latest weather information from 6abc.com/weather. >> so not a white christmas but maybe a white new year's eve. >> maybe. we'll have to see about the timing of it. it could be after everybody is done banging pots and pans but something to watch for. >> thanks, david. >> thanks. >> a north jersey mother says her eight-year-old child was kicked out of the boy scouts because he's transgender. joe maldonado was called jodi
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in kindergarten and first grade but changed his name to joe in that second and third grades. joe's mother says she signed him up for the cub scouts making it clear he's a transgender child. she got a call from the head council saying joe could no longer be part of the organization. >> we were doing science experiments and cool stuff like that. >> i felt bad for my son because he was having a good time. >> a statement from the boy scouts of america says in part that the child does not meet the eligibility requirements. >> also new an i wham mother is furious after she says her 12-year-old daughter was left unattended after a flight. the child flew from des moines iowa to houston to visit her grandparents. dana dunn says she paid extra to ash shoe her daughter would be accompanied at all times. dunn says that didn't happen and the 12-year-old was found by her grandmother sitting ally loaaalone in a hallway neaa
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gate. >> i said i know where she is and you guys don't but that's a problem. >> united airlines says it is looking into what happened. >> an atlanta musician says he owes his life to his dog. ed stroud was asleep when he says his poodle gracie started to lick his face and bark. woke up and realized his house was engulfed in flames. the two managed top escape. gracie was treated at the scene for smoke inhalation. since the fire the pooch has been getting a lot of attention. >> she's actually a celebrity now. everybody in town knows my dog. >> now the cause of the fire is still under investigation. way to go gracie. >> so many reasons to get a dog. [laughter] >> coming up it's 4:48 right now. matt pelman will give us another live look at the roads. up next. >> also imagine getting a caribbean vacation as a holiday gift from your employer and that is the case for every employee at one business. doyne wish you worked there. >> yes. >> the story when "action news" comes right back.
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>> ♪ >> getting over the hump in the midst of this holiday week. happy had you ever been day everybody. live look this morning through sky6 at the platt memorial bridge where traffic is moving well heading to or coming from philadelphia international airport. if you have to catch an early
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flight, go by way of the platt or go by way of the girard point and you should be fine. coming out near fishtown we have this fire department activity this morning that we told you about at the top of the half hour. here along girard avenue at frankford avenue, the fire itself is right here along shack max son street. that's blocked off as is frankford. traffic can get by on girard so we're keep tabs on this fire location this morning in the fishtown section of the city by johnny brenda's. in center city this is the vine street expressway. westbound side reopened, eastbound in the process of reopening. construction crews clearing out for the morning. they will return tonight at 11 o'clock. on the big picture in issues so far on the schuylkill or on 95 but just off 95 on columbus boulevard still just one southbound lane getting by this morning and on 95 in wilmington, there's northbound construction heading toward 202 the concorde pike. couple lanes blocked until 6:00 so you do have a slow patch there as you travel northbound. tam. >> okay, thank you, matt. time now to take a first
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look at business. and some good news. american consumers seem to be a little bit more optimistic about the economy with the key figure having its best showing in more than 15 years. the so-called consumer confidence index is at its highest this month since it's been since august of 2001. now stocks kicked off the final week of trading for 2016 on a high note. the nasdaq continued to push a headsetting a new record high yesterday and futures are pointing to a higher open. this holiday a lot of what was under your tree probably came via amazon. the company says it shipped more than a billion items around the world through its prime loyalty program. amazon also says more people tried prime than during any previous holiday season. now the program costs $99 a year. it gets your stuff there in two days and it comes with a video streaming service. but now for many people it is time for returns. ups expects some records to be set there as well. they're anticipating more than 5 million packages during the first week of january. i hope none of them are the sweaters i got my husband.
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that includes more than a million packages that are expected to be returned next thursday for some reason alone. >> new on "action news" hundreds of workers at an iowa company are heading for warmer waters and the company is footing the bit. the ceo of bertch cabinet said the company met its year end goal so he is rewarding more than 600 employees with a caribbean cruise. the plant will close for a week so everyone can enjoy the tropical treat. the employees set sail on january 15th.
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>> crash survivor using his second chance at life to give back to others. he's traveling by wheelchair expected to make it to the cubs ballpark tomorrow. he lost part of his flowing a crash four years ago. doctors only gave him a 40 percent chance to live. money raised by schultz's 100-mile journey will go to five charities including the march of dimes and wounded warriors project. >> more stories you didn't see last night a tweeted tribute to carrie fisher by the cinn cinnabon chain is leaving a bad taste in some people's mouths.
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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. it's 5:00 a.m. on this wednesday december 28. i'm tamala edwards here with nydia han. matt o'donnell has the day off. >> gunfire erupts in a philadelphia bar overnight and police say the shooting was sparked by a game of pool. we're live with the details. >> police arrest several teens after a social media post leads to a massive disturbance at philadelphia mills mall. >> cooler air is moving into the tri-state area. accuweather is also tracking some rain and snow later this week. >> so, let's get a first tas

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