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good morning it is 5:30 a.m., saturday, december 31, new new year's eve, gray is off, i'm alicia vitarelli, here's some of the stories we're following on "action news" this morning. breaking news a pennsylvania state trooper has been killed in huntington county after responding to a call. also ahead we're counting down to the new year, final preparations are being put in place at penns landing where two big fireworks displays are happening tonight. hey, mother nature is cooperating as we ring in 2017. you know what she wanted to come to the party, not too cold, not
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too warm, meteorologist chris sowers joins us with a first look of the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast this final day of 2016. >> reporter: she is invited to the party, it looks good, new year's eve it could be cold, snowing and we could be talking about windchills, none of that. outside we go, looking at the commodor barry bridge. a nice quiet morning. it's chilly, temperatures in the 20s, things will moderate nicely later this afternoon. high temperatures should top out in the mid to upper 40s, looks pretty good. 26 in allentown. 32 in philadelphia. 29 in trenton. 32 in beach haven. millville, 25 degrees. 22 for the poconos, dover, 28. wilmington, checking in at 29. salt sat just a couple of clouds off to the northwest, otherwise the mid atlantic is clear this morning with a few more clouds starting to approach from the great lake states that will provide us with partly sunny skies this afternoon. here's the forecast for today,
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we go hour by hour for you, starting out with sunshine, gradually increasing those high, thin clouds, 42 degrees by 1:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., we're up to 45 and then by 5:00 p.m., 45 shooting for a high of 47 degrees, it will be breezy, the wind will make the 47 feel like the upper 30s, low 40s, not a bad forecast for the last day of 2016. when i come back in just a few minutes we'll have the hour by hour forecast for tonight i'll be back in just a few minutes, alicia. this morning we're staying on top of breaking news an all out manhunt is going on for a man accused of killing a pennsylvania state trooper. overnight we got a look at the face of the alleged gunman. the encounter happened in hesston, hung to be county two hours -- huntington county, two hours west of philadelphia. this man, jason robison shot
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weaver and took off. some residents have been evacuated as the search goes on. >> so far we've seen helicopters and under cover cop cars and state police go by, hoping everything is all right. >> five or six families in there, some of their families' is home and the rest of us are waiting in the church parking lot hoping we can get home soon. >> this as the manhunt is underway, state police say he might have died his hair purple. he is considered armed and dangerous. anyone who comes in contact with robison is asked to call 9 11. tom wolf said atlantic -- landon
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will be remembered for his bravery and his sacrifice to serve. state police our best and bravest pennsylvanians who risk their lives to keep all our families safe. four people were shot outside a venue where meek mill performed in connecticut. two victims died. shots were fired in wallingford late last night. new this morning, a young woman was critically injured after being hit by an suv in northeast philadelphia. this happened at 9th and fairdale roads at 11:00 p.m. the driver told police the woman ran into traffic. witnesses say she was behaving erratically before the crash. the suv did stop, the driver was not charged. one person killed and three others hurt in a two car crash in medford, burlington county.
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chopper 6 hd was above the scene, a car collided with an suv. no word on what caused the crash. well it is new new year's e there will be extra security in place to make sure everybody enjoys a safe celebration as we ring in 2017. the draw is the magnificent fireworks display over the delaware river at penns landing. there are about to shows tonight. as jeff chirico explains there are plenty of ways to ring in the new year in the city of philadelphia. >> happy new year. >> reporter: excitement is building, as visitors begin arriving early to ring in the new year, philly style. this family from bucks county is spending the weekend. everybody wanted to come down for the night and see the fireworks and so we all said, sure, let's go. >> reporter: and there's plenty to do at the hilton in penns landing, preparation is underway for not one, two, but three new year's eve parties.
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>> reporter: we have two in the restaurant they are sold out one at 9:30. in the kitchen, the chef is working overtime preparing to feed more than a thousand dinners. meanwhile, if you miss the franklin square holiday light show you'll get a chance saturday night they posting a family friendly party from 3 to 8 and be there to countdown as the square drops above the square burger stand at 6:00 p.m. >> it's exiting for the kids to celebrate new year's. 6:00 p.m. is just as close to midnight. we countdown here. you would think it was midnight. >> reporter: debruno brothers are busy as shoppers stock up on cheeses and meats for parties. >> make sure you come in early before 10:00 a.m. >> julie greenbaum is shopping
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early. she is planning a relaxing new years at home with friends. >> reporter: the big draw will be the fireworks they go off at 6:00 p.m. and midnight. happy new year. on the art museum steps, jeff chirico channel 6 "action news." >> meanwhile, septa is offering expanded service on the regional rail line tonight trains will be operating on a saturday schedule, but revelers can take advantage of special late-night service from center city stations. we have the full new year's schedule at 6abc.com. and patco is offering free rides so you can make it a safe new nw year's celebration in philadelphia. the free rides is to help people avoid drinking and driving. the promotion begins at 8:00 p.m. and running through 4:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. >> we hope everybody comes outlet and takes advantage of the free ride and we hope that they will enjoy some activity in
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philadelphia or new jersey. >> reporter: this is the first time in its 50 year history the port authority has offered this free promotion. patco estimates it will cost $20,000. now, to a live pick time square in new york city. -- picture, of time square in new york city. it is estimated there will be a million revelers. you can watch them from the comfort of your own home, rockin' new year's eve with ryan seacrest. >> reporter: it is the 45th anniversary of america's biggest celebration of the year. dick clark's new year rockin' eve, with ryan him seacrest. >> it's almost easier 0 to say who is not performing because
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there's a long list of people who are performing. >> reporter: it will include five and a half hours of performances. >> i remember growing up and watching the show and to become a part of it for ten years, now. >> reporter: fergie, hailey seinfeld. >> it's an honor i'm excited about it. >> reporter: john lend and if it harmony a couple of artists scheduled to ring in the new year. >> you get to see -- >> reporter: right before the ball drops, ten time american music award winner, mariah carey. as it turns 2017 across the country they will celebrate in that moment.
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dick clark's rockin' new year's eve starts at 8:00 p.m. to see the ball drop and the celebration in time square tune in tonight at 8:00 p.m. right here on 6abc. always a great show. of course be sure to share your countdown on social meet i can't, facebook, instagram, twitter use the #6abc action. the mummers parade the music and dancing routines and feathery costumes are not to be missed. crews are making sure they are ready to parade down broad street in center city. of course, we have a big question did all the holiday deals leave you wanting a little bit more. do you have a little shopping left in you? right now it's time to hit the stores and prepare for next
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season. buried under a mound of snow, the northeast is literally buried and trying to keep warm from a powerful snowstorm. not here, chris. >> reporter: we don't have to deal with anything close to that. it's quiet on new year's, plus, we're track be a little rain in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast. we'll have the details coming up next. >> a powerful nor'easter has
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clobbered new england with two feet of snow. 100,000 people have lost power. it could be days before service is disorder. >> reporter: you had the snow, 60-mile an hour winds and heavy wet snow that hit everything, that's why they have the power outages. >> i hope they get it back in the new year. >> reporter: spring mountain, they are making snow, the gungs gungs -- guns are fully blasting this morning. temperatures in the 20s. we're getting the snow pack on the slopes. even though temperatures will not cooperate in the short term, as we get further along in the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast we'll see arctic air move back on in here, they will make snow again. double scan live is clear, we don't have to worry about any precipitation out there today.
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it's been a mild week, keep in mind the normal high temperature for this time of the year is 42 degrees, monday, 50, tuesday, 64. it was one degree shy of the record of 65. wednesday and thursday, a little bit cooler, but above average, 46. yesterday's high, 42. right now here showing 32, the freezing mark in philadelphia. the dewpoint is dry, pressure reading is rising, winds out of the southwest at 10 miles per hour. we have a windchill in the city of 29 degrees. air temperatures in the 20s north north and west. 29 in reading. 26 in allentown. 22 in the poconos. millville, 25. trenton, 29. philadelphia is the only location at this point that thas not in the 20s. up to bundle up this morning. we have a slight breeze out of the southwest making it feel a little bit cooler than the actual air temperatures are showing. again, later this afternoon, things will moderate fairly nicely. here's satellite and radar as you can see most of the mid atlantic and the eastern portions of ohio valley and the
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great lakes looking pretty good, just a couple of clouds. today is nice, tomorrow, sunshine expected. but some of this mess begins to move in here monday and tuesday, that 48 hour stretch looks rather miserable. you'll see that reflected in the seven day. in the meantime, 4:00 p.m., increasing high, thin clouds, not a bad looking day, starting out with sunshine, midnight as we are getting ready to ring in the new year, it looks fairly mild. we're looking at mostly cloudy skies, that actually keeps the temperatures up. future tracker at midnight, 40 degrees at midnight in philadelphia. lower to mid 40s, south and east, upper 30s, north and west. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, we'll call it breezy, 47, it will feel like 42, 43, winds not as strong as yesterday, out of the southwest 20 miles per hour. going hour by hour, you can see the increase in high, thin clouds first they will begin to
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lower and thicken this evening. 42 by 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m., 45. same number by 5:00 p.m., shooting for a high of 47. overnight tonight, partly cloudy, breezy, 32 outlying suburbs, 38 for center city. these numbers occurring 5:00 p.m., 6:00 a.m. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, 47 today we're up to 50, sunday looks nice, you're heading out to lincoln financial field for the eagles game, a nice way to start the new year's, 350 degrees, rain and drizzle for monday, 49. rain and drizzle tuesday, up to 60 in the afternoon. monday, mild, 53. perhaps a morning shower otherwise clouds and sunshine during the afternoon hours, thursday and friday, here comes an arctic front, 36 degrees for thursday and then 34 for friday. also i know how much you love snow, alicia, the models are
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tracking a coastal storm for next weekend. we'll see what happens there. >> but i saw a 60 in the forecast. >> reporter: i'm not happy about that. >> oh, come on criminals, you oh, come on chris, you like the warm weather. >> reporter: in the summer. >> we'll take the 60 in january. you can find storm tracker 6 live double scan radar at any time of the day at our website 6abc.com/weather. to celebrate chanukah, a bagel it is last year there was a giant ice menorah and one made out of legos and one made out of
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jelly beans. this year it is the year of the bagel, we'll be right back.
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>> it is 5:51 a.m., happy new year's eve are everyone, taking a live look sky6 live hd at penns landing landing. two big fireworks shows at 6:00 p.m. we'll be looking forward to that and of course, weather cooperating, chris sowers has the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast coming right up. in a disturbing find marijuana use among pregnant woman has jumped dramatically. moms to be are using pot to cure morning sickness. those between 16 and 25 are most likely to use marijuana in the final months of pregnancy. pregnant nanny women may
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protect their unborn babies with fish oil. they were given fish oil or olive oil capsules. researchers found 30% reduction in cases of asthma in those who took the fish oil. we heard the possibility that debbie reynolds may have died from broken heart syndrome. studies show it is a shock to the heart muscle after a traumatic event. the biggest risk is in the first 30 days after a traumatic event. the weakening of the muscles diagnosed as a heart attack. however it won't cause a massive stroke, but a cute -- a cute
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stroke can be caused by stress. >> in the elderly that can set off a deadly decline. it's important to support someone after a loss to help them keep their health on track. we'll be right back.
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>> this holiday season was a profitable one for stores. holiday sales grew from 4.1% to. senator bob casey wands to keep $23 million in federal funding to expand internet service. fcc offered that money to expand high speed internet to rural customers in pennsylvania. verizon turned the job down
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meaning the money could go somewhere else. pennsylvania customers can still benefit. if you still have shopping left in you or spending power by way of holiday gift cards or cash or bonuses, hang in there, just a few more days you will be happy you waited for the deals just around the bend in january which of course is tomorrow. first, a reminder, we tell you about this every year, because it's a good one. this year is especially hot, christmas decorations and wrap. if you can think ahead to next christmas, you can save 90% on paper, bags, tags and lights. right now clothing prices are hitting an all time low somewhere between the post christmas sales and the roll out of spring lines. we're about to see the deepest discounts yet starting this weekend. sales are good on exercise gear
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just in time for i don't know who knows, a new resolution you might have. they say now is the best time to grab the best deals on electronics and video games. deal news has a list of items that will be less expensive in 2017 that includes airline flights if you're thinking of going somewhere. most fuel prices and competition will bring prices down on domestic and overseas travel. in particular, keep your eyes open for this, 69-dollar flights for europe this year with budget airline norwegian air, something new for 2017. we have the full list at 6abc.com. we'll be right back. starbucks getting decked out to ring in the new year making beverages that look like, how cute that, tuxedos, three new drinks are being offered today and tomorrow, the tuxedo mocha
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they are topped with whipped cream and mocha drizzle covering one half to create a black and white tuxedo. much more to come on this saturday morning, new years' eve. cross it if you dare, we have the height of this incredible bridge found in china. we're following a developing story from queens, new york, where a massive five-alarm fire has devoured more than a dozens businesses stay with us, we'll be right back.
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>> good morning, it is 6:00 a.m., saturday, december 31, new year's eve, gray is off, i'm alicia vitarelli. here's some of the stories we're following for you. breaking news this morning, a pennsylvania state trooper is dead after being shot and killed in the line of duty. we have details on what happened. security is extremely tight, as about 1 million people are expected to cram into new york's time square for the new year's festivities. now, a live look from automatic

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